Cardarelli named to lead UK Family & Community Medicine

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Roberto Cardarelli, DO, MPH
Roberto Cardarelli, DO, MPH

Dr. Roberto Cardarelli has been named chair of UK Family & Community Medicine. Cardarelli has served as interim chair of the department since August 2017.

“Being selected as the chair of Family & Community Medicine is an honor and a humbling experience,” said Cardarelli. “This opportunity allows me to work with a stellar group of more than 180 faculty, staff, residents and providers from Hazard and Hindman to Georgetown as we navigate a changing healthcare climate and develop new innovative research and education programs.”

Prior to joining the faculty at UK in 2013, Cardarelli served as ambulatory medical director for Weatherford Regional Medical Center in Weatherford, Texas.

At UK, he has served as community engagement co-director for the Center for Clinical and Translational Science from 2014 through 2016, and currently serves as the UK College of Medicine’s lead for community engagement.

Cardarelli received Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of North Texas Health Science Center and his Master of Health Administration from the University of Cincinnati.

As an active researcher, Cardarelli focuses on implementation science and clinical transformation research in chronic pain management, lung cancer screening, tobacco cessation, care transition and cardiovascular health.

Family and community medicine

Specialists in family and community medicine are devoted to providing personal, comprehensive and continuing care for the individual and the entire family across the lifespan. This includes newborn and pediatric care, obstetrics and gynecology, preventive healthcare, adult medicine, and geriatric services.

UK’s Family & Community Medicine doctors are primary care physicians trained to meet the diverse health needs of children and families, and they are committed to establishing long-term relationships with their patients.

UK Family & Community Medicine is located at the UK HealthCare outpatient services center on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington.

If you’re interested in making an appointment at UK Family & Community Medicine, you can request an appointment online or call 859-323-6371.

This content was produced by UK HealthCare Brand Strategy.

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