Program Leadership

Program Leadership

The University of Louisville Internal Medicine Residency Program's leadership collectively has over thirty years of experience in program development/administration and medical education.

The group prides itself on its availability, its sensitivity to resident needs, and its commitment to continuous one-on-one teaching and mentoring.

Jennifer Koch, M.D., FACP

Jennifer Koch, M.D., FACP
Program Director

 

Nancy Kubiak, M.D., FACP

Nancy Kubiak, M.D., FACP
Associate Program Director

Clayton Smith, M.D., FACP

Clayton Smith, M.D., FACP
Associate Program Director

Nancy Kubiak, M.D., FACP

Jennifer Olges, M.D., MPH
Associate Program Director

Tyler Sharpe, M.D.

Tyler Sharpe, M.D.
Associate Program Director

 

Yash Kothari, M.D.

Yash Kothari, M.D.
Chief Resident

Suzanne McGee, M.D.

Suzanne McGee, M.D.
Chief Resident

Christopher Migliore, M.D.

Chris Migliore, M.D.
Chief Resident

Nelson Seabrook, M.D.

Nelson Seabrook, M.D.
Chief Resident


Jennifer Koch, M.D., FACPJennifer A. Koch, M.D., FACP, is an Associate Professor in the University of Louisville Department of Medicine and serves as Director of the UofL Internal Medicine Training Program.

Dr. Koch trained at the University of Louisville for medical school and residency. After completing her chief residency in 2004-05, she continued in the program as an Associate Program Director before assuming the role of Program Director.

She is a general internist who serves as one of the primary attending physicians in the residents' Continuity Clinic, and has been honored by the residents as an outstanding teacher in this setting. She has special interests in resident evaluation, mentorship, and educational design.

"Mentoring residents is the main reason I chose a career in academic medicine. Whether they choose private practice or academics, general medicine or subspecialties, I enjoy being part of their process of becoming outstanding physicians.  I take pride in ensuring that every resident who enters our program is given the tools they need to be successful."


Nancy Kubiak, M.D., FACPNancy T. Kubiak, M.D., FACP, is an Associate Professor in the University of Louisville Department of Medicine and serves as Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Training Program.

She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, then completed an internship in the primary care track of the University of Colorado's internal medicine residency in Denver, CO, and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS.

Dr. Kubiak served as chief resident at UMMC before joining the faculty at the University of Louisville. She also serves as the director of the Internal Medicine Resident and Fellow Outpatient Practice and has been honored by the residents as an outstanding teacher in this setting.

She recently became Director of Quality Improvement for the Department of Medicine. In that role, she will work to ensure that each trainee and faculty has an experiential education in the foundations of quality improvement, which will also reap benefits for patients.

"I am excited to see the changes in internal medicine as our country moves toward more value based payment. This is sparking an interest in quality improvement and safety that residents have always had, and now is expanding to daily practice. I love bringing improvement to our program and patient care, and am grateful for the opportunity to expand the Department of Medicine’s commitment to quality care."


Clayton M. Smith, M.D., FACPClayton M. Smith, M.D., FACP, is an Assistant Professor in the University of Louisville Department of Medicine and serves as Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Training Program.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, then attended medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Coral Gables, FL. He completed residency and served as a Chief Resident at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Smith sees patients at University Hospital and the University of Louisville Physicians Outpatient Care Center. He has developed a reputation in LGBT healthcare and serves on a national committee to promote diversity in internal medicine training programs.

In addition, he also travels regularly to Washington D.C. to advocate for legislation that supports medical education.

"I've got the best job in the world! I love teaching in the clinical setting and challenging our residents to learn something from every patient every day.  To watch them mature into competent, caring physicians over the course of three years is a true honor."


Jennifer R. Olges, M.D., MPHJennifer R. Olges, M.D., MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the University of Louisville Department of Medicine and serves as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine training program.

Dr. Olges was born and raised in Louisville and attended the University of Kentucky, where she received her medical degree. She began her residency in a combined internal medicine and pediatrics program at Vanderbilt University and completed her training at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL.

She served as med/peds chief resident during her fourth year of residency and went on to become the pediatric chief resident the following year. At the conclusion of her chief year, she remained at Loyola University as an Assistant Professor in Hospital Medicine.

Her current clinical responsibilities include serving as an inpatient teaching attending at University Hospital as well as a primary care physician at the UofL Physicians Outpatient Center.

"I am proud to return to Louisville and have the opportunity to practice medicine in my hometown. I chose to stay in academic medicine because I believe that the team based approach provides the best patient care, and I value the emphasis on lifelong learning. It is such an honor and privilege to work directly with the residents and help develop their medical knowledge, critical thinking and professional character."


Tyler D. Sharpe, M.D.Tyler D. Sharpe, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the University of Louisville Department of Medicine and serves as Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Training Program.

He received dual Bachelor's degrees in Biological Sciences and Spanish at the University of Alabama 2008. He then graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in 2012, and went on to complete his Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Medical Residency at the University of Louisville.

His clinical duties include supervising residents in both inpatient and outpatient settings at University of Louisville Hospital, as well as seeing patients in his own outpatient clinic in the Centers for Primary Care.

"I am very excited to be a part of the wonderful program leadership in the Internal Medicine Residency Program here at UofL. Our residency program does an outstanding job of equipping residents with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful Internal Medicine physicians, and the fact that we can have fun every day doing it makes this program truly special."


Julianna BrownYash N. Kothari, M.D., the Quality Improvement Chief Resident.

Dr. Kothari grew up in India before moving to California as a teenager. He attended The University of California in Irvine where he received his BS in Biological Sciences. He then attended medical school at St. George's University in Grenada, completing his clinical rotations in New Jersey and New York.

He moved to Louisville for his Internal Medicine Residency and is currently the Chief Resident of Quality Improvement. He plans to pursue Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine after his chief year.

"The UofL Internal Medicine Residency has provided me with excellent clinical training. There is an amazing balance of autonomy and education, which has made me a confident and compassionate physician while also allowing me ample opportunity to pursue scholarly activities. It is an honor to stay on as a Chief Resident, and I look forward to helping train new internal medicine physicians."


Michael BurkSuzanne E. McGee, M.D., is the Scheduling Chief Resident.

Dr. McGee grew up in Louisville and attended Bellarmine University, where she initially studied nursing before realizing that her true calling was to become a physician. She graduated summa cum laude from Bellarmine University with a degree in psychology in addition to her pre-medical studies. She earned her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine where she was involved in many leadership and service activities, including two medical service trips to Nicaragua.

After graduating from medical school, Dr. McGee completed an internship in obstetrics and gynecology at the TriHealth OB/GYN Residency in Cincinnati, OH, before moving on to her true passion, internal medicine. During her time as an internal medicine resident at the University of Louisville, she served as the Residency Steering Committee President.

"The UofL Internal Medicine Residency Program has helped shape me into a physician who strives to be compassionate, independent yet collaborative, and evidence-based. Not only have I gained an incredible amount of medical knowledge, but I have learned how to apply that medical knowledge critically in ways I don’t think I would have learned from other programs. I gained strong backgrounds in so many facets of medicine, from critical care medicine to palliative medicine to outpatient medicine and so much more. I am honored to continue to work in the program as one of the chief residents, and I look forward to the opportunity to continue to learn, teach, and grow as a physician."


Kristen Gonter-AubinChristopher K. Migliore, M.D., MS, is the Louisville Lectures Chief Resident.

He earned a Bachelor and Masters of Science, both in Physiology, at Southern Illinois University, and completed a Masters of Arts at Loyola University Chicago in Medical Sciences. He served as an Assistant Professor at Loyola University while completing his MD at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL, where he graduated in 2014.

He completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 2017 at the University of Louisville. As a chief resident, he will curate the LouisvilleLectures.org  #FOAMed site, which allows learners from across the world to benefit from the medical knowledge presented to our internal medicine residents during weekly didactic sessions.

"The balance of supervision and autonomy of this program, and their concern for you not only as a physician but as a person drew me to this program. The training you receive and the pathology you encounter guarantee that you will be able to continue into whatever field you choose and will be fully prepared for what you will encounter."


Patrick McKenzieNelson E. Seabrook, M.D., MMS, is the Education Chief Resident.

Dr. Seabrook grew up in Columbia, SC and attended Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and minored in Economics.  Prior to attending medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, he obtained his Master of Management Studies at Duke University and the Fuqua School of Business in Durham, NC.

He moved to Louisville for his Internal Medicine Residency and is currently the Chief Resident of Education and applying for a Gastroenterology fellowship.

Juggling life as resident and new father, he has still found time to remain active and continues to be a staunch supporter of the Gamecocks and Carolina Panthers.

"The environment at the UofL Internal Medicine Residency has been a tremendous place to train. They have established a collegial and collaborative work environment that provides excellent clinical care, but also allows ample opportunity for scholarly pursuits."