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Pharmacy residency

Quality, compassion, technology and innovation are at the heart of University Health in Kansas City, Missouri. The health system includes University Health Truman Medical Center (UH TMC), University Health Lakewood Medical Center (UH LMC), Behavioral Health, the Jackson County Health Department and a number of primary care practices throughout the metropolitan area. Recently named one of the nation's top academic medical centers, University Health is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri - Kansas City Health Sciences schools.

University Health provides an array of acute care and outpatient services. UH TMC has the busiest adult emergency room in the Kansas City metropolitan area with more than 60,000 visits a year. In addition to emergency medicine and trauma, University Health is also noted for asthma, diabetes, obstetrics, ophthalmology, weight management and women's health.

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Joanne Hatfield, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Manager
PGY1 Residency Program Director
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Meet the preceptors

PGY1

Jodie Ashleman, PharmD., BCPS, CPHIMS

Dr. Jodie Ashleman is the Information Technology Pharmacist at University Health. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, completed a Master’s in Business Administration at MidAmerica Nazarene University, and completed a Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Kansas. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems.

Dr. Ashleman’s professional areas of interest include healthcare informatics, automation, and oncology. She has held a variety of roles within the pharmacy department over her 30 plus years at UH. She has been actively involved in many Cerner and IT projects and has work presented at Cerner Health Conference several times. She has assisted other hospitals in improving their Cerner systems. She offers clinical experience rotations for pharmacy students and pharmacy residents to develop skills related to pharmacy informatics.

Kylie Barnes, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Kylie N. Barnes is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Missouri -- Kansas City School of Pharmacy. Dr. Barnes graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. After graduation, she completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency with SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis, and a PGY-2 residency in Ambulatory Care through St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She has been active in the field of women’s health for 10 years. Her teaching, research, and patient care activities are focused in women's health, and her practice is in a high risk obstetrics clinic at University Health Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. She has been active in ACCP’s Women’s Health PRN for the past eight years, and has served in various officer roles of the Women’s Health PRN. She also serves as a peer reviewer for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Barnes’s didactic responsibilities include TOSCE/OSCE Program Lead, where she coordinates the development and implementation of clinical examinations throughout the curriculum at UMKC. She also teaches reproductive health, menstruation related disorders, and pregnancy and lactation within the pharmacotherapy course sequence.

Blake Baumann, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Dr. Blake Baumann is one of the Clinical Lead Pharmacists in Internal Medicine at University Health Truman Medical Center. He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and completed PGY1 residency training at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. He has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist.

Dr. Baumann’s professional areas of interest include chronic disease state management, working closely with case managers and social workers to alleviate barriers to obtain medications after discharge, and precepting students. Within UH, Dr. Baumann is a member of the readmission reduction team and falls committee.

Ivana Bogdanich, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Ivana Bogdanich is one of the Clinical Lead Pharmacists in Internal Medicine. She serves as a residency preceptor for the PGY1 program. Dr. Bogdanich earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Texas and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She completed PGY1 residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Afterwards, she went on to complete a PGY2 in Internal Medicine at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson in Tucson, Arizona. She has achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

Dr. Bogdanich’s professional areas of interest include internal medicine, transitions of care and pharmacy research. She offers clinical experience rotations for pharmacy students and pharmacy residents to develop skills related to the acute care of hospitalized patients.

Alexis Cornelio, PharmD

Alexis Cornerio PharmDDr. Alexis Cornelio is one of the Clinical Lead Pharmacists in Central Pharmacy at University Health. She is one of the preceptors for the staffing learning experience for the PGY1 and PGY2 residency programs. Dr. Cornelio earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her PGY1 residency at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington.

Dr. Cornelio’s interest areas include central operations, sepsis, internal medicine, and precepting students and residents. Within the institution, Dr. Cornelio serves as the Vice Chair for workflow improvement.

Teri Fanizza, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Teri Fanizza is one of the Clinical Lead Pharmacists for Internal Medicine Pharmacists at University Health Truman Medical Center and also serves as one of the Pharmacy Residency Coordinators. Dr. Fanizza earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Fanizza’s professional areas of interest include internal medicine, precepting, and pharmacy practice advancement. Dr. Fanizza has served on multiple committees at UH including workflow improvement, employee engagement, vancomycin peer review group, and pharmacy residency research oversight committee.

Connor Flanagin, PharmD, BCPS

Connor Flanagin PharmD, BCPSDr. Connor Flanagin is the Pharmacy Operation Manager at University Health. Dr. Flanagin earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy and completed his PGY-1 residency training at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kansas. Dr. Flanagin went onto complete a PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Flanagin’s professional area of interest include pharmacy supply chain, inpatient operations, pharmacy automations, and leadership development.

Jeremy Hampton, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Jeremy Hampton is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and an Emergency Medicine Clinical Specialist for University Health. He earned a BS in Biology at Rockhurst University in Kansas City and his Pharm.D. at UMKC. Following graduation, Dr. Hampton completed his post-graduate residency training at Duke University. He achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Hampton has a strong interest in rapid sequence intubation, the management of angioedema, and he is known to be a lover of all things ketamine. He has been a member of the ASHP Emergency Medicine Section Advisory Group and the ACCP Emergency Medicine Practice Research Network, and he is active at the state level serving in roles such as the president of the Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Joanne Hatfield, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Joanne Hatfield is the Pharmacy Clinical Manager and Residency Program Director for the PGY1 Residency Program. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and has completed the ASHP Foundation Traineeship in Pain and Palliative Care.

Dr. Hatfield’s professional areas of interest include pain management, internal medicine and formulary management. She is a member of the UH Corporate Pain Management Committee, UH Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and UH Ethics Committee. Dr. Hatfield has held leadership roles within local pharmacy organizations, including serving as treasurer of the Greater Kansas City Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She was named Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists Pharmacist of the Year in 2018, and has presented posters and presentations at state and national pharmacy and health IT conferences.

Abby Hughes, PharmD, BCCCP

Dr. Abby Hughes is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist in Critical Care at University Health and the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Critical Care Residency. Dr. Hughes earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Her PGY2 Critical Care residency was completed in Las Vegas, Nevada at The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist.

Dr. Hughes’s professional areas of interest include acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis and the education of many different learners including students, pharmacists, and other medical professionals.

Emily Iglar, PharmD, PharmD, BCPS

Emily IglarDr. Emily Iglar is a Clinical Lead Pharmacist for the Internal Medicine service at University Health Truman Medical Center. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Iglar went on to complete her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin – Froedtert Hospital. She also is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Iglar’s professional areas of interest include anticoagulation, transitions of care, and professional development. She also serves as the chair of the Pharmacy Workflow Committee.

Taylor Inman, PharmD, MBA

Dr. Taylor Inman is a Clinical Lead Pharmacist for resident Staffing at University Health. Dr. Inman earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy while also obtaining his Master of Business Administration from Everett Dobson School of Business and Technology. He completed his PGY1 residency at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City in Kansas City, MO and his PGY2 cardiology residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in Oklahoma City, OK.

Dr. Inman’s professional areas of interest include acute decompensated heart failure, cardiogenic shock, anticoagulation, and precepting pharmacy students and residents in a clinical setting.

Patrick Kelley, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Patrick Kelley is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist for Psychiatry at University Health. Dr. Kelley earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy and completed his PGY1 residency training at Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City. Prior to coming to Truman Medical Center, Dr. Kelley worked at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO where he achieved the designation of a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Kelley was the primary internal medicine and antibiotic stewardship preceptor for the PGY1 program at Mercy. New to UH in 2019, Dr. Kelley brings a passion for teaching and maintains significant interest in all areas of pharmacy in addition to his primary practice site of behavioral health.

Katie Korte, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Dr. Katie Korte is the Director of Pharmacy at University Health Lakewood Medical Center. Dr. Korte earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed her PGY1 residency and PGY2 specialty training in Critical Care both at University Health. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist.

Dr. Korte has served on the board of the Greater Kansas City Society of Health-System Pharmacists focusing on involving students, residents, and pharmacists in local pharmacy initiatives and supporting professional development through educational offerings. Dr. Korte is actively involved in research and clinical practice. She has recently published “Residency Program Directors’ View on the Value of Teaching” in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and “Pharmacists’ Guide to the Management of Organ Donors after Brain Death” in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Korte is actively pursuing a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Missouri. In 2019 Dr. Korte received the MSHP ‘Pharmacist of the Year’ award and the ASHP ‘New Preceptor’ award.

Nhi Lowe, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Dr. Nhi Nguyen is a Clinical Lead Pharmacist for the Trauma and Surgical ICU service at University Health Truman Medical Center. She earned her doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and completed her PGY1 and PGY2 residency training in Critical Care at University Health. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Lowe’s professional interests include ROTEM-guided resuscitation, management of traumatic brain injury, and supporting research and development within the department. Within the institution, Dr. Lowe is an active member of the Critical Care Committee and Trauma Quality Improvement Meetings.

Nicole Mackeben, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Nicole Mackeben is the Metabolic Support Clinical Lead at University Health. Dr. Mackeben earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Missouri Kansas City School of Pharmacy. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacology Specialist.

Dr. Mackeben’s professional areas of interest include Metabolic Support. She is a member of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).

Christy Padilla, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP

Dr. Christy Padilla is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist for Orthopaedic Surgery at University Health Truman Medical Center. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Kansas. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.

Dr. Padilla's professional area of interest is caring for our indigent patient population. She participates in multi-disciplinary daily rounds with the orthopedic care team. She offers clinical experience rotations for pharmacy students and pharmacy residents to develop skills related to the care of orthopedic patients.

Samantha Ramm, PharmD

Samantha RammDr. Samantha Ramm is a Clinical Central Lead Pharmacist at University Health and is a preceptor for the Staffing learning experience for the PGY1 and PGY2 residency programs. Dr. Ramm obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Saint Louis University and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She completed her PGY1 residency in Topeka and Leavenworth, KS at the VA Eastern Kansas Health System.

Dr. Ramm’s professional areas of interest include central operations, serving as a preceptor for students and residents, as well as inpatient and outpatient psychiatric pharmacy.

Jordan Rowe, PharmD, BCACP

Dr. Jordan Rowe is an assistant clinical professor with the UMKC School of Pharmacy and practices as a clinic-embedded pharmacist focusing on chronic disease management within the endocrinology and internal medicine clinics at University Health. At her clinic sites, she precepts third- and fourth-year pharmacy students as well as PGY1 UH pharmacy residents. She serves as a volunteer preceptor and faculty advisor to the board at Sojourner, a free, student-run, interprofessional clinic for the uninsured and homeless of Kansas City. She also serves as a member of the UH interprofessional LGBTQ care team. Dr. Rowe received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UAMS College of Pharmacy in Little Rock, Arkansas. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialty Residency at CoxHealth in Springfield, Missouri. She is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist.

Dr. Rowe’s professional areas of interests include sustainable models for integrated ambulatory pharmacy practice, clinical outcomes associated with multidisciplinary approaches to chronic disease management, interprofessional education, and identifying care models to successfully address health disparities. In addition to serving as a preceptor for the pharmacy residency program, she also serves as faculty for the UMKC Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism Fellowship Program.

Jennifer Santee, PharmD

Dr. Jen Santee is an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at University Health. Dr. Santee earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree with high distinction from the University of Iowa and completed PGY 1 residency training in family medicine and community pharmaceutical care at Northeast Iowa Family Practice Center and Greenwood Drug in Waterloo, Iowa.

Dr. Santee is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) in the School of Pharmacy. Her practice site is at University Health Lakewood Medical Center where she is active in the family practice clinic, anticoagulation clinic, dermatology clinic, and pulmonology clinic. She has served on various American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy committees, has been the School of Pharmacy’s curriculum committee chair, received the UMKC Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Diversity, and is currently the faculty advisor for UMKC’s Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) chapter.

Andrew Smith, PharmD, FCCP, BCCP, BCPS

Dr. Andrew Smith is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and his practice site is with the cardiology service at University Health Truman Medical Center. He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from UMKC in 2000. He then completed post-graduate training at the VA medical center in Iowa City, IA in 2001. Dr. Smith is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP) and board certified in both cardiology and pharmacotherapy.

Prior to UMKC, Dr. Smith worked as a clinical pharmacist at KU hospital for seven years specializing in cardiology. Dr. Smith has served as a residency preceptor at Truman Medical Center and KU hospital. Dr. Smith has served as president of both the Greater Kansas City and Missouri Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists. He is also an active member of ACCP serving as chair of the Education and Training PRN and secretary of the Cardiology PRN.

Christa Tetuan, PharmD

Dr. Christa Tetuan is a Clinical Lead Pharmacist in Ambulatory Care – Specialty Pharmacy. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy with highest distinction. Her post graduate training was with the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Pharmacy and Red Cross Pharmacy where she completed her PGY1 in Community Pharmacy and at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy Medication Management Center where she completed her PGY2 in Ambulatory Care. She is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist.

Dr. Tetuan practices in gastroenterology and hepatology. Her focus is to provide ambulatory clinical pharmacy services to assist with the treatment of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and inflammatory bowel disease. She serves on the University Health Specialty Pharmacy Quality and Clinical Committees. She is passionate about teaching and training others.

Anne Ungerman, PharmD, BCPS

Ann Ungerman, PharmD, BCPSDr. Anne Ungerman is a Clinical Lead Pharmacist in Ambulatory Care – Specialty Pharmacy. She graduated from the University of Iowa School of Pharmacy. Her post graduate training (PGY1) was with the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Ungerman practices in rheumatology. Her focus is to provide ambulatory clinical pharmacy services to assist with the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, uveitis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis, and Raynaud’s syndrome. She serves on the University Health Specialty Pharmacy Quality and Clinical Committees. She is passionate about teaching and training others.

Sayo Weihs, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCIDP

Dr. Sayo Weihs is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist in Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infectious Disease at University Health. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Master of Business Administration from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and College of Business and Public Administration. She completed her PGY1 residency training at Truman Medical Center. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist as well as Board Certified Infectious Disease Pharmacist.

Dr. Weihs’ professional areas of interest include adult infectious disease topics such as treatment of multi-drug resistant organisms and opportunistic infections in patients with HIV/AIDS. She is certified in Antimicrobial Stewardship from the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists and has served as treasurer for Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacist (MSHP) as well as Greater Kansas City Society of Health System Pharmacists (GKCSHP). She is active in multiple committees at UH such as HIV, infection prevention and control, c. difficile hospital acquired conditions, and sepsis task force.

Kerry Yamada, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Kerry Yamada is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist for Family Medicine and Intensive Care as well as one of the Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinators at University Health. Dr. Yamada earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at University Health. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Yamada’s professional areas of interest include the training of future health systems pharmacists, quality improvement of inpatient medication strategies, multidisciplinary education, and employee engagement. She is actively involved in clinical practice, UH's residency programs, and serving as the pharmacy representative for various hospital and intradepartmental committees focusing on direct patient care. Dr. Yamada is involved with UMKC and KU Schools of Pharmacy as well as state pharmacy organizations like Missouri Society of Health System Pharmacists and has severed served as chair for the Resident and New Practitioner Workgroup.

Sarah Young, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Sarah Young is the Pain Management Pharmacist at University Health. Dr. Young earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 at Truman Medical Center. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and has completed the ASHP Foundation Traineeship in Pain and Palliative Care.

Dr. Young’s professional areas of interest include pain management, palliative care, internal medicine, and caring for our indigent patient population. She is the co-chair of the UH Corporate Pain Management Committee, is a member of the Palliative Care Team, and is also involved in committees within the pharmacy department. Dr. Young offers a clinical experience rotation for pharmacy students and residents related to pain management and palliative care.

Scott Zweerink, PharmD

Dr. Scott Zweerink is the Director of Outpatient Pharmacy Services and 340B Program Compliance at University Health. He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida. Prior to his employment at University Health, he had 18 years of management and leadership experience in community chain pharmacy practice.

The primary responsibilities for his current position involve oversight of UH outpatient clinic pharmacy operations, ambulatory surgery center pharmacy operations, three UH community pharmacies, and 340B Program compliance and operations. Two of the community pharmacies are dedicated as Medication Assistance Program pharmacies that provide free medications to vulnerable patients. Additionally, he leads an innovative Medication Access and Refill Service program that utilizes collaborative protocols to expedite patient refill requests.

PGY2

Jeremy Hampton, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Jeremy Hampton is a clinical associate professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy and an emergency medicine clinical specialist for University Health. He earned a BS in Biology at Rockhurst University in Kansas City and his PharmD at UMKC. Following graduation, Dr. Hampton completed his postgraduate residency training at Duke University. He achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

Dr. Hampton has a strong interest in rapid sequence intubation and the management of angioedema, and he is known to be a lover of all things ketamine. He has been a member of the ASHP Emergency Medicine Section Advisory Group and the ACCP Emergency Medicine Practice Research Network, and he is active at the state level serving in roles such as the president of the Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Abby Hughes, PharmD, BCCCP

Dr. Abby Hughes is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist in Critical Care at University Health and the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Critical Care Residency. Dr. Hughes earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Her PGY2 Critical Care residency was completed in Las Vegas, Nevada at The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist.

Dr. Hughes’s professional areas of interest include acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis and the education of many different learners including students, pharmacists, and other medical professionals.

Patrick Kelley, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Patrick Kelley is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist for Psychiatry at University Health. Dr. Kelley earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy and completed his PGY1 residency training at Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City. Prior to coming to University Health, Dr. Kelley worked at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO where he achieved the designation of a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Kelley was the primary internal medicine and antibiotic stewardship preceptor for the PGY1 program at Mercy. New to TMC in 2019, Dr. Kelley brings a passion for teaching and maintains significant interest in all areas of pharmacy in addition to his primary practice site of behavioral health.

Katie Korte, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Dr. Katie Korte is the Director of Pharmacy at TMC Lakewood. Dr. Korte earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed her PGY1 residency and PGY2 specialty training in Critical Care both at University Health. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist and has achieved a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Missouri.

Dr. Korte’s professional areas of interest include critical care, trauma, and leadership development. She has served on the board of the Greater Kansas City Society of Health-System Pharmacists focusing on involving students, residents, and pharmacists in local pharmacy initiatives and supporting professional development through educational offerings. Dr. Korte has recently published “Residency Program Directors’ View on the Value of Teaching” in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and “Pharmacists’ Guide to the Management of Organ Donors after Brain Death” in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists.

Nhi Lowe, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Dr. Nhi Nguyen is a Clinical Lead Pharmacist for the Trauma and Surgical ICU service at University Health Hospital Hill. She earned her doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and completed her PGY1 and PGY2 residency training in Critical Care at University Health. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Lowe’s professional interests include ROTEM-guided resuscitation, management of traumatic brain injury, and supporting research and development within the department. Within the institution, Dr. Lowe is an active member of the Critical Care Committee and Trauma Quality Improvement Meetings.

Nicole Mackeben, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Nicole Mackeben is the metabolic support clinical lead. Dr. Mackeben earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy. She achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacology specialist.

Dr. Mackeben's professional areas of interest include metabolic support. She is a member of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Sayo Weihs, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCIDP

Dr. Sayo Weihs is the clinical lead pharmacist in antimicrobial stewardship and infectious disease. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and College of Business and Public Administration. She completed her PGY1 residency training at University Health. She has achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist as well as board-certified infectious disease pharmacist.

Dr. Weihs' professional areas of interest include adult infectious disease topics such as treatment of multi-drug resistant organisms and opportunistic infections in patients with HIV/AIDS. She is certified in antimicrobial stewardship from the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists and has served as treasurer for Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacist as well as Greater Kansas City Society of Health System Pharmacists. She is active in multiple committees at University Health such as HIV, infection prevention and control, c. difficile hospital-acquired conditions, and sepsis task force.

Kerry Yamada, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Kerry Yamada is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist for Family Medicine and Intensive Care as well as one of the Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinators at University Health. Dr. Yamada earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at University Health. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Yamada’s professional areas of interest include the training of future health systems pharmacists, multidisciplinary education, and quality improvement of inpatient medication strategies. She is actively involved in clinical practice, TMC’s residency programs, and serving as the pharmacy representative for various hospital and intradepartmental committees focusing on direct patient care. Dr. Yamada is involved with UMKC and KU Schools of Pharmacy as well as state pharmacy organizations like Missouri Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Sarah Young, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Sarah Young is the Pain Management Pharmacist at University Health. Dr. Young earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 at University Health. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and has completed the ASHP Pain Management Certificate.

Dr. Young’s professional areas of interest include pain management, palliative care, Opioid Use Disorder, and caring for our indigent patient population. She is the co-chair of the TMC Corporate Pain Management Committee, is a member of the Palliative Care Team, and is also involved in other committees within the pharmacy department. Dr. Young offers a clinical experience rotation for pharmacy students and residents related to pain management and palliative care.

Residency leadership

Dr. Teri Fanizza, Pharm.D., BCPS


Dr. Teri Fanizza is one of the Clinical Lead Pharmacists for Internal Medicine Pharmacists at University Health Hospital Hill and also serves as one of the Pharmacy Residency Coordinators. Dr. Fanizza earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Fanizza's professional areas of interest include internal medicine, precepting, and pharmacy practice advancement. Dr. Fanizza has served on multiple committees at TMC including workflow improvement, employee engagement, vancomycin peer review group, and pharmacy residency research oversight committee.

Joanne Hatfield, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Joanne Hatfield is the Pharmacy Clinical Manager and Residency Program Director for the PGY1 Residency Program. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and has completed the ASHP Foundation Traineeship in Pain and Palliative Care.

Dr. Hatfield's professional areas of interest include pain management, palliative care, internal medicine and formulary management. She is the co-chair of the TMC Corporate Pain Management Committee, a member of the TMC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and TMC Ethics Committee. She is also involved in operational committees within the pharmacy department. Dr. Hatfield has held leadership roles within local pharmacy organizations and presented posters and presentations at state and national pharmacy and health IT conferences.

Abby Hughes, PharmD, BCCCP

Dr. Abby Hughes is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist in Critical Care at University Health and the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Critical Care Residency. Dr. Hughes earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Her PGY2 Critical Care residency was completed in Las Vegas, Nevada at The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist.

Dr. Hughes’s professional areas of interest include acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis and the education of many different learners including students, pharmacists, and other medical professionals.

Nhi Lowe, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Dr. Nhi Lowe is a Clinical Lead Pharmacist for the Trauma and Surgical ICU service at University Health Hospital Hill. She earned her doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and completed her PGY1 and PGY2 residency training in Critical Care at University Health. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist.

Dr. Lowe’s professional interests include ROTEM-guided resuscitation, management of traumatic brain injury, and supporting research and development within the department. Within the institution, Dr. Lowe is an active member of the Critical Care Committee and Trauma Quality Improvement Meetings.

Kerry Yamada, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Kerry Yamada is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist for Internal Medicine as well as one of the Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinators at University Health. Dr. Yamada earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at University Health. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Yamada's professional areas of interest include the training of future health systems pharmacists, quality improvement of inpatient medication strategies, multidisciplinary education, and employee engagement. She is actively involved in clinical practice, TMC’s residency programs, and serving as the pharmacy representative for various hospital and intradepartmental committees focusing on direct patient care. Dr. Yamada is involved with UMKC and KU Schools of Pharmacy as well as state pharmacy organizations (Missouri Society of Health System Pharmacists) serving in roles such as chair for the Resident and New Practitioner Workgroup.