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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

 

Justin L. Vesser, PharmD, MS

UVA Outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor

Preceptor for Pharmacy Operations and Transitions of Care

Justin is a Supervisor and Pharmacist in Charge of UVA Pharmacy, the flagship out-patient pharmacy for the UVA Health System. Justin is a graduate of the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, and enjoys living in Charlottesville with his wife and three small children. His primary roles include management of daily operations in the pharmacy, which serves more than 400 patients daily, and is the only 24 hour pharmacy in the area, and overseeing the transitions of care programs for the department of pharmacy. UVA’s transitions of care program includes a unique, unit-based model for discharge prescription delivery, medication histories, and patient education. His interests include improving the patient experience, team building and pharmacy design.

 

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.

 

Bethany Delk, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Ambulatory care

Dr. Delk is an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist. She joined the ambulatory care clinical pharmacy team in 2017 after spending 6 years as an emergency medicine clinical pharmacist in a NC community hospital followed by 4 years as the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in Internal Medicine at UVA. She is currently involved in improving post-discharge transitional care management and care for high needs/high cost patients with the goal of reducing hospitalizations and health care utilization. Her ambulatory practice sites include an internal medicine post-discharge clinic, memory clinic, and geriatric polypharmacy clinic. 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 University of Virginia. Her professional interests include pharmacology, infectious diseases, transitional care, and complex patient care planning.

 

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.

 

Stephanie Kujawski, PharmD, BCPS

Preceptor for Inpatient Internal Medicine

Preceptor for Inpatient Internal Medicine

 Dr. Kujawski is a Clinical Pharmacist in Adult Internal Medicine. Her primary practice site is on the adult acute care medicine ward. She provides clinical services for the General Medicine and Hospitalist services, and she is also involved in protocol development and transitions of care. Dr. Kujawski received her degree from the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Mission Hospitals in Asheville, NC.

 

Winston Ally, PharmD, BCPS

Program Director, PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Program

Preceptor for Solid Organ Transplant

Dr. Ally is the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in solid organ transplantation, serving as the team leader for the transplant clinical pharmacy team. His primary practice site is the abdominal transplant acute care unit as well as the surgical ICU. Dr. Ally provides care for pre- and post-transplant patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Dr. Ally earned his PharmD degree from Rutgers University. He completed ASHP-accredited PGY1-Pharmacy Practice and PGY2-Solid Organ Transplantation residencies at Methodist University Hospital. 

 

Jeffrey Tingen, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCACP, CDE
Preceptor for Ambulatory Care: Family Medicine 

Dr. Tingen is an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist.  Currently, he practices at the UVA Family Medicine Clinic at Primary Care Center where he works under a collaborative practice agreement and provides chronic disease state management, polypharmacy consultations, and works with the care team for transitions of care of family medicine patients.  He also provides care for a large refugee patient population as part of his responsibilities in the International Family Medicine Clinic that is part of the Department of Family Medicine.  He is also an Instructor in the UVA Department of Family Medicine where he teaches medical students and family medicine residents during their medical training in both the classroom and clinic setting.  His areas of interest include providing clinical pharmacy services to underserved patient populations and diabetes management.  He received his PharmD and MBA from Campbell University in 2009.  He completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency with a focus in ambulatory care/academia with Campbell University in 2010 and completed a PGY2 ambulatory care specialty residency with Duke University Health System in 2011.  Prior to joining UVA in 2015, he was a clinical assistant professor at University of Michigan College of Pharmacy from 2011-2015.