Program Directors

Deanna McDanel, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

PGY1 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care
Associate Professor (Clinical)

Education: PharmD (University of Iowa)

Training: Primary Care specialty residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Practice Interests: anticoagulation, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, allergy/immunology, and cardiovascular risk reduction.

Trisha Smith, PharmD


PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Director


Assistant Director, Financial Management and IV/Admixture


Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Education: PharmD (University of Iowa)


Training: Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Sarah Tierney, PharmD

PGY2 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

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