About Dr. Sera:
Dr. Sera received her PharmD from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 2010. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., and a specialty residency in pain management and palliative care at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. She earned a master’s in instructional systems development at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2017.
Dr. Sera is an associate professor and co-vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research. Her clinical specialties are pain management and palliative care.
Dr. Sera is the co-program director for the nation’s first Graduate Studies in Medical Cannabis program, which includes the MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics (MCST) and Graduate Certificate in Medical Cannabis Science, Therapeutics, and Policy, at the School of Pharmacy. Dr. Sera teaches in several courses in the MCST program, including an introduction to medical cannabis history, culture, and policy; a course introducing students to patient care and the clinical uses of medical cannabis; she also mentors students in their capstone projects. In the Doctor of Pharmacy program, Dr. Sera teaches a variety of topics in required and elective courses in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. Additionally, Dr. Sera holds an associate faculty position at the University of Maryland Graduate School.
Dr. Sera has been invited to speak on pain management, palliative medicine, and cannabis therapeutics topics at professional pharmacy conferences and at medical centers such as the National Institutes of Health. She received a Leader in Healthcare Award in the category of medical cannabis from the Baltimore Business Journal in 2020.
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