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PGY1 Residency Director

Adrienne Au, PharmD, MS, FASHP
Senior Manager of Pharmacy Operations
PGY1 Residency Program Director, Senior Manager of Pharmacy Operations in Temple University Hospital, Adjunct Clinical Professor in Temple University School of Pharmacy

  • Areas of Interest: Pharmacy administration and management
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy (San Francisco, CA); Master of Science in Hospital Administration, Temple University School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, Temple University Health System (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Practice Achievements: Dr. Au is a leader in the senior level of hospital pharmacy management.  She has over 38 years of pharmacy experience in clinical practice, management and academia on both local and national levels. She is an active member of the Easter States Conference for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors Advisory Committee and an ASHP Residency Program Accreditation Guest Surveyor. 
  • Contact information: Adrienne.Au@tuhs.temple.edu 

Temple University Hospital Staff

Jenny Au, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Lung Transplant

  • Areas of Interest: Lung Transplant/Immunosuppressants
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, Temple University Health System (Philadelphia, PA)

Greg A. Bauer, PharmD, MS
Director of Pharmacy Operations

  • Preceptor: Staffing 
  • Areas of Interest: Hospital Pharmacy Administration and Operations
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy - University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
  • Postgraduate training: Master of Science in Health-System Pharmacy Administration, Ohio State University (Columbus, OH); Pharmacy Practice Residency, Ohio State University ( Columbus, OH); Clinical Toxicology Fellow, Georgia Poison Center, Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital (Atlanta, Georgia); ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy (Bethesda, MD)

Glen V. Bianchini, MHA, RPh
Chief Pharmacy Officer

  • Preceptor: Management
  • Area of Interest: Hospital Pharmacy Administration/Resource & Operational Management/Revenue Optimization
  • Education: Master of Science in Hospital Administration, St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA); Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences (Philadelphia, PA)

Adam Diamond, PharmD, BCPS 
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Abdominal Organ Transplant 

  • Areas of Interest: Liver, Kidney, and Pancreas Transplantation/Transplant Infectious Diseases/Immunosuppression Pharmacokinetics 
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences (Philadelphia, PA) 
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA); PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant – Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, IL)

Kimberley Harris, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit

  • Areas of Interest: Alcohol Withdrawal/Neurocritical Care/Glycemic Control
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, Vidant Medical Center (Greenville, NC); PGY2 Critical Care, University of Maryland (Baltimore, MD)

David Koren, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - ID/HIV

  • Areas of Interest: HIV/ Hepatitis C/ Vaccine preventable diseases/ Public Health
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Temple University School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, Yale New Haven Hospital (New Haven, CT); PGY2 Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH) 

Josephine Luong, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP 
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Ventilator Rehabilitation Unit 

  • Areas of Interest: Transitions of Care/Pulmonology/Critical Care 
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1 – Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center (Houston, TX)

Michelle M. Mason, PharmD
Pharmacy Manager of Clinical Services & Education 
PGY-1 Residency Site Coordinator

  • Areas of Interest: Staff Education Development/Clinical & Operational Program Development/Formulary Management/Cost-Savings Initiatives
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Temple University School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, St. Joseph’s/Candler Healthcare System (Savannah, GA)

Kerry Mohrien PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Medical Intensive Care Unit

  • Areas of Interest: Sedation, Analgesia, and Delirium/Shock/Hypertensive Urgency and Emergency
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (Worcester, MA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, Methodist University Hospital (Memphis, TN); PGY2 Critical Care, Methodist University Hospital (Memphis, TN)

Kazumi Morita, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Infectious Diseases 

  • Areas of Interest: Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY); Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy, Kitasato University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY); PGY2 Infectious Diseases - University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)

Jenna Murray-Kasznel, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Investigation Drug Services

  • Area of Interest: Investigational Drugs/ Clinical Trials
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Mylan School of Pharmacy, Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)

Christina Ruggia-Check, PharmD, BCPS, BCPS-AQ Cardiology
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant

  • Areas of Interest: Acute Decompensated Heart Failure/Heart Transplant/Mechanical Circulatory Support/Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences(Philadelphia, PA)

Elizabeth Tencza, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Emergency Medicine

  • Areas of Interest: Emergency Medicine and toxicology
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1 – University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)P; PGY2 Emergency Medicine – Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami, FL)

Temple University School of Pharmacy Staff

Jennifer Andres, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Preceptor: Recitation
Temple University School of Pharmacy

  • Area of Interest: Hepatitis C, Hepatology, Internal Medicine
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Temple University School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Martinsburg, WV)

Michael Barros, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Ambulatory Care 
Preceptor: Ambulatory Care, Recitation

  • Areas of Interest: Cardiac Risk Reduction/Heart Failure/Diabetes/Transitions of Care/Pharmacy Education 
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (Boston, MA)
  • Postgraduate training: PGY1 -  Providence VA Medical Center (Providence, RI); PGY2 Ambulatory – Providence VA Medical Center (Providence, RI)

Neela Bhajandas, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Temple University School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)
Preceptor: Emergency Medicine
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Emergency Medicine/ Critical Care, Temple University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) 

  • Areas of Interest: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, and Transitions of Care
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy- Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA), Bachelor of Science- Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1 Conemaugh, Memorial Medical Center (Johnstown, PA)

Ina Lee Calligaro, PharmD
Senior Associate Dean for Professional Programs, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy,  Temple University School of Pharmacy
Preceptor: Director of Teaching Certificate
Practice Specialty: Pediatrics

  • Areas of Interest: Curricular Assessment, Faculty Development, Learning Skills
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences; Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Temple University School of Pharmacy; Bachelor of Science in Education, Boston University

Lawrence Carey, PharmD 
Clinical Professor, Temple University School of Pharmacy
Associate Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Director, Office of Experiential Education
Preceptor: Internal Medicine, APPE/IPPE Student Coordinator 

  • Areas of Interest: Internal Medicine, Nutrition Support, Home Infusion Therapy 
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Temple University School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA) 
  • Postgraduate training: PGY1, Temple University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) 

Marissa Cavaretta, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Temple University School of Medicine
Preceptor: Internal Medicine, Recitation

  • Areas of Interest: Internal Medicine/ Geriatrics/ Transitions of Care
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Albany College of Pharmacy (Albany, NY) 
  • Postgraduate training: PGY1, Upstate University Hospital (Syracuse, NY); PGY2 Ambulatory Care, Upstate University Hospital (Syracuse, NY)

Anisha B Grover, PharmD, BCACP 
Clinical Assistant Professor, Temple University School of Pharmacy  
Preceptor: Ambulatory Care, Recitation

  • Areas of Interest: Ambulatory/Community Care, Internal Medicine, Medication Therapy Management, Diabetes
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (Boston, MA) 
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, Ambulatory/Community Care, Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

Van T. Hellerslia, PharmD 
Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Specialist in Neurocritical Care
Preceptor: Recitation
Site: Temple University School of Pharmacy 

  • Area of Interest: Thrombosis and Hemostasis; Stroke, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis 
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • Post Graduate Training: PGY1, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison, WI)

Jason Gallagher, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Professor in Pharmacy Practice, Director of the PGY2 Residency in Infectious Disease, Clinical Specialist in Infectious Disease 

  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Rutgers University (Piscataway, NJ); Pharmacy Postgraduate
  • Training: Practice Residency, VCU Health System, MCV Hospitals and Physicians (Richmond, VA); Specialized Residency in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy in the Immunocompromised Host, Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC) 

Nima M. Patel-Shori, PharmD
Clinical Professor, Temple University School of Pharmacy
Preceptor: Ambulatory Care

  • Areas of Interest: Ambulatory Care/Internal Medicine/Cardiology/Women's Health
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Ernest Mario College of Pharmacy, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center (Chicago, IL); PGY2 Outcomes Research Specialized Residency, Department of Veterans Affairs Pharmacy Benefits Management Strategic Health Group/University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center/TAP Pharmaceuticals (Chicago, IL)

Melissa Ranieri, PharmD 
Clinical Associate Professor - Temple University School of Pharmacy
Preceptor: Internal Medicine

  • Area of Interest: Internal Medicine 
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy - Temple University School of Pharmacy  (Philadelphia, PA)

Susan Romann, PharmD, BCGP
Clinical Associate Professor
Preceptor: Recitation
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Temple University School of Pharmacy

  • Area of interest: Geriatrics, Ambulatory care
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC); Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia (Richmond, VA)
  • Postgraduate training: Pharmacotherapy Residency, Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis, MO)

Christina Rose, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Professor in Pharmacy Practice, Director of the PGY2 Residency in Critical Care, Clinical Specialist in Critical Care 
Preceptor: Intensive Care Unit

  • Area of Interest: Critical Care Pharmacotherapy, Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacy Education
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (Richmond, VA); PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacotherapy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences

Craig Whitman , PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Associate Professor, Temple University School of Pharmacy 
Preceptor: Intensive Care Unit

  • Area of Interest: Critical Care
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, VA Western NY Healthcare System (Buffalo, NY); PGY2 Critical Care, University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy (Buffalo, NY)

Jeanes Hospital Staff

Brittany Cael, PharmD, BCPS 
BMT Clinical Pharmacist

  • Areas of Interest: Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Temple University School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, Temple University Health System (Philadelphia, PA)

Michelle Pasciolla, PharmD
BMT Clinical Pharmacist

  • Areas of interest: Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, South Carolina College of Pharmacy (Columbia, SC)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York, NY); PGY2 Hematology/Oncology, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York, NY)

Dwight Kloth, PharmD, FCCP, BCOP
Director of Pharmacy at Fox Chase Cancer Center
Preceptor: Management 

  • Area of Interest: Oncology
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)

Patrick McDonnell, PharmD, FASHP
Clinical Associate Professor, Temple University School of Pharmacy

  • Areas of Interest: Internal Medicine/Adverse Drug Reactions
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Temple University School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, Temple University Health System (Philadelphia, PA)

Laura Mentzer, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Critical Care

  • Area of Interest: Critical Care
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Temple University School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, Temple University Health System (Philadelphia, PA)

George Miller, RPh
Clinical Manager at Jeanes Hospital
Preceptor: Management 

  • Area of Interest: Management
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Temple University School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)

Khang Pham, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist

  • Area of Interest: Medication Reconciliation
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Temple University School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, Temple University Health System (Philadelphia, PA)