Meet Our Residents

Meet Our Residents


Ariel Carpenter, M.D.

 Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Undergrad:  Missouri State University 

Medical School:  University of Missouri (M I Z!) 

Career Interests: Med-Peds Hospitalist,  Global Health, Advocacy, Public Health

Personal Interests:  International travel, trail running/hiking, hot yoga, NFL & college football 

Favorite Louisville Restaurant:  Naive: trendy and so many vegetarian options!

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Winery and bourbon tours

Caitlin McKenzie, M.D.

 Hometown: Westerville, OH

Undergrad:  University of Notre Dame

Medical School:  Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Career Interests: Undecided, possibly academics, Global Health, Medical Education

Personal Interests:  Running, Climbing, Lacrosse, Card and Board Games, Spending time with family and friends


Adam Neff, M.D.

 Hometown: Brooks, Kentucky

Undergrad:  University of Louisville 

Medical School:  University of Louisville School of Medicine

Career Interests: Adolescent Medicine, LGBTQ health, Tobacco Prevention and Control 

Personal Interests:  Fitness classes, eating at all the great restaurants in Louisville, going to concerts/shows, playing with my dogs, Ellie and Pepper. 

Favorite Louisville Restaurant:  Joy Luck

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Forecastle Music Festival, Cherokee Park (and Dog Hill), Speed Art Museum

Jonathan Phillips, D.O.

 Hometown: Rockport, Indiana

Undergrad:  Kentucky Wesleyan College

Medical School:  Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Career Interests: Undecided. Quality in Healthcare, including Kaizen and Lean Philosophies

Personal Interests:  “Foodie”, personal finance, KC Royals and Philadelphia Phillies, traveling with my wife (and their upcoming baby girl, Marleigh!)

Favorite Louisville Restaurant:  So far – Stout Burgers and Joella’s Hot Chicken

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Louisville Bats games

Kasey Reed, M.D.

 Hometown: Stanton, KY

Undergrad:  Morehead State University

Medical School:  University of Louisville

Career Interests: Undecided. Improving social justice in medicine, managing chronic illnesses in children and adolescents

Personal Interests:  Hiking, racquetball, cooking, reading, and trying new restaurants 

Favorite Louisville Restaurant:  Stout Burgers & Beer (the Crosstown burger is the best!)

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Going to the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular at Iroquois park in the fall and finding new hiking places and restaurants



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

Career Interests: Academic Medicine, Global Health, Social Justice

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.

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

Career Interests: Primary Care, interest in global health and refugee medicine

Personal Interests: Bass Guitar, Grand Teton National Park

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: Taco Luchador

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

Briana Trischan, M.D.

  Hometown: Melrose Park, Illinois

Undergrad: Illinois Wesleyan University

Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

Career Interests: Hospitalist, Health care transition

Personal Interests: my husband, John. Our parakeets, Blooper and Butter and coonhounds, Fred and Sally.              

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: Mt. Vernon, Missouri  

Undergrad: Bob Jones University

Medical School: University of Missouri SOM

Career Interests: Undecided

Personal Interests:  spending time with her crazy big family, friends and church family, visiting historical sites and museums, hiking, running,  reading and baking.

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: El Taco Luchador is delicious and has a fun atmosphere!

Favorite things to do in Louisville: Going out with friends to Lousiville’s many foodie spots. Watching fireworks from the Big Four Bridge with friends (Thunder over Louisville + Fourth of July)

Ben Hannah, M.D.

 Hometown: Pegram, Tennessee

Undergrad: Lipscomb University

Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Career Interests: Hospitalist vs. PICU vs. Pediatric Cardiology

Personal Interests: playing guitar, learning other instruments, reading, photography, learning languages, biking, hiking, games, DIY projects and spending time with my awesome wife, Carter and my dog, Bonnie.

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: Game for burgers. Jack Fry’s for date night. Ramsi’s Café on the World for variety

Favorite things to do in Louisville: Whiskey distillery tours, trying new restaurants, visitng different parks and hiking

Hazar Hassuneh, M.D.

  Hometown: Fishers, IN

Undergrad: Indiana University Purdue

Medical School: Indiana University

Career Interests: Hospitalist vs. ICU

Personal Interests: Soccer, reading, painting, Disney/Pixar movies, drawing, baking, my cats! 

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: Bandido Taqueria, Lee’s Korean Restaurant, Oishii Sushi, Queen of Sheba, Mussel & Burger Bar, Grind Burger

Favorite things to do in Louisville: Festivals and Flea Markets

Hugo Hua, M.D.

Hugo HuaHometown: Temple City, California

Undergrad: Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS)

Medical School: Indiana University

Career Interests: Med-Peds Hospitalist, Medical Education

Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife, Lillian

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: Con Huevos!

Favorite things to do in Louisville: Eat!

David Taylor, M.D.

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Undergrad: Willamette University Salem, Oregon

Medical School: University of Louisville

Career Interests: Hospitalist vs. Nephrologist, Platelet Storage Pool Disorders, AKI Prevention

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

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: Jack Fry's

Favorite things to do in Louisville: Walk the Cherokee Loop

Zheyi Teoh, M.B.B.S.

 Hometown:Joh or Bahru, Malaysia

Undergrad: The Ohio State University

Medical School: University of Queensland, Australia

Career Interests: Academic Med-Peds hospitalis with a focus on community, advocacy and global health. Social Determinants of Health, Refugee and Immigrant Health, Car Safety Education,  QI,

Personal Interests: Rock climbing, multi-day thru hikes, running and races, tennis, volleyball, travel. Spending time with my awesome dog, Aspen.

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: Ramsi's Cafe on the World

Favorite things to do in Louisville: Run with my dog at Cherokee Park, climbing at Climb Nulu, drinking at the local breweries

Molly Brockman, M.D.

 Hometown: Hazard, Kentucky

Undergrad: Georgetown College

Medical School: University of Louisville

Career Plan: Med-Peds Primary Care

Career Interests: Increasing residency education in human trafficking, Global Health

Personal Interests: Cooking, running, trying out new Louisville restaurants with her husband Mark (a pediatrician). They have a slew of animals: dogs, barn cats, chickens, and a mini pony named Ginny.

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: Unfair question, but some favs are Silver Dollar, Milkwood, Vietnam kitchen, Butchertown grocery, Ceviche...the list goes on

Favorite things to do in Louisville: Derby season (chow-wagon, Thunder Fireworks, derby parade, derby mini-marathon, the Oaks, Derby parties) and Autumn (Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular, Zombie walk, hikes at Bernheim Forest, Huber's Farm pumpkin-picking)

Christian Matar, M.D.

Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky

Undergrad: Lipscomb University

Medical School: University of Kentucky

Career Plans: Med-Peds Primary Care

Career Interests: Medical Education, Develop and Implement Curriculum for Medical Mission to Tenwek Hospital in Kenya

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.

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: Breakfast - Con Huevos.  Lunch - Game.  Dinner - Craft House.

Favorite things to do in Louisville: Enjoy Waterfront Park and walk across the bridge to Indiana, Bernheim Forest, Louisville City FC games, and Exploring New Restaurants

Douglas McConnell, M.D.

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Undergrad: University of Florida

Medical School: Florida Atlantic University

Career Plans: Academic Hospitalist

Career Interests: Ultrasound in Pediatric Global Health, Medical Education

Personal Interests: Spending time with his wife, Nikki (Ob/gyn resident), watching baseball, football (Go, Gators!), basketball, playing  guitar, exploring Louisville restaurants, watching movies

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: Too many good ones to choose!

Favorite things to do in Louisville: Music festivals (Forecastle!), Derby festivities

Michael Orangias, M.D.

 Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Undergrad: University of Louisville School of Music

Medical School: University of Louisville

Career Plans: Pediatric Pulmonology

Career Interests: Asthma referrals from the ED to Pulm/Allergy, Medical Education

Personal Interests:Teaching, playing and recording music – cooking, mountain biking, anything outside.

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: Too many to count. Sapporo is a good staple. 

Favorite things to do in Louisville: Going to shows. Biking. Fooding. Jam Sessions.

Mary Rush, M.D.

Hometown: Lafayette, Indiana

Undergrad: Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!)

Medical School: Indiana University

Career Plans: Hospitalist

Career Interests: Increasing resident education in human trafficking, Moonlighting at ICC, Volunteering at student-run Hope Clinic

Personal Interests: Puzzles, Hiking, Reality TV, in the throes of wedding planning

Favorite Restaurant in Louisville: Hammerheads!

Favorite things to do in Louisville:Cherokee Park, festivals, Zombie Walk, trying new local restaurants, kickball