Add a Clinical Pharmacist to your Cardiac Care team! Our pharmacists partner with you and your cardiologist to make sure your medicines are safe and effective.
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CALL US (518) 292-6000
LOCATION 7 Southwoods Blvd, Albany, NY 12211
Dr. Kate Cabral, PharmD.
Board Certified Clinical Pharmacist
in Cardiovascular Medicine
Dr. Kate Cabral earned her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.) from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She is the current Consulting Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at Capital Cardiology Associates. Dr. Cabral is an active member of the ACCP (American College of Clinical Pharmacy) serving as Chair Elect of the Cardiology PRN (practice and research network). She completed a post-graduate pharmacy practice residency, as well as a cardiology specialty residency, at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Cabral practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist in cardiology at Boston Medical Center and a clinical pharmacy specialist in anticoagulation at Maine Medical Center before returning to New York. She currently is an Associate Professor in Pharmacy Practice at Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.
Dr. Cabral is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, a Board Certified Cardiology Pharmacist and an Associate of the American College of Cardiology. She also serves as Director of the Pharmacy Resident program providing post-graduate, specialty training for cardiovascular pharmacy. She and her residents see patients at the Southwoods office and works along with our team of physicians, advanced practitioners, and nurses, to provide the highest quality of cardiac health care to our patients.
Stephen Chamberlin, PharmD
Staff Clinical Pharmacist
Stephen Chamberlin, PharmD is a Capital District native and graduated from Shenendehowa High School. Prior to earning his PharmD from Albany College of Pharmacy, he was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and served as a Combat Engineer in the Iraq War. Stephen’s pursuit of a career in pharmacy was spawned from a desire to continue to serve his community through health education and integrated practice.
Dr. Chamberlin completed two years of post-graduate training: a year of pharmacy practice residency at St. Peter’s Hospital here in Albany, and a year of cardiology specialty residency, which he completed in conjunction with CCA and Albany College of Pharmacy. He has conducted formal research on the use of antibiotics in hospitalized patients as well as the effects of pharmacological weight loss in patients with cardiovascular disease.
Current Pharmacy Residents
Erin Tersegno, PharmD was born and raised in Rochester, NY before earning her PharmD from the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Erin decided to pursue a career in pharmacy and post-graduate training due to her desire to provide the highest quality of patient-centered care. She completed her first-year post-graduate training (PGY-1) as an Inpatient Pharmacy Practice Resident at Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island, NY. Erin is excited to join an innovative and supportive patient care team at Capital Cardiology to help work towards the goal of optimizing the care of our patients.
Why is a pharmacist contacting me from my cardiologist’s office?
While there is no dispensing pharmacy at Capital Cardiology Associates, there is a clinical pharmacy team that works with our cardiologists, nurses, and clinical team to ensure the safest, most effective medication therapy possible for our patients. The team consists of 3 clinical pharmacists – two clinical pharmacists and one post-graduate pharmacy resident who is completing their second year of advanced training.
The clinical pharmacy team works with the CCA providers to identify medication therapies that best fit the patient’s cardiovascular health needs. Pharmacists can help develop strategies to improve medication adherence and educate patients on a variety of medication-specific concerns, including how medications work to support cardiovascular health, what common adverse effects one might expect (and how to manage them), issues with insurance and affordability, and how to safely administer medications (including injectables). The clinical pharmacy team is available for comprehensive in-person visits as well as convenient telephone consultations – ask to speak with a pharmacist today!
The CCA Clinical Pharmacy team is available to meet with patients in person or by phone to answer medication questions, including side effects, medication interactions, questions on over-the-counter products or herbals, what a medication is for, how to remember to take your pills or other drug related concerns.