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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 internal medicine.

Rachel LaBianca, PharmD PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr.Rachel LaBianca, originally from Fuquay Varina, Dr. LaBiancaNorth 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. Her practice interests include critical care, emergency medicine, and infectious diseases. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. LaBianca serves as a teaching assistant at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and is a participant in the UNC Resident Teaching Certificate program. Her research involves the evaluation of a heparin dose-capping strategy on anti-Xa levels at UNC REX Hospital. Upon completion of her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. LaBianca plans to earn board certification in pharmacotherapy and pursue additional residency training in critical care.

Dr. 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 diseases, cardiology, and internal medicine and he currently practices on the internal medicine and antimicrobial stewardship teams at UNC REX. Dr. Toler is also interested in pursuing research with prior experience in projects including adherence rates to free medication at an outpatient clinic, effects of a BPA on chlorothiazide utilization, and comparison of two sotalol dosing regimens.

Dr. Elizabeth Weddendorf, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Elizabeth Weddendorf, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry from The Ohio State University and a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her practice interests include oncology and infectious disease. In addition to her role as a clinical pharmacist at UNC REX Hospital, Dr. Weddendorf serves as an adjunct instructor for the Patient Care Lab at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her research involves evaluation of target specific oral anticoagulants in patients with cancer within the UNC Healthcare System. Upon completion of her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Weddendorf plans to pursue a PGY2 in oncology.

2014-2015 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

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.

2014-2015 Residents

Dr. CriswellWill 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 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, 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.

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.

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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