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Pharmacy Practice & Science Dept.
Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Room PAV A 8-261

Dr. Ayesha Ather received her PharmD from the University of Montana.  She then completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at UPMC Presbyterian and a PGY2 special residency in Cardiology at the University of Maryland.  Dr. Ather is a Clinical Pharmacist in Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Kentucky HealthCare.  Her primary practice is in Cardiothoracic Intensive Care.  Her research interest are management of anticoagulation in mechanical circulatory support, cardiogenic shock and right heart failure, postoperative bleeding management. She also serves as the Program Director for PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency program at UK HealthCare.



  • Cardiovascular
  • Pharmacy Practice


  • Clinical Pharmacist - Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Program Director, PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency Program


  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Montana
  • PGY2 Cardiology Specialty Residency, University of Maryland

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, UPMC Presbyterian

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.