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‘UK at the Half’: Heart Care at UK HealthCare

Tessa London-Bounds, M.D., is a cardiothoracic surgeon with the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute
Tessa London-Bounds, M.D., is a cardiothoracic surgeon with the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2022) – February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness for and focus on improving heart health.

In this “UK at the Half,” two UK HealthCare physicians discuss advances in heart treatment and how surgery can improve quality of life. Gbolahan Ogunbayo, M.D., is a UK interventional cardiologist who works at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Tessa London-Bounds, M.D., is a cardiothoracic surgeon with the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute.

Patients facing heart and vascular conditions — whether congenital or developed over the years — have a team of cardiovascular experts on their side at UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute. From stents to heart transplants and everything in between, the team at Gill provides the full scope of cardiovascular services.

“UK at the Half” airs during halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast on radio and is hosted by UK Public Relations and Marketing. To hear the “UK at the Half” interview, click on the play button above. 

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.