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Faculty Profile

amelia-sofjanAmelia Sofjan

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Clinical Specialist, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Health 2, Room 4025
4349 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Houston, TX 77204-5037

Contact: - 713-743-6429


  • Infectious diseases
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Salutatorian, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy/The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Pharmacotherapy Residency, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

SCOPUS Profile
  • Tam VH, Abodakpi H, Wang W, Ledesma KR, Merlau PR, Chan K, Altman R, Tran TT, Nikolaou M, Sofjan AK. Optimizing pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitor concentrations against high inocula of ESBL-producing bacteria. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2021;76:179-83.
  • Zidaru A, Eales BM, Wang W, Merlau PR, Lasco TM, Sofjan AK, Tam VH. MIC profiling of ceftazidime/avibactam against two carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates. J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2020;23:385-7.
  • Skoglund E, Fernandez J, Sherer JT, Coyle EA, Garey KW, Fleming ML, Sofjan AK. Factors that influence PharmD students' intention to attend lectures using the theory of planned behavior. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020;84(5):572-81.
  • Cho JC, Crotty MP, Kufel WD, Chahine EB, Sofjan AK, Gallagher JC, Estrada SJ. Learning experiences within infectious diseases pharmacy residency programs in the United States: a cross-sectional survey. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2019 Sep 6;6(10):ofz387. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz387. eCollection 2019 Oct.
  • Sofjan AK, Islam MA, Halder K, Kabir ND, Saleh AA, Miranda J, Lancaster C, Begum K, Alam MJ, Garey KW. Molecular epidemiology of toxigenic Clostridioides difficile isolates from hospitalized patients and the hospital environment in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Anaerobe. 2020 Feb;61:102081. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2019.102081. Epub 2019 Jul 26.
  • Sofjan AK, Musgrove RJ, Beyda ND, Russo HP, Lasco TM, Yau R, Restrepo A, Garey KW. Prevalence and predictors of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis due to ceftriaxone-resistant organisms at a large tertiary center in the United States. J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2018;15:41-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2018.05.015.
  • Dotson KM, Aitken SL, Sofjan AK, Shah DN, Aparasu RR, Garey KW. Outcomes associated Clostridium difficile infection in patients with chronic liver disease. Epidemiol Infect. 2018;146(9):1101-5. doi: 10.1017/S0950268818001036.
  • Sofjan AK, Casey BO, Xu BA, Amadio J, Restrepo A, Alam MJ, Garey KW. Accelerate PhenoTestâ„¢ BC kit vs. conventional methods for identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of gram-positive bloodstream isolates: potential implications for antimicrobial stewardship. Ann Pharmacother. 2018;52(8):754-62. doi: 10.1177/1060028018765486.
  • Sofjan AK, Mitchell A, Shah DN, Nguyen T, Sim M, Trojcak A, Beyda ND, Garey KW. Rezafungin (CD101), a next generation echinocandin. A systematic literature review and assessment of possible place in therapy. J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2018;14:58-64. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2018.02.013.
  • Addo Smith JN, Yau R, Russo HP, Putney K, Restrepo A, Garey KW, Sofjan AK. Bacteremia in patients with liver cirrhosis: prevalence and predictors of multidrug resistant organisms. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2018;52(7):648-54. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000000964.
  • Abodakpi H, Chang KT, Sánchez Díaz AM, Cantón R, Lasco TM, Chan K, Sofjan AK, Tam VH. Prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase and carbapenemase-producing bloodstream isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae in a tertiary care hospital. J Chemother. 2018;30(2):115-9. doi: 10.1080/1120009X.2017.1399233.
  • Fong G, Skoglund EW, Phe K, Guastadisegni J, Shea KM, McDaneld PM, Perez KK, Sofjan AK. Significant publications on infectious disease pharmacotherapy in 2016. J Pharm Pract. 2018;31(5):469-80. doi: 10.1177/0897190017727212.
  • Sofjan AK, Musgrove RJ, Garey KW. Impact of new diagnostic approaches for invasive candidiasis on antifungal stewardship. Curr Fungal Infect Rep. 2016;10:68-77. doi: 10.1007/s12281-016-0257-2.
  • Sofjan AK. Prosthetic Joint Infection. Infectious Diseases: A Case Study Approach. 1st ed. McGraw-Hill Global Education; 2020.

Awards, Honors and Achievements

  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Board of Pharmacy Specialties
  • Rapid Diagnostics and Point of Care Testing to Enhance Prudent Antimicrobial Use and Patient Outcomes Research Award, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists/Alere Inc.
  • New Investigator Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • New Faculty Research Award, University of Houston, Houston, TX