David B. Drake, MD

  • Division Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Director, Hand Surgery Service at UK HealthCare
4.55 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

4.55 out of 5
31 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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    All were very professional, caring, Compassionate, informative, and supportive.

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    He was very friendly and shook my hand and introduced himself to me, I thought that was very nice gesture

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    Great experience

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    Very Good

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    Would recommend this place to everyone. All the staff, nurses and drs was very informative and listened to what I had to say instead of playing guessing games with me they took the time to find out what the problems actually was
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      Entire staff was very nice, efficient, and knowledgeable. My questions and concerns were answered.
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      Doctor Drake is the best. Great all-around care as always.
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      Dr. Drake and his staff were amazing
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      I would have liked more time to discuss the procedure, success and failure of the reccomended treatment.This was likely due to my understanding (this is a first time experience for hand surgery). My understanding and attempt to contemplate all the options is very narrow.
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      I was topless being measured when Dr Drake opened the door. Didn't knock to see if I was covered up or anything. There were many people outside the room who likely saw me standing there nude.
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      Provider was rude both resident and Drake. When expressing concern for the fact that a good chunk of my child's finger was torn off and he has been experiencing awful nerve pain Drake didn't care. Stating he wasn't given any med to alleviate this nerve pain. Stated that he was not given narcotics as if we were drug seeking. We didn't ask for narcotics! I don't want my child on narcotics. But there is no reason a low dose nerve medication couldn't have been prescribed. Instead my child has sleepless nights and constant pain from the nerve damage. Drake didn't have any concern for my child in this matter. Being in the medical field myself this is very disturbing. This doesn't hold up to the uk model of every patient every time. We are clearly just a number and this is no compassion that was provided to my child.
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      Both Assistant Pam and Dr. Drake's treatment were exactly the same. I feel they are both experts in their field and I feel confident my finger will heal.
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      I explained to the doctor multiple times I was not comfortable with his treatment plan. He did not explain any medical reasoning for his decisions nor provide any reassurance of my concerns, only that he would feel more comfortable doing my procedure in the OR. I was sent in for a very simple, in office, lesion removal and left terrified and confused. His goal was to take more tissue than necessary to ensure clean margins (which would also leave a larger scar than necessary on a very visable area), while my derm referred me with the goal of taking as little as necessary and having a smaller scar.
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      Dr. Drake was great and always helps me understand what is going happening to me.
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      Dr Drake did not listen to my concerns. I was dismissed and unheard. I could not have been more disappointed in my visit.
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      Every one was helpful on top of their game
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      I was told that he couldn't help me. He referred me back to the orthopedic surgeon
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      Kept me informed and showed compassion every step of the way.
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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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      Good