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INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Sarah Blevins

Sarah Blevins, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHIVP

Titles: HIV Clinical Pharmacist

Education: BS, Virginia Tech; MS, Virginia Tech; PharmD, East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Indiana University Health; PGY2 Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency, Indiana University Health

Practice Area: HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Opportunistic Infections, Substance Use Disorder

Research Interests: Multidisciplinary substance use disorder treatment; pharmacist-led antiretroviral initiation

Emailsarah_blevins@uky.edu

David Burgess

David S. Burgess, PharmD, FCCP

Titles: Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science

Education: BS Pharmacy, University of Kentucky; PharmD, Medical University of South Carolina

Training: Critical Care/Surgery Specialty Residency, Medical University of South Carolina; Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina

Practice Area: Infectious Diseases Management and Outcomes

Research Interests: Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and resistance

Emaildavid.burgess@uky.edu

Donna Burgess

Donna Burgess, RPh

Titles: Clinical Pharmacy Program Coordinator, Infectious Diseases

Education: Medical University of South Carolina

Practice Area: Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship

Research Interests: Antimicrobial utilization, antimicrobial stewardship, disease-state management of infectious diseases such as infective endocarditis

Emaildonna.burgess@uky.edu

Sarah Cotner

Sarah Cotner, PharmD, BCPS (R447)

Titles: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases

Education: PharmD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Infectious Disease Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Infectious Diseases

Research Interests: Rapid diagnostic technology, virology, antimicrobial stewardship

Emailsarah.cotner@uky.edu

Ryan Mynatt

Ryan P. Mynatt, PharmD, BCPS-ID (R357)

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases & Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)

Education: BS, Chemistry, Morehead State University; PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Infectious Diseases & Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)

Research Interests: Pharmacokinetics, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Antimicrobial Resistance

Emailryan.mynatt@uky.edu

Katie Olney

Katie Olney, PharmD (R512)

Titles: Pediatric ID Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital; PGY2 Pediatric Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Infectious Diseases and Pediatrics

Research Interests: Gram-negative resistance, pharmacokinetics

Emailkbl224@uky.edu

BJ Stoner 2020

Bobbi Jo Stoner, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases & Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)

Education: PharmD, Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Vidant Medical Center

Practice Area: Infectious Diseases

Research Interests: Infective Endocarditis, Infectious Diseases

Emailbobbijo.stoner@uky.edu

Jeremy VanHoose

Jeremy VanHoose, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Internal Medicine

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center

Practice Area: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Internal Medicine

Research Interests: Rapid diagnostics in Infectious Diseases and antimicrobial resistance

Emailjdvanh2@uky.edu

Katie Wallace

Katie L. Wallace, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID

Titles: Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist; Residency Program Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, Purdue University

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Wake Forest Baptist Health; PGY2 Infectious Disease Specialty Residency, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Practice Area: Infectious Diseases

Research Interests: Rapid diagnostics, antimicrobial stewardship, gram negative resistance

Emailkatie.wallace@uky.edu

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Katy Allen

Katy Allen, PharmD, BCPS (R440)

Titles: Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, New Hanover Regional Medical Center; PGY2 Internal Medicine Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Internal Medicine

Research Interests: Infectious diseases, liver disease

Emailkaty.allen@uky.edu

Erin Blackburn

Erin Blackburn, PharmD, BCPS, MBA

Titles: Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Saint Joseph Hospital

Practice Area: Internal Medicine

Research Interests: Infectious disease, cirrhosis, anticoagulation

Emailerin.winstead@uky.edu

Megan Kunka Fritz, PharmD, BCPS (R423)

Megan Kunka Fritz, PharmD, BCPS (R423)

Titles: Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist; Program Director, PGY2 Internal Medicine

Education: PharmD, Ohio Northern University

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, UC Health-University of Cincinnati Medical Center; PGY2 Internal Medicine Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Internal Medicine

Research Interests: Liver/cirrhosis, anticoagulation, infectious diseases

Emailmegan.kunka@uky.edu

Brooke Herndon

Brooke Herndon, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Surgery Pharmacist, Orthopedics and Geriatric Fractures; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Practice Area: Orthopedics and Geriatric Fractures

Research Interests: Surgical site infections, geriatric optimization and deprescribing, student and resident development

Emailbherndon01@uky.edu

Taylor Hunt

Taylor Hunt, PharmD, BCPS (R476)

Titles: Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Rush University Medical Center; PGY2 Internal Medicine Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Internal Medicine

Research Interests: hepatology, cirrhosis

Emailtaylor.v.hunt@uky.edu

Allie Lyons

Allie J. Lyons, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

Education: BS, Morehead State University; PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, St. Joseph East

Practice Area: Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Emaila.lyons@uky.edu

Kyle Pijut

Kyle Pijut, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, UC Health in Cincinnati

Practice Area: Internal Medicine

Research Interests: Staphylococcus aureus infections, pharmacokinetics in adults with cystic fibrosis, anticoagulation in the obese population

Emailkd.pijut@uky.edu

Heather Rucker

Heather Rucker, PharmD (R524)

Titles: Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, UK HealthCare; PGY2 Internal Medicine Specialty Residency, UK HealthCare

Practice Area: Internal Medicine

Research Interests: Infectious diseases, transitions of care, liver disease, renal disease

Emailheather.rucker@uky.edu

Ahmed Shammisaldeen

Ahmed Shammisaldeen, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Titles: Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Baptist Health Lexington; PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency, NorthShore University Health System

Practice Area: Internal Medicine

Research Interests: Infectious diseases and GI disorders

Emailamsh226@uky.edu

Caroline Simari, PharmD (R515)

Caroline Simari, PharmD, BCPS (R515)

TitlesInternal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, Creighton University

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, The University of Kansas Health System; PGY2 Internal Medicine Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky HealthCare

Practice AreaInternal Medicine

Research InterestsLiver disease, infectious diseases

Emailcasi238@uky.edu

Kelsey Uttal-Veroff

Kelsey Uttal-Veroff, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, Butler University

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Community Health Network; PGY2 Internal Medicine Specialty Residency, West Virginia University

Practice Area: Internal Medicine

Research Interests: Liver disease, adult cystic fibrosis patients, anticoagulation in special populations

EmailKelsey.lyon@uky.edu

Chandler Hospital

Rebekah Wahking, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Titles: Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cincinnati VA Medical Center

Practice Area: Internal Medicine

Research Interests: hepatology, infectious diseases, cardiology

Emailrebekah.wahking@uky.edu

Whitney Williams

Whitney Williams, PharmD

Titles: Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Baptist Health Lexington

Practice Area: Internal Medicine/Transplant

Research Interests: Liver disease/cirrhosis, infectious disease pharmacotherapy, adult cystic fibrosis management

Emailwlcorn2@uky.edu

MEDICATION SAFETY, UTILIZATION, INFORMATICS

Liz Hess

Liz Hess, PharmD, MS, FISMP, CPPS

Titles: Pharmacy Program Coordinator, Medication-Use Safety & Quality; Residency Program Director, Medication-Use Safety and Policy Pharmacy Residency

Education: PharmD, The Ohio State University; MS, University of North Carolina

Training: Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency, UNC Medical Center; Safe Medication Management Fellowship, ISMP

Practice Area: Medication Safety, Accreditation, Quality

Research Interests: Second Victim, Resilience, Emergency Preparedness, Operations

Emailelizabeth.hess@uky.edu

Kimberley Hite

Kimberley B. Hite, MS, PharmD

Titles: Senior Director, Medication Safety Outcomes and Value; Assistant Adjunct Professor, UK College of Pharmacy

Education: BS and MS, The Ohio State University; PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 and PGY2, The Ohio State University Hospitals

Practice Area: Medication Safety, Accreditation, Quality, Administration

Research Interests: Medication Safety, Pharmacy Operations, Medication Use Strategies and Stewardship, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Leadership, Drug policy Management, Productivity and Benchmarking

Emailkhite2@uky.edu

Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson, PharmD, BCPS, CPHIMS (R477)

Titles: Pharmacy Coordinator, Medication Use Safety Systems and Technology

Education: BS, Michigan State University; PharmD, University of Michigan

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, NorthShore University HealthSystem; PGY2 Medication-Use Safety Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky HealthCare

Practice Area: Medication Safety, Informatics

Research Interests: Health IT safety and usability, clinical decision support, surveillance systems, predictive analytics, pharmacy operations

EmailKatieJohnson@uky.edu

Elyse Prather

Elyse Prather, PharmD

Titles: Pharmacy Coordinator, Medication-Use Policy and Education

Education: PharmD, Lipscomb University

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, HCA Healthcare; PGY2 Drug Information Residency, Duke University/GlaxoSmithKline

Practice Area: medication use policy, drug information

Research Interests:Drug policy management, medication utilizationy

Email:  elyse.prather@uky.edu

Kathryn Ruf

Kathryn Ruf, PharmD (R369)

Titles: Associate Director, Pharmacy Value and Analytics

Education: BS Spanish, University of Kentucky; PharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Pharmacy Value and Analytics

Research Interests: Medication use strategies and stewardship, data analytics, pharmacy practice models

Emailkmruf2@uky.edu

PAIN MANAGEMENT AND PALLIATIVE CARE

Stephanie Abel

Stephanie Abel, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Opioid Stewardship Program Coordinator

Education: PharmD, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Medical University of South Carolina; PGY2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Practice Area: Opioid Stewardship, Pain Management, Palliative Care

Research Interests: Opioid stewardship, pain management, opioid use disorder

Emailstephanie.abel@uky.edu

Megan Mitchell

Megan Mitchell, PharmD, MS

TitlesClinical Pharmacist Specialist, Palliative Care and Pain Management

Education: PharmD, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy; BS, University of Connecticut; MS Palliative Care, University of Maryland

Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, UConn Health John Dempsey Hospital; Pain Management and Palliative Care Residency, University of Maryland; Fellowship Pain Management and Palliative Care, University of Maryland

Practice Area: Inpatient palliative care

Research Interests: Acute and chronic pain management, managing pain in patients with substance use disorder, end-of-life symptom management

Emailmeg.mitchell@uky.edu

PEDIATRICS

Elizabeth Autry

Elizabeth Autry, PharmD, BCPPS (R411)

Titles: Pediatric Pulmonary, Allergy and Immunology Clinical Specialist; Assistant Residency Program Director, PGY2 Specialty Residency Pediatrics

Education: BS in Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University; PharmD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Vidant Medical Center; PGY2 Pediatrics Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Inpatient and Ambulatory Pediatric Pulmonary, Allergy and Immunology

Research Interests: pediatric pharmacokinetics, pediatric critical care, drug allergy, immunologic disorders, antimicrobial therapy in cystic fibrosis, preceptor development

Emailelizabeth.autry@uky.edu

Elizabeth Beckman

Elizabeth J. Beckman, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, BCCCP

Titles: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Cardiovascular ICU; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, Butler University

Training: PGY1 and PGY2 Pediatrics, Indiana University Health

Practice Area: Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

Research Interests: antimicrobial drug optimization; pain, sedation, and delirium management; drug pharmacokinetics in extracorporeal devices

Emailelizabeth.beckman@uky.edu

Tyler Bosley, PharmD (R492)

Tyler E. Bosley, PharmD, BCPPS (R492)

TitlesPediatric Clinical Pharmacist, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Education: BS Psychology, University of Louisville; PharmD, University of Cincinnati, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Children’s National Medical Center; PGY2 Pediatrics Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice AreaInpatient and Outpatient Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests: Pediatric oncology and supportive care; pediatric anticoagulation; antimicrobials; pharmacokinetics

Emailtyler.bosley@uky.edu

Teia Brandenburg

Teia Brandenburg, PharmD, BCPPS (R456)

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist, Child Neurology

Education: BA in Chemistry, Eastern Kentucky University; PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; PGY2 Pediatrics Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Inpatient and Outpatient Child Neurology

Research Interests: Epilepsy and migraine management; health literacy; patient medication adherence and outcomes; transitions of care

Emailteia.brandenburg@uky.edu

Thomas Carter

Thomas Carter, PharmD, MBA

Titles: Pediatric Quality Control Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy; MBA, Western Kentucky University Gordon Ford College of Business

Practice Area: Pediatric Medication Safety; Information Technology; Pediatric Satellite Operations

Research Interests: Logistics; Process Improvement; Medication Safety

Emailthomas.carter@uky.edu

Kasandra Chambers

Kasandra Chambers, PharmD, MBA, MS

Titles: Associate Director of Pharmacy, Kentucky Children’s Hospital

Education: PharmD/MBA Cedarville University; MS, Health-System Pharmacy Administration, The Ohio State University

Training: Combined PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Practice Area: Pharmacy administration and operations

Research Interests: Pharmacy operations, medication safety, revenue integrity, productivity and benchmarking, employee engagement and staff development

EmailKasandra.Chambers@uky.edu

Megan Fortenberry

Megan Fortenberry, PharmD

Titles: Pediatric Acute Care Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Wesley Medical Center

Practice Area: Pediatric Acute Care

Research Interests: Nephrology, infectious disease, critical care and emergency response

Emailmegan.fortenberry@uky.edu

Katelyn Gaines

Katelyn Gaines, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, Pediatric Acute Care, Pediatric Surgery

Education: BS in Chemistry, Western Kentucky University; PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Practice Area: Pediatric Acute Care, Pediatric Surgery

Research Interests: Protocol Implementation, Pediatric Post-operative Pain Control, Experiential Education

Emailkatelyn.gaines@uky.edu

Brian Gardner

Brian Gardner, PharmD, BCPPS

Titles: Program Director, PGY2 Specialty Residency Pediatrics; Pediatric Clinical Coordinator; Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Clinical Specialist; Associate Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Louisville

Practice Area: Pediatric Critical Care

Research Interests: Pharmacokinetics, Critical Care Medicine, Transitions of Care

Emailbmgard1@email.uky.edu

Karen Garlitz

Karen Garlitz, PharmD, BCPPS, BCPS

Titles: Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Practice Area: Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatric Satellite Pharmacy

Research Interests: Neonatal Nutrition, Neonatal Pharmacotherapy, Patient Safety

Emailklgarl2@email.uky.edu

Julia Gibson

Julia B. Gibson, PharmD, BCPPS

Titles: Pediatric Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Neonatal intensive care unit, Neonatal abstinence care unit

Research Interests: neonatal abstinence syndrome, pain control, ELBW infant care, pediatric/neonatal medication safety, pharmacokinetics

Emailjeberg2@uky.edu

Julia Ho

Pui - Man (Julia) Ho, PharmD, BCPPS (R339)

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist, Neonatal Intensive Care

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: Pediatric Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Neonatal Intensive Care, Newborn Nursery

Research Interests: Infectious Disease, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Patient Outcomes and Quality Improvement

Emailjuliapui.ho@uky.edu

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Robert Kuhn, PharmD, FAACP, FACCP, FASHP, FKSHP

Titles: Professor, Pharmacy; Associate Director of Pharmacy Services

Education: BA Philosophy, Stuebenville University; BS Pharmacy, The Ohio State University; PharmD, University of Texas

Training: ASHP Pediatric Fellowship, Columbus Children's Hospital

Practice Area: Pediatrics

Research Interests: Cystic fibrosis, pulmonary medicine, drug delivery, xenobiotic transfer

Emailrjkuhn1@uky.edu

Ken Kurek

Kenneth Kurek, Pharm.D.

Titles: Pediatric Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Education: PharmD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Rush University Medical Center; PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency, Children’s Hospital of Illinois

Practice Area: Neonatal ICU

Research Interests: NAS, HIE, Neonatal Seizure Management, Vermont Oxford Network’s Quality

Emailkjku224@uky.edu

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Kelsey Leonhardt, PharmD, BCPPS (R513)

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; PGY2 Pediatrics Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests: Oncology supportive care, transitions of care, student precepting and development

EmailKelsey.peterson@uky.edu

Noelle Leung

Noelle Leung, PharmD, BCPPS

Titles: Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics Clinical Specialist

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Saint Joseph East

Practice Area: Maternal Fetal Medicine, General Obstetrics, Labor and Delivery

Research Interests: Opioid Stewardship, Pharmacotherapy in Pregnancy, Pediatric Neurology

Emailnoelle.leung@uky.edu

Katie Olney

Katie Olney, PharmD (R512)

Titles: Pediatric ID Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital; PGY2 Pediatric Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Infectious Diseases and Pediatrics

Research Interests: Gram-negative resistance, pharmacokinetics

Emailkbl224@uky.edu

Sam Osborne

Samuel B. Osborne, PharmD

Titles: Pediatric Acute Care Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Pediatric Acute Care

Research Interests: Infectious Disease, Cannabidiol, Information Technology, Process Improvement

Emailsosbo2@uky.edu

Colleen Overley

Colleen Overley, PharmD, MS, BCOP (R374)

Titles: Clinical Coordinator, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Services

Education: PharmD, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy; MS, Clinical and Translational Sciences, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Saint Joseph Hospital; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics, supportive care for oncology patients, patient outcomes and quality improvement

Emailcolleen.westendorf@uky.edu

Lindsay Villalobos

Lindsay Rhollans Villalobos, PharmD, BCPPS

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center

Practice Area: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests: Pediatric oncology supportive care, experiential education, professional involvement

Emaillindsay.villalobos@uky.edu

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Kelly Zavitz, PharmD

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Lee Health

Practice Area: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research Interests: Transitions of Care, Interdisciplinary Systems Management, Supportive Care

Emailkelly.zavitz@uky.edu

HEATH-SYSTEM PHARMACY ADMINISTRATION AND LEADERSHIP

Stephanie Abel

Stephanie Abel, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Opioid Stewardship Program Coordinator

Education: PharmD, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Medical University of South Carolina; PGY2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Practice Area: Opioid Stewardship, Pain Management, Palliative Care

Research Interests: Opioid stewardship, pain management, opioid use disorder

Emailstephanie.abel@uky.edu

Philip Almeter

Philip J. Almeter, PharmD

Titles: Enterprise Director of Pharmacy, Chief Pharmacy Officer

Education: PharmD, University of Georgia

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Virginia; PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency, University of Virginia

Practice Area: Administration

Research Interests: Operations, Supply Chain, 340B, Benchmarking, Specialty Pharmacy, Managed Care Pharmacy

Emailphilip.almeter@uky.edu

Kasandra Chambers

Kasandra Chambers, PharmD, MBA, MS

Titles: Associate Director of Pharmacy, Kentucky Children’s Hospital

Education: PharmD/MBA Cedarville University; MS, Health-System Pharmacy Administration, The Ohio State University

Training: Combined PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Practice Area: Pharmacy administration and operations

Research Interests: Pharmacy operations, medication safety, revenue integrity, productivity and benchmarking, employee engagement and staff development

EmailKasandra.Chambers@uky.edu

Spencer Davis

Spencer Davis, PharmD, MS

Titles: Associate Director of Inpatient Pharmacy Operations 

Education: PharmD, Campbell University; Masters in Clinical Research, Campbell University; Biological Sciences/Pre-Med, North Carolina State University

Practice Area: Central Pharmacy Administration

Research Interests: Inpatient pharmacy sterile and non-sterile compounding operations, USP 795, 797, 800 compliance, professional education and innovation

Emailspencer.davis@uky.edu

Jeremy Flynn

Jeremy Flynn, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP (R265)

Titles: Medication Utilization and Outcomes Coordinator; Associate Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy and Surgery

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, University of Kentucky; ACCP Fellowship in Cardiovascular Translational Research, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Medication utilization and outcomes, general adult critical care, heart transplantation

Research Interests: Implementation of protocols, guidelines and/or changes in distribution of high impact drugs and evaluating the financial impact as well as the impact on patient outcomes

Emailjeremy.flynn@uky.edu

Daniel Grantz

Daniel Grantz, PharmD

Titles: Senior Director Retail & Community Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: Executive Leadership and Management Training, University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics

Practice Area: Pharmacy Administration, Retail Pharmacy, Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

Research Interests: 340B Compliance, Point of Care Testing, Vaccine Administration, Durable Medical Equipment, Pharmacy Leadership, and Information Technology Applications

Emaildan.grantz@uky.edu

Jonathan Labuhn

Jonathan Labuhn, PharmD, MBA, BCPS (R451)

Titles: Director, Pharmacy Supply Chain & 340B Operations

Education: PharmD, University of Findlay; MBA, University of Findlay

Training: PGY1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Supply Chain, 340B Management, Pharmacy Finance

Research Interests: Supply chain optimization, drug pricing, contract management, 340B compliance

Emailjoanthan.labuhn@uky.edu

Ryan Naseman

Ryan W. Naseman, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCSCP

TitlesSenior Director of Acute Care Pharmacy Services

Education: PharmD, Ohio Northern University; MS, The Ohio State University

Training: Combined PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Practice Area: Pharmacy Administration

Research Interests: Pharmacy Operations and Automation, Clinical Pharmacy Practice Models, Productivity and Benchmarking, Education and Training

Emailryan.naseman@uky.edu

Dylan Nelson

Dylan Nelson, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Associate Director of Pharmacy, Perioperative and Surgical Services

Education: PharmD, University of Pittsburgh

Training: PGY1 and PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency, Intermountain Healthcare

Practice Area: Pharmacy administration, OR operations, Perioperative services

Research Interests: Medication safety, Pharmacy operations, Staff development, Employee engagement,

Emaildylan.nelson@uky.edu

Philip Schwieterman

Philip Schwieterman, PharmD, MHA

Titles: Director of Pediatric and Oncology Pharmacy

Education: BSPS, The Ohio State University; PharmD, The Ohio State University; Masters in Health Administration, University of Kentucky

Training: Administrative Pharmacy Fellowship, UK HealthCare

Practice Area: Payer Reform, Revenue Cycle Management, USP <800>, Supply Chain, Specialty Pharmacy

Research Interests: Financial toxicity associated with infusion therapy, Patient Assistance Programs, Hazardous Medication Exposure, Impact of biosimilar implementation

Emailpschw2@uky.edu

Devlin Smith

Devlin V. Smith, PharmD, MS

Titles: Director of Pharmacy, Good Samaritan Hospital and Pharmacy Automation

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy; MS, Pharmacy and Leadership and Administration, University of Houston

Training: PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency, The University of TX MD Anderson Cancer Center

Practice Area: Pharmacy Operations and Organizational Administration

Research Interests: Pharmacy operation, Technology Implementation, Professional Development, Staff Retention and Engagement

EmailDevlin.smith@uky.edu

Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, BCSCP

Titles: Director of Acute Care Operations

Education: PharmD, University of Minnesota; MHA, University of Iowa

Training: Combined PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Practice Area: Pharmacy Administration

Research Interests: Pharmacy Operations and Automation, Sterile Compounding, Process Improvement, and Residency Training.

Emailj.wilson@uky.edu

SOLID ORGAN TRANSPLANT

Jessi Clark

Jessi Clark, PharmD

TitlesClinical Pharmacist, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant/Mechanical Circulatory Support

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Chicago Medicine; PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency, University of Utah Health

Practice Area: Advanced heart failure, heart transplant, mechanical circulatory support

Research Interests: heart failure, transitions of care

EmailJessiClark@uky.edu

Will Kuan

William Kuan, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant/Mechanical Circulatory Support

Education: Pharm, Rutgers University

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, New York Methodist Hospital; PGY2 Cardiology Specialty Residency, Loma Linda University Health

Practice Area: Advanced heart failure, heart transplant, mechanical circulatory support

Research Interests: Heart failure, antibody-mediated rejection, cardiac allograft vasculopathy, anticoagulation

Emailwilliam.kuan@uky.edu

 

TrisAnn Rendulic

TrisAnn Rendulic, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Transplant Pharmacist Coordinator; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy; Director, PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency

Education: PharmD, Duquesne University

Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, Nebraska Medicine; Solid Organ Transplant Specialty Residency, University of Michigan

Practice Area: Solid organ transplant

Research Interests: Rejection management and outcomes; post-transplant metabolic co-morbidities; renal sparing regimens in liver transplant

Emailtrisann.rendulic@uky.edu

Olivia Roe

Olivia Roe, PharmD

Titles: Transplant Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of North Carolina

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Emory University Hospital; PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Specialty Residency, Emory University Hospital

Practice Area: Kidney and Liver Transplant

Research Interests: Post-transplant adherence, transitions of care, belatacept use in kidney transplant

Emailolivia.roe@uky.edu

Amber Cordry Schreihofer

Amber (Cordry) Schreihofer, PharmD (R493)

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist, Lung Transplant; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Pharmacy

Education: BS Cell/Molecular Biology, Armstrong Atlantic State University; PharmD, Mercer University College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Temple University HealthSystem; PGY2 Solid Organ Transplantation Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Lung Transplant

Research Interests: CMV resistance in lung transplant, Clostridium difficile in solid organ transplant

Emailamber.cordry@uky.edu

Lauren Schumacher

Lauren Schumacher, PharmD

Titles: Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Michigan

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Resident, Intermountain Medical Center; PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency, University of Michigan

Practice Area: Abdominal Transplant

Research Interests: Immunosuppression Management, Post-transplant Complications, Transitions of Care

Emaillauren.schumacher@uky.edu

Kimberly Trobaugh

Kimberly Trobaugh, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Transplant Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy

Training: Pharmacotherapy Residency, Medical University of South Carolina; Transplant Pharmacy Fellowship, University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Practice Area: Solid Organ Transplant

Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in kidney, kidney/pancreas, and liver transplant recipients; hepatitis C management in pre- and post-transplant patient populations

Emailktrobaugh@uky.edu

Hannah Underwood

Hannah Underwood, PharmD

TitlesTransplant Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago; PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Specialty Residency, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Practice Area: Lung Transplant

Research Interests: Belatacept in solid organ transplant, CMV resistance in lung transplant

Emailh.underwood@uky.edu

SPECIALITY PHARMACY

Philip Almeter

Philip J. Almeter, PharmD

​​​​​​​Titles: Enterprise Director of Pharmacy, Chief Pharmacy Officer

Education: PharmD, University of Georgia

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Virginia; PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency, University of Virginia

Practice Area: Administration

Research Interests: Operations, Supply Chain, 340B, Benchmarking, Specialty Pharmacy, Managed Care Pharmacy

Emailphilip.almeter@uky.edu

Samantha Bochenek

Samantha Bochenek, PharmD, MBA, BCPS (R431)

Titles: Director, Infusion Pharmacy Services; Residency Program Director, PGY1/2 Specialty Pharmacy Leadership and Administration Residency

Education: PharmD, University of North Carolina; MBA, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Administration, Supply Chain, Infusion Services, Ambulatory, Specialty Pharmacy

Research Interests: Patient assistance programs, 340B program, pharmacoeconomics, staff development, continuous quality improvement, and benchmarking

Emailsamantha.bochenek@uky.edu

 

Debbie Duckworth

Debbie Duckworth, PharmD, CSP

Titles: Senior Director, Specialty Pharmacy & Infusion Services

Education: Combined BS/PharmD University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Ambulatory/Retail Pharmacy Practice, Administration, Specialty Pharmacy, Infusion Services

Research Interests: Specialty Pharmacy Outcomes, Workforce Development

Emaildebbie.duckworth@uky.edu

Emily Eastman

Emily Eastman, PharmD, MBA, CSP

Titles: Service Line Coordinator, UK Specialty Pharmacy; Assistant Professor (Adjunct), UK College of Pharmacy

Education: BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Centre College; PharmD, University of Kentucky; MBA, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Ambulatory, UK Specialty Pharmacy – Hematology/Oncology, Pulmonary, Allergy/Immunology

Research Interests: Oral oncology/hematology therapies, financial toxicity implications on patient reported outcomes, pharmacoeconomics, lean system initiatives

Emailemily.green10@uky.edu

Wendy Ramey

Wendy Ramey, BSPharm, RPh, CSP

Titles: Clinical Specialty Pharmacist; Volunteer Faculty, UK College of Pharmacy

Education: BSPharm, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: Immunology Bootcamp 2015

Practice Area: Rheumatology, Adult and Pediatric; Bone and Mineral Metabolism

Research Interests: Staff efficiency improvement; Copay Accumulator Programs; Outcomes measurement

Emailwendy.ramey@uky.edu

Brooke Rauch

Brooke Rauch, PharmD, CSP

Titles: Associate Director of Operations, Specialty Pharmacy & Infusion Services

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Practice Area: Specialty Pharmacy

Research Interests: Pharmacy automation, improving efficiency in operations, 340B

Emailbrooke.wheatley@uky.edu

Rushabh Shah

Rushabh Shah, PharmD, MBA, AAHIVP, CSP

Titles: Associate Director, Specialty Pharmacy

Education: PharmD, Purdue University; MBA, Goldey-Beacom College

Practice Area: Administration, Ambulatory and Specialty Pharmacy

Research Interests: Pharmacy Operations, Clinical Outcomes and Value Studies, Continuous quality improvement, Benchmarking and Productivity

Emailrushabh.shah@uky.edu

Maribeth Wright

Maribeth Wright, RPh, PD, CSP

Titles: Service Line Coordinator, UK Specialty Pharmacy

Education: BS in Pharmacy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Practice Area: Ambulatory, UK Specialty Pharmacy-Infectious Diseases, Transplant

Research Interests: Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

Emailmaribeth.wright@uky.edu

GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL

Dustin Thomas

Dustin Thomas, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Titles: Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Good Samaritan Hospital; Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Education: PharmD, University of Tennessee, 2010; MBA, University of Kentucky, 2020
Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Louisville, 2011
Practice Area: Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Quality Improvement, Pharmacy Practice
Emaildustin.thomas@uky.edu

B Scott 2020

Benjamin Scott, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist; Assistant Residency Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Good Samaritan

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Saint Joseph Hospital

Practice Area: Internal Medicine

Research Interests: Gastrointestinal disorders, infectious disease, transitions of care

Emailbjscot3@uky.edu

J Hines

Julie Hines, PharmD, BCPS

TitlesClinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Saint Joseph East Hospital; PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency, University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Practice Area: Internal Medicine

Research Interests: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Nephrology, Transitions of Care, Quality Improvement 

Emailjulie.hines@uky.edu

Sally Jagielski

Sally Jagielski, PharmD, BCPS (R521)

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist
Education: PharmD, University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy, 2019
Training:
Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Kentucky 2020, Medication-Use Safety and Policy, University of Kentucky 2021
Practice Area: Internal Medicine
Research Interests:
Medication-Use Safety, Quality Improvement
Emailsally.jagielski@uky.edu

K Manning 2020

Kim Manning, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, Purdue University

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Saint Joseph Hospital

Practice Area: Internal Medicine

Research Interests: Transitions of care, patient education

Emailkimberly.manning@uky.edu

Z Norris 2020

Zachary Norris, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Michigan

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Baptist Health Lexington

Practice Area: Internal Medicine

Research Interests: Sleep Aid Medications, Anticoagulation

Emailzno223@uky.edu

chandler

Ann Marie Stoll, PharmD

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist
Education: PharmD, University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, 2019
Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, The Christ Hospital Health Network, 2020; Internal Medicine Residency, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 2021
Practice Area: Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Anticoagulation, Diabetes Management, Transitions of Care, Quality Improvement
 
EmailAnnMarie.Stoll@uky.edu

B Godby 2020

Bethany Godby-Heck, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist
Education: PharmD, University of Kentucky, 2017
Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, Baptist Health Lexington, 2018
Practice Area: General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Quality and Process Improvement, Leadership
Emailbethany.godby@uky.edu

J Kelley 2020

Jordan L. Kelley, PharmD, BCPS (R484)

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Mississippi

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky; PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Internal Medicine and Surgery

Research Interests: Coagulopathy in liver disease, cirrhosis, anticoagulation, obesity, nephrology, transitions of care

Emailjordankelley@uky.edu

chandler

Daniel Whitehouse, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist
Education: PharmD, Ohio State College of Pharmacy, 2018 
Training: PGY1 Baptist Health Lexington, 2019 
Practice Area: Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
Research Interests: Heart failure and atrial fibrillation 
Email: daniel.whitehouse@uky.edu

Abby Stocks 2021

Abby Stocks, PharmD

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist
Education: PharmD, University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy, 2019
Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, Parkland Health & Hospital System, 2020; Psychiatry Residency, Parkland Health & Hospital System, 2021
Practice Area: Adult and Adolescent Behavioral Health 
Research Interests: Antipsychotic stewardship, long-acting injectable antipsychotics, management of acute agitation 
EmailAbby.MacCauley@uky.edu

C Hogue 2020

Caroline Hogue, PharmD, BCPS

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, East Tennessee State University

Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, Saint Joseph East Hospital

Practice Area: Inpatient/Outpatient Family and Community Medicine

Research Interests: Transitions of care, diabetes management, COPD/asthma management, patient education

Emailcaroline.hogue@uky.edu

UKHC

Alexandra Kenner, PharmD, MPH

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD/MPH, University of Kentucky, 2020

Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, 2021

Practice Area: Inpatient/Outpatient Family and Community Medicine

Research Interests: Diabetes management, transitions of care, patient education, quality improvement

Email: alexandra.nugent@uky.edu

JA Bethea 2020

Audis Bethea, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist
Education: PharmD, Medical University of South Carolina, 2001
Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, 2002; Internal Medicine Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, 2003
Practice Area: Critical Care (Medical Intensive Care Unit)
Research Interests: Quality Improvement, Resuscitation, Withdrawal Syndromes, Anticoagulation
Emailaudis.bethea@uky.edu 

K Patel 2020

Kripa Patel, PharmD, BCCCP (R479)

Titles: Clinical Pharmacist

Education: PharmD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago; PGY2 Critical Care Residency, University of Kentucky

Practice Area: Critical Care (Medical Intensive Care Unit)

Research Interests: Anticoagulation and Reversal, Antimicrobial Therapy, Sedation/Analgesia/Delirium in the ICU

Emailkripa.patel@uky.edu

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.