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Zane Z. Elfessi


Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

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Overview:
Dr. Elfessi received his Pharm.D. degree from Midwestern University-Chicago College of Pharmacy in 2015. He then completed his PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Elfessi is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the UIC College of Pharmacy and the clinical pharmacy specialist in the Emergency Department at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Elfessi’s research interests include emergency medicine, critical care, toxicology and statistics.

Research Interests:
Emergency Medicine
Toxicology
COVID-19
Statistical Models

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Pathophysiology, Drug Action, & Therapeutics (PDAT) 10: Advanced Disease Management, 4/10/2023 – 4/28/2023
Pathophysiology, Drug Action, & Therapeutics (PDAT) 10: Advanced Disease Management (PDAT 510), 4/11/2022 – 4/29/2022
380 – Independent Study: Research (380), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Undergrad Resrch Pharm Pract (PMPR 380), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022

Selected Grants

JBVAMC MOU- Dr. Zane Elfessi, Chicago Association for Research and Education inScience., 7/1/2022 - 1/2/2024, Obligated Amount: $59599; Anticipated Amount: $59599

Equipment and supplies, Circassia Pharmaceuticals., 12/1/2020 - 6/30/2021, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

ILHHU0049-19, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development., 12/1/2020 - 6/30/2021, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

I50 CU000179-01, Department of Veterans Affairs., 12/1/2020 - 6/30/2021, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

ILHHU0049-19, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development., 12/1/2020 - 6/30/2021, No Obligated Amount Set; No Anticipated Amount Set

Selected Publications

Elfessi, Zane Z, Thomas, Neetu, Wong, Michael, Rubinstein, Israel. (2024). Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Phenotyping: An Unmet Educational Need of Healthcare Providers. Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, 16, (2-3), 124-127. doi:10.14740/jocmr5111.

Elfessi, Zane, Murtagh, Megan, Hammad, Laila, Anvery, S Aadil. (2023). Chickenpox-induced ileus: A case report. Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine, 33, 101872. doi:10.1016/j.visj.2023.101872.

Acosta, Anthony, Elfessi, Zane, Markovic, Nebojsa, Lim, Mark. (2023). COVID-19 associated recurrent vasculitis: A case report. Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine, 33, 101879. doi:10.1016/j.visj.2023.101879.

Elfessi, Zane, Dressler, Danielle, Johnson, Sara, Antonishina, Katerina, Suh, Melody. (2023). Hyperprolactinemia-induced acute ischemic stroke. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 71, 249.e1-249.e2. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2023.07.013.

Elfessi, Zane, Jhawar, Archana, Martino, Julie. (2023). Priapism Associated With the Addition of Hydroxyzine to Risperidone: A Case Report.. Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 8971900231175704. doi:10.1177/08971900231175704.

Acosta, Anthony, Venkatesh, Samantha, Elfessi, Zane. (2023). Spontaneous tumor lysis syndrome in the setting of Candida albicans Fungemia. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 67, 195.e5-195.e6. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2023.03.023.

Acosta, Anthony, Elfessi, Zane. (2023). Shellfish-induced ST elevation myocardial infarction: A case report. Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine, 31, 101631. doi:10.1016/j.visj.2023.101631.

Elfessi, Zane, Doyle, Richard, Young, Lisa, Knaub, Mark, Yamanaka, Travis. (2023). Antibody dependent enhancement-induced hypoxic respiratory failure: A case report. Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine, 30, 101602. doi:10.1016/j.visj.2023.101602.

Elfessi, ZZ, Rubinstein, I. (2022). Monitoring Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide Levels in Adult Patients With Acute Symptomatic COVID-19 Infection: Non Sequitur?. Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology, 32, (5), 415-416. doi:10.18176/jiaci.0834.

Professional Leadership

ED Throughput Committee-Pharmacy Representative, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 9/6/2021 - Present

Residency Interview and Selection Committee, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 2/11/2019 - Present

Resident Research Committee, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 7/9/2018 - Present

Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, JBVAMC, 9/25/2017 - Present

Anti-thrombosis Subcommittee, JBVAMC, 9/25/2017 - Present

Resident Advisory Committee, JBVAMC, 9/25/2017 - Present

Notable Honors

2023, I-CARE Award for Clinical Excellence Nomination, JBVAMC

Education

Degrees:
Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, United States, 2011
Doctor of Pharmacy, Midwestern University – Chicago College of Pharmacy, United States, 2015

Postgraduate Training:
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident, Advocate Christ Medical Center, United States, 2016

Licensures and Certifications

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Date Not Set - Present
Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 6/30/2020 - Present

Selected Presentations

Elfessi, Zane, Mahgoub, Ahmed. (2023 March 16). Nocturnal Dislodgement of Nasal Cannula in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Treated With Continuous Supplemental Oxygen: A Life-threatening, Unmet Medical Need.. UIC College of Medicine Research Day. UIC Student Center West.