Faculty

Full-Time Faculty


 John Stewart, MD, FACP, FAAP

 Program Director Internal Medicine-Pediatrics

 Polk Dalton Continuity Clinic Director

Dr. Stewart completed his MedPeds residency at the University of Kentucky in 2010, serving as the MedPeds chief resident during his last year.Afterwards, he served as chief resident in Internal Medicine from 2010-2011.  

Selected Educational Roles:

  • Med-Peds Residency Competency Committee Chair, 2011 - 2016
  • Polk-Dalton Continuity Clinic Director, 2013 - present

 Kelli Trent, MD, FAAP

 Associate Program Director Internal Medicine-Pediatrics

 UHS MedPeds Continuity Clinic Director

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Dr. Trent completed her MedPeds residency at the University of Kentucky in 2014, serving as the MedPeds chief resident during her last year. Afterwards, she served as chief resident in Pediatrics from 2014-2015.

 Selected Educational Roles:

  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine Master Educator, 2015 - present
  • Med-Peds Residency Competency Committee Chair, 2016 - present


 Chris Feddock, MD, MS, FAAP, FACP

 Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education - College of Medicine

 UHS MedPeds Continuity Clinic Faculty

Chris Feddock, MD

Dr. Feddock completed his med-peds residency at the University of Kentucky in 2002, serving as the med-peds chief resident in his last year. Afterward, he served as chief resident in Internal Medicine and completed an academic medicine fellowship at the University of Kentucky, earning a Masters degree in Education. He precepts in the med-peds continuity clinic and is the Associate Dean for Curriculum in the College of Medicine.


Charles H. Griffith, MD, MSPH

Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Vice Dean for Education - College of Medicine

UHS Continuity Clinic Faculty

 Chipper Griffith, MD

Dr. Griffith completed a med-peds residency, and then completed a two-year general internal medicine fellowship and earned his Master's of Science in Public Health degree at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Dr. Griffith received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  He is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics.  His teaching skills have been duly recognized, he has received more teaching awards than any other faculty member not only for the College of Medicine, but also for the entire University of Kentucky.


 Heidi Frazier, MD

 Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

 UHS MedPeds Continuity Clinic Faculty

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Dr. Frazier completed medical school at the University of Mississippi and completed her med-peds residency at the Unversity of Kentucky in 2015.


 Heidi Ehrhardt, MD

 Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

 UHS MedPeds Continuity Clinic Faculty

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Dr. Ehrhardt completed her med-peds residency training at Wright State University in 1998.  She joined our practice at UK in 2015. 

Thaddeus Robert Salmon III, MD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Polk Dalton Continuity Clinic Faculty

Dr. Salmon completed his medical school and residency at the University of Kentucky in 2017. He was serving as the MedPeds chief resident during his last year of Med-Peds residency. 


Angela Dearinger, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Assistant Dean for Accreditation, GME

Associate Chief of Staff for Education -VA Medical Center   

Angela Dearinger, MD

Dr. Dearinger completed medical school at the University of Kentucky and completed her med-peds residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2005. She completed an academic medicine fellowship at the University of Kentucky in 2007, and earned a Masters degree in Public Health.
 

 Mary Duke, MD, FACP

 Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

 Chief of Internal Medicine - VA Medical Center

Dr. Duke received her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Urbana, and completed her med-peds residency at the University of Kentucky. She completed a fellowship in general internal medicine at the University of Washington and Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Seattle. Board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics, she is a leader in teaching and advising activities within the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Duke was the program director at the University of Kentucky for 10 years, stepping down in 2005.


 John Ragsdale, MD, MS

 Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

 Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program

 Assistant Dean of Curriculum

John Ragsdale, MD

Dr. Ragsdale graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency at UK, serving as Med-Peds chief resident his final year. After residency, he completed a General Internal Medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh and received a Master of Science in Medical Education. His academic interests include curriculum development, physical exam, and clinical reasoning. He attends on the inpatient internal medicine services.


 TJ Lile, MD

 Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

 Kentucky Children's Hopsital Hospitalist Program

 Chandler Medical Center Hospitalist Program

 TJ Lile, MD

Dr. Lile completed medical school at the University of Kentucky and completed his med-peds residency training at the University of Kentucky in 2010.  He attends on both internal medicine and pediatric wards.


 Paula Bailey, MD, MHA

 Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

 Chandler Medical Center Hospitalist Program

 Paula Bailey, MD

Dr. Bailey graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2000 and completed her med-peds residency at the University of Kentucky in 2004.  She completed an academic medicine fellowship at the University of Kentucky in 2006 and has earned a Masters Degree in Health Administration. 


 Zack Roy, MD

 Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

 Director of Inpatient Services UK Good Samaritan Hospital

 

Dr. Roy completed medical school at the University of Kentucky and completed his med-peds residency at the University of Kentucky in 2006.  He is now a member of the hospitalist team at UK serving as the medical director of hospitalist services at Good Samaritan Hospital.


 Alan Hall, MD

 Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

 Kentucky Children's Hospital Hospitalist Program

 Chandler Medical Center Hospitalist Program   

Dr. Hall attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his med-peds residency at the University of Michigan.  He is an attending physician on both pediatric and internal medicine hospitalist services.


Clark Sleeth, MD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Dr. Sleeth received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Kentucky. He is an attending physician on both pediatric and internal medicine hospitalist services.

Hannah Mastbergen, MD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Dr. Mastbergen received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Kentucky. She is an attending physician on the internal medicine hospitalist service.


 Mike McCoy, MD

 Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

 Veteran's Administration Medical Center Hospitalist Program

Dr. McCoy completed medical school at the University of Kansas and completed his med-peds residency at the University of Kentucky in 2006. He  now primarily works as a VAMC internal medicine hospitalist and works some shifts in the general pediatrics twilight clinic at UK.


 Carrie Gaby, MD

 Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

 Veteran's Administration Medical Center Hospitalist Program

Dr. Gaby completed her medical school at the University of Kentucky and completed her med-peds residency at the University of Kentucky in 2015. She now primarily works as a VAMC internal medicine hospitalist and works some shifts for the pediatrics hospitalist service at UK.


Specialist Med-Peds Faculty

Michael Anstead, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Pulmonary

Dr. Anstead received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed a med-peds internship at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He finished his residency in med-peds at the University of Kentucky, where he also completed his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine in 1996.  Dr. Anstead is the director of the adult cystic fibrosis program.

Joe Auer, MD

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - GI

Dr. Auer received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in 2005 and completed his med-peds training at the University of Kentucky in 2009. Dr. Auer completed his GI fellowship at the University of Kentucky in 2012.

Margaret A. Disselkamp, MD

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Dr. Disselkamp received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky in 2009 and completed her MedPeds training at the University of Kentucky in 2013. Dr. Disselkamp completed her Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine fellowship at the University of Kentucky in 2016.

Hubie Ballard, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Neonatology

Dr. Ballard received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky and completed his med-peds residency at the University of Kentucky in 2000. Afterward, he served as chief resident for Pediatrics prior to completing his neonatology fellowship at UK.  He attends in the Neonative Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Scottie Day, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Critical Care

Dr. Day received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in 2002.  He completed his Med-Peds residency at Indiana University in 2006.  Dr. Day completed his pediatric critical care and research fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in 2010. 

Debbie Flomenhoft, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine - Gastroenterology

Dr. Auer received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky and completed her med-peds training at the University of Kentucky in 2002. After residency, she served as Chief Resident of Pediatrics prior to beginning her fellowship.

Nicole Leedy, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine - Adult Infectious Disease

Dr. Leedy received her medical degree from Marshal University and completed her med-peds training at the University of Kentucky in 2011. She completed an infectious disease fellowship at the University of Kentucky in 2013. As an attending in the Bluegrass Care Clinic, she provides care to children and adults with HIV.

Melissa Lefebvre, DO

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Lefebvre received her medical degree from Western University, Pomona, Calif. She completed her residency at the University of Louisville, School of Medicine, and she completed fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Jenna Ross, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Ross received her medical degree from the University of Louisville and completed her med-peds residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003. She served as chief resident in pediatrics from 2003-2004. She has been at UK since 2004 and served as the Pediatrics Medical Student Clerkship Director from 2007 to 2011.

John Romond, MD

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Dr. Romond received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky and completed his med-peds residency training at the University of Kentucky in 2014.  He is an attending physician for the adult hospitalist service.

Doug Schneider, MD

Professor of Pediatrics - Cardiology

Dr. Schneider received his medical degree from the University of New Mexico and completed his med-peds training at the University of Kentucky in 1992. He completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship in 1995.

W. Jackson Smith, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine - Endocrinology

Dr. Smith completed his med-peds residency at the University of North Carolina College of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC, where he also completed a fellowship in endocrinology. Dr. Smith received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N. C. Dr. Smith is board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, endocrinology, and diabetes and metabolism for internal medicine and pediatrics.


Community Faculty

Andrew Balbaugh, MD

Dr. Balbaugh received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine (NEOUCOM) and is a 2007 graduate of the University of Kentucky Med-Peds program.  Dr. Balbaugh worked as a hospitalist at the VAMC for a year and in 2008 opened a med-peds practice with Dr. Joel Knight in Georgetown, KY.

Stephen Besson, MD

Dr. Besson received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky and is a 1998 graduate of our Med-Peds program. After his residency, he served as chief resident of internal medicine prior to opening his med-peds primary care practice in Cynthiana and Carlisle, KY.

Amanda Foxx, MD

Dr. Foxx received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky and is a 2015 graduate of our Med-Peds program, serving as chief resident. She is practicing med-peds primary care in Lexington, KY.

Erin Johnson, MD

Dr. Johnson received her medical degree from the University of Louisville and completed her med-peds residency at the University of Kentucky in 2012.  Dr. Johnson practices primary care med-peds with Drs. Joel Knight and Andy Balbaugh in Georgetown, KY.

Joel Knight, MD

Dr. Knight received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky and is a 2008 graduate of the University of the University of Kentucky Med-Peds program, serving as med-peds chief resident in his final year. Following residency, he opened a primary care med-peds practice in Georgetown, KY.

Sarah O'Leary, MD

Dr. O'Leary received her medical degree from Ohio State University and completed her med-peds residency in 2016, serving as chief resident. Dr. O'Leary practices primary care med-peds in Lexington, KY.

Amanda Smith, MD

Dr. Smith received her medical degree from University of Kentucky and completed her med-peds residency in 2012, serving as chief resident.  She then served as Internal Medicine chief during 2012-13.  Dr. Smith practices primary care med-peds in Lexington, KY.