Carolyn M. Richardson, PharmD, BCPS

Carolyn M. Richardson, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Specialist
Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
Phone: 440.312.9003
Fax: 440.312.7104
Email: [email protected]

Clinical Specialist at Hillcrest since 2002.


  • Board-certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist 2011
  • Doctor of Pharmacy 2000, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
  • Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at Hillcrest Hospital 2005 to 2006
  • Hillcrest Hospital Anticoagulation Outpatient Clinic, Co-Director, 2002-2005
  • Anticoagulation Therapy Management Certificate Program, University of Southern Indiana, 2003
  • Immunization Delivery Certification, Ohio, 1999

Areas of Interest

  • Anticoagulation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Geriatrics

Research Interests

  • In-patient diabetes management
  • In-patient focus of geriatric medicine


  • Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy, membership and subcommittee member 
  • Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy member 
  • Reviewer for Pharmacy and Hospital Pharmacy Journals 
  • Committee member Internal Medicine system-wide subcommittee
  • Committee member for P & T committee
  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists member
  • Northeastern Ohio Academy of Pharmacy member
  • Eastern Region Inpatient Diabetes Committee member
  • Division of Gastroenterology Committee member


  • Precept PGY1 residents at Hillcrest Hospital
  • Preceptor for PharmD students and Pharmacy residents
  • Continuing education to nursing, pharmacy, and physicians at Hillcrest Hospital


  • Pasternak AL, Link NA, Richardson CM, Rose PG. Effect of Prophylactic Extended-Infusion Carboplatin on the Incidence of Hypersensitivity Reactions in Patients with Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Peritoneal Carcinomas. Pharmacotherapy 2016; 723-730.


  • Co-Author: The Impact of Face-to-Face Pharmacist Transitional Care Management Visits on Medication-Related Problems. Ohio Pharmacy Resident Conference, Ada, Ohio 2019.
  • Co-Author: Evaluating patients’ heart failure knowledge in a pharmacist- and nurse-run outpatient group education class. Ohio Pharmacy Resident Conference, Ada, Ohio 2016.
  • Co-Author: Prophylactic extended-infusion carboplatin effect on hypersensitivity reactions in patients with gynecologic malignancies. Ohio Pharmacy Resident Conference, Ada, Ohio 2015.
  • Co-Author: Insulin Sliding Scale and Hypoglycemia in Non-Critical Patients. Great Lakes Residency Conference. West Lafayette, Indiana. 2014.
  • Co-Author: Age Adjusted Vancomycin Dosing Protocol for the Elderly. Great Lakes Residency Conference. West Lafayette, Indiana. 2014.
  • Evaluation of Medication-Related Hypoglycemic Events in Non-Intensive Care Unit Patients. American Society of Hospital Pharmacy Summer Meeting Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2013.
  • Co-Author: Impact of Pharmacist-Run Discharge Medication Counseling on Hospital Readmission Rates in General Medicine Patients. Great Lakes Residency Conference. West Lafayette, Indiana. 2009.

Lecture Presentations

  • Challenges with Cognitive Decline in the Elderly, APN/PA continuing education program. Hillcrest Hospital, March 2019.
  • Medication Review and Discussion, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Support Group. Hillcrest Hospital, March 2018.
  • Medication-Related Adverse Reactions in Acute Care Patients, PT/OT system-wide continuing education program. Lutheran Hospital, June 2017.
  • Men’s Health, Cleveland Clinic School of Pharmacy Technology. Cleveland Clinic, February 2017.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Therapy Review, APN/PA continuing education program. Hillcrest Hospital, September 2016.
  • Update in Diabetes Medication, Diabetes Nurse Champion. Hillcrest Hospital, November 2015 .
  • Medications in Diabetes Management CDE Exam Study Session, American Association of Diabetes Educators. Hillcrest Hospital, April 2014.
  • Geriatrics. Hillcrest Hospital PPMI Lecture , July 2013.
  • Medications in Diabetes Management CDE Exam Study Session, Ohio State Network Group. Hillcrest Hospital, April 2013.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease. Hillcrest Hospital PPMI Lecture, February 2013.
  • Pain Management. Hillcrest Hospital PPMI Lecture, July 2012.
  • Type 2 Diabetes Review. Hillcrest Hospital PPMI Lecture, May 2012.
  • Considerations for Medication Management in the Elderly; Geriatric Resource Nurse Program. Hillcrest Hospital, November 2011.
  • New Drug Review/Geriatric Considerations in Dosing; Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses. South Point Hospital, March 2011.