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Pharmacy Residents

Cricket Patterson, Raegan Willoughby, Asher Melton, Claire Hiott

(l-r) Cricket Patterson, Raegan Willoughby, Asher Melton, Claire Hiott
 

Claire Hiott (PGY1) was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Sciences and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy in Auburn, AL. Throughout pharmacy school, she interned at Mills Pharmacy in Birmingham, AL. She was also involved in several organizations including ASHP, Rho Chi Honors Society, and Auburn's Pack it Up Club. Her clinical interests include internal medicine and critical care. In her free time, Claire enjoys hanging out with family, watching Auburn sports, and being outdoors. Claire can be reached at [email protected]g.

Asher Melton (PGY1) was born and raised in Brentwood, TN, He completed his Bachelor of Science in Pre-professional Biology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He went on to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a Master’s degree in Health Care Management from Lipscomb University. During his time at Lipscomb, he actively participated in various organizations including ASHP, APhA, CPFI, Kappa Psi, and Rho Chi Honors Society. One main focus was his internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in their discharge  pharmacy. His clinical interests encompass emergency medicine, critical care, and cardiology. Beyond the hospital, he enjoys reading, video games, working out, outdoor adventures, watching sports, and being with friends and family. Asher can be reached at [email protected].

Cricket Patterson (PGY1) was born and raised in Cleveland, TN. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from South College in Knoxville, TN. During pharmacy school, she served in leadership positions for the professional organizations TPA, APhA, and ASHP; in addition to working as a pharmacy intern for Blount Memorial Hospital and Erlanger Health Systems. Her clinical interests include oncology, internal medicine and critical care. Outside of work, Cricket enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. Cricket can be reached at [email protected].

Raegan Willoughby (PGY1) was born and raised in Anniston, Alabama. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from the University of Montevallo while on the Women's Golf Team in 2019. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy in Auburn, Alabama in May 2023. Throughout pharmacy school, she interned in both community pharmacy at Adams Drugs in Montgomery and hospital pharmacy at Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital in Phenix City.  She was also an active member of ASHP, AMCP, NCODA, HCOP Ambassadors, and the Rho Chi Honors Society. Her clinical interests include critical care, nutrition, and oncology. In her free time, Raegan enjoys spending time with her husband, Trey, and family, playing with her dog, Maggie, and playing golf. Raegan can be reached at [email protected].

Residency Class of 2023

Jordan Tynes, Joseph Oh, Hallie Butler, Chris D'Amico

(l-r) Jordan Tynes, Joseph Oh, Hallie Butler, Chris D'Amico

Hallie Butler, Pharm.D
Pharmacist at USA Health, Mobile, AL
Research Project: Impact of Pharmacist Intervention on Discharge Antibiotic Therapy for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Chris D’amico, Pharm.D
PGY2 Oncology Resident, Duke University Medical Center
Research Project: Implementation and Impact of Pharmacy-led Beta-Lactam Allergy Clarification and De-labeling at a Community Hospital

Joseph Oh, Pharm.D
Clinical Pharmacist at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Impact of a Dexmedetomidine Weaning Protocol at a Community-based Hospital

Jordan Tynes, Pharm.D
Clinical Pharmacist at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, FL
Research Project: Evaluation of weight-based versus fixed dosing of four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate in the management of direct oral anticoagulant associated bleeding

Residency Class 2022

Tina Mathew, Jessica Duke, Sabrina Curtis, Doug Dertien

(l-r) Tina Mathew, Jessica Duke, Sabrina Curtis, Doug Dertien

Jessica Duke, Pharm.D
Infectious Disease Pharmacist, Cempa Community Care, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Impact of a Pharmacist-Driven Quality Initiative to Reduce Inappropriate Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in a Community Hospital

Sabrina Curtis, Pharm.D
Emergency Medicine PGY2 Resident at Renown Regional Medical Center, Reno, Nevada
Research Project: Evaluation of time to administration of IV push versus IV piggyback levetiracetam

Doug Dertien, Pharm.D
Clinical Pharmacist at Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Impact of a Microbiology Reporting Change on the Management of Patients with Blood Cultures Positive for Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci

Tina Mathew, Pharm.D
Clinical Pharmacist, Texas Health Resources, TX
Research Project: Evaluation of tenecteplase versus alteplase for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke within a community hospital

Residency Class of 2021

CHI Memorial Pharmacy Residency class of 2021

Sierra Detwiler, Pharm.D
Clinical Pharmacist at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Evaluation of trough concentration guided dosing of IV vancomycin for serious infections

La’Travia Howard, Pharm.D, MBA
Clinical Pharmacist at the VA hospital, Nashville, TN
Research Project: Single-dose Aminoglycoside Therapy for Lower Urinary Tract Infections in Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department

Kristin Liveris, Pharm.D
Clinical Pharmacist at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Evaluation of Hospital Admission Numbers and Costs Before and After the Implementation of Patient Assistance Program Enrollment for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma

Andrea Wilkinson, Pharm.D
Clinical Pharmacist at University of Kentucky Medical Center
Research Project: Evaluation of the impact of a medication administration record infusion calculator on heparin medication errors

Residency Class of 2020

CHI Memorial Pharmacy Residency class of 2020

Kameron Blair Carlin, Pharm.D
Clinical Pharmacist at Option Care Health, Hoover, AL
Research Project: Impact of a duration of therapy guide on antibiotic days of therapy for common infections at a community hospital

Matthew Green, Pharm.D
Clinical Pharmacist at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Cookeville, TN
Research Project: Evaluation of pharmacist driven pain management consult service

Casey O’Neal, Pharm.D
Clinical Pharmacist at the VA hospital, Murfreesboro, TN
Research Project: Evaluation of initiation of post-intubation sedation and analgesia in the emergency department

Brad Proctor, Pharm.D
Clinical and ED Pharmacist at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Evaluation of inpatient opioid prescribing habits and implementation of an alternatives to opioids (ALTO) approach to analgesia

Residency Class of 2019

CHI Memorial Pharmacy Residency class of 2019

Megan Nesbitt, Pharm.D
Clinical Pharmacist at TriStar Skyline, Nashville, TN
Research Project: Evaluation of a benzodiazepine-sparing alcohol withdrawal treatment protocol

Nisha Patel, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Evaluation of Emergency Department and Hospital Admissions in Outpatient Chemotherapy Patients for Preventable Conditions

Courtney Pearson, Pharm.D, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Pharmacist-led interventions to reduce 30-day readmission rates in patients with COPD

Alanna Rufe, Pharm.D, BCPS
Infectious Disease Pharmacist, Jackson Hospital, Montgomery, AL
Research Project: Impact of rapid discontinuation of empiric vancomycin in patients with HAP or HCAP and absence of respiratory tract cultures

Residency Class of 2018

CHI Memorial Pharmacy Residency Class of 2018

Lacey Boutwell, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical pharmacist at Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton, GA
Research Project: Evaluation of emergency department outpatient opioid prescribing and implementation of an opioid light multi-modal approach to analgesia

Avery Hart, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical pharmacist at Hamilton Medical Center, Dalton, GA
Research Project: Quality Analysis of Potentially Preventable Medication-Related 7-Day Hospital Readmissions

Rima Patel, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical pharmacist at North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville, FL
Research Project: Evaluation of aztreonam versus other gram-negative antibiotics in risk for Clostridium difficile recurrence

Prisca Taylor, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical pharmacist at St. Bernards, Jonesboro, AK
Research Project: Effectiveness of Oral Beta-Lactams for Step-Down Therapy in Treatment of Gram-Negative Bacteremia from a Urinary Source

Residency Class of 2017

CHI Memorial Pharmacy Residency Class of 2017

Shane Church, Pharm.D, BCPS
Clinical pharmacist at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC|
Research Project: Evaluation of prescribing practices and glycemic management in a two-hospital, 405-bed community hospital system

Jenny Gibson, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical pharmacist at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Impact of multiplex polymerase chain reaction technology with antimicrobial stewardship interventions in the management of patients with positive blood cultures

Justin Reinert, Pharm.D, BCCCP
Critical Care Pharmacist in Neuro ICU at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH
Clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at University of Texas at Tyler’s Fisch College of Pharmacy.
Research Project: Pharmacist-led intervention to prevent hospital admissions for stable venous thromboembolism from the emergency department

Meredith Tate, Pharm.D. BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist at Sacred Heart, Pensacola, FL
Research Project: Clinical and economic impact of a pharmacist in a community hospital-affiliated patient-centered medical home

Residency Class of 2016

CHI Memorial Pharmacy Residency Class of 2016

Sean-Paul Bergeron, Pharm.D, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Implementation and Evaluation of Updated Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock Standing Orders: Effective Medication Therapy and Improvement in Patient Outcomes

Camellia Davis, Pharm.D, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Assessment of the management of asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infections at a community hospital

Erin Massarello, Pharm.D, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacist at Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, GA
Research Project: Evaluation of sedation in mechanically ventilated patients after implementation of a pain, agitation, and delirium protocol in the intensive care unit

Whitney Williams, Pharm.D, BCPS
Oncology Pharmacist at Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Implementation of a hematology oncology stewardship program

Residency Class of 2015

Megan Whittier, Matt Russell, Eleni Martinez

(l-) Megan Whittier, Matt Russell, Eleni Martinez

Eleni Martinez, Pharm.D
Clinical Pharmacist at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Evaluation of optimal administration technique of local anesthetics in total knee replacement for post-operative pain control

Matthew Russell, Pharm.D, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Evaluation of outcomes with empiric MRSA coverage for the treatment of HCAP and identification of MRSA risk factors

Megan Whittier, Pharm.D, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Implementation of a bedside discharge prescription service and the impact on outpatient prescription capture and 30-day readmission rates

Residency Class of 2014

Rachel Kile, Darrin Majors, Sarah Smith

(l-r) Rachel Kile, Darrin Majors, Sarah Smith

Rachel Kile, Pharm.D, BCPS
Clinical Coordinator at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Efficacy and cost evaluation of tranexamic acid in total joint replacement surgery

Darrin Majors, Pharm.D, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist at University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN
Research Project: Risk factors for recurrent Clostridium difficile infections and strategies to decrease hospital readmissions in a community hospital

Sarah Smith, Pharm.D, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist at Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Pharmacist-led transition of care program for patients discharged from a community hospital

Residency Class of 2013

John Lantz, Ali Roberts

(l-r) John Lantz, Ali Roberts

John Jantz, Pharm.D, BCPS
Clinical Coordinator Sumner Regional Medical Center
Research Project: Impact of procalcitonin on antibiotic usage in hospitalized adult patients at a community acute care hospital

Ali Roberts, Pharm.D, BCPS
Director of Clinical Services at Diatherix, Nashville, TN
Research Project: Analysis of Fosfomycin therapy in extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) cystitis

Residency Class of 2012

Daniel Marsh, Tarek Sinn

(l-r) Daniel Marsh, Tarek Sinn

Daniel Marsh, Pharm.D, BCPS
Operations Manager, Pharmacist at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Establishing clinical pharmacy services in the emergency department

Tarek Sinno, Pharm.D, BCPS
Clinical pharmacist at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN
Research Project: Pharmacist facilitated medication reconciliation during implementation of unit-based Hospitalist program

For more information about CHI Memorial's Pharmacy Residency Program, please contact Karen Babb, Pharm. D. at [email protected].