Emily T. Wong, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner-Adult CF/Pulmonary
Residency Associated Title and Involvement
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina
School of Pharmacy: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1: Durham VA Medical Center
Adult Cystic Fibrosis/Pulmonary Specialty
UNC Pulmonary Specialty Clinic serves patients with cystic fibrosis, non-CF bronchiectasis/primarily ciliary dyskinesia, pulmonary hypertension, asthma/COPD, and interstitial lung disease/pulmonary fibrosis.
The four-week rotation experience focuses on adult cystic fibrosis (CF) and non-CF bronchiectasis care. CF clinic meets weekly on alternating Monday/Wednesday afternoons and every Thursday. This is an interdisciplinary clinic consisting of attending physicians, pulmonary fellows, physicians assistant, clinical pharmacist, respiratory therapist, dietician, and social workers. The bronchiectasis clinic meets every Tuesdays. This is an interdisciplinary clinic consisting of attending physicians and a respiratory therapist. Opportunities to experience other sub-specialties listed above are available as needed.
As an integral member of the pulmonary clinic team, the pharmacist is responsible for ensuring that patients utilize medications safely and effectively. This includes, yet is not limited to, active participation in patient case discussions, collaboration with the medical team, review of labs for patients on home IV antibiotics, patient education, patient medication and insurance issue resolution, and education of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, medical and pharmacy students.