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Mario E. Varela, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Pharmacy Residency Preceptors

Mario is currently a clinical pharmacy specialist at Valley Baptist - Brownsville.  He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy with Honors where he served as a Teaching Assistant for their Pharmacotherapy and Advanced Pharmacotherapy Labs.   He is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP). Mario began his career at a rural community hospital where he was entrusted with their clinical and critical care pharmacy services.  He has been practicing as a clinical specialist for over five years improving the quality of pharmaceutical care for both community and academic institutions.