Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Faculty

Learn from the recognized experts in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy

 

Katie E. Cardone, FCCP, FNKF, FASN, BCACP

Katie CardoneKatie E. Cardone is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, New York. Dr. Cardone's clinical practice sites include Dialysis Clinic, Inc. and Saratoga Hospital outpatient nephrology, where she provides medication management services for ambulatory patients with kidney disease. Her research focuses on optimizing medication outcomes in the ambulatory dialysis population and has included both pharmacokinetic studies and outcomes research related to pharmacy practice. Dr. Cardone is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist, serves as program director of a PGY2 nephrology pharmacy residency program, and is a fellow of both the National Kidney Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology.

 

Erica Crannage, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP

Erica CrannageErica Crannage obtained her Pharm.D. degree from Drake University in 2008. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency with an ambulatory care focus in 2009 and a PGY2 ambulatory care residency in 2010 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She is currently an associate professor of pharmacy practice at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is also a clinical pharmacist at the Saint Louis University Department of Family and Community Medicine SLUCare Patient-Centered Medical Home, where she has developed and implemented multiple collaborative practice agreements. Her areas of interest and clinical services include anticoagulation, prevention and treatment of diabetes, and interprofessional education.

 

Spencer H. Durham, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQID)

Spencer DurhamSpencer H. Durham, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ-ID) is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the department of Pharmacy Practice with the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Durham is originally from Arab, Alabama and completed his pre-pharmacy coursework at Auburn University and graduated with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in 2007.

He went on to complete an ASHP-accredited post-graduate residency at Children's Health System in Birmingham, Alabama in 2008. After completion of his residency, he joined the staff at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida where he served as a clinical pharmacist for 5 years. In 2013, Dr. Durham joined the faculty of the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, where teaches infectious diseases in various courses throughout the curriculum. He maintains a practice site at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System where he serves as the infectious diseases clinical pharmacist.

Dr. Durham became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2009 and was awarded an Added Qualification in Infectious Diseases in 2012 from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. Also in 2012, he was honored as Preceptor of the Year for the ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency program at Sacred Heart Health System. He is active in several state and national organizations including The Alabama Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (AlSHP), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). His areas of scholarly interest include antimicrobial stewardship, the treatment of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO), and the safety and efficacy of vancomycin.

 

Jessica F. Farrell, PharmD.

Jessica FarrellDr. Farrell received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, New York. Subsequent to this, she completed an ASHP-Accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey. Following her residency, she was employed by Englewood Hospital and Medical Center as an Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist.

Dr. Farrell is currently employed as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.  Her practice site is The Center for Rheumatology in Albany, New York where she provides a variety of clinical pharmacy services including pharmacotherapy consult services, patient counseling and self-injection training visits, off-label insurance approval service, and adverse event monitoring and reporting.  She also serves as the program director for the PGY-2 Rheumatology Pharmacy Residency program and as the associate medical officer for the Steffens Scleroderma Center. 

Dr. Farrell presents nationally and internationally on numerous rheumatic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, scleroderma, pregnancy and lactation in rheumatic disease.  She is affiliated with several professional organizations including the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ACR/ARHP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and previously held officer positions for the New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists (NYSCHP)-Northeastern Chapter.

 

Alicia B. Forinash, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP

Alicia ForinashDr. Alicia B. Forinash is a Professor of Pharmacy Practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri. Currently, her practice site is at St. Mary's Health Center in the Maternal-Fetal Care Center. Her primary responsibilities include managing of chronic medical conditions in high risk obstetrics including asthma, smoking cessation, psychiatric disorders, opioid addiction, anticoagulation, epilepsy, hypertension, and diabetes; evaluating medication safety during pregnancy and lactation; managing acute pregnancy conditions and preventive health issues; and providing patient and healthcare professional education. Dr Forinash is the residency director of a PGY2 ambulatory care residency at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Dr. Forinash received her Bachelors of Science Degree in pharmacy in 2000 and her Pharm.D. Degree in 2001 from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She completed a specialty residency in family medicine at Forest Park Family Medicine and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2002. Dr. Forinash is a board-certified specialist in pharmacotherapy and ambulatory care and elected fellow of ACCP in 2013. Dr. Forinash has published several articles on women's health and is a co-author for the 11th edition of Brigg's Drug Use in Pregnancy and Lactation. She serves on the editorial board for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy for women's health. She is member ACCP, ASHP, and Organization of Teratology Information Specialists.

 

Nicole M. Hahn, Pharm.D., BCACP

Nicole HahnDr. Nicole Hahn is a clinical pharmacy specialist in Neurology with Kaiser Permanente Colorado (KPCO). She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wilkes University in 2009, completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania followed by a PGY2 ambulatory care practice residency at University Maryland-Baltimore School of Pharmacy. She moved to Denver, Colorado in 2011 where she practiced in the clinical pharmacy cardiac risk service at KPCO. In 2013 she transitioned to her current role as clinical pharmacy specialist in Neurology where she supports an outpatient general Neurology practice. Her clinical practice includes managing disease modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis through a collaborative drug therapy management protocol, providing consultative services to providers for all neurologic disease states (including epilepsy, migraine, movement disorders, etc), coordinating efforts for contraception counseling for women with epilepsy, along with population management and patient safety initiatives. She is a Clinical Instructor for the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. In addition to precepting student pharmacists, Dr. Hahn works with PGY2 ambulatory care residents through the ASHP accredited program offered at KPCO.

 

Adam B. Jackson, Pharm.D., BCACP

Adam JacksonDr. Adam Jackson is the clinical pharmacy specialist in Infectious Diseases with Kaiser Permanente Colorado. He received his PharmD from the University of Florida and then completed an Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Practice residency at Bay Pines VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. He started with Kaiser Permanente Colorado in 1999. KP Colorado is an integrated not-for-profit health plan with over 600,000 members. He serves the Infectious Diseases team reviewing the pharmacotherapy needs of their nearly 1000 patients with HIV including antiretroviral management and cardiac risk assessment. In addition, he serves as a liaison between the ID department and Primary Care as well as other specialty departments in optimizing the antibiotic choices for patients and developing regional guidelines on the treatment of community-acquired infectious diseases. Dr. Jackson also works on regional immunization guidelines and initiatives and communicating these recommendations.

Dr. Jackson was board certified in Pharmacotherapy from 2000 to 2014 and is now board certified in Ambulatory Care Pharmacotherapy. He has written chapters for both the pharmacotherapy and ambulatory care self-assessment programs, and has also served on the Editorial Board for PSAP. His clinical interests include appropriate antibiotic use and optimal immunization use. He joined the ACCP Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course faculty in 2016.

 

Michael P. Kane, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP

Michael KaneDr. Michael Kane is a professor of pharmacy practice at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and a clinical pharmacy specialist for the Albany Medical Center Division of Community Endocrinology (formerly The Endocrine Group) in Albany, New York. After receiving his bachelor’s of science degree in pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and completing an ASHP-accredited hospital pharmacy residency at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut, he attended the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, where he received his Pharm.D. degree and completed a pharmacy residency in adult internal medicine. In 1991, he was among the first group of pharmacists in the country to become a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. After several years of practicing in inpatient tertiary care adult internal medicine, he began an ambulatory care practice in 1997 with a group of private practice endocrinologists at The Endocrine Group in Albany.

Dr. Kane received a Fellow designation of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy in 2003. A past recipient of ACP’s Teacher of the Year, Dr. Kane has offered a post-Pharm.D. residency program since 1999. Dr. Kane has given many presentations and has published and received research funding in the areas of pharmacy education and diabetes management. In 2011, Dr. Kane was among the first group of pharmacists in the country to become board-certified in ambulatory care.

 

William A. Kehoe, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS

William KehoeWilliam Kehoe is currently a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Psychology, Chairman of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Director of the Office of Academic Success and Instructional Support, and the Coordinator of the Combined Pharmacy Fellowship/Master of Science degree program at the TJ Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Dr. Kehoe graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in biology, the University of California at San Francisco with a Doctor of Pharmacy, and the University of the Pacific with a Masters Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in behavioral medicine. Dr. Kehoe completed a residency in hospital and clinical pharmacy at the University of California at San Francisco. He currently teaches in the areas of neurological and psychiatric pharmacotherapy, behavioral medicine and health psychology, and medication safety experiential programs. Dr. Kehoe is a clinical pharmacist at St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center in Stockton, California. He also serves as a consultant in clinical psychopharmacology for the developmentally disabled at Valley Mountain Regional Center, Stockton, California. Dr. Kehoe is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, and is board certified in Applied Pharmacology by the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Kehoe is also a Past-President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Dr. Kehoe has several active research interests. At St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center his current projects include 1) an assessment of the use of the Anticholinergic Risk Scale in predicting patient falls, 2) determining the impact of a tiered patient medication education program on adherence attitudes, and 3) determining the impact of a pharmacy-driven staff intervention program to establish a culture of medication safety.

Dr. Kehoe teaches in various areas including neurological and psychiatric pharmacotherapy, behavioral medicine and health psychology, personal learning strategies, and medication safety.

 

Mary Ann Kliethermes, Pharm.D

Mary Ann KliethermesMary Ann Kliethermes graduated from University of Michigan in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 1981. Her career has taken her from clinical practice within a hospital, through home infusion followed by ambulatory practice to academia. She currently is Vice-Chair - Ambulatory Care and Professor at the Chicago College of Pharmacy, Midwestern University where her primary responsibilities are to further develop clinical pharmacy practice research and support practice faculty in advancement of services, mentoring and scholarship. Current initiatives include developing, supporting and executing practice based research proposals, and clinical pharmacy services using Medication Optimization in new health care models and within value-based payment systems.

She has served as Chair of the Section of Home, Ambulatory and Chronic Care for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and represented ASHP at the Joint Commission Ambulatory Professional and Technical Advisory Group and The Care Transitions Work Group of the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement and on the Ambulatory Patient Safety Technical Advisory Panel for ASPE/HHS. She is a member of the ASHP SAG on Clinical Practice Advancement. Mary Ann has been involved with the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) since its inception and has served as APhA’s and Midwestern University’s representative to PQA. She is a new Board Member of PQA, and a member of the Quality Metric Expert panel. She is past chair for the APhA PCMH/ACO SIG. She remains active in state associations and activities. Mary Ann has been awarded Pharmacist of the Year and the Shining Star Award from the Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacists, the Distinguished Service Award and Leadership Award from ASHP, Chicago College of Pharmacy Outstanding Faculty Award, the Distinguished Leadership in Health-System Pharmacy Practice from ASHP and the Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award from APhA.

 

Joel Marrs, Pharm.D., FAHA, FASHP, FCCP, FNLA, BCACP, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCCP, CLS, ASH-CHC

Joel MarrsDr. Joel Marrs is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado (CU) Anschutz Medical Campus, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) and a clinical pharmacy specialist focusing on cardiovascular and metabolic pharmacotherapy with the Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC).  As a faculty member of the University of Colorado SSPPS, Dr. Marrs precepts pharmacy students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential rotations, PGY1 residents (DHMC) and PGY2 ambulatory care residents.  He also directs the teaching and learning certificate program and speaks on the topic of giving and utilizing effective feedback in the pharmacy workplace.  Dr. Marrs earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University and completed two years of residency—the first at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, and the second specializing in family medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver.  Dr. Marrs is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with Added Qualifications in Cardiology, Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, and Board Certified Cardiology Pharmacist. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and National Lipid Association. Dr. Marrs is an active member in AACP, ACCP, AHA, ASHP, and the NLA.  Dr. Marrs has served as faculty for Board Certification Review Courses for Pharmacotherapy and Ambulatory Care since 2012.

 

Michelle T. Martin, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP

Michelle MartinMichelle T. Martin is a clinical pharmacist in the Bobbie and Marvin Fink Family Liver Clinic at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, where she works with all patients undergoing hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment. She is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. She provides pharmacy students and residents with didactic and experiential education in gastrointestinal and liver disease.

Martin received her B.S. degree in psychology and her Pharm.D. degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency with a focus on ambulatory care at the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. She became board certified in pharmacotherapy in 2010 and board certified in ambulatory care pharmacy in 2011. She was the 2016–2017 chair of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) GI/Liver/Nutrition PRN, and she is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists.

Martin’s current areas of interest include HCV treatment outcomes, specialty pharmacy, patient satisfaction, and experiential education. She is part of an interdisciplinary team, Project HEAL, which has worked to increase HCV and HIV screening and linkage to care at the institution. She has lectured on HCV at the regional, national, and international levels, and she has written several manuscripts on HCV, including the 2015 HCV PSAP chapter, and the 2016 and 2019 HCV ACSAP chapters.

 

Jamie L. McConaha, Pharm.D., BCACP

Jamie McConahaDr. Jamie McConaha is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the Department of Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences in the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy. Dr. McConaha received her PharmD degree from Duquesne University. Prior to her faculty appointment, she completed an academic teaching and research fellowship through the school of pharmacy. It was during this fellowship that she gained an interest in cosmeceuticals which led to the development of her dermatology course and her certification and membership as a compounding pharmacist through the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA).

Dr. McConaha practices as a clinical pharmacist for the internal medicine and family practice physician group Preferred Primary Care Physicians. At this site she works with the healthcare team to improve patient's health outcomes and quality of life through disease prevention and disease management programs.

Dr. McConaha’s research interests include the multi-faceted functionality of the role of the pharmacist in an ambulatory setting. She has published and presented multiple papers on the pharmacist’s role within a medical home, as well as the pharmacist’s impact on many ambulatory disease states including tobacco cessation, diabetes, transitions of care, and dermatologic disorders.

Dr. McConaha joined the ACCP Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course faculty in 2014.

 

Emily K. McCoy, Pharm.D., BCACP

Emily McCoyEmily K. McCoy is an associate clinical professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, for Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and an adjunct assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She obtained board certification in ambulatory care pharmacy in 2011. Her teaching, research, and patient care activities focus on chronic disease state management for diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, heart failure, and women’s health, specifically cardiovascular risk reduction. Recent areas of research include adherence to American Heart Association guidelines for the treatment of heart failure and the impact of pharmacist management in an interdisciplinary setting in patients with diabetes.

 

Jean Y. Moon, Pharm.D., BCACP

Jean MoonJean Y. Moon is an associate professor for the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and an adjunct associate professor for the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. She is clinical faculty for the University of Minnesota North Memorial family medicine residency program, where she provides comprehensive medication management services for a medically underserved patient population.

Moon is also the program director for the University of Minnesota PGY1 pharmacy residency program for 25 residents within ambulatory care settings across the state. She received her Pharm.D. degree and completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency in 2005 from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. She currently serves as faculty for the ACCP Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Preparatory Review and Recertification Course in addition to teaching pharmacy and medical students and residents.

 

Tiffany Scott-Horton, Pharm.D., BCACP

Tiffany Scott-HortonTiffany Scott-Horton is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy and serves as a clinical pharmacist and operations coordinator of the Medication Therapy Management Clinic at the University of Illinois Health and Sciences System (UIH). She received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Michigan in 2010 and completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Residency at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in 2011. Dr. Scott-Horton is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist.

Her clinical interest include direct patient care, chronic disease state management, preventative care, and patient self-management. Her research focuses on medication related outcomes in outpatient services. Additionally, her clinic has been involved in two NIH diabetes studies, with the current study focusing on Telehealth. She has given several presentations on Medication Therapy Management over the course of her career. She is currently piloting a Pharmacist Run Transitions of Care Clinic in the outpatient setting at UIH.

 

Katie J. Suda, Pharm.D., M.S

Katie SudaDr. Suda received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University and a Master’s in epidemiology at the University of Tennessee. Her post-doctoral training includes a pharmacy practice residency at Baptist Memorial Medical Center, a pharmacokinetics fellowship at the Clinical Pharmacokinetics Laboratory, and an infectious diseases and outcomes research fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Suda is a Research Health Scientist with the Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare at the Department of Veterans Affairs and an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.

As an infectious disease pharmacist with additional training in health outcomes and epidemiology, her research interests include antimicrobial pharmacoepidemiology and effectiveness of antibiotic stewardship strategies. Dr. Suda has received funding from federal and non-federal sources and has written more than 90 articles in the professional literature, including research published in JAMA and Clinical Infectious Diseases.

 

Jessica Tilton, Pharm.D., BCACP

Jessica TiltonDr. Jessica J. Tilton received her Pharm.D. degree from Purdue University in 2002. Subsequently, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health).

Since residency, she has been a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy. Dr. Tilton also practices as a Clinical Pharmacist in Ambulatory Care at UI Health. Her primary site is the Medication Therapy Management Clinic, where she is the Clinical Coordinator. Her alternate practice site is the Electrophysiology Clinic.

Dr. Tilton’s research focuses on medication therapy and disease state management of chronic disease states, along with the morbidity/mortality benefits medication therapy management services can impose. Dr. Tilton has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally for pharmacy and other healthcare organizations. Dr. Tilton became board certified in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy in 2011.


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