Dr. Nadia Awad is an emergency medicine pharmacist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences from Rutgers College in 2007, and earning her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in 2011, she completed two years of post-graduate residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, specializing in emergency medicine pharmacy. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy. In addition, she is the associate editor and staff blogger of the blog, Emergency Medicine PharmD (, and she has authored over 70 educational entries related to the application of pharmacotherapy in the emergency department.

Dr. Awad is also part of a national collaborative effort of emergency medicine pharmacists involved in the creation of an online educational curriculum known as the CAPSULES series (, which is aimed to focus on practical pharmacology for the emergency medicine practitioner. She has authored 15 peer-reviewed journal articles and research abstracts, and she has presented at national conferences, including the annual meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, and the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology. Her research interests include emergency medicine, toxicology, disaster preparedness, acute neurocritical care, and social media in pharmacy education

Speaking Topics

  • Medical Education (Simulation, FOAM, Innovations)
  • Toxicology
  • Emergency Medicine Pharmacotherapy