'Selection Friday' a success for UofL internal medicine residency programs (w/VIDEO)

Match Day 2019 brings solid incoming classes filling all available spots for UofL Internal Medicine, Combined Med-Peds residency groups
'Selection Friday' a success for UofL internal medicine residency programs (w/VIDEO)

UofL fourth-year medical students celebrate Match Day 2019, when they found out where they will continue the residency portion of their medical education.


While basketball fans anxiously await the release of this year's NCAA Tournament bracket, University of Louisville medical students, and others nationwide, enjoyed their version of "Selection Friday."

March 15 was Match Day, as prospective medical residents opened their envelopes from the National Residency Match Program to find where they had been matched for their future training as residents.

"We would like to enthusiastically welcome a new class of categorical, preliminary, and med-peds interns to our Department of Medicine family," Jennifer Koch, M.D., FACP, Director of the UofL Internal Medicine Residency Program said. "Thanks to the hard work of both the applicants and our faculty members, I am confident that we have recruited a wonderful group of physicians who will be an excellent fit for our programs. We look forward to teaching them to be highly qualified internists!"

Conducted annually by the NRMP, The Match uses a computerized algorithm designed to the best results by aligning the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency programs. The results are used to fill thousands of training positions available in the United States.

The UofL Internal Medicine Residency Program completed a perfect match yet again, filling 24 categorical and 12 preliminary positions.

In addition the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, under the direction of Laura Workman, M.D., added five new members.

Our incoming Class of 2019 includes:

Categorical Residents

  • Sudeepthi Bandikatla - Kasturba Medical College Manipal
  • Chanelle Benjamin - Indiana University
  • Armondo Bosch - Indiana University
  • Harsimran Brar - Maulana Azad Medical College
  • Apaar Dadlani - Maulana Azad Medical College
  • Viral Desai - Grant Government Medical College
  • Michael Eiswerth - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Harrison Falwell - Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Dylan Gerlach - University of Pikeville
  • Casey Grantham - University of North Dakota
  • Denny Grigorov - Kansas City University of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Matt Heckroth - St. George's University
  • Ryan Hosking - Wayne State University
  • Tanvir Kabir - University of Kentucky
  • Dipan Karmali - Loyola University
  • Jimmy Meade - University of Pikeville
  • Ishan Parikh - Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nishant Patel - Lincoln Memorial University
  • Alexander Pinter - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Shervin Sani - Nova Southeastern University
  • Nadine Sbaih - University of Utah
  • Laura Sims - University of Louisville
  • Jeff Spindel - West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Cody Sullivan - University of Louisville


Preliminary Residents

  • Allie Everly - University of Louisville
  • Emily Haas - University of Louisville
  • Ishita Jain - University of Louisville
  • Jordan Jones - University of Louisville
  • Grant McKenzie - University of Louisville
  • Megan Mercer - University of Louisville
  • Umair Munawar - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Maddie Oliver - University of Louisville
  • Rooshil Patel - University of Kentucky
  • Alex Rider - University of Tennessee
  • Brett Riedinger - University of Louisville
  • John Strickley - Indiana University


Combined Med-Peds Residents

  • Justin Chu - Wright State University
  • Ryan Conard - University of Louisville
  • Sarah England - University of Louisville
  • Ryan Mughmaw - Indiana University
  • Helen Turner - University of Mississippi


VIDEO: Match Day 2019