William Inabnet, MD

Welcome from the Chair of Surgery

It is a great honor and privilege to serve as chair of the UK College of Medicine Department of Surgery. We are proud to work in Kentucky’s No. 1 ranked hospital, UK HealthCare’s Albert B. Chandler Hospital, with several of our surgical services ranked nationally and rated as high performing by U.S. News and World Report. In research, the department of surgery ranks among the top academic institutions for funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Our faculty are respected leaders on the national and international stage for their contributions to the advancement of clinical care, surgical education, research, and innovations in medical technology. Delivering the best possible patient care is the department of surgery’s foremost priority and influences our every endeavor.

There is an absolute determination on the part of our faculty and staff to innovate and build upon our success; set and exceed national benchmarks; recruit from an increasingly diverse population of learners and faculty; and remain always on the cutting edge of global health care.

Please browse our pages for information and news about our faculty, resident and fellowship training programs, and NIH-funded research.

William B. Inabnet III, MD, MHA, FACS
The Johnston-Wright Endowed Professor and Chair of Surgery

Read more about the Department of Surgery

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Residency and Education

The UK College of Medicine Department of Surgery regards its surgical education program as among its highest priorities.

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The division of research — comprised of investigators with expertise in basic, clinical and translational science — is dedicated to fostering greater understanding of the causes and treatment of disease.