McKenzie Higsmith, PharmD, is an Assistant Professor in the Bill Gatton College of
Pharmacy's Department of Pharmacy Practice at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Highsmith's
also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Family Medicine at
James H. Quillen College of Medicine. She maintains a clinical pharmacy practice with
the ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport. She is faculty advisor for the ETSU chapter
of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists and a member of TPA, APhA, ACCP, STFM,
Kappa Psi, and Phi Lambda Sigma.
Education, Degree, & Post Graduate Training:
Doctor of Pharmacy at ETSU Gatton College of Pharmacy, PGY1 Residency in Pharmacy Practice at Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare
System in Nashville, TN PGY2 Residency in Ambulatory Care at ETSU Gatton College of Pharmacy
2013-2014 Outstanding Clinical Preceptor (Given by the College of Pharmacy Class of
2015) 2013-2014 Attending of the Year (Given by the Medical Residents of ETSU Family Physicians
of Kingsport) 2014-2015 Faculty of the Year (Given by the Medical Residents of ETSU Family Physicians
of Kingsport) 2014-2015 Outstanding Clinical Preceptor (Given by the College of Pharmacy Class of
Chronic primary care diseases, anticoagulation, cardiovascular risk reduction, healthcare
Course Coordinator for Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice in Appalachia and IDEALS
Labs V and VI Also teach in the Pharmacotherapy Series, Pharmacotherapy Lab, Integrated Series,
Communications and OTC/ Natural Medicines
Patient Centered Medical Home, Transitions of Care, Interprofessional Primary Care
Calhoun M, Cross LB, Cooper-DeHoff R. Clinical Utility of Beta-Blockers for Primary
and Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease. Expert Review of Cardiovascular
Therapy. 11(3), 289–291 (2013).
Lee P, Calhoun M, Stewart D, Cross LB. Transition of Care in Patients with Heart Failure.
Home Health Care Management & Practice. (2013)