Keith Veltri, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Touro College of Pharmacy

Biography

Keith Veltri has been a registered pharmacist since 1995 and began practicing at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York shortly thereafter. During this time period, he assumed staff positions and various supervisory roles within the Department of Pharmacy including ambulatory manager of the Family Care Center (FCC) Pharmacy and clinical pharmacy manager for both the AIDS Center and the adult immunization program.  

Keith joined the faculty at Touro College of Pharmacy in September 2008 and was recently promoted to associate professor in 2013. He currently has a clinical practice site in the Family Medicine unit at Montefiore and acts as a liaison with the college where he precepts both students and pharmacy residents.

Keith has given numerous ACPE accredited lectures and presentations throughout the state for many pharmacy organizations, pharmaceutical companies and local 1199 SEIU training funds and has held several board positions within the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists, Westchester Chapter, including President in 2002-2003.

Keith wears many hats at the college including, Chair of the Faculty Development Committee and Promotions Committee, and Faculty Advisor for Rho Chi Faculty and Phi Lamda Sigma.

Keith is an American Heart Association BCLS certified instructor and an APhA Immunization training certified instructor/coordinator.

Clinical Specialty

  • Internal Medicine

Education

  • PharmD, St. John’s University, NY; 2004
  • B.S., St. John’s University, NY; 1995
  • B.S., Mary Washington College, VA; 1992

Honors and Awards

  • Safety of Dabigatran versus Warfarin in Chronic Liver Disease. Medication Use Evaluation Award. NYSCHP Research and Education Foundation Awards, 2016
  • AACP – Faculty Preceptor of the Year, 2016, 2015
  • Faculty Service Award, 2015
  • Phi Sigma Lamda – Faculty Leadership Award, 2015
  • AACP - Teacher of the Year 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009
  • NYSCHP Pharmacy Practice Achievement Award  - Montefiore Medical Center, 2011
  • American Pharmacist Association (APhA) Immunization Champion Award Touro College of Pharmacy, 2010
  • Montefiore Excellence (ME) Award – Department of Pharmacy, 2009
  • Montefiore Excellence (ME) Award – AIDS Center, 2006
  • Montefiore Face of Respect Award – Montefiore Medical Center, 2006

Research

  • Veltri, K; Callaghan S; Fisher, J; Rumore, MM; Salbu, R; Warwick, S; Wittman, D; Soliman, S. Meeting faculty development needs in a newly established college of pharmacy via inclusion processes. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. National Harbor, MD July 2015
  • Wong Johnny and Veltri Keith Multicenter drug use evaluation of roflumilast in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and guidance criteria for formulary use in an urban academic health system. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Conference. Orange County, CA December 2014 
  • Weiss Caryn, Veltri Keith, Guo Yi, Chung Philip, Minamoto Grace. Customized Order Entry Sets Reduce Antiretroviral Prescribing Errors in an Urban Academic Medical Center: Another Opportunity for Antimicrobial Stewardship. Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Conference. San Francisco, CA October 2013
  • Veltri Keith , Ajavon Antoinette, Berrios-Colon Eva , Babayeva Mariana, Fisher John , Shinkazh Nataliya, Williams Deborah, Wittman Deborah, Brightley Reeshemah Health promotion and community outreach strategies to increase awareness of asthma and smoking cessation amongst minority adolescents. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Kissimmee, FL July 2012
  • Veltri Keith, Addo-Atuah Joyce, Aruoma Okezie, Babayeva Mariana, Basu Paramita, Cook Thomas, Fountain Blake, Garland-Patterson Lois A., Kovera Craig, Salbu Rebecca, Sandweiss Varda, Skinkazh Nataliya, Tahir Rabia, Vaidean Georgeta, Brightley Reeshemah. Health Promotion and Community Outreach Strategies to Increase Awareness of Obesity in Minority Teenage Populations. Poster Presentation. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. San Antonio, TX July 2011

Recent Publications

  • Patel Shreya and Veltri Keith. New novel treatment approaches for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. May 2016
  • Veltri Keith and Rudnick Ellen. Benzocaine Induced Methemoglobinemia: A Case ReportP &T. Vol. 41(3) March 2016
  • Guo Yi, Chung Philip, Minamoto, Grace. Weiss Caryn, Veltri Keith Customized Order Entry Sets Prevent Antiretroviral Prescribing Errors in an Urban Academic Medical Center: Another Opportunity for Antimicrobial Stewardship. P &T May 2015
  • Patel Shreya and Veltri, KeithAntimicrobial Therapy for Community Acquired Pneumonia. U.S.Pharmacist April 2015  www.uspharmacist.com
  • Veltri Keith and Mason Carly.  Medication-Induced Hypokalemia. A Case Report. P &T Vol. 40 No. 3 March 2015
  • Veltri Keith. Acne Pharmacotherapy: A Review. U.S. Pharmacist. May 2013. www.uspharmacist.com
  • Ferrara Lucille, Veltri Keith, Catalano Michela. Public Health Nursing: Practicing Population-Based Care, 2nd ed. 2012.  Chapter 16: Emergency Preparedness in the 21st Century: Two Post -9/11 Case Studies
  • Hidayat Levita, Veltri Keith, Patel Shreya. Active-Learning Implementation in an Advanced Elective Course on Infectious Disease. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2012 Volume 76, Issue 5, 2012: Article 87.
  • Veltri, Keith BPharm, PharmD. Yaghdjian Vicken, Pharm.D, Morgan-Joseph Toshiba, Pharm.D, Prlesi Lendita Pharm.D, Rudnick Ellen, MS, RPh. "Hospital Emergency Preparedness for the 21st Century: The PUSH POD Operation & Involvement of Pharmacists as Immunizers” The Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.January/February 2012
  • Choy, Mary, Kovera, Craig, Veltri, Keith. Integrating Cultural Competency In A New Doctor Of Pharmacy Program In Harlem. Letter to the EditorHospital Pharmacy. Volume 44, Number 8, p 652. 2009
  • Veltri Keith, Ferguson Nadia, Hymowitz, Maggie, Francescone Mark, Nissirios Nicholas, Sinnett Mark, Currie, Brian. The Standing Orders Protocol (STOP): A Pharmacy Driven Pneumococcal and Influenza Vaccination Program. Hospital Pharmacy. Volume 44, Number 10, p 874-850.2009
  • Abstracts:
  • Alizadeh- Shaygh N. and Veltri K. Drug Interaction between Methadone and FluconazoleA Case Report. American Society of Health-systems Pharmacists. Las Vegas, NV. December 2016 
  • Nguyen A., Filipchak R. and Veltri K. Hypertriglyceridemic Pancreatitis: A Case Report. American Society of Health-systems Pharmacists. Las Vegas, NV. December 2016 
  • Mahmood M., Chumki S. and Veltri K. Benzocaine Induced Methemoglobinemia: A Case Report. American Society of Health-systems Pharmacists. Las Vegas, NV. December 2015
  • Abstract Published
  • Veltri, K; Callaghan S; Fisher, J; Rumore, MM; Salbu, R; Warwick, S; Wittman, D; Soliman, S. Meeting faculty development needs in a newly established college of pharmacy via inclusion processes. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. National Harbor, MD July 2015
  • Wong Johnny and Veltri Keith. Multicenter drug use evaluation of roflumilast in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and guidance criteria for formulary use in an urban academic health system. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Conference. Orange County, CA December 2014
  • Weiss Caryn, Veltri Keith, Guo Yi, Chung Philip, Minamoto Grace. Customized Order Entry Sets Reduce Antiretroviral Prescribing Errors in an Urban Academic Medical Center: Another Opportunity for Antimicrobial Stewardship. Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Conference. San Francisco, CA October 2013
  • Shinkazh Nataliya, Veltri Keith, Patel Shreya, Vaidean Georgeta, Akhavein Nima, Assefa Haregwein. Grand round sessions serving as a longitudinal case-based course for synthesis, integration, and application of didactic and experiential education in a 2+2 doctor of pharmacy program. Poster Presentation. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Chicago, IL. 2013
  • Veltri Keith , Ajavon Antoinette, Berrios-Colon Eva , Babayeva Mariana, Fisher John , Shinkazh Nataliya, Williams Deborah, Wittman Deborah, Brightley ReeshemahHealth promotion and community outreach strategies to increase awareness of asthma and smoking cessation amongst minority adolescents Poster Presentation. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Kissimmee, FL July 2012
  • Veltri Keith, Addo-Atuah Joyce, Aruoma Okezie, Babayeva Mariana, Basu Paramita, Cook Thomas, Fountain Blake, Garland-Patterson Lois A., Kovera Craig, Salbu Rebecca, Sandweiss Varda, Skinkazh Nataliya, Tahir Rabia, Vaidean Georgeta, Brightley Reeshemah. Health Promotion and Community Outreach Strategies to Increase Awareness of Obesity in Minority Teenage Populations. Poster Presentation. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. San Antonio, TX July 2011
  • Hidayat Levita, Veltri Keith, Patel Shreya. CDC Public Health Campaign and Antimicrobial Stewardship Principles as Foundation of an Infectious Disease Elective Course. Poster Presentation. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. San Antonio, TX July 2011
  • Hidayat Levita, Veltri Keith, Patel Shreya. Active Learning (AL) Implementation in an Advanced Elective Infectious Disease Course. Poster Presentation. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. San Antonio, TX July 2011
  • Wittman Deborah, PharmD., Veltri Keith, BPharm.,PharmD., Tahir Rabia, PharmD., Choy Mary, PharmD Blended Learning Strategies in a Newly Developed Doctor of Pharmacy Program:
  • Enhancing Student Therapeutic Relationships with Patient CarePoster Presentation. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Seattle, WA July 2010
  • Yaghdjian Vicken BPharm., PharmD, Simkhovich Svetlana PharmD, Khorshidi Igal MD, Veltri Keith BPharm., PharmD. A prospective correlation between vaccine acceptance rates in adults and the use of gender and ethnicity specific patient teaching aids in the in-patient setting. Poster Presentation. American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Anaheim, California. October 2009
  • Veltri Keith, Tahir Rabia, Sandweiss Varda.  Evaluation of Spanish-Language Learning Opportunities in a Newly Developed Doctor of Pharmacy Program.Poster Presentation. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Boston, MA July 2009
  • Veltri Keith, Addo-Atuah Joyce. Creative Teaching of Health Promotion in a Public Health Course for Pharmacy Students. Poster Presentation. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Boston, MA July 2009
  • Ferrara Lucille, Veltri Keith, Carbuto Alfred J, Rudnick Ellen, Catalano Michela. Emergency Preparedness: A model for rapid distribution of vaccines or medications in a health-care network. Poster Presentation. American Society of Health-systems Pharmacists. Orlando, Florida. December 2008
  • Veltri Keith, Ferguson Nadia, Hymowitz, Maggie, Francescone Mark, Nissirios Nicholas, Sinnett Mark, Currie, Brian. The Standing Orders Protocol (STOP): A Pharmacy Driven Pneumococcal and Influenza Vaccination Program. American College of Preventive Medicine. Austin, TX. February 2008

Recent Presentations

“Outstanding Poster Presentation Nomination”

  • Saberi Parya, Veltri Keith, Amodio-Groton Maria. HIV Medication Dosage Modification Chart; improving patients’ continuum of care at an urban HIV clinic. Poster Presentation. American Society of Health-system Pharmacists.  Las Vegas, NV. December 2005
  • Veltri Keith, Anzisi Lisa. Evaluation of Patient Counseling by Pharmacists and Medication Adherence. Poster Presentation. Conference on Patient Education. Orlando, FL. November 2005
  • Veltri Keith, Zingman Barry. The Role of the Clinical Pharmacist in the Comprehensive Care of HIV.
  • Poster Presentation
  • Treatment and Management of HIV Infection in the United States Conference. Atlanta, GA. September 2005

Presentations

  • Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • American Pharmacists Association
    UAN: 202-000-14-003-L01-P
    UAN: 202-000-11-135-L01-P
    UAN: 202-000-11-136-H01-P
    UAN: 202-000-09-001-L01-P
    UAN: 202-000-09-002-H01-P
    A Case of Fludrocortisone Induced Hypokalemia in Adrenal Insufficiency: What Clinical Pharmacists Should Know, 2014
  • Annual Assembly: New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists
    UAN # 0134-0000-14-081-L04-P 0134-0000-14-081-L04-T
  • Oral Phosphate Binders: Selecting the Best Agent, 2013
    ASHP: Eastern States Residency Conference
    UAN: 0330-0000-12-016-L01-P
  • Rilpivirine: A newly approved NNRTI, 2012
    Annual Assembly: New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists
    UAN# 0134-0000-12-036-L01-P
  • Introduction to the Clinical Pharmacy Antimicrobial Regimen Selection; 2010 Choosing the Right Antibiotic
    Westchester County Society of Health–system Pharmacists & Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals
    ACPE# 0134-9999-10-139-LO4-P
  •  “The Immunizing Pharmacist”, 2010 League/1199 SEIU Training & Upgrading Fund
    ACPE # 192-999-08-002-L04P                                                                       
  • “The Standing Orders Protocol (STOP): A Pharmacy Driven Pneumococcal and 2008 Influenza Vaccination Program”
    Annual Assembly: New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists Platform PresentationACPE # 134-000-08-033-L04-PT
  • “Pharmacology: A Component in Ongoing HIV Management” 2007
    League/1199 SEIU Training & Upgrading Fund
    ACPE # 192-999-07-004-L02
  • “The Changing Role of the Pharmacist in the Treatment of HIV Disease”, 2004
    League/1199 SEIU Training & Upgrading Fund
    ACPE # 122-999-04-018-L02
  • “NYS Law and Controlled Substances” 2003
    League/1199 SEIU Training & Upgrading Fund                                                               
    ACPE # 192-000-03-012-L03
  • “HIV Pharmacotherapy –Improving Adherence and Reducing Medication Errors” , 2003
    Annual Assembly: New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists
    ACPE # 134-000-03-035-L02 
  • “Simplification of HIV Drug Therapy” 2003
    Westchester County Society of Health–system Pharmacists & GlaxoSmithKline HIV Pharmaceuticals
    ACPE # 134-999-03-038-L02
  • “Update on Herbal Remedies, 2002
    League/1199 SEIU Training & Upgrading Fund in joint sponsorship with New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists ACPE # 134-999-02-071-L02
  • Managing Antimicrobial Resistance Through Optimal Antibiotic Usage” 2002
    Westchester County Society of Health -system Pharmacists & Elan Pharmaceuticals
    ACPE # 134-999-02-058-L01
  • “The ABC’s of Drug Monitoring - Drug Interactions” 2002
    A The ABC=s of Drug Monitoring B Drug Interactions@ March 2002League/1199 SEIU Training & Upgrading Fund in joint sponsorship with New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists
    ACPE# 134-000-02017-L01

Professional Service

  • New York State Council of Health System Pharmacists                                                       
  • Westchester County Society Chapter
  • Recording Secretary (WCSHP)

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PHRM 502
  • PHRM 507
  • PHRM 508
  • PHRM 632
  • PHRM 637
  • PHRM 638
  • PHRM 828
  • PHRM 834