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Faculty and Staff

Eric Manuel Balmir, BS, MS, PharmD, CIM
Position: Chief of Pharmacy
Learning Experiences Precepted: Administration
Clinical/ Research Interests: genomics, gene therapies, psychiatry, cardiology, kidney disease, sickle cell, compatibility studies

David Briere, PharmD
Position: Pharmacy Operations Supervisor
Learning Experiences Precepted: Admin/Operations
Clinical/ Research Interests: Emergency Medicine, neuro

Giselle Carrero, PharmD
Position: Hematology-Oncology Clinical Specialist
Learning Experiences Precepted: Pediatric Hematology, Oncology
Residency: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice at Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Clinical/ Research Interests: Hematology, oncology, immunology, & infectious diseases.

Andrew Clark, PharmD, BCOP
Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Hematology/Oncology
Learning Experiences Precepted: Pediatric Oncology, Hematology, Palliative Care
Residency: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice at Children’s Hospital Colorado
Clinical/ Research Interests: Bone tumors, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, & palliative care

Bronwyn Crandall, PharmD, BCPPS
Position: CICU Clinical Pharmacist II
Learning Experiences Precepted: CICU
Residency: PGY1 - Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters; PGY2 - Children's National Hospital
Clinical/ Research Interests: Pulmonary Hypertension, Electrical Physiology, Sedation and Analgesia, ECMO

Aimee Dassner, PharmD, BCIDP
Position: ID Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Learning Experiences Precepted: Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Residency: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice at Atlantic Health System, PGY-2 Infectious Disease University of Connecticut/ Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Clinical/ Research Interests: Antimicrobial PK/PD in pediatric patients, mechanisms of gram-negative bacterial resistance, and antimicrobial stewardship

Tony Enderby, PharmD
Position: Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Learning Experiences Precepted: Emergency Medicine (PGY-1)
Residency: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Clinical/ Research Interests: Emergency Medicine, trauma and Resuscitation, pain management, toxicology, & medication safety

Anna Espeland, PharmD, BCPPS
Position: NICU Clinical Pharmacist II
Learning Experiences Precepted: NICU PGY1, Nutrition PGY2
Residency: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice at Elliot Health System
Clinical/ Research Interests: NICU/ICU

Erna Groat, PharmD, BCPPS
Position: NICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Learning Experiences Precepted: NICU
Residency: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice at McLeod Regional Medical Center, PGY2-Pediatrics at Medical University of South Carolina,
Clinical/ Research Interests: palivizumab use inpatient, acetaminophen for PDA closure, & parenteral nutrition associated liver disease
Email Address: egroat@childrensnational.org

Josh Heffren, PharmD, BCPPS
Position: Pharmacy Operations Supervisor, Emergency Medicine
Learning Experiences Precepted: Emergency Medicine
Residency: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice at Children's Hospital Colorado
Clinical/ Research Interests: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, PALS, Pharmacist Code Response

Benjamin Hammer, PharmD, BCPPS
Position: Clinical Manager of Pharmacy Services and PGY1 Residency Program Director
Learning Experiences Precepted: Pharmacy Administration
Residency: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, PGY-2 Pediatrics at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Clinical/Research Interests: Infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship and HIV

Marissa Horrigan, PharmD, BCPPS
Position: Investigational Drug Services Manager
Learning Experiences Precepted: IDS
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice at San Francisco Veterans Affairs Hospital
Clinical/ Research Interests: Research, ethics/IRB, regulatory affairs, pharmacy operations, sterile and non-sterile compounding

Carla-Camille Lardizabal, PharmD 
Position: Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine
Learning Experiences Precepted: Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Trauma II
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Tufts Medical Center, PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at Children's National Medical Center
Clinical/Research Interests: emergency medicine, toxicology

Gina Lee, PharmD
Position: Clinical Pharmacist II
Learning Experiences Precepted: Pediatric Neurology
Residency: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice at Inova Fairfax Hospital
Clinical/ Research Interests: Pediatric epilepsy and migraine, autoimmune encephalitis

Jordan Mangum, PharmD
Position: Solid Organ Transplant Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Learning Experiences Precepted: Heart and Kidney Unit, Solid Organ Transplant, Longitudinal Outpatient Transplant Clinic
Residency: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice at Inova Fairfax Hospital and PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant at Emory University Hospital
Clinical/ Research Interests: Infectious complications and Antibody Mediated Rejection

Sara Rooney, PharmD, BCPPS
Position: PICU Clinical Specialist and RPD of PGY2 Pediatric Program
Learning Experiences Precepted: PICU
Residency: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at University of Kentucky and PGY-2 Pediatrics at University of Kentucky
Clinical/ Research Interests: critical care, septic shock, sedation, medication safety

Radha Rohatgi, PharmD, BCOP
Position: BMT Clinical Specialist and RPD of PGY2 Oncology Program
Learning Experiences Precepted: BMT, Thrombosis
Residency: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Emory University Hospital and PGY-2 Oncology University of Washington
Clinical/ Research Interests: GVHD, TA-TMA, Sickle cell anemia, BMT-ID, and thrombosis

Boh Song, PharmD, BCPPS
Position: PICU Clinical Pharmacist II
Learning Experiences Precepted: PICU
Residency: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice at Children's National Hospital; PGY-2 Pediatrics at University of Chicago Medicine
Clinical/ Research Interests: Critical care, sepsis, status epilepticus

Heather Tilley, PharmD
Position: Emergency Medicine Pharmacist
Learning Experiences Precepted: Emergency Medicine
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice at CHI Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center, PGY2 Emergency Medicine at University of Arizona
Clinical/ Research Interests: Resuscitation, trauma, chemical dependency

Jessica Wallace, PharmD, BCPPS
Position: General pediatrics clinical pharmacy specialist
Learning Experiences Precepted: General pediatrics, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice at Massachusetts General Hospital, PGY2 Pediatrics at Children's National Hospital
Clinical/ Research Interests: cystic fibrosis, infectious diseases, pharmacokinetics

Hillary Wentz, PharmD
Position: Clinical Pharmacist
Learning Experiences Precepted: Oncology
Clinical/ Research Interests: Pediatrics, Pediatric Oncology

Caroline Garber Preston
Position: Oncology Pharmacy Operations Supervisor
Learning Experiences Precepted: Administrative Rotations
Residency: NIH/NCI Molecular Targets & Drug Discovery Fellowship 2010-2013
Clinical/ Research interests: I love working in Oncology Operations. I support our Oncology Clinical Specialists and Front-Line Oncology Pharmacists and Technicians to provide the highest level of patient care by implementing effective workflows and technologies within our Oncology Pharmacy. I work in close collaboration with CNH Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Medical and Nursing teams.