Councils - Pharmacy and Pharmacology



Scientific Council on Pharmacy & Pharmacology



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PAST COUNCIL MEETING:
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
in Seaport F-H of the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego, CA, USA, during the ISHLT 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions



APPROVED CORE COMPETENCY CURRICULUM DOCUMENT:

Pharmacy and Pharmacology (PDF)



LINKS NEWSLETTER:

Issues focusing on Pharmacy & Pharmacology:

September 2016
September 2015
June 2015: PHARM Council: Embrace Your Opportunities
February 2015
September 2014
June 2014: PHARM Council Report 2013-2014
December 2013
September 2013
May 2013: PHARM Council Year in Review
July 2012
February 2012
December 2011 (PDF)




OTHER LINKS:

ISHLT PHARMACISTS IN THE NEWS

European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy: Pharmacists take prominent role at the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant 33rd annual meeting and scientific sessions in Montreal


2011-2012 Strategic Plan PDF


COUNCIL LEADERSHIP OPERATING BOARD
(Parentheses after name indicates year rotating off Board)


COUNCIL CHAIR:

Adam B. Cochrane, PharmD (2021)
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, VA, USA

Adam Cochrane is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Organ Transplantation at Inova Fairfax Hospital.  He received a BS Pharmacy from Butler University and Pharm.D. from Purdue University, he then completed an Organ Transplant/Critical Care Specialty Residency at Henry Ford Hospital.  He was a founder of the Illinois Transplant Pharmacist Association during the time that he worked at the University of Chicago.  His research interests are in the areas of heart and lung transplantation.



COUNCIL VICE CHAIR:

Haifa Lyster, MSc (2023)
Royal Brompton
London, UNITED KINGDOM

Bio coming soon...





COUNCIL PAST CHAIR:

Walter Uber, PharmD (2019)
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC, USA

Walter Uber, PharmD is a Clinical Professor at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy in 1986 and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in 1988. He went on to complete a specialty residency in Critical Care at MUSC in 1989. Since 1989, he has been a Clinical Specialist in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Thoracic Transplantation at MUSC where his area of practice has centered around the intra-operative and post-operative pharmacologic management of pediatric and adult patients. Research interests in this area have resulted in multiple presentations at national and international meetings and publications in peer reviewed journals. He is recognized as an accomplished teacher/mentor at MUSC where he has been the recipient of many awards for precepting from PharmD students and residents alike. First a member of the Society in 1991, he has recently served on the program committee representing the Pharmacy and Pharmacology Council for the ISHLT meetings in Montreal in 2013 and in San Diego in 2014.



BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:

Daniel J. Goldstein, MD (2018)
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY, USA

Dr. Daniel J. Goldstein is a Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Vice Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in New York where he also serves as the Director of the Mechanical Assistance Program. He is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1991) and completed his general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York in 2000. While clinically active in all aspects of adult cardiothoracic surgery including coronary, valvular and aneurysmal heart disease, his clinical and research interests focus on the surgical management of end stage heart disease including stem cell therapies and pharmacological adjuncts for induction of left ventricular recovery in patients supported with left ventricular assist devices. Dr. Goldstein is an active member of the INTERMACS adverse event committee and has partaken as principal site investigator in multiple industry-based and NIH-supported clinical ventricular assist device trials.



EDUCATION WORKFORCE LEADER:

Tam Khuu, PharmD, BCPS (2020)
Ronal Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Tam Khuu is the Clinical Pharmacist for the Advanced Heart Failure/Mechanical Support/Heart Transplant Program at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. In addition to clinical services, she plays an active role in education of fellows, residents, and students. Dr. Khuu has authored several articles in the areas of therapeutic drug monitoring, immunosuppression pharmacology, and infectious disease. Dr. Khuu received her pharmacy training at the University of California, San Francisco and completed her residency training at City of Hope in Duarte, California. She is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy.



I2C2 WORKFORCE LEADER:

Douglas L. Jennings, PharmD (2019)
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University
New York, NY, USA

Dr. Jennings currently practices as the Clinical Pharmacy Manager in Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support at NewYork Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center.  He is an active researcher in his field, and he has published over 80 peer-reviewed abstracts and manuscripts, primarily focusing on the pharmacotherapy of patients under mechanical circulatory support. As a recognized expert in this area, he has been invited to speak at numerous national and international venues, including meetings in France, Saudia Arabia, India. Finally, Dr. Jennings has been active in professional organizations throughout his career. He is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association.



STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:

Robert L Page, II, PharmD, MS (2018)
University of Colorado School of Pharmacy
Aurora, CO, USA

Dr. Page is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Clinical Specialist for the Division of Cardiology, Section of Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees and specialty residency in Pharmacotherapy with a Cardiology focus at the Medical University of South Carolina, and received his Masters of Science in Public Health with an Epidemiology focus from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr Page is a Fellow for the Heart Failure Society of America, American Heart Association, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with Added Qualifications in Cardiology and a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacists through the Boards of Pharmaceutical Specialties.



LINKS NEWSLETTER LIAISON:

Edward Horn, PharmD, BCPS (2020)
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Edward Horn is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplantation at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  His area of specialty is mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation.  Dr. Horn received his pharmacy training at the University of Pittsburgh with residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, as well as the University of Pittsburgh.



COUNCIL LEADERSHIP OPERATING BOARD
(Parentheses after name indicates year rotating off Board)


COUNCIL CHAIR:

Adam B. Cochrane, PharmD (2021)
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, VA, USA

Adam Cochrane is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Organ Transplantation at Inova Fairfax Hospital.  He received a BS Pharmacy from Butler University and Pharm.D. from Purdue University, he then completed an Organ Transplant/Critical Care Specialty Residency at Henry Ford Hospital.  He was a founder of the Illinois Transplant Pharmacist Association during the time that he worked at the University of Chicago.  His research interests are in the areas of heart and lung transplantation.


COUNCIL VICE CHAIR:

Haifa Lyster, MSc (2023)
Royal Brompton
London, UNITED KINGDOM

Bio coming soon...


COUNCIL PAST CHAIR:

Walter Uber, PharmD (2019)
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC, USA

Walter Uber, PharmD is a Clinical Professor at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy in 1986 and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in 1988. He went on to complete a specialty residency in Critical Care at MUSC in 1989. Since 1989, he has been a Clinical Specialist in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Thoracic Transplantation at MUSC where his area of practice has centered around the intra-operative and post-operative pharmacologic management of pediatric and adult patients. Research interests in this area have resulted in multiple presentations at national and international meetings and publications in peer reviewed journals. He is recognized as an accomplished teacher/mentor at MUSC where he has been the recipient of many awards for precepting from PharmD students and residents alike. First a member of the Society in 1991, he has recently served on the program committee representing the Pharmacy and Pharmacology Council for the ISHLT meetings in Montreal in 2013 and in San Diego in 2014.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:

Daniel J. Goldstein, MD (2018)
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, NY, USA

Dr. Daniel J. Goldstein is a Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Vice Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in New York where he also serves as the Director of the Mechanical Assistance Program. He is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1991) and completed his general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York in 2000. While clinically active in all aspects of adult cardiothoracic surgery including coronary, valvular and aneurysmal heart disease, his clinical and research interests focus on the surgical management of end stage heart disease including stem cell therapies and pharmacological adjuncts for induction of left ventricular recovery in patients supported with left ventricular assist devices. Dr. Goldstein is an active member of the INTERMACS adverse event committee and has partaken as principal site investigator in multiple industry-based and NIH-supported clinical ventricular assist device trials.


EDUCATION WORKFORCE LEADER:

Tam Khuu, PharmD, BCPS (2020)
Ronal Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Tam Khuu is the Clinical Pharmacist for the Advanced Heart Failure/Mechanical Support/Heart Transplant Program at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. In addition to clinical services, she plays an active role in education of fellows, residents, and students. Dr. Khuu has authored several articles in the areas of therapeutic drug monitoring, immunosuppression pharmacology, and infectious disease. Dr. Khuu received her pharmacy training at the University of California, San Francisco and completed her residency training at City of Hope in Duarte, California. She is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy.


I2C2 WORKFORCE LEADER:

Douglas L. Jennings, PharmD (2019)
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University
New York, NY, USA

Dr. Jennings currently practices as the Clinical Pharmacy Manager in Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support at NewYork Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center.  He is an active researcher in his field, and he has published over 80 peer-reviewed abstracts and manuscripts, primarily focusing on the pharmacotherapy of patients under mechanical circulatory support. As a recognized expert in this area, he has been invited to speak at numerous national and international venues, including meetings in France, Saudia Arabia, India. Finally, Dr. Jennings has been active in professional organizations throughout his career. He is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association.


STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:

Robert L Page, II, PharmD, MS (2018)
University of Colorado School of Pharmacy
Aurora, CO, USA

Dr. Page is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Clinical Specialist for the Division of Cardiology, Section of Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees and specialty residency in Pharmacotherapy with a Cardiology focus at the Medical University of South Carolina, and received his Masters of Science in Public Health with an Epidemiology focus from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr Page is a Fellow for the Heart Failure Society of America, American Heart Association, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with Added Qualifications in Cardiology and a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacists through the Boards of Pharmaceutical Specialties.


LINKS NEWSLETTER LIAISON:

Edward Horn, PharmD, BCPS (2020)
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Edward Horn is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplantation at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  His area of specialty is mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation.  Dr. Horn received his pharmacy training at the University of Pittsburgh with residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, as well as the University of Pittsburgh.



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