Pharmacy Residency Preceptors - VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

 

Pharmacy Residency Preceptors

 PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Camelia Rusu, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Rusu serves as the Residency Program Director for the PGY1 pharmacy residency program and preceptor for the nephrology, teaching, and education learning experiences.

She graduated from Wayne State University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2008. She completed a PGY1 Ambulatory Care focused pharmacy residency at the William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

After completing residency, Dr. Rusu practiced as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center in primary care and anticoagulation clinics. In 2011, she joined the pharmacy team at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System practicing as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Home Based Primary Care. In 2015, she started a clinical pharmacy practice in nephrology where she currently precepts students and residents. Her areas of interest include nephrology, geriatrics, and ambulatory care.

Dr. Rusu is Adjunct Assistant Professor and Longitudinal Advanced Pharmacy Practice (LAPP) coordinator for Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She also serves as Adjunct Clinical Faculty for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, and is the coordinator for the VA Learning Opportunities Residency Program (VALOR).  Dr. Rusu is actively involved with students and residents, serving as a mentor for continuing education presentation, research and process improvement projects and coordinates the teaching certificate program for the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System pharmacy residents. 

Outside work, Dr. Rusu enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

 PRECEPTORS

Jennifer Baric, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Baric graduated with Bachelor of Science in physiology from Michigan State University and obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wayne State University in 2014. Go Green!

She completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro, Kentucky and a PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency at NorthShore University Health System in Glenview, Illinois.

After completing residency, Dr. Baric practiced as an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Medication Safety Specialist at Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana. In 2019 she joined the pharmacy team at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System practicing as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Her practice area includes the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), cardiothoracic surgery, and inpatient Neurology. Dr. Baric is an affiliate faculty member for Purdue University, University of Michigan and serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents and APPE students for the MICU rotation.

Outside work, Dr. Baric enjoys MSU football and spending time with her friends and family.

Emily P. Bartley, PharmD, BCACP

Dr. Bartley graduated from the University of Michigan with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2002.  She completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency here at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in 2003 and a PGY-2 residency in Ambulatory Care/Primary Care at the VA Maryland Health Care System in Baltimore, Maryland in 2004.  

After completing her residencies, she was employed at the VA Maryland Healthcare System Fort Howard Community Based Outpatient Clinic as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Primary Care and Anticoagulation.  She returned the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in 2006.  

Her current area of practice is anticoagulation in addition, she works as the Lead Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Ambulatory Care. Within anticoagulation clinic she provides monitoring of patients on both warfarin and DOACs, teaches patient education classes and does clinic related quality assurance in addition to involvement in the provision of drug information, medication use evaluations, safety initiatives, other practice management functions.  In addition to precepting VA Ann Arbor PGY-1 residents, Dr. Bartley is a preceptor for P4 pharmacy students from the University of Michigan.

Outside of work Dr. Bartley is a coach at a local gymnastics club.  She also enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling and all things Disney.

Connie Chen, PharmD, MEng

Dr. Chen is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Home Based Primary Care (HBPC). She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in biomedical engineering in 2005, and a Master of Engineering in pharmaceutical engineering in 2006.

After briefly working in the pharmaceutical industry, she attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 2014. She subsequently completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System from 2014-2015, and then joined the pharmacy team as HBPC Clinical Pharmacy Specialist upon completing residency. Dr. Chen serves as preceptor for PGY1 residents for the HBPC rotation.

Audrey Chipka, PharmD

Dr. Chipka graduated from the University of Michigan with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2015. She completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw, Michigan in 2016.

After completing residency, she was employed at the Hampton VA Medical Center and worked as a PACT/Anticoagulation Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at a Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Dr. Chipka joined the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in 2017 and currently works as a clinical pharmacist in the outpatient pharmacy. She serves as a preceptor for the PGY-1 residents during their longitudinal outpatient staffing experience.

In her free time, she enjoys doing CrossFit, running, and spending time on the lake in the summer.

Robert Dowd, PharmD, BCOP

Dr. Dowd graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy with his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1986. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree through the non-traditional PharmD program at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 1999. He refers to his residency as “14 years at Real Life University.”  

Dr. Dowd’s experience in oncology includes the Norton Hospital in Louisville, the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, and the Kansas University Medical Center. Dr. Dowd joined the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Hematology/Oncology in 2014.  

He is an active member of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) and the Association of VA Hematology/Oncology (AVAHO), while holding the position of treasurer for AVAHO. His special interests are oral chemotherapy management and IT applications within oncology.

Marissa Waldman Dunham, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Dunham is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in primary care working with Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT). 

Dr. Dunham graduated from the University of Michigan with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2007, and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency in 2008 at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.  After completing her residency, she joined the pharmacy team at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System working as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Home Based Primary Care. In 2011, she transitioned to PACT, her current practice area. 

Dr. Dunham has been actively involved with students and residents, including precepting a primary care rotation, serving as co-investigator for resident research projects, and being a mentor for residents.  Dr. Dunham is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty for the University of Michigan School of Pharmacy and Experiential Education Preceptor for Wayne State University. In her free time she enjoys reading, crafting, and playing with her kids.

Sarah Ebaugh, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Ebaugh graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2009.

She completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Sierra Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHCS) in 2010.   

Timothy Ekola, PharmD, MBA

Dr. Ekola serves as the Chief of Pharmacy Service and preceptor for the pharmacy administration learning experience. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Ferris State University, a Doctor of Pharmacy from Shenandoah University, and an MBA in Healthcare from the University of Michigan-Flint.

Dr. Ekola served in the US Navy and Navy Reserve for 24 years. He started his military career as a Hospital Corpsman and in 1996 received his commission as an MSC Pharmacy Officer. During his career in the Navy, Dr. Ekola served as the Officer in Charge for several Navy Medical Reserve Units and was the Executive Officer for the West Africa Training Cruise 2005 Humanitarian Exercise to Gabon and Cameroon, Africa. In 2006, while in the Naval Reserve, he was activated with Naval Great Lakes Hospital to Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center (LRMC) where he served as the Chief of Inpatient Pharmacy. For his service at Landstuhl, Dr. Ekola received the 2007 Pharmacist of the Year Award for the US Navy Reserve.

Petra Flanagan, PharmD

Dr. Flanagan works as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in ambulatory care. 

She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1989, and completed a general practice residency in 1990 at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago. 

After completing her residency, she worked as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist in urgent care at the Hines VA Healthcare System. 

She joined the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in 1991 and has actively assisted in establishing a clinical pharmacy presence in Ambulatory Care.  Currently, she provides direct and indirect patient care in the areas of Anticoagulation, Rheumatology, Pulmonary, and Tobacco Cessation. 

Dr. Flanagan has an adjunct clinical faculty appointment at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.  She serves as a preceptor for 4th year pharmacy students and PGY-1 Ann Arbor VA residents.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, and trail running.

Livia Franchina, BS Pharm, RPh

Ms. Franchina graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. After graduation, she was employed by Harper Hospital, in the Detroit Medical Center, where she was involved with the antibiotic dosing service, nutritional support service, and provided pharmaceutical care to the oncology and bone marrow transplant units, in addition to pharmacy operations. 

In 1990, she accepted a position in a multidisciplinary chronic pain clinic within the Detroit Medical Center, where her duties included direct patient care, collaborative treatment recommendations with other members of the team, pain medication education for medical fellows, residents and students. 

Ms. Franchina joined the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System team in 2015. Today, she serves as the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in ambulatory care pain management where she is consulted by primary care regarding specific patients for optimization of pain management, and is part of the multidisciplinary pain service for treatment of chronic pain patients. 

Ms. Franchina also serves as Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Wayne State University to precept P4 students and is the preceptor for ambulatory care pain management rotation for PGY-1 residents.

Katherine Freeman, PharmD

Dr. Freeman graduated from Purdue University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2005. 

She completed a PGY1 residency at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend, Indiana in 2006.

After completing her residency, she was employed by Henry Ford Health Systems and Health Alliance Plan working as a clinical pharmacy specialist in chronic disease, medication therapy and utilization management.  

She joined the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in 2008 and her current area of practice is primary care.  As part of the Patient Aligned Care Team, she provides direct patient care as well as indirect patient care activities such as provision of drug information, medication use evaluations, safety initiatives, and other practice management functions.  

Additionally, Dr. Freeman is Adjunct Clinical Faculty for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Wayne State University College of Pharmacy, and the University of Toledo School of Pharmacy and serves as a preceptor for both P4 pharmacy students and VA Ann Arbor PGY-1 residents.

Samuel Gabor, PharmD

Dr. Gabor serves as a clinical pharmacist in outpatient pharmacy. He graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University in 2010. 

After graduation, he practiced in different roles at CVS/Caremark pharmacy.

Dr. Gabor joined the VAAAHS in 2014. In addition to his clinical and distributive roles, he serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents in the outpatient pharmacy.

Kathy Goldberg, PharmD

Dr. Goldberg graduated from the University of Michigan in 1992. 

She completed a PGY1 residency at Chelsea Community Hospital and a Management Development Program through the Academy of Managed Care. 

After completing her residency, she was employed as the Clinical Coordinator at Saline and McPherson Community Hospitals. 

She was also a member of the Pharmacy Technology faculty at Washtenaw Community College, teaching several courses in the program and spent several years as the Coordinator of Clinical Support Services at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (Ann Arbor) and Associate Director of Clinical Services at Merck-Medco Managed Care before joining the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in 1999. 

Her current practice interests include managed care, specialty medications, nursing home and family medicine.  She is Adjunct Clinical Faculty for the University of Michigan and University of Toledo Colleges of Pharmacy and serves as a preceptor for PGY1 residents and P4 pharmacy students.

Kathryn Hurren, PharmD, BCACP

Dr. Hurren received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wayne State University in 2008 and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in 2009.

She was a Clinical Professor at Wayne State University’s College of Pharmacy from 2009-2012, where she created a diabetes and cardiovascular risk reduction clinic at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.  She currently serves as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the outpatient endocrinology and anticoagulation clinic.  Her primary areas of interest include diabetes and obesity.

Dr. Hurren precepts an elective endocrinology rotation with emphasis in management of patients with complicated diabetes including type 1 diabetes, U-500 insulin, insulin pumps, and hypoglycemia unawareness. 

She is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty for the University of Michigan School of Pharmacy and experiential education preceptor for Wayne State University.  She enjoys precepting research projects and remains active publishing research and review articles.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, running, and travel.

To-Nga Huynh, PharmD, CACP, MHA

Dr. Huynh serves as the Associate Chief for Clinical and precepts the pharmacy administration experience.

She graduated from the University of Wichita with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, followed by a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas College of Pharmacy in 2005. In 2014, she received her Master of Health Administration degree from the University of South Florida.

She completed a Primary Care Pharmacy Residency at the Tampa VA Medical Center. After completing residency, Dr. Huynh worked as an anticoagulation Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Tampa VA Medical Center in Florida and later became the Director for the Anticoagulation Clinic. She joined the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in 2015 and her practice interest is pharmacy administration.

Kristine Kern-Collins, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Kern-Collins is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in ambulatory care and anticoagulation. She graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a Bachelor of Science degree in natural resource management in 1996 and later completed a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Wayne State University in 2012. 

After completing a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the VAAAHS in 2013, she joined VAAAHS serving a clinical pharmacy specialist.  She currently is a preceptor for PGY1 residents in the outpatient anticoagulation clinic.  She loves spending time outdoors – taking a hike, sporting snowshoes, floating on a lake, and poking around her garden. 

Diane Kohmescher, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Kohmescher graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education in 2001, followed by a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan in 2005. Go Blue!

 She completed a PGY1 residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. After completing her residency she worked as an Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist for adults, pediatrics and the OR until 2009.

She joined the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in 2009 as an Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist. Her current practice interest are Inpatient Acute Care-Internal Medicine, anticoagulation and antimicrobials. She serves as a preceptor for the PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents for the Inpatient Acute Care-Internal Medicine rotation.

Edward LaHaie, PharmD

Dr. LaHaie graduated from the University of Michigan with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1987.

He completed a PGY1 at the University of Michigan Health System in 1988.

His practice interests at the VAAAHS include drug information and investigational drug use.

Dr. LaHaie serves as a preceptor for University of Toledo College of Pharmacy, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor for Ferris State University and Clinical Instructor for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.

Robert Luczak, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Luczak graduated from the University of Michigan with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1996.  He completed a PGY1 residency at Moses Cone Health System in Greensboro, North Carolina after graduation. 

In 2001, he joined the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System covering Inpatient Acute Care Surgical areas.  Dr. Luczak precepts a Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)/Acute Care Surgery rotation for PGY1 residents.  The focus of the rotation is SICU, General Surgery, and Peripheral Vascular surgery patients.

Kathleen Matthews, PharmD, BCACP, CGP

Dr. Matthews works as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the anticoagulation clinic. 

She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland in 2011 and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in 2012. 

After completing her residency, she served as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in primary care (PACT) at the Northern Indiana VA Healthcare System in Marion, Indiana before returning to the Ann Arbor VA in 2014.

Her current practice interest is anticoagulation management.

Susan Meador, RPh

Ms. Meador graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy.

Her current practice interests within acute care inpatient psychiatry are metabolic monitoring for atypical antipsychotics and patient focused education.

Ms. Meador has worked retail pharmacy, long-term care, and as an inpatient clinical pharmacist in the private sector before joining the VA in 2002. 

Ms. Meador is a member of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists organization, experiential education preceptor for Wayne State University and precepts PGY1 pharmacy residents for acute care psychiatry. 

Megan Mills, PharmD, CGP

Dr. Mills currently practices in the geriatrics and anticoagulation clinics at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. 

She graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wayne State University and completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at William Beaumont Hospital –Royal Oak in 2008 and a PGY-2 ambulatory care residency at Harper University Hospital in 2009.

Prior to being employed for the VA, Megan has worked for Henry Ford Health System and the Center for Senior Independence and focused on medication management in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams for seniors over 65 years of age. 

She has a multitude of experience precepting both students and residents and serves as Adjunct Clinical Faculty at Wayne State University.

Sebastian Mizgala, PharmD

Dr. Mizgala graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Toledo in 2013.

After graduation, he practiced as a Clinical Pharmacist at Henry Ford West Bloomfield before transitioning to John D Dingell VA Medical Center. In 2018, he joined the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System as a Clinical Pharmacist in inpatient pharmacy and serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents in the inpatient pharmacy. His interests include Cardiology and Emergency Preparedness.

Julie Moeller, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Dr. Moeller graduated from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy with her Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy degree in 1993 and later with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado College of Pharmacy in 2008.  Julie’s career has followed the Naval duty stations of her husband which include Hawaii, Florida, Washington, Guam, and Connecticut.  She joined the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System late in 2017 as an Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and her current practice interests include hematology and oncology.

Prior to her joining the VA, Dr. Moeller was the Lead Clinical Oncology Pharmacist at Smilow Cancer Hospital, Waterford, CT and an Oncology Clinical Pharmacist II at the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven in New Haven, CT for 10 years. At this position, Dr. Moeller was responsible for standardizing oncology training for PGY-1 pharmacy residents as the PGY-1 residency oncology rotation coordinator. She brings her passion for teaching to the VA by precepting an oncology elective for PGY-1 residents.

In her free time, Dr. Moeller enjoys spending time with family and friends, volleyball, boating, sailing, and scuba diving.

Lindsey Murphy, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Dr. Murphy graduated from Purdue University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2010 and went on to complete a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak in 2011 and a PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in 2012.

 After completing her residency, Dr. Murphy joined the inpatient pharmacy team at Presbyterian Healthcare System – Rust Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she worked as a graveyard pharmacist. She relocated in 2015 to be a part of VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System’s inpatient pharmacy team before transitioning to the Mental Health Service as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Dr. Murphy’s major practice interest include treatment of mental health disorders in primary care, where she has established a clinical pharmacy practice. She also practices in the general mental health clinic and mental health clinic triage service. Dr. Murphy serves as a preceptor for the PGY-1 residents in the Outpatient Mental Health rotation.

Michael Nolan, PharmD

Dr. Nolan serves as a Clinical Pharmacist in inpatient pharmacy. He graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois in 2012. After graduation, he practiced in drug information for the University of Illinois.

Dr. Nolan joined the VAAAHS in 2016. He serves as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents in the inpatient pharmacy.

Jessica O'Neill, PharmD, BCACP, CLS

Dr. O’Neill graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2003.

She completed a PGY1 residency at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in 2004.

After completing her residency, she joined the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in ambulatory care.

She has practiced in lipid clinic, anticoagulation clinic and primary care clinic. Currently, as part of the Primary Care Patient Aligned Care Team, she provides direct and indirect patient care to our adult internal medicine patients via activities such as implementation of new clinics, disease state management, provision of drug information, medication use evaluations, safety initiatives, and other practice management functions. Her clinical areas of interest include diabetes and obesity.

Dr. O’Neill serves as a preceptor for P4 pharmacy students from the University of Michigan, University of Toledo and Wayne State University as well as VA Ann Arbor PGY-1 and PGY-2 pharmacy residents. 

Her hobbies include reading, cooking and being outside. 

Kristin Phillips, PharmD, CGP

Dr. Phillips graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan in 2008. 

She completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in 2009. 

In 2010, she joined the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System as a Geriatrics Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. She has worked on various clinical demonstration and research projects in the VAAAHS Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center. Her practice area focuses on dementia, polypharmacy, and geriatric rural outreach/clinical video telehealth.

Adam Pugacz, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Pugacz serves as program manager for medication safety and compounded sterile products. He graduated from the Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2004. He previously has practiced as a clinical pharmacist with the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs before serving as Section Chief for the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Inpatient Pharmacy.

In 2009 Dr. Pugacz received a certification in pharmacotherapy from the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties and joined the VA Ann Arbor in 2019.

His practice interests include compounded sterile products, pharmacy operations, compliance and medication safety.

Janice Richardson, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Richardson graduated from the University of Michigan with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2011. She completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center sponsored by Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) located in downtown Chicago. After completing her residency, she was employed at the Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL formally known as the North Chicago VA, which now also incorporates the former Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes and active duty DoD patients. While at the FHCC, Dr. Richardson worked under the Primary Care Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model to manage patient’s anticoagulation, chronic disease states and an additional focus in pain management to identify high risk pain patients and maximize non-opioid therapies.

In 2018 Dr. Richardson left FHCC and moved to Michigan where she is now employed at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and continues to work as a PACT pharmacist and focuses primarily on diabetes management with other areas to include hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking cessation, immunizations and monitoring erythropoiesis-stimulating agents.

Dr. Richardson is Adjunct Clinical Faculty for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and serves as a preceptor for both P4 pharmacy students and VA Ann Arbor PGY-1 residents.

Andrew Siler, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Siler currently serves as a clinical pharmacist in the Emergency Department. He graduated from Shenandoah University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2012. He completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at the VA hospital in Fayetteville, AR in 2013.

After completing his residency, he practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist at the VA in Fayetteville before joining the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System team. He serves as a preceptor for the PGY1 and PGY2 residents for the Emergency Medicine rotation. Dr. Siler also serves as Adjunct Clinical Instructor for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and precepts direct care IPPE students.

Adrienne Start, PharmD

Dr. Start serves as the Pharmacy Informatics Program Manager. She graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Hawaii, Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy in 2011 and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, Illinois, in 2012.

After completing her residency, Dr. Start joined the inpatient pharmacy team at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and serves as a preceptor for PGY1 residents in the inpatient pharmacy.

She is also Adjunct Clinical Instructor for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. 

Stephen Wiseman, PharmD

Dr. Wiseman graduated from University of California, San Francisco with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1981. 

He completed a PGY1 residency at University of Michigan Medical Center in 1982. 

After completing his residency, he was hired by at the VA Medical Center, Ann Arbor where he established a comprehensive antibiotic review program that is now commonly known as antimicrobial stewardship; the first in the country. 

From 1986-1988 he dabbled in private sector home infusion and created an infusion program for a regional pharmacy servicing providing care to southeastern Michigan skilled nursing homes.  He came back to the Ann Arbor VA in 1988 to carry on the antimicrobial stewardship and home infusion activities.  

Dr. Wiseman serves as a preceptor for P4 students and PGY1 pharmacy residents in infectious diseases and is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.  He was also a P3 course lecturer in AIDS at the College from 1985 to 2013.  When not at work you can find him sailing, fly fishing, or gardening.

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Camelia Rusu, PharmD, BCPS
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camelia.rusu@va.gov