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Pharmacy, peds ranks grow with new faculty

Published on Thursday, October 6, 2016

Published on October 06, 2016

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

Tarif Bakdash, M.D.

Dr. Tarif Bakdash
Dr. Tarif Bakdash

Dr. Tarif Bakdash, an associate professor of pediatric neurology and director of the Movement Disorders Clinic at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of pediatrics to help build a pediatric movement disorders clinic to serve the children of Mississippi.

After receiving his medical degree from Damascus University, Syria, in 1988, Bakdash had a pediatric residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, from 1990-92; a child neurology fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, from 1992-95; an epilepsy fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, from 1995-96; a movement disorders fellowship at Rush St. Luke's University, Chicago, from 1996-97; and a neurophysiology and sleep disorders fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Boston, from 1997-98.

In 1998, he joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, as an assistant professor of pediatric neurology and epilepsy. In 2002, he became director of the American Pediatric Neurology Clinic in Damascus and joined Damascus University the following year to direct its Bioethics Program. During that time, he became the academic coordinator at the World Health Organization. In 2009, Bakdash became the first secretary general for the disabled in Syria. In 2010, he moved to Billings, Montana, and became that state's only child neurologist, serving at St. Vincent's Hospital. In 2012, he became medical director of pediatric neurology at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri, and in 2014, he joined the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He is in the last year of the Master's o Education in the Health Professions Program at Johns Hopkins.

An active member of the Syrian American Medical Society, Bakdash has given more than 100 invited lectures, workshops and presentations at medical conferences internationally and has authored or coauthored five articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and three book chapters and reviews. He has been involved in numerous global health and community service activities and is committed to building a community-based rehabilitation program to aid millions of Syrians with disabilities. Recently, he wrote a book, "inside Syria, a Physician's Memoir."


Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D.

Dr. Stuart Haines
Dr. Stuart Haines

Dr. Stuart T. Haines, previously a professor and vice chair for clinical services in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and a fellow in the Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, has joined the Medical Center faculty as a professor of pharmacy practice and director of the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development in the School of Pharmacy.

After earning his BS in pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences and his Pharm.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, Haines completed a pharmacy practice residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and an ambulatory care pharmacy practice residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

A fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Haines is a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow in the National Academies of Practice. He has received numerous professional awards, including the Ambulatory Care Achievement Award from the ACCP Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network, the Distinguished Achievement Award in Ambulatory and Community Practice from the APhA, and the ACCP Educator and Robert M. Elenbaas Service Awards.

Chair-elect for the Council of Faculties in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, a past-president of the ACCP, and a member of the task force that petitioned the Board of Pharmacy Specialties to recognize ambulatory care pharmacy practice as a specialty, Haines has served on numerous editorial boards for such publications as the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Current Medical Research and Opinion, the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy and the Pharmacists'/Prescribers' Letter.

Haines is editor-in-chief of iForumRx.org, an online journal club for ambulatory care pharmacy specialists; a scientific editor for the journal Pharmacotherapy; and associate editor of the textbook Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach. He has authored more than 100 scholarly papers and book chapters regarding diabetes, cardiovascular disease, ambulatory care pharmacy practice models and instructional methods.



Seena Haines, Pharm.D.

Dr. Seena Haines
Dr. Seena Haines

Dr. Seena Haines, senior associate dean for faculty and professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Gregory School of Pharmacy, West Palm Beach, Florida, has joined the Medical Center faculty as professor and chair of pharmacy practice in the School of Pharmacy.

After receiving her BS in dietetics and nutrition from Florida International University, Miami, in 1995, Haines earned her Pharm.D. in 2000 and had specialty residency in ambulatory care from 2000-01 at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

She joined the faculty at Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2001 as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice and became an associate professor of pharmacy practice there in 2006 and professor and associate dean for faculty in 2011. She served as acting dean in 2015.

An active member of numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Pharmaceutical Association and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Haines has served as an editorial board member, reviewer and referee for more than 25 scientific journals and organizations.

The author or coauthor of 33 refereed manuscripts, abstracts, book chapters and reports, she has been awarded more than $675,000 in competitive research grants focused on scholarship of teaching and learning as well as the impact of pharmacist services in underserved populations. She has given three international and more than 75 national presentations at professional scientific meetings, and is the author or coauthor of 19 abstracts or poster presentations.