Ian Bruce Hollis, Pharm.D., BCPS AQ-Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Clinical Education Director, PGY2 Cardiology Specialty Residency Clinical Specialist, Cardiac Surgery & Advanced Heart Failure

Ian has been a clinical specialist at UNC Hospitals since finishing residency in 2007. He started in the surgical environment, covering the cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery services. Since 2012, he has covered the cardiac surgery & advanced heart failure medicine services, with an emphasis on the care of heart failure patients before and after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement or heart transplantation. Ian has also been very involved in precepting of pharmacy students and residents, and is a longstanding member of the UNC Hospitals Medication Safety and Acute Care Services Committees.

Medication management of patients with ventricular assist devices, heart transplantation, advanced heart failure and/or cardiac surgery.

Cardiac Surgery & Advanced Heart Failure

Devine LT*, Clarke MM, Hollis IB. Evaluation of the Appropriate Use of Aspirin for Primary Prevention Before and After the 2016 United States Preventative Task Force Guideline Publication. American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, March 2017.

Iyer P*, Chien CV, Katz JN, Hollis IB. Assessing the Safety and Efficacy of Amiodarone in Preventing Left Ventricular Assist Device-Related Arrhythmias. American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, March 2017.

Plazak ME*, Wells MA; Iyer P, Hollis IB, Aldemerdash A, Rodgers JE, Katz JN. Clinical Outcomes of Patients with a HeartMate II ® Left Ventricular Assist Device and Subtherapeutic Outpatient International Normalized Ratios When Not Bridged with Enoxaparin. American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, March 2017.

Bernacchi A*, Corkish M, Hollis IB, Tran R, Rodgers JE, and Katz JN. Use of Guideline-Directed Medical Therapy for Heart Failure and Its Impact on Outcomes in Patients with a HeartMate II Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device. Heart Failure Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, September 2016.

Roth ME*, Amerine L, Chen S-L, and Hollis IB. Efficacy and Safety of Fixed Low Dose Recombinant Activated Factor VII for Management of Bleeding in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery. American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, April 2016.

Iyer P*, Hollis IB, Katz JN. Safety and efficacy of vitamin D supplementation after left ventricular assist device or heart transplantation. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting, October 2015.

Katz JN*, Peters AE, Waters SP, Hollis IB, and Jensen BC. Making a case for the heart failure ICU: Differences in characteristics and care between critically ill patients with and without heart failure. Heart Failure Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, September 2015.

Peters AE, Hollis IB*, and Katz JN. Efficacy of oral antimicrobial management in LVAD driveline infections. American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Annual Conference, June 2015.

Van Tuyl JS*, Alburikan K, Keeler AW, Murray BP, Rodgers JE, Hollis IB. Safety and efficacy of combined aspirin and warfarin versus warfarin alone in the prevention of embolic events in patients with a durable left ventricular assist device. American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, March 2015.

Malow E*, Moss M, Hollis IB, Lee R. Tacrolimus monotherapy in cardiac transplantation. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, December 2014.

Siskey JM*, Hollis IB, Sheridan BC. Effect of IV post-operative anticoagulation on thrombotic and bleeding complications after implantation of a Jarvik 2000® LVAD. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Annual Meeting, October 2014.

Integrative Pharmacotherapy and Immersion: Shared Development of Future Clinicians.
Co-presented with Scott Singleton, PhD
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Fourth Annual Preceptor & Partner Symposium
December 2016.

Immunosuppression in Heart Transplantation
Presented at UNC Heart Transplant/LVAD monthly team conference
November 2016.

Providing and Receiving Feedback; Utilizing Face-to-Face Interactions and PharmAcademic to Optimize the Process.
Co-presented with Leah Hatfield, PharmD, BCPS
UNC Department of Pharmacy Seminar
August 2016 and February 2017.

Updates in UNC Preceptor Development Initiatives
Co-presented with Nicki Pinelli, PharmD
UNC Department of Pharmacy Seminar
September 2015.

LVAD Driveline Infections: Current Management Strategies.
Presented at UNC Heart Transplant/LVAD monthly team conference
September 2015.

Management of Patients with Heart Failure with Valvular Disease.
Co-presented with Jo E. Rodgers, PharmD, FCCP, AQ Cardiology
Charlotte Area Health Education (AHEC) Continuing Education Seminar
May 2015.

Reducing Ventricular Assist Device Readmissions
Co-presented with Tracie Rivet, MA, BSN, RN, PCCN
UNC 12th Annual “The Beat Goes On” Nursing Conference
February 2015

Oral Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Agents: Management Around OMFS Procedures
Presented at weekly UNC Oral & Maxillofacial fellows conference
August 2014

Management of Patients with Heart Failure and Valvular Disease:
Using the Recently Updated ACC/AHA Guidelines to Optimize Patient Care
Presented at the Triangle College of Clinical Pharmacy chapter conference
May 2014

Medication Management of Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
Presented at ASHP/UNC Pharmacy Grand Rounds
August 2013

Postgraduate Year One (PGY2) Cardiology Residency
2006-2007
University of North Carolina Hospitals

Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency
2005-2006
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers

Doctor of Pharmacy, Magna Cum Laude
2005
The Ohio State University

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
2000
The Ohio State University


Ian Hollis News

  • Hollis and Sauls Win 2016 Paoloni Preceptor Awards

    Ian Hollis, Pharm.D., and Amy Sauls, Pharm.D., were awarded Claude Paoloni Preceptor of the Year Awards at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy 2016 Award Ceremony on April 24. The awards are given annually to the School’s top health-care-systems and … Continued

  • UNC Pharmacy Grand Rounds

    UNC Pharmacy and ASHP Offer Pharmacy Grand Rounds

    The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists are partnering to launch UNC Pharmacy Grand Rounds, a continuing-education series of monthly webcasts and on-demand offerings featuring national leaders in progressive pharmacy practice, education, and research. … Continued