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2015-2016 Residents

Taylor White, PharmD

Dr. Taylor White

Dr. Taylor White earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 Residency at UNC REX Hospital. He was involved in research assessing the stroke and bleeding outcomes associated with reduced-dose prescribing of nonwarfarin oral anticoagulants (NOACs). After completion of his PGY1 Residency, Dr. White accepted a pharmacist position in New Brunswick, Canada. In his new role, Dr. White is responsible for developing new collaborative practice initiatives and serves as an Adjunct Instructor for the Pharmacy Technician Program at Oulton College. He continues to serve as a preceptor for introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy. 

Tramaine Young, PharmD, MSCR

Dr. Tramaine Young

Dr. Tramaine Young is the team leader specializing in internal medicine. He is a member of the critical care team and a dispensing pharmacist for investigational drug studies at UNC REX Hospital. Dr. Young earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy and Masters of Clinical Research degree from Campbell University College of Pharmacy. He completed his PGY1 Residency at UNC Rex Hospital and his residency research project involved evaluation of vancomycin pharmacokinetics in the elderly. His practice interests include internal medicine, critical care, and investigational drug studies.

Contact Dr. Young at Tramaine.Young@unchealth.unc.edu.

2014-2015 Residents

Will Criswell

William Criswell

Dr. Will Criswell, originally from Saint Petersburg Florida, earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida and a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. His practice interests include emergency medicine, internal medicine, critical care, and infectious diseases. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Criswell serves on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. His research involves the evaluation of UNC REX Hospital’s vancomycin dose-stacking protocol and the achievement of goal vancomycin steady-state troughs. Upon completion of his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Criswell will begin working at Fort Bragg’s Womack Medical Center as a clinical internal medicine pharmacist and in the future plans to earn board certification in pharmacotherapy.

Debbie Liang

Debbie Liang

Dr. Debbie Liang, originally from southern California, earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Sciences and the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of California, Irvine, and her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Her practice interests include critical care and infectious diseases. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Liang serves on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. She is involved in research assessing major bleeds associated with novel anticoagulants and cytochrome P450 3A4 and/or p-glycoprotein inhibitors. Upon completion of her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Liang will complete a PGY2 Critical Care Residency at the University of Florida, Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. In the future, she plans to earn board certification in pharmacotherapy and critical care, and continue practicing in an innovative environment in a community hospital or academic medical center.

2013- 2014 Residents

Nastaran Gharkholonarehe, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist, Cardiology and Anticoagulation

Nastaran Gharkholonarehe

Dr. Nastaran Gharkholonarehe earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 Residency at UNC REX Hospital. She was involved in research assessing the appropriateness of concomitant aspirin therapy with oral anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation. After completion of her PGY1 Residency, Dr. Gharkholonarehe began working as a clinical pharmacist specializing in cardiology and anticoagulation at UNC REX Hospital. She is also the current pharmacy representative for Rex Hospital’s Special Care Nursery Team. Dr. Gharkholonarehe is a preceptor for introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Contact Dr. Gharkholonarehe at Nastaran.Gharkholonarehe@unchealth.unc.edu.

Madison Sasser, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist, Inpatient and Outpatient Oncology

Madison Sasser

Dr. Madison Sasser earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 Residency at UNC REX Hospital. She was involved in research comparing the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous versus intravenous patient-controlled analgesia in sickle cell pain crisis. After completion of her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Sasser began working as a clinical pharmacist specializing in inpatient and outpatient oncology at UNC REX Hospital. She is a preceptor for introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Contact Dr. Sasser at Madison.Dixon@unchealth.unc.edu.

2012- 2013 Residents

Matt Daniel, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist, Internal Medicine

Matt Daniel

Dr. Matt Daniel earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 Residency at UNC REX Hospital. For his residency research project, he helped implement a dose-range checking clinical decision support system at UNC REX Hospital and analyzed its impact on patient safety. After completion of his PGY1 Residency, Dr. Daniel began working at UNC REX Hospital as a clinical pharmacist specializing in internal medicine and emergency medicine. Dr. Daniel is a member of the UNC REX Hospital Residency Advisory Committee and serves as an internal medicine rotation preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents. He also serves as an Introductory and Advanced Hospital rotation preceptor for PY1 and PY4 pharmacy students. Dr. Daniel is an authorized Dispensing Pharmacist for several clinical trials being conducted at Rex Hospital and he is the designated Analytical Reporting Specialist for the Rex Hospital Department of Pharmacy.

Contact Dr. Daniel at Matt.Daniel@unchealth.unc.edu.

Tanner Ringley, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist, Oncology

Tanner Ringley

Dr. Tanner Ringley earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and completed a PGY1 Residency at UNC REX Hospital. He was involved in research assessing Clostridum difficile recurrence in hospitalized patients. After completion of his PGY1 Residency, Dr. Ringley practiced at UNC REX Hospital for one year before moving up to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to work as a clinical pharmacist. He currently works as a clinical oncology pharmacist for Carolinas Healthcare at the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Ringley is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

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