Carla Darling

Clinical Pharmacist Licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia

Washington, DC

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Multiple Sclerosis
Migraine Headache
Cluster Headache
Myasthenia Gravis
Glatiramer acetate
Dimethyl fumarate
progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in MS
Nurtec ODT
Hypercoagulability - Hereditary Thrombophilia and Lupus Anticoagulants Associated With Venous Thrombosis and Emboli
Perioperative Anticoagulation Management
Stroke Anticoagulation and Prophylaxis
Work experience

Apr 2019 - Present

Kaiser Permanente

Neurology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Promote safety and efficacy in the management of neurology therapies including multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and migraine. Provide medication review and patient education regarding new medications or change in therapy by telephone and face to face consultations. Develop, implement, and evaluate clinical pharmacy programs for patients, providers, and pharmacists. Provide drug therapy consultations for members and healthcare providers. Participation in drug use initiatives and strategies to promote achieving targeted disease state goals and cost-effective prescribing. Provide continuing education and staff development in-services for pharmacists, physicians, and other health care providers. Provide drug information to health care providers and members. Critically review medical literature to provide updates on drug therapy. Document all clinical interventions and drug information requests. Participate in interregional workgroup for Emerging Therapeutics – Duschenne Muscular Dystrophy. Participate in interregional workgroup for Multiple Sclerosis.


Feb 2016 - Apr 2019

Kaiser Permanente

Anticoagulation Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Develop, implement, and evaluate clinical pharmacy programs for patients, providers, and pharmacists. Maintain a clinical pharmacy practice to impact patients at risk for drug-related problems in area of expertise. Educate providers, pharmacists and other health care professionals. Develop and sustain productive member/patient relationships. Maintain knowledge of and assure departmental compliance with Kaiser Permanente's Principles of Responsibility and policies and procedures, and applicable regulatory requirements and accreditation standards.

Oct 2011 - Feb 2016

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Clinical Pharmacist - Internal Medicine

Supervise technicians and assist the supervisor in developing and leading technicians. Provide thorough anticoagulation monitoring of all hospital in-patients and provide education prior to discharge, in accordance, to the Joint Commission National Patient Safety goals. Provide direct consultation and therapeutic recommendations to both Internal Medicine and Intermediate Care interdisciplinary teams to maximize pharmaceutical care to in-patients. Document clinical pharmacy services and therapeutic consults rendered to patients and providers. Participate as a board member to the department of pharmacy operations counsel committee. Provide authoritative guidance and consultation on IV to PO conversion, renal dosing, and pharmacokinetic and pharmacotherapeutic monitoring for patients receiving antibiotic therapy, (e.g. aminoglycosides agents, vancomycin) and parenteral nutrition support. In accordance, with established hospital protocol, order therapeutic drug monitoring labs to facilitate in the assessment of patients medication efficacy and safety. Provide medication therapy management (MTM) to patients and identify barriers to medication adherence and persistence. Work closely with the interdisciplinary care team and the patient to modify drug therapy in order to overcome the barriers. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to design, implement, monitor, evaluate, and modify patient pharmacotherapy to ensure effective, safe, and economical patient care. Actively participates in the management, monitoring, and modification of drug therapy in accordance with evidence-base literature. Perform pharmacy in-services, teaching and staff development to enhance clinical services, communication and pharmacist education.


Aug 2009 - Aug 2011

LifeBridge Health

Clinical Pharmacist - Ambulatory Care

Duties included extensive one-on-one interviews with patients currently on or just beginning warfarin therapy for various indications including, atrial fibrillation, cerebrovascular accident, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, mechanical heart valve, upper extremity thrombus, intracranial thrombus; collecting subjective and objective data including INR, analyzing INR values and making subsequent dosing adjustments when necessary, monitoring for signs and symptoms of bleeding and/or stroke, providing patient education on warfarin therapy; developing treatment plans for anticoagulation therapy including anticoagulation bridge therapy; educating patients on use of low molecular weight heparin agents; communicating with other health care providers regarding patient treatment plans; developing education materials for patients Other duties include counseling patients on all of their medications; precepting pharmacy residents and pharmacy students, developing protocols for smoking cessation and medication adherence

May 2007 - Dec 2007

Shoppers Pharmacy

Pharmacy Intern

Responsible for receiving, entering, and filling patient prescriptions while developing professional skills such as patient counseling, identifying drug-drug interactions, drug allergies in a community practice setting and getting and receiving experience all aspects of retail pharmacy practice

Aug 2004 - Aug 2005

CVS Pharmacy

Pharmacy Intern

Responsible for receiving, entering, and filling patient prescriptions while developing professional skills in a community practice setting

Dec 2000 - Aug 2004

Covance Laboratories


Responsible for providing administrative and scientific support to the study directors with preclinical toxicology studies for pharmaceutical and biotechnology products in rodent, canine and primate model species. Duties included preparing protocols, ensuring compliance with appropriate SOPs, GLPs, and regulatory agency guidelines; monitoring inlife portions of the studies; assisting study directors with proposal management; providing technical/scientific guidance and leadership to ensure accurate project completion; meeting with clients to discuss study progress; writing report procedures; and reviewing results and conclusions in the final reports

Dec 2000 - Dec 2001

Covance Laboratories

Report Coordinator

Responsible for working with the Study Direction group (principal investigator) to produce reports for toxicology studies. Duties writing the study procedures for the report; reviewing and organizing data packages from the lab areas; preparing report tables, graphs, and statistics (manually or using computer software); performing quality control reviews on report sections from other report coordinators and verifying the report against the protocol and data; participating in study related meetings including client visits, as required; and addressing QA audits


Sep 1997 - Jun 2000

Carleton College

Spanish Assisstant

Provided technical and administrative assistance to a Spanish professor. Duties included correcting exams, quizzes, and homework; creating and updating web pages

Jun 1999 - Sep 1999

Hennepin County Medical Center

Research Assistant

Organized reports and documentation of all incoming and outgoing mammogram requests; conferred with clinical staff, organized and processed participant data, scheduled visits for participants


Sep 1998 - Nov 1998

Carleton College

Spanish Conversation Assistant

Conversed with Spanish students and helped with pronunciation and vocabulary for a Conversation and Composition class

Jun 1998 - Sep 1998

Hennepin County Medical Center

Women’s Health Initiative Assistant

Developed spreadsheets, entered study data, contacted problem/question participants, phone interviewed participants and scheduled visits

Jun 1997 - Sep 1997

Hennepin County Medical Center

Research Recruitment Assisstant

Sent recruitment information to prospective research participants. Screened replies and arranged for their initial screening visit


2008 - 2009

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Pharmacy Residency - PGY1

2004 - 2008

University of Maryland Baltimore

PharmD, Pharmacy

1996 - 2000

BA, Biology

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