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Maurice Alexander, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Maurice Alexander

Maurice Alexander, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Clinical Specialist - Hematology/Oncology/BMT

Clinical Assistant Professor-UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Education

  • PharmD- UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • PGY1- UNC Medical Center
  • PGY2 Hematology/Oncology- UNC Medical Center

Preceptor for: Hematology/Oncology

Rotation Description:

Adult Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Ambulatory and Inpatient

This rotation will introduce the learner to the fundamentals of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in adults. Residents become familiar with the process of stem cell transplantation as well as its associated complications, including but not limited to, infections complications in the immunocompromised host, graft vs. host disease, and supportive care concepts in transplant. The learner will participate in a collaborative approach to the provision of patient care to this patient population.

Jill S. Bates, PharmD, MS, BCOP

Jill S. Bates, PharmD, MS, BCOP

Clinical Specialist - Malignant Hematology

Assistant Professor of Clinical Education-UNC Eshelman School fo Pharmacy

Education:

  • PharmD- University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 - Duke University Medical Center
  • PGY2 - Duke University Medical Center

Preceptor for: Acute Care rotation in malignant hematology

Rotation Description:

This rotation will provide the learner with experience in providing pharmacist care services to patients in the acute care setting with hematological malignancies. For further details please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/hematologyoncologyrotationunch/home

Sheh-Li Chen, PharmD, BCOP

Sheh-Li Chen, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Specialist - Benign hematology

Clinical Pharmacist - Medicine Hospitalist Service

Education:

  • B.S. Pharmacy - National University of Singapore- 1991
  • PGY1 - University of Florida, Gainesville- 2001
  • PGY2 Oncology- Duke University Medical Center- 2002

Preceptor for: Coagulation Consult service, Med Hospitalist Service

Rotation Description:

This rotation will provide a great introduction to the world of benign hematology, where the benign disorders of the red blood cell, white blood cell, platelets and clotting factors will be seen in abundance. Learners will get a chance to develop their skills in anticoagulation counseling and therapeutic drug monitoring. There will also be a glimpse into the workings of the factor stewardship program.

Aimee Faso, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Aimee FasoAimee Faso, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Clinical Specialist - Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Clinic

Clinical Assistant Professor - UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Education:

  • PharmD - University of Florida - 2003
  • PGY1 - Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center - 2004

Preceptor for: Ambulatory Oncology Infusion Clinic

Michelle Gardiner, PharmD

Michelle Gardiner, PharmD

Clinical Central - Adult and Pediatric Oncology

Education:

  • PharmD - UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy- 2007

Preceptor for: Cancer Hospital Infusion Pharmacy (CHIP)

Teresa Kam, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Teresa KamTeresa Kam, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Clinical Specialist - Adult Stem Cell Transplant

Clinical Adjunct Professor - UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Education:

  • PharmD - Purdue University College of Pharmacy - 2011
  • PGY1 - St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital - 2012
  • PGY2 - Hematology/Oncology - UNC Hospitals - 2013

Preceptor for: Adult Stem Cell Transplant

Rotation Description:

This rotation will provide an introduction to the process of stem cell transplantation (SCT), along with complications associated with SCT. Focuses will be on patient education, supportive care, infectious disease issues in the immunocompromised patient, and graft versus host disease management. The learner will collaborate with a team of healthcare professionals to provide optimal patient care.

Meredith Deal Keisler, PharmD, CPP

Meredith Deal KeislerMeredith Deal Keisler, PharmD, CPP

Clinical Specialist - Supportive Care/Oncology Infusion Clinic

Education:

  • PharmD - UNC School of Pharmacy - 2012
  • PGY1 - UNC Medical Center - 2013
  • PGY2 Hematology/Oncology - UNC Medical Center - 2014

Preceptor for: Supportive Care, Oncology Infusion Clinic

Rotation Description:

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Tippu Khan, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Tippu KhanTippu Khan, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Clinical Specialist - BMT

Clinical Assistant Professor - UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Education:

  • PharmD - Purdue University
  • PGY1 - Wishard Health Services- 2003
  • PGY2 - Clarian Health Partners- 2004

Preceptor for: BMTU

Rotation Description:

Provides an introduction to the process of stem cell transplantation. Learners (all levels) will be expected to be fully integrated with care team, addressing both clinical and practical issues.

Katie P. Morgan, PharmD

Katie P. MorganKatie P. Morgan, PharmD

Clinical Specialist - Inpatient Medical Oncology

Education:

  • PharmD – UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy - 2012
  • PGY1 – UNC Medical Center- 2013
  • PGY2 Hematology/Oncology – UNC Medical Center- 2014

Preceptor for: Inpatinent Medical Oncology

Rotation Description:

This rotation will provide the learner with experience in providing pharmacy services to acute care aptients with solid tumors. Residents will become familiar with common chemotherapy regiments used in the solid tumor population and complications of the diseases and therapy. These topics include infectious complications, chemotherapy side effect management, and supportive care. The rotation involves working collabortively in a multidisciplinary team setting.

Benyam Muluneh, PharmD, CPP

Benyam MulunehBenyam Muluneh, PharmD, CPP

Clinical Specialist - Malignant Hematology Clinic

Education:

  • PharmD - UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy - 2010
  • PGY1 - UNC Hospitals and Clinics - 2011
  • PGY2 - Hematology/Oncology- UNC Hospitals -2012

Preceptor for: Ambulatory Care, Hematology/Oncology

Rotation Description:

This outpatient experience allows the learner to have exposure to patients with a wide array of malignancies including acute leukemias, chronic leukemias, indolent and aggressive lymphomas, multiple myeloma, melanoma, lung cancer, breast cancer, and other solid tumors. The learner will have opportunities for direct patient care (medication therapy management, patient education); chemotherapy order writing; providing drug information questions to physicians, advanced practice providers, and nurses in a variety of our multidisciplinary clinics.

Kamakshi Rao, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, FASHP

Kamakshi RaoKamakshi Rao, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, FASHP

Clinical Manager - UNC Hospitals and Clinics Residency Programs

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner - Ambulatory Adult Stem Cell Transplant Clinic

Clinical Assistant Professor - UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Education:

  • PharmD - Rutgers University College of Pharmacy- 2000
  • PGY1 - Virginia Commonwealth University- 2001
  • Oncology Pharmacy Fellowship - The Cancer Institute of NJ/RWJUH- 2003

Preceptor for: BMT Clinic

Rotation Description:

This rotation provides an experience in the ambulatory clinic of the UNC stem cell transplant program. Learners will see patients both before and after stem cell transplant. Focuses will be on patient education, supportive care, infectious disease issues in the immunocompromised patient, graft versus host disease management, and other collaborative practices with SCT physicians and extenders.

John Valgus, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

John ValgusJohn Valgus, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Residency Program Director - PGY2 Hematology/Oncology

Clinical Specialist, clinic based - Hematology/Oncology Clinic

Clinical Assistant Professor - UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and UNC School of Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor - UNC School of Medicine

Education:

  • PharmD - Philadelphia College of Pharmacy- 1999
  • PGY1 – UNC Hospitals- 2000
  • PGY2 Hematology/Oncology – UNC Hospitals - 2001
  • Clinical Pharmacogenetics Fellowship – GlaxoSmithKline- 2002

Preceptor for: Ambulatory Oncology/Supportive Care

Rotation Description:

The ambulatory care oncology rotation is a learning experience in which the resident will gain experience in the management of patients with oncologic disorders. Knowledge of primary treatments, supportive care, and management of complications in patients with various malignancies will be emphasized.

For more information on our Pharmacy Residency Program contact 

Stephen F. Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, FAPhA, FASHP, FCCP,  Associate Director of Pharmacy, Director, Pharmacy Residency Programs, Clinical Associate Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

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