Nicholas Farina, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Specialist in Trauma/Burn Intensive Care
RAC Mentor: PGY1 Pharmacy
Adjunct Clinical Professor
Rotations offered: Trauma Burn Intensive Care


I care for patients in the Trauma/Burn ICU as well as non-ICU patients on the burn surgery and acute care surgery services. I also coordinate the critical care elective course at the College of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy School Attended: University of Pittsburgh (2015)

Other Training: 

  • PGY-1 Pharmacy: Indiana University Health, Indianapolis IN (2016)
  • PGY-2 Critical Care: University of Michigan (2017)

Areas of Interest

Medication safety in the ICU, sedation, burns, nutrition

Published Articles or Reviews

  • Kurish BA, Alaniz C, Miller JT, Farina NM. Safety Push Dose Phenylephrine in Adult ICU Patients. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. [Epub ahead of print]. DOI:
  • Farina N, Alaniz C. Reconsidering Dexmedetomidine for Sedation in the Critically Ill: Implications of the SPICE III Trial. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2020; 54(5):504-508.
  • Farina N. Asking the Correct Questions of Push Dose Vasopressors. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019;37(8):1599
  • Farina N, Bixby A, Alaniz C. Angiotensin II Brings More Questions Than Answers. P&T. 2018;43(11): 685-687.
  • Farina NM, Anderson CA. Impact of dextrose dose on hypoglycemia development following treatment of hyperkalemia. Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety. 2018;9(6): 323-329.
  • Farina NM, Miller JT. Pharmacologic reversal of direct oral anticoagulants. Crit Care Nurs Q.2018 Apr/Jun;41(2):121-128.