Associate Clinical Professor
Unit: Pharmacy Practice
Harrison College of Pharmacy
100 Centerview Drive
Birmingham, AL 35216
A three-time graduate from Auburn University, Dr. Rebecca Maxson earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1991 and a master's in chemical engineering in 1993. Dr. Maxson then worked as a controls engineer in industry for 10 years before returning to The Plains to complete her pharmacy degree.
Dr. Maxson earned her Pharm.D. from HCOP in 2008 and went on to complete a PGY-1 residency at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Following her residency, she was a clinical pharmacy specialist at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham from 2009-15. While at Princeton she rounded with the nephrology and palliative care services and was an active preceptor in Princeton’s PGY-1 residency program.
Maxson is currently the assistant director for Advancing Kidney Health through Optimal Medication Management, an organization that engages pharmacists and key stakeholders to develop partnerships for optimal medication management in persons with kidney disease to improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs. Within HCOP’s PRC, Dr. Maxson teaches in the areas of kidney disease and pain management.
Dr. Maxson currently practices pharmacy at the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) clinic which is located inside UAB’s Kirklin Clinic. This clinic is a nurse-practitioner led clinic where we see patients with all levels of CKD and patients who developed acute kidney injury (AKI) while hospitalized at UAB. Dr. Maxson cares for patients with the nurse practitioners and works closely with the clinic director on protocols and research projects for the clinic.