HARTFORD HOSPITAL APPOINTS INFECTIOUS DISEASES PHARMACIST

(Hartford, Conn.) – Hartford Hospital has appointed Michael D. Nailor, Pharm. D., as an Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist. In this role, Dr. Nailor will work closely with physicians in the prevention of infections and the treatment of infectious diseases. Such diseases include the H1N1 influenza (Swine Flu), seasonal influenza, HIV/AIDS and MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccous aureus).

“Hartford Hospital is delighted to add Michael Nailor to our staff of expert clinical pharmacists,” said Michael Rubino, Director of Pharmacy at Hartford Hospital. “An infectious diseases pharmacist is unique to the region and further demonstrates our commitment to the safety of our patients and quality of our care.”

Clinical pharmacists play a critical role in patient care, as they provide expertise in identifying the most effective pharmacologic treatment for individual patients. In addition, they ensure the safety of combining medications, while minimizing the risk of adverse reactions. Pharmacists with expertise in infectious diseases are of particular significance, as they work with physicians to prevent antibiotic resistance and to treat infections.

Dr. Nailor joins Hartford Hospital from Detroit Receiving Hospital, where he served as an Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist. He completed residency training at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. and UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif. Dr. Nailor received his doctorate of pharmacy from the University of California in San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree from California State University in Bakersfield, Calif.

Dr. Nailor holds a faculty appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy. He has authored numerous national publications and abstracts pertaining to the treatment of infectious diseases. He resides in Manchester.

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