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Olga Hilas, Pharm.D.

Associate Professor
Associate Professor Industry
Dr. Olga Hilas is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. She is also a trainer for the APhA Immunization and Mediciation Therapy Management certificate programs. In conjunction with her academic appointment at St. John's University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, she served as the Clinical Pharmacy Manager of Internal Medicine & Geriatrics at New York Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City for 10 years. Currently, Dr. Hilas is focused on the education and training of pharmacy students and residents on campus.

Research Interests

Medication safety and adherence, Health promotion and disease prevention, Geriatric syndromes, pharmacotherapy

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Journal Articles

Hilas, O. (2014). Alpha-adrenergic blockers for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms and dysfunction in women.. Annals of Pharmacotherapy.

Hilas, O. (2014). Edoxaban: an investigational Factor Xa inhibitor.. Pharmacy and Therapeutics .

Hilas, O. (2014). Gabapentin for the treatment of intractable hiccups. . The Consultant Pharmacist .

Hilas, O. (2014). Potential role of mirtazapine in underweight older adults. . The Consultant Pharmacist .

Hilas, O. (2013). Understanding uremia.. U.S. Pharmacist .

Hilas, O. (2012). Antidepressant use in underweight older adults.. The Consultant Pharmacist .

Hilas, O. (2012). Belimumab: a breakthrough therapy for systemic lupus erythematosus.. Pharmacy and Therapeutics .

Hilas, O. (2012). Lupus: an overview of the disease and management options.. Pharmacy and Therapeutics .

Hilas, O. (2012). Management of dizziness and vertigo.. U.S. Pharmacist .

Hilas, O. (2012). Scleroderma: managing systemic sclerosis and its complications.. U.S. Pharmacist .

Hilas, O. (2011). Management of gastroparesis.. U.S. Pharmacist .

Hilas, O. (2011). Neurocardiogenic syncope: a focus on the management of vasovagal episodes. . U.S. Pharmacist .

Book Chapters

Hilas, O. (2012). Dementias and related neuropsychiatric issues.. In: Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program . Neurology & Psychiatry Book.

Hilas, O. (2011). Immunizations in the elderly. . In: Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program (PSAP-VII).. Geriatrics Book.