Sandra L. Kane-Gill, PharmD, MS, FCCM, FCCP

Professor of Pharmacy, Therapeutics, and Critical Care Medicine

Contact Information

kane-gill[at]pitt.edu
412-624-5150

Education & Training

Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, Wayne State University, 1994
ASHP-Accredited Pharmacy Practice, West Virginia University Hospital, 1995-1996
Doctorate of Pharmacy, University of Toledo, 1996-1998
Masters of Science, Pharmacy Administration, The Ohio State University, 1999-2001
Critical Care Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 1999-2001
Certificate in Implementation Science, University of California, San Francisco, 2018-2019

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Applied health services research enabling better care decisions of drug therapy for critically ill patients by evaluating clinical, economic and humanistic factors.
  • Building a pharmacovigilance program to improve quality of care and patient safety, often with tools such as clinical decision support, with particular emphasis on nephrotoxin stewardship and drug associated acute kidney injury.
  • Using implementation science to ensure adopton of best practices resulting in optimal patient care and patient safety.


Kane-Gill SL, Dasta JF, Buckley MS, Devabhakthuni S, Liu M, Cohen H, George EL, Pohlman AS, Agarwal S, Henneman EA, Bejian SM. Clinical practice guideline: safe medication use in the ICU. Critical care medicine. 2017 Sep 1;45(9):e877-915.

Chawla LS, Bellomo R, Bihorac A, Goldstein SL, Siew ED, Bagshaw SM, Bittleman D, Cruz D, Endre Z, Fitzgerald RL, Forni L, Kane-Gill SL. Acute kidney disease and renal recovery: consensus report of the Acute Disease Quality Initiative (ADQI) 16 Workgroup. Nature Reviews Nephrology. 2017 Apr;13(4):241-57.

Ostermann M, Bellomo R, Burdmann EA, Doi K, Endre ZH, Goldstein SL, Kane-Gill SL, Liu KD, Prowle JR, Shaw AD, Srisawat N. Controversies in acute kidney injury: conclusions from a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Conference. Kidney international. 2020 Aug 1;98(2):294-309.

Kane-Gill SL. Nephrotoxin Stewardship. Critical Care Clinics. 2021 Feb 13.

A full list of over 200 publications can be found here.

Director, Pharmacy Resident Research Series, UPMC/University of Pittsburgh
Lead, Area of Concentration, Pharmacoanalytcis for Doctorate of Pharmacy Program Students

American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP) Literature Award for Sustained Contributions, 2021
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Excellence in Innovation Award, 2019
West Virginia University Hospitals, Commitment to Pharmacy Excellence Award, 2019
American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP) Residency Excellence Award- Preceptor, 2016