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Sandra L. Kane-Gill, Pharm.D., M.S., FCCM, FCCP, is Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She also serves as Associate Professor for the Center for Pharmacoinformatics and Outcomes Research at the School of Pharmacy. She has secondary appointments in the School of Medicine in the Clinical Translational Science Institute, Deparment of Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Biomedical Informatics. In addition to her academic appointments, Dr. Kane-Gill is Critical Care Medication Safety Officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in the Department of Pharmacy.
Dr. Kane-Gill received her Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She completed a pharmacy practice residency accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists at West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, and earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. Dr. Kane-Gill then pursued her Master of Science degree in Pharmacy Administration with emphasis on Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and she completed a critical care fellowship at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Kane-Gill’s interests focus on health service research, including the assessment of economic, clinical, and quality outcomes for critically ill patients. Her goal is to identify effective approaches for the detection, prevention, and management of medication errors and adverse drug events as to improve quality of care and patient safety. Dr. Kane-Gill has served as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on several funded research grants in this area of study. Her work has been presented at several professional meetings, and she has published more than 80 articles and book chapters related to critical care and patient safety. Her endeavors include editing recently published books on the use of high-risk intravenous medications in special patient populations and drug induced complications in critically ill patients. She is on the editorial board for Critical Care Medicine and the Annals of Pharmacotherapy.
Dr. Kane-Gill is an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), and International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. At the 2011 Annual Meeting of ACCP, Dr. Kane-Gill received the Critical Care Practice and Research Network (PRN) Research Award. At the 2012 SCCM meeting she was recognized for her contributions in medication safety error prevention with the Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Section Technology Patient Safety Award. She is a fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine and ACCP.