Pharmacy Residency Programs Faculty

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Residency Program Directors

Tamara B. Knight, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Internal Medicine (SNW)
PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency Program Director

Education

  • PGY2 Residency in Internal Medicine - Indiana University Health/Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
  • PGY1 Residency - Seton Healthcare Family/The University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Doctor of Pharmacy - The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice - Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
  • Instructor in Clinical Pharmacy - The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Katherine M. Shea, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ-ID
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Infectious Diseases (UMCB)
PGY2 Infectious Disease Residency Program Director

Education

  • PGY2 Residency in Infectious Diseases -Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN
  • PGY1 Residency - Sentara Healthcare System, Norfolk, VA
  • Doctor of Pharmacy - University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Sciences - University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice - Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
  • Speaker for the Midwest and Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center

Carrie Shuman, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Coordinator (UMCB)
PGY1 Residency Program Director

Education

  • PGY2 Residency in Critical Care - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy / North Texas VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • PGY1 Residency - Harris County Hospital District, Houston, TX
  • Doctor of Pharmacy - University of Houston, Houston, TX

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Clinical Coordinator - SMCH, Kyle, TX
  • Assistant Instructor - Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, Dallas, TX

Clinical Coordinators, Clinical Specialists, and Clinical Staff

Kristie Besonis, Pharm.D.
Pharmacy Education Coordinator (SFH)

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy - The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Previous/Other Professional Experience

  • Staff Pharmacist - Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, Cedar Park, TX
  • Clinical Staff Pharmacist - UMCB, Austin, TX
  • Clinical Staff Pharmacist - St. Paul University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Phyllis M. Chow, Pharm.D., MHA, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Heart Transplant (SMCA)

Education

  • PGY2 Residency in Solid Organ Transplant - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • PGY1 Residency - Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Doctor of Pharmacy - The University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration - The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology - Baylor University, Waco, TX

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Clinical Instructor - The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA

Mitchell J. Daley, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Critical Care (UMCB)

Education

  • PGY2 Residency in Critical Care - University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • PGY1 Residency - University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Doctor of Pharmacy - University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty - The University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Adjunct Clinical Instructor - Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
  • Clinical Staff Pharmacist - University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Lyndrick Hamilton, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – NICU (SMCA/DCMC)

Education

  • PGY2 Residency in Pediatrics – Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • PGY1 Residency – Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Doctor of Pharmacy – Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Atlanta, GA

Previous/Other Professional Experience

  • Neonatal Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Orlando, FL
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty – University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Gainesville, FL
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty – Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy, Tallahassee, FL
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty – Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL

Theresa Jaso, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ-ID
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Infectious Diseases (SMCA)

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy - The University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy - The University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology - The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Clinical Coordinator - SMCA, Austin, TX
  • Level III Pharmacist - UMCB, Austin, TX
  • Clinical Staff Pharmacist - UMCB, Austin, TX

Brandy McGinnis, Pharm.D., BCPS
Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator (SMCA)

Education

  • Specialty Residency in Outpatient Cardiology with Emphasis in Managed Care – Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, CO
  • Doctor of Pharmacy – Texas tech Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, Amarillo, TX

Previous/Other Professional Experience

  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, CO
  • Clinical Instructor – University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Denver, CO
  • Long-Term Care Pharmacist (per diem) – Kindred Healthcare, Denver, CO

Kathryn Givens Merkel, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Pediatric Infectious Diseases (DCMC)

Education

  • PGY2 Residency in Infectious Diseases - Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN
  • PGY1 Residency - Indiana University Health, Indianapolis, IN
  • Doctor of Pharmacy - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Bachelor of Arts in Physics - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Teach for America - 7th grade Mathematics Teacher Miami-Dade Public Schools, Miami, FL

Lyndsi Meyenburg, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Internal Medicine (SMCH)

Education

  • PGY-2 Residency in Internal Medicine-St. Louis College of Pharmacy/ VA St. Louis Health Care System-John Cochran Division, Saint Louis, MO
  • PGY-1 Residency-St. Louis College of Pharmacy/Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO
  • Doctor of Pharmacy-St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Saint Louis, MO

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Pharmacy Practice-St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Saint Louis, MO

Manasa S. Murthy, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Critical Care (SMCW)

Education

  • PGY2 Residency in Critical Care – University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • PGY1 Residency – University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Doctor of Pharmacy – University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

Previous/Other Professional Experience

  • Critical Care Pharmacist – Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Clinical Staff Pharmacist – University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

Thanhhao Ngo, Pharm.D.
Clinical Coordinator (DCMC)

Education

  • Specialty Residency in Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital - Denver, CO
  • Doctor of Pharmacy - University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Humanities - University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Clinical Pharmacist in Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Austin, Austin TX

Jon E. Olson, Pharm.D.
Clinical Informatics Pharmacist (SHF)

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy - The University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Associate in Science - South Plains College, Levelland, TX

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Operations Manager - Baptist Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Pharmacy Information Consultant - Catalis Graphical Health Record
  • Clinical/Staff Pharmacist - Baptist Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

Neil C. Pan, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Staff Pharmacist (UMCB)

Education

  • PGY1 Residency - Scott and White Memorial Hospital, Temple, TX
  • Doctor of Pharmacy - The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Level II Pharmacist - UMCB, Austin, TX
  • Staff Pharmacist - UMCB, Austin, TX

Evan J. Peterson, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Cardiology (SMCA)

Education

  • PGY2 Residency in Cardiology - University of Southern California and LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • PGY1 Residency - Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN
  • Doctor of Pharmacy - University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Instructor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Carolyn Ragsdale, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Pediatric Critical Care (DCMC)

Education

  • PGY2 Residency in Pediatrics - Medical University of South Carolina / South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Charleston, SC
  • PGY1 Residency - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
  • Doctor of Pharmacy - Mercer University, Atlanta, GA
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Clinical Preceptor Faculty - The University of Texas College of Pharmacy
  • Emergency Department Pharmacist - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Leticia V. Smith, Pharm.D., BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Oncology (UMCB)

Education

  • PGY2 Residency in Hematology/Oncology - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy/VANTHCS
  • PGY1 Residency - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy/VANTHCS
  • Doctor of Pharmacy - The University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology - The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Clinical Pharmacist in Hematology/Oncology - University of Texas Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center, Dallas, TX
  • Staff Pharmacist - Walgreens, Dallas, TX

Tawny Smith, Pharm.D., BCPP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Psychiatry (SSC)
PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program Director

Education

  • Fellowship in Mental Health Outcomes
  • PGY2 Residency in Psychiatry - The University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Doctor of Pharmacy - University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice - The University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Clinical Psychopharmacologist - Bluebonnet Trails MHMR
  • Clinical Assistant Professor - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Dallas, TX

Dawn Wasik, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Staff Pharmacist (UMCB)

Education

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – Saint Francis Care, Hartford, CT
  • Doctor of Pharmacy – South University School of Pharmacy, Savannah, GA
  • BS in Biology – Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

Previous/Other Professional Experience

  • Staff Pharmacist – UMCB, Austin, TX
  • Clinical Pharmacist – Western CT Health System, Danbury, CT

Directors, Managers, and Administrators

Shewan M. Aziz, RPh, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Pharmacy
Seton Family of Hospitals

Education

  • Michigan Pharmacy License-Detroit, MI
  • Post-doctoral fellowship -University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences-University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Pharmacy Management Certification-Henry Ford Hospital, MI
  • Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Certification-Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties
  • Leadership Series Certifications-Eastern Maine Health System, ME
  • Management & Leadership Skills Certification-American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Baltimore, MD
  • Computer Associate Degree-Oakland Community College, MI

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Scholar-Division of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY
  • Assistant Professor-Division of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Lexington, KY
  • Clinical Specialist /Clinical Research Faculty-Department of Pharmacy/Department of Research, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
  • Clinical Oncology Pharmacist/Clinical Manager-Department of Pharmacy, Tulane University Hospital & Clinics. New Orleans, LA
  • Executive Director of Eastern Maine Health System/Clinical Coordinator of Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor - University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, NH
  • Director of Pharmacy Services-Methodist Methodist Health System, Dallas, Texas

Pat Garrett, R.Ph.
Manager, Network Pharmacy Operations (SHF)

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy - The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Interim Network Director of Pharmacy - SHF, Austin, TX
  • Manager Ambulatory Pharmaceutical Care - SHF Austin, TX
  • Pharmacy Manager - Wal-Mart Pharmacy Division, Lufkin, TX
  • Pharmacy Manager - Medisave Pharmacies Inc, Crockett, TX
  • Director of Pharmacy-Memorial Hospital, Nacogdoches, TX

Jodi M. Klocek, Pharm.D.
Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services (SHF)

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy - University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy - University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Previous Professional Experience

  • Clinical Coordinator - Brackenridge Hospital and Children's Hospital of Austin, Austin, TX
  • Clinical Pharmacist - Duke Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Clinical Coordinator - University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • Staff Pharmacist - University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Scott Soefje, Pharm.D., MBA, BCOP, FCCP
Director of Pharmacy (UMCB)

Education

  • Master of Business Administration – The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship – The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency – The Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital System, San Antonio, TX
  • Doctor of Pharmacy – The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy – The University of Texas, Austin TX

Previous/Other Experience

  • Associate Director, Oncology Pharmacy – Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, New Haven, CT
  • Director, Investigational Drug Section – The Cancer Therapy and Research Center at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • Regional Medical Liaison – Amgen, Inc., San Antonio, TX
  • Oncology Clinical Specialist – South Texas Veterans Healthcare System, San Antonio, TX
  • Oncology Clinical Specialist – University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Founding Faculty, Assistant Professor – Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy, Amarillo, TX

DCMC - Dell Children's Medical Center 
SHF - Seton Healthcare Family
SMCA - Seton Medical Center Austin     
SMCH - Seton Medical Center Hays
SMCW - Seton Medical Center Williamson 
SNW - Seton Northwest
SSC - Seton Shoal Creek 
UMCB - University Medical Center at Brackenridge

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