Improving Lives Through Better Use of Medicines

Welcome to the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. Our faculty are pioneering new approaches to improving lives through better use of medicines with collaborative health services, precision pharmacotherapy, and translational research. We provide direct patient care through innovative, nationally recognized service models, and are advancing the profession with the next generation of educators and innovators through our PharmD Curriculum, Pharmacy Residency Programs, Clinical Pharmacy Translational Science PhD, and Clinical Pharmacy Translational Science Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program.

Faculty Spotlight

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Michael Kenes received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Illinois Chicago and completed his Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Cleveland Clinic and his Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Kenes has also served as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the medical intensive care unit at Wake Forest Baptist Health prior to joining our College. His clinical practice site is the critical care medicine unit at Michigan Medicine.

Since his start date in February of this year, he has led clinical pharmacy services in the newly opened (and since closed!) 50-bed RICU or COVID ICU at Michigan Medicine. He helped to streamline and standardized care for these challenging patients and educate the many volunteer providers that rotated through the unit. He has led or assisted in several ongoing research projects including:

  • Comparing the effect of propofol on development of hypertriglyceridemia in patients with COVID vs. non-COVID associated ARDS
  • Examining the effect of tracheostomy on sedation reduction in mechanically ventilated COVID ICU patients
  • Characterizing the prevalence and risk factors for delirium in COVID ICU patients
  • Utilization of neuromuscular blockade in COVID vs. non-COVID associated ARDS

Michael looks forward to returning to the critical care medicine unit to further establish his practice and educate our student and resident learners.