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Craig Beavers, PharmD, FACC, FAHA, FCCP, BCCP, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, CACP graduated in 2009 from the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and a PGY2 cardiology pharmacy residency at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky (R365). Dr. Beavers is the Vice President of Operations for Baptist Health Paducah and is an assistant adjunct professor with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He has worked as the cardiovascular clinical pharmacy coordinator at UK Healthcare. He has worked as adjunct faculty for Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, and served as the director of cardiovascular services for the Hospital Corporation of America. He served as the postgraduate year two cardiology pharmacy residency program at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. Beavers currently serves as the co-chair of the clinical pharmacist workgroup of the American College of Cardiology and as a member of the Cardiovascular Team Council and Surviving Acute Myocardial Infarction Steering Committee. He is the first pharmacist to be a Cardiovascular Professional for the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions and serves on its quality committee. He has served as the vice chair and chair of the ACCP Cardiology PRN Student and Resident Committee and currently serves as the PRN’s secretary/treasurer. He has published numerous papers, abstracts, and textbook chapters with a focus on cardiovascular pharmacotherapy. He is board certified in pharmacotherapy with added qualifications in cardiology and is a certified anticoagulation care provider. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association and an associate of the American College of Cardiology.



  • Health Disparities 
  • Heart Attack Care
  • Anticoagulation
  • Women’s Heart Disease
  • Rural Care


  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Vice President of Operations, Baptist Health Paducah
  • President and Chief Executive Officer,
  • Cardiology Clinical Specialist, UK Healthcare


  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, UK Healthcare
  • PGY2 Pharmacy Practice Residency in Cardiology, UK Healthcare

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.