Meet The Residents Family Medicine Residency About our Program About Our Region Alumni How to Apply Meet the Faculty Meet the Residents First Year Residents Second Year Residents Third Year Residents Obstetrics Fellowship First Year Residents Seth Carmichael, DO Dr. Seth Carmichael grew up in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. He attended Centre College for his undergraduate studies where he majored in Biology. Seth earned a Master’s degree in Medical Science at the University of Kentucky and completed his medical education at the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. Seth chose St. Elizabeth because it is a strong, unopposed program and prepares residents to practice full-spectrum family medicine. After spending a month rotating with the program, Seth quickly noticed the unparalleled passion for teaching and learning from both residents and faculty. His specific interests within family medicine include rural health and sports medicine. In his free time, Seth enjoys spending time with his wife, Shelby, and their dog, Ruby. He also enjoys playing golf, fishing, and kayaking. Shelby Carmichael, DO Dr. Shelby Carmichael grew up in Cynthiana, Kentucky. She attended Northern Kentucky University for her undergraduate degree, where she majored in biology with a minor in chemistry. She received her medical training from the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. Shelby chose St. Elizabeth because of their long-standing history of training well-rounded family physicians. After spending a month with the program, she felt at home with residents, faculty, and staff. Shelby’s interests within family medicine include geriatrics and women’s health, and she feels St. Elizabeth provides great opportunities in these specific areas within their overall broad-spectrum training. In her free time, Shelby enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her husband, Seth, and their dog, Ruby. Alyssa Dickerson, DO Dr. Alyssa Dickerson was born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and medical degree at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Alyssa chose St Elizabeth because it has incredible full-spectrum, unopposed family medicine training in a wonderful community. She is passionate about full-spectrum family medicine, including obstetrics and women’s health. During her interview with St. Elizabeth, she felt an instant connection with the faculty and residents. She felt like the faculty are extremely supportive and willing to help her pursue and achieve her career goals. While visiting St. Elizabeth, she fell in love with the culture of the residency and felt like this was the place she wanted to be for residency training. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog. She also loves baking and finding ways to make healthy and delicious treats! Ramsi Dykes, DO Dr. Ramsi Dykes grew up in the rural town of Hot Coffee, Mississippi. She earned her Bachelor of Science from William Carey University, her Masters of Medical Science from Mississippi College and attended Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Auburn for her medical training. Ramsi chose St. Elizabeth for the program’s unopposed status and emphasis on in-patient training. While visiting, she immediately fell in love with the overall culture of the program, especially the comradery shown between the faculty and residents. Ramsi’s medical interest includes rural medicine, in-patient care, and emergency medicine. Outside of medicine, Ramsi enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Jordan, and their two dogs, Ridley and Dallas. She also enjoys many outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and spending time at the beach. Jessica Ferrer Martinez, MD Originally from Southern California, Dr. Ferrer Martinez earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology at UCLA and her master's degree in Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. During her medical training at University of Cincinnati, she realized that Family Medicine allowed her to combine her special interests in teaching, behavioral health, and sexual/reproductive health. She is incredibly excited and honored to have found her home in both Family Medicine and St. Elizabeth, where she will be able to foster these interests while expanding her training with robust inpatient and procedural experience. Outside of medicine, Dr. Ferrer Martinez enjoys training in martial arts, reading Stephen King, and searching for the perfect street taco. Garrett Kandell, MD Dr. Garrett Kandell was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio and attended Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine for his medical training. Garrett was looking for an unopposed program with a strong culture where he could get exceptional training in full-spectrum medicine. He quickly realized St. Elizabeth would offer him an abundance of high-quality firsthand training in a supportive, fostering, and professional atmosphere. For those reasons and many more, he knew St. Elizabeth was where he wanted to further his medical training. When not practicing medicine, Garrett spends most of his time going kayaking, hiking, camping, and fishing with his son, Warren. Aaron Blain Moorhouse, DO Dr. Blain Moorhouse grew up in Meridian, Idaho. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and attended the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical training. During his interview with the faculty and fellow residents, who all exemplified great skill and professionalism, Blain knew that the program at St Elizabeth is where he wanted to further his medical knowledge and abilities. With its unopposed standing and opportunities for growth in all areas of medicine it was a perfect match for Blain who has a goal to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine following residency. In addition to medicine, Blain enjoys fishing, sports and spending time with his wife and children. Sarah Parker, MD Dr. Sarah Parker grew up in Murray, Kentucky. She earned her bachelor’s and medical degree at the University of Louisville. Throughout her medical training, Sarah met exceptional physicians who had trained at St. Elizabeth and felt she would become a well-trained family physician there too. After interviewing, she knew that nowhere else quite compared in quality of training and positive team atmosphere. Sarah’s interests within medicine include rural health, addiction medicine, and underserved medicine. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Vince, walks in the park, group fitness, and watching the TV series Ted Lasso and Scrubs. Sarah Taylor, MD Dr. Sarah Taylor grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, where she earned her bachelor of science in biology from the University of Louisville. She received her medical training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. St. Elizabeth was Sarah’s top choice because of the outstanding training for full spectrum family medicine. Immediately, Sarah sensed St. Elizabeth’s warm, welcoming atmosphere and the faculty’s passion for both educating residents and serving patients. She knew this would foster an extraordinary learning environment. Sarah is confident that no matter where life takes her, she will be prepared to serve patients and her community with high quality, patient centered care. Sarah would describe herself as a curious and creative person. She enjoys getting “lost in the weeds” in a figurative and literal sense, regarding details about new subjects and exploring nature with her husband and dog, Pepper. She has an eclectic taste in music, a spicy taste in food, and she likes arts and craft projects when she can find the time. Cassandra Wampler, MD Dr. Cassandra Wampler grew up in Vanceburg, Kentucky. She majored in biology and earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Louisville. She then attended the University of Kentucky for her medical training. Casey chose St. Elizabeth due to the comradery of the residents and faculty and dedication to high quality training. During her interview and second look this is where she felt most at home. She is enthusiastic about practicing in a community hospital that is unopposed. She is interested in full spectrum rural medicine, particularly in the outpatient setting. Outside of medicine, Casey enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and dog. She enjoys snow skiing, reading, and watching Marvel movies with her husband. Second Year Residents Julie Beck-Otero, MD Dr. Julie Beck-Otero grew up in Union, Kentucky. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Minor in Business Management from University of Louisville. She then continued her medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. As a third-year medical student, Julie spent a month rotating with St. Elizabeth and immediately knew it is where she wanted to continue her medical training. The faculty and residents are passionate, supportive, and knowledgeable. Julie knew the programs emphasis on broad spectrum training would allow her to develop into a well-rounded family physician prepared to serve her future patients. Julie hopes stay nearby after training to serve her community. In her free time Julie enjoys exercise and being outdoors, cooking and baking new recipes, and spending time with her husband, family, and dog, Louie. Caitlin Butler, MD Dr. Caitlin Butler grew up in West Chester, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor of Science in biology from The Ohio State University and attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati. Caitlin did her fourth year rotation at St. Elizabeth and fell in love with the program. She saw how the faculty were committed to teaching and the residents supported each other and created a positive, welcome learning environment. She is excited to be a member of the medical team at St. Elizabeth and to continue her learning at this outstanding program. She looks forward to the well-rounded training she will receive that will allow her to provide the best care to all patients. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys crocheting, reading murder mystery novels, and playing disc golf. She and her wonderful husband, Jake, live in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. Madison Griffis, MD Dr. Madison Griffis grew up in West Chester, Ohio. She attended the University of Charleston, in Charleston, WV for her Bachelor of Science in Biology. After that, she relocated to Huntington, WV for her medical degree at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Madison chose St. Elizabeth because of the number of procedures residents get to learn, and experiencing the St Elizabeth "education center" showcasing how much value St. Elizabeth places on training their staff to be prepared for anything. She has a strong interest in rural medicine, as well as emergency medicine. Her hopes are to be able to work in a rural location, mainly as an outpatient physician, but with the ability to practice at an urgent care or emergency room setting, as well. In her free time, Madison enjoys spending time with her husband, and her children. She also enjoys exploring nature, playing video games, and is excited to check out the local food scene! Alissa Lenz, DO Dr. Alissa Lenz grew up in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. She earned her bachelor of science in neurobiology from University of Wisconsin- Madison and attended Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Colorado for her medical training. Alissa chose St. Elizabeth for its exceptional full spectrum training and unopposed program status. More importantly though, even with a virtual interview day, she immediately felt at home with the faculty and residents and knew that these were the people she wanted to complete her training with. Alissa has a wide range of interests, but is particularly passionate about rural medicine, women’s health, and outpatient procedures. Outside of medicine, Alissa enjoys spending time with her fiancée, Joey, and their pup, Willow. She also enjoys DIY projects, hiking, and trying new restaurants and breweries! Cayla Masarik, MD Dr. Cayla Masarik was born in Indianapolis and raised in Florence, Kentucky. She earned her bachelor’s and medical degree at the University of Kentucky. Since early in her medical training, Cayla has been confident that St. Elizabeth is the perfect residency program for her. She is very passionate about both inpatient and outpatient medicine, and found St. Elizabeth’s training to be unparalleled in both settings. She fell in love with the culture of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and attributes this mostly to the phenomenal residents and faculty. Cayla and her husband have always called Northern Kentucky their home, so she is thrilled to continue her career in NKY near her parents and four younger brothers. She stays busy with her family, her dog, and loves to exercise in her free time. Rachel Nolan, MD Dr. Rachel Nolan is originally from Covington, Kentucky. She attended University of Louisville for her undergraduate degree, where she majored in biology and minored in chemistry. She continued on at the University of Louisville for medical school. Rachel chose St. Elizabeth because of their full-spectrum training opportunities, commitment to serving the community, and the opportunities available to pursue learning in special areas of interest. She is looking forward to continuing her training in the inspiring and supportive community at St. Elizabeth. Rachel enjoys baking, crocheting, board games, and spending time with her husband, Thomas, and her family. Adriana Rivera, MD Dr. Adriana Rivera grew up in Hope, Arkansas. She attended the University of Arkansas for her undergraduate studies where she majored in biology with minors in music and French. She then attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for her medical training. After rotating through St. Elizabeth in her third year of medical school, Adriana was highly impressed with the broad, robust experiences residents have in the program and knew St. Elizabeth would offer exceptional training for her to become a well-rounded family medicine physician. The welcoming and supportive environment among the faculty and residents was a highlight of the program for her. Her medical interests include underserved care, rural health, procedures, women's health, and obstetrics. In her free time, Adriana enjoys playing tennis, listening to French podcasts, exploring local breweries, attending sporting events, and cheering on the Arkansas Razorbacks alongside her wonderful family. Katelyn Smith, DO Dr. Katelyn Smith is originally from Hazard, Kentucky. She attended Transylvania University for her undergraduate degree and the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine for her medical training. Katelyn was drawn to St. Elizabeth by the dedication to high quality training and the close-knit relationships among faculty and residents. She is looking forward to continuing her training with us, as she is confident that she is in the right place to become the well-rounded family physician that she has always hoped to be. In her free time, Katelyn enjoys running, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with friends and family. Makayla Uebelhor, MD Dr. Makayla Uebelhor was raised in Lexington, Kentucky. She attended the University of Louisville for her undergraduate education, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in Spanish. She completed her medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Makayla chose St. Elizabeth for a variety of reasons, the most important being the compassion demonstrated between members of the residency program, both towards each other and towards patients. She is enthusiastic about the opportunities of an unopposed program, such as the development of procedural skills and practice of full-spectrum family medicine. In her free time, Makayla enjoys exploring local cuisine, sand volleyball in the summertime, and movie nights with family and friends. Cody Van Linge, MD Dr. Cody Van Linge was raised in Lancaster, Ohio. He attended the University of Cincinnati for his undergraduate degree in physiological science. Cody continued his medical education at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Deciding to complete his residency at St. Elizabeth was an easy choice. The family atmosphere of the program combined with its experienced faculty and staff made the hospital environment feel like a second home. He is committed to understanding his patients on a personal level and positively impacting all aspects of their lives. Sports medicine and lifestyle medicine are his career interests. Cody loves being outdoors hiking, hunting, playing tennis and skiing in the winter months. He also enjoys board games and visiting the local breweries with friends, working out, and watching Star Wars. Third Year Residents Pratik Bhade, MD Dr. Pratik Bhade grew up in Louisville, KY. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Louisville College of Business and received his medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Pratik selected St. Elizabeth for its dedication to compassionate care and full-spectrum training. After a wonderful interview day experience, he found himself considering the program at St. Elizabeth to be the gold standard against which he measured all other programs. Pratik has a wide range of interests and found St. Elizabeth to be the perfect place to train as a family medicine provider. In his spare time, Pratik likes to play the violin, read murder mysteries, and experiment in the kitchen. He also enjoys spending time with friends and will never say no to a game of spikeball! Kory Brinker, DO Dr. Kory Brinker grew in Pikeville, Kentucky. He attended the University of Kentucky for both his undergraduate and graduate education, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Biotechnologies and his Master’s in Public Health. He then attended the University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine for his medical training. After rotating through St. Elizabeth Healthcare during medical school, Kory chose to continue his training here due to the program’s emphasis on rigorous, broad spectrum training accompanied by a passionate and supportive faculty. Having a passion for rural medicine, Kory knows the high quality training he will receive will allow him to provide dynamic healthcare no matter the setting. In his free time, Kory enjoys spending time with his wife, Shelby and his dog, Peanut. In addition, Kory enjoys playing the guitar and banjo, bicycling, and watching the University of Kentucky sports. Ian Coker, DO Dr. Ian Coker is from New Hartford, New York but moved to Colorado Springs as a teenager. He completed his undergraduate degree at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon before going to medical school at Midwestern University – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ian chose St. Elizabeth because he is committed to practicing full spectrum family medicine in the future with strong interests in inpatient medicine, population health and underserved medicine. He hopes to pursue a career practicing as broadly as possible, while also advocating for the specialty of family medicine. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, hiking and spending time with his wife and co-resident Kelly. Kelly Coker, DO Dr. Kelly Coker was born and raised in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She completed her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin before attending medical school at Midwestern University -- Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Kelly chose St. Elizabeth because she wanted an unopposed program with opportunities for education in women’s health, obstetrics and gynecology. She also has interests in sports medicine and is interested in pursuing a career in academics in the future. Kelly enjoys playing and watching sports, Pure Barre classes and trying new restaurants with her husband and co-resident, Ian Coker. Kevin Feeley, DO Dr. Kevin Feeley was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Dayton and attended medical school at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky. As a fourth-year medical student, Kevin spent a month rotating at St. Elizabeth and immediately knew it was where he wanted to continue his medical training. The broad-spectrum training that this unopposed program offers will allow Kevin to pursue his goal of becoming a well-rounded family physician. Kevin and his wife, Colleen, live in Cincinnati, Ohio. They enjoy listening to music (in particular, their collection of vinyl albums), playing sports (volleyball, golf, and pickleball), going to breweries, and watching the Cubs. Luke Hong, MD Dr. Luke Hong was born in Korea, where he finished his primary education, and then moved to the U.S. where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science and a Master’s of Science, both at the University of Cincinnati. Luke completed his medical training at the University of Sydney in Australia. Among all the places he has lived in, he identifies most closely with Cincinnati, Ohio and considered himself an American. Luke is interested in full, broad spectrum family medicine and an unopposed family medicine training. The extensive inpatient and outpatient opportunities at St. Elizabeth were particularly attractive. Luke also found the staff and residents at St. Elizabeth especially approachable and friendly, with a supportive learning environment evidenced by facilities and policies. Luke enjoys playing music, cooking with his wife, and learning something new - be it language, coding, a new musical instrument, or useless skills like juggling or training his cat to perform tricks. Amanda Jeffries, DO Dr. Amanda Jeffries grew up in Bardstown, Kentucky. She attended Transylvania University for her undergraduate education where she studied psychology. She then received her medical training at the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. Amanda felt the warmth and passion of the residents, faculty, and staff from the moment she first visited St. Elizabeth. She has a strong interest in Women's Health and is looking forward to continuing her training at St. Elizabeth where there are so many opportunities to hone her skills in specific interests while receiving excellent training to practice the full scope of family medicine. Amanda enjoys spending time with her family. In their free time, Amanda and her family love taking on home improvement projects, painting, and trying out new things on Pinterest. She also enjoys traveling and all things baked goods! Mfowethu Langeni, DO Dr. Mfowethu "Fo" Langeni, a first generation American, is the son of South African parents. Dr. Langeni grew up in East Lansing, Michigan. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and furthered his studies with a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. After establishing a ten-year career as a mechanical engineer. Dr. Langeni opted to pursue his passion for medicine. He completed his medical training in Pikeville, Kentucky at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Langeni chose St. Elizabeth for a variety of reasons, including the stellar reputation of their residency program, the family friendly nature of area, and his familiarity with and ties to the region. Dr. Langeni is especially interested in Obstetrics and the residency program at St. Elizabeth allows him the flexibility to further hone his expertise in all the falls under the scope of Family Medicine. In his free time, Dr. Langeni enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters. In addition to cooking, spending time outdoors and reading, he is an avid sports fan, and particularly invested in the success of his alma mater, Michigan State University athletics. You Wei Lin, MD Dr. You Wei Lin is from Toronto, Canada. He attended University of Toronto for his undergraduate studies, where he earned B.Sc in Biology and Physiology. He then attended medical school at the University of Kentucky. You Wei chose St. Elizabeth because of the outstanding faculty who are passionate about teaching, the supportive atmosphere amongst residents, and excellent quality of the training offered by the program. He is looking forward to continuing his training in this unopposed program which will make him an excellent family physician. In his free time, You Wei enjoys spending time outdoors – golfing, biking, running, swimming, as well as time with family and friends. Adam Miller, MD Dr. Adam Miller was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended the University of Cincinnati where he studied Biomedical Engineering and worked in medical device manufacturing and cancer research. Adam stayed at the University of Cincinnati to complete his medical training, holding several research and leadership positions. Adam chose St. Elizabeth’s after working with graduates of the program. He admired their compassion and skill as physicians. He has a strong interest in procedures and urgent/emergent care, and hopes to stay nearby after training to serve his community. Adam is a former gymnast, rower, and circus performer. He has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. In his spare time Adam likes to draw, play piano, and listen to podcasts. Rahn Simon, MD Dr. Rahn Simon was born and raised near Cincinnati, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate studies at Xavier University, majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. He then attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for his medical training. Rahn was drawn to St. Elizabeth because it is an unopposed program offering rigorous inpatient training and access to procedures, and because of the obvious camaraderie between residents and faculty. His interests within medicine include sports medicine and emergency medicine. In his free time Rahn enjoys hiking the trails in southwest Ohio’s many parks, reading, and spending time with friends and family.