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Pediatric Pharmacy Faculty

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Elizabeth Autry, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist
University of Kentucky HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Elizabeth AutryElizabeth Autry, Pharm.D., BCPPS, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Upon graduating with her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2012, Dr. Autry went on to complete a pharmacy practice residency at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina. Knowing she had a love for pediatric pharmacy practice, Dr. Autry ventured to Lexington, Kentucky to complete her Pediatric Specialty Residency under the guidance of Dr. Robert Kuhn at the University of Kentucky.

After finishing her specialty training, Dr. Autry accepted a position as a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist with an emphasis in Pediatric Pulmonary medicine, working in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Aside from her primary role, she gets to cross-cover in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Autry completed a formal teaching certificate program during her residency training and now holds an adjunct appointment at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She serves as a mentor to the PGY1 pharmacy practice residents, PGY2 pediatrics residents, and preceptor to PGY1 and PGY2 residents and APPE students. Her interests include pediatric critical care, pharmacokinetic changes in cystic fibrosis, antimicrobials, patient medication adherence and outcomes, and transitions of care.


Emily Benefield, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS
Advanced Clinical Pharmacist
Primary Children's Hospital
Salt Lake City, Utah

Emily BenefieldEmily Benefield, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS is an Advanced Clinical Pharmacist in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant and the PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program Director at Intermountain Healthcare-Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. After receiving her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Pharmacy from Washington State University, she completed both PGY-1 Pharmacy and PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residencies at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to her residency responsibilities and clinical practice, Dr. Benefield is active in the education of pharmacy students is an adjunct clinical instructor at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy.


Jennifer Donaldson, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
Indianapolis, Indiana

Jennifer DonaldsonJennifer Donaldson, Pharm.D., has been involved with neuro/developmental patients since completing her residency at United/Children's Hospital of St. Paul in 1993. From there she worked at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center specializing in pediatric epilepsy. Dr. Donaldson retuned to Indianapolis in 1996 and has had several roles within the pediatric pharmacy programs at Indiana University Health. In 2001, she returned to a clinical specialty role working with the neuro/developmental and pulmonary teams. Since 2011, her role has focused on the neuro/developmental patient population with emphasis on cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and general pediatric neurology and neurosurgery.


James Gilmore, Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS
Pharmacy Manager, Critical Care and Emergency Department
Cedars-Sinai
Los Angeles, California

James GilmoreJames Gilmore Pharm.D., BCCCP, BCPS, is Pharmacy Manager for Critical Care and the Emergency Department at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Prior to moving to California, James was a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. James graduated from the Pharm.D. program at Northeastern University and completed an ASHP Accredited PGY-1 residency as well as a PGY-2 in Critical Care at Brigham and Women's Hospital. James has an active role in bedside practice, clinical research, and guideline development/implementation in several clinical areas. James has held leadership positions within several interdisciplinary groups at to further patient care in the inpatient setting. James has given multiple national presentations on topics including pain management and glucose management in the ICU. James has peer-reviewed publications in several areas including infectious disease, anticoagulation, and glucose management.


Laura Hayn, Pharm.D.
Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown, Pennsylvania

Laura Hayn, Pharm.D., received a bachelor's degree in biology & psychology from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. She then earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, PA. She completed a PGY1 residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC and a PGY2 specialty residency in pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC. Laura worked as a clinical specialist in the Neonatal ICU at WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, NC. Laura returned to Pennsylvania and worked as a clinical specialist in general pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Laura currently works for Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA as a clinical staff pharmacist.


Emily Heil,Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP, AAHIVP
Assistant Professor University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Director Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Emily HeilEmily Heil, Pharm.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She also serves as the Pharmacy Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She completed her undergraduate and Pharm.D. at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and subsequently completed her pharmacy practice and infectious diseases pharmacy residency training at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. She is currently serving as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. Her research interests include individualization of antimicrobial dosing, particularly in critically ill patients, antibiotic allergies, gram-negative resistance, and antimicrobial stewardship.


Kaitlin Hughes,Pharm.D., BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacist Pediatric Critical Care
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
Indianapolis, Indiana

Kaitlin  HughesKaitlin Hughes, Pharm.D., BCPPS, is clinical pharmacist at Riley Hospital for Children. Her specialty practice area is pediatric critical care. She also serves as a preceptor for students from Purdue University and PGY1 and PGY2 residents at Indiana University Health. Dr. Hughes received her Pharm.D. from Purdue University in 2013. She completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Indiana University Health followed by her PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency at University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hughes then attained her board certification as pediatric pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPPS) and worked as a clinical specialist in pediatric surgery and surgical critical care at CS Mott Children’s Hospital at Michigan Medicine for two years prior to relocating to Indianapolis. Her current interests include drug dosing in ECMO and renal replacement therapies, infectious diseases, pain management, and pain and sedation in the critically ill.


Peter N. Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, FCCM, FPPAG
Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Peter JohnsonPeter N. Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, FCCM, FPPAG, is Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the OU College of Pharmacy and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the OU College of Medicine. He also maintains an active practice site in the Medical and Cardiovascular Pediatric ICU’s at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center (CHO) in Oklahoma City precepting PGY1/PGY2 residents and students. In addition, Dr. Johnson is a consultant for the Pediatric Pain Management Team at CHO. Dr. Johnson serves as the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency and Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Fellowship in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy at the OU College of Pharmacy and CHO. Dr. Johnson received his B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Following his tenure at Ole Miss, Dr. Johnson completed his PGY1 pharmacy and PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residencies at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Among his professional affiliations, he is a member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Dr. Johnson is board certified in pharmacotherapy and pediatric pharmacy. In addition, he was inducted as a fellow of PPAG in 2016 and SCCM in 2018. His research/scholarship focuses in pain management, sedation, and drug withdrawal in children.


Michele Kussin, Pharm.D., BCOP
Pediatric Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Michele KussinMichele Kussin, Pharm.D., BCOP, is Pediatric Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in NY, NY, where she has worked since 2013. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy education at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy - Columbia Campus. She went on to a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA, followed by a PGY-2 residency in pediatric oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP) and member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT), and Children’s Oncology Group (COG) organizations. In her current position, Michelle rotates in leukemia/lymphoma and bone marrow transplant services in both the in-patient and out-patient settings, and serves as a preceptor for the PGY-2 pediatric oncology residency.


Nathan Lamb, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacist
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Nathan LambNathan Lamb, Pharm.D. BCPPS, is a clinical pharmacist specializing in epilepsy and neurology at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Lamb earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University, in Des Moines, IA . He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at VA Puget Sound Health Care System, in Seattle Washington, and a Pediatric Pharmacy Practice Residency at Boston Children’s Hospital. After completing residency, Nathan served as a clinical pharmacist supporting the neurology and epilepsy services at Boston Children’s Hospital for eight years before coming to Lurie Children’s. He has presented lectures on pharmacotherapy of antiepileptic drugs at North Eastern University School of Nursing and at The Michael J. Bresnan Child Neurology Course. Nathan also enjoys precepting and mentoring pharmacy students and pharmacy residents.


Kevin Patrick Lonabaugh, Pharm.D., BCACP, AAHIVP, AE-C
Clinical Pharmacist - Pediatric Ambulatory Care
University of Virginia Children’s Hospital
Charlottesville, Virginia

Kevin Patrick LonabaughKevin Patrick Lonabaugh, Pharm.D., BCACP, AAHIVP, AE-C, is currently a clinical pharmacist practicing in pediatric ambulatory care at the University of Virginia Children's Hospital. His current clinics include the pulmonology, hematology/oncology, and general pediatrics clinics and he serves as a consult for other ambulatory clinical needs. Dr. Lonabaugh completed his Pharm.D. at Shenandoah University before completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Virginia and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. He serves as a preceptor for the PGY1 Pharmacy program at UVA as well as the PGY2 Pediatrics and Ambulatory Care programs. His interests include optimizing patient education and communication.


Erin Martin, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS
Pediatric Pharmacy Clinical Specialist
University of Missouri Healthcare Women's and Children's Hospital
Columbia, Missouri

Erin MartinErin Martin, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. She completed an ASHP-Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Saint Louis University Hospital followed by an ASHP-Accredited PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy and pediatric pharmacy, and currently practices as a Pediatric Pharmacy Clinical Specialist at the University of Missouri Healthcare Women's and Children's Hospital. Her primary practice site is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where she assists in the management of neonatal medication therapy and parenteral nutrition. Teaching is one of her favorite components of the position. In addition to educating pharmacy colleagues, students, and residents, Erin plays an integral part in the education of medical residents, students, and other healthcare providers within the organization. It was an honor for Erin to receive both the Preceptor of the Year award from the pharmacy residents and the Terrific Tiger award from the pediatric medical residents this year.


Steve A. Martin, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Pediatric Operations Manager and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pediatric Cardiology
Levine Children’s Hospital Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

Steve A. Martin, Pharm.D., BCPPS, currently serves as the Pediatric Operations Manager and Pediatric Cardiology Clinical Pharmacist Specialist at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC. He completed his Pharm.D. at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and Pediatric Specialty Residency at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, TX.


Rachel S. Meyers, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, FPPAG
Clinical Associate Professor
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Piscataway, NJ
Pediatric Pharmacist
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Livingston, New Jersey

Rachel MeyersRachel S. Meyers, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, FPPAG, is Clinical Associate Professor at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University, and the Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Dr. Meyers completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Mary Washington and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Connecticut. After graduation she completed a PGY-1 residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin, and a PGY-2 residency in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy at the University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In her current position, Dr. Meyers provides both didactic and experiential education in pediatric pharmacotherapy for pharmacy students and residents. She practices in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and General Pediatric Unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Her research interests include pediatric critical care, infectious diseases, and dosage forms for children.


Jamie L. Miller, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, FPPAG
Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Children’s Hospital University of Oklahoma Medical Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Jamie MillerJamie Miller, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, is Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Clinical and Administrative Sciences at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dr. Miller received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy. Following graduation, Dr. Miller completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. Dr. Miller currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. In addition, Dr. Miller is the Residency Program Director for the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and OU Medical Center.


Misty Miller, Pharm.D., BCPS
Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Misty MillerMisty Miller, Pharm.D., BCPS, graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy and stayed on to complete two years of residency, specializing in Pediatrics. She currently serves adult and pediatric patients infected with HIV at the Infectious Diseases Institute and as an associate professor at OU.


Jill A. Morgan, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS
Professor and Chair
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Baltimore, Maryland

Jill MorganJill A. Morgan, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, is a Professor and the Chair for Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. Dr. Morgan received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Pediatrics residencies at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Dr. Morgan’s current practice is in general pediatrics and in ambulatory care in a pediatric gastrointestinal and surgery clinics. She is also the Director, Pediatric Fellowship Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.


Ashley Nebbia, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio

Ashley Nebbia, Pharm.D, BCPPS, is a clinical pharmacy specialist in cardiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. Dr. Nebbia’s post-graduate training included completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, OH, followed by a PGY2 Speciality Residency in Pediatrics at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Her areas of interests include anticoagulation and sedation in pediatric cardiology patients and in family and patient education. She is active in national pharmacy organizations.


Kristen Nichols, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ-ID), BCPPS
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Indianapolis, Indiana

Kristen NicholsDr. Nichols completed her pediatric pharmacy residency at Riley Hospital for Children in 2011. She has since served as a faculty member at Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. For 6 years she practiced in the realm of pediatric infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship. She is currently teaching full-time on campus and working on developing a new practice site.


Keliana O’Mara,Pharm.D.
NICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
UF Health Shands
Gainesville, Florida

Keliana O'MaraKeliana O’Mara, Pharm.D., is NICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at UF Health Shands in Gainesville, Florida. She is also co-RPD of the pediatric PGY2 program and research coordinator for the PGY1 and PGY2 residency programs. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy with Pharm.D. in 2007 and completed her PGY1 at Moses Cone Health System in 2008. Dr. O’Mara completed a Neonatal Pharmacotherapy Research Fellowship at Women's Hospital of Greensboro (2008-2010). She has previously worked as NICU clinical pharmacy specialist at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, VA and Duke Children's Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.


Jessica Otero, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacist: Critical Care and Anticoagulation
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, Washington

Jessica Otero, Pharm.D., received her Bachelor's of Science and Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado and completed a Pediatric Residency at Children's Hospital of Colorado. She has been working in critical care, primarily in cardiac. Dr. Otero joined the Anticoagulation Committee, which oversees collaborative practice protocols for the management of all anticoagulation. She has also worked on staff education for anticoagulation management and the development of resources and guidelines of care for various hematologic disease states such as thrombolysis, HIT, and anticoagulation reversal. In addition she has worked with Interventional Radiologists and Cardiac Cath providers on our alteplase protocol. Dr. Otero has been developing reversal plans for anticoagulants. Her current research is working on Iron Deficiency management in heart failure patients, the use of bortezomib for antibody mediated rejection, and the use of IV sotalol with the EP Team. I am a member of ISHLT. Dr. Otero has also served as interim lead of the Anticoagulation Committee.


Kristine Parbuoni, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Associate Professor
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Pediatric Clinical Specialist
University of Maryland Children's Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

Krsitine ParbuoniKristine Parbuoni, Pharm.D., BCPPS, is Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, Maryland, which is also where she obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY-2 Pediatric Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Prior to becoming a faculty member at the University of Maryland, Dr. Parbuoni was the Interim Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy. She was also the Residency Program Director of the PGY2 Pediatric Residency Program at Loma Linda University. Kristine currently practices in pediatrics at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital.


Abby Schumacher, Pharm.D.
Pediatric Collaborative Care Pharmacist
Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center
Edison, New Jersey

Abby Schumacher, Pharm.D., established her current role as the pediatric collaborative care pharmacist at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ. She provides clinical services to the pediatric and neonatal units. Dr. Schumacher serves as co-chair of the pediatric department antimicrobial stewardship program and is also an active member of the pediatric respiratory and resuscitation committees. Her teaching responsibilities include precepting APPE students and PGY1 residents. Her previous professional experience includes three years as a clinical pharmacy specialist in general pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Schumacher earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island. She advanced her training through completion of a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and a PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. Dr. Schumacher is involved in professional committees as a member of ASHP and PPAG.


Krisoula Spatz, Pharm.D., BCOP
Pediatric Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Krisoula SpatzKrisoula Spatz, Pharm.D., BCOP, earned her Pharm.D. in 2013 from Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. She completed a Post-Graduate Year 1 pharmacy residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and a Post-Graduate Year 2 oncology pharmacy residency with a pediatric focus at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She has been practicing as a pediatric oncology clinical pharmacy specialist since 2015 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


Jennifer L. Thackray, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS
Pediatric Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Jennifer ThackrayJennifer L. Thackray, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, is Pediatric Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York, NY. Dr. Thackray earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in 2009. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency (2010) and a PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialty Residency (2011) at the University of North Carolina Health Clinics in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Thackray is board certified in pharmacotherapy and pediatric pharmacotherapy.

Dr. Thackray joined the MSK Department of Pharmacy in 2011, initially practicing in the pediatric oncology inpatient setting. Over her tenure at MSK, Dr. Thackray has assisted in developing pediatric clinical services in the outpatient leukemia clinic and the outpatient sarcoma clinic. Her clinical practice includes rotating between inpatient oncology, outpatient leukemia and outpatient neuro-oncology clinical services. Currently, Dr. Thackray serves as a clinical preceptor in these areas, a PGY2 resident mentor and a research mentor for PGY2 resident research projects.

Dr. Thackray's clinical interests and research efforts include pediatric oncology supportive care measures (i.e., chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, venous thromboembolism, menses suppression, etc.), pharmacogenetics and clinical guideline development within international organizations. Dr. Thackray is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Children’s Oncology Group (COG), Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC), Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) and Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG).


Lisa T. Thames, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Director, Inpatient Pharmacy Services
UF Health Shands Hospital
Gainesville, Florida

Lisa ThamesLisa Thames, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Assistant Director, Inpatient Pharmacy Services and Director, Education Programs at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. In addition, Dr. Thames serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Thames earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 Residency and PGY2 Pediatric Residency at University of Kentucky Healthcare. Dr. Thames formerly served as a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit clinical pharmacy specialist, Pediatric Medication Safety & Quality clinical pharmacy specialist, PGY1 residency program co-director, Chief of Pediatric Pharmacy Services, and PGY2 Pediatrics residency program director at UF Health Shands Hospital prior to her current role as Assistant Director of Inpatient Pharmacy Services. Dr. Thames has held various leadership positions including past Secretary and President of the North Central Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists (NCFSHP), founding steering committee member and past Chair of the regional Florida Residency Conference (FRC), council member on the UHC Pediatric Pharmacy Committee, and Board of Director for FSHP. Dr. Thames’ primary areas of interest include pediatric medication safety and pharmacy leadership.


Emily S. Waite, Pharm.D., BCOP
Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Clinical Pharmacist
Children's of Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama

Emily WaiteEmily S. Waite, Pharm.D., BCOP, is Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist at the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Waite received a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in Auburn, Alabama. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Waite provides inpatient and outpatient care and serves as a liaison between the Hematology/Oncology and Pharmacy Departments. She also serves as a preceptor for the pharmacy residency program for anticoagulation, hematology, and oncology. Dr. Waite’s practice interests include anticoagulation, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, and coagulation disorders. She is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist.


Stephanie Weightman, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacist - Emergency Department Children's Health -
Children's Medical Center Dallas
Dallas, Texas

Stephanie WeightmanStephanie Weightman, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, is a clinical pharmacist within the emergency department at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. In this position, Dr. Weightman works as an integrated member within the emergency medicine team and serves as the residency program contact for the PGY1 and PGY2 programs at her institution. Dr. Weightman earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University Of Houston College of Pharmacy and completed her residency at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She has participated in the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists (SCSS) Educational Steering Committee since 2013 and is the immediate past chair of both the Year-Round and Meeting Planning subcommittees. Dr. Weightman is the current chair of the ASHP SCSS Section Advisory Group on Pediatrics and is an active member in ACCP and PPAG. Practice interests include residency education, antimicrobial stewardship within the emergency department setting, and acute management of neurological emergencies.


Kristie Williams, Pharm.D., CSPI
Certified Specialist in Poison Information
Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information
Adjunct Assistant Professor
The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Kristie WilliamsKristie Williams, Pharm.D., CSPI, is a pharmacist who works for the Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University Of Oklahoma College Of Pharmacy, and from there she completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis in Tulsa, OK. Kristie is a Certified Specialist in Poison Information and completed her credentialing to sit for the American Board of Applied Toxicology exam that is provided by the American Academy for Clinical Toxicology.

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