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Profile: Matthew Wanat

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

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

832-842-8367
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

Holyk A, Wanat MA. Prevention of cardioembolic stroke in obese patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: Clinical Case. American College of Cardiology; June 2018. Available online: http://www.acc.org/education-and-meetings/patient-case-quizzes/2018/06/28/15/11/prevention-of-cardioembolic-stroke-in-obese-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation

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 Educ. 2013 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.

Presentations

National Presentations

[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 Presentations

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.

Research 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. International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, Dublin, Ireland. July 2018. *Recognized as a Top Rated Poster

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. 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.

Local Presentations

Work life integration: Conversations that matter. Gulf Coast Society of Health-System Pharmacists Leaders of Tomorrow Committee. October 2017.

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

Pharmacy Career Panel. University of Houston Pre-Pharmacy Association. April 2016.

Clinical Pharmacy Career Path. University of Houston College of Pharmacy High School Summer Camp. June 2015 and 2016.

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

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

Clinical pearls for completing in the clinical skills competition. University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Fall 2014 and 2015.

The “how-to” of Job Searching for Residents. Texas Medical Center Residency Council. November 2013.

Introduction to clinical pharmacy and ACCP. University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 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.

Pathophysiology and treatment of hepato-renal syndrome. Pharmacy Forum – Houston Methodist Hospital. February 2012.

Surgery residents ABSITE board review: pharmacy review. Department of Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital. January 2012.

Pulmonary physiology and ARDS. Houston Methodist Hospital Pharmacy Student Lectures. Recurring for 2012.

Use of tPA in emergency situations. Emergency Department Physicians Meeting – Houston Methodist Hospital. September 2011.

Treatment of venous thromboembolism. Houston Methodist Hospital Pharmacy Student Lectures. Recurring for 2012.

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

Pharmacy implications with enteral nutrition [CE Presentation]. Houston Methodist Hospital. October 2011.

Treatment of venous thromboembolism [CE Presentation]. Houston Methodist Hospital. April 2011.

A Review of vasopressors. Medical ICU Nursing Department – Houston Methodist Hospital. November 2010.

Aztreonam inhaled (Cayston®): A novel inhaled therapy. Respiratory Care Fall Seminar 2012 – Houston Methodist Hospital. October 2010.

Respiratory treatments in cystic fibrosis. Pharmacy Forum – Houston Methodist Hospital. September 2010.

Anticoagulation with fondaparinux (Arixtra®). Nursing Department – VA Boston. February 2010.

The role of statins in preventing cerebral vasospasm. Clinical Pharmacy Meeting – Boston Medical Center. October 2009.

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

Ethylene glycol overdose. Clinical Pharmacy Meeting - Lahey Clinic. 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. Northeastern University School of Pharmacy. 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
    • Faculty Advisory Panel (2018-19)
  • 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

  • National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, Chicago, IL, Fall 2013 - Present
    • PCOA Examination Item Writer
    • NAPLEX Examination Item Writer
  • Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, Fall 2013 - Present
    • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) Exam Item Writer
    • Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP) Exam Item Writer
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, Spring 2014 - 2017
    • Advanced Knowledge Assessment, Adult Exam Item Writer
  • Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, June 2013 - June 2016
    • Editorial Advisory Board
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine - Texas Chapter, November 2012 - March 2016
    • Editor - SCCM Texas Chapter Critical Care Newsletter
  • Vascular Health and Risk Management, June 2015 - Present
    • Consulting Editor
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Fall 2013 - Present
    • 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
    • PSAP 2013 Book 2 – Special Population
  • Abstract Reviewer
    • SCCM Annual Congress, Fall 2016 - Present
    • Texas Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Symposium, Fall 2013
    • Pharmacotherapy Review and Recertification Course 2016 - Cardiology
    • Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting, Spring 2013 - Present
    • ASHP Midyear Meeting - (Critical Care/Anticoagulation), Fall 2011 - Present
  • Journal Peer Reviewer (ad hoc), 2010 - Present
    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

  • UH College of Pharmacy Faculty Affairs Committee Excellence in Teaching Award, 2018
  • 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
  • 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, Provost's 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