Carolinas HealthCare System

Pharmacy Residency Faculty

Program Director

Angie Veverka, PharmD, BCPS
Angie Veverka, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Education and Staff Development/Adult Internal Medicine

Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
PGY2 Adult Internal Medicine Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
About Dr. Veverka: Dr. Veverka joined the clinical team at CMC in June 2010 and assumed the role of residency program director in March 2011. In addition to directing the PGY1 pharmacy residency program, she serves as a site coordinator for student rotations and facilitates educational opportunities for the CMC pharmacy department at large.  She served on the faculty at Wingate University School of Pharmacy from 2003–2011.

Preceptors

Kamaria Brown, PharmD, BCPS
Kamaria Brown, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Ambulatory Care

Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Biddle Point Clinic
Pharmacy School: Howard University
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
About Dr. Brown: Dr. Brown joined the faculty in 2006. Since that time she has served as the clinical care team leader at CMC-Biddle Point. Dr. Brown also serves as an adjunct professor for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her special interests include teaching and working with underserved populations. Dr. Brown is a proud member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical fraternity and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Christine F. Burch, PharmD
Christine F. Burch, PharmD, BCPP

Specialty: Psychiatry

Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Randolph Behavioral Health
Pharmacy School: Wingate University School of Pharmacy
About Dr. Burch: Dr. Burch joined the team at the Behavioral Health Centers of Carolinas HealthCare System in November 2010. She currently serves as the pharmacy supervisor for the outpatient pharmacy clinic and clinical pharmacy services for the adult inpatient psychiatry service. She is a member of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists.

Stacy Epstein, PharmD, BCOP
 
Eric Chow, PharmD

Specialty: Adult Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School:The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Hematology/Oncology: University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics
About Dr. Chow: Dr. Chow joined the pharmacy department at CMC in 2014 from the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. His interests include malignant and benign hematology, stem cell transplantation, and the management of complications associated with stem cell transplantation.

Kevin Cooper, PharmD
Kevin Cooper, PharmD

Specialty: Solid Organ Transplant

Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Transplant Division
Pharmacy School:The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
About Dr. Cooper: Dr. Cooper has been at CMC since 1998 and with the Transplant Center since 2003. He treats solid organ transplant patients, including liver, kidney, kidney/pancreas and heart transplant recipients. The transplant pharmacists also provide care to outpatient transplant patients.

Stacy Epstein, PharmD, BCOP
Margaret Croom, PharmD

Specialty: Adult Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: Medical University of South Carolina
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Hematology/Oncology: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
About Dr. Croom: Dr. Croom joined the CMC pharmacy team in August 2014. Her professional interests include hematologic malignancies, bone marrow transplantation, and anticoagulation in the oncology population.

Meghan Devine, PharmD
Meghan Devine, PharmD

Specialty: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Site: Levine Children's Hospital
Pharmacy School: University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Medical College of Georgia/University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Hematology/Oncology: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
About Dr. Devine: Dr. Devine joined the pharmacy department at CMC in July 2013. Her interests include acute leukemias, osteosarcoma, oncologic emergencies, and lymphoma.

Anna Rouse Dulaney, PharmD, DABAT
Anna Rouse Dulaney, PharmD, DABAT

Specialty: Clinical Toxicology

Site: Carolinas Poison Center and Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: University of South Carolina (BS Pharmacy), The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy (PharmD)
About Dr. Dulaney: Dr. Dulaney is clinical coordinator at Carolinas Poison Center and a pharmacist with the Clinical Toxicology Service at CMC. In addition to serving as adjunct associate professor at the University of North Carolina Eshelman College of Pharmacy and clinical associate professor at Wingate University School of Pharmacy, she is co-director of the PharmD Clinical Toxicology Fellowship at CMC.  She lectures on toxicology to healthcare providers across North Carolina and serves on national benchmarking, fatality and recertification committees as well as the State Advisory Committee on Poisonings at the North Carolina Department of Public Health.

Stacy Epstein, PharmD, BCOP
Stacy Epstein, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Site: Levine Children's Hospital
Pharmacy School: University of Kentucky
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Hematology/Oncology: University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics
About Dr. Epstein: Dr. Epstein joined CMC in 2007. She was involved in the development of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program beginning in 2008 and continues to work as a clinical pharmacist with the expanding program. Her clinical interests include T-cell depleted peripheral blood stem cell transplantation, infectious diseases peri/post-transplant and in particular, viral infections and post-transplant immunotherapy.

Gail Gesin, PharmD
Gail Gesin, PharmD

Specialty: Trauma Critical Care

Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences
PGY1 and PGY2 Pharmacy Residencies in Critical Care: Medical University of South Carolina
About Dr. Gesin: Dr. Gesin joined CMC in 2008 and has interests in ICU sedation and delirium. She is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and currently serves on the SCCM Drug Shortages Task Force.

Stacy Epstein, PharmD, BCOP
 Carrie Griffiths, PharmD

Specialty: Medical Critical Care

Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: Wingate University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System/University of Texas
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care: 
About Dr. Griffiths: Dr. Griffiths is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy with Wingate University School of Pharmacy. She joined the clinical team at CMC in July 2012. She is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the Carolinas/Virginia Chapter of SCCM.

Josh Guffey, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDE
Josh Guffey, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDE

Specialty: Academia/Internal Medicine

Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: Wingate University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: University of Georgia
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency: University of Georgia/Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center
About Dr. Guffey: Dr. Guffey joined CHS in 2013 and serves as a preceptor for Academia/Internal Medicine. He also serves as Associate Director of Pharmacy Education for the Charlotte AHEC and Assistant Professor for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. His interests include diabetes management, interdisciplinary education, and transitions of care. Prior to joining CHS, Dr. Guffey served as faculty with the UGA and SCCP and as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Ambulatory Care/Family Medicine with the VA and Greenville Health System.

John Hammer, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
John Hammer, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Specialty: Medical Critical Care
Site: Carolinas Medical Center

Pharmacy School: Wingate University
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Critical Care: The Ohio State University Medical Center
About Dr. Hammer: Dr. Hammer joined the pharmacy department at CMC in 2013 after serving as an emergency medicine clinical specialist at Detroit Receiving Hospital. His interests include severe sepsis and septic shock, ICU sedation and delirium, and massive pulmonary embolism.

Michael D. Mango, PharmD, MBA
Michael D. Mango, PharmD, MBA

Specialty: Pharmacy Administration

Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: Albany College of Pharmacy (BS), University of Florida (PharmD)
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Hartford Hospital
About Dr. Mango: Dr. Mango currently serves as director of pharmacy at CMC. In addition to his pharmacy education, he has attained a Masters in Business Administration from Long Island University.

Kelly Martin, PharmD, BCPS
Kelly Martin, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: Cornell University (BS), University of Maryland (PharmD)
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Infectious Diseases: University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics
About Dr. Martin: Dr. Martin joined the pharmacy department at CMC in 2013.  Her special interests include treatment of infections due to multi-drug resistant gram-negative organisms, therapeutic drug monitoring of antifungal agents, and antimicrobial stewardship.

Steve Martin, PharmD
Steve Martin, PharmD

Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology

Site: Levine Children's Hospital
Pharmacy School:The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Pediatrics: Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
About Dr. Martin: Dr. Martin joined the clinical team at CMC in 2012. He served as the pediatric cardiology specialist at Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, FL from 2007-2012. His area of interest is anticoagulation.

Carleton Maxwell, PharmD, BCPS
Carleton Maxwell, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Cardiology

Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: University of Tennessee
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis, TN
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Cardiology: Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems
About Dr. Maxwell: Dr. Maxwell joined the Department of Pharmacy in February 2010. He is currently National President for the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) as well as a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. His interests include heart failure and anticoagulation in acute coronary syndromes.

Bennett Noell, PharmD
Bennett Noell, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Solid Organ Transplant

Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Transplant Division
Pharmacy School:The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Houston Methodist Hospital
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Solid Organ Transplant: University of Maryland Medical Center
About Dr. Noell: Dr. Noell joined CMC in August 2013. His clinical interests include transplant infectious diseases, antibody mediated rejection, and post-transplant hepatitis C management.

Timothy R. Pasquale, PharmD, MBA
Timothy R. Pasquale, PharmD, MBA

Specialty: Clinical Pharmacy Administration

Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: Duquesne University
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Kaleida Health, Buffalo, NY
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Infectious Diseases: Summa Health System, Akron, OH
About Dr. Pasquale: Dr. Pasquale joined the pharmacy department at CMC in August 2013. In July 2014, he transitioned into the role of clinical pharmacy manager. In addition to his pharmacy education, Dr. Pasquale attained a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Healthcare Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Dr. Pasquale was an infectious diseases clinical specialist for 13 years prior to his transition into administration. He is published and has presented to his colleagues on the local, state, and national level. Dr. Pasquale maintains an interest clinical research.

Stacy Epstein, PharmD, BCOP
 
Erika Peterfy, PharmD

Specialty: Ambulatory Care

Site: Mecklenburg Medical Group-South Park
Pharmacy School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
About Dr. Peterfy: Dr. Peterfy joined the pharmacy team in 2012 and currently works with the Ambulatory Care Management Program.  Her clinical interests include diabetes and working with underserved populations.

Shay Phillips, PharmD, BCPS
Shay Phillips, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, BC-ADM

Specialty: Ambulatory Care/Family Medicine

Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Elizabeth Family Medicine
Pharmacy School: Florida A&M University
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Tampa General Hospital
About Dr. Phillips: Dr. Phillips joined the Department of Family Medicine and was appointed as a clinical assistant professor with UNC School of Medicine Chapel Hill in 2008. She also serves as a preceptor for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her interests include pharmacotherapeutic management of anticoagulation, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. She is published and has presented to her colleagues on the local, state and national level.

Dragos Plesca, PharmD, PhD
Dragos Plesca, PharmD, PhD, BCOP

Specialty: Adult Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila,” Bucharest, Romania
Doctor of Philosophy in Cellular and Molecular Biology specializing in Cancer Biology: Kent State University and Cleveland Clinic
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Cleveland Clinic
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Hematology/Oncology: Cleveland Clinic
About Dr. Plesca: Dr. Plesca joined the Department of Pharmacy at CMC in 2011. He has special interests in malignant hematology, including acute myeloid and lymphocytic leukemia, chronic myeloid and lymphocytic leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas and bone marrow transplant. He is also interested in clinical and basic cancer research.

Katherine Rector, PharmD, BCPS
Katherine Rector, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Adult Internal Medicine

Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: Northeastern University
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
About Dr. Rector: Dr. Rector joined the pharmacy department at CMC in 2002. After completing her residency, she worked as a clinical staff pharmacist then subsequently transitioned into the internal medicine specialist position. Her interests include working with staff medicine teams to provide care for complicated internal medicine cases and anticoagulation.

Penny Stewart, PharmD, BS, BCPS, AAHIVME
Penny Stewart, PharmD, BS, BCPS, AAHIVME

Specialty: Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Myers Park Internal Medicine and Carolinas Medical Center-Biddle Point Clinic
Pharmacy School: West Virginia University (BS), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PharmD)
About Dr. Stewart: Dr. Stewart has been caring for adult and pediatric HIV-infected patients at Carolinas Medical Center since 1985, first in the hospital setting then at the retail pharmacy level.She has worked with in the CMC-Myers Park Infectious Diseases Clinic since 2001 and has seen HIV and its care blossom into hope for successful long-term control for those infected with the virus from an untreatable, potentially life-threatening disease.

Penny Stewart, PharmD, BS, BCPS, AAHIVME
Jigar Trivedi, MS, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Adult Hematology, Oncology, and Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute

Masters of Science (Microbiology): Department of Microbiology at School of Sciences, Gujarat University, India
Pharmacy School: Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Huntsville Hospital
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Hematology/Oncology: The University of Kansas Hospital
About Dr. Trivedi: Dr. Trivedi joined the Department of Pharmacy at CMC in 2013. His primary interests include the treatment of hematological disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as the management of adult blood and marrow transplant patients. His secondary interests include infectious diseases and critical care management of cancer patients, and clinical research.

Stacy Epstein, PharmD, BCOP
Jeryl Villadolid, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Hematology/Oncology

Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: University of Florida
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Hematology/Oncology: Duke University Hospital
About Dr. Villadolid: Dr. Villadolid joined the Department of Pharmacy at CMC in 2014 after two years as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in medical oncology at the University of Chicago Medicine. She has special interests in solid tumors such as thoracic and head and neck cancers. She has also participated in research for pain and palliative care and hopes to continue expanding the solid tumor services both inpatient and outpatient to improve transitions of care.

Wyn Wheeler, PharmD
Wyn Wheeler, PharmD

Site: Levine Children's Hospital

Specialty: Pediatric/Neonatal Critical Care
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy (BSPharm, PharmD)
About Dr. Wheeler: Dr. Wheeler joined the faculty in 2008 and is adjunct assistant professor at Wingate University and University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She holds certifications in anticoagulation and adult/pediatric fundamentals of critical care and is published in several areas including sedation, analgesia, neuromuscular blockade, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Additionally, She serves as the North Carolina State Medical Response System pharmacy coordinator, is an active member of the State Medical Assistance Team and is FEMA-certified in incident command.
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