Faculty and Staff Biography

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Alicia Forinash

Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Division of Specialty Care Pharmacy


Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Completed a Family Medicine Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency from Family Medicine of St. Louis and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy


Women's health, including obstetrics, medication usage during pregnancy, managing chronic medical conditions during pregnancy, gynecology, lactation, contraception, osteoporosis, postmenopausal hormones, and infertility. Practices at the SSM St Mary's Maternal-Fetal Care Clinic with a practice specialty of maternal-fetal medicine.

Current Research

Impact of pharmacist education on asthma control and inhaler technique in obstetric patients, Impact of texting for Smoking cessation for obstetric patients, Improving vaccination rates in the Ob/Gyn population, use of low molecular weight heparin during pregnancy

Current Courses, Activities, and Scholarly Interest

Women's Health Topics in OTC/DI and Therapeutics 2

Vita Highlights

Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and Ambulatory Care

2013 St Louis College of Pharmacy Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni for Community Service

2014 Residency Preceptor of the Year

Member of the Editorial Board for Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Women's Health Section

Highlighted publications include

-Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program chapters on Chronic Diseases in Pregnancy (2013) and Osteoporosis (2013),

-Effects of nicotine replacement therapy during pregnancy. Ann Pharmacother 2010;44:1817-21.

-The use of galactogogues in the breastfeeding mother. Ann Pharmacother 2012;46:1392-404.


I love to do activities with my family, play golf, and cook.