Elizabeth Olafson Monson, PharmD

Assistant Professor of Practice
118B Sudro Hall



Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) Residency, 2017
Sanford Medical Center
Fargo, ND

Doctor of Pharmacy, 2016
Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, 2011
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

Clinical Site

Essentia Health Fargo, ND


Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist, Essentia Health Fargo
Preceptor, Acute Care APPE Rotation, Essentia Health Fargo

Areas of Expertise

Acute Care/Adult Medicine
Interprofessional education
Distance education

Professional Memberships

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
North Dakota Society of Health Systems Pharmacists

Pharmacist Licensure

North Dakota


Teaching Certificate, North Dakota State University
Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certified, APhA


PHRM 341: Pathophysiology II
PHRM 536: Neurology & Psychiatry Pharmacotherapy
PHRM 580: Pharmacotherapy Capstone

Recent Publications

Degrote J, Olafson E, Drofa A, Kouznetsov E, Manchak M, Leedahl N, Leedahl D. Ticagrelor and acetylsalicylic acid after placement of pipeline embolization device for cerebral aneurysm: a case series. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2018; 71(6):349-355. 

Olafson E, DeGrote J, Drofa A, Kouznetsov E, Manchak M, Leedahl N, Leedahl D. A case series of 18 patients receiving ticagrelor after carotid stenting. J of Pharm Pract. 2018;(5):519-521. Posters at Professional Meetings

Richman W, Olafson E. “Safety and efficacy of abciximab versus eptifibatide in neurointerventional procedures” Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, North Dakota. 2018 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, December 5, 2018. Anaheim, California. 

Olafson E, Degrote, J, Leedahl N, Leedahl D. “Ticagrelor versus clopidogrel for neurointerventional procedures: a retrospective cohort study” Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, North Dakota. 2016 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, December 7, 2016. Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Olafson E, Lott H, Pick A. “Student knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs (KAB) towards pain management” Department of Pharmacy Practice, Creighton School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha, Nebraska. 2015 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, December 7, 2015. New Orleans, Louisiana.


NDSHP Award of Excellence in Medication Use Safety, 2018

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