Faculty Members

Dr. Tammy J Bungard

Professor and Director, Anticoagulation Management Service

Department of Medicine

Division of Cardiology
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About Me

Personal Statement:
My goal in academic, research and clinical work has been to optimize patient care by creating practice environments that enable pharmacists to practice to full scope - the anticoagulation management service provided a model for the Alberta College of Pharmacy to move forward with Additional Prescriptive Authority, enabling Albertan pharmacists to prescribe Provincially regulated drugs – a role that is the most advanced in the world.

Dr. Tammy Bungard received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Wayne State University in Detroit, after which she pursued a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Alberta. She then completed two specialized traineeships in thrombosis / anticoagulation management in the United States, before returning to the University of Alberta where she joined the Division of Cardiology in 2001.

A committed leader in pharmacy, Dr. Bungard has received many awards throughout her scholastic and professional career for her academic achievements, peer and trainee mentorship and contributions to the field of pharmacy.

Leadership and Collaborations:
Dr. Bungard developed, implemented and directs the Anticoagulation Management Services at the University of Alberta Hospital. As an expert in management of anticoagulants, she has performed research and published in areas related to the clinical management of thrombosis. Nationally, she is the co-chair of the Patient & Families Committee with Thrombosis Canada and has participated on that organization’s annual general meeting. She has held numerous regional and national leadership positions within the Department of Medicine, pharmacy peer associations and Alberta Health Services.


Teaching

Dr. Bungard lectures to pharmacy students specific to thrombosis and its clinical management. She has a longstanding track record of one-on-one preceptorship for clinical training for both those in undergraduate / graduate programs as well as those pharmacists practicing wanting to elevate their clinical scope. She supervises research trainees and She is the Pharmacy Resident Research Advisor for Edmonton Zone, Alberta Health Services. She has won several awards for her teaching excellence, several of them through nominations by students. 

Dr. Bungard delivers continuing medical educations sessions in Edmonton and at clinical setting throughout Alberta. She has developed educational modules, several clinical tools and outreach programs for anticoagulation management.


Research

Over her career, Dr. Bungard has translated her clinical work into her research portfolio, generally focusing on influencing scopes of practice in Alberta and across the country, ultimately having an impact on patient care. Research themes encompass models for care delivery, the clinical management / knowledge of antithrombotic therapies and jurisdictional practices within pharmacy. As Principal Investigator, Dr. Bungard has been awarded over $2.5 million in grants from Alberta Health, the University Hospital Foundation, and via Industry. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles, and for the vast majority, is either the lead or senior author.


Research Keywords

chronic disease management, pharmacy practice research, thrombosis