Meet the members of the Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Fellowship programs of the University of Louisville Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders Medicine. For more information about our programs, call 502-852-2840.

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Meet The Fellows

Third-Year Fellows

David A. DeLapp, D.O.

David DeLapp, D.O.
  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency: Wright State University Affiliated Hospitals, Dayton, OH
  • About David: Originally from Ohio, I have lived in Louisville for a couple years now. It has been a wonderful experience. Everyone is very friendly and the food is excellent. I thoroughly enjoy the horse races and I will be going to my first Kentucky Derby this year. Although I am a Michigan fan, I appreciate the enthusiasm for college sports in the town.
  • Favorite Restaurant in Louisville: Volare
  • Hobbies: Running, Movies, Board Games
  • Research interests: COPD, Sleep, Lung Cancer

Richard Y. Kim, M.D.

Richard Kim
  • Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Louisville Hospital
  • About Richard: I am easy going, and like to spend time outdoors playing sports and enjoying the weather. Enjoy spending time with friends and family.
  • Favorite Restaurant in Louisville: El Taco Luchador
  • Hobbies: Snowboarding, soccer, art, carpentry
  • Research Interests: Sepsis, Critical Care


John D. Price, D.O

John Price, D.O.
  • Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: University of Louisville Hospital
  • About John: I enjoy expanding my knowledge of pulmonary and critical care medicine while helping my patients improve their quality of life through research based practices. In my off time, I spend time with my family visiting the many entertaining locations Louisville has to offer, including the zoo, waterfront park, the walking bridge, and the science center.
  • Favorite Restaurant: Game (best burgers in town)
  • Hobbies: Going to the gym, playing with my kids, and making homemade pizza
  • Research interests: Critical Care Ultrasound, Septic Shock, and Pulmonary Hypertension

Second-Year Fellows / Sleep Fellow

Christopher Chan, D.O.

Christopher Chan, D.O.
  • Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
  • Residency: Wright State University Affiliated Hospitals, Dayton, OH
  • About Chris: I enjoy working with residents to help patients in their time of need with evidence based practice. In my free time, I can be found cooking, in the gym or exploring different parts of Louisville.
  • Favorite Restaurant in Louisville: Chick'n & Mi
  • Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, lifting/running
  • Research interests: Eosinophilic Lung Disease, Resident Education, Delirium

Arjun R. Ghodasara , M.D.

Arjun R. Ghodasara , M.D.
  • Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Coolidge, Antigua
  • Residency: University of Oklahoma , Tulsa, OK
  • About Arjun: I was born in India and grew up in Atlanta, GA. I am very laid back and easy to work with. I am a huge Atlanta Falcons/Hawks/Braves fan.
  • Hobbies: Traveling abroad, playing basketball and golf, binge watching Netflix
  • Favorite Restaurants in Louisville: Chick'n & Mi
  • Research interests: COPD, Sepsis


Hassan Zeb, M.D.

Hassan Zeb, M.D.
  • Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Residency: Temple University/Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center - Johnstown, PA
  • About Hassan: I was born in Swat, a valley in Northern Pakistan known for its beauty and tourism. After 13 years of schooling at Burn Hall College, it was an honor to go to Aga Khan University for Medical School that was followed by the dream to train in the U.S. I finished residency in Pennsylvania and moved to Louisville for fellowship. It is a great city with lots to offer. I have been enjoying my life here with friendly people, better weather and amazing food in a well-balanced city.
  • Hobbies:Watching and playing soccer, lawn tennis, table tennis, cricket and, of course, FIFA! Listening to music
  • Favorite Restaurants in Louisville: Game and Charim
  • Research interests: Shock, Pleural diseases

Alessandra Gearhart, M.D.

Alessandra Gearhart, M.D.
  • Medical School: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil
  • Residency: University of Oklahoma Affiliated Hospitals, Tulsa, OK
  • Hobbies: Spend time with family and friends, work out, travel, read, watch movies and TV series
  • Favorite Restaurants in Louisville: Louvino, Havana Rumba, Guacamole, Sapporo
  • Research interests: Pneumonia, COPD

First-Year Fellows

Sravya Brahmandam, M.D.

Sravya Brahmandam, M.D.
  • Medical school: University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, OH
  • ResidencyWright State University Affiliated Hospitals, Dayton, OH
  • About SravyaBorn in Illinois, brought up in Ohio, and now in Kentucky for fellowship. As a tennis player, one might find me with a tennis racket at nearby tennis courts. I enjoy watching sports especially tennis, basketball, and football. In my spare time, I thoroughly enjoy watching various language movies together with my family. I plan to improve my culinary skills while I do my fellowship at UoL.
  • Favorite Restaurant in Louisville‘yet to figure out delicious Indian, Italian, and Mexican food in town’
  • Hobbies: Gardening, puzzles, classical dance, singing, reading books
  • Research interests: COPD, Sleep, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension

Christina D. Salmon , M.D.

Christina D. Salmon , M.D.
  • Medical School: Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Residency: NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY
  • About Christina: I was born and raised in Guayaquil, largest city on the west coast of Ecuador. I moved to the US fouryears ago and lived in New York City for residency and now Louisville! I like to watch movies/Broadway shows, outdoor activities and sports. I like to cook, eat and travel!
  • Hobbies: Photography, heater/ballet, soccer
  • Favorite Restaurants in Louisville: Still trying them out!
  • Research interests: PAH, Point-of-Care Ultrasound


Matthew J Taylor, D.O.

Matthew J Taylor, D.O.
  • Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA
  • Residency: University of Iowa-Des Moines/UnityPoint Health Affiliated Hospitals, Des Moines, IA
  • About Matthew: I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago and spent the last several years in Des Moines, IA. I got married in medical school to my lovely wife who is also a family practice doctor, and we try our best not to be nerdy. I am a big Chicago spots fan including the Cubs and Bears! I am very excited to join a soccer league in Louisville.
  • Hobbies: Road biking, board games, travel (27 countries and counting), and soccer
  • Favorite Restaurants in Louisville: I am still looking for my favorite Chicago style pizza place
  • Research interests: High flow nasal cannula and infectious disease in the ICU

Benadin "Dino" Varajic, M.D.

  • Medical SchoolUniversity of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Residency: University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, KY