The Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy
Full Name: Elias Chahine
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Doctorat d’exercice en Pharmacie, Universite’ Saint-Joseph – Beirut, Lebanon; Pharm.D., Lebanese American University – Byblos, Lebanon
Dr. Chahine is an associate professor of pharmacy practice at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Gregory School of Pharmacy and a clinical pharmacy specialist at Wellington Regional Medical Center. His primary responsibilities include coordinating and teaching the integrated infectious diseases pharmacotherapy course, facilitating case studies in therapeutics, and precepting pharmacy students and residents in internal medicine and infectious diseases.
Dr. Chahine has authored more than 40 articles and continuing education programs in the areas of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy, immunizations, pharmacy education, and medical missions published in such journals as American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Christianity & Pharmacy, Clinical Infectious Diseases, The Consultant Pharmacist, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, Drug Topics, Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy Education, Pharmacy Times, and US Pharmacist. He has also authored two infectious diseases book chapters in the Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program. In addition, he has presented more than 30 posters and 90 podium presentations and webinars at local, state, and national pharmacy meetings.
Dr. Chahine is involved in professional organizations, including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), the Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP), and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP). He is currently on the board of directors for FSHP and is chair-elect of the ACCP Infectious Diseases Practice and Research Network. He served as the president of the Palm Beach Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 2014, and co-led four medical mission trips to Alaska, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Zambia.
Dr. Chahine is recognized by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties as a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist with added qualifications in infectious diseases. He has completed certificates in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and leadership and management through ACCP; in immunizations, medication therapy management, and travel health through APhA; in immunizations through Drug Store News and point-of-care testing through NACDS; and in optimal outcome teaching through Palm Beach Atlantic University and in OSCEology through the University of Toronto.
Dr. Chahine is an elected fellow of ACCP and is the recipient of six teaching and practice awards, including the 2016 FSHP Pharmacist Forerunner Award, the 2015 ACCP Infectious Diseases Practice and Research Network Clinical Practice Award, the 2013 Preceptor Servant Leader Award, the 2009 and 2010 Preceptor of Distinction Award, and the 2008 Teacher of the Year Award.
Dr. Chahine graduated from Saint-Joseph University with a “Doctorat d’Exercice en Pharmacie” degree and from the Lebanese American University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. He completed a drug information graduate internship at Eli Lilly, a pharmacy practice residency at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital affiliated with Columbia University, and the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program.