Medical Education

Program Director

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.

Program Coordinator

Jamie Sebaaly, PharmD, BCPS
Jamie Sebaaly, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Internal Medicine/Academia
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Medical University of South Carolina - Pharmacotherapy
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency: Medical University of South Carolina - Pharmacotherapy
About Dr. Sebaaly: Dr. Sebaaly is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy with Wingate University School of Pharmacy. She has been a clinical team leader at CMC since 2015. Her current research interests include medication dosing in obesity, HIV, and experiential education. Dr. Sebaaly is an active member of ACCP, ASHP, and AACP.   

Preceptors

Ryan Bender, PharmD
Ryan Bender, PharmD

Specialty: Investigational Drug Services (IDS)
Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Transplant Division
Pharmacy School: Duquesne Unversity - Mylan School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
About Dr. Bender: Dr. Bender joined the pharmacy team in 2007 as a PGY-1 pharmacy practice resident. After completing his residency he worked as a clinical staff pharmacist and then transitioned into the Investigational Drug Services department where he now serves as a supervisor. He is interested in both clinical trial research and medication safety.

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.

Meg Groom, PharmD
Margaret Croom, PharmD

Specialty: Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant
Site: Levine Children's Hospital
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, BCOP

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.

Janine S. Douglas, PharmD, BCPS
Janine S. Douglas, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Drug Information
Site: Wingate University School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy School: Howard University
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian, The University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Drug Information: Cleveland Clinic and Lexicomp
About Dr. Douglas: Dr. Douglas joined the faculty at Wingate University School of Pharmacy in August 2014 and serves as a preceptor for the drug information orientation at CMC. She is the director of the Drug Information Service and teaches drug information and literature evaluation courses. Her special interests include internal medicine and formulary management.  

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.

Mei Ka Fong, PharmD, BCOP
Mei Ka Fong, PharmD, BCOP

Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Cancer Institute
Pharmacy School: University of Rhode Island
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Northport
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Hematology/Oncology: Roswell Park Cancer Institute
About Dr. Fong: Dr. Fong joined the department of pharmacy at CMC in 2015 after four years as a clinical pharmacy specialist in medical oncology and two years as the PGY2 oncology residency program director at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. She has a particular interest in gastrointestinal, neuroendocrine cancers, and health literacy.

Gail Gesin, PharmD
Gail Gesin, PharmD, FCCM

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.

Tyler Greenwood, PharmD, BCPS
Tyler Greenwood, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Operational Pharmacy Administration
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
About Dr. Greenwood: Dr. Greenwood joined the pharmacy team in 2010 after completion of his residency training. He worked as a clinical staff pharmacist for 3 years before transitioning into a leadership role over the sterile product compounding area in the department. Dr. Greenwood's current role is pharmacy operations manager where he oversees day to day functions of the department. His interests include process improvement and leadership development.

Carrie Griffiths, PharmD
 Carrie Griffiths, PharmD, BCCCP

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: North Texas Veterans Healthcare System/Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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 and has special interests in ECMO, adverse drug events and toxicology. 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, BCPS

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. He 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 UGA and SCCP and as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Ambulatory Care/Family Medicine with the Athens VA CBOC and Greenville Health System.

Laura Honeycutt, PharmD, BCPS
Laura Honeycutt, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Medication Safety
Site: Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Children's Hospital
Pharmacy School: Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Carolinas Medical Center
About Dr. Honeycutt: Dr. Honeycutt joined the CMC department of pharmacy in 2011 as a clinical staff pharmacist and transitioned to her current role as the medication safety pharmacist in 2013.  Her interests include human factors psychology, risk analysis, and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to implement risk reduction strategies and promote the safe use of medications throughout the healthcare continuum.

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.

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 Health Science Center
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 the Immediate-Past 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
 Kristen Nagy, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Specialty: Psychiatry
Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Randolph Behavioral Health
Pharmacy School: University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
About Dr. Nagy: Dr. Nagy joined the Carolinas Medical Center Department of Pharmacy in 2008 and transitioned to clinical pharmacist at the Behavioral Health Center in 2014.  Her interests include transitional psychiatric care and stabilization as well as staff development and education.

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.

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Timothy R. Pasquale, PharmD, MBA, FIDSA

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 2013. In addition to his pharmacy education, he attained a Masters in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.  He was an infectious diseases clinical specialist for 13 years prior to joining CMC. He is published and has presented to his colleagues on the local, state, and national level. 

Jai Patel, PharmD
Jai Patel, PharmD

Specialty: Cancer/Pharmacogenomics Research
Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Transplant Division
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Fellowship: Oncology/Pharmacogenomics Postdoctoral Fellowship at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Center for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy
About Dr. Patel: : Dr. Patel joined the Levine Cancer Institute as Chief of Pharmacology Research in 2013 and serves as the clinical pharmacy specialist for the Institute’s palliative care clinic. Dr. Patel’s research focuses on the discovery, translation and implementation of pharmacogenomics to personalize anticancer and supportive care therapies.

Rupal Patel
Rupal Patel, PharmD, BCPPS

Specialty: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Transplant Division
Pharmacy School: St. Louis College of Pharmacy
PGY2 Residency: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
About Dr. Patel: :  Dr. Patel joined the Pharmacy and Antimicrobial Support Network in 2016. Prior to joining CMC, she worked at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for 9 years, initiating their antimicrobial stewardship program. She is published in several areas of pediatric infectious diseases and has presented on local, state and national levels to further the advancement of pediatric antimicrobial stewardship.

Erika Peterfy, PharmD, BCOP
Erika Peterfy, PharmD, CDE

Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Site: Mecklenburg Medical Group-South Park
Pharmacy School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Carolinas Medical Center, Ambulatory Care Track
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. She serves on the board for NC MedAssist, a nonprofit pharmacy program for uninsured North Carolina residents.

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

Specialty: Ambulatory Care/Family Medicine
Site: Carolinas Medical Center-Department of 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.

Kelly Martin, PharmD, BCPS
Kelly Pillinger, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID

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. Pillinger 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.

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.

Danya Roshdy, PharmD, BCPS
 Danya Roshdy, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Site: Carolinas Medical Center
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
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. Roshdy: Dr. Roshdy joined the pharmacy department at CMC in August 2014.  Her special interests include treatment of multi-drug resistant pathogens, microbiology/immunology, HIV, hepatitis C, cytomegalovirus and other infections in immunocompromised hosts.

John Standish, PharmD
John Standish, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty: Pediatrics/Administration
Site: Levine Children's Hospital
Pharmacy School: University of Pittsburgh
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children
About Dr. Standish: Dr. Standish joined the team at CMC in July 2015 as the pediatric pharmacy operations manager for Levine Children's Hospital. He has special interests in medication safety, pediatric pharmacy standardization, pharmacy technology and pediatric critical care.

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.

Jeryl Villadolid, PharmD
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, BCPPS, FCCM

Specialty: Pediatric/Neonatal Critical Care
Site: Levine Children's Hospital
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 a member of the State Medical Assistance Team and is FEMA-certified in incident command. Dr. Wheeler is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group.

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