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Preceptors and Rotation Descriptions

Sarah Berriman, PharmD

Sarah Berriman, PharmD

Email: Sarah.Berriman@stjoeshealth.org

Clinical Specialist – Geriatrics

Education

  • PharmD – University of Michigan
  • PGY 1 – The Toledo Hospital

Preceptor for: Geriatrics

Rotation description:

The resident will round as a multidisciplinary team member in one of two locations: 1) the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) unit or 2) an internal medicine unit with a large volume of older adults. Both units offer team experiences and opportunities to interact with physicians, nurses, dietitians, and social workers/case managers who specialize in the care of the elderly. The resident will also gain experience in medication profile review of older adults who are admitted through our Senior ER with an emphasis on medications that may contribute to causing falls or mental status changes. During this rotation, the resident will provide education to nursing staff on issues affecting hospitalized older adults. Topic discussions with the preceptor may include Alzheimer's disease/dementia, Parkinson's Disease, pain management, depression, and falls in the elderly.

Michelle Brinker-Bodley, PharmD

Michelle Brinker-Bodley, PharmD

Email: Michelle.Brinker-Bodley@stjoeshealth.org

Clinical Specialist - Neonatal Intensive Care/Pediatrics, Labor and Delivery, Mother/Baby

Education

  • BS Microbiology – Michigan State University
  • PharmD – University of Michigan
  • PGY 1 - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Preceptor for: Neonatal Intensive Care/Pediatrics

Rotation description:

This rotation allows the resident to become an integrated member of both multidisciplinary teams managing patients on the Pediatric Unit and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). During this rotation, the resident will manage all Pediatric Unit patients and attend rounds autonomously there. The resident will be assigned NICU patients and NICU rounding responsibilities by the preceptor. Common disease states encountered include a wide range of bacterial and viral infections, complications of premature birth, asthma, migraine, pain, sedation, anaphylaxis, unintended/intended ingestion, gastroesophageal reflux, and Kawasaki disease. When appropriate, the resident will also be involved in the pharmaceutical care of patients in the Pediatric Emergency Department, Mother Baby Unit, or Labor and Delivery Unit. The resident is responsible for leading topic discussions, answering drug information questions, and providing policy and procedure review, as assigned by the preceptor. This rotation also involves some administrative duties in regards to the dispensing of pediatric medications, pediatric medication safety issues, and education of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Student Pharmacists and Nursing staff.

The Pediatric Unit average daily census is 6 patients, with the ability to flex up to 16 patients. The SJMH NICU is a Level III nursery with 15 Intensive Care beds and 11 Special Care beds, with the average daily census of 16 patients. This elective rotation can be flexible as a 3 or 4 week block, with the ability to tailor the rotation to the resident's interest and past experience.

Cherise Callahan, PharmD

Cherise Callahan, PharmD

Email: Cherise.Callahan@stjoeshealth.org

Clinical Specialist - Clinical Utilization/Quality Management

Education

  • PharmD – University of Michigan

Preceptor for: Drug Information

Rotation description:

Drug Information is a longitudinal rotation with an initial skills building week. This week focuses on drug information request responses, primary literature review and biostatistics. During the year the resident will be required to author at least one of each of the following short term projects: drug monograph or drug class review, medication use evaluation, clinical guideline, and journal club. The resident will participate in P&T related meetings and will be responsible for assembling a P&T agenda or writing the post P&T newsletter. The opportunity to problem-solve with drug shortage dilemmas and pharmacoeconomic issues may also arise.

Beena Cheriyan, PharmD

Beena Cheriyan, PharmD

Email: Beena.Cheriyan@stjoeshealth.org

Clinical Specialist – Coronary ICU/Cardiology

Education

  • PharmD – University of Michigan
  • PGY1 – St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

Preceptor for: Coronary ICU/Cardiology

Rotation description:

On this four to five week rotation, the pharmacy resident will round daily and become an integral part of the CICU interdisciplinary team. This team consists of the attending cardiologist, 3-4 residents/interns/medical students, bedside nurse, respiratory therapist, and clinical pharmacist. This team manages patients in the 6 to 8 bed intensive care unit who present with acute coronary syndromes, acute decompensated heart failure, cardiogenic shock, hypertensive emergencies, and ventricular/atrial arrhythmias. In addition to covering the CICU, the pharmacy resident will also be responsible for providing clinical coverage for up to 26 patients in the cardiac progressive care unit. There will be a focus on developing clinical skills and knowledge to effectively and appropriately make drug therapy recommendations and monitoring plans for cardiac patients. During this rotation, there will be significant exposure to antiplatelet, anticoagulant, anti-arrhythmic, diuretic, and vasoactive therapies in cardiovascular disease management. There will be twice weekly topic discussions with the preceptor and a final didactic presentation given by the resident to the CICU team.

Curtis Collins, PharmD, MS, BCPS (AQ-ID), FASHP

Curtis Collins, PharmD, MS, BCPS (AQ-ID), FASHP

Email: Curtis.Collins@stjoeshealth.org

Clinical Specialist – Infectious Diseases

Education

  • PharmD – Drake University
  • MS – The Ohio State University
  • PGY2 – Health-System Pharmacy Administration, The Ohio State University Medical Center

Preceptor for: Infectious Diseases

Rotation description:

The adult infectious diseases rotation is an inpatient, acute care experience that serves to introduce the PGY-1 resident to the role and impact of adult infectious diseases clinical pharmacy, and offers the resident the opportunity to gain experience in the provision of pharmaceutical care of adult patients with various infectious etiologies. This rotation will afford the resident experience in antimicrobial stewardship, anti-infective pharmacology, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, and spectrum of activity relationships, as well as the management of various infectious disease states. In addition to daily patient care responsibilities, the resident will gain knowledge and experience in infectious diseases through medication use evaluations, topic discussions, journal clubs, formal presentations, in-services, and attendance of multidisciplinary conferences as assigned by the preceptor.

Christopher Cook, RPh

Christopher Cook, RPh

Email: Christopher.Cook@stjoeshealth.org

Regional Director of Pharmacy – CHE/Trinity Health

Education

  • BS Pharmacy – University of Toledo

Preceptor for: Administration

Rotation description:

In addition to a remarkable clinical education, our residency program is designed to give pharmacy residents a first-hand look at the managerial and administrative aspects of pharmacy practice. These administrative skills are incorporated into a unique longitudinal curriculum that all residents are able to experience. The elective administrative rotation is an additional opportunity for residents to reinforce their longitudinal learnings and to participate in a significant administrative project. These projects typically focus on pharmacy operations, personnel management, purchasing/inventory control, financial management, marketing, strategic planning, quality and/or population health.

Jessica J. Ellis, PharmD, BCPS

Jessica J. Ellis, PharmD, BCPS

Email: Jessica.Ellis@stjoeshealth.org

Clinical Specialist – Nephrology

Education

  • PharmD – University of Nebraska
  • PGY1 – St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit
  • PGY2 – Critical Care, University of Michigan Health System

Preceptor for: Nephrology

Rotation description:

The pharmacy resident, in conjunction with the preceptor, will be responsible for patient care activities that involve the nephrology consult service and the outpatient hemodialysis unit. The nephrology "chronic" consult service typically provides adjunctive care to 20-30 patients on dialysis (AKI and ESRD) or post kidney transplantation daily. The outpatient dialysis unit provides hemodialysis to 1-5 patients per week classified as acute kidney failure requiring dialysis. A variety of primary medical issues will be seen during the rotation; however, emphasis will be placed on drug therapy as it relates to or is influenced by conditions unique to patients with acute and chronic kidney disease. The pharmacy resident will also be exposed to the economic, quality of life, and political factors involved in managing drug therapy in this patient population.

Cheryl K. Genord, RPh

Cheryl K. Genord, RPh

Email: Cheryl.Genord@stjoeshealth.org

Clinical Specialist – Pain Management

Education

  • BS Pharmacy – University of Toledo
  • PGY1 – Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit

Preceptor for: Pain Management

Rotation description:

The Acute and Chronic Pain management rotation involves provision of pharmaceutical care for patients who experience high pain scores and patients who are receiving high doses of opioids. The pharmacy resident will participate in patient care rounds with a surgery team and manage the pain therapy for all the patients on that service (usually 10-20 patients). Daily review of medication profiles, identification of potential opioid and non-opioid drug interactions, design and modification of pain management regimens, identification of at patients at risk for opioid induced respiratory depression, provision of drug information, review of discharge medication and patient counseling are core components of this rotation.

The pharmacy resident will also be exposed to improving patient outcomes and continuity of care with projects involving HCAHPS patient satisfaction scores, core measures pertaining to pain management, proactive protocol development and, surgical disease state management.

Shikha Polega, PharmD

Shikha Polega, PharmD

Email: Shikha.Polega@stjoeshealth.org

Clinical Specialist – Surgical ICU

Education

  • BS Biology – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • PharmD – University of Michigan
  • PGY1 – Detroit Medical Center

Preceptor for: Surgical ICU

Rotation description:

The Surgical Intensive Care Unit is a 20 bed unit comprised of the Trauma Critical Care Service (TCCS) and Cardiothoracic Service. The resident will be responsible for patient care issues on TCCS. The surgical services that admit patients to TCCS include general surgery, trauma surgery, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and vascular surgery. The pharmacy resident will be fully integrated and collaborating with this multidisciplinary team which is usually composed of an attending surgeon, a surgical critical care fellow, surgical residents, medical student(s), a trauma nurse practitioner, nursing, a clinical dietician, a respiratory therapist, and a clinical pharmacy specialist. Patient care rounds are daily from 0830 - 1130. Afternoons will be spent with the preceptor in direct patient care and topic discussions, or in the follow-up of patient care issues. This clinical practice setting will provide the resident with experience in an intensive care unit with the following surgery focus: pathophysiology of the postoperative response to surgery, cardiogenic shock, septic shock, hemorrhagic shock, postoperative fluid management and balance, surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis, intra-abdominal infections, presumptive candidiasis, neurotrauma including traumatic brain injury, postoperative bleeding and coagulopathy, pain, agitation and delirium. Opportunities are available to integrate with the Cardiothoracic Service if desired by the resident.

Patrick Richards, PharmD, BCPS

Patrick Richards, PharmD, BCPS

Email: Patrick.Richards@stjoeshealth.org

Clinical Specialist – Medical ICU
PGY1 Residency Recruiting Coordinator

Education

  • BS Pharmacy – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • PharmD – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • PGY2 – Critical Care, Boston Medical Center

Preceptor for: Medical ICU, Pharmacokinetics

Rotation description:

The resident is an integral member of the 12 bed MICU Green team, and has the opportunity to practice clinical pharmacy in a true learning environment. The interdisciplinary rounding service consists of a Pulmonary/Critical Care attending physician, 4-5 medicine residents/interns, nursing, and respiratory therapy. The complex disease states seen include: severe sepsis, various infectious diseases, pulmonary derangements, toxicologic misadventures, acid-base disorders, and gastrointestinal pathologies. The rotation may include the rewarding experience of precepting a PharmD student, in conjunction with the primary preceptor. A didactic session for the medical staff will be provided by the resident.

Kay Lyn Stalker, PharmD

Kay Lyn Stalker, PharmD

Email: KayLyn.Stalker@stjoeshealth.org

Clinical Specialist – Internal Medicine

Education

  • PharmD – Ferris State University
  • PGY1 – Sparrow Hospital, Lansing MI

Preceptor for: Internal Medicine

Rotation description:

The internal medicine rotation involves provision of pharmaceutical care for patients on one of the MTS (medical teaching service) teams. There are 4 MTS teams, consisting of attending physician, medical residents, interns, and students. The pharmacy resident will participate in patient care rounds with one team and manage the medication therapy for all the patients on that service (usually 10-14 patients) from admission to discharge. The resident establishes strong working relationships with other members of the healthcare team. Daily review of medication profiles, design and modification of drug regimens, therapeutic drug monitoring (including pharmacokinetics), provision of drug information, review of discharge medication and patient counseling are core components of this rotation. The pharmacy resident will also be exposed to the economic, quality of life, and political factors involved in managing drug therapy. In addition to patient care responsibilities; formal case presentations, journal clubs, MUE's, or other interesting projects may be assigned.

David Sudekum, PharmD, BCPS

David Sudekum, PharmD, BCPS

Email: Dave.Sudekum@stjoeshealth.org

Clinical Specialist – Internal Medicine

Education

  • BS Zoology – Michigan State University
  • PharmD – University of Michigan
  • PGY1 – St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

Preceptor for: Internal Medicine

Rotation description:

The internal medicine rotation involves provision of pharmaceutical care for patients on one of the MTS (medical teaching service) teams. There are 4 MTS teams, consisting of attending physician, medical residents, interns, and students. The pharmacy resident will participate in patient care rounds with one team and manage the medication therapy for all the patients on that service (usually 10-14 patients) from admission to discharge. The resident establishes strong working relationships with other members of the healthcare team. Daily review of medication profiles, design and modification of drug regimens, therapeutic drug monitoring (including pharmacokinetics), provision of drug information, review of discharge medication and patient counseling are core components of this rotation. The pharmacy resident will also be exposed to the economic, quality of life, and political factors involved in managing drug therapy. In addition to patient care responsibilities; formal case presentations, journal clubs, MUE's, or other interesting projects may be assigned.

Nina West, PharmD

Nina West, PharmD

Email: Nina.West@stjoeshealth.org

Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Residency Program Director

Education

  • PharmD – University of Michigan
  • PGY1 – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Preceptor for: Emergency Medicine

Rotation description:

This rotation is comprised of patient care, administrative and staff education activities. The resident will provide pharmaceutical care to patients working with Attending Physicians, medical residents, nurses and physician assistants. Patient care responsibilities include assessing medication regimens, providing drug information, patient education and ensuring continuity of care from the ED to the next level of care. The rotation also includes daily patient presentations and topic discussions at least three times per week. The resident will complete administrative projects which improve the medication management process in the ED and develop one formal ED staff education piece.

Carol Yarrington, PharmD, BCOP

Carol Yarrington, PharmD, BCOP

Email: Carol.Yarrington@stjoeshealth.org

Clinical Specialist – Oncology

Education

  • PharmD – University of Michigan

Preceptor for: Oncology

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