Marisa Battistella, PharmD
Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Dr. Marisa Battistella graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto in 1998 and completed her pharmacy residency at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in 1999. In 2002, Marisa completed her Pharm D through Idaho State University. She has worked as a clinical pharmacist specialist in the hemodialysis unit at the University Health Network since 2002. As an Associate Professor at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy –University of Toronto and Clinician Scientist in Pharmacy at University Health Network, Marisa has focused her research in the area of pharmaco- nephrology where she has published several papers and given many presentations on optimizing medications in patients with CKD.

Presenting modules:

Patients with chronic kidney disease are often prescribed numerous medications to treat comorbidities, slow the progression of their kidney disease, and to minimize morbidity and mortality. These complex medication regimens  lead to an increased potential for medication therapy problems. This module discusses common medication therapy problems associated with chronic kidney disease, medication reconciliation for this population, and the contributions that pharmacists can provide in medication therapy management.

By the end of this module, learners will be able to: