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Edward M. Saito, PharmD, RPh BCACP, DPLA

Associate Professor & PGY2 Residency Program Director
UC Box 
Creighton Hall 435
Areas I Teach 

Educational History

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency--Kaiser Permanente, Denver, CO, 2013-2014
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency--Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, NC, 2012-2013
PharmD--Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2012

Practice/Research Interests

Dr. Saito's clinical interest areas include lifestyle medicine, nutrition, diabetes, cardiovascular risk reduction, and asthma/COPD/tobacco cessation.  His research and practice interests include integrating clinical pharmacists within primary care practices, advancement of comprehensive primary care, pharmacy residency training, health equity and working with underserved patient populations.  He teaches within the PharmD curriculum in the following course streams/content areas: Core Pharmaceutical Sciences & Therapeutics (dyslipidemia, cardiovascular risk reduction, cardiovascular nutrition, lifestyle medicine, anticoagulation), Social & Administrative Sciences (pharmacy benefit, pharmaceutical supply chain, healthcare quality, healthcare reimbursement, value-based care), and Pharmacy Skills & Applications.  As PGY2 Residency Director, he leads the school’s principal post-graduate training program.  Additionally, he coordinates the school’s cohort of students participating in the AHEC Scholars Program, a national and statewide training program the focuses on rural and underserved populations.  He maintains a clinical practice at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center (VGMHC) a local federally qualified health center where he works as part of an integrated, interprofessional care team, has prescriptive authority to manage chronic diseases through collaborative practice agreements, and bills for his services.  In addition, he coordinates pharmacist involvement in seasonal and migrant farmworker outreach events in the summer.  An active advocate for the advancement of pharmacy practice, he recently served as the chair of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners Section Advisory Group on Clinical Practice Advancement, he is an elected state delegate to the ASHP House of Delegates, and serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Oregon Board of Pharmacy and Public Health & Pharmacy Formulary Advisory Committee.

For more information, please review Dr. Saito's CV.

Outside the Classroom

Eddie is originally from Honolulu, HI and enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, jazz/classical music, and Harry Potter. He has participated in the annual Hood to Coast Relay for the past 5 years. His wife (Karen) is a pediatrician, and they have a feisty cat named Freddie.