Assistant Professor (Status-only)
Clinical Site Leader UHN – Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and Family Health Team
Amita completed her BScPhm at the U of T in 2000, followed by a hospital pharmacy residency at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre in 2001. After working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre she returned to complete her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the U of T in 2004.
As part of the multidisciplinary Antimicrobial Stewardship team she is involved in establishing initiatives that foster improved antimicrobial use, lower antimicrobial resistance, increase patient safety and save costs. Another major part of this role involves patient education, and monitoring for adverse effects, toxicity and drug interactions.
Previous positions include: Amita was an Advanced Practice Clinical Pharmacist in a community pharmacy setting. Amita established a unique clinical practice, liasing with general practitioners and patients/ families to provide pharmaceutical care to clients within the geographical area. Amita’s clinical experience also includes two years as a clinical pharmacy specialist in the Emergency Department of a tertiary teaching hospital.
Clinical / professional/ research interests include: infectious diseases, emergency medicine, pharmacy practice models, teaching methodology and assessment styles.
Amita serves in a part-time capacity at the Faculty to co-coordinate the PHM321 course, as well as lecture in PHM 421. Amita acts as a facilitator for therapeutics in the Pharm D program. Amita has also been a co-coordinator of therapeutics for the International Pharmacy Graduate Program since 2005. For the new curriculum, Amita is involved as a developer for the Musculoskeletal Module. In terms of experiential learning Amita has precepted both Pharm D and SPEP students in her various practices.
Amita also represents CSHP as National Faculty for the Implementation of the Guideline on Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-cancer Pain developed by the National Opioid Use Guideline Group.
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