Julio A. Rebolledo Pharm.D., BCPS, AE-C

Assistant Professor


Midwestern University
College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Practice
Alumni Hall North 203
555 31st St.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Office: (630) 515-7377
e-mail: mailto:jrebol@midwestern.edu

EDUCATION

B.S.                Biochemistry      University of Illinois at Chicago                2007
Pharm.D.        Pharmacy           University of Illinois at Chicago                2011

Postgraduate Training

Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy, John H Stroger, Jr Hospital of Cook County, Chicago Illinois 2012

RESEARCH SUMMARY

How Medication Optimization, Medication Safety and Patient Education Impact Chronic Disease Management

Diabetes complications such as foot ulcers represent a major medical, social and economic problem that needs attention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) most of the non-traumatic lower-limb amputations are performed in people with diabetes. Research also indicates that almost 50% of people that have a major limb amputation will die within 5 years, and that almost 90% of amputations are preceded by foot ulcers that could potentially be prevented.

Research projects

Project I: The collaboration between pharmacists (Pharm.D.s), podiatrists (DPMs) and wound care specialists has not been explored. Pharmacists are trained to work and collaborate in a variety of settings with different healthcare professionals. The role of the clinical pharmacist in a non-traditional clinical setting such a wound healing center has not been explored. In this project we collaborate with DPMs and other wound care specialists to determine the role of the pharmacist in the management of acute and chronic diabetic foot ulcers and how  medication optimization and patient education during wound clinic appointments impact wound healing and hemoglobin A1C levels (HbA1c) in individuals with multiple chronic conditions and taking complex medication regimens.