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Pharmacist, Institutional Practice, Nursing Homes, Hospital Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy, Pharmacokinetics, Geriatrics, Infectious Diseases, Diabetes Patient Education, Adverse Drug Reactions, Drug Regimen Reviews, Consultant Pharmacist, Drug Interactions, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Pharmacy Management, Institutional Pharmacy Practice, Clinical Pharmacy, Drug Dosing in Geriatrics, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, COPD, Evidence Based Medicine

Expert Witness No.1762

New York

Education

2000-2003
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Ark
Doctor of Pharmacy

1975-1977
St John’s University
Jamaica, New York
Masters in Science – Hospital Pharmacy

1968-1973
Brooklyn College of Pharmacy LIU
Brooklyn, New York
BS in Pharmacy

Experience

1988 to present
A hospital in Brooklyn, New York

Director of Pharmacy, Administer a $3 million pharmacy budget and oversee the acquisition, storage and distribution of all pharmaceuticals for a combined 410 bed acute care and skilled nursing facility (SNF)·Coordinate activities of staff including pharmacists and technicians·     Develop and implement efficient distribution systems for pharmaceuticals· Ensure proper usage of drugs through both patient monitoring and professional staff education programs. ·Provide Pharmacy consulting services for the SNF including monthly resident drug regimen reviews provide consultations to physicians regarding the proper usage, storage and side effects of medications safeguard controlled substances as part of the Pharmacy inventory control system· Extensive involvement in JCAHO accreditation readiness, Quality Improvement activities and IPRO indicator studies

1991 to present
A private hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility

Consultant Pharmacist

Responsible for development and maintenance of Policy & Procedure Manuals and Formulary as relating to the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) in cooperation with the nursing and administration of the SNF·

Monthly Drug Regimen Reviews for all 150 residents with special focus on ADRs, DIs, lab test ordering·

Nursing in-service education classes·

Statistical compilation of monthly drug usage patterns·
Quality Improvement activities

2005 to present
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy – A College of Pharmacy in Long Island University Consultant Pharmacist·2006 to present- consultant pharmacist Pharmacon Corp

1996-1998
We Care Home Health Care
Brooklyn, New York

Consultant Pharmacist

Acted as Consultant Pharmacist to Home Care Company including chart reviews and in-service education programs for nursing personnel

1977-1988
Brooklyn/Caledonian Hospital
Brooklyn, New York

Assistant Director of Pharmacy

Oversee daily activities of hospital pharmacy including in –patient drug dispensing, nursing in-service classes, IV admixture services and controlled substance inventory distribution co-administered W.I.C. Program (Federal Nutrition program for pregnant women, infants and children)· Supervise the activities of 6 pharmacists, 3 dieticians and 3 clerical personnel· Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Long Island University- Adjunct Instructor -1979

1974-1977
Holy Family Hospital
Brooklyn, New York

Staff Pharmacist and Director of Pharmacy

Began post-residency activities as staff pharmacist eventually becoming Director of Pharmacy. Affiliation with St John’s University College of Pharmacy- Adjunct Clinical Coordinator 1975

1973-1974
St Mary’s Hospital
Brooklyn, New York

Pharmacy Resident
Instructed in distribution systems instructed and worked in IV admixture program·“ Rounds ”with medical interns / residents outpatient drug distribution

Licenses

New York State License (Pharmacist)

Organizations

Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists·

Member- American College of Clinical Pharmacy

New York State Council of Hospital Pharmacists-Royal Counties region 2006-07

Knights of Columbus- 4th Degree (Gen. Phil Sheridan Council- Brooklyn New York- Officer- Recording Secretary

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist 2006 (BCPS)

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