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Bethesda North Hospital Pharmacy Preceptors

Mark Albright PharmD

Rotations: Cardiology (PGY1), Advanced heart failure (PGY2 Cardiology), Heart failure clinic (PGY2 Cardiology)

Training and Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (Ohio State University)

Residency: PGY1 and PGY2 Cardiology at University of Virginia Medical Center

About: Dr. Albright started at TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital in 2021 after completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA. His current role is clinical pharmacist with the majority of his time spent working on the advanced heart failure service, Cardiovascular ICU, and telemetry units. Mark is extremely excited to help the advanced heart failure service line, cardiology pharmacy residency program, and the individual pharmacy residents develop and mature over time. It is one of the most satisfying and rewarding parts of the job. Mark earned his undergraduate and PharmD degrees from Ohio State (Go Bucks!) and always enjoy cheering on the Buckeyes, Reds, and Blue Jackets outside of work.

Kimberly Arvin PharmD, BCACP

Rotations: Populations Health (PGY2 Cardiology)

Training and Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (UC James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy – 2011)

Residency: PGY1 Community Residency Program with Kroger Health/ University of Cincinnati

About: Kim has been a pharmacist since 2011 and joined the Population Health team at TriHealth in 2019. Kim works as one of our Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacists providing medication management services for our primary care physician offices. Prior to joining TriHealth, Kim worked at UC Health in the outpatient pharmacy providing medication management, pharmacotherapy and “meds to beds” services. She also worked as a Pharmacy Manager at Kroger and provided medication and disease management services as a part of their clinical services.

Matthew Bremer PharmD

Rotations: Administration (PGY1 & PGY2 Cardiology)

Training and Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (UC James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy)

About: Dr. Bremer joined TriHealth in 1999 as a pharmacy intern while attending the University of Cincinnati. For the past 22 years, he has worked for TriHealth in various job roles throughout the pharmacy service line. After graduation, Matt worked for several years as clinical staff pharmacist, working in ICU, oncology, and general medical-surgical care. Eventually, he transitioned to department clinical coordinator to elevate department clinical pharmacy activities/roles. With the organization’s transition to electronic medical records/computerized physician order entry, he was tasked with leading the pharmacy and oncology EMR build/workflows for a couple of years starting a role for clinical informatics. With growth and expansion in the complexity of TriHealth’s hospital systems and network, Matt took on role of system Clinical Manager, responsible for oversight and management of the system inpatient and hospital outpatient infusion center medication formulary to develop drug policy as well as clinical pharmacy programs. Recently, he took a department management role at Bethesda North inpatient hospital. Bethesda North has an incredible collegial work environment and he enjoys seeing the evolution of our pharmacists in entrenching themselves in patient care in many different capacities. In his free time, Dr Bremer enjoys spending time with his family and doing about anything outdoors (sports, hiking, camping) as well as travelling to just about anywhere when the opportunity arises.

Audra DeChristopher PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS

Rotations: Critical Care (PGY1 & PGY2 Cardiology), Code Blue- Longitudinal (PGY1 & PGY2 Cardiology)

Training and Education: Undergraduate: Ohio State University , Graduate: University of Cincinnati

Residency: UC Health – West Chester Hospital

About: Cincinnati native and avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan, Dr. DeChristopher enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and watching/playing sports, especially soccer. She lived in Arizona for three years prior to starting at TriHealth in 2019 and the Southwest holds a special place in my heart. The favorite part of her job is interacting with a multidisciplinary team, being involved in various committees, and teaching.

Alexander Gray PharmD, BCPS, BCCP

Rotations: Cardiology (PGY1), General Cardiology I (PGY2 Cardiology), Advanced heart failure (PGY2 Cardiology), PGY2 Cardiology RPD

Training and Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (Ohio Northern University – 2013)

Residency: Henry Ford Allegiance Health – Jackson, MI

About: Dr. Gray joined TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital in 2014 after completion of his PGY1 residency. After working as a clinical pharmacist for 5 years, he officially started the PGY2 Cardiology program and moved into his current position of Cardiology Clinical Coordinator. What Alex enjoys most about working at TriHealth is the opportunity to grow and build a program from the ground up. Alex also enjoys his great co-workers who make coming to work even more fun. Outside of pharmacy, he enjoys soccer, a lot, including playing in recreation leagues and going to FC Cincinnati games. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family, including his two children.

Shannon Gray PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Rotations: CVICU (PGY1 & PGY2 Cardiology), Teaching (PGY1), PGY1 Residency Program Coordinator

Training and Education: Ohio Northern University

Residency: The Christ Hospital

About: Dr. Gray grew up in northern Indiana and moved to Cincinnati after pharmacy school. She has grown to truly love all the city has to offer, especially FC Cincinnati. Shannon enjoys travelling, trying new restaurants, watching/ playing soccer, and spending time with her family. Her favorite part of pharmacy is working with the critical care team, precepting, and being involved with projects to help improve patient care.

Wayne McDermott PharmD, BCCCP

Rotations: Emergency Medicine (PGY2 Cardiology)

Training and Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (Northeastern University, Boston, MA – 2003)

About: Dr. McDermott graduated from Northeastern University located in Boston MA, in 2003. He then spent 6 years with the Texas A&M University Aggies in College Station, Texas where he developed their hospital’s first critical care pharmacist position. While there, he precepted students from all over Texas including Texas Tech, University of Texas, Houston, and the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio Texas. He transferred his services to Bethesda North in 2009 and now functions as a specialist in critical care and emergency medicine. Wayne is originally from New York which explains his brazen style and absurd respect for New York sports teams.

Janet Meister CPhT, BSPS, MR.PharmS

Rotations: Orientation (PGY1 & PGY2 Cardiology)

Training and Education: Sunderland polytechnic UK, Monroe Community College, Ohio State University, Sunderland University UK.

About: Janet grew up in the North East of England where she became a certified pharmacy technician while working for an independent chemist (pharmacy). She immigrated to the US where she furthered my education and became a registered pharmacist. Janet has practiced pharmacy in England, Massachusetts, and Ohio. She has crossed the Atlantic to live between the US and UK three times and loves living in both countries for different reasons. She has been in the states 15 years now and worked for TriHealth for over 14 years. Janet really loves travelling, especially abroad. Hobbies include hiking, swimming (for leisure) and spending time with her family. My favorite part of pharmacy is working in a multidiscipline team setting with fantastic coworkers.

Nate Miller PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Rotations: Medical Oncology (PGY1), Staffing (PGY1), PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Director

Training and Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (UC James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy)

Residency: PGY1 - Bethesda North Hospital (2018)

About: Dr. Miller was born and raised in the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati. He spent 4 years in Brunswick, Maine for his undergraduate education and obtained a bachelor’s in chemistry. After enduring dozens of snowstorms and eating countless lobster rolls in the Pine Tree State, Nate returned to his more temperate hometown to pursue a career pharmacy. He completed a PGY1 residency at Bethesda North Hospital and then stayed on to be a clinical pharmacist working mainly with the antimicrobial stewardship team and in the medical oncology unit. In 2020, he stepped into his current role as clinical coordinator & residency program director. In this role, Nate supports clinical pharmacy staff as they encounter unusual patient care scenarios and rollout new clinical initiatives/service-lines. When he's not at the hospital, Nate and his wife can be found running after their two energetic sons.

Veronica (Ronnie) Moore PharmD, BCPS

Rotations: Emergency Medicine (PGY1)

Training and Education: University of Cincinnati: Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (1991), Master of Arts in Secondary Education (1997), and Doctorate of Pharmacy (2007).

Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center

About: Dr. Moore was hired to establish an emergency medicine pharmacy practice at Bethesda North Hospital, where she is currently employed. Ronnie has also been designated as the Lead Emergency Medicine Pharmacist at Bethesda North Hospital andShe is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, where she teaches in numerous courses. She is passionate about teaching, as evidenced by her extensive involvement with the UC COP and by being named APPE Preceptor of the Year by the same institution.

Michelle Papathanas PharmD, BCCCP

Rotations: Infectious Diseases (PGY1) and Infectious Diseases Elective (PGY2 Cardiology), Residency Project (PGY1 & PGY2 Cardiology)

Training and Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Cincinnati – 2015)

Residency: PGY1 - The University of Chicago Medicine (2016), PGY2 Critical Care – Emory University Hospital (2017)

About: Dr. Papathanas is a recent TriHealth addition starting in early 2020. She previously worked as the clinical pharmacist in a Medical ICU in central Alabama. In order to further her post-residency education, she completed the Antimicrobial Certificate via the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists in the fall of 2019. She is the current lead of the Antibiotic Advisory Team at Bethesda North and is looking forward to precepting upcoming residents and pharmacy students in the coming months.

Jeffrey Reed PharmD

Rotations: Hematology / Medical Oncology (PGY1)

Training and Education: Doctor Of Pharmacy - University Of Cincinnati, 1999; BS Pharmacy - University Of Cincinnati, 1997

About: Dr. Reed joined the ranks of TriHealth in 2005 and has been the primary medical oncology pharmacist since 2007. As the lead pharmacist for our patients on the medical oncology unit, Jeff ensures the best care is provided for our oncology patients, whether treating them in-house or optimizing supportive care after their outpatient treatment.

Wayne Rongo PharmD

Rotations: Internal medicine (PGY1)

Training and Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (Purdue University)

About: Dr. Rongo has worked at Bethesda North for 14 years. He can be found working mainly on the progressive care unit and internal medicine floors. Wayne enjoys travelling around the US visiting national parks with his family. He can also be found at numerous sporting events for his kids throughout the week.

Emily Young PharmD, BCPS

Rotations: Internal Medicine (PGY1), Anticoagulation/Transitions of Care (PGY2 Cardiology)

Training and Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – University of Cincinnati (2017)

Residency: PGY1 - Bethesda North Hospital (2018)

About: After completion of her PGY1 residency at Bethesda North, Dr. Young accepted a position to stay on as a clinical pharmacist. She works primarily in the Progressive Care, Internal Medicine, and Emergency Departments. As one of the inaugural residents of our PGY1 program, Dr. Young is dedicated to helping the program grow and improve. She has a strong connection to the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy and enjoys precepting learners at all stages.

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