Professional Bio


  • Pharm.D., Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Colorado Denver, 2009
  • Bachelors of Arts, Molecular, Cellular Developmental Biology, University of Colorado Boulder, 2005


Clinical Certifications and Expertise

  • Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy
  • PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO
  • PGY1 Residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • Colorado Pharmacists Society (CPS)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  • Academy of Health System Pharmacists (AHP)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS)


Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Treatment of DKA using the "Two-Bag" system in adult ICU patients
  • Evaluation of propofol use in a community teaching hospital ICU

Recent Publications

Aquilante CL, Kosmiski LA, Zineh I, Capo Rome, L, Knutsen SD. Pharmacodynamic effects of rosiglitazone in nondiabetic patients with metabolic syndrome. Pharmacotherapy 2010; 30(3): 236-247.

Recent Presentations

Haight, R C, Knutsen, S, Berlau, D, Moote, R. Interventions for promoting continued student success at Regis University School of Pharmacy.  American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting.  Anaheim, CA.  Poster. July 23-27, 2016.

Ricchetti, C., Fete, M., Knutsen, S., Lalama, J., Nelson, M., & Wachernah, R. Bringing Classes Together: Developing Integrated, Team-Taught TBL Modules. 2013 Team-Based Learning Collaborative - Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. March 1, 2013.

Awards and Recognition

Teacher of the Year, Regis University School of Pharmacy, P3 Class, 2012