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University of Colorado Denver

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Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Chair: Douglas N. Fish, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP, BCPS


Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine

Dr. Douglas N. Fish is a Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences/Critical Care Medicine, as well a Clinical Specialist in Infectious Diseases and Critical Care at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver. Dr. Fish completed his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of California at San Francisco, a clinical pharmacy residency at Duke University Medical Center, and a fellowship in infectious disease/critical care at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been in Colorado since 1992.

Dr. Fish is active in many State and national professional societies. He is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, a Past President of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, and also served as President of the Colorado Pharmacists Society. He is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) with Added Qualifications in infectious Diseases. His research interests primarily concern antimicrobial pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, use of antimicrobials in critically ill and immunocompromised patients, and antimicrobial resistance.

Mailing address:

University of Colorado Denver
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Mail Stop C238-L15, Academic Office 1
12631 E. 17th Ave., Room L15-1215
Aurora, CO 80045

Telephone:

Voice: (303) 724-2615
Fax: (303) 724-0979
E-Mail: Doug.Fish@UCDENVER.EDU

Clinical/Research Interest:

Clinical Specialist in Critical Care, Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Units, University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO Antimicrobial pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, use of antimicrobials in critically ill and immunocompromised patients, nosocomial infections, antimicrobial resistance

Training and Education:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco (1989)
  • Clinical Pharmacy Residency, Duke University Medical Center (1989-1990)
  • Specialty Residency in Infectious Diseases, University of Illinois at Chicago (1990-1991)
  • Fellowship in Infectious Diseases/Critical Care, University of Illinois at Chicago (1990-1992)

Certifications:

  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (1997, 2004)
  • Added Qualifications in infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy (2000)

Teaching:

  • Introduction to Postgraduate Training (Professional Career Development)
  • Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy (Integrated Organ Systems [IOS] 10 & 11)
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics (Clinical Science Foundations, IOS 8 & 10)
  • Comprehensive Patient Care
  • Course coordinator, IOS 10
  • Course coordinator, Acute Care Pharmacotherapy elective
  • Preceptor, Experiential Clerkship in Critical Care
  • Preceptor, Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1)
  • Program Director, Specialty Residency in Critical Care (PGY2)

Professional Memberships and Service:

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (Fellow)
  • American College of Critical Care Medicine (Fellow)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Colorado Pharmacists Society (Past President)
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • International Society for Infectious Diseases
  • Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society
  • Rho Chi National Pharmaceutical Honor Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (Elected Member-At-Large, Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacology Section)
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (Past President)

Awards and Honors:

  • 2008 - Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation
  • 2007 - Fellow, University of Colorado’s Emerging Leader’s Program
  • 2007 - Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation
  • 2007 - Third-Year Pharm.D. Students' Award for Excellence in Teaching: Teacher of the Year
  • 2006 - Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP)
  • 2005 - Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation
  • 2003 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmacy Leadership Award
  • 2003 - Pharm.D. Students' Award for Excellence in Teaching: Teacher of the Year
  • 2003 - University of Colorado School of Pharmacy Leadership Award
  • 2002 - National Community Pharmacists Association Pharmacy Leadership Award
  • 2002 - McKesson Pharmacy Leadership Award
  • 2001 - UCD President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2000 - Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM)
  • 2000 - Undergraduate Students' Award for Excellence in Teaching: Teacher of the Year
  • 1999 - UCD Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award
  • 1999 - Pharm.D. Students' Award for Outstanding Clinician
  • 1998 - Pharm.D. Students' Award for Outstanding Clinical Preceptor
  • 1997 - Undergraduate Students' Award for Excellence in Teaching: Teacher of the Year
  • 1996 - Second Place Winner, Abbott Pharmaceuticals National Hospital Pharmacy Quality Improvement Award
  • 1996 - American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy New Investigators Award
  • 1996 - American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation Drug Therapy Research Award
  • 1996 - Pharm.D. Students' Award for Outstanding Clinical Instructor
  • 1996 - Undergraduate Students' Award for Excellence in Teaching: Teacher of the Year
  • 1995 - Pharm.D. Students' Award for Outstanding Clinical Mentor
  • 1995 - Undergraduate Students' Award for Excellence in Teaching: Teacher of the Year
  • 1994 - Undergraduate Students' Award for Excellence in Teaching: Teacher of the Year
  • 1993 - Undergraduate Students' Award for Excellence in Teaching: Teacher of the Year