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Meet the Family Medicine Residents

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From left to right: Dr. Augusta Rawlins-Rader, Dr. Suheung (Steven) Lee, Dr. Matthew Kolok, Dr. Daniel Meis, Dr. Hamed Haghnazar, Dr. Jerry Bradley and Dr. Hayat Itani

Why did they choose this residency program?

Jerry Bradley, MD

Dr. Bradley"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."

Education: University of Alabama School of Medicine

Experience: Naval Health Clinic Lemoore, Family Medicine Clinic

Hamed Haghnazar, MD

Dr. Haghnazar"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."

Education: Chief Resident, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Hayat Itani, MD 

Dr. Itani"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."

Education: Faculté de Médecine de Monastir Tunisia

Experience: American University of Beirut, Pediatric Residency

M. Damon Kolok, MD 

Dr. Kolok"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."

Education: University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Experience: US Air Force flight doctor, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida

Suheung (Steven) Lee, MD 

Dr. Lee"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."

Education: Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Odessa

Daniel Meis, DO 

Dr. Meis"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."

Education: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Auburn

Augusta Rawlins-Rader, MD

Dr. Radar"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."

Education: University of Toledo College of Medicine

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About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital; the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.

About Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital represents a new era of healthcare and wellness for the region. The modern $378 million flagship hospital facility (opened in 2013) features a nine-story facility licensed for 477 patient beds and offers views of lush green vistas and natural scenery from every room. In addition, highly advanced medical technology is easily accessible. Among the advancements, Owensboro Health has invested in:

  • 16 operating room suites
  • Two da Vinci® surgical systems to aid in minimally invasive procedures
  • Expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Epic - electronic medical records system
  • RFID (Radio-frequency Identification) system for technology tracking and inventory

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