MEET OUR PROVIDERS

Joseph Lee, MD, FAAP

Dr. Lee is a native of Leitchfield, Kentucky.  He is a graduate of St. Joseph Preparatory School in Bardstown, KY.  He attended the University of Notre Dame where he majored in pre-professional studies.  After graduating he obtained his medical degree at the University of Kentucky  College of Medicine.  He then completed his pediatric residency at Akron Children's Hospital in Akron, Ohio.

Dr. Lee founded Leitchfield Pediatric Clinic, along with his wife Nadyne, in August of 1976.  At that time he was truly a pioneer as pediatrics was primarily a speciality offered mostly in larger cities.  Since then Dr. Lee has dedicated his professional life to growing the practice and providing the highest quality care possible to the children of this community.  He is board certified through the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Lee's wife, Nadyne, practiced as a nurse practitioner at Leitchfield Pediatric Clinic until retiring in 2008.  Together they have two sons, David and Mark, one daughter, Merry Beth, and four grandsons.  When not at work Dr. Lee enjoys traveling, especially to watch Notre Dame football games, spending time with his grandchildren and bird watching.

 

John Evans, MD, FAAP

Dr. Evans is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and a graduate of St. Xavier High School.  He attended the University of Michigan where he majored in biology.  After graduating he returned to Louisville to obtain his medical degree at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  He then completed his pediatric residency at Columbus Children's Hospital (now Nationwide Children's Hospital) in Columbus, Ohio.  Dr. Evans joined Leitchfield Pediatric Clinic in 2005 and is board certified through the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Evans is married to his wife, Lynn.  Together they have two children: Max, born in 2002 and Ellie, born in 2004.  In his spare time Dr. Evans enjoys photography, cooking, traveling and spending time on the lake.

 

Tarek El-Masri, MD, FAAP

Dr. El-Masri is a native of Salima in Lebanon.  He obtained his medical degree from Lebanese University and then completed his pediatric residency at the same institution.  He then went on to complete a fellowship in hematology/oncology at St. Jude Children's Cancer Center in Beirut through the American University in Beirut.  He then move to the United States and completed a residency in pediatrics at Kosair Children's Hospital (now Norton Children's Hospital) in Louisville, Kentucky.  Dr. El-Masri joined Leitchfield Pediatric Clinic in 2009 and is board certified through the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. El-Masri is married to his wife, Manal.  Together they have three children: Bahaa, born in 2004, Jasmine, born in 2010, and Yara, born in 2015.  Dr. El-Masri enjoys spending time with his children, running and traveling. 

 

Anthony Smith, DO, FAAP

Dr. Smith is a native of Leitchfield, Kentucky and a graduate of Grayson County High School.  He attended the University of Louisville where he majored in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry.  After graduating he attended the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Pikeville.  He then completed his pediatrics residency at Kosair Children's Hospital (now Norton Children's Hospital) in Louisville, Kentucky.  Dr. Smith joined Leitchfield Pediatric Clinic in 2015 and is board certified through the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Smith is married to his wife, Jessica.  Together they have Carter, born in 2016, and Emma, born in 2018.  Dr. Smith loves to spend time with his wife and children, try new foods, cook, hunt, ride horses and play golf.

Elizabeth Stivers, MD, FAAP, CLC

Dr. Stivers is a native of Harned, Kentucky and a graduate of Breckenridge County High School.  She attended the University of Louisville where she majored in biology.  After graduating she obtained her medical degree at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  She completed her pediatric residency training at Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.  Dr. Stivers joined Leitchfield Pediatric Clinic in 2017.  She is board certified through the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Certified Lactation Counselor.

Dr. Stivers is married to her husband, Mark.  Together they have Westley, born in 2013, and Wyatt, born in 2018.  In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, camping and fishing with her family, knitting, sewing and making candy.

 

Wendee Embry, PA-C

Wendee is a native of Caneyville, Kentucky and a graduate of Grayson County High School.  She attended college at Eastern Kentucky University on a cross country scholarship and was a double major in sociology and psychology.  She then went on to obtain her masters in clinical psychology.  After this she obtained her master's in physician assistant studies at the University of Kentucky.  Wendee joined Leitchfield Pediatric Clinic in 2012.

Outside of work Wendee is an avid runner.  She also enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with her family.  She has one dog and one cat.  In the fall months Wendee is an assistant coach for the Grayson County cross country teams.

 

Rain Wells, APRN

Rain is originally a native of Louisville, Kentucky, however she moved to Grayson County when she was 13.  She is a graduate of Grayson County High School.  She attended college at Kentucky Wesleyan University where she majored in biology.  After graduating she then obtained her RN/BSN from Bellarmine University.  She then practiced as a nurse at Kosair Children's Hospital while completing the nurse practitioner program at Bellarmine University.  Rain joined Leitchfield Pediatric Clinic in 2016. 

Rain is happily married to her husband, Justin, and they currently reside in Louisville.  She enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with her family and two cats.