Kate is the Ambulatory Oncology Clinical Specialist and preceptor for the Ambulatory Oncology rotation. She is originally from Severna Park, MD. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and completed her PharmD at The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She went on to complete her PGY1 and PGY2 Oncology Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She is currently completing her Masters in Health Care Administration with a specialization in Health Care Leadership through Capella University. Outside of the residency program, she is a preceptor for the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy, and Drake University School of Pharmacy. She maintains an active role in the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, where she has served as the Resident Member to the Commission on Credentialing. Additionally, she was elected to the Board of Directors for the Advanced Practitioner Society in Hematology / Oncology (APSHO) in September of 2016. She serves as the Representative to the Board for the Colorado Pharmacist Society Academy of New Practitioners and co-chairs the Annual Meeting subcommittee of the Continuing Education Committee. As a member of the Hematology Oncology Pharmacists Association (HOPA), she serves on the Continuing Education Committee and the Scope of Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Practice Part 2 Task Force. Outside of her professional life, Kate loves spending time with friends and family, CrossFit, running, cooking, shopping, football (Go Ravens!), and spending time outdoors.
Larry is the Director of Pharmacy and one of the preceptors for the Pharmacy Practice Management rotation. Larry earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Nebraska. After graduation, he completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Prior to arriving at UCHealth – Memorial, Larry was the Director of Pharmacy for United Health Services Hospitals in Binghamton, NY for 15 years and Assistant Director of Pharmacy for the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas for 9 years. Larry spends his free time bow hunting and golfing. He also enjoys cooking and spending time with his family.
Chris is the Pharmacy Manager for clinical services and one of the preceptors for Practice Management, Internal Medicine and Research. Chris earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy. After graduation, he completed a specialty practice residency in pharmacotherapy and earned a MS in Pharmacy degree from The University of Texas College of Pharmacy. Prior to arriving at Memorial, Chris was a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Texas College of Pharmacy and at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine. When Chris isn’t working, he enjoys spending time in the Colorado great outdoors with his family, smoking Texas style barbeque and cheering for the Longhorns – Hook’em Horns!
Alyssa is one of the Critical Care clinical pharmacists and preceptor for the Critical Care rotation. Alyssa received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University in Des Moines, IA and then completed a PGY-1 and PGY-2 Critical Care residency, both at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, IL. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and exploring beautiful Colorado, driving up to Denver to re-live her city life, traveling back and forth from Minnesota and Illinois to visit family, spending time with her husband and daughter, cheering for the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Twins, and not being in the Midwest during the winter!
Angie is a preceptor for Anticoagulation and Internal Medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Newman University in Wichita, Kansas and her PharmD from Creighton University. Angie completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas and has been with Memorial Hospital since 2011. Angie enjoys hiking the Incline, keeping up with her three kids and watching Chiefs football.
Carrie is the preceptor for the Investigational Drug Services rotation. She attended University of Nebraska as an undergraduate and received her PharmD from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Carrie then completed a PGY-1 residency at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima, Washington and worked there for 6 years before moving to Colorado. Carrie has pharmacy practice experience in internal medicine, women’s services, cardiology, oncology, and anticoagulation. She enjoys photography, beach vacations, storytelling podcasts, going to hockey games, musicals, and spending time with her family.
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Mike is the preceptor for Emergency Services. He attended Purdue University for his degree in pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 at Indiana University Health followed by a PGY-2 in Internal Medicine at Indiana University. Prior to coming to Memorial Hospital, he held a joint position where he was associate faculty of pharmacy practice with Butler University and a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist of Internal Medicine at St.Vincent hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. In his spare time he frequently attempts and fails: the cinnamon challenge, batmanning, folding a piece of paper more than seven times, and keeping his eyes open during a sneeze.
Leslie attended the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs in 2012. She has practiced as a pharmacist in the Emergency Department since 2013 and has experience in critical care and internal medicine. Her main interests are Emergency Medicine and Infectious Disease. Outside of work she likes to snowboard, swim, bike, run and do yoga but is mostly delegating to corralling her crazy husband and son.
Josh graduated from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA and went on to complete a PGY1 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA. Josh has worked both inpatient and outpatient pharmacy at various retail chains. When Josh is not here working in the ED, he enjoys spending time with his wife, who happens to be a pediatric pharmacist, and his son, Adam. Josh also enjoys football, snowboarding, hiking, and playing in his slow-pitch softball league.
Amy attended Butler University for her PharmD Degree in 2011. Her residency training includes completing her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN followed by graduating as the first resident of St. Vincent’s PGY-2 Critical Care Residency with an emphasis in Emergency Medicine. After completing her post-graduate training, she became a clinical pharmacist specializing in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent’s. She joined Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Medicine team in 2014 and her areas of interest include pain management, neurology, and resident education. Outside of work, she enjoys hosting friends and family in beautiful Colorado Springs, exploring new cities inside and outside Colorado, trail running with her husband, and continually refining her culinary skills
Dave is the Pharmacy Clinical/Operations Manager for Children’s Hospital Colorado at Memorial and preceptor for Pediatrics, PICU and NICU. He is also an outpatient pediatric oncology pharmacist at Childrens Center for Cancer and Blood disorders. Dave earned his Bachelors of Science degrees in Biology and Political Science at Regis University. Dave earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from Creighton University School of Pharmacy and completed an ASHP-accredited Pediatric Pharmacy Practice Specialty Residency in Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is currently and Adjunct Clinical Professor at Drake University, Creighton University, University of South Carolina, Regis University, University of Minnesota and University of Wyoming and is a clinical instructor at the University of Colorado and Ohio Northern University. In addition to his experience as a Pharmacy Manager, Dave has been recognized as a Peak Performer Award winner for 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015 (outstanding hospital pharmacist), Friend of Nursing Award Winner (2014) and is a certified internal coach for Childrens Hospital Colorado. Outside of his professional life, Dave has climbed 39 of Colorado’s 14ers, coaches youth football and is an Obstacle Course Racing addict competing in the Obstacle Course Race World Championships as a member of the Colorado Obstacle Racers Team in 2015 and 2016.
Lauren is the preceptor for the Women’s Services Rotation. Lauren earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Colorado. Her experience includes women’s services, internal medicine, neonates and pediatrics. She has a passion for Women’s Health issues and most recently worked to obtain a grant from the state of Colorado to provide long acting contraceptive devices to hospitalized patients in need. She is the coordinator for the regional Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee and sits on the UCHealth System P&T committee. She enjoys writing monographs, chasing around her two small children, online shopping during their naps, Colorado scenery and traveling the state, leisurely bike rides, not watching football, and spending time with friends and family.
Joe is an Ambulatory Oncology Clinical Specialist and a preceptor for the Ambulatory Oncology and Inpatient Oncology rotations. The product of a nomadic life, he isn’t really “from” anywhere but is now fiercely proud to call the West home. Joe received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. He completed a PGY-1 residency with University of Colorado Health in Colorado Springs, and a PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy residency at the Mountain States Tumor Institute in Boise, ID. His professional interests include novel chemotherapies, hematologic malignancies, bow ties, and Sasquatch. He greatly appreciates cavalier use of the English language. When not at work, Joe can be found crashing mountain bikes with aplomb, ski mountaineering, or climbing Colorado’s Fourteeners. He is a proud devotee of James Hetfield, Corey Taylor, Edward Abbey, and the American West.
Theresa is one of the Oncology Pharmacists and preceptor for the Inpatient Oncology rotation. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado. Theresa joined Memorial’s team of clinical staff pharmacists in 2008 and has been specializing in oncology since 2010. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, Jazzercise, shopping and spending time with her family.
Alex is the Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist, preceptor of the Infectious Diseases rotation, and co-chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee. He was born and raised in Washington Township, NJ. He dual-majored for his Doctor of Pharmacy and Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology degrees from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, graduating in 2010. From there he worked for almost 4 years at Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville, VA as a clinical pharmacist. Alex then decided it was time to pursue residency training and did his PGY-1 Acute Care Pharmacy Residency at the University of California San Diego Medical Center and then his PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at the University of Colorado Hospital. With the free time he has he enjoys spending it with his wife, playing video games, skiing, exploring Colorado, and eating delicious food.
Anton was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Utah. He attended the University Of Utah College Of Pharmacy and earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree in 2016. His professional interests include oncology, internal medicine, neurology, and academia. His personal interests include spending time with his family and friends, movies/music, eating all types of food, playing basketball, watching football, hiking, and fishing. He plans to try out biking and will explore the beautiful city with his family and friends. He is thrilled to be a part of the Memorial team and help patients live a better life!
Cat was born in South Carolina but grew up in Texas. She completed her undergraduate coursework at Texas A&M University in College Station and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Abilene. Her main professional interests are critical care, infectious disease, and internal medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, going to the movies with friends, training and competing her horse in the equestrian sport of Eventing, and hiking with her dog. She is excited to be in Colorado Springs (much better weather than the 100+ degree temperatures of Texas)!
Heather was born and raised in the small town of Irmo, South Carolina. She completed her undergraduate coursework at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and then moved down to Charleston to attend the Medical University of South Carolina to earn her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Her main professional interests are infectious disease, pediatrics, critical care and academia. Outside of work, she enjoys attending football games (go Gamecocks and Broncos!), photography, traveling as much as possible and, of course, live music! Always a mountain-lover at heart, she is excited to finally experience life in Colorado.
Chelsea was born and raised a “Sconnie,” originally from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and went on to earn her PharmD at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Her professional interests include pediatrics and oncology. When she is not working, she loves teaching group fitness classes at the gym, attempting DIY projects, repurposing old furniture and of course cheering on the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack Go!
Pharmacy practice (resident staffing)
- Each resident shall be licensed within the state of Colorado by August 1st
- Residents who fail to become licensed in the state of Colorado by August 1 must set up an individual meeting with the RPD and Director of Pharmacy. Residents who fail to become licensed in the state of Colorado by October 1 will be suspended from the residency program until they become licensed. Time missed in the program will be added on to the end of the residency year. Residents may continue to work as pharmacy technicians and continue to receive a student intern salary until they are licensed. Residents not licensed as a pharmacist in the state of Colorado by January 1 will be dismissed from the program.
- Residents will receive quarterly staffing evaluations in PharmAcademic
- During orientations residents will receive
- Training for procedural issues and systems
- An orientation checklist
- Residents will practice every 3rd weekend as well as two evening shifts on Thursday or Friday every month. Trades can be made among residents.
- Holiday Staffing Coverage
- Residents, as part of the professional staff of the department are expected to assist with holiday coverage during the residency year. Every effort will be made to accommodate a resident’s preference for the specific holiday assignment.
- Residents will be expected to cover one winter holiday shift (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Day).
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