Angela Tackett Dearinger, M.D. is board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, public health and general preventive medicine. She is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She served as assistant dean of accreditation in graduate medical education and as associate chief of staff for education at the Lexington VA Health Care System.
After graduating from Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Dearinger completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After residency, she returned to UK for a master educator academic fellowship in internal medicine. During that time, she completed a master's degree in public health at the UK College of Public Health. Public health gave her a broader perspective of individual health, population health and the health care system.
Dearinger helped create the Kentucky Public Health Research Network, the first public health practice-based research network in Kentucky. Last year she was appointed to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.
Originally from Paintsville, KY, she now lives in Versailles with her husband and three children.