Clinicians & Faculty


Timothy Allen, MD - Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry
Director, UK Adult Forensic Clinic
Medicine: University of Kentucky, College of Medicine
Psychiatry Residency: University of Kentucky
Forensic Psychiatry: Tulane University
Interests: Forensic Psychiatry
Robert Aug, MD - Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 
Interests: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, ADHD, Psychotherapy
Emilee Bailey-Offill, MD - Psychiatry
UK Outpatient Adult Psychiatrist
Medicine: University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Kentucky, Psychiatry
Sandra Batsel-Thomas, MD
Adult Psychiatry Residency Program Director
UK Outpatient Psychiatrist
Medicine: University of Kentucky
Residency: University of Cincinnati, Psychiatry
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Interests: ADHD, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, pediatric psychopharmacology
Allen Brenzel, MD, MBA - Psychiatry, Chlld & Adolescent Psychiatry, Pediatrics
Co-Director, CATS Clinic (Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment Service)
Consultant, Department of Family-Based Services, Commonwealth of Kentucky
Director, UK Outpatient Child Blue Team
Interests: Psychopharmacology, Child Abuse, Chronic Illness in Children, ADHD, Systems of Care for Children and Adolescents

Todd R. Cheever, MD - Psychiatry
Associate Adult Psychiatry Residency Program Director
Associate Dean for Student Affairs, College of Medicine
Course Director, First Year Behavioral Basis of Medicine
Interests: Medical Student Education, Suicide Prevention, Organized Psychiatry, Psychiatry in Cinema
Kristin Dawson, MD - Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
UK Outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Medicine: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Residency: University of Utah, School of Medicine, Psychiatry
Fellowship: University of Kentucky, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Jose de Leon, MD - Psychiatry
Director, UK Research Office, Eastern State Hospital
Director, Residency Education, Eastern State Hospital
Interests: Schizophrenia, Chronic Mental Illness, Psychopharmacology, Bipolar Disorder, Smoking and Mental Illness, Cytochrome P-450, Polydipsia
Mareen Dennis, MS, LPP
UK Outpatient Therapist
Education Coordinator for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Director, Psychological Testing

Interests: Adult, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, Psychological Testing of Children and Adolescents
Diane R. Follingstad, PhD
Women's Circle Endowed Chair, Center for Research on Violence Against Women
Professor of Clinical and Forensic Psychology
Board Certified in Forensic Psychology, ABPP
Interests: Forensic Evaluations for criminal competencies, Battered Women's cases, Psychological damages evaluations for civil cases, Research and Teaching: Intimate Partner Violence, Factors impacting Battered Women's Homicide cases, Assessment of psychological aggression, Teaching of Psychotherapy and Assessment/Testing
Marc Frisiello, MS, EdS, LPCC, CADC
UK Outpatient Therapist
Interests: Substance abuse, Depression and Anxiety, Child and Adolescent Trauma Survivors
Teresa Gevedon, MD
Director, UK Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic
UK Outpatient Adult Psychiatrist
Interests: Psychopathology and Treatment of Women, Affective Disorders
James Hawthorne, MD
Medical Director, UK Inpatient Psychiatry
UK Outpatient Adult Psychiatrist
Medicine: University of Kentucky, College of Medicine
Residency: University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Psychiatry
Lon R. Hays, MD, MBA
Department Chair
UK Outpatient Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist
Interests: Addiction, Opioids, Geriatrics, Administration, Finance
William Heffron, MD
UK Outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Director, Mental Health Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, Commonwealth of Kentucky
Interests: Systems of Care, Juvenile Delinquency, Telemedicine Services
Beth Higgins, LCSW, DAPA, CRS, CFC
Diplomate of the American Psychotherapist Association
Certified Relationship Specialist
Certified Forensic Consultant

Interests:Forensic Practice, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual Abuse, Infertility
Kelly Hill, MD
Medical Director, Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Pediatrician, Psychoanalyst, Triple Board Graduate
UK Outpatient Psychiatrist

Interests: Eating Disorders, Adult and Child Psychoanalysis
Steve Johnson, PhD, LCSW
UK Outpatient Therapist
Vice-Chair of Education

Interests: Individual, Couples and Family Therapy using CBT and Psychodynamic Modalities, Sexual Orientation Issues, Addictions
Otto Kaak, MD
Co-Director, UK CATS (Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment Service)
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Interests: Attachment Disorders, Parent Training, Infant Psychiatry, Psychotherapy
Virginia Luftman, RN, MSW, LCSW, PhD
UK Outpatient Therapist
Interests: Eating Disorders, Family Therapy, Trauma Survivors, Child Custody
Gray Manis, LCSW, CADC
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Interests: Addictions, Trauma, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Dual Diagnosis
Catherine Martin, MD
Division Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Interests: Biological Markers for High-Risk Behaviors in Adolescents, Substance Abuse, ADHD, Adolescent Smoking and Smoking Interventions
Edward Maxwell, MD
UK Outpatient Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Deputy Commissioner, Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services, Commonwealth of Kentucky

Interests: Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Systems of Care, Healthcare Administration
Amy Meadows, MD, MHS
Assistant Program Director, Triple Board Residency
Director, Pediatric Psychiatry Consult-Liaison Service at Kentucky Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
UK Outpatient Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Medicine: Yale University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Triple Board Program
James Norton, PhD
Director, UK Center for Interprofessional Health Education
Director, UK College of Medicine Western Kentucky Initiative

Interests: Interprofessional Education, Community-based Health Professions Education, Rural Health, Personality Disorders
John Ranseen, PhD
Director of Neuropsychological Testing

Interests: Neuropsychology, Forensic Testing, Adult ADHD, Test Accommodations for Mental Disabilities on Professional Licensing Exams, Malingering
Abner Rayapati, MD, MPH - Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Medical Director, UK Consult-Liaison and Emergency Psychiatry
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Interests: Adolescent Substance Use Disorders, ADHD, Biological Impact of Psychological Trauma, Prevention of Mental Illness
Medicine: Spartan Health Sciences University, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia, West Indies
Residency: University of Kentucky, Psychiatry
Fellowship: University of Kentucky, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Erin Salomon, MSW, LCSW
UK Outpatient Therapist

Interests:Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Child Abuse, Anxiety and Depression
Robert Simon, MD
Program Director, Triple Board Residency
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Pediatrician, Triple Board Graduate
Director, UK Child White Team Clinic
Consultant, Department of Juvenile Justice

Interests: Tourette's Syndrome, Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Childhood, ADHD, Conduct Disorders
Ginny Sprang, PhD
Professor, College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Executive Director, Center on Trauma and Children

Interests: Child Traumatic Stress, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Intervention Research, Implementation

Marian Swope, MD
Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
UK Outpatient Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Co-Director, Blue and White Child Team Clinics

Interests: ADHD, Community-Based Care of Children
Julie Tincher, MSW, LCSW
UK Outpatient Adult, Child, Adolescent therapist

Interests:Child Abuse, Play Therapy, Divorce Adjustment issues for parents and children
Richard Welsh, MSW, LCSW
UK Outpatient Adult, Child and Adolescent Therapist

Interests: ADHD, Disruptive Behavior Disorders, ADHD Parent Training, Family and Couples Therapy, Sexual Dysfunction Therapy