Susanne M. Arnold, MD

  • Associate Director of Clinical Translation


Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Early Cancer Therapeutics
  • Phase 1 drug clinical trials


Personal Statment

Some of my first memories are going with my dad to the hospital because he was a doctor, and that's how I first became interested in medicine. He was the director of the Center on Aging here for over 25 years, so I have great pride in being a second-generation doctor here at the University of Kentucky. Even deeper than that is my love of Kentucky, because I'm an eighth-generation Kentuckian and my children are ninth-generation Kentuckians. So, serving Kentucky in the little area that I can make a difference which is in cancer care, where we have some of the biggest health disparities and highest mortality rates, is really a calling to me.

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Medicine
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    Susanne Arnold, MD - Medical Oncologist - UK HealthCare
  • Videos/Media

    UK is Tracing Lung Cancer in Appalachian Kentucky

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    UK HealthCare physicians share their thoughts on patient-centeredness, communication and delivering great care to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.


    Clinical Trials: What Patients Need to Know


    Why cancer is so hard to fight in rural Kentucky (PBS NewsHour, 8:40) »

  • Awards

    University of Kentucky Research Professor Award 2020

    UK Women in Medicine Leadership Award Winner 2020

    Markey Difference Maker of the Year 2014

Training & Education


University of Kentucky, College of Medicine


Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville


Medical Oncology and Hematology, University of Kentucky

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology


Research Focus

Phase I investigations, lung cancer, head and neck cancer, radiation-chemotherapy interactions, population studies in Appalachia.

Contact Information

800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40536
United States