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College of Pharmacy

Faculty and Staff

Kyle A. Weant, Pharm.D.

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Department: Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences (CPOS)
College of Pharmacy
Phone: 803-576-8402
Office: College of Pharmacy
715 Sumter Street - CLS 316A
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
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Pharm.D.  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
B.S.  Science Teaching, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998


Kyle Weant, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP, FCCP, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Weant also maintains a practice site in Emergency Medicine at Prisma Health Richland. Weant earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. He completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency in 2004 and his PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency in 2005, both at the University of Kentucky (R311).

Over the course of this career, Weant has practiced as both a Neurosurgery and an Emergency Medicine Clinical Specialist at multiple academic institutions. He has also worked for Public Health Preparedness and Response, helping to assist local, state, and federal governments better prepare for natural and man-made disasters. He has helped design and implement clinical pharmacy services in various therapeutic areas and served as PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director at two different institutions. He is very active with the Emergency Medicine PRN within ACCP, serving as its President in 2015.

Weant is active in conducting clinical, practice-based research investigations with the goal of improving Emergency Medicine and pharmacy practice. He has led multiple investigations seeking to employ novel concepts to help elevate the care of patients in the Emergency Department and beyond. He continues to collaborate with other researchers across various institutions investigating Emergency Medicine practices and looking for opportunities to optimize care, minimize medication errors, and reduce hospital admissions.

Research Interests

  • Pre-hospital Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • Transitions of Care
  • Medication Errors
  • Pleiotropic Medicine


Gregory H, Cantley M, Hall GA, Matuskowitz AJ, Weant KA. Incidence of Anticoagulation Medication Prescribing Errors in Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department. J Am Coll Clin Pharm 2020; 3: 1280-1285.

Bilhimer M, Acquisto NM, Slocum GW, Cocchio C, Groth M, Rozycki E, Sturgill M, Weant K, Bridgeman P. A cross-sectional survey of U.S. hospital pharmacy leaders on departmental initiatives to address burnout. J Am Coll Clin Pharm 2020; 3: 1048-1055.

Acquisto NM, Slocum GW, Bilhimer MH, Awad NI, Justice SB, Kelly GF, Makhoul T, Patanwala AE, Peksa GD, Porter B, Truoccolo DMS, Treu CN, Weant KA, Thomas MC. Key articles and guidelines for the emergency medicine clinical pharmacist: 2011-2018 update. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2020; 77: 1284-1335.

Smith MN, Deloney L, Carter C, Weant KA, Eriksson EA. Safety, efficacy, and cost of four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4F-PCC) in patients with factor Xa inhibitor-related bleeding: a retrospective study.  J Thromb Thrombolysis 2019; 48: 250-255.

Linder LM, Ross CA, Weant KA.  Ketamine for the Acute Management of Excited Delirium and Agitation in the Prehospital Setting.  Pharmacotherapy. 2018;38(1):139-151.

Bailey AM, Stephan M, Weant KA, Baker Justice S.  Dosing of Appropriate Antibiotics and Time to Administration of First Doses in the Pediatric Emergency Department. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther 2015;20(4): 309-315.

Weant KA, Bowers RC, Reed J, Braun KA, Dodd DM, Baker SN. Safety and Cost-Effectiveness of a Clinical Protocol Implemented to Standardize the Use of Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab Antivenom at an Academic Medical Center. Pharmacotherapy 2012; 32: 433-440.

McConeghy KW, Winstead PS, Cook AM, Martin CA, Weant KA, Flynn JD.  Benefits of a 24-hour inhouse on-call program for pharmacy residents.  AJHP 2012; 69:  2150-2164.

Patanwala AE, Sanders AB, Thomas MC, Acquisto NM, Weant KA, Baker SN, Merritt EM, Erstad BL.  A Prospective, Multicenter Study of Pharmacist Activities Resulting in Medication Error Interception in the Emergency Department.  Ann Emerg Med 2012; 59:  369-373.

MacLaren R, Dager W, Bolesta S, Brophy G, Dell K, Gerlach A, Kristeller J, Micek S, Hess M, Bentley M, Juang P, Kane-Gill S, Haase K, Mann H, Miller C, Pepe D, Southwood R, Weant K, Rebuck J, Wood C. An Opinion Paper Outlining Recommendations for Training, Credentialing, and Documenting and Justifying Critical Care Pharmacy Services. Pharmacotherapy 2011; 31: 829.

Weant KA, Winstead PS, Armitstead JA.  Alternative Pharmacy Practice Model.  AJHP 2011; 68:  1395-1396

Weant KA, Armitstead JA, Ladha AM, Sasaki-Adams D, Hadar EJ, Ewend MG.  Cost Effectiveness of a Clinical Pharmacist on a Neurosurgery Team. Neurosurgery 2009;65:946-950

Weant KA, Kilpatrick M, Jaikumar S.  Aminophylline for the treatment of symptomatic bradycardia and asystole secondary to cervical spine injury.  Neurocrit Care.  2007;7(3):250-252.

Weant KA.  On Being a Pharmacy Resident.  Am J Health Syst Pharm 2006; 63:  1230-1231.

Weant KA, Sterling E, Boggs R, Winstead PS, Armitstead JA.  Establishing a Pharmacy Presence in the Emergency Department.  Am J Emerg Med 2006; 24:  514-515.

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