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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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Posted - Feb 26Read More

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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Posted - Feb 24Read More

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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Posted - Feb 3Read More

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

Three UK surgery administrators invited to present during Surgical Education Week 2020

Three administrators from the UK Department of Surgery’s graduate and undergraduate medical education staff have been invited to make presentations during Surgical Education Week 2020 in Seattle, Washington...

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Posted - Jan 29Read More

CT Surgery faculty member establishes national Thoracic Surgery scholarship award

Dr. Sibu Saha, a longstanding member of the Cardiothoracic Surgery faculty at the University of Kentucky, has established a scholarship with the Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF), the charitable arm of the...

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Posted - Jan 24Read More

WKYT: UK surgeon offers new option for people with carotid artery disease

Dr. Sam Tyagi, UK Vascular Surgeon, was the subject of a news story broadcast by WKYT television news in Lexington.WKYT news anchor Miranda Combs interviewed Dr. Tyagi about a new surgical treatment for...

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Posted - Jan 7Read More

Department of Surgery announces teaching awards to residents for 3rd rotation

Dr. Cortney Lee presented several surgical residents Golden Apple pins following Department of Surgery Grand Rounds Wednesday morning, December 4. The Golden Apples were given in recognition of their excellent...

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Posted - Dec 10Read More

UKnow: Successful Carotid Artery Surgery Propels Patient Back to Healthy Exercise Routine

By Mallory OlsonClick here for UKnow StoryLanny Evans is 71 years old, but you wouldn’t know it. She looks years younger and credits that to eating healthy and staying active – she loves swimming laps and...

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Posted - Dec 9Read More

UKnow: Markey Patient, Culinary Author Enjoying Life 'One Bite at a Time'

By Allison PerryClick here for the article at UKnowFor culinary author Maureen Cavanaugh Berry, food is life.The 58-year-old Madisonville resident had originally studied criminology in college, with future...

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Posted - Dec 6Read More

UK Study Examines Appalachian Kentucky’s Breast Cancer Care Disparities

It is estimated that nearly 40 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer will require a mastectomy. For those patients, breast reconstruction surgery is a valuable part of comprehensive breast cancer care...

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Posted - Nov 20Read More

Dr. Tim Mullett named chair-elect of the national Commission on Cancer

UK Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Tim Mullett, MD, FACS, was named Chair-Elect of the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a program of the American College of Surgeons, during a plenary session on Sunday, October 27 at the...

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Posted - Nov 12Read More