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Kristy S. Deep, MD

Practice areas

  • Hospital Medicine
  • Palliative Care

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Medicine

Clinic information

Clinical interests

  • Clinical Ethics
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Hospitalist



University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington


University of Kentucky, Lexington

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Internal Medicine

Additional information

My name is Kristy Deep; I completed all of my medical training at the University of Kentucky. After an academic medicine fellowship, I joined the faculty in 2007. My clinical work is as a hospitalist and my areas of interest are doctor-patient communication, quality improvement and resident education. As a native Kentuckian, I am committed to the University of Kentucky and developing a health system that will provide excellent patient care as well as train the next generation of physicians for our state. I am board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.


  1. Deep K. Use of narcotics contracts. Virtual Mentor. 2013 May;15(5):416-20.
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  2. Volandes AE, Ferguson LA, Davis AD, Hull NC, Green MJ, Chang Y, Deep K, Paasche-Orlow MK. Assessing end-of-life preferences for advanced dementia in rural patients using an educational video: a randomized controlled trial. J Palliat Med. 2011 Feb; 14(2):169-77. PMID: 21254815.
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  3. Deep KS, Hunter A, Murphy K, Volandes A. "It helps me see with my heart": how video informs patients' rationale for decisions about future care in advanced dementia. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 Nov; 81(2):229-34. PMID: 20194000.
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  4. Deep KS, Griffith CH, Wilson JF. Communication and decision making about life-sustaining treatment: examining the experiences of resident physicians and seriously-ill hospitalized patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Nov; 23(11):1877-82. PMID: 18800206.
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  5. Deep KS, Griffith CH, Wilson JF. Changes in internal medicine residents' attitudes about resuscitation after cardiac arrest over a decade. J Crit Care. 2009 Mar; 24(1):141-4. PMID: 19272550.
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  6. Deep KS, Griffith CH, Wilson JF. Discussing preferences for cardiopulmonary resuscitation: what do resident physicians and their hospitalized patients think was decided? Patient Educ Couns. 2008 Jul; 72(1):20-5. PMID: 18337051.
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  7. Deep KS, Green SF, Griffith CH, Wilson JF. Medical residents' perspectives on discussions of advanced directives: can prior experience affect how they approach patients? J Palliat Med. 2007 Jun; 10(3):712-20. PMID: 17592983.
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