Tejal Patel, BScPhm, PharmD
Co-lead, Chronic pain management by rural and urban community pharmacists project
Co-lead, Opioid Education Partnership
Tejal co-leads with Feng Chang and Beth Sproule OPEN’s Chronic pain management project, a research study that is developing, implementing and evaluating new pharmacist services to better manage chronic pain and use of opioids in urban and rural communities. Tejal also co-leads with Feng Chang, Rosemary Killeen and Agnes Kluz the Opioid Education Partnership, a Health Canada–funded initiative the goal of which is to develop and implement a collaborative, web-based education program for evidence-based opioid management that targets physicians, pharmacists, students and trainees.
Tejal is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy. She also practices as a clinical pharmacist at the Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team in the Memory, Neurology and Mobility Clinics. Her areas of interest in clinical practice and research are neurological disorders such as dementia, epilepsy, headaches, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
Tejal received her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She has also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Illinois at the Chicago College of Pharmacy.