Facilities and Resources


Patients from the immediate metropolitan area, from surrounding communities as well as the geographic
region, present a variety of both common and rare medical conditions requiring the latest in medical care. The Medical Center serves not only Lexington, but also the area extending from central Kentucky in the west to West Virginia in the east, and from the Ohio River in the north to northeastern Tennessee in the South. The clinical facilities at the University of Kentucky offer modern, attractive, state-of-the-art units all contiguously located on the University campus.

The University of Kentucky Hospital and the VA Medical Center provide facilities and resources to include the following: clinical immunology laboratory, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology and facilities for joint imaging, including CT, MRI, and ultrasound.  Other resources include bone densitometry, rehabilitation services with both physical and occupational therapy, electrophysiology lab (EMG/NCV), pathology laboratory, and numerous research labs. 

The UK Healthcare's new Pavilion A is a 1.2 million square foot building with a 569-bed capacity that includes 8 state-of-the art Intensive and Coronary Care Units. Last year, 4105 patients were admitted to the general medicine services. There are inpatient services for all the surgical subspecialties, for Pediatrics, and for Obstetrics and Gynecology in addition to those for Internal Medicine on UK's campus. In 2016 there were approximately 108,000 outpatient visits at the Trauma and Emergency Center. The hospital is the site of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility, capable of the latest in structural and spectroscopic MRI analysis. A Gamma Knife Facility affords neurosurgery patients access to the newest techniques for intracranial disease. There are separate intensive care units for Pediatrics, Neonatalogy, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery and General Surgery, as well as the only Level 1 Trauma Center for central and eastern Kentucky. An NIH-funded Clinical Research Center facilitates the inpatient clinical research programs of College faculty. Kidney, lung, heart, and liver transplant procedures are performed in the University Hospital. More information is available at http://www.ukhealthcare.uky.edu/home/.

The Lexington Veterans Administration Medical Center

The VA Medical Center (VAMC) and the UK Medical Center (UKMC) are connected and function effectively as a single hospital from the perspective of both faculty and residents. The VAMC is a 199-bed facility in which more than 3,700 Internal Medicine patients are hospitalized yearly. The facility includes a modern Intensive Care Unit, a Coronary Care Unit and a 14-bed Telemetry Care Unit, in addition to 5 optional telemetry beds on the general Internal Medicine service. Besides full clinical laboratory and radiology services, the VAMC has its own nuclear medicine, computerized tomography (CT), and MRI services. The two hospitals, UKMC and VAMC, are connected which permits VAMC inpatients easy access to a variety of services at UK.

The Kentucky Clinic

Also connected to the University Hospital, the Kentucky Clinic is where outpatient primary care as well as subspecialty consultative services are provided to our patients. Annually, over 20,000 visits occur in General Internal Medicine or subspecialty clinics at the Kentucky Clinic, including the Rheumatology Clinic. There were over 761,000 ambulatory clinic visits at university locations in fiscal year 2016.

Arthritis Center of Lexington

Located a short distance from the University of Kentucky Medical Center, this private practice group is composed of six Rheumatologists that are adjunct faculty members of the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Kentucky. They maintain a busy clinical practice that incorporates clinical research. Fellows will have the opportunity to gain experience in this private practice rheumatology setting for two months during their fellowship.