Dr. Arinze Nkemdirim-Okere

ArinzeAssistant Professor of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacy Practice

Office: Ferris State University, College of Pharmacy, Grand Rapids Campus;
Spectrum Health-Butterworth Campus
100 Michigan NE Office 7289
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Fax: 616-454-2108



  • Bachelors of Science in Applied Biochemistry (Hons), Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria.
  • Masters of Science in Biochemistry, Brigham Young University, Utah.
  • Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Clinical and Translational Research, Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota. 
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), University of Minnesota.
  • Leadership Emphasis of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program, University of Minnesota.
  • ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency, Essentia Health, Minnesota


Clinical Specialty/Interest: Cardiovascular disease associated with neurological disorders

Research areas: 

  • The role of hypoxia in the remodeling of postnatal cerebrovasculature
  • Pharmacist contributions in accountable care organizations (ACO)
  • Development of acute-care based medication therapy management


Course Faculty:  

PHAR 511:  Acute coronary syndrome



Internal Medicine Rotation