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Preceptors

Our pharmacy residency faculty boasts a visionary setting, led by a Pharmacy Director committed to departmental growth and development. Through our innovative programs, our passionate and energetic preceptors enjoy sharing their knowledge and skill set with others.
 
 
 
Pharmacy Practice Managers
 
Karen E. Trenkler, PharmD, MS, BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator
Interests/Focus: Transitions of Care, Critical Care, Geriatrics Infectious Diseases
Graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, BS
Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy, PharmD
DePaul University, Information Systems, MS
 
Sameer Shah, PharmD, MHA
PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program Director
Director of Pharmacy
Interests/Focus: Improving Patient and Health System Outcomes through Advanced Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy Automation/Technology, Medication Safety Initiatives, Leadership Development
Graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, PharmD
UIC School of Public Health, Master of Healthcare Administration, MHA
 
Zahra Khudeira, PharmD, MA, BCPS, CPPS
PGY1 Residency Program Coordinator
Medication Safety Officer
Interests/Focus: Anticoagulation, Integration of Medication Safety and Informatics, Medication Safety overall and with a specific interest in Pediatrics / NICU
Graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, PharmD
Lewis University, Organizational Leadership, MA
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL
 
Tejal Patel, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Operations Manager
Interests/Focus: General Medicine
Graduate of Nova Southeastern University, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, IL
 
Justin L. Schneider, PharmD
Vice President of Clinical Operations, Pharmacy, Cardiology, Stroke, and Supply Chain
Interests/Focus: Optimization/Maximization of Technology to Support and Expand Clinical Function, Expansion of the Leadership Role of Pharmacy in the Hospital and Health-system setting
Graduate of University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, PharmD
 
Thomas Yu, PharmD
Outpatient Pharmacy Manager
Interests/Focus: 340B and Specialty Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care, Leadership Development
Graduate of Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - Kimball Medical Center
PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency - Sinai Health System
 
 
Residency Rotation Preceptors

Jason Alegro, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Interests/Focus: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Teaching/Precepting, Immunizations and Public Health

Graduate of Midwestern College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 
Pharmacy Practice Residency - Milwaukee VA Medical Center
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency - Milwaukee VA Medical Center

Amina Ghalyoun, PharmD 
Transitions of Care Pharmacist
​Interests/Focus: Reduction of Hospital Readmissions, Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus, Heart Failure, Non-cancer Pain Management
Graduate of
Midwestern College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency - John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

Brooke L. Griffin, PharmD, BCACP
Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist
​Interests/Focus: Ambulatory Care, Transitions of Care, Geriatrics, Women’s Health, Pharmacy Education
Graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency: Primary Care with Focus on Education, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL


Josh Hartman, PharmD, MS
Clinical Informatics Specialist
Interests/Focus: Development of Computerized Physician Order Entry Processes, Automation, Alert Fatigue, Advancing Pharmacy Information Services, Medication Safety 

Graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, PharmD
Masters of Science in Health Informatics from the University of Illinois College of Applied Health Sciences

Bridget Hoy, PharmD
Clinical Specialist, Pediatrics/PICU/NICU
Interests/Focus: Infectious Disease, Pharmacokinetics, Nutrition  

Graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency – Rush University Medical Center
PGY2 Pediatrics Residency – University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Jennifer Marlo PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Interest/Focus: General Medicine/Medication Safety

Graduate of Midwestern College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency: Saint Margaret Mercy, Hammond, IN
 
Andrew Merker, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVE
Clinical Pharmacist, General Medicine
Interests/Focus: HIV, opportunistic infections, pharmacokinetics, infectious disease
Graduate of Midwestern College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital of Cook County
PGY2 Infectious Disease/HIV Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy
 
Marc McDowell, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine
Interests/Focus: Resuscitation Science, Sepsis, Anti-coagulation 
Graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - Advocate Christ Medical Center
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency - Advocate Christ Medical Center

Amulya Murthy, PharmD, BCACP
Transitions of Care Pharmacist
​Interests/Focus: Medication Therapy Management, Transitions of Care, Chronic Disease State Management, Patient and Professional Advocacy
Graduate of 
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency - Dominick's/Midwestern College of Pharmacy
 
Kuntal Patel, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine
Interests/Focus: Anticoagulation Reversal, Pharmacokinetics, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Pharmacist Role in Trauma Resuscitation

Graduate of Roosevelt University - College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center
 
Julio A. Rebolledo, PharmD, BCPS, AE-C
Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist
Interest/Focus: Family Medicine, Chronic Disease Management, Medication Safety, Education
Graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL

 
Sharon Sam, PharmD
Clinical Specialist, Ambulatory Infectious Diseases
Interests/Focus: Research - Resistant gram + infections and dose optimization for MDR infections
Clinical - Mycology and microbiology
Graduate of Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency - Rush University Medical Center/Midwestern University, College of Pharmacy
 
Basirat O. Sanuth, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Specialist, Critical Care
Interests/Focus: Sedation and Analgesia in the ICU
Graduate of Purdue University, BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
PGY2 Critical Care Residency - University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH
 
Dallas Schepers, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, BCCP
Clinical Specialist, SICU/Critical Care
Interests/Focus:  Sedation/Analgesia/Delirium, Sepsis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Nutrition
Graduate of University of Florida, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago
PGY2 Critical Care Residency - St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital System
 
Kelsey Schultz, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, General Medicine
Interests/Focus: General Medicine

Graduate of Butler University College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency: Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD
PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency: Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, IN 

Prachi Shah, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Oncology
Interests/Focus: Oral oncolytics

Graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Residency: Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI