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.
Dmitry Abramov, M.d., M.s.
Dr. Abramov is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in the division of Cardiology. His clinical and research interests are in Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Ventricular Assist Devices, and Echocardiography. See his faculty profile here.
- Acute Decompensated Heart Failure - Dr. Abramov covers acute decompensated heart failure starting with a review of the underlying pathophysiology and treatment.
- Patient Evaluation for Advanced Heart Failure Therapies - Dr. Dmitry Abramov presents patient evaluations for advanced heart failure therapies by first discussing the classification system for heart failure severity.
George Aronoff, M.D., M.S, FACP
Dr. Aronoff served for many years at the University of Louisville as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Nephrology and Pharmacology, Medical Director of the University of Louisville Dialysis Unit and as the Nephrology Fellowship Program Director. He is currently the Assistant Chief Medical Officer at Renal Ventures Management in Colorado. See more here.
Lorrel Brown, M.D.
Dr. Brown is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville and is the Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Medicine fellowship. Her medical training was completed at Johns Hopkins University. She recently won the Clinical Faculty Teaching Award from the residents. Her areas of interest in cardiac critical care, post-graduate medical education, and in-hospital cardiac arrest. Her faculty profile can be found here.
Aortic Stenosis and General Valvular Principles - (Or When Aortic Stenosis Gets Ugly) - In this lecture, Dr. Brown covers the basics aortic stenosis assessment and management as well as general principles for other valvular diseases.
Cardiac Tamponade and Miscellaneous Cardiomyopathies - she discusses tamponade cardiac physiology (including demystifying pulsus pardoxus). She continues to cover the differentiation of constrictive and restrictive cardiomyopathies.
Emergency Arrhythmias 101- (Or Why Electricity is Good For Patients) - In this lecture, she covers the basics of emergent arrhythmias.
Bradyarrhythmias - a thorough review of aortic stenosis using cases: from making the diagnosis to management for asymptomatic and symptomatic stenosis including TAVR.
Shock and Hemodynamics in the ICU - the basics of shock including how to recognize cardiac shock from history, physical exam and invasive monitoring.
Mechanical Complications of Myocardial Infarctions - covers the common results of MI in a case-based approach. She includes papillary muscle and free wall rupture, mitral regurgitation, VSDs, RV infarct, aneurysm, pericarditis and arrhythmias.
Acute Coronary Syndromes 101 - Dr. Lorrel Brown covers ACS basics: coronary perfusion, types of myocardial infarction, and how to diagnose MI using history exam and EKG findings. She reviews ACS risk scores, acute treatment of ACS and some common pitfalls.
Anna Burke, D.O.
Dr. Anna Burke presented this talk at the University of Louisville as she neared the end of her chief residency. She is currently a member of the Internal Medicine Faculty at the University of Michigan. Her faculty profile can be found here.
- An Approach to Low Back Pain - (Or Proving Once Again Narcotics are Not First Line Therapy) - Dr. Burke is trained in Osteopathic Medicine and she shares her outstanding approach to low back pain.
Eric C. Burton, M.D.
Dr. Eric Burton attended the University of Michigan Medical School, completed his residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals and his fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco. His clinical interest is in adult neuro-oncology and his board certifications include the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Neuro-Oncology. Click here to visit his faculty profile.
- Neuro-Oncology - (Brain Tumor) Dr. Burton explains CNS tumors, common gliomas, histological classification of tumors and the epidemiolgy of primary brain and CNS tumors.
David Casey, M.D.
Dr. Casey is an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville in the division of Psychiatry. He also serves as the Senior Vice Chair and Head of Clinical Services for the Department of Psychiatry. He received training at University of Louisville and University of Washington Schools of Medicine. His special interest is geriatric psychiatry, psychiatry history, and psychiatric medical education. His faculty profile can be found here.
- Mood Disorders - In this lecture, Dr. Casey reviews mood disorders for the general internist.
Dawn Caster, M.D.
Dr. Caster is an Assistant Professor with the University of Louisville in the division of Nephrology. Her clinical interest is in glomerulonephritis and lupus nephritis. Her faculty profile can be found here.
Ruth Carrico Ph.D, FSHEA, RN, CIC
Dr. Carrico an Associate Professor with the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Carrico has received training specific for healthcare epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Her faculty profile can be found here.
- Study Designs - Dr. Ruth Carrico discusses Quality and Performance Improvement as a research topic
- Grand Rounds: Refugee Health and the Kentucky Global Health Center - Dr. Rahel Bosson and Ruth Carrico give an overview of the real struggle of the refugee population and provide an update of the current state of refugee health in Kentucky.
Amit Dwivedi, M.D., RVT, RPVI, FACS
Dr. Dwivedi is an associate professor and Chief of the Vascular Surgery Division at the University of Louisville. His clinical interests are endovascular aortic repair and hemodialysis access. His faculty profile can be found here.
- Intro to Peripheral Vascular Disease - Here Dr. Dwivedi discusses perspectives on PVD tailored towards internal medicine providers.
Karim El-Kersh, M.D.
Dr. El-Kersh is currently a Sleep Medicine trained Pulmonologist at the University of Louisville. He completed his Pulmonary and Critical Care and Sleep Medicine fellowships in Louisville. We are fortunate that he stayed with the university of has continued to be very active in education and research. His clinical interests include pulmonary hypertension and sleep-related disorders. His profile can be found on the fellowship website here.
- Pulmonary and Critical Care Review - (Or More Than An Internist Ever Needed to Know) - In this compilation of four lectures, he gives a comprehensive boards-style review of pulmonary and critical care medicine for the internist.
Introduction to Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension - Dr. El-Kersh discusses the classification of Pulmonary Hypertension as well as the definition of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. He then discusses the pathophysiology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.
Introduction of OSA - Dr. Karim El-Kersh discusses the definition, physiology, and risk factors of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. He then discusses diagnosis, consequences, and lastly, treatment.
LORI EARNSHAW, M.D., F.A.A.H.P.M.
Dr. Earnshaw is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville and the Section Chief of Palliative Medicine where she is the Director of the Palliative Medicine Fellowship and Clerkship as well as the Director of the University of Louisville Palliative Care Program. She now works at Hosparus. Read about it here.
- Discussing DNR Orders - Dr. Lori Earnshaw covers how to conduct a clear, effective discussion of DNR including indications and outcomes of CPR and how to approach conflicts about code status in a case-based method.
Martin Espinosa Ginic, M.D.
Dr. Martin Espinosa is an Electrophysiology fellow at the University of Louisville. He completed his cardiology fellowship in Louisville. He is well known as an excellent educator. Today, he works in Nasvhille, TN where he specializes in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is affiliated with Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital. Watch him here.
- Arrhythmia Concepts: Tachycardias - Here Dr. Espinosa discusses concepts in analyzing and approaching treatment in arrhythmias.
- EKG Concepts - Aimed at the medical residents, this review of EKGs is accessible to a wide audience, from practitioners looking to brush up on their skills to medical students trying to improve on the basics.
A-fib and A-Flutter Concepts - Dr. Martin Espinosa covers differentiating A-fib from A-flutter based on ECG features. Then he delves into therapeutic options including answering some FAQs of the house staff officers.
Russell Farmer, M.D.
Dr. Farmer is on faculty with University of Louisville as a General and Colorectal Surgeon. His areas of interest are inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancers. His faculty profile can be found here.
- Acute Abdomen - Here Dr. Farmer discusses an approach to the acute abdomen from an surgeon's perspective.
- Colon Cancer - Dr. Russ Farmer covers basic concepts of colon cancer including epidemiology and clinical decision making.
Juan Guardiola-Sala, M.D.
Dr. Guardiola is an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville, the Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Louisville VA hospital, and director of the sleep medicine fellowship. His faculty profile can be found here.
- Community Acquired Pneumonia - One of the most experienced Pulmonary and ICU physicians on the Louisville faculty reviews the guidelines for diagnosis, disposition and treatment of CAP.
JULIE HARTING, PHARMD.
Julie Harting is a clinical pharmacist at University of Louisville and an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at Sullivan University. She serves on the Infectious Disease Bone and Joint team. Her areas of interest are antimicrobial stewardship and bone and joint infections.
- Antibiotics Review 1 - This is the first of a two part series reviewing antibiotics. This lecture focuses primarily on basic antimicrobial principles including pharmacokinetics and other fundamental principles.
- Antibiotics Review 2 - This is the second part of a series. This lecture focuses on basic antimicrobial agents.
Glenn Hirsch, M.D., MHS, FACC
Dr. Glenn Hirsch is an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville. He is the Clinical Director and Fellowship Director for the Cardiology Division. He trained at Loyola, Michigan and Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine. His areas of interest are cardiac MRI, ultrasound, and cardiac critical care. His faculty profile can be found here.
- Acute Aortic Syndromes - In this lecture, Dr. Hirsch discusses assessment and initial management of acute aortic syndromes.
Sathya Krishnasamy, M.D.
Dr. Krishnasamy a faculty member at the University of Louisville. She is an associate professor and Section Chief of Endocrinology and specializes in diabetes management and metabolism. She participates in the Endocrine Educators Forum of the International Endocrine Society. Her faculty profile can be found here.
- Calcium Metabolism - Dr. Krishnasamy discusses calcium metabolism using a practical, case-based approach.
- Thyroid Disease - Dr. Sathya Krishnasamy presents cases to illuminate the physiology of thyroid disease including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid nodules.
- Novel Therapeutics in Diabetes - Dr. Sathya Krishnasamy walks through real-life examples of patients and their indications for novel treatments for diabetes with a focus on mechanisms of action.
Nancy Kubiak, M.D., FACP
Dr. Kubiak is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville. She is an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency and is a managing clinician for both the resident and faculty outpatient practices. She received training at Baylor, Colorado, and Mississippi. Her areas of interest are graduate medical education, faculty development, and improving quality of clinical care. Her faculty profile can be found here.
- Quality Improvement - She discusses basics of QI and walks through an approach to Quality Improvement as an internist.
Tao Le, M.D., M.H.S.
Dr. Tao Le is an Associate Professor and head of the Allergy and Immunology division at Louisville. He has interests in medical education and medical informatics. Tao earned his M.D. from University of California, San Francisco and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Yale University and a fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Univesity in allergy and immunology. In addition, he completed an MHS at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At Yale, he was a regular guest lecturer on the USMLE review courses and an advisor to the Yale University School of Medicine curriculum committee. He has authored and edited many versions of First Aid and is founder and editor-in-chief of the online USMLE Rx Question Bank. His faculty profile can be found here.
- Allergic Rhinitis - Here he discusses types of rhinitis (infectious, allergic, non-infectious and non-allergic rhinitis, chronic rhinitis with and without polyps). Then he delves into epidemiology, complications, and treatment options (including environmental control, antihistamines, nasal steroids, surgery. He touches on chronic sinusitis as well as when to refer to an allergist or ENT.
Eleanor Lederer, M.D., FASN, FACP
Dr. Lederer is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville. She is the Chief of the Division of Nephrology, the Program Director for the Nephrology and Kidney Disease Fellowship, and is active in leadership in the American Society of Nephrology. She received training at Baylor University School of Medicine. Her areas of interest include kidney stone, genetic kidney disease, and renal complications of pregnancy. Her faculty profile can be found here.
- Electrolyte Emergencies - Here she discusses emergencies of sodium and potassium derangements.
- Calcium Homeostasis - she discusses balance of calcium in bones and kidney with case-based approach to derangements.
- Sodium, Potassium and Diuretics - sodium and potassium regulation including mechanisms of diuretics.
- Clinical Decision Making - As a "Clinician's Clinician," Dr. Lederer takes listeners along through her diagnostic process where she discusses how she thinks about making the diagnosis.
Gerald Lee, M.D.
Dr. Gerald Lee is an Assistant Professor on faculty at the University of Louisville. He is the Division Chief of both the adult and pediatrics department of Allergy and Immunology. He now works at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
- The Basics of Immunotherapy - Dr. Lee reviews allergens with an introduction to subcutaneous, sublingual and oral immunotherapy.
- Anaphylaxis and Urticaria - Here, he discusses common inpatient and outpatient allergy problems.
- Primary Iimmunodeficiencies - Dr. Lee discusses common primary immunodeficiencies using a case-based approach.
- Rhinosinusitis - Dr. Lee highlights important differences between allergic and non-allergic rhinosinusitis and emphasizes how to evaluate and treat the presentation of rhinitis.
Lina Mackelaite, M.D.
Dr. Mackelaite is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville in the department of Nephrology. She primarily works in renal transplantation. She is one of the teaching faculty for the renal elective rotation which includes the transplant center at Jewish Hospital. You can find her faculty profile here.
- Renal Transplant - (or How to Care For Your Squeaky New Kidney) - Dr. Mackelaite gives a practical lecture on the topic of transplant with a focus on evaluation, qualification, benefits, and management.
Luis Marsano-Obando, M.D., FACG, FASGE, FAASLD, FAGA
Dr. Marsano is a professor of medicine at the University of Louisville and holds a Distinguished Chair in Hepatology in the department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. His clinical interests are treatments for hepatitis and cirrhosis. His faculty profile can be found here.
Craig J. McClain, M.D.
Dr. McClain is a Professor of Medicine in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Louisville. He is the Chief of Research for the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, an Associate Director of the fellowship program, and holds several university administrative positions for research.
- Overview of Alcoholic Liver Disease and Addiction - Dr. Craig McClain discusses the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease, treatment, and patient cases.
Charlene Mitchell, M.D., MSPH, FACP
Dr. Mitchell is an Associate Professor of the University of Louisville with a dual appointment in internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She trained at University of Illinois and University of Louisville. She is one of the teaching faculty for the internal medicine inpatient service at University of Louisville Hospital. Dr. Mitchell's faculty profile can be found here.
- Acute Mental Status Changes - (or When the Brain Fails) - In this lecture she discusses her approach to assessment and diagnosis of acute mental status changes.
- Coordinating Safe Discharges - Dr. Mitchell discusses the process of discharge and the surprising complexities that surround getting a patient home safely and with information that they and their primary care physician can understand.
- The Evaluation of Syncope - Dr. Mitchell discusses the etiology, evaluation, and workup of syncope in different age groups.
Bryan Moffett, M.D.
Dr. Bryan Moffett is on faculty at the University of Louisville as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. He practices at the VA Hospital and is known for his ability to simplify and organize complex pathology. His faculty profile can be found here.
- Acute and Chronic Diarrhea - Dr. Moffett gives one of his well known lectures on acute and chronic diarrhea.
- Approach to Anemia - algorithms for determining testing and ends with his own set of cases to provide clinical vignettes on common presentations.
- Common Intern Issues - Dr. Bryan Moffett examines common issues interns may face.
Sri Mokshagundam, M.D.
Dr. Sri Moskshagundam is an Associate Professor on faculty with the University of Louisville in the department of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes and is Chief of Endocrinology at the VA Hospital. His clinical areas of interest are obesity, complications of diabetes and insulin secretion. His faculty profile can be found here.
- DKA & HHS - In this lecture, Dr. Mokshagundam reviews an in-depth approach to these diabetic emergencies.
David Nunley, M.D.
Dr. Nunley is a Professor of Medicine on faculty at the University of Louisville. He is the Clinical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at Louisville and is a teaching attending in the MICU. He has received multiple awards from national organizations including UNOS, American College of Chest Physicians and American College of Critical Care Medicine. His faculty profile can be found here.
Adrian O'Hagan, M.D.
Dr. O'Hagan is an Assistant Professor with joint appointments with Pediatrics and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. O'Hagan has specific interest in early CF therapy and transition from pediatric to adult medicine in CF. His faculty profile can be found here.
- Cystic Fibrosis - Here he discusses CF care for the internist as life expectancy for CF patients increases.
Dipendra Parajuli, M.D.
Rafael Perez, M.D.
Dr. Rafael Perez is a Professor of Medicine on faculty at the University of Louisville and is the Chief of Medicine and Vice Chair of VAMC Affairs at the Louisville VA Hospital. His interests include interstitial lung disease, pulmonary rehabilitation, and lung masses. His faculty profile can be found here.
Paula Peyrani, M.D.
Dr. Peyrani is on faculty with the University of Louisville under the division of Infectious Diseases. She is also the director of the HIV Clinic at the University. Her faculty profile can be found here.
Julio Ramirez, M.D., FACP
Dr. Ramirez is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville and is the Division Chief for Infectious Disease. His research interests are infection control and the Community Acquired Pneumonia Organization. His faculty profile can be found here.
- Bacteremia and Intravascular Infections - (Or What to Do When Bacteria Cross the Line) - Dr. Ramirez delivers a summary of patterns of bacteremia and treatments.
- Research in a University Setting - Dr. Julio Ramirez covers important principles regarding conducting research in a university setting.
- Grand Rounds - Dr. Rahel Bosson and Ruth Carrico give an overview of the real struggle of the refugee population and provide an update of the current state of refugee health in Kentucky.
Kerri Remmel, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Kerri Remmel is the Chief of Vascular Neurology at the University of Louisville. She has been recognized both at the state and national levels for her work in creating the first stroke center in Kentucky as well as the quality of care provided for patients with stroke. Her faculty profile can be found here.
- Emergency Stroke Care - In this lecture, she addresses immediate care needs for patients with acute CVA.
Jason Roberts, M.D.
Dr. Jason Roberts is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Director of Endoscopy in the Department of Gastroenterology at the University of Louisville. His faculty profile can be found here.
- Acute Pancreatitis: Medicine vs. Surgery - In this lecture he addresses management of acute pancreatitis and his perspectives on whether is is a primarily surgical or medical diagnosis.
W. Neal Roberts, M.D.
Dr. Roberts is a Professor of Medicine and Division Chief of the Rheumatology Division at the University of Louisville. He writes the rheumatology procedural parts of UpToDate and has 50 peer reviewed articles. Current clinical research interests include mechanisms of interstitial fibrosis in rheumatic diseases and decision support software for combating fragmented care in SLE. His faculty profile page can be found here.
- Systemic Inflammatory Illnesses - Dr. Neal discusses an approach by separating Lupus, Vasculitis and Vasculitis Mimics.
JESSE ROMAN, M.D., FACP, FACCP
Jesse Roman is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at University of Louisville, where he is also the chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders Medicine. He serves as a professor in the department in pharmacology and toxicology. His focus of research is interstitial lung disease. See his profile here.
- Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias - Dr. Jesse Roman covers the definition of interstitial lung disease as well as it's evaluation and management.
- Changing Medicine or the Life of Tom Petty - Dr. Roman takes us on a journey exploring the life of a man who changed pulmonary medicine in the 20th century. A story of an ordinary man, with extraordinary drive and a passion for medicine. Dr. Roman challenges us all to dream and to believe in our own ability to reshape our profession in the 21st century as we "stay ahead of the game!"
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.
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.
REBECCA TAMAS, M.D.
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.
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.