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PGY1 Residency Director

Jaime Robenolt Gray, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM
System Director of Medication Safety & Policy
Director, 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

Site Coordinators

    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

    Meghan Caylor, PharmD, BCCCP
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist/Educator - Neurocritical Care

    • Areas of Interest: Traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, status epilepticus
    • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
    • Postgraduate Training: PGY1 – Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN); PGY2 Critical Care – University of North Carolina Hospitals (Chapel Hill, NC)
    • Contact Information Meghan.Caylor@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

      Sheriff Gbadamosi, PharmD, BCCCP
      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, MPH, BCPS
      Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Pulmonary 

      • 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); Master of Public Health (Temple University)
      • Contact Information: Nur.Kazzaz@tuhs.temple.edu

      David Koren, PharmD, MPH, 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); Master of Public Health (Temple University)
      • Contact Information: David.Koren2@tuhs.temple.edu

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

      • 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), Master of Business Administration (Temple University)
      • Contact Information: Josephine.Luong@tuhs.temple.edu

      Kerry Mohrien PharmD
      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

      Nicholas Ferraro, PharmD
      Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Internal Medicine/Transitions of Care 

      • Areas of Interest: COPD, Diabetes, Heart Failure, Patient Education 
      • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences (Philadelphia, PA)
      • Postgraduate Training: PGY1, Temple University Hospital - Jeanes Campus (Philadelphia, PA)
      • Contact Information: Nicholas.Ferraro@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

      Shawn Parekh, PharmD, MHA, FACHE, DPLA
      Vice President - Chief Pharmacy Officer

      • Areas of Interest: Pharmacy Operations, Medication Safety, Business Development, Outpatient Medication Services, IV Compounding, Pharmacy Automation, System Integration
      • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences (Philadelphia, PA)
      • Postgraduate Training: Masters in Healthcare Administration (Ohio University), Pharmacy Leadership Academy (ASHP), Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives
      • Contact Information: Shawn.Parekh@tuhs.temple.edu

      Maria Piddoubny, PharmD, BCOP
      Clinical Pharmacy Specialist/Educator – Oncology

      • Areas of Interest: Malignant Hematology and Oncology
      • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – University at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy (Buffalo, NY)
      • Postgraduate Training: PGY1 – Indiana University Health; PGY2 Hematology/Oncology – Indiana University Health (Indianapolis, IN)
      • Contact Information: Maria.Piddoubny@tuhs.temple.edu

       


      Christina Ruggia-Check, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP, BCTXP, 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

      Ishani Shah, PharmD
      Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Educator, Lung Transplant

      • Areas of Interest: Lung transplant, transplant infectious diseases, anticoagulation use in transplant patients
      • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – Rutgers University (NJ)
      • Postgraduate Training: PGY1 – Temple University Health System, PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant – Temple University Health System (Philadelphia, PA) 
      • Contact Information: Ishani.Shah@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 Ballas, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
      Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – BMT and Cellular Therapy

      • Areas of Interest: Hematology, Cellular Therapy
      • 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 Sorrentino, PharmD, BCPS
      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

      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
      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

      Van T. Hellerslia, PharmD, BCPS
      Clinical Associate 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, FCCP, FIDP, FIDSA, 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, FCCM
      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

      Divita Singh, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
      Clinical Assistant Professor and Teaching Certificate Program Coordinator, Temple University School of Pharmacy
      Preceptor: Intensive Care Unit

      • Area of Interest: Internal Medicine, Pharmacogenomics, Drug Information
      • Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – Ernest Maria School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)
      • Postgraduate Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice – Monmouth Medical Center (Long Branch, NJ); PGY2 Ambulatory Care – University of Florida College of Pharmacy/ University of Florida Health (Gainesville, FL)
      • Contact Information: Divita.Singh@temple.edu

      Craig Whitman, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
      Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
      Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, Temple University School of Pharmacy 
      Preceptor: Medical / Respiratory Intensive Care Unit

      • Area of Interest: Critical Care, Pharmacy Education
      • 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