Melissa Lipari Pharm.D., B.C.A.C.P.

Melissa Lipari Pharm.D., B.C.A.C.P.

Assistant Professor (Clinical)



Office location

Room 4137


Pharmacy Practice


Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Pharmacy Practice

Degrees and Certifications

  • Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist®, Board of Pharmacy Specialties, 2012-present
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Wayne State University, 2010
  • Pre-pharmacy studies, Wayne State University, 2006
  • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, DMC Harper University Hospital, 2012
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, DMC Harper University Hospital, 2011

Positions and Employment

  • Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, 2012-present
  • Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, 2012-present

Awards and Honors

  • ASHP Foundation Research Bootcamp Grant, 2014
  • Resident of the Year, Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2012
  • Second Runner Up, ACCP Ambulatory Care/Endocrine Metabolism PRN Walk Rounds, American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting 2012. Johnson J, Garwood C, Moser LR, Lipari M. "Pharmacist Interventions and Healthcare Outcomes in a Novel Heart Failure Clinic."
  • First Place Winner, Cardiac Care Team Poster Competition, Michigan Chapter ACC, Cardiovascular Summit 2012. Lipari M, Jones JL, Moser L. "Pharmacist Roles during the Transitions of Care for Heart Failure Patients."

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Michigan Pharmacists Association
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • American Pharmacists Assocation
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Areas of Expertise

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Recent Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Wilhelm, S.,& Lipari, M. Nausea and vomiting. In: Chisholm-Burns MA, Schwinghammer TL, Wells BG, Malone PM, Kolesar JM, DiPiro JT, eds. Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice, 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2016. (In preparation)
  2. Lipari, M., & Kale-Pradhan, P.B. Vulnerable COPD patients with comorbidities: The role of roflumilast. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2014;10:969-976.
  3. Wilhelm, S.M., Lipari, M, Kulik, J.K., & Kale-Pradhan, P.B. Teduglutide. Ann Pharmacother. 2014:48(9) 1209???13.
  4. Lipari, M., Benipa, l. H., & Kale-Pradhan, P.B. Roflumilast in the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2013;70:2087-95.
  5. Wilhelm, S., & Lipari M. Nausea and Vomiting. In: Crisholm-Burns MA, Schwinghammer TL, Wells BG, et al, eds. Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice, 3rd ed. 2013.

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