Lalitha Raman-Wilms, BScPhm, PharmD, FCSHP
Member, Deprescribing guidelines for the elderly project
Member, Chronic pain management by rural and urban community pharmacists project
Member, Pharmacists as immunizers project
Dr. Lalitha Raman-Wilms is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Professional Programs, at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, where she oversees the implementation of the new professional curriculum. Her research interests include curriculum development, osteoporosis and geriatrics. She has many years of patient care experience in hospital and in community practice. More recently, her work has been in a community health centre in Toronto, providing care to older individuals, including frail home-bound seniors. At the Faculty of Pharmacy, she continues to actively teach in the pharmacotherapy courses and is the theme coordinator for pharmaceutical care. She is currently developing a course in geriatrics for pharmacy students.
Lalitha is a member on OPEN’s Deprescribing guidelines for the elderly project, which is piloting and evaluating an emerging interprofessional service that has as its goal the development of guidelines to reduce and discontinue drug use in the elderly. She is also a member of OPEN’s Pharmacists as immunizers project, which is evaluating the effectiveness and uptake of influenza vaccination in pharmacies, and the Chronic pain management project, which is developing, implementing and evaluating new pharmacist services to better manage chronic pain in urban and rural communities.
Lalitha has been recognized for her teaching through many awards, including Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada’s National Award for Excellence in Education. She is editor-in-chief of a consumer information book on medications: CPhA’s Guide to Drugs in Canada. She is the past president of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada and is a fellow of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists.
Lalitha received both her BScPhm and her PharmD degrees from the University of Toronto and completed a pharmacy residency program at McMaster University Medical Centre, which is now part of Hamilton Health Sciences.