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Program Leadership

Stephanie Baumhover, PharmD, BCPS

Residency Program Director

Manager, Inpatient Clinical Services and Training Programs

Dr. Stephanie BaumhoverDr. Stephanie Baumhover is the Inpatient Clinical Services Manager and Residency Program Director at UNC REX Hospital. She is a member of the Department of Pharmacy Leadership Team and works with the PGY1 residents. Dr. Baumhover earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University, and completed a PGY1 Residency at the University of Virginia Health System. She brings over 20 years of experience in critical care, pediatrics, and administration, practicing previously at University of North Carolina Medical Center and CJW Medical Center in Richmond, VA. Her areas of interest include antimicrobial stewardship, critical care, regulatory compliance and pediatrics. Dr. Baumhover is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Dr. Baumhover is a preceptor for the Administration rotations.

Contact Dr. Baumhover at Stephanie.Baumhover@unchealth.unc.edu.

W. Russell Laundon, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Director of Pharmacy Operations

Dr. Walter LaudonDr. W. Russell Laundon is an Inpatient Operations pharmacy manager 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.

Resident Preceptors

Ginger Barrick, PharmD, BCPS, MS

Emergency Medicine Coordinator

Dr. Ginger Barrick

Dr. Ginger Barrick specializes in emergency medicine within the pharmacy department at UNC REX Hospital. She is the clinical pharmacy coordinator for the emergency department. 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 required Emergency Medicine rotation.

Contact Dr. Barrick at ginger.barrick@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.

Kara M. Bozik, PharmD, BCPS

Neonatal ICU/Women's Services Coordinator

Dr. Bozik

Dr. Kara Bozik is the clinical pharmacy coordinator 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

Duke Eidson, PharmD, BCPS

Antimicrobial Stewardship Coordinator

Dr. Duke Eidson

Dr. Duke 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.

Nastaran Gharkholonarehe, PharmD, BCPS, CPP

Cardiovascular Coordinator

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 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.

Matt Harrell, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Neurology Coordinator

Dr. Matt HarrellDr. Matt Harrell is the Neurology Coordinator for UNC REX Healthcare Pharmacy Services. Dr. Harrell joined the UNC REX Healthcare team in 2017, actively serving on the Critical Care and Neurology/Surgical Services teams. In October 2018, he assumed the role of Neurology Coordinator, serving 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 (NSICU) and assists with the development and implementation of stroke and neuroendovascular initiatives at UNC REX Healthcare. Dr. Harrell’s professional memberships include the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS). His practice interests include Critical Care, Neurology, Nephrology, and Cardiac Life Support. Dr. Harrell earned his Doctorate 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 and serves on the Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Dr. Harrell serves as primary preceptor for the Neurocritical Care (NSICU) Elective Rotation.

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

Jason Jones, PharmD, BCPS

Resident Staffing Director

Dr. Jones

Dr. Jason Jones is a member of the antimicrobial stewardship program and emergency medicine teams. 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.

Dr. Jones serves as the resident staffing preceptor.

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

Rebecca Jones, PharmD, BCPS

Inpatient Oncology Pharmacy Coordinator

Dr. Rebecca Jones

Dr. Rebecca Jones is the coordinator specializing in inpatient oncology at UNC REX. She maintains a practice in association with the inpatient oncology floor at UNC REX Hospital. Dr. Jones earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She brings 9 years of experience while working as a clinical pharmacist.

Dr. Jones serves as a preceptor for the Oncology II rotation.

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

Oksana Kamneva, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology

Dr. Kamneva

Critical Care and Cardiovascular Pharmacy Team Leader

Dr. Oksana Kamneva is the team leader for the critical care and cardiovascular teams at UNC REX Healthcare. 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. 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 WakeMed Health and Hospitals over the last 10 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.

Dr. Kamneva serves as a director of PGY-2 pharmacy specialty residency in cardiology, preceptor for Cardiology I and II rotations.

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

Colby Kubissa, PharmD

Formulary and Drug Information Coordinator

Kubissa

Dr. Colby Kubissa is the formulary and drug information coordinator 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 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

Debbie Liang, PharmD, BCCCP

Cardiac Critical Care Coordinator

Debbie Liang, PharmD, BCCCP

Dr. Debbie Liang is the Cardiac Critical Care Coordinator for the CICU and CSICU. 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, 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.

Dr. Liang serves as the primary preceptor for the PGY1 Critical Care II elective rotation and PGY2 Cardiology CICU and CSICU rotations.

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

Jared Peak, PharmD, BCACP, CPP

Ambulatory Care Team Leader

Dr. Jared Peak

Dr. Jared Peak is the team leader specializing in ambulatory care and a member of the cardiology team at UNC REX Hospital. Dr. Peak earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy. His primary interest areas include anticoagulation, investigational drug studies, and readmission prevention. In addition to his clinical practice roles, Dr. Peak has served as a board member on Western-Copernicus Institutional Review Board since 2013, and held positions in regulatory affairs and drug development in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Peak is a member of the American Pharmacists Association and has served on the Government Affairs committee for the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists since 2014.

Dr. Peak serves as the preceptor for the Ambulatory Care rotation.

Contact Dr. Peak at Jared.Peak@unchealth.unc.edu.

Kelly Short, PharmD, BCPS

Surgical Services Pharmacy Department Team Leader

Kelly ShortDr. Kelly Short is the pharmacy team leader for Medical and Surgical Services at UNC REX Healthcare. In addition to her work as team leader, she maintains clinical expertise in the practice of Neurology. Dr. Short earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She brings more than 20 years of experience as a pharmacist and has served the patients of UNC REX and the Raleigh community since 2011. Her professional affiliations include membership in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Neurocritical Care Society. Through her collaboration with the hospital’s Stroke Team, Dr. Short actively participates in the development and implementation of advanced stroke care initiatives at UNC REX.

Dr. Short serves as the primary preceptor for the Neurology/Neurosurgery resident elective rotation.

Contact Dr. Short at Kelly.Short@unchealth.unc.edu.

Tramaine Young, PharmD, MSCR, BCPS

Tramaine YoungInternal Medicine Coordinator and Orthopedic Liaison

Dr. Tramaine Young is the team leader specializing in internal medicine. He is a member of the emergency medicine 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, 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.

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