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The Role of Pharmacists in CKD Care Teams

Summer DyerSummer Dyer, PharmD, BCPS, is a dialysis pharmacist with the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Health system. She has developed the role of a dialysis pharmacist and implemented new clinical pharmacist services for chronic hemodialysis, including medication reconciliation, medication therapy management, guidelines for medication use, cost-containment strategies, and an innovative med-to-chair program in chronic hemodialysis. Linda Awdishu, PharmD, MAS, FASN, is Division Head and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She practices at UCSD Health as a pharmacist specialist in kidney diseases and transplantation. Throughout her 20-plus-year career she has developed new, innovative clinical pharmacy practice models, such as interprofessional care in chronic kidney disease, safe drug distribution systems, medication reconciliation, and an innovative med-to-chair program in chronic hemodialysis, as well as discharge education and long-term follow-up clinics in kidney transplantation. She is a nephrology board member for the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of the ASN Publications Committee.

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Linda AwdishuSummer Dyer, PharmD, BCPS, is a dialysis pharmacist with the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Health system. She has developed the role of a dialysis pharmacist and implemented new clinical pharmacist services for chronic hemodialysis, including medication reconciliation, medication therapy management, guidelines for medication use, cost-containment strategies, and an innovative med-to-chair program in chronic hemodialysis. Linda Awdishu, PharmD, MAS, FASN, is Division Head and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She practices at UCSD Health as a pharmacist specialist in kidney diseases and transplantation. Throughout her 20-plus-year career she has developed new, innovative clinical pharmacy practice models, such as interprofessional care in chronic kidney disease, safe drug distribution systems, medication reconciliation, and an innovative med-to-chair program in chronic hemodialysis, as well as discharge education and long-term follow-up clinics in kidney transplantation. She is a nephrology board member for the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of the ASN Publications Committee.

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