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Dr. Brian Gardner is an adjunct assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy and board certified pediatric clinical pharmacy specialist at Kentucky Children’s Hospital.  He is the Pediatric Pharmacy team clinical coordinator and primary Pediatric Intensive Care Unit pharmacist.  He is the director of the ASHP-accredited PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program, and active in precepting both pharmacy residents and students.  Dr. Gardner is an active member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Association, serving as a core participant of the Finance Committee.  His research and publications encompass such topics as pediatric pharmacokinetics, pediatric critical care, antimicrobials and medication reconciliation.  Originally from Lebanon, Kentucky, he was a graduate for the inaugural all PharmD class from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Louisville.



  • Pediatric Pharmacokinetics
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Antimicrobials
  • Medication Reconciliation


  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Clinical Coordinator, UK Healthcare Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Pharmacy Team
  • Clinical Pharmacist, UK Healthcare Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Program Director, PGY2 Pharmacy Practice Residency in Pediatrics


  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Louisville

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.