Erin McCreary, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP is joining the ID Connect team and will transition into a role as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Dr. McCreary is a graduate from the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and completed PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Infectious Diseases residencies at the University of Wisconsin Health. Since joining UPMC as an antimicrobial stewardship and Infectious Diseases pharmacist in 2018, Dr. McCreary has helped advance key initiatives including β-lactam dose optimization, antibiotic allergy assessment, and an AUC-guided vancomycin pharmacokinetics service. Earlier this year, she received the UPMC Innovation Award at the Quality and Safety Fair for her project entitled, “Unchartered territory, isavuconazonium capsules administered via enteral feeding tube.”

Most recently, Dr. McCreary has emerged as an instrumental member of the UPMC COVID-19 Therapeutics Committee and has become a leading authority on COVID-19 therapeutics both locally and internationally. She has served her profession in numerous roles including recent appointments to the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe planning committee and as Chair of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) Publications and Podcast committee. Dr. McCreary has been invited to speak at numerous scientific conferences and is a prominent leader in defining the role of social media in medical education, mentorship, and networking. Attesting to her many accomplishments, Dr. McCreary has been nominated for the 2020 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) New Clinical Practitioner Award.

In her new role, Dr. McCreary will carry forth academic interests in antimicrobial stewardship education, antimicrobial resistance, and the care of immunosuppressed patients to foster the expanding role of ID Connect in antimicrobial stewardship outreach.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. McCreary to her new position!