COVID-19 can't stop another successful Match Day for UofL internal medicine residency programs

Minus the usual festivities, Match Day 2020 brings another solid incoming class for the UofL Internal Medicine, Combined Med-Peds residency groups
COVID-19 can't stop another successful Match Day for UofL internal medicine residency programs

University of Louisville medical students celebrate Match Day in 2019

Although it didn't take place in the usual manner due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, University of Louisville medical students, and others nationwide, still enjoyed the thrill and excitement of finding out their future paths in medical education.

Match Day forged ahead on March 20, as prospective medical residents opened their envelopes from the National Residency Match Program to find where they had been matched for their future training as residents.

"I would like to welcome 24 categorical, 16 prelim, and five med-peds interns to our residency program!" Jennifer Koch, M.D., FACP, Director of the UofL Internal Medicine Residency Program said. "As our healthcare system deals with the current COVID-19 crisis, it reminds us how fortunate we are to have such a diverse and dedicated group of young physicians who will be training in our program beginning in July."

In addition, the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, under the direction of Laura Workman, M.D., FAAP, FACP, brought in yet another solid class.

"We are so thrilled with our class of incoming residents," Workman said. "They are a wonderful group and we are proud to have them as part of our med-peds family. We look forward to them starting this summer!"

Conducted annually by the NRMP, The Match uses a computerized algorithm designed to the best results by aligning the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs. The results are used to fill thousands of training positions available in the United States.

Our incoming Class of 2020 includes:

Categorical Residents

  • Anuja Abhyankar - Grant Government Medical College
  • Apurv Agarwal - Maulana Azad Medical College
  • Jillian Berger - Indiana University
  • Brandon Busch - University of Mississippi
  • Mary Casey - University of Louisville
  • Saiteja Chava - Saint Louis University
  • Garvit Chhabra - Maulana Azad Medical College
  • Claire Crawford - University of Louisville
  • Quan Do - University of Louisville
  • Zainab Farooqui - University of Pikeville
  • Dylan Flaherty - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Natasha Fraser - University of Louisville
  • Martha Gallegos - University of New Mexico
  • Nicole Giddens - University of Queensland
  • Brian Goodman - University of Pikeville
  • Mouaz Haffar - West Virginia University
  • Michael Hogg - University of Louisville
  • Nolan Interial - Lincoln Memorial University
  • Jaewon Jung - Indiana University
  • Neha Nidhi - The Ohio State University
  • Pranav Pillai - Topiwala National Medical College
  • Manasa Sagaram - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Marianna Weaver - Liberty University
  • David Wilhelm - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine


Preliminary Residents

  • Simra Ahmed - University of Louisville
  • Christopher Atkins - Marshall University
  • Brennan Boyd - University of Arizona
  • Abigail Hatfield - University of Pikeville
  • Daniel Holbrook - University of Louisville
  • Joshua Iltis - University of Texas San Antonio
  • Timothy Mahanes - University of Louisville
  • Ashlee Margheim - University of Louisville
  • Chelsea-Ann Patrey - Medical University of South Carolina
  • Sina Rashidi - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Scott Ray - Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Jasmine Robinson - University of Louisville
  • Amy Shah - University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Shannon Strader - Lincoln Memorial University
  • Andrew Villasenor - Lincoln Memorial University
  • Yi Zhang - Marian College of Osteopathic Medicine


Combined Med-Peds Residents

  • Molly Bedenbaugh - Medical University of South Carolina
  • Hannah Frudden - University of Illinois
  • Joseph McHale - University of Queensland
  • Malik McMullin - University of South Alabama
  • Anna Nelson - West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine