Preceptors

Megan Alderton, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Surgery/Solid Organ Transplant
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (Drake University)
Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: transplant patient education, perioperative medication use

Elizabeth Beltz, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pulmonary Medicine/Medical Intensive Care
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Education: BS Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy (Purdue University)
Training: Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: mechanical ventilation, neuromuscular blocking agent use in the ICU, sepsis treatment strategies

Randi L Beranek, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Iowa River Landing, Ambulatory Care
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (Drake University)
Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: anticoagulation, diabetes, dyslipidemia, internal medicine

Heather Bream-Rouwenhorst, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiology, Cardiomyopathy Treatment Program, Respiratory Specialty Care
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency; PGY2 Critical Care, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: heart failure, transplant, critical care, internal medicine, infectious disease

Mike Brownlee, PharmD, MS
Chief Pharmacy Officer and Associate Hospital Director
Associate Professor (Clinical) and Associate Dean for Clinical Education
PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Director
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency with Masters (University of Kansas)
Interests: residency development, clinical informatics, business development, transitions in care, process improvement (Lean), and medication safety

Christine M Catney, PharmD, MA
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Coordinator, Pharmacy Educator Preparation Program for Residents (PEPPR)
Education: BS Pharmacy (St Louis College of Pharmacy); Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa); MA Instructional Design (University of Iowa)
Training: General hospital pharmacy residency, Richland Memorial Hospital
Practice Interests: service-learning, health disparities, cultural competence, public health roles for pharmacists, learning portfolios

Roy "Cam" Davis, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Pediatric Intensive Care
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Education: BS Pharmacy (University of Kansas), Doctor of Pharmacy (Duquesne University)
Practice Interests: pediatrics, cardiology, pain & sedation management

Dena Behm Dillon, PharmD, AAHIVE
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Disease (HIV)
Associate Professor (Adjunct)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Michigan)
Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency, James A Haley VA Hospital; Infectious Disease/Critical Care Specialty Residency, Henry Ford Hospital
Practice Interests: anticoagulation, HIV adherence, use of technology in delivery of HIV care

Michael E Ernst, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
Professor (Clinical)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: Family Medicine Specialty Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: geriatrics, hypertension, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

Brett Faine, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: pain and sedation in trauma patients, toxciology, infectious disease

Susan Fajardo, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Clinical Cancer Center
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: blood and marrow transplants, outpatient oncology/hematology - chemotherapy, specialty medications, supportive care, pain management, palliative care

Michelle Fravel, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: PGY1, PGY2 Ambulatory Care, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: nephrology, hypertension, anticoagulation

Ryan Hobbs, RPh, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiology Intensive Care
Associate Professor (Adjunct)
Education: BS Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: emergency and critical cardiac care, pharmacy and multidisciplinary process improvements to improve patient outcomes

Kathleen E Horner, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: PGY1, PGY2 Ambulatory Care, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: anticoagulation, internal medicine, geriatrics, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis

Ryan B Jacobsen, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (Creighton University)
Training: Primary Care Specialty Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: internal medicine, anticoagulation, pharmacotherapy, geriatric, nephrology, hypertension, multidisciplinary collaborative care, vitamin D deficiency, cardiovascular disease, motivational patient interaction

Sarah Johnson, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Disease/Anticmicrobial Management
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Education: BS Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, antimicrobial stewardship, outcomes research

Jill Kauer, PharmD, MS Phr, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Psychiatry
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of North Carolina), MS Pharmacy (The University of Texas, Austin)
Training: Psychiatry Specialty Residency, The University of Texas at Austin
Practice Interests: delirium, management of alcohol withdrawal, medical complications of psychotropic medications, pharmacy intervention outcomes

Ju Ann Khaw, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatrics
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: PGY1, Wesley Medical Center
Practice Interests: pain management, infectious disease, pharmacokinetics, general pediatrics

Jeff Killeen, PharmD
Manager, Pharmacy Informatics
Education:  Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Nebraska)
Training: Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests:  informatics

Lee Kral, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pain Management
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Education: BS Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: pain management, internal medicine, neurology

Michelle Krummel, RPh, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care
Instructor (Adjunct)
Education: BS Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Practice Interests: anticoagulation, hyperlipidemia

Joe Mac, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Psychiatry
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Nebraska)
Practice Interests: medication regimen optimization, geriatric outcomes improvement, mood and psychotic disorders

Stephanie Malenfant, PharmD, MPH
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Practice interests: stem cell transplant, graft versus host disease, infectious disease

Lisa Mascardo, PharmD
Assistant Director, Ambulatory Care
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Education: BS Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Practice Interests: transitions of care, ambulatory care clinical practice, business model development

Deanna McDanel, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Residency Program Director, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency
Residency Coordinator, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency with Ambulatory Care Focus
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care
Associate Professor (Clinical)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: Primary Care Specialty Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, allergy/immunology, internal medicine

Gary Milavetz, PharmD, FCCP
Associate Professor
Education: BS Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Minnesota)
Training: Pediatric Pulmonary/Allergy Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: pediatric pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics

Michelle Miller, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Training: PGY1, PGY2 Ambulatory Care, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: anticoagulation, diabetes, psychiatry, cardiology

Doug Morgan, MS, RPh
Clinical Pharmacist, Pediatric Intensive Care
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Education: BS Pharmacy, MS Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: pain management, sedation strategies, medication administration methods, medication safety measures in pediatric intensive care

Joan Murhammer, RPh
Clinical Pharmacist, Drug Information
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Education: BS Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: drug information resources, immunizations, dietary supplements

Mike Murray, RPh
Clinical Pharmacist, Internal Medicine
Instructor (Adjunct)
Education: BS Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Practice Interests: diabetes, patient education, inpatient-outpatient continuity of care

Ellen J. Nickel, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Surgical Intensive Care, Hyperbaric Medicine, Operating Room
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Education: BS Pharmacy (University of Wisconsin); Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Illinois)
Practice Interests: optimizing analgesia, sedation and neuromuscular blockade for mechanically ventilated patient, nutrition support, pharmacokinetics in the critically ill

Kate Oltrogge, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Surgery, Burn/Trauma
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Education: BA Biology (Simpson College); Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Minnesota)
Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, PGY2 Critical Care, Froedtert Hospital
Practice Interests: surgery, burn/trauma, gynecology, otolaryngology, antimicrobial stewardship, pain management

Sarah Overturf, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, Psychiatry
Instructor/Preceptor (Adjunct)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Practice Interests: treatment of personality disorders, psychiatric complications of designer drug abuse, treatment of psychosis/agitation in elderly dementia patients

Stuart Pitman, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; PGY2 Infectious Diseases/Internal Medicine/Academics, Campbell at Duke University Hospital
Practice Interests: infectious diseases, pharmacy student education, continuity of care

Jeff Reist, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Education: BS Pharmacy (University of Iowa); Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Florida)
Practice Interests: geriatrics, anticoagulation

Kevin Schleich, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care, Family Medicine
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: PGY1, PGY2 Ambulatory Care, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: anticoagulation, chronic disease management, family medicine, geriatrics

Wendi Slaughter, PharmD
Pharmacy Manager, Acute Pharmaceutical Care
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Practice Interests: pediatrics, critical care, medication safety, quality improvement

Jamie Smelser, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Medication Use Evaluation
Associate Professor (Adjunct)
Education: BS Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
Practice Interests: anticoagulation, evidence-based medicine, guideline development/implementation, pharmacoeconomics, outcomes research

Trisha Smith, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Director

Assistant Director
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)

Education: PharmD (University of Iowa)


Training: Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice interests: pharmacy productivity metrics and budget monitoring metrics, medication safety, utilization of technology

Mark Sorenson, RPh
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatrics
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Education: BS Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: pediatrics, oncology, infectious diseases

Susan Sorenson, RPh, BCOP
Pharmacy Practice Specialist, Clinical Cancer Center
Education: BS Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: Pharmacy Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: Outpatient adult oncology- chemotherapy, antiemetics, specialty medications

Kim Spading, RPh
Manager, Ambulatory Care
Instructor (Adjunct)
Education: BS Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Practice Interests: ambulatory care pharmacy services

Jill Stein, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Clinical Cancer Center
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Froedtert Hospital; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology, The Nebraska Medical Center
Practice Interests: blood and marrow transplant, oncology, specialty medications

Dave Thomsen, RPh
Clinical Pharmacist, Surgery/Solid Organ Transplant
Instructor (Adjunct)
Education: BS Pharmacy (University of Iowa)
Practice Interests: transplant patient education, immunology, infectious disease, renal & hepatic insufficiency

Sarah Tierney, PharmD
PGY-2 Pediatrics Pharmacy Residency Director
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Neonatal Intensive Care
Education: BS Chemical Engineering (Iowa State); PharmD (University of Iowa)

Training: PGY-1, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: pain management, infectious disease, prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Chad Triplett, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (Creighton University)
Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Aurora Healthcare
Practice Interests: diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular medicine

Brandon Vakiner, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Hematology/Oncology, Palliative Care
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Nebraska)
Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Practice Interests: solid organ tumor treatment, adverse effect management, palliative care

Dave Weetman, MS, RPh
Assistant Director, Acute Pharmaceutical Care
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Education: BS Pharmacy (University of Iowa); MS Business Administration (Johns Hopkins University)
Training: Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Practice Interests: inpatient-outpatient continuity of care, medication safety

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