COVID-19 can't stop another successful Match Day for UofL Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine and Combined Med-Peds residency programs weather the pandemic storm once again to bring in solid classes
COVID-19 can't stop another successful Match Day for UofL Internal Medicine

The University of Louisville Internal Medicine and Med-Peds residency programs welcomes the Class of 2024 to UofL

"Match Madness" and the journey to one shining moment has begun as University of Louisville medical students, and others nationwide, found out where they will be furthering their careers in medicine.

March 19 was the annual 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.

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.

Like the previous year, Match Day was virtually virtual as the world continues to recover from the global COVID-19 pandemic.

"The UofL Internal Medicine Residency Program is absolutely thrilled to welcome this amazing class of interns!" Jennifer Koch, M.D., FACP, said. "We never imagined that we would be recruiting during a pandemic, but we all made it through, together!  We look forward to meeting and training this incredible group of doctors beginning in just a few short months."

In addition, the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, under the direction of Laura Workman, M.D., FAAP, FACP, brought in yet another solid class.

Our incoming class for 2021 includes:

Categorical Residents

  • Mohamed Ahmed - Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Chris Artner - University of Louisville
  • Ryan Bailer - University of Louisville
  • Esther Bak - University of Louisville
  • Taylor Beckmann - Lincoln Memorial University
  • Phillip Cetina - Liberty University
  • Pooja Gandhi - Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Mark Gardon - Kansas City University
  • Hailey Griffey - University of Louisville
  • Joey Hebert - Indiana University
  • Michelle Kommor - University of Pikeville
  • Matt Mascioli - Lincoln Memorial University
  • Andrew McClintock - Southern Illinois University
  • Darshan Patel - Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Jen Pehl - University of Louisville
  • Daniel Rochester - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Alexander Savino - University of Pikeville
  • Aangi Shah - B.J. Medical Collehe
  • Kamran Siddiqi - University of Kentucky
  • Niko Touloumes - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Sam Walker - University of Kentucky
  • Evan Winrich - University of Louisville
  • Tim Yanni - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Angelica Yun - University of Louisville


Preliminary Residents

  • Erich Berg - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Andrew Bevins - University of Louisville
  • Ali Bilal - University of Texas
  • Sarah Bush - University of Louisville
  • Andrew Clingerman - Northwestern University
  • Mallory Foster - University of Louisville
  • Kyle Higbee - University of California, San Diego
  • Hamid Hussaini - Rocky Vista University
  • Kara Jones - West Virginia University
  • Blake Leeds - Marian University
  • Daniel McGowan - University of Illinois
  • Varun Ramakrishnan - University of Louisville
  • Katie Reinhart - Indiana University
  • Nick Sako - University of Texas San Antonio
  • Nick Wawryzniak - Nova Southeastern University
  • Marie Wilson - University of Minnesota


Combined Med-Peds Residents

  • Lucas Banter - Indiana University
  • Allison Etling - Indiana University
  • Shelby Falkenhagen - Central Michigan University
  • Jim Stanton - East Carolina University
  • Jared Young - University of Louisville