About Charles Ponte
Dr. Charles Ponte received his bachelor degree in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut, completed his residency in Hospital Pharmacy from Yale-New Haven Hospital, and obtained his Pharmacy degree from the University of Utah.
- PharmD, University of Connecticut
- BS, University of Connecticut
Review Articles and Other Papers:
Ponte, CD and Doyle, GA. "ACE Inhibitors: Are they worth their salt?" Am J Ther 2014 Jan 21 [Epub ahead of print]
Ponte, CD. "Steroids - It was the best of times; it was the worst of times." AADE in Practice 2014 (March):48
Ponte, CD. "Insulinophobia - It's Time to Put Away Your Fears." AADE in Practice (Practice Pearl) 2015 (May):46-47.
Ponte, CD and Dang, D. "Drug-Induced Diabetes" (Book Chapter) - Textbook of Diabetes, 5th Edition (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.) - In Press (2016).
Invited - "Newer anticoagulants for the management of thrombosis" - 40th Annual Hal Wanger Family Medicine Conference - Lakeview Resort and Conference Center - Morgantown, WV - September 20, 2014.
Invited - Bridging the Gap with Education (Diabetes Symposium and Workshops) - "Drug-induced Dysglycemia - How Sweet It Is" - Embassy Suites - Charleston, WV - October 16, 2014.
Invited - Hospice of Southern West Virginia - Palliative Care Conference - "When Taking the Hurt Out of Pain Isn't Enough - The Art of Symptom Control" - June 12, 2015 (Tamarak Conference Center - Beckley, WV)
Invited - 41st Annual Hal Wanger Family Medicine Conference - "Case Studies in Infection and Drug Selection" - September 25, 2015 (Family Medicine Center - WVU Medicine, University Town Center, Morgantown, WV)
Teaching Interests and Courses Taught
My teaching interests lie in the traditional classroom (didactic) and clinical (patient care) settings. I serve as a Family Medicine clinical preceptor for PharmD students and participate as coordinator and lecturer in a variety of didactic offerings of the School of Pharmacy. Specific topics include the medical management of diabetes mellitus and its complications, pain management and selected topics in women’s health and geriatric pharmacotherapy. I also provide monthly didactic presentations in the Department of Family Medicine to residents, medical students and faculty. Importantly, in all my teaching endeavors, I try to provide an atmosphere conducive to learning which incorporates traditional and novel interactive methodologies.
Doctor of Pharmacy
PharmD Clerkship Preceptor (Family Medicine) - Pharmacy 760-761
Module Coordinator - Endocrinology - Pharmacy 730 (Pharmacotherapeutics III)
Course Coordinator - Therapeutic Patient Monitoring - Pharmacy 739
Invited Lecturer - Introduction to Research - Pharmacy 704
Invited Lecturer - Pharmaceutical Care Labs 5 & 6 - Pharmacy 735-736
Invited Lecturer - Pharmacotherapeutics I & II - Pharmacy 715 & 725
Third Year Medical Student Curriculum - didactic and clinical teaching
Residency Training Program - didactic and clinical teaching
Invited Lecturer - Medical Pharmacology - Pharmacology 761 (SOM, MS II)
Invited Lecturer - Summer Externship Program (Rising MS II students)
My clinical activities center on the provision of focused pharmaceutical care services to Family Medicine patients primarily in the in-patient setting. Examples of these services include patient interviews to evaluate drug taking behaviors, diabetes self-care assessment, therapeutic patient monitoring, pharmacokinetic consultations and drug therapy management. Solicited consultations are also provided for ambulatory patients seen in the Clark K. Sleeth Family Practice Center (CKSFPC). I also participate as a member of an interdisciplinary provider team in a discharge clinic affiliated with the Center.
Research and Scholarship Interests
Research activities have included survey assessments of provider attitudes and beliefs related to the prescribing and dispensing of opioids in the management of malignant and nonmalignant chronic pain and provider management of selected gynecologic disorders. Publications in the form of reviews, case reports and editorials have primarily arisen from my clinical/patient care activities in the Department of Family Medicine. I maintain active interests in the areas of diabetes education and management, gynecologic infections, pain management, instructional methodologies and competency, clinical pharmacy education, faculty development and ethics.
Selected Grants and Contracts
Unrestricted Grant - Purdue Pharma L.P. – Oct. 2002
$2000Pharmacist Survey – Pain and Its Management
About Charles D. Ponte
Dr. Ponte’s career has focused on pharmacy education, the training of medical students and residents in Family Medicine and the provision of pharmaceutical care. At WVU, he has received four outstanding teacher awards from the School of Pharmacy and received the 2008 School of Pharmacy Board of Advisors Award for excellence in teaching. Dr. Ponte was the 2008-2009 School of Pharmacy nominee for the WVU Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching. He has been honored three times for excellence in resident teaching in the Department of Family Medicine. He received the inaugural Department of Family Medicine Outstanding Faculty Scholar Award for 2002-2003 and was again recognized with the 2015-2016 Faculty Scholar Award. He has also been recognized as a seven-time finalist for the excellence in student teaching award in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Ponte was inducted into the 2009 inaugural class of the WVU Health Sciences Center Academy of Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Dr. Ponte is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, is board-certified in advanced diabetes management, holds additional certifications in diabetes education and pain education and is a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. His practice interests include the management of diabetes mellitus and its complications, pain management and women’s health issues. He has authored numerous articles in a wide variety of professional journals and is an active lecturer. He currently serves on the editorial advisory boards of the Annals of Pharmacotherapy (chairman – family medicine editorial panel, 2003-2013, current member – ambulatory care panel), the APHA DrugInfo Line (section advisor – diabetes care ), Pharmacotherapy and the Pharmacist’s/Prescriber’s Letters. He completed a five year term (2005-2010) as a member of the USP Expert Committee on Endocrinology. In 2010, he was appointed to the USP Medicare Model Guidelines Expert Panel. He also completed a three- year term as a member of the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy and The Diabetes Educator. He also served as an editorial board member (and section advisor Pharmacotherapy) for Practical Pain Management. He is a former two-term member of the USP Advisory Panel for Family Practice and was an elected member of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Specialty Council on Nutrition Support Pharmacy Practice. He also served as a member of the Steering Committee of the National Diabetes Education Program, a member of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), as a board member and past president of the West Virginia Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association and completed terms as a member of various ad hoc committees and task forces of the NCBDE. He also briefly served as a member of the Content Expert Panel of the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which administers the advanced diabetes management examination. He also served as a board member and past president of the WV Association of Diabetes Educators. He is a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the American Pharmaceutical Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Dr. Ponte is a member of many professional and honorary organizations (including service as WVU chapter president for Sigma Xi and Phi Kappa Phi) and has received many professional awards and honors including the 2003 APhA/APPM Distinguished Achievement Award in Clinical/Pharmacotherapeutic Practice, the 2005 University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumnus Award (Academia Category) and the 2006 Distinguished Service Award from the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. He was elected into the National Academies of Practice (Academy of Pharmacy) in November 2007. In 2009, Dr. Ponte received the inaugural Academic Pain Educator of the Year Award from the American Society of Pain Educators. In 2011, Dr. Ponte was the recipient of the USP Award for an Innovative Response to a Public Health Challenge in recognition as a member of the 2010-2015 Medicare Model Guidelines Expert Panel. In 2016, Dr. Ponte was selected as a Distinguished Alumnus of the Yale-New Haven Hospital pharmacy residency program.
Patient Care Information
- Family Medicine
Residency, Pharmacology Resident
Yale-New Haven Hospital, 1976