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Heather Whitley

Heather Whitley

Associate Clinical Professor
Departments: Pharmacy Practice
Auburn University
Harrison School of Pharmacy
1319 Walker Building
Auburn, AL 36849
Email: whitlhp@auburn.edu
Phone: 334-280-7084
Fax: 334-844-4410

Mahlon G. Turner Pharmacy Fellow in Outreach
Curriculum Vitae


  • Pharm.D. - Medical University of South Carolina, 2004

Dr. Heather Whitley moved to Alabama from Charleston, South Carolina where she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2004. Later in 2005 and 2006, respectively, she completed ASHP-accredited residencies in Pharmacy Practice and a specialty in Primary Care with emphasis in Ambulatory Care. In 2006, Dr. Whitley became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and in 2007 received the board certification in diabetes education, the CDE credential.

Since 2006, she has practiced as a clinical diabetes specialist in rural Alabama through her primary appointment with Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and secondarily with the University of Alabama in the Department of Community and Rural Medicine. During the summer of 2014 she moved from Tuscaloosa to Montgomery and joined the Baptist Health Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program, while maintaining her appointment with Auburn University.

At Baptist Health Montgomery, she serves as the clinic’s Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Director of Research where she focuses on the care of individuals and their families who have diabetes. Her research specifically focuses on improving diagnostic rates of diabetes, as many Americans are unknowingly living in a chronic state of hyperglycemia, and inducing remission in patients with extreme hyperglycemia at diagnosis.

Last Updated: February 6, 2019