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Louis Lteif, Pharm.D., BCPS
Louis Lteif

Assistant Professor

Dr. Louis Lteif was born and raised in Lebanon. He matriculated at the Lebanese American University and received his Pharm.D. in 2012. He then practiced in retail setting before pursuing a Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Pharmacy Practice Residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. Dr. Lteif’s interests lie in Infectious Diseases which led him to complete a PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency at Howard University Hospital as well.

Dr. Lteif joined the DKICP as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice in January 2016. Dr. Lteif teaches didactic lectures on a variety of topics including respiratory and infectious diseases, Evidence-Based Medicine, Applied Pharmaceutical Care, Self-Care and Complementary Medicine. His practice site will be at Hilo Medical Center (HMC) where he functions as the Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist. His research interests comprise antimicrobial resistance and use optimization, where he collaborates in a state-wide approach to combat antimicrobial resistance and misuse.


  • Doctor of Pharmacy: Lebanese American University, Lebanon
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency: Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC
  • PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency: Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC

Classes and Courses

  • PHPP 516: Integrated Therapeutics II
  • PHPP 521: Applied Pharmaceutical Care
  • PHPP 525: Complementary Medicine
  • PHPP 514: Evidence-Based Medicine
  • PHPP 504: IPPE IV
  • PHPP 511: Pharmacy Self-Care II
  • APPE and IPPE

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

  • Adigun M., Adesoye A., Ayoola A., Lteif L., Amaechi O. Review of Nonneurogenic Overactive Bladder. U.S. Pharmacist 2014 August; 39 (8): 62-72
  • Blakesley, B., Songsak, T., Wattanavijitkul, T., Lteif, L., Shih, A., Wongwiwatthananukit, S. What a Pharmacist/Practitioner Should Know About Evaluating Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. BHST. 2016, 14(2):01-12
  • Lteif, L. Updates on Clostridium difficile Infection: Advances in Laboratory Testing to Aid Diagnosis and Treatment. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2017;76(2):59-64
  • Adesoye, A., Lteif, L., Murray, B., Ayoola, A. Review of Management & Prevention of HPV Infections. U.S. Pharmacist 2017; 42(4): 37-45
  • Chu C., Lteif L., Young N. Obesity: The Drug Dose Debate. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2017;76(6):162-165
  • Hachem A., Hariri E., Saoud P., Lteif C., Lteif L., Welty F. The Role of Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 9 (PCSK9) in Cardiovascular Homeostasis: A Non-Systematic Literature Review. Current Cardiology Reviews. 2017; 13(4)