Christopher P. DeSimone, MD

  • Chief Medical Officer, Chandler Hospital
4.97 out of 5

Procedures Performed

  • Cancer-staging procedures
  • Complex hysterectomy
  • Oophorectomy
  • Radical pelvic dissection
  • Robot-assisted laparoscopic procedures
    • Tumor cytoreductive surgery

About

Chris DeSimone, MD, FACOG, is a graduate of Boston University where he received a degree in Art History. He attended the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine where he graduated with high distinction. He completed residency training in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and his fellowship in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Kentucky.

DeSimone is board certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and in the subspecialty of gynecologic oncology. He has been practicing at the UK Markey Cancer since 2005. He holds an appointment as professor of gynecologic oncology in the UK College of Medicine. He is also active in the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and is a board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. DeSimone previously served on the College of Medicine admissions committee, as the associate residency program director and the director of robotic surgery. In 2016, he branched out from clinical medicine to serve as the Associate Chief Medical Officer of perioperative services. In this role, he coordinated schedules, equipment, staffing and safety of UK HealthCare’s 50 operating rooms in addition to the endoscopy, cath lab and interventional radiology procedural areas. Currently Dr. DeSimone serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Chandler Hospital where he oversees all day-to-day operations.

Personal Statement

I have always been interested in caring for cancer patients. I find it humbling and gratifying to care for complex patients who need surgical and chemotherapy treatments. I chose to specialize in Gynecology Oncology as it allowed me to focus on both aspects.

I have a deep love for international travel, poker, playing/watching soccer, and good food. I'm most happy when cooking, cutting root vegetables and quartering a whole chicken. I find enjoyment out of mentoring residents and fellows as I am profoundly interested in fostering the next generation of physicians. A fun fact about me is that my wife and I recently completed running 1000 consecutive days outdoors, even in the rain, snow, ice, or heat!

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Gynecologic Oncology

Training & Education

Degree

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Residency

University of Kentucky

Fellowship

University of Kentucky

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology

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Patient Stories

Ratings & Reviews

4.97 out of 5
14 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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    Dr. CHRISTOPHER DeSimone is the best!

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    Dr. DeSimone is so kind and caring towards me, he has always gone above and beyond to provide the utmost in care! He is totally top-notch as a medical Dr. to cancer patients.

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    Comforting smiles and they don't rush in their explanations. I feel very important to them and I'm blessed that I'm under their care.

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    Dr. Desimone is an awesome doctor. The best.

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    Excellent appointment
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      The entire team were amazing, very prompt and professional.
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      Never have a any problems.
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      I have a good dr. and nurses.
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      Like the way he listen and answered questions
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      Shout out to Dr. Desimone - He is the best of the best!
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      I will continue to recommend Dr. DeSimone. I have been seeing him for years. He explains everything in detail!
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      *Dr. DeSimone is exemplary as my doctor!! Thank you for him!
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      My surgery and recovery were explained in great detail.
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      *Dr. Desimone was extremely detailed with his description in what treatment plan he suggested. Great bedside manner!!