Department of Pharmacy Practice

College of Pharmacy

James J. Thielke

James Thielke
James J. Thielke, PharmD
Clinical Associate Professor
Pharmacy Practice
Phone 312-996-0897 x4#
Fax 312-996-0379
Office 348 CSB, MC886
US Mail 833 South Wood Street, RM164 MC886, Chicago, IL 60612

Research Interests
Dr. Thielke's areas of interest include kidney, liver and pancreas transplants.

1996 Specialty Residency in Transplantation/Immunology, The University of Tennessee-Memphis, College of Pharmacy/ Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Bowld Hospital
1995 Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy
1993 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
1992 Bachelor of Science-Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Pharmacy

Current UIC Appointments
2002 to present Co-Director, Transplant Specialty Residency, College of Pharmacy/Medical Center
1996 to present Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Clinical Pharmacist in Organ Transplantation, Illinois Medical Center

Representative Publications
  1. Walczak DA, Calvert D, Jarzembowski TM, Testa G, Sankary HN, Thielke J, Oberholzer J, Benedetti E. Increased risk of post-transplant diabetes mellitus despite early steroid discontinuation in Hispanic kidney transplant recipients. Clinical Transplantation. 2005 Aug;19(4):527-31.
  2. Pham K, Kraft K, Thielke J, Oberholzer J, Sankary H, Testa G, Benedetti E. Limited-dose daclizumab versus basiliximab: A comparison of cost and efficacy in preventing acute rejection. Transplantation Proceedings 2005; 37(2):899-902.
  3. Thielke J, DeChristopher PJ, Sankary H, Oberholzer J, Testa G, Benedetti E. Highly successful living donor kidney transplantation after conversion to negative of a previously positive flow-cytometry cross-match by pretransplant plasmapheresis. Transplantation Proceedings 2005; 37(2):643-644.
  4. Oberholzer J, Thielke J, Hatipoglu B, Testa G, Sankary HN, Benedetti E. Immediate conversion from tacrolimus to cyclosporine in the treatment of posttransplantation diabetes mellitus. Transplantation Proceedings 2005; 37(2): 999-1000.
  5. Bogetti D, Sankary HN, Jarzembowski TM, Manzelli A, Knight PS, Thielke J, Chejfec G, Cotler S, Oberholzer J, Testa G, Benedetti E. Thymoglobulin induction protects liver allografts from ischemia/reperfusion injury. Clin Transplant. 2005 Aug;19(4):507-11.

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