Michael Reed, PharmD, FCCP, FCP

Michael Reed, PharmD, FCCP, FCP

Director, Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute
Director, Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Research Institute

Dr. Michael Reed combines extensive clinical experience with a distinguished record of accomplishment in scholarly and pediatric translational science research. He earned his bachelor of science in Pharmacy and doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. He also completed a clinical pharmacology pediatric residency and fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Reed's career includes many years as a professor and researcher at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. For approximately two decades, he also served as director of the Greater Cleveland Poison Control Center.

As the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute’s director, Dr. Reed established the institute’s strategic plan and organizational structure, and oversees daily operations. His own research focuses on sponsored clinical drug trials targeting FDA pediatric labeling and pilot trials defining new clinical practice paradigms to achieve optimal dosing regimens for infants, children and adults. His research includes extensive experience in designing, implementing and analyzing pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and pharmacogenomic interrelationships in growing infants, children and adolescents.

Dr. Reed has authored more than 200 published works including original research, invited reviews, and book chapters. He serves as a Pediatric Advisory Committee member for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The committee makes recommendations relating to pediatric therapeutics and medical devices, pediatric research, and related regulatory issues.

Among his many awards and honors, the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group named Dr. Reed recipient of the 2010 Sumner J. Yaffe Lifetime Achievement Award in Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics. The award recognizes contributions to children’s health through expansion of pediatric pharmacology and therapeutics. That same year, Dr. Reed gave the Stevens Distinguished Visiting Professor lecture at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in Memphis. He is also a recipient of the Robert J. DeSalvo Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy.

The masthead of several leading medical journals lists Dr. Reed as an editorial board member, including the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Therapeutics.


Akron Children's Hospital
Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute
214 W. Bowery St.
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-3193
Fax: 330-543-3166
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Graduate School

PharmD: University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, Cincinnati, OH


Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Board Certifications

American Board of Clinical Pharmacology; Applied Pharmacology

Academic Appointments

Professor of Pediatrics, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Associate Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Akron Children's Hospital


President, American College of Clinical Pharmacology, 2008-2010
Chair, Hattie Larlham Research Institute Board

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