McKenzie Calhoun, PharmD
Having called east Tennessee home for nearly my entire life, I’m frequently accused of trying to convince all of our residents to stay here forever. I have tried to leave several times, but keep being drawn home. I attended the University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University for undergrad before obtaining my Doctor of Pharmacy degree from ETSU’s Gatton College of Pharmacy. I then completed a Pharmacy Practice residency at the Veterans Affairs TN Valley Healthcare System in Nashville, as well as an Ambulatory Care with emphases in Family Medicine and academia residency at ETSU.
Being the clinical pharmacist for this residency program has been one of the greatest honors of my life thus far. Not only am I afforded the opportunity to work with the greatest faculty and residents in medicine, but I’m also able to help our patients who teach me something new every day. My areas of interest include chronic disease management (specifically diabetes and cardiovascular disease), transitional care and health care policy. I am full time faculty at the Gatton College of Pharmacy, where I teach and coordinate various courses in our didactic curriculum.
When I'm not working, I enjoy running, hiking, traveling and spending time with my family and friends. I can also be found in a football stadium most Saturdays in the fall.