Dr. Edgar R. Gonzalez is President and Chief Executive Officer for Capital Pharmacy Consultants. This multi disciplinary medical research and education corporation provides clinical pharmacy services, medical research and education support to private hospitals, teaching institutions and research foundations nationally. He established the University of Appalachia College of Pharmacy and served as its President and Founding Dean. Dr. Gonzalez helped establish the Nevada College of Pharmacy where he served as Professor of Pharmacy. Dr. Gonzalez has also served as Associate Professor of Pharmacy at Hampton University and as Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Gonzalez is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. Dr. Gonzalez earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Utah. He completed a two-year clinical pharmacy residency at the University of Utah Medical Center.
Dr. Gonzalez is an avid researcher and author. To date, Dr. Gonzalez is the only pharmacist to serve on the American Heart Association (AHA) National Advance Cardiac Life Support Committee. His research in the areas of human resuscitation and emergency cardiac care led to the implementation of the National Heart Attack Alert Program and the Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Cardiac Care by the National Institutes of Health and the AHA . He pioneered the use of patient-controlled analgesia in patients with sickle cell disease and vaso-occlusive pain crisis in the emergency department. Dr. Gonzalez founded the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Specialty Practice Group for Critical Care Pharmacy; was its first Chairman; and wrote ASHP Supplemental Standards and Learning Objectives for Residency Training in Critical Care Pharmacy. Dr. Gonzalez served on the USP Critical Care Advisory Board from 1992 to 1998; and he served on the served on the FDA's Advisory Committee for Pharmaceutical Sciences from 1994 to 1998. Dr. Gonzalez' dedication to Geriatrics was recognized when he became the first recipient of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation Fellowship Award in 1995. Most, recently, Dr. Gonzalez is endeavoring to accentuate the importance of treating anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease. Dr. Gonzalez has published over 150 articles and 19 book chapters. His two textbooks, Drug Therapy in Emergency Medicine and Field Drug Reference for Emergency Care Providers, are used by EMS systems throughout the world. Dr. Gonzalez is a reviewer for numerous scientific journals, research fellowship committees and grant award committees.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Marshall School of Medicine
Huntington, West Virginia
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