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Kevin E. Anger, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Core Therapeutic Module

Kevin AngerKevin E. Anger, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and maintains a practice site in the medical intensive care unit. Dr. Anger earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University, followed by residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Anger is actively involved in bedside education as a PGY1 and PGY2 residency preceptor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and student preceptor for Northeastern University Bouve' College of Pharmacy. Dr. Anger is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, and is involved in outcomes-based research in critical care pharmacotherapy. His clinical and research interests include sepsis, shock syndromes, glycemic control, antithrombotic therapy, and pain/agitation/delirium in critically ill patients. Dr. Anger has written several research manuscripts, review articles, and book chapters on these topics.  


Monique Bidell, Pharm.D., BCPS
Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachuettes
Literature Study

Dr. Bidell obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston MA, followed by a PGY-2 Residency in Infectious Diseases at the University of Chicago Medicine in Chicago, IL. Previously, Dr. Bidell was an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, NY. Currently, she is an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.


 
Angela Bingham, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCNSP, BCCCP, FASPEN, FCCP

Interim Vice Chair and Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director, Residency Programs Coordinator
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Cooper University Hospital
Camden, New Jersey
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Angela Bingham

Angela L. Bingham, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCNSP, BCCCP, FASPEN, FCCP is Interim Vice Chair and Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director, and Residency Programs Coordinator at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences. Dr. Bingham earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Columbia, South Carolina; completed a pharmacy practice residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland; and completed a specialized residency in critical care at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis in conjunction with The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She practices as a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. Dr. Bingham’s practice, teaching, and research activities are focused on pharmacotherapy in critical illness including nutrition support therapy. She is active within ASHP serving as a member of the Council on Education and Workforce Development. Within the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, she has served on task forces for adult critical care nutrition guideline revisions, parenteral nutrition appropriateness consensus recommendations, and Standards of Practice for Nutrition Support Pharmacists. Dr. Bingham is a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist, Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist, and Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.


Quinn Czosnowski, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care
Indiana University Health - Methodist Hospital
Indianapolis, Indiana
Literature Study, Core Therapeutic Module

Quinn Czosnowski

Quinn A. Czosnowski, Pharm.D., BCCCP, is Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Indiana University Health - Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Czosnowski graduated with his Doctor of Pharmacy from Purdue University and completed a PGY-1 residency at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN and a PGY-2 in Critical Care at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. He then spent 5 years as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with a practice site in the ICU at Cooper University Hospital. He currently practices in the Cardiac Medical ICU at Indiana University Health - Methodist Hospital. Dr. Czosnowski is active in several national organizations including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. 


Brian Dee, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCNSP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Critical Care/Nutrition Support
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
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Brian Dee

Brian Dee, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCNSP, is a Critical Care/Nutrition Support Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He received his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Toledo, completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Toledo Hospital/Toledo Children’s Hospital, and completed a PGY2 Critical Care/Nutrition Support Pharmacy Residency at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has been a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist since 2015, as well as a Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist since 2009. Brian maintains an active clinical pharmacy practice and particularly enjoys precepting and mentoring pharmacy students and residents. Additionally, he serves as the Coordinator for the PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at MD Anderson Cancer Center.


Karrie Derenski, Pharm.D., BCNSP, BCCCP, CNSC
Clinical Supervisor, Director PGY 2 Pharmacy Residency - Critical Care
Department of Pharmacy CoxHealth
Springfield, Missouri
Core Therapeutic Module

Karrie Derenski

Karrie Derenski, Pharm.D., BCNSP, BCCCP, CNSC, is a Metabolic Support Service and Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor at CoxHealth in Springfield MO. She also serves as Director of the PGY2 critical care residency at CoxHealth. Dr. Derenski earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy in Kansas City, MO. As post-graduate training, she completed a nutrition support specialty residency at University Hospital, Denver, CO. Dr. Derenski teaches in the Nutrition Support elective course at UMKC School of Pharmacy. She serves as a nutrition support preceptor for APPE students as well as the pharmacy residents at CoxHealth. Dr Derenski’s research interests involve pharmacotherapy in critical illness and nutrition support therapy in critically ill patients. Dr. Derenski is an active member of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She is a Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist, Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist as well as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician.


Heather Draper, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine
Mercy Health Saint Mary's
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Core Therapeutic Module

Heather Draper

Heather Draper, Pharm.D., BCPS, is a Clinical Pharmacist in Emergency Medicine at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She received her Pharm.D. from Ferris State University College of Pharmacy and completed residency training in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Draper is certified as an instructor by the American Heart Association for Basic Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support and an American Stroke Association National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stroke Scale Provider. Dr. Draper’s research interests include evaluating the role and impact of the pharmacist in the resuscitation setting and antimicrobial stewardship.  


Emily K. Frederick, Pharm.D., BCPS
Associate Professor
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Louisville, Kentucky
Intensive Study

Emily FrederickDr. Emily Frederick received a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy in Winchester, Virginia and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Geisinger Medical Center in central Pennsylvania. Dr. Frederick is an associate professor at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Louisville, Kentucky and practices as a clinical pharmacist at the University of Louisville Hospital as part of an interdisciplinary internal medicine team. She is active in local and national professional organizations and served as chair of the membership committee for the pharmacy practice section of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and sits on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists. In her free time, Dr. Frederick enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, baking, and evaluating literature.


 

Mary M. Hess, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCM, FCCP, BCCCP
Associate Dean
Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Mary HessMary M. Hess, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCM, FCCP, BCCCP, is Associate Dean for Student Affairs, and Professor of Pharmacy Practice, at the Jefferson College of Pharmacy, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr Hess graduated with a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and a Doctor of Pharmacy from the St Louis College of Pharmacy. Dr Hess completed a Critical Care/Nutrition residency and a Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Tennessee. Dr Hess has held academic positions throughout her career, including roles as postgraduate training program director and health systems leadership for clinical pharmacy services. Dr Hess has received Best Practice awards for innovative design of academic courses and for clinical services design in the health system. She has served as the Chair of the Commission on Credentialing, as the critical care network facilitator in the Section of Clinical Specialists & Scientists within ASHP along with several other ASHP committees, American Colleges of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). Dr Hess has served as a Board member for an Accredited Technician training program, as faculty for the ASHP Research Foundation Critical Care Traineeship, and as a member of the Critical Care Pharmacy Practice Petition task force.


Benjamin Hohlfelder, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
Critical Care Pharmacy Clinical Specialist
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio
Core Therapeutic Module

Benjamin Hohlfelder

Benjamin Hohlfelder, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP, is a Critical Care Pharmacy Clinical Specialist at the Cleveland Clinic. His clinical practice is centered in the cardiothoracic surgery ICU, including patients undergoing heart and lung transplant, ventricular assist device implantation, and alternative modes of mechanical circulatory support. He completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. He is board certified in both Pharmacotherapy and Critical Care Pharmacy. Areas of research interest include anticoagulation in mechanical circulatory support, management of pain, agitation and delirium, and treatment of venous thromboembolism. Most recently, he has served as faculty for the 2019 ASHP Literature Studies modules in Pharmacotherapy and Critical Care, and presented for the Intensive Studies session at the 2018 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. 


Lauren A. Igneri, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Cooper University Healthcare
Camden, New Jersey
Core Therapeutic Module

Lauren Igneri

Lauren A. Igneri, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care at Cooper University Healthcare (CUH) in Camden, NJ. Dr. Igneri earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University. She went on to complete a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania followed by a PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with her main practice site at CUH. Following residency, Dr. Igneri was the Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) in Langhorne, Pennsylvania and served as co-chair of the Trinity Health Clinical Pharmacy Committee to develop Transforming Operations initiatives, streamlining clinical and cost-savings activities across an approximately 90-hospital health system. She was an active member of the institutional review board and served as an Advance Pharmacy Practice Experience preceptor for students from University of the Sciences, Jefferson College of Pharmacy, and Rutgers University while at SMMC. Since returning to CUH, Dr. Igneri continues to be involved in numerous multidisciplinary committees to improve the care of critically ill patients. She serves as a primary preceptor for the critical care residents’ rotation, research, and continuing education experiences.

Dr. Igneri has been the primary or co-investigator on numerous research investigations including anticoagulation, anticoagulation reversal, thrombolysis in venous thromboembolism, glycemic control, pharmacokinetics, and sedation practices in critically ill patients, among others. She has been invited to present regularly at local, regional, and national meetings. Dr. Igneri serves as a peer-reviewer for the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Dr. Igneri is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and contributes regularly within the Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Communications Committee. In 2019, she was elected Member at Large of the Women in Critical Care Knowledge Education Group. Additionally, Dr. Igneri is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She has served as faculty creating educational materials for ASHP Board Certification Resources since 2016.


G. Morgan Jones, Pharm.D., BCCCP, FCCM
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Neurocritical Care
Methodist University Hospital
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Sciences
University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Memphis, Tennessee
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Morgan JonesG. Morgan Jones, Pharm.D., BCCCP, FCCM, is Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Neurocritical Care at Methodist University Hospital (MUH) and Clinical Assistant Professor in the departments of clinical pharmacy and translational sciences, neurosurgery, and neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis. Dr. Jones earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Louisiana – Monroe and completed his PGY1 and PGY2 critical care residencies at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH. He has practiced in neurocritical care since 2011 and has published more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Critical Care Medicine, Stroke, Neurocritical Care, and the Journal of Critical Care. Dr. Jones serves as the director of the PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency and the Clinical Coordinator of Post-Graduate Education at MUH. He precepts student pharmacists from three different colleges of pharmacy in the Mid-south, as well PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents.


Yaman Kaakeh, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCNSP, CNSC, BCCCP
Partner
Salus Vitae Group
West Lafayette, Indiana
Literature Study

Yaman KaakehYaman Kaakeh is Partner at Salus Vitae Group, a healthcare consulting firm. She has extensive experience in academia, clinical practice, research, and civic engagement; including over 12 years as a faculty member at Purdue University and Indiana University. She is committed to healthcare innovation, the safe and effective use of medications globally, and the education of healthcare professionals.


Patricia Kienle, M.P.A., BCSCP, FASHP
Director, Accreditation and Medication Safety
Cardinal Health
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Review and Recertification Course

Patricia Kienle

Patricia Kienle, M.P.A., BCSCP, FASHP, is the Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety for Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions. She received her pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and a Masters in Public Administration from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She is Board Certified as a Sterile Compounding Pharmacist. She completed an Executive Fellowship in Patient Safety from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and as President of the Pennsylvania Society of Hospital Pharmacists. She is a Fellow of ASHP, was named Pharmacist of the Year by PSHP, the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award in Hospital and Institutional Practice from the American Pharmaceutical Association Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management, the Distinguished Leadership Award from ASHP, the ASHP John W. Webb Lecture Award, and the Thomas S. Foster Award from the United States Pharmacopeia. She has served on the Pharmacotherapy Specialty Council of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, the Hospital Professional and Technical Advisory Committee of The Joint Commission, and on the Board of Governors of the National Patient Safety Foundation. She is a current member of the USP Compounding Expert Committee and chairs the Subcommittee on Hazardous Drugs. Patti is the author of Compounding Sterile Preparations: ASHP’s Visual Guide to Chapter <797> video and Companion Guide, co-author of Meeting Accreditation Standards: A Pharmacy Preparation Guide, and author of The Chapter <795> Answer Book, The Chapter <797> Answer Book, and The Chapter <800> Answer Book. With over 500 invited presentations and 80 publications, she has special interests in promoting medication safety, compounding sterile preparations, accreditation, and regulatory issues.


Bryan D. Lizza, Pharm.D., M.S., BCCCP
Clinical Specialist – Medicine Critical Care
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Saint Louis, Missouri
Intensive Study

Bryan LizzaBryan D. Lizza, Pharm.D., M.S., BCCCP Clinical Specialist - Medicine Critical Care Department of Pharmacy Barnes Jewish Hospital St. Louis, Missouri Bryan D. Lizza, Pharm.D., M.S., BCCCP, is a Clinical Specialist in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. After completing his Doctor of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University, he completed a PGY1 in Pharmacy Practice at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, and a PGY2 in Critical Care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital/Midwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Lizza has also completed his Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation at Northwestern University. His practice interests include healthcare disparities in the intensive care unit and implementation of antimicrobial stewardship strategies. He is active in a number of professional organizations, including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Society of Critical Care Medicine.


Elyse MacDonald, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Assistant Director, Pharmacy Services
Stanford Health Care
Palo Alto, California
Intensive Study

Elyse MacDonaldElyse MacDonald, PharmD, MS, BCPS is an assistant director for the Investigational Drug Service (IDS) at the Stanford Health Care. Prior to this position, she was a pharmacy manager for IDS and a drug information specialist with the University of Utah Drug Information Service. She earned a BS in Biochemistry from Cedar Crest College located in Allentown, PA and a MS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Lehigh University located in Bethlehem, PA. She received her PharmD from Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. She completed her Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center and her Drug Information specialty residency at University of Utah Health. Elyse co-chaired the Preceptor Development Committee for the residency programs at the University of Utah Health for the past 5 years. She has presented preceptor development topics at the local and state level. Additionally, she has presented topics at the national level for ASHP, ACCP, and research pharmacy summits. She was appointed as a member of the ASHP Commission on Affiliate Relations, member of ASHP SCSS Section Advisory Group on Emerging Sciences, and a network facilitator for Pharmacoeconomics and Drug Policy Development. She is also a past-president for the Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists.


Daniel R. Malcom, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
Associate Professor and Vice-Chair, Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Intensive Care Unit - Baptist Health Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
Core Therapeutic Module

Daniel Malcom

Daniel R. Malcom, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP, is an Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy in Louisville, Kentucky. Through his faculty role, Dr. Malcom also maintains a practice site in the Intensive Care Unit at Baptist Health Louisville. Dr. Malcom earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, then completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY2 Specialty Residency in Critical Care at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee (affiliated with the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy).

Dr. Malcom’s research interests include critical care pharmacy education, curricular and co-curricular assessment, cost savings in the ICU, and student professionalism and ethics. He has served as an item-writer for the North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam (NAPLEX), and was awarded AACP Teacher of the Year in 2013, as well as the Kentucky Health-System Pharmacists Mentor of the Year in 2017. He has previously served as an Associate Editor for Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education.


John Marshall, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM
Director, Clinical Pharmacy Programs
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
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John Marshall

John Marshall, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM, is Director, Clinical Pharmacy Programs at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He attended Gonzaga University and Graduated with a Pharm.D. from the University of Texas, Austin. He completed his residency training at The University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and is board certified in both pharmacotherapy and critical care pharmacotherapy. His research interests include analgosedation in the ICU and enhancing pharmacist services throughout the continuum of care. He is currently the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at MCPHS University.


Krystal Moorman, Pharm.D., BCPS
Director Experiential Education and Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Utah College of Pharmacy
Salt Lake City, Utah
Core Therapeutic Module

Krystal MoormanKrystal Moorman, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Director of Experiential Education and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy in Salt Lake City. Dr. Moorman earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Charleston and completed PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Drug Information residencies at the Medical University of South Carolina. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, she served as the Coordinator of Drug Information and Medication Safety at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, and was a Drug Information Specialist at Kaiser Permanente in Denver, Colorado.

Dr. Moorman’s interests include drug information and medication safety. She is an active member of the Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists---serving as President and now Immediate Past President. Dr. Moorman has served as Chair and member, ASHP Program Committee; Delegate, 2015 ASHP House of Delegates; and Alternate Delegate, 2016 ASHP House of Delegates. Dr. Moorman has served on the ASHP Advisory Group for Preceptor Development and on the Council on Education and Workforce Development.    


Jill Starykowicz, Pharm.D., BCCCP 
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiology/Medical Intensive Care
AdvocateLutheran General Hospital 
Park Ridge, Illinois
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Jill StarykowicsJill Starykowicz, Pharm.D., BCCCP, is Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Cardiology/Medical Intensive Care at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. Dr. Starykowicz practices in the medical and cardiac intensive care units, cardiac catheterization laboratory, and interventional radiology. She received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology degree and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Starykowicz completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago and a PGY2 Cardiology Specialty Residency at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester. Dr. Starykowicz participates in a multitude of critical care and cardiology committees to improve the care provided to patients in these settings. She is currently the PGY2 Pharmacy Critical Care Residency Director for Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and is involved in a variety of research and quality improvement projects in medical and cardiac critical care. Dr. Starykowicz is a Board-Certified Critical Care Pharmacist. 


Rachel Swope, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist
Norton Healthcare
Louisville, Kentucky
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Rachel Swope

Rachel Swope, Pharm.D., BCCCP is a Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Swope completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington, KY. Following graduation, she completed both PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency at UK Healthcare. She is a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist who practices in a cardiothoracic surgery ICU and a medical/surgical ICU. She is actively engaged with development of new policies and protocols, formulary management, and EMR optimization at Norton Healthcare, a five hospital community health system. Dr. Swope enjoys precepting pharmacy students and residents on critical care rotations and through the longitudinal research experience


Katelyn W. Sylvester, Pharm.D., BCPS, CACP
Pharmacy Manager
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Intensive Study

Katelyn SylvesterKatelyn W. Sylvester, PharmD, CACP, BCPS Pharmacy Manager – Anticoagulation Services Department of Pharmacy Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts Biographical Sketch Katelyn W. Sylvester, PharmD, BCPS, CACP is a Pharmacy Manager at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Katelyn is responsible for managing the outpatient anticoagulation management service, inpatient hemostatic and antithrombotic stewardship program, and advance practice pharmacist credentialing. Previously Katelyn was a clinical specialist focusing in emergency medicine, cardiology and anticoagulation management. Katelyn continues to have an active role in clinical research, multi-disciplinary education and guideline development. Katelyn is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy at Northeastern University and Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals Physicians Assistant program. She serves on several hospital and department committees and has an active role as a mentor and preceptor with the pharmacy department. Katelyn received her undergraduate degree at Calcin College, Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Northeastern University and post graduate residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


 

Paul M. Szumita, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS, FASHP, FCCM
Director of Clinical Pharmacy
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
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Paul Szumita

Paul M. Szumita, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS, FASHP, FCCM, is a Director of Clinical Pharmacy and Program Director of the postgraduate year 2 critical care pharmacy residency at Brigham and Women¹s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Paul earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Northeastern University in Boston, and he is dual board certified in pharmacotherapy and critical care pharmacy. He is a fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy. Paul has helped develop and is responsible for managing clinical programs aimed at optimizing pharmacotherapy and improving patient outcomes. As a practicing clinical pharmacist in critical care, Paul has an active role in bedside education, clinical research, and guideline development/implementation with a focus inpatient glucose management, ICU pain, agitation and delirium, hemodynamics in shock states, and therapeutic hypothermia. Paul is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy at three colleges and helps coordinate 15 clinical rotations, training more than 100 students each year. He has more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, and he serves on several committees focused on improving clinical practice at the local and national level, including the program advisory board for the ASHP Critical Care Pharmacy Specialty Examination Review Course, guideline writing committee for the 2018 Society of Critical Care Medicine guidelines for the management of pain, agitation, delirium, immobility and sleep disruption, and serves on the taskforce to revise the Society of Critical Care Medicine Guidelines stress ulcer prophylaxis in critically ill patients.


Heather Torbic, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
Medical ICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio
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Heather Torbic

Heather Torbic, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP, is Medical Intensive Care Unit Clinical Specialist at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Torbic received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts; completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Boston Medical Center; and, a PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

In addition to patient care, Dr. Torbic is actively involved with student and resident training and is the program director for the PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program at the Cleveland Clinic. She is also actively involved in research, which includes acute respiratory distress syndrome and sedation/analgesia/agitation in critically ill patients. Dr. Torbic is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy and serves as faculty for the ASHP BCCCP review course. She is also an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and its CPP education section.


Trent Towne, Pharm.D., BCPS
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Manchester University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Disease
Parkview Health System
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Literature Study

Trent TowneTrent Towne, Pharm.D., BCPS, has 12 years of academic experience in teaching, research, and service. After graduating from Hanover College with his B.A., Chemistry in 2002 and his Pharm.D. from Purdue University in 2006, he completed his PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Wishard Health Services in Indianapolis, IN and his PGY2 in infectious diseases at the South Texas Veteran’s Health Care System. He began his career in pharmacy as an assistant professor of clinical pharmacy for the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy with his practice site as a clinical specialist in infectious diseases at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Towne now works for Manchester University in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he is an associate professor of pharmacy practice and the department's vice-chair. He practices in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship at Parkview Regional Medical Center.


Evan Zasowski, Pharm.D., M.P.H., BCIDP, BCPS
Assistant Professor
Touro University California College of Pharmacy
Vallejo, California
Intensive Study

Dr. Evan Zasowski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Touro University California College of Pharmacy. He obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy. Following graduation, he accepted a one-year postdoctoral research appointment at Albany College of Pharmacy before completing a PGY1 residency at The University of Chicago Medicine. He subsequently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in infectious diseases outcomes in the Anti-Infective Research Laboratory at Wayne State University. His clinical and research interests involve invasive multidrug-resistant bacterial infections, primarily methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci. His work focuses on optimizing antibiotic therapy and outcomes for patients with multidrug-resistant bacterial infections through pharmacoepidemiology and clinical and translational research.


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