Alex Gregorowicz, PharmD, MBA
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Biography

Alex Gregorowicz earned his Doctor of Pharmacy and Masters in Business Administration degrees from the University of Kentucky Colleges of Pharmacy and Business, respectively.

 

PGY2 Research

Titled “Effect of Intravenous Opioid Shortages on the Care of Cardiac Surgery Patients”, my project is analyzing how the aggressive use of enteral pain control has affected our patients’ care compared to the historical use of intravenous opioids. Specifically, we are interested in identifying if analgesics have indeed resulted in equivalent levels of pain control with decreased oral morphine equivalent use post-procedure for this critically-ill population.

 

PGY1 Research

Titled “Effect of intravenous push (IVP) antibiotic administration on antibiotic therapy delays in sepsis”, my project is analyzing the possible time to administration benefits of IV push beta-lactam antibiotics as compared to IV piggyback (IVPB) antibiotics. Given the proven mortality benefit of timely antibiotic administration in sepsis patients, ensuring rapid dosing of these medications is critical. The Mitchell Emergency Department instituted the change from IVPB to IVP beta-lactam antibiotics in July, 2017, and my project is an evaluation of this policy.

 

My Favorite Aspects of the UCM Program

  • Preceptors

  • Teaching Certificate

  • Committee Involvement

  • Clinical On-Call Program

 

The Value of the UChicago Medicine Program

One of the aspects I’ve enjoyed most about my two years at UChicago was how dedicated the preceptor group is to maximizing our learning experience. They go above and beyond for us residents. I believe that the value of this program comes from its experienced preceptor group, intense learning environment, and well rounded rotation selection ​

 

Projects/Presentations/Activities

  • Committee Involvement

  • Research Project: “Effect of Intravenous Opioid Shortages on the Care of Cardiac Surgery Patients “

  • Grand Rounds Presentation: “Should I Stay or Should I Go: Assessing Corticosteroid use in ARDS”

  • Medication Use Evaluation: 4 Factor Prothrombin Complex 

 

Committees

  • Cardiac Arrest and Acute Stroke Simulation Lab Preceptor

  • Committees

  • Critical Care and Anesthesia Pharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee

  • Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee

 

 

PGY2 Critical Care Learning Experience Schedule

Module 1: Medical Intensive Care Unit

Module 2: Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments

Module 3: Surgical/Burn/Trauma Intensive Care Unit

Module 4: Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit

Module 5: Toxicology and Medical Writing

Module 6: Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit

Module 7: Advanced Medical Intensive Care Unit

 

PGY1 Learning Experience Schedule

Module 1: Internal Medicine Hospitalist Service

Module 2: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Module 3: Neurology Service

Module 4: Infectious Diseases Consult Service

Module 5: Cardiology Service

Module 6.1: Pharmacy Practice Experience

Module 6.2: Nutrition Service

Module 7: Solid Organ Transplant

Module 8: Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit

Module 9: Pharmacy Administration and Leadership

Module 10: Anticoagulation Management Service

Module 11: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

 

 

Contact Information:

Alex.Gregorowicz@uchospitals.edu