Kendall Gross, PharmD

Critical Care Pharmacist
Pharmacy Informatics
Marco Sanchez, UCSF
Phone: +1 415 514-6155
1500 Owens Street, Rm 460
UCSF Box 0622
San Francisco, CA 94158
United States

UCSF centers, institutes, and research programs

What I do

I work as a critical care pharmacist practicing in the medical/surgical intensive care units at UCSF Medical Center. My interests in improvement work and high value care led me to a role in the Medication Outcomes Center where I conduct research and quality improvement work. My specific research interests are in pain, agitation, and delirium management and the role of technology in promoting safe and appropriate medication use. I am particularly interested in how we can use the electronic health record (EHR) to increase the adoption of best practices and collaborate with others in the medical center to operationalize new medication therapies and decision support within our EHR.


PharmD, University of Georgia, 2008

Postgraduate training

PGY2, Critical Care Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky, 2010
PGY1, Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Kentucky, 2009

Research keywords

  • patient safety
  • usability
  • Health IT
  • clinical informatics
  • Sedation and analgesia
  • pharmacy informatics
  • delirium
  • Clinical decision support
  • Data Analysis
  • artificial intelligence
  • data visualization
  • Medical Informatics
  • health information interoperability
  • electronic health records (EHR)
  • user-centered design
  • big data
  • Glucocorticoids
  • pneumonia
  • patient safety
  • Blood Coagulation
  • Critical Care
  • Ticlopidine
  • intensive care units
  • Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
  • Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Fluid Therapy
  • Critical Illness
  • Quality of Health Care

Licensure and certifications

Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Board Certified, 2015
Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Board Certified, 2011
Licentiate in Pharmacy, California State Board of Pharmacy, 2010