1768. Expert Professors
Session: Meet-the-Experts: Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics and Formulary Committees
Monday, October 27, 2008: 12:00 AM
Room: Constitution E (Grand Hyatt)
Ben Lomaestro, PharmD, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY and  B. Lomaestro,
Wyeth Role(s): Speaker's Bureau, Received: Speaker Honorarium.
Robert Michael Role(s): Speaker's Bureau, Received: Speaker Honorarium.
Ortho McNeil Role(s): Consultant, Speaker's Bureau, Received: Speaker Honorarium, Consulting Fee.
Astellas Role(s): Speaker's Bureau, Received: Speaker Honorarium.

Dr. Thomas Lodise is an assistant professor at Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany, New York. Dr. Lodise, a 1999 Summa Cum Laude Doctor of Pharmacy graduate of Temple University School of Pharmacy, joined the faculty at Albany College of Pharmacy in August 2002. Prior to Albany College of Pharmacy, he completed the APhA-ASHP accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2000 and the Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Fellowship at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan in 2002.
Through advanced coursework and practical experiences, his post-doctoral training has provided extensive training in infectious diseases epidemiologic and outcomes research. His current research endeavors focus on the epidemiology of bacterial infections and the relationship between antimicrobial exposure and patient outcomes. Specifically, he is interested in identifying addressable process of care variables that are associated with improved patient outcomes and in optimizing outcomes of infections by the use of pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) principles. Dr. Lodise is implementing epidemiologic and outcomes research proposals at both the Albany Medical Center and Stratton VA Medical Center. He has received funding from both pharmaceutical industry and competitive grant sources for several of his proposals. The results have been presented at major national and international conferences and have been published in several peer-reviewed journals. His clinical practice site is the Stratton VA Medical Center, where he coordinates the antibiotic monitoring service. He is also enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Epidemiology at the State University of New York School of Public Health, Albany, New York.
On a national level, Dr. Lodise is a member of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and American College of Clinical Pharmacist (ACCP). On the state level, he is president for the New York ACCP chapter. He also serves as a reviewer for Pharmacotherapy.

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