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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

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 co-coordinated the Pharmaceutical Skills Lab Course for 3rd year pharmacy students. She also teaches ambulatory care topics (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes, tobacco cessation) in the Pharmacotherapy course series in the UF COP curriculum. Dr. Sando maintains a practice site at UF Health Family Medicine at Old Town and supervises APPE students and directs a PGY-2 residency program in Ambulatory Care. She recently earned Board Certification as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) in 2013 and has maintained certification as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) since 2010. 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
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