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Benito Valdepenas


Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

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Spec Project in Pharm Pract (PMPR 390), 8/21/2023 – 12/1/2023
Spec Project in Pharm Pract (PMPR 390), 8/21/2023 – 12/1/2023
PHAR 502: PDAT 2 – GI/Endocrine, 4/17/2023 – Present
PHAR 510: PDAT 10 – Advanced Disease Management, 1/22/2023 – Present
Adv Transplant Therapeutics (PMPR 347), 1/9/2023 – 4/28/2023
Adv Transplant Therapeutics (PMPR 347), 1/9/2023 – 4/28/2023
Spec Project in Pharm Pract (PMPR 390), 1/9/2023 – 4/28/2023
Spec Project in Pharm Pract (PMPR 390), 1/9/2023 – 4/28/2023
PHAR 504: PDAT 4 – Immunology/Respiratory, 10/2/2022 – Present

Selected Grants

Retrospective Evaluation of Dosing Weight of Tacrolimus Extended Release (Envarsus XR) in Obese Kidney Transplant Recipients in the De Novo Setting, Veloxis Pharmaceuticals., 1/18/2023 - 12/31/2026, Obligated Amount: $49776; Anticipated Amount: $49776

Selected Publications

Di Cocco, Pierpaolo, Martinino, Alessandro, Pinto, Federico, Valdepenas, Benito, Spaggiari, Mario, Tzvetanov, Ivo, Benedetti, Enrico. (2024). Living Donor Intestinal Transplantation. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America. doi:10.1016/j.gtc.2023.12.005.

Alzahrani, Mohammed, Belcher, Rachel M, Benken, Jamie, Valdepenas, Benito, Di Cocco, Pierpaolo, Kajavathanan, Mathula, Benken, Scott T. (2023). Retrospective evaluation of LCP‐tacrolimus (Envarsus XR) dosing in de novo kidney transplant. Clinical Transplantation, 37, (11), e15082. doi:10.1111/ctr.15082.

Di Cocco, Pierpaolo, Gaitonde, Sujata, Spaggiari, Mario, Fratti, Alberto, Alvarez, Jorge Almario, Petrochenkov, Egor, Valdenepas, Bentio T, Gupta, Priyanka, Benedetti, Enrico, Tzvetanov, Ivo. (2023). Desensitizing With Temporary Donor Splenic Transplant: Hope for the Sensitized Patients on Pancreas and Kidney -Pancreas Transplant Waitlist. Transplantation Proceedings, 55, (2), 295-302. doi:10.1016/j.transproceed.2023.01.006.

Dabbas, Walaa, Kumar, Prerna, Naik, Ruchi, Pierce, Dana, Heagler, Kristin, Valdepenas, Benito, Tang, Ignatius. (2022). P16.28: COVID 19 Outcomes in Hospitalized Kidney and Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Recipients During Omicron Variant Wave. Transplantation, 106, (9S), s740-s740. doi:10.1097/01.tp.0000889720.45202.30.

Dabbas, Walaa, Kumar, Prerna, Naik, Ruchi, Pierce, Dana, Heagler, Kristin, Valdepenas, Benito, Benken, Scott, Tang, Ignatius. (2022). 314.7: Outcomes of SARS -Cov-2 in Hospitalized Solid Organ Transplant Recipients During the Omicron Wave in the United States. Transplantation, 106, (9S), s226-s226. doi:10.1097/01.tp.0000886532.02082.97.

article, Contributors to the C4. (2021). C4 article: Implications of COVID‐19 in transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation, 21, (5), 1801-1815. doi:10.1111/ajt.16346.

Article, Contributors to the C4. (2020). C4 article: Challenges and solutions to appropriate and timely medication access in transplantation in the United States. American Journal of Transplantation, 20, (2), 362-376. doi:10.1111/ajt.15732.

Professional Leadership

Board of Pharmacy Specialties, 1/1/2022 - Present

National Alliance for Caregiving, 1/1/2022 - Present

American Society of Transplantation, 1/6/2021 - Present

American Society of Transplantation, Public Policy Work Group, 1/6/2019 - Present

American Society of Transplantation, Pediatrics Medication Access Subgroup, 1/6/2019 - Present

Education

Degrees:
PharmD, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

Postgraduate Training:
PGY 1 PHARMACY PRACTICE RESIDENCY, THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO, United States
PGY2 Specialty Residency in Solid Ogan Transplantation, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Board Certified Transplant Pharmacist, Board of Pharmacy Specialties, Date Not Set - Present

Professional Memberships

American Society of Transplantation, 5/1/2022 - Present

Selected Presentations

HEAGLER, Kristin, Campara, Maya, Di Cocco, Pierpaolo, Tang, Ignatius, Almario Alvarez, Jorge, Spaggiari, Mario, Benken, Jamie, Muran, Cassie, Pierce, Dana, Valdepenas, Benito, Tzvetanov, Ivo, Benedetti, Enrico, HEAGLER, KRISTIN. (2022 June 04). Early Outcomes Of Single Dose Eculizumab For Abo-Incompatible Living Donor Renal Transplantation. American Transplant Congress. Boston, MA.