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Resident's Corner

Current Residents

Brooke Todd, PA-C

My name is Brooke Todd and I am excited to take on the general surgery academic PA residency with UK and Baptist Health Lexington. I grew up in Lexington then attended Morehead State University for undergrad where I played college basketball. I have always enjoyed staying active and living a healthy lifestyle. I decided to continue my... Read More

Danielle Crum, PA-C

I was born and raised in Louisville, KY. I attended Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY where I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry. I attended Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN for my Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree.  Recently, during my clinical... Read More

Deborah Barnett, PA-C

I am originally from Illinois and recently graduated with my MSPAS from Elon University in North Carolina. I am excited to be entering the field of surgical medicine as a PA academic resident at UK. I find surgery to be a fascinating area of practice. It allows us as providers to take care of patients in especially vulnerable times and to... Read More

Kendra Hughes, PA-C

My name is Kendra Hughes and I currently live in Covington, Kentucky but I am originally from Pendleton County. I attended the University of Kentucky earning my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2018. I recently graduated from the University of Toledo Physician Assistant Program in December 2020. In my free time I like spending time... Read More

Linzi Watson

"My name is Linzi Watson, and I grew up in Salyersville, Kentucky. I attended Morehead State University for undergrad and recently graduated from the UKPA program. I became a CNA in high school and quickly knew that I wanted to pursue a career in healthcare. I knew that becoming a Physician Assistant was the best choice for me. Throughout PA... Read More

Madeline Moore

My name is Madeline Moore, and I am from Morgantown, KY. Before becoming a physician assistant, I attended the University of Kentucky where I was part of the College of Health Sciences. I am excited to return to the College of Health Sciences as a physician assistant resident to continue my academic journey and fulfill my dream of working... Read More

Megan Craft, PA-C

Megan earned her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences. She has chosen to focus her interests in the field of Neurology. Megan is passionate about connecting with her patients and providing them with the best possible care.

Melissa Grimes

I am excited for this new journey in my career as a Critical Care PA Resident! I have the opportunity to learn from great leaders and educators of medicine in the state of Kentucky. I consider UK my homestead and having worked for this organization prior to PA school I am glad to return and utilize the skills and knowledge I have... Read More

Sallie Randall, PA-C

Sallie Randall is originally from Georgia where she attended the University of Georgia for her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She studied at South University in Richmond, Virginia and earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She is a NCCPA board certified Physician Assistant dedicated to... Read More

Shae Cenkus, PA-C

My name is Shae Cenkus and I was born and raised in St. Clairsville, OH. I obtained my undergraduate degree in biology from Ohio University and attended PA school at The University of Charleston in Charleston, WV. The PA academic residency is what brought me to Lexington, and I am so grateful for the amount of support I've already received. I... Read More


Kristyn Bossle

What is your educational background, where are you from, and how did you end up at UK?

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and went to undergrad at Illinois State University. At Illinois State I obtained my Bachelor's in biology and completed all the pre-requisites required for PA school. When I began applying for PA... Read More

Kathleen Kolles

What is your educational background, where are you from, and how did you end up at UK?

I am from Georgetown, KY. I’m a Wildcat through and through and have always wanted to pursue my education at UK.  For as long as I can remember, I have felt a strong calling to the medical field and to the concept of healing. The enduring, intricate... Read More

Dalton Gifford

What is your educational background, where are you from, and how did you end up at UK?

My name is Dalton Gifford and I am from Grayson, KY. From a young age I knew I wanted to pursue a career in medicine. Following graduation from high school, I attended Morehead State University and completed a bachelor's in biomedical... Read More

Kacy Clinkenbeard

What is your educational background, where are you from, and how did you end up at UK?

I received my bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky in Human Health Science and then received my MPAS at UK as well. I am from Louisville so I was pretty familiar with UK and found that it was the best fit for me... Read More

Tyler Pape

What is your educational background, where are you from, and how did you end up at UK?

I was born and raised in Lexington, KY. I've always enjoyed living here and never really saw myself going anywhere else for school. For my undergraduate degree, I went to UK and majored in Human Health Sciences. Following graduation, and two... Read More

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