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Eyerusalem Befkadu

Eyerusalem Befkadu, PharmD, BCPS is an emergency medicine clinical specialist at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. She has worked in a wide array of clinical areas working with physician groups to practice evidence-based medicine. In her current role, she practices as a pharmacist clinician providing safe and effective care of patients, primarily in the emergency department. She participates in quality improvement initiatives through the development of institutional clinical guidelines and protocols. She has also successfully implemented a naloxone dispensing program in the emergency department as part of an initiative to improve safe access and provision of life-saving medications.

Prior to her emergency medicine practice at Georgetown University Hospital, she practiced as an emergency medicine clinical pharmacist at Virginia Hospital Center.  During her tenure, she established new emergency department clinical pharmacy services that include expanding the role of a pharmacist to participate in medical and trauma emergencies, pioneering a medication reconciliation program, implementing quality initiatives and conducting various research projects.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Maryland Baltimore county and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Touro College of Pharmacy. She completed her Post Graduate Year One(PGY-1) pharmacy practice residency training at Howard University Hospital.