Armbruster Named ACC Fellow
Published on 07 February 2021
Anastasia Armbruster, Pharm.D. ’09, FACC, BCPS, BCCP, associate professor of pharmacy practice at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis, was recently recognized as a Fellow by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for her exceptional commitment to cardiovascular patient care.
The FACC designation is presented to individuals from all specialties within cardiology and is based on outstanding credentials, achievements and community contributions to cardiovascular medicine. Of the organization’s 29,000 fellows, just 20 are pharmacists.
“This is an especially high honor for me as a pharmacist,” explained Armbruster. “Since ACC started including pharmacists and other practitioners, they have emphasized the importance of the entire cardiovascular team in patient care. I’ve been involved in ACC for the past several years, and I enjoy working with other pharmacists, doctors and nurses to improve the lives of patients with cardiovascular diseases.”
Armbruster has served on several national and local ACC committees, including her current position on the ACC/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines, which works to update clinical practice guidelines that support health care providers as they make decisions on patient care.
In addition to her work as a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University, Armbruster has a clinical practice site at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, where she specializes in cardiology, collaborating with BJC Medical Group cardiology and Washington University Advanced Heart Failure teams to optimize medication therapy, provide patient education and improve transitions of care.
As part of the interdisciplinary team she provides a complete range of care, from treating acute heart conditions to helping patients through recovery to treating chronic conditions. At her practice site, Armbruster also serves as a preceptor for P4 students from the University.
“I’m honored that ACC has recognized my commitment to patient care and contributions to the University,” Armbruster stated. “I look forward to continuing to serve this inclusive, supportive organization for many years to come.”
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