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PGY-1 Pharmacy Preceptor Biographies

Amy Adams, PharmD, CCRP
Preceptor for Investigational Drug Services

Dr. Adams is Pharmacy Coordinator for Investigational Drugs at UVA. Her practice includes many disciplines in research including pediatrics, neurology, pediatric oncology, infectious disease, trauma, addiction, cardiology, endocrinology, transplant trials, anesthesiology, among others. Dr. Adams has served on the IRB at UVA for 14+ years and, over the years, has managed procedure for proper execution of trials including  randomization, inventory control and documentation, as well as numerous monitor visits and audits of many kinds for both inpatients and outpatients. She is involved in a variety of types of studies including sponsored trials, cooperative group trials, and investigator-initiated trials. Dr. Adams earned her PharmD from Campbell University in North Carolina. She is a certified clinical research professional and has worked with clinical trials for about 20 years.

 

Bryan T. Alexander, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
Preceptor for Infectious Diseases

Dr. Alexander is one of the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinators in Infectious Diseases.  He provides pharmacy services for the adult infectious diseases consult team, with a clinical and research focus on the immunocompromised/HIV and transplant infectious disease populations.  Dr. Alexander completed his B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Chicago, and his PharmD at the University of Maryland. His ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice and Infectious Diseases residencies were fulfilled at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Alexander received the 2010-2011 UVA Pharmacy Residency Preceptor of the Year Award and a 2014 Outstanding Preceptor Award from the VCU SOP Graduating Class.

 

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.


Scott V. Anderson, PharmD, MS
Preceptor for Pharmacy Informatics

Dr. Anderson is a Senior Pharmacy Application Analyst with the Pharmacy Informatics team. He maintains and troubleshoots pharmacy automation formularies and systems, as well as performs analysis of systems and data to support pharmacy services. Dr. Anderson earned his BA in Journalism (Strategic Communications) at the University of Minnesota, his PharmD at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and his MS in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed a PGY-1 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and completed and helped create the PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency at the University of Virginia Health System.


Jenni W. Barnes, PharmD
Preceptor for General Pediatrics

Dr. Barnes is a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist. She has worked in pediatrics at UVA since 2011. Her primary practice sites include the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Pediatric Clinics, and Pediatric Pulmonology. Dr. Barnes obtained her BS in Biology at Virginia Tech and her PharmD degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Alamance Regional Medical Center. Dr. Barnes serves on the NICU Interdisciplinary Clinical Council. She is also an active member of both the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) and the Virginia Society for Health-System Pharmacists. She was a finalist for the PPAG Young Investigator Award in 2015.

 

Patricia-Ann Betts, PharmD 
Preceptor for Pediatrics

Dr. Betts is a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist. She received her PharmD from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in 2007 and completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After completing her residency, she remained there until joining the University of Virginia Health System in 2015.  Her practice areas include General Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, and Neurology. Dr. Betts is a member of the UVA Children’s Hospital Ketogenic Diet Program.


Kate Bidwell, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Medication Use Policy

Dr. Bidwell joined the Medication Use Policy team in 2015 after spending 3 years as a Clinical Pharmacist on the Critical Care team. Her primary practice area is in Medication Use Policy (MUP), where she  provides drug information/medication use policy services to the health system. She serves as the MUP representative on the Pain Subcommittee  and supports the P&T Committee through Formulary management and medication use policy initiatives. She received a B.S. in Biology from Washington and Lee University and her PharmD from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and an ASHP-accredited PGY-2 Critical Care Residency at the the University of Virginia Health System.  Her clinical interests include general infectious disease topics, management of sedation in critically ill patients, and dosing of anticoagulants in the obese population.  She enjoys clinical research and currently serves as a co-chair of the Resident Research Workgroup.  In 2011, Dr. Bidwell was awarded the Outstanding Preceptor of the Year award from The Ohio State University School of Pharmacy. 


Kathleen A. Bledsoe, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Neurosurgical/Neurological ICU

Dr. Bledsoe is the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for Neurosciences. Her primary practice site is in the neurosurgical/neurological ICU and intermediate care unit. She also serves as the team leader of the neurosciences clinical pharmacy team and oversees clinical pharmacy coverage for the neurology and neurosurgery acute care, stroke, and epilepsy units.   She is also a member of the acute stroke code response team. Dr. Bledsoe received her PharmD degree from Albany College of Pharmacy.  She completed ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice and Critical Care residencies at UVA. 

 

Paige Bowers, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Inpatient Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Bowers is a Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist. She  provides pharmacy services to the inpatient hematology/oncology unit and the outpatient infusion center at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. She received her PharmD from West Virginia University and completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy residency at West Virginia University Hospitals. She joined the University of Virginia Health System in 2013, and serves on the Cancer Center Protocol Review Committee and the Pharmacy Engagement Committee. 

 

Marcia L. Buck, PharmD, FCCP, FPPAG, BCPPS
Program Director, PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy  Residency Program
Preceptor for Pediatric ICU

Dr. Buck is the Clinical Coordinator for Pediatric Pharmacy Services and Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine.  Her primary practice sites are the Pediatric ICU and Pediatric Cardiology.  Dr. Buck received her BS Pharmacy and PharmD degrees from Purdue University. She completed a Specialized Residency in Pediatrics and a Fellowship in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy at the Medical University of South Carolina.  Her research interests include pediatric sedation and analgesia, traumatic brain injury, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Dr. Buck received the UVA Pharmacy Residency Preceptor of the Year Award in 2005-2006 and 2009-2010 and is a Fellow in both the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).  Dr. Buck is currently President of ACCP.

 

 Derek Burden, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Emergency Medicine

Dr. Burden is the Clinical Coordinator for Emergency Medicine.  He earned his PharmD from the University of Kentucky and completed ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy and PGY2 Critical Care Residencies at Grady Health System.

 

Lindsey Buscemi, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Infectious Diseases Outpatient Clinics

Dr. Buscemi is an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist. She has been employed at UVA since 2013. Her primary practice site is the Infectious Diseases Clinic where she primarily manages patients with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. She received her PharmD from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (formerly Philadelphia College of Pharmacy). She completed both her ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and ASHP-accredited PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She is a member of the Antimicrobial Utilization Committee, Ryan White HIV Clinic Quality Committee, and Pharmacy Engagement Committee.


Michele Campolieto, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Solid Organ Transplant

Dr. Campolieto is a Transplant Clinical Pharmacist with the abdominal and thoracic transplant teams. She provides clinical pharmacy services to pre- and post-transplant patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Dr. Campolieto received her B.A. in Chemistry from Mount Holyoke College, and her PharmD from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


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.


Emily Chen, PharmD, BCPPS
Preceptor for Pediatrics

Dr. Chen is a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist and serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. She serves as a preceptor for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, General Pediatrics, and Pediatric Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, and Nephrology rotations. She is a member of the Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Team and the Pediatric Sepsis Alert Task Force. Dr. Chen received her BS in Pharmacy and Doctorate of Pharmacy from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She is an active member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group and serves on the Advocacy Committee. She has been at the University of Virginia Health System since 2004.


Susan Cogut Mankad, PharmD
Preceptor for Drug Information/ Medication Use Policy

Dr. Mankad is a Medication Use Policy Coordinator where she provides drug information and medication use policy services to the health system.  She serves as the secretary of the Hematology/Oncology Work Group and supports the P&T through Formulary management and medication use policy initiatives.  Dr. Mankad earned her BS in Biology from the College of William & Mary and her PharmD degree from Virginia Commonwealth University/ Medical College of Virginia (MCV/VCU). She completed ASHP-accredited PGY1-Pharmacy and PGY2-Drug Information residencies at UVA. Dr. Mankad received the 2011-2012 UVA Pharmacy Residency Preceptor of the Year Award.


Heather Cox Hall, PharmD, BCPS-AQID
Program Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program
Preceptor for Infectious Diseases

As a Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for Infectious Diseases and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Dr. Hall provides pharmacotherapy services for both the antimicrobial stewardship and adult infectious diseases consult teams.  She received her BS in Chemistry from McGill University and her PharmD from Nova Southeastern University. Her Pharmacy Practice and Infectious Diseases residencies were completed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Hall’s clinical research focuses on the detection, therapy, and outcomes related to infection with multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. She has been recognized with outstanding preceptor awards from the VCU School of Pharmacy (2010) and the UVA Pharmacy Residency Program (2009, 2014).


Jessica Degiacomo, PharmD
Preceptor for Neonatal ICU

Dr. Degiacomo is a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, and holds an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. Her primary practice sites are the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatric Ambulatory Care Clinics. Dr. Degiacomo received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in chemistry from the University of Rhode Island. She then received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island in May 2013. Upon graduation she completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at Lehigh Valley Health Network and Northwest Texas Children’s Hospital/Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy. She joined the University of Virginia Health System in 2015 where she serves on the Engagement Committee.  

 

Kathlene DeGregory, Pharm.D., BCOP
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant
Director, PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency

Dr. DeGregory is the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for Hematology/Oncology and the director of the PGY2-Oncology Residency Program.  Her primary practice sites are the inpatient hematology/oncology unit and stem cell transplant unit.  She also serves as the team leader for the hematology/oncology clinical pharmacy team and supervises clinical pharmacy coverage for the outpatient infusion center.  Dr. DeGregory received her BS Pharm and PharmD degrees from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and Temple University, respectively. She was recognized with the VCU Outstanding Preceptor Award in 2011-12, and acknowledged as the UVA Pharmacy Residency Preceptor of the Year in 2006-7.


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. 

 

Steven Dunn, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director, PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency Program
Preceptor for Cardiology/Cardiac Care Unit ICU

Dr. Dunn is the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in Cardiology and provides comprehensive pharmacy services with the Cardiology Pharmacy Team to the cardiac ICU and floor teams in addition to the heart failure/transplant service and the cardiac catheterization lab. He received a PharmD degree from VCU/MCV. In addition, he completed his PGY1 and PGY2-Cardiology residencies at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Dunn is active in the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), and ACCP and has ongoing research efforts regarding both antiplatelet therapy in cardiovascular disease and in pharmacy services to cardiovascular patients.


James Fiebert, PharmD, CPHIMS
Preceptor for Pharmacy Informatics

Dr. Fiebert is a Senior Pharmacy Application Analyst with the Pharmacy Informatics team.  He is responsible for the troubleshooting and maintenance of our pharmacy automation systems, the integration of new technology into our department, and analysis of system data to support pharmacy initiatives.  He received his PharmD degree from St. John's University.  After graduating, he completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and then a PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics residency at the University of Virginia Health System.  

 

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.

 

J. Nate Hedrick, PharmD
Preceptor for Emergency Medicine

As a member of the Emergency Medicine team, Dr. Hedrick provides clinical and bedside pharmacy services to patients in the Emergency Department. He received his BS and PharmD degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill prior to completing PGY1 and PGY2 Critical Care residencies at UVA. Dr. Hedrick was recognized as the 2015-16 UVA Pharmacy Residency Preceptor of the Year. 

 

Rebecca Haynes Hockman, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Director, PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program
Preceptor for Medical ICU

Dr. Hockman is a Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for critical care and practices primarily in the Medical ICU.  She received her BS and PharmD degrees from MCV/ VCU.  Dr. Hockman also serves as Assistant Director for the PGY2-Critical Care residency program and as the pharmacy team leader for the critical care clinical pharmacy team. In 2007-8, Dr. Hockman was recognized as UVA Pharmacy Residency Preceptor of the Year.

 

Angela H. Holian, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Emergency Medicine

Dr. Holian is an Emergency Medicine Clinic Pharmacist.  She has worked at UVA since 2010 in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Holian received her BS degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.  She received her PharmD degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN.  She completed her ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.  Her interests include infectious diseases, sedation/analgesia, and toxicology.

 

Matthew Jenkins, PharmD, MS
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.

 

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.

 

Amanda Liszewski, PharmD
Preceptor for Critical Care

Dr. Liszewski is a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist. Her practice sites include the medical, trauma, and cardio-thoracic surgery intensive care units and the intra-abdominal transplant service. She obtained her PharmD degree from the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy in Pittsburgh, PA, and went on to complete both an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and ASHP-accredited PGY2-Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at the University of Virginia. Dr. Liszewski joined the critical care pharmacy team at UVA in 2015, where she enjoys rotating through multiple ICU and transplant services, and serves on the Pharmacy Emergency Response Committee, Pharmacy Employee Engagement Committee, and Critical Care Collaborative Workgroup. Her professional interests include infectious diseases, toxicology and anticoagulation in the ICU setting.

 

Alia Lynch, PharmD
Preceptor for Inpatient Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Lynch is a Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist. Her primary practice sites are the inpatient hematology/oncology unit and the outpatient infusion center at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. She received a B.S. in Biochemistry from NC State University and her PharmD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed both her PGY1-Pharmacy and PGY2-Oncology residencies at the University of Virginia Health System. She joined the hematology/oncology team in August 2015 and is now a preceptor for both the PGY1-Pharmacy and PGY2-Oncology residency programs. 

 

Stephanie Mallow-Corbett, PharmD, FCCM
Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services

Dr. Mallow Corbett is the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services. Dr. Mallow Corbett received her PharmD degree from Albany College of Pharmacy. She completed ASHP-accredited residencies in Pharmacy Practice and Critical Care, and a Fellowship in Trauma/Critical Care at Fletcher Allen Health Care. She has focused research efforts in analgesia, sedation, and delirium. Dr. Mallow Corbett recently attained Fellowship status at the American College of Critical Care Medicine and was inducted in January 2013.

 

Michelle W. McCarthy, PharmD, FASHP
Director, Medication Use Policy and Compliance
Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Director, PGY2 Drug Information Pharmacy Residency Program

Dr. McCarthy is the Director of Medication Use Policy and Compliance and the Residency Program Director for both the PGY1-Pharmacy Residency and PGY2-Drug Information Residency programs. Dr. McCarthy, a graduate of Mercer University, completed an ASHP-accredited Drug Information Practice Residency at the University of Pittsburgh. 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, and 2015 Distinguished Drug Information Practitioner Award by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Drug Information PRN. She oversees the UVAHS Formulary, medication use evaluation program, regulatory accreditation, infusion pump libraries, and policies and procedures, while acting as the Secretary of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. She has served as Education Committee Chair, Continuing Education Administrator, and President of VSHP. Additionally, Dr. McCarthy was on the ASHP Commission on Credentialing from 2008-2013, including serving as the Chair in 2012. As the manager of UVa’s Virginia Vaccines for Children program, one of her  professional interests includes immunizations. 

 

Amy Morris, PharmD
Preceptor for Inpatient Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Morris is a Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist. Her primary practice sites are the inpatient hematology service and the outpatient infusion center at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. She received a BA, BBA and PharmD from the University of Georgia. Dr. Morris completed both her PGY1-Pharmacy and PGY2-Oncology residencies at the University of Virginia Health System. She joined the hematology/oncology team in August 2015 and precepts both PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents. Her professional interests include acute leukemia, lymphoma, and infectious disease in the immunocompromised host.  

 

Surabhi Palkimas, PharmD
Preceptor for Benign Hematology

Dr. Palkimas is a Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in Benign Hematology. She provides pharmacy services for the adult hematology consult team. She serves as pharmacy chair of the Anticoagulation Committee and is an active member of Patient Education and Communication Committee. She received her B.S. in Biochemical Pharmacology from SUNY at Buffalo and her PharmD from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Worcester Campus. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, CT.

 

Sarah Parsons, PharmD
Preceptor for Neonatal ICU and General Pediatrics

Dr. Parsons is a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist. Her practice interests include the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Pediatric Clinics, and the Pediatric Pulmonology and Nephrology services. She is a member of the University of Virginia Medical Emergency Response Committee and the Department of Pharmacy Services Code 12 Committee. She received her BS in Science from Radford University and her PharmD degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the HCA Health System in Richmond, Virginia. She has been at the University of Virginia Health System since 2012.

 

Stacey B. Pattie, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Drug Information. Medication Use Policy

Dr. Pattie joined the Medication Use Policy team in 2013 after spending 13 years as the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in Internal Medicine. Her primary practice area is in Medication Use Policy (MUP), where she  provides drug information/ medication use policy services to the health system. She serves as the MUP representative on the Antimicrobial Utilization Committee and supports the P&T through Formulary management and medication use policy initiatives. Stacey received her PharmD degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at UVa.  Her clinical interests include the management of general infectious diseases, anticoagulation, and diabetes management.  Additionally, she has enjoyed having a larger focus on medication safety and quality improvement.

 

Emily C. Prabhu, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Drug Information, Medication Use Policy

Dr. Prabhu is a Medication Use Policy Coordinator. Her primary practice area is in Medication Use Policy where she works with her colleagues in providing medication use, regulatory, and policy services to the health system. Emily received her PharmD degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN, completed a PGY1 Pharmacy residency at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency at UVa, and a Medication Use Policy fellowship at UVa.  

 

Terran Rice, PharmD
Preceptor for Pharmacy Informatics

Terran Rice, Pharm.D. is a Senior Pharmacy Applications Analyst for the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Rice has served the pharmacy at the University of Virginia Health System with a focus on pharmacy decision support. Dr. Rice completed his Pharm.D. at the University of Pacific, then subsequently completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at York Hospital and a PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics residency at the University of Virginia Health System.

 

Kala Rorabaugh, PharmD
Preceptor for General Pediatrics

Dr. Rorabaugh is a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, and holds an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy.  She serves as a preceptor for both the Hematology/Oncology and General Pediatrics Rotations.  Dr. Rorabaugh received her PharmD degree from the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 2013.  Following graduation, she completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at Upstate University Hospital and Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, New York.  She joined the University of Virginia Health System in 2015 where she serves on the Clinical Practice and Education Committee.  

 

Rafael Saenz, PharmD, MS, FASHP
Director of Pharmacy
Director, PGY2 HSPA Program

Dr. Saenz is the Director of UVA Pharmacy. He received his PharmD degree from the MCV/VCU School of Pharmacy and his Masters of Science in Health System Pharmacy Administration from the University of Wisconsin while completing the combined Residency/ Masters Degree Program in Health System Pharmacy Administration from the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. Prior to coming to UVA, Dr. Saenz was responsible for building Clinical Pharmacist Practice Models in the U.S. and Europe, combined Masters Degree/ Residency Programs in Hospital and Community Pharmacy settings, advanced technician practice models and ensuring compliance with national and international regulatory, safety and quality agencies. Dr. Saenz has served as Operations Manager for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital and as Executive Director of Pharmacy Services for UPMC's International and Commercial Services Division.

 

Jeremy Sen, PharmD, BCOP
Preceptor for Inpatient Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Sen is a Clinical Pharmacist for hematology/oncology and rotates between the inpatient hematology/oncology services and the infusion center of the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. He completed undergraduate and PharmD studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and moved to Charlottesville to complete PGY-1 Pharmacy and PGY2-Oncology Pharmacy residencies. His professional interests include leukemia, lymphoma, benign hematology, and immunocompromised infectious diseases with an overall focus on quality improvement. He is currently working with a multidisciplinary group of physicians and nurses—while undergoing the American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Training Program—to improve coordination of care among patients admitted to the hospital for chemotherapy.

 

Jefferson M. Sesler, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Thoracic/Cardiovascular ICU

Dr. Sesler is the Clinical Pharmacist for Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery. Dr. Sesler received his BS in Biology from Virginia Tech.  He received his BS Pharm and PharmD degrees from MCV/VCU.  He completed an ASHP-accredited Hospital Pharmacy Residency at the MCV. He is the Membership Committee Chair and a Past Regional President for VSHP. His other interests include infectious complications in the postoperative patient, parenteral nutrition, and lipid management.

 

Chrissie Shirley, PharmD
Preceptor for Critical Care

Dr. Shirley is a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist.  Her primary practice sites include the medical, trauma and cardio-thoracic surgery intensive care units.  She obtained her PharmD degree from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in Athens, Georgia.  She then completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and an ASHP-accredited PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at the University of Virginia.   Dr. Shirley enjoys rotating through multiple adult  ICUs and currently serves on the Pharmacy Clinical Metric Committee and the UVA Medical Center Employee Council.  Her professional interests include infectious diseases and sedation in the critically ill patient.  She is looking forward to completing the Master of Public Health program at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2016.

 

Donna M. Shuler, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Emergency Medicine

Dr. Shuler is an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist. She has been employed at UVA since 2013 in both critical care and emergency medicine areas. She obtained her PharmD degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA (formerly Philadelphia College of Pharmacy). Additionally, Dr. Shuler completed both her ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and ASHP-accredited PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA, during which time she also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester, MA. She is an active member of the Thomas Jefferson Medical Reserve Corps in Charlottesville, VA. Her professional interests include trauma, emergency preparedness, toxicology, and quality improvement.

 

Ted Sindlinger, PharmD
Preceptor for Neurology

Dr. Sindlinger is one of the neurosciences clinical pharmacists working in the areas of stroke, epilepsy, general neurology and neurosurgery. He received his PharmD from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and completed PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Martha Jefferson Hospital. His areas of interest include autoimmune neurological diseases and ischemic stroke. Dr. Sindlinger is a preceptor for a new residency rotation which focuses on drug and comorbidity management of neurological processes while working collaboratively and didactically with neurology residents and students. 


Clara Jane Snipes, RPh
Preceptor for Pediatrics

Ms. Snipes received her BS in Pharmacy from Virginia Commonwealth University. She began her career at the University of Virginia Health System in 1983 and became one of the first pediatric clinical pharmacists at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital. She serves as a preceptor for General Pediatrics as well as the Pediatric Ambulatory Care Clinics, Gastroenterology, and Hematology/Oncology rotations. She is a member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) and the Virginia Society for Health-System Pharmacists.

 

Courtney Terry, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Neonatal ICU and General Pediatrics

Dr. Terry is a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, and holds an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. She serves as a preceptor for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and General Pediatrics Rotations. Dr. Terry received her PharmD degree from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2013. Upon graduation, she completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at Augusta University Medical Center and the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) in 2014. She serves as a member of the University of Virginia Medical Center Nutrition Committee, and serves on the Vizient University Health System Consortium Pediatric Pharmacy Council. 


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

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. 


David Volles, PharmD, BCPS
Director, PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program
Preceptor for Surgical / Trauma ICU

Dr. Volles is a Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in the Surgical / Trauma ICU and the Director for the PGY-2 Critical Care residency program. Dr. Volles received his BS in Biology from Virginia Tech and PharmD degree from MCV/VCU. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the UVA.  His areas of interest include ICU sedation/ analgesia, surgical infectious diseases, sepsis, and anticoagulation issues in the ICU. He is also a member of the UVA institutional review board which reviews and approves all research on humans.


Leslie Ward, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Preceptor for Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Ward is a Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist. Her primary practice sites are the inpatient hematology/oncology unit and the outpatient infusion center at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. She received a B.A. in Economics from Davidson College and her PharmD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center before joining the University of Virginia Health System in 2008. She is a member of the Cancer Center Protocol Review Committee.

 

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.

 

Jovan Williams, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for longitudinal staffing

Dr. Williams is a Surgery and Neurosciences Clinical Pharmacist. Her primary practice sites are the inpatient colorectal and orthopedic units with secondary appointment to neurology/stroke units. She received her B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as her PharmD from the University of Mississippi. She completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropharmacology with Virginia Commonwealth University. She was a clinical staff pharmacist and clinical pharmacy specialist with  Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, Virginia prior to joining the University of Virginia Health System in 2012. Her areas of interest are pain management, diabetes and anticoagulation.