• About KNI

    KNI entry

    The Kentucky Neuroscience Institute integrates the expertise of UK neurology and neurosurgery physicians and researchers. KNI is a regional referral center dedicated to providing comprehensive care to our patients.

  • Advanced technologies

    KNI offers patients the benefits of Gamma Knife® therapy. It is one of the most precise, powerful and proven treatments for brain and spinal cord tumors. Gamma Knife therapy does not involve surgery. Instead, it focuses precise beams of radiation directly on a tumor.

    Additionally, we are the region's only Level IV Epilepsy Center. Our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) is a dedicated six-bed unit with the latest diagnostic monitoring equipment to accurately diagnose the causes of epileptic seizures, allowing physicians to create a more accurate treatment plan. The Kentucky Neuroscience Institute also offers the latest advancements in minimally invasive surgery, such as kyphoplasty and other spine procedures, which allows patients to recover much faster.

  • UK Neurology appointments

    Phone (for all neurology calls)



    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Request an appointment online » 

    Most commonly, patients are referred through their primary care provider or neurologist.

  • Kentucky Neuroscience Institute

    Kentucky Clinic
    First Floor, Wing C
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536-0284

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

    Call 859-323-5661
    Fax 859-323-1127

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

    (across from Starbucks)

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

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

  • Kentucky Neuroscience Institute in the news

    UK is first in the U.S. to conduct trial of new Parkinson’s disease treatment. A clinical trial being conducted at UK is investigating a new treatment strategy for Parkinson’s disease that, if successful, could drastically change future treatment of the disease and possibly halt or reverse brain degeneration. UK is the first in the U.S. to conduct the clinical trial.

    Progress in Parkinson's care

    Craig van Horne, MD, associate professor of neurosurgery in the College of Medicine and principal investigator of the clinical trial, came to the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute only two years ago, but he is already making significant contributions to research and patient care related to Parkinson’s disease. If successful, this procedure could significantly change the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and could have an impact on other neurodegenerative disorders as well. Learn more.

  • 2014-stroke-plus-award.jpgQuality achievement award

    UK HealthCare's Stroke Program has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the program’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. Read more about the Gold Plus Award » 

    Leading-edge comprehensive stroke care

    Stroke patients at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute have access not only to the region's top doctors, but also to the most advanced medical technology. The stroke center at UK Chandler Hospital was the first in the region to be designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.

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  • 13-Year-Old Boy Enjoys Being “Normal Kid" Again After Epilepsy Surgery

    Goldstein Drafts Editorial on Carotid Artery Screening for JAMA Internal Medicine

    Two UK Faculty Help Draft Policy Statement for the American Heart Association

    Conference to Highlight Changes in the Neurology and Neurosurgery Fields

    Conference to Highlight Changes in the Neurology and Neurosurgery Fields

    UK HealthCare Regains Prestigious Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Patient Care

    Dobbs Appointed to Editorial Position for Prestigious National Journal

    Stroke is a "Woman's Disease"

    KNI Re-designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission

    NINDS Director Discusses "The Brain Initiative" at Grand Rounds

    Smith Receives Education Award to Develop Simulation Program for Neurology Residents

    Food, Flavor and Science: Neurogastronomy Symposium Begins Pursuit of Solutions for the Taste Impaired

    Registration Open for Neurogastronomy Symposium

    UK HealthCare Physicians Named to 2015-16 Best Doctors List

    UK Symposium to Feature Nationally-recognized Chefs and Neuroscientists