Drugs and Biologics Clinical Practice Guidelines Working Group Profile
Dr. Leung is an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist, and co-leads the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) at St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto. She completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy at MCPHS-Boston in 2009, and holds a Masters of Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from Northwestern University. Dr. Leung’s post-graduate clinical training includes a PGY1 clinical practice residency (UCSF), and PGY2/3 specialty residency training in infectious diseases and critical care (Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Rush Medical Center, Midwestern University/Chicago College of Pharmacy).
Dr. Leung is a practice-based researcher with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (LKSKI) and Adjunct Lecturer with Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (LDFP), University of Toronto. She is the current chair of the Board of Pharmacotherapy Specialists (BPS) inaugural ID Specialty Council, which advises upon conferring specialty certification designation to qualified infectious diseases clinical pharmacists, and current co-chair of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) COVID-19 Pharmacy Specialty Network (PSN). Dr. Leung is also an active member of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP), and has served as an invited panelist for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Standards Setting Committee for Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacists (BCCCP). Her research interests include antimicrobial stewardship, optimizing pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) for multi-drug resistant organisms, and enhancing microbiology antibiograms for clinical use.