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Kathryn A. Connor, Pharm.D.

Kathryn A. Connor, Pharm.D.

About Me

Professional Background

Dr. Connor’s specialty is critical care, and at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy (WSoP) she has taught didactically in and/or coordinated Pathophysiology & Therapeutics I-IV, Self-Care & Natural Products, Concepts in Pharmacy Practice I and II, Introduction to the Pharmacy Profession, and the Critical...
Dr. Connor’s specialty is critical care, and at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy (WSoP) she has taught didactically in and/or coordinated Pathophysiology & Therapeutics I-IV, Self-Care & Natural Products, Concepts in Pharmacy Practice I and II, Introduction to the Pharmacy Profession, and the Critical Care Elective. She has also taught at the Wegmans School of Nursing and the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) School of Medicine and precepts core acute care APPE and IPPE IV students. She is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr. Connor strives to maintain an outstanding clinical site in the Surgical ICU at URMC, and precepts WSoP students in their Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. Dr. Connor is also a dedicated advisor and a member of the Experiential Advisory Committee (EPAC), the Post-Graduate Training Committee, and the Student Honor Council, and the Pharmacy Research Committee. In addition, Dr. Connor is proud to be the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) College of Pharmacy Faculty Liaison, and the faculty advisor for the Student Chapter of Clinical Pharmacy. She is passionate about involving students in clinical pharmacy and encouraging early participation in professional organizations.

Before beginning her tenure at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy in 2009, Dr. Connor was fortunate to complete two ASHP-accredited residencies. Dr. Connor is board-certified in critical care.

Dr. Connor enjoys clinical research and scientific writing, and has been heavily involved in many pharmacy organizations, including SCCM, ACCP, APhA, ASP, SIDP, ASHP, A.S.P.E.N., and their local affiliates. She is also honored to have chaired numerous committees, and has been invited/nominated to hold national leadership positions.

Dr. Connor has had the opportunity to practice pharmacy in different regions of the country, including the Midwest, the East Coast, and the Mid-South, and is always eager to relate her experiences to students, both in the classroom and at her practice site. Over the years she has seen the meaningful impact that pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and pharmacy students alike can have on patient care, particularly for the vulnerable and complicated critically ill population, and especially in progressive clinical environments.

Dr. Connor feels that nothing informs her teaching and benefits her students more than her research, service, clinical, and leadership experience and looks forward to continuing to contribute to the education of her future pharmacy colleagues.

When she is not working, Dr. Connor enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, canoeing, ice skating, plant-based food, nature, science, comedy, museums, galleries, reading, the RPO, and otherwise exploring and spending time with loved ones.

Faculty Appointments

Adjunct Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, Community (SMD)



Pharm.D. | Wayne State University. Pharmacy. 2007

Associate in Pharmacy | Schoolcraft College. Pre-Pharmacy. 2003


Ro Chi Induction, nominated by 2021 P-3 Class. 2021

2020: Two SCCM STAR abstract awards, for ketamine research (co-investigator).

2019, 2017, 2018, 2012: SJFC Faculty Travel Grants.

2019: Spring Semester Sabbatical.

2017: ACCP Critical Care PRN MeRIT Program Scholarship Award.

2017, 2015: SJFC Preceptor of the Year Award Nominee.

2013: SCCM CPP Newsletter Member Spotlight.

2013, 2012, 2011, SCCM Presidential Citations.

2011: ACCP Critical Care PRN Volunteer Recognition.

2010: ACCP Critical Care PRN Travel Award.

2010: SJFC Faculty Development Grant.

2009: ACCP Critical Care PRN Travel Award.

2009: ACCP Best Resident and Fellow Poster Award Finalist, Second Runner Up.

2007: APhA-ASP Mortar and Pestle Professionalism Award.

2020 SJFC Faculty Conference Award.

2020 ACCP Critical Care PRN Resident Research Grant (co-investigator, $1.500).


Journal Articles

Acid–base effects of continuous infusion furosemide in clinically stable surgical ICU patients: an analysis based on the Stewart model.

Connor, K.A., Conn, K., Kaufman, D.C., Haas, C.E.

Clin Exp Nephrol. 2020; .

Analysis of the impact of secondary prophylaxis on Clostridioides difficile recurrence in critically ill adults.

Connor KA, Conn K.

SAGE Open Medicine. 2020; .

Maddock K, Connor KA. Drug Update. CE Article. Drug Fever: A Patient Case Scenario and Review of the Evidence.

AACN Adv Crit Care. 2020; .

CE Article: Management of Nosocomial Pneumonia.

Connor KA.

AACN Adv Critical Care. 2018; .

Hydrochloric Acid Infusion for the Treatment of Metabolic Alkalosis in Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patients

Guffey JD, Haas CE, Crowley A, Connor KA, Kaufman DC.

Ann Pharmacother. 2018; .

Drug Update: CE Article: Newer Intravenous Antibiotics in the Intensive Care Unit: Ceftaroline, Ceftolozane-Tazobactam, and Ceftazidime-Avibactam.

Connor KA.

AACN Adv Crit Care. 2016; .

Resolution of clinical and laboratory abnormalities after diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia in trauma patients.

Swanson JM, Connor KA, Magnotti LJ, et al.

Surg Infect. 2013; .

Increased hypoglycemia associated with renal failure during continuous IV insulin infusion and specialized nutritional support.

Dickerson RN, Hamilton LA, Connor KA, et al.

Nutrition. 2011; .

Value of Conducting Pharmacy Residency Training-The Organizational Perspective.

Smith KA, Sorensen T, Connor KA, et al.

Pharmacotherapy. 2010; .

Drug Update. CE Article: New IV antibiotics: a focused pharmacotherapy update.

Connor KA.

AACN Adv Crit Care. 2010; .

Pursuing Board of Pharmacy Specialties certification.

Connor KA, Hamilton LA.

Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2010; .


Foye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry, 8th Edition (2019)

Chapter: Anticoagulants Chapter, Clinical Significance Section

Authors: Sridhar A, Connor KA

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer 2019

Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program, Book 1. Critical and Urgent Care. (2014)

Chapter: Antibiotic Use in Patients Receiving CRRT

Authors: Connor KA.

Publisher: ACCP 2014