Krisha Le Palma, PharmD

Krisha Le Palma, PharmD

Krisha Le Palma, PharmD is a Residency Preceptor with the Pharmacy Residency Program and the Coordinator of the Pharmacy Discharge Medication Counseling Program. 

Areas of Expertise: Alert fatigue reduction, Drug-drug interaction management, Infectious diseases in immunocompromised hosts, Immunosuppression in pediatric solid organ transplant patients, Improving non-adherence and health literacy
Locations: Main Campus

Background

Dr. Palma works with various medical teams to coordinate discharge medication counseling for patients at high risk for medication errors and/or nonadherence. She is also involved in development of the decentralized pharmacist program. 

Education and Training

Residency

Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) - The Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA
Pediatric Specialty (PGY2) - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Degree

Doctor of Pharmacy - University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USIP), Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Residency Preceptor, Pharmacy Residency Program

Coordinator, Discharge Counseling Program

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Pretreatment of formula with sodium polystyrene sulfonate as a treatment for hyperkalemia in pediatric patients

Publications

Papers

2015

Sharma S, Pradhan M, Meyers KE, Palma KL, Laskin BL. Neonatal atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome from a factor H mutation treated with eculizumab. Clin Nephrol. 2015 Sep;84(9):181-5.

Simpao AF, Ahumada LM, Desai BR, Bonafide CP, Gálvez JA, Rehman MA, Jawad AF, Palma KL, Shelov ED. Optimization of drug-drug interaction alert rules in a pediatric hospital's electronic health record system using a visual analytics dashboard. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Mar;22(2):361-9.

2014

Simpao AF, Ahumada LM, Desai BR, Bonafide CP, Galvez JA, Rehman MA, Jawad AF, Palma KL, Shelov ED. Optimization of drug-drug interaction alert rules in a pediatric hospital’s electronic health record system using a visual analytics dashboard. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014.

Books

2015

Palma KL. Chapter 22 - Transplant. In: Eiland LS, Todd TJ, eds. Advanced Pediatric Therapeutics. Lawrence, Ka: Allen Press;2015: 222-232.

Posters and Presentations

2014

Bhatnagar S, Palma K, Palmer J, Baluarte J, Amaral S. Increased incidence of leucopenia with FDA approved valganciclovir dosing for CMV prophylaxis in pediatric kidney transplant. [poster presentation]. World Transplant Congress; July 2014, San Francisco, CA.

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in professional organizations

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG)