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Episode 39: PONS- Wading in the Weeds: Cannabis Use in the Hospital

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The NCS Podcast Series is partnering with the highly successful Pharmacotherapy of Neurocritical Care Series (PONS) in a limited release to cover pertinent pharmacological topics presented by experts in the field of neurocritical care.

Dr. Jeff Mucksavage, Co-Chair of PONS, interviews Dr. Kent Owusu to discuss the presentation in the Pharmacotherapy of Neurocritical Care Series (PONS), "Wading in the Weeds: Cannabis Use in the Hospital."

The NCS Podcast is the official podcast of the Neurocritical Care Society. Our senior producer is Bonnie Rossow. Our host is Fawaz Almufti, and our production staff includes Ramani Balu, Michael Brogan, Joshua Levine, Sarah Stern-Nezer, Benjamin Miller, Starane Shepherd, and Chris Zammit. Our administrative staff includes Bonnie Rossow and Angel Gindele. Music by Mohan Kottapally.


  • Kent Owusu, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS

    Kent Owusu, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS is a critical care pharmacist and the Surgical Services Care Signature Program Manager for Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). In his current role at YNHHS, Dr. Owusu leads teams within Surgical Services to uncover unnecessary clinical practice variation and harness best evidence-based practices and system clinical consensus into the development of Clinical Pathways. After obtaining a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Biochemistry from Florida State University, Dr. Owusu received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree with honors from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. He subsequently completed his Pharmacy Practice Residency and a Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Yale New Haven Health, New Haven, CT in 2015, and transitioned into the role of neurocritical care pharmacist. Dr. Owusu is dual board certified in Pharmacotherapy and in Critical Care. He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Neurocritical Care Society (NCS), American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Owusu is a fellow of the SCCM and NCS. He leads the Research and Funding Database charge for the SCCM Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology section. He is the currently chair of the Pharmacotherapy of Neurocritical Care Series (PONS) education product committee. He has been an active member of the SCCM Neurosciences section for the previous 5 years and is currently on the executive committee as a Member at Large of the Neurosciences Section of SCCM. Dr. Owusu previously served as the residency program director for the YNHHS emergency medicine pharmacy residency program and is currently the lead for professional development and engagement for the YNHHS Care Signature team. His research interests include health equity, management of epilepsy, and clinical decision support.