Editorial Board

Sarah A. Spinler

Sarah A. Spinler


  • Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration
  • Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Dr. Spinler is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Cardiovascular Division in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with Added Qualifications in Cardiology. She serves as a preceptor to pharmacy students and performs clinical research at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, coronary intensive care unit.

Dr. Spinler has authored more than 200 research articles, reviews, and books chapters and given more than 400 continuing education programs in the area of acute coronary syndrome, antiplatelets, and anticoagulants. In 2004, she was awarded the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist Award for Sustained Contributions to the Literature of Pharmacy Practice. She currently serves on the editorial boards of several biomedical journals including Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacotherapy, American Journal of Managed Care, and Drugs. She is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and served as ACCP Regent from 2004 to 2007. She chaired the 2005-2010 Council of Experts, United States Pharmacopeia, Cardiovascular Expert Committee and served on USP’s Medicare Model Guidelines Committee. She was a member of the Steering Committee for the CRUSADE Registry, a national quality improvement initiative that was designed to increase the practice of evidence-based medicine for patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and is currently a member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR®) Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence (PINNACLE RegistryTM) Steering Committee. PINNACLE is the first national ambulatory quality improvement registry. She also serves on the Executive Team of the ACC/Institute for Health Care Improvement (IH) Hospital to Home (H2H) National Quality Improvement whose goal it is to reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure and myocardial infarction by 20% before the end of 2012. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Interdisciplinary Working Group of the American Heart Association (AHA) Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) Interdisciplinary and was awarded Fellow of AHA Cardiovascular Clinical Council and inaugural QCOR Fellow in 2009. In 2010, she was named Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the largest professional association of hospital pharmacists and in 2011 became Associate of the American College of Cardiology.

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The Coagulation Center is an educational resource for healthcare professionals. Guided by a global editorial board of experts, the Coagulation Center offers a range of clinical perspectives on balancing the benefit and risk of anticoagulation in a rapidly changing landscape. Within the Coagulation Center you will find roundtable discussions on anticoagulation management, materials for patient management including patient case studies, tools to help evaluate bleeding risk and stroke risk, and downloadable resources for your practice.