David B. Drake, MD

  • Division Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Director, Hand Surgery Service at UK HealthCare
4.65 out of 5

Conditions

  • Adult Burns & Scars
  • Diabetic Cheiroarthropathy
  • Hand, arm and joint trauma and fractures
  • Tendon and nerve injuries
  • Carpal tunnel and other nerve compression syndromes
    • Arthritis
    • Congenital hand differences
    • Sports-related or work-related injuries
    • Soft tissue and overuse injuries, vascular disorders, tumors and masses
    • Boutonniere deformity (central slip injury)
    • Boxer's fracture
    • Colle's fracture (fracture, distal radius)
    • de Quervain's disease
    • Elbow fracture
    • Finger extensor tendon injury
    • Finger flexor tendon injury
    • Finger fracture
    • Medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)
    • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
    • Tenosynovitis
    • Wrist fracture

Procedures Performed

About

David B. Drake, MD, a native of Kentucky, earned his medical degree from UK before completing residencies in general surgery at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minn., and in plastic surgery at the University of Virginia. He went on to complete a burn fellowship, a hand surgery fellowship and a microvascular surgery fellowship at the University of Virginia. He returned to Kentucky in 2018 to join the Division of Plastic Surgery to practice a broad range of Plastic Surgery including surgery of the hand and wrist.

Personal Statement

Plastic Surgery is an incredible field in which to practice in that we treat all ages and all socioeconomic groups. Our field contains the skin and its contents from aesthetic surgery to the most complex reconstructive surgery following trauma or cancer. This process also enables us to develop personal relationships with our patients and take them from a place of injury or deformity to restoration of form and function.

The appreciation and gratitude of my patients drives me to continue this journey. I also have the privilege of teaching residents and medical students and exposing them to the power of transformation that we sometimes can effect on our patients. Outside of the hospital I am engaged in sport activities (golf) and a full life of travel and adventure with my wife and our families. 

Faculty Rank

  • Professor, Department of Surgery
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  • Awards

    Best Doctors in America 2018

    Castle Connelly Top Doctors Award 2018

    AOA 2012

    Academy of Distinguished Educators 2005

  • News and events

    Dr. Drake is presently the President for the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

Training & Education

Degree

University of Kentucky, College of Medicine

Residency

General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
Plastic Surgery, University of Virginia health Sciences Center, Charlottesville

Fellowship

Burn Critical Care, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville
Hand and Microsurgery, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery

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Ratings & Reviews

4.65 out of 5
23 Reviews

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.

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    He gave me both the pros and cons of procedures and treatment and I felt I was part of the decision making of my care.

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    I won't be back. I have been there twice both times nothing was done to help
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      Very good at explaining things
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      Honestly the exact outcome I had been desiring for awhile.Also everyone had good vibes- professional, kind, and knowledgeable. Great experience thank you.
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      The provider walked in the room, and the very first thing he said to me I have bad news, I do not operate on smokers. Literally the first thing he said to me. I replied, that's great, but what does that have to do with me? I have not smoked in 25+ years. He read my chart wrong. LOL. That put me off just a bit, but I can see where that mistake might be made. He instead should have entered the room and confirmed that I smoke (which I do NOT) before making that statement. LOL
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      My favorite clinic
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      My experience went well with all the caregivers that attended to me.
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      The resident Brad was amazing. Explained options very well and even included information about insurance coverage.
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      The staff was very helpful and understanding with the questions that I had and to help me with my fears and concerns about my health.
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      *Dr. Drake and I are both pleased w/results so far - *Kelly and *McKenzie in therapy are fantastic in my recovery therapy.
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      Dr. Drake and his assistant attending doctor were outstanding in the manner they presented info about my hand problems in that they explained it in laymen terms and the potential treatments available and the treatments recommended for day of my visit.
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      As far as explaining my problem, the best cure for it , how to care for it, length of recup etc very well. If surgery is a successful one I would be happy to give him a very high recommendation. As a matter of fact I would come back to him if need be for future surgeries.
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      There appeared to be very good communication between the nurses and doctors during the ER visit and the follow up visit was quick and easy. Everyone was patient and worked with us to make sure he was comfortable and understood what was going on.
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      He wasn't rude and mean spirited, but didn't seem to involve me much in explaining or determining a care plan.
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      It was a calm and quiet visit, very reassuring for me, as most physicians' offices are loud and frenetic.
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      Great job guys, family,!!
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      Doctor and care team were all wonderful, quick to answer any questions I had and settled any worries I had.