Current Resident Bios
Alem Mulat, PharmD, PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Alem Mulat is originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He completed his Pre Pharmacy courses at Georgia Perimeter College; Clarkston, GA. Dr. Mulat received awards for an outstanding student of the year in mathematics and physics at Georgia Perimeter College.
In August 2008 he enrolled in a double major Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health programs offered by University of Kentucky. He graduated cum laude with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2012. Currently, he is working on the final stage of his capstone for the Master of Public Health degree. His research title is “Suboxone coverage by Medicaid-KY: its impact on treatment outcome and healthcare cost.”
Dr. Mulat joined the PGY-1 pharmacy residency program at the ARH Medical Center in July 2012.
Dr. Mulat is actively participating in various volunteer and charity activities in the Ethio-American society. He is a member of the Ethio-Americans Youth Association (Mahibere Kidusan) and raised over $5000 for HIV/AIDS awareness projects in Ethiopia. He is currently working on a project to launch a TV and Radio programs from the US to Ethiopia that focus on culture, history, and ethics.
Dr.Mulat currently resides in Hazard, KY. He is married and has two sons. During his free time he enjoys playing soccer with his sons, reading books, following current affairs in the world, and spending time with his family and friends.
Megan Riddle Shepherd, PharmD, PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Megan Riddle Shepherd is originally from Hazard, KY. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, VA in May 2012. Her practice areas of interests include internal medicine, pharmacokinetics, and infectious disease.
Dr. Shepherd is working toward completion of the University of Kentucky Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program to enhance her teaching skills. The program includes activities such as precepting students and providing lectures within the Appalachian College of Pharmacy curriculum as well as lectures to medical residents at the University of Kentucky Center for Rural Health. Her research is focused on pharmacist directed COPD intervention and its affect on readmission rates at ARH Medical Center.
Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, Dr. Shepherd hopes to obtain a clinical position in a rural hospital that offers clinical responsibilities as well as teaching opportunities.
Dr. Shepherd currently resides in Cornettsville, KY with her husband. During her free time she enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.