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Preceptors

Sarah Berriman, Pharm.D.
Geriatrics

Sarah Berriman received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan and completed a pharmacy practice residency at The Toledo Hospital. Dr. Berriman is currently a Clinical Specialist in Geriatrics at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and is a Clinical Instructor for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. She has completed ASCP Traineeships in GeroPsych and Parkinson's Disease. Dr. Berriman rounds on internal medicine units in the hospital and serves as a consultant for Saint Joseph Mercy Health System's Ann Arbor and Livingston Hospices.

Michelle Brinker-Bodley, Pharm.D.
Neonatal Intensive Care/Pediatrics

Michelle Brinker-Bodley received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Microbiology from Michigan State University and her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan. Dr. Brinker-Bodley completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH. She currently is the Pharmacy Clinical Specialist for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatrics, Labor and Delivery, and Mother Baby. She offers an elective rotation in pediatrics and neonatal intensive care for pharmacy practice residents. Areas of interest include pediatric medication safety, neonatal and pediatric infectious diseases, pediatric asthma, neonatal sepsis, and neonatal pain.

Cherise Callahan, Pharm.D.
Clinical Utilization/Quality Management

Cherise Callahan received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan in 1995. Dr. Callahan is currently a Clinical Specialist in Clinical Utilization/Quality Management. She serves on the Residency Advisory Committee for St Joseph Mercy Hospital and is the preceptor for the Drug Information Longitudinal rotation. Dr. Callahan is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. She is involved in protocol development, staff education and mentoring; and quality monitoring, the areas of anticoagulation, addiction medicine and electrolyte management. Dr. Callahan is a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Her past experience and other therapeutic interests include: critical care, home infusion, infectious disease and sedation.

Beena Cheriyan, Pharm.D.
Cardiology
Dr. Cheriyan received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in 2006 and completed a PGY1 at St Joseph Mercy Hospital in 2007. After her residency, she worked as a clinical pharmacist for surgical patients (orthopedic, general surgery, urology) for about 3 years at St Joseph Mercy Hospital. Dr Cheriyan currently practices as the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Cardiology and participates on daily interdisciplinary rounds in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. She is also involved with medical resident teaching and serves as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Her interests include anticoagulation and infectious diseases.

Curtis Collins, PharmD, MS, BCPS (AQ-ID), FASHP
Infectious Diseases
Dr. Collins received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University. He also received a MS in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University and completed his residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Collins is currently the Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Specialist. He precepts PGY-1 residents in the area of infectious diseases and students from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.

Christopher Cook, RPh
Leadership/Administration
Christopher R. Cook is the Director of Pharmacy Services at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor, Mi. He graduated from the University of Toledo in 1986 with a BS in Pharmacy and has experience in all phases of Health System Operations, Medication Distribution and Pharmacy Informatics. Christopher began his employment with SJMHS in 1996. He has administrative and financial responsibilities for pharmaceutical care and medication distribution for the two-hospital system supporting emergency departments, ambulatory care pavilions, urgent care centers, oncology infusion clinics, retail pharmacies, and home infusion practices.

Jessica J. Ellis, Pharm.D., BCPS
Nephrology
Dr. Ellis received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan followed by a Critical Care Specialty Residency at University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Ellis currently practices as the Clinical Specialist in Nephrology at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan and precepts both students and residents in the area of nephrology. Her current research interests include anticoagulation in kidney disease and anemia management.

Cheryl K. Genord, B.S.Pharm.
Pain Management

Cheryl received her Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy Degree from the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Cheryl has worked at St. Joseph for over 25 years in two different clinical positions, operating room and surgical services and more recently acute and chronic pain management. She is currently the pharmacy clinical specialist for acute and chronic pain management. She is an adjunct professor at University of Michigan precepting doctor of pharmacy students in the area of pain management and also precepts residents during their pain management elective rotations. Cheryl's practice interests include pain management and orthopedic surgery. She is a member of the Pain Collaborative Team as well as co-chair of the Pain Resource Nurse Team. Cheryl's research interests include postoperative pain management and chronic pain management.

Shikha Polega, Pharm.D.
Surgical Intensive Care

Dr. Polega received her Bachelor's of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Michigan. She completed a general pharmacy practice residency at the Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Polega is currently the Surgical Intensive Care Unit Clinical Specialist. She offers a rotation for the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) and rounds with the SICU team. She participates in the education of pharmacy residents, medical residents, and nurses. She is one of the pharmacy representatives for the Keystone ICU project. Dr. Polega's other areas of interest include infectious diseases, fluid and electrolytes, and sepsis management.

Patrick Richards, Pharm.D., BCPS
Medical Intensive Care

Dr. Richards received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin and later received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina. He completed a critical care specialty residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Richards is currently the Medical Intensive Care Unit clinical specialist, lead pharmacist for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, and also co-chairs the Antimicrobial Subcommittee. He precepts PGY-1 residents in the areas of critical care, pharmacokinetics, and infectious diseases, in addition to PharmD students from the University of Michigan. In addition to critical care, Dr. Richards has a special interest in infectious diseases.

Kay Lyn Stalker, Pharm.D.
Internal Medicine
Kay Lyn received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University College of Pharmacy and completed her Pharmacy Practice Residency at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Stalker is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Internal Medicine where she rounds with interdisciplinary teaching services. She is also a member of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Team and adjunct faculty for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.

David Sudekum, Pharm.D.
Internal Medicine
David Sudekum received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in 2011, and completed a PGY1 at St Joseph Mercy Hospital in 2012. Dr. Sudekum currently practices as one of the internal medicine pharmacists and participates on daily interdisciplinary MTS rounds. He is also involved with medical resident teaching, and serves as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor for the University of Michigan and precepts third-year pharmacy students. Areas of interest include psychiatry, infectious disease, and pain management.

James B. Vander Linde, Pharm.D.
Leadership/Administration

James B. Vander Linde received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Ferris State College, his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wayne State University, and completed an ASHP accredited pharmacy practice residency at St. Lawrence Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Vander Linde's pharmacy practice experience includes academia, clinical pharmacy practice, and pharmacy administration. Currently Dr. Vander Linde is the manager for pharmacy and clinical nutrition services at St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital, a community hospital that is part of the St. Joseph Mercy Health System. Areas of interest include medication safety, cost effective medication utilization, and clinical staff development.

Nina West, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Residency Program Director
Nina West received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan and completed a clinical pharmacy residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. West is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Manager. She serves as the Residency Program Director for St Joseph Mercy Hospital and is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Dr West is involved in protocol development and monitoring performance in National Hospital Quality Measures.

Carol Yarrington, Pharm.D. BCOP
Oncology
Carol graduated from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in 1995 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She is currently the Oncology and Infusion Pharmacy Coordinator for the St. Joseph Mercy Health System, overseeing oncology and infusion pharmacy services at the Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton and Chelsea facilities. Dr. Yarrington leads the Oncology and Infusion Services Collaborative Practice Team, where protocol development and formulary decisions related to oncology and infusion therapy are made. She also participates on several committees including the SJMHS P & T committee, Anti-microbial Medication Use Subcommittee, Oncology Process Improvement Committee, and Medication Safety Committee. She is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty member at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and precepts both students and residents in the area of oncology. Her past experience and other therapeutic interests are Home Infusion and Medication Safety.

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