Dr. Angela U. Tucker is a board certified family medicine physician and member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Angela was born and raised in small towns in Ohio. She graduated from The Ohio State University with an honors Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry, and subsequently attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine obtaining her medical degree (MD).
While at OSU and UC on scholarships, she earned numerous awards and was actively involved in multiple organizations including the NAACP, The Office of Minority Affairs, and the Honors Department. While an undergraduate, she joined Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and works through this organization in the community as a Life Member.
Dr. Tucker continued her training by completing her residency at Bethesda Family Practice in the Cincinnati area. Upon graduation, she was one of three female physicians that helped to establish Trinity Family Medicine, which was a start up practice affiliated with the TriHealth system.
In 2010, Angela relocated with her family back to her alma mater to become a Clinical Assistant Professor in Family Medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She is involved with helping to nurture future physicians in different ways from mentoring high school students through formal teaching of family medicine residents in the Urban Family Medicine Track. Outside of her teaching responsibilities, she cares for patients at Ohio State’s CarePoint East Family Medicine office.
Dr. Tucker has been very active since moving to Columbus. She has been featured in Columbus Parent Magazine, the Columbus Dispatch, and quoted in Essence magazine. Through OSU she has been able to work with the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” and the Take a Loved One to the Doctor day since 2010. She is in collaboration with OSU and Disney’s “Doc McStuffins” show which stars an animated African American girl who heals her stuffed friends. Plans are to distribute materials to help encourage local youth to pursue careers in medicine. Angela has also volunteered at community events including the Global Diabetes Summit.
She is a founding member and parliamentarian of the Artemis Medical Society-a national organization for African American female physicians. The organization focuses on mentoring and networking for these powerful and inspiring women.
The child of a pastor, Angela has always been involved in her local Baptist church. She is married to Alan D. Tucker and they are the parents of four wonderful children.
Dr. Tucker is committed to having an impact and giving quality care to those whom she comes into contact with. She believes, “It is important for there to be a good ‘patient-physician’ relationship, which lays the foundation for optimum health. In this relationship, it is our task as physicians to educate, encourage, and empower patients to both become and remain healthy.”