Shannon W. Finks, Pharm.D.
Our academic standard-bearer, Shannon is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy here in Memphis. After earning her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1998, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at Methodist Hospitals of Memphis (where she and Lloyd met) and, for the next two decades, practiced and taught in private hospitals, Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals, and academic institutions.
Shannon is Board certified in pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and Cardiology (BCCP), is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in the field of cardiovascular drug therapy. Accordingly, Shannon is one of only a handful of pharmacists to attain the status of a Certified Hypertension Clinician by the American Hypertension Society Clinical Program (AHSCP-CHC). She is also an experienced American Heart Association instructor for both Basic Life Support (BLS) and for Advanced Cardiac Life Support ACLS).
Shannon has delivered over 120 invited lectures to audiences around the world and continues to teach pharmacy topics both online and in person. Over the years, she has received a number of prestigious teaching awards, including the Most Influential Professor Award from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, the University of Tennessee Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award, and the SGAEC Excellence in Teaching Award. She has also authored over 30 peer-reviewed papers for prestigious medical and pharmacy publications such as the New England Journal of Medicine.