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Pharmacy Preceptors for the
Abington PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

 

 

  

Shawn Parekh, PharmD, MHA, BCPS

Title: Director of the Department of Pharmaceutical Services

Preceptorship: Pharmacy Administration

Education:  University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (PharmD), The Ohio University (MHA)

AMH involvement: Secretary of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee

Professional Involvement: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Colleges of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA) [Board of Directors], Healthcare Leadership Network of Delaware Valley (HLNDV) [Communications Committee Member]

Interest Areas: ACA, ACO, and pharmacy management

Email: dparekh@amh.org

Robert (Bert) Waite, PharmD

Title: Assistant Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Services, PGY1 Residency Program Director

Preceptorship: Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacy Administration, Emergency Medicine

Education: Wilkes University (PharmD)

Training: PGY1 and PGY2 (Pharmacotherapy) - Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

AMH Involvement: Co-Secretary of Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee

Professional Involvement: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)

Interest Areas: pharmacy practice model initiative (PPMI), change management, and post-graduate education

Email: rawaite@amh.org 

Sandeep (Sonny) Bains, PharmD

Title: Clinical Specialist – Internal Medicine

Preceptorship:  Pharmacotherapy, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine II, Ambulatory Care

Education: University of the Pacific (PharmD)

Residency Training: PGY1 – Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

AMH Involvement: Coordinator of Staff Development Program, Member of Medication Reconciliation Focus Group and Stroke Committees

Professional Involvement: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Mid-Atlantic College of Clinical Pharmacy (MACCP)

Interest Areas: ambulatory care, bariatric surgery, and Lean Six Sigma

Email: sbains@amh.org

Donna L. Fine, BS, PharmD

Title: Medication Safety Officer

Preceptorship: Medication Safety

Education:  Temple University (BS Pharmacy), Shenandoah University (PharmD)

AMH involvement: Member of the Center for Quality and Safety, Chair of Medication Safety Committee

Professional Involvement: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists (PSHP)

Interest Areas: adverse drug reactions, error prevention strategies, and safety and quality metrics

Email: dfine@amh.org

 

Maria C. Foy, BS, PharmD, CPE

Title: Clinical Specialist - Pain Management/Palliative Care

Preceptorship: Pharmacotherapy, Internal Medicine, Pain Management/Palliative Care

Education: Temple University (BS Pharmacy); University of the Sciences (PharmD)

AMH Involvement: Chair of Pain Management Subcommittee

Professional Involvement: American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE), American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine (AAHPCM), Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists (PSHP)

Interest Areas: palliative care, pain management, and teaching

Email: mfoy@amh.org

 

Van Hellerslia, PharmD, BCPS

Title: Clinical Coordinator - Anticoagulation

Preceptorship: Pharmacotherapy

Education: University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (PharmD)

Residency Training: PGY1 - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

AMH Involvement: Chair of Anticoagulation Subcommittee, Member of Blood Management Committee, Member of Institutional Review Board, Chair of DVT Discharge from ETC Workgroup and WebINR

Professional Involvement: American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), National Anticoagulation Forum

Interest Areas: heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, hemostasis and education

Email: vhellerslia@amh.org

Valerie Ristvey, RPh

Title: Pharmacy Content Specialist, Oncology

Preceptorship: Hematology/Oncology

Education: Duquesne University (BS Pharmacy)

AMH Involvement: Member of AMH Cancer Care Committee, Pharmacist representative for the Commission on Cancer and National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

Professional Involvement: American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Interest Areas: supportive care (oncology), solid tumors, cancer evaluation service meetings, development/review policy & procedures (oncology)

Email: vristvey@amh.org

 

Danielle Schulingkamp, RPh

Title: Clinical Specialist - Critical Care and Surgical Trauma

Preceptorship: Pharmacotherapy, Critical Care, Trauma, Neuro Critical Care

Education: Temple University School of Pharmacy (BS Pharmacy)

AMH involvement: Chair of Sedation Subcommittee, Member of Critical Care, Trauma, Therapeutic Hypothermia, Left Ventricular Assist Device, and Peri-Op Committees

Professional Involvement: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Interest Areas: sedation management, alcohol withdrawal, and trauma

Email: dschulingkamp@amh.org

 

Michele Sheaffer, RPh

Title: Pharmacy Manager - Operations

Preceptorship: Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy Practice

Education: Rutgers College of Pharmacy, (BS Pharmacy)

AMH Involvement: Chair of ETC/Pharmacy Workgroup

Professional Involvement: Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists (PSHP); Delaware Valley Society of Hospital Pharmacists (DVSHP); Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS)

Interest Areas: information technology, pharmacy automation, and medication safety       

Email: msheaffer@amh.org

Sareen Vartanian, PharmD

Title: Clinical Coordinator - Infectious Diseases

Preceptorship:  Pharmacotherapy, Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship (ASP)

Education: University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (PharmD)

Residency Training: PGY1 (General) and PGY2 (Infectious Diseases) – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

AMH involvement: Chair of Infectious Disease Subcommittee, Coordinator of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Professional Involvement: American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP), Mid-Atlantic College of Clinical Pharmacy (MACCP), Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists (PSHP)

Interest Areas: antimicrobial stewardship, post-graduate education, and antibiotic resistance

Email: svartanian@amh.org