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Pharmacy Practice & Science Dept.
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D274 Medicine Specialties Clinic
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mdpendley@uky.edu

Dr. Megan Pendley Cooper received her Bachelor of Science degrees and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky. She then completed a PGY1 residency and academic fellowship at the University of Kentucky before becoming a clinic-based specialty pharmacist at the University of Kentucky in the Digestive Health Program.

Dr. Cooper specializes in the treatment of hepatitis C, providing comprehensive pharmaceutical care to patients at UK’s Digestive Health Program. She works directly with clinic providers and staff for prior authorizations, patient evaluation and education, and patient monitoring during and after treatment. Dr. Cooper teaches at the UK College of Pharmacy and precepts students interested in ambulatory care in a specialized setting. Dr. Cooper provides lectures on hepatitis C treatment and patient care for public health, medical, and pharmacy groups around Kentucky in an effort to expand treatment opportunities for patients and to promote general understanding about hepatitis for providers and allied health professionals. The state of Kentucky leads the nation in hepatitis C cases, so Dr. Cooper and her team work daily to stem the epidemic where it is most virulent.

Faculty Expertise

  • Infectious disease (viral)
  • Hepatitis
  • Decompensated cirrhosis

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.