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 provides 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 facility with a 569-bed capacity that includes 8 state-of-the art Intensive and Coronary Care Units. There are inpatient services for all the surgical subspecialties, Pediatrics, and for Obstetrics and Gynecology in addition to those for Internal Medicine on UK's campus. 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 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. There are over 1 million ambulatory clinic visits at university locations each year.
Located a short distance from the University of Kentucky Medical Center, this private practice group is composed of two Rheumatologists that are adjunct faculty members of the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Kentucky. Fellows will have the opportunity to gain experience in this private practice rheumatology setting for two months during their fellowship.