Dr. Frank Romanelli
Dr. Frank Romanelli


Dr. Romanelli is originally from Waterbury, Connecticut. He received both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston. He completed both a Pharmacy Practice and Critical Care residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he also served as Chief Resident. Subsequently, he received a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Kentucky. He is currently Professor of Pharmacy and Associate Dean at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy with joint appointments as Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Health Sciences. Dr. Romanelli has received several commendations by various groups for outstanding teaching. In 2003 he was selected by the University of Kentucky Alumni Association as a ‘Great Teacher’, this is the oldest continuous award presented by UK. In 2004, he received the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Innovations in Teaching Award and in 2008 the UK Provosts Award for Outstanding teaching by a Tenured Faculty member. Dr. Romanelli has also been recognized as an Outstanding Professor of the Year by both the College of Pharmacy and College of Health Sciences at UK.


  • Pedagogy & Learning

Recent Publications

  • Malcom D R, Romanelli Frank. (2017). The Emergence of Second-Generation Lethal Injection Protocols: A Brief History and Review. Pharmacotherapy,
  • Romanelli Frank. (2017). Flexner, Educational Reform, and Pharmacy. American journal of pharmaceutical education, 81(2), 21.
  • Oyler Douglas R, Romanelli Frank, Piascik Peggy, Cain Jeffrey John. (2016). Student engagement: Practical insights for the pharmacist educator. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 80(8), Article 143.
  • Romanelli Frank. (2016). Are Great Teachers Great Storytellers?. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education , 80(6), Article 93.
  • Schilch Carson , Romanelli Frank, Array Array. (2016). Issues Surrounding Testosterone Therapy . Hospital Pharmacy , 51, 712-20.
  • Romanelli Frank. (2016). Insights, Pearls, and Guidance on Successfully Producing and Publishing Educational Research . American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education , 80(5),
  • Pileggi D J, Fugit A, Romanelli Frank, Winstead P Shane, Lawson Amber P, Deep Kristy Sheffel, Cook Aaron M. (2015). Pharmacy residents' preparedness for the emotional challenges of patient care. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 72(17), 1475-80.
  • Romanelli Frank. (2015). Response to Letter Regarding TED Talks. American journal of pharmaceutical education, 79(6), 93.
  • Romanelli Frank, Tracy Timothy S. (2015). A coming disruption in pharmacy?. American journal of pharmaceutical education, 79(1), 01.
  • Romanelli Frank. (2015). The Disconnect . American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education,