Christine M. Kleinert Institute
The Institute is located in the Jewish Hospital Outpatient Care Center (OCC), 225 Abraham Flexner Way, Suite 850, Louisville, Kentucky. The Fellowship offices are on the 8th floor of the OCC. The Institute is in the heart of Louisville’s downtown medical district, within walking distance of numerous hospitals as well as the University of Louisville Medical Center and Medical School.
Computers are available to fellows for presentation preparation. The computers in the fellows’ room also have internet access via T1, allowing extramural e-mail access and access to online databases such as Medline. Literature searches can also be performed through the Kornhauser Library website at the University of Louisville.
Hospitals and Clinics
The majority of surgery is performed at Jewish Hospital or in the Outpatient Care Center’s surgical suites. The University of Louisville Medical Center, a Level-1 Trauma Center, and VA Hospital provides additional clinical experience.
The main clinic is located in the same building as the Fellowship offices. In addition, clinics are held at satellite offices in East Louisville and New Albany, Indiana.
In addition, special clinics are held at the Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs.
Fellows accompany their assigned faculty physician to these clinics as scheduled.
- Christine M. Kleinert Institute Reading Room, located in the Fellowship offices, contains relevant journals as well as many classic textbooks. Equipment is available for practicing talks and slide presentations.
- Kornhauser Medical Library of the University of Louisville (two blocks away) is open to CMKI fellows. The librarians will perform literature searches and process interlibrary loans.
- Fresh tissue lab: The fresh tissue facility of the University of Louisville Anatomy Department provides cadaver dissection opportunities for educational and research projects. Fellows are allowed the privilege of 24-hour access, 7 days a week, in order to allow optimal utilization of this invaluable resource. The current director of the FTL is Dr. Nicole Herring.
- Microlab: In addition to the week-long workshop that all fellows attend, fellows may arrange to return to the Center for Microsurgical Studies for additional experience. The microsurgery course is given by Dr. Gustavo Abadia-Perez.
- CMKI Laboratory: We have a small laboratory on the 8th floor with a Tissue culture hood, centrifuge, microscopes, freezers and a Operating Microscope to practice microsurgical techniques on inanimate objects. We also are fortunate to have a VEVO 2100 Ultrasound Biomicroscopy Unit.
- Cardiovascular Innovation Institute: Via collaborations with Dr. Stuart K. Williams, Dr. James B. Hoying, and Dr. Nolan Boyd, our fellows and staff have access to state of the art laboratory facilities including large and small animal surgical suites and imaging facilities.
Therapy and Orthotics
The institute has a full service Therapy and Orthotics department. Fellows are encouraged to spend time in both Therapy and Orthotics, to gain maximal understanding of all aspects of hand surgery, including rehabilitation, which is fundamental to obtaining good postoperative results.