Preceptor Biographies

PHARMACY RESIDENCY PRECEPTORS

 

Amy Adams, PharmD, CCRP
Preceptor for Investigational Drug Services

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 years 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 PharmD 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, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
Preceptor for Infectious Diseases

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 PharmD at the University of Maryland. His ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice and Infectious Diseases residencies were fulfilled at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Alexander received the 2010-2011 UVA Pharmacy Practice Residency Preceptor of the Year Award.

 

Winston Ally, PharmD, BCPS
Director, PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Program
Preceptor for Solid Organ Transplant

Dr. Ally is the 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 PharmD degree from Rutgers University. He completed ASHP-accredited PGY1-Pharmacy Practice and PGY2-Solid Organ Transplantation residencies at Methodist University Hospital.

 

Kate Bidwell, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Critical Care

Dr. Bidwell is a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist. Her practice sites include the medical, trauma, and cardio-thoracic surgery intensive care units. She received a B.S. in Biology from Washington and Lee University and her PharmD from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and an ASHP-accredited PGY-2 Critical Care Residency at the the University of Virginia Health System.  She is a member of the Pharmacy Emergency Response Committee and the Resident Research Committee.

 

Kathleen A. Bledsoe, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Neurosurgical/Neurological ICU

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 PharmD degree from Albany College of Pharmacy.  She completed ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice and Critical Care residencies at UVA.  

 

Kevin Brady, PharmD, BCOP
Preceptor for Supportive Care

Dr. Brady is a Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist. He provides pharmacy services to the inpatient hematology/oncology unit and the outpatient infusion center at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond, where he played for the baseball team. He then received his PharmD from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale and joined the University of Virginia Health System in 2001. He is a member of the Oncology and Hematology Work Group (a subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee).

 

Marcia L. Buck, PharmD, FCCP, FPPAG
Preceptor for Neonatal and Pediatric ICUs

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 BS Pharmacy and PharmD 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, RPh, MBA, MHA
Pharmacy Informatics Manager
Interim Inpatient Operations Manager
Director, PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Program  

Mark Chabot received his BS Pharm from Butler University. Mark worked as a staff pharmacist and supervisor at University of Cincinnati Medical Center until 1997. Mark 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, PharmD
Preceptor for Drug Information

Dr. Cogut is a Drug Information Specialist.  Her primary practice area is Medication Management Use and Policy, where she works with Dr. McCarthy in providing drug information services to the health system.  She serves as the secretary of the Hematology/Oncology Work Group and supports the P&T through Formulary management and drug use policy initiatives.  Dr. Cogut earned her BS in Biology from the College of William & Mary and her PharmD 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, PharmD, BCPS-AQID
Preceptor for Infectious Diseases

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 BS in Chemistry from McGill University and her PharmD 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 recognized with the VCU Outstanding Preceptor Award in 2008-9. 

 

Kathy DeGregory, Pharm.D., BCOP
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant
Director, PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency
Clinical Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy

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 BS Pharm and PharmD degrees from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and Temple University, respectively. She was 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.

 

Bethany Delk, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Internal Medicine

Dr. Delk is a Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in Adult Internal Medicine. Her primary practice site is on the acute care medicine ward. She provides clinical pharmacy services for the Hospitalist service and is the team leader for the Internal Medicine clinical pharmacy team. Dr. Delk received her PharmD degree from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and completed ASHP-accredited residencies in Pharmacy Practice and Critical Care at the University of Virginia Health System. She worked as an emergency medicine clinical pharmacist at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, until 2013 when she accepted her current position at UVaHS.

 

Suzanne Doyle, B.S. Pharm, BCOP
Preceptor for Solid Tumor Clinic

Suzanne Doyle is a Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist. She received her B.S. Pharm from the University of Pittsburgh. She provides clinical pharmacy services for the inpatient hematology/oncology service and also the outpatient infusion center at the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. She is a member of the Cancer Center Protocol Review Committee and the Inpatient Chemotherapy Quality Committee. 

 

Steven Dunn, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Cardiology/Cardiac Care Unit ICU

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 PharmD 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.

 

Sarah Gruber, PharmD
Preceptor for Internal Medicine and Critical Care

Dr. Gruber is a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist. Her practice sites include the Transitional Care Hospital and the medical, trauma, and cardio-thoracic surgery intensive care units. She received her PharmD degree from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, NY.  Dr Gruber completed ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice and PGY-2 Critical Care residencies at the University of Virginia Health System.  She is a member of the Pharmacy Emergency Response Committee.

 

Tina G. Hardison, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Emergency Medicine

Dr. Hardison is a Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hardison received her B.S in Chemistry from West Virginia Wesleyan College and her PharmD from West Virginia University. She completed her residencies in Pharmacy Practice and Critical Care at Carolinas Medical Center and at the University of Virginia Health System, respectively.  Dr. Hardison received the 2012-2013 UVA Pharmacy Practice Residency Preceptor of the Year Award.

 

Angela Hillis Holian, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Emergency Medicine

Dr. Holian is an Emergency Medicine Clinic Pharmacist.  She has worked at UVA since 2010 in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Holian received her BS degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.  She received her PharmD degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN.  She completed her ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.  Her interests include infectious diseases, sedation/analgesia, and cardiology. 

 

Michelle Hobbs, PharmD
Preceptor for Investigational Drug Services, Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center

Dr. Hobbs is a Lead Pharmacist for Investigational Drugs. 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, the Cancer Center Data and Safety Monitoring Committee, and the pharmacy steering committee for the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. She received her B.S. Pharm from the University of Rhode Island and PharmD 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, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Director, PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program
Preceptor for Medical ICU

Dr. Hockman is a Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for critical care and practices primarily in the Medical ICU.  She received her BS and PharmD degrees from MCV/ VCU.  Dr. Hockman also serves as Assistant Director for the PGY2-Critical Care residency program and as the pharmacy team leader for the critical care clinical pharmacy team. In 2007-8, Dr. Hockman was recognized as UVA Pharmacy Practice Residency Preceptor of the Year.

 

Christopher P. Holstege, MD
Preceptor for Toxicology

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, PharmD
Preceptor for Family Medicine

Dr. Kelsey is a Clinical Pharmacist in Family Medicine and Obstetrics. Her primary practice sites include Obstetrics (Labor & Delivery, Antepartum, and Postpartum) and the Family Medicine inpatient service.  Dr. Kelsey received her PharmD 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, PharmD
Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services

Dr. Mallow Corbett is the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services. Dr. Mallow Corbett received her PharmD 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, PharmD, FASHP
Director, Medication Use Policy
Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Program
Director, PGY2 Drug Information Program

Dr. McCarthy is the Director of Medication Use Policy and Compliance 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, supply chain, investigational drug services, 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 was a member of the ASHP Commission on Credentialing from 2008-2013 including serving as the 2012 Chair 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, RPh
Director, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Services

Steven Miller is Director, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Services. Steven received his BS Pharm degree from MCV/VCU. Steven practiced in independent pharmacy for 19 years and served as the Supervisor for the UVA Outpatient Pharmacy. He also achieved certification in the Apexus 340B Prime Vendor Program.

 

Surabhi Palkimas, PharmD
Preceptor for Benign Hematology

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 PharmD 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.

 

Ellie Patteson, PharmD
Preceptor for Institutional Rotation

Dr. Patteson is the Pharmacy Education Coordinator.  Her current role involves many aspects within the department of pharmacy, including recruiting, onboarding, schedule writing, competency assessment maintenance and co-coordination of the VCU school of pharmacy foundations lab.  She received her PharmD from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.  After completing her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Virginia Health System, she stayed on with UVaHS working as a clinical pharmacist until November 2009 when she accepted her current position as the Education Coordinator.

 

Stacey B. Pattie, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Drug Information

Dr. Pattie is new to the Drug Information Center in 2013 after spending 13 years as the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator in Adult Internal Medicine. Her primary practice area is in Medication Management Use and Policy, where she and Susan Cogut work together with Dr. McCarthy in providing drug information services to the health system. Stacey received her PharmD degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at UVa.  Her clinical interests include the management of general infectious diseases, anticoagulation, and diabetes management.  Additionally, she has enjoyed having a larger focus on medication safety and quality improvement.

 

James B. Ray, PharmD, CPE
Preceptor for Pain Management

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, PharmD, MS
Director of Pharmacy
Director, PGY2 HSPA Program

Dr. Saenz is Pharmacy Administrator. He received his PharmD 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, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Thoracic/Cardiovascular ICU

Dr. Sesler is the Clinical Pharmacist for Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery. Dr. Sesler received his BS in Biology from Virginia Tech.  He received his BS Pharm and PharmD 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.

 

Leanne Svoboda, PharmD
Preceptor for Pediatrics

Dr. Svoboda is a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist who joined the pediatric pharmacy team in 2011. She received both her B.S. in General Science and Doctorate of Pharmacy degrees from Oregon State University. She completed her PGY1 residency at Oregon Health and Science University, where she realized she had a true love for pediatric pharmacy. Her practice interest is primarily in pediatric hematology/oncology, although she maintains clinical role in the areas of the children's hospital. Outside of work she enjoys spending as much time outdoors as possible.

 

David Volles, PharmD, BCPS
Director, PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program
Preceptor for Surgical / Trauma ICU

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 BS in Biology from Virginia Tech and PharmD 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, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Preceptor for Hematology/Oncology

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 PharmD 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.

 

Nicole Watts, PharmD
Preceptor for Hematology/Oncology

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 PharmD 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, RPh, CDE, BCACP
Preceptor for Ambulatory Care

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 BS 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.

 

Amanda Woloszyn, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Emergency Medicine

Dr. Woloszyn is an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist.  She received her doctorate of pharmacy from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan and went on to complete an ASHP-accredited PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota.  She joined the University of Virginia Health System in 2011.  She has published research in the Journal of Neurocritical Care and articles in the Journal of Pharmacotherapy Practice.  She has presented at both Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meetings.  She is a transplant from Montana and loves the outdoors.

 

Amanda Zomp, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor for Research Projects

Dr. Zomp is a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist. Her primary practice sites include the medical intensive care unit (ICU), surgical trauma ICU, and cardiac surgery ICU. She received her PharmD from Campbell University in North Carolina. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, SC and an ASHP-accredited PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL. She has been at the University of Virginia Medical Center since 2012.