Kim K. Birtcher is a Clinical Professor at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. She is also a clinical pharmacist in Kelsey-Seybold Clinic’s Cardiology Clinic in Houston, Texas, where she is responsible for the Secondary Prevention Lipid Clinic. Her teaching and research interests are in cardiovascular risk reduction and quality improvement initiatives.
Dr. Birtcher received her B.S. in pharmacy and M.S. in pharmacy administration from the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. Dr. Birtcher is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist with additional qualifications in cardiology and a certified diabetes educator. She is an Associate of the American College of Cardiology and a fellow of the National Lipid Association.
Dr. Birtcher is an active member in the American College of Cardiology, having served on many committees. She is a member of the Task Force On Clinical Practice Guidelines, and she was a member of the writing committee for the 2018 ACC/AHA cholesterol guideline.