• Gill Heart Institute

    Medical Director: Susan Smyth, MD, PhD 

    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 800-888-5533
    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    The Gill Heart Institute unites high quality clinical heart care with leading-edge heart health research. We’re making our move to become one of the top public cardiovascular facilities in the nation. By applying our research successes to clinical care, our high-ranking doctors and staff provide patients with the most modern and technologically advanced concepts of heart and circulatory health.

    The Institute provides a central focus for cardiovascular disease care, including outpatient clinics, non-invasive cardiac diagnostics and invasive cardiac technique, such as cardiac catheterization, angioplasty and electrophysiology. It serves as a base for the physicians providing this care and a special focus on counseling cardiac patients and their families. The Institute’s clinical programs target the high incidence of heart disease in Kentucky, while the research and teaching programs work to advance cardiovascular care throughout the world.

    For patient appointments:
                  Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging:
                  Cardiothoracic Surgery:
                  Cardiovascular Medicine:
                  Vascular and Endovascular Surgery:
                  For more information:

  • Specialties

    • Ablations
    • Adult congenital heart surgery
    • Advanced techniques in complex aortic and vascular surgery
    • Angioplasty
    • Arrhythmia management
    • ASD/PFO closures
    • Atherectomy
    • Biventricular pacing
    • Cardiac imaging
    • Cardiogenic shock
    • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program
    • Cardiovascular imaging
    • Cardioversion pacemakers
    • Carotid artery treatment
    • Complex heart-valve repair and replacement
    • Complex rhythm mapping and evaluation
    • Complex vascular reconstructive procedures
    • Comprehensive revascularization with off-pump and minimally invasive techniques
    • Cryoablations
    • Diagnostic catheterizations
    • Echocardiography (transthoracic, transesophageal)
    • Endovascular treatment of abdominal and thoracic aneurysms
    • Endovascular treatment of occlusive disease involving cerebrovascular, renal, mesenteric, and lower extremities
    • Heart and lung transplantation
    • Heart attack emergency care
    • Holter monitoring
    • ICD checks and programming
    • ICD implants
    • Interventional cardiology
    • Intravascular ultrasound
    • Mechanical cardiac support and ventricular assist devices
    • Minimally invasive treatment of venous disease
    • Non-invasive vascular testing (ABI, carotid duplex, venous duplex, renal duplex)
    • Pacer implants
    • Peripheral vascular interventions
    • Pulmonary embolism
    • Pulmonary hypertension
    • Renal stents
    • Rotoblator
    • Stents
    • Stress testing
    • Surgery for cardiomyopathy and end-stage heart failure
    • Transtelephonic event recorders
    • Transtelephonic pacemakers checks
    • Venous thrombosis treatment with EKOS and AngioVac
    • X-rays
  • Clinic locations 

  • UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital - Pavilion G
    Gill Heart Institute
    First Floor, Room G100
    1000 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536-0602

    Call 859-323-0295

    UK Good Samaritan Professional Arts Center
    Suite 103
    135 E. Maxwell St.
    Lexington KY 40508-2640

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

    Call 859-323-5424
    Fax 859-257-0110

  • Outreach clinics

    Outreach clinics are listed within the appropriate section of the Gill Heart Institute, such as Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiovascular Medicine.

  • Mailing address

    Gill Heart Institute
    1000 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536