Anthony J. Guarascio, Pharm.D., BCPS

Assistant Professor
Admin-College of Pharmacy

Office: 1924 Alcoa Highway
Tel: (865) 974-2100
aguarasc@uthsc.edu

Education

West Virginia University School of Pharmacy

 

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Memorial University Medical Center

 

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Resident

West Virginia University Hospitals

 

Board Certification

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties

Society Memberships

Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists

Infectious Diseases Society of America

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

American College of Clinical Pharmacy

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Committees & Offices Held

University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy:

            Admissions Committee

Faculty Advisor for APhA-ASP Project Immunization

 

University of Tennessee Medical Center:

Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee coordinator

Infection Prevention Committee

National Patient Safety for Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms Committee

Education Committee

Publications

1.      Guarascio AJ, Slain D, McKnight R, Petros K, Parker J, Wilson A, Defazio CM, Sarwari AR. A Matched-Control Evaluation of an Antifungal Bundle in the Intensive Care Unit at a University Teaching Hospital. Int J Clin Pharm. 2013;35(1):145-148.

2.      Guarascio AJ, Slain D, Cumpston A. Tacrolimus Dose Modification in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients Following a Change in Therapy from Fluconazole to Voriconazole. ISRN Transplantation. 2013;2013.

 

National Meeting Abstracts

1.      Benfer SM, Guarascio AJ.  Impact of an Antimicrobial Management Intervention on Penicillin-Allergic Patients Receiving Aztreonam.  University of Tennessee Medical Center.  University HealthSystem Consortium at the Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Las Vegas, NV, December 2012. Abstract Number 92925.

2.      Moriarty KE, Winters S, Guarascio AJ.  Acute Kidney Injury Associated with Extended-Infusion versus Standard-Infusion Piperacillin/Tazobactam in Combination with Vancomycin.  University of Tennessee Medical Center.  University HealthSystem Consortium at the Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Las Vegas, NV, December 2012. Abstract Number 30B.

3.      White C, Wheeler J, Guarascio AJ, Ray SM.  Effect of Antibiotic Selection on Incidence of 30 Day Post-Discharge Emergency Department Visits and Readmissions due to Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Las Vegas, NV, December 2012. Abstract Number 8-202.

4.      Brockman M, Guarascio AJ, Nordmeyer S.  Surveillance of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Colonization and Associated Risk of Infection.  Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, New Orleans, LA, December 2011.  Abstract Number 9-278.

5.      Guarascio AJ, Slain D, McKnight R, Petros K, Parker J, Wilson A, Defazio CM, Sarwari AR. A Matched Case-Controlled Evaluation of an Antifungal Bundle in the Intensive Care Unit at a University Teaching Hospital.  West Virginia University Hospitals. 

Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, October 2011; Abstract Number 240.

American College of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2011; Abstract Number 373.

6.      Guarascio AJ, Slain D.  Utility of SafetySurveillor at Identifying De-escalation Opportunities in Patients Receiving Vancomycin.  West Virginia University Hospitals.  Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Anaheim, CA, December 2010; Abstract Number 7-242.

7.      Guarascio AJ, Lin J, Melroy MJ, Kennedy WK.  The Impact of Peptide Nucleic Acid Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization (PNA FISH) Implementation on the Treatment of Staphylococcal Bloodstream Infections.  Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Las Vegas, NV, December 2009; Abstract Number 7-159. 

8.      Guarascio AJ, Makela E.  Assessment of Pharmacist Practices in Regard to Bioequivalent Substitution of Psychotropic or Narrow Therapeutic Index Medications.  Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Orlando, FL, December 2008; Abstract Number SP-341.