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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

In 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, was presented...

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

At 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 into advanced...

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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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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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Surgery names new EAST and Nicholson Scholarship award recipients

Following the annual Nicholson Scholar Grand Rounds presentation, Dr. Danielle Kay (PGY 5) was recognized as the 2020 recipient of the Charles H. Nicholson Clinical Tour Fellowship and Dr. Brent Hillard (PGY 4...

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Phil Chang, MD, UK Chief Medical Officer

UKnow: Kentucky Hospitals Join Together to Fight Opioid Epidemic

By Nancy GalvagniThe National Institute on Drug Abuse ranks Kentucky among the top 10 states with the highest opioid-related overdose deaths, and Kentucky’s hospitals are on the frontline in the fight to help...

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CT Surgery welcomes Dr. Suresh Keshavamurthy to its faculty

The division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Kentucky recently welcomed Dr. Suresh Keshavamurthy, MD, FACS, FRCS Cardiothoracic surgeon, as the newest member of its faculty.Dr. Keshavamurthy...

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2019 Saha Award for Patient Centered Care honors four

Click Here for In The Loop article and slideshowUK Healthcare recently celebrated the many facets of quality patient care its staff practices during the 2019 presentation of the Saha Awards for Patient...

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Lexington Herald Leader: Colorectal Surgeon talks about the impact of ACA on colorectal cancer screening in Kentucky

The Lexington Herald Leader recently posted a video featuring Dr. Avinash Bhakta and his research on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Colorectal Screening in Kentucky.Click here to view the video.

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UK plastic surgeon and chief resident featured in front page Courier Journal story on Guatemala mission

James Liau, MD, and Duane Wang, MD of UK Plastic Surgery were among several Kentucky physicians featured in a front page story of the Sunday, February 19 Louisville Courier-Journal. The story reports on the...

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UKnow: Meyerson Named Chief of Thoracic Surgery at UK

By Allison PerryAccomplished thoracic surgeon and nationally known educator Dr. Shari Meyerson has joined UK HealthCare as the new chief of thoracic surgery in January. Also recognized as an innovative...

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Posted - Jan 29Read More

John Draus, MD, named pediatric surgery division chief

Dr. John Draus, MD, FACS has been selected as the Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery, according to a recent announcement by Dr. Jay Zwischenberger, Chair of the Department of Surgery. In this role, Dr. Draus...

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Posted - Jan 18Read More

Department of Surgery welcomes Mandy Bucy as a new division administrator

In January, Department of Surgery Administrator Shawn Coffey officially welcomed Mandy Bucy as the new division administrator for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Dermatology.She joins the...

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Dr. Saha named senior editor of an international research journal

Dr. Sibu Saha, a professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic (CT) Surgery at the University of Kentucky, accepted an invitation this January to serve as one of the senior editors of the International Journal...

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KNOW: Doctors feared 'She may not make it through the night' but she proved them wrong

Though she be but little, she is fierce. From the moment she was born, Audrey Armstrong defied every expectation.Born in Morehead, Kentucky, at 41 and a half weeks, Audrey immediately began having difficulties...

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