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Pharmacy Practice & Science Dept.
Lee T. Todd, Jr. Bldg, Room 251

Dr. Flannery received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky, followed by completion of a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and a PGY2 critical care specialty residency at the University of Kentucky. 

Dr. Flannery's clinical and translational research program focuses on sepsis and acute kidney injury, with an emphasis on biologic and molecular observations from human disease to gain a better understanding of the underlying pathophysiology, and working collaboratively to develop improved pre-clinical and clinical approaches to treatment based on this information. He is actively involved with leading clinical trials in the areas of sepsis, acute kidney injury, and other conditions impacting acutely ill hospitalized patients. 

Dr. Flannery coordinates the Clinical Reasoning course, among other teaching activities in the College. He maintains an active practice site in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at UK HealthCare. He is an active member and recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.



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  • Comparative Effectiveness
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Sepsis
  • Acute kidney Injury
  • Nephrology
  • Critical Care
  • Cardiovascular
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Disease


  • College Faculty
  • Clinical Pharmacist, UK Healthcare Medical Intensive Care Unit


  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Kentucky
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Medical University of South Carolina
  • PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care, University of Kentucky

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.