Faculty & Research Interests

Faculty


Billy Sin, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Director, PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program, LIU Pharmacy
Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Educator
Director, Emergency Medicine Clinical Research Program, The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Billy.Sin@liu.edu
(718) 488-1000 / Ext-1987


Education

Pharm.D., St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital (St. Raphael’s Campus), New Haven, CT
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY


Short Biography

Dr. Sin received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John’s University. He has received a Post Graduate Year-1 Residency Training at Yale New-Haven Hospital (St. Raphael’s Campus) at New Haven, Connecticut and a Post Graduate Year-2 Pharmacy Residency Training in Emergency Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center, New York. Dr. Sin had received training for managing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) emergencies and mass casualty incidents from FEMA. He has practiced as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at LIU Pharmacy and practices as the Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Educator at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Sin is also the Director of the Emergency Medicine Clinical Research Program where he designs, supervises and conducts various researches involving pharmacy practice and emergency medicine pharmacotherapy in the emergency department.


Research Synopsis

Our profession is continually evolving. In an era of dynamic change, how should pharmacist adapt? What is our role? What should we do to make the biggest impact? The emergency department (ED) is the frontline for provision of medical care. It is also the safety net of our health-system, especially for those who seek immediate care but lack routine primary care. In order to expand our value and more importantly, channel the value our profession brings to the public, the ED is a great environment to demonstrate the value of the pharmacist. In an inherently fast-paced environment usually defined by high patient volume, complex clinical acuity, and limited resource, our research focuses on investigating the feasibility and practicality of services and practices that the pharmacist may provide to improve patient care. In addition to conducting research to expand pharmacy practice in the ED, we also conduct research to find innovative, safe, and effective therapies to manage pain in the acute and critical setting. Pain is the most common reason for patient visits to the ED. As the drug expert, pharmacist has the knowledge, skills, and ability to make innovative changes to standard practice and how pain is managed in an acute setting.


Selected Publications

  • Sin B, Nguyen T, Chew S, et al. Intranasal ketamine in subdissociative doses for a 2-year-old. Am J Ther. 2016; May 12. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Sin B, Wai M, Tatunchak T, et al. The use of intravenous acetaminophen for acute pain in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2016;23(5):543-53
  • Sin B, Effendi M, Bjork, et al. The use of intravenous lidocaine for renal colic in the emergency department. Ann Pharmacother. 2016;50(3):242
  • Sin B, Miller M, Chew E. Hydrochlorothiazide induced lichen planus in the emergency department: a case report. J Pharm Pract. 2016; Feb 9. pii: 0897190016630879 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Nguyen T, Sin B. A case of an older adult patient and drugs associated with serotonin syndrome. Consult Pharm. 2015;30(8):455-8
  • Sin B, Ternas T, Motov SM. The use of subdissociative-dose ketamine for acute pain in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2015;22(3):251-7
  • Christy S, Sin B, Gim S. Impact of an integrated pharmacy transitions of care pilot program in an urban hospital. J Pharm Pract. 2015;50(2):134-8
  • Sin B, Yee L, Claudio-Saez M, et al. Implementation of a 24-hour pharmacy service with prospective medication review in the emergency department. Hosp Pharm. 2015;50(2):134-8

CONTACT

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