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

Kristin Bradley, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Manager of Ambulatory Care Services

Kristin BradleyDr. Kristin Bradley is the Manager of Ambulatory Care Services at UNC Health Rex. She supports the Clinical Pharmacist Practitioners (CPPs) working in the North Carolina Heart and Vascular Clinics, REX  Vascular Specialists Clinic, and Heart Failure Clinic. Dr. Bradley earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Arizona and her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia. She completed her PGY1 Residency at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in Ann Arbor, Michigan and her PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy/Advocate Southeastern in Chicago, Illinois.  Since completing residency, Dr. Bradley has worked as a Transitions of Care Pharmacist and an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist specializing in anticoagulation, pain management, and opioid/benzodiazepine tapering before transitioning into a leadership role. Her interests include expanding ambulatory care pharmacy services, exploring innovative patient care models, cardiovascular risk reduction, and deprescribing. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and earned her teaching certificate from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Bradley precepts PGY1 residents and the PGY2 Ambulatory Care residents on Administration rotations.

Contact Dr. Kristin Bradley at Kristin.Bradley@unchealth.unc.edu

Christina Sarubbi, PharmD, BCPS

Manager of Clinical Services

Dr. Christina Sarubbi is the Manager of Clinical Services at UNC Health Rex.  Dr. Sarubbi received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy and her MBA from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.  She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy and PGY2 Infectious Diseases residency at the University of California, San Diego Health System and is a member of ASHP and IDSA. 

Dr. Sarubbi serves as a preceptor for the Administration and Antibiotic Stewardship rotations.

Contact Dr. Sarubbi at Christina.Sarubbi@unchealth.unc.edu

ASP

Daniel Eidson, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Pharmacist

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 Pharmacist

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).

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

Olivia Roberts, PharmD, BCCP

Cardiology and Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist

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 Pharmacist

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 Pharmacist

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

John Alex Toler, PharmD, BCCCP

Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist

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

Ashley Kamp, PharmD, BCCCP

Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist

Ashley KampDr. Ashley Kamp is a clinical pharmacist and member of the critical care and neurology teams at UNC Rex Healthcare. She is originally from Windsor, New York. Dr. Kamp earned her Bachelors of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency and PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency at Duke University Hospital. Her areas of interest include: neurocritical care; management of pain, agitation, and delirium in critically ill adults; infectious diseases; and transitions of care. Dr. Kamp is a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist and earned a teaching and learning certificate from Duke University Hospital. Her professional memberships include the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and Neurocritical Care Society (NCS). Dr. Kamp serves as an active member of the critical care team education committee, pharmacy resident research committee, and transplant task force. She also co-precepts the longitudinal code blue learning experience and precepts PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents in the Medical-Surgical ICU and Neurosciences ICU. 

Contact Dr. Kamp at Ashley.Kamp@unchealth.unc.edu

Lexi Kolar, PharmD, BCCCP

Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Lexi Kolar is a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist here at UNC Health Rex. Her clinical practice interests include neurocritical care, sedation and analgesia in mechanically ventilated patients, extracorporeal circulation, and student/resident development. Dr. Kolar is currently a preceptor for critical care learning experiences for both PGY1 and PGY2 residents in the neurosciences ICU. Dr. Kolar also serves as an integral member of the critical care education committee and residency recruitment committee. Dr. Kolar earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at WVU Medicine – West Virginia University Hospitals in Morgantown, WV where she also earned her teaching certificate. In addition, Dr. Kolar completed a PGY2 in Critical Care at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, OH.

Contact Dr. Kolar at Rachel.Kolar@unchealth.unc.edu

Evan Westlake, PharmD, BCCCP

Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist

Evan Westlake

Dr. Evan Westlake is a clinical pharmacist and a member of the critical care and emergency medicine teams at UNC Rex Healthcare. Dr. Westlake earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and his Doctorate of Pharmacy degrees from The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Westlake completed both his PGY1 Acute Care pharmacy residency and his PGY2 Critical Care pharmacy residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. His areas of interest include anticoagulation reversal, acute ischemic stroke management, and mechanical circulatory support. Dr. Westlake is a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist and earned a teaching certificate from Duquesne University. He is an active preceptor for students from Campbell University and the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at UNC.

Dr. Westlake serves as a preceptor for the CICU rotation for both PGY1 and PGY2 residents. He also serves as a support preceptor Emergency Medicine for PGY1 and PGY2 residents.

Contact Dr. Westlake at Evan.Westlake@unchealth.unc.edu

Emergency Medicine

Ginger Barrick, PharmD, BCPS, MSCR

Emergency Medicine Clinical Coordinator

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

Matt Daniel, PharmD, BCPS

Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

Matt Daniel

Dr. Daniel earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2012 and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at UNC Health Rex. For his residency research project he helped implement a dose-range checking clinical decision support system at Rex Hospital and analyzed its impact on patient safety. After completion of his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Daniel began working at Rex as a Clinical Pharmacist specializing in internal medicine and emergency medicine. He 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.

Dr. Daniel is a supporting preceptor for Emergency Medicine and Cardiology/TOC rotations at Rex.

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

Steven Skovran, PharmD, BCPS

Steven Skovran

PGY1 Recruiting Chair, Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Steven Skovran is an overnight Emergency Medicine pharmacist at UNC Health 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, initially as the preceptor for Internal Medicine before transitioning to overnights. Dr. Skovran is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. In addition to emergency medicine, Dr. Skovran’s interests include internal medicine and antimicrobial stewardship.

Dr. Skovran is the chair of the residency recruiting committee and coordinates all aspects related to this including showcase attendance, candidate screening, interviews, social media/website, etc. Dr. Skovran also spends a few overnight shifts with PGY1 and PGY2 residents as well as students that rotate in emergency medicine.

Contact Dr. Skovran at Steven.Skovran@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. Furthermore, he is currently serving as the interim preceptor over the longitudinal drug information requirements for our residents.

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

Scott Christofferson, PharmD, BCPS

Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Scott Christofferson is a member of the internal medicine and emergency medicine teams at UNC Health Rex. Dr. Christofferson earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology from Simpson College, then went on to earn his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from The Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.  He served as Director of Pharmacy at Pana Community Hospital in Pana, IL before moving to North Carolina.  He joined the Rex inpatient pharmacy team in 2007, and has developed his practice in a variety of services from that point forward.  He previously served as a preceptor in the emergency department before transitioning to an overnight position at Rex.  In that position he covered all clinical services for the hospital.  He is a Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy.

Dr. Christofferson has a diverse background and has previously been on the Intensive Care and Oncology teams at Rex.

Dr. Christofferson serves at the preceptor for the Internal Medicine rotation.

Contact Dr. Christofferson at Scott.Christofferson@unchealth.unc.edu

Oncology

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

Zach Kritzer, PharmD

Oncology Clinical Pharmacist

Zach Kritzer

Dr. Zachary Kritzer is a clinical pharmacist specializing in oncology and antimicrobial stewardship at UNC Health Rex. Dr. Kritzer completed his prerequisite coursework at North Carolina State University before transferring to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy for his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. He completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Rex in 2017 and stayed on as a clinical pharmacist.

Dr. Kritzer serves as the preceptor for the inpatient oncology (oncology II) elective and a supportive preceptor for the antimicrobial stewardship rotation.

Contact Dr. Kritzer at Zachary.Kritzer@unchealth.unc.edu

Pediatrics

Kara M. Bozik, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS

Neonatology/Women’s Services Clinical Pharmacist

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

Neonatology/Women’s Services Clinical Pharmacist

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