MCW Pharmacy School Logo White Medical School
Rachel Kavanaugh, PharmD

Rachel Kavanaugh, PharmD, BCACP

Director of Professional Laboratories - Year 2, Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Sciences


  • MCW Pharmacy School
    HRC H2600

Contact Information


PharmD, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Iowa City, IA
BS, Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Post Graduate Year One (PGY-1) Community Pharmacy Residency, Froedtert Hospital
Future Pharmacy Faculty Teaching Certification, Concordia University College of Pharmacy


Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP), Board of Pharmacy Specialties
Immunization Certification, American Pharmacists Association
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Certification, Medical College of Wisconsin
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association
Registered Pharmacist: Wisconsin


Rachel Kavanaugh, PharmD, BCACP, joined the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in October 2016 as 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.

Research Interests

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


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, BCACP