Brette Conliffe, Pharm.D., BCOP, works at UofL Health as a hematology/oncology clinical pharmacy specialist. She serves in this role at both UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center and UofL Health – UofL Hospital.
Her career with UofL Health began six and half years ago, including two years of pharmacy residency. Over that course of time, she has come to love many things about our system. Her favorites are the patients we serve and the role we play in the community.
“We provide care to patients from all different backgrounds and serve as a healthcare leader to the community,” said Brette. “Specifically at the cancer center, our patients and their families may be going through some of the hardest times of their lives and it is extremely rewarding to be able to provide support and education and build relationships with them as they navigate their cancer journey.”
After getting her feet wet with UofL Health during her training, her co-workers were one of the biggest reasons she chose to stay. She enjoys the multidisciplinary approach to patient care in the academic setting. The health care team is made up of members of various disciplines whose expertise is valued and utilized to provide the best, evidence-based care for the patient.
Specifically, in the Pharmacy Services department, the oncology pharmacy group is a close-knit team of leaders and hard workers that are always looking out for each other. Her manager fosters this environment by supporting them both personally and professionally to allow growth and success in our careers.
For the long haul, Brette’s goal for UofL Health is to keep growing, expanding and establishing itself as a health care leader not only in Louisville and Kentucky but nationally also. “As the system grows and expands, we can serve more patients and provide them with the health care experience that they deserve.”
Did you know Brette grew up on a farm outside of Frankfort, Ky.? “For fun, I showed cows in the county fair and helped my grandma sell beef at our local farmer’s market.” She also shared, “Despite this, or maybe because of it, I have been a vegetarian for over a decade.”
Her journey to becoming a clinical pharmacy specialist began with graduating from Franklin County High School. She then went on to Centre College before graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.
If you catch Brette during her lunch break, ask her about Thai Smile (a favorite from her hometown). Or just simply say, “Hi, how was your morning commute?” as she listens to The Daily or Oncopharm every morning on her way in.