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Michele C. Handzel, PharmD, BCCCP

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-5212

Biography

Professional Background

Michele Handzel, PharmD, BCCCP, earned a bachelor of science degree in biology and biochemistry from Mercyhurst College and a doctorate of pharmacy degree from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Upon graduation, she completed a PGY1 residency in pharmacy practice at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE, and a PGY2 residency in critical care pharmacy at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Handzel is currently an emergency medicine clinical staff pharmacist at Strong Memorial Hospital. She is a preceptor for APPE students as well as PGY1 and PGY2 residents on emergency medicine rotations.

Credentials

Education

Bachelor of Science | Mercyhurst College
Biology & Biochemistry

Doctor of Pharmacy | University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

2014 - 2015
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

2013 - 2014
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Christiana Care Health System

Awards


ASHP Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy 2018 (URMC Team)

Publications

Journal Articles

4/26/2022
Bajdas H, Handzel M, Uttaro E, Jones CMC, Kokanovich K, Acquisto NM. "Evaluation of fixed-dose versus variable-dose prothrombin complex concentrate for warfarin reversal." Thrombosis research.. 2022 Apr 26; 214:76-81. Epub 2022 Apr 26.

7/16/2020
Roberts RJ, Miano TA, Hammond DA, Patel GP, Chen JT, Phillips KM, Lopez N, Kashani K, Qadir N, Cairns CB, Mathews K, Park P, Khan A, Gilmore JF, Brown ART, Tsuei B, Handzel M, Chang AL, Duggal A, Lanspa M, Herbert JT, Martinez A, Tonna J, Ammar MA, Nazer LH, Heavner M, Pender E, Chambers L, Kenes MT, Kaufman D, Downey A, Brown B, Chaykosky D, Wolff A, Smith M, Nault K, Gong MN, Sevransky JE, Lat I, . "Evaluation of Vasopressor Exposure and Mortality in Patients With Septic Shock." Critical care medicine.. 2020 Jul 16; Epub 2020 Jul 16.

6/29/2020
Chen JT, Roberts R, Fazzari MJ, Kashani K, Qadir N, Cairns CB, Mathews K, Park P, Khan A, Gilmore JF, Brown ART, Tsuei B, Handzel M, Lee Chang A, Duggal A, Lanspa M, Herbert JT, Martinez A, Tonna J, Ammar MA, Hammond D, Nazer LH, Heavner M, Pender E, Chambers L, Kenes MT, Kaufman D, Downey A, Brown B, Chaykosky D, Wolff A, Smith M, Nault K, Sevransky J, Gong MN, . "Variation in Fluid and Vasopressor Use in Shock With and Without Physiologic Assessment: A Multicenter Observational Study." Critical care medicine.. 2020 Jun 29; Epub 2020 Jun 29.

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