UC Medical Center Preceptors

Administration

Katie Clark McKinney, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FACHE, FASHP

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 the 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: Reading, exercising, including chasing my kids!, music festivals, camping/hiking, biking, enjoying new restaurants and craft breweries
Education: B.S. Biology, University of Dayton, PharmD, University of Cincinnati, M.S. Health-System Pharmacy Administration, The Ohio State University

Eric W. Mueller, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP

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

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP)

Favorite part of the job: Helping patients get better and seeing the “light” come on when someone realizes they are learning something.
Hobbies: Sports, marathon watching, camping
Education: 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

Sandra M. Blust, PharmD, BCPS

Assistant Director, In-Patient Pharmacy Operations and Pharmacy Satellites
sandra.blust@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP)
  • Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP)
  • Greater Cincinnati Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GCSHP)

Favorite Part of the job: Being able to work closely with other healthcare professionals to optimize patient care and improve processes throughout the hospital.
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, trying new restaurants, and playing soccer!
Education: Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy, PharmD 2016; Indiana University Health, PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency 2016-2017; Indiana University Health, PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency 2017-2018.

Amber Dalhover, PharmD

Assistant Director of Outpatient Pharmacies and Ambulatory Services
amber.dalhover@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP)
  • Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP)

Favorite Part of the job: My favorite part of my job is having the ability to collaborate with other healthcare professionals and see the impact of pharmacy has on patient experience and outcomes.
Hobbies: My hobbies include driving my kids’ to their sports, watching sports, hanging out with my family and friends, camping, and exercising.
Education: University of Cincinnati, Associates Degree in Chemical Engineering Technology, Doctor of Pharmacy – working on Masters of Business Administration with Healthcare Administration focus at Campbellsville University

Dana Burns, PharmD, BCACP

Outpatient Pharmacy Services, Clinical Coordinatior
dana.burns@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
  • Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA)

Favorite Part of the job: My favorite part of my job is the ability to improve patient care.
Hobbies: Reading, Running, Yoga
Education: University of Kentucky

 

Internal Medicine and Surgery

Molly Droege, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Surgery, Trauma and Orthopaedics
Molly.Droege@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP)
  • Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP)
  • Greater Cincinnati Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GCSHP)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)

Favorite part of the job: Serving other health care professionals through the fulfillment of the clinical pharmacy tripartite 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

Kayla Effinger, BS, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
Kayla.effinger@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)

Favorite part of the job: Working with various medical learners within all phases of training. Working with a collaborative group of healthcare workers who value pharmacy.
Hobbies: Playing with my puppy. Trying new local restaurants and breweries. Hiking and being at the lake.
Education: Bowling Green State University – BS Biology; The Ohio State University – PharmD; Franciscan Health Indianapolis – PGY1; Ascension St. Vincent Indianapolis & Butler University – PGY2 Internal Medicine

Stephanie Gurren, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
stephanie.gurren@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)

Favorite part of the job: Participating within a multidisciplinary team to improve patient care, and teaching.
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends (and our Golden Retriever, Dolly), trying new restaurants, playing the piano, reading, hiking, traveling
Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (PharmD), Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital (PGY1), Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital (PGY2 Internal Medicine)

Lindsey Federle, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP

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

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP)
  • Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists (KSHP)

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

Siyun Liao, PharmD, PhD, BCPS, BCIDP

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

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP)
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (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

Kirsten McGrew, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
Kirsten.McGrew@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
  • Phi Delta Chi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc.
  • Rho Chi Academic Honor Society

Favorite part of the job: Interacting with patients to help them understand their medications and health problems, being part of a multi-disciplinary team, and educating learners.
Hobbies: Hiking or anything outdoors, reading, DIYing, and spending time with my family and German Shepherd Maya.
Education: PharmD from Butler University College of Pharmacy; PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Ascension St. Vincent Indianapolis; PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Nicholas Parrish, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Solid Organ Transplant
Nicholas.Parrish@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP)

Favorite part of the job: Teaching (of patients and clinicians)
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and three boys, playing volleyball, following various sports teams (especially Ohio State)
Education: Ohio State University, BS Pharm, 1997 and PharmD, 2000; Grant Medical Center; Columbus, OH, Pharmacy Practice Residency 1998

Carri Philpott, PharmD, BCCCP

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

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP)
  • Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP)
  • Greater Cincinnati Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GCSHP)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (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, MBA

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Psychiatric Services
Krissy.Reinstatler@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • Greater Cincinnati Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GCSHP)
  • College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists
  • Phi Lambda Sigma
  • 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, PharmD

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

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • Neurocritical Care Society
  • Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (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

Ashley Scherreik, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
ashley.scherreik@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP)
  • Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)

Favorite part of the job: Working alongside medical residents and students to create optimal treatment plans for patients with a wide range of medical conditions.
Hobbies: Baking bread, reading, disc golfing with the husband, going on walks/hikes
Education: BS Pharmaceutical Sciences and PharmD from Cedarville University, PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH

Beth Stacy, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
elizabeth.stacy@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP)
  • Ohio Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP)
  • Greater Cincinnati Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GCSHP)
  • Phi Lambda Sigma
  • Lambda Kappa Sigma

Favorite part of the job: Working with an interprofessional team to treat complex medical cases that require creative problem solving
Hobbies: Running, crocheting, reading, cooking, spending time with my husband Andrew and our Great Dane Teddy
Education: BS in Chemistry from Morehead State University, PharmD from University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Completed PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 in Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Jessica Thomson, PharmD, MBA

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Medication Reconciliation
jessica.thomson@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacist (ASHP)

Favorite part of the job: The medication reconciliation service is a newer service at UCMC. I enjoy being a part of developing and growing a service to ensure that it is most beneficial for our patients.
Hobbies: Cooking, going to concerts, spending time with my family.
Education: PharmD and MBA from Sullivan University College of Pharmacy in Louisville, KY. PGY-1 Residency completed at St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy and the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy.

 

Critical Care and Emergency Medicine

Paige Garber Bradshaw, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care, Surgical and Medical Intensive Care Unit
PGY-2 Assistant Residency Program Director, Critical Care
Paige.Bradshaw@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 over a good meal!
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

Kristen (Hillebrand) Carter, PharmD, BCPS,BCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiovascular ICU/Burns Special Care Unit
kristen.hillebrand@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP)

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)

Lauren Dehne, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Surgical and Medical Intensive Care Unit
Lauren.Dehne@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: Collaborating on the interprofessional team to provide the best patient-centered care possible, constantly being challenged, learning something new every day, and having the opportunity to teach and educate patients, students, and other members on the healthcare team.
Hobbies: Traveling, spending time with family and friends, trying out new restaurants, going to concerts and sporting events, cheering on Ohio State Football!
Education: The Ohio State University, B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences (2016); University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, PharmD (2020); University of Cincinnati Medical Center, PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency (2020-2021); University of Cincinnati Medical Center, PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency (2021-2022)

Chris Droege, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM, FASHP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care, Surgical and Medical Intensive Care Unit
Christopher.Droege@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)
  • Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy (OCCP)
  • OSCCM

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 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

Madeline Foertsch, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Neuroscience ICU and Neurosurgery
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

Jenn Fusakio, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care, Heart Failure and Cardiac Surgery
Jennifer.Fusakio@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  • American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT)
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Favorite part of the job: Working with a multidisciplinary team to improve the quality of life for our patients.
Hobbies: Soccer, CrossFit, running, hiking and being outdoors.
Education: B.S. Exercise Science, Miami University (2007); PharmD, University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy (2011); PGY-1 Residency, UC Health – UCMC (2012); PGY-2 Cardiology Residency, University of Chicago Medical Center – UCM (2013)

Nicole Harger Dykes, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Nicole.Harger@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • KE

Favorite part of the job: Having the chance to interact with so many different people on many different levels
Hobbies: Running, reading, shopping, traveling, spending time with friends and family
Education: 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

Dalton Kuebel, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care, Medical Stepdown and Medical Intensive Care Unit
Dalton.Kuebel@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)

Favorite Part of the job: Patient care (specifically pulmonary arterial hypertension and infectious diseases)
Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family (including our yellow lab, Luna), anything sports/active (rock climbing, golfing, disc golfing, tennis, hiking, camping are some favorites)
Education: Butler University (PharmD), Indiana University Health (PGY1), UC Health (PGY2 Critical Care)

Lesley Pahs, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care/Emergency Medicine
Lesley.pahs@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Favorite Part of the job: Teaching, research, and learning alongside my brilliant colleagues.
Hobbies: Traveling, Biking/Exercising, Exploring new food/cocktails, Working on my patio garden, Home décor, and spending time with my husband and many animals.
Education: PharmD – Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, 2012; PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – TriStar Centennial Medical Center, 2012-2013; PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency – University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2013-2014

Tim Rice, PharmD

Clinical Staff Hybrid Pharmacist
tim.rice@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)

Favorite part of the job: My favorite part of the job is working as part of a multidisciplinary team to help make meaningful differences in patient lives. I enjoy having the opportunity to teach, mentor, and learn from students, residents, and other members of the healthcare team.
Hobbies: I enjoy hiking, camping, running, reading, snowboarding, kayaking, spending time with friends, family, and my 2 dogs (golden retrievers), traveling, and reading.
Education: Thomas More College, BA Biology (2014); University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, PharmD (2020); UC Health-University of Cincinnati Medical Center, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency (2020-2021); UC Health-University of Cincinnati Medical Center, PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency (2021-2022)

Jessica B. Winter, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care, Surgical and Medical Intensive Care Unit
PGY2 Residency Program Director, Critical Care
Jessica.Winter@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: 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)

 

Neonatal Intensive Care

Afshin Taleghani, PharmD

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

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Favorite part of the job: Caring for the smallest and most vulnerable patient populations at UC Health and seeing them come back to visit as toddlers is the most rewarding part of my job. I enjoy working as a member of the multidisciplinary neonatology team – a relatively new and rapidly changing area of clinical practice. I also have a passion for patient safety systems-level investigation and learning.
Hobbies: I love to cook, do anything outdoors, and travel.
Education: Pre-pharmacy, undergraduate coursework, and PharmD, completed at University of Cincinnati. PharmD conferred in June 2011.

 

Hematology/Oncology

Jonathan J. Egel, PharmD

Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplant
Jonathan.Egel@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (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, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant
Jason.Ernstberger@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • Ohio Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (OSHP)
  • Hematology Oncology Pharmacist Association (HOPA)

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

Lisa Savage Grate, PharmD, MS, BCOP, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Solid Tumor Oncology
PGY2 Residency Program Director, Hematology/Oncology
Lisa.Grate@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • Hematology Oncology Pharmacist Association (HOPA)
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)

Favorite part of the job: Establishing connections with patients.
Hobbies: Sports (football, baseball, hockey), gardening, singing, travel, adopting senior pets
Education: BS, Biology, University of Kentucky, 2000; PharmD, University of Kentucky, 2005; PGY1 Residency, University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2005-2006; PGY2 Residency, Oncology, University of Washington/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2006-2007; MS, Palliative Care, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2022

Hilary Knaack, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Oncology Specialty Pharmacy
Hilary.Thomas2@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • Ohio Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (OSHP)
  • Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • Hematology Oncology Pharmacist Association (HOPA)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Rho Chi Honor Society-Beta Nu Chapter
  • Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International
  • American Pharmacists Association (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

Rowena (Moe) Schwartz, PharmD, BCOP, FHOPA

Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, James Winkle UC College of Pharmacy

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • Hematology Oncology Pharmacist Association (HOPA)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

Hobbies: Hiking, Traveling
Education: BS Pharmacy, University of Illinois; Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Texas; Fellowship in Oncology Drug Development, University of Texas Health Sciences

Alex Evans, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant
PGY1 Assistant Residency Program Director
Alex.Warner@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Membership:

  • Hematology Oncology Pharmacist Association (HOPA)
  • 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: Daily interactions with patients and family members to provide medication related education to empower patients to take an active role in the cancer care and have meaningful outcomes from their treatment.
Hobbies: Visiting national parks, hiking, camping, running, and spending time with my family, friends and dog, Brik!
Education: University of Cincinnati, BS Biological Sciences, 2011; University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, PharmD, 2016; PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2016-2017; PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2017-2018

 

Professional Practice Experience

Ginger Hilderman PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Staff Pharmacist
ginger.hilderman@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
  • Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA), Currently serving as the New Practitioner Experience Member-at-Large

Favorite Part of the job: I love learning from everyone I work with, students, technicians, interns and other pharmacists all included!
Hobbies: Cross stitching, Sudoku, watching vintage gameshows
Education: I graduated from pharmacy school at the University of Toledo, and I completed my PGY-1 Residency at Tsehootsooi Medical Center in the Navajo Nation.

Amanda R. Peck, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Amanda.Peck@UCHealth.com

Professional/Society Membership:

  • American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • Greater Cincinnati Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GCSHP)
  • Ohio Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (OSHP)
  • Kappa Epsilon
  • Phi Lamba Sigma

Favorite part of the job: I enjoy fostering face-to-face collaboration among pharmacy, providers, and nursing while caring for critically ill patients on 2nd shift and bringing an emergency medicine flavor to my decentralized practice!
Hobbies: Cooking (mostly vegetarian & vegan), traveling with my husband, enjoying Cincinnati’s fine arts scene.
Education: B.S. Molecular Biology & B.A. Spanish, Loyola University Chicago; PharmD, University of Cincinnati; PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Arizona-University Medical Center; PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency-The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

 

Ambulatory Care

Morgan Behan, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care
morgan.behan@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
  • Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA), Currently serving as the New Practitioner Experience Member-at-Large

Favorite Part of the job: I am passionate about direct patient care and building trusting relationships with my patients. It is so rewarding seeing them meet their health-related goals. I also enjoy interprofessional collaboration, especially working with our medical residents.
Hobbies: I love spending time with my daughter, husband, and our pup, Archie! I also enjoy reading and cheering on the Buckeyes.
Education: PharmD- The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, 2018; B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences- The Ohio State University, 2014, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency- Veterans Affairs Central Ohio Healthcare System, Columbus OH

Marisa Brizzi, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pain Stewardship
marisa.brizzi@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Memberships:

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), HIV PRN and Pain and Palliative PRN
  • Vizient (Research Committee)

Favorite Part of the job: Working in both the outpatient clinical setting and the administrative setting allow me to make an impact on both the patient level and the health system level.
Hobbies: Training my bernedoodle Luca to hopefully one day be a therapy dog at the hospital!
Education: University of Florida (PharmD), PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY-2 HIV/ID at University of Illinois at Chicago

Megan Lyons, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care
PGY2 Residency Program Director, Ambulatory Care
Megan.Lyons@uchealth.com

Professional/Society Membership:

  • American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Favorite part of the job: Interaction with patients
Hobbies: Spending time w/ family and friends
Education: University of South Carolina, PharmD; St. Luke Hospitals, Health Alliance, Pharmacy Practice Residency

Tara Nagaraj PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care

Professional/Society Membership:

  • American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Favorite part of the job: I really enjoy working directly with patients in the clinic setting managing complex disease states. I also like working in an interdisciplinary team.
Hobbies: Running, Zumba, spending time with family and friends, traveling.
Education: PharmD- University of Cincinnati; PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency- MetroHealth, Cleveland, Ohio; PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency- The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

Sharon Wright, PharmD

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

Professional membership:

  • American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Favorite part of the job: Providing excellent patient care to diverse and interesting patients
Hobbies: running, gardening and my dogs
Education: PharmD – University of Kentucky

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