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Program Director

Paige High Carson, PharmD, CDE, BCPS, CPP

Paige High Carson, PharmD, CDCES, BCPS, CPP, DPLA

Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Site: Pharmacy Administration
Pharmacy School: Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty Residency in Primary Care: Coastal Medical, Inc. / University of Rhode Island School of Pharmacy
About Dr. Carson: Dr. Carson joined Atrium Health Cabarrus in 2002. Her primary practice site is with the Population Health Care Teams. Previously, she was a clinical specialist at Atrium Health Kannapolis Internal Medicine where she developed diabetes and lipid management services prior to moving into her management role of the Chronic Care Medication Management team. She enjoys teaching and has been involved in precepting and coordinating the Atrium Health Cabarrus pharmacy residency program, focused in ambulatory care. Dr. Carson has also precepted fourth year Wingate University School of Pharmacy students since the school was established locally. Over the last five years, she has been involved in several IRB-approved research studies at Atrium Health. In 2011, Dr. Carson became residency director of the new PGY1 program in the ambulatory setting. Currently, Dr. Carson is the leader for the Care Management pharmacists and Residency Program Director.

 Preceptors

 

Kelly Avey, BSPharm, PharmD, BCACP, CPP

Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Site: Atrium Health Transition Clinic - CMC Main
Pharmacy School: University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and University of Florida College of Pharmacy
About Dr. Avey: Dr. Avey has held various pharmacist positions in Canada prior to relocating to the United Sates, including working in independent community pharmacies, working with long-term care facilities, working as an ambulatory care pharmacist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, and as a Medical Information and Pharmacovigilance Specialist then Medical Information Manager with Pfizer. In 2003, she joined Atrium Health as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist at Myers Park Pharmacy. In 2010, she became the Pharmacy Supervisor at Myers Park Pharmacy, then moved to her current role as a Clinical Pharmacist with the Transition Clinic in 2015. She has multiple clinical interests including anticoagulation, diabetes, heart failure and COPD, and especially enjoys working with the medically underserved population.

 

Liz Barnes, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIV

Specialty: HIV
Site: AH Infectious Disease Kenilworth
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
About Dr. Barnes: Dr. Barnes joined Atrium Health in 2012 as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist for Myers Park Pharmacy, working not only in the dispensing area but also helping manage patient care within asthma, HIV and anticoagulation clinics. She later became the pharmacy supervisor of this location before accepting a position as the clinical lead for the HIV service line within AH Specialty Pharmacy. Her professional interest includes HIV and HCV.

Casey Burleson, PharmD, BCPS

Casey Burleson, PharmD, BCPS, CPP, CDCES

Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Site: Ardsley Internal Medicine - Concord
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Atrium Health Cabarrus
About Dr. Burleson: Dr. Burleson joined Atrium Health Cabarrus in 2006 as an inpatient pharmacy resident. After residency, she worked as an inpatient clinical pharmacist throughout the hospital and in multiple ambulatory care clinics within the physician network. In 2012, she transitioned to a full time ambulatory care position and started as clinic leader at Atrium Health Primary Care Ardsley Internal Medicine. Dr. Burleson serves as a preceptor for pharmacy residents at Atrium Health Cabarrus and pharmacy students from Wingate. She has multiple clinical interests including, but not limited to, pharmacotherapy management of anticoagulation, diabetes and hyperlipidemia.

 

Hillary Buzby, PharmD, CDCES, CPP

Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Sites: Central 2 Care Management
Pharmacy School: Wingate University
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Mission Hospital
About Dr. Buzby: Dr. Buzby joined Care Management at Atrium Health in 2017 after working as an inpatient staff pharmacist in a neighboring hospital. She precepts pharmacy residents and fourth-year pharmacy students from Wingate University, UNC, and the University of South Carolina.  Her clinical interests include diabetes management and heart failure. 

Andrew P. Clark, PharmD, BCPS

Andrew P. Clark, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES,CPP

Specialty: Internal Medicine
Sites: Atrium Health Cabarrus, Concord Internal Medicine, Atrium Health Cabarrus - Medication Management Clinic
Pharmacy School: University of Pittsburgh
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
About Dr. Clark: Dr. Clark joined Atrium Health Cabarrus in July 2013. He works as a decentralized clinical staff pharmacist in a variety of inpatient units as well as the outpatient anticoagulation clinics. His interests include cardiology, drug information, adult internal medicine and infectious disease.

 

Jessica Cole, PharmD, BCACP, CPP

Specialty: Ambulatory Care

Sites: Archdale Family Medicine, East Charlotte Family Physicians

Pharmacy School: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Atrium Health Cabarrus, Ambulatory Care

About Dr. Cole: Dr. Cole joined the pharmacy department at Atrium Health in 2018. She currently serves as the embedded clinical pharmacist at Archdale Family Medicine and East Charlotte Family Physicians which are community-based clinics with a special focus on those with limited access to health care. Dr. Cole precepts fourth-year pharmacy students from the University of North Carolina, University of South Carolina, and Wingate University. She also enjoys serving as a mentor for pharmacy students and an advisor for resident projects and CE presentations. Her professional interests include diabetes management, interdisciplinary care, and health equity initiatives.

Nicole Cowgill 

Nicole Cowgill, PharmD, BCOP, CSP, DPLA

Specialty: Specialty Pharmacy
Site: Atrium Health Specialty Pharmacy Service
Pharmacy School: University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy
About Dr. Cowgill: Dr. Cowgill has worked in specialty pharmacy since her graduation in 2010 and has focused her expertise in the fields of oncology and hematology. She currently serves as the clinical pharmacy manager responsible for the development and oversight of clinical services at the specialty pharmacy service within Atrium Health where she has worked the last 4 years. Her interests include oncology, hematology and clinical research/outcomes.

Morgan Humphrey, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Morgan Humphrey, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Specialty: Adult Hematology/Oncology
Pharmacy School: Wingate University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Atrium Health Cabarrus, Concord, NC
About Dr. Humphrey: Dr. Humphrey joined Atrium Health in 2016 and has been with Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) since 2017. He currently serves on the LCI Pharmacy ONE Committee where standard work is developed and implemented across all LCI sites. His professional interests include adult hematology/oncology, sterile compounding, lean methodology, and precepting/teaching.

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Chris Larck, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
Site: Levine Cancer Institute Infusion Pharmacy (Atrium Health Cabarrus)
Pharmacy School: West Virginia University
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV
About Dr. Larck: Dr. Larck joined Atrium Health Cabarrus in 2016. He is involved in clinical/translational research and precepting students and residents as well as serving on the Tumor Board, Oncology Research Committee, Protocol Review Committee and Patient Education Committee.

Caleb Little, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Specialty: Internal Medicine, Cardiology
Sites: Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Atrium Health Cabarrus, Ambulatory Care (Charlotte)
About Dr. Little: Dr. Little joined the pharmacy department at CMC in 2016. He currently manages cardiovascular diseases in addition to working alongside physicians in an interprofessional care model in the outpatient setting. He is an active preceptor and instructor for pharmacy students and residents, medical students and residents, nurse practitioner students, and nurse anesthetist students. His interests include academia, diabetes, cardiology, pulmonology and tobacco cessation.

 

Rachel Long, PharmD, BCPS, CPP, CDCES

Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Sites: Kannapolis Internal Medicine, Ardsley Internal Medicine, North East Medication Management Anticoagulation Clinic
Pharmacy School: Wingate University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Durham VA Medical Center
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency: 
University of North Carolina Medical Center and School of Pharmacy
About Dr. Long: 
Dr. Long joined the pharmacy department at Atrium Health in 2016 after completion of her PGY2 residency. She currently serves as the primary clinical pharmacist at Midland Family Medicine but practices in multiple clinics in the Concord area. She also serves as a medication safety co-preceptor for the residency program. Dr. Long enjoys working with learners and serves as an advisor for resident MUEs, CE presentations, and other various projects. She precepts fourth-year pharmacy students from High Point University, University of North Carolina, and Wingate University. Professional interests include diabetes, heart failure, anticoagulation, transitions of care, and academia.

 

Lillie Mattox, PharmD, BCPS, CPP, CDCES

Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Sites: Central 1 Care Management
Pharmacy School: South Carolina College of Pharmacy - University of South Carolina
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Spartanburg Medical Center, General Practice
About Dr. Mattox: Dr. Mattox joined the pharmacy department at Atrium Health in 2015 as an inpatient Staff Pharmacist at CMC Main. She transitioned to Care Management a year later and worked in the South Carolina Region for a couple of years before transitioning to the Central 1 Region. She precepts pharmacy residents and fourth-year pharmacy students from Wingate, High Point University, University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina.  Professional interests include diabetes management, HTN and dyslipidemia. 

Kristen McKnight, PharmD, BCPS

Kristen McKnight, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES, CPP

Specialty: Cardiology and Ambulatory Care
Sites: Kannapolis Internal Medicine, Ardsley Internal Medicine-Concord, SouthPoint Internal Medicine, Atrium Health Cabarrus - Medication Management Clinic
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center, Salisbury, NC
About Dr. McKnight: Dr. McKnight joined the pharmacy department at Atrium Health Cabarrus in 2012. She works as an inpatient staff clinical pharmacist where she focuses in cardiology. She also works in the outpatient setting in our chronic disease state management clinics. Before pharmacy school she was a high school chemistry teacher. Her clinical interests include heart failure management, diabetes management in the primary care setting and teaching.

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Kayla Morgan, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, CPP

Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Sites: Kannapolis Internal Medicine, Ardsley Internal Medicine-Harrisburg, Atrium Health Cabarrus - Medication Management Clinic
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Atrium Health Cabarrus, Ambulatory Care
About Dr. Morgan: Dr. Morgan joined the pharmacy department at Atrium Health Cabarrus in 2014. She currently serves as the primary clinical pharmacist at Atrium Health Primary Care Ardsley Internal Medicine Harrisburg but practices in several clinics around the Concord area. She serves at the primary preceptor for the longitudinal staffing learning experience and works with the residents throughout the year. She serves as an advisor for resident research projects, MUEs, CE presentations, and various other projects. She enjoys teaching and precepts students from the University of North Carolina, Wingate University, and High Point University. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, heart failure and anticoagulation. She also has a passion for transitions of care.

 Maeghan Moss

Maeghan Moss, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, CPP

Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Sites: Atrium Health Primary Care, Concord Internal Medicine
Pharmacy School: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Atrium Health Cabarrus, Ambulatory Care
About Dr. Moss: Dr. Moss completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency in Ambulatory Care at Atrium Health Cabarrus in 2018. She currently works as an ambulatory care clinic leader at Concord Internal Medicine. She is also a preceptor to Wingate and High Point fourth year student pharmacists. Her clinical interests are many, but her passions include medication management of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

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Kristen Nagy, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Specialty: Psychiatry
Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Randolph Behavioral Health
Pharmacy School: University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
About Dr. Nagy: Dr. Nagy joined the Carolinas Medical Center Department of Pharmacy in 2008 and transitioned to clinical pharmacist at the Behavioral Health Center in 2014. Her interests include transitional psychiatric care and stabilization as well as staff development and education.

 

Alaina Olenik, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, CPP

Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Sites: Union Region, Ambulatory Care Management
Pharmacy School: St. Louis College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Charles George VA Medical Center (Ambulatory Care focus)
About Dr. Marino: She joined the Ambulatory Care Management population health team in 2014. In her current position, she covers the Union Region which includes 10 different primary care clinic sites. She works closely with her interdisciplinary team that includes a Nurse Care Manager and a Health Advocate, among others, to help her patients meet their health goals. As a clinical pharmacist practitioner on the team, her primary function is chronic disease state management for provider referred patients, as well as management of system identified patients within our ACO. The team works to deliver high-quality care and to reduce cost where possible, especially in attempting to prevent inpatient admissions and unnecessary ED utilization. She enjoys mentoring and precepting pharmacy residents as well as pharmacy students from various pharmacy schools. 

Bryan Robinette, Pharm.D., BCPS

Bryan Robinette, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology

Specialty: Heart Failure, Adult Cardiology
Site: Complex Chronic Referral Clinic
Pharmacy School: University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency: University of Utah Hospital
About Dr. Robinette: Dr. Robinette joined the pharmacy department at Atrium Health Cabarrus in September 1998. He served as the acute care cardiology clinical specialist until February 2012 when he moved to the Heart Success Clinic, a facility of Atrium Health Cabarrus, to help manage patients with heart failure.

Lindsay Sheehan, PharmD, CDE, CPP

Lindsay Sheehan, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, CPP

Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Site: Kannapolis Internal Medicine
Pharmacy School: Wingate University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Atrium Health Cabarrus
About Dr. Sheehan: Dr. Sheehan joined the clinical team at Atrium Health Cabarrus in June 2010. She currently serves as pharmacy leader and residency site coordinator at Atrium Health Kannapolis Internal Medicine where she focuses on chronic care disease state management.

Laura Skaff, PharmD, BCPS

Laura Skaff, PharmD, BCACP, CPP

Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Sites: NorthEast Medication Management Anticoagulation Clinic, Concord Internal Medicine
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Specialty Residency in Primary Care: Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC
About Dr. Skaff: Dr. Skaff joined the pharmacy department at Atrium Health Cabarrus in 2006. After working as a clinical staff pharmacist in the hospital, she transitioned into the ambulatory care clinical specialist position. She now serves as clinic leader at the Atrium Health Cabarrus anticoagulation clinic. Dr. Skaff also precepts fourth-year students on rotation from Wingate. Her clinical interests include diabetes management in primary care practice and complex anticoagulation cases.

 

Marci Steele, PharmD

Specialty: Community Pharmacy, Anticoagulation
Site: Atrium Health Pharmacy - Myers Park
Pharmacy School: Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy
Specialty Residency in Primary Care: Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD
About Dr. Steele: Dr. Steele joined Atrium Health in 2012 as a Staff Pharmacist at Myers Park Pharmacy.  In 2017, she transitioned to the role of Pharmacy Supervisor of Myers Park Pharmacy where she helps to lead a team of over 20 pharmacists and technicians.  As the primary preceptor of the Outpatient Core Learning Experience, she enjoys working with pharmacy residents and giving them exposure to a 340b community clinic pharmacy.  Her professional interests include anticoagulation and caring for the medically underserved population.

Nick Wilkins, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES, CPP, DPLA

Specialty: Ambulatory Care, Administration
Site: Atrium Health Division of Pharmacy
Pharmacy School: Ferris State University (BSPharm) and the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy (PharmD)
About Dr. Wilkins: Dr. Wilkins joined Atrium Health in 1997 and has spent his career in ambulatory care. He currently serves as a director of pharmacy, managing ambulatory clinical pharmacy services which includes primary care, transitions of care, population health management and value-based care. Special interests include administration, leadership, and practice sustainability. Clinical areas of interest include diabetes, anticoagulation, asthma, cardiac risk reduction and HIV. Dr. Wilkins is also passionate about the role lifestyle plays in chronic disease and he is certified in culinary medicine.

Amanda Woods, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, CPP

Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Sites: Concord Internal Medicine
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Atrium Health Cabarrus, Ambulatory Care
About Dr. Woods: Dr. Woods joined the pharmacy department at Atrium Health Cabarrus in 2013. She is the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Manager. She enjoys teaching and currently precepts pharmacy students for Ambulatory Care APPEs and residents for Ambulatory Care Core and Advanced Ambulatory Care learning experiences. Clinical interests include diabetes, diabetes technology, anticoagulation, and medication safety.   

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