Ben Pontefract, PharmD, BCPS

Ben Pontefract, PharmD, BCPS
Ben Pontefract, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Professor
Pharmacy Practice
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • Certificate, Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Board of Pharmacy Specialties
  • PharmD, University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • BS, University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy

Graduate/Post-Graduate Training

  • Fellowship, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Boise VA Medical Center, Boise, ID, United States
  • Residency, PGY-1 Ambulatory Care, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, United States

Biography

Dr. Pontefract currently teaches various topics in infectious disease and internal medicine in the integrated pharmacotherapy course. His practice site is located at the Spectrum Health Blodgett Medical Center where he precepts students on internal medicine rotations. Research interests include antimicrobial stewardship (inpatient and outpatient), infectious disease epidemiology, and implementation science.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • Journal Article
    Hills, R. D., Pontefract, B. A., Mishcon, H. R., Black, C. A., Sutton, S. C., Theberge, C. R. (2019). "Gut microbiome: profound implications for diet and disease," Nutrients. (11(7)). p. E1613.
  • Journal Article
    Bohan, J., Madaras-Kelly, K., Pontefract, B. A., Jones, M., Neuhauser, M., Goetz, M., Zhang, R., Burke, M., Cunningham, F. (2019). "Evaluation of uncomplicated acute respiratory tract infections in veterans: a national utilization review," Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. (40(4)). pp. 438-446.
  • Journal Article
    Pontefract, B., King, B., Gothard, D., King, C. (2018). "Impact of pharmacist led disease state management of diabetic patients in primary care clinics," Innov Pharm. (9(2)). p. 17.

Presentations

  • Poster
    Rovelsky, S., Pontefract, B., Nevers, M., Hersh, A., Samore, M., Madaras-Kelly, K., International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections, "Increased return clinic visits for adults with group A streptococcal pharyngitis treated with a macrolide," Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Atlanda, GA, (March 2020).
  • Poster
    Madaras-Kelly, K., Hostler, C., Townsend, M., Potter, E., Spivak, E., Hall, S., Goetz, M., Nevers, M., Ying, J., Haaland, B., Rovelsky, S., Pontefract, B., Fleming-Dutra, K., Samore, M., International Conference on Healthcare Association Infections, "Update on improving outpatient antibiotic use through implementation and evaluation of core elements of outpatient antibiotic stewardship," Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Atlanda, GA, (March 2020).
  • Poster
    Pontefract, B., Madaras-Kelly, K., ID Week, "Linezolid for treatment of urinary tract infections caused by vancomycin resistant enterococci," Infectious Diseases Society of America, Washington D.C, (October 2019).
  • Poster
    Rovelsky, S., Pontefract, B., Madaras-Kelly, K., ASHP Midyear Federal Forum, "A medication use evaluation of the association between diagnostic criteria and antibiotic treatment of urinary tract infections in the outpatient setting," ASHP, Anaheim, CA, (December 2018).
  • Poster
    Pontefract, B., Cunningham, F., Burke, M., Goetz, M., Madaras-Kelly, K., ASHP Midyear Federal Forum, "Rates of antibiotic and symptomatic therapy prescription in acute bronchitis and unspecified upper respiratory tract infections," ASHP, Anaheim, CA, (December 2018).
  • Poster
    Pontefract, B., Madaras-Kelly, K., Nevers, M., Fleming-Dutra, K., ID Week, "Description of diagnosis and antibiotic management of otitis media and otitis externa in adults," IDSA, San Francisco, CA, (October 2018).
  • Poster
    Madaras-Kelly, K., Hruza, H., Pontefract, B., McKie, R., Hostler, C., Townsend, M., Spivak, E., Hall, S., Goetz, M., Nevers, M., Ying, J., Haaland, B., Fleming-Dutra, K., Samore, M., ID Week, "Multi-centered evaluation of an acute respiratory tract infection audit-feedback intervention: impact on antibiotic prescribing rates and patient outcomes," IDSA, San Francisco, CA, (October 2018).
  • Poster
    Madaras-Kelly, K., Hruza, H., Pontefract, B., Jones, B., Jones, M., Yao, Y., Nevers, M., Ying, J., Haaland, B., Kay, C., Christopher, M., Same, M., ID Week, "Trends in antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections and implementation of a provider-directed intervention within the veterans affairs healthcare system," IDSA, San Francisco, CA, (October 2018).
  • Lecture
    Pontefract, B., ISHP Fall Meeting, "New drug update: not all that glitters is gold," ISHP, Sun Valley, ID, (September 2018).
  • Lecture
    Pontefract, B., ISHP Spring Meeting, "Practice changing studies: metronidazole vs. vancomycin for C. difficile infection," ISHP, Boise, ID, (April 2018).