UK Healthcare Track in Critical Care

This track in Critical Care is located at the University of Kentucky, Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Led by experienced critical care, pulmonology, and anesthesiology clinicians, this residency track is designed to provide essential experience in various medical and surgical intensive care units. On-site faculty engage the resident with case-based learning, high-fidelity simulation, and weekly conferences. By the end of the year, the resident will obtain a level of knowledge and skill mastery to make meaningful contributions on any critical care team.

This residency track offers:

  • Access to learning and practicing in UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, a leading regional healthcare system, ranked as No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and Bluegrass Region by U.S. News & World Report
  • Supportive learning environment with dedicated mentorship, simulation training, team conferences, and grand rounds
  • Opportunities to engage with leading medical educators in various different medical and surgical intensive care rotations and gain mastery in critical care procedures like endotracheal intubation and ventilation management
  • Living in Lexington, Kentucky, the horse capital of the world, home of several top bourbon distilleries, and a mix of modern big city urban downtown with small town vibe of historic houses and neighborhoods

Rotation Template (12 months):

  • 2 months Anesthesiology – Surgical ICU
  • 2 months Anesthesiology – CV ICU
  • 2 months Anesthesiology – Neuroscience ICU
  • 1-month Medical Trauma ICU
  • 1-month Medical Surgery ICU
  • 1-month Medical Neuroscience ICU
  • 2 months Medical CV ICU
  • 1-monthth Elective - Nephrology, infectious disease, Interventional Radiology (IR), Point-of-care (POC) Ultrasound in the ICU, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), Interventional Pulmonology, Pulmonology Consultation


The residency program is difficult but worth every second of it. As we learned in school, your learning doesn't truly begin until you start seeing patients and putting a face to a diagnosis or condition. Take full advantage of every opportunity you have in your rotations or clinical practice and seek out new experiences. You will never grow until you get out of your comfort zone.

– Dalton Gifford, Critical Care UKHC, 2020-2021

Site Faculty & Staff:

Eric Bensadoun, MD, FRCPC, MPH's picture
Eric Bensadoun, MD, FRCPC, MPH Interim Division Chief for Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Manpreet K. Datta, PA-C, MPAS's picture
Manpreet K. Datta, PA-C, MPAS Clinical Site Coordinator, Critical Care
Kevin Hatton, MD, FCCM's picture
Kevin Hatton, MD, FCCM Division Chief, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine