Lawrence Davidow completed a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics at the KU Medical Center. His research focus was on age-related differences in the effects of various antihypertensive drugs. Davidow continued to work as a pharmacist at the KU Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacy throughout graduate school. After graduate school, he began teaching at the KU School of Pharmacy as director of the pharmacy skills laboratory sequence. He served for four years on the Kansas Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board and as an item writer for the NAPLEX exam.