Pharmacy Residency Faculty

Faculty of the Pharmacy Residency Program at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Oluwabunmi Abraham, PharmD.

Clinical Pharmacist

  • Degree – PharmD., Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency - Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
  • Certification- APha Certified Immunizer, BLS
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Methodist Dallas Medical Center
  • Professional Experience - Clinical Pharmacist, preceptor for APPE students (UNT-UH-COP), residency mentor
  • Precepts: Internal Medicine rotations
  • Member - DFW-ACCP

Jon Albrecht, RPh, MHA, BCNSP, FASHP

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

  • Degree – BS in Pharmacy, Auburn University, 1982
  • Degree - MHA, Walden University, 2012
  • Board 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

Jennifer Belisle, Pharm.D., BCCCP

Jennifer Belisle, Pharm.DCritical Care Clinical Specialist

  • Degree - Pharm.D., University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
  • Board 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), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Precepts Neuro critical care rotations

Crystal Brown, Pharm.D., BCPS

Cardiology Specialist

  • Degree – Pharm.D., Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, Amarillo, TX
  • Board Certification: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialst
  • Certification - BLS
  • ASHP Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency July 2010 - July 2011
    • Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, TX 
  • ASHP Accredited PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency July 2011 - 2012
    • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy
    • Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, TX 
  • Professional Experience: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiology; PACT clinical pharmacy specialist, Assistant professor with TTUHSC-SOP (5 years), assistant clinical instructor (2 years), research project mentor for residents (2 prior projects while with TTUHSC)
  • Member - American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • Precepts elective outpatient cardiology, transitions of care in cardiology

Patricia Cervenka, Pharm.D, BCPS

Patricia Cervenka, Pharm.D, BCPSClinical Pharmacist

  • Degree – B. S., University of Connecticut;
  • Degree - Pharm.D., University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
  • Board 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
  • Precepts Longitudinal Staffing rotations

Katie Chang, RPh

Katie Lee, RPhClinical Pharmacist

  • Degree – BS in Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, 1993
  • Professional Experience – clinical oncology pharmacist
  • Precepts oncology rotations

Ashley Chassé Pharm.D

Ashley Chassé Pharm.DClinical Pharmacist

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

Heather Cole, Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

  • Degree – Pharm.D, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Board Certification - Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
  • Certification - Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS), National IV Certification, APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
  • Professional Experience: Clinical Pharmacist
  • Precepts Emergency Department rotations
  • Member - American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  • Precepts internal medicine and staffing rotations

Matt Crotty, Pharm.D, BCIDP

Matt Crotty, Pharm.DInfectious 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
  • Member, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists
  • Precepts Infectious Diseases rotations

Kristin Elzey, Pharm.D, BCPS

Kristin Elzey, Pharm.D, BCPSPharmacy Clinical Manager

  • Degree – Pharm.D, Ohio Northern University, 2007
  • Board 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)
  • Member – American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists, Metroplex Society of Health System Pharmacists
  • Precepts longitudinal Pharmacy Administration and longitudinal Drug Information rotation for PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents, advanced hospital and internal medicine rotations for APPE pharmacy students

Kristen Rahmanzadeh, Pharm.D, BCCCP

Kristen Hillebrand, Pharm.D, BCCCPCritical Care Clinical Specialist

  • Degree – Pharm.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2012
  • Board Certification – Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist
  • Certification – BLS, ACLS
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Indian River Medical Center, 2013
  • PGY2 Critical Care Residency - Baptist Hospital of Miami, 2014
  • Professional  Experience - Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist, UNT College of Pharmacy adjunct faculty, research project mentor for residents
  • Member - American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Texas Chapter of Society of Critical Care Medicine (TSCCM), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • Precepts medical ICU rotation

Jennifer Leiby, Pharm.D, BCPS

Jennifer Leiby, Pharm.D, BCPSClinical Pharmacist

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toledo College of Pharmacy
  • Degree: Pharm.D., University of Toledo College of Pharmacy
  • Board 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)
  • Member - DFW Chapter of American College of Clinical Pharmacy; American College of Clinical Pharmacy (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) 
  • Precepts nutrition support and internal medicine rotations

Erin Loncharic, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Kidney Transplant

  • Degree – Bachelor of Science; East Tennessee State University; Johnson City, TN
  • Degree – PharmD, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy; Lexington, KY
  • Certification - BLS, ACLS
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – TriStar Centennial Medical Center; Nashville, TN
  • PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency – University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital; Birmingham, AL
  • Professional Experience: Clinical Specialist
  • Member – American Society of Transplantation
  • Precepts kidney transplant and nephrology rotations

Sarah Nguyen, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacist

  • Degree – Pharm.D.,  Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Glendale
  • Certification - Immunization Administration, BLS
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Detroit Medical Center - Harper University Hospital
  • Professional Experience: Clinical pharmacist, research project mentor for residents (2016-2017), pharmacy conference presenter (AzPA Annual Meeting 2014, ACCP Annual Meeting 2014, ASHP Midyear Conference 2015)
  • Member - American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • Precepts staffing and  internal medicine rotations

Binal Patel, Pharm.D, BCPS

Binal Patel, Pharm.D, BCPSClinical Pharmacist

  • Degree – Pharm.D., Massachusetts College of Pharmacy – Worcester, 2008
  • Board Certification – Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
  • Professional Experience: staff pharmacist, clinical pharmacist, adjunct faculty (colleges of pharmacy)
  • Precepts internal medicine rotations

Melanie Keaten Proffitt Pharm.D, BCACP

Melanie Keaten Proffitt Pharm.D, BCACPClinical Pharmacist

  • Degree – Pharm.D., Campbell University School of Pharmacy, 2003
  • Board 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)
  • Member - American College of Clinical Pharmacy 
  • Precepts MTM and ambulatory care rotations

Jessica Rago, Pharm.D

    Jessica Rago, Pharm.DLiver Transplant Specialist

    • Degree - Pharm.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy
    • Certification - Immunization Administration, BLS, ACLS 
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Emory University Medical Center
    • PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency - Barnes Jewish Medical Center
    • Professional Experience: Clinical Specialist, American Transplant Congress poster and platform presentations, research project mentor for residents/students 
    • Member - American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
    • Precepts Liver transplant rotation

    Ilka Ratsaphangthong, Pharm.D, MHA, BCPS

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

    • Degree – Pharm.D., Texas Tech University, 2002
    • Degree - Master of Healthcare Administration Walden University, 2012
    • Board 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)
    • Member – ASHP, ACCP, TSHP, DFW-ACCP 
    • Precepts –  Leadership/Management Administrative rotations and other leadership/management experiences

    Tamara Reiter, Pharm.D., BCCCP

     Tamara Reiter, Pharm.D, BCPS Clinical Pharmacy Specialist—Critical Care

    PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director

    • Degree – Pharm.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2001
    • Board Certification – Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, 2003-2017
    • Board Certification – Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist, 2015
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Methodist Dallas Medical Center, 2002
    • Professional Experience: Practitioner-Faculty member, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy (UTCOP), Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Texas Tech University Health Center (TTUHSC), critical care preceptor for UH, UIW, UNT colleges of pharmacy
    • Member - American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
    • Precepts – Surgery/Trauma ICU rotations

    Valerie A. Vuylsteke, Pharm.D, BCACP

    Valerie A. Vuylsteke, Pharm.D, BCACPAmbulatory Care Clinical Specialist
    PGY2 Transitions of Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director

    • Degree – Pharm.D., University of Illinois-Chicago College of Pharmacy
    • Board Certification- Board Certified in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
    • Certification- Immunization Administration, BLS
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency – University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN
    • Professional Experience: Clinical Specialist Adjunct Faculty (University of Texas)
    • Member - American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
    • Precepts PGY1 Ambulatory Care core and elective rotations, PGY2 Transitions of Care Ambulatory Care rotation

    Paa Kwesi Yanful, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP

    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (HIV)

    • Degree – Pharm.D., University of New England College of Pharmacy
    • Board Certification – Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
    • Certification – ACLS, AAHIVP
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans LA
    • PGY2 HIV Pharmacotherapy Residency – University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL
    • Professional Experience: Clinical Specialist
    • Member - American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists (SIDP)
    • Precepts - HIV Rotations