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Orthopaedic Trauma – Academic Clinical Faculty Appointment

Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky HealthCare

Position Description: 

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the University of Kentucky is seeking a fellowship trained Orthopaedic trauma surgeon to join our growing Orthopaedic Trauma service.  As the region’s largest level I trauma center (pediatric and adult), UK HealthCare continues to grow and evolve to serve the overall medical needs of more than 3 million people and ranks above the 90th percentile of academic medical centers in patient discharges. 

The Orthopaedic Trauma service consists of five full-time faculty and one part-time position as part of a Department  with over 40 clinical faculty currently.  The candidate will join a busy Department seeing nearly 60,000 ambulatory visits and 8,000 OR cases per year, with our Trauma service accounting for just under 3,000 cases.  Since 2015, we also have two one-year Orthopaedic Trauma Fellow rotations on the service. 

Lexington is a thriving university town of approximately 350,000 people in the heart of the bluegrass in the southeast part of the United States. The community offers both family friendly and convenient living as well as a thriving downtown urban culture. Surrounded by horse farms, come see why Lexington is known as the horse and bourbon capitol of the world. 

The Program Director and several of our team will be at the annual OTA conference in October and will be available to meet with and discuss this tremendous opportunity further. Inquiries and expressions of interest should be submitted to the Department Administrator, Kevin Caudill at

Required Credentials:

​​​​​​​All physician positions are for Board Certified or Board Eligible MDs or DOs and must be able to obtain Kentucky licensure before they begin practicing. 

Contact Information: Questions / applicants can be referred to

​​​​​​​Kevin Caudill,, 859-312-3178

Posted: 9/19/2023