Joseph Dasta

Joseph Dasta

Joseph Dasta, MSc

Faculty Emeritus
Unit / Department / Division
Pharmacy Practice and Science
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Professional Interests

Professional Interests

Professor Dasta received his B.Sc. Pharmacy in 1974 from West Virginia University, and a M.Sc. and residency in Hospital Pharmacy from The Ohio State University (OSU) in 1976. He began his academic career at OSU and developed one of the first practice sites and post-doctoral residency and fellowship programs in critical care pharmacy. Professor Dasta has trained eleven critical care residents and nine fellows; and many are prominent practitioners, researchers, and leaders in the profession and industry. Academic appointments include Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University and Adjunct Professor, University of Texas School of Pharmacy. He is currently a health-care consultant in the area of acute care pharmaceuticals.

Professor Dasta was a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) council from 2007-2010.  He serves on the editorial board of Critical Care Medicine and Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Professor Dasta has over 300 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts, brief communications and book chapters, with an emphasis on medication safety, acute pain management, sepsis, acute hypertension, hyponatremia, acute kidney injury, and pharmacoeconomics. He has also given over 250 lectures on various topics, related to critical care and health outcomes.


  • 2018, the Weil-Shubin Master Clinician/Teacher Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  • 2016 Master Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM)
  • 2013 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Russell Miller Award
  • 2010 Distinguished Investigator Award (SCCM). [First pharmacist to receive this award]
  • 2010 Sustained Contributions to the Literature Award, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • 2005 Jerry Siegel Clinical Achievement Award
  • 2002 ACCP Education Award
  • 2001 OSU Faculty of the Year Award
  • 1990 Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM)
  • 1988 Fellow, (ACCP)