LIU Update: Visit here for more information.

  Return to Faculty

Faculty


Akash Alexander

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Full-time

Pharm.D., Philadelphia College of PharmacyM.S., Educational Technology, Long Island University - Post Campus

Description

Dr. Akash Alexander joined LIU Pharmacy in August of 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pharmacy Practice. He served initially as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in Manhattan where he established and maintained a diabetes self-management education (DSME) program. He has since transitioned into serving as the primary course coordinator and facilitator of the pharmacy skills lab sequence as part of the new Pharm.D. curriculum. Dr. Alexander currently offers an Academia APPE elective geared towards students interested in pursuing a career in teaching. He also supports initiatives of the student-run general medicine program at Weill Cornell Community Clinic that aims to improve healthcare access for uninsured adults. In addition, he serves as a faculty co-advisor for the LIU Pharmacy student chapter of the American Pharmacists Association.

Dr. Alexander is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) and a certified diabetes educator (CDE). Reinforcing his passion and commitment to education, Dr. Alexander completed his M.S. in Educational Technology from LIU Post, that has enabled him to purposefully incorporate technology into his didactic and experiential teaching.

Prior to LIU Pharmacy, Dr. Alexander practiced at a community hospital, Putnam Hospital Center (Carmel, NY), providing bedside medication education to high-risk patients. Before returning to New York, he was on faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy (Richmond, VA), where he also completed a community practice residency. While at VCU, he provided pharmacy services for the Daily Planet, a Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) clinic. Dr. Alexander received his Pharm.D. from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA).

Specialties

Diabetes, Primary Care

Publications

Cox LS, Moczygemba LR, Dungee-Anderson D, Goode JR, Gatewood S, Alexander A, Osborn R. Collaboration between Schools of Pharmacy and Social Work to promote care for a medically underserved population. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 6(4): 535-42.

Gatewood SBS, Alexander AJ, Moczygemba LR, Mott, D, Goode JR. Student pharmacists’ perceptions and awareness of community pharmacy practice residency programs. JAPhA. 2012 Sept-Oct; 52(5):e80-e86.

Gatewood SBS, Moczygemba LR, Alexander AJ, Osborn RD, Reynolds-Cane DL, Matzke GR, Goode JR.  Development and Implementation of an Academic-Community Partnership to Enhance Care among Homeless Persons. Innovations in Pharmacy. 2:1, 1-7, 2011.

Moczygemba LR, Goode JR, Gatewood SB, Osborn RD, Alexander AJ, Kennedy AK, Stevens LP, Matzke GR.  Integration of Collaborative Medication Therapy Management within a Safety-Net Patient-Centered Medical Home. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2011 Mar-Apr; 51(2):167-72.


Lectures and Presentations

Alshak M, Harris J, Miller A, Beckhusen J, Chen M, Su A, Alexander A, Meyenburg L, Batavia A, Charney P. Medical Student Attitudes Towards Interdisciplinary Interactions: A Student-Run Free Clinic Perspective. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (May 2019)

Rana I, Lam E, Meyenburg LK, Alexander AJ. Challenges and opportunities: Establishing an Interprofessional Education (IPE) Experience in a College of Pharmacy with an Unaffiliated Academic Health Center (AHC). American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (December 2016).

Gatewood SBS, Alexander AJ, Goode JR, Kennedy AK, Moczygemba LR, Osborn RD, Reynolds-Cane DL. Expansion of Clinical Pharmacy Services in an Underserved Population through an Academic Community Partnership. American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (March 2010).

Matzke, GR, Moczygemba LR, Gatewood SBS, Alexander AJ, Kennedy AK, Osborn RD, Goode JR, Reynolds-Cane D. Development of a Clinical Pharmacy Services Provider Network for Homeless Patients. National Academies of Practice Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (March 2010). Encore Presentation.

Cox LS, Moczygemba LR, Alexander AJ, Dungee-Anderson ED, Goode JR, Gatewood SBS, Kennedy AK, Matzke GR, Davidson TR. The Impact of an Interprofessional Course on  Students’ Knowledge and Perceptions of Medically Underserved Populations. American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (March 2010).

Alexander AJ, Gatewood SBS, Goode JR, Mott DA. Assessment of perceptions and awareness of community pharmacy practice residency programs (CPRPs) of student pharmacists throughout the United States. American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California (March 2008).






Honors/Awards

Apr 2019          David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching (LIU Pharmacy)

Sept 2014          Putnam Hospital Center Trendsetter Award

Mar 2010        American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) Innovative Practice Merit Award

May 2009         VCU VASP (Virginia Academy of Student Pharmacists) Ralph Small Faculty of the Year Award

May 2008        VCU VASP Friend Award