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Preceptors

PGY1 Residency Director

Josephine Luong, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
System Director of Pharmacy Clinical Services, Education and Residency
Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

  • Areas of Interest: Hospital Pharmacy Administration / Transitions of Care / 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)
  • Contact information: Josephine.Luong@tuhs.temple.edu

Site Coordinators

Jaime Robenolt Gray, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM
System Director of Medication Safety & Policy
Site Coordinator - Main Campus, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

  • Areas of Interest: Sepsis, pain / agitation / delirium, alcohol withdrawal, pharmacokinetics, transitions of care, antimicrobial stewardship, quality improvement & medication safety
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – Virginia Commonwealth University, The Medical College of Virginia (Richmond, VA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1 – University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore, MD); PGY2 Critical Care – Detroit Receiving Hospital (Detroit, MI)
  • Contact Information: Jaime.Gray@tuhs.temple.edu

George Miller, RPh
Clinical Manager at Jeanes Campus
Site Coordinator - Jeanes Campus, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

  • Area of Interest: Management
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Temple University School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Contact Information: G.MillerIV@tuhs.temple.edu

Temple University Hospital – Main Campus Staff

Jenny Au, PharmD, BCPS
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)
  • Contact Information Jenny.Au@tuhs.temple.edu

Greg A. Bauer, MS, PharmD
AVP System Pharmacy Operations

  • 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)
  • Contact Information: Greg.Bauer@tuhs.temple.edu

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)
  • Contact Information: Adam.Diamond@tuhs.temple.edu

Amir Emamifar, PharmD, MBA
Vice President – Chief Pharmacy Officer

  • Areas of Interest: Healthcare Administration, Quality Improvement, Clinical Trials, Research
  • Education: BS in Pharmacy – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Oklahoma City, OK); Doctor of Pharmacy – University of Colorado Anschutz Medical College (Aurora, CO); MBA – Our Lady of the Lake University (San Antonio, TX)
  • Postgraduate Training: Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics fellow of the Wharton School of Business; Woodruff Leadership Academy Fellow of Emory University
  • Contact Information: Amir.Emamifar@tuhs.temple.edu

Sheriff Gbadamosi, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit

  • Areas of Interest: Trauma/coagulopathy, Septic shock, Anticoagulation, Thromboelastography, Sedation, Analgesia
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (Baltimore, MD)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1 – Suburban Hospital – John Hopkins Medicine (Bethesda, MD); PGY2 Critical Care – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Contact Information: Sheriff.Gbadamosi@tuhs.temple.edu

Nur Kazzaz, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Pulmonary Clinic

  • Areas of Interest: Pulmonary Medicine, Lung Transplant, Rheumatology
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – Temple University School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1 – Bayhealth Medical Center (Dover, DE)
  • Contact Information: Nur.Kazzaz@tuhs.temple.edu

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

  • Areas of Interest: HIV / Viral Hepatitis, 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)
  • Contact Information: David.Koren@tuhs.temple.edu

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

  • Areas of Interest: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Beta Lactams, Precision Dosing in the ICU, Anticoagulation in the ICU
  • 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)
  • Contact Information: Kerry.Mohrien@tuhs.temple.edu

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)
  • Contact Information: Kazumi.Morita@tuhs.temple.edu

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

  • Area of Interest: Investigational Drugs / Clinical Trials
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Mylan School of Pharmacy, Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Contact Information: Jenna.Murray-Kasznel@tuhs.temple.edu

Christine Owens, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Hepatology
IPPE and APPE Coordinator

  • Areas of Interest: Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, Ambulatory Care, Pharmacy Education
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – Temple University School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1 – UPMC St. Margaret (Pittsburgh, PA); Faculty Development Fellowship – UPMC St. Margaret (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Contact Information: Christine.Owens@tuhs.temple.edu

Christina Ruggia-Check, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP, AACC
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)
  • Contact Information: Christina.Ruggia-Check@tuhs.temple.edu

Elizabeth Tencza, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Emergency Medicine

  • Areas of Interest: Emergency Medicine, 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)
  • Contact Information: Elizabeth.Tencza@tuhs.temple.edu

Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus Staff

Brittany Cael, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – BMT and Cellular Therapy

  • 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)
  • Contact Information: Brittany.Ballas@tuhs.temple.edu

Michele Caronia, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – BMT and Cellular Therapy

  • Areas of Interest: Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – Albany College of Pharmacy (Albany, NY)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1 – Hahnemann University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Contact Information: Michele.Caronia@tuhs.temple.edu

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

  • 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)
  • Contact Information: Dwight.Kloth@fccc.edu

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)
  • Contact Information: Patrick.McDonnell2@tuhs.temple.edu

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

  • Area of Interest: Anticoagulation, Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Temple University School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, Temple University Health System (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Contact Information: Laura.Mentzer@tuhs.temple.edu

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)
  • Contact Information: Khang.Pham@tuhs.temple.edu

Temple University School of Pharmacy Staff

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

  • Areas of Interest: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, 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)
  • Contact InformationNeela.Bhajandas@temple.edu

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

  • 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
  • Contact InformationIna.Calligaro@temple.edu

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)
  • Contact InformationLawrence.Carey@temple.edu 

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)
  • Contact InformationMarissa.Cavaretta@temple.edu

Justina Frimpong, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Temple University School of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacist, Oncology Ambulatory Care

  • Areas of Interest: Hematology-Oncology (oral antineoplastic therapy education and toxicity management / related supportive care), Oncology-related Medication Safety
  • Education: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Postgraduate Training: PGY1 – St. Joseph Medical Center – Penn State Health (Reading, PA); PGY2 Oncology – Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, FL)
  • Contact InformationJustina.Frimpong@temple.edu

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

  • Area of Interest: Thrombosis and Hemostasis; Stroke, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis 
  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – University of the Sciences (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Post Graduate Training: PGY1, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison, WI)
  • Contact InformationVan.Hellerslia@temple.edu

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

  • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – Rutgers University (Piscataway, NJ)
  • Training: Pharmacy Postgraduate 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)
  • Contact InformationJason.Gallagher@temple.edu

Nima M. Patel-Shori, PharmD, BCACP
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)
  • Contact InformationNima.Patel-Shori@temple.edu

Melissa Potts, 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)
  • Contact Information: Melissa.Potts@temple.edu

 


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

  • 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)
  • Contact Information: Susan.Romann@temple.edu

Christina Rose, PharmD, 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 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Contact Information: Christina.Rose@temple.edu

Craig Whitman, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, Temple University School of Pharmacy
Associate Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice  
Preceptor: Medical / Respiratory 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)
  • Contact Information: Craig.Whitman@temple.edu