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Kelly E. Pillinger

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Professional Background

Kelly Pillinger, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, BCIDP joined the University of Rochester Medical Center in July 2018. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. She has been practicing as an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist since 2012.

Her professional interests include treatment of infections due to multi-drug resistant gram-negative organisms (CRE), immunocompromised/bone marrow transplant population, and antimicrobial stewardship. She is passionate about clinical research and has published numerous articles and posters as well as book chapters in infectious diseases. She serves as a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacists (ACCP) and as an active member of several committees for the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP). She is actively engaged in teaching and has precepted over 25 residents and pharmacy students. She currently serves as the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program Director.



BS | Cornell University

PharmD | University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/01/2011 - 06/30/2012
PGY2 Infectious Diseases | University of North Carolina Medical Center, Chapel Hill, NC

07/01/2010 - 06/30/2011
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice | University of North Carolina Medical Center, Chapel Hill, NC


Journal Articles

Martin AJ, Shulder S, Dobrzynski D, Quartuccio K, Pillinger KE. "Antibiotic Use and Associated Risk Factors for Antibiotic Prescribing in COVID-19 Hospitalized Patients." Journal of pharmacy practice.. 2021 Jul 22; :8971900211030248. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Jaffa RK, Hammer J, Medaris LA, Anderson WE, Heffner AC, Pillinger KE. "Empiric aztreonam is associated with increased mortality compared to beta-lactams in septic shock." The American journal of emergency medicine.. 2021 May 5; 48:255-260. Epub 2021 May 05.

Pillinger KE, Bouchard J, Withers ST, Mediwala K, McGee EU, Gibson GM, Bland CM, Bookstaver PB. "Inpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Interventions in the Adult Oncology and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Population: A Review of the Literature." The Annals of pharmacotherapy.. 2020 Jun 0; 54(6):594-610. Epub 2019 Nov 26.