Pharmacy Residency Preceptors


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Todd Schroeder, PharmD
Todd.Schroeder@viachristi.org
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director, Manager of Clinical Pharmacy Services
316-771-8947

Jatandra Birney, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Hematology/Oncology
Education: PharmD, University of Maryland
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in Norman, Okla.; PGY2- Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Hospital and Research Institute in Florida
Additional credentials/certifications: Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
Past professional experience: Clinical pharmacist Huntsman Cancer Institute at University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Jeanine Brizendine, PharmD
Manager of Pharmacy Operations at Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis
Education: BS Pharmacy and PharmD, University of Kansas
Additional credentials/certifications: Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Kansas School of Pharmacy; Instructor at Wichita State University
Professional organizations: Wichita Academy of Pharmacists, the Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacists and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Past professional experience: Long-term care pharmacy practice and management, home health practice and hospital pharmacy practice.

Tai Elder, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine
Education: PharmD, University of Kansas
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and a PGY2 Emergency Medicine Specialty Residency at Grady Health System in Atlanta, Ga.
Interests: Emergency Medicine, Toxicology, Critical Care
Professional organizations: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and  Society of Critical Care Medicine

Jim Garrelts, PharmD, FASHP
Senior Director of Pharmacy for Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita
Education: BS Pharmacy, University of Kansas; PharmD, University of Texas at Austin and Health Science Center at San Antonio
Residency: Specialty Residency in Infectious Diseases and Pharmacokinetics at the Audie Murphy VA hospital and University of Texas
Professional organizations: Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacists, Fellow, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists
Past professional experience: Clinical pharmacist, clinical coordinator and manager of clinical pharmacy services. Has held academic appointments with both University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and School of Medicine. Developed the pharmacy practice residency program at Wesley Medical Center, and served as the Residency Program Director. Has been recipient of research funding and has published extensively in the pharmacy and medical literature.

Charles Gerlach, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Via Christi Hospital St. Francis
Education: PharmD, University of Kansas
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan.
Additional credentials/certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
Interests: Critical care, infectious diseases
Professional organizations: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Wichita Academy of Pharmacists

Taylor Gill, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
Education: PharmD, University of Kansas
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Meriter Hospital, Madison, WI
Additional credentials/certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, American Academy of HIV Medicine Pharmacy Specialist, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
Interests: HIV, cardiology, anticoagulation and clinical nutrition
Professional organizations: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American Academy of HIV Medicine, Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacists (Past President), Wichita Academy of Pharmacists

Lyndsey N. Hogg, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care
Education: PharmD, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC; PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in Tulsa, OK
Additional credentials/certifications: Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Kansas Schools of Pharmacy, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
Interests: Diabetes, asthma, pediatrics, transitions of care
Professional organizations: American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Wichita Academy of Pharmacists

Travis Hunt, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatrics
Education: PharmD, University of Utah
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT
Interests: Pediatrics, neonatology, and cystic fibrosis

Lyle Koehn, R.Ph.
Manager of Pharmacy Automation and Technology
Education: BS Pharmacy, University of Kansas
Interests: CPOE development, patient safety optimization through software integration of the pharmacy information system, point of use cabinets and IV pump safety software
Past professional experience: Manager of Pharmacy Operations, Via Christi Hospital on Harry, Director of Pharmacy at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, El Dorado, KS
Professional organizations: American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists

Tammy May, PharmD
Clinical Coordinator
Education: BS Pharmacy and PharmD, University of Kansas
Additional credentials/certifications: Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy, affiliated with University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Interests: Family medicine, heart failure
Professional organizations: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Kansas Council of Health System Pharmacists and the Metropolitan Medical Response System for Sedgwick County, Kan.

Thi-Thi Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
Education: PharmD, University of Kansas
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee, Kan.
Additional credentials/certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
Interests: Internal medicine, anticoagulation
Professional organizations: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy , Wichita Academy of Pharmacists (board member)

Jennifer Schmitz, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Education: PharmD, University of Kansas
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita, Kan.
Additional credentials/certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
Interests: Antimicrobial stewardship, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, infection control.
Professional organizations: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, IDSA, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacy, Wichita Academy of Pharmacists (board member)
Past professional experience: Clinical staff pharmacist for five years prior to completing residency training

Todd Schroeder, PharmD, BCPS, AQ-ID
Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services; Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
Education: PharmD, South Dakota State University
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency at Clarian Health Partners in Indianapolis, Ind.
Additional credentials/certifications: Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
Professional organizations: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacy
Past professional experience: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases

Scott Taylor, Pharm.D. BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Critical Care
Education: PharmD, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency at Grady Health System in Atlanta, Ga.
Additional credentials/certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Clinical Instructor Department of Surgery University of Kansas School of Medicine- Wichita
Interests: Trauma, burn, neurocritical care (stroke and traumatic brain injury)
Professional organizations: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy , Neurocritical Care Society and Society of Critical Care Medicine

Julie Thatcher, PharmD
Manager of Pharmacy Operations, Via Christi Hospital on Harry and Via Christi Behavioral Health Center
Education: PharmD, University of Kansas
Additional credentials/certifications: Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
Interests: Pharmacy operations, standardized processes, pharmacy/nursing collaboration to continually improve patient care
Professional organizations: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Past professional experience: Clinical Staff Pharmacist for 7 years prior to becoming Manager of Pharmacy Operations.

Luciana M. Thornton, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Via Christi Hospital on Saint Teresa
Education: PharmD, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Via Christi Health, Wichita
Additional credentials/certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Adjunt Clinical Assistant Professor at Wichita State University, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, and University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Pharmacy
Interests: Internal medicine, cardiology
Professional organizations: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacists.

Megan M. Dahmen, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Psychiatry
Education: PharmD, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Residency: Two-year postgraduate Psychiatric Specialty Residency, Northwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center in St. Joseph, Mo.
Additional credentials/certifications: Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Kansas Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
Interests: Forensics, antipsychotic pharmacology, psychometric movement disorder assessment and geriatric psychiatry.
Professional organizations: College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacy, Mental Health Prescription Drug Advisory Committee, a division of the Kansas Health Policy Authority, since 2009

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