Oncology Pharmacy Faculty

Learn from the experts in Oncology Pharmacy.

Jill S. Bates, Pharm.D., M.S., BCOP, CPP

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner
University of North Carolina Medical Center
Associate Professor of Clinical Education
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Jill BatesJill S. Bates is a clinical pharmacist practitioner practicing in lymphoma and myeloma clinics within the University of North Carolina (UNC) Medical Center and an assistant professor of clinical education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She earned her Pharm.D. degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed a research-based M.S. degree in biochemistry and biophysics from Northern Illinois University. She completed an ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice (PGY1) and oncology (PGY2) residency at Duke University Medical Center. Bates is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP). Before entering the pharmacy profession, Bates was a high school science teacher. As part of her professional service, she has been an active member of ASHP as well as HOPA. Her involvement in ASHP has included serving on the Council on Therapeutics as vice chair and chair. Furthermore, she has served on the New Practitioner Education Advisory Group and as a member of the Educational Steering Committee, Clinical Leadership Section Advisory Group, and Preceptor Skills and Development Section Advisory Group for the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists. In 2012, she was elected as chair of the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists. As part of her professional service, Bates is an active manuscript reviewer for various pharmacy journals.

Sara Butler, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP

Clinical Oncology Pharmacy Specialist
Clinical Oncology Pharmacy Supervisor
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Saint Louis, Missouri

Sara ButlerSara Butler is a clinical pharmacy specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri.  She works on the inpatient medical oncology service and serves as the Oncology Clinical Pharmacist Supervisor and the Residency Program Director for the Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program in addition to her clinical responsibilities.  She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy.

Courtney C. Cavalieri, Pharm.D., BCOP

Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Courtney CavalieriCourtney Cavalieri is a clinical oncology pharmacist at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2011. She then completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at the University of Colorado Hospital in 2012, followed by completion of a 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. She also rotates periodically onto the inpatient medical oncology service. 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), HOPA, ASHP, and ASCO. She also serves on the patient education committee at Huntsman, is co-chair of the Membership Committee of USHP, and participates on the Chemotherapy Order Template committee of the NCCN.

Karen M. Fancher, Pharm.D., BCOP

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Passavant Hospital - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Karen FancherKaren M. Fancher is an Assistant 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 A. Fausel, Pharm.D., MHA, BCOP

Clinical Manager - Oncology Pharmacy
Indiana University Health
Chairman of the Board
Hoosier Cancer Research Network
Indianapolis, Indiana

Christopher FauselChristopher A. Fausel 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.

Monique Giordana, Pharm.D., BCOP

Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Regions Hospital and Cancer Care Centers
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Monique GiordanaMonique Giordana is a hematology/oncology clinical pharmacy specialist at at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition, Giordana serves as an oncology pharmacy specialist resource for HealthPartners outreach oncology sites and clinics. Giordana is also a founding board member of the Upper Midwest Oncology Education Network. Giordana received her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in 2008. She went on to complete a pharmacy practice residency at the Dallas VA Medical Center and a hematology/oncology specialty residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Giordana is a member of ACCP, HOPA, and ASCO.

Lauren Ice, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Laure IceLauren Ice 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 Cancer Center and Research Institute
Tampa, Florida

Steven LudlowSteven Ludlow 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

Elyse McDonald

Elyse MacDonald 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 PharmD 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 2018-2019, 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, and 2018 for the ASHP House of Delegates.

Anthony J. Perissinotti, Pharm.D., BCOP

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist - Inpatient Hematology
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Anthony PerissinottiAnthony J. Perissinotti is a hematology clinical pharmacist specialist at the University of Michigan Health System, and adjunct clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Perissinotti obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  He completed his first year of postgraduate residency at the the Detroit Medical Center - Harper University Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and he completed his second year of postgraduate residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and is a Board Certified Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist.

Danielle Roman, Pharm.D., BCOP

Manager - Clinical Pharmacy Services
Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Danielle RomanDanielle L. Roman is the manager for oncology clinical pharmacy services at the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her practice is focused on the provision on cancer care for a large ambulatory community practice. She is responsible for optimizing chemotherapy regimens according to patient-specific comorbidities, developing evidence-based chemotherapy order templates, and managing supportive care issues for patients receiving anticancer agents. Her focus is on the pharmacologic management of solid tumors and toxicity associated with cancer treatment. Roman is also responsible for the education of patients and caregivers receiving intravenous and oral anticancer agents. She has served as adjunct clinical faculty for the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy and has lectured at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy for the past 6 years. She is a preceptor for community practice and oncology pharmacy residents as well as pharmacy students. Roman earned her Pharm.D. degree from the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy and completed her postgraduate residency training at 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 and management of oral chemotherapy. Roman is an active member the board of directors for the Greater Pittsburgh American Cancer Society.

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

Personalized Medicine Specialist
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute
Associate Professor - Department of Oncologic Sciences
USF Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida

Christine WalkoChristine M. Walko is a personalized medicine specialist in the Personalized Medicine Institute at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. 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 Molecular Tumor Board. The purpose of the consult service and CGAC is to aid in the rational implementation of cancer genomics (and other individualized treatment approaches) by providing multidisciplinary assessment of advanced diagnostic strategies and complex clinical results. Ultimately, this committee translates genetic results into recommendations for individual patient treatment.

Jennifer Young, Pharm.D., BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Pediatric Oncology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

Jennifer YoungJennifer Young 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.