Martin Zdanowicz

Professor of Clinical

(305) 284-4680
Locator Code:
Schwartz Center Nursing/HS 5030 Brunson Dr
Room 313
Coral Gables, Florida 33146



Dr. Zdanowicz received a BS in Biology from NYU-Polytechnic, an M.A. in biology/physiology from S.U.N.Y Binghamton and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacology) from St. John’s University. After completing his doctorate, he went on to work as a research scientist at North Shore University Hospital-Cornell Medical College in the area of endocrinology & metabolism. He assumed a full time faculty appointment with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and served as Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director of Graduate Studies. Dr. Zdanowicz moved to the South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah, Georgia where he served as chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He was promoted to full professor in January of 2008. Teaching areas included pharmacology, pathophysiology and pharmacogenomics. Dr. Zdanowicz has received the Trustee’s Awarded for teaching excellence and was voted pharmacy teacher of the year six times by students at two institutions. He also received the Teacher of the Year award in 2015 from the School of Nursing and Health Studies at the University of Miami. His current research interests include pharmacogenomics, drug addiction, curriculum development and active learning techniques. Dr. Zdanowicz holds membership in a number of professional societies and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and four textbooks. Dr. Zdanowicz currently serves as the Associate Dean for Health Studies at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies where he oversees programs in public health, health science and informatics.

Martin M. Zdanowicz, PhD, MEd, MA



Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences - Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy and Allied Health, St. John’s University
M.A. in Education, Higher Education, Argosy University Online
M.A. in Biology / Physiology, Department of Biological Sciences, S.U.N.Y.
B.S. in Biology, Department of Chemistry and Biology, NYU – Polytechnic

Honors & Acknowledgements

Major Accomplishments / Honors
Seven time teacher of the year, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and South University.
Bravo Award for Outstanding Faculty Member, 2011 South University
Mortar & Pestle Award, 2008 South University

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Pharmacogenomics | Active learning techniques | Curriculum design | Cardiovascular Pharmacology | Muscle disease | Growth factors

Research Projects

Publications (selected)

Zdanowicz, MM. Prescription opioid abuse and the heroin epidemic in the U.S. Journal of Community and Public Health Nursing. 1:1, 2015.

Salani, D., Zdanowicz, MM. The dangers of spicing it up: synthetic cannabinoids. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing. May, 2015. Article of the Year.

Zdanowicz, MM, Adams, P. The pharmacogenetics of nicotine dependence and smoking cessation therapies. J. Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacoproteomics, 5:4, 2014.

Zdanowicz, MM, Lynch, MJ. The Pharmacology of Antiarrhythmic Drugs: Current Agents and Future Candidates. Am. J. Pharm. Ed. 2011; 75 (7) Article 139.

Zdanowicz MM. The Pharmacology of Immunosuppression. Am. J. Pharm. Ed., 73(8), 2009.

Zdanowicz MM. Pharmacotherapy of Asthma. Am. J. Pharm. Ed. 71(5):98-107, 2007.

Zdanowicz, MM. The Pharmacology of HIV Drug Resistance. Am. J Pharm. Ed., 70:1-9, 2006.

Zdanowicz, MM, Huston, SA, Weston GS. Pharmacogenomics in the Professional Pharmacy Curriculum: Presentation and Importance. Int. J. Pharm. Educ. 2:1-12, 2006.

Zdanowicz, M.M., Teichberg S. Anabolic effects of a novel IGF-I-BP3 complex on muscle wasting in rats.  Experimental Biology & Medicine, 228:891-898, 2003

Zdanowicz, M.M. “Essentials of Physiology and Pathophysiology for Pharmacy and Allied Health”. CRC Press, in press.

Zdanowicz, MM. “Concepts in Pharmacogenomics”, second edition.  American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, in press.

Zdanowicz, M.M., Editor. “Concepts in Pharmacogenomics”.  American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. March 2010

Zdanowicz, M.M. “Essentials of Pathophysiology for Pharmacy”. CRC Press, First printing, July 2002.

Zdanowicz, MM. Update on the State of Pharmacogenomics in Clinical Practice. In: “Concepts in Pharmacogenomics”, 2nd Edition, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. In press

Zdanowicz, M.M. “Pharmacogenomics: Past, Present and Future”. In: “Concepts in Pharmacogenomics”. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. March 2010

Presentations (selected)

Zdanowicz, MM.  HIV Drug Update: Therapeutic Strategies for HIV Treatment, Eradication and Prevention. Presented at the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, November 2014.

Zdanowicz, MM, Deleon, D. Global Health Practicum “Mini-Mesters”: Opportunities for Inter-Professional Education in the Health Studies. Presented at the National Association of Advisors to the Health Professions national meeting. San Francisco, CA, June 2014

Shah, S, Cox, A, Zdanowicz, MM. Evaluation of pre-recorded lecture modules and class exercises as a tool to enhance student learning in a Molecular Biology course. Presented at the AACP Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, July 2012.

Zdanowicz, MM. The Accreditation Process for Schools & Colleges of Pharmacy. Teaching & Learning Development Series for Residents. South University, October 21, 2011.

Zdanowicz, MM, Schwartz M, Jones M, et al. Comprehensive Integration of Basic and Clinical Sciences within the South University School of Pharmacy Curriculum. Presented at the AACP Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 2011.