Svetlana Goldman

Staff Pharmacist II, UCD Health, Specialty Cardiology

PharmD., University of Pittsburgh, 2012

Post-graduate Training:
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency-Ambulatory Care, Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Research Interests:
Advanced heart failure, amyloidosis, post-myocardial interdisciplinary care, diabetes, and focusing on improving transitions of care.

Practice Philosophy:
I am a firm believer that as pharmacists we play an integral role in providing holistic patient centered care. My goal is to provide individualized care for each patient through assessment of their unique conditions, medications, and any barriers to achieving their best outcomes. I am passionate about working in multidisciplinary teams to collaborate and break down obstacles especially during complex transitions of care. 

Rotations Precepted:
PGY1/PGY2 Cardiology SP Clinic

Dr. Svetlana Goldman is board certified in ambulatory care and a certified diabetes educator. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 2012 and went on to complete a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency focused in ambulatory care at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC. Afterward she became a Clinical Ambulatory Care Pharmacist with the University of Virginia (UVA) Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va.

Dr. Goldman created the medication optimization clinic at the UVA cardiology clinic working under a collaborative practice agreement to provide care in chronic disease state management (including anticoagulation, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, heart failure, smoking cessation, and diabetes). She helped launch and was a member of the multidisciplinary post-myocardial infarction clinic proven to reduce hospital readmission rates. She also established joint follow up clinic visits with nurse practitioners for recently hospitalized patients with heart failure focusing on medication reconciliation, patient education, and smoothing transitions of care. She was awarded the “Excellence in Interdisciplinary Collaboration” award in 2015 by the Professional Nursing Staff Organization at UVA. She served as an active preceptor and helped establish new learning experiences for PGY2 Ambulatory Care and Cardiology programs.

She started in our specialty cardiology clinic at UCD in 2020. She has helped establish specialty clinical pharmacy services focused on advanced heart failure and amyloidosis. This current practice focuses on providing comprehensive medication counseling, improving medication access and compliance, and ensuring appropriate follow up to assist patients in achieving treatment goals and optimizing guideline directed medical therapy.