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Kalpesh                        Desai

Kalpesh J. Desai PharmD

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Senior Research Scientist

 
Professional Summary:

My goal as a pharmacist is to help improve the health outcomes (both physical and mental) of all individuals through education, counselling and evidence-based interventions.
My personal goal is to serve and volunteer for under-served populations whenever I can.

Education and Training:
  • PharmD, University of Florida, Cum Laude (2010)
  • BS, University of Manitoba (1992)
Employment:
  • Pharmacist Consultant, State University of New York (2016-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, State University of New York (2012-present)
  • Clinical Pharmacist, Pharmacy Department, Catholic Health System - Kenmore Mercy Hospital (1999–2011)
  • Pharmacy Store Manager, Clinical Pharmacist, Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada (1994–1999)



Professional Memberships:
  • APHA Pharmacist Member (2014–present)
Presentations:
  • "Retrospective Drug Utilization Review Program" , NYS DOH Medicaid (2015)
  • "Poster - Analysis of an Enhanced Medication Letter Initiative within a Medicaid Retrospective Drug Utilization Review (RetroDUR) Program" APHA annual Meeting, APHA (2015)
  • "Poster - Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Mailed Letter Intervention to Address Potentially Inappropriate Psychiatric Medication Use." APHA annual Meeting, APHA (2015)
  • "Retrospective DUR Intervention Notice: Influenza Vaccination and Asthma" , NYS DOH Medicaid (2014)
  • "Retrospective DUR Intervention Notice: Short-acting Beta Agonists" , NYS DOH Medicaid (2014)
Service Activities:
  • RAMUSA Medical Mission Trip; UB Faculty Pharmacist Volunteer for Medical Mission Trip 2016 in Wise, VA. Approx 2000 patients were seen over 3 days by numerous health professionals (MDs, DDS, Rph, Rn, etc.); Faculty Liaison (2016)
  • Quality Assurance- UB School of Dental Medicine; Pharmacist contributor/member; Contributor (2016–present)
  • NYS Board of Pharmacy Licensing Exam proctor; Clinical Staff (2015–present)
  • UB Campaign for the Community--SEFA; School of Pharmacy Liaison; Faculty Liaison (2015–present)
  • UB Community for Global Health Equity; To improve the lives of the underserved globally through research, scholarly activity, implementation of projects.; Contributor (2015–present)
  • UB School of Pharmacy Health Fairs; Pharmacist preceptor for APhA Operation Diabetes Buffalo Zoo Health Fair [8-2014], APhA Operation Heart Geico Wellness Clinic [2-2015], ADA Tour de Cure Wellness Clinic [6-2015], Annual Health Fair by NYS Senator Mike Razenhofer [7-2015]; Faculty Liaison (2014–present)
  • Committees [MPEP, DUR, cHOPE, RetroDUR]; MPEP, DUR, cHOPE, RetroDUR; Member (2012–present)

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Contact Information

345 Abbott Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
Phone: 716-829-5779
Email: kalpeshd@buffalo.edu


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