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Pharmacy Residency Faculty

Faculty of the Pharmacy Residency Program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

 Jeff Abrahamson, Pharm.D, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist

  • Degree – Pharm.D., Washington State University
  • Certification – Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
  • Certification- AAHIVP
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Methodist Dallas Medical Center
  • Professional Experience: Internal Medicine, Med/Surg, Critical Care, HIV, Investigational Drugs
  • Precepts internal medicine rotations
  • Member, DFW-ACCP

 

 

 Jeff Abrahamson, PharmD, faculty member in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Jon Albrecht, RPh, MHA, BCNSP, FASHP
Vice President of Operations

  • Degree – BS in Pharmacy, Auburn University, 1982
  • Degree - MHA, Walden University, 2012
  • Certification - Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist
  • Specialized pharmacy residency – Nutrition Support, Rhode Island Hospital
  • Fellow of the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacy
  • Professional experience: pharmacy technician, staff pharmacist, clinical pharmacist, clinical pharmacy specialist, associate director of pharmacy, and director of pharmacy; managed pharmacy services in inpatient, emergency department, jail health services, home health, and ambulatory clinic settings, as well as pharmacy informatics; published and presented numerous clinical and pharmacy management topics
  • Member, American Society of Health-System Pharmacy, Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Precepts elective administrative rotations

 

 Jon Albrecht, RPh, BCNSP, FASHP, faculty member in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Jennifer Belisle, Pharm.D
Critical Care Clinical Specialist

  • Degree - Pharm.D., University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
  • Certification - Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist
  • Certification - Acute Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Methodist Dallas Medical Center
  • PGY2 Critical Care Residency - Methodist Dallas Medical Center
  • Professional Experience: Critical Care Clinical Specialist, adjunct preceptor-faculty (UT-Austin, TTHSU, UIW, UH, UNT), research project mentor for residents
  • Precepts neuro critical care rotations
  • Member, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 
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Jan Bolinger, RPh
Clinical Pharmacist
  • Degree – BS in Pharmacy, University of Kansas
  • Professional Experience: Involved in diabetic and renal transplant teaching, surgical critical care, and coordinating the OR pharmacy services at Methodist Dallas Medical Center for more than 20 years
  • Precepts Longitudinal Staffing rotations

 

 Jan Bolinger, RPh, faculty member in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Patricia Cervenka, Pharm.D, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist

  • Degree – B. S., University of Connecticut;
  • Degree - Pharm.D., University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
  • Certification – Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
  • Certification- ACLS, BLS, IV Admixtures
  • Residency - Medical College of Georgia
  • Professional Experience: Assistant Director for Clinical Pharmacy Services; PIC Inpatient and Outpatient pharmacies;  Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, Investigational Drug Service, Investigational Review Board, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee Member, Transplant Team , ICU Pharmacy Specialist, Pharmacy Director Long-term Acute Care, Clinical Staff Pharmacist
  • Precepts Longitudinal Staffing rotations
  • Member, Metroplex Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

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Ashley Chassé Pharm.D
Clinical Pharmacist – Methodist Patient Centered Accountable Organization (MPCACO) and Methodist Alliance for Patients and Physicians (MAP2)

  • Degree -  B.S. in Health Sciences Major in physiology and minor in chemistry, The University of Arizona, 2008
  • Degree – Pharm.D., University of Oklahoma college of Pharmacy
  • Certifications –APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery;  AphA Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services and AphA-ASP Leadership Training Series
  • PGY1 Community Residency – Las Colinas Pharmacy Compounding and Wellness
  • Member, American Pharmacists Association (AphA), Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA) and the Dallas Area Pharmacy Association (DAPA) board member
  • Precepts Accountable Care Organization Rotation 
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Robin Covey, Pharm.D
Clinical Pharmacist

  • Degree – Pharm.D, The University of Texas at Autstin College of Pharmacy, 2008
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport
  • PGY2 Critical Care Residency – St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston Texas
  • Precepts Emergency Department rotations
  • Member, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Society of Critical Care Medicine
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Matt Crotty, Pharm.D
Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist

  • Degree – Pharm.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis, MO)
  • PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency – Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis, MO)
  • Professional Experience: Infectious diseases specialist, adjunct faculty (University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy), research project mentor for residents/students
  • Precepts Infectious Diseases rotations
  • Member, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists 
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Kristin Elzey, Pharm.D, BCPS
Pharmacy Clinical Manager

  • Degree – Pharm.D, Ohio Northern University, 2007
  • Certification – Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – Mount Carmel Health System
  • Professional Experience – Clinical Manager, Clinical Pharmacist, coordinator for IPPE and APPE rotations, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Member, Clinical Instructor (The University of Texas at Austin), Adjunct Clinical Instructor (University of Michigan College of Pharmacy), PharmD Investigation Faculty Advisor (University of Michigan College of Pharmacy)
  • Precepts longitudinal Pharmacy Administration, advanced hospital pharmacy, and internal medicine rotations
  • Member – American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists, Metroplex Society of Health System Pharmacists
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Hannah Gillum, Pharm.D
Clinical Pharmacist

  • Degree – Pharm.D, Texas Tech University, 2013
  • Professional experience: staff pharmacist, clinical pharmacist, investigational drug service pharmacist
  • Precepts Longitudinal Staffing rotations 
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Kristen Hillebrand, Pharm.D, BCCCP
Critical Care Clinical Specialist

  • Degree – Pharm.D., Nova Southeastern University
  • Certification – Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Indian River Medical Center
  • PGY2 Critical Care Residency - Baptist Hospital of Miami
  • Professional Experience - Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist, research project mentor for residents
  • Precepts - Residents and students in the Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Member, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Society of Critical Care Medicine
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 Katie Lee, RPh
Clinical Pharmacist

  • Degree – BS in Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, 1993 
  • Professional Experience – clinical oncology pharmacist
  • Precepts oncology rotations
Katie Lee, RPH, faculty member in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

 Jennifer Leiby, Pharm.D, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toledo College of Pharmacy
  • Degree: Pharm.D., University of Toledo College of Pharmacy
  • Certification: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Methodist Dallas Medical Center
  • Professional Experience: Adjunct faculty (University of Texas Austin, University of North Texas Fort Worth), pharmacy conference presenter (TSHP and Alcalde Resident Conference), guest lecturer (University of North Texas Fort Worth)
  • Precepts nutrition support and internal medicine rotations
  • Officer, DFW Chapter of American College of Clinical Pharmacy (Membership Coordinator); Member, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), DFW Chapter of American College of Clinical Pharmacy (DFW ACCP), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Texas Chapter of Society of Critical Care Medicine (TSCCM), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Texas Chapter of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP), Metroplex Chapter of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP), American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) 

Jennifer Leiby, faculty member in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

 Binal Patel, Pharm.D, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist

  • Degree – Pharm.D., Massachusetts College of Pharmacy – Worcester, 2008
  • Certification – Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
  • Professional Experience: staff pharmacist, clinical pharmacist, adjunct faculty (colleges of pharmacy)
  • Precepts internal medicine rotations
Binal Patel, PharmD, faculty member in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Alexis Platt, Pharm.D,
Pharmacy Informatics Coordinator

  • Degree – BS Pharmacy, Purdue University, 1999
  • Degree – Pharm.D., Texas Tech University, 2006
  • Precepts pharmacy informatics
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Melanie Keaten Proffitt Pharm.D, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist 

  • Degree – Pharm.D., Campbell University School of Pharmacy, 2003
  • Certification - Board Certified Ambulatory Care Specialist
  • Certifications -  Immunization Administration, Basic life support (CPR), Medication Therapy Management
  • Professional Experience: management in retail pharmacy services, certified in medication therapy management services (MTM)
  • Precepts MTM and ambulatory care rotations
  • Member, American College of Clinical Pharmacy
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Jessica Rago, Pharm.D
Liver Transplant Specialist

  • Degree - Pharm.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy
  • Certification- Immunization Administration
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Emory University Medical Center
  • PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency - Barnes Jewish Medical Center
  • Professional Experience: Organ Transplant Clinical Specialist, UNT College of Pharmacy adjunct faculty
  • Precepts transplant, internal medicine, and hepatology rotations
  • Member, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)

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 Ilka Ratsaphangthong, Pharm.D, MHA, BCPS
   Director of Pharmacy

  • Degree – Pharm.D., Texas Tech University, 2002
  • Degree - Master of Healthcare Administration Walden University, 2012
  • Certification – Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – Texas Tech University and Dallas VA Medical Center
  • PGY2 Critical Care Residency - Memorial Hermann Hospital (Texas Medical Center)
  • Professional Experience: Critical Care Clinical Specialist, Clinical Manager, Pharmacy Residency Director, adjunct faculty (colleges of pharmacy), research project mentor for residents/students, pharmacy conference presenter (TSHP, Alcalde Resident Conference, TPA)
  • Precepts: Leadership/Management Administrative rotations and other leadership/management experiences
  • Member: ASHP, ACCP, TSHP, DFW-ACCP
 Ilka Ratsaphangthong, PharmD, BCPS, faculty member in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

 Tamara Reiter, Pharm.D, BCPS
Critical Care Clinical Specialist - Critical Care
PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director

  • Degree – PharmD, University of Texas at Austin, 2001
  • PGY1 Residency – Methodist Dallas Medical Center, 2002
  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, 2003
  • Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist, 2015
  • Preceptor—PGY1 and PGY2 Critical Care residencies, Methodist Dallas Medical Center and P4 student critical care rotations, UTCOP, TTUHSC, The University of Houston College of Pharmacy, and The University of Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy
  • Currently practices and precepts in Surgical/Trauma Critical Care But has extensive experience practicing and precepting in Medical Critical Care
  • Member, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), and American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP)

 

 Tamara Reiter, PharmD, BCPS, faculty member in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Valerie A. Vuylsteke, Pharm.D, BCACP
Ambulatory Care Clinical Specialist

  • Degree – Pharm.D., University of Illinois-Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • Certification- Board Certified in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
  • Certification- Immunization Administration
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency – University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN
  • Practices and precepts in the area of Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, with emphasis in anticoagulation therapy and diabetes management
  • Member, The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
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