Dr. Victor A. Ferraris, MD

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Dr. Victor A. Ferraris, MD

Thoracic Surgery | Male

University Of Kentucky THS 740 S LIMESTONE A301, Lexington, KY 40536 Get Directions
(859) 323-6494

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Dr. Ferraris is a native of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania...
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  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

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  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Aneurysm
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cerebral Vascular 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 Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

Procedures Performed

  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

  • 0
    Board Actions

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  • Medical School
    Thomas Jefferson University

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Fitzsimons Army Med Center

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Fitzsimons Army Hosp

    Completed in 1982

    Letterman Army Hosp

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Critical Care Fellowship

    Completed in 1989

  • Undergraduate School
    Lafayette College

    Graduated in 1965

  • Other Education
    University Of Colorado Ph.D.

    Completed in 1970

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Ferraris' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Kentucky not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

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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.


Dr. Ferraris' Care Philosophy

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.