Kalen Manasco, Pharm.D., BCPS, FPPAG

Kalen Manasco

Clinical Professor

Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research


EMAIL: kmanasco@cop.ufl.edu

PHONE: 352-294-8749

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  • Pharm.D., University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
  • B.S., Microbiology, University of Georgia
  • Pediatric Specialty Residency, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Biographical Sketch

Kalen Manasco received a B.S. degree in microbiology and a Pharm.D. degree from the University of Georgia. After graduation, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and a pediatric specialty residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. She served as a clinical associate professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy from 2007-2017, where she also served as the PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency program director. From 2003-2007, she served as a clinical assistant professor in the department of clinical and administrative sciences at Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia. Manasco joined the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in March 2017, as a clinical professor in the department of pharmacotherapy and translational research. She is also a clinical pharmacist with UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in the pediatric intensive care unit. Her research interests include pediatric infectious disease and pediatric pulmonology (cystic fibrosis and asthma). Manasco is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, chair of the ACCP Pediatric Practice and Research Network, and co-series editor for the pediatric pharmacotherapy self-assessment program.


  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Research Interests

  • Pediatric infectious disease
  • Pediatric pulmonology (cystic fibrosis and asthma)

Select Publications

Campbell C, McCaleb R, Manasco K. New inhaled antimicrobial formulations for use in the cystic fibrosis patient population. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2016;50:133-40.

Ploessl C, White C, Manasco K. Correlation of a Vancomycin Pharmacokinetic Model and Trough Serum Concentrations in Pediatric Patients. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2015;34:e244-7.

Rozette NA, Matragoon S, Sethi S, Goei S, Manasco KB, El-Remessy AB. Systemic effects of ophthalmic cyclopentolate on body weight in neonatal mice. Neonatology 2014;106:37-41.

Shumiloff N, Lam WM, Manasco KB. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) for the Treatment of West Syndrome in Children. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2013;47:744-54.

Walker MC, Lam WM, Manasco KB. Continuous and extended infusions of beta-lactam antibiotics in the pediatric population. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2012;46:1537-46.

Manasco KB, Bradley AM, Gomez TA. Survey of learning opportunities in academia for pharmacy residents. American Journal of Health System Pharmacists 2012;69:1410-1414.