Dr. Na'Tasha Evans
May 30, 2023

Following an extensive national search and interviews with highly qualified individuals, the College of Medicine is excited to welcome Na’Tasha Evans, PhD, MEd, as the new vice dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and associate professor in the department of behavioral science.

Markey Cancer Center earns Center of Excellence designation from the National Pancreas Foundation
May 5, 2023

The National Pancreas Foundation has recognized the Markey Cancer Center "one of the best."

Markey Cancer Center has earned the designation of Center of Excellence by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF).

Street view of the Markey Cancer Center
May 4, 2023

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has been recognized by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF) as an approved NPF Center of Excellence.

Dr. Henry Vasconez talks about his transition to academic dean with UK Plastic Surgery faculty and residents.
April 21, 2023

The division of plastic and reconstructive surgery established an annual lectureship to honor the contributions of an esteemed emeritus faculty member and former division chief. The Henry Vasconez, MD Lectureship held its inaugural presentation in April 2023.

Meagan Kingren, PhD and Sujata Mukherjee, PhD, worked on their scientific research at Department of Surgery research labs. They successfully defended their dissertations in April 2023
April 21, 2023

By Josh Shepherd

Two doctoral candidates who conducted their research in surgery laboratories over the last few years went before their respective committees in mid-April to defend their dissertations.

Jalen Smoot's liver disease advanced very quickly. A transplant was his only option for survival.
April 14, 2023

By Hilary Brown 

In June 2021, Kelly Smoot noticed a change in her son Jalen's weight.

“I didn’t think much of it,” she said. “But then he complained of neck pain, so I took him to my chiropractor.”

Dr. Allan Siperstein, Chair of the Endocrine Surgery Department at Cleveland Clinic, will be delivering the Surgery Grand Rounds presentation on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 6:45-7:45 am
April 12, 2023

The UK College of Medicine Department of Surgery is pleased to welcome Dr. Allan Siperstein, chair of the endocrine surgery department at Cleveland Clinic, as a visiting professor. He will be delivering the Grand Rounds presentation on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in the HG611 Lecture Hall.

Emily Silverman’s presentation will focus largely on her series titled, “Shame in Medicine: The Lost Forest.”
March 24, 2023

By Dani Jaffe 
(See original UKnow article)

Northern Kentucky Match Day
March 20, 2023
The UK College of Medicine celebrated its largest group of matching students and its highest percentage of students matching into Kentucky residency programs.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is proud to recognize its fourth-year students who learned their pivotal next step in training – residency – during

The Incoming Intern Class for the UK Department of Surgery
March 20, 2023

The UK College of Medicine Department of Surgery welcomes its new class of residents in plastic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and general surgery

Match Day celebration at Lexington
March 13, 2023
Ahead of the big day, UK College of Medicine faculty, staff, trainees, and alumni share their experience with Match Day and offer advice for fourth-years going through it this year

Claire Collins, MD, knew the University of Kentucky Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Program was a perfect fit after she c

Alliance research initiative - researchers collaborating
March 2, 2023

Nearly three years ago, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine launched the Alliance Research Initiative to promote collaboration and mentorship through interdisciplinary research teams. With members spanning across UK departments and colleges, these teams were established to address Kentucky’s most urgent health needs.

Congrats graphic
February 24, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is pleased to announce the faculty, staff, and learners who were winners of the annual Mission, Vision, Pillar, and Enabler Awards.

Gurpreet Dhaliwal
February 2, 2023

The UK College of Medicine is excited to welcome Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD, as the visiting professor delivering this year’s Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Humanities Lecture. 

woman holding her hands up making a heart shape
January 12, 2023

The University of Kentucky’s ninth annual Healthy Hearts for Women Symposium will bring in nationally recognized experts to raise awareness about the dangers of heart disease and educate attendees on prevention techniques.

December 11, 2022

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Salvation Army Clinic is a student-run, free clinic that serves as a learning environment for medical, pharmacy, and social work students while providing acute onsite health care for uninsured patients at the Salvation Army of Central Kentucky.

College of medicine logo over white background
November 29, 2022

Our College of Medicine community,

Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Month
November 22, 2022

During Indigenous Peoples’ Month, the UK College of Medicine is highlighting historical figures who paved the way for an equitable future in medicine.

Jin W. Chung, MD, PhD
November 14, 2022

The University of Kentucky Division of Cardiothoracic (CT) Surgery and Department of Surgery are excited to welcome a new faculty member, Jin Woo Chung, MD, PhD. Dr. Chung is a highly respected specialist in heart and lung transplantation, organ procurement, mechanical circulatory support, and advanced heart failure.

The UK HealthCare Cleft Team hosted the 33rd annual Tristate Craniofacial Clinic to discuss best practices in cleft care.