University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Christine Sorkness, PHARM D



MADISON, WI 53705-2222

(608) 263-2285

Specialty: Clinical Pharmacy

Pharmacy School: State University of New York at Buffalo

Primary Affiliation(s): UW School of Pharmacy

Secondary Affiliations(s): UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Christine A. Sorkness received her BS in Pharmacy (1973) and Doctor of Pharmacy degree (1975) from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNYAB). Dr. Sorkness was an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at SUNYAB from 1977-1979, and developed one of the first pharmacist-managed Anticoagulation Clinics in the United States, at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York. She joined the University of Wisconsin faculty in 1979 and is currently Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine (CHS). Dr. Sorkness is also the Senior Associate Executive Director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, which houses the NCATS Clinical and Translational Sciences Award at U.W. Dr. Sorkness is a clinical pharmacist with the Anticoagulation Clinics at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, a recognized ASHP Research and Education Foundation Anticoagulation Clinic Training Site. In addition, she is a member of the faculty and investigator with the UW Allergy Division's clinical research program. Dr. Sorkness is a co-principal investigator at the Madison site for the NHLBI AsthmaNet grant. She is a co-investigator with the NIAID Inner-City Asthma Consortium. Dr. Sorkness has given many presentations at various medical education conferences and association meetings, including those of the American Thoracic Society and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Her articles and abstracts have been published in Pediatrics, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Chest, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine, Controlled Clinical Trials, and Pharmacotherapy. She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the American Pharmaceutical Association, the American Thoracic Society, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

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Clinical Interests

  • Asthma pharmacotherapy and adherence
  • Antithrombotic pharmacotherapies

Research Interests

  • Evaluation of new and existing therapies in the treatment of children and adults, including minority populations
  • Development and evaluation of asthma research techniques, such as asthma control evaluation tools and bronchoprovocation challenges