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Abir O Kanaan PharmD, RPH

TitleAdjunct Assistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentMedicine
AddressMass College of Pharmacy
19 Foster Street, Suite 414
Worcester MA 01608
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    DivisionGeriatric Medicine


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    1. Gurwitz JH, Kapoor A, Garber L, Mazor KM, Wagner J, Cutrona SL, Singh S, Kanaan AO, Donovan JL, Crawford S, Anzuoni K, Konola TJ, Zhou Y, Field TS. Effect of a Multifaceted Clinical Pharmacist Intervention on Medication Safety After Hospitalization in Persons Prescribed High-risk Medications: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 05 01; 181(5):610-618. PMID: 33646267.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Kanaan AO, Sullivan KM, Seed SM, Cookson NA, Spooner LM, Abraham GM. In the Eye of the Storm: The Role of the Pharmacist in Medication Safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic at an Urban Teaching Hospital. Pharmacy (Basel). 2020 Nov 21; 8(4). PMID: 33233363.
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    3. Sullivan KM, Nicolas SE, Burton SJ, Spooner LM, Kanaan AO, Abraham GM. Innovative approach for sustaining an institutional medication safety committee. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2020 05 19; 77(11):826-829. PMID: 32426846.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Kapoor A, Burns L, Foust JB, Sarno M, Callahan-Lydon J, Schultz P, Donovan J, Kanaan A, Crawford S, Gurwitz JH, Mazor KM. Show Back: Developing and Testing of a Simulation-Based Assessment Method for Identifying Problems in Self-Management of Medications in Older Adults. J Patient Saf. 2018 09; 14(3):e36-e37. PMID: 28448292.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    5. Al Yami MS, Silva MA, Donovan JL, Kanaan AO. Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in medically ill patients: a mixed treatment comparison meta-analysis. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2018 Jan; 45(1):36-47. PMID: 29043538.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Gurwitz JH, Tjia J, Cutrona SL, Garber L, Preusse P, Field TS. A Pilot Health Information Technology-Based Effort to Increase the Quality of Transitions From Skilled Nursing Facility to Home: Compelling Evidence of High Rate of Adverse Outcomes. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2016 Apr 01; 17(4):312-7. PMID: 26723801.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Tjia J, Reidenberg MM, Hunnicutt JN, Paice K, Donovan JL, Kanaan A, Briesacher BA, Lapane KL. Approaches to Gradual Dose Reduction of Chronic Off-Label Antipsychotics Used for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia. Consult Pharm. 2015 Oct; 30(10):599-611. PMID: 26450142.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Tjia J, Field T, Mazor K, Lemay CA, Kanaan AO, Donovan JL, Briesacher BA, Peterson D, Pandolfi M, Spenard A, Gurwitz JH. Dissemination of Evidence-Based Antipsychotic Prescribing Guidelines to Nursing Homes: A Cluster Randomized Trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Jul; 63(7):1289-98. PMID: 26173554.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Mueller EW, Bishop JR, Kanaan AO, Kiser TH, Phan H, Yang KY. Research fellowship programs as a pathway for training independent clinical pharmacy scientists. Pharmacotherapy. 2015 Mar; 35(3):e13-9. PMID: 25756755.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Pimentel CB, Donovan JL, Field TS, Gurwitz JH, Harrold LR, Kanaan AO, Lemay CA, Mazor KM, Tjia J, Briesacher BA. Use of atypical antipsychotics in nursing homes and pharmaceutical marketing. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Feb; 63(2):297-301. PMID: 25688605.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Ozkaynak M, Johnson SA, Tulu B, Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Rose A. Exploring the effect of complex patients on care delivery tasks. Int J Health Care Qual Assur. 2015; 28(5):494-509. PMID: 26020430.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Rollins BM, Silva MA, Donovan JL, Kanaan AO. Evaluation of oral anticoagulants for the extended treatment of venous thromboembolism using a mixed-treatment comparison, meta-analytic approach. Clin Ther. 2014 Oct 01; 36(10):1454-64.e3. PMID: 25092394.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Kanaan A. Elastic compression stockings fail to prevent post-thrombotic syndrome after a first deep vein thrombosis. Evid Based Nurs. 2015 Jan; 18(1):22. PMID: 24938301.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Gurwitz JH, Field TS, Ogarek J, Tjia J, Cutrona SL, Harrold LR, Gagne SJ, Preusse P, Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Reed G, Garber L. An electronic health record-based intervention to increase follow-up office visits and decrease rehospitalization in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 May; 62(5):865-71. PMID: 24779524.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Tjia J, Field T, Lemay C, Mazor K, Pandolfi M, Spenard A, Ho SY, Kanaan A, Donovan J, Gurwitz JH, Briesacher B. Antipsychotic use in nursing homes varies by psychiatric consultant. Med Care. 2014 Mar; 52(3):267-71. PMID: 24374410.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Malloy RJ, Kanaan AO, Silva MA, Donovan JL. Evaluation of antiplatelet agents for secondary prevention of stroke using mixed treatment comparison meta-analysis. Clin Ther. 2013 Oct; 35(10):1490-1500.e7. PMID: 24139421.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    17. Kanaan AO, Donovan JL, Duchin NP, Field TS, Tjia J, Cutrona SL, Gagne SJ, Garber L, Preusse P, Harrold LR, Gurwitz JH. Adverse drug events after hospital discharge in older adults: types, severity, and involvement of Beers Criteria Medications. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Nov; 61(11):1894-9. PMID: 24116689.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Lemay CA, Mazor KM, Field TS, Donovan J, Kanaan A, Briesacher BA, Foy S, Harrold LR, Gurwitz JH, Tjia J. Knowledge of and perceived need for evidence-based education about antipsychotic medications among nursing home leadership and staff. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2013 Dec; 14(12):895-900. PMID: 24074962.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Assiri A, Al-Majzoub O, Kanaan AO, Donovan JL, Silva M. Mixed treatment comparison meta-analysis of aspirin, warfarin, and new anticoagulants for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Clin Ther. 2013 Jul; 35(7):967-984.e2. PMID: 23870607.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Walsh KE, Mazor KM, Roblin D, Biggins C, Wagner JL, Houlahan K, Li JW, Keuker C, Wasilewski-Masker K, Donovan J, Kanaan A, Weingart SN. Multisite parent-centered risk assessment to reduce pediatric oral chemotherapy errors. J Oncol Pract. 2013 Jan; 9(1):e1-7. PMID: 23633976.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Tjia J, Field TS, Mazor KM, Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Reed G, Doherty P, Harrold LR, Gurwitz JH. Dementia and risk of adverse warfarin-related events in the nursing home setting. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2012 Oct; 10(5):323-30. PMID: 23063288.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Carey KM, Comee MR, Donovan JL, Kanaan AO. A polypill for all? Critical review of the polypill literature for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Ann Pharmacother. 2012 May; 46(5):688-95. PMID: 22570437.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    23. Kanaan AO, Lepage JE, Djazayeri S, Donovan JL. Evaluating the Role of Compression Stockings in Preventing Post thrombotic Syndrome: A Review of the Literature. Thrombosis. 2012; 2012:694851. PMID: 22315680.
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    24. Vakil NH, Kanaan AO, Donovan JL. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in the pediatric population: a review of current literature. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2012 Jan; 17(1):12-30. PMID: 23118656.
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    25. Field TS, Garber L, Gagne SJ, Tjia J, Preusse P, Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Gurwitz JH. Technological resources and personnel costs required to implement an automated alert system for ambulatory physicians when patients are discharged from hospitals to home. Inform Prim Care. 2012; 20(2):87-93. PMID: 23710773.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Subramanian S, Hoover S, Wagner JL, Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Rochon PA, Gurwitz JH, Field TS. Immediate financial impact of computerized clinical decision support for long-term care residents with renal insufficiency: a case study. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012 May-Jun; 19(3):439-42. PMID: 22101906.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Field TS, Tjia J, Mazor KM, Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Harrold LR, Reed G, Doherty P, Spenard A, Gurwitz JH. Randomized trial of a warfarin communication protocol for nursing homes: an SBAR-based approach. Am J Med. 2011 Feb; 124(2):179.e1-7. PMID: 21295198.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Tjia J, Field TS, Garber LD, Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Raebel MA, Zhao Y, Fuller JC, Gagne SJ, Fischer SH, Gurwitz JH. Development and pilot testing of guidelines to monitor high-risk medications in the ambulatory setting. Am J Manag Care. 2010 Jul; 16(7):489-96. PMID: 20645664.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Donovan JL, Kanaan AO, Thomson MS, Rochon P, Lee M, Gavendo L, Zhao Y, Baril JL, Field TS, Gurwitz JH. Effect of clinical decision support on psychotropic medication prescribing in the long-term care setting. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 May; 58(5):1005-7. PMID: 20722841.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Donovan JL, Tran MT, Kanaan AO. An overview of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. J Pharm Pract. 2010 Jun; 23(3):226-34. PMID: 21507818.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Sullivan KM, Ditoro MJ, Tuiskula KA, Spooner LM, Kanaan AO. Development of a hospital pharmacy medication safety fellowship. J Manag Care Pharm. 2009 May; 15(4):359-61. PMID: 19422276.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Kanaan AO, Donovan JL. Maximizing hospital pharmacy resources with pharmacy students. Ann Pharmacother. 2009 Mar; 43(3):548-9. PMID: 19240257.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Kanaan AO, Silva MA, Donovan JL, Roy T, Al-Homsi AS. Meta-analysis of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in medically Ill patients. Clin Ther. 2007 Nov; 29(11):2395-405. PMID: 18158080.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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