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Sandra Cuellar


Chair IRB, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

Contact

Address:

S. Wood street, Chicago, IL

Office Phone:

(312) 413-9596 (work)

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Overview:
Sandra Cuellar, Pharm.D., BCOP, FHOPA, FASHP, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy. Dr. Cuellar has been active in the field of hematology/oncology for 18 years. She is the coordinator and clinical associate professor for oncology therapeutics. Dr. Cuellar received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, followed by her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. She then completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Following her residency, she completed a specialty oncology residency at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She currently is the clinical pharmacist in the Out-Patient Cancer Center, director of the oncology specialty residency program, and vice-chair of IRB at UIC. Dr. Cuellar is an editor at large for Journal of Hematology Oncology Pharmacy and is involved in research, consulting and publications in the field of hematology/oncology. She has given multiple national and international presentations on cardio-oncology, supportive care, and oncology therapeutics. In addition, Dr. Cuellar serves as an ASHP oncology surveyor and leadership positions for the Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association.

Teaching and Supervision Heading link

PDAT 9: Hematology/Oncology (PHAR 509), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
PDAT 9: Hematology/Oncology (PHAR 509), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
PDAT 9: Hematology/Oncology (PHAR 509), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
PDAT 9: Hematology/Oncology (PHAR 509), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
PDAT 9: Hematology/Oncology (PHAR 509), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
PDAT 9: Hematology/Oncology (PHAR 509), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
PDAT 9: Hematology/Oncology (PHAR 509), 1/10/2022 – 5/9/2022
Spanish for Pharmacists (PMPR 337), 8/23/2021 – 11/29/2021
PDAT 9: Hematology/Oncology (PHAR 509), 1/11/2021 – 4/30/2021

Selected Grants

Mobilizing for Patients Adherence to Cancer Therapies (mPACT), McKesson Fdn., 4/7/2014 - 9/30/2017, Obligated Amount: $250000; Anticipated Amount: $250000

Anemia Insights, Cetus Group LLC., 7/1/2005 - 9/15/2006, Obligated Amount: $6500; Anticipated Amount: $6500

Selected Publications

Tichy, Eric M, Hoffman, James M, Suda, Katie J, Rim, Matthew H, Tadrous, Mina, Cuellar, Sandra, Clark, John S, Ward, Jennifer, Schumock, Glen T. (2022). National trends in prescription drug expenditures and projections for 2022.. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 79, (14), 1158-1172. doi:10.1093/ajhp/zxac102.

Kamel, Josette, Meeder, Natalie, Cuellar, Sandra, Chan, David, Huber, Michael, Pasquinelli, Mary, Hulbert, Alicia, Khaddour, Karam, Feldman, Lawrence. (2021). Severe Psychiatric Symptoms in a Patient with EGFR Exon-20 Insertion Mutation Receiving Mobocertinib: A Case Report. JTO Clinical and Research Reports, 2, (11), 100241. doi:10.1016/j.jtocrr.2021.100241.

Tichy, Eric M, Hoffman, James M, Suda, Katie J, Rim, Matthew H, Tadrous, Mina, Cuellar, Sandra, Clark, John S, Wiest, Michelle D, Matusiak, Linda M, Schumock, Glen T. (2021). National trends in prescription drug expenditures and projections for 2021. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 78, (14), 1294-1308. doi:10.1093/ajhp/zxab160.

Tichy, Eric M, Schumock, Glen T, Hoffman, James M, Suda, Katie J, Rim, Matthew H, Tadrous, Mina, Stubbings, JoAnn, Cuellar, Sandra, Clark, John S, Wiest, Michelle D, Matusiak, Linda M, Hunkler, Robert J, Vermeulen, Lee C. (2020). National trends in prescription drug expenditures and projections for 2020.. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 77, (15), 1213-1230. doi:10.1093/ajhp/zxaa116.

Tichy, Eric M, Schumock, Glen T, Hoffman, James M, Suda, Katie J, Rim, Matthew H, Tadrous, Mina, Stubbings, JoAnn, Cuellar, Sandra, Clark, John S, Wiest, Michelle D, Matusiak, Linda M, Hunkler, Robert J, Vermeulen, Lee C. (2020). National trends in prescription drug expenditures and projections for 2020.. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 77, (15), 1213-1230. doi:10.1093/ajhp/zxaa116.

Cuellar, Sandra. (2020). Integrating trastuzumab biosimilars and HER2-directed therapies into HER2-positive breast cancer management.. The American Journal of Managed Care, 26, (2 Suppl), s32-s40. doi:10.37765/ajmc.2020.42900.

Fleming, Patrick, Kolesar, Jill, Vermeulen, Lee. (2019). Top 200 Injectable Drug Cards 2019-2020. McGraw Hill Education.

Cuellar, Sandra, McBride, Ali, Medina, Patrick. (2019). Pharmacist perspectives and considerations for implementation of therapeutic oncology biosimilars in practice.. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 76, (21), 1725-1738. doi:10.1093/ajhp/zxz190.

Schumock, Glen T, Stubbings, JoAnn, Hoffman, James M, Wiest, Michelle D, Suda, Katie J, Rim, Matthew H, Tadrous, Mina, Tichy, Eric M, Cuellar, Sandra, Clark, John S, Matusiak, Linda M, Hunkler, Robert J, Vermeulen, Lee C. (2019). National trends in prescription drug expenditures and projections for 2019. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 76, (15), 1105-1121. doi:10.1093/ajhp/zxz109.

Professional Leadership

Commission on Credentialing, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 8/15/2022 - 8/15/2025

Notable Honors

2021, Fellow ASHP, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

2021, Fellow of Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association, HOPA

2017, UIC Recognition Team Patient Care, UI Health

2009, HOPA Literature Award, Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association

2005, Rho Chi Honor Society, The Rho Chi Society

Education

Degrees:
PharmD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, USA, 2001

Postgraduate Training:
PGY-1, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, USA, 2002
PGY-2, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA, 2003

Licensures and Certifications

Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist, Board of Pharmacy Specialties, 2020 - 2026

Selected Presentations

Cuellar, Sandra. (2021 December 08). “Test Your Knowledge: The HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Challenge”. ASHP Midyear Meeting. Virtual.