INDRANI KAR, Pharm.D., (Indrani.Kar@UHhospitals.org) is the clinical pharmacy specialist for drug policy/formulary at University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland, Ohio. She oversees the system adult formulary, system pediatric formulary, ambulatory medication guidance, and system medication policy. She also supports the over 30 residents at UH in their professional development and conducts student APPE rotations in drug information. She earned her Pharm.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, completed her specialty fellowship in drug information at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy, and completed her PGY2 residency in drug information at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Rutgers, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.
She currently serves ASHP as the chair of the Section for Inpatient Care Practitioners’ Educational Steering Committee . She has previously served as the new practitioner member of the Council on Therapeutics and as a member of the Section Advisory Group (SAG) on Medication Safety. She is an active member of the Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists, serving as the inaugural chair for the Clinical Resilience and Well-Being Taskforce and supporting the ASHP as a curriculum vitae reviewer and annual meeting continuing education session reviewer. She is actively involved in supporting ASHP’s guideline development process and education as a guideline reviewer and professional poster abstract reviewer. She also has a vested interest in developing students and residents and has served as a multi-cycle poster reviewer at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.
ASHP leads the profession in the creation of consistent standards for safe and effective healthcare, and the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners supports pharmacists taking ownership of medication use in their organizations. This includes providing tools, collaboration opportunities, and membership development for pharmacists that promote operational effectiveness, medication safety, and financial health at their organization.
ASHP members (over 55,000 strong) improve medication use and safety locally in their role, at the state level with affiliates, and at the national level with the leadership of ASHP. ASHP and SICP have given me the opportunity to have a voice in the profession. I am thankful to have supported ASHP’s formulary guidelines, competency assessment center, and other resources that I use daily. I value learning from pharmacists throughout the country in the ASHP Connect community and in my committee service within ASHP. I am thrilled to have brought an organized, efficient, and engaging methodology to my year as chair of the Educational Steering Committee, which has allowed members to participate in areas of interest and be successful.
I would be honored to serve as your director-at-large with a focus on the following areas:
- Advocate for member professional development opportunities
- Enhance the efficient development and sharing of resources through networking and membership engagement
- Recognize members at different stages in their career
I am a collaborator, facilitator, and networker. If elected, I will use these skills and passions to serve the organization that shaped me. I am honored to be nominated alongside my wonderful colleagues.