Meet Our Residents

Meet Our Residents


Cristina Giles, M.D.

 Hometown: Houston, TX / Orlando, FL / Greensboro, NC

Undergrad:  Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA

Medical School:  Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans, LA

Personal Interests:  International travel, LSU football, hiking with my dog, reading with my cat, cooking, exploring new restaurants and coffee shops. Avid fan of Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and anything Disney.

Future Plans: Academic Medicine, Global Health, Social Justice

Favorite Louisville Restaurant:  Wild Eggs (Gluten free pancakes!)

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Walk Across the Big Four Bridge

Caleb Huber, M.D.

 Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Undergrad:  Vanderbilt University

Med School: Indiana University

Personal Interests: Bass Guitar, Grand Teton National Park

Future Plans: Undecided, interested in Refugee Medicine

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: Taco Luchador

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Bike on the Louisville Loop and the Parklands

Travis Huffman, D.O.

 Hometown: Burlington, Kentucky

Medical School: Pikeville School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Golf, basketball, astronomy and Basset hounds

Future Plans: Take care of adults and children. Maybe congenital cardiology.

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: Fork and Barrel (get the buffalo wing appetizer!).

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The food scene here is impressive. 

Briana Trischan, M.D.

  Hometown: Melrose Park, Illinois

Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

Personal Interests: my husband, John. Our parakeets, Scooter, Blooper and Butter. Newly adopted Coonhound, Fred.

Future plans: Hospitalist

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: Gralehaus (you have to try the crispy pork hash or biscuit and duck gravy!).

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Checking out local breweries. Monnik and Gravely are some of my favorites!


Hannah Freeland, M.D.

Hometown: Missouri  

Undergrad: Bob Jones University

Medical School: University of Missouri-Columbia

Personal Interests: running, biking, hiking, baking, touring museums and historical sites, spending time with friends and family

Future Plans: undecided, leaning toward hospital medicine

Ben Hannah, M.D.

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Undergrad: Lipscomb University

Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Personal Interests: playing guitar, learning other instruments, reading, photography, learning languages, biking, hiking, games, DIY projects

Future Plans: undecided, considering hospitalist versus fellowship in either cardiology or ID


Hazar Hassuneh, M.D.

Hometown: Fishers, IN

Undergrad: Indiana University Purdue

Medical School: Indiana University

Personal Interests: soccer, reading, knitting, disney/pixar movies, drawing, baking

Future Plans: hospitalist versus primary care


David Taylor, M.D.

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Undergrad: Willamette University Salem, Oregon

Medical School: University of Louisville

Personal Interests: reading, hiking, craft beer, good coffee, U of L sports, exploring Louisville

Future Plans: applying med-peds training to hematology/oncology and working in a transitional care clinic for patients with pediatric cancers that have transitioned to adult care



Zheyi Teoh, M.B.B.S.

Hometown:Joh or Bahru, Malaysia

Undergrad: The Ohio State University

Medical School: University of Queensland

Personal Interests: live music, travel, running, biking, tennis, being outdoors

Future Plans: primary care, academic medicine, global health


Molly Brockman, M.D.

 Hometown: Hazard, Kentucky

Undergrad: Georgetown College

Medical School: University of Louisville

Personal Interests: I love playing farmhand on our little farm with our barn cats, hunting dogs, chickens, rabbits, and pigs. I also like trying new restaurants, monogramming everything (I'm a southern belle at heart), going to concerts, exploring Louisville, and traveling. 

Future Goals: Outpatient primary care with international medicine and hopefully some teaching opportunities 

Christian Matar, M.D.

Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky

Undergrad: Lipscomb University

Medical School: University of Kentucky

Personal Interests: I enjoy almost every sport, especially golf, racquetball, and basketball. I love board games of all types, playing piano, and exploring new restaurants with my awesome wife, Rachel. My loyalties lie with the Boston Red Sox, UK basketball, and fried green tomatoes.

Future Goals: Academic Medicine in hospitalist, clinic, and teaching roles


Douglas McConnell, M.D.

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Undergrad: University of Florida

Medical School: Florida Atlantic University

Personal Interests: playing guitar, any and all sports, traveling

Future Goals: Possibly adult congenital heart, PICU, or Med-Peds Hospitalist


Michael Orangias, M.D.

 Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Undergrad: University of Louisville School of Music

Medical School: University of Louisville

Personal Interests: Performing/Recording/Teaching anything music, mountain biking, running, reading, cooking

Future Goals: undecided, but some combination of inpatient/outpatient care


Mary Rush, M.D.

Hometown: Lafayette, Indiana

Undergrad: Indiana University

Medical School: Indiana University

Personal Interests: hiking, Cherokee park, my twin nieces, zombie walk, my roommate, Christmas, wine, playing with my dog

Future Goals: undecided


Amy Higgins, M.D.

 Hometown: Columbus, GA

Undergraduate: University of Georgia

Medical School: GRU/UGA Medical Partnership in Athens, GA

Personal Interests: Social justice in medicine, International medicine

Future Goals: To work in improving access to healthcare for the underprivileged and continued work in international medicine

Alison Mortensen, M.D.

 Hometown: Cary, NC

Undergraduate: NC State

Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Personal Interests: cooking, hiking, travel, curling up in front of the TV with my fiance and my cat watching Netflix all day

Future Goals: Med-Peds Hospitalist or ICU (medicine or peds... I don't know yet)

Shanna Barton, M.D.

H ometown: Birmingham, Alabama

Undergraduate: University of Kentucky

Medical School: University of Louisville

Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, Disney movies, reading non-medical books (how many times is too many times to re-read Harry Potter?), UK basketball (Can it be march madness all the time?), baking and attempting to convince my husband that we need a dog (not going so well)

Future goals: Too many ideas to just choose one!

Laith Sweis, M.D.

 Hometown: Shepherdsville, KY

Undergraduate: Centre College

Medical School: University of Louisville

Personal Interests: My family and friends, playing volin, ceramics, chess, entomology, Middle Eastern cuisine, reading (for fun when able), TV/movies, crossword puzzles and traveling (also when able).

Future Goals: Interested in the big three: Primary care, Academic medicine and Hospitalist medicine. We'll see what happens after four years!

Keith Wickenhauser, M.D.

 Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Undergraduate: Westminster College in Fulton, MO

Medical School: Saint Louis University

Personal Interests: Sports that make me run, specifically soccer, Rams football, Netflix and video games

Future Goals: Still undecided but I am leaning towards hospital medicine