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PGY-2 Critical Care Preceptor Biographies

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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.