Faeeq Yousaf, PharmD
PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident

Biography

Faeeq Yousaf is one of the current PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residents at Comer Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago Medicine. He completed a 6 year Doctor of Pharmacy degree at St. Louis College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, MO. Following graduation, he pursued a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center & Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL. Faeeq was born in Islamabad, Pakistan and moved to the small central Illinois town of Charleston at the age of seven. During his senior year of high school, he began working as a pharmacy technician at CVS Pharmacy and decided to pursue a career in pharmacy. Following high school graduation at the age of 17, he enrolled directly into pharmacy school. Faeeq began working as a pharmacy intern at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and fell in love with the challenging yet rewarding field of pediatrics. His interests include pediatric critical care, cardiology, and emergency medicine. Faeeq aspires to be a pediatric clinical pharmacy specialist in a critical care setting who is nationally recognized and respected by his colleagues. During his free time, Faeeq loves spending time with his family and friends, watching the St. Louis Cardinals (even in Chicago), and the United States soccer team. 

 

PGY2 Research

His second-year residency project plans to assess compliance of a stress ulcer prophylaxis protocol, determine cost savings, and evaluate gastrointestinal bleed rates and adverse drug events prior to and following protocol implementation in the pediatric intensive care unit.

PGY1 Research

Faeeq’s PGY-1 research project titled “Comparison of Phenytoin and Levetiracetam for Seizure Prophylaxis in Patients with a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury” focused on determining whether phenytoin or levetiracetam is more effective in reducing the incidence of early (≤ 7 days from admission) seizures in adult patients with severe traumatic brain injuries. Secondary outcomes included the occurrence of late (>7 days through discharge) clinical seizures, mortality, and adverse drug reactions. Following study completion, phenytoin use resulted in the lower incidence of early post-traumatic seizures and shorter length of stay compared to levetiracetam. However, phenytoin use may be associated with more adverse drug reactions and complications. Pending manuscript revisions, Faeeq hopes to publish this study in a widely distributed medical journal.

 

Value of the UCM Program

The PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at UCM provides an unparelled educational experience under the guidance and mentorship of skilled clinicans in a renowned academic institution. The program supports  independent practice development in a number of acute care pediatric patient care settings. The knowledge and experience gained at the University of Chicago Medicine will provide the foundation necessary to become a sucessful pediatric clinical pharmacist.

My Favorite Aspects of the UCM Program

  • Exceptional preceptors

  • Family atmosphere

  • Patient population

Projects/Presentations/Activities

  • Management of Pediatric Sepsis – CE Accredited Presentation

  • Comparison of Phenytoin and Levetiracetam for Seizure Prophylaxis in Patients with a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury – Podium Presentation

  • Use of Vitamin C, Thiamine, and Steroids in Septic Shock – Formal Case Presentation

  • Clinical Features & Management of Pseudohypoaldosteronism – Formal Case Presentation

  • Metronidazole Associated Aseptic Meningitis – Formal Case Presentation

  • Protein–Losing Enteropathy Related to Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) – Formal Case Presentation

  • Learning & Teaching Certificate – Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy

  • Pediatric Sepsis Antibiotic Selection – Electronic Order Set Development

Faeeq's PGY2 Clinical Rotation Schedule

  • Pediatric Surgical Heart Unit

  • Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit

  • Medical Intensive Care Unit

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Emergency Medicine (Adult/Pediatrics)

  • Internal Medicine

  • Infectious Disease

  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

  • Drug Information/Medication Safety

  • Anticoagulation Clinic

  • Decentralized Staffing

  • Management & Administration

  • Medical Intensive Care Unit Pharmacokinetics

  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Service

 

Contact Information:

Faeeq.Yousaf@uchospitals.edu