Lexington, Ky. (January 23, 2014)—KentuckyOne Transplant Care is bringing the expertise of the Trager Transplant Center at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, also part of KentuckyOne Health, to central Kentucky through a new specialty clinic in Lexington.
Located in building C at Saint Joseph Office Park, the KentuckyOne Transplant Care specialty clinic is a multi-organ, multidisciplinary clinic where specialists will offer transplant evaluations to determine if a patient is a candidate for transplant surgery, as well as pre- and post- transplant care.
Specialists at the clinic will also be available to provide “second opinion” evaluations for patients to determine eligibility and/or transplant need.
In addition to providing services for transplant patients, specialists will treat patients with liver, bile duct and pancreatic diseases, including cancer.
“The transplant care clinic provides central Kentuckians with more choice in transplant care with the added convenience of seeing their specialist and receiving care close to home,” said Michael Marvin, M.D., FACS, Chief, Division of Transplantation, University of Louisville and Jewish Hospital.
The Transplant Care Center specialists include:
Michael Marvin, M.D., FACS, transplant, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon
Eric Davis, M.D., transplant, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon
Mary Eng, M.D., FACS, transplant and pancreatic surgeon
Christopher Jones, M.D., transplant, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon
Michael Hughes, M.D., transplant and pancreatic surgeon
The Jewish Hospital Trager Transplant Center, a partnership with the University of Louisville School of Medicine, is one of the country’s leading providers of organ transplantation. It is home to the most experienced liver, kidney and pancreas transplant team in the state and has done more transplants than any other transplant center in Commonwealth. The Center has been honored for liver and kidney transplantation, and received recognition for its participation in the first international paired kidney donor exchange in America.
“As the largest health system in the Commonwealth, KentuckyOne Health is home to leading experts in many areas, including transplant care,” said John Smithhisler, Market Leader, Central and Eastern Kentucky, KentuckyOne Health. “Improving access to experts in transplant care is just another way we are working to bring wellness, healing and hope to patients in central Kentucky.”
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky.