Victor Ferraris, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Lexington, KY, UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital


Thoracic Surgery Lexington, KY

Adult General Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care, Cardiovascular Surgery

Professor, Surgery, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

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  • Dr. Ferraris obtained his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania and completed his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Ferraris earned a doctorate in chemistry at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He obtained postgraduate training in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery in the United States Army. Currently, Dr. Ferraris holds the position of Tyler Gill Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. He is actively engaged in the practice of thoracic surgery, as well as in the training of thoracic residents. He is board certified in Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, and the International Journal of Angiology.

Education & Training

  • Letterman Army Medical CenterFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1983 - 1985
  • Fitzsimons Army Medical CenterResidency, General Surgery, 1978 - 1982
  • Fitzsimons Army Medical Center
    Fitzsimons Army Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1977 - 1978
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College
    Sidney Kimmel Medical CollegeClass of 1977
  • University of ColoradoPh.D., 1970
  • Lafayette CollegeA.B., 1965

Certifications & Licensure

  • KY State Medical License
    KY State Medical License 1999 - 2022
  • WV State Medical License
    WV State Medical License 1997 - 2008
  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 1979 - 2015
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman’s Badge United States Army, 1970
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Pulmonary Artery Stent Graft Repair of Bronchovascular Fistula  
    Victor Ferraris, MD, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
  • Pneumonectomy for non-malignant disease  
    Martin J, Ferraris VA, Saha SP, Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, 1/1/2014
  • Trends and practice patterns in the management of thoracic empyema  
    Vyas, KS, Saha SP, Davenport DL, Ferraris VA, Zwischenberger JB, Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Massive Transfusion Protocols & Point of Care Directed Bleeding Management -- Are they worth following in our patients?
    Ferraris VA, 51st Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 1/24/2015
  • The impact of residents on surgical outcomes and failure to rescue in patients having non-cardiac thoracic operations.
    Ferraris VA, Martin JT, Mahan A, Saha SP, 51st Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, 1/24/2015
  • The impact of bleeding and blood transfusion on the outcome of elective surgery.
    Harris JW, Martin JT, Saha SP, Mahan A, Ferraris VA, 100th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 1/27/2014
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  • Patient Blood Management through the Lens of Patient Safety. Monograph 
    Ferraris VA, Ozawa S, Fligge AL, Reyes MA, Lorincz C, Rhamy J, National Patient Safety Foundation, Boston, MA
  • Sorption Properties of Uncoated and Liquid-Coated Chromatographic Supports. Ph.D. Thesis 
    Ferraris VA, University of Colorado

Press Mentions

  • Patient Blood Management Recs Revamped
    Patient Blood Management Recs RevampedMarch 12th, 2019
  • Blueprint for Saving Blood Units: A Patient Blood Management Program
    Blueprint for Saving Blood Units: A Patient Blood Management ProgramNovember 21st, 2017

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