Dimi Maffia, PharmD, BCCCP Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Pharmacology- Clinical and Pharmacist

Keywords/Search Terms:

Toxicology, Pharmacist Standard of Care (Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics), Adverse Drug Events, Drug-Drug Interactions, Medication Safety and Errors, Pharmacogenomics, Anticoagulation, Antiarrhythmics, Antibiotic Stewardship, Medication-Related Surgical Complications, Opioid Safety


PharmD, University of the Pacific; BA - Biology, Hope College

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Additional Information

I currently practice as an Acute Care Clinical Pharmacist Specialist at VA San Diego Health Care System, and I have practiced in clinical pharmacy at 6 different healthcare systems. I obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2014 from the University of the Pacific and have been a registered pharmacist in California for 10 years. I completed 2 years of postgraduate pharmacy residency training at VA San Diego Health Care System, with the first year focusing on pharmacy practice in ambulatory care and inpatient hospital settings, including hospice and long-term care, and the second year specializing in critical care pharmacy. I am a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP) and have held additional specialty clinical pharmacist positions in emergency medicine and critical care. I have clinical research experience in healthcare institutions and the pharmaceutical industry, having collaborated to conduct phase 2, 3, and 4 clinical trials and retrospective chart review. I currently serve as a clinical pharmacy preceptor and have spent a significant portion of my career over the past 10 years teaching doctorate and postdoctorate candidates through experiential training. I spearheaded the creation of two advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) rotations, critical care and emergency medicine, at two different healthcare institutions. Furthermore, my experience as a medical scientist has enhanced my ability to communicate scientific and clinical data accurately and concisely as I provide didactic medical lectures to healthcare providers and nursing staff several times each month. I am an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL). Other key areas of expertise include: Clinical Trials, Pharmaceutical Research, Sterile Compounding, Polypharmacy, Medication Regimen Review, Drug Utilization Review, Drug Diversion of Narcotics, Controlled Substance Dispensing, Medication Counseling, Patient Education, Collaborative Practice Agreements, Tech-Check-Tech, Medication Protocols, Electronic Health Record (EHR) Order Sets, Black Box Warnings, Pharmacy Law, Medicare Regulatory Compliance, Pharmaceutical Regulation