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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 Manager
Interests/Focus: Infectious Diseases, Geriatrics, Transitions of Care, Critical Care  
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
System Director of Pharmacy, Respiratory, Sleep Lab, and Neurodiagnostics
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
 
Matthew Dandino, PharmD, BCPS
System-level Pharmacy Coordinator (340B/Specialty Pharmacy)
Interests/Focus: 340B Program, Specialty PHarmacy, Pharmaceutical Supply Chain, Medication Shortages, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacy Operations, Leadership
Graduate of Purdue University, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC
PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency - Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, IL
 
Tejal Patel, PharmD, BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Coordinator
Pharmacy Operations Manager
Interests/Focus: General Medicine
Graduate of Nova Southeastern University, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, IL
 
Ann Wehmeyer, PharmD, BCPS
Medication Safety Officer
Interests/Focus: Patient Safety, No Harm Initiatives, Medication Safety, Safety Surveillance (electronic), Procedural Sedation, Anesthesia, Pain Management, Anticoagulation, Root Cause Analysis, Process Improvement
Graduate of University of Cincinnati, Pharm.D.; Ohio Northern University, BS Pharmacy
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency - Cincinnati VA Medical Center
AHA/NPSF Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship
 
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, BCIDP
Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Interests/Focus: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Teaching/Precepting, Immunizations and Public Health

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

Maureen Barnes-Israel, PharmD
Transitions of Care Pharmacist
Interests/Focus: Transitions of Care, Patient Education, Medication Therapy Management, Healthcare Assess and Affordability, Chronic Disease Management

Graduate of Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, PharmD
PGY1 Community Practice Residency 
- University of Georgia College of Pharmacy/Kroger Pharmacy

Jaxson Burkins, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine
Interests/Focus: Cardiac Arrest, Shock States, Antimicrobial Stewardship in the ED

Graduate of LECOM - Erie Campus, PharmD
PGY1 
Pharmacy Residency - Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, IN
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency - Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Andrew DeSio, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP, BCCCP, BCIDP
General Medicine Pharmacist
Interests/Focus: Critical Care, Infectious Disease, Cardiology

Graduate of University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, PharmD

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 Residency: Primary Care with Focus on Education, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL

Yuliya Genkina, PharmD, BCPS 
General Medicine Pharmacist
​Interests/Focus: Cardiology
Graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, PharmD 
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Loyola University Medical Center

Tomasz Jurga, PharmD, BCPS
Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist
Interest/Focus: Cardiology, Diabetes Management, Smoking Cessation, Medication Therapy Management

Graduate of Chicago State Unversity College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL

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

Graduate of Midwestern College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Saint Margaret Mercy, Hammond, IN

 
Andrew Merker, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVE, BCIDP
Clinical Pharmacist, General Medicine
Interests/Focus: HIV, opportunistic infections, pharmacokinetics, infectious disease
Graduate of Midwestern College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital of Cook County
PGY2 Infectious Disease/HIV Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy
 
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
 
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 Residency - John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL
 
Sarah Park, PharmD, BCPS
General Medicine Pharmacist
Interests/Focus: General Medicine
Graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Northshore University Health System
 
Sharon Sam Yu, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHIVP
Clinical Specialist, Ambulatory Infectious Diseases
Interests/Focus: HIV/AiDS, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis, Opportunistic infections
Clinical - Mycology and microbiology
Graduate of Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy 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 Residency - St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
PGY2 Critical Care Residency - University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH
 
Dallas Schepers, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, BCCCP
Clinical Specialist, SICU/Critical Care
Interests/Focus:  Sedation/Analgesia/Delirium, Sepsis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Nutrition
Graduate of University of Florida, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - University of Illinois at Chicago
PGY2 Critical Care Residency - St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital System
 
Katherine Wang, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Adult Hematology/Oncology
Interests/Focus: Supportive Care, Financial Stewardship

Graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, IL