Dr. Manalo joined the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in September 2016 from Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) in Palm Springs, California. At DOHC, she served as the Lead Population Health Pharmacist, working with members of interdisciplinary health care teams to support and develop patient health education programs and implement the ambulatory care clinic for management of COPD patients. The COPD clinic is one of the newest editions to DOHC’s collaborative practice programs, including anticoagulation, diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, and hepatitis C. DOHC Pharmacy Services also include a refill clinic, medication review and reconciliation program, and antimicrobial stewardship during transitions of care.
Dr. Manalo received a B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science from Loma Linda University and worked primarily in Microbiology and Immunology until completing pharmacy school. She earned her PharmD from Loma Linda University in 2011 and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis in pediatrics at Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, CA. During residency, Dr. Manalo was trained under acute care pharmacist-managed medication protocols for both adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Manalo made the transition from acute care practice to the ambulatory care setting when offered a position to provide Clinical Pharmacy Services within the Heritage Provider Network in 2013.
Dr. Manalo currently is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and wishes to pursue further certifications, with specific interests in diabetes, tobacco cessation, and geriatrics. She is a member of various pharmacist organizations including ACCP, ASHP, CSHP, and CPhA. She is very delighted to be working with pharmacy students and residents.