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Faculty Profile

Matthew WanatMatthew A. Wanat

Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research
Program Director, Fellowship in Academic Pharmacy
Assistant Director, The Prescription Drug Misuse Education and Research Center

Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Clinical Instructor, Baylor College of Medicine

Office: Health 2
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
4849 Calhoun, Room 4029
Houston, TX 77204-5039

Contact: mawanat@uh.edu - 832-842-8367

Research:

  • Prescription drug misuse prevention
  • Anticoagulation/Cardiology
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Postgraduate training and education
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern Bouve College of Health Sciences, Boston, MA
  • PGY2 Critical Care Medicine Residency, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Board of Pharmacy Specialties
  • Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist, Board of Pharmacy Specialties

Publications

Google Scholar Profile
  • Lopez CN, Sulaica EM, Donahue KR, Wanat MA. Updates in hemodynamic monitoring: a review for pharmacists. J Pharm Pract. 2021 Mar. online ahead of print. PMID: 33769132
  • Kiles TM, Zhao AV, Wanat MA, Garey KW, Hatfield CL. Knowledge and self-perception comparisons between students with and without prior technician experience in community pharmacy lab courses. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2021 Mar;13(3):279-287. PMID: 33641739
  • Kiles TM, Garey KW, Wanat MA, Pitman P. A survey to assess experiences and social support of underrepresented minority doctor of pharmacy students. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2021 Mar;13(3):245-254. PMID: 33641734.
  • Wanat MA, Varkey DA, Sulaica EM, Thornton KA, Thornton JD. Does social desirability influence preceptors completion of student experiential evaluations? Am J Pharm Educ. 2020 Sep;84(9). PMID: 33012802
  • Nguyen D, Du N, Sulaica EM, Wanat MA. Bempedoic acid: a new drug for an old problem. Ann Pharmacother. 2021 Feb;55(2):246-251. PMID: 32674598
  • Sulaica EM, Asias-Dinh BD, Wanat MA, Birtcher KK. Is there still a role for aspirin in primary prevention in women in 2020? Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2020 Jun;22(8):34. PMID: 32556683
  • Adil MQ, De La Cruz A, Thornton JD, Wanat MA. Incidence of chronic opioid use in previously opioid-naïve patients receiving opioids for analgesia in the intensive care unit. Fed Pract. 2020;37(4):170-176. PMID: 32322148
  • Imarhia F, Varisco TJ, Wanat MA, Thornton JD. Prescription drug disposal: products available for home use. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2020;S1544-3191. Doi: 10.10106/j.japh.2020.01.004

National Presentations

  • Increasing the Safety and Quality of Opioid Prescribing (Session Chair). Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Virtual. June 2020.
  • Voluntary Diversity Committees Can Effectively Drive Change Within Institutions - ALFP Debate. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 2021 Interim Meeting. Virtual. February 2021.
  • Venovenous vs. venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation & pulsatile versus continuous ventricular assist devices. Society of Critical Care Medicine 2020 Annual Congress. Orlando, FL. February 2020.
  • Making the match: assessing strategies for student success in obtaining postgraduate training. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 2019 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. July 2019.
  • Don't Bypass the Knowledge: Updates in Cardiovascular Surgery Pharmacotherapy. Society of Critical Care Medicine 2019 Annual Congress, San Diego, CA. February 2019.
  • Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: Choosing the Best Anticoagulant in Special Populations. American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting 67th Scientific Session and Expo. Orlando, FL. March 2018.

Book Chapters

  • Wanat MA. Interactive Case: The Pharmacists' Patient Care Process in the ICU. In: Stollings J, ed. Issues in Critical Care Practice. American College of Clinical Pharmacy. September 2020; ISBN-13: 978-1-952291-08-1.
  • Wanat MA. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics. Virtual Critical Care Rounds I Educational Module - Society of Critical Care Medicine. Updated February 2019.

Awards & Honors

  • Rho Chi Society - University of Houston College of Pharmacy Teaching Excellence Award, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2020
  • University of Houston 50 in 5 Awardee (For $1M+ grant), Fall 2020
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 
  • International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis Top Rated Abstract, July 2018
  • Faculty Affairs Committee, University of Houston College of Pharmacy Excellence in Teaching Award, May 2014 & May 2018 
  • International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis Young Investigator Research Award, March 2018
  • American College of Critical Care Medicine Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM), February 2018
  • University of Houston College of Pharmacy Faculty Preceptor of the Year Award, Spring 2017 
  • University of Houston, Office of the Provost Teaching Excellence Award, Spring 2016
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, University of Houston College of Pharmacy PLS Faculty Leadership Award, Spring 2015
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine-Texas Chapter Excellence in Leadership Award, Spring 2015

Involvement

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine-Texas Chapter
  • Past-President (2018-2019)
  • President (2017-2018)
  • President-elect (2016-2017)
  • Board of Directors (2013-2019)

Society of Critical Care Medicine

  • Undergraduate Education Committee (Chair) 2020-2023
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Section - Education Committee (2015 - present)
  • Advanced Knowledge Assessment in Adult Critical Care Committee (2017-2017)

Society of Critical Care Medicine

  • Undergraduate Education Committee (Chair) 2020-2023
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Section - Education Committee (2015 - present)
  • Advanced Knowledge Assessment in Adult Critical Care Committee (2017-2017)

American Society of Health-System Pharmacy

  • SSHP Faculty Advisor (2013-present)
  • Faculty Advisory Panel (2018-2020)

Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists

  • Education Affairs Council (2013-2017 chair, 2020-2021)
  • ACPE Review Committee (Chair, 2020-2021)