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Vanderbilt Center for Human Nutrition

1211 21st Avenue South
514 Medical Arts Building
Nashville, TN 37232-2713
Phone: 615-936-1288
Fax: 615-936-0006

Vanessa J. Kumpf, Pharm.D., BCNSP

Nutrition Support Pharmacy Specialist

Vanessa Kumpf, PharmD, BCNSP is a Nutrition Support Pharmacy Specialist at the Vanderbilt Center for Human Nutrition.  She is an Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center and is board certified in Nutrition Support Pharmacy Practice.

Education and Postgraduate Training

 Dr. Kumpf received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  She completed a Clinical Pharmacy Residency at Truman Medical Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Nutrition Support Specialty Residency at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. 

Work and Teaching Experience

Previous to her current position, she worked in the position of Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Nutrishare, Inc, a home infusion pharmacy providing service to adult and pediatric long term parenteral nutrition patients.  Prior to that, she worked in the position of Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Nutrition Support at Methodist Hospital of Indiana in Indianapolis.  Her teaching experience includes lecturing and precepting pharmacy students and residents in the area of nutrition support.

Professional Activities

Current member of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She served a 4-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and continues to serve in other leadership roles within the organization.  She has given many presentations on a national level addressing nutrition and pharmacy related topics. 

Clinical and Research Interests

Primary areas of interest include issues related to the safe use of parenteral nutrition therapy in the hospital patient and identifying ways to minimize complications and improve quality of life in the home parenteral nutrition patient.  

Selected Publications

 

2012    Kumpf V, Tillman E. Home parenteral nutrition: Safe transition from hospital to home. Nutr Clin Pract 2012;27:749-57. 

2012    Kumpf V, Gervasio J. Complications of parenteral nutrition. In: Mueller CM, ed. The A.S.P.E.N. Adult Nutrition Support Core Curriculum, 2nd ed. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Silver Spring, MD. 2012:284-297. 

2011    Kumpf V, Chessman K. Enteral nutrition (Chapter 152). In:  DiPiro JT, ed. Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 2011, 8th ed. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc; 2527-2543. 

2011    Chessman K, Kumpf V. Assessment of Nutrition Status and Nutrition Requirements (Chapter 149). In:  DiPiro JT, ed. Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 2011, 8th ed. McGraw- Hill Companies, Inc; 2473-2492. 

2007    Kumpf VJ, Slocum, K, Binkley J, Jensen G. Complications after bariatric surgery: Survey evaluating impact on the practice of specialized nutrition support. Nutr Clin Pract 2007; 22:673-8. 

2007    Kumpf V, Gervasio J. Complications of Parenteral Nutrition. In: Gottschlich MM, ed. The A.S.P.E.N. Nutrition Support Core Curriculum: A Case-Based Approach-The Adult Patient, 2nd ed. Silver Spring, MD: A.S.P.E.N., 2007:323-339. 

2006    Seres D, Sacks GS, Pedersen CA, Canada TW, Johnson D, Kumpf V, Guenter P, Petersen C, Mirtallo J. Parenteral nutrition safe practices: Results of the 2003 American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition survey. JPEN 2006;30:259-265.  

2006    Kumpf VJ. Parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease in adult and pediatric patients. Nutr Clin Pract 2006;21:279-290.