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Abir Kanaan, PharmD, RPh
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacy Practice - 19 Foster Street, Suite 514
School of Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy - Worcester/Manchester

Pharmacy (Accelerated PharmD)

PharmD, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
PharmD,Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Worcester, MA
ASHP Accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency, UMass Memorial Medical Center; Worcester, MA

Areas of Teaching
Renal-Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities
Venous Thromboembolism and Anticoagulation
Physical Assessment
Professional Pharmacy Practice
Cardiology and Anticoagulation Medication Safety

Scholarly Interests
Medication Safety
Scholarship of Teaching

Kanaan AO, Donovan JL. Maximizing Hospital Pharmacy Resources with Pharmacy Students. Ann Pharmacother 2009; 43: 1-3.
Sullivan KM, Ditoro MJ, Tuiskula KA, Spooner LM, Kanaan AO. Development of a Hospital Pharmacy Medication Safety Fellowship. JMCP. 2009; 15(4):359-361.

2010 Academic of the Year Award; Department of Pharmacy Practice- SOP W/M
2004 GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Award for Achievement in Patient Care
2001 Academic Excellence Award
2001 Life Sciences Program Award
2001 Percy Ehrlich Memorial Chemistry Award

Cross JE, Donovan JL, Silva MA, Kanaan AO. Pharmacologic management post-acute coronary syndrome. US Pharm 2007;32:65-78

Silva MA, Cross JE, Kanaan AO, Donovan JL. Drug induced pulmonary toxicities. US Pharm 2007; 32(7):48-54
Kanaan AO, Silva MA, Donovan JL, Roy T, Al-Homsi AS. Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in High Risk Medically Ill Patients; A Meta Analysis. Clin Ther. 2007;29:2395-2405.

Al-Homsi AS, Kanaan A, Rossi H. Diagnosis and Management of Hypercoagulable States. In: Irwin RS, Rippe JM, editors. Irwin and Rippe's Intensive Care Medicine. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2008. p. 1376-84.

Kanaan AO, Al-Homsi SA. Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia; Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Review of Pharmacotherapy. J Pharm Pract. 2009; 22: 149-157.

Serebruany V, Rao SV, Silva MA, Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Makarov L, Goto S., Atar, D. Correlation of inhibition of platelet aggregation after clopidogrel with post discharge bleeding events: Assessment by different bleeding classifications. Eur Heart J. 2010;31(2):227-35.

Donovan JL, Tran M, Kanaan AO. An Overview of Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia. J Pharm Pract. (Accepted December 2009)

Subramanian S, Hoover, S, Field, T, Baril J, Donovan J, Kanaan A, Rochon P, Gurwitz, J. Cost Savings from Implementation of Computerized Clinical Decision Support for Medication Dosing for Long-term Care Residents with Renal Insufficiency. J Am Geriat Pharm (submitted January 2010)

Tjia J, Field TS, Garber LD, Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Raebel MA, Zhao Y, Fuller J, Fischer SH, Gurwitz JH. Development and pilot testing of guidelines to monitor high-risk medications in the ambulatory setting. Am J Manag Care. 2010;16(7):489-496.

Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Thomson MS, Rochon P, Lee M, Gavendo L, Zhao Y, Baril JL, Field TS, Gurwitz JH. Effect of clinical decision support system on psychotropic medication prescribing in the long-term care setting. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010;58(5):1005-7

Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership
The Rho Chi Society
Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society
American Society of Medication Safety Officers
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
American College of Clinical Pharmacy