Keliana O’Mara (PharmD, BCPS) is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. She has eight years of experience as a NICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist.
In her current position as a NICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at UF Health-Shands in Gainesville, Florida, Keliana is responsible for pharmacy services for a 68 bed level III neonatal intensive care unit, with activities including development of pharmacotherapy plans, individualized pharmacokinetic dosing, intravenous nutrition support, pain management, and quality improvement initiatives. Keliana also coordinates the research program for the pharmacy residency program, where she oversees all resident research activities. When Keliana started her position at UF Health-Shands, there were no pharmacy services in place in the NICU. She has built a comprehensive service line that provides advanced pharmaceutical support for all neonatal patients.
Prior to assuming this role, she worked as a NICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Duke University Hospital. In this position, she served as a pharmacy expert in neonatal medication management and was a member of the residency research, intestinal failure, and medication safety committees.
Keliana is active in several state and national professional organizations, having served on numerous committees and workgroups, most recently serving as Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Co-Director at UF Health-Shands, as well as on both the medication safety and NICU nutrition committees.
Keliana earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then completed her pharmacy practice PGY1 residency at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. She completed her neonatal pharmacotherapy fellowship at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro in Greensboro, North Carolina.