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Kirsten Balano, PharmD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Clinical Pharmacy
SchoolSchool of Pharmacy
Address533 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94143
Phone415-717-4341
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    University of California, San FranciscoPharm.D.1991 Pharmacy

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    Kirsten Balano, Pharm D has contributed her clinical HIV pharmacist expertise in a variety of clinical, educational, and program development settings. Dr. Balano has been involved in the clinical care of patients since 1991 through work at San Francisco General Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient HIV programs. Currently, she directs the client-centered adherence program for the Vista Community Health Center’s HIV Network in Sonoma County. Dr. Balano received her PharmD degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 1991 and since that time has focused her career on training and education of HIV/AIDS providers. She has created training curriculum and programs for HIV consultation, HIV clinical pharmacy; additionally she has contributed to and edited clinical manuals for the AIDS Education and Training Centers locally and nationally. Her primary clinical, educational, and research interests are in the areas of motivational interviewing, interactive training modalities, interprofessional learning environments, adherence to HIV antiretroviral therapy, drug interactions, medication errors, and adverse effects. Dr. Balano is the Program Director for the North Bay Advanced Pharmaceutical Program Experiences (APPE) for 4th-year UCSF pharmacy students. In this role, she actively mentors student pharmacists in their APPE year, precepts them in their ambulatory care clinics and HIV electives, and creates preceptor development programs for the preceptors working with UCSF student pharmacists in the North Bay.

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    1. Promoting Role Clarity for Health Professional Students Participating in an Interprofessional Behavior Change Counseling Workshop. J Allied Health. 2017; 46(2):e35-e37. Saxe JM, Balano K, Wamsley M, Nakajima M, Brock T. PMID: 28561871.
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    2. Basic HIV Pharmacology Workshop. 2012. View Publication.
    3. Guide for HIV/AIDS Clinical Care, Adverse Reactions to HIV Medications. 2011. View Publication.
    4. Guide for HIV/AIDS Clinical Care, Drug-Drug Interactions with HIV-Related Medications. 2011. View Publication.
    5. Developing Regional Approaches to Training Community Pharmacists - An AETC Program Coordinator's Guide. 2008. View Publication.
    6. Controversies: the role of HIV specialists. JAMA. 1998 Mar 18; 279(11):833-4; author reply 835. Legg JJ, Balano KB, Goldschmidt RH. PMID: 9515988.
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    7. Individualized strategies in the era of combination antiretroviral therapy. J Am Board Fam Pract. 1998 Mar-Apr; 11(2):158-64. Goldschmidt RH, Balano KB, Legg JJ, Dong BJ. PMID: 9542709.
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    8. Symptom management in HIV-infected patients. Prim Care. 1997 Sep; 24(3):597-606. Legg JJ, Balano KB. PMID: 9271694.
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    9. A 5-year retrospective review of adverse drug reactions and their risk factors in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients who were receiving intravenous pentamidine therapy for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 1997 May; 24(5):854-9. O'Brien JG, Dong BJ, Coleman RL, Gee L, Balano KB. PMID: 9142782.
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    10. Occupational exposure to HIV: new recommendations for treating health care workers. J Am Board Fam Pract. 1996 Nov-Dec; 9(6):455-8. Goldschmidt RH, Legg JJ, Balano KB. PMID: 8923406.
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    11. Anti-inflammatory drugs and myorelaxants. Pharmacology and clinical use in musculoskeletal disease. Prim Care. 1996 Jun; 23(2):329-34. Balano KB. PMID: 8784934.
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    12. Cromolyn use in young children. Ann Pharmacother. 1994 Jul-Aug; 28(7-8):886-8. Schweitzer M, Balano KB. PMID: 7949508.
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    13. Educating primary care providers about HIV disease: multidisciplinary interactive mechanisms. Public Health Rep. 1994 May-Jun; 109(3):305-10. Macher A, Goosby E, Barker L, Volberding P, Goldschmidt R, Balano KB, Williams A, Hoenig L, Gould B, Daniels E. PMID: 8190853.
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