Oncology Pharmacy Faculty

Learn from the experts in Oncology Pharmacy.

Content Matter Experts

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

Faculty 

Justin R. Arnall, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Coordinator – Hematology
Specialty Pharmacy Service – Atrium Health
Charlotte, North Carolina
Clinical Sessions

Justin R. Arnall is a Clinical Coordinator – Hematology who specializes in Adult Hematology/Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplant. His professional interests include multiple myeloma, bone marrow transplantation, pharmacogenomics in oncology practice, benign hematology, and antimicrobial stewardship in neutropenic/immunocompromised cancer patients. He is an active member in HOPA, ACCP, ASHP, and APhA, as well as an involved advocate for oral oncolytic parity legislation and pharmacy practice advancement.

Jessica Auten, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Acute Care Malignant Hematology
UNC Medical Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Review and Recertification Course, Home Study Syllabus

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 PharmD 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, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Professor
Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at ETSU
Johnson City, Tennessee
Review and Recertification Course, Home Study Syllabus, Clinical Sessions

John B. BossaerJohn B. Bossaer is 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 PharmD 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, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Review and Recertification Course, Home Study Syllabus

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, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Oncology Pharmacist
University of Louisville Health/Brown Cancer Center
Louisville, Kentucky
Review and Recertification Course, Home Study Syllabus

Brette ConliffeBrette is a clinical oncology pharmacist in Louisville, Kentucky at the Brown Cancer Center/University of Louisville Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry at Centre College and her PharmD from the University of Kentucky. She completed two years of residency at the University of Louisville Hospital/Brown Cancer Center, specializing in oncology. She currently practices primarily in the outpatient setting in solid tumor clinics (including sarcomas, genitourinary, gastrointestinal cancers among others). She also precepts PGY2 Oncology and Ambulatory Care residents in various solid tumor clinics as well as an outpatient medical oncology APPE rotation. Recent projects include an improvement in our medication reconciliation process and implementation of a pharmacy student-run oral antineoplastic follow up program. She also serves as a guest lecturer for oncology topics at Sullivan College of Pharmacy and is the Oncology P&T Subcommittee secretary.

Karen M. Fancher, PharmD, BCOP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice/ Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Oncology
Duquesne University School of Pharmacy/UPMC Passavant Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Review and Recertification Course, Home Study Syllabus

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, PharmD, M.H.A., BCOP

Clinical Specialist – Precision Medicine
Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center
Indianapolis, Indiana
Review and Recertification Course, Home Study Syllabus

Christopher FauselChristopher Fausel, PharmD, M.H.A., 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 PharmD 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, PharmD, BCOP

Oncology Clinical Coordinator
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Review and Recertification Course, Home Study Syllabus

Kelly FritzDr. Kelly Fritz, PharmD, 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, daughter, and dog.

Mitchell E. Hughes, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Hematology/Oncology/Cellular Therapy
Lymphoma Program and Lymphoma Translational Research
Abramson Cancer Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Clinical Sessions

Mitchell Hughes

Mitchell E. Hughes is a hematology/oncology clinical pharmacy specialist with the Lymphoma Program at the Abramson Cancer Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a PGY-class="photoLeft"1 pharmacy practice residency and PGY-2 hematology/oncology pharmacy residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. As a board-certified pharmacotherapy and oncology pharmacist, he currently works in an interdisciplinary environment in both clinical and research capacity. Mitchell’s areas of interest include hematologic malignancies, cellular therapeutics, personalized diagnostics, and oral oncolytics. He is a member of ASH, ACCP, and HOPA. Mitchell is currently working on translational research involving outcomes and safety evaluation of novel therapeutics in patients with B-cell malignancies

Lauren Ice, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Review and Recertification Course, Home Study Syllabus

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.

Alexis R. Jones, PharmD, BCOP, CPP

Clinical Pharmacist, Gynecologic Oncology
University of North Carolina Medical Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Review and Recertification Course

Alexis Jones

Alexis Jones has been a clinical pharmacist at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Gynecologic Oncology Outpatient clinic since 2017 after completing a two-year residency specializing in oncology. She has a board certification in oncology as well as a clinical pharmacist practitioner license. Alexis serves as an adjust assistance professor of clinical education at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

 

Lisa K. Lohr, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
M Health Fairview
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Clinical Sessions

Lisa Lohr

Lisa Lohr received her PharmD degree a hundred years ago from the University of Washington in 1988, and she completed a simultaneous two-year hospital residency at the University of Washington Hospital. She first practiced in oncology acute care at the University of Wisconsin Hospital before moving to the University of Minnesota/Fairview hospital where she practiced in oncology acute care for 18 years, before moving to the outpatient ambulatory care clinic for the last 10 years.

She has served as residency coordinator, oncology medication therapy management and started the Oral Chemotherapy Monitoring Program 10 years ago. She is one of those crazy dual board-certified folks in both BCPS and BCOP. She has published book chapters, PSAP/ASCAP modules and has given multiple presentations at HOPA Annual Meetings.

Elyse A. MacDonald, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Director, Pharmacy Services, Investigational Drug Service
Stanford Health Care
Palo Alto, California
Review and Recertification Course, Home Study Syllabus

Elyse McDonald

Elyse MacDonald is the 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 PharmD 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 a Utah delegate in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 for the ASHP House of Delegates.

Janelle Mann, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Oncology Pharmacist/Manger, Clinical Pharmacy Services
Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center/Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
Review and Recertification Course, Home Study Syllabus

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 Cancer 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.

Donald C. Moore, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, DPLA

Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator – Hematology/Oncology
Levine Cancer Institute – Atrium Health
Charlotte, North Carolina
Clinical Sessions

Donald MooreDonald C Moore, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, DPLA is a Pharmacist Clinical Coordinator in Hematology/Oncology at Levine Cancer Institute. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. His practice area is inpatient and outpatient hematology/oncology; he subspecializes in multiple myeloma, lymphoma, and non-malignant hematology. At Levine Cancer Institute, Dr. Moore provides care to many patients with multiple myeloma; treating patients on both clinical trials and standard of care agents, he has extensive first-hand experience with the newest agents available for multiple myeloma. Dr. Moore has authored numerous original research articles, review articles, and case reports in the area of multiple myeloma in journals such as Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma & Leukemia, Annals of Hematology, Leukemia & Lymphoma, and Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice. He has also served as a reviewer for numerous board certification activities pertaining to multiple myeloma, including the ASHP/ACCP BCOP Review and Recertification Course's multiple myeloma chapter and the ACCP 2020 Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program (PSAP) chapter on multiple myeloma. Dr. Moore has also been awarded the 2020 "40 Under 40 in Cancer" Award by the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, The Lynx Group, and the Association of Value-Based Cancer Care.

Anthony J. Perissinotti, PharmD, BCOP

Hematology Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
University of Michigan – Michigan Medicine
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Review and Recertification Course, Home Study Syllabus

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. 

Danielle Roman, PharmD, BCOP

Manager, Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Services
Allegheny Health Network
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Review and Recertification Course, Home Study Syllabus

Danielle RomanDr. Danielle 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, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP

Associate Member, Individualized Cancer Management
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida
Review and Recertification Course, Home Study Syllabus

Christine WalkoChristine 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 PharmD 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, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Pediatric Oncology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
Review and Recertification Course, Home Study Syllabus

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 PharmD 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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