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Elaena Quattrocchi

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Full-time

B.S., Pharm.D., St. John's UniversityPharm. D. , St. John’s University


Dr. Elena Quattrocchi received both her B.S. in Pharmacy and Pharm.D. degree from St. John’s University. She has been an Associate Professor in the Division of Pharmacy Practice at LIU Pharmacy for the past 28 years. Dr.Quattrocchi is a clinical preceptor for Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy at Staten Island University Hospital. She is a member of the Staten Island University Hospital’s Institutional Review Board, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and both the Women’s Auxillary of Staten Island University Hospital and Richmond County Medical Society. Dr. Quattrocchi is co-investigator of several research studies at Staten Island University Hospital. She has started a Health Care Initiative Program at Saint Joseph by the Sea High School in Staten Island where she incorporates the pharmacy students into the educational program. Dr.Quattrocchi maintains a clinical service for the Staten Island University Hospital’s Pediatric Department and provides all their inpatient diabetes education to pediatric diabetics. She serves on the Staten Island chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Board. Dr. Quattrocchi has also served on the NYSCHP board as the Director of Educational services for 5 years, ASHP Council on Educational Affairs, NYSCHP Continuing Competency Committee and the NYS Medicaid DUR Board. Dr. Quattrocchi reviews articles for Current Medical Research and Opinion and Clinical Therapeutics, both are peer reviewed journals.

Dr.Quattrocchi is a member of many professional societies: The American Diabetes Association, The American Association of Diabetic Educators, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, NYS Council of Health System Pharmacists, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and the American Pharmaceutical Association. She has received many academic awards and honors such as: The David Newton Award for Teaching Excellence, The Founders Award, and a member of Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals and Cambridge’s Who’s Who. Dr. Quattrocchi is also a Fellow of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (F.A.S.H.P.).


Endocrine, pediatrics, internal medicine

Research Interests:
Endocrine, especially diabetes management, pediatrics, and collaboration with open-heart surgeons and cardiology.


McGinn J. et al., “Prevalence of Dysglycemia Among Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Patients with No Previous Diabetic History”, J Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011; 6:104.

Lectures and Presentations

  • Ocheretyaner E, Kofman M, Quattrocchi E. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonists for the acute treatment of migraines in adults. Drugs in Context 2022;11:2022-3-5.

  • Hemoglobin A1C as a Predictor of the Number of Revascularized Vessels among Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Patients with Undiagnosed Diabetes, SIUH Research Day, 2013

  • Reversing roles students present a CE program on diabetic survival skills counseling, 2013 ASHP Midyear meeting, 2013

  • Ranolazine Reduces Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation Following Cardiac Surgery, abstract at American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Annual Meeting, April 25-29, 2015.

  • Effect of Ranolazine on the Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation Following Cardiac Surgery, Poster Presentation  AHA Annual Meeting 2015.



The Newton Award (Award for Teaching Excellence) 1991
Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals 2004
Long Island University Medal for 20 years of Teaching 2004
Founders’ Award 2005
Bayley Seton’s Physician Assistant Program Service Award for years of service to program 2005
Cambridge Who’s Who 2008
Long Island University Award for 25 years of Teaching 2009

Other Professional Activities

Proctor for the State Board of Pharmacy Part III -1985-present: Proctor IV portion of compounding

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Staten Island University Hospital –Committee member 1987-present: Voting member of the committee that decides which medications are put on the formulary or taken off the formulary.

Institutional Review Board at Staten Island University Hospital/North Shore/LIJ-Board Member 1997-present: Voting board member that evaluates research protocols and protects patients rights as research subjects.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Board Member (Staten Island Chapter) 2005 to present

NY Anticoagulation Coalition – Member 2011-Present

Drugs In Context Editorial Board 2012- present

Referee Reviewer: Drugs In Context, Journal of Economics, Current Medical Research and Opinion Journal, Clinical Therapeutics


Professional Affiliations

Professional Societies:
American Pharmaceutical Association 1982-present
American Society of Health System Pharmacists 1982-present
New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists 1982-present
The American Association of Diabetes Educators 1997-present
American College of Clinical Pharmacy-NYS Chapter 1998-present
American Diabetes Association 1999-present