Residency Case Logs

Open heart surgery with Dr. Sekela

Residents in the integrated six-year Cardiothoracic Surgery program at the University of Kentucky easily exceed the ACGME-mandated minimums for participation in thoracic and cardiac procedures. UK residents get the experience necessary to become competent, board certified cardiac and thoracic surgeons. But our CT residents do not have to compete for a place in the operating room to observe and assist in advanced surgical procedures, both in terms of Cardiothoracic Surgery, but in General Surgery as well. Patients in our service area present some of the most complex sets of pathologies in the United States. It is an outstanding learning environment for any surgeon to develop their skills.

Cardiac Case Logs
PGY 4 - 6*

Case Type
(Cardiac)

Cardiac
Minimum

PGY-6

PGY-4

Thoracic
Minimum

PGY-4

Valves (Total)

60

69

7

30

35

AVR

25

25

20

15

10

MVR

15

19

0

5

6

TVR

5

10

1

5

3

TAVR (primary)

5

4

4

0

10

TAVR (assist)

10

6

2

5

6

Coronaries

80

112

16

35

30

Redo Sternotomy

15

15

0

5

10

Left heart cath

5

0

0

0

0

IABP

10

0

11

5

6

Aortic Procedures

10

12

1

5

3

Arrythmia Surgery

10

23

20

0

15

Maze

5

17

5

0

6

Pacemaker

5

6

15

0

9

Circ Assist/Transplant

10

48

26

5

40

Total Cardiac

189

405

163

104

273

Thoracic Case Logs
PGY 4 - 6*

Case Type
(Thoracic)

Cardiac
Minimum

PGY-6

PGY-4

Thoracic
Minimum

PGY-4

Anatomic Lung

30

60

23

50

50

VATS Anatomic lung

5

26

7

25

26

Lung Wedge

25

49

40

30

46

Total Lung

60

109

63

105

96

Pleura major

0

20

21

5

32

Pleura minor

0

18

6

15

25

PleurX

0

8

4

5

1

Total Pleura

10

46

31

25

58

Chest Wall

5

38

13

10

42

Mediastinum

5

13

4

10

10

Airway

0

6

3

5

2

Esophagectomy

5

20

5

20

7

Benign Esophagus

5

18

6

10

25

Lap hernia

0

10

3

5

5

Total esophagus

10

38

11

35

32

Total thoracic

90

250

125

190

240

General Surgery Case Logs
PGY 1 - 3* 

Case Type (General)

Gen Surg
Minimum

PGY-6
(2013-2019)

PGY-4
(2014-2019)

PGY-4
(2015-2019)

PGY-3
(2016-2019)

PGY-2
(2017-2019)

PGY-1
(2018-2019)

Abdomen

30

99

89

69

141

65

39

Alimentary Tract

20

46

65

37

58

33

10

Head and neck

5

26

37

12

18

28

0

Lap Basic

30

70

55

49

92

45

20

Lap Complex

10

22

21

15

19

14

7

Operative Trauma

5

11

6

5

8

4

0

Pediatric

10

31

11

10

19

14

1

Plastic

5

10

11

6

25

16

10

Skin/Soft Tissue/Breast

10

39

34

34

81

42

15

Vascular

25

37

44

30

53

30

15

Cardiothoracic

125

147

154

141

217

141

66

Total Cases at
end of PGY-3

375

654

699

559

901

512

204

UK Hybrid Operating Suite

No