Preceptors

University of Cincinnati Medical Center Preceptors

 

Administration

Jon M. Hicks, Pharm.D.Jon Hicks

Assistant Director, Inpatient Pharmacy Operations
Jon.Hicks@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP

Favorite part of the job: I enjoy working with a great team of individuals to achieve excellence in patient care, as well as helping to curate a great work environment that challenges, provides opportunities for growth, and promotes strong teamwork.

Hobbies: Going to live concerts, playing and listening to music, running and working out, golf, tennis, baseball, Cleveland sports teams, watching movies, and enjoying a beer with friends.

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy, Toledo OH, May 2011; Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Toledo, Toledo OH, May 2009

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Katie Clark McKinney, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Director, Pharmacy Services
Kathryn.McKinney@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Membership:

  • Greater Cincinnati Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GCSHP)
  • Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP), Pharmacy Technician Advancement Section Advisory Group
  • American College of Health-Care Executives (ACHE)
  • Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), Clinical Advisory Board (Nurse AdvisERR newsletter; MedERRS medication name suitability review)
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Charitable Pharmacy, Board of Directors
  • Greater Cincinnati Health Council, Pharmacy Director’s Section, Chair

Favorite part of your job:
Being a part of the multidisciplinary team involved in improving processes on behalf of our patients
Expanding pharmacy practice through new and innovative roles and services

Hobbies outside of pharmacy:
Reading, exercising, including chasing my kids!, music festivals, camping/hiking, biking, enjoying new restaurants and craft breweries

Education: B.S. Biology, University of Dayton, Pharm.D., University of Cincinnati, M.S. Health-System Pharmacy Administration, The Ohio State University

Eric Mueller, PharmD, FCCMEric Mueller

Assistant Director of Clinical Services/Research
Eric.Mueller@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ACCP, SCCM, ASHP

Favorite part of your job: Helping patients get better and seeing the “light” come on when someone realizes they are learning something.

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Sports; marathon watching; camping

Place of Education/Degrees/Training: University of Cincinnati, PharmD; The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Critical Care/Nutrition Support Specialty Residency; The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Critical Care Research Fellowship

 

Internal Medicine and Surgery

Molly Moore Droege, PharmD, BCPS

Molly Droege

Assistant Pharmacy Residency Director; Clinical Pharmacy Specialist; Surgery, Trauma and Orthopedics
Molly.Droege@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, OSHP, GCSHP, ACCP, SCCM

Favorite part of the job: Serving other health care professionals through fulfillment of the clinical pharmacy tripartide mission.

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, reading, watching movies

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy 2009; PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Health Alliance University of Cincinnati; PGY2 Critical Care Residency UC Health – University Hospital

Lindsey (Clark) FederleLindsey (Clark) Federle, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiology
Lindsey.Clark@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ACCP, ASHP, KSHP, OHSP

Favorite part of the job: Being part of an interdisciplinary team to make an impact on patients’ lives and getting to work with wonderful preceptors and co-residents who teach me something new every day.

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, golfing, kickball, dancing, running, and watching KY basketball

Education: PharmD – University of Kentucky, 2009; PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, UC Health-University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2010; PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency, UC Health- University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2011

Tony Gentene, PharmD, BCPSTony Gentene

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
Anthony.Gentene@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Membership: ACCP

Favorite part of your job: Working with a wide variety of health care professionals, employees, and patients

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: running, backpacking, hunting, being involved in my church and community

Place of Education/Degrees/Training: Purdue University, PharmD, 2009; Pharmacy Practice Residency, The Ohio State University Medical Center, 2010

Maria Guido, PharmD, BCPSMaria Guido

Cinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
Maria.Guido@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, ACCP, OSHP/GCSHP

Favorite part of your job: having the opportunity to learn something new everyday

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: running, cooking, watching football and baseball

Place of Education/Degrees/Training: Western Michigan University – BS, biomedical sciences; University of Michigan College of Pharmacy – Doctor of Pharmacy; University of Michigan Health System – PGY1 Pharmacy Residency; UC Health – University of Cincinnati Medical Center – PGY2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency

Siyun Liao, PharmD, PhD, BCPSSiyun Liao

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
siyun.liao@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ACCP, ASHP, SIDP, IDSA

Favorite part of the job: Be able to be an important part of multidisciplinary team and be able to improve patient outcome. I also enjoy the opportunities of learning new thing every day and teaching new thing every day as well.

Hobbies: Spending time with families and my dog, hiking, traveling, watching sports.

Education: PhD-University of Cincinnati, PharmD-University of Maryland Baltimore, PGY1-University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic, Infectious Diseases Fellowship- University of Illinois at Chicago

Nicholas Parrish, PharmDNick Parrish.jpb

Transplant Pharmacist
Nicholas.Parrish@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP

Favorite part of your job: Teaching (of patients and clinicians)

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: spending time with my wife and three boys, playing volleyball, following various sports teams (especially Ohio State)

Place of Education/Degrees/Training: Ohio State University, BS Pharm, 1997 and PharmD, 2000; Grant Medical Center; Columbus, OH, Pharmacy Practice Residency 1998

 

Carri Philpott, PharmD, BCCCPcarriphilpot

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist: Surgery, Trauma, and Orthopedics
Carolyn.Philpott@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, OSHP, GCSHP, ACCP, SCCM

Favorite part of the job: Working closely with other healthcare professionals on a multidisciplinary team to optimize patient care, learning something new every day, working with residents and students

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, running, hiking, reading

Education:
PharmD – University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy; PGY1
Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Critical Care Residency – UC Health: University of Cincinnati Medical Center

 

Krissy Reinstatler, PharmD, BCPP, MBAReinstatlerKrissy

Pharmacist, Psychiatric Services
Krissy.Reinstatler@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists, Greater Cincinnati Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Phi Lambda Sigma and Kappa Epsilon

Favorite part of the job: Educating patients and their families

Hobbies: Cooking, baking, and eating; Photography, Running, Writing, Reading, Watching classic movies

Education: PharmD – University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy; PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – Chillicothe VAMC

Kiranpal Sangha, PharmDKiranpal Sangha

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Neuroscience
Kiranpal.Sangha@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: Neurocritical Care Society, OSHP, ACCP

Favorite part of the job: The fact that I learn something new every day.

Hobbies: Racquetball, Tennis, spending time with my family/kids

Education: BSc in Pharmacy, PharmD, Certificate in Clinical Research

Brittany Woolf, PharmD, BCPSBrittany Woolf

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Internal Medicine/Diabetes Now
Brittany.Woolf@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, ACCP,
SCCM, Purdue Alumni Association

Favorite part of the job: Being an integral part of the healthcare team to help make people better and healthier

Hobbies: Purdue Basketball,
Going to Reds games,
Hanging out with my husband (Eric) and Chocolate Lab (Coffee)

Education: PharmD – Purdue;
PGY1 – UCMC;
PGY2 Critical Care – UCMC

Critical Care and Emergency Medicine

Kristen (Hillebrand) Carter, PharmD, BCPSKristen (Hillebrand) Carter

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care
Cardiovascular ICU/Burns Special Care Unit

kristen.hillebrand@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, ACCP, SCCM

Favorite part of the job: I love the team based environment where I work! I am very much integrated into the “every day” of the ICU because my office in inside the ICU, so I spend a lot of time with the nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, and of course the patients. I also really enjoy teaching and getting to see students and residents make connections regarding advanced topics as they progress through their experiences.

Hobbies: Working out, playing and watching pretty much any kind of sport, reading (non-work related material), camping, hiking, involvement in my church, coaching (Girls on the Run—a health based program for elementary school girls in grades 3-5)

Education: Wittenberg University: Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry; Minor, Biology; University of Cincinnati, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy: Doctorate of Pharmacy 2008; UC Health – University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati Ohio, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (2009); UC Health – University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati Ohio, PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency (2010)

 

Chris Droege, PharmD

Chris Droege

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care; Program Director, PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program
Christopher.Droege@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:
SCCM, ACCP, ASHP, OSCCM, OCCP, OSHP, GCSHP, PHA

Favorite part of the job:
Having the ability to maximize the core mission of a clinical pharmacy specialist at an academic medical center: participate as an integral component of an interdisciplinary patient care team; expanding the minds of future healthcare professionals through teaching; and taking the opportunity to develop new or reinvent ways to think about and treat critically ill patients.

Hobbies:
Spending time with my wife (yes, that’s her a little further down the preceptor list) and son as well as other family and friends, watching sports (go UK!), computers (e.g., building; gaming)

Education:
University of Cincinnati, PharmD, 2008 Pharmacy Practice Residency , The University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, 2008-2009
Pharmacy Critical Care Resident, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, 2009-2010

 

Neil Ernst, PharmDNeil Ernst

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care
Neil.Ernst@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Membership: ASHP, OSHP, ACCP, SCCM, Phi Lambda Sigma, Kappa Psi

Favorite part of your job: The ability to learn something new everyday. Helping critically ill patients have meaningful recoveries.

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Running, biking, hiking, golf, and watching college basketball and football

Place of Education/Degrees/Training: University of Cincinnati, PharmD, 2004; Pharmacy Practice Residency , The University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, 2004-2005; Pharmacy Critical Care Resident, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, 2005-2006

Madeline (Stephens) Foertsch, PharmD, BCPSMadeline (Stephens) Foertsch

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
Madeline.Stephens@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM),
American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP),
American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP),
Ohio Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (OSHP)

Favorite part of the job: I love being part of a multidisciplinary team and working with such great colleagues. I also enjoy never really knowing what you are walking into every day and being challenged to continue to learn and grow as a practitioner. Finally, I find it very rewarding being involved in the care of critically ill patients and having the opportunity to be able to see them make a meaningful recovering.

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, baking and cooking, and reading

Education: University of Dayton, BS, 2007; University of Cincinnati, PharmD, 2011; Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2011-2012; Pharmacy Critical Care Resident, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2012-2013

Paige Garber, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist 
Paige.Garber@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP), Greater Cincinnati Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GCSHP), Ohio Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (OSHP)

Favorite part of the job: Teaching, research, and contributing to the successful recovery of patients while working with a multidisciplinary team.

Hobbies: Soccer, running, cooking, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends while enjoying good food!

Education: PharmD – Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy, 2015; PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2015-2016; PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency – University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2016-2017

 

Nicole Harger, PharmD, BCPSNicole Harger

Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine – UCMC; PGY1 UCMC Residency Program Director
Nicole.Harger@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, ACCP, KE

Favorite part of your job: Having the chance to interact with so many different people on many different levels

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Running, reading, shopping, traveling, spending time with friends and family

Place of Education/Degrees/Training: Ohio Northern University, PharmD; University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Pharmacy Practice Residency with an Emphasis in Managed Care, 2003-2004; University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Primary Care Specialty Residency, 2004-2005

Shaun Keegan, PharmD, BCPSShaun Keegan

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care
Shaun.Keegan@uchealth.com

Favorite part of your job: Working in a team environment to improve patient outcomes and learning new things everyday.

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Soccer, Golf, Running

Place of Education/Degrees/Training: University of Indianapolis/BS; University of Cincinnati/PharmD; University of Cincinnati Medical Center/PGY1, PGY2-Critical Care

Jessica B. Winter, PharmD, BCPSJessica Winter

Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Jessica.Winter@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, ACCP, SCCM, OSHP, GCSHP

Favorite part of the job: Working with members of a multidisciplinary team to provide optimal care for our patients. I also enjoy helping students and residents gain confidence in providing direct patient care for their patients and helping ignite passion for the profession of pharmacy through leadership activities.

Hobbies: Painting, drawing, and crafts; trying new restaurants and happy hour; watching and attending WVU Football games; going to art museums and festivals; and spending time family and friends.

Education: West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, Doctorate of Pharmacy 2010; UC Health – University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati Ohio, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency (2011); UC Health – University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati Ohio, PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency (2012)

 

Oncology

Jonathan J. Egel, PharmD

Clinical Staff Pharmacist – Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplant

Jonathan.Egel@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ACCP, ASHP, Kappa Psi

Favorite part of the job: Working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to improve patient outcomes. Helping patients navigate their care.

Hobbies: Working out. Trying new restaurants. Traveling. Cars.

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) with honors; Butler University – College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Jason Ernstberger, PharmDJason Ernstberger

Clinical Specialist Hematology/Oncology
Jason.Ernstberger@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: HOPA, OSHP, ASHP

Favorite part of the job: Talking to and helping patients, MDs, and RNs

Hobbies: Spending time with family, Cooking, Golf, Working out, Watching movies/TV series, Watching sports

Education: PharmD—University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY; PGY1—Wishard Health Services. Indianapolis, IN; Hematology/Oncology PGY2—Indiana University Health. Indianapolis, IN

Alicia Gesenhues, PharmD

Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Alicia.Gesenhues@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: HOPA, ASBMT, ASHP

Favorite part of the job: Tough to pick just one! I am passionate about research and keeping current with the ever changing oncology world. Caring for patients keeps me feeling fulfilled, especially educating patients and their families on their chemotherapy regimens. Lastly, precepting students and residents, preparing them to find their role in pharmacy.

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, spoiling my dog (Lily), watching TV

Education: University of Kentucky (BS, Biology), University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy (PharmD), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (PGY1, Pediatrics), University of Cincinnati Medical Center (PGY2, Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant)

 

Lisa (Savage) Grate, PharmD, BCOP, BCPSLisa (Savage) Grate

Clinical Specialist, Medical Oncology; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology/Residency Program Director
Lisa.Savage@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: HOPA, ACCP, ASHP, LKS

Favorite part of the job: Empowering a patient to take control of their care.

Hobbies: Cooking and baking, sports (Cleveland, UK), singing, home improvement.

Education:

BS Biology, University of Kentucky, 2000; PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, 2005; PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, 2006; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology, University of Washington Medical Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2007.3>

 

Hilary (Thomas) KnaackHilary Knaack

Clinical Specialist, Hematology/Oncology 
Hilary.Thomas2@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: HOPA, ACCP, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, OSHP/SSHP, Rho Chi Honor Society-Beta Nu Chapter, Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International, APhA

Favorite part of the job:  My patients, and working as part of a team to learn, be challenged, and to improve patient outcomes.

Hobbies: Running, soccer, basketball, and spending time with friends and family.

Education: PharmD, University of Cincinnati; PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Future Career Path/Area of Interest: Oncology, Academia

 

Neonatal Intensive Care

Afshin Taleghani, PharmDAfshin Taleghani

Neonatal Pharmacist – Neonatal Intensive Care
Afshin.Taleghani@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) – Member
Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) – Member
James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy – Adjunct Assistance Instructor, Clinical Pharmacy Practice

Favorite part of the job: Every day in operations brings new challenges. I like working closely with our team on brainstorming innovative ideas for solving day-to-day operations issues, as well as working on long-term strategic initiatives.

Hobbies: I love to cook, do practically anything outdoors, and travel.

Education: Pre-pharmacy, undergraduate coursework, and Pharm. D., completed at University of Cincinnati. Pharm. D. conferred in June 2011.

 

Ambulatory Care

Anna Dutton, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care

Anna.Dutton@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ACCP, ASHP

Favorite part of the job: The satisfaction of helping patients better understand their medications and ensuring optimal use of medication therapy in the ambulatory setting.

Hobbies: Trying new restaurants, light jogging, and playing board games

Education: PharmD– University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2014; PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Regional One Health- Regional Medical Center, Memphis, TN, 2014-2015; PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, UC Health- University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2016-2017

 

Megan Lyons, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care
Megan.Lyons@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Membership: ASHP

Favorite part of your job: Interaction with patients

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: Spending time w/ family and friends

Place of Education/Degrees/Training: University of South Carolina, PharmD; St. Luke Hospitals, Health Alliance, Pharmacy Practice Residency

Alyssa McCann, PharmDalyssa-mccann

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Ambulatory Care
Alyssa.Wilson@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: GCSHP, OSHP, ASHP, and ACCP

Favorite part of the job: Getting to know our patients and teaching students and residents

Hobbies: Reading, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends

Education:
PharmD at the University of Kentucky
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at UC Health- UCMC

Tricia Morris, PharmD, BCPSTricia Morris

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, ACCP

Favorite part of the job: I enjoy working with all health care disciplines, especially physicians and nurses to improve patient care. Mostly, I look forward to learning something new every day at work. I learn from my patients and co-workers, which keeps my job interesting.

Hobbies: I spend most of my time playing with my three girls. I also enjoy gardening and watching sporting events, typically baseball, football and basketball.

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati, 2001; B.S. Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati, 1999

 

Alicia Pence, PharmD, BCACP;Alicia Pence.jpb

Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner, Specialty Pharmacy
Alicia.Pence@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, ACCP

Favorite part of your job:With my background in Ambulatory Care and experience at UC Health I can really shape the new Specialty Pharmacy service.  Each day provides variety- in medications dispensed, patient interactions, and operational and administrative challenges. But most importantly the opportunity to serve patients.

Hobbies outside of pharmacy: coaching volleyball, golfing, traveling and anything my kids are doing

Place of Education/Degrees/Training: University of Cincinnati, BS Pharm, 1999; University of Cincinnati, PharmD, 2001; Health Alliance – The University of Cincinnati Medical Center,
Cincinnati, Ambulatory Care Residency, 2002

 

Sharon Wright, PharmDSharon Wright

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care
Sharon.Wright@uchealth.com

Professional membership: ASHP

Hobbies: running, gardening and my dogs

What I like about job: providing excellent patient care to diverse and interesting patients

West Chester Hospital Preceptors

Jameela Aladimi, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care
Jameela.Aladimi@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ACCP, ASHP

Favorite part of the job: connecting with patients to optimize medication therapy and compliance

Hobbies: twinning with my twin sister, family, friends, hiking, yoga, spinning, shopping

Education: University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, PharmD, 2014; PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Blanchard Valley Hospital. 2014-2015. PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, University of Cincinnati Medical Center. 2015-2016

 

Mary Becker Bader, PharmD

Operations Coordinator
Mary.Becker@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, OSHP

Favorite part of the job: Learning new things every day. Being able to work together as a team both within the department and within the organization to improve workflow and patient care.
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, reading, gardening, cooking, biking, and running.

Education: University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, PharmD, 2006

Lindsay (Skomrock) Benedik, PharmD, BCPS, CGPSkomrock

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
Lindsay.Skomrock@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, OSHP (Professional Affairs Division)
ASCP, OH-ASCP (Board Member 2008-2009), ACCP (Resident Advisory Board 2011-2012)

Favorite part of the job: Every day presents with new and different challenges to patient care.

Hobbies: Playing in the community band, hiking, and traveling

Education: BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences – The Ohio State University – 2008; PharmD – The Ohio State University – 2010; PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – VAMC Memphis – 2010-2011; PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacy Residency – Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC – 2011-2012 ; Teaching Certificate – Ohio Northern University – 2012

 

Monica Commins, PharmD

Director of Pharmacy Services 
monica.commins@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: OSHP, GCSHP

Favorite part of the job: Working with a collaborative team that continuously wants to progress the pharmacy profession.

Hobbies: Watching football, watching our kids compete in sports, spending time outside, and spending time with friends

Education: Ohio Wesleyan University, BS, 2000; University of Cincinnati, PharmD, 2007.

 

Kristi Herald, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Oncology 
Kristi.Herald@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: HOPA

Favorite part of the job: Helping patients understand their treatment regimens and how to manage side effects, learning about new cancer therapies as they come available.

Hobbies: Traveling, running, playing with my kids, watching Clemson football and UK basketball

Education: Clemson University, BS Pre-professional studies, 2006; University of Kentucky, PharmD, 2009; Memorial University Medical Center (Savannah, GA), PGY1, 2010

Marcie Malone, PharmD

PGY1 Residency Program Director, Clinical Coordinator
Marcie.Malone@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: OSHP, GCSHP, ASHP

Favorite part of the job: Teaching pharmacy residents and students, and expanding clinical pharmacy services. I also enjoy collaborating with a variety of healthcare professionals in order to improve patient care and outcomes.

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, triathlon and marathon training, shopping, and enjoying Cincinnati’s culture and entertainment

Education: University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, PharmD, 2009;
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg (formerly Bayfront Medical Center). 2009-2010;
University of Florida, Teaching Certificate. 2009-2010

 

Jessica Oeder, PharmD

Internal Medicine / Surgery Clinical Pharmacist

Jessica.oeder@uchealth.com

Favorite part of the job: I love the relationships I have developed with patients in the anticoagulation clinic where I cross-cover, and how those relationships carry over into the hospital.  It is also rewarding being part of the interdisciplinary team that fosters a continuous learning environment.

Hobbies: Going on adventures with my dog, traveling, and visiting with friends and family

Education: Case Western Reserve University, BA Biochemistry, 2009; The Ohio State University, Doctorate of Pharmacy, 2013

 

Caitlin E. Pfaff, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Emergency Medicine

Caitlin.Pfaff@uchealth.com

 Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, GCSHP, SCCM, Rho Chi

Favorite part of the job: Working as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide exceptional patient care! Learning and growing every day as I encounter new and different disease states/drug-related problems.

Hobbies: Hiking, running, camping, reading, knitting, playing any type of game, and spending quality time with my family.

Education: University of Toledo College of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science with a Minor in Chemistry, 2010; University of Toledo College of Pharmacy, PharmD, 2012; PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, The University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2012-2013; PGY2 Critical Care Residency, The University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2013-2014;

 

_0013_RotenCraig Roten, PharmD, BCPS

Internal Medicine / Surgery Clinical Pharmacist
Craig.Roten@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, OSHP, GCSHP

Favorite part of the job: Interacting with patients, and working with pharmacy students and residents day-to-day

Hobbies: Enjoy reading, camping and spending time with my family

Education: Ohio Northern University, PharmD, 1998

 

Kayla Swearingen, PharmD_0000_Swearingen

Transitions of Care Clinical Pharmacist
Kayla.Swearingen@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, OSHP, GCSHP, APhA.

Favorite part of the job: I enjoy working as a part of an interprofessional team to provide patient centered care. I also enjoy with patients and helping them understand their medications.

Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy playing soccer and running.

Education: BS 2008, Eastern Kentucky University; PharmD 2013, University of Cincinnati

Suzanne Van Fleet, PharmD   

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care
Suzanne.Vanfleet@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, OSHP, SCCM, ACCP, GCSHP

Favorite part of the job: Opportunity to work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team and to have a direct impact on the care of critically ill patients

Hobbies: running, biking, reading, traveling, trying new restaurants

Education: BA, Case Western Reserve University, 2005; Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati, 2009; PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2010; PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Specialty Residency, UCMC, 2011

Corporate Perceptors: Drug Policy Development

Michael Cunningham, Pharm.D.

Michael Cunningham

Medication Safety Coordinator; UC Health – UCMC
Michael.Cunningham@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Favorite part of the job: I enjoy working cooperatively with people from virtually every hospital department to enhance patient safety and the care our patients receive.

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends and building into my children.

Education: University of Cincinnati; BS Pharm and post BS Pharm.D.; University of Cincinnati Medical Center, UC Health; Residency, Pharmacy Practice

Sheila Takieddine, PharmD, BCPSSheila (Cohara) Takieddine

Drug Policy Development Specialist, UC Health Corporate Pharmacy
Sheila.Takieddine@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, OSHP, GCSHP, ACCP, SCCM

Favorite part of the job: Being a resource for the pharmacy departments and interdisciplinary practitioners at UC Health, and helping to implement changes that have positive impact on patient care

Hobbies: Skiing, Running, CrossFit, being an Ohio State Football fan

Education: B.S. Microbiology, The Ohio State University (2007); Pharm.D., University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy (2011); PGY-1 Residency, UC Health – UCMC (2012); PGY-2 Critical Care Residency, UC Health – UCMC (2013)

Geralyn Waters, PharmD, BCPSGeralyn Waters

Drug Policy Development Specialist, UC Health Corporate Pharmacy
Geralyn.Waters@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, GCSHP, OSHP

Favorite part of the job: Working as a team to improve the quality of care provided to all patients

Hobbies: Hiking, Yoga, Rock Climbing, Volunteering, Spending time with family and friends

Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Pharm.D., 2010; Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, 2011; University of Virginia Health System, PGY2 Drug Information Specialty Residency, 2012

Michelle (Shelly) Dusing Wiest, PharmD, BCPSShelly Wiest

Vice President Pharmacy Services, UC Health; UC Health – UCMC
Michelle.Wiest@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: USP, AHRQ ASHP, ACCP and UHC

Favorite part of the job: Her areas of expertise include formulary management, drug policy initiatives, medication use evaluations, purchasing and contract management, as well as clinical program development and continuing education.

Hobbies: Spending time outdoors playing with her children then reading when they finally go to sleep are her favorite pastimes. She hopes to resume scuba diving in the near future. She is active in her community of Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky and participates in a number of charitable activities.

Education: Shelly received her B.S. in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency then a specialty residency in Drug Information Practice at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Jane (Lee) Zimmer, PharmD, BCPSJane (Lee) Zimmer

Administrator, Pharmacy Informatics
jane.zimmer@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships: ASHP, GCSHP, OSHP

Favorite part of the job: Collaborating with fellow Pharmacy colleagues and other healthcare professionals, promoting safe patient care, and providing the best quality of care for our patients!

Hobbies: Coffee, Biking, Tennis, Enjoying great UFC fights and MMA, Shopping, Spending time with family and friends.

Education: Pharm.D. at Butler University 2004; PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Jewish Hospital-Health Alliance 2005; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency at University of Kentucky Medical Center-2006; Certified in Epic Willow Inpatient 2011

 

 

 

 

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