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Our Team


Our people make our program stand out. Over thirty talented clinical pharmacy specialists make up our core team of oncology preceptors who work with you throughout your residency year. Our preceptors have a wide variety of practice experience and a diverse set of skills with many being nationally recognized.

Our program has preceptors who are leaders; presenting on oncology pharmacy locally, nationally and world-wide. The diversity among our clinical group offers the advantage of having several different mentorship perspectives.

True to our preceptors is a genuine care and commitment to you and your professional growth and development. Mentorship and development is a priority here at UNC. In fact, mentorship is a formalized aspect of our residency program department-wide.

Additionally, a residency program of our size offers the opportunity to nurture many friendships amongst peers with whom you will share your residency experience. Upon completing our program, you enter the next phase of your career with a wide network of others that will be both colleagues and friends.

Noteworthy accomplishments of members of our clinical oncology group (COG) can be found here

Malignant Hematology

Jessica Auten

Katie Buhlinger

Stephen Clark

Jordan Miller

Benyam Muluneh

Medical Oncology

Kevin Chen

Brian Crandell

Dan Crona

Aimee Faso

Michelle Gardiner

Morgan Gwynn

Alexis Jones

Meredith Keisler

Katie Morgan

Katie Owen

Lucas Wind

Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapy

Tatjana Grgic

Jonathan Ptachcinski

Ryan Shaw

Benign Hematology

Sheh-Li Chen

Lee Ann Jones

Oncology Floats

Bianka Patel

Justin Reid

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Kynlon Phillips

Jenna Kaplan

Precision Medicine

Amber Cipriani

Critical Care Medicine

Brian Murray

Oncology Administration

Maurice Alexander

Nathan Barnes

John Valgus

Oncology Operations

Sarah Parunak

For more information, contact:

Jessica Auten, PharmD, BCOP
Residency Program Director, PGY2 Oncology
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Malignant Hematology