• Welcome

    The Kentucky Neuroscience Institute (KNI) integrates the expertise of the University of Kentucky’s neurology and neurosurgery physicians and researchers. KNI is a regional referral center dedicated to providing comprehensive care to our patients. Physicians and scientists from both disciplines work collaboratively to find the causes and design new treatments for neurological disorders.

    Neurosurgeons and neurologists at KNI provide diagnosis and management of a wide spectrum of neurological conditions involving the brain, spine and nervous system. We are comprised of a highly experienced team of physicians that can treat children and adults. Our team of world-renowned clinicians uses the most advanced surgical and medical treatments for brain diseases and disorders. UK is on the leading edge of patient care and is taking the next step by putting the power of an entire team of specialists to work on your condition.

  • 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.

    DSC AHA comprehensive stroke logo 

  • More neuroscience news from UK HealthCare

  • 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

    Inaugural Neurogastronomy Symposium to be Held at UK

    New Class of Drugs Might Change the Landscape for Migraine Treatment

    Goldstein at the Helm of the Department of Neurology; Kentucky Neuroscience Institute

    New Strategic Plan to Guide UK HealthCare through 2020

    Neuroscience Expo Will Feature Interactive Learning

    Middle Schooler Shadows UK Neuropsychologists After Winning National Contest

    UK Parkinson's Patient Experiences Symptom Relief with New Medication

    KNI Repeats as Stroke Gold-Plus Honoree

    Protect Yourself and Your Family from Lead Poisoning

    KNI Physician Helps Patients with Parkinson's Using Newly-Approved Drug

  • 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.

  • UK Neurosurgery appointments

    Phillip Tibbs, MD


    Justin F. Fraser, MD


    Thomas Pittman, MD


    Karin Swartz, MD


    Craig van Horne, MD


    Greg Wheeler, MD




  • The day of your appointment

    Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your appointment in order to register and fill out any of the necessary paperwork prior to your appointment. This will assist in ensuring prompt service and visitation with your physician.

    Patient referral

    When a patient is referred to Kentucky Neuroscience Institute (KNI), diagnosis and treatment are made in a collaborative environment, decreasing the need for multiple visits and consultations.

    An emphasis on quality of life factors such as ease of movement and communication maximizes the potential for recovery. Treated as equal partners in care, referring physicians can expect early and ongoing contact with KNI specialists.


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