Program Leadership

Program Leadership

Charles Woods, M.D., M.S.

Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Gerald RabalaisDr. Woods joined UofL’s Department of Pediatrics in 2006 and now serves as Interim Chair of the department. He has also served as Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Associate Chair, and interim CMIO for ULP. He has leadership roles on several academic societies and journals, including the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS) and the Executive Committee for AAP Section on Epidemiology, Public Health & Evidence (SOEPHE). Dr. Woods is a native of Alabama and graduated from Samford University.  He attended medical school and completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatric infectious diseases at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.   He also has a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from Wake Forest University.

 


Sara Multerer, M.D.

Program Director
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Multerer is the Director for the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Louisville. After completion of her pediatric residency training at University of Louisville, Dr. Multerer was elected Richard S. Wolf Chief Resident and Lecturer for the program. At the end of her tenure as Chief Resident in 2009, Sara stayed in Louisville as faculty as an Associate Director for the Pediatric Residency Program, a position she held for eight year. Sara does her clinical time in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine where she is an Associate Professor. Dr. Multerer recently completed the Academic Pediatric Association’s Educational Scholars Program(ESP) and  joined the ESP Curriculum Committee in 2015. She is also a member of the Associate Program Director’s Executive Committee within the Associate of Pediatric Program Directors(APPD) and is an active member of the Assessment Task Force as well.  Locally, Dr. Multerer has received a Department of Pediatrics Faculty Peer Clinician-Teacher Excellence Award for three of the last four years.

Dr. Multerer is the Chair of the program’s Curriculum Committee in which her focus is curriculum development and oversight.  Additionally, Sara is responsible for the program’s oversight and implementation of both the new Individualized Curriculum and the Pediatric Milestone Project and has served as the site director for three APPD LEARN projects. Dr. Multerer’s clinical interests include patient safety and quality improvement. As such, Sara has led several efforts in these areas, including directing the resident Quality Improvement curriculum and is an active member of the Norton Children's Hospital Patient Safety Committee and the Department of Pediatrics Morbidity and Mortality committee, just to name a few.

Sara is married to her high school sweetheart, Matt, and they are the proud parents of twin girls.


Kimberly Boland, M.D.

Associate Program Director
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Dean for Resident Education
Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Boland was raised in Louisville. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and returned home to earn her medical degree from the University of Louisville. She then moved to St. Louis where she completed her residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Washington University. After finishing her chief residency, she worked as a hospitalist for two years in a community hospital in St. Louis and then went on to complete a Pediatric Critical Care fellowship at Washington University. Dr. Boland again returned home to Louisville, where she spent five and a half years as a Pediatric Intensivist and filled the roles of Director of Resident Education for the Critical Care Division and Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Director for one year at the University of Louisville. She left to pursue a career in general pediatrics for three years but was drawn back to the academic world in order to be part of the excitement and energy of the educational realm. She returned to the University of Louisville as Director of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program at Norton Children’s Hospital and quickly became involved in resident education with subsequent appointment to an Associate Program Director role and then the Program Director role which she filled for nine years. 

Dr. Boland currently serves as the Executive Vice Chair of the Department and as an Associate Program Director of the residency.  She also serves the broader GME community as the Assistant Dean for Resident Education.  She is the Past President for the Kentucky Chapter of the AAP and facilitates the resident driven advocacy program PUSH (Pediatricians Urging Safety and Health). She is involved with many task forces and committees within the University and Hospital such as the Graduate Medical Education Committee, the Subcommittee for Resident Education and Work Environment, the Student Education Committee, Promotion, Appointment and Tenure Committee, Departmental Pediatric Advisory Committee and the NCH Physician Advisory Committee. Her most recent focus in the residency has been development of innovative curricula in Global Health, Wellness, Advocacy, procedural medicine, communication, evidence-based medicine and crisis management scenarios.

Dr. Boland is married to an Irishman and they have one red-headed daughter.


Erin Owen, M.D.

Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Originally from Miamisburg, Ohio, Dr. Owen completed her undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Erin then went on to attend medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.  She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Louisville in 2007 served as the Pediatric Chief Resident for the 2008-2009 academic year, and completed a Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship in 2011.  She is currently a member of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  Dr. Owen became and Associate Program Director in 2017.

Dr. Owen has been the Chair of the Pediatric Residency Clinical Competency Committee at the University of Louisville since 2012 and was selected to attend the 2014 ACGME course Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment: A Course to Help Achieve the Goals of Competency-Based Medical Education.

In addition to her ICU responsibilities, Erin’s clinical interests primarily focus of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.  Dr. Owen is the Patient Safety and Outcomes Director for the PICU.   She leads multiple hospital committees aimed at improving patient outcomes including hospital-acquired pressure injuries reduction, septic shock recognition, and she helped to create a hospital-wide initiative called SHERLOCK (Systematic Harm Evaluation Review and Learning to Optimize Care for Kids).  Dr. Owen also participates in Quality Improvement efforts at a national level through the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators and Solutions for Patient Safety – a collaborative organization of over 100 Children’s Hospitals.  Dr. Owen is the director of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement curriculum.

Erin is married to her husband, Christopher, and together they are raising their daughter and two English Mastiffs.


Adam Patterson, M.D., M.Sc.

Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

 Dr. Patterson was born and raised in Louisville.  He received his Bachelor of Science from Centre College in Danville, KY in 2006.  He then returned home for his medical training: Medical School, Pediatric Residency, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship.  Upon completion of Fellowship in 2017, he joined the faculty at the University of Louisville in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and as Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency.

Adam has a background in athletics as a varsity basketball player for Centre College and an assistant coach for DuPont Manual High School in Louisville, which greatly influences his passion for teaching, coaching, and mentorship.  He enjoys spending time with his wife, Marilyn, and their son, James.