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Preceptors

Our team of residency preceptors are highly skilled clinicians with diverse backgrounds and interests.  Below you will find a brief biography for each preceptor, most of whom are involved in several of the residency programs. These talented individuals make up an exceptional team that is one of the greatest strengths of the Boston Medical Center residency programs.

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Lindsay Arnold, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Cardiology

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (2002)
Residency: PGY1 University of Nebraska Medical Center (2003), PGY2 Adult Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University (2004)
Memberships: ACCP, HFSA, ASHP
Practice/Research Interests: Acute decompensated heart failure, glycemic control in hospitalized patients
Rotations Offered: Coronary Care ICU, Inpatient Diabetes Consult

Dr. Arnold is actively involved in ACCP, previously serving as the Chair of the Adult Medicine PRN, and she continues to be actively involved in various committees throughout the organization.  She is also serves as secretary of the BMC Endocrine Subcommittee and the co-chair Anti-thrombotic Task Force.  She has presented research in the areas of glycemic control and thromboprophylaxis. 

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Megan Bergstrom, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Specialist, Primary Care

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Drake University (2008)
Residency: PGY1 St. Mary's Health Center (2009), PGY2 Primary Care, Boston Medical Center (2010)
Professional Membership: ACCP, ASHP, MSHP, NEIAP 
Practice/Research Interests: Medication adherence; management of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and asthma
Rotations Offered: Primary Care

Dr. Bergstrom provides clinical pharmacy services to patients in primary care focusing on medication teaching, adherence, and optimization. She works with patients to better understand and treat their diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and asthma.

Prachi D. Bhatt, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Critical Care

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (2010)
Residency: PGY1, Temple University Health System (2011); PGY2, Critical Care, Boston Medical Center (2015)
Professional Membership: Society of Critical Care Medicine, ACCP, MSHP 
Practice/Research Interests: ICU sedation, delirium, antibiotic stewardship, pharmacokinetics and pharmacokinetics in critically ill patients  
Rotations Offered: Medical ICU

Dr. Bhatt provides clinical pharmacy services for critically ill patients in the medical intensive care unit. She precepts students from Northeastern University, PGY1 residents, and PGY2 critical care and emergency medicine residents. Her research interests focus on improving the quality of care and medication use in critically ill patients. 

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Diana Clarke, PharmD
Pediatric HIV Pharmacotherapy Specialist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine

Education: BS Pharmacy, University of Rhose Island (1977), Doctor of Pharmacy, State University New York at Buffalo (1980)
Fellowship: Fellowship in Pharmacokinetics, SUNY Buffalo
Professional Membership: IDSA; DHHS – Working Group on Antiretroviral Therapy and Medical Management of HIV-Infected Children, Health Resources and Services Administration, NIH; WHO – Pediatric Antiretroviral Working Group; Vice Chair, Pharmacy Resource Committee, International Maternal Pediatric-Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network (IMPAACT)
Practice/Research Interest: Pediatric HIV Pharmacotherapy and Prevention of HIV (PMTCT and PEP)
Rotations Offered: Pediatric HIV Clinic/Pediatric ID Consult service

Dr. Clarke has been involved in the field of pediatric HIV pharmacotherapy and perinatal transmission since the start of the NIH HIV Treatment Networks. She provides counseling for patients in the pediatric HIV and ID specialty clinics and coordinates investigational studies involving antiretroviral medications. Dr. Clarke serves on both domestic and international pediatric HIV guideline committees and is a member of the leadership group for IMPAACT.

Justine E. Dickson, PharmD, BCACP 
Clinical Specialist, Ambulatory Care

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, 2011
Residency: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice, Yale New-Haven St. Raphael's Campus, New Haven, CT (2012), PGY-2 Ambulatory Care, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH (2013)
Professional Memberships: ASHP, ACCP, LKS
Practice/Research Interest: Primary care, chronic disease state management, transitions of care, renal transplant, anemia management in CKD, medication adherence
Rotations Offered: Ambulatory Care - Primary Care, Renal Clinic, Renal Transplant

Dr. Dickson provides clinical pharmacy services to patients in our Primary Care clinics with a focus in chronic disease state management, patient education, and optimization of medication therapy. Outside of the primary care realm, she also sees patients before and after renal transplant for evaluation, medication management, and patient education, and also manages anemia treatment in patients with chronic kidney disease. Dr. Dickson looks forward to precepting both students and residents who have an interest in ambulatory care.

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Kieran Fennell, RPh
Clinical Specialist, Anticoagulation

Education: BS Pharmacy, Northeastern University (1998)
Practice/Research Interest: Medication adherance, transitions of care, monitoring of TSOAC
Rotations Offered: Ambulatory Care - Anticoagulation Clinic

Mr. Fennell provides outpatient anticoagulation therapy management in the Anticoagulation Clinic at Boston Medical Center. He educates patients initiating warfarin and the target specific oral anticoagulants (TSOAC), monitors and adjusts as warranted. Kieran looks forward to precepting both students and residents who have an interest in anticoagulation therapy management.

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Barry Graime, RPh, MS
Information Systems Pharmacist

Education: BS Pharmacy, Northeastern University (1997), Masters in Healthcare Informatics, Northeastern University (2010)
Practice/Research Interest: Streamlining information technology systems to improve pharmacy workflow
Rotations Offered: Pharmacy Informatics

Mr. Graime is an integral member of the pharmacy department keeping all systems running smoothly.  He has recently begun to offer a rotation in pharmacy informatics.  Development of skill in this area is increasingly necessary to function efficiently with the rapidly advancing technology in healthcare.   

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Kevin Horbowicz, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Manager – Critical Care & Emergency Medicine

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2005)
Residencies: PGY1, UMass Medical Center (2006), PGY2 Critical Care, Boston Medical Center (2007)
Professional Memberships: Society of Critical Care Medicine, ACCP, MSHP
Practice/Research Interest: Quality improvement, medication safety, pulmonary hypertension
Rotations Offered: Practice Management

Dr. Horbowicz precepts PGY1 and PGY2 residents along with students from Northeastern University.  He has a passion for quality improvement and medication safety. He has been involved in a  number of quality improvement projects to reduce the time to antibiotics in severe sepsis, to perform daily interruptions of sedation in mechanically ventilated patients, to standardize and improve the care of ICU patients with severe alcohol withdrawal, to identify surgical patients at risk for alcohol withdrawal, and to reduce the number of antibiotic days with a procalcitonin-guided algorithm.

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Kelly Killius, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine;
Director, PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program 

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2005)
Residency:  PGY1, SUNY Upstate Medical University (2006), PGY2 Critical Care, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, FL (2007)
Professional Membership: ASHP, ACCP, SCCM, AACT
Practice/Research Interest: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Toxicology, Intranasal fentanyl in pediatric procedural pain
Rotations Offered: Emergency Medicine

Dr. Killius precepts pharmacy students from Northeastern University and the University at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.  She has a background in critical care and solid organ transplantation. She actively participates in committees and work groups to improve the efficiency and safety of ordering of medications in the BMC Emergency Department.  

Brian Kopcza, PharmD, BCACP 
Clinical Specialist, Ambulatory Care - Family Medicine Clinic

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Duquesne University (2011)
Residency: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice, Hospital of Saint Raphael (2012); PGY2 Ambulatory Care, University of Washington Medicine (2013)
Professional Memberships: ACCP, ASHP, MSHP, NEIAP
Practice/Research Interest: Family medicine, diabetes care, dyslipidemia, medical home model, transitions of care, cultural competency, patient counseling
Rotations Offered: Ambulatory Care – Family Medicine

Dr. Kopcza provides clinical pharmacy services within the Family Medicine Clinic at Boston Medical Center.  He works as part of a multidisciplinary patient care team to improve patient transitions of care, chronic disease state management and comprehensive medication education.   He looks forward to serving as a preceptor for residents and students.

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Jason Mordino, PharmD
Clinical Specialist, Critical Care - TSICU
Director, PGY1 Residency Program

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmac
Residency: PGY1, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2012); PGY2, Critical Care, Boston Medical Center (2013)
Professional Memberships: Society of Critical Care Medicine, ACCP
Practice/Research Interest: Post traumatic injury, acute care surgery, parenteral nutrition, quality improvement and resource utilization.
Rotations Offered: Trauma/Surgical Critical Care (Menino SICU) for both PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents and a Nutrition rotation for PGY-2 residents.

Dr. Mordino provides clinical pharmacy services for critically ill patients after traumatic injury in addition to post-surgical care for neurosurgical, orthopedic and acute care surgery patients. He also works with the nutrition committee and dietary team to provide optimal parenteral nutrition in a safe and effective manner for all BMC patients. 

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Michael Rio, PharmD
Clinical Specialist – Generalist

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (2009)
Residency: Pharmacy Practice, Swedish Medical Center (2010)
Professional Memberships: ACCP
Practice/Research Interest: ICU sedation, delirium, infectious diseases, learning theory
Rotations Offered: To be determined

Dr. Rio embraces the diverse experiences provided by working in a variety of clinical specialties. He finds great value in caring for underserved patient populations and providing them with tools to better understand and control their health outcomes.  He looks forward to spending time with residents and students on rotation.

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Radhika Sane, PharmD, BCOP 
Clinical Specialist, Hematology/Oncology;
Director, PGY2 Oncology Residency Program 

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut (2004)
Residency: PGY1, Fletcher Allen Medical Center, Burlington, VT (2005), PGY2 Hematology/Oncology, Boston Medical Center (2006)
Professional Membership: Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA)
Practice/Research Interest: Supportive care of cancer patients, infectious disease, oral chemotherapy
Rotations Offered: Outpatient Hematology/Oncology - Chemotherapy Clinic

Dr. Sane precepts PGY1 and PGY2 residents in outpatient oncology.  She also precepts students from Northeastern University. She serves on various committees in the Hematology/Oncology department including the Data Safety Monitorin Board and the Hematology/Oncology CQI committee.

Bhavesh Shah, RPh, BCOP, Hematology Oncology Clinical SpecialistBhavesh Shah, RPh, BCOP
Administrative Director of Specialty and Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy

Education: BS Biochemistry, Loyola University (1998), BS Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (2001) 
Professional Memberships: HOPA, MASCC
Practice/Research Interest: Anemia, anorexia/cachexia, peripheral neuropathy, iron deficiency, IBD
Rotations Offered: Chemotherapy Clinic, Inpatient Hematology/Oncology, Specialty Pharmacy, Hepatitis C, Autologous Stem Cell Transplant

Mr. Shah precepts PGY1 and PGY2 residents, primarily in the Solomont Center for Hematology and Medical Oncology Clinic. In 2013, he received a BMC's Be Exceptional Aware award in recognition of outstanding performance and commitment to providing exceptional care, without exception. He serves on various committees in the Hematology Oncology department including the Data Safety Monitoring Board, Scientific Review committee,  Hematology/Oncology CQI committee, ASCT, and IRB. He is also the principal investigator of an on-going prospective active drug trial evaluating the safety and tolerability of megestrol acetate in combination with oxandrin in cancer-related anorexia/cachexia.

Alison Stebbings, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern Univeristy (2010)
Residency: PGY1, Tufts Medical Center (2011); PGY2 Hematology/Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2012)
Professional Membership: Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA)
Practice/Research Interest: Supportive care of cancer patients, MASCC criteria in febrile neutropenia, post discharge transitions of care
Rotations Offered: Inpatient Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Stebbings provides clinical pharmacy services to patients admitted to the hospital with cancer related complications.  She enjoys working with residents and students interested in learning more about hematology/oncology and the needs of this diverse patient population.      

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David Twitchell, BS, PharmD, MBA
Chief Pharmacy Officer

Education: Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, University of Connecticut (2001), Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut (2003), Master of Business Administration/Healthcare Management, University of Phoenix (2007) 
Professional Membership: ACHE

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William Vincent, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Critical Care – SICU
Director, PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (2006)
Residencies: PGY1, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center (2007); PGY2, Critical Care, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center (2008)
Professional memberships: Society of Critical Care Medicine, ASHP, ACCP
Practice/Research Interests: Educational approaches for evidence-based medicine for pharmacy students and residents, Perioperative medication management, Immunonutrition, Kidney transplantation
Rotations offered: Surgical Critical Care (East Newton SICU) for both PGY1 and PGY-2 residents

Dr. Vincent provides clinical pharmacy services for critically ill patients after cardiothoracic, otolaryngology, vascular, and neurological surgical procedures.  His research focuses on identifying outcomes that improve medication use in these critically ill patients.

Joy Vreeland, PharmD, BCPS 
Director of Pharmacy, Inpatient

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (1998)
Residency: Pharmacy Practice, Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville (1999)
Professional Membership: ASHP, ACCP, PPAG
Practice/Research Interest: General pediatrics, neonatology, neonatal abstinence syndrome, pediatric medication safety & quality
Rotations Offered: Practice Management

Dr. Vreeland served as PGY1 program director and pediatric clinical specialist until recently accepting her new position in Pharmacy Operations. She enjoys pediatric pharmacy for the challenge and rewards of helping the medical center's most vulnerable patients improve their health through the safe and effective use of medications. She enjoys precepting residents in the administrative aspects of pharmacy practice.  

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Kevin Yeh, PharmD
Clinical Specialist, Internal Medicine and Transitions of Care

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (2012)
Residencies: PGY1, VA Boston Healthcare System (2013)
Professional Memberships: MSHP, ACCP, ASHP
Practice/Research Interest: Internal Medicine, Transitions of Care, Decreasing ED visits and readmissions
Rotations Offered: Internal Medicine

Dr. Yeh precepts PGY1 residents in their core internal medicine rotation along with students from Northeastern University.  He provides clinical pharmacy services to patients admitted to the internal medicine service and is actively involved in hospital-wide initiatives to improve transitions of care.

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Affiliated Faculty

Mark Douglass, PharmD 
Associate Clinical Professor, Northeastern University- School of Pharmacy

Education: BA Chemistry, Adrian College (1993), Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Michigan (1997)
Residency: Pharmacy Practice, University of Illinois at Chicago (1998)
Professional Membership: ACCP, AACP
Practice/Research Interest:  Pain management education, men's health, BPH, ED and PE
Rotations Offered: Internal Medicine

Dr. Douglass precepts numerous Northeastern University students at BMC each year.  His rotation in Internal Medicine gives residents the opportunity to become more involved in precepting.  He has conducted research on pain management education for medical interns, residents, and attendings.  He has been recognized by Northeastern University with the Vice President's Award for Outstanding Advisor Involvement for his work with the Phi Delta Chi fraternity.

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Danielle Miller, PharmD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Northeastern University – School of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Ambulatory Care

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (2012)
Residency: PGY-1 Primary Care, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (2013)
Professional Memberships: AACP, APhA, NEIAP
Practice/Research Interest: Ambulatory care - chronic disease state management, medication adherence, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
Rotations Offered: Primary Care - Adult and Geriatrics

Dr. Miller provides clinical pharmacy services to primary care patients, both in the geriatric and adult primary care clinics. Dr. Miller serves as a primary preceptor for Northeastern University students on clinical rotation at Boston Medical Center.

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