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Yaman Kaakeh
Clinical Affiliate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Residency, University of Michigan, 2006 Doctor of Pharmacy, Purdue University, 2005

Dr. Kaakeh is Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Purdue University and Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Indiana University. She graduated from Purdue University and completed residency training at the University of Michigan Medical Center and College of Pharmacy. She holds multiple board certifications, including pharmacotherapy (BCPS), nutrition support (BCNSP, CNSC), and critical care (BCCCP).  She is involved in both didactic and experiential education for Doctor of Pharmacy students. Dr. Kaakeh’s teaching interests encompass the pharmacotherapy of acutely ill patients. Her research interests focus on drug-induced adverse reactions, clinical application of evidence-based medicine, medication safety, pharmacy education, and global health.

Dr. Kaakeh serves as a regional faculty coordinator for the Experiential Learning Advisory Council, Co-Chair of Pharmacy Women for Purdue, and Faculty Advisor of Purdue Students Society for Health-System Pharmacists. She is an active member of Purdue University's Institutional Review Board, where she oversees human subjects research. Dr. Kaakeh also serves an elected role as the College of Pharmacy’s Senator to the University Senate.

Dr. Kaakeh is a recipient of the Purdue Teaching for Tomorrow Award. The American Society for Health-System Pharmacy Foundation also presented the 2009 Pharmacy Practice Research Award to Dr. Kaakeh for outstanding contribution to the biomedical literature that is relevant to pharmacy practice in hospitals and health systems.

Dr. Kaakeh is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the Indiana College of Clinical Pharmacy.


PHRM 200, Pharmacy Orientation II

PHRM 825, Integrated Pharmacotherapy II   

PHRM 844, Integrated Pharmacotherapy III

PHRM 820, 840, 860, Professional Program Laboratories

PHAD 863, Marketing of Professional Services

CLPH 867, Introduction to Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

CLPH 885, Institutional Rotation

CLPH 889, Academic/Administrative Rotation

IUSM X631, Introduction to Clinical Medicine 2

N416, Management of Clients with Complex Medical Issues

Honors and Credentials

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)

Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist (BCNSP)

Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC)

Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP)

Kappa Psi Pharmacy Leadership Society Faculty Recognition Award

Purdue University College Mentors for Kids – Mentoring Achievement Award Finalist

Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT) Award

Teaching for Tomorrow Award – Purdue University

Pharmacy Practice Research Literature Award – American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation

Purdue University College of Pharmacy Faculty Preceptor of the Year Finalist

Clinical Practice

Dr. Kaakeh’s clinical interests encompass the pharmacotherapy of acutely ill patients.

Representative Publications

1. Bergman B, Wrin J, Kaakeh Y. Evaluation of the Impact of a Student Pharmacist Supported Program to Improve Hospital-Based Quality Measures. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. 2016; 32(2) 54–59.

2. Barnes T, Yan S, Kaakeh Y. Necrotizing Esophagitis and Bleeding Associated with Cefazolin: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2014; 48(9): 1214-1218. 

3. Smith H, Battjes E, Yan S, Kaakeh Y. Chronic Digoxin Toxicity Precipitated by Dronedarone: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2014; 48(7):923-927.

4. Humphrey M, Barkhordari N, Kaakeh Y. Effects of Omeprazole on Vitamin and Mineral Absorption and Metabolism. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. 2012; 28(6): 243-248. 

5. Kaakeh Y, Overholser B, Lopshire J, Tisdale JE.  Drug-Induced Atrial Fibrillation. Drugs. 2012; 72(12): 1617-1630.

6. Kaakeh Y, Kanjee S, Boone K, Sutton J.  Liraglutide-Induced Acute Kidney Injury. Pharmacotherapy. 2012; 32(1):e7-e11.

7. Coppol E, Shelly J, Cheng S, Kaakeh Y, Shepler B.  A Comparative Look at the Safety Profiles of Intravenous Iron Products Used in the Hemodialysis Population. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 2011 Feb; 45(2): 241-247.

8. Kaakeh Y, Abel SR. Visual Disturbances. In: Tisdale JE, Miller DA, eds. Drug-Induced Diseases: Prevention, Detection, and Management. 2nd ed. JT Tisdale & DA Miller, eds. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2010; 250-274.

9. Kaakeh Y, Stumpf J. Treatment of Selective Mutism: Focus on Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. Pharmacotherapy. 2008 Feb; 28(2):214–224.

10. Kaakeh Y, Phan H, De Smet B, Pasko DA, Glenn DK, Stevenson JG. Enhanced Photoemission Spectroscopy for Verification of High-Risk I.V. Medications. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2008 Jan 1; 65(1):49-54.