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On the Frontline of Medical Discovery

Dangerous Liaisons: Drugs and Herbal Products

Dr. Aaron Burstein, Pharmacokineticist
Clinical Pharmacokinetics Research Laboratory
Pharmacy Department, NIH Clinical Center Diseases


Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000 • 7 pm

Masur Auditorium•NIH Clinical Center

Dr. Aaron H. Burstein

Dr. Aaron H. Burstein received his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the State University of New York at Buffalo. In 1993, he earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree there. He completed his residency in pharmacy at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. He did his postdoctoral training in clinical neuropharmacology at the Dent Neurologic Institute in Buffalo.

Dr. Burstein served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland. In April, 1999, he joined NIH as a pharmacokineticist with the Clinical Pharmacokinetics Research Laboratory in the Clinical Center's Pharmacy Department. He is also a member of the Clinical Center's Alternative Supplements Task Force.

His NIH responsibilities include serving as a member of the Institutional Review Board for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He has authored or coauthored over 40 publications, abstracts, book reviews, and book chapters. Dr. Burstein has taught advanced pharmacy courses at the University of Maryland, where he not only instructed students, but also served as a mentor in the University's Clinical Sciences Fellowship and in the NIH Minority Research Apprenticeship Program. In 1996, he received the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories Women's Healthcare Research Award. He holds membership in numerous professional organizations, including the American Epilepsy Society, the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, in which he is a full member and has held various leadership positions.

Dr. Burstein has presented on drug therapy for seizure disorders and epilepsy at numerous conferences, hospitals, and medical centers nationwide. Most recently, he spoke on herb-drug interactions focusing on St. John's wort at Clinical Center Grand Rounds, held at NIH this past June. In February, he addressed NIH's epilepsy interest group conference on herb-antiepileptic drug interactions. His research interests focus on the effects of medications and herbs on pathways of drug elimination from the body. Recent research efforts have focused on drug interactions with herbal products and prescription medications.

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