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2016-2017 Residents

Dr. KritzerZach Kritzer, PharmD

Dr. Zachary Kritzer, originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, 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 as a clinical pharmacist in inpatient oncology and antimicrobial stewardship.

Rachel LaBianca, PharmD 

Dr. LaBiancaDr. Rachel LaBianca, 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. Her areas of interest include ICU agitation and delirium, sepsis and vasopressor use in critically ill patients, and emergency medicine pharmacy. Upon completion of her PGY2, Dr. LaBianca plans to obtain board certification in critical care and take a position as a critical care or emergency medicine pharmacist with precepting and teaching responsibilities. Dr. LaBianca is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the Critical Care and Emergency Medicine PRNs.

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. 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 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.

Dr. YoungTramaine Young, PharmD, MSCR, BCPS

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 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.

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. 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 LiangDebbie Liang, PharmD, BCCCP

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, CA, and her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Buies Creek, NC. Dr. Liang completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at UNC REX Healthcare, Raleigh, NC, and her PGY2 Critical Care Residency at University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL. Her areas of interest include sedation, analgesia, and delirium management in the critically ill, drug pharmacokinetic alterations during extracorporeal circulation, and infectious diseases 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.

2013- 2014 Residents

Nastaran Gharkholonarehe, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

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. As a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner she also staffs in Rex Ambulatory Care Clinics specializing in anticoagulation, hyperlipidemia, heart failure readmission prevention and peripheral artery disease prevention. 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.

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 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.

2012- 2013 Residents

Matt Daniel, PharmD, BCPS

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 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. He has also served as an Internal Medicine Preceptor and Residency Project Preceptor for PGY1 Pharmacy Residents.

Tanner Ringley, PharmD

Dr. RingleyDr. 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 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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