UK HealthCare Patient Receives A New Lease on Life (video) University of Kentucky Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption After suffering from black lung disease, Ernie Gillispie, became the first UK HealthCare patient to receive help from an artificial lung that led to a double lung transplant. The machine that helped save his life was designed by UK's very own, Dr. Jay Zwischenberger. Credit Greg Robinson and UK Public Relations & Marketing Usage Restrictions Use complete version only. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.