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Timothy Nguyen

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Full-timeAdjunct Clinical Pharmacology Professor, Division of Physician Assistant StudiesBoard Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), Board of Pharmacy Specialties

B.S., Rutgers UniversityPharm.D., University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Description

Dr. Timothy Nguyen is a Professor of Pharmacy practice at the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (LIU Pharmacy). He also teaches advanced clinical pharmacology for the graduate division at Saint Peter’s University & LIU’s Division of Physician Assistant Studies. Dr. Nguyen has extensive experience in nephrology and dialysis pharmacy and he became a certified consultant pharmacist in 2006 and a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2011. He received multiple prestigious awards including Frederick B. Kilmer Award, Faculty Preceptor of the Year Award, Donald J. Wernik Academic Achievement Award, Best poster presentation, Innovation Award, The Pharmacist Practitioner Award of The Year, and multiple nominations for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Nguyen currently serves as Editor for the Prescription Pad Department for the Journal for Nurses Practitioner and a member of the Editorial Board for the same Journal (since 2012). He was the editor for the NJPhA Student Practitioner Newsletter (2012-2013) and the Hemodialysis Hook-Up newsletter at HNH’s Regional Dialysis Center Newsletter (2009-2010). He has published multiple papers related to nephrology pharmacy and pharmacy education in both nephrology and pharmacy journals.

Dr. Nguyen practices at The Mount Sinai Kidney Center and serves on nephrology and hospital committees.  He previously served as a member of the Pharmacy & Therapeutic (P&T) Committee, the Nephrology Quality Assessment & Performance Improvement (QAPI) Program and the Renal Rehab Taskforce Committee at HNH’s Regional Dialysis Center. He hopes to continue advancing pharmacy education and nephrology pharmacy profession through more research in education, nephrology and dialysis pharmacy in the areas of anemia, mineral and bone disorders, medication-related problems and chronic kidney disease.  Dr. Nguyen is also the founding adviser to the College’s chapter of the AMSCOP-NJPhA (New Jersey Pharmacist Association) Student Chapter.

Specialties

Pharmacy education, kidney disease, nephrology, dialysis, clinical pharmacology

Research Interests:

Research interests in pharmacy education and kidney disease: continue to advance pharmacy education and nephrology pharmacy profession through research in teaching and learning, and nephrology and dialysis pharmacy in the areas of anemia, mineral and bone disorders, medication-related problems and chronic kidney disease.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed:

Wong E, Nguyen T. Introduction of an integrated curriculum: Early outcomes and experiences within a large private university. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2019;11:528-32

Nguyen T, Wang AZ. Cardiovascular screening and early detection of heart disease in adults with chronic kidney disease. J Nurse Pract (JNP). Available ahead online, 2018 November 19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2018.08.004. Accessed November 19, 2018

Nnani DU, Nguyen T, Jariwala A, Lapsia V. Incorrect prescribing for hemodialysis patients. Am J Ther. 2018;0:1-3 (Published Ahead of Print)

Nguyen T, Vetchev K, Nguyen TV. Mannitol Role in the Management of Intradialytic Hypotension. Am J Ther. 2018;0:1-5 (September 21, 2018 – Volume Published Ahead of Print – Issue. Doi: 10.1097/MJT. 0000000000000855)

Nguyen T, Shoukhardin I, Gouse A. Dulexetine Uses in Patients with Kidney Disease: Different Recommendations From the United States Versus Europe and Canada. Am J Ther. 2019 July/Aug;26(4) & (online, 2018;0:1-4); (PubMed Identifier/PMID: 29419534)

Nguyen T, Baraybar M, Hernandez N. Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs: Use and Consequences. The New Jersey Journal of Pharmacy. 2017 Spring Issue:7-11

Nguyen T, Yanique F, Cekaj S. Older Adult Kidney Function Assessment and Rounding Creatinine Led to Medication Dosing Error. Am J Ther. 2017;0:1-8 (PMID: 28306589)

Nguyen T, Li Y, Refua S. Gabapentin: a surprise drug with many uses. J Pharm Pract Res. 2017 (doi: 10.1002/jppr.1323)
(One of the Journal’s top 20 most downloaded recent papers! Amongst articles published between 2016 – 2017, the article was one of the most frequently downloaded in the 12 months after online publication)

Nguyen T, Chan A, Cao J. A Brief Review of Acetaminophen and N-Acetylcysteine and Its Potential Concomitant Administration. The New Jersey Journal of Pharmacy. 2017 Winter Issue:15-21

Nguyen T, Cina A, Henriques S. The Effects of Concomitant Use of PPIs on Iron Supplementations. The J for Nur Pact. 2017;13(2):e95-7 (ePub, 2016 October)

Nguyen T, Gelband K. A case-based approach to evaluate the potential risks associated with fluorquinolones and steroids. Consult Pharm. 2016 November;31(11):646-9 (PMID: 28107121)

Pham AQ, Sexton J, Wimer D, Rana I, Nguyen T. Managing Hyperkalemia: Stepping Into a New Frontier. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2016 Sept; DOI: 10.1177/0897190016665540 (PMID: 27609505)

Nguyen T, Pham D, Huynh T. Phosphate binder choices used in ESRD patients. Nephrology News & Issues. 2016 July:37-38

Wang A & Nguyen T, et al. Roles of Aldosterone Receptor Antagonists in Heart Failure, Hypertension, and Chronic Kidney Disease. The J for Nur Pact. 2016;12(3):201-206

Nguyen T, Gavrilova R, Blazhko, M. Potential Drug Interation Between an Antiplatelet Agent and a Proton Pump Inhibitor. Consult Pharm. 2016;31(10):593-7 (PMID: 27725069)

Nguyen T, Sin B. A Case of an Older Adult Patient and Drugs Associated with Serotonin Syndrome. Consult Pharm. 2015;30(8):455-8

Mateo-Carrasco H, Serrano-Castro P, Nguyen T, et al. Role of high-dose levetiracetam as add-on therapy for intractable epilepsy: case report and brief review of the literature. Int J Clin Pharm. 2015 March. DOI 10.1007/s11096-015-4

Nguyen T, Ondrik D, Zhufyak O, To W, He S., Hyperkalemia and potential pitfalls of sodium polystyrene sulfonate, Journal of the American Academy for Physician Assistants (JAAPA).2015 March;28(3):41-5

Chen S, Khusial T, Patel D, Singh S, Yakubova T, Wang A, Nguyen T. Digoxin Used in Modern Medicine, US Pharmacist Journal. 2015 Feb:1-5

Nguyen T, Ahmed S, Venigalla S, Mullokandov E., ”Using Beta Blockers to treat Heart Failure”. Journal of the American Academy for Physician Assistants (JAAPA);2014 December;27(12):50-55

Wong E., Nguyen T. A Case-based approach to evaluating azithromycin use and cardiovascular risks. Consult Pharm. 2014 Jan;29(1):47-52

Connelly K, Nguyen T. Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Associated Nephropathy: A Case Assessment. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2013 January;9(1):40-45

Héctor Mateo-Carrasco H, Gálvez-Contreras MC, Fern ández-Ginés FD, Nguyen T. Elevated liver enzymes resulting from an interaction between Raltegravir and Panax ginseng: a case report and brief review. Drug Metab Drug Interact. 2012;27(3):171–175

Nguyen T, Mina Yacoub, Tak-In Chan, and Kien Quach. Atrial Fibrillation: Focus on Anticoagulant Pharmacotherapy. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2012 July/Aug;8(7):560-565

Nguyen T, Wong E. A Case-based approach to evaluating and assessing dabigatran drug interactions. Consult Pharm. 2012 July;27(7):509-512

Nguyen T, Wang A. Phosphorous: Consequences and Management. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2012;8(1):56-60

Nguyen T, Lac T, Iskhakova M, Srbljak A. Prescriber’s Guides to Antiplatelet Therapy. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2011 Nov/Dec;7(10):847-52

Nguyen T, Goldfarb D. The Older Adult Patients and Kidney Function. Consult Pharm. 2012;27(6):431-444 [PMID: 22698550]

Nguyen T, Goldfarb D. Implications of reduction in hemoglobin target in ESA-treated hemodialysis patients. Nephron EXTRA. 2011;1:212–216; DOI: 10.1159/000334228; Published online: November 11, 2011; [PMID: 22470394; PMCID: PMC3290836]

Nguyen T, Wells D. Establishing Maintenance Doses of IV Iron in Anemia Management To Improve Patient Outcomes. Nephrology Nursing Journal. January-February 2011;38(1):55-58

Kim EY, Ng A, Nguyen T. The Consultant Pharmacist Provides Consultation and Recommendations for Medical Patient. Consult Pharm. February 2011;26:111-117 [PMID: 21310709]

Nguyen T, Wang A, Kim SS. Roles of Intravenous Iron Therapy in Various Patient Settings. J Pharm Technol. September/October 2010;26:285-292

Nguyen T. Practical Assessment Tools for Identifying Kidney Disease for Practicing Pharmacist. U.S. Pharmacist Journal. March 2010

Nguyen T. Profiles of Serum Ferritin and Transferrin Saturation Levels Following Administration of Two IV Iron Formulations to Hemodialysis Patients. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. June 15, 2009;66:1101-1104

Nguyen T and Filson (McGuoirk) J. Caring for Chronic Kidney Disease Patient: Focus on Mineral and Bone Disorders. Consult Pharm. February 2009;24(2):146-152 [PMID: 19275456]

Nguyen T. The Consultant Pharmacist’s Role in Dialysis. Consult Pharm. December 2007;22:1035-1044. [PMID: 181198961]

Nguyen T. Anemia Management in Adult Chronic Hemodialysis Patients Using Darbepoetin Alfa Protocol. Dialysis and Transplantation. October 2007;36(10):526-532.

Nguyen T. Intravenous Iron Requirement in Adult Hemodialysis Patients. Dialysis and Transplantation. September 2006;35(9):555-560.

Nguyen T, Iacovino LA. Standardized doses of epoetin alfa for hemodialysis patients. Am J Health-Syst Pharm, September 15, 2005;62:1867.

Nguyen T, Dikun M. Establishing an Alteplase Dosing Protocol for Hemodialysis-Catheter Thrombosis. Am J Health-Syst Pharm, September 15, 2004;61:1922-1924.

Nguyen T. Oral Ascorbic Acid as Adjuvant to Epoetin Alfa in Hemodialysis Patients with Hyperferritinemia. Am J Health-Syst Pharm, October 1st, 2004;61:2007-2008.


Non-Peer Reviewed:

Nguyen T. Angioedema Related to Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers. J Nurse Pract (JNP). 2018 October;14(9):690-1

Nguyen T. Penicillin Allergy: A Revisit for Nurse Practitioners. J Nurse Pract (JNP). 2018 March;13(3):211-212

Nguyen T. Cholecalciferol (D3) versus Ergocalciferol (D2): Which Vitamin D to use? JNP. 2017 June;13(6):442-3

Nguyen T, Vitamin D and Vitamin D Analogs. The J for Nur Pact. 2016;12(3):208-209

Nguyen T, Keeping Up With Safety Warnings of Oral Antidiabetic Drugs. The J for Nur Pact. 2016;12(2):61-62

Nguyen T, Liu X, Patel P. Ready for Oral Fecal Microbiota Pill in Clinical Practice? J Nur Pact. 2015;11(8):839-40

Nguyen T. ”Parenteral Iron in the Chronic Kidney Disease Setting.”, Mount Sinai’s Pharmacy Resource Newsletter. 2015 January;7-8

Nguyen T. ”Knowing Opioid Medication Formulations and Eliminating Confusion.” The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2014 Nov/Dec;10(10):865-867 (Prescription Pad Department Editor)

Nguyen T, Lam O, Massachi R, Shah R, Kharchenko P. Emergency Contraception: An Inside Look at Plan B OTC. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2014 April;10(4):280-281 (Prescription Pad Department Editor)

Wong E, Nguyen T. Case study on Zolpidem and new safety data. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2014 February;10(2):140-1 (Prescription Pad Department Editor)

Wang A, Nguyen T. New Anticoagulation Medications for Atrial Fibrillation. J Develop Drugs. 2013;2(2):1000e123. (http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2329-6631.1000e123

Editorial Member- Nguyen T, et al. NJPhA Student Practitioner Newsletter. Publish by NJPhA. Available at www.njpharmacist.org. 2013 Spring (March). Accessed 2013 April

Editor - Nguyen T, et al. NJPhA Student Practitioner Newsletter. Publish by NJPhA. Available at www.njpharmacist.org. 2012 Fall (October). Accessed 2012 October 10

Book Chapters:

• Nguyen T, Vilay M, O’Mara N, Maxson R. Chapter – “Dialysis Chapter” in Renal Medicine Textbook. Editor: Rhiannon Braund, MPS, FNZCP, RegPharmNZ, PhD, BPharm, BSc (Bioc). Publisher: Springer. (completed Spring 2019; Pending release)

• Nguyen T, Tran T, Dowling T. Chapter 21. “Principles of Drug Therapy in Reduced Kidney Function”. Kidney Protection. A Practical Guide to Preserving Renal Function in Acute and Chronic Disease. Edited by Lapsia V, Jaar B, Ejaz AA. By Oxford University Press. 11 March 2019. ISBN: 9780190611620

• Nguyen T, Lapsia V, Kim S. Chapter 22 – Erythropoietin Stimulating Agents. Casebook in Pharmacokinetics and Drug Dosing. McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN: 9780071628358 / 0071628355. Publication date: copyright 2015

Lectures and Presentations

Presenter, “New Cardiovascular Drugs”, Nurse Practitioner 2015 Symposium, NY Academy of Medicine, New York, 2015 November 13

Presenter, “New Cardiovascular Drugs”, Pakistani American Pharmacists Association (PAPA). Saint John’s University, New York, 2015 November 11

Presenter, “Pharmacology and Pain in CKD”. New Jersey Collaborative 2015 of American Nephrology Nursing Association (ANNA). East Windsor, New Jersey 2015 October 22

Presenter, “Commonly Used Medication in CKD & Dialysis”, Renal/Nephrology Fellows, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. New York. 2015 July 30

Presenter, “Pharmacological Options for CKD’s Related Symptoms”. American Nephrology Nursing Association (ANNA). Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, New Jersey, 2015 May 17

Presenter, “Medications Affecting Cardio-Renal System”, New Jersey Pharmacist Association. Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham, New Jersey, 2015 April 23rd

Presenter, “Pharmacotherapy Update: Hypertension and Lipid”, Pakistani American Pharmacists Association (PAPA). Hampton Inn LaGuardia Hotel, East Elmhurst, New York, 2015 March 15th

Presenter, “Medication in Policy and Protocol in CKD & Dialysis”, Davis Auditorium, Hess Science Center, Mount Sinai Kidney Center’s Dialysis Education Day, New York (2014 September 7)

Presenter, “Commonly Used Medication in CKD & Dialysis”, Renal/Nephrology Fellows, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York (2014 July 31)

Presenter, “State of Chronic Kidney Disease”, Pakistani American Pharmacists Association (2014 April. New York)

Presenter, “Anemia: Focus on Iron Deficiency Anemia and Anemia of Chronic Disease/Chronic Kidney Disease”, Pakistani American Pharmacists Association (2014 January. New York)

Presenter, “Pharmacology in Renal Disease”, American Nephrology Nursing Association (ANNA) at MSMC (2013 November. New York)

Presenter, Selected OTC Topics for Community Pharmacists, Pakistani American Pharmaceutical Association (2013 September. New York)

Presenter, “Clinical Review of Oral Anticoagulants: Old and New”, American Nephrology Nursing Association (ANNA) (2013 March 14. New Jersey)

Presenter, “Clinical Review of Oral Anticoagulants and Its Associated Interactions”, Pakistani American Pharmaceutical Association (2013 March. New York)

Presenter, “Pharmacotherapy Assessment: Medications that Affect the Cardiovascular-Renal Systems”, Annual Meeting, Pakistani American Pharmaceutical Association (2012 November. New York) and New Jersey Pharmacist Association. (2013 March, New Jersey)

Presenter, “Pain Management in CKD and Dialysis”. American Nephrology Nursing Association (2012 May. Morristown, New Jersey)

Presenter, “Pharmacology Review-Kidney Function: Assessment, PPI, ACEI, NSAIDs and Opioids”, New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacist (2012 March, Lakewood, New Jersey)

Presenter, “Pharmacology Review & Clinical Assessment Tools for Practicing Pharmacists”, Mount Sinai Medical Center & New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists (2010 November, New York)

Presenter, “Pharmacology in Renal Disease”, American Nephrology Nursing Association (2011 May, New Jersey)

Presenter, “Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): Know the risks associated with NSAID use”, Holy Name Medical Center’s Annual Medication Safety Symposium (2009 May, New Jersey)

Presenter, “Expanding Your Consulting Pharmacy Service to Dialysis Facilities”, Annual Meeting, American Society of Consultant Pharmacist (2007 November, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Presenter, “Protecting the Beans: Nephrotoxicity and Medications”, Annual Meeting, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (2007 September, Pompton Plain, New Jersey)

Presenter, “Pharmacy Operation in a Hospital-Based Dialysis Clinic Structure”, Hoffman-La Roche’s Renal Specialist Session (2007 April, Nutley, New Jersey)

Presenter, “Dialysis 101: The Consultant Pharmacist’s Role in Dialysis”, Annual Meeting, American Society of Consultant Pharmacist (2006 November, Phoenix, Arizona) Presenter, “How to Effectively Implement Anemia Management in Hemodialysis Using Darbepoetin Alfa (Aranesp®) with Reduce Spending & Increase Reimbursement?”, (2005 June, Colquit Regional Dialysis Center, Moultrie, Georgia,  John Archibold Hospital, Thomasville, Georgia, and Crisp Regional Hospital, Cordele, Georgia)

Abstracts /Poster Presentations

Nguyen TV, Huynh T, and Pham T, “A study to determine the types of phosphate binder medications used in CKD Patients.”, New Jersey Pharmacist Association’s 2014 Annual Convention, September 19-21, 2014 Asbury Park, New Jersey, 2014

Nguyen TV, Wong E, and Pham A, “Incorporating Active Learning Strategies in the Physician Assistant Pharmacology Course”, New Jersey Pharmacist Association’s 2014 Annual Convention, September 19-21, 2014 Asbury Park, New Jersey, 2014

Nguyen TV, Huynh T, and Pham T, “Review of Phosphate Binders in CKD Patients.”, Long Island University’s Discovery Day, March 26, 2014
Brooklyn, New York, 2014

Nguyen TV, Rafailova L, Ahmed J, Ong E, and Isakov I, “Prevalence of Adverse Drug Events and Organ-Based Disease States Requiring Interventions.”, Long Island University’s Discovery Day, March 26, 2014 Brooklyn, New York, 2014

Nguyen TV and Radbill B, “Medication-Related Error in Outpatient Hemodialysis Center.”, National Kidney Foundation 2013 Spring Clinical Meeting, April 2-6
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Orlando, Florida, 2013

Nguyen TV and Radbill B, “(Encore) Medication-Related Error in Outpatient Hemodialysis Center.”, New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacist Annual Meeting, April 12-13, 2013 Ocean Place Resort & Spa, Long Branch, New Jersey, 2013

Nguyen TV, Kyriannis M, and Silver N, “Medication Utilization Evaluation in End Stage Kidney Disease Patients.”, Long Island University’s Discovery Day, March 27, 2013 Brooklyn, New York, 2013

Nguyen TV, Chan YS, Kipnis K, and Pinkhasova M, “Prevalence of Medication Adverse Events in Hospitalized Patients”., Long Island University’s Discovery Day, March 27, 2013 Brooklyn, New York, 2013

Honors/Awards

LIU Pharmacy NJPhA Student Chapter Award of the year, 2015 (Faculty Advisor)

Received the NJPhA’s 2014 Donald J. Wernik Academic Achievement Award
(Presented to an academician who has performed outstanding service for our profession and NJPhA.)

Nominated, LIU 2010’s 22nd Annual David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching and 2013’s 25th Annual David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching

Best poster presentation. Nursing Evidence-Based Research Consortium (2009 March)

Awarded the first Holy Name Hospital’s Deane Penn, MD Innovation Award (2007)

Nominated, "The Pharmacist Practitioner Award of The Year”, New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacist (2005).

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
Nephrology Practice and Research Network (PRN)
American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP)
New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists (NJSHP)
Renal Pharmacist Network (RPN)
New Jersey Pharmacist Association (NJPhA)
Joint Board for Certified Consultant Pharmacist
American Society of Consultant Pharmacist (ASCP)
American Pharmacist Association (APhA)