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Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Med-Peds

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Full Time Faculty


Curtis Cary, MD, FAAP, FACP
Program Director Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Med-Peds Continuity Clinic Director

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Dr. Cary completed his med-peds residency at the University of Kentucky in 2008, serving as the med-peds chief resident his last year. Afterwards, he served as chief resident in Pediatrics 2008-2009. Dr. Cary attends on pediatric services and precepts in the med-peds continuity clinic, where he is Med-Peds Continuity Clinic Director.

Selected Honors and Awards:
2002 William R. Martin Excellence in Pharmacology Award
2005 Pediatric Residency Intern Team Player Award
2005 Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Resident of the Month (7/05, 2/05)
2007 Internal Medicine Resident of the Month (1/07)
2007 UK Chandler Medical Center Resident of the Month (10/07)
2007 Internal Medicine Scholarly Research Award (2nd Place)
2008 Internal Medicine Outstanding Senior Talk Award
2008 Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Award
2008 Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Award of Excellence
2009 Warren E. Wheeler Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics
2010 Abraham Flexner Master Educator Award, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
2011 American College of Physicians Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Day Grant

Selected Educational Roles:
  • Graduate Medical Education Compliance Subcommittee, 2009-present
  • Department of Pediatrics Residency Curriculum/Education Committee, 2004-present
  • Med-Peds Continuity Clinic Director, 2009-present

Chris Feddock, MD, MS, FAAP, FACP
Associate Program Director Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Internal Medicine Program Director

Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Dr. Feddock completed his med-peds residency at the University of Kentucky in 2002, serving as the med-peds chief resident in his last year. Afterwards, he served as chief resident in Internal Medicine and completed an academic medicine fellowship at the University of Kentucky, earning a Masters degree in Education. He precepts in the med-peds continuity clinic.

Selected Honors and Awards:
2005 Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Internal Medicine
2005 American College of Physicians Outstanding Internal Medicine Teacher at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine
2006 Warren E. Wheeler Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics
2007 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Kentucky Chapter
2007 Abraham Flexner Master Educator Award - all five areas
2008 Arnold P. Gold Faculty Humanism Award
2009 University of Kentucky Clinical Teaching Award
2011 Chairman's Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics

Selected Educational Roles:
  • Assistant Dean of Curriculum, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 7/2012 - present
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, USMLE Step 1 Introduction to Clinical Diagnosis Test Material Development Committee, 2006-present
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Internal Medicine Hospital Subinternship Committee, 2007-present
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Interdisciplinary Review Committee, 2008-present
  • University of Kentucky Graduate Medical Education Compliance Subcommittee, Vice-chairman, 2007-present
  • Editor - Griffith CH, Hoellein AR, Feddock CA, Harrell H (editors). First Exposure to Internal Medicine: Hospital Medicine. McGraw-Hill; 2007.
  • Editor - Hoellein AR, Griffith CH, Feddock CA, Loftus TL, Haist SA (editors). First Exposure to Internal Medicine: Ambulatory Medicine. McGraw-Hill; 2007.

John Stewart, MD
Assistant Program Director Internal Medicine-Pediatrics


Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Dr. Stewart completed his med-peds residency at the University of Kentucky in 2010, serving as med-peds chief resident during his last year. Afterwards, he served as chief resident in Internal Medicine from 2010-2011. In addition to his duties as Assistant Program Director he precepts in the Med-Peds continuity clinic.

Selected Honors and Awards:

2007 Intern Team Player Award, Department of Internal Medicine
2009 Outstanding Resident in Pediatric Nephrology
Selected Educational Roles:
  • Med-Peds Residency Competency Committee Chair, 2011-present
  • Course Director for the Med/Peds Acting Internship, 2011-present


Angela Dearinger, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor Medicine and Pediatrics

Dr. Dearinger completed medical school at the University of Kentucky and completed her med-peds residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2005. She completed an academic medicine fellowship at the University of Kentucky in 2007, and earned a Masters degree in Public Health. She currently has joint appointments with the College of Medicine and the College of Public Health. Dr. Dearinger is the Director of the Kentucky Public Health Research Network (K-PHReN), one of the first public health practice-based research networks in the U.S.  She also works with the National Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research, Kentucky Appalachia Public Health Training Center, and the Kentucky Rural Cancer Prevention Center. She is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics, and attends on the internal medicine wards and in the med-peds continuity clinic.

Selected Honors and Awards:
2000 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Kentucky Chapter
2005 Abstract of the Year Award, Southern Society of General Internal Medicine Regional Meeting
2002 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Alabama at Birmingham Chapter
2006 Abstract of the Year Award, Southern Society of General Internal Medicine Regional Meeting
2009 National Public Health Leadership Institute Scholar

Charles H. Griffith, MD, MSPH

Med-Peds Faculty and Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs at UK

Dr. Griffith completed a med-peds residency, and then completed a two-year general internal medicine fellowship and earned his Master's of Science in Public Health degree at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Dr. Griffith received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee He is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Griffith was the clerkship director of internal medicine for third-year medical students from 1993 until 2007. This is his first year as Internal Medicine Residency Program Director. His teaching skills have been duly recognized, he has received more teaching awards than any other faculty member not only for the College of Medicine, but also for the entire University of Kentucky.

He serves as a preceptor in the med-peds continuity clinic and on the general medicine wards.

Selected Honors and Awards:
1996, 1998 - 2007 Clinical Golden Apple Award (given by third-year students to the outstanding teaching clinical faculty member)
1996 Chairman's Award for Teaching Excellence, Department of Internal Medicine
1996 Five Star Master Teachers Award, College of Medicine
1999 Southern Society of General Internal Medicine Clinician-Educator of the Year.
1999 Humanism in Medicine Award, from UKCOM Class of 1999, Sponsored by the Health Care Foundation of New Jersey
2000 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Kentucky Chapter
2001 OSR/AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award
2004 AOA/AAMC Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award
2005 Gold Humanism in Medicine inductee, AAMC meeting, November 5, 2005
2006 CDIM Educational Research Award renamed as Charles H. Griffith, III Educational Research Award

Selected Educational Roles:
  • President, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM), 2002
  • Chair, National Board of Medical Examiners, Ambulatory Medicine Test Committee, USMLE II, 2003-2007
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Step 2 Interdisciplinary Review Committee, 2004-present
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Step 2 Committee, 2007-present
  • Editor - Griffith CH, Hoellein AR, Feddock CA, Harrell H (editors). First Exposure to Internal Medicine: Hospital Medicine. McGraw-Hill; 2007.
  • Editor - Hoellein AR, Griffith CH, Feddock CA, Loftus TL, Haist SA (editors). First Exposure to Internal Medicine: Ambulatory Medicine. McGraw-Hill; 2007.
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Comprehensive Review of USMLE (CRU) Design Task Force, 2008-present

Mary Duke, MD, FACP

picture of UK Med-Peds faculty member Mary Duke

Chief of Internal Medicine- Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Dr. Duke received her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Urbana, and completed her med-peds residency at the University of Kentucky. She completed a fellowship in general internal medicine at the University of Washington and Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Seattle. Board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics, she is a leader in teaching and advising activities within the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Duke was the program director at the University of Kentucky for 10 years, stepping down in 2005. She has served as Governor for the American College of Physicians Kentucky Chapter since 2006.

Selected Honors and Awards:
1990 Clinical Golden Apple (given by third-year students to the outstanding clinical faculty)
1991 Clinical Golden Apple
1998 Clinical Clerkship Teaching Award, Primary Care (given by third year students to the outstanding teacher in the primary care clerkship)
1999 Five Star Master Teacher Award, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
2000 Clinical Clerkship Teaching Award, Primary Care
2003 Nominee for Laureate Award, KY Chapter of American College of Physicians
2007 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Kentucky Chapter

Selected Educational Roles:
  • University of Kentucky Med-Peds Program Director, 1994-2005
  • Stanford Faculty Development Program in Clinical Teaching, 1996
  • Med-Peds Program Directors Association, President, 1997
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center, Associate Chief of Staff for Education, 2008-present

John Ragsdale, MD, MS



Associate Program Director Internal Medicine

Dr. Ragsdale graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency at UK, serving as Med-Peds chief resident his final year. After residency, he completed a General Internal Medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh and received a Master of Science in Medical Education. His academic interests include curriculum development, physical exam, and clinical reasoning. He attends on the inpatient internal medicine services.




TJ Lile, MD



Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics - Hospitalist Program

Dr. Lile completed medical school at the University of Kentucky and completed his med-peds
residency training at the University of Kentucky in 2010.  He attends on both internal medicine and pediatric wards.




Paula Bailey, MD, MHA

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics - Hospitalist Program

Dr. Bailey graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2000 and completed her med-peds residency at the University of Kentucky in 2004.  She completed an academic medicine fellowship at the University of Kentucky in 2006, and has earned a Masters Degree in Health Administration.  She attends on both the internal medicine and pediatric wards.


Zack Roy, MD

picture of UK Med-Peds faculty member Zack Roy

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Hospitalist Director of Good Samaritan Hospital

Dr. Roy completed medical school at the University of Kentucky and completed his med-peds residency at the University of Kentucky in 2006. He is now a member of the hospitalist team at UK, working on both the internal medicine and pediatric wards.


Mike McCoy, MD

picture of UK Med-Peds faculty member Mike McCoy

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics- Veteran's Administration Medical Center Hospitalist Program

Dr. McCoy completed medical school at the University of Kansas and completed his med-peds residency at the University of Kentucky in 2006. He  now primarily works as a VAMC internal medicine hospitalist and works some shifts in the general pediatrics twilight clinic at UK.


Specialist Med-Peds Faculty

Michael Anstead, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Pulmonary

Dr. Anstead received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed a med-peds internship at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He finished his residency in med-peds at the University of Kentucky, where he also completed his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine in 1996. Dr. Anstead is the director of the adult cystic fibrosis program.

Joe Auer, MD

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine- GI

Dr. Auer received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in 2005 and completed his med-peds training at the University of Kentucky in 2009. Dr. Auer completed his GI fellowship at the University of Kentucky in 2012.

Hubie Ballard, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Neonatology

Dr. Ballard received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky and completed his med-peds residency at the University of Kentucky in 2000. Afterwards, he served as chief resident for Pediatrics prior to completing his neonatology fellowship at UK. He attends in the Neonative Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Scottie Day, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Critical Care

Dr. Day received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in 2002.  He completed his Med-Peds residency at Indiana University in 2006.  Dr. Day completed his pediatric critical care and research fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in 2010. 

Debbie Flomenhoft, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine - Gastroenterology

Dr. Auer received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky and completed her med-peds training at the University of Kentucky in 2002. After residency, she served as Chief Resident of Pediatrics prior to beginning her fellowship.

Dianna Howard, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine - Hematology-Oncology

Dr. Howard received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky and completed her med-peds training at the University of Kentucky in 1995. After residency, she completed a Hematology-Oncology fellowship at UK and is currently a faculty member in UK's Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. Her work has focused on the care of leukemia and bone-marrow transplant patients.

Brian Murphy, MD, MPH

Adult Infectious Disease

Dr. Murphy received his medical degree from the University of Louisville and completed his med-peds training at the University of Kentucky in 2003. He completed an infectious disease fellowship at the University of Kentucky in 2005. As an attending in the Bluegrass Care Clinic, he provides care to children and adults with HIV.

Jenna Ross, MD

Pediatrics Residency Program Director and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Ross received her medical degree from the University of Louisville and completed her med-peds residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003. She served as chief resident in pediatrics from 2003-2004. She has been at UK since 2004 and served as the Pediatrics Medical Student Clerkship Director from 2007 to 2011.

Doug Schneider, MD

Professor of Pediatrics - Cardiology

Dr. Schneider received his medical degree from the University of New Mexico and completed his med-peds training at the University of Kentucky in 1992. He completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship in 1995.

W. Jackson Smith, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine - Endocrinology

Dr. Smith completed his med-peds residency at the University of North Carolina College of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC, where he also completed a fellowship in endocrinology. Dr. Smith received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N. C. Dr. Smith is board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, endocrinology, and diabetes and metabolism for internal medicine and pediatrics.


Community-based Faculty

Ralph Alvarado, MD

Dr. Alvarado received his medical degree from Loma Linda and is a 1998 graduate of the University of Kentucky Med-Peds program. He has a thriving med-peds primary care practice in Winchester, KY.

Brian Andreas, MD

Dr. Andreas received his medical degree from the University of California at Davis and is a 1994 graduate of the University of Kentucky Med-Peds program. Following his residency, he opened a primary care med-peds practice in Winchester, KY.

Andrew Balbaugh, MD

Dr. Balbaugh received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine (NEOUCOM) and is a 2007 graduate of the University of Kentucky Med-Peds program. He has a primary care med-peds practice in Georgetown, KY.

Stephen Besson, MD

Dr. Besson received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky and is a 1998 graduate of our Med-Peds program. After his residency, he served as chief resident of internal medicine prior to opening his med-peds primary care practice in Cynthiana and Carlisle, KY.

Eric Bradburn, MD

Dr. Bradburn received his medical degree from Texas A&M University and is a 2003 graduate of the University of Kentucky Med-Peds program. He currently has a primary care med-peds practice in Winchester, KY.

Rick Hall, MD

Dr. Hall received his medical degree from the University of Louisville and completed his med-peds residency at the University of Kentucky in 1994. He currently has a thriving primary care med-peds practice in Mt. Sterling, KY.

Joel Knight, MD

Dr. Knight received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky and is a 2008 graduate of the University of the University of Kentucky Med-Peds program, serving as med-peds chief resident in his final year. He has a primary care med-peds practice in Georgetown, KY.

Suzanne Pica, MD

Dr. Pica received her medical degree from the University of Florida and is a 1994 graduate of the University of Kentucky Med-eds program. Following residency, she opened a primary care med-peds practice in Winchester, KY.

Jeffrey McGinnis, MD

Dr. McGinnis received his medical degree from the University of Louisville and completed his med-peds residency at Ohio State University in 1994. He currently has a primary care med-peds practice in Mt. Sterling, KY.

Frank McKemie, MD

Dr. McKemie received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed a med-peds residency at Emory University in 1982. He has a primary care med-peds practice in Cynthiana and Carlisle, KY.

Richard West, MD

Dr. West received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky and completed a med-peds residency at University of Tennessee-Memphis. He has a primary care med-peds practice in Paris, KY.

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