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Kimberly M. Sarosky

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Full-timeChair-Elect of Admissions Committee

B.S., (Biochemistry), University of Scranton, Scranton, PAM.S., (Clinical Chemistry), University of Scranton, Scranton, PAPharm.D., Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy & Nursing, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Description

Dr. Kimberly Sarosky is originally from northeast Pennsylvania, where she received her Pharm.D. degree from Wilkes-University Nesbitt College of Pharmacy & Nursing. Upon graduation, she completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center followed by a specialty residency in Critical Care at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center.

She maintains her clinical practice site in Manhattan’s Upper West Side at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center. She serves as a preceptor for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences in Internal Medicine, Acute Care, Critical Care as well as the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience in Acute Care. Additionally, Dr. Sarosky precepts Pharmacy Practice Residents at St. Luke’s Campus for the Medical Intensive Care Unit rotation.

During the Spring semester of the 5th Year of the Pharm.D. curriculum, Dr. Sarosky lectures on the Epidemiology of Toxicology & Poison Control Centers, Toxicology of Pscyhotropics & Heavy Metals along with Introductory Concepts in Critical Care Pharmacotherapeutics. Her current research interests include multidisciplinary approaches to management of analgesia and sedation in mechanically ventilated patients and evaluating quality improvement initiatives and patient care outcomes in the critically ill.

In her free time, she enjoys volunteering in underserved areas, as well as singing with the band Left on DeKalb.

Specialties

Critical Care Pharmacotherapy

Lectures and Presentations

Presenter, "Successful Treatment of Enterococcus faecalis group D Bioprosthetic Valve Endocarditis with High-dose Ceftriaxone and Ampicillin in a Penicillin-allergic Patient Following Penicillin Desensitization: A Case Report," Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, American Society of Health System Pharmacists (2008)
Lecturer, "Eating to Live and Living to Eat: A Primer on Nutrition for Pharmacists -- Weight Loss Drug Therapies," Continuing Education Program, American College of Pharmacy Education (2008)
Presenter, "Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMZ) Pharmacokinetics in Hemodialysis (HD) Patients," presented at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Renal Week (2009)
Lecturer, "Effect of procalcitonin-based guidelines versus standard guidelines on antibiotic use in lower respiratory tract infections: The ProHOSP Randomized Controlled Trial," presented at American College of Clinical Pharmacy Critical Care Practice & Research Network Monthly Journal Club Webcast (2009)
Presenter, "Evaluation of Outcomes with Dexmedetomidine for Prolonged ICU Sedation in Mechanically Ventilated Patients," Spring Practice & Research Forum, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2010)
Presenter, "Assessment of antibiotic use for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and adherence to current clinical practice guidelines," 50th Annual Assembly, NYSCHP (2011)
Lecturer, "Assessing the evidence in stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation," American College of Pharmacy Education Continuing Education Program, NYSCHP, Royal Counties Chapter (2011)
Lecturer, "Sedation Protocol Case Studies at SLRH Critical Care Units:  Successful Working Examples," St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center Critical Care Nursing Workshop (2011)
Lecturer, "Updates on the management of sedation, analgesia and delirium in the mechanically ventilated patient," American College of Pharmacy Education Continuing Education Program, NYSCHP, Royal Counties Chapter (2012)
Presenter, "Evaluation of Implementing Protocol-based Intermittent or Continuous Sedation & Analgesia in Mechanically-Ventilated Patients within the Medical Intensive Care Unit," 42nd Critical Care Congress, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2013)

Professional Affiliations

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)
Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
Member, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
Member, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
Member, New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists, Royal Counties Chapter (NYSCHP)

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