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Dr. Vasconez celebrates MBA from Gatton School as a panel judge for Cosmetic Surgery marketing

In addition to earning his Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Gatton School of Business and Economics at UK at the end of 2020, Dr. Henry Vasconez, professor of surgery in the division...

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UKnow: Markey Surgeon to Begin Term as Chair of the National Commission on Cancer

By Allison Perry Click here for UKnow articleThe University of Kentucky’s Dr. Tim Mullett wears many hats: doctor, medical director, thoracic surgeon, retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel, cancer survivor, father...

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Inabnet named surgeon-in-chief of UK HealthCare

By Kim KlimekHe will work to enhance the medical education experience and serve as a liaison between leadership and the surgery team.The University of Kentucky College of Medicine and UK HealthCare are pleased...

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Posted - Oct 26Read More

UKnow: Evers Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

By Allison Perry Dr. B. Mark Evers, professor of surgery in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and director of the UK Markey Cancer Center, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine....

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UKnow: Kentucky Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Joint Heart Program opens outreach clinic in Ashland

By Emily Domer, UKNow. Click Here for UKnow Story UK HealthCare's Kentucky Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Joint Heart Program is opening an outreach clinic at PrimaryPlus...

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UK medical student earns first place honors in ACS Medical Student Research program

A research abstract from a University of Kentucky third year medical student, Jacob Hubbuch, was awarded first place in the Education, Innovation, and Outcomes category of the American College of Surgeons’ (...

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Dr. Sandra Beck and Dr. Jitesh Patel officially inducted into ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Sandra Beck, MD, FASCRS, FACS, and Jitesh Patel, MD, FASCRS, FACS were inducted into membership of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators during a virtual ceremony the ACS...

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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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Posted - Jul 28Read More

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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Posted - Jul 27Read More

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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Posted - Jul 27Read More

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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Posted - Jul 6Read More

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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Posted - Jun 17Read More

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