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Melissa Augustino, PharmD, BCPS

Medication Safety Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Melissa Augustino, PharmD, BCPS, is the medication safety clinical pharmacy specialist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Howard County General Hospital. Dr. Augustino also completed a PGY-2 in medication-use safety at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.







Dr. Augustino’s primary role is to investigate medication-related events and develop system changes that promote the safe use of medications within the hospital and health system. She is a member of various committees supporting patient and medication quality and safety, and leads and participates in numerous multidisciplinary initiatives to improve safety, efficiency, therapeutic appropriateness, and compliance with regulatory standards.

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