Meet Our Residents


 PGY-2 Residents

Justin Chu, M.D.

Dr. Justin Chu

Hometown: Dayton, Ohio

Undergrad:  Miami (OH) University

Medical School:  Wright State University

Career Interests: Med-Peds Hospitalist, Global Health

Extra Involvement: Med-Peds Recruitment Committee

Personal Interests:  Basketball, Soccer, Run, Outdoor activities with my wife and my daughter, Ella!

Favorite Louisville Restaurant:  Highland Morning (because brunch is my favorite meal of the day) 

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Seneca or Cherokee Park, Big Four Bridge, St. Matthew's Farmers Market

Ryan Conard, M.D.

Dr. Ryan ConardHometown: Taylorsville, KY 

Undergrad:  Eastern Kentucky University (Go Colonels!)

Medical School:  University of Louisville School of Medicine

Career Interests: Endocrinology vs Allergy/Immunology. Medical Student education,  LGBTQ medicine, Transitional Care with Type I Diabetes.

Extra Involvement: Resident Quality Improvement Council

Personal Interests:  Strength training, Video games (PC and Switch gamer), Hiking, fixing up/decorating my new home, spending time with my family, eating out with friends, and trivia. Spending time with my cat, a rescued girl that is cute as can be and a rambunctious kitten that eats my plants.

Favorite Louisville Restaurant:  Hard to pick just one so I will name a few: Ramen House, El Taco Luchador, Havana Rumba, Blue Dog Café, Game, The Silver Dollar, Nord's Bakery, Payne Street Bakery, Troll Pub under the Bridge, Checks, Monnik, Oiishi Sushi, Dairy Kastle, Sunergos Coffee

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: The Kentucky Derby/Oaks, Sherby on Sherwood Ave, The Big Four Walking Bridge, St. James Art Fair, Cherokee Park, The Zombie Walk, St Patrick's Day Parade, and many more!

Sarah England, M.D.

 Hometown: Versailles, KY

Undergrad:  University of the Cumberlands

Medical School:  University of Louisville

Career Interests: Hospitalist, Global Health, Medical Education

Extra Involvement: Pediatric Resident Leadership Council, Med-Peds Program Evaluation Committee, Global Health Track

Personal Interests:  Spending as much time outside as possible, swimming, baking, reading (fiction and historical fiction are my favs), spending time with my niece and nephew

Favorite Louisville Restaurant:  Food: Havana Rumba, El Mundo, Feast. Ice Cream: Graeter's. Coffee: Quills.

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Eat at all the places (still so many new ones on my list!!), visit ice cream and coffee shops, Waterfront Park/Big Four Bridge

Ryan Mughmaw, M.D.

 Hometown: Marion, IN

Undergrad:  Butler University (#GoDawgs!)

Medical School:  Indiana University School of Medicine

Career Interests: Med-Peds Hospitalist with an Outpatient Peds Clinic; rural primary care, medical education

Extra Involvement: Med-Peds Curriculum Committee

Personal Interests:  Disney, Couponing, and Bad Reality TV (Married at First Sight). Spending time with my wife, Taylor and our black lab, Bruno. I have side gigs galore (grocery delivery, Lyft, mascot, etc.)

Favorite Louisville Restaurant:  Feast, Havana Rumba

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Going to Cherokee Park or the zoo; exploring new restaurants

Helen Turner, M.D.


Hometown: Jackson, MS

Undergrad:  Mississippi College

Medical School:  University of Mississippi School of Medicine 

Career Interests: Palliative Medicine Vs. Rural Med-Peds Primary Care

Extra Involvement: Pediatric Resident Leadership Council, Med-Peds Wellness Committee

Personal Interests:    I love to cook! Love my church-it’s given me some good friends outside of medicine. Also exploring Louisville and trying new restaurants and experiences. I added a quarantine pup: Maggie the mighty Mississippi Mutt!

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: Taco Luchador for weeknight dinner, Wiltshire Bakery for breakfast, Jack Fry's if someone else is paying

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Farmers Markets, checking out new restaurants , walking at any of the fabulous parks, sitting on my front porch, driving into work in the morning and seeing the skyline.

PGY-3 Residents

Ariel Carpenter, M.D.

 Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas

Undergrad:  Missouri State University 

Medical School:  University of Missouri (M I Z!) 

Career Interests: Med-Peds Hospitalist,  Global Health, Advocacy, Public Health. Improving Social Justice in Medicine, Gender Equity in Medical Education

Extra Involvement: KMA delegate, Med-Peds Wellness Committee Co-chair

Personal Interests:  International travel, trail running/hiking, hot yoga, NFL & college football, my cat: Yoshi!

Favorite Louisville Restaurant:  Naive: trendy and so many vegetarian options!

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Winery and bourbon tours.

Caitlin McKenzie, M.D.

 Hometown: Westerville, OH

Undergrad:  University of Notre Dame

Medical School:  Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Career Interests: Undecided academics, Global Health, Medical Education

Extra Involvement: Med-Peds Recruitment Committee

Personal Interests:  Running, Climbing, Lacrosse, Card and Board Games, Spending time with family and friends

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: Comfy Cow Ice Cream

Favorite things to do in Louisville: Wandering the riverfront and discovering local patios

Adam Neff, M.D.

Hometown: Brooks, Kentucky

Undergrad:  University of Louisville 

Medical School:  University of Louisville School of Medicine

Career Interests: Primary care with a focus on promoting health equity and reducing disparities for LGBTQ identified adolescents and young adults

Extra Involvement: Med-Peds Curriculum Committee

Personal Interests:  Fitness classes, eating at all the great restaurants in Louisville, going to concerts/shows, spending time with family and playing with my dogs, Ellie and Pepper. 

Favorite Louisville Restaurant:  Joy Luck

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Forecastle Music Festival, Cherokee Park (and Dog Hill), Speed Art Museum

Jonathan Phillips, D.O.

 Hometown: Rockport, Indiana

Undergrad:  Kentucky Wesleyan College

Medical School:  Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Career Interests: Undecided. Quality in Healthcare, including Kaizen and Lean Philosophies. Serving on NMPRA for second term as treasurer.

Extra Involvement: NMPRA Treasurer (second term), Pediatric Resident Leadership Council, IM Steering Committee

Personal Interests:  “Foodie”, personal finance, KC Royals and Philadelphia Phillies, spending time with my wife, Lauren and daughters: Marleigh and Elena - both were born during residency.

Favorite Louisville Restaurant:  Joella’s Hot Chicken

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Louisville Bats games

Kasey Reed, M.D.

 Hometown: Stanton, KY

Undergrad:  Morehead State University

Medical School:  University of Louisville

Career Interests: Combined Infectious Disease. HIV management in all age groups, antibiotic stewardship and opportunistic infection diagnosis and treatment. 

Extra Involvement: Med-Peds Program Evaluation Committee. Won State ACP Poster competition and presented nationally on a first case of U.S. bacteria transmitted by parasitic flies.

Personal Interests:  Hiking, running, exercising, cooking, reading, and trying new restaurants 

Favorite Louisville Restaurant:  Oishii, Bristol Bar & Grill

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Going to the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular at Iroquois park in the fall and finding new hiking places and restaurants

PGY-4 Residents

 Cristina Giles, M.D.

 Hometown: Houston, TX / Orlando, FL / Greensboro, NC

Undergrad:  Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA

Medical School:  Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans, LA

Career Interests: Sleep Medicine. Academic Medicine, Global Health, Social Justice in Medicine

Extra Involvement: IM Steering Committee, Med-Peds Curriculum and Program Evaluation Committees

Personal Interests:  International travel, LSU football, hiking with my dog, reading with my cat, cooking, exploring new restaurants and coffee shops. Avid fan of Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and anything Disney.

Favorite Louisville Restaurant:  Wild Eggs (Gluten free pancakes!)

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Walk Across the Big Four Bridge

Caleb Huber, M.D.

 Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Undergrad:  Vanderbilt University

Med School: Indiana University

Career Interests: Primary Care, Global health and Refugee Medicine, Patient Centered Medical Homes

Extra Involvement: Med-Peds Wellness Committee – Service Chair, Med-Peds Recruitment Committee, Pediatric Resident Leadership Council, Pediatric QI PCMH Project Leader

Personal Interests: Bass Guitar, Grand Teton National Park, ttending Awakening church

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: Taco Luchador, Con Huevos, Please and Thank You

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Hike at Beckley Creek and Pope Lick Park, birdwatching

Briana Trischan, M.D.

 Chief Resident

Hometown: Melrose Park, Illinois

Undergrad: Illinois Wesleyan University

Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

Career Interests: Palliative Care

Extra Involvement: House Staff Council, Med-Peds Wellness Committee Co-Chair,  Resident Quality Improvement Council, Med-Peds Program Evaluation & Recruitment & Curriculum Committees

Personal Interests: Spending time with my husband, John, playing board games, cooking, gardening, reading, violin, hiking and exploring new cities.          

Favorite Louisville Restaurant: Gralehaus (you have to try the crispy pork hash or biscuit and duck gravy!).

Favorite Thing To Do In Louisville: Checking out local breweries. Monnik and Gravely are some of my favorites!