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Faculty and Staff

Eric Balmir, BS, MS, PharmD, CIM
Position: Chief of Pharmacy
Learning Experiences Precepted: Leadership
Pharmacy School: University of Florida, St John’s University
Clinical/Research Interests: Critical care, ED, home infusion pharmacy, veterinarian pharmacy, informatics pharmacy, QA Safety manager, IRB Chairman, Director of Pharmacy, Chief Of Pharmacy IRB

Liz Simmons, PharmD, BCPS
Position: Director of Pharmacy Operations and PGY1 Residency Program Director
Learning Experiences Precepted: Leadership
Pharmacy School: University of Illinois at Chicago
Residency:

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – Medical University of South Carolina
  • PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency – Medical University of South Carolina

Clinical/Research Interests: Pharmacy leadership, quality improvement, medication safety and neonatology

Benjamin Hammer, PharmD, BCPPS
Position: Clinical Manager of Pharmacy Services and PGY2 Residency Program Director
Learning Experiences Precepted: Pediatric Infectious Diseases/ASP and Leadership
Pharmacy School: Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Residency:

  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency – University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Clinical/Research Interests: Infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship and HIV

Josh Heffren, PharmD
Position: Pharmacy Operations Supervisor – Emergency Department, Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Learning Experiences Precepted: Emergency Medicine
Pharmacy School: Purdue University College of Pharmacy
Residency:
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – Children's Hospital Colorado
Clinical/Research Interests: Critical care, emergency medicine and infectious diseases

Eleanor Danan, PharmD
Position: Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
Learning Experiences Precepted: Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
Pharmacy School: Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Residency:
  • PGY1 Pharmacy & PGY2 Infectious Diseases – The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Clinical/Research Interests: Pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials, multi-drug resistant gram-negative rods and outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy

Marsha L. Conroy, PharmD
Position: Clinical Pharmacist
Learning Experiences Precepted: NICU
Pharmacy School: Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy
Clinical/Research Interests: NICU, pregnancy and lactation medicine
 
Sara Rooney, PharmD, BCPPS, BCPS
Position: Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Learning Experiences Precepted: PICU
Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Residency:
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – University of Kentucky
  • PGY-2 Pediatric Specialty Residency – University of Kentucky
Clinical/Research Interests: Critical care and infectious diseases

Jean Conner, PharmD
Position: Clinical Pharmacist
Learning Experiences Precepted: PICU
Pharmacy School: University of the Sciences in Philadelphia/Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science
Residency:
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – University of Virginia Health System/UVA
Clinical/Research Interests: Critical care, solid organ transplant, infectious diseases, emergency medicine

Laura Leathers, PharmD, BCPPS
Position: Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Learning Experiences Precepted: CICU and solid organ transplant
Pharmacy School: South Carolina College of Pharmacy
Residency:
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – Medical University of South Carolina
  • PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency – Medical University of South Carolina
Clinical Research Interests: Cardiology, transplantation, extracorporeal membrane support, medication safety and information technology

Christian Carr, PharmD
Position: Clinical Pharmacist
Learning Experiences Precepted: HKU
Pharmacy School: University of Maryland Pharmacy School
Residency:
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – Children’s Hospital Colorado
Clinical/Research Interests: Cardiology and solid organ transplant

Jordan Mangum, PharmD
Position: Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Learning Experiences Precepted: Solid Organ Transplant; heart and kidney
Pharmacy School: University of Georgia
Residency:
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • PGY-2 Residency – Emory University Hospital
Clinical/Research Interests: Antibody medicated rejection, transplant and infectious diseases

Radha Rohatgi, PharmD, BCPS
Position: Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Learning Experiences Precepted: Oncology, Hematology, Infectious Diseases
Pharmacy School: St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Residency:
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – Emory University Hospital
  • PGY-2 Pediatric Practice Residency – University of Washington< />
Clinical/Research Interests: Oncology, hematology and infectious diseases

Andrew H. Clark, PharmD, BCOP
Position: Clinical Pharmacist
Learning Experiences Precepted: Hematology, Oncology, Stem Cell Transplant
Pharmacy School: University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Residency:
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – Children's Hospital Colorado
Clinical/Research Interests: Hematology, oncology, immunology, pain management and Type 1 diabetes
 
Hilary Wentz, PharmD
Position: Clinical Pharmacist
Learning Experiences Precepted: Oncology
Pharmacy School: University of Pittsburgh
Clinical/Research Interests: Pediatrics, Pediatric Oncology
 
Gina Lee, PharmD, BCPS
Position: Clinical Pharmacist
Learning Experiences Precepted: Neurosurgery/Surgery Unit
Pharmacy School: VCU School of Pharmacy
Residency:
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – Inova Fairfax Hospital
Clinical/Research Interests: Neuroscience and general pediatrics

Hellen Kiruthi, PharmD
Position: Clinical Pharmacist
Learning Experiences Precepted: General Pediatrics
Pharmacy School: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Residency:
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – Inova Fairfax Hospital
Clinical/Research Interests: HIV/AIDS, cystic fibrosis and pharmacokinetics

Jessica R Wallace, PharmD, BCPPS
Position: Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Learning Experiences Precepted: Pulmonary Medicine
Pharmacy School: The University of Georgia
Residency:
  • PGY1: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • PGY2: Children's National Hospital

Clinical/Research Interests: Cystic fibrosis, infectious diseases and pharmacokinetics