Karla Resendiz, PharmD, BCPPS, BCCCP

female silhouette icon
Karla Resendiz, PharmD, BCPPS, BCCCP, is a residency preceptor with the Pharmacy Residency Program and a clinical pharmacy specialist in Pediatric Critical Care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric critical care
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Pharmacy Practice (PGY 1) – Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Pediatric Specialty (PGY 2) – Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Board Certification

Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP)
Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist (BCPPS)

Graduate Degree

Doctor of Pharmacy – University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 

Titles and Academic Titles

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Critical Care

Residency Preceptor, Pharmacy Residency Program

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Nutrition Support
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation




O’Neil ER; Schmees LR; Resendiz K et al. Inhaled Tranexamic Acid As a Novel Treatment for Pulmonary Hemorrhage in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients. Crit Care Explor 2020; 2(1):e0075

Resendiz K, Humlicek TJ, Moffett BS. Drugs. In Mery CM (ed), Texas Children’s Hospital Handbook of Congenital Heart Disease (pp.522-534). Houston, TX: Texas Children’s Hospital, 2020.


Moffett BS, Resendiz K, Morris J et al. Population Pharmacokinetics of Vancomycin in the Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Population. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2019 Mar-Apr; 24(2): 107–116

Resendiz K, Achuff B. Opioid and benzodiazepine bolus use in a pediatric intensive care unit during a city-wide catastrophe. Crit Care Med 2019; 47(1): 665.


Achuff B, Jain P, Resendiz K, et al. Objective sedation in a Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit decreases narcotic exposure. Crit Care Med 2018; 46(1): 630

Jain P, Achuff BJ, Resendiz K, et al. Do Children with Down syndrome really need higher sedation and analgesia after cardiac surgery? Crit Care Med 2018; 46(1): 98


Resendiz K, Elhoff J, Achuff B, et al. Evaluation of vasopressin effects on ST-segment variability in critically ill pediatric patients. Presented at the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society’s 13th Annual International Meeting. Washington, DC. December, 2017 

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS)
Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA); Research Committee
Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM); Item Writing Committee