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2018 - 2019 Residents

Justin Harrison, PharmD

Justin Harrison, PharmD ResidentPGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Dr. Justin Harrison, originally from Apex, North Carolina, completed his prerequisite training at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He then earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. His practice interests include cardiology, emergency medicine and pediatrics. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Harrison pursued the UNC Resident Teaching Certificate served as teaching assistant at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. His research involved the management of heparin anti-Xa lab interference in patients taking direct oral anticoagulants. Dr. Harrison is currently working as a pediatric pharmacist at Duke University Hospital.

Rebecca Nickell, PharmD

Rebecca Nickell, PharmD ResidentPGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Dr. Rebecca Nickell, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. Her practice interests include oncology, ambulatory care, and infectious disease. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Nickell pursued a UNC Resident Teaching Certificate and served as a teaching assistant at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her research involved the impact of smoking status on the response rate to pembrolizumab in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Nickell is currently a PGY2 resident in Ambulatory Care at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Justin Wilson, PharmD

Justin Wilson, PharmD ResidentPGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Dr. Justin Wilson, originally from Cary, North Carolina, obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before attending the Medical University of South Carolina to earn his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. His practice interests include oncology, infectious diseases, and ambulatory care. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Wilson participated in the UNC Teaching Certificate Program and served as a teaching assistant at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. His research focused on evaluation of direct oral anticoagulant safety in oncology patients with thrombocytopenia. Dr. Wilson is currently a PGY2 in Internal Medicine at Kingsbrook Medical Center.

Olivia Witt, PharmD

Olivia Witt, PharmD ResidentPGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Dr. Olivia Witt, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, completed her prerequisite training at Miami University before transferring to the University of Cincinnati where she earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. Her practice interests include cardiology, ambulatory care, and oncology. In addition to her clinical responsibilities at UNC REX Hospital, Dr. Witt participated in the UNC Teaching Certificate Program and served as a teaching assistant at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her research involved the use of beta-blockers as cardioprotectants for anthracycline chemotherapy. Dr. Witt is currently the first PGY2 resident in Cardiology at UNC REX Healthcare.


2017-2018 Residents

Michael Crawford, PharmD GraduateMichael Crawford, PharmD

Dr. Michael Crawford, originally from Jacksonville, Florida, earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Wingate University School of Pharmacy. He is currently practicing as an Emergency Medicine Pharmacist in the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Emergency Department. During his PGY1 residency at UNC REX Hospital, Dr. Crawford participated in research involving the recurrence rates of seizures in first-time seizure patients receiving various antiepileptic medications. During his PGY1, Dr. Crawford also pursued a UNC Resident Teaching Certificate and served as a teaching assistant at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Dr. Crawford plans to obtain board certification in pharmacotherapy and serve as a preceptor for advanced pharmacy practice experiences for Campbell University College of Pharmacy.

Legacy Marsolek, PharmD GraduateLegacy Marsolek, PharmD

Dr. Legacy Marsolek, originally from Cheyenne, Wyoming, completed her prerequisite training at Laramie County Community College before transferring to Wingate University where she earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. Her practice interests include critical care, emergency medicine, and infectious disease. In addition to her clinical responsibilities at UNC REX Hospital, Dr. Marsolek participated in the UNC Teaching Certificate Program and served as a teaching assistant at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in the spring. Her research involved the evaluation of two dosing protocols for n-acetylcysteine in patients with acetaminophen toxicity. Dr. Marsolek is currently a Clinical Staff Pharmacist at Atrium Health, specializing in Cardiology, Oncology, and Critical Care and plans to earn board certification in pharmacotherapy.

Nathan Wayne, PharmD GraduateNathan Wayne, PharmD

Dr. Nathan Wayne, originally from Tiger, Georgia, completed his prerequisite coursework at the University of Georgia. He then earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the UGA College of Pharmacy. During his PGY1 training, Dr. Wayne completed the Teaching Certificate program through the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. His practice areas of interest include anticoagulation, cardiothoracic surgery, and advanced heart failure and hemodynamics. Dr. Wayne completed a PGY2 residency in cardiology at the University of Kentucky Healthcare, where his research is focused on comparing different ultrasound-facilitated, catheter-directed thrombolysis dosing strategies with alteplase in the treatment of submassive pulmonary embolism. He then accepted a position as a Cardiology Clinical Specialist at the Augusta University Medical Center. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the Critical Care and Cardiology PRNs.


2016-2017 Residents

Dr. KritzerZach Kritzer, PharmD

completed his prerequisite coursework at North Carolina State University before transferring to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy for his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. His residency research involved a retrospective evaluation of guideline-discordant empiric vancomycin use in patients with febrile neutropenia. After completion of his PGY1 Residency, Dr. Kritzer began working here at REX as a clinical pharmacist in inpatient oncology and antimicrobial stewardship.

TolerJ. Alex Toler, PharmD

Dr. Alex Toler, originally from Goldsboro, North Carolina, earned his Bachelors of Science degree in biochemistry from the North Carolina State University prior to his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. His practice interests include infectious disease, cardiology, and critical care. He continues to serve as a member of the UNC REX Pharmacy team as a clinical pharmacist in critical care and on the cardiology. Dr. Toler precepts APPE students from the UNC Eshelman school of Pharmacy.

 

Rachel LaBianca Toler, PharmD, BCCP  

Dr. LaBianca

Dr. Rachel LaBianca Toler, originally from Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at UNC REX Healthcare, followed by a PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She is currently an Emergency Medicine Pharmacist at Duke Regional Hospital, where she serves as a primary preceptor for PGY1 Residents at Duke Regional and for students at Campbell University College of Pharmacy and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her practice areas of interest include sepsis and vasopressor use in critically ill patients, ICU agitation and delirium, and toxicology.

Dr. Elizabeth Weddendorf, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Elizabeth Weddendorf is the Women’s Health clinical pharmacist at the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Her practice interests include gynecological oncology, obstetrics, and infectious disease and is currently part of the Gynecologic Oncology, Antepartum, Labor and Delivery, and Obstetrics pharmacy teams. During her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at UNC REX Hospital in Raleigh, NC, Dr. Weddendorf participated in research evaluating the use of direct oral anticoagulants in oncology patients within the UNC Healthcare System. Prior to earning her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry from The Ohio State University. Dr. Weddendorf continues to serve as a preceptor for early immersion and advanced pharmacy practice experiences for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. 


2015-2016 Residents

Taylor WhiteTaylor White, PharmD

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 non-warfarin 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.

Tramaine Young, PharmD, MSCR, BCPS 

Tramaine Young

Dr. Tramaine Young is the team leader specializing in internal medicine here at REX. He is also a member of the emergency medicine team and a dispensing pharmacist for investigational drug studies. 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 was published in the peer-reviewed journal Drugs in R&D under the title of “Methodological Study of Vancomycin Dosing in Elderly Patients Using Actual Serum Creatinine Versus Rounded Serum Creatinine”. Dr. Young continues to serve as a preceptor for Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, Campbell University College of Pharmacy, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy. His practice interests include internal medicine, critical care, and investigational drug studies. Currently he is the team coordinator for the Internal Medicine team and Orthopedic Liaison.


2014-2015 Residents

Dr. CriswellWill Criswell, PharmD

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. Dr. Criswell completed his PGY1 Residency at UNC Rex Hospital and accepted the Internal Medicine clinical pharmacist position at Fort Bragg's Womack Army Medical Center where he serves on the Residency Advisory Committee and is the Internal Medicine preceptor for Campbell University, University of North Carolina, and High Point University. Dr. Criswell received the preceptor of the year award from Campbell University in 2017.

Debbie LiangDebbie Liang, PharmD, BCCCP

Dr. Debbie Liang is the Cardiac Critical Care Coordinator for the CICU and CSICU here at REX. Originally from southern California, Dr. Liang 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. Dr. Liang completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at UNC REX Healthcare and her PGY2 Critical Care Residency at University of Florida Health Shands Hospital. Her areas of interest include sedation, analgesia, and delirium management in the critically ill, drug pharmacokinetic alterations during extracorporeal circulation, and infectious disease management in the critically ill. She is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the Cardiology, Critical Care, and Infectious Disease PRNs. Dr. Liang serves as the primary preceptor for the PGY1 Critical Care II elective rotation and PGY2 Cardiology CICU and CSICU rotations at UNC REX Healthcare.


2013- 2014 Residents

Nastaran Gharkholonarehe, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Nastaran Gharkholonarehe

Dr. Gharkholonarehe earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa and her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Dr. Gharkholonarehe completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at UNC REX Hospital, Raleigh, NC.  After completion of her PGY1 Residency, Dr. Gharkholonarehe began working as a clinical pharmacist specializing in cardiovascular disease states here at REX. As a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP), she has experience in staffing in REX Ambulatory Care Clinics specializing in anticoagulation, hyperlipidemia, heart failure readmission prevention and peripheral artery disease prevention. Dr. Gharkholonarehe currently is the Cardiovascular Clinical Coordinator and preceptor for Cardiology I and Transitions of Care Rotations for students and residents. Her areas of interest include heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, venous thromboembolism, transitions of care services and ambulatory care. She is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the Cardiology PRN.

Madison Sasser, PharmD, BCPS

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 Staff Pharmacist in 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.


2012- 2013 Residents

Matt Daniel, PharmD, BCPSMatt 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 cardiology, ambulatory care, emergency medicine, and internal medicine. Dr. Daniel is an authorized Dispensing Pharmacist for several clinical trials being conducted at UNC REX Hospital and he is the designated Analytical Reporting Specialist for the UNC REX Hospital Department of Pharmacy. Dr. Daniel serves as an Introductory and Advanced Hospital Preceptor for PY1 and PY4 pharmacy students.

Tanner Ringley, PharmD

Dr. 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. After completion of his residency, he continued to work at UNC REX in the infectious disease, critical care, and oncology services.  Dr. Ringley then moved to work at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a clinical pharmacist in the Neuro and Genito/urinary oncology services.  He currently works as a clinical oncology pharmacist for Carolinas Healthcare at the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC. He continued his professional development by becoming a board certified Oncology pharmacist (BCOP), as well as a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP).  He has remained active in oncology research with journal publications and being the primary investigator on current pharmacy driven prospective studies. Dr. Ringley is a member of the Hematology Oncology Pharmacists Association and the North Carolina Oncology Pharmacists Association.

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