Oncology Pharmacy Faculty

Learn from the experts in Oncology Pharmacy.

Content Matter Experts

Courtney C. Cavalieri, Pharm.D., BCOP
Karen M. Fancher, Pharm.D., BCOP
Danielle Roman, Pharm.D., BCOP
Christine M. Walko, Pharm.D., BCOP, FCCP 

Faculty

Arthur L. Allen, Pharm.D., CACP 

Anticoagulation Program Manager
VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System
Salt Lake City, Utah
Clinical Sessions

Arthur L. Allen, Pharm.D., CACP, is Anticoagulation Program Manager at the VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in Memphis, Tennessee in 2000 and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Memphis VA Medical Center in 2001. He worked as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care system in Reno, Nevada from 2001–2014 where he practiced in ambulatory care and the anticoagulation service. In 2007 he was named the Anticoagulation Program Manager and shortly thereafter focused his time on anticoagulation and thrombosis full-time. In 2014, Dr. Allen joined the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System in Salt Lake City, Utah as the Anticoagulation Program Manager. In addition to Reno and Salt Lake City, Dr. Allen has formally consulted to two other VA facilities and all four sites are now recognized as Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence by the AC Forum. Within the VA, he has mentored many students, residents, and staff and has served as a subject matter expert on the local, regional, and national level. Dr. Allen assisted in the development of the AC Forum’s “Centers of Excellence” program and continues to serve on the oversight committee. He also serves as the AC Forum’s representative to the Board of Directors of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America and has recently joined the Board of Directors for the AC Forum.

Jessica Auten, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist UNC Medical Center
Chapel Hill, North CarolinaReview and Recertification Course, Home Study Syllabus

Jessica AutenJessica Auten, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP, is a clinical oncology pharmacist at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Medical Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Jessica received her Pharm.D. degree from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Since then, she has completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and a PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, VA. Presently, Jessica works as an acute care oncology pharmacy specialist in malignant hematology and is also the residency program coordinator for the UNC PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program.

Joseph S. Bubalo, Pharm.D., BCOP, BCPS

Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
OHSU Hospital and Clinics
Portland, Oregon
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Joseph BubaloJoseph Bubalo, Pharm.D. BCPS, BCOP, is an oncology pharmacotherapy specialist with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and an Assistant Professor of Medicine with the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology. He has been active in the clinical care of oncology and HSCT patients for over 25 years and has received research grants investigating ways to improve multiple areas of supportive care and infectious disease in these patients. He continues to look for ways to decrease the symptoms associated with antineoplastic and surgical therapies.

Katerina Butler, Pharm.D., BCOP

Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist
VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Katerina Butler, Pharm.D., BCOP, is the Hematology/Oncology clinical pharmacist at the George E Wahlen VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. I obtained my Pharm.D. from the Harrison School of Pharmacy in Auburn, AL and then proceeded to complete a PGY1 and PGY2 (Hematology/Oncology) pharmacy residency at the Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta, GA. In my current role I work in an ambulatory care setting where I am an active member of an interdisciplinary oncology team that cares for a variety of malignancies, such as breast, lung, brain, GI, GU, and hematology. I provide patient education, perform medication therapy management, and develop electronic chemotherapy protocols. I am also responsible for reviewing non-formulary medication requests and processing outpatient oral oncology medications. In addition to patient care, I precept PGY1 residents and students. Furthermore, I am actively involved in research and scholarly activities with these learners and my fellow colleagues.

Courtney C. Cavalieri, Pharm.D., BCOP

Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Courtney CavalieriCourtney C. Cavalieri, Pharm.D., BCOP, is a clinical oncology pharmacist at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2011, her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at the University of Colorado Hospital in 2012, and her PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 2013. Since completing her PGY2, she has worked at Huntsman in Salt Lake City, Utah. She currently practices in an ambulatory clinic that cares for patients with gastrointestinal and thoracic malignancies, as well as those on investigational therapeutics. Her role also includes precepting PGY2 oncology pharmacy residents, PGY1 pharmacy practice residents, and pharmacy students. Courtney is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist and a member of the Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists (USHP) and HOPA. She also serves on the patient education committee at Huntsman and participates on the Chemotherapy Order Template committee for NCCN.

 

Karen M. Fancher, Pharm.D., BCOP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy PracticeDuquesne University School of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
UPMC Passavant Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Karen FancherKaren M. Fancher, Pharm.D., BCOP, is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Duquesne University School of Pharmacy in Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of Duquesne University and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, followed by a Specialty Residency in Oncology Pharmacy Practice at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa. She then spent almost 10 years as a Clinical Pharmacist in the Blood and Marrow Transplant Division at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center before returning to Pittsburgh to work with the West Penn Allegheny Oncology Network. Dr. Fancher's current practice site is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at Passavant Hospital. She has repeatedly been voted as the “Teacher of the Year” by students in the School of Pharmacy and has also been nominated for ASHP's Preceptor of the Year Award. Dr. Fancher's research interests include chronic leukemias and ethics in oncology.

Christopher Fausel, Pharm.D., M.H.A., BCOP

Clinical Manager, Oncology Pharmacy
Indiana University Health
Chairman of the Board
Hoosier Cancer Research Network
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Christopher FauselChristopher Fausel, Pharm.D., M.H.A., BCOP, is the clinical manager, oncology pharmacy at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy with a B.S. degree in pharmacy in 1993 and a Pharm.D. degree in 1996 and completed residency training at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, New York. He completed the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy and was conferred a Masters of Health Administration from Simmons College in Boston in 2013. He oversees the clinical and dispensing oncology pharmacy services for the central region cancer centers at Indiana University Health. In addition, he is the chairman of the board of the Hoosier Cancer Research Network, a nonprofit organization that conducts clinical trials and translational research in cancer, and serves at the administrative headquarters of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium. Fausel holds academic appointments to the Department of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Purdue University College of Pharmacy, and Butler University College of Pharmacy. He was the founding residency program director for the PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency at Indiana University Health for 10 years. He serves as chair and executive committee member for the institutional review board at Indiana University. He is a longstanding member of ASHP, ASCO, and HOPA. He has authored numerous academic writings and is a nationally invited speaker on topics of oncology therapeutics and oncology pharmacy practice.

Kelly Fritz, Pharm.D., BCOP

Oncology Clinical Coordinator
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Kelly FritzDr. Kelly Fritz, Pharm.D., BCOP, is a clinical oncology pharmacist at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. She completed her undergraduate and pharmacy degree at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, and went on to complete a PGY-1 and PGY-2 in Oncology at the University of Utah. She currently works in the inpatient medical oncology unit as well as in the Neuro-oncology clinic at Huntsman. Her professional interests include pain and palliative care, chemotherapy and the blood-brain barrier, and the emerging world of immune therapy. Outside of work, Dr. Fritz is an avid triathlete and loves swimming, biking, and running with her husband and dog.

Lauren Ice, Pharm.D., BCOP, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Laure IceLauren Ice, Pharm.D., BCOP, BCPS, is a clinical pharmacy specialist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI, where she specializes in hematopoietic stem cell transplant. She graduated with her Pharm.D. from Ohio Northern University and completed her PGY1 Residency and PGY2 Oncology Residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Ice is actively involved in patient care, research, and education. She is a board certified pharmacist in pharmacotherapy and oncology.

Steven Ludlow, Pharm.D., BCOP, BCPS

Medical Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
H. Lee Moffitt Center and Research Institute
Tampa, Florida
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Steven LudlowSteven Ludlow, Pharm.D., BCOP, BCPS, is a medical oncology clinical pharmacy specialist at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida. He works in inpatient medical oncology and his personal areas of interest include immunotherapy, melanoma and GU oncology. He is originally from Toledo Ohio and attended the University of Toledo and the Ohio State University.

Elyse A. MacDonald, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS

Pharmacy Manager, Investigational Drug Service
University of Utah Health
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Elyse McDonald

Elyse A. MacDonald, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, is the pharmacy manager for the Investigational Drug Service at the University of Utah Health. Prior to this position, she was a drug information specialist with the University of Utah Drug Information Service. Dr. MacDonald earned a BS in Biochemistry from Cedar Crest College located in Allentown, PA. She earned her MS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Lehigh University located in Bethlehem, PA. She received her Pharm.D. in 2008 from Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. She completed her Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center in June 2009 and completed her Drug Information specialty residency at University of Utah Health in June 2010. Prior to pharmacy school, Dr. MacDonald worked in the pharmaceutical industry as an analytical chemist and then as a project leader in clinical supplies.

For 2019-2020, Dr. MacDonald was appointed as a member of the ASHP Commission on Affiliate Relations. Previously, she has been a member of ASHP SCSS Section Advisory Group on Emerging Sciences. She also served as a network facilitator for Pharmacoeconomics and Drug Policy Development. She recently completed a 3-year presidency term for the Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists (USHP). She served as a Utah delegate in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 for the ASHP House of Delegates.

Janelle Mann, Pharm.D., BCOP

Manger, Clinical Pharmacy Services
Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
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Janelle MannJanelle Mann, Pharm.D., BCOP, is a clinical oncology pharmacist at Siteman Cancer Center / Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2009. She went on to complete both PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy residencies at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. She currently practices in an ambulatory clinic focusing on thoracic malignancies as well as other medical oncology areas. She serves as the manager of clinical pharmacy services at Siteman and precepts residents from the PGY2 Oncology program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She also serves as adjunct faculty at St. Louis College of Pharmacy teaching in the area of oncology. She is a board certified oncology pharmacist.

Carolyn J. Oxencis, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Hematology/Oncology
Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Carolyn OxencisCarolyn Oxencis, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, and a Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacist at the Froedtert Clinical Cancer Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her primary responsibilities include collaborating with the medical oncology interprofessional team in the care of patients with solid tumor malignancies. Dr. Oxencis has been a preceptor and mentor for pharmacy residents and pharmacy students for over a decade, and serves as the co-director for the Hematology/Oncology course at the MCW School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Oxencis received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa in May 2005, and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin in June 2006. She became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) in 2010, and a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP) in 2015. Dr. Oxencis currently serves as the Chair of the Section Advisory Group (SAG) on Emerging Sciences for the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), and is Chair of the Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Needs Assessment Committee. Her professional interests include pharmacogenomics, cardio-oncology, and optimizing patient care utilizing patient reported outcomes (PROs) for symptom identification and management.

Anthony J. Perissinotti, Pharm.D., BCOP

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Hematology
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Michigan – Michigan Medicine
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Anthony PerissinottiAnthony J. Perissinotti, Pharm.D., BCOP, is a clinical pharmacist specialist at the University of Michigan who rounds on and supports patients with acute leukemias daily. He conducts research in his area of expertise and has over 30 publications to date. He obtained his Pharm.D. at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, a PGY1 residency at the Detroit Medical Center - Harper University Hospital, and a PGY2 residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

Tim Peterson, Pharm.D., BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
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Tim PetersonTim Peterson, Pharm.D., BCOP, is a clinical pharmacy specialist in the multiple myeloma clinic at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York, New York. He earned his Pharm.D. degree at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in Minneapolis. Tim completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), followed by a PGY-2 oncology pharmacy residency at MSKCC. He has since worked as a clinical pharmacy specialist in the lymphoma and multiple myeloma clinics, focusing since 2017 on multiple myeloma. Tim serves as preceptor for multiple myeloma and gynecologic malignancies rotations for the MSKCC PGY-2 pharmacy residency program.

 

Danielle Roman, Pharm.D., BCOP

Manager, Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Services
Allegheny Health Network
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Danielle RomanDanielle Roman, Pharm.D., BCOP, is the manager for oncology clinical pharmacy services at the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her practice is focused on cancer care for a large ambulatory community practice. She has served as adjunct clinical faculty for Duquesne University School of Pharmacy and lectures at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Dr. Roman received her doctorate of pharmacy from the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy and completed her post-graduation residency training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital where she specialized in oncology pharmacy. Her research and scholarly activities focus on supportive care for individuals with cancer and multiple comorbidities, breast cancer, and the management of oral anticancer agents.

Eve Segal, Pharm.D., BCOP

Lead Clinical Pharmacist
University of Washington Medical Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Clinical Instructor
University of Washington School of Pharmacy
Seattle, Washington
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Eve SegalEve Segal, Pharm.D., BCOP, is the lead clinical pharmacist for hematology/oncology specialists at the University of Washington Medical Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and a clinical instructor at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy in Seattle, WA. Her primary responsibilities include collaborating with the interprofessional medical oncology team for the care of patients with solid malignancies. Eve received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University in Boston, MA in May 2011. She completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Norwood Hospital in Norwood, MA. She completed her PGY2 oncology pharmacy practice residency at St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute in Boise, ID in 2013. She became board certified in oncology (BCOP) in 2016. Eve currently serves as a member of ASHP’s Section Advisory Group on Clinical Scientists and Specialists Educational Steering, Midyear Committee. She is also the immediate past-chair of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Needs Assessment Committee. Her professional interests include targeted therapies, patient education, and optimizing patient care via technology-based solutions.

Amy S. Sipe, R.Ph.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Kansas City VA Medical Center
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Clinical Sessions

Amy SipeAmy S. Sipe, R.Ph., has served as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Anticoagulation at the Kansas City Veteran Affairs Medical Center since 2012 and has an appoint as Adjunct Clinical Professor with the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy.

Amy is a dynamic leader in clinical pharmacy practice, technician, student and resident training and in volunteer positions at the local, state and national levels. She has actively contributed to the Missouri Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (MSHP) since 2000, including a three year term in 2005 as President-Elect, President and Chair of the Research and Education Foundation. She began her service to ASHP as a selected speaker for the Leadership Speaker’s Bureau, and has continued as an elected member of the ASHP House of Delegates, representing the state of Missouri on 7 occasions. Amy was appointed to the ASHP Council on Therapeutics for a third term and served as council Chair. She served as Network Facilitator for Anticoagulation in the Section of Clinical Scientists and Specialists and is now serving as a member of the Section Advisory Group on Clinical Leadership. She regularly speaks to pharmacy students and residents, and continues to promote leadership in pharmacy. Amy recently initiated a PGY2 Pharmacy Resident rotation in her anticoagulation clinic and spearheads population medication management initiatives on local and national platforms. Amy remains an active member of the Board of Directors for the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy Alumni Association, having served two years as President. Amy’s achievements have been acknowledged through the UMKC School of Pharmacy Excellence Award, the Pharmacists Mutual Award, and the UMKC School of Pharmacy Alumni Association Hospital Pharmacy Alumni Service Award.

 

Christine M. Walko, Pharm.D., BCOP, FCCP

Associate Member
Department of Individualized Cancer Management
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Associate Professor, Department of Oncologic Sciences
USF Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida
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Christine Walko

Christine M. Walko, Pharm.D., BCOP, FCCP, is an Associated Member in the Department of Individualized Cancer Management at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida and Chair of the Molecular Tumor Board (MTB). Walko received her Pharm.D. degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Medical College of Virginia/VCU in Richmond, Virginia, and a hematology/oncology specialty residency at the University of North Carolina (UNC). She stayed at UNC to complete a 2-year academic oncology fellowship focused on drug metabolism and translational research before taking an assistant professor position at UNC in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics. Walko’s research focus is on optimizing drug therapy using pharmacogenomics and pharmacokinetics to personalize intravenous and oral anticancer therapy for patients with cancer. In addition, she is an attending for the Personalized Medicine Consult Service and Chair of the Clinical Genomics Action Committee (CGAC), Moffitt’s MTB.  She also serves on numerous national MTBs as an expert advisor including the ASCO TAPUR trial MTB and provides genetic tumor interpretations for all types of solid and hematologic malignancies.

Jennifer Young, Pharm.D., BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Pediatric Oncology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
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Jennifer YoungJennifer Young, Pharm.D, BCOP, is a clinical pharmacy specialist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where she specializes in pediatric oncology. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy. Jennifer graduated with her Pharm.D. from Duquesne University in 2011 and subsequently completed her PGY1 at the University of Chicago Medical Center and PGY2 in pediatric oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Jennifer is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist and an active member of ASHP, HOPA, and the Children’s Oncology Group.              


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