Where Are They Now: Dr. Matthew Marshbanks

Published 4:14 pm Thursday, April 6, 2023

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This monthly feature highlights Lincoln County graduates and talks about what they are doing in life now.

This month’s highlighted alumni is Dr. Matthew Marshbanks, a 1996 graduate of Lincoln County High School and currently a doctor at Baptist Health in Louisville.

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Marshbanks received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in 2000 and then went on to University of Louisville for medical school. After medical school he interned in internal medicine at University of South Florida before returning to UofL to complete his residency.

He helped start a hospitalist program at Greenview Hospital in Bowling Green after finishing his residency before eventually joining the practice at Baptist Health in Louisville.

“As a hospitalist, I help take care of people who are admitted to the hospital and manage their care as their primary doctor while they are inpatient,” said Marshbanks. “This means every day I have a new set of patients with a different set of problems. I have always enjoyed that variety as it keeps things interesting and forces me to think.”

Marshbanks says he still keeps in touch with several of his schoolmates from Lincoln County and his favorite memory from high school was playing football for the Patriots where he was a member of the 1993 state championship runner-up team.

“I can still remember so many fun times at practices, in the locker room and sweating through three-a-day practices at 4H Camp in London, KY before the season,” he said. “Those experiences stick with you forever.”

When asked what teacher made the biggest impact on his life, Marshbanks said the obvious answer would be his mother, Rhonda Marshbanks, who taught him in fourth grade at Stanford Elementary. He followed up by saying it was too difficult to pick just one and that many teachers made a great impact on him along the way.

“Mrs. Nancy Hill and Mrs. Pam Hart were great in junior high. AP US History with Martha Francis was really a tough class buit it definitly prepared me for college-type classes,” he said. “I also enjoyed most of my high school English classes, especially with Mrs. Martha Roberts and Mrs. Scena Petrey.”

Matthew and his wife, Melissa, currently live in Oldham County along with their three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, keeping up with sports and jogging in his free time. He is still a big supporter of Lincoln athletics, too.