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Elaena Quattrocchi

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Full-time

B.S., Pharm.D., St. John's University


Dr. Elena Quattrocchi received both her B.S. in Pharmacy and Pharm.D. degree from St. John’s University. She has been an Associate Professor in the Division of Pharmacy Practice at LIU Pharmacy for the past 28 years. Dr.Quattrocchi is a clinical preceptor for Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy at Staten Island University Hospital. She is a member of the Staten Island University Hospital’s Institutional Review Board, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and both the Women’s Auxillary of Staten Island University Hospital and Richmond County Medical Society. Dr. Quattrocchi is co-investigator of several research studies at Staten Island University Hospital. She has started a Health Care Initiative Program at Saint Joseph by the Sea High School in Staten Island where she incorporates the pharmacy students into the educational program. Dr.Quattrocchi maintains a clinical service for the Staten Island University Hospital’s Pediatric Department and provides all their inpatient diabetes education to pediatric diabetics. She serves on the Staten Island chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Board. Dr. Quattrocchi has also served on the NYSCHP board as the Director of Educational services for 5 years, ASHP Council on Educational Affairs, NYSCHP Continuing Competency Committee and the NYS Medicaid DUR Board. Dr. Quattrocchi reviews articles for Current Medical Research and Opinion and Clinical Therapeutics, both are peer reviewed journals.

Dr.Quattrocchi is a member of many professional societies: The American Diabetes Association, The American Association of Diabetic Educators, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, NYS Council of Health System Pharmacists, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and the American Pharmaceutical Association. She has received many academic awards and honors such as: The David Newton Award for Teaching Excellence, The Founders Award, and a member of Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals and Cambridge’s Who’s Who. Dr. Quattrocchi is also a Fellow of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (F.A.S.H.P.).


Endocrine (diabetes mellitus, thyroid, osteoporosis ), Pediatrics


Co- author, article in the Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Co-author, article in Clinical Therapeutics
Co-author, articles in US Pharmacist
Co-author, articles in the Journal of Pharmacy Teaching

Lectures and Presentations

Lecturer, "Update on Diabetic Medications," presented at Grand Rounds LIU and SIUH nursing (2007)
Lecturer, "How to Lobby for Albany Day," presented at Deans Hour LIU (2007)
Lecturer, "How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes," presented at Fort Hamilton High School (2007)
Lecturer, "Update on Research for Type 1 Diabetics," presented at  Kick off for JDRF walk (2007) and (2008)
Lecturer, "Managing Uncontrolled Diabetes and Preventing Cardiovascular Disease," presented at Royal County Meeting NYSCHP (2007)
Lecturer, "Global Diabetes Are You Aware of Diabetes?" presented at APha Student Event (2007)
Lecturer, "Type 2 Diabetes from Pediatrics to Geriatrics," presented at LIU CE, Pharmacy Grand Rounds (2008) and SIUH Diabetes Update for Nursing CE (2009)
Lecturer, "Type 2 Diabetic Medication Review," presented at SIUH Nursing CE (2008)
Lecturer, "Blood Glucose Patterns," presented at Visiting Nurse Services (2008)
Lecturer, " Innovative Approaches to the Treatment of Diabetes in Children," presented at LIU CE (2009), SIUH Diabetes Update for Nursing (2010), SIUH Pediatrics Noon Conference (2010)
Lecturer, "Initiating Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus," presented at LIU CE (2010)
Lecturer, "Insulin Pump Therapy (CSII)," presented at SIUH Pediatrics Noon Conference (2011)
Lecturer, "Diabetes and Pediatric Care," presented at SIUH Pediatric Nursing CE (2011)
Presenter, "Compassion, Competence, and Confidence," presented at LIU Teaching Narratives Conference  (2011)
Lecturer, "What's New in Blood Glucose Monitoring," presented LIU CE (2011)
Lecturer, "Diabetes Mellitus Grand Rounds," presented Pharmacy Grand Rounds (2011)
Lecturer, "Diabetes: Insulin and Other Medications," presented Curtis High School Nursing (2011)
Lecturer, "Oral Agents and Injectable Medications," presented SIUH Nursing CE (2012)


“Study of Improved Efficacy, Safety, and Compliance to Administered Insulin In Pen Devices to That of Conventional Syringe and Vials,” poster, NY State Attorney Generals Office (2010)
“Living the Life of a Diabetic Patient: Student’s Perspectives,” Midyear Meeting, ASHP (2010)


Recipient, Fellow of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists
Recipient, The David Newton Award
Recipient, Staten Island 2000 Women in History
Recipient, Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals
Recipient, Long Island University Medal for 20 years of Teaching
Honoree, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Recipient, Founders Award
Recipient, Bayley Seton's Physician Assistant Program Service Award
Recipient, Knighted as a DAME to the National Federation Italian American Society
Cambridge Who's Who
Long Island University Award for 25 years of Teaching


Actor, “Communication Skills for Pharmacy Clerks”
Interviewed, “ Type 1 Diabetes,” Staten Island Cable Show “Real Medicine”

Professional Affiliations

Fellow of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists
Member, American Diabetes Association
Member, American College of Clinical Pharmacy –NYS Chapter
Member, The American Association of Diabetes Educators
Member, American Society of Health System Pharmacists
Member, American Pharmaceutical Association
Board Member, SIUH Institutional Review Board
Board Member, Staten Island Chapter Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Former Board Member, NYS DUR Board
Former Board Member, NYSCHP, Director of Educational Services

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