NE KY AHEC Celebrates Class of 2015

5/1/2015

The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center celebrated the upcoming graduation of 38 local medical school students on April 13.  These students, who completed their third and fourth years of medical school in or are originally from the NE KY AHEC’s 17-county service area, will continue their studies in various residency programs across the nation.  

Students recognized at this year’s event are graduates of six different medical programs around the nation and include both allopathic and osteopathic trainees.  While attending medical school, the NE KY AHEC has assisted many of these students with housing, setting up clinical rotations, providing networking and educational opportunities, and helping them get involved with community service activities.  

“We are so proud of these amazing students,” said Julie Stephens, student services coordinator for the NE KY AHEC.  “They are bright and dedicated physicians-to-be and we hope to see them back in our region practicing medicine once their educations are complete.”

The evening was filled with celebration, inspiration, and entertainment. As part of this year’s event, guests were treated to a Kentucky Chautauqua performance featuring the character of frontier surgeon Dr. Ephraim McDowell, played by Morehead State University alumnus L. Henry Dowell. “Dr. McDowell” arrived to the event in character, interacted with guests, and gave an interesting and educational presentation on life as a surgeon in the early 1800s. A pioneer of abdominal surgery and pathology, McDowell practiced in Kentucky and performed the world’s first ovariotomy in 1809. The program was funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc., and the National Endowment for the Humanities.   

Class of 2015


 Graduate Hometown  University  Residency 
Erin Adams Beaver Dam, KY  University of Louisville School of Medicine  Orthopaedic Surgery at Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC 
John Alford Edgewood, KY  University of Pikeville KY College of Osteopathic Medicine  Family Medicine at Bethsda Family Practice, Cincinnati, OH 
Kate Banks Grayson, KY  University of Kentucky College of Medicine Rural Physician Leadership Program  Emergency Medicine at Palmetoo Health, Richland, SC 
Andrea Breaux Ashland, KY  University of Louisville School of Medicine   
Joshua Bryant Ashland, KY University of Pikeville KY College of Osteopathic Medicine  Family Medicine at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, KY
Nickolas Collins Flatwoods, KY University of Pikeville KY College of Osteopathic Medicine Emergency Medicine at University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
William Crankshaw Nashville, TN University of Louisville School of Medicine    
Courtney Cundiff Olive Hill, KY University of Kentucky College of Medicine Rural Physician Leadership Program  Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine, Charleston WV 
Ryan Eads Maysville, KY University of Kentucky College of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN
Eric Fleming Barlow, KY University of Kentucky College of Medicine Rural Physician Leadership Program  Internal Medicine at University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 
Andrew Gaydos Vanceburg, KY University of Pikeville KY College of Osteopathic Medicine Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine at St. John Medical Center, Westlake, OH
Nathaniel Harris Ashland, KY University of Kentucky College of Medicine Physiatry Medicine and Rehab at Case Western/Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Allison Hunter Ashland, KY University of Louisville School of Medicine    
Christopher Jude Louisa, KY University of Pikeville KY College of Osteopathic Medicine   
Amanda Korzep Greenup, KY University of Louisville School of Medicine     
Brandon McHenry Versailles, KY University of Pikeville KY College of Osteopathic Medicine  Pediatrics at University of Louisville School of Medicine Kosair's Childrens, Louisville, KY
Brittany Moore Jackson, KY University of Pikeville KY College of Osteopathic Medicine   
Parvathi Nataraj Morehead, KY University of Kentucky College of Medicine  Pediatrics at University of Florida College of Medicine Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL
Ashtin Nix Tyner, KY University of Kentucky College of Medicine Rural Physician Leadership Program  Pediatrics at Greenville Health Systems/University of South Carolina, Greenville, SC 
Ryan Penticuff Winchester, KY  University of Kentucky College of Medicine  Transitional at Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, OH & Radiology-Diagnostic Medicine at Standford University Programs, Stanford, CA 
Kent Robinson Lexington, KY University of Pikeville KY College of Osteopathic Medicine   
Amanda Romesberg Lexington, KY  University of Pikeville KY College of Osteopathic Medicine  Radiology at Univerisity of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Chelsea Salyer Ashland, KY  University of Louisville School of Medicine    
Shanna Sharber Richmond, KY  University of Kentucky College of Medicine Rural Physician Leadership Program  Pediatrics at University of Louisville School of Medicine Kosair's Childrens, Louisville, KY
Thomas Sharp Alexandria, KY University of Pikeville KY College of Osteopathic Medicine  Family Medicine at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Cincinnati, OH 
Michelle Smith London, KY University of Kentucky College of Medicine Rural Physician Leadership Program  Family Medicine at Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, IN 
Courtney Maiden South Portsmouth, KY University of Pikeville KY College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Marshall Stai Ashland, KY  University of Pikeville KY College of Osteopathic Medicine  Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
Kyla Tolliver Greenup, KY University of Kentucky College of Medicine  Pediatrics at University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN
Alexei Trout Louisa, KY University of Pikeville KY College of Osteopathic Medicine   
Evan Vincent Olive Hill, KY University of Kentucky College of Medicine  Emergency Medicine at Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL 
Matthew Ward Ashland, KY  University of Pikeville KY College of Osteopathic Medicine   
Alice Weaver Morehead, KY University of Alabama School of Medicine
Kenisha Webb Pikeville, KY University of Kentucky College of Medicine Rural Physician Leadership Program   Anesthesia at Texas A&M - Scott & White, Temple TX
Travis Wheeler Maysville, KY University of Louisville School of Medicine Family Medicine at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
Joey Wilder Morehead, KY Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine  
Kris Wolfe Beechmont, KY University of Kentucky College of Medicine Rural Physician Leadership Program   Internal Medicine at University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 
Ashleigh Wright Mt. Sterling, KY University of Pikeville KY College of Osteopathic Medicine  

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