Kristy S. Deep, MD



Kristy S. Deep, MD, MA is an associate professor of Internal Medicine and residency program director at the University of Kentucky where she co-chairs the Opioid Stewardship Committee. She completed all of her clinical training at UK including an academic medicine fellowship with a Master's degree in Educational Policy and Evaluation. She is board certified in palliative medicine and works clinically as a hospitalist. Her other interests include doctor-patient communication and pain management. As a native of Breathitt county, her work in opioid stewardship stems from personal knowledge of the harms of widespread opioid use.

Personal Statement

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.

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Medicine

Training & Education


University of Kentucky College of Medicine


University of Kentucky

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Internal Medicine

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