Krissia S. Melgar

Krissia S. Melgar

Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences



  • Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience in Acute Care
  • Advanced Topics in Pharmacotherapy


  • Anticoagulation
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medication Safety


  • Bachelor of Arts, Drew University
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Temple University

Academic Profile

Dr. Krissia S. Melgar, PharmD, BCPS, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Drew University and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Temple University. She completed a PGY-1 residency in Pharmacy Practice at VA Caribbean Healthcare System in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Melgar began her career at Urban Health Plan as a clinical pharmacy specialist in ambulatory care, where she provided care to underserved populations in New York City. One of her responsibilities was the implementation and management of the medication-assisted treatment program for patients with opioid use disorder. In this role, she worked closely with other pharmacists and physicians to receive the “Innovations in Care” award from Direct Relief for their interdisciplinary management of polypharmacy in the elderly population of the clinic.

Afterward, she worked as a clinical pharmacy specialist in internal medicine at Holy Name Medical Center. In this role, she provided care to acute and critical care patients and acted as the co-chair of the anticoagulation subcommittee. During her time at Holy Name, she served as a preceptor for introductory and advanced pharmacy practice students and PGY-1 pharmacy residents in various learning experiences, including acute care, internal medicine, and anticoagulation rotations.

Dr. Melgar became a part of FDU School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2023 as a Clinical Assistant Professor. She offers experiential education to students at The Valley Hospital. Dr. Melgar is licensed in both New Jersey and New York and holds a board certification in pharmacotherapy. Additionally, she is fluent in Spanish and is passionate about addressing health disparities among communities facing social and economic disadvantages.

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