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Preceptor Biographies

Preceptor Biographies

Dr. Karen BabbDr. Karen Babb obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University in 2002.  She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2003. Shortly after her residency, she accepted a clinical pharmacy specialist position with CHI Memorial.  She currently serves as a Lead Pharmacist and the PGY1 Residency Program Director.  Dr. Babb is an affiliate faculty member for the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Mercer University, and East Tennessee State University College of Pharmacy.  She is an active member of TPA and ASHP.  She is a past Preceptor of the Year for The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. She is a graduate of the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy and most recently the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Institute.  She serves as the preceptor for the pharmacy management learning experience.

Dr. Jeff Baldwin obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2006. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 2010. Dr. Baldwin came to CHI Memorial in 2010 as a staff/clinical pharmacist. He currently serves as one of our Distribution Specialists and is a Certified Associate in Healthcare Information Management Systems. He serves as the preceptor for the orientation rotation.

Dr. Sean-Paul Bergeron completed his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biochemistry from Lee University in 2011. He then obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University Of Tennessee College Of Pharmacy in 2015. His PGY1 residency training was completed at CHI Memorial in 2016, where he remains on staff. During his residency, he completed and received a teaching and learning certificate from UT. He currently serves as a distribution specialist and is a preceptor for the hospital pharmacy practice longitudinal learning experience.


Dr. Leisha Carroll
obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Finance from East Tennessee State University in 1988. She then received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in 1997. In 1998, she completed a residency in Ambulatory Care with emphasis on Disease State Management Programs from the University of Tennessee. After completion of her residency, Dr. Carroll accepted a clinical pharmacy specialist position with CHI Memorial where she has been employed for the past 17 years. She serves as the preceptor for the Pharmacokinetics learning experience.

Dr. Sarah Creek received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2010. She joined CHI Memorial as a clinical pharmacy specialist in 2010. Dr. Creek has served as the President of the Pharmacy Practice Council and is currently the editor-in-chief of “Pharmville News”, a pharmacy newsletter produced to improve intradepartmental communication. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. She is an affiliate faculty member for the University of Tennessee Health Science College of Pharmacy, Mercer University College of Pharmacy, and East Tennessee State University College of Pharmacy. She serves as the preceptor for the Orientation, Hospital Pharmacy Practice, and co-precepts the Medication Reconciliation learning experience.

Dr. Kenny Dyer obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from East Tennessee State University in Chemistry and Psychology. He then earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy in 2011. In 2012 he completed the post graduate year one residency program at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He moved to Chattanooga in 2012 where he worked at Parkridge Medical Center and assisted in establishing the first PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program and served as the first Residency Program Director. He came to CHI Memorial in 2016 where he specializes in distribution. He is board certified in pharmacotherapy and serves as one of the hospital pharmacy practice preceptors.

Dr. Patrick Ellis obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2004. In 2005, he completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, AL. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Ellis came to CHI Memorial as a clinical pharmacy specialist. He now serves as Clinical Coordinator and assists in coordinating the pharmacy’s clinical pharmacy services. He has helped coordinate the development of the inpatient anticoagulation management service as well as the Antimicrobial Stewardship program in which he now serves as director. Dr. Ellis is also an active member of both ASHP and ACCP. He serves as the preceptor for Drug Information learning experience. 

Dr. Linda Johnson obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 2013. Following graduation, she completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1) at Atlantic Health System in Morristown, New Jersey and an Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency at University of California, San Francisco in San Francisco, California. Upon completion of her residencies, she accepted a clinical specialist position at CHI Memorial heading the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. She is an affiliate faculty member for the University of Tennessee Health Science College of Pharmacy, Mercer University College of Pharmacy, and East Tennessee State University College of Pharmacy. She serves as the preceptor for the Infectious Diseases learning experience.

Dr. Rachel Kile completed her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Marketing and a minor in Biology from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2009. She then obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 2013. Her PGY1 residency training was completed at CHI Memorial, where she remains on staff as a clinical pharmacy specialist. During her residency, he completed and received a teaching and learning certificate from UT. She obtained Board Certification as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2014. Dr. Kile precepts residents for the Emergency Medicine and Anticoagulation rotations, serves as a residency research and teaching certificate mentor, and precepts student pharmacists.

Dr. Jaeik Lee obtained a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Yeungnam University in South Korea in 1993. He then completed an endocrinology specialist program from Sookmyung University in South Korea in 1996. Dr. Lee received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in 2003. Upon graduation, he accepted a clinical pharmacist position with CHI Memorial where he has been employed since 2005. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and serves as the co-preceptor for Critical Care.

Dr. Nick Lockhart completed his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biochemistry and General Mathematics from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2011. He then received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 2015. In 2016 he completed a PGY1 residency from Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, AL and went on to complete a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology PGY2 residency in 2017 at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. He currently serves as the Clinical Oncology Specialist at CHI Memorial and is a preceptor for the oncology rotation.

Dr. Darrin Majors received his B.S. in Biochemistry in 2008 followed by his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2013 from the University of Tennessee. Following graduation he went on to complete a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency with CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, TN where he remains on staff as a Clinical Pharmacist. He obtained Board Certification as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2014. He is an affiliate faculty member for the University of Tennessee Health Science College of Pharmacy, Mercer University College of Pharmacy, and East Tennessee State University College of Pharmacy. He serves as the preceptor for the Internal Medicine learning experience.

Dr. Daniel Marsh received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2007. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis in 2011. He completed a post-graduate year one residency program at CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, TN where he remains on staff. During his residency, he completed and received a teaching and learning certificate from UT. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. He is an affiliate faculty member for the University of Tennessee Health Science College of Pharmacy, Mercer University College of Pharmacy and East Tennessee State University College of Pharmacy. He currently serves as the emergency department pharmacy team lead and is the preceptor for the Emergency Medicine learning experience.

Dr. Jenny Parnell received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 2010. She went on to complete a pharmacy practice residency at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee in 2011. Upon residency completion, she accepted a clinical pharmacy specialist position at CHI Memorial. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Dr. Parnell is an affiliate faculty member for the University of Tennessee Health Science College of Pharmacy, Mercer University College of Pharmacy, and East Tennessee State University College of Pharmacy. She serves as the preceptor for the Critical Care learning experience.

Dr. Amy Quinn received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University College of Pharmacy in 1999. She has both retail and hospital experience including 10 years at Hutcheson Medical Center as a clinical pharmacist and as the lead pharmacist of the employee pharmacy. She contributed to the implementation and success of the new employee pharmacy program. In 2010, Dr. Quinn accepted a position at Memorial Hospital as a clinical pharmacy specialist. She is a board certified nutrition support pharmacist. Dr. Quinn assists Dr. Woods with the Nutrition Support learning experience.

Dr. Matthew Underwood obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 2004. In 2005, he completed a pharmacy practice residency with Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He has been a clinical pharmacy specialist with CHI Memorial since 2005 and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Also, Dr. Underwood has obtained a Master's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with Distinction in Research honors from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. He specialized in blood coagulation factors and enzyme studies/protein purification methods and has multiple publications in the Journal of Biological Chemistry and the Southern Medical Journal with acute phase CVA/stroke research. He is the preceptor for the Cardiology and Biostatistics portion of the Drug Information learning experiences.

Dr. Megan Whittier received her B.S in Biochemistry in 2010 from Lee University and then proceeded to obtain her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2014 from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. Following graduation, she completed a PGY-1 residency at CHI Memorial where she remains on staff as both a clinical and retail pharmacist. During her residency, she completed and received a teaching and learning certificate from UT. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and serves as a co-preceptor for the Internal Medicine learning experience.

Dr. Diane Woods obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 2001. Upon completion of a Pharmacy Practice Residency with emphasis in Ambulatory Care at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Dr. Woods worked to help build inpatient Medical and Anticoagulation clinical services. She joined CHI Memorial as a clinical pharmacy specialist in 2003. She is an affiliate faculty member for the University of Tennessee Health Science College of Pharmacy and Mercer University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Woods is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. She is the co-preceptor for the Nutrition Support learning experience.

For more information about CHI Memorial's Pharmacy Residency Program, please contact Karen Babb, Pharm. D. at Karen_Babb@memorial.org.

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