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Mark Klee

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Department of Pharmacy Practice

Email:     mark.klee@wne.edu
Phone:   413-796-2416
Office:    CSP 420

 
Mark Klee graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston in 1999 with a BS in Pharmacy and his Doctor of Pharmacy.  He completed a PGY-1 Residency at Kaleida Health in Buffalo, NY, before returning to Boston and accepting a position as the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Tufts Medical Center in 2000.  After Eight years at Tufts, he moved to Central Massachusetts and took a job at UMASS Memorial Hospital in Worcester, MA as a Decentralized Clinical Pharmacist specializing in Internal medicine.  In the Spring of this year, and with a desire to become more involved with the education of future Pharmacy practitioners, he joined the Pharmacy Practice team at Western New England University.
 

Teaching

  • Patient Assessment Skills Lab (2013 & 2014)
  • Neurology/CNS IPC Instructor of Record (2013 & 2014)
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Epilepsy
    • Headache disorders
    • Pain management
    • “To Err is Human” Medication/Patient Safety Elective (2014)
    • Sterile Products Lab Instructor of Record (2015)
       

Research/Scholarship

My research interests are primarily related to patient and medication safety and how best to protect patients from harm.  From a pedagogical perspective, I’m looking at opportunities related to my course in regards to optimizing use of classroom time and the introduction of different technologies to the classroom.
 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists
  • American College of Pharmaceutical Education
     

Practice Area

Baystate Wing Hospital is a 74 bed community hospital affiliated with Baystate Medical Center located in Palmer, MA.  Baystate Wing Hospital has an ER, adult and geriatric psychiatry, Medical-Surgical, and Intensive Care Units.   APPE students attend multidisciplinary rounds on the Medical-Surgical floor as well as Intensive Care Unit and are responsible for monitoring patient pharmacotherapy with particular attention paid to appropriate medication dosing, drug interactions and optimizing patient outcomes.  Students monitor and make recommendations on vancomycin dosing, patients on anticoagulation, medications requiring renal dosing and attend the hospital’s Fall Committee meetings.  Community practice offers a contrast to that seen at a large teaching hospital.  This experience gives learners interested in Hospital Pharmacy an opportunity to practice in a setting where a majority of Americans receive their acute care services.