Heather Lyons-Burney, Pharm.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

UMKC School of Pharmacy at MSU
Building Number One, Brick City
327 West Mill Street, Fourth Floor
Springfield, MO 65806

Phone: 417-837-3609
Email: lyonsburneyh@umkc.edu



Dr. Lyons-Burney is an alumna of the UMKC School of Pharmacy and has enjoyed a distinguished practice career. Throughout her career she has practiced at a very high level, and has been ahead of the curve in career aspects including providing interprofessional, team-based patient-centered care and developing innovative services in the community practice setting. After earning her Pharm.D. and completing a ASHP accredited residency at Cox Health Systems in Springfield, Missouri, she remained there as a clinical pharmacist until 1999. In 2000 she became a co-owner of Branson Drug in Branson, Missouri and subsequently in Hollister, Missouri, until 2010. As a community pharmacy owner, Dr. Burney-Lyons utilized her compounding expertise and her clinical skills to partner with a local hospital, interdisciplinary hospice team, and the county health department to meet the health care needs of the community. In doing so she also developed innovative services including CLIA-waived testing services in her community pharmacy to better serve her patients.  More recently she helped establish the non-profit clinic, Faith Community Health in Branson, to provide patient-centered, team approach to health care in a traditionally underserved population. There she provided comprehensive pharmacy services and served as a preceptor. She has also provided didactic instruction to our students and their evaluations indicate her efforts have been well received. Dr. Lyons-Burney is a leader in the Ozark area pharmacy community and has held leadership positions in the Missouri Pharmacy Association.