Pharmacy Residency Program Directors and Preceptors

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Pharmacy Residency Program preceptors

The residency preceptors at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) are committed to providing outstanding pharmacy post-graduate residency training. Our goal is to develop autonomous practitioners equipped to provide evidence-based direct patient care. Our team of preceptors are highly skilled, have diverse backgrounds and interests, and are passionate about fostering the future of pharmacy. Below you will find a brief biography for each preceptor, some of whom are involved in several of the residency programs.

Julie Anderson, PharmD, CSP

Specialty Pharmacy Manager of Operations

Contact: julie.e.anderson@hitchcock.org

Julie Anderson, PharmD, CSP, works as DHMC Specialty Pharmacy Manager of Operations. She is originally from Massachusetts and graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from MCPHS University-Boston, MA in 2015. She then moved to New Hampshire where she worked as a community pharmacist at an independent pharmacy for three years and then joined the team at DHMC Specialty Pharmacy in 2018. Julie worked with patients with a variety of conditions including various inflammatory disorders as well as infectious disease. Julie obtained her credentialing as a Certified Specialty Pharmacist in 2019. She currently works as a manager within the specialty pharmacy, primarily focusing on daily operations. Julie most enjoys seeing the positive impact the specialty pharmacy team has on patient lives each day.

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Joseph A. Berndsen, PharmD

Joseph A. Berndsen, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist Lead-Anticoagulation
PGY1 Residency Program Director

Joseph Berndsen, PharmD is the Anticoagulation Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at DHMC. After receiving a doctor of pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, Dr. Berndsen completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at DHMC.

Dr. Berndsen joined the pharmacy department upon completion of his residency training in 2009 as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist in Cardiology prior to serving in his current position.

Dr. Berndsen's areas of interest include anticoagulation stewardship, multidisciplinary approaches to optimize anticoagulation management, and cardiovascular diseases. He currently serves as co-chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Anticoagulation Subcommittee and is a member of the Anticoagulation Stewardship team.

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Megan R. Brown, PharmD

Megan R. Brown, PharmD

Associate Director of Pharmacy
Hematology/Oncology, Research and Infusion Services

Dr. Brown is the Associate Director of Pharmacy for Hematology/Oncology, Research and Infusion Services. She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Manchester in 2012 and began her pharmacy career at DHMC as a clinical oncology pharmacist in the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Over the past eight years, Megan has served in multiple leadership roles in the pharmacy department including Hematology/Oncology Operations Lead pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager for Hematology/Oncology and Infusion Services.

Prior to her pharmacy career, Dr. Brown gained leadership experience through her service and training in the military. She received her commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army from University of New Hampshire’s ROTC program and then went on to serve as a Battalion Chemical Officer in the 2-227th Aviation Battalion with the 1st Cavalry Division. During this assignment, she deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom for an extended 15-month tour. Following deployment, Dr. Brown served as a Company Executive Officer for the 31st Chemical Company and as a Battalion Logistics Officer for the 2nd Chemical Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas. She achieved the rank of Captain in 2008 and resigned her commission in 2009 to attend pharmacy school.

Dr. Brown serves as one the preceptors for the PGY2 Oncology Administration rotation.

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Amanda C. Chuk, PharmD, BCPS, CPHQ

Amanda C. Chuk, PharmD, BCPS, CPHQ

System Pharmacy Director – Compliance, Quality, and Safety

Amanda C. Chuk, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPHQ is the System Pharmacy Director – Compliance, Quality, and Safety. After receiving her doctor of pharmacy degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Chuk completed a two-year residency in pharmacy practice and critical care pharmacotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Dr. Chuk first joined the pharmacy department at DHMC in 2006 and worked in Adult Critical Care as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist and Lead before transitioning into the quality and safety realm in 2013. In her current role, Dr. Chuk works with leaders and staff to maintain compliant, standard, and safe medication practices across the health system. Areas of interest include high reliability organization principles, just culture, and improving medication safety across transitions of care.

Dr. Chuk serves as co-chair of the institution’s Medication Safety Committee and is a resource for various residency experiential rotations in medication safety and regulatory compliance.

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Shea Downie, PharmD, BCPS

Shea Downie, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist – Cardiology and Critical Care

Shea F. Downie is a Clinical Pharmacist in Cardiology and Critical Care at DHMC and currently serves as preceptor for students and PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residents. Dr. Downie earned his doctorate of pharmacy degree in 2014 from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He then completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at DHMC.

Dr. Downie continued his career path at DHMC after residency working as a Clinical Pharmacist. His clinical areas of interest include anticoagulation, heart failure, and acute coronary syndromes. Outside of pharmacy Dr. Downie enjoys hiking, ice hockey, snowboarding, and spending time with family and friends

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Leah Dumont, PharmD

Leah Dumont, PharmD

System Pharmacy Information Systems Manager

Leah Dumont, PharmD, is the System Pharmacy Information Systems Manager at DHMC. After earning her doctor of pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, she began working at DHMC in the Central Pharmacy and IV room before transitioning to the Clinical Transformation Team to support the Epic Implementation project. While working on the project she obtained her certification in the Willow Inpatient Pharmacy and Decision Support modules from Epic.

Dr. Dumont manages the IS-Medications Team, comprised of Informatics Pharmacists and Analysts who help support the configuration of medications and clinical tools across the Inpatient, Ambulatory and Specialty Pharmacy Teams in our electronic health record, and also manages the deployment and maintenance of our Automated Dispensing Technology across our Dartmouth Health system. Dr. Dumont serves as the preceptor for residents and students interested in learning more about pharmacy informatics and its evolving role in pharmacy and hospital practice. She is a participant of the Medication Safety Committee, System Pharmacy Workgroup and Provider Informatics forums which presents opportunities to ensure we are utilizing technology in an effective way and identify system solutions that will continually improve pharmacy practice and patient outcomes.

Outside of work she enjoys cooking, traveling, gardening/canning, and spending time with her husband, pups, family and friends.

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Emily Dutille, PharmD

Emily Dutille, PharmD

Contact: emily.k.dutille@hitchcock.org

Emily Dutille, PharmD is a specialty pharmacist in the cystic fibrosis, allergy and pulmonary clinics at DHMC. Emily was born and raised in the Upper Valley, graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2018 and shortly thereafter returned home to begin her career as a pharmacist with the DHMC Specialty Pharmacy. She quickly developed a passion for the collaborative team-approach of the Dartmouth adult and pediatric cystic fibrosis teams, and has a particular interest in developing the role of a pharmacist on the multidisciplinary care team. Outside of work she enjoys exploring the National Parks, morning beach walks, and traveling with her family.

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Liv S. Erhard, PharmD, BCPS

Liv S. Erhard, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Staff Pharmacist – Critical Care

Liv Erhard, PharmD, BCPS, is a Clinical Staff Pharmacist in Critical Care at DHMC. Dr. Erhard received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut. She then completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at DHMC.

Dr. Erhard is the surgical ICU preceptor for the PGY2 pharmacy critical care residency program. She also precepts PGY1 residents and pharmacy students in critical care. Her areas of interest include infectious disease and antimicrobial stewardship. Dr. Erhard holds an appointment as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Connecticut. Outside of work, she enjoys running, ultimate, board games, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog.

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Alyson M. Esteves, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Alyson M. Esteves, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacist Lead – Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director

Alyson Esteves, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, is the Clinical Pharmacist Lead for Critical Care at DHMC, as well as the PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director. After earning her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2012 from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, Dr. Esteves completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She then completed a critical care specialty residency at Baylor University Medical Center, before coming to DHMC in 2014.

Among critical care topics, Dr. Esteves has particular interests in sedation management and delirium. She is currently the medical intensive care (MICU) preceptor for both PGY1 and PGY2 residents. Dr. Esteves also offers a variety of student rotations. She is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with her dog, family, and friends.

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Ashley Fay, PharmD, BCPS

Ashley Fay, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist Lead – Education

Ashley Fay, PharmD, BCPS is the Clinical Pharmacist Lead for Education at DHMC. After earning her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2013 from the University of Connecticut, Dr. Fay completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at DHMC. She was a clinical staff pharmacist covering internal medicine and cardiology prior to her current role.

Dr. Fay’s areas of interest include internal medicine, cardiology, and continuing professional development. Dr. Fay is an internal medicine preceptor for the PGY1 residency program in addition to offering advanced pharmacy practice institutional and internal medicine student rotations. She also serves as co-chair for the P&T Policy Panel and as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Connecticut. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, swimming, hiking, and cooking.

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Angie Forbes, PharmD, BCPS

Angie Forbes, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Staff Pharmacist – Critical Care and Internal Medicine

Angie Forbes, PharmD, BCPS, is a Clinical Staff Pharmacist in Critical Care and Internal Medicine at DHMC. After receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of New England, she completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at DHMC.

Dr. Forbes remained at DHMC following her residency and now serves as a preceptor for PGY1 residents and pharmacy students in the critical care and general medicine areas. She enjoys the variety of disease states in these care areas and specific interests include medication reconciliation and sedation/analgesia. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Forbes enjoys skiing, sailing, rock climbing, reading, and board games.

Lauren M. Foss PharmD, BCGP

Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

Lauren M. Foss PharmD, BCGP, is an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist in the Primary Care Clinics at DHMC and Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Lyme. She is also currently working alongside a cardiologist in a Preventative Cardiology Clinic. She currently serves as a preceptor for PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residents in Primary Care.

Lauren earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree in 2010 from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island. She then completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the VA Boston Healthcare System.

Lauren began her career at DHMC after residency working in the Inpatient Pharmacy as a Staff Clinical Pharmacist and then the Clinical Pharmacist Lead for Medicine/Surgery. Her areas of interest include geriatrics, transitions of care, and diabetes management. Outside of pharmacy, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends, checking out local breweries and wineries, antiquing, kayaking and playing tennis.

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Kyle Hackett, PharmD, BCPS

Kyle Hackett, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist Lead- Medical Infusion

Kyle D. Hackett, PharmD, BCPS, is the Clinical Pharmacist Lead for Medical Infusion at DHMC. Dr. Hackett precepts the elective Ambulatory Medical Infusion rotation for the PGY1 program.

Dr. Hackett earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2012 from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. Before joining DHMC in 2017 as a clinical staff pharmacist his career spanned various areas of pharmacy including retail, non-sterile compounding, inpatient, and information systems. In 2019 he transitioned into his current role as Lead Pharmacist for Medical Infusion.

His areas of interest include autoimmune diseases, psychiatry, neurology, and information technology. Outside of pharmacy, Kyle enjoys movies, music, snowboarding, and running/hiking.

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Laura Hackett, PharmD, BCOP

Laura Hackett, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacist Lead – Medical Oncology
PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Coordinator

Laura J. Hackett, PharmD, BCOP, is the Clinical Pharmacist Lead for Medical Oncology and the PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Coordinator at DHMC. She is the primary preceptor for the required PGY2 ambulatory and inpatient oncology rotations. She also serves as one of the preceptors for the PGY1 elective ambulatory hematology/oncology rotation.

Dr. Hackett earned her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2012 from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. She then completed a pharmacy practice residency at DHMC followed by an oncology specialty residency at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Hackett rejoined the team at DHMC in January of 2017.

Her areas of interest include supportive care, patient education, and expansion of clinical services in the ambulatory oncology setting. She is also a member of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Hackett enjoys running, snowboarding, and hiking.

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Taylor Harkness, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Taylor Harkness, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Specialty Pharmacist Supervisor - Outcomes

Contact: taylor.m.harkness@hitchcock.org

Taylor Harkness, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, is a Pharmacist Supervisor with the DHMC Specialty Pharmacy with a focus in outcomes research. After receiving her doctor of pharmacy degree at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, she went on to complete her PGY1 Residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut followed by a PGY2 in Ambulatory Care. She initially started with DHMC Specialty Pharmacy as an embedded clinical pharmacist in the Gastroenterology clinic. Taylor enjoys providing direct patient care focusing on the management of a variety of chronic disease states, pharmacy informatics, and the progression of pharmacy services. In her spare time, you can find her on the golf course or skiing at a local mountain.

Caitlin Harper, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist – Hematology/Oncology

Caitlin Harper, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist specializing in hematology/oncology. She graduated from Western New England University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2018 and began working in the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at DHMC soon after her graduation. She serves as the preceptor for the pediatric hematology/oncology rotation.

Her areas of interest include pediatric hematology/oncology, supportive care, and patient education.

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Staci A. Hermann, PharmD, MS

Staci A. Hermann, PharmD, MS

Chief Pharmacy Officer

Staci Hermann was named Chief Pharmacy Officer in Nov 2018. In this role, she leads and provides executive leadership for all of DHMC's Pharmacy business lines: Hospital, Infusion & Research, Retail/Outpatient, Clinical Ambulatory, ACO/PBM Pharmacy Services, Pharmacy Supply Chain/340B Programs and regional Pharmacy NEPC/NEAH programs spanning all Dartmouth Health sites. Additionally, she is responsible for and provides strategic oversight and direction of pharmacy programs across the Dartmouth Health system (member entities of the system).

Before stepping into this role, Hermann was the System Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services and Interim Chief Pharmacy Officer at DHMC. In that role, she managed the System Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, specifically focusing on system clinical integration and formulary alignment across the system. In addition, she oversaw clinical pharmacy program growth in both the Ambulatory Clinic space, Inpatient setting and pharmacy residency/ student programs. In her role, Hermann also provided clinical guidance to the retail and specialty pharmacy programs. She also collaborated with Human Resources to ensure formulary/policy alignment between the organization and the benefit program.

Prior to joining DHMC, Hermann served as the Assistant Director of Acute Care Services and Interim Director of Pharmacy at Services for the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, MA, the flagship hospital for the health system. She had direct management and oversight of Lahey's inpatient operational and clinical services, which also included overseeing the clinical relationships with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Northeastern University Schools of Pharmacy and residency programs. In this interim role, she also had oversight of the Ambulatory Pharmacy practices, pharmacy supply chain and contracting.

Hermann received a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island. She also completed a year of post-graduate residency training at Aurora Healthcare in Milwaukee, WI, followed by a two-year focused post-graduate residency training in Pharmacy Administration while completing a Master of Science in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She continues to remain active in Vizient University Health System Consortium Pharmacy Network committees and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists committees.

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Marilyn Hill, PharmD, MHA

Marilyn Hill, PharmD, MHA

Ambulatory Pharmacy Manager

Marilyn Hill, PharmD, MHA, is the Ambulatory Pharmacy Manager at DHMC, overseeing ambulatory pharmacists in primary care clinics in addition to the centralized anticoagulation clinic in Lebanon, Manchester, and soon to be Concord and Nashua. She serves as preceptor for the administrative pharmacy rotation in the ambulatory residency program. Marilyn earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with a minor in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2014. She went on to complete her PharmD degree at UIC in 2018 and matched with a PGY1&2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residency Program/MHA at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed her Master’s in Healthcare Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2020.

Key initiatives Marilyn is focused on include expanding scope and reimbursement for pharmacy services, implementing Provider Status in New Hampshire, and centralizing anticoagulation clinics across the system. She has an interest in process improvement, and has earned a Yellow Belt in quality improvement from the DHMC Value Institute. Marilyn is professionally active with Vizient University Health System Consortium’s Pharmacy Network and the Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, snowboarding, doing yoga, playing Dungeons & Dragons, and spending quality time with her husband and dog. She considers New Hampshire to be more beautiful with every season.

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Ashley E. Johnson, PharmD, BCPS

Ashley E. Johnson, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist Lead – Hospice, Pain, and Palliative Care

Ashley E. Johnson, PharmD, BCPS, is the Clinical Pharmacist Lead for Hospice, Pain, and Palliative Care at DHMC. She serves as the preceptor for the pain management and palliative care rotations for PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents.

Dr. Johnson earned her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2017 from the University of Connecticut. She completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency in home infusion with Coram Specialty Infusion Services. She then completed her PGY2 pharmacy residency in pain management and palliative care at Lakeland Regional Health in Florida.

Dr. Johnson joined the team at DHMC in August 2019. Her areas of professional interest include symptom management at end of life, opioid stewardship, and substance use disorders. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Johnson enjoys kayaking, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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Katie Karkowski, PharmD, BCOP

Katie Karkowski, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacist Lead – Hematology Medicine
PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Director

Katie Karkowski, PharmD, BCOP is the Clinical Pharmacist Lead for Hematology Medicine at DHMC as well as the PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Director. She earned her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2014 from the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. Dr. Karkowski then completed a pharmacy practice residency at Providence St. Peter Medical Center followed by an oncology specialty residency at Geisinger Medical Center. She joined the team at DHMC in August 2016.

Dr. Karkowski serves as the preceptor for PGY1 residents during the elective inpatient hematology/TCT rotation which focuses on inpatient hematology, transplantation and cellular therapy, and related supportive care topics.

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Oleksandra Katrych, PharmD

Oleksandra Katrych, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist Lead – Medication Use and Standards

Oleksandra Katrych, Pharm. D, is the Clinical Pharmacist Lead for Medication Use and Standards at DHMC. Prior to transitioning into her current role Dr. Katrych earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Albany School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, completed her PGY1 at DHMC and joined DHMC as Clinical Staff Pharmacist.

Dr. Katrych serves as preceptor for the Medication Safety Longitudinal Rotation for PGY1 Residents. Her project work includes antimicrobial desensitization protocol development, renal dose adjustment per pharmacy, and chlorhexidine bathing. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her family.

Gabe Lipman, PharmD

Contact: gabrielle.j.lipman@hitchcock.org

Gabrielle “Gabe” Lipman, PharmD is a Specialty Pharmacist at DHMC. Gabe received her BA in sociology from the University of Vermont in 2006 and earned her doctor of pharmacy from the University of New England in 2018. Just prior to joining the DHMC Specialty Pharmacy team, she completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at MelroseWakefield Hospital in Melrose, Massachusetts.

Gabe specializes in Hepatitis C and is part of the embedded clinic staff in the Gastroenterology department at the DHMC. Her areas of interest include infectious disease and antimicrobial stewardship. In her free time she enjoys gardening, trying out new restaurants, and spending time with friends, family, and her cats- Noodle and Pickle.

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Brian Lopez, PharmD

Brian Lopez, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacist Lead- Cardiology

Brian Lopez, PharmD, BCCCP, is the Clinical Pharmacist Lead for Cardiology at DHMC. Dr. Lopez received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Belmont University College of Pharmacy in Nashville, TN. He completed his PGY1 residency training at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, TN, and then completed a critical care specialty residency at DHMC.

Dr. Lopez precepts both PGY1 and PGY2 residents during their required cardiology rotation. His areas of interest include acute decompensated heart failure, cardiogenic shock, and mechanical circulatory support devices. He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. In his free time he enjoys golfing, hiking, and spending time with his family.

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Jeffrey K. Low, PharmD, BCPPS, FPPA

Jeffrey K. Low, PharmD, BCPPS, FPPA

Clinical Pharmacist Lead – Pediatrics

Jeff Low, PharmD, BCPPS, FPPA is the Clinical Pharmacist Lead-Pediatrics for the Children's Hospital at DHMC. He also serves as an instructor in pediatrics at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Low earned a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Low was the co-founder of the pharmacy residency program at DHMC in 2001 and served as the Director of the Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency Program from 2006-2011. An active member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Association, Dr. Low has served as the Vice President for Member Services, Chair of the Board of Directors, Treasurer and was selected as a Fellow in 2019.

Dr. Low's areas of focus include medication safety and quality of care in the intensive care nursery and pediatric intensive care unit. He has delivered a variety of national lectures and poster presentations. Dr. Low precepts PGY1 residents during the required rotation in pediatrics, and he offers elective rotations in the pediatric intensive care unit and neonatal intensive care unit.

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Brianne MacDermott, PharmD, BCOP, DPLA

Brianne MacDermott, PharmD, BCOP, DPLA

Contact: brianne.m.macdermott@hitchcock.org

Brianne M. MacDermott, PharmD, BCOP, DPLA, is the Pharmacy Manager for Hematology/Oncology and Infusion Services at DHMC. She serves as the preceptor for the Practice Management block rotation for the PGY2 Oncology Residency Program.

Dr. MacDermott earned her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of New England College of Pharmacy as part of the inaugural class in 2013 and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Stony Brook University Hospital. She began her tenure at DHMC as a hematology/oncology clinical pharmacist in 2014 and transitioned into a formal leadership role within the department in 2017. Dr. MacDermott also completed the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy program in 2020, a program designed to elevate leadership skills through a year-long interactive course with students all over the country.

Dr. MacDermott’s Clinical interests include professional development and process improvement workflows. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys playing tennis, running and hiking.

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Lindsey MacQueen, PharmD

Lindsey MacQueen, PharmD

Specialty Pharmacist

Lindsey MacQueen is an embedded Specialty Pharmacist in the Rheumatology clinic on the Lebanon campus. She is originally from southern Massachusetts and graduated from MCPHS University-Boston in 2018. She worked as a community pharmacist for CVS on Cape Cod for a little over a year and then transferred up to Bridgewater, MA, to work at another store. After about 2 years at CVS, she joined the team at DHMC Specialty Pharmacy in 2020. She works closely with the rheumatology providers in Lebanon to easily facilitate obtaining specialty medications for their patients. She enjoys working with these patients and building strong relationships with the rheumatologists and her colleagues in specialty pharmacy. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, bike riding, skiing, and working out.

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Robert W. Maloney, PharmD, BCPS

Robert Maloney, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP

Inpatient Pharmacy Clinical Manager

Robert Maloney, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP, is the Inpatient Pharmacy Clinical Manager at DHMC. After earning his doctor of pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, he completed a pharmacy practice residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. After coming to DHMC in 2006, he was the Cardiology Lead for 13 years prior to his current role.

Dr. Maloney’s areas of interest focus on cardiology and professional development. He precepts residents during the required pharmacy administration rotation and the elective teaching certificate rotation. He is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He currently serves as a co-chair of the Formulary Panel of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

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Matthew J. Maughan, PharmD

Matthew J. Maughan, PharmD

Director of Telepharmacy

Matthew Maughan is the Director of Pharmacy Operations at DHMC. His current scope of responsibility includes working with the pharmacy leaders in the Dartmouth Health system to organize and implement system pharmacy projects, as well as serve as the Director of Telepharmacy. He has held positions as the Director of Pharmacy at Sidra Medical & Research Center in Doha, Qatar, Director of Pharmacy at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Manager of the Children's Hospital Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Medical Center, Adjunct Assistant Professor with the South Carolina College of Pharmacy and Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Dr. Maughan received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and completed both a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center.

Dr. Maughan has led efforts to streamline the pharmacy operations while further showcasing clinical pharmacy practice to nurse and physician colleagues. He is always excited to build dynamic health care teams that can rapidly and effectively treat any patient.

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Ashley McPhee, PharmD

Ashley McPhee, PharmD

Contact: ashley.l.mcphee@hitchcock.org

Ashley McPhee, PharmD is a Specialty Pharmacist at DHMC. Dr. McPhee received her doctorate of pharmacy degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Arkansas. She also completed her PGY1 residency in Managed Care at UAMS. This residency involved a mixture of managed care, inpatient care, and ambulatory care. She joined the Specialty team at DHMC in 2019. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys hiking and going to the gym, as well as spending time with friends and family.

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Elizabeth A. Koczera, PharmD, BCACP

Elizabeth K. Morrow, PharmD, BCACP

PGY1 (14008) Residency Program Director
Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

Elizabeth K. Morrow, PharmD, BCACP, is an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist in the primary care clinics at Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Heater Road and is the residency program director for the PGY1 Pharmacy Program in the ambulatory care-specialty setting (14008). She currently serves as a preceptor of the required ambulatory care: primary care learning experience for both PGY1 Pharmacy Programs

Dr. Morrow earned her doctorate of pharmacy degree in 2014 from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island. She then completed the PGY1 community pharmacy practice residency at Froedtert and the Medical Colleges of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI before returning to the east coast to complete a PGY2 specializing in ambulatory care at Boston Medical Center.

Dr. Morrow continued her career path at DHMC after residency, working as the first ambulatory care pharmacist in the primary care clinic within the medical center. Her areas of interest include diabetes, geriatrics, infectious disease, and generally promoting the pharmacy profession. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Morrow enjoys skiing, rock climbing, trying out new restaurants, and relaxing with her dog, family, and friends.

Hayley O’Rourke, PharmD, CSP

Specialty Pharmacist Supervisor

Hayley O’Rourke, PharmD, CSP, is a Specialty Pharmacist Supervisor at DHMC. Hayley is originally from Massachusetts and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from MCPHS University Boston in 2018. Hayley worked for a year as a pharmacist at CVS in MA before moving to New Hampshire to join the Specialty Pharmacy team in the summer of 2019. Hayley worked with the various inflammatory disorders but focused primarily in Rheumatology. Hayley transitioned into her role as the pharmacist supervisor of operations in the summer of 2020. Hayley obtained her CSP credentialing in the Spring of 2021. Hayley is very involved in quality improvement and patient safety, serving on the department’s SAFER committee.

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Douglas D. Parr, PharmD

Douglas D. Parr, PharmD

Supervisor – Investigational Drug Services

Douglas Parr, Pharm.D, is the Supervisor – Investigational Drug Services at at DHMC. Dr. Parr earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Parr is a member of the Dartmouth Health Institutional Review Board, the Clinical Cancer Review Committee, which is a scientific review committee for cancer studies, the Quality Improvement Committee of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Institutional Biosafety Committee – Gene Transfer Subcommittee, and the Hematology-Oncology Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Dr. Parr also serves as chairperson of the Clinical Trial Investigational Order Set Committee.

Dr. Parr's area of interest is to coordinate the Investigational Drug Service preparation for the opening of new studies. He also provides assistance to research teams who are developing investigator-initiated clinical trials. Dr. Parr precepts residents for the elective investigational pharmacy rotation.

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Courtney L. Parker, PharmD

Courtney L. Parker, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist – Centralized, Outpatient Anticoagulation Clinic

Courtney L. Parker, PharmD is a Clinical Pharmacist in the Centralized Anticoagulation Clinic at DHMC. She serves as a preceptor for the longitudinal anticoagulation ambulatory care pharmacy rotation. She obtained her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts in 2008. She joined the DHMC Anticoagulation and Ambulatory Care team in February of 2020. Her career has taken her full circle from the Anticoagulation Management Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, to an in-patient position at a small community hospital in Massachusetts which lead to an opportunity to serve as pharmacist in charge of a small independent non-sterile compounding pharmacy and finally back to her roots in the Centralized Anticoagulation Clinic here at DHMC.

During her journey, Courtney found an appreciation and interest in incorporating a holistic and integrative approach to promote optimal health for her patients. To further her education in this area, Courtney enrolled as a functional medicine fellow at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Outside of her life as a pharmacist, Courtney enjoys being at home with her two children, yard work with her husband and dancing ballet on Thursday evenings with her childhood dance studio.

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Gabrielle Plaia, PharmD, AAHIVP

Gabrielle Plaia, PharmD, AAHIVP, CSP

PGY1 (14008) Residency Program Coordinator
Specialty Pharmacist

Gabrielle Plaia, PharmD, AAHIVP, CSP, is a Clinical Specialty Pharmacist at DHMC. She was born and raised in New York City. At the age of 24, she graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She completed a Post-Graduate Year 1 residency at Huntington Hospital in Huntington, New York in 2017 and a Post-Graduate Year 2 residency in Ambulatory Care and a focus in HIV/AIDS at Northwell Health – North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York in 2018. Gabrielle has presented her research on the subject of HIV/AIDS at a number of regional and national conferences, including ASHP Midyear in the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. Gabrielle received her American Academy of HIV Pharmacist certification in 2017. After her PGY2 residency was completed, she moved up to the Upper Valley to begin her career at DHMC. At DHMC, she took on the challenge of creating a brand new PGY1 during the pandemic alongside her amazing colleagues. She became a Certified Specialty Pharmacist in April of 2021. Outside of work, Gabrielle’s areas of interest are seeing and performing live music, scuba diving, skiing, real estate and investing, and practicing meditation. Gabrielle is proud to be part of the wonderful team at DHMC Specialty Pharmacy!

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Geoffrey A. Rickrode, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Geoffrey A. Rickrode, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Clinical Staff Pharmacist – Critical Care

Geoffrey Rickrode, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP is a Clinical Staff Pharmacist in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine at DHMC. Dr. Rickrode received his BS in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and proceeded to earn his doctor of pharmacy from Northeastern University. He completed his PGY1 pharmacy residency at DHMC.

Dr. Rickrode is currently the trauma preceptor for the PGY2 critical care residency program. He also precepts PGY1 residents and pharmacy students in critical care, and previously served as the longitudinal drug information preceptor for the PGY1 program. Dr. Rickrode holds an appointment as adjunct assistant professor at the University of Connecticut, and has been a lecturer in critical care pharmacology for the physician assistant program at Franklin Pierce University.

Dr. Rickrode's areas of clinical interest are in trauma, ICU delirium, and antimicrobial stewardship. He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Outside of work, he enjoys golf, swimming, music, and spending time with his family and friends.

Joshua Varieur, PharmD

Specialty Staff Pharmacist – Neurology: Multiple Sclerosis

Contact: joshua.e.varieur@hitchcock.org

Joshua E. Varieur, PharmD is a Specialty Staff Pharmacist in the Neurology Department Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at DHMC. He serves as a preceptor for the elective specialty pharmacy rotation.

Joshua earned an undergraduate in Biology at the University of New Hampshire and obtained a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Manchester Campus in 2011. He joined the DHMC Specialty Pharmacy in April of 2019 as an embedded pharmacist in the MS clinic where he serves in a non-traditional pharmacy role to offer direct in-clinic consultation and Specialty Pharmacy Services from DHMC.

Joshua is trained in Medication Therapy Management to promote healthy outcomes with an interest in a holistic approach. Outside of pharmacy, Joshua enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family.

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Marva Williams-Lowe, PharmD, MHA

Marva Williams-Lowe, PharmD, MHA

Regional Pharmacy Director, Dartmouth Health

Dr. Marva Williams-Lowe is the Regional Pharmacy Director for the Dartmouth Health system. She provides oversight for acute care and hospital-based ambulatory pharmacy operations at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, NH; Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, VT; the National Cancer Institute designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center sites in Lebanon, NH and St. Johnsbury, VT. Her areas of responsibility include research pharmacy, medical infusion, and medication management oversight for the Outpatient Surgery Center in Lebanon, NH.

Dr. Williams-Lowe has led the development of pharmacy practice models at DHMC while serving in clinical and administrative positions and on various health system committees. She has led the implementation of various forms of automation and technology, facility design, space redesign, staff education and development programs, and expansion of pharmacy services to include specialized areas of clinical and operational pharmacy practice.

Dr. Williams-Lowe is committed to the development of high reliability pharmacy programs and systems that improve medication safety and quality of patient care.

Dr. Williams-Lowe received her Bachelors of Science degree and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston, MA and completed a Management Certificate program at Boston University and a Masters of Health Administration at the University of Ohio.

Dr. Williams-Lowe serves as one the preceptors for the Administration rotation.

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Craig P. Worby, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Craig P. Worby, PharmD, BCIDP, BCCCP, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist Lead – Infectious Disease

Dr. Worby received his PharmD at the Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in 2011. After completing a PGY1 at Eastern Maine Medical Center and a PGY2 specializing in Critical Care at Maine Medical Center, Dr. Worby spent 3 years teaching aminoglycoside/vancomycin pharmacokinetics and cardiology/critical care therapeutics at the University of New England College of Pharmacy prior to joining DHMC as the Emergency Medicine Lead. In 2018, Dr. Worby transitioned to Infectious Disease Lead at DHMC.

Dr. Worby's Clinical interests are pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials as well as novel antimicrobials for resistant organisms. He currently serves as the preceptor for Infectious Disease in all residency programs. Dr. Worby is also a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, contributor to the ACCP Infectious Disease PRN, the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists, and a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America.