William Loeffler

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William Loeffler, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pharmacy (School of)
DAC 326
loeffler@dyc.edu
(716) 829-8364


Biography

Dr. Loeffler joined D'Youville College as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Pharmacy Practice in October of 2010.

Dr. Loeffler is a member of the Western New York Society of Health-System Pharmacy, the New York State Chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. 

He currently serves as the chair of the D'Youville College School of Pharmacy Fundraising and Public Relations Committee.  He also serves as a member on the Experiential Education Committee and the Clinical and Translational Research Council for the D'Youville College School of Pharmacy.  Additionally, he is a member of the Buffalo General Hospital Congestive Heart Failure Initiative Team.

Dr. William Loeffler is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy class of 2007.  He then went on to complete a one – year pharmacy practice residency at Yale – New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut.  Upon completion of his residency in 2008, Dr. Loeffler joined Kaleida Health's Buffalo General Hospital as a Cardiology & Anticoagulation Clinical Pharmacist. 

Dr. Loeffler's practice site is Buffalo General Hospital where he practices as a critical care cardiology pharmacist in the Cardiac Care Unit.  The primary goal for his practice site is to expand the current practice model to include elements of transitional care for his patients from the Cardiac Care Unit through follow – up care in Buffalo General Hospital's Heart and Lung Center.  

His primary goal for the education of D'Youville College School of Pharmacy students is to provide a real world view of what clinical pharmacists are responsible for through the use of novel teaching techniques and the advanced teaching technologies available at D'Youville College.

Education & Training

Research Interests

Dr. Loeffler's academic research interests include development of new and innovative ways to incorporate computer based learning, specifically virtual patient case simulations, into pharmacotherapeutics didactics.  Dr. Loeffler's clinical research interests include development of novel approaches to patient care transition from hospital to medical home to improve the patient care continuum for patients with congestive heart failure and new acute coronary syndromes.  Dr. Loeffler is also working with Western New York's BEACON group to create novel technologies to provide medication reconciliation, medication therapy management, and medication education to all patients in Western New York's eight counties through the use of a Regional Health Information Exchange.

Publications

Contributor "Pharmacists' Role in Accountable Care Organizations" ASHP Policy Analysis January 2011.