When Minutes Matter, UK's Level-1 Pediatric and Adult Trauma Centers Can Mean the Difference in Life or Death

Car crashes,  motorcycle accidents, falls from a rooftop or a cliff,  gunshot wounds and even injuries from tornadoes.  These are some of the types of incidents that can lead to being rushed to the hospital....

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Posted - Mar 15Read More

Dr. Vasconez among UK faculty named to national medical school honor society

Dr. Henry Vasconez was one of four members of the UK HealthCare faculty honored this year with induction into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the national medical school honor society. Members of the University of...

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Posted - Feb 1Read More

UKnow: UK Transplant Center Sets New State Record for Total Transplants in 2017

Click here for original UKnow articleBy Allison PerryThe University of Kentucky Transplant Center performed 208 total transplants in 2017, setting a new record for most transplants performed by any Kentucky...

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Posted - Jan 10Read More

UK Neurosurgery Group Performs Chinese Hospital's First Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Last summer, a group from the University of Kentucky Brain Restoration center, led by Dr. Craig van Horne, professor of neurosurgery, capped off a series of conferences held at a number of renowned Chinese...

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Posted - Dec 18Read More

Medical student earns thoracic surgery society scholarship

A second year UK medical student was awarded a scholarship from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons to attend its annual meeting in January. He was one of 30 medical students selected nationally for the honor and...

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Posted - Dec 8Read More

Schwartz lecture raises issues over national shortage of surgeons

2017-12-08Even though there is an increasing shortage of surgeons in several key specialties across the United States, the need for general surgeons in urban and rural areas has reached crisis levels,...

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Posted - Dec 6Read More

Southern Plastic Surgery Society selects Dr. Henry Vasconez to inaugurate its Visiting Professors program

By Josh ShepherdThe Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS) announced in November the launch of a Visiting Professor Program beginning in 2018. The professors selected to represent...

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Posted - Nov 13Read More

UK General Surgery residents compete in finals of ACS Surgical Jeopardy

By Josh ShepherdDrs. Peter Stafford and Sam Carmichael, 5th year General Surgery residents from the UK Department of Surgery, made it to the finals of the Surgical Jeopardy competition at the 2017 Clinical...

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Posted - Nov 10Read More

Dr. Kant Lin steps in as UK Plastic Surgery division chief in November

By Josh ShepherdOn November 1, the UK Department of Surgery welcomed Dr. Kant Y.K. Lin as the new chief of the UK division of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Lin succeeds Dr. Henry Vasconez, who held the chief’s position...

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Posted - Nov 9Read More

Schwartz Memorial Lecture to address growing shortage of surgeons in America

Click here to access the symposium’s dedicated web pageAt the fourth annual Richard W. Schwartz, MD Memorial Lecture and Surgical Symposium, Dr. J. David Richardson, Professor and Vice-Chair of Surgery at the...

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Posted - Oct 27Read More

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