J. Kristen Preston, PharmD

Preston, Kris

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice


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Dr. Kristen Preston is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Appalachian College of Pharmacy. She attended the University of Kentucky where she attained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with an emphasis in Biotechnology in 1991, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy in 1995 and a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2003.

Dr. Preston has practiced as a hospital clinical pharmacist since 1995, specializing in Critical Care Pharmacy for many of those years. She established a Surgical/Intensive Care Unit Satellite Pharmacy at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville Kentucky, as well as one of the the few critical care rotation sites in the state. She has enjoyed being a preceptor for a number of Colleges of Pharmacy and was named Preceptor of the Year by the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 2007.

A native Eastern Kentuckian, Dr. Preston resides in Pikeville, Kentucky with her husband and several dogs and cats. She enjoys camping, fishing, gardening and music of all kinds. In her spare time she performs in an all-female bluegrass band, Coaltown Dixie.