Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix PGY1 Preceptors

Mitchell Buckley, PharmD, FASHP, FCCM, FCCP, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Areas of Interest: Acute respiratory distress syndrome. shock syndromes, sedation/ delirium management, ventilator-associated events, medication safety
Preceptor for Medical Intensive Care Unit

Education/degrees:

  • PharmD, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Shawnee Mission Medical Center / University of Kansas
  • PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, University of Arizona

Grace Benanti, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Areas of Interest: Acute respiratory distress syndrome, infections in immunocompromised populations, anticoagulation in the ICU, medication safety
Preceptor for Medical Intensive Care Unit

Education/degrees:

  • PharmD, Saint Louis College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
  • PGY2 Critical Care University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Kevin Carrasco, PharmD, MPH

Clinical Pharmacist
Areas of Interest: Emergency Medicine
Preceptor for Emergency Medicine

Education/degrees:

  • PharmD, Touro University
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Southern Arizona VA Health System

Emir Kobic, PharmD, BCIDP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Areas of Interest: infectious diseases
Preceptor for Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship

Education/degrees:

  • PharmD, Idaho State University College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, North Memorial Medical Center
  • PGY2 Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency, University of Minnesota Medical Center

Bryan Kuhn, PharmD, CSPI

Clinical Education – Poison Control
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Areas of Interest: Emergency Medicine, Toxicology
Preceptor for Poison Control/Toxicology

Education/degrees:

  • PharmD, Midwestern University, Illinois
  • Certified Specialist in Poison Information
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Broward General Medical Center
  • PGY2 Emergency Medicine, Detroit Medical Center

Samantha Kush, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Areas of Interest: Immunology, transplant rejection, outpatient transplant medication management
Preceptor for Solid Organ Transplant

Education/degrees:

  • PharmD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, VCU Health/Medical College of Virginia
  • PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Julie Lehn, PharmD, BCGP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Areas of Interest: Pain management, pharmacy advocacy, supportive care
Preceptor for Internal Medicine

Education/degrees:

  • PharmD, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Phoenix VA Medical Center

Brandon K. Martinez, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Areas of Interest: Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Transplant, Outcomes Research
Preceptor for General Cardiology and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
Longitudinal Preceptor for Teaching Certificate Program

Education/degrees:

  • PharmD, Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Arizona | Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
  • PGY2 Cardiology Specialty Residency, Abbott Northwestern Hospital | Minneapolis Heart Institute
  • Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Fellowship, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy | Hartford Hospital

Kristyn Sanders, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Areas of Interest: Adult acute leukemias, double and triple HIT lymphoma, melanoma, sarcoma, immunotherapy related toxicity management, oncologic emergencies
Preceptor for Oncology

Education/degrees:

  • PharmD, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Glendale
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Banner Desert Medical Center
  • PGY2 Oncology, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

Nicole Tinta, PharmD, BCPS, MBA

Clinical Pharmacist
Areas of Interest: Internal Medicine, Process Improvement, Medication Safety
Preceptor for Central Pharmacy Operations

Education/degrees:

  • PharmD, Drake University
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix

Laura Wicks, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Areas of Interest: Liver and kidney transplant immunosuppression, opportunistic infection prophylaxis, kidney transplant rejection
Preceptor for Solid Organ Transplant

Education/degrees:

  • PharmD, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix

Melanie Yerondopoulos, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Areas of Interest: nutrition support, traumatic brain injury, massive transfusion, anticoagulation and reversal, sedation and pain management, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Preceptor for Trauma/Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Education/degrees:

  • PharmD, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Froedtert Hospital

Delia Ziadat, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Areas of Interest: cardiology, medication safety, pain management
Preceptor for Internal Medicine and Medication Safety

Education/degrees:

  • PharmD, Midwestern University, College of Pharmacy – Glendale
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix

Jeff Anderson, PharmD, MS, BCPS, FACHE

Director of Pharmacy
Areas of Interest: Leadership, strategic planning, health policy, medication safety, human resource development, healthcare finance, drug diversion prevention, 340B optimization
Preceptor for Administration Rotation

Education/degrees:

  • BS Pharmacy - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL;
  • MS - George Washington University, Washington, DC;
  • PharmD - Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

Neda Krunic, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
Areas of Interest: Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Collaborative Medicine, Operations, Medication Safety
Preceptor for Central Pharmacy Operations

Education/degrees:

  • PharmD, Midwestern College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix

Corey Frahm, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacist
Areas of Interest: Critical Care
Preceptor for Central Pharmacy Operations

Education/degrees:

  • PharmD, University of Arizona
  • PGY1 St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center-Phoenix
  • PGY3 Critical Care Residency, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

Kristen Knutson, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist
Areas of Interest: Process improvement, training development
Preceptor for Central Pharmacy Operations

Education/degrees:

  • PharmD, Midwestern College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix

Andrew Park, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacist
Areas of Interest: Critical Care
Preceptor for Central Pharmacy Operations

Education/degrees:

  • PharmD, Midwestern College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix