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Pharmacy Practice & Science Dept.
Room A.09-261, Chandler Medical Center

Dr. Sarah Cotner is an infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship clinical pharmacy specialist at University of Kentucky HealthCare. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2015 and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency at University of Kentucky HealthCare from 2015 – 2017. She currently serves as the Assistant Residency Program Director for University of Kentucky Healthcare’s PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency. She is a clinical preceptor to PGY1 and PGY2 residents, as well as LEEP and APPE students. Her research interests include rapid diagnostic technology and antimicrobial stewardship.



  • Infectious Diseases

  • COVID-19

  • Pharmacy Practice


  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Pharmacist, UK Healthcare


  • Bachelor of Science, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Illinois Chicago
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, UK Healthcare
  • PGY2 Pharmacy Practice Residency in Infectious Disease, 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.