Otis W. Kirksey PharmD, CDCES, BC-ADM | Speaker & Committee Member

Director of Pharmacy Services, Neighborhood Medical Center

Dr. Otis Kirksey, a 1978 graduate of Mainland Senior High School in Daytona Beach, Florida, received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Florida A&M University. He is a retired Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Florida A&M University and was honored by the University 2020 with the distinction of Professor Emeritus. His experience as a practicing pharmacist spans over 40 years and encompasses a variety of practice settings including hospital, community, and ambulatory pharmacy practice. Currently, he serves as the Director of Pharmacy Services for Neighborhood Medical Services, a federally qualified health center. He is Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) by the American Association of Diabetes Educators as well a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). Additionally, he has completed diabetes management certifications program at American Pharmacist Association, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, and Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Memorial Health System. He is also a certified Lifestyle Coach as well as a Master Trainer for the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Dr. Kirksey has received funding for research from federal and private sponsors including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, the National Library of Medicine and the Minority Health Professions Foundation. He has authored or co-authored over 20 manuscripts published in refereed and un-refereed journals and newspapers. Dr. Kirksey currently serves a member of American Diabetes Association’s Board of Directors and is the immediate past president of Healthcare and Education. He is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and serves as the Director Emeritus of the Prince Hall Shriners’ National Community Health Initiative.