Department of Surgery Leadership

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William "Barry" Inabnet III, MD, MHA, FACS

The Johnston-Wright Endowed Professor and Chair of Surgery

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Patrick McGrath, MD, FACS

Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs

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Mark Evers, MD, FACS

Vice-Chair for Research

Director, Markey Cancer Center

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Erik Q. Ballert, MD, FACS

Vice-Chair for VA Affairs

Chief of Surgical Services, Lexington VA Medical Center

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Dr. Sandra Beck

Sandra Beck, MD, FACS, FACRS

Vice-Chair for Education

Director, General Surgery Residency

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Margaret M. Griffen, MD, FACS

Vice-Chair for Leadership Development

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Vice-Chair for Global Surgery

Crystal F. Totten, MD

Co-Chair, Surgery Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Prakash Pandalai, MD

Co-Chair, Surgery Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Andrew Bernard, MD, FACS

Acute Care Surgery / Trauma / Surgical Critical Care

Medical Director, Trauma

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Michael Sekela, MD, FACS

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Surgical Director, Heart Transplant

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J. Scott Roth, MD, FACS

General, Endocrine, and Metabolic Surgery (GEMS)

Director, Center for Advanced Training & Simulation

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John M. Draus, MD, FAAP, FACS

Pediatric Surgery

Chief Medical Officer,

Kentucky Children's Hospital

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David B. Drake, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Director, Hand Surgery & Hand Surgery Fellowship

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Joseph Kim, MD

Surgical Oncology

Medical Director, UK Markey Center Multidisciplinary Clinic

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Roberto Gedaly, MD, FACS


Director, UK Transplant Center

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Dan Davenport, PhD

Health Outcomes and Optimal Patient Services (HOOPS)

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Shari Meyerson, MD, MEd

Section Chief, Thoracic Surgery

Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship and Integrated 6-Year Residency

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Cortney Lee, MD, FACS

Section Chief, Endocrine Surgery 

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James Liau, MD, FACS

Section Chief, Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery

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Amanda Silva, MD

Section Chief, Microvascular Surgery

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Jitesh Patel, MD, FASCRS, FACS

Director, Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency

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David Minion, MD, FACS

Director, Vascular and Endovascular Fellowship

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Jessica Reynolds, MD

Director, Critical Care Surgery Fellowship

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Lesley Wong, MD, FACS

Director, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency

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