Dr. Amber Cann

Pharmacist  |  Educator

My Story

I earned my doctorate in pharmacy in 2000 from the University of Kentucky. I started my career in a small community hospital in South Central Kentucky. I also worked as a compounding pharmacist and a community (retail) pharmacist for a time, too.

After a few moves to various areas of the Commonwealth, I landed in a non-traditional pharmacy career. My comfort with technology opened doors in the fairly new field of healthcare informatics. Along the way, I completed my master’s degree in business administration from the University of Louisville. I loved working with physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other pharmacists to help large hospital systems develop electronic health records.

In 2013, I pivoted to a life in academia. I was a member of the faculty at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. While there, I served as director of the only academic drug information center in the state, as well as director of academic informatics.

Now, in my twentieth year as a pharmacist, I expanded my career goals yet again. I started my own clinical practice, an appointment-based model where I help patients with chronic illness and complex medication issues. I specialize in pharmacogenomics consultations, and I am one of the few pharmacists in the region to have a certification in that field from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).