Kenneth P. Klinker, Pharm.D.

Kenneth P. Klinker

Clinical Associate Professor

Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research



PHONE: 352-294-5157

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  • Pharm.D., University of Maryland

Biographical Sketch

Kenneth Klinker, Pharm.D., joined the College of Pharmacy in August 2015. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he completed his residency training at UF Health Shands Hospital in internal medicine. Following completion of his residency training, he spent five years providing care to critically ill patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at UF Health Shands and in 2003 transitioned to infectious diseases in order to participate in the development of an Antimicrobial Management Program. Currently, he is a clinical associate professor at the UF College of Pharmacy, and a pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases at UF Health Shands Hospital.  He is an active member of the Antimicrobial Management Team and assists in the development of ID pharmacists through the Infectious Diseases Residency Program at UF Health Shands Hospital. Dr. Klinker is active in the Society of Infectious Diseases and serves on the Political Advocacy Committee. Additionally, he is a past president of the North Central Florida Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, or NCFSHP, and served as a board of director for the Florida Society of Health Systems Pharmacists.


  • Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists
  • American Society of Microbiology
  • Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Research Interests

  • Development and implementation of effective antimicrobial strategies
  • Training pharmacists on how to develop an effective Antimicrobial Management Program
  • Evaluate the impact of antimicrobial management interventions