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Dr. Fortenberry received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University in 2016 followed by a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS. Following completion of her PGY1 residency, Dr. Fortenberry went on to study pediatric pharmacy at UNC Health in Chapel Hill, NC. Upon completion of her residency training, she accepted a position as the Weekend Clinical Pharmacist at Kentucky Children's Hospital, where she covers both operational and clinical shifts. Her primary areas of coverage include general pediatrics and the pediatric intensive care unit.

Dr. Fortenberry co-precepts APPE students, PGY1 residents, and PGY2 residents on rotation. She teaches in the Pediatric Pharmacotherapy elective course, among other teaching activities at the College of Pharmacy. In addition to teaching, Dr. Fortenberry is actively involved in pediatric scholarship and research. She is an active member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA), where she currently serves as the Chair of the Members-in-Training Subcommittee as well as the Chair-Elect of the Membership Committee.



  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy Practice


  • Doctor of Pharmacy, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Samford University, Birmingham, AL
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS


  • Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, Kentucky Children's Hospital

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.