155 "Best Doctors" and Highlights of UK HealthCare

UK HealthCare has 155 physicians practicing medicine with the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital and UK Good Samaritan Hospital who appear on the Best Doctors in America List for 2019-20 – more than any other hospital in Kentucky. Only four percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review. Other highlights:

  • Named the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospital Ranking

  • Named among the 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review

  • Home to Kentucky's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center since 2013

Albert B. Chandler Hospital

Albert B. Chandler Hospital (Pavilions A and H)

UK HealthCare Albert B. Chandler Hospital serves Lexington and the surrounding areas of central and eastern Kentucky, capturing the care of much of the Commonwealth in this over 550-bed acute care hospital.

The clinical facilities at the University of Kentucky represent modern, attractive, state-of-the-art units all contiguously located on the University campus, including a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded clinical research center and a robust transplant center that includes heart, kidney, liver, and lung transplant programs.

For many of these patients, our internal medicine residents provide both primary and tertiary care. The University center serves as one of the main hubs of the academic medical center inpatient wards experience for our residents.

outside view of Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital

UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital is located less than a mile from UK Chandler Hospital. 

The clinical experience at Good Samaritan Hospital includes an over 170-bed acute care facility that allows our residents a broader experience in inpatient medicine and is conveniently connected to a 50,000 square-foot medical office building home to many subspecialty outpatient clinics.

By providing an opportunity to work in a hospitalist model in a medium-sized community hospital, residents can experience practicing medicine outside of the academic medical center.

Outside of the Gill Heart Institute building

The Gill Heart and Vascular Institute

The Gill Heart and Vascular Institute is connected to the University hospital and home to a state-of-the-art cardiac care facility as well as world-renowned clinicians and researchers.

The Gill building houses outpatient cardiac clinics, non-invasive echocardiography suites, a heart station, cardiac catheterization suites for inpatient and outpatient treatment, electrophysiology laboratories, a procedural recovery area as well as an advanced cardiovascular imaging center.

Our residents engage with cardiology faculty and fellows of The Gill Heart and Vascular Institute on inpatient services and outpatient clinics with opportunities to experience diagnostic and procedural cardiovascular evaluations.

Aerial view of Markey Cancer Center

Markey Cancer Center

The Markey Cancer Center complex is integrated within UK HealthCare for patient care services and within the UK College of Medicine for academic, research, and service programs. 

The center encompasses four individual facilities, although its programs reach well beyond the University of Kentucky campus, extending through the Commonwealth of Kentucky and across 12 states of Appalachia and the mid-south.

Our residents work alongside The Markey Cancer Centers multidisciplinary teams across all levels of care with exposure to a wide range of oncological pathology.

outside view of Kentucky Clinic

The Kentucky Clinic

Also connected to the University Hospital, the Kentucky Clinic is the primary outpatient facility for primary care and over two dozen subspecialty consultative services. Annually, over 20,000 visits occur in general internal medicine or subspecialty clinics at the Kentucky Clinic. 

Residents are paired with an attending in the UK Internal Medicine Group Clinic or the UK Center for the Advancement of Women's Health for the duration of their residency. In this setting, residents follow patients in their continuity clinics over the course of three years as well as in subspecialty clinics during their clinic rotations.

outside of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center

The Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center

The VA Medical Center, physically connected to UK Chandler Hospital is an over 190-bed acute care facility. The Medical Center offers a general internal medicine service, intensive and progressive care units in addition to multiple subspecialty clinics located at the main hospital site.

The VA Medical Center is a staple for our internal medicine residents, allowing them to give back to our veterans on their inpatient wards service and in multiple outpatient subspecialty clinics.