In an effort to improve antimicrobial utilization and patient outcomes, the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program now offers  consultation.

For non-urgent questions about antimicrobials, please consider consultation. This service is intended to streamline and expedite questions to the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Consultation is not intended to substitute for formal Infectious Diseases consultation and it is expected that a recommendation to seek formal consultation may be the outcome of consultation.

Questions appropriate for consultation include, but are not restricted to the following:

  1. Antimicrobial dosing, pharmacokinetics, or pharmacodynamics, including dosing of vancomycin and aminoglycosides;
  2. Interpretation of microbiology results including susceptibility testing;
  3. Antibiotic coverage, spectrum, or indications;
  4. Antibiotic drug interactions (e.g. Linezolid and SSRIs, amiodarone);
  5. Issues with adverse effects, drug monitoring, or allergies.

For a consultation, email:


Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacists

Ethan Smith, PharmD, BCIDP
RRMC and RNPH, Adult 
Phone: (310) 267-1423
Pager: 99917

Meganne Kanatani, PharmD, BCIDP
RRMC, Adult and Pediatric  
Phone: (310) 267-8510
Pager: 92528 

Christine Pham, PharmD, BCIDP
SMH, Adult 
Phone: (310) 267-7567
Pager: 91059