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Karen Sando, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDE

Karen Sando

Clinical Assistant Professor

Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research



PHONE: 352-273-6224

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

Biographical Sketch

Sando joined the UF faculty in September 2010.  She earned an Associate of Arts in Pre-Pharmacy at St. Petersburg College in  2004.  She went on to the University of Florida and graduated in 2008 with a Doctor of Pharmacy.  After completing pharmacy school, she completed a residency specializing in Ambulatory Care through the University of Florida.  After her residency, she worked for Shands Jacksonville in the UF Family Medicine clinic conducting pharmacy services in anticoagulation, pain management, and diabetes.  Sando currently is the coordinator for clinical pharmacy services for Area Health Education Centers (AHEC).  She offers pharmacist-run services in diabetes, anticoagulation, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and smoking cessation.  Sando also currently precepts 4th year pharmacy students and Working Professional PharmD (WPPD) students on ambulatory care rotation.  She serves as a director for a UF Ambulatory Care Residency.  She plans to sit for the BCPS exam with a focus in Ambulatory Care in 2011.


Professional Organizations

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Gainesville Association of Diabetes Educators
Florida Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes

Research Interests

  • Diabetes
  • Nutrition and impact on metabolic syndrome
  • Pharmacists impact on chronic disease management


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