Listed below are the presenters at this year’s National Residency Preceptors Conference.
Daniel M. Ashby, M.S., FASHP, is the Sr. Director of Pharmacy for The Johns Hopkins Hospital; Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy; and Adjunct Professor, with the Notre Dame of Maryland University, School of Pharmacy.
Mr. Ashby (Dan) received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Pharmacy from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He began his professional career in Michigan at Grace Hospital as a pharmacist assigned to Critical Care. He became the Director of Pharmacy at Harper Hospital in 1981. From January of 1991 to January of 1999, Mr. Ashby served as the Director of Pharmacy at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
He has held numerous offices in professional organizations, has served as a member of the Commission-on-Credentialing and is a Past President of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. His efforts have been recognized, including fellowship in ASHP, the Michigan Pharmacist of the Year, and the Wayne State University Distinguished Alumni Award. Mr. Ashby is the 2010 recipient of the ASHP Distinguished Leadership Award in Health-System Pharmacy Practice and the 2011 recipient of the Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award.
Dan served as a member of the ASHP Research and Education Foundation Board of Directors and has been a long term supporter of the Foundation.
Jeffrey S. Berger, M.D., M.B.A., is currently an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at The George Washington University Medical Center in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Berger completed his undergraduate education at The University of Michigan and received his medical degree at The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Berger completed his residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center. After completion of his residency, Dr. Berger became a faculty member at New York University – Langone Medical Center. While at NYU, he was awarded the prestigious Teacher of the Year award in 2006 and was given a Distinguished Educator honor by the Department of Anesthesiology in 2007.
Dr. Berger completed a Masters in Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business with a focus in Management. He is actively involved in leadership within the Department of Anesthesiology at GW, serving as Director of the Residency Training Program and Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology. Dr. Berger was recently appointed Physician Advisor to the International Medicine Programs for the University.
Dr. Berger has led workshops on education, negotiation strategy, innovation, and website development at national forums. He has been a Visiting Professor at numerous academic institutions around the country on topics that include: Current Trends in Obstetric Anesthesiology, Managerial Effectiveness, and Quality Assurance in Anesthesiology.
Dr. Berger has received institutional funding to coordinate Six Sigma methodology for quality improvement initiatives for the Labor and Delivery Unit at GW Hospital. On-going investigational studies for Dr. Berger are in the areas of: Resident Education, Regional & Obstetric Anesthesiology, and Practice Management.
He is President-Elect of the District of Columbia Society of Anesthesiologists and a member of three committees for the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
Catherine Bourg, Pharm.D, BCPS, BCACP, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Bourg’s clinical practice sites include Mercy Health Center and the Athens VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, both in Athens, Georgia. She is a graduate of Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at West Virginia University Hospitals in Morgantown and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at the University of Georgia/Charlie Norwood VA. She is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and Ambulatory Care, and her areas of interest include cardiovascular risk reduction, diabetes, health literacy and residency training.
Amy L. Bridges, M.A., is Director of Educational Products, McCreadie Group.
Amy has split her career between K-12 classroom instruction (more recently in low socioeconomic areas) and educational software development. Amy brings a broad knowledge of educational and assessment best practices, and has special interests in standardized assessment, standards-based education, and curriculum mapping. She especially enjoys working with clients to better understand how software can assist in pharmacy education, and tries to use that information to direct development of McCreadie Group software products.
Mark Brueckl, R.Ph., M.B.A, is the Assistant Director of Pharmacy Affairs for the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, a position he has held since October 2001.
Mark received his B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Columbia University in 1976, and his M.B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1988. Prior to joining AMCP, he spent 8 years as Assistant Director of Pharmacy for Independent Health Association, a managed care organization in his home town, Buffalo, New York. From 1982 to 1993, he was a Pharmacy Consultant for the New York State Health Department, Office of Health Systems Management. In his pharmacy career, he has accumulated over 30 years experience in retail, hospital, government, and health plan pharmacy environments.
Jeff Cain, Ed.D., M.S., is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and the Director of Education Technology for the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.
In addition to co-directing and teaching a pharmacy management course, he is actively involved in social media and educational technology research. His primary research interests are e-professionalism and social media use pertaining to education and the health professions.
Dr. Cain has numerous publications and presentations regarding social media in education and how it is affecting society and the workplace. He is an associate editor of Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning (CPTL) and serves on the editorial board of Interface: The Journal of Education, Community, and Values. Dr. Cain is also the current past-chair of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Technology in Pharmacy Education and Learning Special Interest Group.
Jim Carlson, Pharm.D., is the Director, Pharmacy Health Plan Services at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle.
Dr. Carlson is responsible for the Health Plan Pharmacy Services, including Medicare Part D and Commercial Pharmacy Benefit Design and Implementation, Formulary Management, Medication Therapy Management, and Medication Safety initiatives. He is also the program director for the PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residency program. He has been at Group Health for over 25 years.
Margaret Chrymko, B.S., Pharm.D., FASHP, is currently a clinical pharmacy specialist at the Erie VA where she started the PGY1 residency in 2002.
Dr. Chrymko received her degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed her residency at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. She also completed an M.A. in Pastoral Studies at Gannon University. She has been active in clinical pharmacy practice and residency training for the last 30 years and has a number of publications.
In 2011, she received the ASHP Research and Education Foundation Pharmacy Residency Excellence Award for Preceptors. She is a member of a number of professional organizations, and has served as PSHP president and on several ASHP committees. She has served as a member of the ASHP Commission on Credentialing and as faculty for the RLS workshops. She has also served on the VA National Pharmacy Residency Advisory Board and is a Fellow of ASHP.
John Clark, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, is the Director of Pharmacy Services at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers and Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Additionally, he is the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Director.
Dr. Clark teaches, practices, and researches in the area of pharmacy practice management and leadership. He is responsible for precepting pharmacy students and residents in Pharmacy Practice Management and Leadership. The University of Michigan PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Training Program he leads was awarded the 2010 ASHP Pharmacy Residency Excellence Award.
Ira Todd Cohen, M.D., M.Ed., FAAP, is Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at George Washington University (GWU) and Director of Education for the Division of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC).
Dr. Cohen received his M.D. from New York University and his clinical training in pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine; anesthesiology at New York University; and pediatric anesthesiology at CNMC. Dr Cohen obtained his Master of Education degree through the Master Teacher Program at CNMC and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at GWU. He has lectured and presented workshops on medical education at anesthesia, pediatric, and pharmacy national and international meetings, and has received research grants from CNMC and the AHRD. Presently he is President-Elect for the Society for Education in Anesthesia, a board of director for the Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology, and a reviewer for the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
Christiane O. Corriveau, M.D., M. Ed., is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University (GWU).
Dr. Corriveau earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Boston College and her Medical Doctorate at Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Medical College of Virginia and her Pediatric Critical Care fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC). Dr. Corriveau obtained her Masters of Education degree through the Master Teacher Program at CNMC and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at GWU. She has lectured and presented workshops on medical education, leadership, and organizational learning at pediatric and pharmacy national and international meetings.
Kerri Degenkolb, Pharm.D., BCPS, is the PGY1 Residency Program Director and a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Internal Medicine at Wishard Health Services in Indianapolis, Indiana.
A graduate of Ohio Northern University, Dr. Degenkolb completed an ASHP-accredited residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia. She also serves as the chair of the Residency Advisory Committee at Wishard.
Kate Farthing, PharmD, BCPS, is a clinical pharmacy specialist with system responsibilities for quality and patient safety at Legacy Health, a six hospital system in the Portland metropolitan area.
Dr. Farthing is the liaison between pharmacy and information systems, and is involved in the Legacy PGY1 residency program as a preceptor and member of the residency steering committee. Kate is active in state and national pharmacy organizations, including serving as a delegate for the state of Oregon at the ASHP House of Delegates, the public relations liaison with other pharmacy societies in the state, and serving as the editor of the society newsletter. Kate is a member of the ASHP Commission on Credentialing and has participated in the ASHP Public Relations Action Network for many years.
Katrin S. Fulginiti, R.Ph., M.G.A. is an Accreditation Services Associate in the Accreditation Services Division at ASHP. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences and her Masters in General Administration, with emphasis in Health Care Administration from University College, University of Maryland, College Park. She completed an ASHP accredited pharmacy residency at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Katrin previously held a position as senior clinical pharmacist at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. Prior to joining ASHP in May 2007, she was the Academic Affairs Coordinator for pharmacy services at Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Region. Her duties included staff development and training activities, as well as pharmacy student rotation coordination and summer intern placement. She also was the residency program director of the managed care residency program and the director of the pharmacy technician training program, both accredited by ASHP.
She currently serves ASHP by working as a full time lead surveyor within the Accreditation Services Division and conducts site surveys for accreditation of new and established residency and pharmacy technician training programs throughout the United States.
Stuart T. Haines, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, is Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, Maryland and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Primary Care at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Dr. Haines is a Past-President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and a former member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Commission on Credentialing (COC). Dr. Haines’ scholarly interests include medication use behavior, diabetes management, cardiovascular disease prevention, and the evaluation of instructional methods. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston as well as an Ambulatory Care Residency at the Audie Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacists (BCACP), and Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM).
Dr. Haines is a fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FASHP), and the American Pharmacists Association (FAPhA). Dr. Haines was elected a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice (2006), received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Ambulatory and Community Practice from APhA (2010), and was the recipient of the 2010 ACCP Educator Award.
Anne Lesko, Pharm.D., is the Sr. Clinical Director of Pharmacy and the PGY1 Residency Program Director at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Cincinnati, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Lesko is a former faculty member of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She has served as a member of the Commission on Credentialing for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She has also served as President of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) as well as a member of the PPAG Board of Directors.
Frank Massaro, Pharm.D., is Pharmacy Practice Manager at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Massaro manages clinical programs for the Department of Pharmacy and is responsible for the professional development of the pharmacist staff. He is a member of the General Internal Medicine patient care team and an active member of several interdepartmental performance improvement committees.
Dr. Massaro received both a B.S. in pharmacy and a Pharm.D. from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He completed a residency in hospital pharmacy at New England Medical Center. Dr. Massaro’s current faculty appointments include Tufts University School of Medicine and Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences.
Michelle W. McCarthy, Pharm.D., FASHP, is the Director of Medication Use Policy and the Residency Program Director for both the PGY1-Pharmacy residency and PGY2-Drug Information residency programs at the University of Virginia (UVa) Health System. She oversees the UVA Formulary, medication use evaluation program, regulatory, accreditation, drug information and investigational drug services, and policies and procedures. Additionally, she serves as the Secretary of the UVa Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) and Antimicrobial Utilization Committees.
Michelle McCarthy earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University and completed an ASHP-accredited Drug Information Practice Residency at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the UVa, she was a faculty member at Samford University School of Pharmacy. Awards include 1997 Samford University School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year, 2003 Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (VSHP) Pharmacist of the Year, and 2008 Louis P. Jeffrey Preceptor of the Year. She has been the Education Committee Chair, Continuing Education Administrator, and President of VSHP. She is the 2012 Chair for the ASHP Commission on Credentialing. Other professional interests include immunizations, medical writing, and publishing.
Scott McCreadie, Pharm.D., M.B.A., is the President of the McCreadie Group, a software company with applications supporting investigational drug services and pharmacy education.
Dr, McCreadie formerly worked within academic medical centers and was responsible for business process redesign, evaluation and introduction of new technology, and education of pharmacists in informatics including being a Residency Program Director for a PGY2 informatics program. His background includes clinical pharmacy services, pharmacy administration and extensive technology experience.
He received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy; completed his Specialized Residency in Pharmacy Management Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, Michigan; and his Master's in Business Administration from Oakland University, Rochester. He has received several awards for innovation in pharmacy practice from local and national organizations.
Arthur Nelson, R.Ph., Ph.D., is currently Professor of Pharmacy Practice Administrative Sciences at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and the AACP representative member of the Commission on Credentialing. Before he retired July 1, 2012, Dr. Nelson was the Founding Dean of the School of Pharmacy, and past Dean of Idaho State University and University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa.
Nelson is married to a pharmacist - Sherida, who is a clinical specialist managing patients with chronic diseases in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. His daughter is also a clinical pharmacist specialist in psychiatry managing both psychiatric and medical conditions of patients in the Dallas County Jail as an employee of Parkland Health System in Dallas. His son is the fourth pharmacist in the family, but he went from pharmacy to medicine and is a surgeon in Spokane, Washington. Nelson has two granddaughters - Hailey 8 years old, and Cortney 6 years old - who Nelson is already prepping to go to pharmacy school in about 10-15 years.
Bruce A. Nelson, R.Ph., M.S., is the Director, Operations Accreditation Services Division American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in Bethesda, Maryland.
During his 26-years as a U.S. Army pharmacy officer, Bruce both completed an ASHP-accredited residency and, later, served as a residency program director and preceptor. Completing this career as the director of pharmacy at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Pharmacy Consultant to the Army Surgeon General, he transitioned to ASHP and the Accreditation Services Division in 1996. In addition to conducting residency accreditation surveys for the past sixteen years, Bruce was instrumental in finalizing the first edition of The Residency Learning System (RLS) Model and the second edition of How to Start a Residency Program – What You Really Need to Know and getting them published. He has also worked closely with ASHP’s Educational Services Division and the ASHP Commission on Credentialing to create and update, some twice, all of the accreditation regulations and standards for pharmacy residencies. Bruce has also conducted RLS workshops and participated extensively in new residency program development.
James A. Owen, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Senior Director of Professional Practice at the American Pharmacists Association, the national professional society of pharmacists headquartered in Washington, DC. He manages APhA’s practice affairs activities including medication therapy management projects and services, directs activities and projects for the APhA Community Pharmacy Residency Program initiative, assists with activities for the Association’s Practice and Science Academies, and participates in activities associated with medication safety and quality improvement.
Prior to joining APhA, he was the Director of Clinical Services & Professional Development, for Happy Harry’s Inc., a regional chain pharmacy organization headquartered in Newark, Delaware, where he developed an initiated clinical service programs, directed activities for training of pharmacy staff and provided community outreach. His background includes 17 years experience in community pharmacy practice as a staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager, preceptor and community pharmacy residency director. He continues to practice part-time as a health-system inpatient pharmacist at an institution located in Bethesda, Maryland. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1990 and completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in 2007.
Beth Phillips, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, is PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program Director, Clinical Professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.
Dr. Phillips received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Kansas. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Specialized Residency in Ambulatory Care at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Prior to joining the University of Georgia in 2007, she was Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Assistant Professor (Clinical) at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to recruit and train many PGY1 and PGY2 residents. She has over 13 years of experience as a Residency Program Director, including starting both PGY1 and PGY2 programs. She maintains an active clinical practice in Ambulatory Care. She is heavily involved with didactic and experiential teaching of Pharm.D. students, and her own Ambulatory Care Residents. She has published numerous papers and book chapters on primary care related topics. She is the 2010 recipient of the ASHP Pharmacy Residency Excellence Preceptor Award.
Bradley G. Phillips, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, received his B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1989 from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. After graduation he completed a pharmacy practice residency and worked as a coronary care unit clinical pharmacist while at Lions Gate Hospital in Vancouver.
To foster his interest in clinical pharmacy and research, he moved to the United States to complete his Pharm.D. at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1993 and a research fellowship in cardiology (1993-1995) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His interest in research took him to the University of Iowa where he started a tenure-track faculty position in the College of Pharmacy and practiced as a hospital pharmacist in internal medicine at the VA Medical Center. Over the following 12 years he developed a nationally recognized independently funded research program in sleep disordered breathing, developed and trained pharmacy and medical students, pharmacy residents, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and directed the University of Iowa College of Medicine General Clinical Research Center Laboratory Core. In 2007 he was appointed as Department Head of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and leads and is part of a large diverse group of faculty who are active in research, clinical practice, education and service. The department has 16 PGY1 and PGY2 residents, a graduate program (Ph.D.) in Pharmacy Care Administration and Clinical & Experimental Therapeutics and has five post-doctoral fellows. Since 2007, the number of residency programs has increased four-fold.
Dr. Phillips has been invited to present at over 50 national and international meetings as well as published over 65 books, book chapters, and papers. His papers have appeared in American Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Physiology, Archives of Internal Medicine, Circulation, European Heart Journal, Hypertension and Pharmacotherapy. He was named the American College of Cardiology Young Investigator of the Year Finalist in 1998 and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Young Investigator of the Year in 2001. In 2006 he was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Jane Pruemer, Pharm.D., BCOP, FASHP, is currently Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Practice at the James L. Winkle Cincinnati College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati and Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the University Hospital and the Barrett Cancer Center, the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati.
Dr. Pruemer received a B.S. in Pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and a Pharm.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She completed an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)–accredited residency in Clinical Pharmacy from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in pharmacokinetics/oncology at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences. Dr. Pruemer maintains an active clinical adult oncology practice and was the founding program director for an ASHP-accredited specialty residency in oncology pharmacy practice at the University Hospital. She currently serves as the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at University Hospital, UC Health.
Dr. Pruemer has held various offices and served on several committees for national and state pharmacy associations, including the ASHP Oncology Specialty Practice Group. She was a member of the Advisory Board and Interim Executive Committee for ASHP’s Section of Clinical Specialists and served on the Commission on Credentialing as its Chairman. She was a member of the Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Council of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties. She served on the Executive Board of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. Her primary research interest is the supportive care of cancer patients.
Shaunta’ M. Ray, Pharm.D., BCPS is Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Knoxville Campus and Director of the Chattanooga Clinical Education Center. Dr. Ray practices in inpatient and outpatient Family Medicine with University Family Physicians at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
Dr. Ray received her Pharm.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 2004. She completed an ASHP – accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and a PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and OU Medical Center. Dr. Ray is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and serves as the Pharmacotherapy Residency Director at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Ray’s areas of interest include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and resident education.
John Roefaro, Pharm.D., received his Bachelors Degree from Northeastern University in 1991 and his Pharm.D. Degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 2001. He has worked with residents since 1996 and been a PGY-1 Residency Program Director since 2003 at the VA Boston Healthcare System. The PGY-1 program at VA Boston has seven positions and has received over 100 application in each of the last three years. John's area of practice is Ambulatory Care, specifically Primary Care and Anticoagulation.
Christopher M. Scott, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCM. Dr. Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Purdue University. He completed a PGY1 residency and a PGY2 residency in critical care at Clarian Health (now Indiana University Health), Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Scott is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and has been recognized as a Fellow in Critical Care Medicine by the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM).
Dr. Scott holds faculty appointments as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Purdue University College of Pharmacy where he has taught in the therapeutics section of the pharmacy curriculum since 2001 and has co-coordinated the critical care elective since 2002. Until late 2011, he was the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Trauma/Surgical Critical Care and served as the Residency Program Director for the PGY1 and PGY2 Critical Care residencies at Wishard Health Services.
His practice and academic interests include antimicrobial utilization in the critical care setting; sepsis; sedation, analgesia, and delirium in the ICU; pharmacy post-graduate training, medication safety; and advancement of clinical pharmacy services. Dr. Scott has helped develop and initiate four residency programs and is very involved with the growth of clinical services at his institution. Dr. Scott is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, Surgical Infection Society, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists where he is currently serving a term on the Commission on Credentialing.
Karen L. Smith, M.D., M.Ed., earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Texas Christian University and her Medical Doctorate at The George Washington University. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) in Washington, DC. Prior to medical school, Dr. Smith served as a Captain in the Army Nurse Corp and was awarded the meritorious service medal for her work in quality improvement. Dr. Smith obtained her Master of Education degree through the Master Teacher Program at CNMC and George Washington University and was awarded the Nadler Leadership Award at graduation. Until recently Dr. Smith served as the Chief Medical Officer at The HSC Pediatric Center, a specialty care hospital for children. Presently she is Chief, Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine at CNMC. Dr. Smith was a contributor to the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Educational Guidelines and has presented several workshops at the PAS Annual Meeting on teaching, leadership and palliative care.
Meghan Davlin Swarthout, Pharm.D., M.B.A., is the Division Director of Ambulatory and Care Transitions for the Department of Pharmacy at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. In her current role, Meghan oversees the clinical services and drug distribution operations for ambulatory clinics and infusion centers.
Meghan earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University and her M.B.A. in Medical Services Management from Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business. Meghan completed her PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Meghan is an active member of ASHP and the Maryland Society of Health System Pharmacists. She is a member of the Section of Pharmacy Managers Leadership Development Advisory Group and a past resident member of the Commission on Credentialing. Meghan is active in the ASHP New Practitioners Forum and serves as the Legislative Committee Chair for MSHP.
Lynne M. Sylvia, Pharm.D., is a Senior Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Department of Pharmacy at Tufts Medical Center. She also holds the position of Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Northeastern University, School of Pharmacy. Lynne coordinates a 12-week advanced pharmacy practice experience at the medical center for pharmacy students in their fourth professional year, she serves as a pharmacy residency preceptor, and she contributes to direct patient care in the areas of drug allergy, heart failure and drug-induced diseases.
She has been a pharmacy practitioner-educator for the past 30 years; for over 20 years, she was a full-time pharmacy faculty member in both tenure- and non-tenure track positions. For the past 10 years, she has facilitated Residents Teaching Seminar, an annual seminar series offered to all pharmacy residents in Massachusetts. She is a member of the editorial boards of Pharmacotherapy and the Annals of Pharmacotherapy.
Lynne earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. She completed a residency in clinical pharmacy at the Rhode Island Hospital and a residency in hospital pharmacy at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Ellen Tal Placido, Pharm.D., is a PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration resident at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ellen’s first year residency project focused on the evaluation of the integrated practice rotation for residency training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ellen is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and serves on the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists Public Affairs Committee.
Janet L. Teeters, R.Ph., M.S., is Director of Accreditation Services Division at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), which accredits pharmacy residency programs and pharmacy technician training programs. Currently about 1,400 pharmacy residency programs and 200 technician training programs are accredited or have applied to be accredited by ASHP. Janet has been with ASHP since 2002.
Janet received her pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin. She completed the two year combined Master’s degree and ASHP accredited residency in Hospital Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics.
Previous to ASHP, she was the Director of Pharmacy at Lutheran General Hospital, in Park Ridge, Illinois and the Director of the Advocate Pharmacy Program. Advocate Health Care is an integrated health system in the Chicago area, at the time included 9 hospitals. Lutheran General Hospital is a 600 bed community teaching hospital. Janet served as the residency program director for the pharmacy practice residency program at Lutheran General Hospital for 13 years. She is a past president of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists. She has also worked in management positions at New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and the Veterans Administration System, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Todd Walroth, Pharm.D., BCPS is the Pharmacy Manager for Clinical Services and a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Burn/Critical Care at Wishard Health Services in Indianapolis, Indiana. A graduate of Purdue University, he completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency with Clarian Health (now IU Health) and a PGY2 residency in Critical Care with Clarian Health/Wishard Health Services. He also serves as the Program Coordinator for the PGY2 Critical Care residency at Wishard.
Tom Woller, M.S., FASHP, is Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Services for Aurora Health Care, an integrated health care system serving eastern Wisconsin. His current responsibilities include oversight of services provided by 15 acute care hospital pharmacies, 7 retail pharmacies and the 150 clinics of Aurora Health Care.
Mr. Woller is a past Chair and member of the Premier National Pharmacy committee. He is Fellow of ASHP and a past member of the ASHP Commission on Credentialing serving 6 years, including one year as Vice-Chair and one year as Chair. He has served for three years on the ASHP Council on Organizational Affairs, including one year as vice-chair and one year as chair. Tom is an active member in ASHP and PSW and has served in a variety of capacities for state pharmacy organizations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, having received the 2007 PSW Wisconsin Pharmacist of the Year Award and the 2010 Winston J. Durant Lecture Award. He has lectured and published in the areas of productivity measurement, drug distribution systems, achieving integration within pharmacy and personnel management. His current interests are in optimizing integration of pharmacy services in health systems.