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PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Preceptor Biographies

Michael Palkimas, PharmD
Director, PGY1 Community Pharmacy Program

Dr. Palkimas is the Manager of Ambulatory Pharmacy services and Residency Program Director for the PGY1-Community Pharmacy Residency Program.  Dr. Palkimas, a graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.  He is certified in immunization delivery, Medication Therapy Management and Epic Willow Ambulatory.  He oversees operations for UVA’s outpatient pharmacies and clinical ambulatory pharmacy services.  During his time with UVa he has lead the implementing of immunization services, Epic Willow Ambulatory, discharge delivery services as well as population health initiatives.  He will also be overseeing the move of the primary outpatient pharmacy to a new location in which it will be converting to a 24/7 operation to better patient needs.  His interests included pharmacy technology systems, expansion of pharmacy services and population health


Svetlana Goldman, PharmD, BCACP
Preceptor for Ambulatory Care

Dr. Goldman is an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist. Her primary practice sites are the heart and vascular medication optimization clinic and an internal medicine clinic. Dr. Goldman works under a collaborative practice agreement at the heart center providing care in chronic disease state management (including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking cessation, and anticoagulation). She also practices in the multidisciplinary post-myocardial infarction clinic and a discharge clinic in internal medicine to improve transition of care processes. She serves as an active member in the outpatient anticoagulation committee. Her areas of interest include diabetes, anticoagulation, and geriatrics. She received her PharmD from University of Pittsburgh in 2012. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency focused in primary care at the Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


Julie J. Kelsey, PharmD
Preceptor for Family Medicine and Obstetrics

Dr. Kelsey is a Clinical Pharmacist in Family Medicine and Obstetrics. Her primary practice sites include Obstetrics (Labor & Delivery, Antepartum, and Postpartum) and the Family Medicine inpatient service.  Dr. Kelsey received her PharmD degree from University of the Pacific.  She completed an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Utah and a Specialized Residency in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Neonatology at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Dr. Kelsey's professional interests include drugs during pregnancy and lactation, drug therapy in labor, medication safety and pain management.


Bethany Delk, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Internal Medicine

Dr. Delk is a Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in Adult Internal Medicine. Her primary practice site is on the acute care medicine ward. She provides clinical pharmacy services for the General  Medicine and Hospitalist services and is the team leader for the Internal Medicine clinical pharmacy team. Dr. Delk received her PharmD degree from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and completed ASHP-accredited residencies in Pharmacy Practice and Critical Care at the UVA. 


Donna M. White, RPh, CDE, BCACP
Preceptor for Ambulatory Care

Ms. White is a Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in Ambulatory Care. Currently, she serves an Internal Medicine Clinic, where patients are referred for hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, and tobacco cessation. She also serves in the Diabetes Cardiology and Women’s Cardiology Clinics. She received her BS in Pharmacy from MCV/VCU and has been a Certified Diabetes Educator since 1998.  Ms. White received the VCU class of 2010 Mentor Award. In addition to her areas of practice, her other interests include geriatrics, patient safety, and research.