Leslie Dotson Jaggers, Pharm.D., BCPS is currently the Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacist at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. She is the pharmacist team member of a comprehensive heart failure disease management program that includes mechanical circulatory support and heart transplant. She is extensively involved in evidence-based drug protocol development, healthcare quality initiatives, and provider education for the cardiovascular service line. Prior experiences include the implementation and management of an outpatient anticoagulation management service.
Leslie obtained her BS and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Georgia in 1985 and 1987 respectively. She completed a two-year clinical pharmacy residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in 1989 and obtained board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist in 1996. Prior to moving to Atlanta, she was a Clinical Supervisor for Adult Medicine at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida where she was also Pharmacy Practice Residency Director and adjunct Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Leslie also worked for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in the role of Clinical Affairs Associate where her responsibilities included coordinating the development of ASHP Therapeutic Guidelines and Therapeutic Position Statements.
Leslie has been an active member of GSHP since moving to Atlanta, having served as a district director and co-chairman for the Organizational Affairs Committee. Leslie is also a member of the Atlanta Academy of Institutional Pharmacy (AAIP), ASHP, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. In 2009, she was recognized as the AAIP Pharmacist of the Year. This year will mark her 16th year as a member of the UGA College of Pharmacy Advisory Board. On the national front, she has served 3 terms on the ASHP Council on Therapeutics.
Leslie is a frequent speaker at both state and local meetings. She is an active preceptor for students and pharmacy practice residents. She is also a past chairman and steering committee member of the Southeastern Residency Conference.
Leslie lives in Smyrna with her husband Rondell, who is the Executive Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Nutrition at Grady Health System. They enjoy rooting for the GA Bulldogs and KY Wildcats, traveling abroad, and making frequent visits to Leslie’s hometown of Savannah.