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Medtronic sponsors wet lab for Cardiothoracic Surgery faculty and residents

The UK Cardiothoracic Surgery residency ran a wet lab to work with the latest surgical technology in the Center for Advanced Training and Simulation (CATS) lab last September. The wet lab was run by Sean...

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Posted - Oct 17Read More

Department of Surgery Chair Search

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine invites applications for the position of chair of the Department of Surgery. The College of Medicine seeks a visionary chair with demonstrated leadership...

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Posted - Oct 1Read More

UKnow: UK HealthCare Enters into Joint Venture for Lexington Surgery Center to Expand, Enhance Outpatient Services

By Kristi Willett(Aug. 24, 2018)  ̶  The executive committee of University of Kentucky Board of Trustees on Aug. 23 approved a plan for UK HealthCare to expand outpatient care throughout the Bluegrass and...

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Posted - Sep 10Read More

UKnow: Kentucky State Loan Repayment Program Now Accepting Applications from Health Care Providers for 2018-2019

By Michael McGillThe Kentucky State Loan Repayment Program (KSLRP) is now accepting applications for 2018-2019.The KSLRP is a loan repayment assistance program that helps to recruit and retain health care...

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Posted - Sep 10Read More

UKnow: Markey names Dr. Joseph Kim the new chief of Surgical Oncology

By Allison PerryThe University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has named a new chief of surgical oncology. Dr. Joseph Kim is board certified in surgical oncology and specializes in the treatment of...

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Posted - Sep 4Read More

Dr. Lesley Wong takes over as Plastic Surgery residency director

Dr. Lesley Wong officially took over as the new Director of the UK Plastic Surgery Residency Program in July 2018.The transition to the leadership role has been an education by itself. Fortunately, Dr. Wong...

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Posted - Aug 20Read More

Department of Surgery welcomes new class of Fellows

UK THORACIC SURGERY FELLOWMansi Shah, MDMedical School: Boston University School of MedicineResidency: University of North CarolinaUK VASCULAR SURGERY FELLOWDan Badia, DO - PGY 6Medical School: New York...

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Posted - Aug 14Read More

Surgical intern class for 2018-19

The new class of surgical interns for 2018 began their term with the University of Kentucky in July. In the Department of Surgery, there were six new categorical interns in general surgery, two new residents...

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Posted - Aug 14Read More

UKnow: UK HealthCare No. 1 in Kentucky; Top 50 ranks in four specialities; High Performing in Lung Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Colon Cancer Surgery, and Urology

By Kristi Willett (See story and other breaking news on UKnow)LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2018) — UK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital remains the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the...

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Posted - Aug 14Read More

New CT faculty member earns scholarship for atrial fibrillation surgery fellowship

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) awarded Dr. Tessa London a scholarship to participate in the James L. Cox Fellowship in atrial fibrillation surgery. She is one of only seven surgeons...

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Posted - Jul 25Read More

UKnow: UK Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Collaborate to Perform Rare Operation

By Loretta Stafford, UKnowClick here for the story on UKnowBy the time Eastern Kentucky native Raeanna Napier arrived in Lexington for a consultation with Dr. Anil Duggal, assistant professor of surgery in the...

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Posted - Jul 11Read More

The 2018 Department of Surgery class of residents and fellows embark on their next appointments

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 2018 class, the Department of Surgery will...

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Posted - Jun 21Read More

Dr. David Victor earns special recognition at 2018 Surgery Teaching Awards program

During the 2018 Surgery Teaching Awards program Wednesday morning, May 30, The UK Department of Surgery paid special tribute to Dr. David Victor, a retiring vascular and general surgeon from Morehead, Kentucky...

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Posted - Jun 5Read More

Dr. Caroline Neff named 2019 Nicholson Scholar in General Surgery

Dr. Sandra Beck, director of the general surgery residency program at the University of Kentucky, announced that Caroline Neff, MD is the 2019 recipient of the Charles H. Nicholson Clinical Tour Fellowship.The...

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Posted - Jun 1Read More

Ward delivers keynote address at national Surgical Education conference

Jamie Ward, Undergraduate Medical Education Coordinator for UK Department of Surgery, was invited to deliver a keynote address to other coordinators and administrators during the Association for Surgical...

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Posted - May 14Read More

Department of Surgery residents are winners in medical society’s essay contest

Two residents from the UK Department of Surgery – Plastic Surgery Chief Resident Amaka Agochukwu, MD,  and Anh-Thu Le, MD, fourth year resident in General Surgery – won first and third prize, respectively, in...

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Posted - Apr 24Read More