Ali-Reza Shah-Mohammadi, PharmD, MS, FISMP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Medication Safety
Pharmacy Medication Management & Analytics
The University of Texas MD Anderson Center
Presentation: Medication Safety for Technicians
Ali-Reza Shah-Mohammadi, PharmD, MS, FISMP, CMQ, received his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biochemistry and Biology along with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Shah-Mohammadi attended the University of Houston College of Pharmacy (UHCOP) where he received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2010. Afterwards, he completed a 2 year combined MS/Residency in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at the Harris Health System (formerly Harris County Hospital District) and UHCOP in 2012. He continued his training with a fellowship focusing on safe medication management at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) located in Horsham, PA. Currently he is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Medication Safety at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.
In his current position, Dr. Shah-Mohammadi works in a team which designs medication processes that make it “easier to do the right thing and harder to do the wrong thing.” This is done by reviewing and assessing pertinent literature in medication safety and translating that information to assist in care provided by physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers. Some of his responsibilities include co-coordinating the efforts for the Medication-Use Safety Team (MUST), developing and leading implementation of error prevention strategies, planning, designing, and implementation of the organization’s medication-use technology and automation systems, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulatory and legal requirements relating to medication safety, building a culture of safety, influencing practice change through collaboration with other disciplines, and developing effective methods for spreading best practices throughout the organization.
In addition to the responsibilities above, Dr. Shah-Mohammadi precepts both student pharmacists and pharmacy residents. He has served in different capacities as a member with the Gulf Coast Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GCSHP), the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP), and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). He was a past board member and Director for the GCSHP and served as a co-chair within the Texas Medical Center Residency Council. During his time, Dr. Shah-Mohammadi was appointed as the youngest member of the University of Houston College of Pharmacy Dean’s Advisory Council.
Disclosure: Dr. Shah-Mohammadi has the following relevant financial relationships, potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose:
- Financial support by Med-E.R.R.S.
Review of Conflicts Policy: The UT Austin College of Pharmacy has a very strict policy to ensure against commercial conflicts of interest in CE programming. For this conference, the planning committee picks two committee members who have appropriate backgrounds to review content, and report any potential conflict of interest to the CPE Director. If conflict issues are discovered, they are addressed with speakers to make appropriate changes. Evaluations are collected from all participants with specific questions around the listed conflicts of commercial interest.