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Steven Pass

Steven Pass, PharmD

  • Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
  • PGY-2 Critical Care Residency Program Director
  • Vice Chair for Residency Programs
Office Phone: 214-358-9054
Mail Address: 4500 S Lancaster Rd
Dallas TX 75216-7167


Steven Pass, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Residency Programs at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and a Critical Care Pharmacy Practice Residency at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He maintains an active practice in the Medical ICU at the North Texas VA Health Care System, where he serves as a mentor for students and pharmacy residents. His areas of focus within the ICU are in the diagnosis and treatment of ventilator associated pneumonia, the timing of anti-microbials, and the therapy of sepsis. Through his involvement in numerous professional organizations, including ASHP, ACCP, AACP, TSHP, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), he has become a national leader in critical care pharmacy and a respected adviser in the area of resident education. In recognition of his work in critical care, he has been elected as a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Research Interests

ACLS, ventilator associated pneumonia

Selected Publications:

  • Pass SE. Enteral naloxone for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in the medical ICU.. J Crit Care 2014;29:803-7.
  • Pass SE. Para-dichlorobenzene toxicity – A review of potential neurotoxic manifestations. Ther Adv Neurol Disord 2014;7:177-87.
  • Pass SE, Chen C. Risk Factors and Impact of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Colonization in a Veterans Population Admitted to the ICU. American Journal of Infection Control 2013;41(11):1100-01.
  • Hesch K, Pass SE. Year in Review: Translational Research. Critical Connections 2012;11(1):14-15.
  • Cooper T, Brouse S, Pass SE, Hall RG. Achieving Positive Outcomes in Multi-Drug Resistant Acinetobacter Infections: Dose Optimization by Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Priniciples. Ann Pharmacother 2011;45:229-40.