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Christopher R. Ensor, PharmD, BCPS is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine in the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics and the Division of Pulmonary Allergy and Critical Care Medicine (PACCM) in the Pitt Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Outcomes Research Program in PACCM and the Director of the two-year Solid Organ Transplantation Fellowship in the School of Pharmacy. Dr. Ensor is a recognized international expert in the care of lung transplant recipients; particularly those with allosensitization and problematic humoral immune responses. His clinical practice is with the thoracic transplantation programs at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. He is board certified in Pharmacotherapy with Added Qualifications in Cardiology.
Dr. Ensor is a founding member of the Scientific Council on Pharmacy and Pharmacology in the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), and served as the Chairman from 2012-2013. He also served as the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Immunology and Transplantation Practice and Research Network Chairman from 2015-16. He has published numerous papers and actively reviews for several journals in the field, including the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and the American Journal of Transplantation. He currently serves as the Transplant Pharmacotherapy Section Editor for Progress in Transplantation.
Dr. Ensor's research includes antibody-mediated rejection (AMR), precision medicine-guided use of immunomodulators, chronic lung allograft dysfunction therapeutics, and viral infections in the immunocompromised host. He is the Principal Investigator on two actively recruiting clinical trials in pulmonary AMR and an Institute for Personalized Medicine Grant investigating IMPDH-targeted mycophenolate exposure after lung transplantation.
Education and Training:
PharmD, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy 2007
Pharmacy Practice Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia Hospitals 2008
Critical Care Pharmacy Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia Hospitals 2009
Carlo J Iasella, PharmD, MPH Candidate
Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research Program Fellow (Transplant Focus), 2016-18
Cody A Moore, PharmD, MPH
Solid Organ Transplantation Clinical and Research Fellow, 2015-17