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Women in Medicine Month Spotlight: Dr. Rosalind Ritchie

Rosalind Ritchie, MD, is a professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and was recently named chair of the college’s Faculty of Color Network, an organization with...

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UKnow : 'Alone, but Not Lonely' – Patient Receives Liver Transplant During Pandemic

By Hilary Brown(Click here for UKnow article)LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 28, 2020) ­— Major surgeries and extended hospital stays are harrowing enough under normal circumstances. Factor in the stress and uncertainty...

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In Memory of Two Outstanding Leaders

It is with great sorrow that I share with you the passing of two vital members of the UK College of Medicine’s history, both of whom were former chairs. Ward O. Griffen, MD, PhD, former chair of the department...

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In Memoriam: Ward O. Griffen, MD, PhD – Surgery Department Chair from 1968-1984

The UK Department of Surgery mourns the passing of Ward O. Griffen, MD, PhD, 92, chair of the department from 1968 – 1984 and one of the giants in the world of American surgery. He died on Tuesday morning,...

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UK Department of Surgery welcomes eight new faculty members in 2020

The UK Department of Surgery will welcome eight new faculty members for the 2020 academic year. The first, Dr. Carl Backer, a national leader in pediatric heart transplants and cardiac surgery, began his...

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Surgery chair unveils department re-organization, new divisions, and leadership

By Josh ShepherdWith the beginning of a new academic year this July, Dr. William B. Inabnet III, The Johnston-Wright Endowed Professor and Chair of Surgery implemented a re-organization of the UK Department of...

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Sam Tyagi presenting a summary of his proposal during presentation of the Zwisch-Rounsavall Innovation in Surgery Research funds

Innovation in Surgery Research Fund names inaugural recipients at annual Teaching Awards program

The first recipients of the Zwischenberger-Rounsavall Fund for Innovation in Surgical Research and Education were announced during the annual presentation of the Department of Surgery Teaching Awards on...

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Surgery researchers honored with Wethington Awards in 2020

Three UK Department of Surgery researchers, Dr. Hiroshi Saito, Dr. Marlene Starr, and Dr. Dongfang Wang, were again named Wethington Award recipients for 2020.Wethington Awards, administered and funded by the...

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Surgery department leads White Coats for Black Lives demonstration; takes concrete steps to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion

CLICK HERE FOR STORY AND VIDEO COVERAGE FROM THE LEXINGTON HERALD LEADERBy Josh ShepherdThe Department of Surgery hosted a “White Coats for Black Lives” demonstration on Thursday morning, June 11. The event,...

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Posted - Jun 12Read More

Department of Surgery Statement against Racism and Discrimination

The University of Kentucky Department of Surgery is committed to treat every individual with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate racism or discrimination in any form by faculty, residents, patients,...

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Posted - Jun 9Read More

2020 chief residents and fellows make plans to go forward following an historic final year at UK

To say that the Resident Class of 2020 experienced an unprecedented final year is an understatement. As Kentucky’s efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 at the end of the winter forced hospitals to suspend...

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Backer begins as director of KCH Pediatric Cardiovascular Program

We would like to officially welcome Dr. Carl Lewis Backer as new chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at UK Kentucky Children’s Hospital. His primary appointment is at Cincinnati Children’s, but he will...

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Posted - May 26Read More

Promotions surprise, honor four members of the Surgery faculty

By Josh ShepherdFour members of the Surgery faculty were surprised at Surgery Grand Rounds Wednesday morning, May 13, when department chair Dr. William B. Inabnet III proudly announced that they were approved...

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ACGME approves new fellowship and increase in General Surgery residents at UK

@UK_Colorectal@UKyGenSurgeryBy Josh ShepherdThe Division of General Surgery received approval from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in May to expand their class of General...

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Posted - May 11Read More

Timothy Berg's Lifetime Prep for Career as a Surgeon

By the UK College of MedicineClick here for From the Dean's Desk Blog (Dean Robert S. DiPaola, MD) When he’s in the operating room, learning alongside University of Kentucky College of Medicine attending...

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Posted - May 11Read More

The Department of Surgery announces the 2020 recipients of the Dr. Massie and Dr. Pulito Awards

In this unique year in the history of the UK College of Medicine, the Department of Surgery is proud to announce the names of two exceptional senior medical students for the 2020 Dr. Andrew R. Pulito and Dr....

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