Dr. Victor Ferraris, MD

Dr. Victor Ferraris, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 75
Dr. Victor Ferraris, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Lexington, KY and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in 1977 and specializes in thoracic surgery, critical care surgery, and more.Read his story


Lexington, KY 40536

Contact Information

(859) 323-6494

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 22 More

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Top Care Areas

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Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
more than 73% of peers
Lung Surgery
more than 69% of peers
Lung Cancer
more than 42% of peers

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Dr. Ferraris' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ferraris "Dr. Ferraris is a native of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He 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 on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, and the International Journal of Angiology. He served as a guest reviewer for multiple specialty journals including, the American Heart Journal, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Archives of Surgery, Blood, Cardiovascular Research, Chest, Circulation, Clinical Nephrology, FASEB Journal, International Journal of Angiology (Editorial Board), International Journal of Cardiology, JAMA, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Surgery, Journal of Cardiac Surgery, Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery (Editorial Board), Journal of Surgical Research, Journal of Urology, Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Surgery, Texas Heart Institute Journal, Thrombosis & Haemostasis, and Transfusion. Dr. Ferraris has authored multiple articles on blood loss after cardiac operations, platelet thrombin receptor function, the effect of drugs (especially aspirin) on postoperative bleeding, and various aspects of outcome analysis including preparation of practice guidelines for thoracic surgeons. He conducts research in these areas. During the last 30 years, Dr. Ferraris paticipated in the training of thoracic surgery residents. His initial experience with thoracic residency training began in the U.S. Army where he was the assistant program director for the Thoracic Surgery Residency at the Letterman Army Medical Center. After leaving the Army, he became the Program Director of the Thoracic Residency at Albany Medical College. Dr. Ferraris also served as the Program Director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency at the University of Kentucky. He is actively involved in education, research, and clinical cardiovascular & thoracic surgery."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ferraris "Dr. Ferraris obtained his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and his postgraduate training in the U.S. Army. He believes in constant attention to providing the best possible outcomes to complex surgical patients."

3  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

31  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Aneurysm
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

17  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Lafayette College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1965
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Fitzsimons Army Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Fitzsimons Army Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Letterman Army Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Critical Care Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University of Colorado Ph.D.
    Other Education | Completed 1970

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ferraris has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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