Graduates

Graduates

Graduates of the program have had outstanding success in matching high quality residencies.

Venkat Ramakrishnan
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2018

Residency

Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital - Urology Residency Program. The four-year training program accepts three new residents each year.

Ph.D.Department of Physiology
Dissertation 2015"Development of a Vascularized, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Liver-Tissue Mimic for Therapeutic Applications"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Nolan Boyd
Fulbright Research Fellow

University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, 2010-2011

Undergraduate Degree

BS Biology (Cellular Physiology), 2010
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY


Jessica Mezzanotte Sharpe
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2018

Residency

The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Sharpe plans to pursue Hematology/Oncology in the future.

Ph.D.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Dissertation 2016"The discovery of a novel, Ras-mediated NORE1A/PMLIV tumor suppressor complex"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Geoffrey Clark
Undergraduate DegreeBA Biology, minors in Chemistry and English, 2010
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

  

Huy T. Le
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2016

Residency

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska -  Internal Medicine Pediatrics Residency Program.  (House Officer PGY-2)

Ph.D.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation"Biophysical and Computational Investigation into G-Quadruplex Structural Polymorphism and Interaction with Small Molecules."
Ph.D. MentorDr. John Trent
Undergraduate Degree

BS Chemistry, minor in Biology; University of Louisville, Louisville, KY


  

Michael J. Zhang
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2016

ResidencyUniversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN - Physician Scientist Training Program. The program offers the option of 2 years of clinical training (short track) as an Internal Medicine resident, followed by combined research and clinical training in the sub-specialty fellowship of Cardiology. (PGY-2)
Ph.D.Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Dissertation"Inflammation-resolving Lipid Mediators Promote Revascularization to Enhance Wound Healing"
Ph.D. MentorsDr. Aruni Bhatnagar and Dr. Matthew Spite
Undergraduate DegreeBS Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, minor in Global Studies
University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Alex Belshoff
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2015

ResidencyLoyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL - Urology Residency Program (PGY-3)
Ph.D.Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dissertation"Probing the Anti-cancer Mechanism of Selenite: a Metabolic Approach"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Teresa Fan
Undergraduate DegreeBS Chemistry, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Alden Klarer
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2015

ResidencyUniversity of Louisville, Louisville, KY for Radiation Oncology Residency (PGY-3)
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY for preliminary year in Internal Medicine, 2016
Ph.D.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation"6-Phosphofructo-2-Kinase Inhibition Induces Autophagy as a Survival Mechanism"
Ph.D. MentorsDr. Steven Ellis and Dr. Sucheta Telang
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


Francesca Salipur
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2015

 

ResidencyStanford University, Stanford, CA in Accelerated Surgeon Scientist Track (PGY-3)
Ph.D.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation"Investigating the Mechanism of Action of XB05: A Novel Small Molecule with Anticancer Properties"
MentorDr. Paula Bates
Undergraduate DegreeBA Pre-Med, Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Alan Brooks
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2014

FellowshipUniversity of Rochester, Rochester, New York, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program  (2nd year, PGY-5) Clinical training will end in June. In July, Dr. Brooks will return to the lab for 3 years to focus on his research training, while keeping his clinic one day a week.
ResidencyUniversity of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY - Internal Medicine Research Path
Ph.D.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation Title"Unfolded Protein Response Signaling in Myocardial Response to Ischemia"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Aruni Bhatnagar
Graduate DegreeME Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Undergraduate DegreeBS Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Lacey Jo Gunn
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2014

Dr. Gunn is currently associated with the Family Practice Group at Baptist Medical Associates Eastpoint, Louisville, KY associated with Baptist Health Louisville.
ResidencyUniversity of Louisville, Louisville, KY, Family Medicine
Ph.D.Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Dissertation"Effect of Complement C5a in Tumor Progression and the Local Tumor Microenvironment"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Jun Yan
Undergraduate DegreeBA Biology and Chemistry, Earlham College, Richmond, IN

Courtney Jetun Mitchell
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2014

FellowshipMatched with Duke University School of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
ResidencyUniversity of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, AL Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency (PGY-4)
Ph.D.Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Dissertation"IL12 Induced Modifications of Tumor Infiltrating Macrophages"
Ph.D. MentorsDr. Robert Stout (deceased) and Dr. Jill Suttles
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biology, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

Adrianna Henson
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2014

ResidencyWake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC for Radiation Oncology (PGY-3)
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY for Preliminary Year Internal Medicine, 2015
Ph.D.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation"Molecular Bases of Inherited Bone Marrow Failures: Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome and Diamond Blackfan Anemia"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Steven Ellis
Undergraduate DegreeBS Chemistry, minor in Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Carlo Renato G. Bartoli
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2013

ResidencyUniversity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program (CY-5 in Direct Cardiac Surgery Program)
Dr. Bartoli will specialize in congenital heart surgery and remain in academic cardiac surgery. He recently received the Young Author Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology, in recognition of outstanding research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure.
Ph.D.Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Dissertation"Partial vs Full Support of the Heart with a Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device: Implications for Myocardial Recovery"
Ph.D. MentorsDr. Steven Koenig and Dr. Sumanth Prabhu
Graduate DegreeMA Biotechnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biology (Physiology), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Toros A. Dincman
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2013

FellowshipMedical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC Division of Hematology/Oncology (3rd year Fellow)
ResidencyMedical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC Internal Medicine Pathway (2013-2015)
Ph.D.Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
Dissertation"Histone deacetylase inhibition-mediated cytotoxicity oligodendrocytes"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Scott Whittemore
Undergraduate DegreeBA Biological Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Enid Choi
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2012

ResidencyUniversity of Michigan, Department of Radiation Oncology, Ann Arbor, MI (2015-2017)
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD - Radiation Oncology (2013-2015)
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY - Preliminary year in Internal Medicine, 2013
Ph.D.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation"Tumor-targeting aptamers for the treatment of prostate cancer"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Paula Bates
Undergraduate DegreeBS Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Janelle M. Fassbender Adeniran M.D., Ph.D.

May 2012

FellowshipUniversity of Louisville, Louisville, KY - Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science Fellow in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery, 2016-2018
ResidencyUniversity of Louisville, Louisville, KY in Ophthalmology, 2016
Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH - Preliminary year in General Surgery, 2013
Ph.D.Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
Dissertation"Improving Functional Recovery Following Spinal Cord Injury by Therapeutically Targeting the Vasculature"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Scott Whittemore
Undergraduate DegreeBS Neuroscience, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Patrick Andrew Holt
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2012

FellowshipDuke University, Durham, NC - Hand and Microvascular Surgery Program, 2017-2018
ResidencyUniversity of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017
Ph.D.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation"Determination of In Silico Rules for Predicting Small Molecule Binding Behavior to Nucleic Acids In Vitro"
Ph.D. MentorDr. John Trent
Graduate Degree

MS Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Undergraduate DegreeBS Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Justin R. Kingery
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2012

Faculty appointment and Fellowship

Instructor in Medicine, Joan and Sanford I Weill Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.

Dr. Kingery is a current Global Health Research Fellow at the Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Weill Bugando College of Health Sciences, Mwanza, Tanzania.He developed his interest in cardio-immunology in non-communicable diseases during work in both the basic science laboratory and in Cherangany, Kenya and Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar. His current interests are the interplay of immunology and cardiovascular disease in various populations.

ResidencyUniversity of Louisville, Louisville, KY in Internal Medicine, 2015
Ph.D.Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Dissertation"Inflammatory Cell-Derived Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Exacerbates Post-Inarction Left Ventricula Remodeling"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Sumanth Prabhu
Undergraduate DegreeBS Chemistry, Biochemistry, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Jason B. Meier
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2012

FellowshipVanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program (3rd year)
ResidencyIndiana University (IUPUI) in Internal Medicine
Ph.D.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation"Structure Based Drug Design for CXCR4"
Ph.D. MentorDr. John Trent
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biology, Chemistry, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Maria E. Barnes-Davis
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2011

Faculty AppointmentDr. Barnes-Davis is an Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Department of Pediatrics. Her research focuses on Functional neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG, EEG); neurodevelopmental outcomes of extremely preterm children; language; sleep and learning disorders
Clinical FellowshipNeonatal and Pulmonary Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
ResidencyIcahn School of Medicine at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY in Integrated Pediatrics/Research Track.
Ph.D.Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Dissertation"Pre-and Post-operative Differences in Brain and Sleep-related Events in Children"
Ph.D. MentorsDr. David Gozal and Dr. Dennis Molfese
Undergraduate DegreeBA Philosophy, Brown University, Providence, RI

W. Lee Titsworth
M.D., Ph.D., MPH

May 2010

In September 2017, Neurosurgeon Lee Titsworth, MD, PhD, joined the Baptist Health Medical Group Neurosurgery in Paducah, KY. Dr. Titsworth, the only fellowship-trained pediatric neurosurgeon in the region, provides surgical treatment for conditions of the brain and spine, with emphasis in adult and adolescent scoliosis surgery and endoscopic brain surgery.

FellowshipJohns Hopkins University, Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship, 2017
ResidencyUniversity of Florida/Shands Medical Center, Gainesville, FL in the Neurosurgical Residency Program, 2016
MPHClinical Effectiveness, Harvard University, School of Public Health, Fall 2015
Ph.D.Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
Dissertation"A Possible Role for sPLA2 in Oligodendrocyte Death and Spinal Cord Injury"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Xiao-Ming Xu
Undergraduate DegreeBA Psychology, Samford University, Birmingham, AL

Christina W. Clark
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2010

FellowshipUniversity of Rochester, Rochester, New York, Breast Imaging Fellowship, 2016-2017, where she had the opportunity to work on a clinical research project focused on the USA's only FDA-approved cone beam breast CT scanner at UR's Breast Imaging Center.
ResidencyGeisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA in Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program, 2016 
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH - Preliminary year in Internal Medicine, 2011
Ph.D.Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dissertation"Role of Hsp90 Interactions in PC-12 Neuronal Cell Survival to Hypoxia"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Evelyne Gozal
Undergraduate DegreeBA Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, German Literature, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

B. Frazier Taylor
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2009

Dr. Taylor practices Radiation Oncology in Glens Falls, NY. He is affiliated with Saratoga Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital.

ResidencyYale University School of Medicine, Department of Therapeutic Radiology Radiation Oncology Training Program, 2014
Ph.D.Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dissertation"Arsenite Inhibition of Mitotic Progression"
Ph.D. MentorDr. J. Christopher States
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biochemistry, minor in Studio Art, Denison University, Granville, OH

James Massey
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2008

In August 2014, Dr. Massey returned to his hometown of Nashville, TN and joined Radiology Alliance, P.C., specializing in diagnostic and pediatric radiology. Radiology Alliance, P.C., is a provider of inpatient and outpatient radiology services at TriStar Health System's nine Middle Tennessee Hospitals.

FellowshipIndiana University, (IUPUI) Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Pediatric Radiology
ResidencyCleveland Clinic Imaging Institute, Cleveland, OH, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Transitional year - Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH
Ph.D.Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
Ph.D. MentorDr. Stephen Onifer
Graduate DegreeMA Perception and Sensory Physiology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biology, minor in Chemistry, David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN

Kelby Napier
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2008

Faculty Appointment

Assistant Professor, St. Louis University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology,St. Louis,MO

Dr. Napier specializes in musculoskeletal imaging and procedures, body imaging, lung cancer screening, and general radiology. His research interests include sports medicine, trauma and emergency imaging, and oncologic imaging.

FellowshipWashington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Musculoskeletal Imaging and Interventions Program
ResidencyWashington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology Training Program, June 2013
Ph.D.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Ph.D. MentorDr. John Trent
Undergraduate DegreeBS Chemistry, Biology, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

Stephen R. Reeves
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2008

Faculty AppointmentAssistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Seattle, WA
Attending physician at Seattle Children's Hospital in the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Reeves continues to do basic science/translational research in the realm of asthma and airway biology at Seattle Children's Research Institute, Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies.
FellowshipUniversity of Washington, Seattle, WA, Seattle Children's Hospital, Pediatric Pulmonology/Respiratory Medicine, June 2014
ResidencyUniversity of California, San Diego, CA in General Pediatrics
InternshipUniversity of California, San Diego, CA in General Pediatrics, 2009
Ph.DDepartment of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dissertation"Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia and Respiratory Plasticity"
Ph.D. MentorDr. David Gozal
Undergraduate Degree

BS Biological and Environmental Sciences, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY


Daniel Allendorf
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2007

Dr. Allendorf joined Alabama Oncology in August 2013, the largest, private, community-based provider of cancer care services in Alabama. Their network is comprised of nine clinics strategically located throughout central Alabama. He is located at the Shelby Cancer Care Center, Alabaster, AL.

FellowshipUniversity of Alabama, Birmingham, AL in Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, 2013
He received The J. Claude Bennett Award for Excellence in research by an Associate Fellow, 2013.
ResidencyUniversity of Alabama, Birmingham, AL Internal Medicine Residency Program, Board Certification in Internal Medicine, 2010
He received the William E. Dismukes Award of Excellence for Outstanding Senior Resident, 2010.
Ph.DDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology
Dissertation"Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Action of Beta-Glucans for Tumor Immunotherapy in Syngeneic and Translational Animal Models"
Ph.D. MentorsDr. Gordon Ross (deceased) and Dr. Jun Yan
Undergraduate DegreeBA Chemistry, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY

Anwar Husain
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2007

Postdoctoral FellowshipJohns Hopkins Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy working with Dr. Alex Baras in bioinformatics in cancer immunotherapy.
Postdoctoral FellowshipGeorgetown University's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center under mentorship of Peter G. Shields, M.D.
He worked on metabolomics studies related to cigarette smoke toxicology and folate metabolomics related to breast cancer risk.
Ph.DDepartment of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dissertation"Regulatory Control Regions of Human Arylamine N-acetyletransferase 1 and 2: Implications for Genetic Implications to Breast Cancer"
Ph.D. MentorDr. David Hein
Graduate Degree

MS Computer Science, Hood College, Frederick, MD
MS Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Undergraduate Degree

BS Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
BS Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD


Jason Talbott
M.D., Ph.D.

May 2007

Faculty appointment

Dr. Talbott is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Neuroradiology section in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Research interests include advanced spinal cord and peripheral nerve MR imaging techniques utilizing experimental animal models.

FellowshipUniversity of California, San Francisco, CA, Neuroradiology, 2013
ResidencyUniversity of California, San Francisco, CA, Diagnostic Radiology Residency, 2012

In 2012 he received the Alexander Margulis Outstanding Resident Research Award and also served as a Chief Resident. In 2010-2011 he was selected to participate in research training in Biomedical Imaging sponsored by a T32 Training Grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. At the 8th Annual Imaging Research Symposium in August 2011, Dr. Talbott received the award for Best Presentation for "Diffusion Weighted-MRI of White Matter Injury Produced by Ethidium Bromide and Cervical Spinal Cord Contusion Injuries in the Rat".

InternshipUniversity of California, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, preliminary year in Internal Medicine
Ph.D.Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
Dissertation"Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Remyelination in the Adult Rat Spinal Chord"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Scott Whittemore
Undergraduate DegreeBS Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

David N. Loy
M.D., Ph.D.

Dec 2002

Faculty appointmentsDr. Loy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, in the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Division of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology. He previously had been on faculty at Washington University, Mallickrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO, in Division of Neuroradiology/Interventional Radiology, 2010-2011.
FellowshipWashington University, St. Louis, MO, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Endosurgical Neuroradiology, 2010
Two year fellowship that included one year of specialized diagnostic neuroradiology followed by a year of interventional training involving endovascular treatment of brain aneurysms and advanced interventional spine procedures.
ResidencyWashington University, St. Louis, MO, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Diagnostic Radiology Training Program, 2008.
The residency tract allowed him to spend 1 full year in the lab, working with Dr. Victor Song in the Biomedical MR laboratory, focusing on MR diffusion tensor imaging in spinal cord injury. Additionally, he started a collaborative effort between WashU and the UofL Dept. of Neurosurgery in 2006.
InternshipUniversity of Louisville, Louisville, KY, in General Surgery, 2004
Post-doctoral Research FellowshipUniversity of Louisville, Louisville, KY, Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology - mentored by Dr. Scott Whittemore and Dr. Christopher Shields
Ph.D.Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
Dissertation"Locomotor Pathways and Microvascular Processes Following Spinal Cord Injury"
Ph.D. MentorDr. Scott Whittemore
Undergraduate DegreeBA Biology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY