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PGY1 - Chandler Hospital

Ali Wiegand

Ali Wiegand, PharmD (R545)

Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Academia

Research: Impact of paralysis in proned patients with ARDS

Involvement: Recruitment Committee, Hypoglycemia Committee 

Interests outside of pharmacy: Fitness, all things Harry Potter, music/concerts, spending time with friends and family

Advisor: Brooke Herndon, PharmD, BCPS 

Email: ali.wiegand@uky.edu

Allie Kenneally

Allie Kenneally, PharmD (R539)

Education: Purdue University College of Pharmacy, West Lafayette, Indiana

Practice Areas of Interest: Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, Critical Care

Research: Evaluation of Antibiotic Duration after Surgical Debridement of Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections

Involvement: KSHP, Kentucky Konnection Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Exploring Lexington with co-residents, reading, music, and yoga

Advisor: Elizabeth Autry, PharmD, BCPPS (R411)

Email: amke236@uky.edu

Blake Robbins

Blake Robbins, PharmD, MBA (R542)

Education: St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, Missouri

Practice Areas of Interest: Critical Care

Research: Antiplatelets in neuroendovascular procedures

Involvement: GME House Staff Committee, Social Committee, Door to Needle Committee, ACCP

Interests outside of pharmacy: Hiking with my dogs, Running, Breweries, Spending time with friends and family, Binging The Office

Advisor: Gavin T. Howington, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS

Email: blake.robbins@uky.edu

Jenni Thomas

Jenni Thomas, PharmD (R544)

Education: Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Practice Areas of Interest: Infectious Disease, Academia, Critical Care

Research: Assessment of ePlex® Blood Culture Identification Panels

Involvement: Kentucky Konnection, Interdisciplinary Medication Use Guidance Committee, ASHP, ACCP

Interests outside of pharmacy: Living and dying with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Pirates, brewery hopping, any and all yard games, and all things sports related

Advisor: Elise Metts, PharmD, BCPS (R416)

Email: Jenni.Thomas@uky.edu

Mary Reilly

Mary Reilly, PharmD (R541)

Education: University of Colorado, Aurora, CO

Practice Areas of Interest: Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine

Research: Evaluation of hypoglycemia in hospitalized patients receiving enteral nutrition and insulin

Involvement: Pediatrics P&T Subcommittee and Social Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Hiking, camping, Chicago sports, traveling, and hanging out with friends & family

Advisor: Ryan Mynatt, PharmD, BCPS-ID

Email: mere230@uky.edu

Michael Behal

Michael Behal, PharmD (R537)

Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Knoxville, TN

Practice Areas of Interest: Critical care, cardiology, academia, clinical research

Research: Azithromycin in sepsis-associated acute kidney injury

Involvement: Recruitment Committee, IRB Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Hiking, craft beer, new restaurants, live music, playing with other people's dogs, spending time with friends and family

Advisor: Breanne Mefford, PharmD, BCCCP

Email: michael.behal@uky.edu

Wes Johnson

Wes Johnson, PharmD (R538)

Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Infectious Disease, Public Health, Academia

Research: Impact of Breakpoint Changes in the Commonwealth

Involvement: ACCP, KSHP, Preceptor Development Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Exercise, UK sports, board games and being on the lake

Advisor: Donna R Burgess, RPh, BCIDP

Email: wesley.johnson@uky.edu

PGY1 - Good Samaritan Hospital

Kaylyn Collette

Kaylyn Collette, PharmD

Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Infectious Diseases

Research: Efficacy of Oral Third Generation Cephalosporins for Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis Prophylaxis

Involvement: Anticoagulation Subcommittee, Grand Rounds Committee, ASHP, KSHP

Interests outside of pharmacy: Tennis, pilates, reading, traveling, spending time with friends and family

Advisor: Jordan Kelley, PharmD, BCPS

Email: krco25@uky.edu

Mark Wolf

Mark Wolf Jr., PharmD

Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Oncology, Medication Safety, Internal Medicine

Research: Predictors of Inaccuracies in Creatinine Clearance Calculations in the Critically Ill

Involvement: Case Conference Committee, Formulary Subcommittee, ASHP, KSHP

Interests outside of pharmacy: Fitness, soccer, skiing/snowboarding, traveling, going to breweries with friends

Advisor: Audis Bethea, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Email: mark.wolf@uky.edu

Anna Pfeiffer

Anna Pfeiffer, PharmD

Education: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Practice Areas of Interest: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Psychiatry

Research: Comparison of thiamine supplementation regimens on benzodiazepine exposure in patients suspected of alcohol withdrawal

Involvement: Case Conference Committee, Perioperative Committee, ASHP

Interests outside of pharmacy: Cooking; cycling; playing with my dog, Raleigh; indoor/outdoor gardening

Advisor: Kripa Patel, PharmD, BCCCP, R479

Email: acpf222@uky.edu

PGY1 & 2 - Health-Systems Pharmacy Administration and Leadership

Maggie Mastalerz

Magdalena Mastalerz, PharmD (R540)

Education: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Practice Areas of Interest: Health Systems Pharmacy Administration, Nephrology

Research: Hypoglycemia after treatment of hyperkalemia

Involvement: Outreach/Alumni Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Eastern European history, OrangeTheory, running, food

Advisor: Elizabeth Beckman, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, BCCCP

Email: magdalena.mastalerz@uky.edu

Bryson Westerfield

Bryson Westerfield, PharmD, MBA (R526)

Education: University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Practice Areas of Interest: Pharmacy Operations, Supply Chain and Procurement, and 340B

Research: Outcomes Associated with Utilizing Ready-to-Use (RTU) Products Compared with Traditionally Compounded Sterile Products(CSPs)

Involvement: Scheduling and KY Konnection Chairs; COP Admissions Committee; Sterile Compounding Subcommittee; ASHP; KPhA; APhA; KHSP, Public Policy Committee; PARC

Interests outside of pharmacy: Golf, hiking, rock climbing, traveling, trying new breweries and Good Hangs with fellow residents

Advisor: Ryan Naseman, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Email: bwesterfield@uky.edu

PGY1 & 2 - Specialty Pharmacy Administration and Leadership

Jerry St. James

Jerry St. James, PharmD (R543)

Education: University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Practice Areas of Interest: Specialty Pharmacy, Health Outcomes, Rheumatology

Research: Total Care Specialty Pharmacy during COVID Pandemic

Involvement: Specialty Pharmacy Patient Management Committee and Social Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Outdoor activities including: hiking, kayaking, and hunting as well as visiting local breweries and fantasy football

Advisor: Tyler Bosley, PharmD (R492)

Email: gstjames@uky.edu

Maggie English

Maggie English, PharmD (R520)

Education: Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Practice Areas of Interest: Specialty pharmacy outcomes research, contracting, and clinical management

Research: Specialty pharmacy rheumatology patient outcomes

Involvement: Grand rounds committee, Vizient resident committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Hanging out with coresidents, outdoor activities, and my cat MJ

Advisor: Devlin Smith, PharmD, MS

Email: men235@uky.edu

PGY2 - Cardiology

Amanda Van Matre, PharmD (R525)

Amanda Van Matre, PharmD (R525)

Education: University of Colorado, Aurora, CO

Training: PGY1, University of Kentucky Healthcare, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Advanced heart failure, cardiothoracic critical care

Research: Use of adjusted INR goal in patients with Heartmate 3 Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Involvement: UK Healthcare Pharmacy Residency Chief Resident, ACCP Cardiology PRN Membership Committee member

Interests outside of pharmacy: Running, good hangs with co-residents, sewing/crocheting, working out with *the one and only* Jackie D, family time, OK State sports

Advisor: Eric Johnson, PharmD, BCCCP

Email: amanda.vanmatre@uky.edu

Ethan Gerrald

Ethan Gerrald, PharmD (R530)

Education: Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Charleston, SC

Training: PGY1, UNC REX Healthcare, Raleigh, NC

Practice Areas of Interest: Anti-thrombotic management, arrhythmias, pulmonary hypertension, advanced heart failure & MCS device management, and heart transplant

Research: LVAD & GI Bleed Outcomes with Hemostatic Agents

Teaching: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program, 2018

Involvement: Resuscitation Committee, Grand Rounds Committee, ACCP Cardiology PRN member

Interests outside of pharmacy: Co-resident bonding, sports, card/board/video games, exercising, coffee, brunch and happy hours with friends

Advisor: Ayesha Ather, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP

Email: ethan.gerrald@uky.edu

PGY2 - Critical Care

Brooke Barlow

Brooke Barlow, PharmD (R518)

Education: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Training: PGY1, University of Kentucky Healthcare, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Critical Care

Research: Fluid stewardship in the neurointensive care unit

Involvement: ACCP, ASHP New Practitioners Forum, Critical Care Medicine Visual Abstract Editor, KSHP

Interests outside of pharmacy: Exercise, cooking, photography, creating infographics and social media (twitter!)

Advisor: Emily J. McCleary, PharmD, BCCCP

Email: Blba249@uky.edu

Jackey Dempsey

Jackie Dempsey, PharmD (R519)

Education: University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor

Training: PGY1, University of Kentucky Healthcare, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Neurocritical care, mechanical circulatory support, hemodynamic monitoring

Research: Development of an insulin algorithm for use during cardiopulmonary bypass

Teaching: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program, 2019

Involvement: ICU Subcommittee, COP Curriculum Committee, Recruitment Committee Chair

Interests outside of pharmacy: Good Hangs with the best coresidents, exploring Lexington breweries, hiking in the Gorge, cheering on Michigan sports (Go Blue!)

Advisor: Brittany Bissell, PharmD, PhD, BCCCP

Email: jackie.dempsey@uky.edu

Bill Olney, PharmD (R522)

Bill Olney, PharmD (R522)

Education: University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Training: PGY1 UK Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Shock States, Perioperative Care, Multi-Modal Pain Regimens, Antimicrobial Stewardship in the ICU

Research: Transitioning to enteral guanfacine from dexmedetomidine for ICU sedation

Teaching: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program, 2019

Involvement: ACCP, SCCM, Perioperative Subcommittee, Social Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Biking, Coffee, Skating, Settlers of Catan, Woodworking

Advisor: Eric Johnson, PharmD, BCCCP (R405)

Email: wjol222@uky.edu

PGY2 - Emergency Medicine

Dustin Hughes

Dustin Hughes, PharmD, MPH (R532)

Education: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Training: PGY1, Sullivan University College of Pharmacy & Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Louisville/Frankfort, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Emergency Medicine, Emergency Preparedness, Toxicology

Research: Propofol use in procedural sedation

Teaching: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program, 2019

Involvement: ASHP, ACCP, Social Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Running, Paddle Boarding, Catering to two Basset Hounds

Advisor: Ryan Mynatt, PharmD, BCPS-ID (R357)

Email: dwhu223@uky.edu 

Lindsay Edwards

Lindsey Edwards, PharmD (R529)

Education: University of Kentucky, Lexington Kentucky

Training: PGY1, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Falls Church, VA

Practice Areas of Interest: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care

Research: Metoprolol versus diltiazem for atrial fibrillation in the emergency department

Involvement: ASHP, ACCP, SCCM, Grand Rounds Committee, Resuscitation Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Running, hiking, coffee and spending time with friends and family

Advisor: Dina Ali, PharmD, BCCCP (R464)

Email: lned222@uky.edu

PGY2 - Hematology/Oncology

Tommy Montgomery

Tommy Montgomery Jr., PharmD (R533)

Education: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Training: PGY1, Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Practice Areas of Interest: Hematology/oncology

Research: Oral Ketamine for Oral Mucositis in Cancer Patients

Involvement: Recruitment Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Trying new foods and binge watching Netflix

Advisor: Elizabeth Travers, PharmD; Danielle Otto, PharmD, BCOP (R474)

Email: tlmo230@uky.edu

Spencer Peh

Spencer Peh, PharmD, MS (R534)

Education: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Training: PGY1, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Practice Areas of Interest: Precision Medicine, phase 1, solid tumors, academia

Research: Outcomes of capecitabine dosing strategies in colorectal cancer

Involvement: Grand Rounds Committee Co Chair

Interests outside of pharmacy: Boxing, restaurants, breweries (non-COVID)

Advisor: Colleen Overley, PharmD, MS, BCOP (R374); and Lauren Curry, PharmD, BCOP

Email: kpe231@uky.edu

Nancy Hudson

Nancy Hudson, PharmD (R531)

Education: University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri

Training: PGY1, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, Kansas

Practice Areas of Interest: Hematology / Oncology, Administration

Research: tbd

Teaching: Kentucky Konnection

Involvement: Case Conference Committee chair, Outreach Committee member, IT Committee member, HOPA member

Interests Outside of Pharmacy: Climbing, volunteering at the animal shelter

Advisor: Alissa Karr, PharmD, BCOP; Rachael Morgan, PharmD, BCOP (R444)

Emailnhu231@uky.edu

PGY2 - Infectious Diseases

Katie Landmesser, PharmD (R512)

Katie Landmesser, PharmD (R512)

Education: University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Memphis, TN

Training: 

  • PGY-1: Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL
  • PGY-2 Pediatrics: UK Healthcare, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Pediatrics

Research: Comparison of Bayesian to two-drug analytic kinetics for calculation of vancomycin AUC

Involvement: Outreach committee, ACCP, PPA, ASHP, Amachi

Interests outside of pharmacy: Biking, anything outdoors, trying new restaurants, spending time with my dog winnie and traveling

Advisor: Katie Wallace, PharmD, BCPS – AQ ID

Email: kbl224@uky.edu

PGY2 - Internal Medicine

Heather Rucker

Heather Rucker, PharmD (R524)

Education: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, Richmond, VA

Training: PGY1, University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Internal medicine, infectious diseases, renal disease, diabetes management, academia

Research: Impact of a multi-disciplinary beta-lactam allergy intervention on inpatient antimicrobial therapy

Involvement: Recruitment Committee, Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, ACCP Internal Medicine PRN

Interests outside of pharmacy: Trying new restaurants and breweries; traveling; hanging out with family, friends, and co-residents; petting any dogs I can find

Advisor: Kelsey Lyon Uttal-Veroff, PharmD, BCPS

Email: heather.rucker@uky.edu

PGY2 - Medication-Use Safety and Policy

Sally Jagielski

Sally Jagielski, PharmD (R521)

Education: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Training: PGY1, University of Kentucky HealthCare, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Medication-Use Safety and Process Improvement

Research: Rates of Hypo and Hyperglycemic Events in Correction Insulin As Needed versus Scheduled

Teaching: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program, 2019

Involvement: Co-chair of UK Alumni and Outreach Committee, member of American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Medication Safety Officers Society and Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Interests outside of pharmacy: Yoga, hiking, reading and spending time with friends and family

Advisor: Kimberley Hite, PharmD, MS

Email: sally.jagielski@uky.edu

PGY2 - Pediatrics

Natalie Conley

Natalie Conley, PharmD (R527)

Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY

Training: PGY1, UK Healthcare Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Pediatric hematology/oncology, adolescent psychiatry, pediatric acute care

Research: Association of chemotherapy regimen intensity and use of psychotropic medications in pediatric hematology/oncology patients

Involvement: Case Conference Co-Chair, Oncology P&T Subcommittee, Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Interests outside of pharmacy: Spending time with family & friends, being a dog mom to my pup Lola, trying local Lexington restaurants 

Advisor: Lindsay Villalobos, PharmD, BCPS 

Email: natalie.conley@uky.edu

Megan Cummins

Megan Cummins, PharmD, MPH (R528)

Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY

Training: PGY1 Norton Healthcare, Louisville, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency Medicine

Research: Intranasal dexmedetomidine for anxiolysis and analgesia in pediatric patients in the emergency department

Involvement: Social Committee, Pediatric Sepsis Care Committee, PPA, ASHP, KSHP

Interests outside of pharmacy: All things POP CULTURE, snuggles with my cat Libra, group fitness classes, hiking and trying new breweries with friends 

Advisor: Regan Baum, PharmD, BCCCP (R403)

Email: megan.cummins@uky.edu

PGY2 - Ambulatory Care

 Bethany Tabeling

Bethany Tabeling, PharmD (R536)

Education: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Training: PGY1, Highpoint Health, Lawrenceburg, IN

Practice Areas of Interest: Primary Care, Specialty Clinics, Academia

Research: Impact of physician pharmacist collaborative intervention on blood pressure control in CKD patients with uncontrolled hypertension

Involvement: Alumni and Outreach Committee, ASHP, APhA

Interests outside of pharmacy: Trying new restaurants, shopping, and spending time with friends and family

Advisor: Kayla Kreft, PharmD, BCACP

Email: bethany.tabeling@uky.edu

Maggie Schaefer

Maggie Schaefer, PharmD (R535)

Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY

Training: PGY1, Saint Joseph East Hospital, Lexington, KY

Practice Areas of Interest: Primary Care, Geriatrics

Research: Evaluation of pharmacist-managed medication adjustment clinic within an academic endocrinology practice

Involvement: Alumni and Outreach Resident Committee

Interests outside of pharmacy: Golf, watching UK sports, walking dog, spending time with family

Advisor: Lauren Kormelink, PharmD, BCACP

Email: mcsm226@uky.edu

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