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UK Plastic Surgery researchers receive a pilot grant from Plastic Surgery Foundation

By Josh ShepherdThe Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) awarded a University of Kentucky research team in the Division of Plastic Surgery a $10,000 pilot research grant in support of a breast cancer related study...

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Posted - Aug 16Read More

In the Lung Nodule Clinic, nurse navigator Lesley Hubbard, left, and clinic coordinator Holly Stilz, right, follow up with patients who have had incidental findings of lung nodules. UK Photo l Hilary Brown

UKnow: New Lung Nodule Clinic Helps Patients Navigate Tough Situations

By Hilary BrownClick here for original UKnow article.When Nick Nolen went to his urologist for a routine follow-up appointment, he mentioned he had a pain in his side. A series of CT scans revealed an...

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Posted - Aug 16Read More

Dr. Zwischenberger honored for 12-year term as Department of Surgery Chair

CLICK HERE FOR A PHOTO PAGE OF THE RECEPTION FOR DR. ZWISCHENBERGERBy Josh ShepherdThe UK Department of Surgery celebrated Dr. Joseph Zwischenberger's 12-year term as Chair of the Department of Surgery with a...

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Posted - Aug 5Read More

UKnow: HealthCare, Lexington Surgery Center Partner to Expand Outpatient Surgical Services

By Kristi WillettClick for UKnow article and other newsPhysicians and staff from UK HealthCare and the Lexington Surgery Center, along with Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton, celebrated the opening of a new joint...

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Posted - Aug 2Read More

UKnow: UK Transplant Researchers Seek to Fight Organ Rejection in New Trial

By Allison Perry and Alicia GregoryWhile waiting on the transplant list, most patients are extremely sick and fighting just to stay alive.That fight doesn’t come to an end once they’ve been successfully...

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Department of Surgery welcomes three new faculty in August; prepares for others in September

By Josh ShepherdIn addition to a new chair this year, the Department of Surgery at the University of Kentucky will welcome eight new faculty members and celebrate the return of a veteran Cardiothoracic Surgeon...

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Posted - Jul 30Read More

UK HealthCare is No. 1 in Kentucky; Cancer Care Ranks 33rd Nationally, and high performing in four surgeries in U.S. News & World Report Ratings

UK also ranked high performing in Aortic Valve Surgery, Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, and Lung Cancer SurgeryBy Kristi WillettClick here for UKnow storyUK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky...

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Posted - Jul 30Read More

Department of Defense approves multi-million dollar award for UK research project

By Josh ShepherdThe US Department of Defense approved a $3.9 million award in late July to fund a research project entitled “Development of a Paracorporeal Pump-Integrated Artificial Lung (pPIAL) for Transport...

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Posted - Jul 23Read More

For UK's Surgery Residents, ArtsCAFE is a Place for Support and Expression

By Hilary BrownClick here to read this and other UKnow stories.For doctors fresh out of medical school, the period of post-medical education, or residency, is a time for in-depth training in a chosen field....

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College of Medicine announces new Department of Surgery Chair

Dr. Robert DiPaolo, Dean of the UK College of Medicine, officially announced that the new chair for the UK Department of Surgery will be William B. Inabnet, MD. He will begin his term on Monday, September 16,...

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Posted - Jul 15Read More

Chang named to Becker’s 100 health system chief medical officers to know

UK HealthCare Chief Medical Officer Phillip Chang, MD, was named to the Becker’s Healthcare list of “100 hospital and health system chief medical officers to know” for 2019.Featured physician leaders have...

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Posted - Jun 20Read More

Dr. Cortney Lee, Clerkship Director for the Department of Surgery, presents Dr. Jay Zwischenberger, Chair of the Department of Surgery, with the 2019 Richard M. Schwartz Award for a lifetime of achievement in surgery education.

Dr. Zwischenberger presented the 2019 Schwartz Award by the Department of Surgery

By Josh ShepherdIn recognition of his significant contributions to medical and surgical education, nationally and at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Joseph Zwischenberger, chair of the UK Department of Surgery...

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Posted - Jun 14Read More

2019 Class of Chief Residents and Fellows announce post-UK plans

By Josh ShepherdAt the end of June, Department of Surgery chief residents and fellows will transition to advanced training or begin their professional surgical practice. Among the 2019 class, four will enter...

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Posted - Jun 4Read More

Left: Dr. Jitesh Patel presents David Keeven the Massie Award; Right: Teddy Huerta receives the Pulito Award

The 2019 Massie and Pulito awards announced

The annual Francis Massie and Andrew R. Pulito Awards were presented at Senior Awards Night before graduation from the University of Kentucky Medical School in May. David Keeven was presented the Massie Award...

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Posted - Jun 4Read More

Dr. Hiroshi Saito, Dr. Marlene Starr, Dr. Dongfang Wang - 2019 Wethington Award honorees

Three surgery researchers honored with 2019 Wethington Awards

Three researchers from the UK Department of Surgery – Dr. Hiroshi Saito, Dr. Marlene Starr, and Dr. Dongfang Wang – were named recipients of 2019 Wethington Awards from the University of Kentucky in...

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Posted - Jun 3Read More