Cardiology

Cardiology is a required, one-month learning experience.

The pharmacy resident will gain fundamental knowledge and exposure to common cardiology-related conditions including heart failure, arrhythmias, ischemic heart disease and thrombosis. The pharmacy resident is responsible for evaluating medication appropriateness, monitoring patients for drug therapy outcomes, managing drug therapy protocols, participating in multidisciplinary discharge rounds, and providing drug information to the physicians, nurses, patients, and caregivers. In addition, the resident will conduct journal club and prepare topic presentations for the pharmacy and/or nursing staff.

Preceptors:
Ali Ahmadian, PharmD
Rachel Jankowski, PharmD, BCPS

 

Ali Ahmadian, Pharm.D.
Learning experience: Cardiology
Office Phone: (913) 791-3500 x4856
Email: ali.ahmadian@olathehealth.org

Dr. Ahmadian earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy in 1994 and his Doctor of Pharmacy in 1997, both degrees from University of Kansas. He has been a clinical pharmacist at Olathe Medical Center since 2006. Currently, he is a cardiology team pharmacist and is actively involved in teaching nursing staff on heart failure pharmacotherapy management. His practice interests include cardiology, pharmacokinetic dosing, and anticoagulants. He serves on Heart Failure PI team and Diabetes Advisory Committee at Olathe Medical Center as well as Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacists Membership Committee. He holds several pharmacy professional organizations memberships and is certified in BCLS.

At work, Ali enjoys teaching and interacting with colleagues, patients, and other members of health care professionals. At home, he enjoys spending quality time with his family.