• Gill Heart & Vascular Institute

    Medical Director: Susan Smyth, MD, PhD 

    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 800-888-5533
    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    The Gill Heart & Vascular Institute unites high quality clinical heart care with leading-edge heart health research. We’re making our move to become one of the top public cardiovascular facilities in the nation. By applying our research successes to clinical care, our high-ranking doctors and staff provide patients with the most modern and technologically advanced concepts of heart and circulatory health.

    The Institute provides a central focus for cardiovascular disease care, including outpatient clinics, non-invasive cardiac diagnostics and invasive cardiac technique, such as cardiac catheterization, angioplasty and electrophysiology. It serves as a base for the physicians providing this care and a special focus on counseling cardiac patients and their families. The Institute’s clinical programs target the high incidence of heart disease in Kentucky, while the research and teaching programs work to advance cardiovascular care throughout the world.

    For patient appointments:
                  Adult Congenital Heart Disease:
                  Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging:
                  Affiliate Network
                  Anticoagulation Service: 859-323-0295     
                  Cardiac Catheterization and Interventions: 859-323-0295
                  Cardiothoracic Surgery: 859-323-6494
                  Cardiovascular Medicine:
                  Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulation:
                  Heart Rhythm Program:
                  Preventive and General Cardiology:
                  Structural and Valvular Heart Program:
                  Vascular and Endovascular Surgery:
                  Women's Heart Health:
                  For more information:

  • Specialties

    • Ablations
    • Adult congenital heart surgery
    • Advanced techniques in complex aortic and vascular surgery
    • Angioplasty
    • Arrhythmia management
    • ASD/PFO closures
    • Atherectomy
    • Biventricular pacing
    • Cardiac imaging
    • Cardiogenic shock
    • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program
    • Cardiovascular imaging
    • Cardioversion pacemakers
    • Carotid artery treatment
    • Complex heart-valve repair and replacement
    • Complex rhythm mapping and evaluation
    • Complex vascular reconstructive procedures
    • Comprehensive revascularization with off-pump and minimally invasive techniques
    • Cryoablations
    • Diagnostic catheterizations
    • Echocardiography (transthoracic, transesophageal)
    • Endovascular treatment of abdominal and thoracic aneurysms
    • Endovascular treatment of occlusive disease involving cerebrovascular, renal, mesenteric, and lower extremities
    • Heart and lung transplantation
    • Heart attack emergency care
    • Holter monitoring
    • ICD checks and programming
    • ICD implants
    • Interventional cardiology
    • Intravascular ultrasound
    • Mechanical cardiac support and ventricular assist devices
    • Minimally invasive treatment of venous disease
    • Non-invasive vascular testing (ABI, carotid duplex, venous duplex, renal duplex)
    • Pacer implants
    • Peripheral vascular interventions
    • Pulmonary embolism
    • Pulmonary hypertension
    • Renal stents
    • Rotoblator
    • Stents
    • Stress testing
    • Surgery for cardiomyopathy and end-stage heart failure
    • Transtelephonic event recorders
    • Transtelephonic pacemakers checks
    • Venous thrombosis treatment with EKOS and AngioVac
    • X-rays