Match Day returns in style for UofL residency programs

Graduating medical students celebrated in person for the first time since 2019 as UofL's residency programs welcome another stellar class
Match Day returns in style for UofL residency programs

The party returned in 2022 for Match Day at UofL

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Match Day party returned for fourth-year medical students at the University of Louisville, and it was a successful day for the UofL Internal Medicine Residency and Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency programs.

"We have all made the absolute best out of a challenging situation – residency recruitment during a pandemic," Jennifer Koch, M.D., director of the UofL Internal Medicine Residency Program said. "I am so pleased to see the hard work of our program and of our applicants pay off!  We couldn’t be more excited to welcome this new class of interns."

Added Laura Workman, M.D., director of the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, "We are thrilled to welcome our newest class of med-peds interns. They are a wonderful group and we are excited to work with them over the next four years!"

March 18 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.

"We have matched an outstanding group of students to our program. We can’t wait until they are here in July – it is going to be a great year!" Jennifer Olges, M.D., incoming Internal Medicine Residency Program director said.

Our incoming class for 2022 includes:

Categorical Residents

  • Afolasayo Aromiwura - Liberty University
  • Deepti Athavale - University of South Carolina Greenville
  • Matthew Barber - University of Louisville
  • Eric Cheung - University of Illinois
  • Cristina Chiodi - Florida State University
  • Pawan Daga - Seth G.S. Medical College
  • Anjali Dubbaka - Northeast Ohio Medical College
  • Sloan Goldberg - Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Zac Hagemeyer - Marian University
  • Emily Hartman - University of Louisville
  • Nicholas Hehmann - Kansas City University
  • Adam Hoehn - Marian University
  • Danielle Jayanty - St. George's University
  • Danielle Kem - Indiana University
  • David Liu - University of Louisville
  • Stuart Orange - University of Pikeville
  • Nicholas Pavlatos - Northeast Ohio Medical College
  • Aaron Rottier - University of Wisconsin
  • Nick Sako - University of Kentucky
  • Zyad Smiley - Ohio University
  • Aishwarya Thakurdesai - Seth G.S. Medical College
  • Harsh Tiwari - University of Louisville
  • Hannah Wallen - Liberty University
  • Brandon Wilkins - Ohio University


Preliminary Residents

  • Sam Bockhorst - University of Louisville
  • Alec Bradley - University of Louisville
  • Carolina Carvalho Soares Valentim - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Adam Doedtman - Southern Illinois University
  • Elizabeth Dugan - University of Louisville
  • Alexander Ho - Northwestern University
  • Madison Kerley - University of Louisville
  • Lauren O'Keefe - University of Illinois 
  • Danielle Perna - University of Louisville
  • Alex Pflum - University of Louisville
  • Kyle Rizenbergs - University of Louisville
  • Katie Scharf - University of Louisville
  • Patrick Soucy - University of Louisville
  • Jordan Stafford - University of Kentucky
  • Caleb Walker - Lincoln Memorial University
  • Julius Wells - Howard University


Combined Med-Peds Residents

  • Elizabeth Hernandez - University of South Alabama
  • Beatrice Jourdain - Lincoln Memorial University
  • Ibrahaim Khan - Indiana University
  • Amelia Power - University of Cincinnati
  • Jake Wagner - Indiana University