University of Kentucky Albert Chandler Hospital
Residents spend most of their 5 years at UK at our Level I Trauma Center, UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. The core of the operative experience at Chandler revolves around the busy trauma service, however many other orthopaedic services including: Oncology, Spine, Foot and Ankle, Hand, Pediatrics, and Joints have cases in the Main ORs as well. Within Chandler Hospital is also the Center for Advanced Surgery (CAS) where the Sports Medicine and Hand services often have cases. Residents spend time at this hospital all 5 years of residency.
Shriner's Hospitals for Children - Lexington
Located across the street from Chandler Hospital, accessible by walking bridge, is our Shriners Pediatric Hospital. This new location which opened in Spring of 2017 has state-of-the-art clinics and operating rooms for performing outpatient surgeries. Inpatient cases are done across the street at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital located inside UK Chandler Hospital. Resident’s rotate at Shriners their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years.
Our Sports Medicine clinics are located at Turfland, which is a state-of-the-art facility located about 10 minutes down the road from UK Hospital. This facility also has an exceptional Sports Physical Therapy facility that help our patient’s get back on the field or to their desired activities.
Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital is located down the street from UK Hospital and is just a short 5 minute shuttle ride away. Our total joints service is based out of Good Samaritan Hospital. Many of our Foot and Ankle, Hand, Upper Extremity and Spine cases are done here as well.
Lexington Surgery Center
The Lexington Surgery Center is new to UK, with cases having started in 2019. This location provides the opportunity for outpatient same day surgeries to be performed in an effective and efficient setting appropriate for such cases. Currently, the Hand and Sports Medicine services perform cases at this location.
VA Medical Center
Connected to UK Chandler Hospital is the Lexington VA Medical Center. Residents cover call for the VA as well as rotate here during their 3rd and 5th years. These rotations are resident run and typically include 3 OR days a week and 2 clinic days. The mainstay of this rotation is primary elective total joints but also includes hand, foot and ankle, and call cases (mostly hip fractures).
During 5th year residents have the opportunity to rotate at Central Baptist, a local hospital, with a local Orthopaedic Surgeon who has a busy upper extremity practice. This rotation allows residents to gain experience working in a busy private practice setting.