Program Director

Danya Roshdy, PharmD, BCPS

 

 

Danya Roshdy, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: University of North Carolina Health Care
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Infectious Diseases: University of North Carolina Health Care
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).

Infectious Diseases Preceptors 

 Kevin Cooper, PharmD

Kevin Cooper, PharmD

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.

 

Jeanne Forrester, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Site: Levine Children’s Hospital
Pharmacy School: Auburn University
PGY1 Residency: Medical University of South Carolina
PGY2 Residency: 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.

 

Erin Gentry, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Antimicrobial Stewardship and Clinical Pharmacy Administration
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: Wingate University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast
About Dr. Gentry: Dr. Gentry joined Atrium Health in August 2009 as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Antimicrobial Stewardship. She then served as a Clinical Team Leader with the Antimicrobial Support Network for five years prior to her transition to Clinical Pharmacy Manager. She also serves as the pharmacist leader for the Carolinas HealthCare Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship Empowerment Network. Her interests include inpatient and outpatient antimicrobial stewardship, OPAT, HIV and stewardship quality/leadership. She is an active member of several committees for the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP).

 

 

Katie Lynn Hammer, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID

Specialty: Infectious Diseases
Site: Atrium Health Pineville, Atrium Health Cleveland, Atrium Health Union, Atrium Health Anson, Atrium Health Kings Mountain
Pharmacy School:Temple University School of Pharmacy (TUSP)
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC)
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Infectious Diseases: Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
About Dr. Hammer: Dr. Hammer is originally from South Jersey. She worked at Palmetto Health System as a ASN/Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Specialist for two years before joining Atrium Health  in 2015 as the Infectious Diseases Clinical Team Leader for the South Division of the Atrium Health Antimicrobial Support Network. Her interests include multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), gram-negative bloodstream infections, clinical microbiology and rapid diagnostics. She serves as a member of The Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP).

 

Jacqueline Isip, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Pharmacy School: University of Michigan 
PGY1 Residency: Indiana University Health
PGY2 Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals
About Dr. Isip: Dr. Isip 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.

 

Bennett Noell, PharmD, BCPS

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.

 

Rupal Patel, PharmD, BCPPS  

Specialty: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: St. Louis College of Pharmacy
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Pediatrics: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Special Information: 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 nine 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. 

 

Penny Stewart, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVMP  

Specialty: HIV
Site: Carolinas Medical Center – Myers Park ID Clinic, CMC Biddle Point, CMC Elizabeth Family Medicine
Pharmacy School: West Virginia University (BS Pharmacy), University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Special Information: Dr. Stewart began working at Carolinas Medical Center in 1985 in the IV room.  She has worked in several capacities over the years at CMC, Atrium Health University, CMC Rx Medical Center Plaza Pharmacy as a manager, and since 2001 as an HIV specialist. She has served on the pain management committee for several years at CMC and works with the CMC Elizabeth Pain Clinic rotation. She also serves as a formulary board member for the NC AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). She holds certificates in both Pain Management and HIV care.

Other Faculty Preceptors

 

Justin Arnall, PharmD 

Specialty:  Adult Hematology/Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplant
Pharmacy School: UNC 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, benign hematology, and antimicrobial stewardship in neutropenic/immunocompromised cancer patients. He is an active member in HOPA, ACCP, ASHP, and APhA, as well as an involved advocate for oral oncolytic parity legislation and pharmacy practice advancement.

Meg Groom, PharmD

Margaret Croom, PharmD

Specialty: Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant
Site: Levine Children's Hospital
Pharmacy School: Medical University of South Carolina
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Hematology/Oncology: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
About Dr. Croom: Dr. Croom joined the CMC pharmacy team in August 2014. Her professional interests include hematologic malignancies, bone marrow transplantation, and anticoagulation in the oncology population.

Gail Gesin, PharmD

Gail Gesin, PharmD, FCCM

Specialty: 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 ICU sedation and delirium. She is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and currently serves on the SCCM Drug Shortages Task Force.

John Hammer, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

 

John Hammer, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

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 severe sepsis and septic shock, ICU sedation and delirium, and massive pulmonary embolism.

Dragos Plesca, PharmD, PhD

 

 

Dragos Plesca, PharmD, PhD, BCOP

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.

 

Erin Roach, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Surgical Critical Care
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
PGY2 Critical Care Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Previous position: Medical ICU Clinical Specialist, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio
Interests: Hemodynamics in critically ill patients, ICU sedation in patients with a history of substance abuse.

 

Jigar Trivedi, MS, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Adult Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Masters of Science (Microbiology): Department of Microbiology at School of Sciences, Gujarat University, India
Pharmacy School: Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Huntsville Hospital
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Hematology/Oncology: The University of Kansas Hospital
About Dr. Trivedi: Dr. Trivedi joined the Department of Pharmacy at CMC in 2013. His primary interests include the treatment of hematological disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as the management of adult blood and marrow transplant patients. His secondary interests include infectious diseases and critical care management of cancer patients, and clinical research.

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