Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland
United States of America
Dr. Heavner received a Bachelor of Science in Physiology & Neurobiology from University of Maryland College Park, and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland Baltimore. Subsequently, she completed a pharmacy practice residency and critical care & solid organ transplant specialty residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, in New Haven CT. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy and critical care. Following her residency training, Heavner practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist in the medical intensive care unit, served as the residency director of the critical care pharmacy specialty program, and spent several years as the supervisor of clinical pharmacy services at Yale-New Haven Hospital before joining the faculty at University of Maryland Baltimore in the department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. Heavner is active in professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels, including the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She served as secretary on the board of the Connecticut Society of Health-System Pharmacists for several years and was recognized as “Pharmacist of the Year” by that organization in 2016.
Dr. Heavner’s practice and research interests include performance management and quality improvement, delirium, medication safety, and antibiotic pharmacokinetics and stewardship in the intensive care unit.