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        Christopher Adams, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
William Levine Hall, Rm 410
Phone: (908) 231-6167
Specialty: Critical Care
Practice site: Robert Wood Johnson Johnson 


Dr. Adams received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2004 from Northeastern University. After graduated he directed his career toward in-patient pharmacy and engaged in an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Upon completion, Dr. Adams joined the Brigham and Women’s pharmacy team as a clinical specialist and focused his efforts and research in the Surgical Intensive Unit. During his tenure in Boston, Dr. Adams dedicated his time to advance patient care in the ICU; working on various multidisciplinary committees, contributing to quality improvement initiatives, presenting and speaking at national conferences, and was appointed as an adjunct professor at Northeastern University and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences. In 2014 he was welcomed into the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy as a Clinical Assistant Professor where he can dedicate more of his time in academia and research. Dr. Adams is also a Critical Care Specialist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset where he performs daily ICU rounds and sits on multidisciplinary committees in an effort to improve patient care. Dr. Adams also serves as a preceptor for the Critical Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential (APPE) learning clerkship for Rutgers pharmacy students.  He lectures in several courses ranging in content from endocrine disorders to critical illness. Apart form his career he is also a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists (NJSHP), and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).



Areas of research and professional interest include optimizing pain assessment and sedation strategies in the ICU, anticoagulation in the critically ill, sleep pharmacotherapy in the elderly, patient medication safety, and innovative educational techniques in experiential patient care settings.


Representative Paper/Presentations

Assessment of Low-Dose I.V. Ketamine Infusions for Adjunctive Analgesia. Sarah Kator PharmD, Darin J. Correll MD, Judy Y. Ou MPH, Radmila Levinson PharmD BCPS, Christopher D. Adams PharmD BCPS. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2016; 73:S22-29.

Title: The Benefits of Interdisciplinary Partnerships in Developing Innovations in Medication Management in an Academic Medical Center.
Authors: Oriana Calo, MSN, RN-BC, Christopher D. Adams, PharmD BCPS, Jodi Castiglia, MSN, RN-BC, Diane Applebaum, DPH, RN,, Tina Amin, PharmD, Nancy Doherty, Fatema Dhanaliwala, Kathleen E. Zavotsky, PhD, RN, CCRN, CEN, ACNS-BC
Presented at the 2016 National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Annual Conference,  Philadelphia, PA.

Andrea R. Resseguie, PharmD, CACP, Christopher D. Adams, PharmD, BCPS.
Pharmacy Times: Anticoagulation Counseling
•        Neuraxial Anesthesia and Anticoagulation. Vol 80 (8). August 2014.
•        A New Direction in Reversal. Vol 4 (5). August 2015.
•        Implications of the BRIDGE Trial: Should We Forgo Perioperative Anticoagulation? January 2016.

Selecting a Direct Oral Anticoagulant for the Geriatric Patient with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation. Anirudh Srikonda, PharmD, Brittny A. Rule, PharmD, MBA, Michael Toscani, PharmD, Christopher D. Adams, PharmD, BCPS, and Luigi Brunetti, PharmD, MPH. JCOM 2015;22(12):550-564.

Gilmore JF, Adams CD, Blum RM, Fanikos J, Hirning BA, Matta L. Evaluation of a multi-target direct thrombin inhibitor dosing and titration guideline for patients with suspected heparin induced thrombocytopenia. Am J Hematol. 2015. April 25. Published Online Ahead of Print.

Title: Effect of Patient Controlled Analgesia Order Set Templates on Safety Events Requiring Naloxone
Authors: Rebecca Nashett PharmD, BCPS, Christopher Adams, PharmD, BCPS, Chad Stashek, PharmD, MS. Presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, 2015.

Greenwood BC, Adams CD, Khalpey ZI, Hou PC. Barbiturate Coma: Rebound and Refractory Hyperkalemia. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine. 2014;3(5):304-308.

Oxman DA, Adams CD, Deluke G, Philbrook L, Ireland P, Mitani A, Panizales C, Frendl G, Rogers SO. Improving Antibiotic De-Escalation in Suspected Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: An Observational Study With a Pharmacist-Driven Intervention. J Pharm Pract. 2014 Mar 19.

Andrea R. Resseguie, PharmD, CACP, Christopher D. Adams, PharmD, BCPS. Neuraxial Anesthesia and Anticoagulation. Pharmacy Times. Vol 80 (8). August 2014.

Title: Evaluation of a direct thrombin inhibitor dosing and titration guideline
Authors: James Gilmore, PharmD; Christopher D. Adams, PharmD, BCPS; Rachel Cyrus Blum, PharmD, BCPS; John Fanikos, RPh, MBA; Beth Anne Hirning, PharmD, BCPS; Lina Matta, PharmD, BCPS, MPH.  Abstract accepted for Presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, 2014. Hematology Specialty Award

Anger KE, Adams CD, Greenwood BC, Fanikos J. Antithrombotic therapy in critically ill patients. Irwin and Rippe’s Manual of Intensive Care Medicine, sixth edition. Wolters Kluwer and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: New York, 2014 (90): 664-689.

Emily Z. Keung, MD, Xiaoxia Liu, MS, Afrin Nuzhad, BS, Christopher Adams, PharmD, BCPS, Stanley W. Ashley, MD, Reza Askari, MD. Immuocompromised Status in Patients with Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infection. JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):419-426.

Mohammed Alquwaizani, Leo Buckley, Christopher Adams, John Fanikos. Anticoagulants: A Review of the Pharmacology, Dosing, and Complications. Curr Emerg Hosp Med Rep. 2013;1:83–97.

David Reardon, Kevin Anger, Christopher Adams, Paul M. Szumita. Role of dexmedetomidine in adults in the intensive care unit: An update. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2013;70:767-777.

Aasim Ali Syed, Christopher Adams. Acute liver failure following levetiracetam therapy for seizure prophylaxis in traumatic brain injury. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine. 2012;1(2):42-45.

Title: Impact of Immunocompromised Status on Outcomes in Patients with Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection. Authors: Emily Z Keung, Xiaoxia Liu, Afrin Nuzhad, Christopher D Adams, Stanley W Ashley, Reza Askari. Presented at New England Surgical Society, Rockport, Maine, 2012. Awarded 3rd place

Christopher Adams, Kevin Anger, Bonnie Greenwood, John Fanikos. Antithrombotic Pharmacotherapy. Irwin and Rippe’s Intensive Care Medicine, seventh edition. Wolters Kluwer and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: New York, 2011 (110): 1224-1242.

Christopher Adams, PharmD, Paul Szumita, PharmD, BCPS, Steven Baroletti PharmD, BCPS, Craig Lilly, MD.  Azacitidine-Induced Interstitial and Alveolar Fibrosis in a Patient with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Pharmacotherapy. 2005;25(5):765–768.



 2005 – Present: Board certification as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist – Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties