Kelli Barnes, PharmDThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Department of Internal Medicine
General Internal Medicine 
Martha Morehouse Pavilion 
2050 Kenny Road 
Suite 2335 
Columbus, OH 43221

Kelli Barnes, PharmD, BCACP is the lead clinical pharmacist inThe Ohio State University Division of General Internal Medicine clinics. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Ohio Northern University and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati. She then completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and PGY2 ambulatory care residency at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Specialist. Kelli provides innovative primary care including chronic disease, transitional care and population health management for complex patients. Kelli also leads an outstanding team of primary care pharmacists who provide outstanding care to patients every day. While doing this, she is committed to ensuring sustainability of pharmacy practice models to create and advance opportunities for pharmacist-provided care in innovative healthcare models.

In addition to this patient care, Kelli’s research interests include the use of remote patient monitoring and population health management to improve the quality and cost of care provided in a primary care setting and the sustainability of pharmacist-provided care in primary care settings. Kelli also has a passion for residency training and serves as a primary preceptor for PGY1 and PGY2 residents in the Ohio State University pharmacy residency program.

Education and Training

  • BS in Chemistry: Ohio Northern University
  • PharmD: University of Cincinnati
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency: The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
  • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency: The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

Professional Awards

  • Fellow of The American Pharmacists Association, 2023
  • The Josephine Sitterle Failer Alumni Award, 2022
  • The OSU General Internal Medicine Excellence in Innovation Award, 2022
  • UNDER 40 Recognition Award for Leadership, Excellence, and Vision, 2021
  • The American Pharmacists Association Distinguished Achievement Award, 2020
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Clinical Excellence Award, 2019
  • The Ohio Pharmacists Association Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award, 2019
  • AACP Walmart Scholars Program Mentor, 2017
  • The OSU Residency Program Preceptor of the Year, 2016
  • Best Clinical and Translational Science Abstract Award, 2013
  • The Council of Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy Award, 2011

Abstracts and Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Kuznacic K, Coffey CP, Goist K, Barnes KD. pact of a Pharmacist-Run Electronic Consult Service in a Network of Primary Care Patient-Centered Medical Homes. J Am Board Fam Med. 2023 [Under revision].

Lee LC, Farwig P, Kirk L, Mitchell VD, Sabatino JA, Barnes KD. Impact of pharmacist intervention on anticoagulation management and risk for potential COVID-19 exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thrombosis Res. 2022; 217: 52-56.

Prescott D, Coffey CP, Barnes KD. Innovative learning in pharmacy practice: The perceived benefits of and barriers to a layered learning practice model. J Am Pharm Assoc 2020; 60(6):190-194

Barnes KD, Beatty SJ. Successful integration of pharmacists in accountable care organizations and medical home models: Case Studies - The Ohio State University General Internal Medicine Clinics.

Best Practice Resource – The American Pharmacists Association, March 2020.

Schamess A, Foraker R, Kretovics M, Barnes KD, Beatty SJ, Bose-Brill S, Tayal N. ”Reduced emergency room and hospital utilization in persons with multiple chronic conditions and disability receiving home-based primary care.” Disability and Health 2017; 10(2): 326-33.

Matthews DE, Beatty SJ, Grever GM, Lehman A, Barnes KD. “Comparison of two population health management approaches to increase vitamin B12 monitoring in patients taking metformin.” Ann Pharmacother. 2016.

Barnes KD, Hale K, Beatty SJ, Tayal N. “Safe medication practices from controlled substances.” Online video to be distributed nationwide to medical practices, health-systems, and pharmacies, March 2016.

Barnes KD, Hale K, Beatty SJ, Tayal N. “Prescription drug misuse: A growing problem.” Online video to be distributed nationwide to medical practices, health-systems, and pharmacies, March 2016.

Barnes KD. “Three Easy Steps for Writing a Letter of Recommendation.” The New Practitioners Transitions. Published Online at, January 2016.

Barnes KD, Maguire M, Bennett M. “Impact of an elective course in community and ambulatory care pharmacy practices.” Am J Pharm Ed. 2015; 79(7): Article 104.

Barnes KD, Tayal NH, Lehman AM, Beatty SJ. “Pharmacist-driven renal medication dosing intervention in a primary care patient-centered medical home.” Pharmacotherapy 2014; 34(12):1330-5.

Barnes KD. “Finding your dream to fill your cup.” Student Pharmacists Magazine 2014; 11(2).

Barnes KD. My lifelong balancing act. The New Practitioners Transitions. Published Online at , March 2014.

Barnes KD, Beatty SJ. “Practice-based population management: using your team to maximize your time.” Society of General Internal Medicine Forum 2012; 35(10): 9,15. Kelli Barnes

Barnes KD, Buring SM. “The effect of various grading scales on student grade point average.” Am J Pharm Ed 2012; 76 (3): Article 41.

Patel P, Barnes KD. “Inicidence and Monitoring of Drug-Induced QTc prolongation in a Primary Care Setting” [abstract]. J Am Pharm Assoc 2017.

Wilson JL, Porter K, Barnes KD. ”The impact of an interdisciplinary approach on patients’ glycemic control: diabetes clinic versus usual care” [abstract]. J Am Pharm Assoc 2016.