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Eric Endean, MD, Susan Smyth, MD, PhD, and Michael Sekela, MD

Gill Heart & Vascular Institute

The UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute is the preeminent destination for cardiovascular care in Kentucky. Our providers are at the forefront of the battle against heart disease, the state’s leading cause of death. A nationally recognized leader in the field, the institute takes a comprehensive approach to your healthcare using integrative wellness and the newest therapies and technology to treat life-threatening complications.

UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute is committed to providing superior cardiovascular care based on leading-edge research and UK HealthCare’s three pillars of academic healthcare:

  • Our high-quality, comprehensive clinical care is focused on patients and their families, delivering value to those we serve across the cardiovascular care continuum at convenient locations throughout Kentucky and beyond.
  • We prioritize leading-edge innovation and discovery research for current and future cardiovascular care while employing a bench-to-bedside approach, ensuring patients benefit from nearly real-time scientific advances.
  • As regional leaders in education, our greatest asset is our faculty and staff — a multidisciplinary team of physicians and scientists with expertise in myriad disciplines: cardiovascular medicine, cardiac and vascular surgery, radiology, anesthesiology, pharmacy, physiology, pharmacology, biomedical engineering and more.

Learn More About UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute

Learn more about what makes the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute the region’s choice for cardiovascular care.

Providers

The UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute’s team of physicians, nurses and support staff are all trained to provide compassionate care while maintaining the highest clinical standards. UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute’s cardiovascular physicians are regularly named to the impartial, peer-reviewed list of Best Doctors in America. Only 5% of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor.

About the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute

UK HealthCare has been named the top hospital in Kentucky by U.S. News & World Report for multiple consecutive years. UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute also ranks as high-performing for aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery and heart failure. UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute also received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Award multiple times in recent years. The award honors programs that implement high-quality care procedures that improve outcomes for patients who suffer cardiac arrest in the hospital.