Karen Sando, Pharm.D., BCACP, BC-ADM

Karen Sando

Clinical Assistant Professor

Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research


EMAIL: ksando@cop.ufl.edu

PHONE: 352-273-6224

CV: Link to CV



  • Residency (Ambulatory Care), University of Florida
  • Pharm.D., University of Florida

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Sando joined the faculty at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in September 2010. She received her Pharm.D. from the University of Florida in 2008 and went on to complete a PGY-1 with an emphasis in ambulatory care at the University of Florida in 2009. Following residency, she worked as a clinical pharmacist at Shands Jacksonville offering clinical pharmacy services in diabetes, anticoagulation, and pain management. Since joining the faculty at UF, Dr. Sando has coordinated or co-coordinated skills laboratory courses in the 1st and 3rd years of the curriculum. She also teaches ambulatory care topics (tobacco cessation, diabetes management, and collaborative practice agreements) in others courses in the Pharm.D. curriculum. Dr. Sando maintains active practice sites  at UF Health Family Medicine at Old Town an Haile Plantation where she provides clinical services in anticoagulation and diabetes management. She supervises APPE students and directs an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited PGY-2 residency program in Ambulatory Care. Dr. Sando holds certification as a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Practitioner (BCACP) and Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Manager (BC-ADM) . Her research interests include pharmacist impact on diabetes management, quality improvement in primary care, and scholarship of teaching and learning.


Professional Organizations

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Research Interests

  • Diabetes management
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Use of technology in the classroom
  • Pharmacists impact on chronic disease management



Sando KR, Skoy E, Bradley C, Frenzel J, Kirwin J, Urteaga E. Assessment of SOAP note evaluation tools in colleges and schools of pharmacy. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2017 (Accepted for publication)

Moreau C, Sando KR, Zambrano DH. Assessing the effect of pharmacist care on diabetes-related outcomes in a rural outpatient clinic. Ann Pharmacother. 2016 [Epub ahead of print]

Sando KR, Doty R, Elliott J, Stanton ML. Medication history lab and assessment using the Medication Mysteries Infinite Case Tool. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2016;12:10519.

Sando KR, Barboza J, Willis C, Taylor J. Recent Diabetes Issues Affecting the Primary Care Clinician. Review Article, Submitted to Southern Medical Journal Nov 23, 2010. Under Review, University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Gainesville, FL

Sando KR. Dexcom: The Real Deal. An Evaluation. by a Real Life Diabetic. Diabetes in Newsletter, Feb 26, 2008. Accessed via URL: http//www.diabetesincontrol. com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5556