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Maria A. Sorbera

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice PharmD, AAHIVP, BCACP

PharmD, LIU Pharmacy

Description

Dr. Sorbera received her PharmD degree from Long Island University. She completed a Post Graduate Year-1 Residency at the NY Harbor VA Healthcare system where she developed an interest in ambulatory care.  This interest led her to complete a Post Graduate Year-2 Ambulatory Care Residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Before joining LIU Pharmacy, she practiced in academia for approximately two years.  She is an assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice with her practice at The Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center. She provides outpatient/inpatient services for HIV primary care, HCV co-infection, anticoagulation and pharmacotherapy. In addition, she precepts APPE pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.  

Dr. Sorbera is board certified in ambulatory care and certified as an HIV pharmacist.  She is also certified to practice collaborative drug therapy management in New York. 

Specialties

Ambulatory Care, HIV, HCV

Publications

Sorbera M, Mathew C, Christy Ramdeen S. Implementation of a Hepatitis C Collaborative Drug Therapy Management Service in an HIV Ambulatory Care Clinic. INNOVATIONS in pharmacy. January 2018;9(1):Article 6.

Sorbera M, Joseph T., DiGregorio R. Elevated International Normalized Ratio in a Patient Taking Warfarin and Mauby: A Case Report. J Pharm Pract. 2016. Aug 19.

Del Bello D, Cha A, Sorbera M, et al. Real-world Sustained Virologic Response Rates of Sofosbuvir-containing Regimens in Patients Coinfected with Hepatitis C and HIV. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 March 1.

Sorbera MA, Friedman ML, Cope R. “New and Emerging Evidence on the Use of SecondGeneration Direct Acting Antivirals for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus in Renal Impairment.” J Pharm Pract. 2016 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print].

Sorbera M, Chung E, Ho CW, Marzella N. “Ceftolozane/Tazobactam: A New Option in the Treatment of Complicated Gram-Negative Infections”, Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 2014 Dec; 39(12): 825, 828-832.

Lectures and Presentations

ACPE-Accredited Webinar Oct 2017 Hepatitis C: Advances in Treatment & Management Activity number: 0535-0000-17-039-H01-P

New York State Counsel of Health System Pharmacist CE August 2016 Sorbera M. A Treatment for All: Combating the HCV Epidemic in Unique Patient Populations. 2016. New York, NY 10036

Sorbera M, Cha A, Berkowitz L, et al. Evaluation of sofosbuvir and simeprevir combination therapy in an HCV/HIV co-infected population. NYC Regional Residency Conference; Brooklyn, NY June 2015.

Sorbera M, Chung E, Priess J, Evaluation and management of sepsis within the emergency department at the New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn Campus. 33rd Annual 2014 Eastern States Conference; Hersey Park, PA.

Honors/Awards

The Brooklyn Hospital Center Resident Scholar of the Year, June 2015
NYSCHP Annual Assembly Outstanding Platform Presentation, April 2015
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
New York Council of Health-System Pharmacists – Royal Counties, Secretary
American Society of Health System Pharmacists
American Academy of HIV Medicine

Professional Affiliations

Secretary, New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists