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Deborah Bondi



PGY-1 Pediatric Selective (Neonatal ICU), PGY-2 Pediatric Neonatal ICU, PGY-2 Pediatric Nutrition


PharmD: University of Missouri - Kansas City

Residency Training

PGY-1: University of Illinois at Chicago
PGY-2 Pediatrics: University of Illinois at Chicago

Deborah Bondi

Practice Interests

Neonatology; Residency Training; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Professional Affiliation

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP):      

  • Inducted as Fellow (2021)

  • Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2022-Present)

  • Faculty for the Preparatory Review and Recertification Course (2017-Present)

  • Chair of the Clinical Practice Affairs Committee (2021-2022) 

  • Chair of the Pediatric PRN (2020-2021)

  • Vice-Chair of the Clinical Practice Affairs Committee (2020-2021)

  • Chair-Elect of the Pediatric PRN (2019-2020)

  • Vice-Chair of the Certification Affairs Committee (2019-2020)

  • Clinical Practice Affairs Committee (2018-2019)

  • Organizational Affairs Committee (2017-2018)

Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA):

  • Chair of the Research Committee (2023-Present)

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (2022-Present)

  • Vice-Chair of the Research Committee (2022-Present)

  • Chair of the Neonatal Special Interest Group (SIG) (2021-Present)

  • Vice-Chair of the Neonatal SIG (2020-2021)

Recent Publications

  • Khawaja H, Sanders TA, Schreiber MD, Bondi DS, Shah PA, Brennan GM. Sildenafil as bridge therapy for inhaled nitric oxide in preterm neonates. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. In Press. (Accepted May 2023).

  • Songer CN, Bondi DS, Oliveri LM, Jarrett JB, Ohler KH. Survey of pediatric pharmacy residency program directors and former residents on post-graduate training paths survey of pediatric post-graduate training paths. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. In Press. (Accepted Sep. 2022).

  • Wilson GA, Bondi DS, Shah PA, Nelson A, Kumar M, Bhagat P. Neonatal serum gentamicin concentrations and outcomes following maternal once-daily gentamicin dosing. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. In Press. (Accepted Sep. 2022). 

  • Bondi DS, Acquisto NM, Buckley MS, Erdman G, Kerns ST, et al. Rewards, recognition, and advancement for clinical pharmacists. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. In Press. (Accepted Aug. 2022). 

  • Kleespies MS, Shah PA, Bondi DS. Use of calcitonin for hypercalcemia in a premature neonate with congenital mesoblastic nephroma. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. In Press. (Accepted Dec. 2021). Galura G, Said SJ, Shah PA, Hissong AM, Chokshi NK, Fauman KR, Rose R, Bondi DS. Comparison of extracorporeal life support anticoagulation utilizing activated clotting time only to a multimodal approach in pediatric patients. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2022;27(6):517-523. 

  • Beckman EJ, Hovey S, Bondi DS, Patel G, Parrish RH. Pediatric perioperative clinical pharmacy practice: clinical considerations and management: an opinion of the Pediatrics and Perioperative Care Practice and Research Networks of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2022;27(6):490-505. 

  • Naveed M, Bondi DS, Shah PA. Dexmedetomidine versus fentanyl for neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy undergoing therapeutic hypothermia. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2022;27(4):352-357. 

  • Hussain WA, Bondi DS, Shah P, Morgan SE, Sriram S, Schreiber M. Implementation of an inhaled nitric oxide weaning protocol and stewardship in a level IV NICU to decrease inappropriate use. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2022;27(3):234-291. 

  • Bondi DS, Alavandi P, Allen J, Avery L, Buatois E, et al. ACCP Commentary: Addressing challenges of providing remote inpatient clinical pharmacy services. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2021;4(12):1594-1600. DOI: 10.1002/jac5.1553. 

  • Rhodes JAM, Bondi DS, Celmins L, Hope C, Knoebel R. Quality improvement and reconciliation process for automated dispensing cabinet medication overrides. Am J Health-System Pharm. 2021; zxab406. DOI: 10.1093/ajhp/zxab406. Online ahead of print. 

  • Pan I, Shah PA, Singh J, Kelly KN, Bondi DS. Comparison of neonatal outcomes with and without prophylaxis with indomethacin in premature neonates. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2021;26(5):478-483. DOI: 10.5863/1551-6776-26.5.478 

  • Hornik CD, Bondi DS, Green NM, Cober MP, John B. Review of fluconazole treatment and prophylaxis for invasive candidiasis in neonates. J Pediatric Pharmacol Ther. 2021;26(2):115-122. DOI: 10.5863/1551-6776-26.2.115 

  • Weaver KL, Bondi DS, Shah PA, Bhagat PH. Evaluation of appropriateness and cost-savings of pharmacist-driven palivizumab ordering. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2020;25(7): 636-641. DOI: 10.5863/1551-6776-25.7.636 

  • Ohler KH, Bondi DS. Letter to the Editor: Which PGY1 pharmacy residency is right for me? Advantages and disadvantages of pediatric-focused and traditional PGY1 pharmacy programs. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2020;25(6):559-561. DOI: 10.5863/1551-6776-25.6.559 Szwak JA, Bondi DS, Knoebel R, Soni HP. Utility of clinical-focused mini interview during post-graduate year-1 pharmacy residency interviews. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2020;3:764-770. DOI: 10.1002/jac5.1235 

  • Stranges PM, Jackevicius CA, Anderson SL, Bondi D, Danelich I, et al. ACCP White Paper: Role of clinical pharmacists and pharmacy support personnel in transitions of care. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2020;3:532-545. DOI: 10.1002/jac5.1215 

  • Patel PD, Bhagat P, Bartlett AH, Bondi DS. Comparison of neonatal outcomes with the use cefotaxime versus ceftazidime in a neonatal intensive care unit. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2020;25(2):117-123. DOI: 10.5863/1551-6776-25.2.117 

  • Shenk EE, Bondi DS, Pellerite MM, Sriram S. Evaluation of timing and dosing of caffeine citrate in preterm neonates for the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2018;23(2):139-145. DOI: 10.5863/1551-6776-23.2.139 

  • Bondi DS, Ohler KH. Vasopressin and hemodynamic effects on the neonate. Neoreviews. 2017;18(8):e460-e471. DOI: 10.1542/neo.18-8-e460 

  • Saseen JS, Ripley TL, Bondi DS, Burke JM, Cohen LJ, et al. ACCP Guideline: ACCP clinical pharmacist competencies. Pharmacotherapy. 2017;37(5):630-636. DOI: 10.1002/phar.1923 

  • Welsh K, Bondi DS, Frost B. Probiotics for prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates. Neoreviews. 2016;17(7):e377-e385. DOI: 10.1542/neo.17-7-e377 

  • Bondi DS, Khan OA, Hageman JR. Maternal selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use and neurologic effects on the neonate. Neoreviews. 2016;17(7):e356-e366. DOI: 10.1542/neo.17-7-e356 

  • Raithel DS (maiden name), Ohler KH, Porto I, Bicknese AR, Kraus DM. Morphine: an effective abortive therapy for pediatric paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity after hypoxic brain injury. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2015;20(4):335-340. PMCID: PMC4557724

Academic and/or National Presentations

  • AAP 2023 Critical Care Year in Review. ACPE-Accredited. Pediatric Pharmacy Association Webinar. Virtual. Dec. 2023

  • "Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn." ACPE-Accredited. Pediatric Pharmacy Association Core Competency Programming. Virtual. Jul. 2022. 

  • "What is the Precedent for Precedex for Neonatal Encephalopathy?" ACPE-Accredited. Pediatric Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting: Norfolk, VA. May 2022. 

  • "NICU Literature: 2021 Year in Review." ACPE-Accredited. Pediatric Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting: Norfolk, VA. May 2022. 

  • "COVID vaccination in children." ACPE-Accredited. American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2021 Updates Plus in Pediatric Pharmacy Webinar. Virtual. May 2022. 

  • "Pediatrics." ACPE-Accredited. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Updates in Therapeutics: Pharmacotherapy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course: Annual Presentation at Rotating Locations. Apr. 2022. [Previous presentations: Feb. 2018, Apr. 2019, Apr. 2020, Apr. 2021]. 

  • "Feeling Hot and Cold After Pediatric Emergencies: Hot and Cold Debriefing with Pharmacy Learners." ACPE-Accredited. Pediatric Pharmacy Association Fall Conference: Virtual Meeting. Sep. 2020. 

  • "Inhaled Nitric Oxide Stewardship in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit." ACPE-Accredited. Pediatric Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting: Virtual Meeting. May 2020. 

  • "Don't Be So Shocked! Updates from the American College of Critical Care Medicine on the Management of Pediatric and Neonatal Shock." ACPE-Accredited. Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Annual Meeting: Salt Lake City, UT. Apr. 2018.

Current Research

  • Evaluation of combination therapy with acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) versus NSAID monotherapy for treatment of patent ductus arteriosus closure in preterm neonates

  • Comparison of midazolam versus dexmedetomidine as second line sedation in very low birth weight neonates

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