Deanna S. Kania
Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 1994-95
Critical Care Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 1995-96.
Dr. Kania's clinical practice site is located at the R.L. Roudebush VA Medical Center and primarily involves ambulatory care. Dr. Kania established a Primary Care Pharmacy Anticoagulation Service which is now in its tenth year and continues to expand. Dr. Kania also participates in a HIV clinic, assisting in the optimization of drug therapies and the improvement of patient education and compliance. She has developed diabetic medication education modules for patients and teaches weekly classes. She also receives referrals from physicians to assist with the education and therapeutic management of diabetic patients. Dr. Kania's research efforts focus on the establishment of clinical pharmacy services in a VA setting and on the clinical outcomes of anticoagulation, HIV, and diabetic patients. Her other interest areas include cardiovascular pharmacology and therapeutics. Dr. Kania also assists in the teaching of the medication portion of the ACLS training course.
In 1998, Dr. Kania established a residency program at the VA. She currently serves as the residency director for the PGY1 program and as the co-director for the PGY2 Primary Care/Education residency. Dr. Kania is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, where she is also a PRN member for ambulatory care. Dr. Kania serves on the educational council for the Indiana Pharmacists Association, where she is an active member.
Dr. Kania is married with three children, Alaina Alex, and Braeden. In her spare time between work and raising her family, she is a part-time wedding coordinator at her church, sings in a choir, and is an active participant in a theatre group, currently serving as its Dance Captain.