Dr. Bland received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina in May of 2000, has been a Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy Specialist since 2003, and has been a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America since 2015. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Southeast campus in Savannah, GA. Dr. Bland’s current primary practice is in Infectious Diseases and Critical Care at St. Joseph’s/ Candler Health System in Savannah, GA where he provides clinical services in the progressive care unit with a focus on antimicrobial stewardship including a novel penicillin skin testing service.
Dr. Bland has published work within premier journals such as Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Pharmacotherapy, and Clinical Infectious Diseases. He is a recipient (2012) of the Ralph D. Arnold Army Pharmacy Research Award for developing a blood culture program to ensure appropriate management of bloodstream infections. Dr. Bland is also a co-founder of the Southeastern Research Group Endeavor (SERGE-45), a practice-based research network made up of clinicians and researchers primarily located within the Southeastern United States. As of mid-2016, there are nearly 40 hospitals and 50 pharmacists involved with SERGE.
Dr. Bland has provided highly-rated live NAPLEX clinical reviews for many years nationally to several thousand pharmacy students at 10 different colleges of pharmacy. He is the current Editor-In-Chief of the McGraw-Hill Naplex Easy platform, which is a question/answer adaptive learning technology test preparation tool. Dr. Bland also served as the Associate Editor of the McGraw-Hill Naplex Review Guide (2nd edition).
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