Meet Rachel Kavanaugh, PharmD

"Learning is a progression that starts with gathering information, processing it, and applying it to life situations. My goal as the Co-Director for Professional Laboratories is to create the foundation for such life-long learning through application of knowledge using critical thinking skills, case-based learning techniques, hands-on practice, and interprofessional collaboration."

Rachel Kavanaugh, PharmD

Rachel Kavanaugh, PharmD

Co-Director for Professional Laboratories, Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical Sciences

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Rachel Kavanaugh, PharmD joined the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in October 2016 as Co-Director of Professional Laboratories, Assistant Professor. Dr. Kavanaugh received her PharmD at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency program at Froedtert Hospital with an emphasis on ambulatory care. Prior to joining MCW, she worked as an Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert Hospital in the General Internal Medicine, Anticoagulation, and Transplant.  During that time she also worked alongside pharmacists in the Hospital Discharge Care Program and Sickle Cell Clinic. Dr. Kavanaugh’s primary interests continue to be within primary care and anticoagulation management.

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  Education and Training

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) - University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

 

Bachelor of Science (BS) Biology - University of Wisconsin - Madison

 

Post Graduate Year One (PGY-1) Community Pharmacy Residency - Froedtert Hospital

 

Future Pharmacy Faculty Teaching Certificate - Concordia University College of Pharmacy

 

 

Certifications 

 

Immunization Certification - American Pharmacists Association

 

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Certification - Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers - American Heart Association

 

Registered Pharmacist - Wisconsin

  Research Interests
  • Diabetes and anticoagulation outcomes with telephonic management
  • Chronic disease management in alternative settings (such as virtual homecare visits)