Dr. Bob Harding
Bob Harding DO FACEP Board Certified Emergency Physician Medical Director of the Seton Highland Lakes Emergency Department. Dr. Harding graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then did his residency at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he served as chief resident. He has special interests in rural emergency medicine and has been instrumental in the development of protocols for stroke, heart attack patients, and trauma patients in the greater Austin area through his involvement with the Capitol Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council. He also has interests in patient safety and in decreasing hospital acquired infections. He has done extensive literature reviews on the transmission on harmful bacteria and viruses to patients from stethoscopes. Dr. Bob uses the Cleanstethoscope on every Emergency Department Shift to decrease the chances of transmitting bacteria and viruses between his patients.
Professor Dasta was a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) council, the governing body of SCCM, from 2007-2010. He is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. SCCM honored him by creating the Joseph F. Dasta Critical Care Pharmacy Outcomes Research Grant in 2000. Professor Dasta received the 2010 SCCM Distinguished Investigator Award and was the first pharmacist to receive this honor. Professor Dasta was the recipient of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Education Award in 2002 and the 2010 recipient of the Sustained Contributions to the Literature Award by American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He serves on the editorial board of Critical Care Medicine and Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Professor Dasta has over 250 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts, brief communications, and book chapters on topics including sedation, analgesia, acute hypertension, hyponatremia, sepsis, acute kidney insufficiency, acute heart failure, and pharmacoeconomics and medication safety of acute care pharmaceuticals. He has also given over 250 lectures on various topics related to critical care and health outcomes.