Kathy Komperda, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor

Midwestern University 
Chicago College of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacy Practice 
Alumni Hall South 360
555 31st St.
Downers Grove, IL 60515 
Office: (630) 515-6168

e-mail: kkompe@midwestern.edu


University of Illinois at Chicago


Research interests include innovative teaching strategies in the classroom and the impact of the pharmacists’ patient care process in the outpatient setting.

Research projects

Project I:Evaluation of Medication Reconciliation Teaching Strategies in an Introductory to Pharmacy Practice Experience Course. This project is focusing on comparing the student's ability to perform medication reconciliation after he or she completes a different teaching strategy.  It is a randomized project where two groups will receive a different teaching strategy and the third group will serve as the control with not receiving any of the strategies prior to the assessment.

Project II: Evaluation of an Electronic Portfolio System.  This is a project with multiple assessments including student surveys, student focus groups, and faculty surveys. The purpose of this project is to evaluate a newly developed curricular initiative and to describe the evolution of this teaching innovation.

Selected Publications

Paulus E, Komperda K., Park G, Fusco J. Anticoagulation therapy considerations in factor VII deficiency. Drug Saf - Case Rep 2016;3:8. doi:10.1007/s40800-016-0031-y

Griffin BL, Komperda KE, Borchert JS. Smoking Cessation. In: American College of Clinical Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Pharmacist’s Survival Guide, 3rd Ed. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy; 2013. p. 161-170.

Borchert JS, Komperda KE. Lipid Disorders. In: Lee M, editor. Basic skills in interpreting laboratory data. 5th ed. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2013 p. 331 – 349.

Komperda KE, Padiyara RS. Pharmacists' perspectives on postgraduate training. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2011 Sep 15;68(18):1681-2.

Meade M, Borchert J, Griffin B, Kliethermes MA, Komperda K. Impact of health disparities on staff workload in pharmacist-managed anticoagulation clinics. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2011 Aug 1;68(15):1430-5.

Padiyara RS, Komperda KE. Effect of postgraduate training on job and career satisfaction among health-system pharmacists. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2010 Jul 1;67(13):1093-100.

Mirk SM, Burkiewicz JS, Komperda KE. Student perception of a wiki in a pharmacy elective course. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2010;67:1093-100.

Komperda KE. Potential interaction between pomegranate juice and warfarin.Pharmacotherapy. 2009 Aug;29(8):1002-6.

Burkiewicz JS, Komperda KE. An elective course on landmark trials to improve pharmacy students' literature evaluation and therapeutic application skills.Am J Pharm Educ 2009 Apr 7;73(2):31.

Fit KE, Williams PC. Use of histamine2-antagonists for the treatment of verruca vulgaris.Ann Pharmacother. 2007 Jul;41(7):1222-6.