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Jennifer A. Iuppa

Jennifer A. Iuppa


About Me

Professional Background

Jennifer I. Melaragno, PharmD, BCPS, FAST, is an Abdominal Transplant Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the University of Rochester Medical Center and has been practicing for over 10 years. Additionally, she serves as Adjunct Faculty at St. John Fisher College. She earned a doctorate of pharmacy degre...
Jennifer I. Melaragno, PharmD, BCPS, FAST, is an Abdominal Transplant Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the University of Rochester Medical Center and has been practicing for over 10 years. Additionally, she serves as Adjunct Faculty at St. John Fisher College. She earned a doctorate of pharmacy degree from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She subsequently pursued post-graduate training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis, MO, where she completed both PGY1 pharmacy practice and PGY2 solid organ transplant training. Following her residencies, she practiced as a clinical specialist in lung transplantation for three years at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Board-certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation, she is a leader in transplant pharmacy and actively participates on the national level through committee membership, research, and education. She previously served on the executive boards of both the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Immunology and Transplantation Practice and Research Network (IMTR PRN) and the American Society of Transplantation's (AST) Transplant Pharmacy Community of Practice as secretary/treasurer and Member-at-Large, respectively. She has served on a multitude of workgroups through both ACCP and AST. Currently, she is participating in a multicenter trial to better understand the natural history of medication management after transplant, a systematic review of opioid use in transplantation, and conducting a survey to understand PGY2 Transplant Pharmacy research publication rates.

Within the University of Rochester Medical Center, she served on the Research Subjects Review Board as a board member for several years. She is the current co-chair of the Pharmacy Resident Research Committee, and she participates on the Resident Wellness Committee. For over 10 years, she has served as a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents.


Journal Articles

Assessment of the prevalence of burnout and well-being in solid organ transplant pharmacists.

Harris M, Pilch N, Doligalski CT, Henricksen E, Melaragno J, Lichvar A

Clinical transplantation.. 2022 May 26 :e14735. Epub 05/26/2022.

The Rochester Relapse Risk Scale: Developing a Standardized Approach to Predicting Substance Relapse in Liver Transplant Candidates.

Leistman SC, Melaragno JI, Dokus MK, Martens JA, Salter MA, Hutchinson DJ, Hernandez-Alejandro R, Al-Judaib B, Nickels MW

Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation.. 2021 September 19 (9):919-927. Epub 1900 01 01.

Implications for Body Weight Extremes in Solid Organ Transplantation.

Campara M, Lourenco LM, Melaragno JI, Kaiser TE

Pharmacotherapy.. 2020 December 10 Epub 12/10/2020.

A multi-center case series documenting Medicare Part D plan denials of immunosuppressant drug coverage for organ transplant recipients.

Lushin EN, McDermott JK, Truax C, Lourenco LM, Mariski M, Melaragno JI, Potter LM

American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.. 2020 September 25 Epub 09/25/2020.

Emergency department analgesia in patients with traumatic injuries on outpatient buprenorphine.

Chee-How EL, Acquisto NM, Iuppa Melaragno J, Kokanovich K, Foster J, Schult RF

The American journal of emergency medicine.. 2020 May 22 Epub 05/22/2020.

Alternatives to immediate release tacrolimus in solid organ transplant recipients: When the gold standard is in short supply.

Jorgenson MR, Descourouez JL, Brady BL, Bowman L, Hammad S, Kaiser TE, Laub MR, Melaragno JI, Park JM, Chandran MM

Clinical transplantation.. 2020 May 13 :e13903. Epub 05/13/2020.

The Clinical Conundrum of Cannabis: Current Practices and Recommendations for Transplant Clinicians: an Opinion of the Immunology/transplantation PRN of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Melaragno JI, Bowman LJ, Park JM, Lourenco LM, Doligalski CT, Brady BL, Descourouez JL, Chandran MM, Nickels MW, Page RL

Transplantation.. 2020 May 11 Epub 05/11/2020.

Observations from a systematic review of pharmacist-led research in solid organ transplantation: An opinion paper of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Immunology/Transplantation Practice and Research Network.

Pilch NA; Park JM; Lichvar A; Kane C; Bowman L; Melaragno JI; Sobhanian M; Perez C; Trofe-Clark J; Fleming JN.

J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2020; 3: 1344-54.

Letermovir for the management of cytomegalovirus infection.

Bowman LJ, Melaragno JI, Brennan DC

Expert opinion on investigational drugs.. 2017 February 26 (2):235-241. Epub 12/28/2016.

Evaluation of Enoxaparin Dosing as a Risk Factor for Bleeding in Lung Transplant Recipients.

Sofjan AK, Iuppa JA, Bain KB, Deal EN, Witt CA, Hachem RR, Yusen RD

The Annals of pharmacotherapy.. 2016 October 50 (10):824-31. Epub 06/29/2016.

Hyperammonemia Syndrome After Lung Transplantation: A Single Center Experience.

Chen C, Bain KB, Iuppa JA, Yusen RD, Byers DE, Patterson GA, Trulock EP, Hachem RR, Witt CA

Transplantation.. 2016 March 100 (3):678-84. Epub 1900 01 01.

Analysis of enoxaparin dose titration at a large, tertiary teaching facility.

Freer JM, Green MS, Iuppa JA, Deal EN, Thoelke MS

Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis.. 2015 November 21 (8):720-3. Epub 12/14/2014.

Acute antibody-mediated rejection after lung transplantation.

Witt CA, Gaut JP, Yusen RD, Byers DE, Iuppa JA, Bennett Bain K, Alexander Patterson G, Mohanakumar T, Trulock EP, Hachem RR

The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation.. 2013 October 32 (10):1034-40. Epub 08/13/2013.


The Washington Manual Nephrology Subspecialty Consult 3rd Edition (2011)

Chapter: Principles of Drug Dosing in Renal Impairment

Authors: Iuppa, Jennifer; and Bowman, Lyndsey

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2011

Resident Survival Guide (2011)

Chapter: Thoughts from a Resident: on Failure

Authors: Iuppa, Jennifer

Publisher: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Lanexa 2011