Dr. Amanda Deel is passionate about serving the underserved and helping those who need it most. Her passions are evident in the way she cares for her patients as a family physician and trains the next generation of physicians through her role as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University.
A native of New Edinburg, a small Delta town in southeast Arkansas, Deel knows firsthand how desperate many parts of our state are when it comes to access to quality healthcare. In 2015, she jumped at the opportunity to help launch the state's first osteopathic medical school, one that was established with the mission of producing physicians to address the severe shortage facing our state, particularly the rural areas like the one where she grew up.
Deel earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Arkansas State University and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She completed a graduate transitional internship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Va. and served as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy for five years following medical school. Deel achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
After completing her formal service to her country, Deel conducted her family medicine residency at the UAMS Area Health Education Center-Northeast in Jonesboro. Upon completion of her residency, she worked as an assistant professor and assistant program director for the UAMS AHEC-NE Family Medicine Residency. In 2014, Deel was recognized by UAMS as the Red Sash Award Recipient for excellence in teaching and was UAMS's Teacher of the Year for Regional Programs the same year.
In addition to her role leading NYITCOM at A-State's academic affairs and clinical education departments, Deel practices family medicine and obstetrics at AR Care and St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.
Deel earned a fellowship from the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2018 and serves on the board of the Arkansas Academy of Family Physicians. She is a certified Yoga instructor and enjoys regularly teaching classes. Deel and her husband, Dr. Mickey Deel, live in Jonesboro with their two children.
- Cummins D, Frank T, Dickson S, Deel A, McGrath L, Stallings J, Laffoon S, Mackey M, Carter J. Assessment of Hydrocodone Prescribing Within A Family Medicine Residency Program, The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society, February 2015; 111(9): 182–183
Professional Honors and Awards
- Red Sash Award Recipient for excellence in teaching, UAMS 2014
- Teacher of the Year for Regional Programs, UAMS 2014