Sarah Perreault, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
In her role as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Sarah Perreault, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP works in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Driven by an experience with cancer in her own family, Sarah decided to specialize in oncology at the Mayo Clinic after completing pharmacy school, and has now been at Smilow for the last five years.
Patients that are undergoing transplants have very complex treatment regimens that occur over a long period of time, and Sarah follows them closely throughout, providing chemotherapy and other medications. As they move from the inpatient to the outpatient setting, she monitors for any drug interactions or side effects, and provides supportive care as needed. Sarah commented that the entire team works together to provide the best care possible for each patient.
"We all specialize in different areas and use that diverse knowledge to benefit our patients. It is like one big family surrounding every patient," said Sarah. "We follow these patients over the course of their entire transplant, and I also work to educate them about what to expect during transplant and after."
One of the things Sarah enjoys most about oncology is the always changing environment and the fact that she is constantly learning and growing within her role. Osama Abdelghany, PharmD, BCOP, Manager, Oncology Pharmacy Services, commented, "Sarah is passionate about improving patient care and advancing the practice of oncology pharmacy. She goes above and beyond to ensure the best patient care possible. She is also an outstanding teacher and a mentor, and under her direction and leadership, our oncology pharmacy residency program is recognized as one of the best in the country."