Scott Bolesta

Visiting Investigator
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Wilkes University

LOCATION(S)

Center for Pharmacy Innovation and Outcomes
Geisinger Precision Health Center, 190 Welles St.
Forty Fort, PA 18704 
Phone: 570-714-6643
Fax: 570-714-6601 
sbolesta2@geisinger.edu

Research Interests

Dr. Bolesta is a Visiting Investigator within the Center for Pharmacy Innovation and Outcomes (CPIO) and a tenured Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the Nesbitt College of Pharmacy at Wilkes University. Dr. Bolesta has over 15 year of clinical practice and research experience in the acute care setting, mostly in the areas of critical care and internal medicine. He has spent the last several years focusing his research efforts on prevention of complications following cardiac surgery, specifically postoperative atrial fibrillation and acute kidney injury. Dr. Bolesta also has an interest in prevention of cardiovascular disease, specifically primary and secondary prevention of acute coronary syndromes. In addition to his research in cardiovascular sciences, Dr. Bolesta will be developing a research program in pharmacogenetics within the CPIO.   He plans to leverage the genetic and genomic resources created through Geisinger’s Research Strategic Plan of Personalized Healthcare Research to conduct pharmacogenetic/pharmacogenomic implementation and outcomes research.

Recent Publications

  • Rivosecchi RM, Kellum JA, Dasta JF, Armahizer MJ, Bolesta S, Buckley MS, Dzierba AL, Frazee EN, Johnson HJ, Kim C, Murugan R, Smithburger PL, Wong A, Kane Gill SL. (2016, July). Drug class combination- associated acute kidney injury: a review of the literature. Annals of Pharmacotherapy , 50(11):953-972. Full Text    
  • Bolesta S, Kong F. (2015, Nov). Effect of Statins on the Incidence of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Valve Surgery. Pharmacotherapy , 35(11), 998-1006. Full Text 
  • Bolesta S, Chmil JV. (2014, June). Interprofessional education among student health professionals using human patient simulation. Am J Pharm Educ , 78(5), 94. Full Text 
  • Bolesta S, Trombetta DP, Longyhore DS. (2011, March). Pharmacist instruction of physical assessment for pharmacy students. Am J Pharm Educ , 75(2), 29. Full Text 
  • Boruah PK, Bolesta S, Shetty SM. (2011, Sept). Possible lenalidomide-induced Stevens-Johnson syndrome during treatment for multiple myeloma. Pharmacotherapy, , 31(9), 925. Full Text

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, Wilkes University, 2000
Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Arizona Medical Center, 2001
Critical Care Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky Medical Center, 2002

 

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