Surgery department leads White Coats for Black Lives demonstration; takes concrete steps to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion

CLICK HERE FOR STORY AND VIDEO COVERAGE FROM THE LEXINGTON HERALD LEADERBy Josh ShepherdThe Department of Surgery hosted a “White Coats for Black Lives” demonstration on Thursday morning, June 11. The event,...

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Posted - Jun 12Read More

Department of Surgery Statement against Racism and Discrimination

The University of Kentucky Department of Surgery is committed to treat every individual with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate racism or discrimination in any form by faculty, residents, patients,...

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Posted - Jun 9Read More

2020 chief residents and fellows make plans to go forward following an historic final year at UK

To say that the Resident Class of 2020 experienced an unprecedented final year is an understatement. As Kentucky’s efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 at the end of the winter forced hospitals to suspend...

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Posted - Jun 8Read More

Backer begins as director of KCH Pediatric Cardiovascular Program

We would like to officially welcome Dr. Carl Lewis Backer as new chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at UK Kentucky Children’s Hospital. His primary appointment is at Cincinnati Children’s, but he will...

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Posted - May 26Read More

Promotions surprise, honor four members of the Surgery faculty

By Josh ShepherdFour members of the Surgery faculty were surprised at Surgery Grand Rounds Wednesday morning, May 13, when department chair Dr. William B. Inabnet III proudly announced that they were approved...

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Posted - May 13Read More

ACGME approves new fellowship and increase in General Surgery residents at UK

@UK_Colorectal@UKyGenSurgeryBy Josh ShepherdThe Division of General Surgery received approval from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in May to expand their class of General...

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Posted - May 11Read More

Timothy Berg's Lifetime Prep for Career as a Surgeon

By the UK College of MedicineClick here for From the Dean's Desk Blog (Dean Robert S. DiPaola, MD) When he’s in the operating room, learning alongside University of Kentucky College of Medicine attending...

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Posted - May 11Read More

The Department of Surgery announces the 2020 recipients of the Dr. Massie and Dr. Pulito Awards

In this unique year in the history of the UK College of Medicine, the Department of Surgery is proud to announce the names of two exceptional senior medical students for the 2020 Dr. Andrew R. Pulito and Dr....

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Posted - May 4Read More

Residents and house staff “platoons” will take on leadership roles against potential COVID-19 surge

By Josh ShepherdChief residents in General Surgery at the University of Kentucky are being trained to assume key leadership roles as part of an overall strategy to manage an anticipated spike in COVID-19...

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Posted - Apr 22Read More

A Touching Letter from Jacob - Dr. John Draus shares a message for those on COVID-19 front line

Dr. John Draus, division chief of Pediatric Surgery, shares a special letter of support for those care providers on the front line of the fight against COVID-19.

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Posted - Apr 21Read More

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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Posted - Apr 2Read More

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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Posted - Apr 1Read More

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, effective April 1, 2020.  The Department would like to thank Dr. Kant Lin...

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Posted - Apr 1Read More

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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Posted - Mar 24Read More

Match Day 2020: Department of Surgery announces incoming resident class; College of Medicine matches 14 to surgery programs

By Josh ShepherdThe UK Department of Surgery is pleased to welcome the new class of incoming surgical residents and fellows for the 2020-21 academic year. In addition to this most welcome news, Surgery faculty...

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Posted - Mar 20Read More