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Andrew R. Kolodziej, MD

Medical Director, Heart Transplantation
| 4.78 out of 5
48 ratings | 7 comments
Dr. Andrew Kolodziej
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Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Heart Failure, MCS and Transplant Team
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Transplant - Heart
  • About

    Dr. Andrew R. Kolodziej obtained his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Miramar, Fla. He then completed a residency in internal medicine through Yale University School of Medicine at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Conn., where he also served as a chief resident. He completed cardiovascular training, which included both general cardiology and a fellowship in advanced heart failure and transplant, here at the University of Kentucky.

    As an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist with a special interest in pulmonary hypertension, Dr. Kolodziej can prescribe a special medical regimen approved specifically for the condition. Part of his practice also includes non-invasive cardiovascular evaluation with echocardiography as well as a cardiopulmonary stress test.

    If a pulmonary hypertension patient also has ventricular dysfunction, Dr. Kolodziej specifically tailors regimens to include heart failure treatment. This includes not only medications, but also an implantable monitor placed in the pulmonary artery known as CardioMEMS.

    Dr. Kolodziej is board certified in internal medicine and also certified by the National Board of Echocardiography.

    Personal Statement

    There was a dramatic moment in my life where I was hit by a car while crossing the street. I ended up in the emergency room. Luckily, nothing really major happened to me, but the paramedics who literally picked me up off the floor changed the course of my life.

    For the most part, I see somebody whose heart has failed, who usually comes to the hospital again and again and requires additional medicines to keep them going.

    In addition to that, I see pulmonary hypertension patients who have elevated pressures in the vessels of the lungs. We stay with them for the rest of their lives. It puts us in a position where we are, really, their family members.

    Faculty Rank

    Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

    Degree

    Ross University, School of Medicine, Miramar, Fla.

    Residency

    Internal Medicine, Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, Conn.

    Fellowship

    Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation, UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital

    Internal Medicine Cardiology, University of Kentucky

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Ratings & Reviews

    | 4.78 out of 5
    48 ratings |7 comments

    The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    July, 2019
    Dr. Kolodziej is down to earth, kind, and intelligent. Would recommend him to everyone!

    July, 2019
    UK doctors and staff are wonderful! Good job!

    June, 2019
    Always thorough & shows concern.

    May, 2019
    Dr K. is the most caring Dr I've ever had, and I've dealt with many.

    May, 2019
    very pleased with health care provided to me.

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