Chief Residents

Welcome to the University of Kentucky Med-Peds Residency Program!  We are excited that you are interested in learning more about us.  We think things are pretty great here.

Without a doubt, our favorite part of being Med-Peds at UK is our co-residents.  We make up a substantial part of both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine and are thus a force to be reckoned with.  We are passionate about patient care and about taking care of our residency family.  From game nights to journal club dinners we have both scheduled and impromptu times to help be with each other.  I can imagine no better group of people to spend my training with.

Residency training is challenging and this is no different at the University of Kentucky.  As this year's chiefs, we hope to leave a legacy of self-care and the importance of physicians remembering that they themselves must be well in order to help their patients.  Even though we are doctors, we are still human and we must not neglect our needs.  We truly believe that we help our patients best when we take care of ourselves at the same time.

Another great thing about Med-Peds at UK is the fact that we are everywhere.  We have hospitalists, primary care physicians, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, critical care physicians (medical, pediatric, and neonatal), nephrologists, infectious diseases specialists, and administrators in the highest levels of the hospital who all completed residency training in Med-Peds.  They all understand the particular rigors of Med-Peds training and will challenge us from their unique perspectives.

We are very grateful to have Dr. John Stewart and Dr. Kelli Trent as our physician leadership as well as Leann Jacobs, our irreplaceable program coordinator.  Without their tireless efforts out training program would not be the force it is today.  They are always advocating for our program and making sure we are fed.

Please let us know if you have any questions about our program at all.

Alex Patterson, MD and Marissa Luoma, MD

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