Renad Abu-Sawwa

Renad Abu-Sawwa, Pharm.D. BCPPS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research
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About Renad Abu-Sawwa

Dr. Renad Abu-Sawwa is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Translational Research at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She is also one of the Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU) Clinical Pharmacy Specialists at the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. She serves as a clinical preceptor at her practice site for PGY-2 and PGY-1 pharmacy residents and fourth-year Doctor of Pharmacy students.

Renad graduated from the University of Florida with both a Bachelors in Food Science and Human Nutrition with an emphasis in Human Nutrition and Doctor of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. During her PGY-1 year she completed a teaching certificate at St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Pharmacy. Following her PGY-1, Renad went on to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas for her PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency. Before joining UF in 2021, she was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia, where she developed a new practice site in the Pediatric Neurology/Epilepsy Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Georgia at the Augusta University Medical Center and served as a clinical preceptor for pharmacy residents and students.

Renad is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society (PLS). She also is an active member of Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA) and is the founder/chair of their Neurology Special Interest Group.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
PHA5609 Pediatric Pharmacotherapy
PHA5519 Advanced Topics in Anticoagulation Pharmacotherapy
PHA5789C Patient Care 7
PHA5166L Prof Skills Lab Vi

Board Certifications

  • Board-Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist
    Board of Pharmacy Specialties


Effects of Epidiolex® (Cannabidiol) on seizure-related emergency department visits and hospital admissions: A retrospective cohort study.
Epilepsy & behavior : E&B. 127 [DOI] 10.1016/j.yebeh.2021.108538. [PMID] 35051868.
Team feedback: A missing piece of the interprofessional education puzzle.
Currents in pharmacy teaching & learning. 13(12):1547-1549 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cptl.2021.09.024. [PMID] 34895661.
Emerging Use of Epidiolex (Cannabidiol) in Epilepsy.
The journal of pediatric pharmacology and therapeutics : JPPT : the official journal of PPAG. 25(6):485-499 [DOI] 10.5863/1551-6776-25.6.485. [PMID] 32839652.
Epidiolex (Cannabidiol) Primer: Frequently Asked Questions for Patients and Caregivers.
The journal of pediatric pharmacology and therapeutics : JPPT : the official journal of PPAG. 25(1):75-77 [DOI] 10.5863/1551-6776-25.1.75. [PMID] 31897080.

Contact Details

Business Mailing:
PO Box 100486