Support the Department of Surgery - List of Funds

The General Surgery Resident Wellness Fund - Click to support the fund
The University of Kentucky General Surgery Resident Wellness Program was started in 2020 to address the well-being of our surgical trainees. The program, modeled after similar national programs, focuses on four core areas of well-being: Mental, Physical, Professional, and Social. Surgical residents work up to 80 hours and 6 days per week, often in high acuity and stressful environments. Providing a well-being curriculum with multiple support initiatives will hopefully decrease resident burnout and improve the health and positive morale of our surgical trainees.

The Dr. Michael D. Bolanos Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program Support Fund - Click to support the fund
The Fund shall be used to support the Department's integrated cardiothoracic surgery residents. Uses of the Fund may include, but are not limited to, expenses for: (i) surgical loupes; (ii) surgical headlamps; (iii) conference attendance; (iv) professional society membership(s) and/or other dues; (v) general wellness initiatives; and/or (vi) other expenses to support the Department's integrated cardiothoracic surgery residents.

Vic and Sue Ferraris Cardiothoracic Surgery Endowment Fund - Click to support the fund
The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Kentucky takes great pride in the education and training of our residents and fellows. To ensure the continued investment and success in the CT surgery resident education at UK, Dr. Victor A. Ferraris and his wife, Sue created the Sue and Vic Ferraris Cardiothoracic Surgery Endowed Education Fund. The vision for this fund is to create a perpetual source of funds that residents and fellows can access for educational opportunities for which traditional divisional funds are not available. Residents and fellows can use the funds for things such as attendance to major professional society meetings or off campus surgical experience/rotations that are not readily available at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
Please join Dr. & Mrs. Ferraris in their mission to continue the success of the cardiothoracic resident program by making a personal commitment to help educate and share the foundation of knowledge with future cardiothoracic surgeons. An investment in our residents today can help make a lasting difference in the lives of our patients tomorrow.

Fund for the Richard W. Schwartz, MD Memorial Lecture on Surgical Education
The late Dr. Richard Schwartz' passion and excellence in gastrointestinal surgery, surgical education and the development of physician leaders were well-known before his untimely death in 2010. His influence touched all who had the honor of working alongside him. To honor his legacy, the University of Kentucky Department of Surgery established the annual Richard W. Schwartz Memorial Lectureship. Janet Schwartz Evans, Andrew Bernard, MD, and David Sloan, MD established the foundation of the endowed lectureship in 2014. To make a gift of support, please contact Dr. BernardDr. Sloan or UK College of Medicine development officer Lindsey Clem by email or at 859.323.1313.

Cardiovascular Research and Education Fund - Click to support the fund
Saha Cardiovascular Research Center (Saha CVRC) supports an internationally recognized center of excellence in cardiovascular research by facilitating recruitment, retention and development of faculty and trainees, and encouraging the development of translational and clinical research in the area of cardiovascular diseases. Your gift to the Cardiovascular Research and Education Fund makes this research and laboratory work possible by providing the means for cutting-edge equipment and support for the work of technicians, researchers and physician-scientists making life-saving discoveries.


J. Lindsey Clem - PhilanthropyJ. Lindsey Clem
Director of Philanthropy
UK HealthCare Department, Centers, and Institutes
300 W. Vine Street, Suite 1600, Lexington, KY 40507