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Department of Surgery residents are winners in medical society’s essay contest

Two residents from the UK Department of Surgery – Plastic Surgery Chief Resident Amaka Agochukwu, MD,  and Anh-Thu Le, MD, fourth year resident in General Surgery – won first and third prize, respectively, in...

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Dr. Jeb Hallett was the special guest for the third annual Dr. Gordon Hyde Lectureship in Vascular Surgery.

Dr. Jeb Hallett is guest lecturer at the 3rd Annual Dr. Gordon Hyde Lectureship in Vascular Surgery

Dr. John “Jeb” Hallett, Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina, gave a lecture on curiosity as an important trait for surgeons to cultivate. Dr. Hallett was the special guest...

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Dr. Merritt, center, and the current class of UK Plastic Surgery residents. From left: Chase Burns, Amaka Agochukwu (Chief), Chris Kubajak, Ashley Boustany, Ryan Wermeling (Chief), Evan Moore,  Wes Edmunds, Chelsea Wallace, Chris Howell, Bud Sauer, and Alisha Bonaroti. (Not pictured - Duane Wang). Photo by Mark Cornelison | UKphoto

Dr. Wyndell Merritt is the 2018 Andrew M. Moore Visiting Professor for Plastic Surgery

The annual Andrew M. Moore Sr., MD Visiting Professor for 2018 was Dr. Wyndell Merritt, a clinical professor in the division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University and the...

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Dr. Michael Sekela

Dr. Michael Sekela steps in as new division chief of CT Surgery at UK

The UK College of Medicine and Department of Surgery announced that Michael E. Sekela, MD, officially took over as Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery on April 1, 2018. Dr. Sekela succeeds Dr. Sibu...

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Dr. Saha ends term as CT Surgery Division Chief

On April 1, Dr. Sibu Saha ended his term as Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Kentucky. Succeeding him as chief, Dr. Michael Sekela inherits a division with fully accredited...

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Dr. Jeb Hallett

Noted vascular surgeon to speak at 2018 edition of annual Gordon Hyde lectureship

The third annual Gordon Hyde Lectureship in Vascular Surgery on Wednesday morning, April 11, will feature noted vascular surgeon, John “Jeb” Hallett, MD, Clinical Professor of Surgery at Medical University of...

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UK HealthCare Physicians Are Named to 2017-18 Best Doctors in America

UK HealthCare has more than 130 physicians practicing medicine with University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital who appear on the Best Doctors...

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When Minutes Matter, UK's Level-1 Pediatric and Adult Trauma Centers Can Mean the Difference in Life or Death

Car crashes,  motorcycle accidents, falls from a rooftop or a cliff,  gunshot wounds and even injuries from tornadoes.  These are some of the types of incidents that can lead to being rushed to the hospital....

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Dr. Vasconez among UK faculty named to national medical school honor society

Dr. Henry Vasconez was one of four members of the UK HealthCare faculty honored this year with induction into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the national medical school honor society. Members of the University of...

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UKnow: UK Transplant Center Sets New State Record for Total Transplants in 2017

Click here for original UKnow articleBy Allison PerryThe University of Kentucky Transplant Center performed 208 total transplants in 2017, setting a new record for most transplants performed by any Kentucky...

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UK Neurosurgery Group Performs Chinese Hospital's First Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Last summer, a group from the University of Kentucky Brain Restoration center, led by Dr. Craig van Horne, professor of neurosurgery, capped off a series of conferences held at a number of renowned Chinese...

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Medical student earns thoracic surgery society scholarship

A second year UK medical student was awarded a scholarship from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons to attend its annual meeting in January. He was one of 30 medical students selected nationally for the honor and...

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Schwartz lecture raises issues over national shortage of surgeons

2017-12-08Even though there is an increasing shortage of surgeons in several key specialties across the United States, the need for general surgeons in urban and rural areas has reached crisis levels,...

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Southern Plastic Surgery Society selects Dr. Henry Vasconez to inaugurate its Visiting Professors program

By Josh ShepherdThe Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS) announced in November the launch of a Visiting Professor Program beginning in 2018. The professors selected to represent...

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UK General Surgery residents compete in finals of ACS Surgical Jeopardy

By Josh ShepherdDrs. Peter Stafford and Sam Carmichael, 5th year General Surgery residents from the UK Department of Surgery, made it to the finals of the Surgical Jeopardy competition at the 2017 Clinical...

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Dr. Kant Lin steps in as UK Plastic Surgery division chief in November

By Josh ShepherdOn November 1, the UK Department of Surgery welcomed Dr. Kant Y.K. Lin as the new chief of the UK division of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Lin succeeds Dr. Henry Vasconez, who held the chief’s position...

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