Physician Biographies

Medical Director of Cardinal Hill Hospital

Name: William J. Lester  Dr._Lester

Med School: West Virginia University

Area of Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Affiliates: Voluntary Faculty at the University of Kentucky

 

Assistant Medical Director of Cardinal Hill Hospital

Name: Russell Travis  Dr._Travis

Med School: University of Louisville

Area of Specialty: Neurosurgery

Clinical Affiliates: Central Baptist Hospital, St. Joe Hospital & Good Samaritan Hospital

 

Medical Director of Cardinal Hill Outpatient Services & Home Health Care

Name: Robert F. Taylor, M.D., PhD. Dr_Taylor_opt

Med School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Area of Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Additional Information: PhD. In Physiology & Post Doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering

 

 

Medical Director of the Cardinal Hill Pain Institute

William O. Witt, MD, DABA-PM Dr_Whitt_PS

Med School:University of Minnesota, (accelerated, with honors)

Area of Specialty: Board Certified in Pain Management, Anethesiology, and Critical Care Medicine

Additional Information:

  • Residency: University of Colorado
  • Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society, "Best Doctors in America"
  • Appointments:
  • Chairman Emeritus, Anesthesiology/University of Kentucky
  • Professor Emeritus, Anesthesiology, Neurosurgery and Hematology-Oncology
  • Founding Director Emeritus, Pain Management Fellowship
  • Member:
  • Lexington Medical Society, Kentucky Medical Association, International Association for the Study of Pain
  • American Pain Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine, North American Neuromodulation Society

 

 

Cardinal Hill Physicians

Name: David Jackson, M.D.

Med School: Medicine College of Georgia & University of Kentucky Physical Medicine and

Rehabilitation

Area of Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Affiliates: Central Baptist Hospital, St. Joe Hospital, St. Joe East Hospital & UK Good Samaritan

 

Name: Dean Eckert, M.D.

Med School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Area of Specialty: Internal Medicine

 


Medical Director of the Cardinal Hill Rehab Unit

 
Name: Tadarro Richardson, M.D. TJ_Richardson_MD

Med School: University of Louisville School of Medicine

Area of Specialty: Internal Medicine & Hospitalists

Clinical Affiliates: Certified American Board of Internal Medicine


UK PM&R Physicians

 

 

Name: Susan M. McDowell, M.D. McDowell

Med School: Medicine College of Georgia

Area of Specialty: Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury

Clinical Affiliates: CHRH, UK, VA & Shriner’s


Name: Nancy Stiles, M.D. stiles1

Med School: University of Texas-Houston

Area of Specialty: Internal Medicine & Geriatrics

Clinical Affiliates: Fellowship Trained at Duke University of Geriatric Medicine, Associate

Professor of Medicine University of Kentucky & Associate Sanders Brown Center of Aging.

 

Name: Sara S. Salles, D.O. salles1

Med School: Kansas City University of Medicine & Bio Science

Area of Specialty: Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Clinical Affiliates: UK, VA, Shriner’s & PCSOM

Additional Information: interests include Specialty Management, Movement Disorders, Spinal Cord Injury, Amputee & Burn Rehabilitation.

 

Name: Robert B. Nickerson, M.D. Nickerson_copy

Med School: Medicine College of Georgia

Area of Specialty: Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Clinical Affiliates: Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, UK, & VA

 

Name: Silke Bernert, M.D. Bernert Silkeedit

Med School: University of Heidelberg Medical School

Area of Specialty: Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests: Spasticity Management, Traumatic Brain Injury

 

 

Name: Lumy Sawaki, M.D. Lumy

Med School: Federal University of Sao Paulo, Medical School, Brazil

Area of Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Clinical Affiliates: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology

Additional Information: Ph.D. completed at Kobe University, School of Medicine, Japan.

Post Doctorate at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

 

Name: Erika Erlandson, M.D.Erlandson Erika Photo

 

Med School: University of Kentucky

Area of Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests: Pediatric Rehabilitation, Neurorehabilitation, Animal Assisted Therapy, Spasticity Management, Movement Disorders, Gait Analysis, and Amputation Management.

Name: Gerald V. Klim, D.O., MA Klim_copy

Med School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Area of Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

UK, St. Joseph Healthcare, Good Samaritan & Hospice of the Bluegrass

 

 

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