The Rheumatology Fellowship Program at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, combines a balanced experience in clinical rheumatology, basic science, and research, allowing graduates the opportunity to pursue either an academic or private practice career. During the 2-year program, Fellows rotate through adult ambulatory clinics at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and the attached VA Medical Center. They can also rotate through the pediatric rheumatology clinic with Dr. Patti Lu-Fritts, Section Head of Pediatric Rheumatology at UK and the Kentucky Children's Hospital, and the Arthritis Center of Lexington, a private practice setting with adjunct faculty from the University of Kentucky. Fellows will be able to tailor a wide range of research and scholarly activities to their own interests and career goals under the supervision of dedicated and experienced faculty, including a Clinician Educator Track through the Office of Medical Education.
The program is directed by the Division Chief, Dr. Kristine M. Lohr. The division's 4 faculty, 2 nurse practitioners, and clinic and administrative staff all support the program at the Kentucky Clinic, VA Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital.