Program Director:
Program Coordinator: Angela Tichenor

NOTE: In alignment with the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD), our national professional society, and to ensure a uniform interview process that is equitable to all applicants, our fellowship interviews for applicants in 2022-2023 will be held exclusively virtually. We will not offer in-person site visits.

Learn more about our training programs 

Third-Year Fellows

Sruti Brahmandam, M.D.

Sruti Brahmandam, M.D.
  • Medical school: Northeast Ohio Medical School, Rootstown, OH
  • Residency: University of Louisville Hospital
  • About Sruti: Originally from Ohio and came to Louisville for residency. I have been enjoying the vibrant culture of Louisville, and I am excited to continue my training here. I love experimenting in the kitchen and hope to create new recipes. I also enjoy watching movies and spending time with my family.
  • Hobbies: Sketching, tennis, cooking, experimental baking, classical Indian arts
  • Favorite Restaurant in Louisville: El Mundo, Time for Thai, Grapeleaf
  • Research interests: COPD, Ultrasound, Sleep, Lung Cancer, Health Disparities

William C. Linville, D.O.

William C. Linville, D.O.
  • Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
  • Residency: University of Louisville Hospital
  • About William: I grew up in a small town in Ohio, completed med school in Pennsylvania, and came to Kentucky for residency and fellowship. If I'm not working then you can find me spending time with my wife, dog, or video games. I love ICU and look forward to teaching the residents during my time at UofL.
  • Hobbies: Video games, lifting, hiking, and cars/motorcycles
  • Favorite Restaurant in Louisville: Game - you have to try the kangaroo burger!
  • Research interests: COPD, Sepsis


Belissa M. Ramos-Chaves, M.D.

Belissa Ramos-Chaves, M.D.
  • Medical school: Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Residency: Florida State University/Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL
  • About Belissa: I was born and raised in Puerto Rico but I have grown up in so many places. I did Medical School in the Dominican Republic, moved to Florida for residency, and am now in Kentucky for the best fellowship in the world, pulmonary and critical care. I consider myself a very calm person with a lot of energy if that makes sense.
  • Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, road biking, gym, and Netflix
  • Favorite Restaurant in Louisville: Yet to figure out, but La Bodeguita de Mima makes me feel at home
  • Research interests: Interventional Pulmonology, ICU, Pulmonary Hypertension and Lung Cancer

Second-Year Fellows

Zachary S. Baird, D.O.

Zachary S. Baird, D.O.
  • Medical school: The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
  • Residency: Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • About Zach: Born and raised in a rural town in southern Ohio. Completed most of my training in Columbus, OH and then moved to Louisville, KY for fellowship. I am enjoying the friendly atmosphere and rich history of Louisville. I moved here with my fiancée as well as our dog and cat. In our free time we love to travel and check out local restaurants.
  • Hobbies: Hiking, running, traveling, cooking, and theater
  • Favorite Restaurant in Louisville: Still have so many to try! But Taco Luchador is currently at the top of the list
  • Research interests: Point of Care Ultrasound, Pulmonary Hypertension, and COPD

James A. Bradley, M.D.

James A. Bradley, M.D.
  • Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
  • Residency: University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, KY
  • About James: Originally from eastern Kentucky, I moved to Louisville for medical school and married my wife. Since then, I have stayed here for residency and fellowship. My wife and I have three beautiful daughters and we enjoy taking them to the zoo, local farms, parks, and teaching them how to swim.
  • Hobbies: Running, swimming, working out, home remodeling, reading, kayaking, cooking
  • Favorite Restaurants in Louisville: South End BBQ is #1. First Watch, Simply Thai, Taco Luchador, Havana Rumba, The Café, Mark's Feed Store are also all great and worthy of multiple trips
  • Research interests: Pneumonia, Sepsis, Shock, Mechanical Ventilation


Robert M. Hoerner, M.D.

Robert M. Hoerner, M.D.
  • Medical School: Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
  • Residency: University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT
  • About Robert: I am originally from the Greater St. Louis area and completed college and medical school in St. Louis. Then I moved to Salt Lake City for residency and moved back to the Midwest to Milwaukee to work for a year as an academic hospitalist. I am excited to return to training in pulmonary and critical care at the University of Louisville. I am a big St. Louis sports fan with the Cardinals and Blues.
  • Hobbies: Gym/lifting, hiking, cooking, documentaries, comedy shows
  • Favorite Restaurants in Louisville: Feast BBQ
  • Research interests: ILD, PHTN, POCUS

Patrisha M. Shelley, D.O.

Patrisha M. Shelley, D.O.
  • Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Carolinas Campus, Spartanburg, SC
  • Residency: UF Health Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
  • About Trisha: I was raised in a small town in South Carolina. I remained in South Carolina for medical school, moved to Florida for residency and here I am in Kentucky for fellowship. When I'm not at work you can find me hanging out with my dog, Kirby. I love to travel, I plan to go on at least one big trip a year for the rest of my life. My last trip was to Japan, highly recommend.
  • Hobbies: Hiking, reading, hanging out with my fur-baby, trying all the restaurants around Louisville
  • Favorite Restaurants in Louisville: Too many to pick from and so many more to try!
  • Research interests: PH, ILD, Interventional Pulmonology

First-Year Fellows

Joseph D. Angileri, M.D.

Joseph D. Angileri, M.D.

Harsimran S. Brar, M.D.

Harsimran S. Brar, M.D.
  • Medical School: Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
  • Residency: University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, KY
  • About Harsimran: I was born and raised in Punjab, India. I did my medical school in New Delhi and moved to Louisville for residency with my family. I'm fortunate that I had the opportunity to continue my fellowship training here. Outside work, I love to go to Cherokee Park for a walk and Red River Gorge for hiking. I am huge Messi and FC Barcelona fan.
  • Hobbies: Watching soccer matches and movies, listening to Punjabi songs and reading Punjabi literature, cooking, hiking and spending time with my family
  • Favorite Restaurants in Louisville: Hyderabad House, Agave and Rye, Royals Hot Chicken, Safier, Blaze Pizza and many more!
  • Research interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Critical Care, Point of Care Ultrasound


Kristina R. Braun, M.D.

Kristina R. Braun, M.D.
  • Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • Residency: University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, Des Moines, IA
  • About Kristina: Originally from Carmel, IN, Kristina completed her B.A. in Philosophy from DePauw University, M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine, and Internal Medicine Residency in Des Moines, IA. When not at work, you can find Kristina spending time with her husband, newborn son and English Bulldog.
  • Hobbies: Equestrian sports, Premiere League, Formula 1, OrangeTheory, beer/wine
  • Favorite Restaurants in Louisville: Feast BBQ
  • Research interests: I Initiatives, AI/Deep Learning, POC Ultrasound

Joy I. Wang, M.D.

Joy I. Wang, M.D.
  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
  • Residency: Wright State University Affiliated Hospitals, Dayton, OH
  • About Joy: I grew up in Irvine, CA, and enjoy listening to storytelling / investigative podcasts, exploring new restaurants, and traveling.
  • Hobbies: Coffee, running
  • Favorite Restaurants in Louisville: La Cocina de Mama, Kathmandu - still many more to try!
  • Research interests: Pulmonary, Critical Care