Despite the benefits of breast reconstruction, women from Appalachia are less likely to have the surgery than non-Appalachian Kentuckians, according to a new study by the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.

UK Study Examines Appalachian Kentucky’s Breast Cancer Care Disparities

It is estimated that nearly 40 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer will require a mastectomy. For those patients, breast reconstruction surgery is a valuable part of comprehensive breast cancer care...

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Dr. Tim Mullett named chair-elect of the national Commission on Cancer

UK Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Tim Mullett, MD, FACS, was named Chair-Elect of the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons, during a plenary session on Sunday, October 27 at the...

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Dr. Sandra Beck serving first term on ACS Board of Governors

Dr. Sandra Beck, section head of colorectal surgery at UK, is serving her first term as a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Governors. She was officially confirmed at a national meeting...

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American College of Surgeons presents UK Surgery alum International Surgical Volunteerism Award

American College of Surgeons Press ReleaseAn alumnus of the University of Kentucky General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency programs was honored by the American College of Surgeons with the...

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UK Surgery faculty to be featured in Endocrine Surgery Masters course in New York

Three endocrine surgeons from the University of Kentucky will be among the guest faculty at the 5th New York Masters Course in Comprehensive Endocrine Surgery this December. The UK Department of Surgery is...

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UK Plastic Surgery chief journeys to Henan province in China for clinical presentations

In mid-October, Dr. Kant Y.K. Lin journeyed to the Henan province of China to share clinical information with colleagues in Plastic Surgery and discuss the process of board certification in the United States....

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Grant Lewis (right) reunites with his surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Berger. Patients like Grant won't have to travel to Lexington for their pre-transplant appointments.

The Medical Center at Bowling Green Joins UK’s Organ Failure and Transplant Network

Click here for UKnow articles on UK HealthCareBy Hilary Brown Sixteen years ago, Grant Lewis was diagnosed with IgA nephrothopy, a rare kidney condition that causes inflammation in the kidneys. There’s no cure...

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New program recognizes residents for excellent teaching throughout the year

University of Kentucky third-year medical students praised the work of several dozen residents and fellows for demonstrating teaching excellence during the students’ first two surgery rotations. Those...

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UK Surgery welcomes a new surgical oncologist and celebrates the return of a respected cardiac surgeon in October

The cascade of new faculty members joining the UK Department of Surgery continues in October with the addition of two surgeons. One is taking on her first professional faculty appointment. The other is...

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UKnow: Markey Surgeon Fights Breast Cancer at Work – and at Home

By Allison Perry(Click Link for this and other UKnow stories)LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2019) – At just eight years old, Emily Marcinkowski already knew she wanted to be a doctor.As the only child to a single...

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Dr. Inabnet Named Chair of Department of Surgery

After an extensive and national search, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine has named William Barlow (Barry) Inabnet, III, MD, chair of the department of surgery, effective Sept. 16.As chair, Dr....

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Dr. Emily Marcinkowski named new Director of Surgery Advanced Development for fourth year medical students

Dr. Emily Marcinkowski is the new Director of Surgery Advanced Development for fourth-year medical students. Her appointment by the UK College of Medicine Curriculum Committee became official this September....

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Dr. Margaret Griffen to be 2019 Schwartz Symposium speaker

The special guest lecturer for the sixth annual Dr. Richard W. Schwartz Memorial Lecture and Surgical Symposium on Thursday, October 17 is Dr. Margaret Mary Griffen, a member of the Inova Medical Group and...

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Department of Surgery welcomes four faculty plus a new chair in September

Barely a month after welcoming three new faculty members to the University of Kentucky, the UK Department of Surgery prepares to welcome four additional surgeons in September, including a new Department chair....

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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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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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