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Profile: Matthew Wanat

Matthew Wanat
Matthew Wanat, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Clinical Instructor, Baylor College of Medicine

Health Building 2
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
4849 Calhoun, Room 4029
Houston, TX 77204-5039

832-842-8367
832-842-8383 (Fax)
mawanat@uh.edu

Education & Post-graduate Training

Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern Bouve College of Health Sciences, Boston, MA

PGY2 Critical Care Medicine Residency, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Certifications

Texas State Board of Pharmacy, Pharmacist License # 49012
Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP)

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)

Texas State Board of Pharmacy Preceptor

Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Certified Immunizer,faculty trainer, Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery

Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Program, UHCOP

ACPE Accredited Anticoagulation Certification Program

Academic and Research Interests

  • Anticoagulation and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)
  • Sedation/Delirium
  • Cost-effectiveness of critical care pharmacotherapy
  • Classroom based learning styles/attitudes

Media

Fighting the flu: tips to reduce the cost of a Tamiflu prescription. KHOU11 CBS Houston. February 12, 2018.
http://www.khou.com/article/news/health/tips-to-reduce-the-cost-of-a-tamiflu-prescription/285-517941686o

The First Year of Pharmacy Practice. Society of Critical Care Medicine CPP Section Education Committee Podcast.
https://goo.gl/EyvyqK

New Pharmacy Practitioner Spotlight. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. October 2013.
http://www.ashp.org/DocLibrary/MemberCenter/NPF/Spotlight/Matthew-Wanat.pdf

Is Dexmedetomidine really cost effective? Pharmacy Practice News. December 14, 2012.
http://www.pharmacypracticenews.com/ViewArticle.aspx?d=Clinical&d_id=50&i=December+2012&i_id=912&a_id=22284

Grants

Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF-Rx)
Primary Investigator: Marc Fleming
Co-Investigators: Doug Thornton, Matthew Wanat
Academic Detailing of Community Pharmacists
Total Award: $265,000/year for 5 years (funded)

American Thrombosis Investigator-Initiated Research Program (ARISTA-USA)
Primary Investigator: Amir Sharafkanah, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
Co-Investigator: Matthew Wanat
Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation and Therapy with Direct Oral Anticoagulants
Funding Request: $400,000 (not funded)

American Thrombosis Investigator-Initiated Research Program (ARISTA-USA) Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer
Primary Investigator: Matthew Wanat
Co-Primary Investigator: Susan Abughosh, Marc Fleming, Hua Chen, Michael Johnson
Risk of Thrombosis and Bleeding in Patients on Warfarin or Apixaban (Eliquis) and Concomitant Anti-arrhythmic Medications
Total Award: $209,798 (funded)

American Thrombosis Investigator-Initiated Research Program (ARISTA-USA) Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer
Primary Investigator: Matthew Wanat
Co-Primary Investigator: Susan Abughosh
Co-Investigators: Marc Fleming, Hua Chen, Michael Johnson
Risk of Thrombosis and Bleeding in Patients on Warfarin or Apixaban (Eliquis) and Concomitant Anti-arrhythmic Medications
Total Award: $209,798 (funded)

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Primary Investigator: Marc Fleming
Co-Investigators: Sujit Sansgiry, Susan Abughosh, Hua Chen, Matthew Wanat, Larry Driver & Knox Todd
Texas Prescribers Attitudes and Predicted Pain Management Based on Rescheduling of Hydrocodone
Total Award: $94,000 (funded)
Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters Scholarship Foundation Fund

Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters Scholarship Foundation Fund
Co-Investigators: Lynn Simpson, Matthew Wanat & Louis Williams
Education Grant for Student Health Fair Consumables and Supplies (April 2014)
Total Award: $800 (funded)

University of Houston Teaching Innovation Program Grant (TIPS)
Primary Investigator: Lindsay Schwarz
Co-Investigator: Doug Eikenburg, Shari Mauthner, Matthew Wanat & Louis Williams
Surveying Knowledge-Based Critical Thinking Skills: a Logic and Case-Based Self-Assessment (February 2014)
Total Award: $24,897 (funded)

University of Houston QEP Curriculum/Course Development Grant Program
Primary Investigator: Anne Tucker
Co-Investigators: Matthew Wanat and Kevin Garey
Fundamentals of Clinical Healthcare Research and Conducting a Clinical Research Project (April 2013)
Total Award: $10,000 (not funded)

Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters Scholarship Foundation Fund
Primary Investigator: Matthew Wanat
Co-Investigator: Nancy Ordonez
Education Grant for CPR Mannequins for College of Pharmacy Experiential Training (April 2013)
Total Award: $500 (funded)

University of Houston New Faculty Research Grant
Primary Investigator: Matthew Wanat
Critical Care Pharmacy Specialists Impact on Pharmacotherapy Interventions and Cost Savings: a Texas Medical Center Study
Total Award: $6,000 (funded)

Courses

Academic
  • PHAR 5181 Clinical Seminar
  • PHAR 5480 Physical Assessment/Anatomy
  • PHAR 5581 Advanced Therapeutics II
  • PHAR 5582 Advanced Therapeutics III
  • PHAR 5298 Critical Care Therapeutics (course co-coordinator)
  • PHAR 4271 Pharmacy Practice II (course coordinator)
  • PHAR 5256 Pharmacy Skills Program V
  • PHAR 5373 Pharmacy Practice IV
  • UHCOP Teaching Certificate Program (non-credit)
Experiential
  • Critical Care Pharmacy Student Preceptor, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX
  • Critical Care Pharmacy Resident Preceptor (PGY1), Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX
  • Academia Rotation Resident Preceptor (PGY1), University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Publications

Peer-reviewed articles

Lewing B, Sawant R, Wanat M, Sansgiry S. Examination of the Admissions Process and Admissions Outcomes of a College of Pharmacy. [Submitted to American Journal of Pharmacy Education – February 2018].

Sawant R, Lewing B, Wanat M, Sansgiry S. Predictors of On-site Interview Selection and Admission for a Doctor of Pharmacy Program using the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) Criteria. [Accepted to Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning – February 2018]

Fleming ML, Driver, Wanat MA, Sansgiry S, Abughosh SM, Todd KH. Impact of hydrocodone rescheduling on pain management. [Submitted to Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy – February 2018].

John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science at Baylor College of Medicine. Managing gout: a review of the research for adults. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). January 2017. Available online at: https://ahrq-ehc-application.s3.amazonaws.com/media/pdf/gout_consumer.pdf

John M. Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions and Communications Science at Baylor College of Medicine. Diagnosis and management of gout: current state of the evidence. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). January 2017. Available online at: https://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/topics/gout/clinician

Wanat MA, Tucker AM, Coyle EA. A Critical care hybrid online elective course for third-year pharmacy students: comparison to traditional didactic teaching methods. Am J Pharm Educ 2016 Nov 25;80(9):154. Doi: 10.5688/ajpe809154.

Fleming ML, Driver L, Sansgiry S, Abughosh SM, Wanat MA, Sawant RV, Ferries E, Reeves K, Todd KH. Physicians’ intention to prescribe hydrocodone combination products after rescheduling: a theory of reasoned action approach. Res Social Adm Pharm 2016 Jul 29;(16)30228-5. Doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.07.001.

Wanat MA, Tucker AM, Coyle EA. A Critical care hybrid online elective course for third-year pharmacy students. Am J Pharm Educ. 2016 Nov 25;80(9):154. doi: 10.5688/ajpe809154. PMID: 28090103

Thompson-Moore NR, Wanat MA, Putney DR, Liebl PH, Chandler WL, Muntz JE. Evaluation and Pharmacokinetics of Treatment Dose Enoxaparin in Hospitalized Patients With Morbid Obesity. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2015 Sep;21(6):513-20. doi: 10.1177/1076029614568713. Epub 2015 Jan 19. PMID: 25601898

Wanat MA, Swan JT. Critical Care Pharmacotherapeutics: book review. J Pharma Care Health Systems 2014; S1-007. Doi: 10.4172/jcphs.S1-007. 

Fleming ML, Wanat MA. To Prescribe codeine, or not to prescribe codeine? J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 2014 Sep;28(3):251-4. doi: 10.3109/15360288.2014.938888. Epub 2014 Aug 7. PMID: 25102040

Wanat MA, Fleming ML, Fernandez JM, Garey KW. Education, training and academic experiences of 2012-2013 US college of pharmacy faculty members: a survey of first time faculty members. Am J Pharm Educ 2014 Jun;78(5): 92. doi: 10.5688/ajpe78592.

Wanat MA, Fitousis K, Bostan F, Masud F. Comparison of Dexmedetomidine versus propofol for sedation in mechanically ventilated patients after cardiovascular surgery. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2014 Apr; 10(2):111-117. PMID: 25114763

Wanat MA, Garey K. A blueprint for transitioning pharmacy residents into successful clinical faculty members in colleges and schools of pharmacy. Am J Pharm Educ2013 Nov 12;77(9):200. doi: 10.5688/ajpe779200. Review. PMID: 24249862. 

Wanat MA. Novel oral anticoagulants: a review of new agents. Postgrad Med 2013. DOI: 10.3810/pgm.2013.07.2683.

Wanat MA, Fitousis K, Hall J, Rice L. PF4/Heparin antibody testing and treatment of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in the ICU. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2013 Jun;19(3):297-302. doi: 10.1177/1076029612438709.

Wanat MA, Hart SR, Putney D, Liebl M, Chandler WL. Alternative monitoring of argatroban with plasma-diluted thrombin time. Ann Pharmacother 2013 Apr;47(4):e18. doi: 10.1345/aph.1R644.

Wanat MA, Nguyen P, Tebbe S. Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia: Recognition, Treatment and the Pharmacist Role. TSHP 2011; 12:14-19.

Peer-reviewed Presentations and Abstracts

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, International Meeting 2016 Fleming ML, Driver L, Sansgiry SS, Sawant RV, Abughosh S, Wanat MA, Pickard T, Reeve K, Todd KH. Impact of hydrocodone rescheduling on Texas physicians future pain management [poster presentation],May 2016.

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, International Meeting 2016 Fleming ML, Driver L, Sansgiry SS, Sawant RV, Abughosh S, Wanat MA, Pickard T, Reeve K, Todd KH. Predicting Texas physicians’ intention to prescribe hydrocodone combination products after rescheduling [poster presentation],May 2016.

Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting, Ly DC, Fleming ML, Johnson ML, Wanat MA. Student perception, attitude and barriers to completion of assigned reading material during pharmacy school [poster presentation], Frisco, TX, April 2016.

VHA PBM-Education Board Certification Prep Course Wanat MA and Nguyen XT. Inpatient Cardiology – Acute Decompensated Heart Failure and Ventricular Arrhythmias [online CE webinar], March 2016.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Meeting, Mersek J, Pham C, Patel K, Wanat MA. Comparison of efficacy and safety outcomes between warfarin and target specific oral anticoagulants in patients on concomitant anti-arrhythmic medications [poster presentation],New Orleans, LA, December 2015.

Houston Methodist Hospital, Wanat MA. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: considerations in anticoagulation management [CE Presentation],Houston, TX,October 2015.

A Critical care hybrid online elective course: comparison to traditional didactic teaching methods [poster presentation]. Wanat MA, Tucker AM, Coyle EA. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD. July 2015.

An In-class research project to teach fundamentals of conducting research; breaking away from the traditional lecture [poster presentation]. Wanat MA, Shah DN, Garey KW. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD. July 2015.

Debate: Warfarin versus the “rest of the world” for prevention of stroke in non-valvular atrial fibrillation [platform presentation]. Wanat M, Bussey H. Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, April 2014.

Critical Care Pharmacists Impact on Pharmacotherapy [poster-presentation]. Wanat M, Swan J, Laine G, Martinez D, Garey K. Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2014 Congress, San Francisco, California. January 2014.

Critical Care Pharmacists Impact on Pharmacotherapy [poster-presentation]. Wanat M, Swan J, Laine G, Martinez D, Garey K. Texas Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Symposium, Houston, Texas, November 2013.

Transitioning pharmacy residents into successful clinical faculty: a starting blueprint [roundtable moderator). Garey KW, Wanat MA. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2013 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, July 2013.

Alternative monitoring of argatroban using plasma-diluted thrombin times [poster-presentation]. Wanat M, Hart S, Putney D, Liebl M, Chandler W. Society of Critical Care Medicine 2013 Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 2013.

Evaluation and safety of a modernized intensive care units continuous insulin infusion order set [poster-presentation]. Sirimaturos M, Noell B, Wanat M, Halfon R, Sadhu A. Society of Critical Care Medicine 2013 Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 2013.

Cost-effectiveness analysis of dexmedetomidine versus propofol for sedation in mechanically ventilated patients after cardiovascular surgery: an institutional perspective, poster presentation, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2012 Virtual Poster Symposium, May 2012

Pharmacy implications with enteral nutrition Pharmacy OneSource, live Online Webinar, Wolters Kluwer Health, April 2012

Comparison of dexmedetomidine versus propofol for sedation in intensive care unit patients after coronary artery bypass or valve surgery, poster presentation, University Healthsystem Consortium Meeting 2011 at ASHP Midyear, New Orleans, LA, December 2011

Enoxaparin dosing and anti-xa levels in medically-ill, morbidly obese patients, poster presentation, University Healthsystem Consortium Meeting 2011 at ASHP Midyear, New Orleans, LA, December 2011

ACPE Accredited Presentation (1.0 CEU): Pharmacy implications with enteral nutrition, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, October 2011

Ordering of heparin PF-4 antibodies and treatment of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in the ICU, poster presentation, International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2011, Kyoto, Japan, July 2011

Ordering of heparin PF-4 antibodies and treatment of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in the ICU, platform presentation, Midwest Regional Pharmacy Residents Conference, Omaha, NE, May 2011; Quality and Safety 2014 Symposium, Houston, TX, April 2011; Alcalde Leadership Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 2011

ACPE Accredited Presentation (1.0 CEU): Treatment of venous thromboembolism, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, April 2011

Characterizing heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in the ICU, poster presentation, American Society of Health System Pharmacists Meeting 2010, Anaheim, CA, December 2010

An Inventory of the scholarship of assessment, learning and teaching at Northeastern University, poster presentation, American Association of the Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting 2010, Seattle, WA, July 2010

Cost-effectiveness of aliskiren versus lisinopril as treatment in mild to moderate hypertensive patients in the reduction of blood pressure over eight weeks: A third-party payer perspective, poster presentation, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Meeting 2009, Las Vegas, NV, December 2009

An Evidence-based algorithm for evaluating QTc-related drug Interaction alerts, poster presentation, American Medical Informatics Spring Symposium 2007, Chicago, IL, April 2007

National

[Invited] Don’t Bypass the Knowledge: Updates in Cardiovascular Surgery Pharmacotherapy. Society of Critical Care Medicine 2019 Annual Congress, San Diego, CA. February 2019.

[Accepted] The Role of Postgraduate Training Fellowship Programs With a Primary Focus in Academia [roundtable]. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 2018 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. July 2018.

Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: Choosing the Best Anticoagulant in Special Populations. American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting 67th Scientific Session and Expo. Orlando, FL. March 2018.

Acute Cardiogenic Shock: Progress, Paradigm, and Unresolved Problems. American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting 66th Scientific Session and Expo. Washington, DC. March 2017.

Pharmacotherapy of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure and Ventricular Arrhythmias. Veterans Health Administration Pharmacy Benefits Manager Education Board Certification Prep Course. March 2016.

Cardiology Pharmacy Practice Networking Session. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA. December 2014.

Transitioning Pharmacy Residents into Successful Clinical Faculty: A Starting Blueprint [roundtable]. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 2013 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. July 2013.

Pharmacy implications with enteral nutrition [online webinar]. Pharmacy OneSource, Wolters Kluwer Health. April 2012.

State/Regional

Mechanical circulatory support: what every pharmacist needs to know. Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting. The Woodlands, TX. April 2018.

Preceptor workshop: strategies for managing difficult situations. Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting. The Woodlands, TX. April 2018.

Society of Critical Care Medicine - Texas Chapter Business Meeting. Society of Critical Care Medicine Texas Chapter 6th Annual Symposium. Galveston, TX. November 2017.

Debate: Warfarin versus the “rest of the world” for prevention of stroke in non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting. Houston, TX. April 2014.

Comparison of dexmedetomidine versus propofol for sedation in intensive care unit patients after coronary artery bypass or valve surgery. Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference 2012, Omaha, NE. May 2012.

Reseach Abstracts

Wanat M, Abughosh S, Chen H, et al. Effect of anti-arrhythmic medication drug interactions on thrombotic and bleeding outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation. [Accepted at the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, Dublin, Ireland. July 2018]

Wanat M, Abughosh S, Chen H, et al. Risk of thrombosis and bleeding in patients treated with warfarin or apixaban for non-valvular atrial fibrillation: A large, national, retrospective study. [Accepted at the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, Dublin, Ireland. July 2018]

Tran TT, Dreucean D, DeLaTorre R, Li J, Abughosh S, Chen H, Wang X, Johnson M, Fleming M, Wanat MA. Comparison of baseline characteristics in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation on warfarin versus apixaban: a retrospective cohort analysis. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. December 2017.

Ordonez N, Wanat MA, Coyle EA. Implementation of multiple professional development tracks for advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) students. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. July 2017.

Wanat MA, Donahue KR, Lee M, et al. Comparison of a cardiac arrest simulation lab to a paper-based case on student learning/perceptions. Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress. Honolulu, HI. January 2017.

Fleming ML, Driver L, Sansgiry SS, Wanat MA, et al. Impact of hydrocodone rescheduling on Texas physicians future pain management. International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, International Meeting. Washington, DC. May 2016.

Fleming ML, Driver L, Sansgiry SS, et al (#6). Predicting Texas physicians’ intention to prescribe hydrocodone combination products after rescheduling. International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, International Meeting. Washington, DC. May 2016.

Ly DC, Fleming ML, Johnson ML, Wanat M. Student perception, attitude and barriers to completion of assigned reading material during pharmacy school. Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting. Frisco, TX. April 2016.

Mersek J, Pham C, Patel K, Wanat M. Comparison of efficacy and safety outcomes between warfarin and target specific oral anticoagulants in patients on concomitant anti-arrhythmic medications. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. December 2015.

Wanat MA, Tucker AM, Coyle EA. A Critical care hybrid online elective course: comparison to traditional didactic teaching methods. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. National Harbor, MD. July 2015.

Wanat MA, Shah DN, Garey KW. An In-class research project to teach fundamentals of conducting research; breaking away from the traditional lecture. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. National Harbor, MD. July 2015.

Mclean E, Murillo J, Wanat MA. Carboplatin- vs. Cisplatin- containing regimens in the treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer: a retrospective cost minimization analysis. University Health-system Consortium Meeting at ASHP Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA. December 2014.

Wanat MA, Swan J, Laine G, et al. Critical Care Pharmacists Impact on Pharmacotherapy. Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress. San Francisco, California. January 2014.

Wanat M, Hart S, Putney D, et al. Alternative monitoring of argatroban using plasma-diluted thrombin times. Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress. San Juan, Puerto Rico. January 2013.

Sirimaturos M, Noell B, Wanat M, et al. Evaluation and safety of a modernized intensive care units continuous insulin infusion order set. Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress. San Juan, Puerto Rico. January 2013.

Kuriakose S, Liebl M, Wanat M. Vasopressin versus norepinephrine in patients with septic shock. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. December 2012.

Wanat M, Fitousis K, Bostan F, et al. Cost-effectiveness analysis of dexmedetomidine versus propofol for sedation in mechanically ventilated patients after cardiovascular surgery; an institutional perspective. American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Virtual Poster Symposium, 2012.

Wanat M, Fitousis K, Bostan F, et al. Comparison of dexmedetomidine versus propofol for sedation in intensive care unit patients after coronary artery bypass or valve surgery. University Health-system Consortium Meeting at ASHP Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. December 2011.

Thompson-Moore N, Wanat M, Putney D, et al. Enoxaparin dosing and anti-xa levels in medically-ill, morbidly obese patients. University Health-system Consortium Meeting at ASHP Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. December 2011.

Wanat M, Fitousis K, Hall J, et al. Ordering of heparin PF-4 antibodies and treatment of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in the ICU. International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis Meeting. Kyoto, Japan. July 2011.

Wanat M, Fitousis K, Hall J, et al. Characterizing heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in the ICU. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA. December 2010.

Barr J, Bird S, Pepe S, Wanat M, et al. Inventory of the scholarship of assessment, learning and teaching at Northeastern University. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA. July 2010.

Wanat M, Dierks G, Krause A, Le D, Patel N. Cost-effectiveness of aliskiren versus lisinopril as treatment in mild to moderate hypertensive patients in the reduction of blood pressure over eight weeks: A third-party payer perspective. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. December 2009.

Invited and Other Presentations

University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists Invited Speaker – Interviewing Workshop, April 2016.

University of Houston Pre-Pharmacy Association, Invited Speaker – Pharmacy Career Panel, April 2016.

Clinical pearls for Competing inthe Clinical Skills Competition, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Fall 2014 & Fall 2015

Clinical Pharmacy Career Path, invited speaker, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Pharmacy Summer Camp, July 2015

Clinical Pharmacy Career Path, invited speaker, University of Houston College of Pharmacy High School Summer Camp, June 2015

Contemporary Pharmacy Practice in the Cardiac ICU, presentation, Faculty Retreat, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, May 2015

The “How-to” of Job Searching for Residents, invited speaker, Texas Medical Center Residency Council, November 2013

Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy and ACCP, invited speaker, University of Houston Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists, November 2013

Academia as Pharmacy Career Path, APhA-ASP Student Meeting, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, April 2013

Intro to Residency: How to find your match, University of Houston Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists, October 2012, October 2011

Pathophysiology and treatment of hepatorenal syndrome, presentation, Pharmacy Forum, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, February 2012

Surgery residents ABSITE board review: pharmacy review, invited presentation, Department of Surgery, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, January 2012

Pulmonary physiology and ARDS (Recurring for 2011-12 year), ICU student lecture, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, January 2012 – June 2012

Use of tPA in emergency situations, invited presentation, ED Physicians Meeting, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, September 2011

Treatment of venous thromboembolism (Recurring for 2011-12 academic year), ICU student lecture, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, July 2011 – June 2012

A Review of vasopressors, nursing education presentation, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, November 2010

Aztreonam inhaled (Cayston®): A novel inhaled therapy, invited lecture, Respiratory Care Fall Seminar 2010, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, October 2010

Respiratory treatments in Cystic Fibrosis, presentation, Pharmacy Forum, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, September 2010

Anticoagulation with fondaparinux (Arixtra®), nursing education presentation, VA Boston Pharmacy Department, Boston, MA, February 2010

The role of statins in preventing cerebral vasospasm, invited presentation, Clinical Pharmacy Meeting, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, October 2009

A Closer look at clopidogrel: triple therapy, drug interactions and future uses, invited presentation, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Meeting, BHCHP, Boston, MA, October 2009

Ethylene glycol overdose, presentation, Clinical Pharmacy Meeting, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA, July 2009

Cost-effectiveness of aliskiren versus lisinopril as treatment in mild to moderate hypertensive patients in the reduction of blood pressure over eight weeks: A third-party payers perspective, Capstone Presentation, School of Pharmacy, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, April 2009

Professional Service & Affiliations

Organizational Memberships and Service

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
    • Competition Judge, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Competition (Spring 2014-present)
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    • Pharmacy Content Expert – Eisenberg Center for Clinical Decisions (June 2016 - Present)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
    • Undergraduate Education Committee (January 2018 – January 2021)
    • Chapters Alliance Nominations Committee (October 2016 – January 2017)
    • Adult Online Practice Exam Committee (September 2013-present)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Kappa Sigma Fraternity
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society
  • Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists
    • Council on Educational Affairs Committee (July 2013-present)
    • Student Mentor Program (November 2011-present)
  • Texas Society of Critical Care Medicine
    • Past President (February 2018 - present)
    • President (January 2017 – February 2018)
    • Communications Committee (co-chair)
    • Annual Symposium Planning Committee and Abstract Reviewer
  • University of Houston
    • Health Professions Advisory Committee (Fall 2017 - Present)
    • Student Conduct and Sexual Harassment Appellate Board (Fall 2013 - Present)
  • University of Houston College of Pharmacy
    • Professional Development Committee, Chair (Fall 2017 - 2020)
    • Admissions and Progression Committee, Chair (Fall 2016 - 2019)
  • University of Houston PALS mentor

Editorial Appointments

  • Consulting Editor, Vascular Health and Risk Management, June 2015-present
  • Editor, SCCM Newsletter, Texas Society of Critical Care Medicine, Fall 2012-Spring 2016
  • Editorial Advisory Committee, TSHP Journal, June 2013-June 2016
  • Abstract Reviewer: SCCM Annual Congress, Fall 2016-Present, Texas Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Symposium, Fall 2013; Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting, Spring 2013 - Present; American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Meeting – Critical Care, Fall 2011-Present
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) PSAP Module Reviewer:Critical Care Standard Setting Panel, Critical Care Self-Assessment Program – Acute GI Bleeding (Primary Reviewer), Pharmacotherapy Review and Recertification Course 2016 – Cardiology, PSAP 2014 Book 1 – Critical and Urgent Care, Fall 2013; PSAP 2013 Book 2 - Special Population, Summer 2013 
  • Exam Item Writer: National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, Chicago, IL, PCOA Examination, Spring 2015 - Present; NAPLEX Examination, Fall 2013 - Present
  • Exam Item Writer: Society of Critical Care Medicine, Advanced Knowledge Assessment-Adult, Spring 2014 - 2017
  • Exam Item Writer: Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, Board Certified Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) Exam Item Writer, Board Certified Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) Exam, Fall 2013 - Present
  • Journal Peer Reviewer (ad hoc): Advances in Pharmacological Sciences, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP), American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE), Annals of Pharmacotherapy, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice, International Journal of General Medicine, International Medical Case Reports Journal, Journal of Health-System Pharmacy Residents, Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, Journal of Pharmacy Technology, Pharmacotherapy, Postgraduate Medicine, Research Reports in Clinical Cardiology, Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, Vascular Health and Risk Management

Awards & Honors

  • International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Young Investigator Research Award (€500), 2018
  • American College of Critical Care Medicine, Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM), 2018
  • Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine, 2018
  • Texas Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, ACC Travel Stipend ($1000), 2017, 2018
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, Presidential Citation, 2017
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, Presidential Citation, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • University of Houston, Office of the Provost, Provosts Travel Fund Award, 2016.
  • University of Houston, Office of the Provost, Teaching Excellence Award, Instructor/Clinical, 2016.
  • Excellence in Service Award (Education), Society of Critical Care Medicine – Texas Chapter, 2016.
  • Teaching Excellence Award (Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research), Rho Chi Society Beta Omicron Chapter, 2015
  • PLS Faculty Leadership Award, Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 2015
  • Excellence in Leadership Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine-Texas Chapter, 2015
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty Affairs Committee, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 2014
  • Faculty Inductee, Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 2014
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Rho Chi Society, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 2013
  • Commencement Speaker, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy
  • Winner, Pain Management Patient Counseling Competition, New England Pharmacists Association
  • Dean's List, Northeastern University

Appointments

Program Director, Fellowship in Academic Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, January 2018 - Present

Clinical Instructor (Critical Care/Cardiology), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, March 2014 - Present

Clinical Assistant Professor, Primary Appointment, Critical Care/Cardiology, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, August 2012 - Present