Tram  Cat

Tram Cat, PharmD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Clinical Pharmacy

Research Topics

  1. Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
  2. Risk Factors and Management of Complicated Intra-abdominal Infections
  3. Pain, Sedation, and Delirium in Critically Ill Patients
  4. VTE Prophylaxis in the Morbidly Obese Population

Contact Information

  • tram.cat@cshs.org
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    8700 Beverly Boulevard
    Los Angeles CA 90048
Tram Cat

Biography

Dr. Tram Cat is the Education Coordinator and PGY1 Residency Program Director (RPD) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC). As the Education Coordinator, Dr. Cat oversees the student experiential program at CSMC, where approximately 160 APPE and IPPE student rotations are offered each year. As the PGY1 RPD, she is responsible for coordinating the PGY1 residency program, supervising and mentoring residents throughout their year at CSMC, and providing preceptor development opportunities. She also coordinates and supervises the Cedars-Sinai internship program (a three-year progressive program designed to train pharmacy students to think and function as competent pharmacists by the end of their fourth professional year).

Prior to Dr. Cat's current role, she practiced as a Burns/Surgery Trauma Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Detroit Receiving Hospital (2005-2007) and a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Antelope Valley Hospital (2007-2010). She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center (2003-2004) and PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at the University of Vermont (2004-2005). After spending several years practicing in critical care, Dr. Cat transitioned into an administrative role in 2010, where she served as a Pharmacy Supervisor at CSMC. As a Pharmacy Supervisor, Dr. Cat managed inpatient clinical pharmacists and technicians in medical/surgical and pediatric areas. She developed and implemented quality assurance and performance improvement measures as well as developed clinical programs and expanded services to meet the therapeutic needs of patients. Throughout her career, one main aspect that has always remained constant for her was her passion for mentoring and precepting residents, students, and interns. Thus, Dr. Cat's career has evolved from being a clinical specialist to an administrator and now an educator.