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Backer begins as director of KCH Pediatric Cardiovascular Program

We would like to officially welcome Dr. Carl Lewis Backer as new chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at UK Kentucky Children’s Hospital. His primary appointment is at Cincinnati Children’s, but he will...

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Posted - May 26Read More

Promotions surprise, honor four members of the Surgery faculty

By Josh ShepherdFour members of the Surgery faculty were surprised at Surgery Grand Rounds Wednesday morning, May 13, when department chair Dr. William B. Inabnet III proudly announced that they were approved...

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Posted - May 13Read More

ACGME approves new fellowship and increase in General Surgery residents at UK

@UK_Colorectal@UKyGenSurgeryBy Josh ShepherdThe Division of General Surgery received approval from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in May to expand their class of General...

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Posted - May 11Read More

Timothy Berg's Lifetime Prep for Career as a Surgeon

By the UK College of MedicineClick here for From the Dean's Desk Blog (Dean Robert S. DiPaola, MD) When he’s in the operating room, learning alongside University of Kentucky College of Medicine attending...

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Posted - May 11Read More

The Department of Surgery announces the 2020 recipients of the Dr. Massie and Dr. Pulito Awards

In this unique year in the history of the UK College of Medicine, the Department of Surgery is proud to announce the names of two exceptional senior medical students for the 2020 Dr. Andrew R. Pulito and Dr....

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Posted - May 4Read More

Residents and house staff “platoons” will take on leadership roles against potential COVID-19 surge

By Josh ShepherdChief residents in General Surgery at the University of Kentucky are being trained to assume key leadership roles as part of an overall strategy to manage an anticipated spike in COVID-19...

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Posted - Apr 22Read More

A Touching Letter from Jacob - Dr. John Draus shares a message for those on COVID-19 front line

Dr. John Draus, division chief of Pediatric Surgery, shares a special letter of support for those care providers on the front line of the fight against COVID-19. https://youtu.be/phhHy_xiQXU

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Posted - Apr 21Read More

UK HealthCare approved as a Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Testing Center

By Josh Shepherd*NOTE: Not long after UK HealthCare received FLS Testing Center approval, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) temporarily closed all testing centers from...

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Posted - Apr 2Read More

UK HealthCare: Recommendations for transplant patients during COVID-19 outbreak

Click this link for original Health Matters article and other related information on patient health.By Dr. Malay Shah, MD, FACSIn this rapidly evolving situation, we are constantly learning more about who is...

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Posted - Apr 1Read More

David B. Drake, MD, named Division Chief of UK Plastic Surgery

The UK Department of Surgery is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David B. Drake as the new Division Chief of Plastic Surgery, effective April 1, 2020.  The Department would like to thank Dr. Kant Lin...

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Posted - Apr 1Read More

UKnow: Work Anywhere is a New Tool for UK Employees Working Remotely Now

Click link for UKnow articles and informationBy Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Eric MondayFor University of Kentucky employees who are working remotely, UK is providing technology...

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Posted - Mar 25Read More

UKnow: UK HealthCare Launches Telemedicine Program for Patients

Link to UKnow storyBy Allison PerryTo help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and ensure patient safety, UK HealthCare has launched a new telemedicine program to help patients with acute-...

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Posted - Mar 24Read More

Match Day 2020: Department of Surgery announces incoming resident class; College of Medicine matches 14 to surgery programs

By Josh ShepherdDespite cancellations of Match Day celebrations on Friday, March 20, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Department of Surgery was still very pleased to announce the new class of incoming...

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Posted - Mar 20Read More

UK HealthCare announces tiered alert system in COVID-19 Update

Link to Wednesday Press Conference Managing our elective surgeries differentlyAs you know, we have been actively working for the past several days with the Kentucky Hospital Association, other health care and...

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Posted - Mar 18Read More

Dr. Carl L. Backer is the new director of KCH Pediatric Cardiovascular Program

https://uknow.uky.edu/uk-healthcare/backer-named-director-kch-pediatric-... Carl Lewis Backer, MD, will be the new chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH), effective May...

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Posted - Mar 18Read More

UK HealthCare Cleft Palate Team earns national recognition for its service

The Cleft Palate service at UK HealthCare was recognized by The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) as a fully approved Cleft Palate Team in late January.Leading the effort to get team...

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Posted - Mar 2Read More