Kelechi C Ogbonna, PharmD, MSHA
Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services
Associate Professor
Dean's Office
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  •   Smith Building, Room 500e
  • School of Pharmacy - Dean's Office
    410 N 12th Street
    P.O. Box 980581
    Richmond, VA 23298-0581
  •  (804) 828-3000
    (804) 828-0343
Brief Overview: Dr. Kelechi (K.C.) Ogbonna is the Associate Dean for Admissions & Student Services at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. His focus is on both recruitment and retention with holistic student success and professional development as the drivers for his team’s work. In addition to his administrative role, Dr. Ogbonna’s responsibilities include didactic and experiential education in the area of geriatric pharmacy practice. Dr. Ogbonna's research focuses on leadership development, students success, community engagement, medication utilization, and healthy aging. Dr. Ogbonna completed his PGY-1 residency and PGY-2 Geriatric Pharmacy residency within the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Dr. Ogbonna earned his Pharm.D. from The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and his Master degree in Health Administration from VCU.

Area of Focus

  • Geriatrics


  • Pharm.D., Pharmacy (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2010)
  • M.S., Health Administration (Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017)

Post-Graduate Training

  • PGY-1 Residency - Pharmacy Practice (VA Connecticut Healthcare System, 2010)
  • PGY-2 Residency - Geriatrics (VA Connecticut Healthcare System, 2011)

Professional and Scholarly Interests

  • Community engagement, medication utilization, anticoagulation, and healthy aging


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Recent Publications

  • Dixon DL, Donohoe KL, Ogbonna KC, Barden SM. Current drug treatment of hyperlipidemia in older adults. Drugs Aging. 2015 Feb;32(2):127-38.
  • Peron EP, Ogbonna KC, Donohoe KL. Antidiabetic medications and polypharmacy. Clin Geriatr Med. 2015 Feb;31(1):17-27, vii.
  • Ogbonna KC, Delafuente, Jeffrey. The Complicated Patient. In: David Angaran, ed. Medication Therapy Management – A Comprehensive Approach. New York, NY: McGraw Hill; 2014: 11.
  • Ogbonna KC, Clifford KM. Moving Beyond Warfarin-Are We Ready?: A Review of the Efficacy and Safety of Novel Anticoagulant Agents Compared to Warfarin for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Older Adults. J Gerontol Nurs. 2013 Jul;39(7):8-17.
  • Ogbonna KC, Jeffery S. Atrial Fibrillation & Anticoagulation in the Elderly. Drugs & Aging. Drugs Aging. 2013 Jul;30(7):513-25.