Program Leadership

Program Leadership

The University of Louisville Internal Medicine Residency Program's faculty have collectively nearly forty years of experience in program development and 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

 

Barbara Casper, M.D., FACP

Barbara Casper, M.D., FACP
Associate Program Director

Nancy Kubiak, M.D., FACP

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

Clayton Smith, M.D.

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

 

Ryan Hogancamp, M.D.

Ryan Hogancamp, M.D.
Chief Resident

Tyler Sharpe, M.D.

Tyler Sharpe, M.D.
Chief Resident

Alison Smith, M.D.

Alison Smith, D.O.
Chief Resident


Jennifer Koch, M.D., FACPJennifer Koch, M.D., FACP, is an Associate Professor in the University of Louisville Department of Medicine and serves as Director of the U of L 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' AIM 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 successful, outstanding physicians."


Barbara Casper, M.D., FACPBarbara Casper, M.D., FACP, graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee. She completed her internal medicine training at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga unit.

She subsequently joined the faculty and was the director of the transitional internship program for ten years prior to relocating to the University of Louisville.

Dr. Casper joined the faculty at U of L in 1998. She served as the program director for the training program from 1999-2014, at which time she was promoted to division chief for General Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine, and Medical Education.

She is the recipient of several prestigious education awards and carries the title of University of Louisville Distinguished Teaching Professor.

"My favorite part of being a program director is being able to see residents come to us right out of medical school and watch them develop into outstanding internists. That transformation is very rewarding and I am very proud of our graduates. I feel that I have hundreds of 'children' scattered throughout the US and I am very grateful that I have had the opportunity to impact their lives."


Nancy Kubiak, M.D., FACPNancy 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,Texas, then completed an internship in the primary care track of the University of Colorado's internal medicine residency in Denver, Colo., and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.

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 residents’ AIM Continuity Clinic and has been honored by the residents as an outstanding teacher in this setting.

"I am privileged that I get to come to work every day, challenge residents intellectually and have them challenge me, and have fun in the process. I enjoy my job as associate program director, and believe that our residency combines great pathology, appropriate independence for the resident, and a variety of educational experiences along with a systematic mentoring system to help each resident individualize the residency experience and reach his or her full potential."


Clayton Smith, M.D.Clayton 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, Louisiana, then attended medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Coral Gables, Florida. He completed residency and served as a Chief Resident at the University of Louisville.

His clinical service includes making rounds with the residents at University Hospital as an academic hospitalist and seeing outpatients in the Centers for Primary Care. He is an active member of the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Physicians and has traveled to Washington D.C. to advocate for legislation that supports medical education.

"I am proud to be part of the Internal Medicine Residency Program leadership team. By educating residents I get to take care of not only my patients but those of future generations of doctors. Hearing one of my residents teach their intern something I taught them is incredibly rewarding."


Alan Kerr, M.D.Ryan Hogancamp, M.D., is the quality improvement and patient safety chief resident.

Dr. Hogancamp earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Louisville. Ryan then completed his medical school and Internal Medicine Residency training at the University of Louisville.

"Throughout my years at University of Louisville, under the guidance of outstanding professors and attendings, I have gained valuable knowledge and skills that I hope to reciprocate as chief resident."


Melissa Makar, M.D.Tyler Sharpe, M.D., 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 at the University of Louisville in 2015.

After his Chief Residency year he plans to pursue a career in either Academic Medicine or as a hospitalist.

"I had a fantastic learning experience in residency here at UofL and I am very excited to be given the opportunity to contribute to the education of our residents and medical students. As the education chief I plan to use a variety of platforms to further enhance the experiences of our learners."


Ishan Mehta, M.D.Alison Smith, D.O., is the scheduling chief resident.

Dr. Smith earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Geography at the University of Kentucky, then graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, FL. She returned to her old Kentucky home to complete her residency at the University of Louisville.

"I cannot say enough good things about my training at UofL and the mentoring I have received here. The balance of education and support with autonomy has been remarkable.  I am honored to have the opportunity to stay on for chief residency and to contribute to strengthening this great program."