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Pharmacy Preceptors

Pharmacy Residency Program

Shawn Parekh, PharmD, MHA, FACHE

Title: Health System Director of Pharmacy

Preceptorship: Pharmacy Administration

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

AH involvement: Secretary of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Drug Diversion Prevention/Monitoring 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/operations

Email: darshan.parekh@jefferson.edu

Bert Waite, PharmD, BCPS

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

Preceptorship: Pharmacotherapy, Emergency Medicine

Education: Wilkes University (PharmD)

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

AH Involvement: Co-Secretary of Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee

Professional Involvement: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Pennsylvania Pharmacists Assoc. (PPA) [PREP and Lead Committees]

Interest Areas: practice advancement initiative (PAI), change management, and post-graduate education

Email: robert.waite@jefferson.edu

Sandeep Bains, PharmD, BCPS, DPLA

Title: Pharmacy Care Coordinator – 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

AH Involvement: Student Clerkship Coordinator, Staff Development Coordinator, Drug Shortages, Medication Reconciliation Task Force and Stroke Committees

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

Interest Areas: ambulatory care, finance and logistics

Email: sandeep.bains@jefferson.edu

Maria C. Foy, BS, PharmD, BCPS, CPE

Title: Pharmacy Care Coordinator - Pain Management/Palliative Care

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

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

AH 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: maria.foy@jefferson.edu

Valerie Ristvey, RPh, BCOP

Title: Pharmacy Content Specialist, Oncology

Preceptorship: Hematology/Oncology

Education: Duquesne University (BS Pharmacy)

AH 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: valerie.ristvey@jefferson.edu

Danielle Schulingkamp, RPh, BCPS, BCCCP

Title: Pharmacy Care Coordinator - Critical Care and Surgical Trauma

Preceptorship: Pharmacotherapy, Trauma, Critical Care (PGY1/PGY2)

Education: Temple University School of Pharmacy (BS Pharmacy)

AH involvement: Chair of Sedation Subcommittee, Member of Critical Care, Trauma, Therapeutic Hypothermia, Left Ventricular Assist Device, and Chair of Substance Withdraw Committee

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

Interest Areas: sedation management, alcohol withdrawal, and trauma

Email: danielle.schulingkamp@jefferson.edu

Michele Sheaffer, RPh

Title: Associate Director of Pharmacy Operations

Preceptorship: Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy Practice, Orientation

Education: Rutgers College of Pharmacy, (BS Pharmacy)

AH Involvement: Chair of ETC/Pharmacy Workgroup, Medication Safety Committee Member

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

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

Email: michele.sheaffer@jefferson.edu

Sareen Vartanian, PharmD, BCPS–AQ ID

Title: Pharmacy Care Coordinator - Infectious Diseases, Director PGY2 Residency in Infectious Diseases Pharmacy

Preceptorship: Pharmacotherapy, Infectious Diseases Consult Services, 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

AH involvement: Chair of Infectious Disease Subcommittee, Coordinator of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Member Infection Control Committee

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: sareen.bedrossian@jefferson.edu

Corrine Young, PharmD, BCPS

Title: Pharmacy Care Coordinator - Anticoagulation

Preceptorship: Pharmacotherapy, Anticoagulation, Neuro ICU

Education: University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (PharmD)

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

AH involvement: Chair Anticoagulation Subcommittee and Member of VTE Working group

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

Interest Areas: Transitions of Care for oral anticoagulants, anticoagulation stewardship, heparin teaching and education

Email: corrine.young@jefferson.edu

Anna Drapkin, PharmD, BCPS

Title: Pharmacy Care Coordinator - Infectious Diseases

Preceptorship: Infectious Diseases Consult Services, Antimicrobial Stewardship (ASP), Pharmacotherapy Research

Education: The Pennsylvania State University (BS in Biology); Thomas Jefferson University (PharmD)

Residency Training: PGY1 (General) and PGY2 (Infectious Diseases) – Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health, Abington, PA

AH involvement: Member of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Infection Control Committee and Sepsis Oversight Committee

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)

Interest Areas: antimicrobial stewardship, multi-drug resistant organisms