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Roberto Cardarelli, DO, MHA, MPH, FAAFP

Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Interim Chief Medical Officer for Ambulatory Services
| 4.82 out of 5
53 ratings | 11 comments
Dr. Roberto Cardarelli
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  • Family and Community Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Primary Care Pediatrics
This provider offers TeleCare
  • About

    Dr. Cardarelli, Chair, joined the department in 2013 as Professor and Chief of Community Medicine (now called Population Medicine), where he built an academic division focused on population medicine education across a spectrum of learners and what has become central home for the research activities across the department, including serving as director of the Kentucky Ambulatory (PBRN) Network (KAN).

    He received his doctor of osteopathy and master of public health degrees from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Ft. Worth and his master in health administration from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Cardarelli completed a residency in Family Medicine and a fellowship in Faculty Development at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

    Dr. Cardarelli’s career includes numerous past leadership positions in clinical care, research, health administration, and academics in Texas and now in Kentucky. He is recognized as an active researcher in implementation science and clinic transformation research in chronic pain management, lung cancer screening, tobacco cessation, care transitions, and cardiovascular health. He has been funded by NIH and other federal and nonfederal organizations throughout his career. He continues to educate medical students during their Family Medicine clerkship and the UK Family Medicine residents in both the outpatient and inpatient settings.

    Faculty Rank

    Professor of Family & Community Medicine


    Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Worth


    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston


    Faculty Development, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Family Medicine

  • Publications

    1. Systematic Review of Ambulatory Transitional Care Management (TCM) Visits on Hospital 30-Day Readmission Rates. Roper KL, Ballard J, Rankin W, Cardarelli R. Am J Med Qual. 2015 Dec 1.
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    2. Identifying Community Perspectives for a Lung Cancer Screening Awareness Campaign in Appalachia Kentucky: The Terminate Lung Cancer (TLC) Study. Cardarelli R, Roper KL, Cardarelli K, Feltner FJ, Prater S, Ledford KM, Justice B, Reese DR, Wagner P, Cantrell C. J Cancer Educ. 2015 Sep 28.
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    3. Suicide risk and mental health co-morbidities in a probationer population. Cardarelli R, Balyakina E, Malone K, Fulda KG, Ellison M, Sivernell R, Shabu T. Community Ment Health J. 2015 Feb;51(2):145-52.
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    4. The Association of Free Testosterone Levels in Men and Lifestyle Factors and Chronic Disease Status: A North Texas Healthy Heart Study. Cardarelli R, Singh M, Meyer J, Balyakina E, Perez O, King M. J Prim Care Community Health. 2014 Jul;5(3):173-9
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    5. Incidental computer tomography radiologic findings through research participation in the North Texas Healthy Heart Study. Espinoza A, Malone K, Balyakina E, Fulda KG, Cardarelli R. J Am Board Fam Med. 27(3):314-20.
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  • Research

    Cancer Center Member


    • Cancer Prevention and Control

    College & Department

    • College of Medicine
  • Ratings & Reviews

    | 4.82 out of 5
    53 ratings |11 comments

    The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    March, 2020
    I always get the best and most friendly care possible with Dr Cardarelli and his staff.

    February, 2020

    February, 2020
    I have always had excellent care at this office!

    February, 2020
    I drive 1 hour to see this dr. UK is great.

    January, 2020
    I have been very impressed with the health care I have received at UK, It is high quality care and the Drs. take the time to discuss all treatments and concerns of the patient. Good Job!!!

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