IRANDOKHT N. KHAKI, PHARMD, MS
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Patient Care Simulation Coordinator
Assistant Professor


Irandokht N Khaki, PharmD, MS

Contact

Email: Irandokhtkh@pcom.edu
Office: 678-407-7360

Dr. Khaki attended the University of Tehran for her undergraduate and graduate coursework from 2004-2011. She finished her bachelor's degree in zoology in 2008, then proceeded to complete her master's degree in cellular and developmental biology in 2011. Dr. Khaki worked for University of Tehran for one year before migrating to the United States in 2013, then proceed to complete her PharmD at PCOM School of Pharmacy (2014-2018).

Dr. Khaki completed a postgraduate year one general pharmacy practice residency with PCOM/ Wellstar North Fulton Hospital. She had the opportunity to teach didactic/elective courses as a part of her residency and has earned a teaching certificate through PCOM School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Khaki is very interested in research and spends a good amount of her time on different research projects. She has completed research projects during her pharmacy school and residency year in conjunction with her colleagues at PCOM. Research projects include:

  • Development of a drug delivery system to deliver Xanthohumol to adipose tissues.
  • Evaluating the compatibility of norepinephrine bitartrate with various antibiotics for simulated Y administration.
  • Medication use evaluation of intravenous acetaminophen in surgical patients.
  • Evaluating the impact of two vancomycin dosing frequencies on the incidence of acute kidney injury.

Dr. Khaki and her husband Mohamad live in Suwanee. She is very interested in medical/educational mission trips and providing educational tools and resources for students in areas of need.

  • Education

    • BSc Zoology, University of Tehran - 2008
    • MSc Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Tehran - 2011 
    • PharmD, PCOM School of Pharmacy - 2018
    • PGY-1, PCOM School of Pharmacy / North Fulton Hospital - 2019
  • Awards

    Pharmaceutical Science Research Award, 2018 (PCOM School of Pharmacy)

  • Publications and Presentations

    Selected presentations:

    A retrospective study to evaluate the impact of two vancomycin dosing frequencies on the incidence of acute kidney injury in a community hospital, 2019; Southeastern Residency Conference, Athens, Georgia.

    Irandokht Khaki Najafabadi, Development of iron oxide and gold nanoparticles conjugated agents; 2016; Research Initiative Club, PCOM, Suwanee, Georgia.

    Irandokht Khaki Najafabadi, Bioactive Peptides derived from camel casein proteins promote osteogenic differentiation of unrestricted somatic stem cell; 2011; stem cells in development and disease congress, Berlin, Germany.

    Irandokht Khaki Najafabadi, Bioactive Peptides derived from camel whey proteins promote osteogenic differentiation of unrestricted somatic stem cell; 2011; Biology Congress, Tehran

    Irandokht Khaki Najafabadi, Anahita Johari, Analysis of osteogenic markers during differentiation of unrestricted somatic stem cells (USSCs) into osteoblasts; 2010; Biology Congress, Mashhad, Iran.

    Selected posters:

    Irandokht Khaki Najafabadi, Samuel John, Hyeseung Kang, Duy Vu, Hua Ling, Medication use evaluation of intravenous acetaminophen in surgical patients; 2019, PCOM research day, Suwanee (Poster, first place).

    LeAnne Honeycutt Varner, Irandokht Khaki Najafabadi, Megan Boudouin, Laverne Patterson, Joseph Elder, Use of Atypical Antipsychotics in Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation Related Anxiety; 2018, ASHP, Anaheim.

    Irandokht Khaki Najafabadi, Haley Ethredge, Essie Samuel, Ajay Singh, and Vicky V Mody, to determine the compatibility of norepinephrine bitartrate with levofloxacin, acyclovir, ampicillin/sulbactam, azithromycin, cefepime, and isavuconazonium sulfate for Y- site administration; 2017, ASHP, Orlando.

    LeAnne Honeycutt Varner, Irandokht Khaki Najafabadi. Remya Radhakrishnan, Brent L. Rollins, Preceptor’s Grading Scale Preference for Student Pharmacy Practice Experience and Assessment of the Common Grading Scale Among U.S Schools of Pharmacy; 2017, AACP, Nashville (Poster, Research Education Award).

    Irandokht Khaki Najafabadi, Janaiya Samuels, Royce Dansby-Sparks, Srujana Rayalam, Vicky V Mody, Magnetic drug delivery of Xanthohumol to adipocytes using Ultrasmall Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles; 2017, PCOM research day, Suwanee (Poster, Honorable mention).

    Irandokht Khaki Najafabadi, M. Molavi, A. Tafreshi; Expression of canonical Wnt signaling components in Unrestricted somatic stem cells (USSCs); 2010; stem cells and tissue formation congress, Dresden, Germany.

    Irandokht Khaki Najafabadi; Cyclic peptide alkaloids as putative model inhibitors for early stage of human serum albumin glycation; 2012; First International Conference on Biophysical Chemistry, Ardabil, Iran.

    Article:

    LeAnne Honeycutt Varner, Irandokht Khaki Najafabadi, DiAnn Larson, Laverne Patterson, Joseph Elder, prolonged mechanical ventilation related anxiety with atypical antipsychotic use, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2018;197:A6891

    Dastjerdi, F. V., Zeynali, B., Tafreshi, A. P., Shahraz, A., Chavoshi, M. S., Najafabadi, I. K., Vardanjani, M. M., Atashi, A. and Soleimani, M. (2012), Inhibition of GSK-3β enhances neural differentiation in unrestricted somatic stem cells. Cell Biology International, 36: 967–972.

    Book chapter:

    Thyroid hormones, Iodine and Iodides, and Antithyroid Drugs, Haley Ethredge, Irandokht N. Khaki, Rahul Deshmukh, Ajay Singh, Vicky V Mody; 2017;Side Effects of Drugs Annual.

  • Memberships

    Committee Membership: Rho Chi, ASHP, GSHP