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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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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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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 on April 1, 2020. A central Kentucky native, Dr. Drake earned his...

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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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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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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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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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College of Medicine names three new assistant deans

By Audrey KirbyThe University of Kentucky College of Medicine is proud to announce new leadership promotions and positions all working to continue to achieve our aspirational goals as a growing College of...

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Posted - Mar 2Read More

Dr. Melissa Newcomb accepts appointment as a new Assistant Dean in GME office

Dr. Melissa Newcomb, associate professor of surgery, accepted appointment as Assistant Dean for Assessment and Evaluation, a new position within the UK Graduate Medical Education (GME) office, in late February...

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Op-Ed: New Liver Organ Policy Should Be Stopped Before It’s Too Late

Link to UKnow.By Mark Newman, Tom Miller, William B. Inabnet III, and Kelly M. McMastersLEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2020) – A rushed proposal that became federal policy across the country this month will increase...

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UK HEALTHCARE: No disease too hard to swallow with endocrine surgeon Dr. Lee

February 4, 2020 / In Our People / By UK HealthCare Cortney Y. Lee, MD, FACS, is a surgeon at UK HealthCare with advanced training in endocrine surgery. She has special expertise in thyroid, parathyroid and...

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Posted - Feb 11Read More

Dr. Sam Tyagi earns research award from national Vascular Surgery society

Dr. Sam Tyagi, a member of the Vascular Surgery faculty in the UK Department of Surgery, was named the recipient of the 2020 Early Career Faculty Research Award from the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery...

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Jan Mock named Outstanding Program Administrator by American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons

Jan Mock, Administrator of the Plastic Surgery Residency program at the University of Kentucky, was selected as the Outstanding Program Administrator Award of 2020 from the American Council of Academic Plastic...

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Posted - Jan 29Read More

Surgeon performs first robot-assisted TAMIS surgery at UK for early stage rectal cancer

UK Department of Surgery colon and rectal surgeon, Dr. Avinash Bhakta, performed the first robotic-assisted Trans-Anal Minimally Invasive Surgery (R-TAMIS) at UK HealthCare in January to treat a patient with...

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Posted - Jan 29Read More