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Pharmacy Residency Director

Katie Burenheide, MS, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM

Title: Pharmacy Clinical Manager
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Director
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
Education: Kansas State University for Pre-Pharmacy, PharmD at Creighton University, General Pharmacy Practice and Hospital Pharmacy Masters residency Program at the University of Kansas Medical Center
Additional Credentials/Certifications: Fellow of Critical Care Medicine, Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialists (BCPS), Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS) and instructor, Fundamentals of Disaster Management, Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), Kansas Leadership Program Graduate
Professional Organizations: Kansas Council of Health-Systems Pharmacists, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, Society of Critical Care Medicine (Drug Shortage Task Force, Fundamentals of Critical Care Committee, Patient Safety Committee, Project Task Force, abstract reviewer and poster moderator), Midwest Critical Care Collaborative
Interests: Sepsis, trauma, neurocritical care, surgical critical care, rural health, antibiotic stewardship, anticoagulation, factors and blood management (i.e. massive transfusions), research
Research:

  • "Preventing Medication Errors Through the Standardization of Cardiovascular Medication Infusions" survey in process with the Society of Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy/Pharmacology Section (CPP) Patient Safety Committee.
  • "Capability of Rural Hospitals to Manage Severe Sepsis." Poster presentation at MSHP-KSHP Spring 2008 meeting. Received an award in outstanding research.
  • "Prospective study reviewing all trauma patients to determine if patients received adequate deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis and if any complications were associated with or without prophylaxis." Stormont-Vail HealthCare, June 2005
  • "Retrospective Community Acquired Pneumonia Study: Analysis of prescribing patterns and outcomes." Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, June 1999.
  • "Low Molecular Weight Heparin vs. Low Dose Heparin: Analysis of Prescribing Patterns and Outcomes." Advisor: Patricia A. Howard

Honors: Society of Critical Care Fellow in Critical Care Medicine 2013, Society of Critical Care Presidential Citation 2011, Stormont-Vail Lamley Award 2005
Past Professional Organizations: American Cancer Society – Education Committee, Kappa Epsilon, Kappa Alpha Theta

Pharmacy Residency Coordinators

Seth Alford, PharmD

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Emergency and Trauma
Pharmacy Resident Coordinator
Education: PharmD, University of Kansas 2009
Additional Credentials/Certifications: Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), Immunization Theory and Practice Certification, Therapeutic Hypothermia Life Support (THLS)
Professional Organizations: Kansas Council of Health-Systems Pharmacists, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists
Interests: Emergency, Critical Care, Post Cardiac Arrest Hypothermia

Tyler Dieker, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialists - Oncology
Pharmacy Resident Coordinator
Education: PharmD at University of Kansas 2010, Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1) Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, KS 2011
Additional Credentials/Certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Immunization Certified, Immunization Theory and Practice
Professional Organizations: Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist Association (HOPA), Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacists (KCHP) Education Committee, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy (ASHP)
Interests: Oncology, hematology, supportive care for the oncology patient
Research:

  • "Emerging Trends in Computerized Physician Order Entry: Medication Placement within an Order Set and Subsequent Changes on Prescribing Patterns." Lawrence Memorial Hospital. 2010. Dieker, Berger, et al.
  •  "Communication with Physicians: It Can Be a Sticky Situation - Results of a Pilot Communication Tool within Cerner." Lawrence Memorial Hospital. 2010. Dieker, Dugal, et al.

Preceptor Coordinators

Brooke Bitner, PharmD, BCPS

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Emergency and Trauma
Pharmacy Preceptor Coordinator
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
Education: PharmD, University of Kansas,Lawrence, BS in Biology, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan.
BS in Printing Management/Graphic Design, State University, Pittsburg
Additional Credentials/Certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS),PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), Immunization Theory and Practice Certification
Professional Organizations: American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacists
Greater Kansas City Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, Missouri Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, Kansas Council of Health-Systems Pharmacists
Interests: Emergency and Trauma, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases with emphasis in sepsis, End-stage liver disease
Clinical Research:

  • "A Retrospective Quality Improvement Pilot Study Evaluating the Role of Night-shift Pharmacists" in the Emergency Department and Trauma Center at Stormont-Vail HealthCare" (Co-investigator)
  • "Adherence to Antimicrobial Administration Recommendations from the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines Prior to Implementation of Computerized Physician Order Entry" (Residency project at University of Kansas Hospital)

Past Professional Organizations: University of Kansas Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, Kappa Epsilon

John Price, PharmD, BCPS

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Surgical ICU and Post Surgical 
Pharmacy Preceptor Coordinator
Education: PharmD, University of Kansas, Lawrence; BA in Microbiology, University of Kansas
Additional Credentials/Certifications: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma, Ariz., Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), Immunization Theory and Practice Certification
Professional Organizations: American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, Kansas Council of Health-Systems Pharmacists
Interests: Critical Care, Infectious Diseases, Emergency and Trauma

Preceptors

Zach Alexandres, PharmD

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Cardiology and Anticoagulation
Education: PharmD, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; B.S. in Chemistry, University of Iowa
Additional Credentials/Certifications: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Basic Life Skills (BLS), Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advance life Support (PALS)
Professional Organizations: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American Pharmacist Association
Interests: Anticoagulation, Cardiology, Ambulatory Care, Infectious Disease

Susan Byler, RPh

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Education: University of Kansas Bachelor of Pharmacy
Additional Credentials: Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), STABLE
Professional Organizations: Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group
Interests: Neonatal medicine, Pediatrics, PICU

Laura Carson, PharmD, BCPS

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Emergency and Trauma
Education: PharmD, Drake University
Additional Credentials/Certifications: Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1) Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS. Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), Immunization Theory and Practice Certification
Professional Organizations: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), American College of Clinical Pharmacist (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Interests: Emergency and Trauma, Critical Care, Infectious Disease

Melissa Comstock, RPh

Title: Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Education: University of Kansas Bachelor of Pharmacy
Professional Organizations: Kansas Council of Health Systems Pharmacists
Past Professional Organizations: Kansas Pharmacists Association, American Pharmacists Association
Interests: Geriatrics, Infectious Disease, Medical Ethics

Amber Howard, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Pediatrics
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
Education: PharmD, University of Kansas
Additional Credentials/Certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (PFCCS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), Immunization Theory and Practice
Professional Organizations: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Interests: Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, and Critical Care

Christy A. Rooks, RPh, BCPS

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Critical Care
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
Education: BS Pharmacy, University of Kansas
Additional Credentials/Certifications: Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Immunization Theory and Practice Certification, Society for Infectious Disease Pharmacists Certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Professional Organizations: Society of Critical Care Medicine
Interests: Sedation/analgesia in critical care, nutrition support, antibiotic stewardship
Research:

  • "Daily sedation interruption coordinated with spontaneous breathing trial improves patient outcomes." StormontVail-HealthCare, 2010. Rooks, Laird, et. al.
  • "Delirium screening: Improving patient outcomes in the Intensive care unit." StormontVail-HealthCare, 2012. Rooks, Kanchwala.

Caitlin Schaapveld Davis, PharmD, BCPS

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Emergency and Trauma Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Kansas College of Pharmacy
Education: PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residency at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN; University of Tennessee Teaching and Learning Program in Memphis, TN; PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN Drake University
Additional Credentials/Certifications: BCPS, ACLS, PALS, BLS
Professional Organizations: ACCP, SCCM, ASHP, Phi Delta Chi
Former Professional Organizations: APhA
Interests: Neurological emergencies, cardiac emergencies, toxicology, sedation
Research: The use of pseudoephedrine for hemodynamic support in a pregnant patient with spinal cord injury, a case report
Regional One Medical Center, Memphis, TN, Supervisor: Joseph Swanson, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCN
*Manuscript in progress
                                                                           June 2015 – present

Management of diabetic ketoacidosis or hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state in patients with ESRD
Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN, Supervisor: Megan Van Berkel, Pharm.D., BCPS
*In process of submitting for publication
*Submitted to present at SCCM annual meeting

                                                                  Sept 2014 – present

Emergency department discharge prescription review by emergency medicine pharmacy specialists
Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN, Supervisor: Ana Negrete, Pharm.D., BCPS
*Presented at annual ASHP meeting 2014
*Manuscript in progress

June – July 2014

Craig Walkenshaw, PharmD, BCPP

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Psychiatry
Education: B.S. Chemistry, Pittsburg State University; PharmD, University of Kansas
Additional Credentials/Certifications: BLS, PALS, ACLS
Professional Organizations: CPNP, NAMI
Former Professional Organizations: 
Interests: Child/Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric Psychiatry