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Roda Plakogiannis

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Full-time

B.S., Pharm.D., Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, LIU Pharmacy

Description

Dr. Roda Plakogiannis, associate professor of pharmacy practice, joined the faculty of LIU Pharmacy in 2002. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and traditional Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from LIU Pharmacy. Dr. Plakogiannis completed an ASHP-accredited specialized pharmacy residency in primary care at the Bay Pines Veterans Medical Center in Tampa, Fl. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, a Diplomate and Fellow of the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology and a Board Certified Clinical Lipid Specialist. She serves as one of the Board of Directors for the Northeastern Lipid Association and was recently appointed to serve on the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology Board of Governors.  Dr. Plakogiannis is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center and also serves as the Adverse Drug Reactions Section Editor for the Journal of Pharmacy Practice.

Dr. Plakogiannis currently practices at Murray Hill Medical Group/NYU in the ambulatory care setting, predominantly managing patients with hyperlipidemia, diabetes, anticoagulation, and hypertension.

Specialties

Her scope of practice involves assessing ambulatory patients for medication-related problems, evaluating medication regimens to ensure that they are safe, appropriate, and cost-effective by identifying potential drug interactions, drug-related adverse effects, duplicate therapy, and obstacles/barriers to adherence. Her research interests and majority of her publications involve primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and treatment strategies in the management of hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and anticoagulation.

Publications

Co-author, "The Role of Mipomersen Therapy in the Treatment of Familial Hypercholesterolemia," published in Journal of Clinical Investigation
Co-author, "Angioedema Resulting From NSAID and ACEI Coadministration: Case Report and Review of the Literature," published in American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Co-author, "Periorbital Edema Associated with Separate Courses of Ibuprofen and Naproxen," published in American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Co-author, "Sitagliptin: A Novel Agent for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes,"published in American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Co-author, "Acute Interstitial Nephritis Resulting From Vancomycin and Ceftriaxone Coadministration: Case Series and Review of the Literature," published in Pharmacotherapy
Co-author, "Is Evening Statin Administration Better for Optimal Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Lowering?" published in Annals of Psychopharmacotherapy
Co-author, "Possible Amiodarone-Warfarin Interaction: A Reemphasis on a Potentially Dangerous Drug -- Drug Interaction," published in Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Co-author, "Compliance with the Seventh Report of the JNC 7 Guidelines and Blood Pressure Attainment in an Inner-City Tertiary Care Hospital," published in Journal of Pharmaceutical Technology
Co-author, "Diagnosis and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolic Diseases," published in Pharmacy Times
Author, "Understanding Warfarin Bioequivalency," published in Drug Store News
Co-author, "Effects of Morning Versus Evening Administration of Atorvastatin in Patients with Hyperlipidemia," published in Amerian Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Co-author, "Vitamin E Supplementation in Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Tardive Dyskinesia, and Cataract: Part 2," published in Annals of Psychopharmacotherapy
Co-author, "Vitamin E Supplementation in Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer Prevention: Part 1," published in Annals of Psychopharmacotherapy 
Co-author, "How are Insulin Glargine and Insulin Aspart Different from the 'Older' Insulins?" published in Drug Topics

Lectures and Presentations

Lecturer, "Frontiers in Hyperlipidemia Management," Continuing Education, sponsored by New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists (2012)
Lecturer, "Taking a Swing at Particle Number," Continuing Education, sponsored by LIU Pharmacy (2010)
Lecturer, "Treating Beyond LDL-C," ACPE accredited Teleconference Continuing Education, sponsored by GNYHA Services (2009)
Lecturer, "Tackling Commonly Encountered Chronic Diseases Through a Multidisciplinary Approach" "Dyslipidemia: Is LDL-C the True Culprit?" Continuing Education, sponsored by LIU Pharmacy (2008)
Lecturer, "Current Management of Hyperlipidemia & Hypertension," Continuing Education, Sponsored by Getaway Seminars (2008)
Lecturer, "How to Initiate Clinical Services," Third Annual New York City Regional Pharmacy Residency Conference, LIU (2008)
Lecturer, "Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Services: Getting Started," Continuing Education, 47th Annual Assembly, New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists (2008)
Case writer ASHP national clinical skills competition, Midyear Meeting, ASHP
Lecturer, "Getting Patients to Goal: Latest Trends in Pharmacologic Management of Hyperlipidemia," Continuing Education, LIU Pharmacy (2007)
Lecturer, "Advanced Lipid Testing and Evaluation of Cardiovascular Disease Risk," 2nd Annual Meeting, National Lipid Association (2006)
Lecturer, "Cardiovascular Disease: Update on Prevention and Treatment, Continuing Education, LIU Pharmacy (2006)
Lecturer, "Update on HTN Research and Guidelines: Uncovering the Relevant Data for Clinical Pharmacists," Continuing Education, sponsored by Pfizer, for clinical pharmacists at Pri-Med Institute (2004)
Lecturer, "Update on HTN Research and Guidelines: Uncovering the Relevant Data for Clinical Pharmacists," presented Beverly Hills LA Continuing Education, sponsored by Pfizer, for clinical pharmacists ( 2004)
Lecturer,  "Appropriate Counseling in Patients for Primary Stroke Prophylaxis," La Guardia Continuing Education, Sponsored by LIU Pharmacy (2003)
Lecturer, "The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) ATP III and Pharmacy
Managed Clinics," Horton Medical Society Continuing Education, sponsored by The Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, LIU (2002)
Lecturer, "The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) ATP III and Pharmacy Managed Clinics," La Guardia Airport Continuing Education, sponsored by LIU Pharmacy (2002)
Lecturer, "How to Apply Pharmacokinetic Concepts into Clinical Practice" Bellevue Hospital Center Continuing Education (2003)
Lecturer, "Identifying Drug-Drug Interaction and How to Circumvent a Potential Adverse Drug Reaction: Amiodarone and Warfarin," Bellevue Hospital Center Morbidity & Mortality Conference (2003)
Lecturer, "Appropriate Drug Monitoring," Bellevue Hospital Center, Manhattan Continuing Education (2003)
Lecturer, "The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) ATP III and Pharmacy Managed Clinics," Bellevue Hospital Center Continuing Education (2002)

Honors/Awards

Cambridge Who's Who Among Professional Pharmacists "Honors Edition" 2006/2007
ISOPR 7th Annual European Congress¾Poster Finalist Award in the Health Policy Studies Category
Merck Sharp & Dohme Award (Pharmaceutics I) (1998)
Perrigo Award for Excellence in Non-Prescription Medication Studies (1998)

Professional Affiliations

Board of Governors The Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL)
Board Member, Northeast Lipid Association
Fellow of the National Lipid Association
Diplomate of the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL)
Member, The National Lipid Association (NLA)
Member, The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
Member, The American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP)
Member, The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
Member, The American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA)
Member, The New York State Journal of Health System Pharmacy (NYSCHP)
Member, The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

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