February 21, 2014:

Video to watchWatch Video:
Doctors use a model of a heart created on a 3-D printer to fix a defect in a child's heart.

February 12, 2014:

Dr. Earl Austin, pediatric heart surgeon, was featured in a Courier-Journal article about his patient who has had pulmonary valve replacement.

January 2014:

Dr. Michael Bousamra authored a study that finds simple breath test may help diagnose lung cancer — reported in a recent Fox News report

July 22, 2013:

We are pleased to welcome two new physicians to the practice: Dr. Kendra Grubb and Dr. Allen Cheng.

February 2, 2013:

Watch videoWatch videoThe Pulse of Surgery team was featured on WAVE TV on Jean West's Medical Digest.

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As Kentucky’s premier cardiothoracic surgical group, University Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates is among the most experienced cardiothoracic practice in the nation, averaging over 1600 procedures annually. Our board-certified physicians, along with our staff of physician assistants, nurses, and medical assistants, offer an exceptional depth of both clinical and research experience.

  • Internationally recognized for our work in mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation.
  • Pioneers of major advancements in cardiothoracic surgery
  • Regional ‘firsts’
    • heart transplantation
    • double-lung transplantation
    • implantation of mechanical circulatory support systems as bridges to transplantation
    • implantation of the AbioCor™ replacement heart
    • minimally invasive surgical options.

University Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates (UCSA) is committed to delivering excellence in clinical care and advanced medical treatments and procedures to our patients.