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Edward T. Horn, PharmD, BCCCP

Office: S-550 Scaife Hall , 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-864-3776


Edward Horn, PharmD, BCCCP, joined the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the School of Pharmacy in July 2018 and holds the title of Associate Professor. He also serves as a clinical pharmacy Specialist in heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Heart and Vascular Institute. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000, with subsequent post-graduate training. Horn completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Upon completion, he returned to the University of Pittsburgh for his PGY-2 Specialty Residency in Critical Care Pharmacy Practice. 

From 2002-2007, Horn was a clinical pharmacy specialist in Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.  During that time, he aided in the care of the critically ill and was active in both student and resident precepting, as well as clinical research. He then joined the pharmacy department at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh in 2007 as a clinical pharmacy specialist in cardiothoracic surgery with key roles in the in the cardiothoracic surgery ICU, heart transplant, and mechanical circulatory support programs there. He also served as the critical care pharmacy residency program director there from 2012 to 2018.

Horn’s current clinical practice sites include the heart transplant clinic as well as the heart transplant/mechanical support service at UPMC. His clinical research interests surround improving the long-term care of both heart transplant recipients and patients with durable mechanical support devices, including immunosuppression management and anticoagulant/antiplatelet monitoring in mechanical circulatory support.

Bloodstream Infections in Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Recipients: Diagnostic and Clinical implications
Kyvernitakis A, Pappas O, Farmakiotis D, Horn ET, Benza RL, Bailey SH, Agarwal R
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Journal 2018; Sept 17 (EPub ahead of print)

Pharmacotherapeutic Management of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients with Continuous-Flow Left-Ventricular Assist Devices
Sieg A, Moretz JD, Horn E, Jennings DJ.
Pharmacotherapy. 2017 Nov;37(11):1432-1448

Assessing Anticoagulation Practice Patterns in Patients on Durable Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices: An International Survey
Jennings DL, Horn ET, Lyster H, Panos AL, Teuteberg JJ, Lehmkuhl HB, Perez A, Shullo MA.
American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Journal 2016;62(1):28-32

Pharmacotherapy of Sepsis
Pavlik DJ, Simpson RW, Horn ET, King L, Finoli L.
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly 2015;38(2):121-36.

The Pathophysiology of Endothelin in Complications After Solid Organ Transplantation: A Potential Novel Therapeutic Role for Endothelin Receptor Antagonism
Raina A, Horn ET, Benza RL.
Transplantation 2012 Nov 15;94(9):885-93

Safe Utilization of Hemodialysis in Dabigatran Exposure Prior to Cardiac Surgery
Wanek MR, Horn ET, Baroody SC, Elapavaluru S, Sokos GG.
Ann Pharmacother. 2012 Sep;46(9):e21.

Erythropoietic Agents for Anemia of Critical Illness
Shermock KM, Horn E, Rice TL
American Journal of Health System Pharmacy 2008;65(6):540-546

Clinical Trials of Antifungal Prophylaxis in Surgical Critically Ill Patients
Horn E, Swoboda SM, Lipsett PA
Journal of Invasive Fungal Infections 2007;1(2):34-41

Critical Care Pharmacists: Evolution of an Essential Team Member
Horn E, Jacobi J
Critical Care Medicine, 2006;34(3 Suppl):S46-51

Number Needed to Treat and Cost of Recombinant Human Erythropoietin to Avoid One Transfusion Related Adverse Event in Critically Ill Patients
Shermock KM, Horn E, Lipsett PA, Pronovost PJ, Dorman T.
Critical Care Medicine, 2005:33(3):497-503

Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Sedatives and Analgesics
Horn E, Nesbit SA
Gastroendoscopy Clinics of North America, 2004;14(2):247-268

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