With several choices for oral anticoagulation in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation (NVAF), it is critical for pharmacists to be able to account for patient specific factors when selecting the most appropriate anticoagulant.
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James S. Kalus, PharmD, FASHP, is Director of Pharmacy at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan where he is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing all pharmacy services related to patient care including staff training and development, and pharmacy research. Dr. Kalus also serves as Program Director for the postgraduate year one (PGY1) residency at Henry Ford Hospital and is adjunct assistant professor of pharmacy and medicine at Wayne State University. In his research, Dr. Kalus has focused on cardiovascular disease, including the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation (AF) occurring after cardiac surgery, novel strategies for the treatment and prevention of AF, practice-based research related to anticoagulation and implementation science related to clinical pharmacy services.
Devin Lavender, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP is Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in Athens, Georgia where he practices in Ambulatory Care and chronic disease management at the Athens Community Based Outpatient Clinic affiliated with the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. Dr. Lavender obtained his PharmD degree from The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. He completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Memphis VA Medical Center followed by a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in conjunction with the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.
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