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Program Director

John Hammer, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
John Hammer, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, DPLA

Specialty: Medical Critical Care
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School:
 Wingate University
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care: The Ohio State University Medical Center
About Dr. Hammer: Dr. Hammer joined the pharmacy department at CMC in 2013 after serving as an emergency medicine clinical specialist at Detroit Receiving Hospital. His interests include sepsis and septic shock, ICU sedation and delirium, and massive pulmonary embolism. He is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the Carolinas/Virginia Chapter of SCCM.

 
 

Preceptors

 Bennett Noell, PharmD
Erika Aldag, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Specialty: Solid Organ Transplant
Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Transplant Division
Pharmacy School: Drake University
PGY1 Residency: The University of Nebraska Medical Center
PGY2 Residency in Solid Organ Transplant: The Ohio State University Medical Center
About Dr. Aldag: She treats solid organ transplant patients, including liver, kidney, kidney/pancreas and heart transplant recipients. The transplant pharmacists also provide care to outpatient transplant patients.

 
 
Justin Arnall, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Bleeding Disorders, Non-malignant/Malignant Hematology
Site: Atrium Health, Specialty Pharmacy Services/Hematology Consult 
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
PGY2 Residency in Hematology/Oncology: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
About Dr. Arnall: Dr. Arnall joined the CMC team in August 2016. His professional interests include multiple myeloma, bone marrow transplantation, pharmacogenomics in oncology practice, bleeding disorders and factor stewardship. He is an active member in HOPA, ACCP and ASTCT, as well as an involved advocate for oral oncolytic parity legislation and pharmacy practice advancement.

Jennifer Barnes 
Jennifer Barnes, PharmD, BCPPS

Specialty: Neonatal Intensive Care
Site: Atrium Health Levine Children’s
Pharmacy School: Virginia Commonwealth University
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Alamance Regional Medical Center-Cone Health
About Dr. Barnes: Dr. Barnes joined the CMC pharmacy department in February 2017. She previously practiced at University of Virginia Children’s Hospital from 2011 until 2017. Her special interests include neonatal abstinence syndrome, respiratory distress syndrome and necrotizing enterocolitis. She is active member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG).

Ryan Bender, PharmD
Ryan Bender, PharmD

Specialty: Investigational Drug Services (IDS)
Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Transplant Division
Pharmacy School: Duquesne Unversity - Mylan School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
About Dr. Bender: Dr. Bender joined the pharmacy team in 2007 as a PGY-1 pharmacy practice resident. After completing his residency he worked as a clinical staff pharmacist and then transitioned into the Investigational Drug Services department where he now serves as a supervisor. He is interested in both clinical trial research and medication safety.

Kamaria Brown, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Biddle Point Clinic
Pharmacy School: Howard University
PGY1 Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
About Dr. Brown: Dr. Brown joined the faculty in 2006. Since that time, she has served as the clinical care team leader at CMC-Biddle Point. Dr. Brown also serves as an adjunct professor for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her special interests include teaching and working with underserved populations. Dr. Brown is a proud member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical fraternity and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Allene Cook, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Adult Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplant
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: South Carolina College of Pharmacy - University of South Carolina
PGY1 Residency: University of Tennessee Medical Center
PGY2 Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
About Dr. Cook: Dr. Cook joined LCI in August of 2017. Her professional interests include acute leukemias, blood and marrow transplant, and infectious diseases in immunocompromised hosts.

Kevin Cooper, PharmD
Kevin Cooper, PharmD, CPP

Specialty: Solid Organ Transplant
Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Transplant Division
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
About Dr. Cooper: Dr. Cooper has been at CMC since 1998 and with the Transplant Center since 2003. He treats solid organ transplant patients, including liver, kidney, kidney/pancreas and heart transplant recipients. The transplant pharmacists also provide care to outpatient transplant patients.

 Bennett Noell, PharmD
Rachel Crawford, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency: Medical University of South Carolina
PGY2 Residency in Internal Medicine: Medical University of South Carolina
About Dr. Crawford: Dr. Crawford joined the CMC pharmacy department in November 2016. She worked as a nephrology pharmacist prior to joining CMC. Her clinical interests include nephrology, anticoagulation, and transitions of care.

 
Kristyn DiSogra, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
Site: Atrium Health Specialty Pharmacy Service
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency: Mayo Clinic Hospital
PGY2 Residency in Hematology/Oncology: University of Washington Medical Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
About Dr. Yemm: Dr. DiSogra joined the CMC team in January 2019 after two years with the University of Washington Medical Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as an inpatient Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant and inpatient Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Her professional interests include hematology, oncology, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, international health, and antimicrobial stewardship in cancer patients.

 

Jessica Michaud Davis, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: Medical University of South Carolina
PGY1 Residency: Boston Medical Center
PGY2 Residency in Hematology/Oncology: University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics
About Dr. Davis: Dr. Davis joined the Department of Pharmacy at CMC in August 2016. Her primary interests include solid tumors, such as melanoma and renal cell carcinoma, and immunotherapy.

Anna Dulaney
Anna Rouse Dulaney, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT

Specialty: Clinical Toxicology
Site: Carolinas Poison Center and Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: University of South Carolina (BS Pharmacy), The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy (PharmD)
About Dr. Dulaney: Dr. Dulaney is a Clinical Toxicologist at Carolinas Poison Center and with the Medical Toxicology Service at CMC. She is the Director of the PharmD Clinical Toxicology Fellowship at CMC.  She lectures on toxicology to healthcare providers across North Carolina and serves on national benchmarking, fatality and recertification committees as well as the North Carolina Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Committee.

Laura Honeycutt, PharmD, BCPS
Laura Dunlap, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Medication Safety
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Atrium Health Levine Children's
Pharmacy School: Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
About Dr. Dunlap: Dr. Dunlap joined the CMC department of pharmacy in 2011 as a clinical staff pharmacist and transitioned to her current role as a medication safety specialist in 2013.  Her interests include human factors engineering and pediatric medication safety.

Grace Elsey 
Grace Elsey, PharmD

Specialty: Adult Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplant
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
PGY2 Residency in Oncology: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
About Dr. Elsey: Dr. Elsey joined LCI in July of 2021. Her professional interests include hematologic malignancies, cardiac oncology, stem cell transplant, adolescent and young adult oncology, and infectious diseases in the immunocompromised patient population.

Doug Fisher 
Doug Fisher, PharmD, MS

Specialty: Pharmacy Administration
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: Manchester University
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Mission Hospital 
About Dr. Fisher: Dr. Fisher joined the Carolinas Medical Center pharmacy team in 2021 as a Director of Pharmacy.  After completing his residency in 2018 he worked as Director of Pharmacy at Atrium Health Stanly and then transitioned to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in 2021 where he oversees operations of sterile compounding as well as the Pediatric, Oncology and Surgical pharmacy satellites.  Dr. Fisher is interested in both pharmacy operations and organizational leadership.

Mei Ka Fong, PharmD, BCOP
Mei Ka Fong, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: University of Rhode Island
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Northport
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Hematology/Oncology: Roswell Park Cancer Institute
About Dr. Fong: Dr. Fong joined the department of pharmacy at CMC in 2015 after four years as a clinical pharmacy specialist in medical oncology and two years as the PGY2 oncology residency program director at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. She has a particular interest in gastrointestinal, neuroendocrine cancers, and health literacy.

 

 

Jeanne Forrester, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Specialty: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Site: Atrium Health Levine Children
Pharmacy School: Auburn University
PGY1 Residency: Medical University of South Carolina
PGY2 Residency in Infectious Diseases: Medical University of South Carolina
About Dr. Forrester: Dr. Forrester joined the Pediatric Antimicrobial Support Network at Levine Children’s in 2016. Her professional interests include rapid diagnostic tools, antimicrobial resistance, pharmacokinetics/dynamics, and therapeutic drug monitoring of antimicrobials.

Vicki Gardin, PharmD

Specialty: Transitions of Care 
Site: Community Care Partners of Greater Mecklenburg
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency: St Louis College of Pharmacy/Express Scripts, Inc.
About Dr. Gardin: Dr. Gardin is a Clinical Pharmacist with CCPGM, part of Community Care of North Carolina’s (CCNC) public healthcare initiative.  In this role, Dr. Gardin works with highly complex patient populations with a focus on improving healthcare outcomes.   Dr. Gardin serves on the UNCESOP Pharmacy Alumni Association Board and is an active member of various pharmacy and service organizations.

Gail Gesin, PharmD
Gail Gesin, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM

Specialty: Surgical/Trauma Critical Care
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences
PGY1 and PGY2 Pharmacy Residencies in Critical Care: Medical University of South Carolina
About Dr. Gesin: Dr. Gesin joined CMC in 2008 and has interests in anticoagulation reversal and ICU sedation.  She is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).

Tyler Greenwood, PharmD, BCPS, DPLA

Specialty: Operational Pharmacy Administration
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
About Dr. Greenwood: Dr. Greenwood joined the pharmacy team in 2010 after completion of his residency training. He worked as a clinical staff pharmacist for 3 years before transitioning into a leadership role over the sterile product compounding area in the department. Dr. Greenwood's current role is pharmacy operations manager where he oversees day to day functions of the department. His interests include process improvement and leadership development.

Josh Guffey, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDE
Josh Guffey, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM, BCPS

Specialty: Academia/Internal Medicine
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: Wingate University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: University of Georgia
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency: University of Georgia/Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center
About Dr. Guffey: Dr. Guffey joined Atrium Health in 2013. He serves as Associate Director of Pharmacy Education for the Charlotte AHEC and Assistant Professor for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. His interests include diabetes management, interdisciplinary education, and transitions of care. Prior to joining Atrium Health, Dr. Guffey served as faculty with UGA and SCCP and as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Ambulatory Care/Family Medicine with the Athens VA CBOC and Greenville Health System.

Hailey Hill 
Hailey Hill, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Adult Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplant
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency: Carolinas Medical Center 
PGY2 Residency in Hematology/Oncology: Levine Cancer Institute
About Dr. Hill: Dr. Hill joined Levine Cancer Institute in August 2020 after completion of her residency training. Her professional interests include hematology malignancies and transplant and cellular therapy.

Allison Karabinos, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Adult Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplant
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency: Methodist University Hospital
PGY2 Residency in Hematology/Oncology: Levine Cancer Institute 
About Dr. Karabinos: Dr. Karabinos joined the LCI team in August 2019. Her professional interests include hematologic malignancies, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, infectious diseases in the immunocompromised patient population and pharmacogenomics.

Tiffany Kneuss, PharmD, BCGP, CPP

Specialty: Palliative Medicine/Supportive Oncology
Site: Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: Ohio Northern University
PGY1 Residency: Aultman Hospital
PGY2 Residency in Pain Management & Palliative Care: The Ohio State University/Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services
About Dr. Kneuss:  Dr. Kneuss joined the Levine Cancer Institute in July 2018 after completing her residency training. Her primary professional interests include acute and chronic pain management, opioid diversion prevention strategies, and symptom management in end of life.

 Elena Ko
Elena Ko, PharmD, BCPS

 

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Site: Carolinas Medical Center

Pharmacy School: University of Connecticut

PGY1 Residency: Maine Medical Center

PGY2 Residency in Emergency Medicine: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

About Dr. Ko: Dr. Ko joined the pharmacy department at CMC in June 2020. She previously practiced at Hurley Medical Center, affiliated with the University of Michigan, as their first EM clinical pharmacy specialist. Her interests include trauma, rapid sequence intubation, ACLS and furthering the role of clinical EM pharmacists.

 
Julia Lea 
Julia Lea, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
PGY2 Residency in Hematology/Oncology: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
About Dr. Lea: Dr. Lea joined Levine Cancer Institute in July 2019 after completing her residency training. Her interests include solid tumors such as breast cancer, which is her primary outpatient oncology clinic practice site.

Bennett Noell, PharmD 
Laura Leathers, PharmD, BCPPS

Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology and Critical Care
Site: Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital
Pharmacy School: Medical University of South Carolina
PGY1 Residency: Medical University of South Carolina
PGY2 Residency in Hematology/Oncology: MUSC Children’s Hospital
About Dr. Leathers: Dr. Leathers joined CMC in October 2020. She previously practiced at Johns Hopkins Bayview from 2016 to 2017 and Children’s National Hospital from 2017 to 2020. Her special interests include mechanical circulatory support, anticoagulation, and chronic pediatric critical care.

Bennett Noell, PharmD
Alanna Lehman, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
PGY1 Residency: Benefis Health System
PGY2 Residency in Hematology/Oncology: Mountain State Tumor Institute
About Dr. Lehman: Dr. Lehman joined the department of pharmacy at LCI in April 2019. Dr. Jackson splits her time between the outpatient and inpatient setting. Her professional interests include solid tumor oncology, where she focuses on gynecology oncology.

Brittany Logston, PharmD, BCPPS

Specialty: General Pediatrics/ Multidisciplinary
Site: Atrium Health Levine Children’s
Pharmacy School: Wingate University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency: Texas Children’s Hospital
PGY2 Residency in Pediatrics: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
About Dr. Logston: Dr. Logston joined the CMC Pharmacy department in February 2019. She joined the pediatrics team shortly after completing her residency and then practicing at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Her interests include patient education, asthma, and cystic fibrosis.

Michael D. Mango, PharmD, MBA
Michael D. Mango, PharmD, MBA

Specialty: Pharmacy Administration
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: Albany College of Pharmacy (BS), University of Florida (PharmD)
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Hartford Hospital
About Dr. Mango: Dr. Mango currently serves as director of pharmacy at CMC. In addition to his pharmacy education, he has attained a Masters in Business Administration from Long Island University.

Steve Martin, PharmD
Steve Martin, PharmD, BCPPS

Specialty: Operational Pharmacy Administration/Pediatric Cardiology
Site: Levine Children's Hospital
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Pediatrics: Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
About Dr. Martin: Dr. Martin joined the clinical team at CMC in 2012 as the pediatric cardiology specialist. In 2018, he transitioned to serve as the pediatric pharmacy operations manager for the patients at Levine Children’s Hospital. His area of interests include process improvement and anticoagulation.

 

Carleton Maxwell, PharmD, BCPS, DPLA, FNPhA

Specialty: Cardiology, Clinical Pharmacy Administration
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis, TN
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Cardiology: Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems
About Dr. Maxwell: Dr. Maxwell joined the Department of Pharmacy in February 2010. He is a Past President of the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) and current Executive Director for the NPhA Foundation. He previously sat on the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy Alumni Board and is a member of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He was named the 2018-2019 Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year for his work with the PGY-1 residents.

 Jessica McElwee
Jessica McElwee, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Adult Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: Wingate University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Medical University of South Carolina
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Cardiology: Medical University of South Carolina
About Dr. McElwee: Dr. McElwee joined the LCI team in September 2020. Her professional interests include hematologic malignancies, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and infectious diseases in the immunocompromised patient population.

 McKernan
Jessica McKernan, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: University of Minnesota
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Cardiology: Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin
About Dr. McKernan: Dr. McKernan joined the department of pharmacy at LCI in August 2020. Her professional interests include solid tumors with a focus on central nervous system and genitourinary oncology.

 
Shelby Merchant, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Cardiology: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
About Dr. Merchant: Dr. Merchant joined the oncology pharmacy team at LCI in July 2021 after spending two years as a thoracic oncology pharmacy specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Merchant works primarily in the thoracic and head/neck outpatient oncology clinics. Her professional interests include precision medicine, palliative care, and immuno-oncology.

 
Jacqueline Meredith, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Specialty: Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Site: Carolinas Medical Center    
Pharmacy School: University of Michigan  
PGY1 Residency: Indiana University Health 
PGY2 Residency in Infectious Diseases: University of North Carolina Hospitals 
About Dr. Meredith: Dr. Meredith joined the Antimicrobial Support Network (ASN) in August 2015 and recently transitioned from an ASN Clinical Team Lead in the North Division to the Central Division in 2018. Her professional interests include multi-drug resistant organisms/antimicrobial resistance, HIV, HCV and infections in immunocompromised patients.

Meghan Devine, PharmD
Meghan Devine Michael, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Site: Levine Children's Hospital
Pharmacy School: University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Medical College of Georgia/University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Hematology/Oncology: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
About Dr. Michael: Dr. Michael joined the pharmacy department at CMC in July 2013. Her interests include acute leukemias, osteosarcoma, oncologic emergencies, and lymphoma.

 
Allison Morse, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Adult Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplant
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency: Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Hematology/Oncology: Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
About Dr. Martin: Dr. Martin joined the CMC team in September 2017. Her professional interests include hematologic malignancies, bone marrow transplantation, pharmacogenomics in oncology practice, and pharmacy practice advancement.

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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.

 Bennett Noell, PharmD
Xuan Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP

Specialty: Adult Cardiology
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: University of Missouri - Kansas City
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Baylor University Medical Center
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Cardiology: Duke University Hospital
About Dr. Nguyen: Dr. Nguyen joined the CMC pharmacy department in September 2019.  Prior to joining CMC, she worked as a cardiology and critical care clinical pharmacist at the Kansas City VA Medical Center.  Her clinical interests include acute coronary syndromes, electrophysiology, and cardiogenic shock.

Bennett Noell, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Specialty: Solid Organ Transplant
Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Transplant Division
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Houston Methodist Hospital
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Solid Organ Transplant: University of Maryland Medical Center
About Dr. Noell: Dr. Noell joined CMC in August 2013. His clinical interests include transplant infectious diseases, antibody mediated rejection, and post-transplant hepatitis C management.

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Timothy R. Pasquale, PharmD, MBA, DPLA, FIDSA

Specialty: Clinical Pharmacy Administration
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: Duquesne University
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Kaleida Health, Buffalo, NY
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Infectious Diseases: Summa Health System, Akron, OH
About Dr. Pasquale: Dr. Pasquale joined the pharmacy department at CMC in 2013. In addition to his pharmacy education, he attained a Masters in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan  University.  He was an infectious diseases clinical specialist for 13 years prior to joining CMC. He is published and has presented to his colleagues on the local, state, and national level.

Jai Patel, PharmD
Jai Patel, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Specialty: Cancer Pharmacology & Pharmacogenomics Research
Site: Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Fellowship: Oncology/Pharmacogenomics Postdoctoral Fellowship at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Center for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy
About Dr. Patel: Dr. Patel joined the Levine Cancer Institute as Chief of Pharmacology Research in 2013 and currently serves as Chair of the Department of Cancer Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics and Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Patel’s research focuses on translational and clinical pharmacogenomics and pharmacokinetics of anticancer therapies. He serves as a part-time palliative medicine clinical pharmacist and also has research interests in supportive oncology and management of venous thromboembolism in cancer patients.

Rupal Patel, PharmD, BCPPS

Specialty: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Site: Atrium Health Levine Children's
Pharmacy School: St. Louis College of Pharmacy
PGY2 Residency: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
About Dr. Patel: Dr. Patel joined the Pharmacy and Antimicrobial Support Network in 2016. Prior to joining CMC, she worked at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for 9 years, initiating their antimicrobial stewardship program. She is published in several areas of pediatric infectious diseases and has presented on local, state and national levels to further the advancement of pediatric antimicrobial stewardship.

Erika Peterfy, PharmD, BCOP
Erika Peterfy, PharmD, CDE, BCACP, CPP

Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Site: Mecklenburg Medical Group-South Park
Pharmacy School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Carolinas Medical Center, Ambulatory Care Track
About Dr. Peterfy: Dr. Peterfy joined the pharmacy team in 2012 and currently serves as coordinator for Atrium Health Diabetes Care, an outpatient diabetes center.  Her clinical interests include diabetes management and working with underserved populations. She serves on the board for NC MedAssist, a nonprofit pharmacy program for uninsured North Carolina residents. Dr. Peterfy also serves as a preceptor for fourth year UNC and Wingate pharmacy students.

Shay Phillips, PharmD, BCPS
Shay Phillips, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, BC-ADM

Specialty: Ambulatory Care/Family Medicine
Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Department of Family Medicine
Pharmacy School: Florida A&M University
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Tampa General Hospital
About Dr. Phillips: Dr. Phillips joined the Department of Family Medicine and was appointed as a clinical assistant professor with UNC School of Medicine Chapel Hill in 2008. She also serves as a preceptor for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her interests include pharmacotherapeutic management of anticoagulation, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. She is published and has presented to her colleagues on the local, state and national level.

Dragos Plesca, PharmD, PhD
Dragos Plesca, PharmD, PhD, BCOP, DPLA

Specialty: Adult Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila,” Bucharest, Romania
Doctor of Philosophy in Cellular and Molecular Biology specializing in Cancer Biology: Kent State University and Cleveland Clinic
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Cleveland Clinic
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Hematology/Oncology: Cleveland Clinic
About Dr. Plesca: Dr. Plesca joined the Department of Pharmacy at CMC in 2011. He has special interests in malignant hematology, including acute myeloid and lymphocytic leukemia, chronic myeloid and lymphocytic leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas and bone marrow transplant. He is also interested in clinical and basic cancer research.

Katherine Rector, PharmD, BCPS
Katherine Rector, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Adult Internal Medicine
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: Northeastern University
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
About Dr. Rector: Dr. Rector joined the pharmacy department at CMC in 2002. After completing her residency, she worked as a clinical staff pharmacist then subsequently transitioned into the internal medicine specialist position. Her interests include working with staff medicine teams to provide care for complicated internal medicine cases and anticoagulation.

 Megan Reinfried
Meagan Griffin Reinfried PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Adult Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplant
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
PGY2 Residency: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
About Dr. Reinfried: Dr. Reinfried joined Levine Cancer Institute in 2020 after four years as a bone marrow transplant clinical specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her professional interests include acute leukemias, bone marrow transplantation and cellular therapies, and management of post-transplant complications.

 
Bennett Noell, PharmD
Jane Revollo, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Specialty: Adult Solid Organ Transplant
Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Tranplant Division
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Methodist University Hospital
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Solid Organ Transplant: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
About Dr. Revollo: Dr. Revollo joined CMC in March 2019. She was previously the transplant pharmacist for the kidney and kidney/pancreas transplant programs at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She currently works with the solid organ transplant patients at CMC, including liver, kidney, kidney/pancreas and heart transplant recipients. The transplant pharmacists also provide care to outpatient transplant patients.

Danya Roshdy, PharmD, BCPS
Danya Roshdy Reynolds, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Specialty: Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Site: Carolinas Medical Center, Antimicrobial Support Network
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Infectious Diseases: University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics
About Dr. Roshdy: Dr. Roshdy joined the Antimicrobial Support Network and Carolinas Medical Center pharmacy teams in 2014, immediately following the completion of her residency. Her special interests include treatment of multidrug-resistant Gram-positive and Gram-negative pathogens, invasive fungal infections and candidiasis, PK/PD optimization, and antimicrobial stewardship. She is a member of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).

 
Erin Roach, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Surgical Critical Care
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
PGY2 Residency in Critical Care: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
About Dr. Roach: Dr. Roach joined the CMC pharmacy department in January 2017. She worked as a Medical ICU Clinical Specialist at the Cleveland Clinic prior to joining CMC. Her clinical interests include Hemodynamics in critically ill patients and ICU sedation in patients with a history of substance abuse.

 
Alexandra Shillingburg, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty:  Adult Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant
Site: Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: West Virginia University School of Pharmacy 
PGY1 Residency: West Virginia University Medicine 
PGY2 Residency in Hematology/Oncology: West Virginia University Cancer Institute and School of Pharmacy
About Dr. Shillingburg: Dr. Shillingburg joined LCI in February 2017 after 4 years with the WVU Cancer Institute as the outpatient BMT specialist and Director of Stem Cell Collections. Her professional interests include lymphoma and myeloma, supportive care, leadership and professional development, and oncology pharmacy organization involvement and development.

Scott Strassel 
Scott Strassels, PhD

Specialty:  Research and Statistics
Site: Atrium Health
Pharmacy School: University of Arizona
About Dr. Strassels: Dr. Strassels joined the Atrium Health Division of Pharmacy Services in 2021 and serves as Research Associate Professor, specializing in health outcomes research.  Scott earned his BS and PharmD from the University of Arizona and his PhD from the University of Washington.  He also completed research fellowships in pharmacoeconomics and acute pain outcomes.  Dr. Strassels' research is focused on understanding the economics, epidemiology, and patient-reported outcomes associated with pain, palliative care, and end-of-life care.  His hobbies include running and playing acoustic guitar..

 Stephanie Welch
Stephanie Welch, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Site: Carolinas Medical Center    
Pharmacy School: University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy 
PGY1 Residency: Carolinas Medical Center 
PGY2 Residency in Infectious Diseases: Carolinas Medical Center 
About Dr. Welch: Dr. Welch joined the Antimicrobial Support Network in July 2020 after completion of her residency. Her professional interests include gram-positive bloodstream infections, antimicrobial resistance, HIV, and academia/experiential education.

Wyn Wheeler, PharmD
Wyn Wheeler, PharmD, BCPPS, FCCM

Specialty: Pediatric Critical Care/Clinical Pharmacy Administration
Site: Atrium Health Levine Children's
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy (BSPharm, PharmD)
About Dr. Wheeler: Dr. Wheeler joined the faculty in 2008 and is adjunct assistant professor at Wingate University and University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She holds certifications in anticoagulation and adult/pediatric fundamentals of critical care and is published in several areas including sedation, analgesia, neuromuscular blockade, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Additionally, she has been recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Wheeler serves as a member of the State Medical Assistance Team and is FEMA-certified in incident command. She is also an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group.

 Alyshia Wiggins
Alyshia Wiggins, PharmD, BCCCP

Specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgical Critical Care
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: University of Florida 
PGY 1 Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
PGY 2 Residency in Critical Care: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
About Dr. Wiggins: Dr. Wiggins joined the department of pharmacy at CMC in October of 2020. She worked as a clinical staff pharmacist in the Emergency Department prior to transitioning to her role as CMC’s first Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Her clinical interests include cardiopulmonary bypass, mechanical circulatory support devices and hemodynamic management of postoperative patients.

 
 
   
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