Third Year Residents Find a Location Find a Doctor Family Medicine Residency Training Benefits & Compensation Contact Us & Application About Our Region From Our President & CEO Faculty Third Year Residents Second Year Residents First Year Residents Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Brandon Cowan, MD Dr. Brandon Cowan is originally from Eubank, Kentucky. He joined the military immediately after high school and, although he served as an infantryman in Iraq, it was there that he gained a profound respect and passion for the field of medicine. Following his military service, Brandon earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Eastern Kentucky University and completed his medical degree at the University of Kentucky. Brandon chose St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency because of the amazing atmosphere and sincere commitment to training well-rounded physicians immediately capable of practicing in any clinical setting. He has a wide array of interests within the medical field including inpatient medicine, procedures and sports medicine, and felt that St. Elizabeth could provide him with opportunities in all of these areas because the program is unopposed. Brandon also really appreciates the location of St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Having grown up in rural Kentucky and worked in cities across the country, he feels that Northern Kentucky’s proximity to both the Greater Cincinnati area and the rolling hills of the blue grass provide the perfect combination to make anyone feel at home. Heather Markwell, MD Dr. Heather Markwell is originally from Carlisle, Ohio. She attended Wright State University for her undergraduate program, where she studied biological sciences and minored in psychology. She then attended the University of Cincinnati for her medical training. Heather chose St. Elizabeth because of the passion the residents and faculty showed for teaching, helping each other and most of all caring for their patients. She has a strong interest in Behavioral Medicine and Women’s Health. She hopes to pursue a career caring for the urban underserved and applying a holistic approach to treating both the mental and physical needs of her future patients. In her free time, Heather enjoys Zumba, crafts, board games and spending time with friends and family. She and her husband, Zachary, live in Silverton, Ohio. Patrick McGlasson, DO Dr. Patrick McGlasson grew up in Hebron, Kentucky. He earned his bachelor of science in biology from Northern Kentucky University and attended medical school at the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. Having done the majority of his third and fourth year medical school rotations through St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Patrick decided to stay here for residency due to the outstanding faculty and influential and supportive residents. He is looking forward to continuing his training at this distinguished and unopposed program knowing that the quality of training he will get will ultimately make him an excellent and well-rounded family physician. Patrick enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Bethany and their three children Audrey, Charlotte and Ian. Together they enjoy antiquing and gardening. Aleesha Montoya, MD Dr. Aleesha Montoya grew up in Erlanger, Kentucky. She earned her bachelor of science in biology from Thomas More College in 2009, and her master of science in nutritional sciences from the University of Cincinnati in 2013. She attended St. George’s University in Grenada for medical school. Aleesha chose St. Elizabeth for its amazing reputation as a strong unopposed program. She is extremely excited to work with the wonderful staff and faculty at St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency. Aleesha’s professional interests include preventative and integrative medicine, women’s health and sports medicine. Outside of medicine, Aleesha and her husband, Matthew, enjoy spending time with their daughter, Penelope, and their Boston Terrier, Murdoc. They are fans of the Cincinnati sports teams, and love to travel, stay active, attend concerts and enjoy new local cuisine. Gregory Mullen, MD Dr. Greg Mullen is originally from Ft. Wright, Kentucky. He is a graduate of Denison University where he majored in biochemistry. He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville. Greg chose the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency program not only because it is an unopposed program, offering the ability to gain skills and experiences that might be difficult to obtain at other programs, but also because of the many great people he met from the program during his visit to interview. He also was excited to come home to Northern Kentucky. Outside of medicine, Greg enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing sports of all types and following the Bengals, Reds, and Louisville Cardinals. Thomas Sharp, DO Dr. Thomas Sharp is originally from Alexandria, Kentucky. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University where he earned his bachelor of science in biology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pikeville, School of Osteopathic Medicine. Thomas chose St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency because it has a strong tradition of producing well-rounded physicians. In addition, he felt that the curriculum was very strong and diverse. He also felt that the atmosphere was welcoming and positive. Outside of medicine, Thomas enjoys working out, watching sports and spending time with friends and family. Justin Spencer, MD Dr. Justin Spencer is originally from Ft Thomas, Kentucky. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati where he earned a dual degree in biology and digital design. He earned his medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Justin is looking forward to continuing his training with the physicians at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. His goal is to pursue global medicine and he believes St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency will train him to be an excellent and well-rounded physician who is prepared to work in a variety of settings. Outside of medicine, Justin and his wife, Mary, spend much of their time with their one year old son, Elijah. They hope to raise him to have compassion, resilience and faith. As a family they believe it is important to serve in whatever capacity God has given them. They live in Crestview Hills with their cat, Peter. Kera Walter, DO Dr. Kera Walter grew up in La Grange, Kentucky. She earned her bachelor of science in biology from Campbellsville University and her master of science in physiology and biophysics from the University of Louisville. She then attended medical school from the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. Kera spent her clinical years of medical school in the St. Elizabeth Healthcare system. She credits her decision to complete her residency at St. Elizabeth on the superior education she received from the staff and residents. She was also drawn to the program due to its unopposed status and it strong obstetric service. She is interested in women’s health and obstetrics, in addition to family medicine. Outside of medicine, Kera enjoys reading, baking, traveling and spending time with her family. Joey Wilder, DO Dr. Joey Wilder grew up in Manchester, Kentucky. Following his military service in Iraq, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University and his doctorate degree from Lincoln Memorial University-Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. Joey chose St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency because of the incredible history of the program along with the chance to train alongside excellent attendings and residents. Location was an important factor as well. Northern Kentucky offers the perfect mix of city life blended with a hint of country living. Joey is a die-hard UK basketball fan, a quality he says his wife Jodi finds somewhat amusing. He has been a musician most of his life and loves the musical atmosphere of Cincinnati. Outside of the hospital, he and his wife enjoy traveling and exploring new areas. When they have down time they also love to walk their dogs, Ellie and Emery.