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An Interview with ID Pharmacists: New Joint Commission Antibiotic Stewardship Requirements

July 27, 2023


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This episode includes an interview with two ID specialty pharmacists and their take on the new Joint Commission requirements that were implemented in 2023. Tune in to learn what they anticipate to be the biggest challenges and opportunities they see from the perspective of a large academic and small community hospital.  


Andrea PallottaAndrea Pallotta, PharmD, (she/her) is the clinical coordinator for infectious diseases and HIV at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead for the Cleveland Clinic Health System. She is the pharmacy chair for the Antimicrobial and COVID-19 Panels of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. She works alongside a multidisciplinary team of caregivers to provide treatment for patients living with HIV in outpatient clinic and to coordinate antimicrobial stewardship efforts across the enterprise. 

Alex CainAlex Cain, PharmD, BCIDP, (he/him) is a clinical pharmacy specialist in antimicrobial stewardship at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center located in Olney, Maryland. He received his PharmD from the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher University. He completed his PGY1 pharmacy residency at UPMC Mercy and completed his PGY2 residency in infectious diseases at Allegheny General Hospital. 

Nisha MathewNisha M Mathew, BE, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, CPh, (she/her) is the Cleveland Clinic Florida regional director for medication safety. Dr. Mathew earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and completed her PGY1 residency from Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has appointments, as Clinical Assistant Professor at multiple colleges of pharmacy, serves on the ASHP SICP SAG on Medication Management, and is active on several committees at the state level of ASHP. Dr. Mathew is passionate about leadership, advocacy, cardiovascular, and infectious disease topics. 


R3 Report Antibiotic Stewardship

The Joint Commission Antibiotic Stewardship Resources

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.