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Emergency Medicine (AAEM) at the 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly. The Joe Lex Educator of the Year Award is named after long-time emergency medicine educator, Dr. Joe Lex, recognizing an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to AAEM through work on educational programs. Doty, vice chair and residency director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Kentucky, was recognized for his outstanding contributions to AAEM through his work in educational programs and serving as the cochair of the planning committee, contributing to the success of the Scientific Assembly. As an associate professor of emergency medicine, Doty has been awarded numerous national teaching awards in the research inter-

ests of cognition, andragogy, residency education, and acute decompensated heart failure.

UK and Kentucky Neuroscience Institute to Host Practical Update in Neurology and Neurosurgery

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute will host an accredited event to bring healthcare providers up to date on care practices dealing with neurology and neurosurgery. On April 29, healthcare providers, from primary care physicians to occupational and physical therapists, who treat patients with neurological issues are invited to join LEXINGTON

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Surgery on Sunday Provides Surgeries for 15 Patients

On Sunday, March 20, 60 volunteers, including physicians, surgeons, nurses, and administrative staff gave their time at the monthly surgery date for Surgery on Sunday (SOS). The surgeries were performed at the Lexington Surgery Center at no cost for patients who were unable to pay for these essential outpatient procedures. The physicians and surgeons volunteering their services included: Phil Hall, MD; Greg Marta, MD; Jon Bowen, MD; Paul A. Kearney, MD; K.V. “Tad” Hughes, MD; Trevor Wilkes, MD; David Cowen, MD; Jared Nimtz, MD; J. Martin Favetto, MD; John Stewart, MD; Ross Tekulve, MD; and Jennifer Harris, MD. The surgeries performed on March 20 included mass excisions, tonsillectomies, rotator cuff repair, gallbladder removal, hernia repair, carpal tunnel release, and colonoscopies. Surgery On Sunday was founded in 2005 by plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Moore, II. Relying entirely on volunteers, Surgery On Sunday performs outpatient surgeries the third Sunday of each month at the Lexington Surgery Center utilizing volunteer physicians, anesthesiologists, nurses, social workers, and administrative personnel who have donated over 92,000 hours of volunteer service. To date, nearly 5,700 patients have been served. To learn more about Surgery On Sunday or to refer a patient, please call Anna Taylor, executive director, at 859.246.0046.

and the SOS team members perform hernia repair on an SOS patient.



the Practical Update in Neurology and Neurosurgery — several forums discussing new evidence-based practices in neurology. Presentations will cover advances in medical management for headache, memory complaints, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and acute ischemic stroke. The event is free, but participants must register through CECentral before April 11 to reserve a spot. Onsite registration and breakfast will start the day at 8 a.m. in the Pavilion A auditorium of the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital with the welcome and introduction beginning at 9:30 a.m. The event ends at 4 p.m. Participants attending this event will receive free validated parking in the hospital parking garage at the corner of South Limestone and Leader Avenue.

Dr. Trevor Wilkes and the SOS team perform rotator cuff surgery on an SOS patient. 

t Dr. Tad Hughes and the SOS team perform tonsillectomy on an SOS patient.