Preceptors

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Good Samaritan Hospital Pharmacy Preceptors

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

Rotation: Administration – Clinical 

Training & Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Cincinnati – 2003)

About: Dr. Bremer has been with TriHealth since 2003, serving in the past as a clinical pharmacist, clinical coordinator, and department supervisor. As of 2013, Dr. Bremer has been serving as the System Manager of Clinical Pharmacy for TriHealth. His primary functions within this role include drug policy development, Electronic Medical Record system management, and he serves as the secretary for the TriHealth Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee.

Mitch Brinkworth, PharmD, BCPS

Rotation: Cardiology

Training & Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (Purdue University – 2018); PGY1 & PGY2 Internal Medicine Residencies – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital

About: Dr. Brinkworth has been with TriHealth since graduating from Purdue University in 2018, first as a PGY1 resident, then as an inaugural member of our PGY2 Internal Medicine residency program. During his PGY2 year he gravitated towards all things cardiology, which paved the way for him to join our team as a clinical pharmacist and to become the preceptor of our cardiology learning experiences.

Jacob Cannan

Jacob Cannan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Rotation: Neurovascular Intensive Care

Training & Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (Ohio Northern University – 2011)

About: Dr. Cannan joined the clinical ranks of Good Samaritan Pharmacy in 2018, and has quickly become a leader within the department. As a versatile, well-rounded clinician, Dr. Cannan has helped establish and solidify our cardiology rounding service.

Colin Fitzgerrel, PharmD, BCPS

Colin Fitzgerrel, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Rotation: Infectious Diseases, Resident Research Project

Training & Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (Purdue University – 2007); PGY1 Residency – Morton Plant Hospital (2008)

About: Dr. Fitzgerrel has been with TriHealth since 2014 after spending many years as a critical care pharmacist in Clearwater, Florida. In addition to being the Residency Program Director, he serves as the pharmacy department’s clinical coordinator and focuses his efforts on drug policy development, clinical service line expansion, and staff development.

Mike Friebe, PharmD

Rotation: Pharmacy Informatics

Training & Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – The Ohio State University (2018); PGY1 Residency – Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital (2019); PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency – Lipscomb University/Vanderbilt University Medical Center

About: Dr. Friebe joined TriHealth Pharmacy in 2020. He is passionate about bridging the gap between technology and healthcare. He is part of the pharmacy informatics team, which works closely with pharmacy operations and clinical coordinators to determine the best ways to configure Epic and various automation systems to ensure TriHealth can provide safe, high-quality medication therapy to its patients.

Janet Habedank, PharmD, BCACP

Janet Habedank, PharmD, BCACP

Rotation: Ambulatory Care

Training & Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – University of Cincinnati (2000); BS Pharmacy – University of Cincinnati (1998); BS Mathematics – Heidelberg University (1988)

About: Dr. Habedank has been the primary ambulatory care pharmacist for the Faculty Medical Center of Good Samaritan Hospital since 2000. She truly has a passion for teaching as she routinely takes APPE students from the University of Cincinnati and serves as our preceptor for the longitudinal teaching certificate program learning experience.

Stacy McCoy, PharmD, BCPS

Stacy McCoy, PharmD, BCPS

Rotation: Emergency Medicine; Addiction Treatment

Training & Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – University of Cincinnati (2010); PGY1 Residency – St. Elizabeth Healthcare (2011)

About: Dr. McCoy has been the Good Samaritan emergency medicine pharmacist since joining staff in 2011. Her passion for teaching and training student pharmacists and residents led to our decision to change the emergency medicine rotation from an elective to a required rotation after our inaugural year.

Nate Miller PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Rotations: Hematology/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 2021, Nate transferred to Good Samaritan Hospital to assume a lead role within the hematology/oncology service line.

Katie O’Connor, RPh

Katie O’Connor, RPh

Rotation: Neonatal Intensive Care

Training & Education: BS Pharmacy – University of Cincinnati (1983)

About: Ms. O’Connor is an invaluable asset to Good Samaritan and is truly a leader in her field. With decades of clinical experience, Katie collaborates with practitioners not just within TriHealth, but with those across the city and region. As the lead pharmacist of our Level III neonatal intensive care unit, Katie ensures the best care is provided for our most vulnerable patients.

Rachel Ruehl, PharmD, BCPS

Rotations: Infectious Diseases

Training and Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle COP- 2017), PGY1 Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital

About: Dr. Ruehl completed her PGY1 with TriHealth and then went on to become an MSL in the allergy and immunology space where she specialized in beta-lactam allergies and penicillin allergy skin testing. All the while, she maintained her PRN employment status at Good Sam and returned full time to practice clinical pharmacy after about 2 years of being in industry. She is passionate about direct patient care, allergy assessment, antibiotic stewardship, and infectious diseases. Outside of the hospital, she is passionate about family, fitness, and her fur-baby!

Kelly Schaub, PharmD, BCCCP

Kelly Schaub, PharmD, BCCCP

Rotation: Neurovascular Intensive Care

Training & Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (Butler University – 2017); PGY1 Residency – St. Vincent Indianapolis; PGY2 Residency – Critical Care, University of Toledo Medical Center

About: After setting many records for the Butler Bulldogs in Track and Field, Kelly earned her PharmD and went on to complete PGY1 & PGY2 residency training, ultimately specializing in critical care. Since joining the TriHealth Pharmacy team, Dr. Schaub has taken ownership of her role in the neurovascular intensive care unit, and helped establish this practice experience as an elective opportunity for our residents.

Kelsey Schildknecht

Kelsey Schildknecht, PharmD

Rotation: Hematology/Oncology

Training & Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (University of Cincinnati – 2017); PGY1 Residency – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital (2018)

About: After completion of her PGY1 residency at Good Samaritan, Dr. Schildknecht accepted our offer to take over the clinical pharmacist position within our ambulatory oncology center within GSH. Kelsey’s PGY1 year was tailored to her strong interests in oncology, and prepared her well for her role in direct patient care, as well as in precepting current pharmacy residents.

Corey Wirth, PharmD, BCPS

Corey Wirth, PharmD, BCPS

Rotation: Internal Medicine; Residency Project (PGY2)

Training & Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – The Ohio State University (2005); PGY1 Residency – Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center (2006)

About: Dr. Wirth has been an internal medicine clinical pharmacist with Good Samaritan since 2006, and serves as one of our lead antimicrobial stewardship pharmacists. She is a truly passionate teacher as evidenced by the volume of student pharmacists she educates on an annual basis, and by her recognition by the University of Cincinnati as a preceptor of the year. Dr. Wirth also serves as the PGY2 Internal Medicine RPD, which was founded in 2019.

Nancy Wuestefeld, PharmD

Nancy Wuestefeld, PharmD, BCCCP

Rotation: Critical Care

Training & Education: Doctor of Pharmacy – Butler University (2000); PGY1 Residency – University of Cincinnati Medical Center (2001)

About: Dr. Wuestefeld serves as the clinical pharmacist of Good Samaritan’s medical-surgical intensive care unit, and is the pharmacy representative for many interdisciplinary committees. As a former clinical coordinator, Dr. Wuestefeld’s knowledge of clinical practice and system processes are readily apparent to our residents. Her dedication to their professional growth leads to frequent requests to repeat this required learning experience.

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