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 

Jessica Auten, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Acute Care Malignant Hematology
UNC Medical Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Jessica Auten

Jessica Auten is a clinical oncology pharmacist at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Medical Center (UNCMC) in Chapel Hill, NC. 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 director for the UNCMC PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program.

John Bossaer, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP

Associate Professor
Gatton College of Pharmacy at ETSU
Johnson City, Tennessee
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John B. BossaerJohn B. Bossaer is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at East Tennessee St. University's Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy. He completed both his PGY1 Pharmacy and PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Practice residencies at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He earned his Pharm.D. from Purdue University in 2007. He provides inpatient clinical pharmacy services at the Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC) and outpatient clinical pharmacy services at JCMC's Regional Cancer Center. His research interests include drug interactions with chemotherapy and supportive care of patients taking oral antineoplastics. In addition to his academic, clinical, and professional responsibilities he produces & hosts an oncology pharmacy podcast, OncoPharm.

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 Cavalieri

Dr. Courtney C. Cavalieri 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 ambulatory care, and works with the GI and thoracic teams, as well as the investigational therapeutics teams. Her role also includes precepting PGY2 oncology pharmacy residents, PGY1 pharmacy practice residents, and pharmacy students. Courtney is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist and active member of HOPA. In addition, she is the President of the Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists (USHP) for the 2020-2021 term. She also serves on the patient education committee at Huntsman and participates on the Chemotherapy Order Template committee for NCCN.

Brette Conliffe, Pharm.D., BCOP

Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
University of Louisville Health/Brown Cancer Center
Louisville, Kentucky
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Brette ConliffeBrette Conliffe is a Clinical Oncology Pharmacist at the University of Louisville Hospital/Brown Cancer Center. She practices primarily in the outpatient setting in a variety of solid tumor clinics (including gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers). She received her B.S. Chemistry from Centre College and her Pharm.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She completed both a Pharmacy Practice Residency and an Oncology Pharmacy Residency at the University of Louisville Hospital/Brown Cancer Center. She is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist, precepts students and residents, provides guest lectures at Sullivan College of Pharmacy, and coordinates the Oncology Pharmacy & Therapeutics Subcommittee at her institution. Her research interests include innovative pharmacy services and oral antineoplastic management.

Eva E. Coulson, Pharm.D., BCPS

Pain Management Clinical Inpatient Pharmacist
Kaweah Delta Medical Center
Visalia, California
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Eva E. CoulsonEva E. Coulson, PharmD, BCPS, is a Pain Management Clinical Pharmacist at Kaweah Delta Healthcare District in Visalia, California. She serves as a preceptor for pharmacy residents, assists with the PGY1 residency teaching certificate, and precepts student pharmacists. Eva completed her BS in Economics at Texas A&M University (College Station, TX). She graduated from Texas Tech University Health System Sciences Center School of Pharmacy with her PharmD and went on to complete a PGY-1 Acute Care Pharmacy residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa and a PGY-2 Pain Management and Palliative Care residency at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in Iowa City, Iowa. Her educational interests include pain pathophysiology, multimodal pain management, geriatric patient care, palliative care, and oncology. Eva is a member of ASHP and the Society of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacists (SPPCP).

Christopher T. Elder, Pharm.D., BCOP

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice/Hematology–Oncology Clinical Pharmacist
Palm Beach Atlantic University/Cleveland Clinic Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
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Christopher ElderDr. Christopher Elder, Pharm.D., BCOP is currently an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Palm Beach Atlantic University Gregory School of Pharmacy and collaborates with Cleveland Clinic Florida for his practice site as an oncology pharmacist. Dr. Elder completed his undergraduate work with a B.S. in biochemistry from Point Loma Nazarene University, followed by completed his doctor of pharmacy degree at South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah, Georgia. With a strong passion for patient care and clinical pharmacy, Dr. Elder completed both a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency and a PGY-2 hematology/oncology residency at Cone Health in Greensboro, NC. He is board-certified in oncology pharmacy by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. His areas of expertise and research interests include: oral chemotherapy management, patient education, patient safety, and immuno-oncology. His experiences include creating and implementing pharmacist-driven clinical oral chemotherapy management services. Dr. Elder has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals including JACCP, JOPP, and JHOP. For the last several years, Dr. Elder has created and delivered content related to oncology supportive care for ACCP’s Pharmacotherapy Board Certification/Recertification Prep Course. He has been an invited speaker for multiple organizations including ACCP, FPA, and FSHP and continues to serve on the legislative committee for FLASCO.

Nikki Eye, Pharm.D.

Pain Clinical Specialist Pharmacist
Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Nicole EyeNicole Eye, PharmD I am currently the lead clinical pain specialist for the Acute Pain Service at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. I graduated with my PharmD degree from South Daktoa State Univeristy (SDSU) in 2006 and completed a PGY-1 Residency at Avera McKennan Hospital from 2006-2007. I have spent the last 11 years specializing in pain management and focusing on Acute and Interventional Pain Services. I was involved in the development and implemention of our Acute Pain Service 9 years ago, which includes a multidisciplinary rounding team (anesthesiologist and pharmacist) that manages acute pain on consultation basis for any inpatients. I act as the primary preceptor for the Acute Pain Service Elective rotation. Most recently, I have been involved with the development and implementation of an Outpatient Intrathecal Pump Cancer program through our Interventional Pain Services clinic where we work closely with the Palliative Care team to evaluate, implant, and manage IT pumps for oncologic patients that meet criteria for improved pain control. Once our anesthiologist implants the pump, we take over managing pain as part of the multidisciplinary team involved in the complete care of the oncologic patient. I am involved in local as well as national professional societies and provide pain education across the 5 state Avera System to all entities of healthcare in our region.

Karen M. Fancher, Pharm.D., BCOP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice/ Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Oncology
Duquesne University School of Pharmacy/UPMC Passavant Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Karen M. Fancher

Karen M. Fancher is an 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/Chairman of the Board
Indiana University Health/Hoosier Cancer Research Network
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Christopher Fausel

Christopher Fausel, Pharm.D. MHA BCOP is the Precision Genomics Oncology Pharmacist at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center (IUSCC) in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy with a BS Pharmacy in 1993 and Pharm.D. in 1996 and completed residency training at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, NY. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Board of the Hoosier Oncology Group, a non-profit organization that conducts clinical trials and translational research in cancer and is the administrative headquarters of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium. He is the founding Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency and has previously served as a clinical specialist in hematology/oncology/stem cell transplant and as a clinical manager for oncology pharmacy for over 20 years at Indiana University Health. He is a Chair for the Indiana University biomedical IRB. He is a long-standing member of ASHP, ASCO and HOPA.

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.

Kirollos S. Hanna, Pharm.D. BCOP, BCPS

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy/Oncology Pharmacy Manager
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine/M Health Fairview
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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Kirollos HannaKirollos Hanna, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP is board certified by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties in Oncology Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapy. He received his doctorate of pharmacy from Florida A&M University, completed his general residency at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN and his oncology residency at St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute, Boise, ID. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and the Oncology Pharmacy Manager at M Health Fairview, Maple Grove. Dr. Hanna’s research interests are focused on outcome measures for patients with rare diseases, B-cell malignancies, and genitourinary cancers. He has published over a dozen peer-reviewed manuscripts in various journals including Pharmacotherapy, AJHP, Drugs, JOPP, AJMC and JHOP. He is also an active member of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), Association of Community Cancer Centers, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Dr. Hanna currently serves on the Executive Council for the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association (NCODA). He has been awarded the 2018 "40 Under 40 in Cancer" by The Lynx Group, Upstream Partners, Swim Across America, and NCODA; the "Next Generation 2019 Specialty Pharmacist" by PharmacyTimes and Parata Systems; and the 2020 " New Practitioner Award" by HOPA.

Lauren Ice, Pharm.D., BCOP, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Laura IceLauren Ice is a clinical pharmacy specialist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI, where she specializes in hematopoietic stem cell transplant and immune effector cell therapy. She received her pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University and completed her PGY1 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.

Lee A. Kral, Pharm.D., CPE

Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, Iowa
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Lee KralLee Kral, PharmD, CPE is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, IA. She is a core faculty member of the multidisciplinary pain management team at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She is also a faculty member for the Pain Medicine Fellowship and a preceptor for medical students, residents and pharmacy residents. Dr. Kral received her BS and Pharm.D. degrees from The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, and completed a pharmacy practice residency at The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She is a Certified Pain Educator. She developed a Pain Medication Management Clinic at UIHC to manage pharmacotherapy for chronic pain. She also works with the inpatient Acute Pain Service doing pre-operative pain assessments for the surgical teams and peri-operative acute pain management. She has served on the ASHP Pain and Palliative Care SAG for several years, holding positions as Vice-Chair and Chair, as well as other membership activities.

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

Assistant Director, Pharmacy Services, Investigational Drug Service
Stanford Health Care
Palo Alto, California
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Elyse McDonald

Elyse MacDonald is an assistant director of pharmacy services with a focus in the research pharmacy. Previously, she was 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 and a MS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from prior to pharmacy school. 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 and completed her Drug Information specialty residency at University of Utah Health. Prior to pharmacy school, Dr. MacDonald worked in the pharmaceutical industry as an analytical chemist and then as a project leader in clinical supplies. Dr. MacDonald has presented the research design and statistics module for the ASHP/ACCP Oncology Pharmacy Review and Recertification Course since 2014. Dr. MacDonald was appointed as a member of the ASHP Commission on Affiliate Relations from 2017-2020. She is a current member of ASHP SCSS Section Advisory Group (SAG) on Clinical Leadership, and was a former member of ASHP SCSS SAG on Emerging Sciences. She also served as a network facilitator for Pharmacoeconomics and Drug Policy Development. She is also a past-president for the Utah Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She served as an 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 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 Caner Center 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.

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 Perissinotti

Anthony J. Perissinotti is a hematology clinical pharmacist specialist at the University of Michigan – Michigan Medicine, clinical team leader of hematology/oncology, 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 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.

Tim Peterson, Pharm.D., BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
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Tim Peterson

Tim Peterson 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 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.

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

Associate Member and Personalized Medicine Specialist
DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute
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 is an Associate 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, Ohio
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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.              


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