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Christine Groth, PharmD, FCCM, BCCCP

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-4368

Fax: (585) 756-5582

Biography

Professional Background

I am the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator and the Interim Operational Manager for Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Services at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC)-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. The URMC is a large academic medical center with over 100 intensive care unit beds and 112,000 annual ED visits. I was previously the medical ICU pharmacist at the same institution for 13 years and still serve as the primary preceptor and program director for our PGY-2 critical care residency program. I hold several leadership positions both internal and external to my primary department (Pharmacy). Specifically related to critical care, I am an active member of the URMC Critical Care Quality Council where I develop and present guidelines and protocols as well as discuss any safety or quality issues related to pharmacotherapy best practices. I also serve on several other institutional multidisciplinary critical care committees including the MICU Steering Committee, Intensive Care Patient Safety Rounds Committee, Pulmonary Embolism Response Team Committee, and the Sepsis Lean Team Workgroup. Recently, I was tasked to lead a multidisciplinary workgroup to improve the management and prevention of delirium in the ICU, as well as serve as a team leader to establish a post-intensive care unit clinic which I also staff monthly. Nationally I am a member of ACCP and SCCM where I am the chair of the ACCP Critical Care PRN Recognition Committee and Vice-Chair of the SCCM CPP Practice Advancement Committee.

Research

2020- Present “Peripheral Vasopressor Extravasation”. Investigators: Sullivan J, Liptak J, Gashlin L Groth CM at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY

2020-Present “Pharmacist’s Role in Caring for Critically Ill Patients Infected with the SARS-CoV-2 Virus”. Investigators: Clark J, Delibert S, Maynard K, Rappaport S. and Groth CM at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY

2019-Present “Chronic Opioid Use Associated with Fentanyl Infusion in the Intensive Care Unit”. Investigators: Schranz, E, Aierle S, Schult R, Acquisto N, and Groth CM at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY

2019-Present “Dexmedetomidine-induced fever in adult critically ill patients: A comparative study”. Investigators: Schranz, E, Connor, K, Rappaport S, Groth CM at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY

2019- Present “A Multicenter, International Evaluation of Critical Care Pharmacists and Medication Management in ICU Recovery Centers”. Investigators: Rappaport, S, Groth CM through the THRIVE ICU Network

2019- Present “Use of Four-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate for Coagulopathic Bleeding During Cardiac Surgery”. Investigators: Maynard, K, Falvey, J, Groth CM at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY

2018 - Present “Retrospective Evaluation of Intrathecal Nicardipine for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage”. Investigators: Maynard K, Delibert S, Groth CM at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY

2017 - Present “Ketamine for continuous sedation in the ICU”. Principle investigator: Groth, CM at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY through a Multicenter Ketamine Use in the ICU Research Group

2016 - Present “Sepsis Improvement Project in the Emergency Department” Investigators: Miglani A, Acquisto NM, Pietropaoli A, Konwinski J, Springer H, Groth CM, Shinaman G, Apostolakos M at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY

2014 - Present “Evaluation of Early versus Late Neuromuscular Blockade in Acute Respiratory Failure.” Investigators: Groth CM, Slocum G, Begley C, Hogan B, Whipple A, Fosmire-Rundgren E, Patel J, Pietropaoli A at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY

Credentials

Education

2001
Pharm.D. | University at Buffalo
Pharmacy

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/2003 - 06/2005
PGY-2 Critical Care/Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center

Awards

2020
Star Research Achievement Award (Abstract #959)
Location: 49th Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress

2020
Star Research Achievement Award-Top 64 abstracts-Effects of Ketamine on Pain, Sedation, and Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit
Location: 49th Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress

2020
Presidential Citation Award
Location: Society of Critical Care Medicine

2019
URMC Board Excellence Award-Clinical Support
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2019
Institute for Innovative Education Team Based Award Post-Intensive Care Unit Team
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2019
Adult Critical Care Excellence in Leadership Award
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2018
Researcher of the Year
Location: NYS American College of Clinical Pharmacy

2017
URMC Lean Excellence Award-Most Valuable Team (Gold Winner) Sepsis Improvement Project in the Emergency Department
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2017
Preceptor of the Year Nomination
Location: Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College

2015
URMC Board Service Excellence Team Award Rapid Response Team Member
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

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Publications

Journal Articles

2/2022
Groth CM, Droege CA, Connor KA, Kaukeinen K, Acquisto NM, Chui SHJ, Cucci MD, Dixit D, Flannery AH, Gustafson KA, Glass NE, Horng H, Heavner MS, Kinney J, Kruer RM, Peppard WJ, Sarangarm P, Sikora A, Viswesh V, Erstad BL. "Multicenter Retrospective Review of Ketamine Use in the ICU." . 2022 Feb 0; 4(2):e0633. Epub 2022 Feb 10.

1/6/2022
Schranz E, Rappaport S, Groth C, Prasad P, Cooper K, Connor K. "A Retrospective Characterization of Dexmedetomidine-Suspected Fever and Its Consequences in Adult Critically Ill Patients." The Annals of pharmacotherapy.. 2022 Jan 6; :10600280211060082. Epub 2022 Jan 06.

2022
Groth, CM; Acquisto, NM; Wright, C; Marinescu, M; McNitt, S; Goldenberg, I; Cameron, SJ. "Pharmacists as members of an interdisciplinary pulmonary embolism response team" . J Am Coll of Clin Pharm. 2022; 5: 390-397.

Books & Chapters

2019
Chapter Title: Inhaled Antibiotics for Respiratory Infection
Book Title: Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care
Author List: Groth CM
Published By: Mount Prospect, IL: Society of Critical Care Medicine 2019

2016
Chapter Title: Infection Critical Care I: Fungal Infections in the ICU
Book Title: CCSAP
Author List: Groth CM. and Dodds-Ashley ES
Published By: American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2016

2014
Chapter Title: Metronidazole.
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Toxicology, 3rd edition
Author List: Bucklin M. and Groth CM., Henriksen B editors
Published By: Elsevier Inc., Academic Press 2014

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