Johnson, Latterman Ranked Among Top Knee Surgeons by Orthopedics This Week

Posted: 9/27/2016
Drs. Darren Johnson and Christian Latterman, both professors in the University of Kentucky Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, have been ranked as two of the “16 Standout North American Sports Knee Surgeons” by the publication Orthopedics This Week, the most widely read publication in the Orthopedics industry. “I am truly honored and humbled to be recognized at this level. I have always strived to provide the best care to the patients I serve," said Johnson who has been working at UK since 1993 and serves as chair of the department. “This could not be accomplished without those that I work with in my department including colleagues and partners,... FULL STORY

UK Sports Medicine to Provide Team Physicians for Georgetown College

Posted: 9/1/2016
A new partnership with Georgetown College Athletics will provide sports teams at Georgetown College with team physicians from the University of Kentucky Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. The team physician’s first responsibility is the health and safety of each athlete they work with. They assess each athlete for previous injuries and review athlete’s medical histories for medications, hospitalizations surgeries and other information. The team physician also supports athletic trainers as they work with athletes to ensure they have injury free seasons or, if they have sustained an injury, receive proper care and are able to return to their sport... FULL STORY

Calipari, Johnson Speak at Annual Southern Orthopaedic Association Meeting

Posted: 8/10/2016
his year’s Southern Orthopaedic Association meeting brought a lot of the Big Blue Nation to gator country. The annual meeting gives orthopaedic and sports medicine doctors the opportunity to meet and learn about advancements in the field. The meeting took place July 27-30 in Naples, Florida. Dr. Darren Johnson, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, is currently serving as the president of the association, the first orthopaedic surgeon from Kentucky to be elected to the position. “It’s exciting for our state, its nice to be recognized, said Johnson. Dr. Scott Mair, UK professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, also served as the association... FULL STORY
Tags: Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic

UK HealthCare Physicians Named to 2015-16 Best Doctors List

Posted: 10/7/2015
by Kristi Lopez LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2015) – UK HealthCare has more than 125 physicians practicing medicine with UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital and Shriner's Hospitals for Children who appear on the Best Doctors in America list for 2015-16 – more than any other hospital in Kentucky. Only 5 percent of doctors in America earn this honor, decided by impartial peer review. The Best Doctors in America list, assembled by Best Doctors Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup, results from polling of more than 40,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors in more than 40 specialties and 400... FULL STORY

Johnson Named President of Southern Orthopaedic Association

Posted: 8/5/2015
Dr. Darren L. Johnson, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Kentucky, was elected the 33rd Southern Orthopaedic Association president. Johnson is the first president from the state of Kentucky. There are more than 1,400 orthopaedic physicians who are members of the SOA. Johnson earned his medical degree at UCLA and began his UK career in 1993. He currently serves as director of sports medicine and head orthopedic surgeon for the Kentucky Wildcats. Johnson has been awarded several honors during his career, including 2012 SEC Physician of the Year and being selected for Castle Connelly America's Top Doctors List... FULL STORY
Tags: Faculty, Awards and Recognition

Shriners announces new outpatient facility across Limestone

Posted: 10/31/2014
An agreement to lease UK land on South Limestone will enable Shriners Hospitals for Children® to bring their highly regarded services closer to Kentucky Children’s Hospital. The move builds upon a collaboration between UK HealthCare and Shriners that has existed for many years. In 2017, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Lexington will move from Richmond Road to a new five-story medical office building they will build on South Limestone across from Chandler Hospital (see map below). The new facility, which will include an ambulatory surgery center, will be called Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center. The new state-of-the-art ambulatory care... FULL STORY

UK Researchers Discover Surprising Differences in How Teen Athletes

Posted: 8/11/2014
With multiple concussions between the two of them, Dan Han and Lisa Koehl's latest research interest isn't surprising. "I played competitive soccer through high school and continue to play recreationally," says Koehl, a doctoral candidate in the University of Kentucky's Department of Psychology, "so I have firsthand experience with the dynamics that come into play when a teen suffers a concussion." As a former high school assistant principal in the Chicago public school system, Han was responsible for overseeing student-athletes' return to school after a concussion. Han left educational administration to pursue his doctorate in neuropsychology. Now director of... FULL STORY
Tags: Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute

Orthopedics Weekly Names Johnson as One of the Top Sports Knee Surgeons

Posted: 6/5/2014
Dr. Darren L. Johnson, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and chair of Sports Medicine at the University of Kentucky, was named one of the top 28 sports knee surgeons in North America by Orthopedics This Week, the most widely read publication in the orthopedics industry. The list was compiled from the recommendations of thought leaders in the field of sports medicine. Johnson is considered a physician who follows his patients closely, is very scientific, and is extremely honest about his research results. Johnson earned his medical degree at UCLA and began his UK career in 1993. He currently serves as director of sports medicine and... FULL STORY
Tags: Orthopaedic, Awards and Recognition, Faculty

Silent Auction Benefits Shoulder to Shoulder Clinic in Ecuador

Posted: 4/2/2014
The University of Kentucky Chapter of the International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA) will host the 10th annual Art of Healing silent auction on Wednesday, April 2. The auction will be held in Biological and Biomedical Sciences Research Building (BBSRB) atrium from noon to 5 p.m. Winning bidders may pick up their art from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The auction items feature the handiwork of local and international artists and current students, including pottery, paintings, wood carvings, and accessories. Proceeds from the art auction benefit the Shoulder to Shoulder clinic in Ecuador. Shoulder to Shoulder, an initiative supported by many of the... FULL STORY
Tags: Medical Education, Auction

UK HealthCare Physicians Named to Best Doctors in America Listing for 2014

Posted: 2/20/2014
More than 100 UK HealthCare physicians affiliated with University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital and UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014 -- more than any other hospital in Kentucky. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review. The Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup®, results from exhaustive polling of over 45,000 physicians in the United States. Doctors in over 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties of medicine appear on this year’s List. In a... FULL STORY
Tags: Awards and Recognition, UK HealthCare, Clinical

Bastos-Carvalho Receives Bayer Grant

Posted: 1/13/2014
Ana Bastos-Carvalho, a visiting scholar in the Ambati research group in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, received the Global Ophthalmology Research Award from Bayer HealthCare for her research, "Mechanisms of geographic atrophy expansion in age-related macular degeneration." http://www.bayer-ophthalmology-awards.com/html/b-about-c.html “We are studying age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the disease responsible for most cases of legal blindness in the American elderly population”, Bastos-Carvalho said. “The project awarded by Bayer focuses on unraveling how AMD progresses, which will hopefully... FULL STORY
Tags: Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, 490

Creating a Culture of Collaboration for Research at UK and Beyond

Posted: 1/10/2014
There's a proverb in the business world that says, "If you don’t know, hire someone who does." In the world of translational research, the saying might go like something this: "If you don't have the expertise or resources, collaborate with someone who does." The nature of translational science -- the process of turning a basic science discovery into applications for human patients -- is inherently multidimensional. Moving from the "bench to bedside" is a process that runs the gamut of biomedical research, incorporating laboratory and animal studies, clinical trials, drug and device development, regulatory issues, grant writing and more. Each step requires... FULL STORY
Tags: CCTS, 490, Center for Clinical and Translational Science