Christopher M. Bland, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor

Southeast Georgia Campus

Savannah, GA

Office: Suite 422, Professional Office Bldg., Rm 5354 Reynolds St., Savannah, GA 31405   
Voice: 912-819-7721
Fax: 912-819-5094
Office: St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital Campus   
Twitter: http://twitter.com/blandman19


Doctor of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina, College of Pharmacy 2000

Research Interests

  1. Critical Care
  2. Infectious Diseases
  3. Drug Dosing in Obesity
  4. Antimicrobial Stewardship


Of Note

Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2016

Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2015

Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, 2015

GSHP Best Paper Describing a New Pharmaceutical Care Service Award, 2013

Ralph D. Arnold Army Pharmacy Research Award, 2012

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), 2003-present

University of Georgia College of Pharmacy Preceptor of Year, 2005-06

Selected Publications

Textbook Chapters

Branan TN and Bland CM. Sepsis. In: Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach. 10th edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. 2017;138:355-57. 

Bookstaver PB, Bland CM, Griffin B, Stover K, Eiland LS, McLaughlin M. Review of Antibiotics in Pregnancy. Society of Infectious Diseases Summer Newsletter 2015. 

Bland CM and Branan T. Other ICU Infections. In: Dong BJ, Elliott DP, eds. Critical Care Self-Assessment Program (CCSAP), 2016 Book 1. (In Press) 

Sutton SS, Bland CM, Branan T. Sepsis and Septic Shock. In: Chisholm-Burns M, Wells BG, Schwinghammer TL, Malone PM, Kolesar JM, and Dipiro JT. Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice. 4th edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill (In Press 2015) 

Sutton SS, Bland CM, Tomasello SR. Acute Kidney Injury. In: Sutton SS. Naplex Review Guide. 2nd  edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill;2015:338-348. 

Bland CM, Sutton SS. Estimating Renal Function. In: Sutton SS. Naplex Review Guide. 2nd  edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill;2015:334-337. 

Sutton SS, Quidley AM, Bland CM, Dunn BL. Sepsis Syndromes. In: Sutton SS. Naplex Review Guide. 2nd edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill;2015:236-242. 

Journal Manuscripts

Chastain DB, Ngando I, Bland CM, Franco-Paredes C, Hawkins WA. Effect of the 2014 Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute urine-specific breakpoints on cefazolin susceptibility rates at a community teaching hospital. 2017. Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. (In Press) 

Jones BM, Smith B, Bland CM. Use of Continuous-Infusion Ceftolozane/Tazobactam in a Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Urinary Tract Infection in the Outpatient Setting. 2017. Ann Pharmacother. (In Press) 

Foster RA, Kuper K, Lu ZK, Bookstaver PB, Bland CM, Mahoney MV. Pharmacists’ Familiarity with and Institutional Utlilization of Rapid Diagnostic Technologies for Antimicrobial Stewardship. 2017. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. (In Press)

Bookstaver PB, Mohorn P, Shah A, Tesh LD, Quidley AM, Kothari R, Bland CM, Weissman S.  Management of Viral CNS Infections: A primer for clinicians. J Cent Nerv Syst Dis 2016 (In Press).

Stover KR, Bland CM, Gallagher JC; Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. The Point of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing is to Inform Antimicrobial Prescribing. Clin Infect Dis 2016;64:103-104

Carpenter M, Pisano ME, Bland CM. Implications of Bariatric Surgery on Absorption of Nutrients and Medications. U.S. Pharmacist 2016;41:HS2-HS8.

Jones BM, Bland CM. Penicillin Skin Testing as an Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative. 2017. Am J Health Syst Pharm. In Press.

Bland CM, Quidley AM, Love BL, Yeager C, McMichael B, Bookstaver PB. Long-term pharmacotherapy considerations in the bariatric surgery patient. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2016;73:1230-42.

Strode MA, Sherman W, Mangieri CW, Bland CM, Sparks PJ, Faler BJ, Prasad BM, Choi YU. Randomized trial of Ofirmev versus placebo for pain management after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2015 Aug 29. pii: S1550- 7289(15)00819-9. doi: 10.1016/j.soard2015.08.512.

Published Bookstaver PB, Bland CM, Griffin B, Stover KR, Eiland LS, McLaughlin M. A Review of Antibiotic Use in Pregnancy. Pharmacotherapy. 2015 Nov;35(11):1052-62.

Bookstaver DA, Bland CM, Arroyo MA. Evaluation of cefazolin as a surrogate marker for cefpodoxime susceptibility for urinary tract isolates. J Medical Microbiol. 2015. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000142

Tesh LD, Shaeer KM, Cho JC, Estrada SJ, Huang V, Bland CM, Dimondi VP, Potter A, Hussein G, Bookstaver PB. Neisseria gonorrhoeae and fosfomycin: past, present, and future. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2015 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2015.05.007. 

Bland CM, Bookstaver PB. Double gram-positive coverage for Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections: Has the Eagle landed? Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jun 16. pii: civ465. 

Tritsch AM, Bland CM, Phillips M, Hatzigeorgiou C, Sweeney LB. A Retrospective Review of the Medical Management of Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus Following Sleeve Gastrectomy. Obes Surg. 2015;25:642-7. 

Zasowski E, Bland CM, Tam VH, Lodise TP. Identification of Optimal Renal Dosage Adjustments for High Dose Extended-Infusion Cefepime Dosing Regimens in Hospitalized Patients. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2014;70:877-81. 

Bland CM, Sutton SS, Dunn B.  What are the latest recommendations for managing severe sepsis and septic shock? JAAPA. 2014;27:15-19. 

Bland CM, Bookstaver PB, Lu ZK, Dunn BL, Rumley KF. Musculoskeletal Safety Outcomes of Patients Receiving Daptomycin with HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 2014;58:5726-31. 

Miller AD, Bland CM, Bookstaver PB, Kuper KM. Perioperative Management of Bariatric Surgery Patients. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2014;71:1253-64. 

Bookstaver DA, Bland CM, Mansell KA. Correlation of cefpodoxime susceptibility with cephalothin and cefuroxime for urinary tract isolates. Journal of Medical Microbiology 2014;63:218-21. 

Bland CM, Tritsch AM, Bookstaver DA, Sweeney LB, Wiley DC, Choi YU. Pharmacist-Directed Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus Medication Management in Sleeve Gastrectomy Patients. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2013;70:1018-20. 

Bookstaver PB, Bland CM, Qureshi Z, et al. Safety and efficacy of daptomycin in an obese population: outcomes of twelve centers in the Southeastern United States. Pharmacotherapy 2013;33:1322-30. 

Bookstaver PB, James TD, Siddiqui W, Bland CM, Ahmed Y, Koch MD, Quidley AM.  Fidaxomicin: A New addition to the C. difficile armamentarium. CML-Gastroenterology 2012;31:95-103. 

Bland CM, Bookstaver PB, Thomas S. Successful rechallenge of daptomycin therapy after initial rhabdomyolysis with co-administration of simvastatin. Int J Antimicrob Agents 2011;38:549-50. 

Riser SM, Bland CM, Rudisill CN, Bookstaver PB. CSF penetration of high-dose daptomycin in suspected Staphylococcus aureus meningitis. Ann Pharmacother 2010;44: 1832-35. 

Bland CM, Porr WE, Davis KA, Mansell KB. Vancomycin Susceptibility Testing of Methicillin-Susceptible and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates: A Comparison Between Etest and an Automated Testing Method. South Med J 2010; 103(11):1124-8.


Presented: “Creating Positive Outcomes for Gram-negative Infections: Deciphering Antibiograms for Best Results”. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. December 7th, 2016. 

Presented: “Is Bariatric Surgery a Barrier to Drug Absorption?” American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting. New Orleans, LA. December 8, 2015.

Poster: Sasaki B, Bland CM, Jones B. Self-perceived knowledge and confidence regarding infectious diseases of advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) students. Presented at 2015 ASHP Midyear Meeting, New Orleans, LA December 8, 2015.

Poster: Bryan C, Cruce C, Bland CM, Jones B. Assessment of antimicrobials prescribed before and after implementation of a pharmacist-directed penicillin skin testing consult service for patients with a self-repored penicillin allergy. Presented at 2015 ASHP Midyear Meeting, New Orleans, LA December 8, 2015.

Presented, Weisz EM, Williams B, Allen D, Croft S, Bland CM. Evaluating the utility and impact of an adult sepsis screening tool and sepsis response team in patients developing sepsis during hospitalization. Presented at 2015 ASHP Midyear Meeting, New Orleans, LA December 8, 2015.

Presented “ The White House and Antimicrobial Stewardship: How coming mandates affect my practice” Tennessee Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, Murpheesboro, TN (Invited Speaker-July 2015)

Presented “Epidemiology and Treatment of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections including MRSA” Smith Drug Conference Continuing Education Program Savannah, GA (Invited Speaker-July 2015)