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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.

Kimberly Ackerbauer, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Medical Intensive Care Unit
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin (2008)
Residencies: PGY1, UMass Memorial Medical Center (2009); PGY2, Cardiology, University of Southern California (2010)
Memberships: ASHP, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Sepsis; pain, agitation, and delirium; acute decompensated heart failure; medication safety
Rotations Offered: Medical Intensive Care Unit
 
Lindsay Arnold, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist Lead, Medicine
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (2002)
Residencies: PGY1, University of Nebraska Medical Center (2003); PGY2, Adult Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University (2004)
Memberships: ACCP, HFSA, ASHP
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Acute decompensated heart failure, glycemic control in hospitalized patients
Rotations Offered: Medicine, Cardiology
 
Melissa Bachman, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Medicine
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (2009)
Residency: PGY1, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (2010)
Quality Improvement/Research Interest: Adult internal medicine, transitions of care
Rotations Offered: Medicine, Medicine II (Renal, Geriatrics)
 
Megan Bergstrom, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Specialist, Primary Care
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Drake University (2008)
Residencies: PGY1, St. Mary's Health Center (2009), PGY2, Primary Care, Boston Medical Center (2010)
Professional Membership: ACCP, ASHP, MSHP, NEIAP
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Medication adherence; management of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and asthma
Rotations Offered: Ambulatory Care – Primary Care
 
Karrine Brade, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist Lead, Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy (2013)
Residencies: PGY1, Memorial Hospital – University of Colorado Health (2014); PGY2, Infectious Diseases, Detroit Medical Center (2015)
Professional Memberships: SIDP, ACCP, ASHP
Quality Improvement/Research Interest: Antimicrobial stewardship, pharmacokinetics and pharmacokinetics of antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance
Rotations Offered: ID Consult, Antimicrobial Stewardship
 
Phuong Dao, PharmD
Clinical Specialist, Hematology/Oncology

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Illinois Chicago (2014)
Residencies: PGY1, Boston Medical Center (2015); PGY2, Oncology, Boston Medical Center (2016)
Professional Memberships: Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA)
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Oral oncolytic adherence, transitions of care, supportive care of cancer patients, chemotherapy stewardship
Rotations Offered: Outpatient Hematology/Oncology - Chemotherapy Clinic
 
Justine E. Dickson, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Specialist, Ambulatory Care
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, 2011
Residencies: PGY1, Yale New-Haven – St. Raphael's Campus (2012); PGY2, Ambulatory Care, University of Cincinnati Medical Center (2013)
Professional Memberships: ASHP, ACCP, Lambda Kappa Sigma
Quality Improvement/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
 
Camilla Farrell, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Clinical Specialist, Pediatrics
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (2010)
Residency: PGY1, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital (2011)
Memberships: ACCP, PPAG
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Neonatal ICU, Neonatal abstinence syndrome, parenteral nutrition
Rotations Offered: General Pediatrics, Neonatal ICU
 
Natalija Farrell, PharmD, BCPS, DABAT
Clinical Specialist Lead - Emergency Medicine and Toxicology
Director, PGY2 Emergency Medicine
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (2012)
Postgraduate Training: PGY1, Boston Medical Center (2013); PGY2, Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center (2014); Clinical Toxicology Fellowship, Georgia Poison Center (2015)
Memberships: ACCP, ASHP, SCCM, AACT, ABAT 
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, tranexamic acid for traumatic injuries, toxicology, reducing emergency department re-visitations
Rotations Offered: Emergency Medicine, Toxicology, Emergency Preparedness (PGY2 only), Emergency Medical Services (PGY2 only)
 
Megan Feeney, PharmD
Clinical Specialist, Medical/Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Regis University School of Pharmacy (2015)
Residencies: PGY1, Oregon Health & Science University (2016), PGY2, Critical Care, The Ohio State University (2017)
Memberships: ASHP, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Critical care quality improvement initiatives
Rotations Offered: Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
 
Kieran Fennell, RPh
Clinical Specialist, Anticoagulation
 
Education: BS, Pharmacy, Northeastern University (1998)
Quality Improvement/Research Interest: Medication adherence, transitions of care, monitoring of DOAC
Rotations Offered: Ambulatory Care - Anticoagulation Clinic
 
Nicole Gasbarro, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Cardiology
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (2006)
Residencies: PGY1, CaroMont Regional Medical Center (2014); PGY2, Cardiology, University of Illinois at Chicago (2015)
Memberships: ACC, ACCP, ASHP
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Heart failure, cardiovascular disease, resistant hypertension, transitions of care
Rotations Offered: Ambulatory Care - Cardiology
 
Bryan Gendron, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (2015)
Residencies: PGY1, Boston Medical Center (2016), PGY2, Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center (2017)
Memberships: ACCP, SCCM
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Emergency medicine, Optimization of alteplase workflow for ischemic stroke, ED antimicrobial stewardship, resident and student precepting
Rotations Offered: Emergency Medicine
 
Renee Hall, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist II, Hematology/Oncology
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of New England (2015)
Residency: PGY1, Boston Medical Center (2016)
Memberships: MSHP, ACCP, HOPA
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Supportive care of cancer patients, transitions of care
Rotations Offered: Outpatient Hematology/Oncology – Chemotherapy Clinic
 
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
Quality Improvement/Research Interest: Quality improvement, medication safety, pulmonary hypertension
Rotations Offered: Practice Management
 
Danielle Kebadjian, PharmD
Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
 
Education: BS, Chemistry, Simmons College (2002); Doctor of Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (2002)
Residency: PGY1, Boston Medical Center (2005)
Memberships: ASHP, MSHP
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Emergency medicine
Rotations Offered: Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
 
Brian Kopcza, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
Clinical Specialist, Ambulatory Care - Family Medicine Clinic
Director, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Duquesne University (2011)
Residencies: PGY1, Hospital of Saint Raphael (2012); PGY2, Ambulatory Care, University of Washington Medicine (2013)
Professional Memberships: ACCP, ASHP, MSHP, NEIAP
Quality Improvement/Research Interest: Family medicine, diabetes care, dyslipidemia, medical home model, transitions of care, cultural competency, patient counseling
Rotations Offered: Ambulatory Care – Family Medicine
 
Antonia Luu, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Medicine
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (2012)
Residency: PGY1, Hallmark Health System (2013)
Memberships: MSHP
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Internal medicine, medication safety
Rotations Offered: Medicine
 
 
Michelle Mancuso, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Medicine
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University at Buffalo (2013)
Residency: PGY1, Boston Medical Center (2014)
Professional Memberships: MSHP, ACCP
Quality Improvement/Research Interest: Internal Medicine, Transitions of Care
Rotations Offered: Medicine, Medicine II (Geriatrics)
 
Danielle Miller, PharmD, BCACP
Assistant Clinical Professor, Northeastern University – School of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Ambulatory Care
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (2012)
Residency: PGY1, Primary Care, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (2013)
Professional Memberships: AACP, APhA, NEIAP
Quality Improvement/Research Interest: Ambulatory care - chronic disease state management, medication adherence, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
Rotations Offered: Primary Care – Adult and Geriatrics
 
Jason Mordino, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Specialist Lead, Critical Care – TSICU
Director, PGY1 Residency Program
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (2011)
Residencies: PGY1, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2012); PGY2, Critical Care, Boston Medical Center (2013)
Professional Memberships: Society of Critical Care Medicine, ACCP, ASHP
Quality Improvement/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; Nutrition rotation for PGY-2 residents
 
Anne Parlee, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Ambulatory Care
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (2014)
Residency: PGY1, VA Boston Healthcare System (2015)
Memberships: ASHP
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Anticoagulation, geriatrics
Rotations Offered: Ambulatory Care – Anticoagulation Clinic
 
Roshani Patolia, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Surgery
 
Education: BS, Public Health (2012); Doctor of Pharmacy, Rutgers University (2016)
Residency: PGY1, Boston Medical Center (2017)
Memberships: ASHP, MSHP, ACCP
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Transitions of care, renal transplant services, pain management, hepatology, medication safety
Rotations Offered: Surgery
 
Farnaz Pezeshki, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Critical Care
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (2004)
Postgraduate Training: PGY-1, UMass Memorial Medical Center (2005)
Memberships: ASHP, SCCM, MSHP
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Alcohol Withdrawal; Pain, Agitation and Delirium Prevention in the ICU; Antibiotic Stewardship
Rotations Offered: Critical Care, Surgery, Emergency Medicine
 
Michael Rio, PharmD
Clinical Specialist Lead – Medication Safety
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (2009)
Residency: PGY1, Swedish Medical Center (2010)
Professional Memberships: ACCP
Quality Improvement/Research Interest: ICU sedation, delirium, infectious diseases, learning theory
Rotations Offered: Medication Safety
 
Radhika Sane, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Specialist, Hematology/Oncology
Director, PGY2 Oncology Residency Program
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Connecticut (2004)
Residencies: PGY1, Fletcher Allen Medical Center, Burlington, VT (2005); PGY2, Hematology/Oncology, Boston Medical Center (2006)
Professional Membership: Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA)
Quality Improvement/Research Interest: Supportive care of cancer patients, infectious disease, oral chemotherapy
Rotations Offered: Outpatient Hematology/Oncology – Chemotherapy Clinic
 
Hope Serafin, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Medicine
Coordinator, PGY1 Residency Program
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (2014)
Residencies: PGY1, Boston Medical Center (2015)
Memberships: ASHP, MSHP
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Internal Medicine, patient safety, transitions of care
Rotations Offered: Medicine, Medicine II (Renal, Geriatrics)
 
Bhavesh 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, ASHP
Quality Improvement/Research Interest: Anemia, anorexia/cachexia, peripheral neuropathy, iron deficiency anemia, IBD
Rotations Offered: Hematology/Oncology/Specialty Pharmacy/Practice Management
 
Samantha Sithole, PharmD, AAHIVP
Clinical Specialist, Ambulatory Care
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University (2013)
Postgraduate Training: Clinical Fellowship, HIV Implementation Science,  University of Buffalo (2015)
Memberships: SIDP, ACCP, AAHIVM
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Virology, global health, tropical diseases
Rotations Offered: Ambulatory Care – HIV Clinic
 
Wen Song, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Medicine
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota (2012)
Residency: PGY1, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (2013)
Memberships: MSHP
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Adult internal medicine, transitions of care, pharmacokinetics
Rotations Offered: Medicine
 
Alison Stebbings, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Specialist, Hematology/Oncology
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (2010)
Residencies: PGY1, Tufts Medical Center (2011); PGY2, Hematology/Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2012)
Professional Membership: Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA)
Quality Improvement/Research Interest: Supportive care of cancer patients, MASCC criteria in febrile neutropenia, post-discharge transitions of care
Rotations Offered: Hematology/Oncology – Inpatient
 
Dong Tu, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Medicine
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (2014)
Residency: PGY1, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (2015)
Memberships: MSHP, ACCP
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Internal medicine, cardiology, transitions of care
Rotations Offered: Medicine
 
William R. Vincent III, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Specialist Lead, 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
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Using POEMs to teach and practice evidence-based medicine, quality improvement, perioperative medication management, kidney transplant pharmacy services
Rotations offered: Surgical Critical Care (East Newton SICU) for both PGY1 and PGY-2 residents
 
Joy Vreeland, PharmD, BCPS
Director of Pharmacy, Inpatient
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (1998)
Residency: PGY1, Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville (1999)
Professional Memberships: ASHP, ACCP, PPAG
Quality Improvement/Research Interest: General pediatrics, neonatology, neonatal abstinence syndrome, pediatric medication safety & quality
Rotations Offered: Practice Management
 
Shawn Whitehead, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Specialist, Operating Room
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (2012)
Residency: PGY1, Good Samaritan Medical Center (2013)
Professional Memberships: ASHP, ACCP
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Antimicrobial stewardship, sepsis, delirium, nutrition support
Rotations Offered: Surgery
 
Jennifer C. Wilson, PharmD, MBA
Clinical Specialist, Medical Intensive Care Unit

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy & Master of Business Administration,
Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (2015)
Residences: PGY1, Vidant Medical Center (2016); PGY2, Critical Care, Boston Medical Center (2017)
Professional Memberships: SCCM, ASHP, MSHP
Quality Improvement/Research interests: ICU sedation and delirium, neurologic emergencies, status epilepticus, quality improvement
Rotations offered: Medical ICU, Neuro Critical Care
 
Kevin Yeh, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Medicine
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (2012)
Residency: PGY1, VA Boston Healthcare System (2013)
Professional Memberships: MSHP, ACCP, ASHP
Quality Improvement/Research Interest: Internal medicine, transitions of care, decreasing ED visits and readmissions, pharmacokinetics
Rotations Offered: Medicine, Medicine II (Infectious Diseases)
 
Toni Zahorian, PharmD
Clinical Specialist, Ambulatory Care
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College (2013)
Residency: PGY1, Boston Medical Center (2014); PGY2, Ambulatory Care, Boston Medical Center (2015)
Memberships: ACCP, ASHP, MSHP, NEIAP, PSSNY, PSR
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: HCV, HIV, IBD, primary care, cultural competency, patient counseling
Rotations Offered: Ambulatory Care – Center for Digestive Disorders (GI/HCV)
 
Adrian Zobniw, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Specialist, Hematology/Oncology
 
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University (2001)
Memberships: MSHP, HOPA
Quality Improvement/Research Interests: Expanding role of immunotherapy
Rotations Offered: Outpatient Hematology/Oncology – Chemotherapy Clinic
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