The world of tomorrow will inherit the children of today.

The University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics exists to meet the health-related needs of children within environments that each child and family can perceive as safe.  We serve this mission through excellence in clinical care, medical education, pediatric research and community engagement, while inclusive of all.

Our faculty and staff work together to provide a full range of services to children here in Louisville and throughout the region. Our caregivers serve in traditional pediatric offices and satellite pediatric specialty clinics across the state, in Norton Children's Hospital and in pediatric units like the UofL Hospital's Newborn Nursery, Owensboro Medical Center NICU and Baptist Health Paducah NICU.

Our pediatric specialists travel to offices from Ashland to Paducah, employing innovative methods to extend our reach into under-served and undeveloped areas. Our specialists use telemedicine to provide psychiatry and cardiology care to children across the state. Our child abuse pediatrics were among the first in the country to be board certified.

Our faculty are researchers who explore innovation in pediatric medicine. They are leaders in their fields, serving on local, regional and national committees and organizations, helping to set standards of care and formulate new models of treatment. They are educators, focused on training the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists.

The UofL Department of Pediatrics is home to several highly acclaimed training programs. We offer a Pediatrics residency and collaborate with the UofL Department of Medicine on a Medicine-Pediatrics residency. Our Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology division offers a Psychology internship, a Child Psychiatry residency program and a post-doctoral fellowship program. Our department also offers these pediatric fellowship training programs: Child Abuse Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Pulmonology,Developmental Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Neonatology.

At the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics, we know that the world of tomorrow will inherit the children of today. We firmly believe that ours is among the highest callings, perhaps second only to parenting. We're proud of the work we do and pledge to always put children first.

To donate to the Department of Pediatrics visit 'Give to Pediatrics'

Department Chair and Vice Chairs

Our senior physician leadership is charged with focusing on the goals laid out in the department's mission statement:

The University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics exists to meet the health-related needs of children within environments that each child and family can perceive as safe.  We serve this mission through excellence in clinical care, medical education, pediatric research and community engagement, while inclusive of all.

Department of Pediatrics Vision Statement



Kimberly A. Boland, MD, FAAP

Billy F. Andrews, MD Endowed Chair in Pediatrics
Associate Dean, Medical Education, School of Medicine

Leadership Bio



V. Faye Jones, MD, PhD, MSPH

Vice Chair - Pediatrics Inclusive Excellence
Associate Vice President for Health Affairs - Diversity Initiatives

Leadership Bio


In K. Kim, MD, MBA

Executive Vice Chair - Pediatrics
Executive Medical Director, Norton Children's Medical Group
Director, Center for Health Process Innovation
Leadership Bio



Sara M. Multerer, MD, FAAP

Vice Chair - Pediatrics Medical Education
Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Leadership Bio



Jan E. Sullivan, MD, FAAP, FCCM, CPI

Vice Chair -  Pediatrics Research
Leadership Bio

Pediatrics Chair Office Staff


Accounting & Finance

Communications & Marketing

Faculty Affairs & Human Resources

Information Technology & Facilities

Medical Education

Alphabetical Faculty Roster

(In Alphabetical Order by Last Name)



David H. Adamkin, MD - Neonatal Medicine

Brit L. Anderson, MD - Emergency Medicine

Daniel M. Arnold, MD - General Pediatrics

Chitra Arumugam, MD - Neonatal Medicine

Alexander Asamoah, MD, PhD - Genetics


Leann A. Baker, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC - Neonatal Medicine

Virginia F. Barbosa, MD - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology

Mustafa Barbour, MD - Hematology,Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplant

Emily S. Becker, DO, FAAP - Emergency Medicine

John W. Berkenbosch, MD, FAAP, FCCM - Critical Care

Nicole Bichir, MD - General Pediatrics

Scott G. Bickel, MD, MS - Pulmonology, Allergy, and Immunology

Laura B. Bishop, MD - Hospital Medicine

Daniel B. Blatt, MD - Infectious Diseases

Kimberly A. Boland, MD, FAAP - Hospital Medicine

Kyle B. Brothers, MD, PhD - Clinical & Translational Research

Julianna R. Brown, MD - Hospital Medicine

Kristina K Bryant, MD - Infectious Diseases

Andrew Buckley, DO - Gastroenterology

Smitha Bullock, MD, MBA - Cardiology


Catalina Cabrera, MD - Endocrinology

Jun Cai, MD, PhD - Research Institute

Lu Cai, MD, PhD - Research Institute

Aaron W. Calhoun, MD, FAAP, FSSH - Critical Care

Margaret L. Calvery, PhD - Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Kerry S. Caperell, MD, MS, FAAP, MBA - Emergency Medicine

Bryan D. Carter, PhD - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology

Alexandra C. Cheerva, MD, MS - Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplant

Kendra S. Cloyd, MD - Hospital Medicine

Jonathan D. Cohen, MD - Neonatal Medicine

Tania Condurache, MD, MSc, FAAP - Hospital Medicine

Larry N. Cook, MD - General Pediatrics (Newborns)

Angela M. Cox, MD, FAAP - Neonatal Medicine

Cindy S. Crabtree, DO, FAAP - Neonatal Medicine

Melissa L Currie, MD, FAAP - Forensic Medicine


Morgan L. Daffin, PsyD, HSP - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology

Kelly Lorch Dauk, MD - Hospital Medicine

Deborah W. Davis, PhD - Clinical & Translational Research

Lori A. Devlin, DO, MHA, MSc - Neonatal Medicine

Marylou M. Dryer, MD, CMQ - Cardiology

Scott D. Duncan, MD, MHA, FAAP - Neonatal Medicine


Nemr S. Eid, MD, FAAP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Allergy, & Immunology

Shannon K. Evans, MD - Neonatal Medicine


Amanda C. Farris, MD - Neonatal Medicine

Heather M. Felton, MD, FAAP, CPST - General Pediatrics

Hannah R. Fischer, MD - Neonatal Medicine

Sara D. Flora, MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

Lisal J. Folsom, MD, MS - Endocrinology

Michael B. Foster, MD - Endocrinology

Jamie M. Furlong-Dillard, DO - Critical Care


John E. Gallehr, MD, FAAP - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology

Prasanthi P. Gandham, MD - Endocrinology

Felissa Goldstein, MD, DFAPA, DFAACAP - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology

Evelyne Gozal, PhD - Research Institute

Danielle M. Graff, MD, MSc, FAAP - Emergency Medicine

Jennie C. Green, MD - Forensic Medicine

Julianne V. Green, MD, PhD - Infectious Diseases

Leslie A. Greenwell, MD - Emergency Medicine

Jeffrey T. Grill, MD, FAAP - Hospital Medicine


Melissa S. Hancock, MD, FAAP - General Pediatrics

Amy L. Hanson, MD - Emergency Medicine

Corrie A. Harris, MD, FAAP - Hospital Medicine

Rebecca J. Hart, MD, MSc - Emergency Medicine

Kristi L. Havener, MD - Neonatal Medicine

Kevin Havlin, MD, FAAP - Critical Care

Bridget A. Hempel, MD - Neonatal Medicine

Natalie S. Henderson, MD - Critical Care

Sandra M. Herr, MD - Emergency Medicine

Joseph H. Hersh, MD - Genetics

Paul Hiers, MD - Endocrinology

Bethany F. Hodge, MD, MPH - Hospital Medicine

Brian J. Holland, MD, FAAP, FACC, FASE - Cardiology

Amy L. Holthouser, MD - Hospital Medicine

Michael A. Huang, MD - Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplant

Heather G. Huxol, MD - Hospital Medicine


Adam M. Isacoff, MD, MSc - Emergency Medicine


Kelly E. Jackson, MS, LGC - Genetics

Christopher L. Johnsrude, MD, MS, FACC, FAAP - Cardiology

V. Faye Jones, MD, PhD, MSPH - Administration


Gagandeep Kaur, MD - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology

Paul A. Khalil, MD - Emergency Medicine

Maria F. Khan, DO - Gastroenterology

Edward S. Kim, MD, FAAP, FACC - Cardiology

In K. Kim, MD, MBA - Emergency Medicine

Suzanne E. Kingery, MD - Endocrinology

Matthew D. Kinney, MD, FAAP - General Pediatrics

Lisa R. Klein, MD, FAAP, FACC, RYT 200 - Cardiology

Esther E. Knapp, MD, MBE - Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplant

Tara M. Kopp, MD, MS - Emergency Medicine

Sarah N. Korte, MD - Hospital Medicine

Andrea L. Krause, MD, FAAP - Hospital Medicine

Grace M. Kuravackel, PhD, HSP - Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics - Autism Center

Mirzada P. Kurbasic, MD, MSCR - General Pediatrics

Joshua D. Kurtz, MD - Cardiology


Sheridan R. Langford, MD - General Pediatrics

Megan B. Laniewicz, MD - Emergency Medicine

Kayla N. LaRosa, PhD - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology

Jennifer F. Le, MD, DFAACAP - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology

W. David Lohr, MD - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology


Sidra S. Maqsood, MBBS - Cardiology

Keri A. Marques, MD, FAAP - Neonatal Medicine

Gary S. Marshall, MD - Infectious Diseases

Jyothi J. Matta, MD, FAAP - Cardiology

Sunnye L. Mayes, PhD, ABPP - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology

Adriana S. McCubbin, MD - Pulmonology, Allergy, & Immunology

Mark J. McDonald, MD, CPE, FAAP - Critical Care

Kerry K. McGowan, MD - Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplant

Emily McRae, DNP, CPNP-AC/PC - Critical Care

Maria L. Mendoza, MD - Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Jeffrey M. Meyer, MD - General Pediatrics

Libby W. Mims, MD - General Pediatrics

Olivia F. Mittel, MD, MS - Hospital Medicine

Vicki L. Montgomery, MD, FAAP, FCCM - Critical Care

Marian E. Morris, MD - General Pediatrics

Ronald L. Morton, MD - Pulmonology, Allergy, & Immunology

Sara M. Multerer, MD, FAAP - Hospital Medicine


Ashley E. Neal, MD - Cardiology

Chukwuma (Chima) C. Nnorom, MD - Neonatal Medicine


Adrian R. O'Hagan, MD - Pulmonology, Allergy, & Immunology

Edward F. O'Neill, MD - Neonatal Medicine

Karen L. Orman, MD - Critical Care

Erin B. Owen, MD - Critical Care


Diana Pantalos, PhD - Genetics

Adam C. Patterson, MD, MSc - Emergency Medicine

Ronald I. Paul, MD - Emergency Medicine

Amber L. Pendleton, MD - General Pediatrics

Cody H. Penrod, MD - Emergency Medicine

Melissa Perrotta, MD - Cardiology

Christopher K. Peters, MD - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology

Eleanor B. Peterson, MD, FAAP - Critical Care

Lisa J. Pfitzer, MD - General Pediatrics

Jennifer M. Porter, MD - General Pediatrics

Melissa B. Porter, MD - Critical Care

Katherine E. Potter, MD, FCCM, FAAP, MEd - Critical Care

Malavika Prasad, MBBS - Nephrology

Patricia Purcell, MD, MBA - Administration



Gerard P. Rabalais, MD, MHA - Infectious Diseases

Ashok B. Raj, MD - Hematology, Oncology, & Stem Cell Transplant

Vinod B. Rao, MD, FAAP - Forensic Medicine

Wilson E. Reinke, MD, FAAP - Hospital Medicine

Wayne F. Rice, MD, MSc - Emergency Medicine

John L. Roberts, MD - Neonatal Medicine

Tonya W. Robinson, MD - Neonatal Medicine

George C. Rogers, Jr, MD, PhD - International Pediatrics

Michael D. Ruppe, MD, FAAP - Critical Care


Johnna M. Said, DO, MSc - Emergency Medicine

Mary C. Sandquist, MD - Critical Care

Jonathan G. Sayat, MD, FAAP - General Pediatrics

Kenneth N. Schikler, MD - Rheumatology

Kara M. Schmidt, MD, FAAP, FACR - Rheumatology

Kristie Vail Schultz, PhD - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology

Seth J. Schultz, MD - Neonatal Medicine

Elizabeth A. Schumacher, PhD - Neonatal Medicine

Leslie A. Schuschke, MD - Neonatal Medicine

Klint M. Schwenk, MD, MBA - Hospital Medicine

Lonnie L. Sears, PhD - Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Egambaram Senthilvel, MBBS - Sleep Medicine

Siddharth A. Shah, MD - Nephrology

Kimberly S. Shimer, MD - Neonatal Medicine

Tamina R. Singh, MBBS - Neonatal Medicine

Natalie Slone, DO - Hematology, Oncology, & Stem Cell Transplant

Courney A. Smith, PhD - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology

Walter L. Sobczyk, MD, FACC, FAAP - Cardiology

Joshua D. Sparks, MD - Cardiology

Beth A Spurlin, MD, PhD, MBA - Emergency Medicine

Rebecca L. Starr Seal, DO - Emergency Medicine

VIctoria A. Statler, MD, MSc - Infectious Diseases

Thomas C. Stephen, MD - Gastroenterology

Erica L. Stevens, MD, MPH - Pulmonology, Allergy, & Immunology

Michelle D. Stevenson, MD, MD, FAAP - Emergency Medicine

Dan L. Stewart, MD - Neonatal Medicine

Jennifer H. Stiff, MD, FAAP - General Pediatrics

John T. Stutts, MD, MPH - Gastroenterology

Janice E. Sullivan, MD, FAAP, FCCM, CPI - Clinical & Translational Research


Emily J. Tan, MD - Hospital Medicine

Yi Tan, PhD, FAHA - Research Institute

Jennifer H. Tasman, MD, MPH - Hospital Medicine

Rebecca L. Taulbee, MD - Hospital Medicine

Sucheta Telang, MBBS - Neonatal Medicine

Tsega A. Temtem, MD, FAAP - Gastroenterology

Judith A. Theriot, MD, CPE - General Pediatrics

Jennifer E. Thompson, MD - General Pediatrics

Bradly J. Thrasher, DO - Endocrinology

Patricia S. Todd, MD - Dermatology

Scott D. Tomchek, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA - Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

William T. Tse, MD, PhD - Hematology, Oncology, & Stem Cell Transplant

Deanna R. Tzanetos, MD, MSCI, FAAP - Critical Care



Chandra Vethoday, MBBS - Pulmonology, Allergy, & Immunology

Navjyot K. Vidwan, MD, MPH - Infectious Diseases

Laura L. Voegele, MD - Hospital Medicine


Fred H. Warkentine, MD, MSc - Emergency Medicine

Sara E. Watson, MD - Endocrinology

Bethany A. Wattles, PharmD, MHA - Child & Adolescent Health Research Design & Support Unit

Sarah J. Wilkens, MD, MPH - Cardiology

Jackson H. Williams, MD, FAAP, DTM&H - Hospital Medicine

P. Gail Willaims, MD - Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Ryan Williams, MD - General Pediatrics

Kupper A. Wintergerst, MD - Endocrinology

Bethany Woomer, MD, FAAP - Hospital Medcine

Laura Workman, MD - Hospital Medicine

Lucinda T. Wright, MD, FAAP, FACC - Cardiology




Nagma Zafar, MD, MD, PhD - General Pediatrics

Jun Zhao, DO - Hematology, Onoclogy, & Stem Cell Transplant















Community Partners

Making Louisville a better place to be a child, to have a child, to know a child.

The University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics takes seriously the university’s charge to use its expertise to help make metro Louisville a better place. We partner with several community groups on behalf of children, including:

Family and Children’s Place Child Advocacy Center

Family and Children’s Place Child Advocacy Center evaluates and treats children who have been sexually abused. Our affiliation began in 1993. Today, pediatrics faculty provide medical exams for clients of the advocacy center.

Family Health Center

Founded in 1976, Family Health Centers, Inc. is a Federally Qualified Health Center with seven locations. Its mission is to provide health care to medically underserved residents in the metro Louisville area.

Home of the Innocents

Home of the Innocents cares for chronically disabled children and operates a shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned children. UofL Pediatrics faculty serve as medical directors of their Kosair Charities Pediatric Convalescent Center and General Pediatric Clinic, and operate a primary care clinic that serves as a medical home for children in custody of the state, including foster children and children staying residential facilities such as Brooklawn. Our pulmonology and infectious diseases specialists help care for medically fragile children as well as those in the residential treatment center.Pediatric residents and medical students also spend time at Home of the Innocents.

Kosair Charities

For decades, the University of Louisville and Kosair Charities have partnered to help meet the health care needs of children throughout the state. What may surprise some people is that these efforts go beyond the delivery of care and research of new treatments to include advocacy for children.

Maryhurst Home for Girls

UofL Pediatrics has operated weekly clinics for the 60 to 80 abused and abandoned girls who live at Maryhurst since 2000.

Norton Children's Hospital

University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics and Norton Children's Hospital have a longstanding relationship, sharing commitment to serving the healthcare needs of the region's children. UofL Department of Pediatrics’ clinical faculty oversee the vast majority of general and subspecialty medical care at Norton Children’s Hospital. More than 65 percent of all pediatric medical admissions to Norton Children's Hospital are cared for by our Pediatric Hospital Medicine service . UofL Department of Pediatrics specialists staff the Norton Children's Hospital Outpatient Clinics in Bowling Green, Owensboro, and Paducah and the Emergency Department at Norton Children's Medical Center. Norton Children's Hospital provides financial support for many UofL Department of Pediatrics programs, including our pediatric medical residency training program.

WHAS Crusade for Children

The university and the Department of Pediatrics have a longstanding relationship with the WHAS Crusade for Children, whose generosity funds both direct patient care and much needed equipment.