Amy Adams, Pharm.D., CCRP
Dr. Adams is Lead Pharmacist for Investigational Drugs at UVA. Her practice sites include many different areas in research including pediatrics, neurology, pediatric oncology, infectious disease, trauma, addiction, cardiology, endocrinology, transplant trials, anesthesiology, among others. Dr. Adams has served on the IRB at UVA for 10 yrs and, over the years, has worked on trials managing procedure for proper execution of the trials, randomization, inventory control and documentation, as well as numerous monitor visits and audits of many kinds for both inpatients and outpatients. She is involved in a variety of types of trials including sponsored trials, cooperative group trials, and investigator-initiated trials. Dr. Adams earned her Pharm.D. degree from Campbell University in North Carolina. She is a certified clinical research professional and has worked with clinical trials for over 15 years.
Bryan T. Alexander, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP
Dr. Alexander is one of the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinators in Infectious Diseases. He provides pharmacy services for the adult infectious diseases consult team, with a clinical and research focus on the immunocompromised/HIV and transplant infectious disease populations. Dr. Alexander completed his B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Chicago, and his Pharm.D. at the University of Maryland. His ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice and Infectious Diseases residencies were fulfilled at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Recently, Dr. Alexander received the 2010-2011 UVA Pharmacy Practice Residency Preceptor of the Year Award.
Winston Ally, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dr. Ally is the PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Program Director and is Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in solid organ transplantation, serving as the team leader for the transplant clinical pharmacy team. His primary practice site is the abdominal transplant acute care unit as well as the surgical ICU. Dr. Ally provides care for pre- and post-transplant patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Dr. Ally earned his Pharm.D. degree from Rutgers University. He completed ASHP-accredited PGY1-Pharmacy Practice and PGY2-Solid Organ Transplantation residencies at Methodist University Hospital.
Kathleen A. Bledsoe, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dr. Bledsoe is the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for Neurosciences. Her primary practice site is in the neurosurgical/neurological ICU. She also serves as the team leader of the neurosciences clinical pharmacy team and oversees clinical pharmacy coverage for the neuro ICU step-down, stroke, and epilepsy units. She is also a member of the acute stroke code response team. Dr. Bledsoe received her Pharm.D. degree from Albany College of Pharmacy. She completed ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice and Critical Care residencies at UVA.
Marcia Lease Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPAG
Dr. Buck is the Clinical Coordinator for Pediatric Pharmacy Service and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing. Her primary practice sites are the neonatal and pediatric ICUs. Dr. Buck received her B.S. Pharm. and Pharm.D. degrees from Purdue University. She completed a Specialized Residency in Pediatrics and a Fellowship in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her research interests include pediatric sedation and analgesia, traumatic brain injury, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Dr. Buck currently serves as a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Board of Regents. In 2009-10, Dr. Buck received the UVA Pharmacy Practice Residency Preceptor of the Year Award.
Mark Chabot, R.Ph., MBA, MHA
Mr. Chabot is the residency program director for the PGY2-Pharmacy Informatics residency program. He received his B.S. Pharm from Butler University. He worked as a staff pharmacist and supervisor at University of Cincinnati Medical Center until 1997. He is responsible for the pharmacy informational system, pharmacy automation and supply chain. He has earned Masters in Health Administration and Business degrees from Pfeiffer University.
Susan Cogut, Pharm.D.
Dr. Cogut is a Drug Information Specialist. Her primary practice area is Medication Use Policy, where she works with Dr. McCarthy and Dr. Waters in providing drug information services to the health system. She serves as the secretary of the Hematology/Oncology Work Group and supports the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee through Formulary management and drug use policy initiatives. Dr. Cogut earned her B.S. in Biology from the College of William & Mary and her Pharm.D. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University/ Medical College of Virginia (MCV/VCU). She completed ASHP-accredited PGY1-Pharmacy and PGY2-Drug Information residencies at UVA. Recently, Dr. Cogut received the 2011-2012 UVA Pharmacy Practice Residency Preceptor of the Year Award.
Heather Cox Hall, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQID
As a Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for Infectious Diseases and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Dr. Hall provides pharmacotherapy services for both the antimicrobial stewardship and adult infectious diseases consult teams. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from McGill University and her Pharm.D from Nova Southeastern University. Her Pharmacy Practice and Infectious Diseases residencies were completed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Hall’s clinical research focuses on the detection, therapy, and outcomes related to infection with multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. She was recently recognized with the VCU Outstanding Preceptor Award, and acknowledged as the UVA Pharmacy Practice Residency Preceptor of the Year Award in 2008-9.
Kathlene DeGregory, Pharm.D., BCOP
Dr. DeGregory is the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for Hematology/Oncology and the director of the PGY2-Oncology Residency Program. Her primary practice sites are the inpatient hematology/oncology unit and stem cell transplant unit. She also serves as the team leader for the hematology/oncology clinical pharmacy team and supervises clinical pharmacy coverage for the outpatient infusion center. Dr. DeGregory received her B.S. Pharm and Pharm.D. degrees from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and Temple University, respectively. She was recently recognized with the VCU Outstanding Preceptor Award in 2011-12, and acknowledged as the UVA Pharmacy Practice Residency Preceptor of the Year in 2006-7.
Steven Dunn, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dr. Dunn is the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in Cardiology and provides comprehensive pharmacy services with the Cardiology Pharmacy Team to the cardiac ICU and floor teams in addition to the heart failure/transplant service and the cardiac catheterization lab. He received a Pharm.D. degree from VCU/MCV. In addition, he completed his PGY1 and PGY2-Cardiology residencies at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Dunn is active in the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), and ACCP and has ongoing research efforts regarding both antiplatelet therapy in cardiovascular disease and in pharmacy services to cardiovascular patients.
Tina M. Grof, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dr. Grof is a Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Grof received her B.S in Chemistry from West Virginia Wesleyan College and her Pharm.D. from West Virginia University. She completed her residencies in Pharmacy Practice and Critical Care at Carolinas Medical Center and at the UVA, respectively.
Michelle Hobbs, Pharm.D.
Dr. Hobbs is an Investigational Drug Pharmacist. Her primary practice site is the Investigational Drug Pharmacy in the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. She currently serves on the Investigational Review Board Committee and the Cancer Center Data and Safety Monitoring Committee. She received her B.S. Pharm from the University of Rhode Island and Pharm.D. from Shenandoah University. Prior to coming to the University of Virginia Health System, she was an Oncology Pharmacist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. In 2008, she received the Community Builder Award from the University of Virginia Health System to recognize her contributions to community service, and in 2010, she received the Outstanding Contributor Award from the University of Virginia.
Rebecca Haynes Hockman, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dr. Hockman is a Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for critical care and practices primarily in the Medical ICU. She serves at the team leader for the critical care pharmacy team. She received her B.S. and Pharm.D. degrees from MCV/ VCU. Dr. Hockman also serves as Assistant Director for the PGY2-Critical Care residency program. In 2007-8, Dr. Hockman was recognized as UVA Pharmacy Practice Residency Preceptor of the Year.
Christopher P. Holstege, MD
Dr. Holstege is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Medical Toxicology. Dr. Holstege received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, completed a residency in emergency medicine at Butterworth Hospital, and a fellowship in medical toxicology at Indiana University. His clinical and research interests include clinical toxicology, chemical agents utilized in terrorism/murder, electrocardiographic changes in the poisoned patient, and calcium channel blocker induced hyperglycemia.
Julie J. Kelsey, Pharm.D.
Dr. Kelsey is a Clinical Pharmacist in Women’s Health and Family Medicine. Her primary practice sites include Obstetrics (Labor & Delivery, Antepartum, and Postpartum), and the Family Medicine inpatient service. Dr. Kelsey received her Pharm.D. degree from University of the Pacific. She completed an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Utah and a Specialized Residency in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Neonatology at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
Stephanie Mallow Corbett, Pharm.D.
Dr. Mallow Corbett is the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services. Dr. Mallow Corbett received her Pharm.D. degree from Albany College of Pharmacy. She completed ASHP-accredited residencies in Pharmacy Practice and Critical Care, and a Fellowship in Trauma/Critical Care at Fletcher Allen Health Care. She has focused research efforts in analgesia, sedation, and delirium. Dr. Mallow Corbett recently attained Fellowship status at the American College of Critical Care Medicine and will be inducted in January 2013.
Michelle W. McCarthy, Pharm.D., FASHP
Dr. McCarthy is the Director of Medication Use Policy and the residency program director for both the PGY1-Pharmacy residency and PGY2-Drug Information residency programs. Dr. McCarthy, a graduate of Mercer University, completed an ASHP-accredited Drug Information Practice Residency at the University of Pittsburgh. 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 oversees the UVA Formulary, medication use evaluation program, regulatory, accreditation, and policies and procedures, and is Secretary of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) and Antimicrobial Utilization Committees. 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 and is nationally recognized for her expertise in residency accreditation and training and development of customized training plans. Other professional interests include immunizations, medical writing, and publishing.
Steven R. Miller, R.Ph.
Mr. Miller is Director of Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Services. He received his BS Pharm degree from MCV/VCU. Steven practiced in independent pharmacy for 19 years and previously served as the Supervisor for the UVA Outpatient Pharmacy. He also achieved certification in the Apexus 340B Prime Vendor Program.
Surabhi Palkimas, Pharm.D.
Dr. Palkimas is a Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in Benign Hematology. She provides pharmacy services for the adult hematology consult team. She serves as pharmacy chair of the Anticoagulation Committee and is an active member of Patient Education and Communication Committee. She received her B.S. in Biochemical Pharmacology from SUNY at Buffalo and her Pharm.D. from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Worcester Campus. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, CT.
Stacey B. Pattie, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dr. Pattie is a Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in Adult Internal Medicine. Her primary practice site is in on the acute care medicine ward. She also serves as the team leader of the medicine clinical pharmacy team and provides and/or supervises clinical pharmacy coverage for the Hospitalist service(s). She received her Pharm.D. degree from University of North Carolina and completed an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at UVA. Her interests include the management of general infectious diseases, anticoagulation, and diabetes management.
James B. Ray, Pharm.D., CDE
Dr. Ray is the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for Pain and Palliative Care. His primary areas of practice are with the Acute Pain Service in acute post-operative pain control and as a team member with the Palliative Care Consult Service. Dr. Ray received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University Of Nebraska College Of Pharmacy. He completed an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Rafael Saenz, Pharm.D., MS
Dr. Saenz is Pharmacy Administrator. He received his Pharm.D. degree from the MCV/VCU School of Pharmacy and his Masters of Science in Health System Pharmacy Administration from the University of Wisconsin while completing the combined Residency/ Masters Degree Program in Health System Pharmacy Administration from the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. Prior to coming to UVA, Dr. Saenz was responsible for building Clinical Pharmacist Practice Models in the U.S. and Europe, combined Masters Degree/ Residency Programs in Hospital and Community Pharmacy settings, advanced technician practice models and ensuring compliance with national and international regulatory, safety and quality agencies. Dr. Saenz has served as Operations Manager for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital and as Executive Director of Pharmacy Services for UPMC's International and Commercial Services Division.
Jefferson M. Sesler, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dr. Sesler is the Clinical Pharmacist for Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery. Dr. Sesler received his B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech. He received his B.S. Pharm and Pharm.D. degrees from MCV/VCU. He completed an ASHP-accredited Hospital Pharmacy Residency at the MCV. He is the Membership Committee Chair and a Past Regional President for VSHP. His other interests include infectious complications in the postoperative patient, parenteral nutrition, and lipid management.
David Volles, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dr. Volles is a Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in the Surgical / Trauma ICU and the Director for the PGY-2 Critical Care residency program. Dr. Volles received his B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech and Pharm.D. degree from MCV/VCU. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the UVA. His areas of interest include ICU sedation/ analgesia, surgical infectious diseases, sepsis, and anticoagulation issues in the ICU. He is also a member of the UVA institutional review board which reviews and approves all research on humans.
Leslie Ward, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dr. Ward is a Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist. Her primary practice sites are the inpatient hematology/oncology unit and the outpatient infusion center at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. She received a B.A. in Economics from Davidson College and her Pharm.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center before joining the University of Virginia Health System in 2008. She is a member of the Cancer Center Protocol Review Committee.
Geralyn Waters, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dr. Waters is Pharmacy Clinical Specialist in Drug Information. Her primary practice area is Medication Use Policy, where she works with Dr. McCarthy and Dr. Cogut in providing drug information services to the health system. Her responsibilities include drug shortage mitigation, policy and guideline development, and provision of evidence-based medication information to healthcare providers. She serves as the secretary of the Anticoagulation Committee and supports the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee through formulary management and drug use policy initiatives. Dr. Waters earned her Bachelor of Music from Butler University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Worcester Campus. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1-Pharmacy Residency at VCU Health System and an ASHP-accredited specialized residency in Drug Information at UVA Health System. She is a member of the Medication, Usage, Safety, and Informatics Committee. Dr. Waters is also Clinical Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy and an active preceptor for pharmacy students and residents at the University of Virginia Health System.
Nicole Watts, Pharm.D.
Dr. Watts is a Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist. Her primary practice sites include the inpatient hematology/oncology unit and the outpatient infusion center at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. Dr. Watts received her Pharm.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency as well as a PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at University of Virginia Health System. She is a member of the Cancer Center Regional Quality Council and Cancer Center Protocol Review Committee.
Donna M. White, R.Ph., C.D.E.
Ms. White is a Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in Ambulatory Care. Currently, she serves an Internal Medicine Clinic, where patients are referred for hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, and tobacco cessation. She also serves in the Diabetes Cardiology and Women’s Cardiology Clinics. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy from MCV/VCU and has been a Certified Diabetes Educator since 1998. Recently, Ms. White received the VCU class of 2010 Mentor Award. In addition to her areas of practice, her other interests include geriatrics, patient safety, and research.