Appointment to University of Kentucky Board of Trustees
Charles R. Sachatello MD FACS
Dr. Charles R. Sachatello joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky, Chandler Medical Center, as a General and Vascular Surgeon in 1970. He is a Connecticut native and a Junior Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum Laude three-year graduate of Yale University and Yale Medical School.
Sachatello took his surgical training in General, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery at Vanderbilt and holds Board Certification in both General and Thoracic Surgery. He holds membership in numerous Surgical Societies, including the Southern Surgical, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He left UK in1985 to establish Blue-Grass Surgical Group in Lexington, KY.
Dr Sachatello developed the Arrow Diagnostic Peritoneal Kit designed to diagnose intra abdominal bleeding prior to the invention of the CAT scan. ** This valuable, but inexpensive kit is still used worldwide today, especially in the remote parts of the third world. He and his family hold a registered Trademark and Patent on the SutureCut® Needle Holder designed to facilitate suturing incisions without the use of a scissors.
These remarks were written by the Staff of the UK Board of Trustees (Rev. 2013)
** Dr. Sachatello recently learned that his lavage technique was used on President Reagan by his surgeons to exclude intra abdominal bleeding prior to opening his left chest to stop the bleeding from the gunshot wound to the President’s left lung. 3/30/81