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Zaheera Shabbir



BMT/AYA Clinic, Leukemia Clinic, Leukemia, Supportive Care/Medical Oncology


PharmD: University of Illinois at Chicago

Residency Training

PGY1: University of Chicago Medicine
PGY2 Oncology: University of Chicago Medicine

Zaheera Shabbir

Practice Interests

Acute leukemia, bone marrow transplantation/cellular therapies

Professional Affiliation

  • Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA)

  • American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT)

Recent Publications

  • Elfessi Z, Liu E, Dukarevich Y, Caniff K, Marquez K, Shabbir Z. Sepsis induced bacterial peritonitis caused by Granulicatella adiacens. Am J Emerg Med. 2019;37(12):2263.e1-2262.e3.

  • Alipour A, Baldev Patel P, Shabbir Z, Gabrielson S. Review of the many faces of synthetic cannabinoid toxicities. Ment Health Clin. 2019;9(2):93-99. doi: 10.9740/mhc.2019.03.093

Academic and/or National Presentations

  • Shabbir Z, Collins J, Padmaraju K, Mortel M, Kosuri S. Association of Tacrolimus Levels and Time from Transplant with Graft-Versus-Host Disease in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients. Presented at: HOPA Annual Conference (March 2022) and Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASTCT and CIMBTR (April 2022)

  • Steinberg JM, Cohen NA, Shabbir Z, Friedberg S, Rodriguez T, Traboulsi C, Pekow J, Micic D, Cohen RD, Sakuraba A, Dalal S, Rubin DT. Patients Hospitalized with Acute Severe Ulcerative Colitis Undergoing Colectomy Within Three Months Have Lower Oral Cyclosporine Levels. American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting, October 2021.

  • Shabbir Z, Schlei Z, Taylor P, Zhang J, Dworkin E, Parsad S. Implementation of a Pharmacist-driven Protocol for High-dose Methotrexate Management. Vizient University HealthSystem Consortium Annual Conference [virtual], December 2020 

  • Shabbir Z, Carrizales Cortez CM, Gutekanst SM. The Impact of Culturally-tailored Pharmacy Interventions on Medication Adherence Rates and Polypharmacy Among Hispanic/Latinx Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. APhA 2019 Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. March 2019

Current Research

  • Impact of Specialty Pharmacy Services on Oral VEGF-TKI Dose Reductions and Discontinuation Rates at the University of Chicago Medicine

  • Impact of a Pharmacist-Driven Protocol for High-Dose Methotrexate Monitoring and Leucovorin Rescue

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