Postgraduate Pharmacy Residencies

Overview

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Quality, compassion, technology and innovation are at the heart of Truman Medical Center, located in Kansas City, Mo. The TMC Health System includes TMC Hospital Hill, TMC Lakewood, TMC Behavioral Health, the Jackson County Health Department and a number of primary care practices throughout the metropolitan area. Recently named one of the nations top academic medical centers, TMC is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Health Sciences and specializes in asthma, bariatrics, diabetes, women’s health, and trauma services.

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Katie Korte, Pharm.D., BCPS BCCCP
Interim Clinical Manager
PGY1 and PGY2 Residency Program Director
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Postgraduate Year 1

  • Overview

    Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency at Hospital Hill

    Truman Medical Center provides an array of acute care and outpatient services. TMC Hospital Hill has the busiest adult emergency room in the Kansas City metropolitan area with more than 60,000 visits a year. In addition to Emergency Medicine and Trauma, TMC is also noted for Asthma, Diabetes, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Weight Management and Women’s Health.

    Program Purpose Statement

    PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

    Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency Program Goals

    Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent and confident pharmacy practitioners of direct patient care in various environments. They will be able to provide drug information to any health care team, possess independent leadership skills, teaching skills and communicate well in personal and group settings. They will demonstrate professional and personal maturity by following a philosophy of professional practice, monitoring their own performance, exhibiting a commitment to the profession, and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication use system.

    Program Director
    Katie Korte, Pharm. D., BCPS, BCCCP
    Office: 816-404-4189
    Fax: 816-404-4199
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    Residency Coordinator
    Joanne Hatfield, Pharm. D., BCPS
    Office: 816-404-4167
    Fax: 816-404-2352
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    Residency Coordinator
    Kerry Yamada, Pharm.D., BCPS,BCGP
    Office: 816-404-4208
    Fax: 816-404-2351
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    Program Details
    PGY1-12 month residency
    4 positions
    Starting date: June 22, 2020
    Estimate stipend: $54,000
    Interview required
  • Learning Experiences

    Required Learning Experiences
    • Orientation
    • Internal Medicine I
      • Hospital Hill
      • Lakewood
    • Internal Medicine II
      • Hospital Hill
      • Lakewood
    • Critical Care
    • Trauma and General Surgery
    • Cardiology
    • Infectious Disease
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Drug Information

    Longitudinal Learning Experiences
    • Pharmacy Management
      • Medication Assistance
      • Medication Management
      • Medication Safety
      • Regulatory Operations
    • Staffing
    • Teaching Certificate
    • Research Project

    Elective Learning Experiences
    • Administration-Ambulatory and Community Pharmacy
    • Ambulatory Care
      • Hospital Hill
      • Lakewood
      • Maternal Care Clinic
    • Psychiatry
    • Metabolic Support
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Transitional Care
    • Intensive Care Nursery (Provided Off-Site)
    • Pain Management
    • Medical/Surgical Pediatrics (Provided Off-Site)

    The year will begin with 1 month of orientation and will be followed by a month each of the required learning experiences. Over the course of the year, you will complete all the required learning experiences and your choice of 2 elective experiences, which may include repeating a previously completed required learning experience.

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  • Application

    Application Requirements
    • Letter of Interest
    • College Transcript
    • Missouri license (or eligible)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • 3 Letters of reference using standard reference form
    • Copy of a formal case presentation (PowerPoint presentation is the preferred format for the case, 6 slides per page).

    The deadline for receipt of all of the above information is December 30, 2019.

    All candidates must participate in the National Match program sponsored by ASHP.

    Applications will be accepted through the PhORCAS system starting November 2019.

    International students encouraged to apply. Sponsorship is not provided.

    If a paper application is required due to extenuating circumstances, please contact the program director for additional information.

Postgraduate Year 2

  • Overview

    About Truman Medical Center
    Truman Medical Center (TMC) Hospital Hill is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO). TMC has three intensive care units totaling 31-beds that care for critically ill surgical, cardiac, and medical patients managed by board certified pulmonary/critical care intensivists using a multidisciplinary approach. TMC’s Trauma Center is one of three adult Level I Trauma Centers in KCMO and is part of a statewide trauma system. The Emergency Department (ED) provides care for approximately 69,000 patients per year in a 52-bed unit, (including three trauma rooms).

    Program Purpose Statement
    PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with the opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

    PGY-2 Critical Care Residency Program Goals
    TMC’s critical care pharmacy residency program is a 12-month program designed to prepare its graduates to assume positions in adult critical care, emergency medicine/trauma services in an urban teaching facility, similar to that of TMC. TMC is an academic teaching hospital providing the unique opportunity to not only precept pharmacy students, but also educate learners from other disciplines. In addition, the resident will have the opportunity to teach on an academic level at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. Required learning experiences include critical care medicine, trauma surgery, emergency medicine, infectious disease, and solid organ transplant. The resident will also complete BLS/ACLS certification if they are not currently certified in addition to actively participating in the Advanced Trauma Life-Support course offered at TMC. Elective learning experience opportunities include cardiology, PICU/NICU, neurosurgical ICU, and participation in the teaching certificate program offered through the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy.

    Program Director
    Katie Korte, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
    Office: 816-404-4189
    Fax: 816-404-4199
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    Residency Coordinator
    Joanne Hatfield, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Office: 816-404-4167
    Fax: 816-404-2352
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    Residency Coordinator
    Kerry Yamada, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP
    Office: 816-404-4208
    Fax: 816-404-2351
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    Program Details
    PGY2 Critical Care-12 month residency
    1 position
    Starting date: July 1, 2020
    Estimate stipend: $60,000
    Interview required
  • Learning Experiences

    Required Learning Experiences
    • Orientation
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Trauma Surgery
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Infectious Disease

    Longitudinal Learning Experiences
    • Staffing
    • Research Project

    Elective Learning Experiences
    • Critical Care II
    • Trauma Surgery II
    • Emergency Medicine II
    • Cardiology
    • Metabolic Support
    • PICU/NICU (provided off-site)
    • Neurosurgical ICU (provided off-site)
    • Teaching Certificate

    The year will begin with 1 month of orientation for any resident that did not complete their PGY1 residency at Truman Medical Center.  This will be followed by a combination of both 4 week and 6 week long learning experiences.  Over the course of the year, all required learning experiences will be completed as well as your choice of 4 elective experiences, which may include repeating a previously completed required learning experience.



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  • Application

    Application Requirements
    • Letter of interest
    • College transcript
    • Missouri license (or eligible)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • 3 Letters of reference using standard reference form
    • Written presentation (PowerPoint presentation is the preferred format and will need to be uploaded as a PDF file for PhORCAS). The PowerPoint will be presented during the on-site interview (no longer than 15 minutes).


    The deadline for receipt of all of the above information is December 30, 2019.

    All candidates must participate in the National Match program sponsored by ASHP.

    Applications will be accepted through the PhORCAS system starting November 2019.

    If a paper application is required due to extenuating circumstances, please contact the program director for additional information.

 

Meet the Residents

Dr. Thanh-Nhi Nguyen

Dr. Thanh-Nhi Nguyen

Dr. Thanh-Nhi Nguyen received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy in May 2018. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Truman Medical Center. Her current practice interests include trauma surgery and emergency medicine. Nhi’s research project involves the analysis of rotational thromboelastometry use in the trauma population and the administration of blood product and anti-fibrinolytic medications. Upon completion of her PGY2 residency, she plans to pursue a clinical position in a hospital located in the urban Kansas City core.
Dr. Sara Lauterwasser

Dr. Sara Lauterwasser

Dr. Sara Lauterwasser received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University in May 2019. Currently, her practice interests include infectious diseases, emergency medicine, and critical care medicine. Sara’s research project involves evaluating the addition of antibiotics to a sepsis order set in the Emergency Department at Truman Medical Center. Upon completion of her PGY-1, Sara plans to obtain board certification in pharmacotherapy and hopes to stay in the Kansas City area to pursue a PGY-2 or a clinical position in a hospital.
Dr. Dayton Antley

Dr. Dayton Antley

Dr. Dayton Antley received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy in May 2019. His current practice interests include internal medicine and psychiatry. Dayton’s research project involves evaluating non-controlled medications with risk for misuse and abuse at Truman Medical Center. Upon completion of his PGY-1, he plans to pursue a PGY-2 or pursue a clinical position at an academic medical center. Dayton also hopes to achieve board certification in pharmacotherapy.
Dr. Whitney Hessel

Dr. Whitney Hessel

Dr. Whitney Hessel received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions in May 2019. Her current practice interests include ambulatory care and infectious diseases. Whitney’s research project involves evaluating the restriction of IV opioids on overall utilization and patient satisfaction at Truman Medical Center. Upon completion of her PGY-1, she plans to pursue a PGY-2 or an ambulatory care position in a hospital located in the Kansas City area. Whitney also hopes to achieve board certification in pharmacotherapy and ambulatory care.
Dr. Diep Ngan Nguyen

Dr. Diep Ngan Nguyen

Dr. Diep Ngan Nguyen received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy in May 2019. Her current practice interests include ER/Trauma/Critical Care and Pediatrics. Diep Ngan’s research project involves evaluating the impact of liposomal bupivacaine in orthopaedic surgeries at Truman Medical Center. Upon completion of her PGY-1, she plans to pursue a PGY-2 or pursue a clinical position in a hospital focusing on acute care. Diep Ngan also hopes to achieve board certification in pharmacotherapy and to remain active in health-systems pharmacy organizations.

Meet the Preceptors

Kylie Barnes, Pharm.D., BCPS

Kylie Barnes, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Kylie Barnes is the Maternal/Fetal Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Truman Medical Center as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. Dr. Barnes earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital and PGY2 training at St. Louis College of Pharmacy specializing in academia and women’s health. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Barnes’ professional areas of interest include women’s health, specifically pregnancy and lactation. Dr. Barnes has served as the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Women’s Health PRN Secretary Treasurer, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Women’s Health PRN Chair Elect. Honerable mentions include the following: Phi Lambda Sigma Faculty Member of the Year, Rho Chi Faculty Member of the Year, and Teacher of the Year.
Blake Baumann, Pharm.D., BCPS

Blake Baumann, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Blake Baumann is the Transitional Care Pharmacist at Truman Medical Center. He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and completed PGY1 residency training at St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. He has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Baumann’s professional areas of interest include chronic disease state management, working closely with case managers and social workers to assure patients are able to obtain medications after discharge, and precepting students. Within TMC Dr. Baumann is a member of the Pharmacy Employee Engagement Action Plan Committee (PEEAPC).
Mary Durham, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS

Mary Durham, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS

Dr. Mary Durham is the interim Director of Pharmacy at TMC Hospital Hill. Dr. Durham earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Dr. Durham completed her PGY1/PGY2 residency in Health System Pharmacy Administration at Duke University Hospital and received her Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences specializing in Health System Pharmacy Administration from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Prior to pharmacy school, Dr. Durham implemented health care information technology solutions for Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri.

Dr. Durham’s professional interest areas include pharmacy automation, supply chain, controlled substance management, professional resilience and public policy, and personalized medicine. Within TMC, Dr. Durham serves on the pharmacy employee engagement committee. Dr. Durham also serves on Public Policy committees for both the Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacy and the Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Nationally, Dr. Durham is active on the Vizient Medication Use and Information Technology Committee and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Section Advisory Group on Operations and Automation.
Dr. Teri Fanizza

Dr. Teri Fanizza

Dr. Teri Fanizza is the interim Clinical Lead Pharmacist in Internal Medicine at Truman Medical Center (TMC) Lakewood. Dr. Fanizza earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Fanizza’s professional areas of interest include internal medicine, precepting, and pharmacy practice advancement. Dr. Fanizza has been actively involved in multiple committees at TMC including workflow improvement, employee engagement and vancomycin peer review group. She is the technician coordinator at TMC and has been working to advance pharmacy technician professional development. She is also actively involved with the MSHP Resident and New Practitioner Group.
Melissa Gabriel, Pharm.D., BCPS

Melissa Gabriel, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Melissa Gabriel is the Medication Safety Manager at Truman Medical Center. Dr. Gabriel earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas and completed her PGY1 residency training at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, NE. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Gabriel’s professional areas of interest include medication safety, advancing pharmacy practice and the training of future health systems pharmacists. Dr. Gabriel serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents.
Jeremy Hampton, Pharm.D., BCPS

Jeremy Hampton, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Jeremy Hampton is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and an Emergency Medicine Clinical Specialist for Truman Medical Center. He earned a BS in Biology at Rockhurst University in Kansas City and his Pharm.D. at UMKC. Following graduation, Dr. Hampton completed his post-graduate residency training at Duke University. He achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Hampton has a strong interest in rapid sequence intubation, the management of angioedema, and he is known to be a lover of all things ketamine. He has been a member of the ASHP Emergency Medicine Section Advisory Group and the ACCP Emergency Medicine Practice Research Network, and he is active at the state level where he currently serves as the president of the Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Joanne Hatfield, Pharm.D., BCPS

Joanne Hatfield, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Joanne Hatfield is the Pain Management Pharmacist and also serves as one of the two Pharmacy Residency Coordinators. Dr. Hatfield earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and has completed the ASHP Foundation Traineeship in Pain and Palliative Care.

Dr. Hatfield’s professional areas of interest include pain management, palliative care, and internal medicine. She is the co-chair of the TMC Corporate Pain Management Committee and is also involved in operational committees within the pharmacy department. Dr. Hatfield has held leadership roles within local organizations and has presented posters at state and national pharmacy conferences.
Joel A. Hennenfent, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, FASHP

Joel A. Hennenfent, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, FASHP

Dr. Joel Hennenfent is the Chief Pharmacy Officer and Associate Administrator for Laboratory and Imaging. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Louis University.

Dr. Hennenfent has vast experience in clinical, quality, safety, regulatory, operational, and supply chain program development. Joel is a Past President of Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP), Past President of St. Louis Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and Past Chair of MSHP Research & Education Board. Moreover, he was the 2013 ASHP Council on Therapeutics Chair, 2015-2017 ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Executive Committee Director-at-Large, a 2014-2018 and 2015-2019 ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Forecast Advisory Committee member, the 2012 MSHP Pharmacist of the Year, and 2015 MSHP Foundation Garrison Award Recipient. Dr. Hennenfent is currently serving as an ASHP Delegate for Missouri.
Rachel Howland, Pharm.D., BCPS

Rachel Howland, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Rachel Howland is the Investigational Drug Pharmacist and Clinical Lead Float at Truman Medical Center. She also co-precepts as the Residency Research Coordinator for the PGY1 and PGY2 programs. Dr. Howland earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and completed PGY1 residency training at Methodist University Hospital. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Howland’s professional areas of interest include internal medicine, emergency/trauma medicine, and investigational research. She serves as the New Practitioner Mentor for the APhA-ASP UMKC chapter.
Tony Huke, PHARM.D., BCPS

Tony Huke, PHARM.D., BCPS

Dr. Tony Huke is the interim Director of Pharmacy at TMC Lakewood. Dr. Huke earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed his PGY1 residency training at Cox Medical Center. He achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Huke’s professional areas of interest include the training of future health systems pharmacists at TMC, within the state of Missouri and across the country by serving as both preceptor and mentor for pharmacy students and residents alike. He has held various clinical and managerial roles within the department, organized and supervised the creation of numerous clinical programs and initiatives, and was a founding member and preceptor of the re-initiated TMC pharmacy residency program that he led for the past twelve years. Dr. Huke has presented at numerous local and regional conferences and student organizations regarding the importance of residency training, and planning a career in health systems pharmacy.
Dr. Patrick Kelley

Dr. Patrick Kelley

Dr. Patrick Kelley is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist for Psychiatry at Truman Medical Center.  Dr. Kelley earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy and completed his PGY1 residency training at Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City.  Prior to coming to Truman Medical Center, Dr. Kelley worked at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO where he achieved the designation of a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. 

Dr. Kelley was the primary internal medicine and antibiotic stewardship preceptor for the PGY1 program at Mercy.  New to TMC in 2019, Dr. Kelley brings a passion for teaching and maintains significant interest in all areas of pharmacy in addition to his primary practice site of behavioral health. 
Katie Korte, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP

Katie Korte, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP

Dr. Katie Korte is the interim Clinical Manager as well as the Program Director for both the PGY1 and the PGY2 Critical Care residency programs at Truman Medical Center. Dr. Korte earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed her PGY1 residency and PGY2 specialty training in Critical Care both at Truman Medical Center. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist.

Dr. Korte’s professional areas of interest include critical care, trauma, and leadership development. She currently serves on the board of the Greater Kansas City Society of Health-System Pharmacists as Past-President focusing on involving students, residents, and pharmacists in local pharmacy initiatives and supporting professional development through educational offerings. She plans to pursue involvement at the state level with the Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists after completion of her term. Dr. Korte is actively involved in research and clinical practice. She has recently published “Residency Program Directors’ View on the Value of Teaching” in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and “Pharmacists’ Guide to the Management of Organ Donors after Brain Death” in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Korte is actively pursuing a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Missouri.
Nicole Mackeben, Pharm.D., BCPS

Nicole Mackeben, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Nicole Mackeben is the Metabolic Support Clinical Lead at Truman Medical Center. Dr. Mackeben earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Missouri Kansas City School of Pharmacy. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacology Specialist.

Dr. Mackeben’s professional areas of interest include Metabolic Support. She is a member of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).
Heather Pace, Pharm.D.

Heather Pace, Pharm.D.

Dr. Heather Pace is the Drug Information Specialist for Truman Medical Center. Dr. Pace earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Pharmacy (UMKC) and completed her PGY2 training in Drug Information at the UMKC Drug Information Center.

Dr. Pace is a Clinical Associate Professor at the UMKC School of Pharmacy and Assistant Director of the UMKC Drug Information Center. She serves as a preceptor for APPE students and Drug Information Fellows at the UMKC Drug Information Center where she supervises the operation of a drug information call center as well as provides formulary management services to local institutions and state prescription assistance programs. She has served in a variety of capacities on multiple national, state, university and School of Pharmacy committees. She is currently the director of the UMKC School of Pharmacy Resident Teaching Program and serves as a member of the Truman Medical Center Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Dr. Pace’s professional areas of interest include Drug Information Practice, Formulary Management and Evidence-Based literature analysis. Dr. Pace is coeditor of “The Pharmacist’s Guide to Evidence-Based Medicine for Clinical Decision Making” and authored chapters in several other drug information handbooks.
Christy Padilla, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP

Christy Padilla, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP

Dr. Christy Padilla is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist for Orthopaedic Surgery at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Kansas. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.

Dr. Padilla's professional area of interest is caring for our indigent patient population. She participates in multi-disciplinary daily rounds with the orthopedic care team. She offers clinical experience rotations for pharmacy students and pharmacy residents to develop skills related to the care of orthopedic patients.
Erin Pender, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP

Erin Pender, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP

Dr. Erin Pender is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist in Critical Care Medicine at Truman Medical Center. Dr. Pender earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University and completed her PGY1 residency training at Truman Medical Center. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist as well as Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist.

Dr. Pender’s professional areas of interest include training new practitioners in the area of critical care medicine. She has served in various roles within the department including serving as the critical care medicine preceptor for the PGY1 residency for the past 9 years. In addition Dr. Pender helped found the Critical Care PGY2 residency program, served as the Residency Program Director for 5 years and continues to serve as a preceptor for the program. Dr. Pender also lectures for UMKC School of Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy course and serves as the course coordinator/instructor for the Introduction to Critical Care Medicine elective course each spring at the pharmacy school.
Dr. Jordan Rowe

Dr. Jordan Rowe

Dr. Jordan Rowe is an assistant clinical professor with the UMKC School of Pharmacy and practices as a clinic-embedded pharmacist focusing on chronic disease management within the endocrinology and internal medicine clinics at Truman Medical Center. Dr. Rowe received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UAMS College of Pharmacy in Little Rock, Arkansas. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialty Residency at CoxHealth in Springfield, Missouri. She is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist.

Dr. Rowe’s professional areas of interests include sustainable models for integrated ambulatory pharmacy practice, clinical outcomes associated with multidisciplinary approaches to chronic disease management, interprofessional education, and identifying care models to successfully address health disparities. In addition to serving as a preceptor for the pharmacy residency program, she also serves as faculty for the UMKC Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism Fellowship Program.
Jennifer Santee, Pharm.D.

Jennifer Santee, Pharm.D.

Dr. Jen Santee is an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Truman Medical Center. Dr. Santee earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree with high distinction from the University of Iowa and completed PGY 1 residency training in family medicine and community pharmaceutical care at Northeast Iowa Family Practice Center and Greenwood Drug in Waterloo, Iowa.

Dr. Santee is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) in the School of Pharmacy. Her practice site is at Truman Medical Center – Lakewood where she is active in the family practice clinic, anticoagulation clinic, dermatology clinic, and pulmonology clinic. She has served on various American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy committees, has been the School of Pharmacy’s curriculum committee chair, received the UMKC Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Diversity, and is currently the faculty advisor for UMKC’s Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) chapter.
Andrew Smith, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, AQ Cardiology

Andrew Smith, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, AQ Cardiology

Dr. Andy Smith is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and a Cardiology Clinical Specialist for Truman Medical Center. Dr. Smith earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UMKC and completed his PGY1 residency training at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City, IA. He achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with added qualifications in cardiology. Dr. Smith is a recently elected fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Dr. Smith’s current projects include medication optimization in patients with coronary artery disease and increasing participation in cardiac rehabilitation. His research interests are heart failure medication therapy, cardiovascular secondary prevention therapy, pharmacy education, and medication adherence. Dr. Smith has been commended on his advocacy to promote education receiving various awards for service and leadership. Dr. Smith is a published author whose cardiovascular knowledge is often included in journals like the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and The American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists.
Annie Ungerman, Pharm.D., BCPS

Annie Ungerman, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Annie Ungerman is the Internal Medicine Pharmacist at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill location. Dr. Ungerman earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Iowa and completed a PGY1 residency at The Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Ungerman’s professional areas of interest include Nephrology, Hematology/Oncology, Cardiology, and Investigational Drug. She is the secretary for the Greater Kansas Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. She has provided a variety of presentations, but most recently presented at ASHP’s National Pharmacy Preceptors Conference. She has been involved in and led various committees within Truman Medical Center including employee engagement and workflow improvement.
Sayo Weihs, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS

Sayo Weihs, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS

Dr. Sayo Weihs is the Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at Truman Medical Center. Dr. Weihs earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Master of Business Administration from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and College of Business and Public Administration. She completed her PGY1 residency training at Truman Medical Center. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Weihs’ professional interests include adult infectious disease topics such as multi-drug resistant organisms and opportunistic infections in HIV/AIDS. She is certified in Antimicrobial Stewardship from the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists and is currently a treasurer for Greater Kansas City Society of Health System Pharmacists (GKCSHP).
Adam Wolfe, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Adam Wolfe, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Dr. Adam Wolfe is the Community and Specialty Pharmacy Operations Manager. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, his Master’s in Pharmaceuticals Sciences with a specialization in Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy, completed PGY1 (Acute) and PGY2 (HSPA) residencies at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. He has been board certified in pharmacotherapy (BCPS) since 2012.

Dr. Wolfe’s current responsibilities include supporting the ambulatory, community, and specialty pharmacy operations at TMC. Dr. Wolfe’s pharmacy specialties and experiences include Pharmacy (acute, community, ambulatory, specialty, population health, and managed care), administration (leadership and management), and Information Technology (informatics, analytics, development, business intelligence, data visualization, consulting and presentation).
Kerry Yamada, PHARM.D., BCPS BCGP

Kerry Yamada, PHARM.D., BCPS BCGP

Dr. Kerry Yamada is the interim Clinical Lead Pharmacists in Trauma and General Surgery as well as one of the Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinators at Truman Medical Center. Dr. Yamada earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at Truman Medical Center. She achieved the designations of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.

Dr. Yamada’s professional areas of interest include the training of future health systems pharmacists, quality improvement of inpatient medication strategies, multidisciplinary education, and employee engagement. She is actively involved in clinical practice, TMC’s residency programs, and serving as the pharmacy representative for various hospital and intradepartmental committees focusing on direct patient care. Dr. Yamada is involved with UMKC and KU Schools of Pharmacy as well as state pharmacy organizations (Missouri Society of Health System Pharmacists) serving as chair for the Resident and New Practitioner Workgroup.
Scott Zweerink, Pharm. D.

Scott Zweerink, Pharm. D.

Dr. Scott Zweerink is the Director of Outpatient Pharmacy Services and 340B Program Compliance at Truman Medical Center. He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida. Prior to his employment at Truman Medical Center, he had 18 years of management and leadership experience in community chain pharmacy practice.

The primary responsibilities for his current position involve oversight of TMC outpatient clinic pharmacy operations, ambulatory surgery center pharmacy operations, three TMC community pharmacies, and 340B Program compliance and operations. Two of the community pharmacies are dedicated as Medication Assistance Program pharmacies that provide free medications to vulnerable patients. Additionally, he leads an innovative Medication Access and Refill Service program that utilizes collaborative protocols to expedite patient refill requests.
 

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