About UK and Lexington


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has enjoyed a reputation of progressive innovation since its creation in 1960.

It was the site of:

  • The development of the first vena caval filter
  • The first triple cardiac valve placement in the U.S.
  • The discovery of the first family in the U.S. with antithrombin III deficiency
  • The first identification in the U.S. of carcinoembryonic antigen in ovarian cancer
  • The first use in the U.S. of imaging cancers using radiolabelled CEA antibodies
  • The first Department of Behavioral Science in a medical school in the U.S.
  • Development of the first balloon facilitated percutaneous tracheostomy technique

Always a center of excellence in tertiary care and research, the University is also recognized as a site of superior training in primary care. In a recent national poll, the UK Chandler Medical Center was ranked among the top 20 centers in the country for training in primary care medicine.

Lexington, Kentucky is a well diversified city with a lot to offer including the arts, entertainment, sports, and restaurants. Learn more about Lexington and the area.

Learn more about Lexington, Kentucky and the region

About Lexington and links to area points of interest.