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Program Leadership

Carson Hart, PharmD, MS, BCPS

PGY1 Residency Program Director

Director of Clinical and Ambulatory Pharmacy Services

Dr. Carson Padgett

Dr. Carson Hart is the Director of Clinical and Ambulatory Pharmacy Services at UNC REX Hospital. She is a member of the Department of Pharmacy Leadership Team and works with the PGY1 residents. Dr. Hart received her B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctorate of Pharmacy degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She completed an ASHP accredited PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) residency at the University of Kansas Hospital, and received a M.S. in Pharmacy Practice from the University of Kansas. She is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy. Dr. Hart leads clinical services for inpatient areas and ambulatory clinics. Her areas of interest include clinical services management, transitions of care, medication safety, quality improvement, and pharmacy training programs. Dr. Hart practiced previously at St. Joseph’s Hospital – BayCare and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Contact Dr. Hart at Carson.Hart@unchealth.unc.edu

Oksana Kamneva, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP, BCCCP

Cardiology and Critical Care PGY2 Residency Program Director; Clinical Coordinator over Cardiovascular, Critical Care, and Neurology

Dr. Kamneva

Dr. Kamneva is one of our clinical coordinators and she oversees cardiovascular, critical care and neurology pharmacy services at UNC REX Healthcare. She is also a director for PGY2 Residency Programs in Cardiology and Critical Care. Dr. Kamneva received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and completed a PGY1 Residency at ECU School of Medicine/Vidant Healthcare in Greenville, NC. She has earned an Added Qualifications in Cardiology from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties for her clinical practice, research, and education in the area of cardiovascular pharmacotherapy and subsequently a Board Certification in Cardiology Pharmacy (BCCP).

Dr. Kamneva brings diverse experience from managing ambulatory care practice at Greenville CBOC Durham Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic and practicing as a cardiology critical care clinical pharmacist and medication safety pharmacist at Wake Med Health and Hospitals over the last 12 years. Her past experiences and interests include development of clinical initiatives, such as transition of care program, heart failure readmission program, prospective profile reviews in intensive care units, and developing learning experiences for doctor of pharmacy students, PGY1 residents, and PGY 2 cardiology and critical care residents. She is a member of ASHP, ACCP, SCCM, Critical Care and Cardiology PRN networks.

Contact Dr. Kamneva at Oksana.Kamneva@unchealth.unc.edu

Sarah Russell, PharmD, BCACP, CPP

Ambulatory Care PGY2 Residency Program Director

Dr. Sarah Russell

Dr. Sarah Russell is one of the clinical ambulatory care team pharmacists who serves primarily in the NCHV Clayton, NCHV Knightdale, and REX Vascular clinics. Dr. Russell earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. She completed her PGY1 residency (community-based) with Walgreens of Dunn and Campbell University and her PGY2 residency (ambulatory care) with Benson Health, Duke Family Medicine, and Campbell University. Dr. Russell's primary interest areas include academia, anticoagulation, advanced lipid management, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In addition to her clinical practice roles, Dr. Russell serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Contemporary Pharmacy Practice and is a member of North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and American Pharmacists Association. Dr. Russell is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist and earned her teaching certificate from Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. .

Dr. Russell serves as the residency program director for the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, the preceptor for the PGY1 ambulatory care rotation, and the PGY2 vascular medicine rotation.

Contact Dr. Russell at sarah.russell@unchealth.unc.edu

Administration

W. Russell Laundon, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Director of Pharmacy Operations

Dr. Walter Laudon

Dr. W. Russell Laundon is the Inpatient Pharmacy Operations Director at UNC REX Hospital. He is a member of the Department of Pharmacy Leadership Team and works with the PGY1 residents at UNC REX Hospital. He earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy, and completed a two year ASHP accredited administrative residency at Duke University Hospital from 2010-2012.

Dr. Laundon serves as a preceptor for the Administration rotations.

Contact Dr. Laundon at Walter.Laundon@unchealth.unc.edu

Mary Petrovskis, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Mary Petrovskis

Mary G. Petrovskis is a pharmacy manager at UNC REX Healthcare with oversight of central operations, automation, controlled substances and diversion and adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Education at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She completed a two-year residency in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at the UNC Medical Center in June 2018. She completed her pharmacy education in 2016 at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and her Master of Science Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in health-system pharmacy administration from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2018. Mary is actively involved in several national professional organizations. .

Mary is the Co-Chair for the Residency Advisory Committee Research Subcommittee and preceptor for the pharmacy administration rotation.

Contact Dr. Petrovskis at mary.petrovskis@unchealth.unc.edu

ASP

Daniel Eidson, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Specialist

Dr. Duke Eidson

Dr. Daniel Eidson is the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) Team Coordinator and is a member of the Critical Care Team. He obtained his Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy where he graduated summa cum laude, and completed a PGY1 Residency at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC.

Dr. Eidson serves as the preceptor for the Antimicrobial Stewardship I rotation.

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

Ambulatory Care

Mandy Klingenberg, PharmD, BCACP, CLS, CPP

Dr. Klingenberg

Dr. Mandy Klingenberg is a member of the ambulatory care team at UNC REX. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and completed an ASHP accredited residency in ambulatory care through Campbell University. After her residency, Dr. Klingenberg began providing clinical pharmacy services in the NC Heart and Vascular offices as a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner (CPP). Her areas of interest are cardiovascular disease prevention, anticoagulation, and lipid management. She is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) and is designated as a Clinical Lipid Specialist (CLS). She is a member of ACCP, ACC, and NLA.

Dr. Klingenberg serves as a preceptor for the PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency.

Contact Dr. Klingenberg at mandy.klingenberg@unchealth.unc.edu

Sarah Simpson, PharmD, CPP

Dr. Sarah Simpson is a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner working in NC Heart and Vascular and Rex Vascular Specialists. She also staffs in the Rex Heart Failure Clinic. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from UNC Chapel Hill.

Dr. Simpson serves as preceptor for the required PGY2 Heart Failure rotation.

Contact Dr. Simpson at sarah.simpson@unchealth.unc.edu

Cardiology

Nastaran Gharkholonarehe, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Cardiovascular Clinical Specialist

Dr. Nastaran Gharkholonarehe

Dr. Nastaran Gharkholonarehe earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, 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. 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 Specialist. She is the 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),the Cardiology PRN and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Olivia Roberts, PharmD, BCCP

Olivia Roberts

Dr. Olivia Roberts is a clinical pharmacist specializing in cardiology and cardiac critical care at UNC REX Healthcare. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati. At UNC REX Healthcare, she completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency before serving as the first PGY2 Cardiology Resident.

Dr. Roberts is a Board Certified Cardiology Pharmacist and earned her teaching certificate from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She serves as an integral member of the Onboarding and Operations Committee as well as the Recruiting Committee for the residency program at UNC REX Healthcare. Her practice interests include anticoagulation, electrophysiology, cardiac critical care medicine, and cardio-oncology.

Dr. Roberts serves as a preceptor for PGY1 residents in the CSICU rotation at UNC REX Healthcare.

Contact Dr. Roberts at Olivia.roberts@unchealth.unc.edu

Critical Care

Tia Collier, PharmD, BCCCP

Medical/Surgical Critical Care Clinical Specialist

Tia Collier

Dr. Tia Collier is the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for the MSICU at UNC REX Healthcare. Dr. Collier earned Bachelors of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree from The University of Mississippi and her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Dr. Collier completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS and her PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Her areas of interest include sedation, analgesia, and delirium management in the critically ill, infectious diseases management, toxicology, extracorporeal circulation, and student/resident development. Dr. Collier serves as an integral part of the Sepsis Committee, Critical Care Service Line, Resident Education Committee, and Critical Care Team Education Committee. She is an active 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. Collier is a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist and earned her teaching certificate from The University of Mississippi.

Dr. Collier serves as the Coordinator for the PGY2 Critical Care Residency. Additionally, she serves as the primary preceptor for the PGY1 Critical Care I rotation (MSICU), PGY2 Critical Care MSICU rotation, and PGY2 Cardiology MSICU elective rotation.

Contact Dr. Tia Collier at tia.collier@unchealth.unc.edu

Matt Harrell, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Neurocritical Care/Neurology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Dr. Matt Harrell

Dr. Matt Harrell is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Neurocritical Care/Neurology at UNC REX Healthcare. Dr. Harrell joined the UNC REX Healthcare Pharmacy team in 2017 and served as an active member of the Critical Care and Neurology/Surgical Services teams prior to starting his role as Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. As the Neurocritical Care/Neurology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Dr. Harrell serves as an integral part of the Stroke Services Team and Neurosciences Service Line. Dr. Harrell actively participates in the continued development of the Neuroscience ICU and assists with the development and implementation of stroke, neuroendovascular, and neurocritical care initiatives at UNC REX Healthcare. Dr. Harrell’s professional memberships include the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Neurocritical Care Society (NCS), and Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). His practice interests include Critical Care, Neurology, Nephrology, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Dr. Harrell earned his Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration degrees from Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and Campbell University Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, respectively. Dr. Harrell is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Harrell is the primary preceptor for the Neurocritical Care/Neurology PGY1 Elective Rotation, PGY2 – Cardiology Neuroscience ICU Elective Rotation, and PGY2 – Critical Care Neuroscience ICU I (Required) and Neuroscience ICU II (Elective) Rotations.

Contact Dr. Matt Harrell at matthew.harrell@unchealth.unc.edu

Debbie Liang, PharmD, BCCCP

Critical Care Clinical Specialist

Debbie Liang, PharmD, BCCCP

Dr. Debbie Liang is the Cardiac Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for the CICU and CSICU at UNC REX Healthcare. 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, 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. Dr. Liang serves as an integral part of the Early Recognition and Rescue Committee and the Cardiac Surgery Service Line. 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 (CICU) and PGY2 Cardiology CICU and CSICU rotations.

Contact Dr. Liang at Debbie.Liang@unchealth.unc.edu

John Alex Toler, PharmD, BCCCP

Critical Care Clinical Specialist

John Alex Toler, PharmD, BCCCP

Dr. J. Alex Toler is a clinical pharmacist and a member of the critical care and cardiology teams at UNC Rex Healthcare. Dr. Toler earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry and his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from The Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Toler completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at UNC Rex Healthcare. His areas of interest include sepsis, infectious diseases in the ICU, post-cardiac arrest care, and acute heart failure management. Dr. Toler is a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist and earned a teaching certificate from the University of North Carolina. He is an active preceptor for students from Campbell University and the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at UNC.

Dr. Toler serves as a support preceptor for the cardiology rotation for the PGY1 residency as well as support preceptor for the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) rotation for the PGY1, PGY2 Cardiology, and PGY2 Critical Care residencies.

Contact Dr. Toler at John.Toler@unchealth.unc.edu

Drug Information

Colby Kubissa, PharmD

Formulary Management and Drug Information Clinical Specialist

Kubissa

Dr. Colby Kubissa is the clinical specialist for formulary management and drug information and is a member of the emergency medicine team. He is the head of the UNC Rex Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee and serves on multiple system-wide committees for the UNC Health Care system. He earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy graduating in 2007. He has worked at UNC REX Healthcare for 12 years and has helped manage the formulary since 2009.

Dr. Kubissa serves as preceptor for the longitudinal drug information rotation.

Contact Dr. Kubissa at colby.kubissa@unchealth.unc.edu

Emergency Medicine

Jason Jones, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist Specialist

Dr. Jones

Dr. Jason Jones is the Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist Specialist. He is also a member of the critical care team. He obtained his Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy where he graduated summa cum laude, and completed a PGY1 Residency at Augusta University Medical Center/UGA in Augusta, GA. He is an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the Emergency Medicine PRN. Dr. Jones serves as the primary preceptor for the PGY1 Emergency Medicine rotation. Dr. Jones also serves as the resident staffing preceptor and the Onboarding & Operations Committee chair for the residency program

Contact Dr. Jones at jason.jones@unchealth.unc.edu

Ginger Barrick, PharmD, BCPS, MSCR

Emergency Medicine Clinical Specialist

Dr. Ginger Barrick

Dr. Ginger Barrick is the clinical specialist for emergency medicine within the pharmacy department at UNC REX Healthcare. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy and Masters of Clinical Research degree from Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and completed a PGY1 residency at Winchester Medical Center, a Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy program.

Dr. Barrick serves as preceptor for the required PGY1 Emergency Medicine rotation and the elective PGY2 Cardiology Emergency Medicine rotation.

Contact Dr. Barrick at ginger.barrick@unchealth.unc.edu

Internal Medicine

Tramaine Young, PharmD, MSCR, BCPS

Tramaine Young

Internal Medicine, NICU/Pediatric, Oncology, and Surgery Coordinator

Dr. Tramaine Young is the clinical coordinator specializing in internal medicine, a member of the emergency medicine team, and a dispensing pharmacist for investigational drug studies at UNC REX Healthcare. 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 Healthcare and his published residency research project involved evaluation of vancomycin pharmacokinetics in the elderly. His practice interests include internal medicine, emergency medicine, and investigational drug studies.

Dr. Young serves as the preceptor for the Internal Medicine rotation.

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

Steven Skovran, PharmD, BCPS

Steven Skovran

Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist, PGY1 Recruiting Chair

Dr. Steven Skovran is the Clinical Specialist for Internal Medicine at UNC REX. He completed pharmacy school at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2019. He then completed a PGY1 at UNC REX Healthcare in 2020, and stayed on at REX afterward. Dr. Skovran is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. He is currently a member of ASHP and ACCP. In addition to internal medicine, Dr. Skovran also works on the antimicrobial stewardship (ASP) team.

Dr. Skovran serves as a preceptor for the Internal Medicine rotation. He is also the Chair of the Residency Recruiting Committee.

Contact Dr. Skovran at steven.skovran@unchealth.unc.edu

Oncology

Rebecca Jones, PharmD, BCPS

Inpatient Oncology Clinical Specialist

Dr. Rebecca Jones

Dr. Rebecca Jones is the inpatient oncology clinical specialist at UNC REX. A North Carolina native, Dr. Jones earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Biologic Sciences from North Carolina State University, then went on to earn her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She joined the UNC REX Healthcare inpatient pharmacy team in 2010, and has developed her practice in inpatient oncology services from that point forward. Other areas of practice have included anticoagulation and advanced lipid management as a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in the REX Vascular Specialists clinic and North Carolina Heart & Vascular clinics, and most recently transitioning to practicing in the UNC REX Emergency Department. Her interests include Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cancer-associated VTE, symptom management, and emergency medicine.

She is currently a member of ASHP, ACCP, and NCOP.

Dr. Jones serves as a preceptor for the inpatient focused, Oncology II rotation in the PGY1 residency program.

Contact Dr. Jones at Rebecca.Jones2@unchealth.unc.edu

David Blanchard, RPh

Clinical Pharmacist, Outpatient Oncology

Mr. David BlanchardMr. David Blanchard is a clinical pharmacist specializing in oncology and pain management at UNC REX Hospital. He practices at REX Hematology Oncology Infusion at UNC REX Hospital. He earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy, completed an ASHP Oncology Patient Traineeship at Duke University Medical Center, and End-of-Life Curriculum through the Palliative Care Network.

Mr. Blanchard worked at Wake Medical Center, focusing on outpatient HIV clinics and on pediatric and neonatal care areas. He was pharmacy manager of Pronetics Healthcare, working with antibiotic home infusion, chemotherapy home infusion, and pain management and hospice care. At UNC REX, he has worked with critical care, antimicrobial stewardship, pain management, palliative and hospice care, psychotropic medications, and hematology/oncology.

Mr. Blanchard was honored as Wake AHEC Preceptor of the Year in 2005, 2008, 2010, and 2011. He is a member of Hematology Oncology Pharmacists Association and North Carolina Oncology Pharmacists.

Mr. Blanchard serves as preceptor for the PGY1 Oncology I rotation and for the PGY2 Cardio-Oncology rotation.

Contact Mr. Blanchard at David.Blanchard@unchealth.unc.edu

Pediatrics

Kara M. Bozik, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS

Neonatology/Women’s Services Clinical Specialist

Dr. Bozik

Dr. Kara Bozik is the clinical pharmacy specialist for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Women’s Services at UNC REX Healthcare. She obtained her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2000 and went on to complete a PGY1 Residency at Mission Health in Asheville, NC.

She brings 19 years of experience as a clinical pharmacist, with 16 years specializing in neonatal/pediatric medicine. Her interests include pediatric and adult nephrology.

Dr. Bozik serves as the preceptor for the Neonatal ICU rotation.

Contact Dr. Bozik at kara.bozik@unchealth.unc.edu

Holly Lo, PharmD

Dr. Holly Lo is a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)/Pediatrics/Women's Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Dr. Lo obtained her Bachelors of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2016. She completed a Pediatric PGY1 Residency at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio, which is a free-standing academic children's hospital in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. She earned her teaching certificate from The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. Her primary interests include general pediatric medicine and neonatal critical care. She is an active member of Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA) and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). At UNC REX Healthcare, Dr. Lo is an active participant in the clinical development of the NICU, Pediatrics, and Women's areas through implementation of various initiatives and optimization of pharmacy practice in the neonatal, pediatric, and obstetric populations.

Dr. Lo serves as the primary preceptor for the NICU rotation at UNC REX.

Contact Dr. Lo at holly.lo@unchealth.unc.edu