Chief Residents

Primary Care Chief Resident Duties

Primary Care Chief Residents coordinate our Primary Care Grand Rounds, are involved in recruiting, lead Primary Care Case Conferences when needed, schedule after hours functions and serve as a resource to the Primary Care residents. This position is voted on by all member of the Primary Care Tract faculty and residents. Chief Residents serve during their third year of residency. It offers invaluable leadership experience for the Chief Residents and gives the Primary Care residents an immediate resource for questions and advice on a daily basis.  

2017-2018 Primary Care Chief Residents

 Katie Donaldson, MD                                               Eric Fleming, MD

Katie Donaldson, MD

My name is Katie Donaldson.  I grew up in Independence, KY.  I attended the University of Louisville for my undergraduate studies and came to the University of Kentucky for medical school and residency.  I plan on pursuing a nephrology fellowship next year.  I chose the University of Kentucky Primary Care Track, because I enjoy being in the clinic.  I appreciate the variety of outpatient experiences provided within the track, including a “renal immersion” month designed to help me gain exposure to the field of nephrology as I decided on my future career.  Additionally, I liked the camaraderie amongst the residents and faculty, feeling part of an extended family.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the Primary Care Track, the University of Kentucky, or the city of Lexington! 


Eric Fleming, MD

I was raised in Barlow, Kentucky. I earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky. After deciding to pursue a career in medicine, I attended the University of Kentucky Medical School. Growing up in a small town, I am interested in rural medicine and was a part of the Rural Physician Leadership Program during medical school. I chose the Primary Care Track because of the flexibility of schedule during the second and third year and the small group learning sessions. After residency, I will be joining the hospitalist team at Baptist Health Paducah, with plans of starting a transitions of care clinic. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my wife and two year old son.