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Get to Know the Program and Facilities

What makes our program special?

Drs. Sara Multerer, Seth Harris, and Judith Kabat discuss their experiences 

Child Neurology Residency

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Sara Multerer, MD

Program Director

Sara is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, where she went to med school at IU. She came to UofL for residency, chief residency, was an Associate Program Director for 8 years and is now in her eighth year as Program Director. She is a hospitalist in her clinical time and loves QI and Patient Safety work.  Sara is a terrible cook but makes the best grilled cheese according to her twin girls.

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Erin Owen, MD

Associate Program Director

Erin completed medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She completed residency, served a Chief year and completed a PICU Fellowship at UofL. Erin is a pediatric intensivist and serves as the Director of Pediatric Fellowships. Erin is the program's Disney expert!


Adam Patterson, MD, MSc

Associate Program Director

Adam was born and raised in Louisville. He received his Bachelor of Science from Centre College in Danville, KY in 2006. He then returned home for his medical training: Medical School, Pediatric Residency, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship. Upon completion of Fellowship in 2017, he joined the faculty at the University of Louisville in the division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and as an Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency. Adam has a background in athletics as a varsity basketball player for Centre College and an assistant coach for DuPont Manual High School in Louisville, which greatly influences his passion for coaching and mentorship in medical education. He enjoys creating innovative educational experiences for trainees and guiding residents to find their own passions by leading programs such as pediatric career exploration and the Medical Education Track. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Marilyn, and their three sons, James, Alex, and Quentin.

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Becca Hart, MD, MSc

Associate Program Director

Becca did her undergrad at IU in Bloomington (Go Hoosiers!) and then came to Louisville for medical school and never left! She grew up as a competitive gymnast and fell in love with sports medicine—one thing that drew her to PEM was helping kids with orthopedic injuries and the ability to do lots of procedures! Now she loves to run, bike, hike, and spend time outdoors, particularly with her husband and kids. She has 4 year old twins (boy/girl) who keeps her on her toes outside of work. She also enjoy reading, gaming, music, and spending time with friends, especially trying out new restaurants or fun outdoor activities. She is currently working with our residents as the director of scholarly activity as well as the PEM rotation director for residents and students.

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Lucy Aldridge, DO

Chief Resident

Lucy is originally from the Washington DC area and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland (fear the turtle!). She then worked in pain research at the National Institute for Complementary and Integrative Health before completing medical school at Touro University California in the San Francisco area. When she interviewed for pediatric residency at U of L she fell in love with Louisville and hasn't looked back! Lucy loves teaching, medical education, and helping others grow into the best physicians they can be. In her free time, Lucy enjoys pampering her corgi Boba, going on adventures with her husband, and cooking.

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Ryan Conard, MD

Chief Resident

Ryan grew up in Taylorsville, KY - a small city outside of Louisville with the closest recreational lake. He achieved a BS in Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University (Go Colonels!). He then returned to Louisville to attend the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He was matched into the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics program at the University of Louisville and now serves as one of the two Pediatric Chief residents. Ryan is currently interviewing for a fellowship in Adult Endocrinology with a primary focus on transitions of care for adolescents with T1DM and other pediatric onset chronic endocrine disorders. He also has a particular interest in the care of transgender and gender diverse individuals. He was one of the first cohorts at the University of Louisville School of Medicine to obtain a certificate of completion of the LGBTQ+ Affirming Healthcare Series as a medical student. He has an interest in academic medicine with an emphasis on both clinical and pre-clinical education. Outside of medicine Ryan has a busy household with 4 cats, a dog, saltwater fish tank, and 44 house plants. He spends his free time playing video games on his gaming computer, riding his mountain bike at Cherokee and Waverly Park, vising Louisville's MANY microbreweries, and exercising at the FREE UofL Health Science Center gym that is walking distance from Norton Children's Hospital.

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Brittney Luckett, C-TAGME

Program Manager

Brittney is originally from Southern Indiana and lives across the river with her husband, Adam, and her two kids. Brittney graduated from Indiana University Southeast in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Before medical education, Brittney was a news producer and won an Emmy for one of the stories she produced. She enjoys watching football and Netflix, crafting with her Cricut, and trying out craft beer and new recipes.

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Whitney Gries, MA

Program Coordinator, Sr.


Whitney is from Glasgow, Kentucky, and has been with the program since 2013. She earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Western Kentucky University. Whitney and her husband, Ben, and with their two kids flipped their family home. In her spare time she enjoys listening to True Crimes podcasts and discussing them with her peers.

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Dakota Williams

Program Coordinator


Dakota is from Morgantown, West Virginia and has been with the program since 2021. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from Fairmont State University. Dakota enjoys playing dungeons and dragons, custom building gaming computers, and watching scary movies.

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Alex Perez Lima

Administrative Assistant


Alex is from Los Angeles, California and has been with the program since May of 2023. During her free time, she enjoys readying, being outdoors with her dogs, listening to music, and going to any Lou City soccer game with her friends.

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Sarah Korte, MD

Student Clerkship Director


Sarah grew up in Missouri but has called Louisville her home for over 10 years now. She attended UofL for residency and stayed on as a Chief after graduation. After spending two years as a Neonatal Hospitalist at Norton Children's, she joined the Pediatric Hospitalist Division in 2016 shortly before becoming the Clerkship Director. She is married to her best friend and has two young daughters that are the center of her universe. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, going to the movies and playing with her daughters.

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Alfreda Ellington

Student Clerkship Coordinator


Alfreda Ellington is a Louisville native and joined our program in January 2017.   She has been with the Department of Pediatrics for 15 years.  Freda enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys. She designs and heat presses t-shirts and crafts in her spare time.

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