Meet the Family Medicine Residents

Family Medicine Residency residents group photo

Graduation Year: 2025

Millie Babbs

Millie Babbs, MD

Education: University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Avery Buckles

Avery Buckles, DO

Education: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Brian Christensen

Brian Christensen, DO

Education: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

Zhen Arthur Lu

Zhen Arthur Lu, MD

Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Matthew Pearson

Matthew Pearson, MD

Education: Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

Eric Stewart

Eric Stewart, MD

Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine

Graduation Year: 2024

Eric Carlson
Eric R. Carlson, DO

Education: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kirsi Kuiper
Kirsi N. Kuiper, MD

Education: University of Louisville School of Medicine

Parul Pahal
Parul Pahal, MD 

Education: Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, India

Zachary Panzarella
Zachary Panzarella, DO 

Education: University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Libby Sisson
Libby K. Sisson, MD 

Education: Indiana University School of Medicine

Erin Webb
Erin S. Webb, DO 

Education: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduation Year: 2023

Dr. Bradley
Jerry Bradley, MD

Education: University of Alabama School of Medicine

Dr. Haghnazar
Hamed Haghnazar, MD

Chief Resident
Education: University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Dr. Itani
Hayat Itani, MD 

Education: Faculté de Médecine de Monastir Tunisia

Dr. Kolok
M. Damon Kolok, MD 

Education: University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Dr. Lee
Suheung (Steven) Lee, MD 

Education: Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Odessa

Dr. Meis
Daniel Meis, DO 

Education: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn

Graduation Year: 2022

Dr. Radar
Augusta Rawlins-Rader, MD

Education: University of Toledo College of Medicine

Why did they choose this residency program?

"This program offers an opportunity for full-spectrum care, which means that I get to help patients at all stages of life. That's a unique opportunity that a lot of programs don't really offer you." - Jerry Bradley, MD

"I was born and raised in Kentucky and I wanted to serve Kentuckians. I was impressed with the mission of this program. Our program director wanted to start something from the ground up that would be everlasting and really have a positive impact on the people here." - Hamed Haghnazar, MD

"When you see the experience of Dr. Sivoravong with 20 years' experience with residency programs, and you see that the attendings and the faculty members have long experience, and when you are with the University of Louisville, you are confident that you will get the best education available." - Hayat Itani, MD

"This being an unopposed program is a big draw. We are not competing with ER residents or surgery residents in the hospital to get to do procedures or to be involved in cases. And with this being a new program, I like the idea of being able to help set the tone." - M. Damon Kolok, MD

"I really liked the director's vision to generate residents who can basically practice anywhere at the end of their residency program. Also, the staff from the hospital, the CEO and other doctors, were very supportive for this residency program. That was very impressive." - Suheung (Steven) Lee, MD

"I intend to practice in an underserved, rural area. I felt like being exposed to a wide variety of pathology in a rural setting would be a good experience for my career as a rural family doctor." - Daniel Meis, DO

"When you're interviewing for residency programs, you can tell whether or not they actually care about you and that you succeed. I felt like this would be a place that would both care about the work we do, as well as the people doing the work. And I have no regrets. I was right." - Augusta Rawlins-Rader, MD