Tamara Hernandez, PharmD, MBA

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Touro College of Pharmacy

Areas of Expertise

Pediatric emergency medicine and child and adolescent psychiatry.

Biography

Dr. Hernandez is originally from Northern Kazakhstan. She moved to New York in 2011 where she completed her education. She is passionate about pharmacy advocacy and expansion of healthcare access in communities. Dr. Hernandez is excited to be a pediatric faculty member at Touro College of Pharmacy and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. 

Clinical Specialty

Pediatrics

Education

Residencies:

  • PGY-2 Pediatrics Pharmacy Resident, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital; 2022
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident, Maimonides Medical Center, NY; 2021

PharmD, MBA, Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy, New York; 2020

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the College Silver Medal for graduating with the second highest GPA, 2020
  • Recipient of the Frederic and Linda Greenberg Endowed Scholarship, 2019
  • Rho Chi Honor Society, Long Island University, 2018 - 2020
  • Dean’s List, Long Island University, 2018 - 2020
  • Recipient of the JewishFoundation Scholarship for the Education of Women, 2017 - 2020
  • Recipient of the Presidential Honors Scholarship, 2016 – 2018

Research

  • Development of Discharge Counseling Program and Discharge Medication Reconciliation Process for Pediatric Patients
  • Development of Pediatric Ketogenic Diet Drug Use Guidelines
  • Development of Patient’s Own Medications Practices Policy within Pediatrics
  • Development of Alteplase Use Policy in Pediatric Patients with Pulmonary Embolism
  • Evaluation of enoxaparin and apixaban for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in patients with COVID-19
  • The Effect of Pitavastatin on the Blood Glucose Levels in Patients with or without Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Comparison of Pitavastatin on Glycemic Control in Primary and Secondary Cardiovascular Prevention
  • Implementation of a Precision-Dosing Regimen for Patients Receiving Treatment with Intravenous Immune Globulin
  • Educating Nursing of the Joint Commission (TJC) Standards Medication Management Chapter within a Large Academic Teaching Hospital

Recent Publications

Hernandez T. Automation in the IV Compounding. Bulletin of the New York City Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2020;42(1)

Hernandez T., Kwon H. Ferric Carboxymaltose Injection (Injectafer®) - Induced Hypophosphatemia. The Mount Sinai Hospital Pharmacy Bulletin. 2019;748

Recent Presentations

  • University Level Didactic Pharmacology Lecture: APAP, Aspirin, NSAIDs, and Steroids.
  • Management of Familial Mediterranean Fever in a Pediatric Patient
  • “Fighting the Resistance”: Multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Management of status asthmatics in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Use of Mannitol

CE:

  • “CAN-EM”: Emerging Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome in Adolescent Population

Professional Service

  • Serves as a pediatric pharmacy representative on an Immunizations Committee at Pediatric Professional Association (PPA)
  • Serves as a co-chair on a Grassroots Committee at New York City Society of Health-system Pharmacists (NYCSHP)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Pediatric Professional Association (PPA)
  • New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists (NYSCHP)

Languages

Russian

Hobbies

Skiing, tennis