About Us

Welcome to the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Department.

As Chairman, for our department I have had the privilege of watching us grow from a Division of Surgery to our own department. With the recruitment of top faculty we are now providing specialty care in the areas of Foot & Ankle, General Orthopaedics, Joint Reconstruction, Orthopaedic Oncology, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Spine, Sports Medicine, Trauma, Hand and Upper Extremity.

This recruitment not only provides the citizens of Kentucky and area states with exceptional care but also enables us to provide the education necessary for graduating outstanding Orthopaedic Residents along with Sports Medicine and Trauma Fellows.
The Orthopaedic Department website features a wealth of information on our program, its educational initiatives and our faculty practice. If you are a potential resident or fellow I encourage you to explore it in more detail and to contact us.

Finally, Lexington, KY is a wonderful community that offers something for everyone. It is one of the safest and most livable cities in the country and many residents own homes which are close to campus. Child care is readily available and the public schools are excellent. UK itself has over 30,000 students with a vibrant campus and superb team sports!

Darren L Johnson, MD Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine