Kimberly Scarsi, Pharm.D., MS, BCPS-ID

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy
University of Nebraska Medical Center
986045 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6045
402-559-5390 (Office)
402-559-5673 (Fax)
Practice Site:
Dr. Scarsi practices as an ambulatory clinical pharmacist as part of the University of Nebraska Medical Center HIV Program.

Teaching Activities:
Dr. Scarsi teaches in the Pharmacotherapy course on topics related to HIV infection and associated opportunistic infections. She is also a preceptor for the Ambulatory HIV Clinic rotation.

Research Activities/Interests:
Dr. Scarsi's research focus is the clinical pharmacology of antiretroviral agents, as well as the safe and effective management of medications frequently used in combination with antiretroviral therapy. Dr. Scarsi's ongoing projects include both domestic and international sites, with an emphasis on women infected with HIV. Dr. Scarsi also works on demonstration projects in both sub-Saharan Africa and the US to improve access to high quality HIV care throughout the world.


  1. Scarsi KK, Fehintola FA, Ma Q, Aweeka FT, Darin KD, Morse GD, Akinola IT, Adedeji WA, Lindegardh N, Tarning J, Ojengbede O, Adewole IF, Taiwo B, Murphy RL, Akinyinka OO, Parikh S. Disposition of amodiaquine and desethylamodiaquine in HIV-infected Nigerian subjects on nevirapine-containing antiretroviral therapy. J Antimicrob Chemother. In press.
  2. Gubbins PO, Klepser ME, Dering-Anderson AM, Bauer K, Darin KM, Klepser S, Matthias K, Scarsi KK. Point of Care Testing for Infectious Diseases: Opportunities, Barriers and Considerations to Expanding Community Pharmacists Services. J Am Pharm Assoc. In press.
  3. Rawizza HE, Chaplin B, Meloni ST, Darin KM, Olaitan R, Scarsi KK, Onwuamah C, Adu R, Chebu P, Imade G, Okonkwo P, Kanki PJ, and the Harvard/APIN PEPFAR Team. Accumulation of protease mutations among patients failing second-line antiretroviral therapy and response to salvage therapy in Nigeria. Plos One. 2013 Sept;8(9):e73582. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073582
  4. Esterly JS, Darin KM, Gerzenshtein L, Othman F, Postelnick MJ, Scarsi KK. Clinical implications of antiretroviral drug interactions with warfarin: a case-control study. J Antimicrob Chemother 2013 Jun;68(6)1360-3. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkt043
  5. Patterson KB, Dumond JB, Prince HA, Jenkins AJ, Scarsi KK, Wang R, Malone S, Hudgens MG, Kashuba ADM. Protein binding of lopinavir and ritonavir during four phases of pregnancy: implications for treatment guidelines. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 May 1;63(1):51-8. 2012 Dec 6 [Epub ahead of print] PMC3625477
  6. Adetunji AA, Achenbach C, Feinglass J, Darin KM, Scarsi KK, Ekong E, Taiwo BO, Adewole IF, Murphy R. Optimizing Treatment Switch for Virologic Failure during First-Line Antiretroviral Therapy in Resource-Limited Settings. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care. 2012 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Fehintola FA, Scarsi KK, Ma Q, Parikh S, Morse GD, Taiwo B, Akinola IT, Adewole IF, Lindegardh N, Phakderaj A, Ojengbede O, Murphy RL, Akinyinka OO, Aweeka FT. Nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy impacts artesunate and dihydroartemisinin disposition in HIV-infected Nigerian adults. AIDS Research and Treatment. 2012;2012:703604. doi:10.1155/2012/703604
  8. Akanbi MO, Scarsi K, Taiwo B, Murphy RL. Combination Nucleoside/Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors for Treatment of HIV Infection. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2012 Jan;13(1):65-79.
  9. Sacktor N, Miyahara S, Deng L, Evans S, Schifitto G, Cohen BA, Paul R, Robertson K, Jarocki B, Scarsi K, Coombs RW, Zink MC, Nath A, Smith E, Ellis RJ, Singer E, Weihe J, McCarthy S, Hosey L, Clifford DB; ACTG A5235 team. Minocycline treatment for HIV-associated cognitive impairment: results from a randomized trial. Neurology. 2011 Sept 20;77(12):1135-42.
  10. O’Donnell EP, Scarsi KK, Darin KM, Gerzenshtein L, Postelnick MJ, Palella FJ. Low incidence of renal impairment observed in tenofovir-treated patients. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2011 May;66(5):1120-6.


Kim Scarsi, Pharm.D.
Dr. Scarsi