Established in 1871, The Ontario College of Pharmacists regulates and licenses all Ontario pharmacists and accredits all community pharmacies. Pharmacy, as a self-regulated profession, is one of 23 regulated health professions in Ontario regulated by its
Karen Riley, Pharm.D., is currently the Regional Clinical Pharmacy Manager of Education and Quality Assurance for the Windsor Hospitals (Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital and Windsor Regional hospital) in Ontario, Canada. Before accepting this management position, her practice areas as a clinical pharmacist for 18 years included medicine, cardiology, surgical ICU, outpatient oncology and outpatient hemodialysis.In her current role, she manages all of the pharmacy student programs for many different schools of pharmacy, provides education to staff pharmacists and tests competencies, runs the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee and is the Pharmacy Residency Coordinator.
Over the years, she has been involved in developing many pharmacy programs at the three hospitals at which she has worked.
She still maintains patient contact by teaching the cardiac and stroke medication classes at the hospitals and through a consulting position doing home visits for a community pharmacy on weekends.
She completed her undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the University of Toronto in 1983 and her doctorate of pharmacy degree from the University of Florida's Working Professional Pharm.D. program in 2002.She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.Karen is an ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy graduate from 2010.
Karen immensely enjoys teaching and education.
She has been a facilitator in the Detroit and Tampa areas for the University of Florida Pharm.D. program for the last 8 years.She thoroughly enjoys her role as a facilitator getting to work with students and ultimately learning about the global pharmacy world.
Other teaching roles include lab instructor with Wayne State University.
She actively mentors P3 and P4 pharmacy students from Wayne State University, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo and other pharmacy schools.
She is the Continuing Education Coordinator for the Ontario College of Pharmacists for her region.She also works with Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada developing and assessing pharmacist candidates for licensing.
She has published in the areas of osteoporosis and hemodialysis and has done many presentations for pharmacists, nurses, physicians and the public during her career.
Karen is extremely excited and honored to be part of the ASHP Leadership Academy.
Karen Riley has a doctorate degree in Pharmacy and is registered with the Ontario College of Pharmacists.She brings to Certus PV over 20 years of clinical pharmacy expertise, including critical care, oncology, nephrology and cardiology, as well as medical information experience.
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In her role as a clinical pharmacist, Karen specialized in performing benefit-risk assessments for patient's drug therapy.
She has practiced as a Medication Therapy Management pharmacist for 15 years.
Karen currently holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Florida College of Pharmacy Doctorate of Pharmacy program and Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Masters program.Karen is a member of the Ontario Pharmacist Professional Practice Committee and the Ministry of Health Pharmacy Council.Karen has published in many areas including osteoporosis, hemodialysis and medication therapy management and
Karen is a graduate of University of Toronto and has a doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Florida.She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist and a Certified Diabetes Educator.She holds other certifications in Smoking Cessation, Parkinson's Education, Stanford Chronic Disease and Pain Self management, and she is an immunization provider both in Canada and the US.
In addition to taking care of patients as a community pharmacist in Sarnia, she is a clinical adjunct professor with the University of Florida.Her work experiences include community, hospital, outpatient dialysis, and working with elderly in a memory and falls clinic.
Karen has been seeing patients in their homes since 2000 as her passion is ensuring that patients make the best use of their medications in the safest way possible.
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