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Eljim P Tesoro

Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Contact Information

833 S. Wood St., Room 164 (886)
CSB Rm 349
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 996-8566

Fax: (312) 996-0379

Pager: (312) 996-2242

Lab Phone: (312) 996-3663


  • Clinical Fellowship, Critical Care, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1999
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, Pharmacy Practice , University of Illinois , Chicago, 1997
  • PharmD, Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, 1996
  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1991

Professional Organizations

  • Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
  • Chair, Pharmacy Leadership Committee, Neurocritical Care Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Licenses and Certifications

  • Board of Pharmacy Specialties, Board-certified Critical Care Pharmacist, 2017
  • Neurocritical Care Society, Emergency Neurological Life Support, 2013
  • University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Clinical Research Methods Certificate, 2013
  • State of Illinois, Registered Pharmacist, 1996
  • Board of Pharmacy Specialties, Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, 2010

Awards and Honors

  • 2018, Presidential Citation Award, Neurocritical Care Society
  • 2017, Presidential Citation Award, Neurocritical Care Society
  • 2016, Presidential Citation Award, Neurocritical Care Society
  • 2015, Presidential Citation Award, Neurocritical Care Society

Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article

  • Barra ME, Berger K, Tesoro EP, Brophy GM. "Periprocedural Neuroendovascular Antiplatelet Strategies for Thrombosis Prevention in Clopidogrel-Hyporesponsive Patients.". Pharmacotherapy. 2019;39(3):317-334. doi:10.1002/phar.2228.
  • Farrokh S, Bon J, Erdman M, Tesoro EP. "Use of Newer Anticonvulsants for the Treatment of Status Epilepticus.". Pharmacotherapy. 2019;39(3):297-316. doi:10.1002/phar.2229.
  • Lewin, 3rd JJ, Cook AM, Gonzales C, Merola D, Neyens R, Peppard WJ, Brophy GM, Kurczewski L, Giarratano M, Makii J, Rowe AS, Tesoro EP, Zaniewski A, Clark S, Ziai WC. "Current Practices of Intraventricular Antibiotic Therapy in the Treatment of Meningitis and Ventriculitis: Results from a Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study.". Neurocritical care. 2018;. doi:10.1007/s12028-018-0647-0.
  • Human T, Cook AM, Anger B, Bledsoe K, Castle A, Deen D, Gibbs H, Lesch C, Liang N, McAllen K, Morrison C, Parker, Jr D, Rowe AS, Rhoney D, Sangha K, Santayana E, Taylor S, Tesoro EP, Brophy G. "Treatment of Hyponatremia in Patients with Acute Neurological Injury.". Neurocritical care. 2017;27(2):242-248. doi:10.1007/s12028-016-0343-x.
  • Soriano VV, Tesoro EP, Kane SP. "Characterization of Free Phenytoin Concentrations in End-Stage Renal Disease Using the Winter-Tozer Equation.". The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 2017;51(8):669-674. doi:10.1177/1060028017707541.
  • Means L, Benken ST, Tesoro EP. "Safety of Immediate-Release Nifedipine.". Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology. 2016;68(5):395-399. doi:10.1097/FJC.0000000000000425.
  • Wong P, Tesoro EP, Aletich V, Alaraj A. "Accumetrics-based clopidogrel dosing in endovascular neurosurgery.". Neurological research. 2015;37(11):998-1005. doi:10.1179/1743132815Y.0000000084.
  • Nutescu EA, Engle JP, Bathija S, Chan J, Mucksavage JJ, Ohler KH, Tesoro EP, Thielke JJ, Shapiro NL, Donnelly AJ, Garofalo J, DiDomenico RJ. "Balance of academic responsibilities of clinical track pharmacy faculty in the United States: a survey of select American College of Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Research Network Members.". Pharmacotherapy. 2014;34(12):1239-49. doi:10.1002/phar.1521.
  • Kane SP, Bress AP, Tesoro EP. "Characterization of unbound phenytoin concentrations in neurointensive care unit patients using a revised Winter-Tozer equation.". The Annals of pharmacotherapy. 2013;47(5):628-36. doi:10.1345/aph.1R651.
  • Benken ST, Tesoro EP, Kim K, Mucksavage JJ. "Treatment outcomes of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in subarachnoid hemorrhage patients: a 4-year, retrospective single-center review.". Neurocritical care. 2012;17(2):177-82. doi:10.1007/s12028-012-9725-x.
  • Cook AM, Castle A, Green A, Lesch C, Morrison C, Rhoney D, Parker, Jr D, Tesoro EP, Brophy G, Goodwin H, Gokun J, Makii J, McAllen K, Bledsoe K, Sangha K, Weant K, Liang N, Murphy-Human T. "Practice variations in the management of status epilepticus.". Neurocritical care. 2012;17(1):24-30. doi:10.1007/s12028-012-9711-3.
  • Alaraj A, Wallace A, Tesoro EP, Ruland S, Amin-Hanjani S, Charbel FT, Aletich V. "Heparin induced thrombocytopenia: diagnosis and management.". Journal of neurointerventional surgery. 2010;2(4):371-8. doi:10.1136/jnis.2010.002840.
  • Tesoro EP, Brophy GM. "Pharmacological management of seizures and status epilepticus in critically ill patients.". Journal of pharmacy practice. 2010;23(5):441-54. doi:10.1177/0897190010372321.
  • Panos N, Tesoro EP, Kim K, Mucksavage JJ. "Outcomes associated with transdermal nicotine replacement therapy in a neurosurgery intensive care unit.". American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2010;67(16):1357-61. doi:10.2146/ajhp090402.
  • Roitberg B, Emechebe-Kennedy O, Amin-Hanjani S, Mucksavage JJ, Tesoro EP. "Human recombinant factor VII for emergency reversal of coagulopathy in neurosurgical patients: a retrospective comparative study.". Neurosurgery. 2005;57(5):832-6; discussion 832-6.
  • Slavin KV, Tesoro EP, Mucksavage JJ. "The treatment of cancer pain.". Drugs of today (Barcelona, Spain : 1998). 2004;40(3):235-45.
  • Sessler CN, Gosnell MS, Grap MJ, Brophy GM, O'Neal PV, Keane KA, Tesoro EP, Elswick RK. "The Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale: validity and reliability in adult intensive care unit patients.". American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 2002;166(10):1338-44. doi:10.1164/rccm.2107138.
  • Brophy GM, Tesoro EP, Schrote GL, Garnett WR. "Pharmacist impact on posttraumatic seizure prophylaxis in patients with head injury.". Pharmacotherapy. 2002;22(2):251-5.
  • Garey KW, Tesoro EP, Muggia V, Pasquier O, Rodvold KA. "Cerebrospinal fluid concentrations of quinupristin-dalfopristin in a patient with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium [correction of faecalis] ventriculitis.". Pharmacotherapy. 2001;21(6):748-50.
  • Jung R, Messick CR, Tesoro EP, Losendahl KJ, Schriever CA, Danziger LH. "Postantibiotic effects and bactericidal activities of clarithromycin-14-hydroxy-clarithromycin, versus those of amoxicillin-clavulanate, against anaerobes.". Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. 2000;44(3):778-9.

Conference Proceeding



  • Kane SP, Bress AP, Tesoro EP. (2013). "Author response to Brown et al characterization of free phenytoin concentrations in neurointensive care unit patients using a revised Winter-Tozer equation.". The Annals of pharmacotherapy. Vol. 47. Issue 12. Page(s) 1744.