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Guest lecturer for 2017 Bruce Lucas Symposium to speak on impact of opioid epidemic on organ donation

David Goldberg, MD, MSCE, a senior fellow from the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics in Philadelphia, will be a special guest lecturer at the 2017 edition of the Bruce Lucas Hepatology and Liver...

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Posted - Sep 29Read More

The stroke program at UK HealthCare is the focus of a lecture at an international medical conference

To illustrate advanced standards of stroke care in America, Dr. Sibu Saha presented an overview of UK HealthCare’s Stroke Program at the 59th Annual Congress of the International College of Angiology (ICA) on...

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Posted - Sep 26Read More

Pediatric Surgeon, Dr. John Draus, selected as interim ACMO of Kentucky Children’s Hospital

Dr. John Draus, pediatric surgeon with the UK Department of Surgery, accepted appointment earlier this September as the interim Associate Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) for the Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH...

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Posted - Sep 21Read More

College of Medicine announces July appointment of Dr. Jing Li as Director of OVIHD

On September 1, the UK College of Medicine Dean's Office announced eight new administrative appointments, which included Dr. Jing Li, an associate professor in the UK Department of Surgery.The appointment of...

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Posted - Sep 12Read More

Dr. Maher Baz and double lung transplant patient, Glenda Brown

UKNOW: Double Lung Transplant Breathes New Life into Winchester Resident

By Allison PerryClick here for UKNOW storyGlenda Brown used to wake up suddenly in the middle of the night, starved for breath. Seeking relief, she'd race to throw open her bedroom window just to inhale a rush...

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Posted - Sep 6Read More

Dr. Reese Randle

UK welcomes a specialist in general and endocrine surgery to its faculty

The University of Kentucky’s Department of Surgery will be welcoming several new surgeons to its faculty throughout most of the summer and fall of 2017. One of the most recent to join is Dr. Reese W. Randle, a...

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Posted - Aug 14Read More

Department of Surgery announces faculty promotions

Faculty promotions for 2017 at the University of Kentucky Department of Surgery were announced on Thursday, July 27 by department chair Dr. Jay Zwischenberger. They included the following:Dr. Sandra...

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UKnow: Pediatric heart surgery at Kentucky Children's Hospital begins with new case

By Kristi LopezLink to Original Story in UKnowLEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 4, 2017)  ̶  Today 5-month-old Magdalen Wilson is a peaceful baby who watches her brothers and sisters play around her. But just a few months...

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UK HealthCare, Cincinnati Children’s Begin Pediatric Heart Surgery Program

Physicians with the UK HealthCare and Cincinnati Children’s Joint Pediatric Heart Surgery Program discussed the new program’s progress and success in providing advanced specialty care at Kentucky Children’s...

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Posted - Aug 4Read More

Two from Department of Surgery accept new positions

Lee Carol Greenwell dedicated 15 years of service to the University of Kentucky’s Division of General Surgery, and nearly two decades to the University of Kentucky; she has accepted a position outside the...

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Posted - Jul 21Read More

General Surgery residents name 2017 award honorees

During the annual General Surgery Resident Roast last June, the resident classes named the following faculty and residents for 2017 awards.AwardHonoreeBobby C. Powell Award Bobby Powell was a highly respected...

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Posted - Jul 20Read More

Dr. Cartwright earns runner-up finish in 2017 ICS research competition

Dr. Tessa Cartwright, chief fellow in the University of Kentucky’s division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, took second place honors in the 2017 Research Scholarship Competition sponsored by the International...

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Posted - Jul 18Read More

Dr. Michael Cavnar

UK welcomes new member to Surgical Oncology team

In late July, Dr. Michael J. Cavnar commenced his clinical practice in Surgical Oncology and General Surgery as a faculty member with the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center and the Department of...

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Posted - Jul 17Read More

New Vascular Surgeon to begin practice at end of July

The University of Kentucky’s Department of Surgery is pleased to welcome a new surgeon, Sam Tyagi, MD, to its vascular and endovascular surgery faculty beginning in late July 2017.Though born in Canada, by the...

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Posted - Jul 13Read More

The Saha Awards for Patient Centered Care presented to Clinical Nurse: Elizabeth Ober, Clinical Support: Greg Scott; Assistant Professor: Greg Yost; Ambulatory: Beth Coy. Featured with them are Bo Cofield, Dr. Sibu Saha, and Dr. Michael Karpf.

In The Loop: First annual Saha Awards recognize dedication to patient-centered care

FROM UK HealthCare IN THE LOOPClick Here for Original Story and SlideshowThe Saha Award for Patient-Centered Care, sponsored by the Saha Foundation, was established to honor health care providers who exhibit a...

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Posted - Jul 13Read More

UKnow: Family and Surgeon Work to Raise Awareness of Cleft Care, Repair Children in Third World

By Elizabeth Adams UKnowThe 20-week ultrasound appointment privileges parents to a sneak-peek of their baby growing inside the womb.First-time parents Anna (Seitz) and Evan Ciannello went into their 20-week...

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Posted - Jun 29Read More