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Ansara, Alex

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy/Health Science

aansara@butler.edu
317/940-9418

Pharmacy Building - 203
By Appointment



Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
Adult Acute Care Internal Medicine, Ischemic Stroke, Cardiovascular Diseases, Heart Failure

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
Ansara AJ, Shiltz DL, Slavens JB. Use of Cilostazol for Secondary Stroke Prevention: An Old Dog with New Tricks? Ann Pharmacother. 2012 Mar;46(3):394-402

Ansara AJ, Holowatyj MR. Ischemic stroke: One Stroke Off Par. In Schwinghammer TL, Koehler JM, eds., Pharmacotherapy casebook: A patient-focused approach, 8th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2011.

Ansara AJ, Holowatyj MR. Ischemic stroke: One Stroke Off Par. In Schwinghammer TL, Koehler JM, eds., Instructor's guide to pharmacotherapy casebook: A patient-focused approach, 8th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2011: 24.1-24.8.

Ansara AJ, Nisly SA, Arif SA, Koehler JM, Nordmeyer ST. Aspirin Dosing for the Prevention and Treatment of Ischemic Stroke: An Indication-Specific Review of the Literature. Ann Pharmacother 2010;44:851-62.

Ansara AJ, Arif S, Warhurst RD. Weight-based Argatroban Dosing Nomogram for the Treatment of Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia. Ann Pharmacother 2009;43:9-18.

Ansara AJ, Koehler JM. Ischemic stroke: Different strokes for different folks. In Schwinghammer TL, Koehler JM, eds., Pharmacotherapy casebook: A patient-focused approach, 7th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2008: 66-68.

Ansara AJ, Koehler JM. Ischemic stroke: Different strokes for different folks. In Schwinghammer TL, Koehler JM, eds., Instructor’s guide to pharmacotherapy casebook: A patient-focused approach, 7th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2008:18-1 – 18-7.

Dobesh PP, Stacy Z, Ansara AJ, Enders JM. Drug-Eluting Stents: A Mechanical and Pharmacologic Approach to Coronary Artery Disease. Pharmacotherapy 2004;24(11):1554-1577.

Ansara AJ, Dobesh PP, Abu-Shanab JR, Enders JM. Are we preventing sub-therapeutic anticoagulation with a weight-based heparin nomogram in the treatment of venous thromboembolism? Pharmacotherapy 2003;23:1341.

Ansara AJ. Aspirin to Prevent Stroke and MI: What's the Right Dose? - Platform Presentation at ACCP, Memphis, TN, 4/24/07.

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
• Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice

• Director, PGY2 Internal Medicine Specialty Residency

• Course Coordinator, RX666: Internal Medicine Clerkship

• Course Coordinator, RX611-70: Evidence-Based Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

• Lecturer, RX414, RX513, RX514, AP413

- Chronic Stable Angina

- Acute Coronary Syndromes

- Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

- Ischemic Stroke

- Infective Endocarditis

- Central Nervous System Infections

- Bloodstream Infections 

Personal Hobbies
• Traveling

• Medical mission work in Jamaica

• Playing guitars (6 or 12 string, electric or acoustic)

• Sports (Bengals, Reds, UC Bearcats)

• Major league baseball ballpark touring

• Painting

• Sports art

• Running 1/2 marathons (5 completed to date)

• Weight-training

• My dogs Roscoe and Linus

• Dining out, especially sushi

• Playing cards

• Playing with my kids


Education/Experience

Education/Degrees

  • BS in Biology - University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences
  • BS in Pharmacy - University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy
  • Doctor of Pharmacy - University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy
  • ASHP Accredited PGY2 Specialty Residency in Internal Medicine, St. Luke's Hospital and St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Certifications

  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)

Awards/Honors

  • 2010 Butler University COPHS Pharmacy Practice Professor of the Year Award

Association Memberships (professional/educational)

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists