Residency Program Director

Amanda Prusch received her Pharm.D. from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Following graduation, she completed a pharmacy practice residency program with York Hospital in York, PA. Dr. Prusch also achieved board certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS) status.

Dr. Prusch is the Medication Safety Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Lancaster General Hospital. She began her career at Lancaster General Health in 2005 as a Clinical Pharmacist, where a portion of her time was dedicated to precepting and rounding with the Family Health Medical Residency team and contributing to the medication management for their patients. In her current position, Dr. Prusch is involved with many organization and departmental patient safety initiatives and committees as well as overseeing medication safety initiatives. She has a practice interest in anticoagulation and other high risk medication use, and also Chairs the Clinical Medication Safety Committees at LG Health. Her work resulted in a nationally recognized ASHP Best Practice Award in 2009, an ASHP Foundation Award Finalist for Excellence in Medication Use Safety in 2010, and the national Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Cheers Award in 2010. Amanda also has been involved in various leadership roles, including the local PSHP South East Chapter President in 2009-2010 and in 2016-2017. Previously, Amanda served as the Assistant PGY-1 Residency Program Director from 2010-2012.

Amanda also serves as the primary preceptor for the Medication Safety, Orientation Part 1&2, Education & Professional Development learning experiences.

Preceptors

Jennifer L. Costello received a PharmD from Wilkes University and completed her pharmacy practice residency through the Christiana Care Health System. Dr. Costello is the LG Health critical care pharmacy team leader and a critical care clinical pharmacy specialist focused in trauma and pain management. Her clinical pharmacy experience includes precepting with students from surrounding universities and colleges, being trained and authorized to administer injectable medications, and being BCPS certified.
Jennifer serves as the primary preceptor for the Critical Care rotation and the elective Pain service and trauma learning experiences.

Andrea Dooley-Wood received a PharmD from the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy and completed her primary care pharmacy practice residency at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Dooley-Wood is an ambulatory care clinical pharmacy specialist at The Heart Group of Lancaster General Health and manager of the practice’s anticoagulation program. Her clinical pharmacy experience includes being a clinical assistant professor at the University of Rhode Island, with a practice site at the Providence VAMC and her 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 pharmacist-led clinics and group medical appointments.

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

Joe DuPrey received a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in pharmacology from St. John’s University. Joe has served as LG Health’s distribution supervisor and pharmacy educator, leading the orientation efforts for all technicians, pharmacists, pharmacy students and interns. Joe also served as a bulletin editor and president of the Long Island Society of Hospital Pharmacists, adjunct faculty at Harrisburg Community College in the pharmacy technician training program, a delegate to the annual assembly, and a preceptor for pharmacy students from various colleges. His clinical pharmacy experience includes being a pharmacist at Mercy Hospital in Long Island, NY.

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

Matthew Eberts received a PharmD from Duquesne University, a master’s degree from Robert Morris University, and is a graduate of the Pharmacy Leadership Institute at Boston University. Dr. Eberts is the Director of Pharmacy and IV Services for LG 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. Dr. Eberts 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 and completed Six Sigma Green Belt Training.

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

Noha G. Hashem received a PharmD from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, completed her pharmacy practice residency at Saint Joseph East Hospital, and an infectious diseases specialty residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Hashem is actively involved as the infectious diseases clinical pharmacy specialist, coordinating the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and the infectious diseases group, and the infection control and microbiology department. In the Comprehensive Care clinic, she works with a multidisciplinary team to help optimize patient care. Dr. Hashem is involved in many national organizations including Making-A-Difference in Infectious Diseases, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, 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 received a PharmD from the University Of Florida College of Pharmacy, and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. Dr. Kemmer is an ambulatory pharmacist clinician and has been actively involved in the development of ambulatory services for LG Health. She is also licensed to administer injectable medications and is a Certified Medication Therapy Management provider. Dr. Kemmer’s clinical pharmacy experience includes a vigorous three-year advanced clinical learning program at University Of Florida College of Pharmacy, and practicing for 14 years as a community pharmacist.

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

Jim Kennel received a PharmD from Howard University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Eastern Mennonite University. Dr. Kennel is the manager of Drug Use Policies and Outcomes with responsibilities for formulary and P&T committees, where he serves as secretary, and also coordinates the daily efforts of many of the clinical staff pharmacists as the “go to” person for any unresolved medication-related issues. His clinical pharmacy experience includes working as a registered respiratory therapist at Washington Hospital Center and serving as a clinical staff pharmacist, clinical coordinator, and manager of clinical services.

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 a PharmD from St. John’s University and completed her post graduate pharmacy residency program at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York. Dr. Khan practices at Norlanco Family Medicine as the hypertension ambulatory pharmacist clinician and a member of the Transition of Care Team, as well as, coordinating the Pharmacy Medication Adherence Programs. Her clinical pharmacy experience includes acute care, ambulatory care and chronic disease management including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Philadelphia Prison.

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

Kathy Makkar received a PharmD from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences and completed her 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. She is also actively involved as a cardiology clinical pharmacy specialist, providing a clinical focus on the CHF and electrophysiology patient populations, and research, and 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 a PharmD from Temple University School of Pharmacy and completed her ambulatory care pharmacy practice residency at Harbor Health Services, Inc. Dr. Pham is a clinical oncology pharmacist and serves on the expert panel for Medscape’s Ask the Expert. Her clinical pharmacy experience includes practicing at Northeastern University with a clinical practice site at HHSI.

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

Lauren Solski received a PharmD from Wilkes University and completed her pharmacy practice residency at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Dr. Solski rounds with the pediatric hospitalist service and serves as an anticoagulation resource within the department. She is an internal medicine clinical pharmacist, focusing in pediatrics, and serves as the pharmacy representative within the Department of Pediatrics.

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

Jennifer Walls received a PharmD and a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University and completed her PGY-1 residency at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Dr. Walls rounds with the LG Health Physicians Internal Medicine Hospital Specialists and is the internal medicine clinical pharmacy specialist, team leader for the internal medicine pharmacy team, a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a lead clinical specialist. Her clinical pharmacy experience includes practicing at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center and York Hospital as an internal medicine clinical pharmacist specializing in ambulatory care in the areas of anticoagulation and diabetes.

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

Kim Young received her bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Northeastern University. Kim is a clinical oncology pharmacist for the pharmacy team. Her clinical pharmacy experience includes working on the general medicine team at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and 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 serves as the secondary preceptor for the Oncology learning experience.
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