Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Administration
Areas of Interest: Infectious Disease
Office:WEGPHR 239
Phone:(585) 899-3733
Lisa Avery

Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy
Board Certified in Infectious Disease
Inducted as a Fellow for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy


Infectious Disease Residency, University of Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia PA)
Pharm.D., The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
B.S. Pharm., The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

Dr. Avery joined the Wegman School of Pharmacy in 2008. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed a postgraduate year 2 residency in Infectious Diseases at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  

Dr. Avery didactic teaching focuses on antimicrobial use for various infectious diseases. She provides clinical pharmacy services and precepts fourth-year pharmacy students at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health in Syracuse, New York. She is a member of the infectious disease consult service and is the Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship program at the hospital. Dr. Avery serves as the residency program director for the PGY-2 Infectious Diseases residency program of St. John Fisher University and St. Joseph’s Health. She also coordinated St. John Fisher University's Wegmans School of Pharmacy teaching certificate program available for area residents.

Dr. Avery’s research interests include antibiotic stewardship, antibiotic allergy assessment, antibiotic dosing in obesity, and antibiotic use across the continuum of care. (outpatient, inpatient, long-term care, intensive care unit)

Recent Publications

  • Pharmacy students' knowledge and confidence of COVID-19 following an interactive didactic class, J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2022 Oct;5(10):1082-1087. Co-authored W. Kufel, B.Blaine.
  • Pharmacy students’ knowledge and confidence of penicillin allergies following focused didactic instruction and simulation, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, July 2021. Co-authored with W Kufel, R Ruehl.
  • Addressing Challenges of Providing Remote Inpatient Clinical Pharmacy Services, JACCP 2021. Co authored with D. Bondi, P. Alavandi , J Allen , E. Buatois E, K. Connor , J Martello J, S. Michienzi , T Trujillo, J Ybarra, A Chung.
  • Evaluation of a Pharmacist’s Impact on Antimicrobial Prescribing in an Urgent Care Center, JACCP 2020. Co-authored with A. Fabian,  B. Blaine, S. Linnertz, K. Conn.
  • 2018 ACCP Educational Affairs Committee. ACCP Clinical Pharmacist Competencies: Advocating for Alignment between Student, Resident and Practitioner Competencies, J Am Coll Clin Pharm 2020; 3:124-132.  Co-authored with J Engle, J Burke, E Ashijian, J Borchert.
  • Penicillin Allergy Assessment and Skin Testing in the Outpatient Setting. Pharmacy (Basel) 2019 Sept 19; 7(3). Co-authored with W. Kufel, J Justo, P Bookstaver. 
  • The Impact of the Duration of Antibiotic Therapy in Community-onset Pneumonia Patients on Readmission Rates: A Retrospective Cohort Study, J Pharm Practice 2019; 897. Co-authored with D Parshall, J Sessa, K Conn.
  • Penicillin Allergy Skin Testing in the Inpatient Setting. Pharmacy (Basel) 2019 Aug 27; 7(3). Co-authored with J Justo, W Kufel, P Bookstaver. 
  • The Use of Aerosolized Ribavirin in Respiratory Syncytial Virus Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in Adult Immunocompromised Patients – A systematic review, Hospital Pharmacy 2019. Co-authored with C Hoffmann, K Whalen.

Book Chapters

  • Interactive Cases: Infectious Diseases due to Immunosuppressive Therapies. In: Irons BK, Meredith AH, eds. Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment Program, 2022 Book 2. Infectious Diseases in Ambulatory Care, 2022. Co-authored with J Kufel. 
  • Chapter 32 Protozoans. Infectious Diseases: A Case Study Approach. McGraw-Hill Education 2020.

Courses Taught

PHAR 5265 - Applied Pathophysiology & Therapeutics V

  • Bugs and drugs and fever
  • Allergy assessment
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • CNS infections
  • Upper respiratory infections/pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Tick-borne diseases/parasites
  • Influenza/COVID-19
  • Tuberculosis
  • Bacteremia/endocarditis

PHAR 5543 - Review Antibiotic Allergies Elective