Chahine, Elias

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

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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

Dr. Chahine started his academic career at Palm Beach Atlantic University as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice in 2007. He was promoted to the rank of associate professor in 2013 and to the rank of professor in 2019. He maintained a practice site at JFK Medical Center as a clinical pharmacist from 2008 to 2015 and he has been practicing at Wellington Regional Medical Center as a clinical pharmacy specialist since 2015. His primary responsibilities include coordinating and teaching the integrated infectious diseases pharmacotherapy course, precepting students and residents, and engaging in scholarship and service.

Dr. Chahine has authored more than 70 articles and continuing education programs in the areas of infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, immunizations, geriatrics, pharmacy education, global pharmacy, and medical missions. His articles were published in journals such as American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Christianity & Pharmacy, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, Drug Topics, Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacy, Pharmacy Education, Pharmacy Times, The Senior Care Pharmacist (previously known as The Consultant Pharmacist), and US Pharmacist. He has also authored 6 infectious diseases book chapters. In addition, he has presented more than 45 posters and 130 presentations and webinars at local, state, national, and international professional meetings.

Dr. Chahine is involved in several professional organizations, including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI), Florida Pharmacy Association (FPA), Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FSHP), and Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP). He served on the board of directors for FSHP, as chair of the ACCP Infectious Diseases Practice and Research Network, and as president of the Palm Beach Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 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 and Board Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist. He has completed certificate programs in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, leadership and management, as well as precision medicine and applied pharmacogenomics through ACCP; in immunizations, medication therapy management, and travel health through APhA; in immunizations through Drug Store News; in point-of-care testing through NACDS; in optimal outcome teaching through PBA; and in OSCEology through the University of Toronto.

Dr. Chahine is a fellow of ACCP, ASCP, and FSHP. He is the recipient of several teaching, practice, and service awards including: 2018 ACCP Education Award, 2018 Parata Systems/Pharmacy Times Next-Generation Health-System Pharmacist of the Year Award, 2018 SIDP Gita Patel Best Practice Recognition Award, 2018 Palm Beach County Medical Society Hero in Medicine Award, 2017 FSHP Residency Preceptor of the Year Award, 2016 FSHP Pharmacist Forerunner Award, 2015 ACCP Infectious Diseases Practice and Research Network Clinical Practice Award, 2013 Preceptor Servant Leader Award, 2010 and 2009 Preceptor of Distinction Awards, and 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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