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Program Director

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Danya Roshdy Reynolds, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

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. Reynolds: Dr. Reynolds 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 

 Renee Ackley, PharmD

Renee Ackley, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship, HIV
Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, Myers Park ID Clinic
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency: Cone Health-Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital
PGY2 Residency: Atrium Health-Carolinas Medical Center 
About Dr. Ackley: Dr. Ackley joined the Antimicrobial Support Network in July 2019 following the completion of her PGY2 ID residency at Carolinas Medical Center. Her professional interests include treatment of multidrug-resistant gram-negative pathogens, antimicrobial stewardship, HIV and opportunistic infections.

 
 Liz Barnes, PharmD

Liz Barnes, PharmD, BCACP, AAVHIVP

Specialty: HIV
Site: Myers Park ID Clinic
Pharmacy School: The 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 to manage patient care within the 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 interests include HIV and HCV.

 
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, BCIDP

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, DPLA

Specialty: Antimicrobial Stewardship and Clinical Pharmacy Administration
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: Wingate University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Atrium Health Cabarrus
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 Meredith, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

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. 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.

 Rupal Jaffa, PharmD

Rupal Jaffa, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

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 Wisconsin Health
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Infectious Diseases: Atrium Health-Carolinas Medical Center
About Dr. Jaffa: Dr. Jaffa joined the Antimicrobial Support Network in 2018. Her professional interests include antimicrobial resistance, infections in immunocompromised populations, and the management of antimicrobial allergies.

 

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
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 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.

 Julie Williamson, PharmD

Julie Williamson, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Site: Carolinas Rehabilitation, Carolinas Rehabilitation-Mount Holly, Carolinas Rehabilitation-Northeast, Carolinas Rehabilitation-Pineville
Pharmacy School: University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Greenville Health System (now Prisma Health)
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Infectious Diseases: Cleveland Clinic
About Dr. Williamson: Dr. Williamson joined Atrium Health in 2008 as a Clinical Pharmacy Team Leader in Infectious Diseases at Carolinas Medical Center, immediately following completion of residency training. From 2013 – 2015, Dr. Williamson practiced in Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship at Montefiore Medical Center and Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY before returning to Atrium Health’s Division of Quality to develop an antimicrobial stewardship collaborative across Atrium’s regional hospital network. She joined the Antimicrobial Support Network in 2019 and serves as the Clinical Team Leader for Acute Rehabilitation and System Integration. Her research interests include development of novel metrics for antimicrobial stewardship and antimicrobial utilization, reduction in the treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria, development of stewardship across the continuum of care, the use of rapid diagnostics in antimicrobial stewardship, and treatment of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bloodstream infections.


 

Other Faculty Preceptors

 

Justin Arnall, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

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.

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.

 

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 West Virginia University 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.

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