Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy
Kim Burns is a Professor at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy (cum laude) and her Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University Law School (cum laude). She is both a licensed pharmacist and attorney in Pennsylvania.
Kim has been a professor at the LECOM School of Pharmacy since 2002. Her teaching responsibilities include Pharmacy Law and Ethics and an elective advanced practice rotation site at the Erie County Department of Health, where she primarily contributes to local prescription drug abuse efforts. In addition to her academic career, she practiced community pharmacy for over 15 years and has consulted on various legal cases regarding pharmacy law issues. In addition to being the coauthor of the current edition of Pharmacy Practice and the Law, the leading textbook reviewing federal law and policy as it applies to and affects the pharmacist's practice, Kim has also written a number of papers and commentaries, and has made presentations at the local, state, and national level on a variety of pharmacy law topics.
Kim has been active in several state and national pharmacy organizations, including the American Society of Pharmacy Law where she served as board member and president.