James Kleoppel

Clinical Assistant Professor
Primary office:
The University of Kansas Hospital
Room Wescoe 6009H


Dr. James Kleoppel has been on faculty with the School of Pharmacy since 1984. He is a preceptor in the Interprofessional Family Medicine Student Clinic at The University of Kansas Hospital. The student clinic sees patients with four main disease states: diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and chronic pain. About 90% of the patients have multiple disease states and use numerous prescription medications. Becuase we are an academic institution in an established area of the city, our patient population is extremely diverse.

Kleoppel is a member of Kansas Pharmacist Association, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American Pharmacy Association and a Life Member of University of Kansas Alumni Association.

Courses and Rotations

  • Pharmacotherapy I
  • Physical Assessment
  • Pharmacy Practice II
  • Immunization Course

Professional Leadership/Service

  • Kansas Pharmacist Association, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • Faculty Advisor for Phi Lambda Sigma since 1997

Selected Presentations

  • Advanced Practice Rotation in Preventative Medicine, AACP Meeting Poster, July 2009
  • Webinar from KUMC.  “Starting an Interprofessional Teaching Clinic” Presenters:  Jana Zaudke, MD; Stephen Jerrigan, PhD; Jim Kleoppel, PharmD; Courtney Tenbarge, MS,RN., July 17, 2012
  • “Amazon and Medicinal Plants Rotation in Peru”, Health in Latin America Symposium, Big 12 Room, University of Kansas, September 7, 2012
  • The Interprofessional Teaching Clinic: Interprofessional Education at the point of care. Jana Zaudke, MD; Heidi Chumley, MD; John Delzell, MD; Hannah Maxfield, MD; Jim Kleoppel, PharmD; Courtney Tenbarge, MS,RN.  39th Annual STFM Conference on Medical Student Education, January 2013

2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU
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