Dr. Bland received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina in May of 2000, has been a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist since 2003, and has been a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America since 2015. He is currently a Clinical Professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Southeast campus in Savannah, GA. Dr. Bland’s current primary practice is in Infectious Diseases and Critical Care at St. Joseph’s/ Candler Health System in Savannah, GA where he provides clinical services in the progressive care unit with a focus on antimicrobial stewardship including a novel penicillin skin testing service.
Dr. Bland has published work in premier journals such as Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Pharmacotherapy, and Clinical Infectious Diseases. He is a recipient (2012) of the Ralph D. Arnold Army Pharmacy Research Award for developing a blood culture program to ensure appropriate management of bloodstream infections. Dr. Bland is also a co-founder of the Southeastern Research Group Endeavor (SERGE-45), a practice-based research network made up of clinicians and researchers primarily located within the Southeastern United States. As of mid-2016, there are nearly 40 hospitals and 50 pharmacists involved with SERGE.
Dr. Bland has provided highly-rated live NAPLEX clinical reviews for many years nationally to several thousand pharmacy students at 10 different colleges of pharmacy. He is the current Editor-In-Chief of the McGraw-Hill Naplex Easy platform, which is a question/answer adaptive learning technology test preparation tool. Dr. Bland also served as the Associate Editor of the McGraw-Hill Naplex Review Guide (2nd edition).
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