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

Dusten Rose, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ-ID), AAHIVP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Infectious Diseases (UMCB)

Education

  • PGY2 Residency in Infectious Diseases – University California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • PGY1 Residency – St. Mary’s Health Care, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Doctor of Pharmacy – Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Associate Faculty—Purdue University and Butler College of Pharmacy
  • Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist IU Health – University Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

Carrie Shuman, Pharm.D., BCPS

Regional Clinical Coordinator
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

Tawny Smith, Pharm.D., BCPP

Director, PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency Program
Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist – Seton Mind Institute
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin
Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin

Education

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

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • PGY1 Residency Program Director – Seton Healthcare Family
  • Director of Pharmacy, Seton Shoal Creek Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice – The University of Texas at Austin
  • Clinical Psychopharmacologist – Bluebonnet Trails MHMR
  • Clinical Assistant Professor – University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Dallas, TX

Clinical Coordinators, Clinical Specialists, and Clinical Staff

J Nile Barnes, EMT-P(LP), Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Internal Medicine (UMCB)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice, The University of Texas at Austin

Education

  • Specialty Residency in Internal Medicine – The University of Texas at Austin/Brackenridge Hospital
  • Doctor of Pharmacy – The University of Texas at Austin/ The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology – The University of Texas at Austin

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, The University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
  • Associate Professor, Emergency Medical Services Professions, Austin Community College

Kristie Besonis, Pharm.D.

Pharmacy Education Coordinator (SHF)

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

Molly F. Curran, Pharm.D.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Internal Medicine (UMCB)
Clinical Assistant Professor – The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Education

  • PGY2 Residency in Critical Care – University Health System, San Antonio, TX
  • PGY1 Residency – University Health System, San Antonio, TX
  • Doctor of Pharmacy – The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Clinical Pharmacist – University Health System, San Antonio, TX
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty – The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty – The University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty – Feik School of Pharmacy, University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

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

Amy Gums, Pharm.D., BCACP, ASH-CHC

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Internal Medicine (SMCH)

Education

  • PGY2 Residency in Ambulatory Care – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
  • PGY1 Residency – East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, AL
  • Doctor of Pharmacy – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty – University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty – University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Clinical Staff Pharmacist – Iowa City Veterans Affairs HCS, Iowa City, IA

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

Emily K. Hodge, Pharm.D., BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Critical Care (UMCB)

Education

  • PGY2 Residency in Critical Care—University Health System, San Antonio, Texas
  • PGY1 Residency—University Health System, San Antonio, Texas
  • Doctor of Pharmacy—The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology—University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor—The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
  • Instructor of Clinical Pharmacy—The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Austin, Texas
  • Clinical Staff Pharmacist—University Health System, San Antonio, Texas

Theresa Jaso, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ-ID)

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Infectious Diseases (SMCA)
Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead – Ascension Texas Ministry

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

Ronda Machen, Pharm.D., RD, BCPPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Pediatric Internal Medicine (DCMC)

Education

  • PGY1 Residency – Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • Doctor of Pharmacy – University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science – Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Previous/Other Professional Experience

  • Clinical Preceptor Faculty – The University of Texas College of Pharmacy
  • Clinical Staff Pharmacist – DCMC, Austin, TX
  • Clinical Preceptor Faculty – University of Washington
  • Clinical Dietitian – UMCB, SMCA – Austin, TX

Brandy McGinnis, Pharm.D., BCPS

Regional Clinical Coordinator

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 (AQ-ID)

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

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., BCPPS

Regional Clinical Coordinator

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

Eimeira Padilla, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Investigational Drug Pharmacy Services (SHF)

Education

  • Fellow in Learning and Memory – University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • Fellow in Behavioral Neuroscience- Texas Consortium in Behavioral Neuroscience, Austin, TX
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience- University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Doctor of Pharmacy- University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Clinical Research Pharmacy SpecialistSeton Healthcare Family, TX
  • Staff Pharmacist at University Medical Center Brackenridge, Austin, TX
  • Postdoctoral Fellow- University of Texas, Austin, 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

Paige Parsons, Pharm.D., BCACP, CGP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Ambulatory Care

Education

  • PGY2 Residency in Ambulatory Care – Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI
  • PGY1 Residency in Managed Care – Phoenix VA Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Doctor of Pharmacy – Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Atlanta, GA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Women’s Studies – The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Previous / Other Professional Experience

  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Ambulatory Care – Maine Medical Center/Maine Medical Partners, Portland, ME
  • Assistant Professor, University of New England, Portland, ME

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
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty – The University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Instructor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy – University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Carolyn Ragsdale, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS

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

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