Dr. Alegro completed his Doctor of Pharmacy program at Midwestern University's Chicago College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency at the Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is also Board Certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and Infectious Diseases Pharmacist (BCIDP). Dr. Alegro is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences and Director of Graduate Preparation at Roosevelt University's College of Science, Health, and Pharmacy.
In his clinical practice, Dr. Alegro serves as an inpatient Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital, which is part of Sinai Chicago. This level one trauma center and safety net hospital on the west side of Chicago provides care to many patients who are medically underserved, those with lower incomes with some experiencing homelessness, people from racial and ethnic minority groups, and people from the LGBTQIA+ community. Dr. Alegro works closely with the interdisciplinary Infectious Diseases consult service and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program to optimize antimicrobial therapy use throughout the hospital. Additionally, he is involved in both education and research with physicians and pharmacists, including residents and students, in order to improve clinical outcomes in patients with infectious diseases.
Dr. Alegro received the Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award in 2018, Mount Sinai Golden Apple Award in 2019, Roosevelt University Mentorship Award in 2020 and 2022, and Roosevelt University College of Science, Health, and Pharmacy P3 Faculty of the Year Award in 2022. He currently serves as the Past President for the Northern Illinois Society of Health-System Pharmacists (NISHP), the Chicagoland affiliate for the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP).
"I strive to inspire, motivate, and empower others in the fields of pharmacy and medicine. I am driven in my practice as an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist to optimize patient outcomes, support and provide leadership in a high-functioning interdisciplinary team, and promote the judicious use of antimicrobials. As an educator, I prioritize creating equitable learning environments to support diverse learners, utilize creativity and passion to innovate upon my pedagogical approaches, and seek to instill a growth mindset in those that I teach."
- Clinical Infectious Diseases
- PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency — Milwaukee VA Medical Center
- PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency — Milwaukee VA Medical Center
- Pharm.D. — Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy