Meet Rachel Kavanaugh, PharmD, BCACP

"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, BCACP

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





Rachel Kavanaugh, PharmD, BCACP 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





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)