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Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Residency Program




Preceptors



Jennifer L. Costello graduated with her Pharm.D. from Wilkes University.  Dr. Costello then completed a pharmacy practice residency through the Christiana Care Health System in Delaware and is BCPS certified.  She is also trained and currently authorized to administer injectable medications.  Dr. Costello is the Critical Care Pharmacy Team Leader and a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist focused in trauma and pain management. She has precepting experience with students from various surrounding universities and colleges.

Jennifer serves as the primary preceptor for the Critical Care rotation and the elective Pain service and trauma learning experiences.

Andrea Dooley-Wood received her Pharm.D. from the University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy. She then completed a Primary Care Pharmacy Practice residency at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center in RI. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, Dr. Dooley-Wood was a clinical assistant professor at the University of Rhode Island with a practice site at the Providence VAMC.  She has expertise in chronic disease state management in the ambulatory care setting specifically in anticoagulation management, heart failure, and cardiovascular risk reduction. Dr. Dooley-Wood’s research has focused on the areas of pharmacist-led clinics and group medical appointments. Joining Lancaster General Health in 2012, she is an ambulatory care clinical pharmacy specialist at The Heart Group of Lancaster General Health and manager of the practice’s anticoagulation program.

Andrea serves as preceptor for the elective Ambulatory Care learning experience at The Heart Group.

Joe DuPrey obtained his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island and an MS in Pharmacology from St. John’s University in New York City. He also was involved as a pharmacist at Mercy Hospital in Long Island, NY for a number of years prior to joining the LG Health team in 1995. Joe initially served as our distribution supervisor and was promoted to Pharmacy Educator in 2000, leading the orientation efforts for all our technicians and pharmacists as well as pharmacy students and interns. Joe also serves as adjunct faculty at Harrisburg Community College in the pharmacy technician training program. He has served in various leadership capacities, including bulletin editor and President of the Long Island Society of Hospital Pharmacists, a delegate to the annual assembly, and is active in the local chapter of PSHP.  He also has been extensively involved as a preceptor for pharmacy students from various colleges during their hospital experiences.

Joe serves as the primary preceptor for the Pharmacy Operations learning experience.

Matthew Eberts is the Director of Pharmacy & IV Services for Lancaster General Health. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists and Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists. As a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Matt is the past chair of the Practice Management Section’s Education Steering Committee. He is also a past member of ASHP’s Commission on Affiliate Relations.  At Lancaster General Health he is responsible for pharmacy operations at Lancaster General Hospital, Women & Babies Hospital, affiliated cancer and infusion centers, community pharmacies, and ambulatory pharmacy practices. Matt has published and presented nationally on a variety of subjects including finance, employee satisfaction and retention, departmental communications, strategy, IV preparation, and FDA issued Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies. He received a doctor of pharmacy degree from Duquesne University, an MBA from Robert Morris University, completed Six Sigma Green Belt Training from Motorola University, was awarded the Jewish Health Care Foundation’s Perfecting Patient Care Grant and is a graduate of the Pharmacy Leadership Institute at Boston University. 

Matt serves as the primary preceptor for the Management/Leadership Learning Experience

Noha G. Hashem received her Pharm.D. from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy in 2011. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Saint Joseph East Hospital in Lexington, KY followed by an Infectious Diseases specialty residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Hashem is actively involved as the Infectious Diseases clinical pharmacy specialist, coordinating the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program along with our Infectious Diseases group, infection control and microbiology department. Dr. Hashem is also involved in the Comprehensive Care clinic, working in a multidisciplinary team to help optimize patient care. Dr. Hashem is involved in many national organizations including Making-A-Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID), Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP), and HIV Medicine Association. Her research interest focuses on antimicrobial stewardship, gram-negative resistance, hospital-acquired infections, and antiretroviral adherence.

Noha serves as the primary preceptor for the Infectious Diseases Learning Experience

Greta L. Kemmer graduated with her Pharm. D. from the University Of Florida College Of Pharmacy in 2013, where she was involved in a vigorous 3-year advanced learning program with extensive clinical learning experiences.  Prior to her doctoral program, Dr. Kemmer received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1999 and practiced 14 years as a community pharmacist, dedicating her time to the development of patient care initiatives. Dr. Kemmer joined Lancaster General Health in 2013 as an Ambulatory Pharmacist Clinician and has been actively involved in the development of ambulatory services for the organization.  Dr. Kemmer is licensed to administer injectable medications and is a certified Medication Therapy Management provider.

Greta serves as preceptor for the elective Ambulatory Care – Longitudinal learning experience.

Jim Kennel received his BS in Biology from Eastern Mennonite University in 1977. He worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. prior to receiving his Pharm.D. from Howard University. Prior to his current position at LG Health, he served as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Clinical Coordinator and Manager of Clinical Services.  His current position is Manager of Drug Use Policies and Outcomes with responsibilities for Formulary and P&T Committees, where he serves as Secretary.  Jim also coordinates the daily efforts of many of the clinical staff pharmacists as the “go to” person for any unresolved medication-related issues.

Jim serves as the primary preceptor for the longitudinal Drug Information/Medication Use Policy learning experience and elective Emergency Medicine learning experience.

Nafisa Khan received her Doctor of Pharmacy from St. John’s University in 2008. She completed a post graduate pharmacy residency program at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York. Prior to joining LGH, Dr. Khan held various clinical pharmacy positions from acute care to ambulatory care settings. Her past positions in the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Philadelphia Prison has enabled her to have a strong background in the areas of chronic disease management including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. Dr. Khan practices at Norlanco Family Medicine as the Hypertension Ambulatory Pharmacist Clinician and a member of the Transition of Care Team.  In addition, she is coordinating the Pharmacy Medication Adherence Programs.

Nafisa serves as the primary preceptor for the Chronic Care Disease Clinic at Norlanco learning experience.

Kathy Makkar received her Pharm.D. from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Mercy Suburban Hospital followed by a cardiology specialty residency at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.  Dr. Makkar is board certified in pharmacotherapy. Dr. Makkar is actively involved as a cardiology clinical pharmacy specialist, providing a clinical focus on the CHF and electrophysiology patient populations. Dr. Makkar is actively involved in research and she holds a faculty appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of the Sciences.

Kathy serves as the primary preceptor for the Cardiology learning experience.

Nga Pham received her Pharm.D. from Temple University School of Pharmacy. She completed an Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice residency at Harbor Health Services, Inc. (HHSI) in Boston, Massachusetts.  After residency, Dr. Pham joined the faculty at Northeastern University with a clinical practice site at HHSI.  She joined Lancaster General in 2013, where she serves as a Clinical Oncology Pharmacist. Dr. Pham is also on the expert panel for Medscape’s Ask the Expert.

Nga will serve as primary preceptor for the Oncology learning experience.

Lauren Solski received her Pharm.D. from Wilkes University.  Dr. Solski completed her Pharmacy Practice Residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.  She is an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist, focusing in pediatrics, rounding with the pediatric hospitalist service and serving as an anticoagulation resource within the department. Lauren also is instrumental in ensuring quality in our pediatric population, serving as the pharmacy representative within the Department of Pediatrics.

Lauren serves as the primary preceptor for the Pediatrics & Decentralized learning experiences. 

Jennifer Walls is the Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Lancaster General Health (LGH) as well as the Lead Clinical Specialist.  She is a graduate of Duquesne University, where she received both her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Pharmacy degrees.  Dr. Walls completed a PGY-1 residency at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center at Hershey, PA and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.  Her experience in clinical pharmacy includes practicing at York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania for five years as an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist specializing in ambulatory care in the areas of anticoagulation and diabetes.  She also spent several years working in a regional community hospital, the Heart of Lancaster Medical Center in Lititz, Pennsylvania.  Jennifer rounds with the Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists at LGH and is a Team Leader for the Internal Medicine Pharmacy Team.

Jen serves as the primary preceptor for the Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Transitions of Care and Clinical Monitoring learning experience.

Kim Young received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.  Kim started her career at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland as a clinical pharmacist on the General Medicine Team.  Kim has many years experience as a hospital pharmacist in different facets of care ranging from Investigational Drug Services or IV Room Supervisor to Oncology clinical pharmacist at institutions.  Kim joined the Lancaster General pharmacy team in 2009 as a Clinical Oncology Pharmacist.

Kim serves as the secondary preceptor for the Oncology learning experience.



 

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