Emily M. Ambizas, Pharm.D.

Associate ProfessorAssociate Clinical Professor

Dr. Emily Ambizas is an Associate Clinical Professor at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Ambizas received her Bachelors in Pharmacy degree and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John’s University and completed a General Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Veteran’s Administration New York Harbor Healthcare System in Manhattan. In conjunction with her faculty appointment, since 2007 Dr. Ambizas has maintained a clinical practice site in community pharmacy at Rite Aid Pharmacy where she serves as a Clinical Specialist with a focus in the provision of immunizations, medication therapy management services and self-care. Prior to her appointment at Rite Aid, she served as Clinical Coordinator for Ambulatory Care at Nassau University Medical Center where she focused on the delivery of care and improving clinical outcomes for patients suffering from asthma, allergy and other immunologic diseases. Dr. Ambizas is a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and is certified in immunizations and medication therapy management through the American Pharmacists Association.

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Ambizas, E. M. (2014). Acetaminophen toxicity: what pharmacists need to know.. US Pharm.

Ambizas, E. M. (2014). Evolution of self-care education. Am J Pharm Educ.

Ambizas, E. M. (2014). Nonpsychotropic medication-induced psychosis. US Pharm.

Ambizas, E. M. (2012). West Nile Virus. US Pharm .

Ambizas, E. M. (2011). Drug-Induced optic neuropathy. . US Pharm.

Ambizas, E. M. (2011). Meclizine: safety and efficacy in the treatment and prevention of motion sickness. . Clinical Medicine Insights: Therapeutics.

Ambizas, E. M. (2010). Treatment of idiopathic chronic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation: what roles for lubiprostone?. Clinical Medicine Insights: Therapeutics.

Ambizas, E. M. (2010). Treatment options for dry eye disease. US Pharm.

Ambizas, E. M. (2009). Drug information resources for the community pharmacist.. US Pharmacist.

Ambizas, E. M. (2009). OTC Products: Coppertone KIDS Continuous Spray SPF 70+. . Pharmacy Today .

Ambizas, E. M. (2008). Clinical pharmacology of lubiprostone, a chloride channel activator in defecation disorders.. Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol. .

Ambizas, E. M. (2008). OTC product: IvyStat! Dual action poison ivy exfoliant and treatment. J Pharm Assoc.

Ambizas, E. M. (2007). Hypertension: how pharmacists can help patients. . US Pharmacist.

Ambizas, E. M. (2007). Lubiprostone: A chloride channel activator for treatment of chronic constipation.. Ann Pharmacother .

Ambizas, E. M. (2006). Exenatide Injection (Byetta): Adjunctive therapy for glycemic control. . Am Fam Physician .

Ambizas, E. M. (2005). Riboflavin in prophylactic treatment of migraine.. US Pharmacist.