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Andrea L Porter, PharmD

Associate Professor (CHS)
Director of Pharmacotherapy Laboratories

Andrea L. Porter, PharmD received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy in Madison, Wisconsin and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Porter is the Director of Pharmacotherapy Laboratories. She coordinates the Integrated Pharmacotherapy Skills I and II courses and co-coordinates the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences I and II courses. She received the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Pharmacy Teaching Innovation Award in 2012. Dr. Porter lectures on antithrombotics in the University of Wisconsin - Madison Physician Assistant Program and facilitates interprofessional cases in the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. 

Dr. Porter’s service to the School of Pharmacy has included various committee appointments such the Academic Planning Council and the Experiential Learning Program. She is a Fellow for the UW-Madison Teaching Academy and has participated in the Blended Learning Fellowship Program and Blended Learning Fellowship Program on Active Learning Classrooms.

She is also a faculty advisor for the largest student professional organization, the Wisconsin Society of Pharmacy Students, which is affiliated with APhA, ASHP, and the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, since 2007. She is on the Faculty Advisory Panel for student societies in ASHP. She is an active member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Laboratory Instructors Special Interest Group. Dr. Porter is a a Fellow in the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program Cohort 16. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board member of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Dr. Porter has been an AACP Walmart Scholars Program Faculty Mentor in 2011, 2017, and 2019.

Dr. Porter is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Anticoagulation Clinic at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI. She is the Conference Chair and a member of the planning committee for the Pharmacy Invitation Conference on Antithrombotic Therapy.

Her research interests focus on educational-based scholarship, particularly educational innovation and blended learning, as well as clinical research in her practice. She is co-recipient of the 2017 Rufus A. Lyman Award, given to the best paper published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education for her work in the Integrated Pharmacotherapy skills courses. In 2019, she received an AACP Scholarship of Teaching and Learning grant for a telepharmacy simulation with North Dakota State University

Dr. Porter is currently a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Anticoagulation Clinic at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.  In her clinical practice, she manages the initiation of antithrombotic therapy, follows patients on short-term and long-term antithrombotic therapy, manages the transition of patients from inpatient to outpatient care, and coordinates interruptions for procedures.  She has prescriptive authority under a scope of practice and is a preceptor for both pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.  She is also involved with clinical research in the Anticoagulation Clinic. 

Highlighted Publications:
  • Schoen RR, Nagy MW, Porter AL, Margolis AM. Patient satisfaction with extended international normalized ratio follow-up intervals in a Veteran population. Ann Pharmacother. Published online November, 21 2019. 
  • Margolis AR, Porter AL, Staresinic CE, Ray CA. Health care utilization of an extended 12-week International Normalized Ratio follow-up interval over two years among Veteran patients on stable warfarin doses. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2019;76:1848-1852. 
  • Anksorus HN, Bradley CL, Porter AL, Van Langen KM, Donohoe KL.  Optimizing your resources: utilizing student and resident teaching assistants in laboratory courses.  Curr Pharm Teaching and Learning. 2019;11(3):760-766.   
  • Heim ME, Porter AL. Atrial fibrillation guideline update: review of antithrombotic therapy changes pertinent to pharmacists. J Pharm Soc Wis. 2019;22(3):34-37. 
  • Porter AL, Margolis AR, Staresinic CE, Nagy MW, Schoen RR, Ray CA, Fletcher CD.  Feasibility and safety of a 12-week INR follow-up protocol over two years in an anticoagulation clinic: a single-arm prospective cohort study.  J Thromb Thrombolysis.  2019;47(2):200-208. 
  • Siodlak MM, Porter AL.  The Pharmacists’ patient care process: a common approach to advance the profession.  J Pharm Soc Wisc.  2018;21(1):25-27.
  • Hager D, Chmielewski E, Porter AL, Brzozowski S, Rough SS, Trapskin PJ. Interprofessional development and implementation of a pharmacist professional advancement and recognition program.  Am J Health Syst Pharm.  2017;74(22):1895-1902.   
  • Margolis AM, Porter AL, Pitterle ME.  Best practices for use of blended learning.  Am J Pharm Educ.  2017;81(3): Article 49.   
  • Porter AL, Barnett SG, Gallimore CE.  Development of a holistic assessment plan to evaluate a four-semester laboratory course series.  Am J Pharm Educ.  2017;81(2):Article 33. 
  • Porter AL, Margolis AR, Schoen RR, Staresinic CE, Ray CA, Fletcher CD.  Use of an extended INR follow-up interval for Veteran patients in an anticoagulation clinic.  J Thromb Thrombolysis.  2017;43(3):318-325.
  • Gallimore CE, Porter AL, Barnett SG.  Development and application of a stepwise assessment process for rational redesign of sequential skill-based courses.  Am J Pharm Educ.  2016;80(8): Article 136. 
  • Barnett SG, Gallimore C, Kopacek KJ, Porter AL.  Evaluation of electronic SOAP note grading and feedback.  Curr Pharm Teaching and Learning.  2014;6(4):516-526.
  • Porter AL, Pitterle ME, Hayney MS.  Comparison of performance and perceptions of students randomly assigned to online or classroom delivery of an immunization delivery course.  Am J Pharm Educ.  2014;78(5) Article 96. 
  • Porter AL. Review of changes pertinent to pharmacists in the 2012 antithrombotic therapy and prevention of thrombosis guidelines. The Journal. 2012;15(5):30-34.
  • Martin BA, Porter AL, Shawl L, Motl Moroney SE. A model for partnering first-year student pharmacists with community-based older adults: developing our future practitioners. AJPE. 2012;76(5):Article 85,1-9.
  • Gallimore CE, Barnett SG, Porter AL, Kopacek KJ. Evaluation of pharmacotherapy laboratory revisions implemented to reduce economic cost. AJPE. 2012;76(4):Article 67,1-8.
  • Porter AL, Johnson NN. Influenza vaccination and oral anticoagulation. JAPhA. 2011;51(4):555-556.