Department of Pharmacy Practice

College of Pharmacy

Gail S. Itokazu

Gail S. Itokazu, PharmD
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Phone 312-996-6300
Fax 312-996-0379
Office 164 PHARM
US Mail 833 South Wood Street, RM164 MC886, Chicago, IL 60612

Research Interests
Dr. Itokazu research interest is in developing and implementing strategies to improve the prescribing of antimicrobials.

1990 Fellowship in Infectious Diseases/Surgery, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
1989 Advanced Residency in Infectious Diseases/Surgery, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
1988 Doctor of Pharmacy, The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
1981 BS in Pharmacy, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Current UIC Appointments
Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, UIC, Chicago, Illinois.

Representative Publications
  1. Glowacki RC, Schwartz DN, Itokazu GS, Wisniewski MF, Kieszkowski P, Weinstein RA. Antibiotic combinations with redundant antimicrobial spectra: clinical epidemiology and pilot intervention of computer-assisted surveillance. Clin Infect Dis 2003; 37:59-64.
  2. Itokazu GS, Glowacki RC, Schwartz DN, Wisniewski MF, Rydman RJ, Weinstein RA. Antimicrobial consumption data from pharmacy and nursing records: how good are they? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2005; 26:395-400.
  3. Itokazu GS, Schwartz DN, Garey KW, Rodvold KA, Danziger LH, Weinstein RA. Pharmacists’ perceptions of the effectiveness of antimicrobial control programs. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2006; 63:2504-8.
  4. Xamplas RC, Itokazu GS, Glowacki RC, Grasso AE, Caquelin C, Schwartz DN. Implementation of extended infusion piperacillin-tazobactam program at an urban teaching hospital. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2010; 67:622.
  5. Teng CB, Rezai K, Itokazu GS, Xamplas RC, Glowacki RC, Rodvold KA, Weinstein RA, Schwartz DN. Continuation of high-dose vancomycin despite nephrotoxicity. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2012; 56:3470-71.

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