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PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

Betty Sponsel, PharmD

Title: PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Education: Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Studies and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
Additional Credentials/Certifications: Basic Life Support (CPR and AED) certification from the AHA, Pharmacy-based immunization delivery certificate for vaccine information and administration from APhA
Professional Organizations:  American Pharmacists Association (APhA), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Kansas Pharmacists Association (KPhA)
Former Professional Organizations:  American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)
Interests: Psychiatry/psychology, critical care and emergency medicine, palliative care and pain management

Chris Smith, PharmD

Title: PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Education: Pharm.D. and B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy; B.S. in Cell Biology, University of Kansas
Additional Credentials/Certifications: BLS, APhA Certified Immunizer
Professional Organizations: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
Former Professional Organizations:  American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP)
Interests: Ambulatory Care, Transitions of Care, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine

PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident

Jennifer Doughty, PharmD

Title: PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Doctorate of Pharmacy
Additional Credentials/Certifications: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Certificate - Stormont Vail Health, UMKC Teaching Certificate, APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate, Geriatrics Champions Certificate, Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS)
Professional Organizations: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American Pharmacist Association, Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists.
Former Professional Organizations: Kansas Pharmacists Association, Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), American College of Veterinary Pharmacists.
Interests: Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Critical Care, Infectious Disease & Antimicrobial Stewardship, Pediatrics
Research:

  • “Pharmacist Driven Antimicrobial Stewardship through Culture Review within the Emergency Department.” In progress. Stormont Vail Health, PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Project.
  • “Antimicrobial Stewardship in Critically Ill Patients Diagnosed with Pneumonia.” 2016-2017. Stormont Vail Health, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Project
  • “A Cost Comparison Study of Breast Cancer Chemotherapy: Standard of Care Therapy vs Sequence-Guided Therapy.” 2015.  University of Kansas P4 Student Project

Past Residents – 2016-17

Jennifer Doughty, PharmD

Title: PGY1 Pharmacy Resident 2016-2017
Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Doctorate of Pharmacy
Additional Credentials/Certifications: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Certificate, Stormont Vail, APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate, Geriatrics Champions Certificate, Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS)
Professional Organizations: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American Pharmacist Association, Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists, and Kansas Pharmacists Association.
Former Professional Organizations: American College of Veterinary Pharmacists, Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacists, and Kappa Epsilon Mu.
Interests: I have a diverse interest in hospital and ambulatory care pharmacy focusing primarily on oncology and personalized  genomic medicine with additional interests in infectious disease management,  geriatric care, and pediatric care. 
Research: Previous research includes a prospective cost comparison study of breast cancer chemotherapy looking at the costs of standard of care therapy versus sequence-guided therapy.
PGY1 Research Project: Antimicrobial Stewardship in Critically Ill Patients Diagnosed with Pneumonia: A Comparative Evaluation of an Integrated Health Care System’s Practice

Matthew  Gutzmer, PharmD

Title: PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy: Regis University School of Pharmacy, Rueckert Hartman College of Health Professionals Bachelor  of Science (Psychology): University  of Denver
Additional Credentials/Certifications: BLS, APhA Certified Immunizer, APhA Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services
Professional Organizations: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Rho Chi, Phi Lambda Sigma
Former Professional Organizations: Colorado Pharmacists Society
Interests: Emergency medicine, palliative care and pain management, psychiatry, infectious disease, oncology
PGY1 Research Project: Evaluation of pharmacy services and multimodal pain management in patients undergoing colorectal surgery in an enhanced recovery program

Past Residents – 2015-16

Amber Rice, PharmD

Title: PGY1 Pharmacy Resident 2015-2016
Education: Pharm.D. and B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
Additional Credentials/Certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS), Adult Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Immunization Certification
Professional Organizations: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
Former Professional Organizations: American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP), and National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
Interests: Emergency Medicine/Trauma, Critical Care and Ambulatory Care
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Talal Nassar, PharmD

Title: PGY1 Pharmacy Resident 2016-2017
Education: B. Pharm, Damascus University-Syria / Pharm D, Purdue University, WL.IN.
Additional Credentials/Certifications: Immediate Life Support, ILS / Fundamental Critical care Support, FCCS / Essential Disaster Administration & Management Support Course, EDAMS.
Professional Organizations: American Pharmacists Association, APhA / American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) / Society of Critical Care Medicine, SCCM / Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists, CSHP
Former Professional Organizations:  American Pharmacists Association- Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)
Interests: Critical Care & Emergency Medicine, Infectious diseases, Pharmacokinetics, Teaching. 
PGY1 Research Project: Impact of prolonged intravenous fluids adminstration on critically ill patients’ outcomes

Past Residents – 2014-15

Zach Alexandres, PharmD, BCPS

Title: PGY1 Pharmacy Resident 2014-15
Education: Pharm.D., Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; B.S. in Chemistry, University of Iowa
Additional Credentials/Certifications: Basic Life Skills (BLS)
Professional Organizations: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Interests: Anticoagulation, Cardiology, Ambulatory Care, Infectious Disease
PGY1 Research Project(s): Evaluation of the concomitant use of unfractionated heparin or enoxaparin in patients receiving warfarin therapy
Poster Presentation
Position Post PGY1 Residency: Stormont Vail Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Cardiology and Anticoagulation 2015-16. Swedish Medical Center, Clinical Pharmacist, Englewood, CO, 2016-Present.

Andrew Naglich, PharmD

Title: PGY1 Pharmacy Resident 2014-15
Education: Pharm.D., University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy 2014
Additional Credentials/ Certifications: BLS, Pediatric CPR/AED, Adult CPR/AED, Immunization certification
Interests: Psychiatry, Endocrinology
Research: Naglich AC, Wombwell EA. The Role of Aldosterone Antagonism Agents in Diabetic Kidney Disease. Journal of Renal Care. Ahead of Publication; AUG 2014.
PGY1 Research Project(s): Comparison of prothrombin complex concentrate and fresh frozen plasma for warfarin reversal required for major bleed or urgent reversal prior to procedure
Poster Presentation
Position Post PGY1 Residency: PGY2 Pharmacy Residency at Western Missouri Health Psychiatric resident in Kansas City, MO 2015-2016. Addiction Leadership Fellow & Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Mental Health at VA North Texas Healthcare System, 2016-Present.

Past Residents – 2013-14

Natalie Johnson Patch, PharmD, BCPS

Title: PGY1 Pharmacy Resident 2013-2014
Education: Pharm.D. at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy, West Virginia Wesleyan College Pre-Pharmacy
Additional Credentials/Certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Professional Organizations: American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Kappa Epsilon Professional Pharmacy Fraternity
Interests: Antibiotic Stewardship, Critical Care
Former Professional Organizations: Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists
PGY1 Research Project(s): Adherence to early goal-directed therapy in the treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock at a community hospital.
Poster Presentation
Position Post PGY1 Residency: Stormont Vail Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialists – Emergency and Trauma, 2014-Present.

Fred Davids, PharmD

Title: PGY1 Pharmacy Resident 2013-2014
Education: Pharm.D, University of Kansas 2013
Additional Credentials/Certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS), ACLS, Immunization Theory and Practice Certification
Professional Organizations: American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, Phi Lambda Sigma
Interests: Oncology, Peds/Neonatal, Palliative Care/Pain management, Emergency Room
PGY1 Research Projects: Projected cost savings through drug vial optimization (dvo) at a community hospital in an oncology outpatient clinic setting
Poster Presentation
Position Post PGY1 Residency: Stormont Vail Health Clinical Staff Pharmacists 2014, Veterans Affairs – Clinical Ambulatory Pharmacists Leavenworth, KS, 2015-Present.