Lucas Orth

Luke Orth PharmD, BCPPS

Assistant Professor
  • Department of Clinical Pharmacy


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Dr. Orth is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, where his teaching, clinical practice, and research activities focus on optimizing the medical care of pediatric patients. Within the curriculum, Dr. Orth teaches in the Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacotherapy, and Capstone courses across all Doctor of Pharmacy programs. He is also the course director for two Pediatric Pharmacotherapy electives. In addition to his teaching roles, Dr. Orth practices as an embedded pharmacist within the Special Care Clinic at Children's Hospital Colorado, a patient-centered medical home for ~6,000 children with medical complexity. Within this role, Dr. Orth works collaboratively with providers and multidisciplinary staff to provide comprehensive pharmacotherapy recommendations, patient/caregiver education, and other medication-related support to children with medical complexity and their families. His current clinical research focuses on optimization of medication therapy management practices in children with polypharmacy, and expansion of pharmacy services to children with medical complexity. Additional scholarship interests include pediatric critical care and emergency preparedness, pharmacoepidemiology, medication safety for children with neurocognitive impairment, and pediatric practice management.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (2011-2015)
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, UF Health Shands Hospital (2015-2016)
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Specialty Residency, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital (2016-2017)


  • Outstanding Preceptor of the Year, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy (2023)
  • Top 25 Article of the Year, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (2022)


  • Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Department of Pharmacy, Children's Hospital Colorado

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