Louisville Lectures

Open Access Medical Education

Committed to sharing Internal Medicine focused lectures as free open access medical education.

Lecturers S - Z

The people on this page represent some of the best teachers our institution has to offer.
All lecturers here are Invited Faculty Educators with Louisville Lectures and the Internal Medicine Lecture Series.

Vivak Sharma, M.D., FACP


Dr. Sharma is an Assistant Professor on faculty at the University of Louisville with an appointment in the division of Hematology and Oncology. His clinical interests are gastrointestinal malignancy and hemophilia. His faculty profile page can be found here

  • Paraproteinemias - A review of multiple myeloma and Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia.
  • Bleeding Disorders - In this lecture he discusses disorders of platelets and the coagulation cascade. 

Michael Stillman, M.D.


Dr. Stillman is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville. He is well known for his focus on the human aspect of medicine and as an advocate for patients.  His training was at Boston University School of Medicine. His areas of interest are patients recovering from spinal cord injury and resident education. His faculty profile can be found here


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Dr. Tamas is an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville and is the Auerbach Family Endowed Chair in Psycho-Oncology. She is also the Director of the Psycho-Oncology Service for the Department of Psychiatry. One of her clinical focuses is developing and improving a multi-disciplinary approach to care for patients and families at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

  • Somatoform Disorders - In this lecture, she touches on clinical criteria and then delves into treatment options.


Betty Villafuerte, M.D.


Dr. Betty Villafuerte is an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville. Her clinical interests are obesity, diabetes, and hypoglycemia. Her faculty profile can be found here

  • Therapies for Diabetes - In this lecture, she covers basics of diabetes treatments including oral agents, subcutaneous insulins and newer drugs.
  • Complications of Diabetes She covers all the bases (heart disease, stroke, neuropathy, renal disease, peripheral arterial disease

Stephen Winters, M.D.


Dr. Stephen Winters is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Louisville.  His faculty profile can be found here.

  • Adrenal Disorders - In this lecture he discusses Cushing Syndrome, hyperaldosteronism, pheochromocytoma, and adrenal insufficiency. 
  • Disorders of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary - Dr. Stephen Winters presents the hypothalamus and pituitary by first presenting the clinical manifestations of pituitary disease. He then discusses various cases as well as treatment and management of each disorder. 
  • Hypogonadism in Women and Men - Dr. Stephen J. Winters discusses "hypogonadism" in women and men through various photos, studies, and cases. He uses many case questions to discuss different scenarios as well as characteristics of hypogonadism that may not be obvious at first glance.