Chahine, Elias

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The Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy (PR)

Faculty Profile

Full Name: Elias Chahine

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Doctorat d’exercice en Pharmacie, Universite’ Saint-Joseph – Beirut, Lebanon; Pharm.D., Lebanese American University – Byblos, Lebanon

In addition to his role in the Gregory School of Pharmacy, Dr. Chahine is also a clinical pharmacy specialist at Wellington Regional Medical Center. His primary responsibilities include coordinating and teaching the integrated infectious diseases pharmacotherapy course, maintaining an active clinical practice, precepting students and residents, and engaging in scholarship and service.

Dr. Chahine has authored more than 50 articles and continuing education programs in the areas of infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, immunizations, pharmacy education, and medical missions published in such journals as American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 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 four infectious diseases book chapters in the Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program and the Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Preparatory Review Course. In addition, he has presented more than 35 posters and 110 presentations and webinars at local, state, national, and international pharmacy meetings.

Dr. Chahine is involved in several professional organizations, including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI), the Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA), 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 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. In addition, he co-led medical mission trips to Alaska, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Zambia.

Dr. Chahine is recognized by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties as board certified pharmacotherapy specialist with added qualifications in infectious diseases. He has completed certificate programs in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, as well as leadership and management through ACCP; in immunizations, medication therapy management, and travel health through the American Public Health Association (APhA); in immunizations through Drug Store News; in point-of-care testing through the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS); in optimal outcome teaching through PBA; and in OSCEology through the University of Toronto.

Dr. Chahine is an elected fellow of ACCP and is the recipient of eight teaching, practice, and service awards, including the 2018 Palm Beach County Medical Society Hero in Medicine Award, the 2017 FSHP Residency Preceptor of the Year Award, 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 2010 and 2009 Preceptor of Distinction Awards, 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.

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