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 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! Cayla Kunstek, MD Dr. Cayla Kunstek 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. 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! 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. Second 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 fiancée and co-resident Kelly and their dog Nelson. 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 fiancé, 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 husband, Derek, her son, Rhett, and their dog, Penelope. In their free time, Amanda and Derek love taking on home improvement projects, painting, and trying out new things on Pinterest. She also enjoys traveling and all things baked goods! 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, OH. 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. Kelly Sippel, DO Dr. Kelly Sippel 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 friends. She also is a dog parent with her co-resident and fiancé, Ian. Third Year Residents Adrian Acosta, MD Dr. Adrian Acosta grew up near Green Bay, Wisconsin. He received his bachelor of business administration at St. Norbert College, majoring in Spanish and accounting. After a few years in the business world, he chose to pursue a career in medicine, finishing his medical training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Adrian chose St. Elizabeth because of its robust inpatient service, access to procedures, and unopposed, full-spectrum training in family medicine. He immediately noticed the close bonds between residents and felt at home with the faculty. His medical interests include sports medicine, procedures, and urban underserved care. Outside of medicine, Adrian’s interests include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He spends his free time playing soccer with his co-residents, attending FC Cincinnati games, and exploring Cincinnati’s restaurant scene. Marye Margaret Boggs, MD Dr. Marye Margaret (Mimi) Boggs is from Harlan, KY. She earned a Bachelor of Science (Major: Psychology; Minor: Neuroscience) from Sewanee: The University of The South in 2014. She earned a Master of Public Health and Doctor of Medicine from St. George’s University School of Medicine and Public Health in 2019. After nine years exploring communities around the U.S.A. and the world, Mimi is thrilled to return to KY to hone her medical skills. She chose St. Elizabeth because the program provides exceptional full spectrum Family Medicine training within a respectful professional work environment. Mimi was impressed by the well-rounded and supportive residents and faculty at St. Elizabeth and looks forward to working with them. Her professional interests include women and children’s health, behavioral and addiction medicine, geriatrics, and leadership development. Mimi enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, cooking, hiking, and playing golf. Benjamin Collard, MD Dr. Benjamin Collard grew up in a small town in southwestern Michigan. Shortly after high school, he joined the US Army and completed his training as a Calvary Scout in Fort Knox, KY. He was stationed in Fort Drum, NY and was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in 2009. After completion of his military service he received an honorable discharge and attended Clarkson University in upstate New York majoring in Biology. He then attended St. George’s University School of Medicine for his medical training. Ben’s various experiences of critical situations in Iraq led him to pursue a career in medicine. In addition, Ben’s passion for helping others and strong interest in obstetrics contributed to his decision to choose St. Elizabeth Healthcare. He hopes to pursue a career caring for the underserved populations with an emphasis on maternity care. In his free time, Ben enjoys playing basketball, fishing, hunting, and spending time with family and friends. Ben also enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Leanna and his baby boy Noah. Harjodh Dhillon, DO Dr. Harjodh (Jodh) Dhillon was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, and attended McMaster University, where he completed a degree in Life Sciences. He then attended Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis for his medical training. Jodh chose St Elizabeth because it is a strong unopposed program, that is known for its great inpatient, outpatient, and procedural training. Jodh was very impressed by the nurturing culture that St E had to offer, and was amazed by the faculty and residents. Jodh has a strong interest in emergency medicine and sports medicine. In his free time, Jodh enjoys powerlifting, playing ball hockey, and trying new foods and restaurants with his wife. Amanda Evans, DO Dr. Amanda Evans grew up in the beautiful Florida Panhandle where her love of the outdoors began. She attended Auburn University majoring in Microbiology and the University of South Florida where she received a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) specializing in Environmental Epidemiology. She spent the next six years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati, OH furthering research in Cumulative Risk Assessment. During this time she had numerous publications but more importantly she met her husband, Scott Leslie, and had their first child, Chloe. Amanda attended Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) in NC where she gave birth to their second child, Robert (Robo). After doing a rotation at St. Elizabeth the beginning of her 4th year she knew immediately that she wanted to pursue full-spectrum family medicine and that St. E’s was the best place to do that because the faculty, staff, and residents were friendly, open, and passionate about family medicine. Amanda’s specific interests within family medicine are preventive health and maternal and child health - combining her passions for medicine and public health. Outside of medicine she enjoys spending time outside with her husband, 2 children, and rescue dog (Maddie). She loves pinteresting new recipes and finding new hiking trails to explore in the tri-state area! Nathan Gordon, MD Dr. Nathan Gordon is originally from Aurora, Colorado. He attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he completed a Bachelor of Science in chemistry along with minors in Spanish and mathematics. He then completed a Master of Science in physiology at BYU before attending medical school at the University of Cincinnati. Nathan selected St. Elizabeth after having wonderful experiences with outstanding faculty and witnessing the camaraderie among the residents. He anticipates training at this unique, unopposed program while exploring his medical interests as a full spectrum provider. In his free time, Nathan enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, Brooke, and their three children Emerie, Lucas, and Marcus. As a family they enjoy traveling and exploring the outdoors. 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 the 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 that falls under the scope of Family Medicine. In his free time, Dr. Langeni enjoys spending time with his wife, Jenna and their two daughters, Quinn and Hazel. 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. Danielle Myers, DO Dr. Danielle Myers grew up in Falmouth, Kentucky. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical science at Morehead State University. She then attended Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville Kentucky for her medical training. Danielle chose St. Elizabeth because of the outstanding faculty and comradery of the residents. She has a strong interest in Women’s Health and Pediatrics. She hopes to pursue a career caring for underserved populations. In her free time, Danielle enjoys camping, volleyball, and playing cards. She also enjoys spending time with her family and dog, Buddy. Kodie Stone, MD Dr. Kodie Stone was born in Glasgow, Kentucky. She attended Western Kentucky University for her undergraduate studies where she double majored in biology and chemistry and minored in history. She then went on to attend medical school at the University of Kentucky. Kodie chose St. Elizabeth for her residency training for a variety of reasons, and being a Kentucky native, she desired to continue her training in the Bluegrass state. She was also impressed by the close-knit familial culture among the faculty and residents, as well as the strong inpatient and procedural training that the unopposed St. Elizabeth residency program had to offer. With a wide range of interests and the desire to pursue a career practicing the full scope of Family Medicine, she knew that St. Elizabeth would be the perfect fit. In her free time, Kodie enjoys spoiling her two fur babies, movies, and being outdoors. She also enjoys pursuing her interest in history with leisure reading, as well as collecting antique medical texts via antiquing and thrift store shopping. Shelly Tat, DO Dr. Shelly Tat grew up in Alhambra, California. She earned her bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of California Los Angeles and attended medical school at A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine Arizona. Shelly chose St. Elizabeth because of how well-rounded the residents are, the commitment the faculty and staff have to the residency program, and the family atmosphere. She is dedicated to working with underserved populations. She also hopes to enhance her osteopathic manipulation skills throughout her residency and career. Shelly enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, trying new restaurants, being outdoors, gardening, and playing with her cat Petal.