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PGY-1 /PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Preceptor Biographies

Matthew Jenkins, PharmD, MS
Program Director, PGY1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership
Preceptor for Pharmacy Operations, Clinical Services Management, Pharmacy Practice Management 

Dr. Jenkins is Director of Inpatient Pharmacy Services at UVA, responsible for clinical services, operations, and informatics/clinical decision support. Dr. Jenkins earned is PharmD from Auburn University. He completed an ASHP-accredited combined Residency/Master’s Degree Program in Health System Pharmacy Administration at the UPMC Health-System where he also received his Masters of Sciences in Health System Pharmacy Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining UVA, Dr. Jenkins was responsible for Clinical Operations at UF Health: Shands in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Jenkins has served as Operations Manager and Assistant Director of Clinical Operations for UF Health and as Operations Manager for the UVA Health System prior to his current role.

Michelle W. McCarthy, PharmD, FASHP
Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Dr. Michelle McCarthy is the Pharmacy Education and Graduate Programs Coordinator and the residency program director for the PGY1-Pharmacy residency program at the University of Virginia (UVa) Health System.  Additionally, she serves as the residency coordinator for UVa’s 12 other pharmacy residency programs and is the Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy/ UVA Division.  Dr.  McCarthy earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University and completed an ASHP-accredited Drug Information Practice Residency at the University of Pittsburgh.  Prior to joining UVa, she was a faculty member at Samford University School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, AL.  Awards include 1997 Samford University School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year, 2003 Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (VSHP) Pharmacist of the Year, 2008 Louis P. Jeffrey Preceptor of the Year, 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Drug Information Practitioner Award by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy DI PRN, 2015 ASHP Foundation Residency Expansion Grant, the 2017 ASHP Foundation Residency Excellence Program Award, the 2018 VCU School of Pharmacy Office of Experiential Education Outstanding Service Award, and 2019 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Master Preceptor Recognition.  She served on the ASHP Commission on Credentialing from 2008-2013 including serving as the Chair in 2012 and has been involved in numerous residency accreditation surveys as both the practitioner and lead surveyor. 


Mark Chabot, RPh, MBA, MHA
Pharmacy Informatics Manager
Program Director, PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency  

Mark Chabot received his BS Pharm from Butler University. Mark worked as a staff pharmacist and supervisor at University of Cincinnati Medical Center until 1997. Mark is responsible for the pharmacy informational system and pharmacy automation. He has earned Masters in Health Administration and Business degrees from Pfeiffer University.


Nicholas E. DiPirro, PharmD
Manager, Specialty Pharmacy Services

Dr. DiPirro is the Manager of Specialty Pharmacy Services at UVA, responsible for clinical services, operations, and prior authorization/patient assistance services. Dr. DiPirro earned his PharmD from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2012 and is presently enrolled in an MBA program through Mississippi State University. Prior to pursuing opportunities within leadership, Dr. DiPirro has worked as an ambulatory pharmacist in UVA’s retail and specialty settings and executed Hepatitis C clinical services for the Specialty Pharmacy. Prior to joining UVA, Dr. DiPirro had experience in independent and retail pharmacy, MTM services, and supporting the design of clinical decision making software.

James J. Fiebert, PharmD
Pharmacy Assistant Manager

Dr. Fiebert is the Assistant Manager of Pharmacy Informatics and Clinical Decision Support. In this role, he has oversight of the pharmacy informatics team who are responsible for the maintenance of pharmacy systems, integration of new technology, and the retrieval and analysis of pharmacy data. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John’s University.  After graduating, he completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, followed by a PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency at the University of Virginia Health System.  Prior to his current position, Dr. Fiebert was a Senior Pharmacy Applications Analyst at UVA Health.


Justin Vesser, PharmD, MS
Director, PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Program
Preceptor for Operations and Admin

Dr. Vesser is the manager of ambulatory pharmacy services and residency program director for the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program. He earned his PharmD at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and Masters of Pharmaceutical Science with a focus on Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics at Virginia Commonwealth University. He oversees operations for UVA outpatient pharmacies and clinical ambulatory pharmacy services. During his time with UVA, he has led implementation of a novel unit-based meds to beds program. He also oversaw moving a primary outpatient pharmacy to a new location and conversion to a 24/7 operation to better meet patient needs. His interests include team-building, developing the role of pharmacy technicians and designing new pharmacies.