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Dr. Felix K. Yam
Acute Care Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Felix K. Yam, Pharm.D., M.A.S., BCPS
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Summary: Heart Failure
Dr. Yam is currently a faculty preceptor at the VA San Diego Healthcare System where he practices in a multidisciplinary heart failure clinic and precepts students on the acute care internal medicine rotation.
His primary research interests include investigations into novel therapies for heart failure and evaluating the use of remote monitoring technologies to improve patient outcomes. He is a principal investigator on studies evaluating medication regimen complexity, medication adherence and the impact of multidisciplinary care models on improving outcomes in patients with heart failure. He is also an active co-investigator on industry sponsored clinical trials evaluating novel heart failure therapies.
Doctor of Pharmacy (2004) University of Rhode Island; PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with emphasis in Critical Care and PGY2 Primary Care Specialty Residency (2004-2006) University of Kentucky; Specialty Residency in Pharmacy Management and Leadership (2007) Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. AFPE Fellowship in Pharmacotherapy (2011); Masters of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research with emphasis in biostatistics (2012), University of California, San Diego.
Awards and Honors:
Class of 2012 SSPPS Preceptor of the Year; UOP APPE Distinguished Service Award (2012); AFPE Faculty Development Fellowship Award (2011); University of Kentucky Pharmacy Resident Impact and Research Award (2006); ASHP Pharmacy Resident Health Services Research Grant (2006); ACCP Resident/Fellow Best Paper Finalist (2005); Rho Chi Honor Society (2002).
University of Kentucky Chief Resident 2005-06; Program Coordinator and Supervisor Critical Care Services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2007-10); Captain in United States Army Reserve, Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan (2008-09). SSPPS APPE Site Coordinator for VA San Diego Healthcare System
- Pharmacy Therapeutics (SPPS212C)
- Pharmacy Practice (SPPS 201)
- APPE (Internal Medicine and Heart Failure)
- MED 401 (Geriatric Pharmacotherapy)
Key Contributions to Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Assisted in development of inpatient heart failure management program to improve and standardize processes of care
- Developed pharmacist-directed outpatient heart failure medication management clinic.
Selected Recent Publications (view more)
- Yam FK et. al. (2006). Interventions to Improve Guideline Compliance following Coronary Bypass Graft Surgery. Surgery. 140:541-7.
- Yam FK et. al. (2012). Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone associated with moxifloxacin. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 69:217-20.
- Yam FK et. al. (2013). Clinical inertia in type 2 diabetes: A retrospective analysis of pharmacist- managed diabetes care vs. usual medical care. Pharm Pract. 11:203-10.
- Yam FK et. al. (2014). A case of profound neutropenia and agranulocytosis associated with off- label use of ceftaroline. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 71:1457-61.
- Yam FK (2014). Digoxin in Heart Failure: The debate continues. Cardiology-Today.
Potential Collaborative Programs with the Pharmaceutical Industry
- Clinical trial investigations in novel heart failure therapies
- Clinical research evaluating the use of remote monitoring technologies in heart failure