Tania Stewart, PharmD, FCSHP, who joined KGI in August 2015, serves an Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, where she teaches and coordinates Hematology & Oncology coursework (core curriculum and MTO elective) for the third-year students in the Pharmacy program. Dr. Stewart’s clinical practice site is at City of Hope in Upland, where she precepts pharmacy students and is involved with patient pharmacotherapy consultations and education, research, and quality improvement projects. She also serves as the academic preceptor for one of KGI’s industry fellowships.
Dr. Stewart has received multiple awards during her time at KGI, including Professor of Year for the P3 Class in 2019, California Society of Health-System Pharmacists Fellow in 2017, and Inland Empire Society of Health-System Pharmacists Pharmacist of Year in 2017. Dr. Stewart’s research interests include chemotherapy toxicity prevention and management; patient education outcomes; and student learning techniques.
Dr. Stewart is also very active in multiple professional pharmacy organizations. She continues to be heavily involved with the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists in various roles (CSHP Seminar Planning Committee member and student programming co-chair; regional chapter Past-President, President, President-elect, Delegate, Secretary). Dr. Stewart serves as a faculty advisor for our students here at KGI for the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP and ASHP) and Oncology club.
Dr. Stewart has also been involved with the creation, delivery, and assessment of our interprofessional education program, where she served as Director of Interprofessional Education at KGI SHPS from 2016 through 2017. She has also served as a co-investigator and/or a collaborator on multiple interprofessional education related research projects and grants with our partners. Additionally, Dr. Stewart served as an ambulatory care pharmacist at The Claremont Colleges Student Health Clinic at the beginning of her time with KGI.
Prior to joining KGI, Dr. Stewart served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy (2012-2015) and a Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Cost-Recovery Pharmacist at the Loma Linda University Adult Cancer Center (2011-2012). During this time, she precepted students and residents, educated patients on chemotherapy, provided symptom management recommendations, and evaluated chemotherapy orders for accuracy as well as for cost effectiveness. In 2014 and 2015, Dr. Stewart was awarded both Teacher of the Year and Preceptor of the Year awards from Loma Linda University.
Dr. Stewart holds a BS in Biochemistry from UCLA, a Doctor of Pharmacy from Loma Linda University, and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY-2 Oncology Specialty Residency at LLU Medical Center.
Efficient and effective precepting of pharmacy students in acute and ambulatory care rotations: A Delphi expert panel study. Robert Ignoffo, Lucinda Chan, Katherine Knapp, Emily Chan, Eric Ip, Jason Bandy, Kathleen Besinque, James Colbert, Jeremiah J. Duby, Joseph S. Galanto, Mark Gloudeman, Patty Havard, Grant Lackey, Eric Lozano, James Scott and Tania L. Stewart. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2017; 74:e456-64
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2146/ajhp170181, PMID: PubMed 28830868
Project Title: Program for Improving Care of Aging adults through Training and Education (PICATE)—HRSA Geriatric Workforce and Enhancement Program (GWEP) Grant
Lead Applicant: School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
PI: Zaidy Tan, MD