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Mary C. Borovicka, Pharm.D., BCPP
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Dr. Borovicka received her bachelor of science degree in pharmacy and doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Toledo.
She completed a
residency in psychiatric pharmacy practice at the Louis Stokes Veterans Administration Medical Center in Brecksville, Ohio.
After her residency,
Dr. Borovicka accepted a position with the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy and practiced at Spring Grove Hospital,
a state psychiatric
hospital. She is a board certified psychiatric pharmacy specialist.
Dr. Borovicka is currently the Director of the Pharmacy Partnership Program, which is a joint effort between the University of Toledo, College of Pharmacy (UT) and Cleveland State University (CSU). The program is designed to generate interest in the profession of pharmacy among Cleveland area high school students. Students can complete the pre-pharmacy curriculum at CSU and then transfer into the professional division at UT. Dr. Borovicka is responsible for recruiting, advising, and teaching in the program. In addition to lecturing at CSU, she lectures in the Neuropsychiatric Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapy module at UT. She is assisted by a departmental secretary, Melanie Caves.
Dr. Borovicka has a practice in adult inpatient psychiatry and geropsychiatry at the Louis Stokes Veterans Administration Medical Center in Brecksville, Ohio. Her research interests the use of antipsychotics in the elderly, the metabolic effects of psychtropic medication, and schizophrenia. Dr. Borovicka also precepts Pharm.D. students and the two current psychiatric pharmacy residents. She lectures frequently for the medical and dental students as well as the psychiatry residents at Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Borovicka currently serves on the Department Chair Search Committee. She is also a member of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists, ASHP, and ASCP. In the fall of 2002, Dr. Borovicka assisted in planning the 8th Annual Midwest Neuropsychiatric Conference held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio.
Borovicka MC, Fuller MA, P. Eric Konicki, John White, Vickie Steele, Jaskiw GE. Phenylpropanolamine appears not to promote weight loss in patients with schizophrenia who have gained weight during clozapine treatment. J Clin Psychiatry 2002;63(4):345-8.
Love RC, Borovicka MC. Chapter 78: Bipolar Disorders. In: Applied Therapeutics, The Clinical Use of Drugs, 7th edition; Young LY, Koda-Kimble MA, editors; Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD.
Clark N, Borovicka M, Nelson M, Love R, Sherr J. Antipsychotic use in a state hospital: a focus on falls. Poster for ASHP Annual Midyear Clinical Meeting 1998 and NCDEU June, 1999.
Borovicka MC, Fuller MA, Konicki PE, Brescan D, Jurjus G, Kwon K, Steele V, White J, Jaskiw GE. Treatment of clozapine-induced weight gain with phenylpropanolamine. Poster for International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, April 1997.
Fuller MA, Borovicka MC, Jaskiw GE, Kwon K, Jurjus G, Simon M, Konicki PE. Clozapine-induced urinary incontinence: Incidence and treatment with ephedrine. J Clin Psychiatry 1996;57(11):514-18.
Fuller MA, Jurjus G, Borovicka MC, Popli A, Brescan D, Konicki PE, Kwon K, Jaskiw GE. Dose reduction in patients with schizophrenia receiving very high doses of typical antipsychotic drugs.
NCDEU meeting 1996 (poster).
Fuller MA, Jurjus G, Borovicka MC, Popli A, Brescan D, Konicki PE, Kwon K, Jaskiw GE. Dose reduction in patients with schizophrenia receiving very high doses of typical antipsychotic drugs. Psychopharm Bull 1996;3293:451.
Borovicka MC, Mauro LS, Kline S. Anticoagulation in coronary stent placement. Ann Pharmacother 1997;31(12):1490-1498.
Fuller MA, Borovicka MC, Jaskiw GE, Simon MR, Kwon K, Konicki PE. Treatment of clozapine-induced urinary incontinence with ephedrine. NCDEU Meeting, June 1995 (Poster).