Melissa Pleva, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, BCCCP

Pharmacy Manager- Surgery and Cardiovascular Services
Residency Coordinator: PGY1/PGY2 HSPAL Program
Rotation(s) Offered: Practice Management, SOAR, Process Improvement, Committee Leadership


I manage the pharmacists (specialists and generalists) who work as part of the Cardiovascular/Surgery Team and the Transplant team. I also manage the operations of the CVC Pharmacy Satellite, servicing the inpatient beds, ORs, cath and EP labs and other procedural areas within the CVC.

Pharmacy School Attended: University of Wisconsin (2004)

Other Training:

  • PGY1 Pharmacy: Ohio State University (2005)
  • Specialty Residency in Nutrition Support/Critical Care: Ohio State University (2006)

Areas of Interest

Clinical Services Management, Measuring Clinical Pharmacy Services, Informatics to support Clinical Pharmacy Services, Nutrition Support, Critical Care

Honors & Awards

2010 Preceptor of the Year, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Published Articles or Reviews

  • Lashinsky JN, Suhajda JK, Pleva MR, Kraft MD. Use of integrated clinical decision support tools to manage parenteral nutrition ordering: Experience from an academic medical center. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2020. Epub ahead of print DOI: 10.1002/ncp.10469
  • Franz N, Pleva M, Nordbeck S. Lipid emulsion therapies and type 1 hypersensitivity reactions: Risk assessment and management. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2019. Epub ahead of print DOI: 1.1002/ncp.10043
  • Flieller LA, Alaniz C, Pleva MR, Miller JT. Incidence of rebound hypertension after discontinuation of dexmedetomidine. Pharmacotherapy. 2019;39:970-974.
  • Scherkenbach LA, Kraft MD, Stout SM, Dorsch MP, Chen X, Tran H-D, Pleva MR. Impact of an intravenous magnesium shortage on potassium doses in adult surgical patients receiving parenteral nutrition. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2016;40:688-698.
  • Pleva MR, Kraft MD. Parenteral Nutrition. In: Chisholm-Burns MA, Schwinghammer TL, Malone PN, Kolesar JM, Lee KC, Bookstver PB, eds. Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice. Fifth Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2019.
  • Kraft MD, Pleva MR. Parenteral Nutrition. In: Schwinghammer TL, Koehler JM, Borchert JS, Slain D, Park SK, eds. Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach. TenthEdition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2017.
  • Kraft MD, Pleva MR.Parenteral Nutrition. In: Chisholm-Burns MA, Schwinghammer TL, Wells BG, Malone PM, Kolesar JM, DiPiro JT, eds. Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice. Fourth Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2016.