Marissa Ostroff


Doctor of Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Marissa Ostroff received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, MA. Upon graduation Dr. Ostroff completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, CT. During her PGY-1 she received her Teaching and Learning Certification from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. Dr. Ostroff went on to complete a PGY-2 in Geriatrics at the Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, NC. There she had the opportunity to precept PY4 students from the Campbell University College of Pharmacy and from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Dr. Ostroff was also an adjunct instructor for the PY3 Pharmaceutical Care Lab at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. During her PGY-2 residency Dr. Ostroff also completed the Faculty Development Course in Clinical Teaching developed by the Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers. Dr. Ostroff became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2013. Dr. Ostroff is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Ambulatory Care specializing in chronic disease state management and renal disease. Dr. Ostroff's areas of interest include, transitions of care, geriatrics, chronic disease state management, chronic kidney disease, and long-term care.


Chronic Kidney Disease

Courses Taught

PHAR710 IPC GI Module
PHAR 752 Geriatrics: Beyond the Basics Elective Course
PHAR 621 IPC Renal Module
PHAR 724 IPC Special Populations Module
PHAR 713 IPC ID II: STI Lecture

Scholarly Works

Book Chapters

Ostroff ML and Costantino R (2019). Osteoporosis . In (Eds.), PharmacyLibrary’s PharmacotherapyFirst: A Multimedia Learning Resource Washington, DC, : American Pharmacists Association 2019. .

Journal Articles

Fedor EL, Heighton MCE, Freniere VL, Ostroff JL, Ostroff ML (2020 , August ). The 2019 GINA Guidelines for Asthma Treatment in Adults . US Pharmacist

Whitman AC, Ostroff ML, Crocetta N, Roth O, Ostroff J (2020 , July ). Integration of cannabidiol oil education into a pharmacy therapeutics curriculum . Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning

Roth, O, Crocetta N, Ostroff ML, Ostroff JL (2019 , July ). A Review of the 2019 GOLD Guidelines for COPD . US Pharmacist

Opitz, B. J., Ostroff, M. L., & Whitman, A. C. (2019 , February ). The Potential Clinical Implications and Importance of Drug Interactions Between Anticancer Agents and Cannabidiol in Patients With Cancer . Journal of Pharmacy Practice

Murphy M, Demers J, Ostroff ML, Ostroff, JL (2018 , June ). Oral PDE5 Inhibitors for Erectile Dysfunction . US Pharmacist