Available Until 5/8/2023

COVID-19 Critical Care Response and Patient Management Lessons Learned from NYU Langone Health

Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credit: No CE is offered with this activity.
Activity Fee: Members/Non-Members - Free
Activity Date: May 8, 2020


This activity will describe the critical role provided by pharmacists, leadership decisions in influencing health systems management of COVID-19 critical care patients, and general lessons learned from pharmacists on the frontlines.  

NYU Langone's pharmacy teams were instrumental in the interprofessional response to the rapidly changing demands. Clinical leaders from NYU Langone will share how the early decision to keep pharmacists engaged at the bedside through drug supply and IRB integration had an important organizational impact.    


  • Managing Patient Surge and Acuity Escalation 
  • Establishing COVID-19 Isolation and Surge Units
  • Maintaining Drug Supply
  • Balancing Evidenced-based Care and Emerging Publications
  • Rapid Implementation of IRB


John Papadopoulos, B.S.Pharm., Pharm.D., FCCM, BCCCP
Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services
Critical Care Pharmacist
Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Cristian Merchan, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, 
Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
Clinical Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit

Serena Arnouk, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacotherapy Specialist,
Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Tania Ahuja, Pharm.D., AACC, BCCP, BCPS, CACP
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Medicine & Anticoagulation
Clinical Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Cardiology

Frank Cirrone, Pharm.D., BCOP
Assistant Director Clinical Pharmacy Services – Hematology/Oncology
Clinical Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Adult Hematology/Oncology


Lisa Lifshin, B.S.Pharm. 
Senior Director of Pharmacy Technician Accreditation & Residency Service
Accreditation Services Office, ASHP