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PGY-2 Oncology Preceptor Biographies

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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. 

 

Jeremy Sen, PharmD, BCOP
Preceptor for Inpatient Malignant 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.

 

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. 

 

Kevin Brady, PharmD, BCOP
Preceptor for Outpatient Oncology Clinic 1

Dr. Brady is a Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist. He provides pharmacy services to the inpatient hematology/oncology unit and the outpatient infusion center at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond, where he played for the baseball team. He then received his PharmD from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale and joined the University of Virginia Health System in 2001. He is a member of the Oncology and Hematology Work Group (a subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee).

 

Suzanne Doyle, BS Pharm, BCOP
Preceptor for Outpatient Oncology Clinic 2

Suzanne Doyle is a Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist. She received her B.S. Pharm from the University of Pittsburgh. She provides clinical pharmacy services for the inpatient hematology/oncology service and also the outpatient infusion center at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. She is a member of the Cancer Center Protocol Review Committee and the Inpatient Chemotherapy Quality Committee.

 

Leslie Ward, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Preceptor for Outpatient Oncology Clinic 3

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Kyle Luedtke, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Investigational Drug Services

Dr. Luedtke is an Investigation Drug Services (IDS) pharmacist at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences  in Atlanta, GA (2011) and then moved to Charlottesville to complete an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy  Residency (2012) and ASHP-accredited PGY2 Critical Care Residency (2013). After working two years as a critical care pharmacist, Dr. Luedtke took a position as an IDS pharmacist at UVA's cancer center. She is now a preceptor for the PGY2 Oncology program and PGY1 orientation/service preceptor. 

 

Lauren Benusa, PharmD, CCRP
Preceptor for Investigational Drug Services

Dr. Benusa is the Pharmacy Coordinator for Investigational Drug Services  at UVA Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. Her practice is focused on the management of adult oncology clinical trials and she has served this practice area at UVA since 2013.  She is a certified clinical research professional and represents the pharmacy department through a variety of interdisciplinary committees including as a member of UVA's  Institutional Review Board, UVA Cancer Center's Data Safety Monitoring Committee, and UVA Cancer Center's Clinical Trial Advisory Committee.  Dr. Benusa received her  BS in Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech and her PharmD from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy in Richmond, Virginia.  

 

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.