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Yoonsun Mo

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Pharm.D., M.S., Creighton University

Description

Yoonsun Mo received her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Sciences in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She then completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri and a PGY-2 residency in Critical Care at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Following residency, Dr. Mo started her career as a Surgery/Trauma Intensive Care Unit (ICU) clinical pharmacist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Prior to joining LIU Pharmacy, Dr. Mo was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Western New England University College of Pharmacy in Springfield, Massachusetts and served as an ICU pharmacy specialist at Mercy Medical Center. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy as well as critical care and has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications and she is a member of American College of Clinical Pharmacy and Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Mo's research interests lie in the area of critical care medicine, including pain/sedation/delirium practices, anticoagulation/hemostasis management, sepsis, nosocomial infections, etc. She is currently practicing in the medical ICU and precepting pharmacy students at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Specialties

Critical Care

Publications

  • Mo Y, Chan J, Ifraimov J, Sebastian A, Pinkos K. False-Negative Functional Tests for Heparin- Induced Thrombocytopenia in Patients Receiving Ticagrelor: A Case Report. The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 2023 June 29. DOI: 10.1002/jcph.2296
  • Mo Y, Shcherbakova N, Alam N, Zeibeq J. The Use of Midodrine in Tapering Vasopressors in an ICU Setting. The New Jersey Journal of Pharmacy. 2023;Volume XCVII (1): 4-7
  • Mesiha N, Nangrani K, Mo Y, Connors J, Zeibeq J, Gasperino J. Rate of Successful Intubation in Critically Ill Patients, without Utilizing a Paralytic Agent, an Urban Community Hospital Experience. International Journal of Clinical Studies & Medical Case Reports. DOI: 10.46998/IJCMCR.2022.20.000498
  • Mo Y, Shcherbakova N, Inman K, Li WK, Kovalenko K, Rosenberg J, Orsini J, Truong J. Evaluation of individualized cefepime dosing strategy using population pharmacokinetics. J Clin Pharmacol. 2022;62:359-365.
  • Mo Y, Zeibeq J, Mesiha N, Bakar A, Sarsour M, Liu M, Gasperino J. Association of opioid exposure during intensive care unit stays with post-discharge opioid use: A retrospective study and literature review. J Opioid Manag. 2021;17:511-516.
  • Mo Y, Adarkwah O, Zeibeq J, Pinelis E, Orsini J, Gasperino J. Treatment with tocilizumab for patients with COVID-19 infections: A case-series study. J Clin Pharmacol. 2021;61:406-411.
  • Mo Y, Shcherbakova N, Zeibeq J, Muzykovsky K, Li WK, Gasperino J. Clinical and economic impact of the use of dexmedetomidine for sedation in the intensive care unit compared to propofol. Int J of Clin Pharm. 2020;42:1419-1424.
  • Mo Y, Yeh EJ, Yam FK. The safety of direct oral anticoagulants with P2Y12 inhibitors: A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials. P&T. 2020;44:619-627.
  • Mo Y, Gandhi S, Orsini J. Possible GoLytely-Associated Cardiac Arrest: A Case Report and Literature Review. J Pharm Pract. 2020;33:364-367.
  • Staffieri P, Ciummo F, Mo Y. Development of a pharmacy critical care elective utilizing online case-based patient simulations. Pharmacy Education. 2018;19:219-221.
  • Mo Y, Lorenzo M, Farghaly S, Kaur K, Housman ST. What’s new in the treatment of multidrug- resistant gram-negative infections? Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2019;19:171-181.
  • Mo Y, Karakas-Torgut A, Pham AQ. Evaluation of Potential Drug-Drug interactions with Direct Oral Anticoagulants in a Large Urban Hospital. J Pharm Pract. 2020;33:136-141.
  • Mo Y, Thomas MC, Laskey CS, Shcherbakova N, Bankert ML, Halloran RH. Current Practice Patterns in the Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome. P&T. 2018;43:158-162.
  • Mo Y, Thomas MC, Miano TA, Stemp LI, Bonacum JT, Hutchins K, Karras GE Jr. Effect of Modafinil on Cognitive Function in Intensive Care Unit Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Clin Pharmacol. 2018;58:152-157.
  • Mo Y, Thomas MC, Antigua AD, Ebied AM, Karras GE. Continuous Lidocaine Infusion as Adjunctive Analgesia in Intensive Care Unit Patients. J Clin Pharmacol. 2017;57:830-836.
  • Mo Y, Nehring F, Jung AH, Housman ST. Possible Hepatotoxicity Associated With Daptomycin: A Case Report and Literature Review. J Pharm Pract. 2016;29:253-6.
  • Mo Y, Zimmermann AE, Thomas MC. Practice Patterns and Opinions on Current Clinical Practice Guidelines Regarding the Management of Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit. J Pharm Pract.
  • 2017;30:162-171.
  • Mo Y, Thomas MC, Karras GE Jr. Barbiturates for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome: A systematic review of clinical trials. J Crit Care. 2016;32:101-7.
  • Mo Y, Scheer C, Abdallah GT. Emerging Role of Melatonin and Melatonin Receptor Agonists in Sleep and Delirium in Intensive Care Unit Patients. J Intensive Care Med. 2016;31:451-5.
  • Mo Y, Yam FK. Rational Use of Second-Generation Antipsychotics for the Treatment of ICU Delirium: A Neuropharmacological Approach. Journal of Pharmacy Pract. 2017;30:121-129.
  • Mo Y, Yam FK. Recent Advances in the Development of Specific Antidotes for Target-Specific Oral Anticoagulant. Pharmacotherapy. 2015;35:198-207.
  • Mo Y, Zimmermann AE. Role of dexmedetomidine for the prevention and treatment of delirium in intensive care unit patients. Ann Pharmacother. 2013;47: 869-876.
  • Dash AK, Mo Y, Pyne AA. Solid-state properties of creatine monohydrate. J Pharm Sci. 2002;91: 708-18.
  • Mo Y, Dobberpuhl D, Dash AA. A Simple HPLC Method with Pulsed EC Detection for the Analysis of Creatine. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2003;32:125-32.

Lectures and Presentations

Professional Presentations

  • Pain, Agitation/sedation, Delirium (PAD) guidelines. Educational Noon Conference, Department of Neurology at St. Louis University School of Medicine, October 2022
  • Vasoactive Agents. Nursing Grand Rounds, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, June 2022
  • An overview on PADIS (Pain, Agitation/sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep) guidelines (1 hour)
  • Noon Conference Lecture Series for medical residents and students, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, 2016-2021
  • Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents in the ICU Noon Conference Lecture Series for medical residents and students, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, 2020-2021
  • Continuous Lidocaine Infusion as Adjunctive Analgesia in Intensive Care Unit Patients (1 hour) The American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP) Virtual Journal Club Live Webinar (Invited Presentation), October 25, 2017.
  • Current Trends in the Management of Atrial Fibrillation: A Pharmacist’s Perspective (1 hour), LIU Pharmacy Continuing Education presentation, LIU Brooklyn Campus, 2017 (0.5 CEUs)
  • Neuromuscular Blocking Agents (1 hour), Medicine Grand Rounds Lecture Series for medical students and students, Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, 2017
  • Update on Direct Oral Anticoagulants (2 hours), Western Massachusetts Pharmacy Association (WMPhA) Continuing Education presentation, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, West Springfield, MA, November 16, 2016 (0.2 CEUs)
  • Recommended alcohol withdrawal syndrome guidelines, Mercy Medical Center Pharmacy Department Lecture Series for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, Mercy Medical Center, December 2015
  • Vasopressors and Inotropes, Continuing Education Course for pharmacists and pharmacy students, Mercy Medical Center, August 2015 (MA #15-112L)
  • Surviving Sepsis Guidelines: A Review and Update, Continuing Pharmacy Education and Preceptor Development Conference for Registered Pharmacists, WNEU COP, May 2015 (0576-0000-15-001-L01-P, 0.1 CEU)
  • Role of the Pharmacist in COPD Management: A Focus on Patient Education, Continuing Education Course for pharmacists and pharmacy students, Mercy Medical Center, March 2015 (MA #15-035L, 0.05 CEU)
  • Appropriate Antimicrobial Therapy in Sepsis: The “Golden Hour” Continuing Education Course for pharmacists and pharmacy students, Mercy Medical Center, February 2014 (MA #14-075L, 0.05 CEU)
  • Pharmacological Strategies for Reversing Oral Anticoagulants Continuing Education Course for pharmacists and health care providers, Western New England University, March 2014 (MA #14-023L, 0.05 CEU)
  • Aminoglycoside Dosing and Monitoring Continuing Education Course for pharmacists and pharmacy students, Mercy Medical Center, February 2014 (MA #14-014L, 0.05 CEU)
  • Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit ICU Teaching Conference Lecture Series for ICU attending physicians, ICU nurses, and staff pharmacists, Mercy Medical Center, March 2013
  • Surviving Sepsis Guideline Update Medicine Grand Round Lecture Series for medical residents and attending physicians, Cedars- Sinai Medical Center, December 2008, December 2009, December 2010, and November 2011
  • Appropriate Antibiotic Therapy in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), Teaching Conference Lecture Series for SICU residents and attending physicians, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, November 2011
  • Management of Bleeding in Major Trauma Patients, ICU Lecture Series for pharmacists and pharmacy students, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, June 2011
  • Management of Hospital-Acquired, Ventilator-Associated, and Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) Teaching Conference Lecture Series for SICU residents and attending physicians, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, December 2010
  • Nosocomial Infection and Rational Antibiotic Usage, Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) Teaching Conference Lecture Series for SICU residents and attending physicians, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, March 2009 and May 2010
  • Recombinant human activated protein C (Drotrecogin alfa) for severe sepsis, Medicine Grand Round Lecture Series for medical residents and attending physicians, Cedars- Sinai Medical Center, December 2006 and 2007
  • Pharmacy Review Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) Teaching Conference Lecture Series for SICU residents and attending physicians, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, February 2007 and October 2007

Research

  • Noshin Alam, Nora Deiab, Yoonsun Mo. The use of midodrine as an adjunctive vasopressor during and after intensive care. Presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, December 6-10, 2020
  • Abou Baker, Maram Sarsour, Michelle Liu, Yoonsun Mo. Assessment of opioid exposure during intensive care unit visitations contributing to opioid epidemic post-discharge. Presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, December 6-10, 2020
  • Yoonsun Mo, Natalia Shcherbakova, Kelsey L. Inman, Wai Kin Li, Kateryna Kovalenko, Joshua Rosenberg, Jose E. Orsini, James Truong. Evaluation of individualized cefepime dosing using population pharmacokinetic modeling, 2019. Presented at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, December 8-12, 2019
  • Yoonsun Mo, Natalia Shcherbakova, John Zeibeq, Karina Muzykovsky, Wai Kin Li, James Gasperino. Clinical and economic impact of the use of dexmedetomidine for sedation in the intensive care unit compared to propofol, 2018-2019
  • Yoonsun Mo, Eric J Yeh, Felix K Yam. Safety of direct oral anticoagulants with P2Y12 inhibitor: A systemic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials, 2017-2019. Presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, October 2017
  • Yoonsun Mo, Antony Q. Pham, Nino Marzella, Ayse Karakas. Evaluation of potential drug-drug interactions with direct oral anticoagulants in inpatient settings. 2016-2017
    • Received Long Island University Pharmacy Intramural Research Support Grant ($3,000), 2016
    • Presented at Discovery Day research poster showcase, Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn, 2017
    • Presented at the ACCP Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, October 2017
  • Yoonsun Mo, Michael C. Thomas, Todd A. Miano, George E. Karras, Leo I Stemp, Julia T. Bonacum, Kathleen Hutchins. Effect of modafinil on cognitive function in intensive care unit patients: A retrospective cohort study, 2016-2017. Presented at American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2016
  • Yoonsun Mo, Michael C. Thomas, Corey E. Sheer, Natalia Shcherbakova. Current practice patterns in the management of alcohol withdrawal syndrome, 2016-2017
    • Received Western New England College of Pharmacy internal grant ($5,000), 2016
    • Presented at American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2016
  • Yoonsun Mo, Michael C. Thomas, Abigail D. Antigua, George E. Karras. Continuous Lidocaine Infusion as Adjunctive Analgesic Therapy in Critically Ill Patients: A Multicenter Case Series. 2015-2016
    • A Research Snap Shot presentation at the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Critical Care congress, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2017
  • Yoonsun Mo, Anthony E. Zimmermann, Michael C. Thomas. Practice Patterns and Opinions on Current Clinical Practice Guidelines Regarding the Management of Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit, 2013.
    • Received Western New England College of Pharmacy internal grant ($5,000), 2014
  • Yoonsun Mo, Jennifer Smith, Laureen Hill. Use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo) in cardiac surgery to decrease post-operative blood transfusion requirements. Presented at American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 2002
  • Pamela Foral, Yoonsun Mo, Shoby Pullappally, Shelly Jaeckel. Warfarin protocol implementation and evaluation in hospitalized cardiac patients. Presented at American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2000
  • Yoonsun Mo, Aleka K. Dash, Abira Pyne. Solid-State Properties of Creatine Monohydrate. Presented at American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1999
  • Yoonsun Mo, David A. Dobberpuhl, Aleka K. Dash. A Simple HPLC Method with Pulsed EC Detection for the Analysis of Creatine. Presented at American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2000

Honors/Awards

Recipient, Friends of Nursing Award, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Recipient, “Pride in Pharmacy” Scholarship, Creighton University
Recipient, P.E.O International Peace Scholarship
Recipient, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists-American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AAPS-AFPE) “Gateway” Research Scholarship

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)

  • Member, Critical Care PRN Travel Awards Committee
  • Member, Critical Care PRN Research Committee

Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)

         -Member, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology (CPP) Research Committee