Education Office

Nurs-109 E
Nursing Building
751 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40536-0298
(859) 323-5870

The Department of Surgery considers the training of residents and medical students one of its highest priorities. To that end, the Surgery Education Office works with faculty on departmental as well as divisional educational services and research projects. Surgery faculty members teach the third and fourth year medical school clerkships and oversee the training of residents and fellows.


Joseph Iocono, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Department of Surgery

Joseph Valentino, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Division of Otolaryngology
Department of Surgery

Margret Kates
Health Education Specialist


Alethea Bernard

Health Education Coordinator


Senior Data Coordinator

James Hoskins
Information Technology Manager