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Pharmacy Practice & Science Dept.
Lee T. Todd, Jr. Building, 292E

Dr. Michael Behal, originally from Kingsport, TN, attended the University of Tennessee for his undergraduate studies. He then received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in May 2020. He completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at University of Kentucky Healthcare. Dr. Behal is continuing on with University of Kentucky as a Post-Doctoral Academic Fellow for the upcoming year. His practice areas of interest include medical and surgical critical care and clinical research. Dr. Behal is actively involved in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy through the Critical Care PRN, Society of Critical Care Medicine through the Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Section, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. He is also continuing his involvement in the University of Kentucky Healthcare Residency Program through serving on the Resident Research Committee. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with friends and family, visiting new cities with his wife, trying new restaurants in Lexington, and tending to his house plants.


Areas of Interest

  • Critical Care
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Sepsis and Septic Shock
  • Fluid Stewardship
  • Pathophysiology of Critical Illness
  • Educational Research
  • Trainee Mentorship


  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky HealthCare
  • PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky 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.