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Trauma and Acute Care Surgery faculty present Dr. Timothy Horrell, center, with EAST travel scholarship. Joining him are faculty members Chris Culpepper, MD; Oscar Moreno Ponte, MD; Andrew Bernard, MD; Mack Drake, DO; and Cynthia Talley, MD.

Trauma – Acute Care Surgery faculty announce recipient of 2018 EAST travel scholarship

Trauma and Acute Care Surgery faculty present Dr. Timothy Horrell, center, with the annual EAST travel scholarship award. Joining him are faculty members Chris Culpepper, MD; Oscar Moreno Ponte, MD; Andrew...

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Dr. Jon Kiev

Dr. Kiev is second thoracic surgeon to begin a UK practice in 2017

On May 1, the UK Department of Surgery welcomed Dr. Jonathan Kiev as the newest faculty member in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is the second thoracic surgeon to join the division in 2017.Dr. Jon...

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The UK Health Care Adult ECMO Transport Team went "live" earlier this year with a middle-of-the-night trip to Madisonville, Ky. From left to right: Aaron Harris, RN; Les Fryman, EMT-P; Chuck McLendon, CCP; Michael Sekela, MD

Collaboration Creates Innovative ECMO Transport Program

By Laura Dawahare for UKnow (Click to see UKnow article)LEXINGTON, KY. (May 26, 2017) — Technology plays an enormous role in advancing the quality and effectiveness of medical treatment.  New technology tends...

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Jamie Ward, center, and Dr. Todd Cheever, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, top, were among those selected as honorary members of the class of 2017.

Ward named honorary member of 2017 medical school class

Jamie Ward, MPH, undergraduate surgery education coordinator with the Department of Surgery, was named an honorary member of the UK Medical School class of 2017. She wore cap and gown and joined her fellow...

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The Recipients of the Faculty Awards in Teaching Excellene and the Ward O. Griffen Award recipients.

2017 teaching awards include recognition of a community faculty member

The Department of Surgery annual teaching awards presentation after Grand Rounds on May 3 included recognition of many faculty and residents. The department excels in educational efforts, as demonstrated by...

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Evers Elected to Association of American Physicians

University of Kentucky Surgical Oncologist Dr. Mark Evers was recently elected into the Association of American Physicians (AAP). AAP is a nonprofit organization founded for the purpose of advancing scientific...

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Department of Surgery Doctors Featured in UK HealthCare Video

After releasing news about Department of Surgery providers featured in the “Making the Rounds” series of video featurettes produced by UK HealthCare marketing, two additional videos were found on the YouTube...

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Match Day 2017 - new UK residents and fellows announced; UK class matches 19 to surgery

On Match Day last Friday, the names of the 2017-18 categorical and surgical interns were announced along with the new residents and fellows in plastic surgery and CT surgery.General Surgery Categorical...

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Second annual Gordon Hyde lecture to feature nationally acclaimed Vascular Surgeon

Nationally acclaimed vascular surgeon, Jack Cronenwett, MD, will be the featured speaker at the second annual Gordon Hyde Lectureship in Vascular Surgery on Wednesday morning, April 19, from 7 – 8 am in the...

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Surgery department resident and faculty member selected for induction in medical honor society

The University of Kentucky selected Stuart Tobin, MD, Division of Dermatology, and Sam Carmichael, MD, PGY4 in General Surgery, to be among its latest faculty and resident inductees into the Alpha Omega Alpha...

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Gill Heart and Vascular Institute patient Jason Conn poses with his 1968 Ford Thunderbird. Conn, an adult congenital heart defect patient, survived a scare thanks to the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo

UKNOW: UK Teamwork Returns Heart Patient to His First Love: Restoring Vintage Cars

By Laura Dawahare / Photos by Mark CornelisonClick here to see original UKNOW storyLEXINGTON, Ky. (Mar. 16, 2017) — By his 13th birthday, Jason Conn had undergone three open heart surgeries to repair his...

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UKNOW: She Almost Skipped a Routine Exam, But Didn't – And It Saved Her Life

By Allison Perry (Photos by Mark Cornelison)(See Original UKNOW article)LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 14, 2017) – While battling a cold and trying to prepare for her daughter's college graduation party the next day,...

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Endowment created for Patient-Centered Care Awards at UK HealthCare

By Josh ShepherdEach year in the life of UK HealthCare, there are moments in which physicians and staff exemplify the very best aspects of patient and family-centered care. Dr. Sibu Saha, division chief of UK...

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Department of Surgery providers featured in UK HealthCare “Making the Rounds” featurettes

“Making the Rounds” is an innovative series of short videos produced by UK HealthCare marketing to profile physicians, nurses, and allied health providers at work with the University of Kentucky. The project...

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Zwischenberger and Wang granted their fifth US patent

By Josh ShepherdThe United States Patent Office granted inventors Dr. Dongfong Wang and Dr. Jay Zwischenberger their fifth patent for a medical device in October of 2016.Dr. Wang, Director of the Artificial...

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Surgery Shenanigans duo take polar plunge, raise over $400 for Kentucky Special Olympics

By Josh ShepherdThe UK Surgery Shenanigans team increased its participation and fundraising to Kentucky Special Olympics for the annual 2017 Polar Plunge on Saturday morning, February 18. Three team members...

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