Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Faculty

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Samuel L. Aitken, PharmD, M.P.H., BCIDP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Infectious Diseases
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
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Samuel L. Aitken

Samuel L. Aitken, PharmD, M.P.H., BCIDP, received his pharmacy degree from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2011. He completed his pharmacy practice residency at Yale-New New Haven Hospital and an infectious diseases pharmacotherapy fellowship at the University of Houston / Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. He is currently a clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases and program director of the PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy residency at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with an active role in patient care and education of post-graduate pharmacy and medical trainees. His research is focused on the epidemiology, molecular mechanisms, and treatment of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections in patients with hematologic malignancy. Additionally, Dr. Aitken is the founding chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship in Cancer Consortium (ASCC), a group dedicated to advancing antimicrobial stewardship research and practice in cancer patients.

Melissa Badowski, PharmD, M.P.H., BCIDP, BCPS, AAHIVP, FCCP

Clinical Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy
Chicago, Illinois
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Melissa Badowski

Melissa Badowski, PharmD, M.P.H., BCPS, AAHIVP, FCCP, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Section of Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, the founding chair of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s HIV Practice and Research Network, and a Specialist Council Member of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties Pharmacotherapy Council.

Elizabeth A. Coyle, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Clinical Professor
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Houston, Texas
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Elizabeth A. Coyle

Elizabeth A. Coyle, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Clinical Professor at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. Dr. Coyle received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy in Omaha. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a critical care specialty residency at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. She then completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Wayne State University and Detroit Receiving Hospital. Dr. Coyle has written and presented many papers on antimicrobial resistance, pharmacodynamics, bacterial virulence and outcomes assessment in pharmacy education. 

Dana R. Bowers, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID), BCIDP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Yakima, Washington
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Dana R. BowersDana R. Bowers, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID), BCIDP is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Yakima, Washington. Dr. Bowers teaches infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetics. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Washington State University College of Pharmacy in Spokane, Washington. Dr. Bowers completed her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington and her clinical research fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas. Her specialties and research include Gram negative bacterial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship.

Eric Egelund , PharmD, Ph.D., AAHIVE

Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
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Eric Egelund

Eric Egelund , PharmD, Ph.D., AAHIVE, completed his Pharm.D. at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in Jacksonville. He then enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the University of Florida. Dr. Egelund completed his graduate studies in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research under the mentorship of Dr. Charles Peloquin, director of the Infectious Disease Pharmacokinetics Laboratory (IDPL) in Gainesville. Currently Dr. Egelund is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the College of Pharmacy’s Jacksonville campus. In addition to this role, Dr. Egelund works part-time at Walgreens and volunteers at HIV clinics when time permits. Dr. Egelund’s primary research interest is the pharmacokinetics of infectious disease agents, specifically those used for the treatment of tuberculosis, non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM), and HIV. Additionally, Dr. Egelund has an interest in interprofessional education, in particular, utilizing simulations to prevent medication errors.

Gary Fong, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS

Assistant Professor / Clinical Specialist – Infectious Diseases
Chapman University School of Pharmacy / Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Irvine, California / Torrance, California 
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Gary FongGary Fong, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Chapman University School of Pharmacy. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) where he also completed his PGY-1 residency. He then completed an infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Houston / Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. Dr. Fong currently practices at Harbor UCLA Medical Center where he helps with antimicrobial stewardship activities, works with the infectious diseases consult service and provides education to various trainees. His research interests include clinical applications of PK/PD, antimicrobial stewardship implementation and antifungal resistance / therapies.

Kevin W. Garey, PharmD, M.S., FASHP

Professor and Chair
University of Houston
Houston, Texas
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Kevin W. Garey

Kevin Garey, PharmD, M.S., FASHP, is a Professor at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health and a Clinical Specialist and Researcher at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, a Doctor of Pharmacy from SUNY Buffalo in Buffalo, NY, and a Masters of Science in Biometry from the University of Texas School of Public Health. Postdoctoral training includes a pharmacy practice residency at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, NY and infectious disease specialty residency and fellowship training at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Dr. Garey is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of American (IDSA) Standards and Practice Guidelines Committee and is a member of the IDSA-Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) practice guidelines for C. difficile infection. He is an active member of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) and the American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (ASHP). He has been awarded several national awards including the ASHP Best Practice Award in Health-system Pharmacy Administration (2010), the ASHP Drug Therapy Research Award (2007), and the SIDP Impact Paper in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Research Award (2007, 2012). He received the University of Houston PLS leadership award in 2013.

Dr. Garey's research, supported by the National Institute of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the pharmaceutical industry involves clinical and translational research in healthcare associated infections including post-surgical infections, candidemia, and Clostridium difficile infection. He has published over 175 peer-reviewed articles including identification that a delay in therapy for patients with candidemia impacts mortality and identification of a genetic risk for C. difficile infection.

Julie Harting, PharmD, BCIDP

Associate Professor / Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Infectious Disease
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences / University of Louisville Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky
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Julie Harting

Julie Harting, PharmD, BCIDP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist (Infectious Disease) at University Hospital, in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition, Dr. Harting is a Faculty member with the University of Louisville Division of Infectious Disease and has collaborated on clinical research projects primarily focusing on bone and joint infections. This affiliation also created an opportunity for academic lectures to the University of Louisville Internal Medicine Residency Program as part of the Louisville Lectures series. Dr. Harting completed her Infectious Disease PGY-2 residency training in 2009 and a Making a Difference in Infectious Disease (MAD-ID) Antimicrobial Stewardship Certification in 2010. In the clinical setting, she manages consult patients on the Bone & Joint Infectious Disease service and supports hospital-wide antimicrobial stewardship efforts including contributions to the SubCommittee for Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Angela Huang, PharmD, BCIDP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona
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Angela HuangAngela Huang completed her PharmD at Drake University then went on to complete a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Nebraska Medicine and a PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency at Michigan Medicine. She has worked for Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases and then Antimicrobial Stewardship Coordinator for 6 years. During that time, she also directed the PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency for Froedtert Hospital. She now works for HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases. Her practice areas of interest include clinical microbiology, opportunistic infections in hematopoietic cell transplant patients, and gram-negative resistance.  

David Koren, PharmD, M.P.H., BCPS, AAHIVP

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist - Infectious Diseases / Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
Temple University Health System / Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
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David KorenDavid E. Koren, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP is an Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacist at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor for the School of Pharmacy and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and a Faculty Lecturer for the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center. Dr. Koren received both his Doctor of Pharmacy and Masters in Public Health from Temple University and completed accredited post-graduate Pharmacy Practice and Infectious Diseases residencies at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Koren is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a credentialed HIV Pharmacist from the American Academy of HIV Medicine. His clinical interests include innovative models for pharmacist delivery of care as well as the prevention, treatment, and management of HIV and Hepatitis C. Dr. Koren has presented viral infection-related research abstracts at the regional, national, and international level and has published several manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. He serves on the national pharmacists’ committee for the American Academy of HIV Medicine and was designated the 2019 early career award recipient from the American Public Health Association – Pharmacy Section.

J. Nicholas O'Donnell, PharmD, M.Sc., BCPS

Associate Professor
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albany, New York
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J. Nicholas O'DonnellJohn Nicholas O'Donnell, PharmD, M.Sc., BCPS, is Assistant Professor at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, New York.  He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, and his Master of Science in Clinical Investigation at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.  Dr. O’Donnell’s specialized training includes an Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Fellowship at Midwestern University, Downer’s Grove, Illinois and Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, and a PGY-1 Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.  His research and practice interests include pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of bacterial agents and optimal treatment of multi-drug resistant gram-negative organisms

Neha Sheth Pandit, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP

Associate Professor
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Baltimore, Maryland
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Neha Sheth Pandit

Neha Sheth Pandit is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Research and Scholarship for the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Pharmacy (UMSOP). She completed her PGY1 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and her HIV Specialty Residency at University at Buffalo. Since the completion of her training she has served as the clinical pharmacist at the University of Maryland Medical System HIV outpatient, the THRIVE Program, in addition to previously being he clinical pharmacist at HIV/oncology clinic and the inpatient HIV services. She has been involved in the advancement of HIV services provided by pharmacists by being a board member of a federally-qualified health center in and around Baltimore, Maryland, serving on the Advisory Board for the Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program, chaired for the HIV PRN for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and a member of the Pharmacists Committee for the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Her research has focused on antiretroviral adherence and optimization of antiretroviral therapy in patients with HIV and other comorbidities.

Natasha Pettit, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
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Natasha Pettit

Natasha N. Pettit, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS, is an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist practicing at the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) since 2010 after completing her pharmacy residency training at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (2008-2010). She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at the University of the Pacific in 2008. Her current roles include Pharmacy Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator for Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Services, and Director of the Post-Graduate Year-2 Pharmacy Residency in Infectious Diseases at UCM. Dr. Pettit provides clinical pharmacy support to the Infectious Disease consult services, oversees antimicrobial stewardship monitoring/activities, and is involved with several committees and quality initiatives at UCM focused on ensuring safe and judicious use of antimicrobials. Dr. Pettit has several research interests including: assessing the impact of antimicrobial stewardship interventions, the impact of rapid diagnostics on antimicrobial prescribing, infection management in the immune-compromised host, treatment strategies for multi-drug resistant infections, and use of technology to optimize stewardship impact. She also provides education on antimicrobial management and stewardship practices through her involvement in the training of pharmacy/medical students and residents, Infectious Diseases fellows, and serving as a faculty member for the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program for Pharmacists.

Jessica Robinson, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Associate Professor / Associate Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship
University of Charleston School of Pharmacy / Charleston Area Medical Center
Charleston, West Virginia
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Jessica RobinsonDr. Jessica Robinson is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy in Charleston, WV. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University, and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at St. Mary's Medical Center and a PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Robinson serves as the Associate Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Charleston Area Medical Center. She is Board Certified in both Infectious Diseases and Pharmacotherapy. Her research interests include infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship.

Jason J. Schafer, PharmD, M.P.H., BCIDP, BCPS-AQ ID, AAHIVP

Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Jason Schafer

Jason J. Schafer, PharmD, M.P.H., BCIDP, BCPS-AQ ID, AAHIVP, is a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Jefferson College of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is board-certified in pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and infectious diseases (BCIDP) and is credentialed by the American Academy of HIV Medicine as an HIV Pharmacist (AAHIVP). He currently practices as an HIV clinical pharmacy specialist in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Thomas Jefferson University.

Bhavik Shah, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Jefferson College of Pharmacy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Bhavik ShahBhavik Shah is an associate professor at the Jefferson College of Pharmacy in Philadelphia. He currently practices in inpatient internal medicine, and precepts third- and fourth-year pharmacy students on experiential rotations. He earned his Pharm.D. degree from Rutgers University, and completed residency training in pharmacy practice and infectious diseases at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is an active member with ASHP, and has served on its various section advisory groups and committees for the past 8 years.

Kayla R. Stover, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS, FCCP, FIDSA

Associate Professor
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
Jackson, Mississippi
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Kayla R. Stover

Dr. Kayla R. Stover is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in Jackson, Mississippi, with joint appointments at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Medicine-Infectious Diseases and Pharmacology. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University, and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at West Virginia University Hospitals and a PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Stover's clinical practice is as an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. In 2013, Dr. Stover was inducted into the Nelson Order for Teaching Excellence. She is a Board Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist and a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Her research interests include infectious diseases, antifungal pharmacotherapy, antimicrobial stewardship, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Trang Trinh, PharmD, M.P.H., BCIDP, BCPS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
UCSF School of Pharmacy
San Francisco, California
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Trang TrinhTrang Trinh is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy. Her research areas focus on outpatient antimicrobial stewardship implementation and resistant bacterial infection pharmacoepidemiology. In addition to her research focus, Trang also teaches epidemiology, study design, and infectious disease pharmacotherapy in the School of Pharmacy. She precepts and mentors pharmacy students and residents on infectious diseases research and quality improvement projects. Trang received her PharmD from the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy. She completed PGY1 and PGY2 residencies in Pharmacy Practice and Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy, respectively at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, followed by an Infectious Diseases Outcomes Research fellowship at the Anti-Infective Research Laboratory at Wayne State University where she also received a Master of Public Health degree. Trang holds dual Board Certifications in Pharmacotherapy and Infectious Diseases.

Bryan P. White, PharmD, BCPS

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist
University of Oklahoma Medical Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Bryan P. WhiteDr. Bryan P. White is an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City, OK. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia, and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Albany Medical Center and a PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. White's clinical practice involves antimicrobial stewardship, outpatient antimicrobial therapy, and rounding with the infectious diseases consult service. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. His research interests include infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, and gram negative resistance.

Marylee Worley, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS

Assistant Professor
Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Marylee Worley

Marylee Worley received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After completing a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency, Dr. Worley completed a PGY-2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Residency at Lee Health in Fort Myers, Florida. Dr. Worley is a board certified infectious diseases pharmacist and currently teaches infectious disease pharmacotherapy as well as an elective in antimicrobial stewardship as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy.

Evan Zasowski, PharmD, M.P.H., BCIDP, BCPS

Assistant Professor
Touro University California College of Pharmacy
Vallejo, California
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Evan Zasowski

Evan Zasowski, PharmD, M.P.H., BCIDP, BCPS, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Touro University California College of Pharmacy. Dr. Zasowski obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy. Following graduation, he accepted a one-year postdoctoral research appointment at Albany College of Pharmacy before completing a PGY-1 residency at The University of Chicago Medicine. He subsequently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in infectious diseases outcomes and Master of Public Health in the Anti-Infective Research Laboratory and at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. His clinical and research interests involve invasive multidrug-resistant bacterial infections, primarily methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococci. His work focuses on optimizing patient outcomes of multidrug-resistant infections through development and evaluation of novel diagnostic and treatment paradigms.


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