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Pharmacy preceptors by specialty

The pharmacy residency programs at MEDVAMC have access to a diverse group of 50+ preceptors with various specialties including but not limited to those listed below.

VA staff

Administration

Cheryl Douglas, RPh
Chief of Pharmacy Services
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Services

Tomi L. Swain-Alexander, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES
Associate Chief of Pharmacy Services
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Pharmacoeconomics and Primary Care
Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Baptist Memorial Hospital – Memphis, Tennessee
PGY2 – Ambulatory Care - Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

Harold Doucet, PharmD
Outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Christina E. Pereira, PharmD
Outpatient Pharmacy Program Manager
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Julian McKnight, PharmD, MPH
Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Masters – Drexel University, Master of Public Health, Epidemiology

Regina M. Ortiz, PharmD
Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Masters – Texas Southern University, Master of Science, Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology

Vy Nguyen, RPh
Staff Development and Quality Management Pharmacist
University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Sonya R. Wilmer, PharmD, BCPS, VHA-CM
Outpatient Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner Supervisor
Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
PGY1 – Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center

Khoa Tran, PharmD
Clinical Informatics/ADPAC Specialist
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

Julie Jacob, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacoeconomics/Clinical Informatics Specialist
Drake University College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Franciscan Health Hammond/Dyer

Anticoagulation

Kimthy D. Phung, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Anticoagulation
University of California at San Francisco School of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Kaiser Permanente Health Systems

Rosemin Pirmohamed, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Anticoagulation
Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
PGY1 – Stratton VA Medical Center

Jamie Trinh, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Anticoagulation
Pharm BS – University of Houston College of Pharmacy
PharmD – University of Florida at Gainesville

Cardiology/Critical Care

Elisabeth Wang, PharmD, BCCP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Cardiology
Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
PGY2 – Cardiology – University of Kentucky HealthCare

Matthew A. Wanat, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Critical Care
Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Northeastern Bouve College of Health Sciences
PGY1 – Houston Methodist Hospital
PGY2 – Critical Care – Houston Methodist Hospital

Emergency Medicine

Sania Sultan, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Emergency Medicine
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
PGY1 – North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System

Priyanka Kochuparambil, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Emergency Medicine
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Baylor Scott and White Medical Center

Geriatrics

Hannah Sulik, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Geriatrics
University of Texas College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Central Arkansas VA Medical Center
PGY2 – Geriatric - South Texas VA Medical Center

Jordan Bates, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Geriatrics
Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Central Alabama VA Medical Center-Montgomery
PGY2 – Ambulatory Care – CommUnityCare Health Centers

Home-Based Primary Care

Brittany Heyde, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Home Based Primary Care
Director, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency
St John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
PGY1 – VA New York Harbor Health Care System
PGY2 – Ambulatory Care – North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System

Fiona Imarhia, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Home-Based Primary Care
University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
PGY2 – Ambulatory Care Pharmacy – Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Katashia Partee Kendrick, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Home Based Primary Care
Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Central Arkansas VA Healthcare System
PGY2 – Primary Care – Central Arkansas Veteran Healthcare System

Kristina Ngo, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Home Based Primary Care
University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

Jennifer D. Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Home Based Primary Care
University of Texas College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Chandler D. Schexnayder, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Home-Based Primary Care
Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
PGY2 – Ambulatory Care Pharmacy – Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Hematology & Oncology

Richard Gremillion, PharmD,  MS, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Hematology and Oncology
Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Madigan Army Medical Center
PGY2 – Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

John E. Mbue, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Hematology and Oncology
University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Infectious Diseases

Chester N. Ashong, PharmD, AAHIVP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Hepatitis C and HIV
Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
PGY1 – Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
PGY2 – Infectious Diseases – Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Parisa Khan, PharmD, BCIDP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship
Coordinator, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency
Harding University College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX)
PGY2 – Infectious Diseases – VA North Texas Health Care System (Dallas, TX)

Laurie Labuszewski, PharmD, BCIDP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Inpatient Infectious Diseases
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Darego O. Maclayton, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Inpatient Infectious Diseases
Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
PGY1 – Baptist Memorial Healthcare (Memphis, TN)
PGY2 – Infectious Diseases – Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Inpatient Surgery

Erene Attia, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Inpatient Surgery
University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – South Texas Veterans Health Care System

Janay Bailey, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner  in Inpatient Surgery
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
PGY1 – Corpus Christi Medical Center
PGY2 – Pharmacotherapy – Hunterdon Medical Center

Christina P. Joseph, PharmD, SIDP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Inpatient Surgery
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Elwyn Welch, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Inpatient Surgery
University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
PGY2 – Infectious Diseases – Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Internal Medicine

Jenny Kwong, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Internal Medicine
University of Texas College of Pharmacy 

Angelena McBayne, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Internal Medicine
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
PGY1 – Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

Jetavia J. Moody, PharmD, BCGP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Internal Medicine
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
PGY1 – Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

Alok Salgia, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Internal Medicine
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University
PGY1 – Mount Sinai Hospital, Sinai Health System

Sarah Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Internal Medicine
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Mental Health/Psychiatry

Saadia Basit, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Outpatient Mental Health
Coordinator, PGY-2 Psychiatric Residency
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Michael E. DeBakey VAMC
PGY2 – Psychiatric – The University of Texas at Austin 

Austin De La Cruz, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Outpatient Mental Health
Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy
PGY1 – North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System
PGY2 – Psychiatry – North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System

Dozie Dike, PharmD, BCPP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Outpatient Mental Health (CBOC)
Director, PGY-2 Psychiatric Residency
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – VA North Texas Healthcare System
PGY2 – Psychiatric – VA North Texas Healthcare System

Lisa J. Miller, PharmD, BCPP, CGP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Outpatient Mental Health
Medical University of South Carolina
PGY1 – North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
PGY2 – Psychiatric – North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Primary Care

Sylvester O. Agbahiwe, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Primary Care
Coordinator, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency
Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
PGY1 – Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Shani King, PharmD, BC-ADM
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Primary Care (Women’s Health)
Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Central Arkansas Veteran Affairs Healthcare System
PGY2 – Geriatrics - Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Janeca N. Malveaux, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Primary Care
University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Yavonne Q. Martinez, PharmD, MPH, RPh
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Primary Care (Conroe CBOC)
University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Ambulatory Care Specialty at University of Mississippi Medical Center
Masters – University of Texas at Houston School of Public Health, Master of Public Health with emphasis in Community Health Care

Bria M. Sydner, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Primary Care (Texas City CBOC)
Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy
PGY2 – Ambulatory Care – Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Scott Thomas McDowell, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDCES
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Primary Care (Tomball CBOC)
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Stanford Hospital and Clinics
PGY2 – Managed Care/Ambulatory - Cigna/Healthspring

Arezo Noormohammadi, PharmD, BCACP 
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Primary Care (Lake Jackson CBOC)
Texas Southern University
PGY1 – Christus Spohn, Corpus Christi
PGY2 – Ambulatory Care – St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Phi-Phung (Lauren) Thi Nguyen, PharmD 
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Primary Care (Richmond CBOC)
University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Ambulatory Care, Cleveland VA Medical Center

Jennifer R. Vinson, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Primary Care (Lufkin CBOC)
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Roseburg VA Healthcare System

Solid Organ Transplant

William Kuan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in LVAD/Heart Transplant
Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
PGY1 – New York Methodist Hospital
PGY2 – Loma Linda University

Hannah Standley, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Solid Organ Transplant
University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Seton Healthcare Family

Spinal Cord Injury

Merlyn Chazhikat, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury
Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy
PGY1 – Northport VA Medical Center