Joseph (Jay) B. Zwischenberger, MD, FACS

Chair, Department of Surgery
Director, Transplant Center

Clinical interests

  • Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Advanced Trauma Care
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer

Joseph (Jay) B. Zwischenberger, MD, FACS

Chair, Department of Surgery
Director, Transplant Center


My name is Joseph Zwischenberger; I received my medical degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine. I completed a fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Mich.

I am board certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgical Critical Care and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Faculty rank

Professor of Surgery


University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington

University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Lung Cancer

Multidisciplinary Clinic

Markey Cancer Center
Whitney-Hendrickson Building
First Floor
800 Rose St.
Lexington KY 40536-0098

This is a clinic of the University of Kentucky Hospital, also known as UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Read more »

Call 859-257-4488
Call 866-340-4488

Directions to Markey Cancer Center »

Cardiothoracic (CT) Surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic

Kentucky Clinic
Room L304
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284

Call 859-323-6494
Call 800-365-0955
Fax 859-257-9813

For heart surgery and chest surgery patients 
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
Clinic times vary per physician 
After Hours contact: 859-257-1000

Dining, Internet/Wi-Fi, Information desk, Pharmacy services, Wheelchairs

Kentucky Clinic Map (PDF, 616 KB) »
Directions to Kentucky Clinic Parking »

UK HealthCare accepts many forms of insurance. See list of insurers »


Recent Publications

(Five most recent publications from PubMed via an automated list based on the provider’s ID and the University of Kentucky.)
  1. Zwischenberger BA, Tzeng CW, Ward ND, Zwischenberger JB, Martin JT.
    Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis For Esophagectomy: A Survey of Practice Patterns Among Thoracic Surgeons.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Feb;101(2):489-94.
  2. Zwischenberger BA, Kister N, Zwischenberger JB, Martin JT.
    Laparoscopic Robot-Assisted Diaphragm Plication.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jan;101(1):369-71.
  3. Martin JT, Mahan AL, Ferraris VA, Saha SP, Mullett TW, Zwischenberger JB, Tzeng CW.
    Identifying Esophagectomy Patients at Risk for Predischarge Versus Postdischarge Venous Thromboembolism.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Sep;100(3):932-8; discussion 938.
  4. Wang D, Jones C, Ballard-Croft C, Zhao J, Zhao G, Topaz S, Zwischenberger JB.
    Development of a Double-Lumen Cannula for a Percutaneous RVAD.
    ASAIO J. 61(4):397-402.
  5. Martin JT, Mahan A, Zwischenberger JB, McGrath PC, Tzeng CW.
    Should gastric cardia cancers be treated with esophagectomy or total gastrectomy? A comprehensive analysis of 4,996 NSQIP/SEER patients.
    J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Apr;220(4):510-20.

View this provider on PubMed