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Emily Allen, DO, MBA
Hometown: Columbus, NE
Undergrad: Rockhurst University | Kansas City, MO
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences | Kansas City, MO
Personal Interests: I love spending time with my family and friends, trying new restaurants and coffee shops, reading and finding new books. I have two dogs who I go exploring with. I enjoy cooking and baking and hosting dinner parties! I'm always down for a Disney movie night or a board game night, and in what free time I have left, I like to crochet, craft, and take care of my many plants. 
Future Goals in Medicine: Critical Care or Neonatology

 Alexandra Anderson, DO
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Undergrad: University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill | Chapel Hill, NC
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine | Harrogate, TN
Personal Interests: Spending time with my husband and our pets (dog: Barley and cats: Pepper and Cocoa), traveling, cooking, trying out new restaurants, playing golf, board games, reading. 
Future Goals in Medicine: Undecided: general pediatrics, child abuse, genetics, ED

 Keerthana Bathala, MD (Child Neurology)
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Undergrad: Augusta University | Augusta, GA
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia | Augusta, GA
Personal Interests: Baking, hand lettering, exploring new restaurants, spending time with family and friends
Future Goals in Medicine: Child Neurology

 Kristen Belford, MD
Hometown: Richmond, KY
Undergrad: University of Louisville | Louisville, KY
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine | Louisville, KY
Personal Interests: Being a full time Mama and Wifey. I also enjoy being outdoors, drinking coffee, and eating brunch. 
Future Goals in Medicine: Breastfeeding Medicine

 Madison Farley, MD
Hometown:
Fort Thomas, KY
Undergrad:
University of Alabama
Medical School:  St. George's University | Lubbock, TX
Personal Interests: Spending time with family & friends, working out, crime podcasts, traveling, reading mystery novels, my favorite anime is a llama, and Alabama football - Roll Tide!
Future Goals in Medicine: Undecided, but interested in Global Health

 Ally Howard, MD
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Undergrad: University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY
Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine | Lexington, KY
Personal Interests: I enjoy all outside activities like hiking, walks, and lake days, spending time with my husband, our dog, Onyx, friends and family, crafting, and trying new restaurants.
Future Goals in Medicine: Undecided but interested in advocacy and global health as part of my career path

 Jerry Julian, DO
Hometown: Louisville, OH
Undergrad: Kent State University | Kent, OH
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine | Athens, OH
Personal Interests: Anything that gets me up and moving; I love hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, working out, or playing pick-up games with friends. 
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrics or Pediatric Emergency Medicine

 Ashley Klein, DO
Hometown: Tarpon Springs, FL
Undergrad: University of Florida | Gainesville, FL
Medical School: Edward via College of Osteopathic Medicine | Auburn, AL
Personal Interests: Getting involved in my church community, crafting/crocheting, going on long walks, playing board games, reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends.
Future Goals in Medicine: Undecided but currently interested in General Pediatrics and Hematology/Oncology

 Leticia Koher, MD
Hometown: Richmond, KY
Undergrad: University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine | Louisville, KY
Personal Interests: I love UK athletics, being outside, traveling, all things Disney, and spending time with my family, fiancé and our puppy Booker (named after former Wildcat Devin Booker, go Cats!)
Future Goals in Medicine: General pediatrics, pediatric advocacy and community outreach

 Josh Lee, MD
Hometown:  Columbus, OH
Undergrad:  University of Cincinnati DAAP | Cincinnati, OH
Medical School:  Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine | Dayton, OH
Personal Interests:  Tennis, photography, dogs, cooking.
Future Goals in Medicine: Undecided, but interested in cardiology and heme-onc.

 Allison Marks, MD
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Undergrad:  University of Louisville | Louisville, KY
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine | Louisville, KY
Personal Interests: Spending time with my family and friends, ice skating, taking my dog (Libby) to our family farm, baking & cake decorating, all things Disney, Nicholas Sparks and Celine Dion.
Future Goals in Medicine: Neonatology!

 Kaitlyn Middaugh, MD
Hometown: Maysville, KY
Undergrad: Morehead State University | Morehead, KY
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine | Louisville, KY
Personal Interests: Spending time with my family and two dogs, baking especially at Christmas time, and DIY projects.
Future goals in Medicine: Undecided, but interested in general pediatrics and cardiology

 Mohamed Mohamed, MD (Child Neurology)
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Undergrad: Trinity Christian College | Palos Heights, IL
Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine | Ribishi, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Personal Interests: I am an avid sports fan who played Division-1 college soccer but also enjoys basketball, football and tennis. I love traveling and trying new foods and restaurants with my wife Sarah.
Future goals in Medicine: After completion of my Child Neurology residency, I wish to practice in an underserved community.

 Jessica Nelms, MD
Hometown: Villa Hills, KY
Undergrad: University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine | Louisville, KY
Personal Interests:  Reading, yoga, eating (new recipes and new restaurants!), spending time with friends and family
Future Goals in Medicine: Outpatient pediatrics but also primary care for children with complex medical needs!

 Bill Ngha, MD
Undergrad: Georgetown College | Georgetown, KY
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine | Grenada
Personal Interests: I love attending stand-up comedy shows, collecting sneakers, traveling, and cooking. I am an avid fan of University of Kentucky football and Duke basketball.
Future Goals In Medicine: Neonatology

 Libby Nields, MD
Hometown: Florence, KY
Undergrad: University of Dayton | Dayton, OH
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine | Louisville KY
Personal Interests: Exploring breweries around town, spending time outdoors with my husband and daughter, cooking, and exercising specifically running & cycling!
Future Goals in Medicine: General Outpatient Pediatrics

 Chandni Patel, MD
Hometown: Melrose, MN
Undergrad: Minnesota State University - Moorhead | Moorhead, MN
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School | Minneapolis, MN
Personal Interests: Spending time with friends, family, and my new puppy Cocoa as well as hiking, cooking/trying new foods, woodworking, reading, and of course, watching Netflix!
Future Goals in Medicine: Undecided, but interested in primary care/gen peds and pediatric hospitalist medicine

 Jake Ritchie, MD (Child Neurology)
Hometown: 
Greenville, SC
Undergraduate: 
Clemson University | Clemson, SC
Medical School: 
University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Greenville | Greenville, SC
Personal Interests:  
Anything outdoors (hiking, kayaking, sailing, ultimate frisbee, beach volleyball), Clemson football/tailgating, playing with my 9-month old son and Black Lab.
Future Goals in Medicine: 
Child Neurology

 Kristin Schutzman, MD
Hometown: Alexandria, KY
Undergraduate: Thomas More University | Crestview Hills, KY
Medical School: University of Louisville | Louisville, KY
Personal Interests:  Exploring all the local restaurants, bakeries, breweries, distilleries, and parks in Louisville with my husband, family, and friends! I also enjoy reading, gardening, sewing, knitting, and trying new recipes.
Future Goals in Medicine: General Pediatrics

 Molly Stinnett, MD
Hometown: Greensburg, KY
Undergrad: University of Pikeville | Pikeville, KY
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine | Louisville, KY
Personal Interests: Running, leisurely biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing-anything that involves sunshine!
Future Goals in Medicine: Undecided but interested in hospital medicine and emergency medicine

 Sarah Tepner, MD
Hometown: Fishers, IN
Undergrad: Bob Jones University | Greenville, SC
Medical School: Indiana University | Indianapolis, IN
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, working out, hiking, playing piano, exploring parks, trying new restaurants, and being involved in my church community
Future Goals in Medicine: Interested in pulmonology

 Victoria Thompson, DO
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Undergrad: Miami University | Oxford, OH
Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences | Yakima, Washington
Personal Interests: Hiking, trail running, swim team coaching
Future Goals in Medicine: Undecided but interested in general pediatrics and endocrinology

 Dylan Vish, MD
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Undergrad: University of Louisville | Louisville, KY
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine | Louisville, KY
Personal Interests: Science (particularly space, physics, and chemistry), biking, Nintendo games
Future Goals in Medicine: I love education and learning science, so hope to be involved in Medical Education. Otherwise, strong interest in Emergency Medicine and Cardiology

 Becky Von Handorf, MD
Hometown: Cold Spring, KY
Undergrad: Northern Kentucky University | Highland Heights, KY
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine | Louisville, KY
Personal interests: Spending time with my husband, our dog, family, and friends. I also love reading, true crime podcasts, and listening to Taylor Swift on repeat.
Future goals in medicine: Undecided but interested in general pediatrics and neonatology

 Kaitlyn West, DO
Hometown: Bardstown, KY
Undergraduate: Western Kentucky University | Bowling Green, KY
Medical School: Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine | Pikeville, KY
Personal Interests: Reading, baking, traveling with my husband, playing fetch with our dog, working out, and binging all the Netflix and Disney+
Future Goals in Medicine: Interested in general pediatrics with also concentrating on child advocacy and global health.

 Paris Yamek, MD, MPH
Hometown: Franklin, TN
Undergrad: Baylor University | Waco, TX
Medical School: ETSU Quillen College of Medicine | Johnson City, TN
Personal Interests: Baylor sports, running, hiking, live music, exploring new cities, playing with my dog Josie, spending time with friends and family
Future Goals in Medicine: Undecieded, maybe gen. peds, heme-on, or child abuse

 Jessika Young, DO
Hometown: Leitchfield, KY
Undergrad: Centre College | Danville, KY
Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine | Harrogate, TN
Personal Interests: Traveling, hiking, trying new types of coffee, cooking, kickboxing, watching the New York Yankees, and spending time with friends and family!
Future goals in medicine: General Pediatrics

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