My name is Kristen Stakelin; I received my medical degree from the University of Louisville, School of Medicine. I am board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Louisville, School of Medicine
University of Kentucky, Lexington
Certifications or Special training
American Board of Internal Medicine
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Lexington KY 40536-0284
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A Patient's story - Surviving Organ Failure, Transplant & Cancer
Teresa Schladt’s life-size selfportrait, painted in 2013 during an art therapy project for organ transplant patients at UK Chandler Hospital, shows the Lexington woman springing into a star-filled, midnight-blue sky. Inside each star is the name of someone who supported her through her 2007 liver transplant and cancer treatment and in the days since. There are many, many stars and many, many names, among them family, friends and more than a few UK HealthCare medical professionals.
As the 55-year-old looks at the painting and considers the life she has, she is quick to remind others and herself, “I am one of the luckiest people you have ever met. I am happy with life.”
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