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Charissa Kam, PharmD


Title

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner, Pediatric Pulmonology

Residency Associated Title and Involvement

Preceptor 

Education

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy

PGY1: Texas Children's Hospital

PGY2: Texas Children's Hospital

Rotation Title

Outpatient Pediatric Pulmonary/Cystic Fibrosis

Rotation Description

The Pediatric Pulmonary/Cystic Fibrosis Outpatient Clinic is located in the UNC Children’s Hospital. The pharmacy resident will gain experience primarily in seeing cystic fibrosis patients with a wide spectrum of disease presentations and severities, but may also be asked to consult on pediatric patients with asthma, tracheostomies, interstitial lung disease, and pre- or post-lung transplantation. The resident will work closely with nursing and medical staff to provide medication reconciliation, counseling and monitoring of polypharmacy, and drug information to staff members. Additionally, the resident will gain experience with drug access issues, including drug approval processes and specialty medications. The team consists of attending physicians, medical fellows, a pharmacist, nurse coordinators, clinic nursing staff, and several allied health professionals (dieticians, social workers, respiratory therapists, etc.).

For more information contact:

Kamakshi Rao

Kamakshi Rao, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, FASHP
Assistant Director for Education, Research, and Practice Training