Amy Calabrese Donihi is an Associate Professor and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1996 from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and her Doctor of Pharmacy in 1998 from The State University of New York at Buffalo. In 1999, Dr. Donihi completed an ASHP-accredited residency in pharmacy practice at UPMC and then joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Donihi is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with a clinical practice focusing in inpatient diabetes management and medication education. Through her work with the Diabetes Patient Safety Committee at UPMC, she has collaborated with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers to develop, implement, and assess hospital-wide standardized protocols that target inpatient diabetes and hyperglycemia management.
Dr. Donihi is committed to the training of pharmacy students and pharmacy residents. She is a preceptor for both PharmD students from the University of Pittsburgh and pharmacy residents from UPMC on clinical rotation. In the PharmD program at Pitt, she currently coordinates the Gastroenterology and Nutrition course in the second professional year, and she co-coordinates the Endocrine course in the third professional year. She also serves as practicum facilitator for numerous courses throughout the curriculum.
Dr. Donihi's research interests mimic her clinical interests. She has authored papers based on her clinical practice and her application of the principles of continuous quality improvement to improve the hospital care of patients with hyperglycemia and those at high risk for poor outcome following hospital discharge.