Krisha Le Palma, PharmD

Krisha Le Palma, PharmD

Krisha Le Palma, PharmD is a residency preceptor with the Pharmacy Residency Program and a clinical pharmacy specialist in Transitions of Care. She is also the coordinator of the Pharmacy Discharge Medication Counseling Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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.  In addition, she participates in several quality improvement programs centered on reducing medication error risk during transitions of care. 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

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Transitions of Care

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2018

Palma KL, Pavlick ER, Copelovitch L. Pretreatment of enteral nutrition with sodium polystyrene sulfonate: effective, but beware the high prevalence of electrolyte derangements in clinical practice. Clin Kidney J. 2018 Apr;11(2):166-171.

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

2018

Palma KL, Patel N, Sullivan J, Rhodes DH. Implementation of an Integrated Medication Education Tool in Epic®. [poster presentation]. Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Regional Conference; March 16, 2018, Radnor, PA.