Pediatrics Appoints Two New Division Chiefs

The University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics has appointed new chiefs to lead its divisions of Allergy and Immunology and Pediatric Endocrinology.

“Because of the foresight of these two longstanding division chiefs, we are able to fill their shoes with junior faculty who are well-prepared, having been groomed for leadership since joining our department,” said Gerard Rabalais, M.D., MHA, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics.

Gerald B. Lee, M.D., has been chosen to head up the Division of Allergy and Immunology. Lee is a 2003 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers in 2007. In 2011, he completed a fellowship in allergy and immunology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and then joined UofL Department of Pediatrics. He is actively involved in the UofL School of Medicine as member of their Educational Policy Committee as well as an associate director of the pediatric clerkship.

Lee replaces James L. Sublett, M.D., who has served as pediatric clinical faculty at the University of Louisville since 1980 and division chief and director of the pediatric allergy clinic since 1995. He has been actively involved in medical student and resident education throughout his tenure, lecturing on everything from anaphylaxis to the business of medicine. Sublett is also the managing partner of the private practice Family Allergy & Asthma and the president-elect of the American College of Allergy, Asthmas & Immunology.

Kupper A. Wintergerst, M.D., has been named chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology. Wintergerst is a 2000 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed a pediatric residency at University of Florida College of Medicine in 2003 and a pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Stanford University in 2006. He is the Wendy L. Novak Endowed Chair of Pediatric Diabetes Care and Clinical Research. He also serves as the director of the Wendy L. Novak Diabetes Care Center and TrialNet Diabetes Studies and co-director of the Children’s Metabolic Bone Center.

Wintergerst replaces Michael B. Foster, M.D., who has stepped down from his leadership position to focus on clinical practice. Foster has practiced at the University of Louisville for a total of 31 years. He took over as acting chief of the division in 2005 and was appointed permanent chief in 2009.