Karla Resendiz, PharmD, BCPPS

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Karla Resendiz, PharmD, BCPPS, 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 Campus
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 Pediatric Pharmacotherapy 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




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 Advocacy Group (PPAG); Research Committee
Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM); Item Writing Committee