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Kimberly A. Pesaturo

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Internal Medicine

Email:     kimberly.pesaturo@wne.edu
Phone:   413-796-2473
Office:    CSP 430


Kimberly A. Pesaturo received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Saint Joseph HealthCare and an ASHP-accredited PGY-2 pediatric pharmacy specialty residency at University of Kentucky HealthCare, both in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Pesaturo completed a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate through the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy’s Office of Curriculum and Faculty Development, and a second Certificate in College Teaching through the Colleges of the Worcester Consortium and Worcester State University. Prior to her arrival at WNE College of Pharmacy, she was an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at MCPHS University with a clinical practice in pediatric emergency medicine, adjunct faculty with MCPHS University in both the departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice, and a faculty member with the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.




Dr. Pesaturo’s research interests include innovative teaching methodologies and faculty development in the PharmD curriculum, student engagement in learning and teaching, and lay access to medical information and interpretation. She has authored a number of peer-reviewed publications and presented at several national and international conferences.


Recent Publications

  • Spooner LM, Pesaturo KA. The medical record. In: Lauster CD, Srivastava SB, eds. Fundamental skills for patient care in pharmacy practice. 2014. Jones & Bartlett Learning: Burlington, MA. pp. 37 – 63.
  • Anderson DM, Pesaturo KA, Casavant J, Ramsey EZ. Alteplase for the treatment of catheter occlusion in pediatric patients. Ann Pharmacother. 2013; 47: 405-409.
  • Pesaturo KA, Horton ER, Belliveau P. Inhaled aztreonam lysine for cystic fibrosis pulmonary disease-related outcomes. Ann Pharmacother. 2012; 46:1076-85.
  • Friel C, Pesaturo KA. Treatment of local anesthesic induced toxicity. 2012, Remington Case Studies.
  • Pesaturo KA, Spooner LM, Belliveau P. Vigabatrin for infantile spasms. Pharmacotherapy 2011;31(3):298 – 311.
  • Pinchevsky LE, Pesaturo KA, Smith BS, Hartman CA. Pilot comparison of three cardiopulmonary resuscitation medication dosing strategies in overweight children. J Ped Pharmacol and Therapeutics 2010;15(4):282-289.


  • Friel C, Eliadi C, Pesaturo KA. Local anesthetic use in perioperative areas. Perioperative Nursing Clinics. 2010;5:203 – 214.


  • Conway SL, Matthews ML, Pesaturo KA. The role of parenteral NSAIDs in postoperative pain control. US Pharm 2010;35(5):HS16 – HS20.


  • Johnson PN, Miller JO, Boucher EA, Lubsch L, Girotto JE, Pesaturo KA, Lee B, on behalf of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) Advocacy Committee. Medication dosing in overweight and obese children. PPAG Position Statement. March 2010.


  • Pesaturo KA, Johnson PN, Ramsey EZ. Pediatric pulmonary hypertension: a pharmacotherapeutic review. J Pharm Pract 2009;22:166 – 178.


  • Pesaturo KA. Risperidone (Risperdal) for management of autistic disorders. Amer Fam Phys 2009;79(2):1104 – 1107.


  • Pesaturo KA, Wooding FG. Modern management of the migraine headache. Amer J Lifestyle Med 2009;3(2):147 – 159.


  • Pesaturo KA, Matthews ML. Topical anesthesia use in children. S. Pharmacist 2009;34(3):HS-4 – HS-7.


  • Pesaturo KA, Ramsey EZ, Johnson PN, Taylor LM. Introduction into pediatric pharmacy practice: reflections of pediatric practitioners. Amer J Health-Syst Pharm 65:1314 – 1319.


  • Matthews ML, Pesaturo KA. Management of postoperative pain in children. US Pharmacist 2008;33(3):HS10 –HS15.


Professional Affiliations

Pediatric Pharmacy Association

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Rho Chi                           

Phi Lambda Sigma


Practice Area

UMass Medical Center, University Campus, Worcester, MA

Internal Medicine