Written By: Malissa Carroll, Web Content Specialist
Heather Congdon, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, has known since high school that she wanted to become a pharmacist. After receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Pittsburgh and completing a pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis in community pharmacy at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, she joined the School’s faculty where she now serves an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS) and as assistant dean for the Universities at Shady Grove.
During her time at the School, Congdon has become one of the University’s strongest advocates for interprofessional education (IPE). She was named co-director of the Center for Interprofessional Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) in 2013, and her course “An Interprofessional Approach to the Critically Ill Patient” is wildly popular among pharmacy, nursing, social work, and respiratory therapy students. She maintains a clinical practice at Mercy Health Clinic in Gaithersburg, Md., where she also works on an interprofessional health care team to provide medication therapy management (MTM) services for underserved, uninsured patients diagnosed with a wide range of chronic illnesses.
Watch the video below or visit the Universities at Shady Grove website to learn more about her work.