Krutika Mediwala has a Bachelor’s degree in Genetics from Clemson University, attained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, and completed her PGY1 and PGY2 Infectious Diseases residencies at the University of Kentucky Healthcare.
Dr. Mediwala is actively involved in and holds multiple leadership roles in the ACCP ID and HIV PRNs, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) and ASHP New Practitioner Workgroups. After residency she joined Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge in Columbia, SC as their inaugural ID/Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Pharmacist where she had the unique opportunity to build a stewardship program at a community hospital under the guidance of and affiliation with established ID/Antimicrobial Stewardship mentors.
She recently joined the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC where she is engaged in clinical infectious diseases/antimicrobial stewardship practices, academia, leadership and trainee education. She hopes to foster her leadership and scholarship skills via continued research and collaborations amongst stewardship enthusiasts around the world.
Her research interests include: Antimicrobial Stewardship with a concentration in institutional policies, Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT), Penicillin Skin Testing and beta-lactam desensitization. Dr. Mediwala’s interests outside of pharmacy include trying various cuisines, wildlife conservation, traveling, health and fitness, snowboarding, and spending time with family and friends, and her new rescue fur-child, Finn!
You can find her on Twitter @krutu8.