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Pharmacy residency

Quality, compassion, technology and innovation are at the heart of Truman Medical Centers/University Health in Kansas City, Missouri. The health system includes Truman Medical Center Health Sciences District (TMC HSD), Truman Medical Center (TMC) Lakewood, Behavioral Health, the Jackson County Health Department and a number of primary care practices throughout the metropolitan area. Recently named one of the nation's top academic medical centers, Truman Medical Centers/University Health is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri - Kansas City Health Sciences schools.

Truman Medical Centers/University Health provides an array of acute care and outpatient services. TMC HSD has the busiest adult emergency room in the Kansas City metropolitan area with more than 60,000 visits a year. In addition to emergency medicine and trauma, Truman Medical Centers/University Health is also noted for asthma, diabetes, obstetrics, ophthalmology, weight management and women's health.

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Joanne Hatfield, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Manager
PGY1 Residency Program Director
816.404.4189 | 816.404.4199 (fax)

Meet the preceptors

PGY1

Kylie Barnes, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Kylie N. Barnes is a clinical associate professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy. Dr. Barnes graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. After graduation, she completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency with SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis, and a PGY-2 residency in ambulatory care through St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She has been active in the field of women's health for 10 years. Her teaching, research and patient care activities are focused in women's health, and her practice is in a high-risk obstetrics clinic at Truman Medical Center Health Sciences District in Kansas City. She has been active in ACCP's Women's Health PRN for the past eight years, and has served in various officer roles of the Women's Health PRN. She also serves as a peer reviewer for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy and the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Barnes' didactic responsibilities include TOSCE/OSCE program lead, where she coordinates the development and implementation of clinical examinations throughout the curriculum at UMKC. She also teaches reproductive health, menstruation-related disorders, and pregnancy and lactation within the pharmacotherapy course sequence.

Blake Baumann, PharmD, PCPS, BCACP

Dr. Blake Baumann is one of the clinical lead pharmacists in internal medicine. He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and completed PGY1 residency training at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He has achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist.

Dr. Baumann's professional areas of interest include chronic disease state management, working closely with case managers and social workers to alleviate barriers to obtain medications after discharge, and precepting students. Within Truman Medical Centers/University Health, Dr. Baumann is a member of the readmission reduction team and falls committee.

Teri Fanizza, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Teri Fanizza is one of the clinical lead pharmacists for internal medicine pharmacists and also serves as one of the pharmacy residency coordinators. Dr. Fanizza earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. She achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

Dr. Fanizza's professional areas of interest include internal medicine, precepting and pharmacy practice advancement. Dr. Fanizza has served on multiple committees at Truman Medical Centers/University Health including workflow improvement, employee engagement, vancomycin peer review group and pharmacy residency research oversight committee.

Jeremy Hampton, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Jeremy Hampton is a clinical associate professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy and an emergency medicine clinical specialist for Truman Medical Centers/University Health. He earned a BS in Biology at Rockhurst University in Kansas City and his PharmD at UMKC. Following graduation, Dr. Hampton completed his postgraduate residency training at Duke University. He achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

Dr. Hampton has a strong interest in rapid sequence intubation and the management of angioedema, and he is known to be a lover of all things ketamine. He has been a member of the ASHP Emergency Medicine Section Advisory Group and the ACCP Emergency Medicine Practice Research Network, and he is active at the state level serving in roles such as the president of the Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Joanne Hatfield, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Joanne Hatfield is the pharmacy clinical manager and residency program director for the PGY1 Residency Program. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and has completed the ASHP Foundation Traineeship in Pain and Palliative Care.

Dr. Hatfield's professional areas of interest include pain management, palliative care, internal medicine and formulary management. She is the co-chair of the Corporate Pain Management Committee and a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and the Ethics Committee. She is also involved in operational committees within the pharmacy department. Dr. Hatfield has held leadership roles within local pharmacy organizations and presented posters and presentations at state and national pharmacy and health IT conferences.

Joel A. Hennenfent, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP

Dr. Joel Hennenfent is the chief pharmacy officer and associate administrator for laboratory and imaging. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and a Master of Business Administration from Saint Louis University.

Dr. Hennenfent has vast experience in clinical, quality, safety, regulatory, operational and supply chain program development. He is a past president of Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP), past president of St. Louis Society of Health-System Pharmacists and past chair of MSHP Research & Education Board. Moreover, he was the 2013 ASHP Council on Therapeutics chair, 2015-2017, ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Executive Committee director-at-large, a 2014-2018 and 2015-2019 ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Forecast Advisory Committee member, the 2012 MSHP Pharmacist of the Year, and 2015 MSHP Foundation Garrison Award Recipient. Dr. Hennenfent is currently serving as an ASHP delegate for Missouri.

Rachel Howland, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Rachel Howland is the investigational drug pharmacist and one of the clinical lead pharmacists in internal medicine. She serves as the residency research coordinator for the PGY1 and PGY2 programs. Dr. Howland earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy and completed PGY1 residency training at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She has achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

Dr. Howland's professional areas of interest include internal medicine, population health and pharmacy research. Dr. Howland serves as chair of the Research Oversight Committee and sits on the UMKC IRB board. Dr. Howland has held leadership roles within local organizations, including serving as treasurer of Greater Kansas City Society of Health-System Pharmacists and new practitioner mentor for APhA-ASP UMKC chapter.

Patrick Kelley, PharmD

Dr. Patrick Kelley is the clinical lead pharmacist for psychiatry. Dr. Kelley earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy and completed his PGY1 residency training at Saint Luke's Health System in Kansas City. Prior to coming to Truman Medical Centers/University Health, Dr. Kelley worked at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, where he achieved the designation of a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

Dr. Kelley was the primary internal medicine and antibiotic stewardship preceptor for the PGY1 program at Mercy. New to Truman Medical Centers/University Health in 2019, Dr. Kelley brings a passion for teaching and maintains significant interest in all areas of pharmacy in addition to his primary practice site of behavioral health.

Katie Korte, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Dr. Katie Korte is the interim clinical manager as well as the program director for both the PGY1 and the PGY2 Critical Care residency programs. Dr. Korte earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Missouri - Kansas City and completed her PGY1 residency and PGY2 specialty training in critical care, both at Truman Medical Centers/University Health. She achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and board-certified critical care pharmacist.

Dr. Korte has served on the board of the Greater Kansas City Society of Health-System Pharmacists focusing on involving students, residents and pharmacists in local pharmacy initiatives and supporting professional development through educational offerings. Dr. Korte is actively involved in research and clinical practice. She has recently published "Residency Program Directors' View on the Value of Teaching" in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and "Pharmacists' Guide to the Management of Organ Donors after Brain Death" in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Korte is actively pursuing a master's degree in health administration from the University of Missouri. In 2019 Dr. Korte received the MSHP Pharmacist of the Year award and the ASHP New Preceptor award.

Nicole Mackeben, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Nicole Mackeben is the metabolic support clinical lead. Dr. Mackeben earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy. She achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacology specialist.

Dr. Mackeben's professional areas of interest include metabolic support. She is a member of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Christy Padilla, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP

Dr. Christy Padilla is the clinical lead pharmacist for orthopaedic surgery. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas. She has achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and board-certified geriatric pharmacist.

Dr. Padilla's professional area of interest is caring for our indigent patient population. She participates in multidisciplinary daily rounds with the orthopaedic care team. She offers clinical experience rotations for pharmacy students and pharmacy residents to develop skills related to the care of orthopaedic patients.

Erin Pender, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Dr. Erin Pender is the clinical lead pharmacist in critical care medicine. Dr. Pender earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University and completed her PGY1 residency training at Truman Medical Centers/University Health. She achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist as well as board-certified critical care pharmacist.

Dr. Pender's professional areas of interest include training new practitioners in the area of critical care medicine. She has served in various roles within the department including serving as the critical care medicine preceptor for the PGY1 residency for the past nine years. In addition Dr. Pender helped found the Critical Care PGY2 residency program, served as the residency program director for five years and continues to serve as a preceptor for the program. Dr. Pender also lectures for UMKC School of Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy course and serves as the course coordinator/instructor for the Introduction to Critical Care Medicine elective course each spring at the pharmacy school.

Dr. Jordan Rowe, PharmD, BCACP

Dr. Jordan Rowe is an assistant clinical professor with the UMKC School of Pharmacy and practices as a clinic-embedded pharmacist focusing on chronic disease management within the endocrinology and internal medicine clinics at Truman Medical Centers/University Health. At her clinic sites, she precepts third- and fourth-year pharmacy students as well as PGY1 pharmacy residents. She serves as a volunteer preceptor and faculty adviser to the board at Sojourner, a free, student-run, interprofessional clinic for the uninsured and homeless of Kansas City. She also serves as a member of the Truman Medical Centers/University Health interprofessional LGBTQ care team. Dr. Rowe received her Doctor of Pharmacy from UAMS College of Pharmacy in Little Rock, Arkansas. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialty Residency at CoxHealth in Springfield, Missouri. She is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist.

Dr. Rowe's professional areas of interests include sustainable models for integrated ambulatory pharmacy practice, clinical outcomes associated with multidisciplinary approaches to chronic disease management, interprofessional education, and identifying care models to successfully address health disparities. In addition to serving as a preceptor for the pharmacy residency program, she also serves as faculty for the UMKC Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism Fellowship Program.

Jennifer Santee, PharmD

Dr. Jen Santee is an ambulatory care clinical pharmacy specialist. Dr. Santee earned a Doctor of Pharmacy with high distinction from the University of Iowa and completed PGY 1 residency training in family medicine and community pharmaceutical care at Northeast Iowa Family Practice Center and Greenwood Drug in Waterloo, Iowa.

Dr. Santee is currently a clinical associate professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) in the School of Pharmacy. Her practice site is at Truman Medical Center Lakewood, where she is active in the family medicine clinic, anticoagulation clinic, dermatology clinic and pulmonology clinic. She has served on various American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy committees, has been the School of Pharmacy's curriculum committee chair, received the UMKC Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Diversity, and is currently the faculty adviseor for UMKC's Student National Pharmaceutical Association chapter.

Andrew Smith, PharmD, FCCP, BCCP, BCPS

Dr. Andrew Smith is a clinical associate professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy and his practice site is with the cardiology service at TMC HSD. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from UMKC in 2000. He then completed postgraduate training at the VA medical center in Iowa City, Iowa, in 2001. Dr. Smith is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and board-certified in both cardiology and pharmacotherapy.

Prior to UMKC, Dr. Smith worked as a clinical pharmacist at KU hospital for seven years, specializing in cardiology. Dr. Smith has served as a residency preceptor at Truman Medical Centers/University Health and KU hospital. Dr. Smith has served as president of both the Greater Kansas City and Missouri Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists. He is also an active member of ACCP, serving as chair of the Education and Training PRN and secretary of the Cardiology PRN.

Sayo Weihs, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCIDP

Dr. Sayo Weihs is the clinical lead pharmacist in antimicrobial stewardship and infectious disease. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and College of Business and Public Administration. She completed her PGY1 residency training at Truman Medical Centers/University Health. She has achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist as well as board-certified infectious disease pharmacist.

Dr. Weihs' professional areas of interest include adult infectious disease topics such as treatment of multi-drug resistant organisms and opportunistic infections in patients with HIV/AIDS. She is certified in antimicrobial stewardship from the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists and has served as treasurer for Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacist as well as Greater Kansas City Society of Health System Pharmacists. She is active in multiple committees at Truman Medical Centers/University Health such as HIV, infection prevention and control, c. difficile hospital-acquired conditions, and sepsis task force.

Adam Wolfe, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Dr. Adam Wolfe is the community and specialty pharmacy operations manager. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, his Master of Pharmaceuticals Sciences with a specialization in Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy, completed PGY1 (Acute) and PGY2 (HSPA) residencies at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. He has been board-certified in pharmacotherapy since 2012.

Dr. Wolfe's current responsibilities include supporting the ambulatory, community and specialty pharmacy operations at Truman Medical Centers/University Health. Dr. Wolfe's pharmacy specialties and experiences include pharmacy (acute, community, ambulatory, specialty, population health and managed care), administration (leadership and management), and information technology (informatics, analytics, development, business intelligence, data visualization, consulting and presentation).

Kerry Yamada, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Kerry Yamada is the clinical lead pharmacist for internal medicine as well as one of the Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency Program coordinators. Dr. Yamada earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at Truman Medical Centers/University Health. She achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

Dr. Yamada's professional areas of interest include the training of future health systems pharmacists, quality improvement of inpatient medication strategies, multidisciplinary education, and employee engagement. She is actively involved in clinical practice and residency programs, and serving as the pharmacy representative for various hospital and intradepartmental committees focusing on direct patient care. Dr. Yamada is involved with UMKC and KU schools of pharmacy as well as state pharmacy organizations (Missouri Society of Health System Pharmacists) serving in roles such as chair for the Resident and New Practitioner Workgroup.

Scott Zweerink, PharmD

Dr. Scott Zweerink is the director of Outpatient Pharmacy Services and 340B Program Compliance. He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. Prior to his employment at Truman Medical Centers/University Health, he had 18 years of management and leadership experience in community chain pharmacy practice.

The primary responsibilities for his current position involve oversight of outpatient clinic pharmacy operations, ambulatory surgery center pharmacy operations, three community pharmacies, and 340B Program compliance and operations. Two of the community pharmacies are dedicated as Medication Assistance Program pharmacies that provide free medications to vulnerable patients. Additionally, he leads an innovative Medication Access and Refill Service program that utilizes collaborative protocols to expedite patient refill requests.

PGY2

Jeremy Hampton, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Jeremy Hampton is a clinical associate professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy and an emergency medicine clinical specialist for Truman Medical Centers/University Health. He earned a BS in Biology at Rockhurst University in Kansas City and his PharmD at UMKC. Following graduation, Dr. Hampton completed his postgraduate residency training at Duke University. He achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

Dr. Hampton has a strong interest in rapid sequence intubation and the management of angioedema, and he is known to be a lover of all things ketamine. He has been a member of the ASHP Emergency Medicine Section Advisory Group and the ACCP Emergency Medicine Practice Research Network, and he is active at the state level serving in roles such as the president of the Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Rachel Howland, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Rachel Howland is the investigational drug pharmacist and one of the clinical lead pharmacists in internal medicine. She serves as the residency research coordinator for the PGY1 and PGY2 programs. Dr. Howland earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy and completed PGY1 residency training at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She has achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

Dr. Howland's professional areas of interest include internal medicine, population health and pharmacy research. Dr. Howland serves as chair of the Research Oversight Committee and sits on the UMKC IRB board. Dr. Howland has held leadership roles within local organizations, including serving as treasurer of Greater Kansas City Society of Health-System Pharmacists and new practitioner mentor for APhA-ASP UMKC chapter.

Nicole Mackeben, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Nicole Mackeben is the metabolic support clinical lead. Dr. Mackeben earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy. She achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacology specialist.

Dr. Mackeben's professional areas of interest include metabolic support. She is a member of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Andrew Smith, PharmD, FCCP, BCCP, BCPS

Dr. Andrew Smith is a clinical associate professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Pharmacy and his practice site is with the cardiology service at TMC HSD. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from UMKC in 2000. He then completed postgraduate training at the VA medical center in Iowa City, Iowa, in 2001. Dr. Smith is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and board-certified in both cardiology and pharmacotherapy.

Prior to UMKC, Dr. Smith worked as a clinical pharmacist at KU hospital for seven years, specializing in cardiology. Dr. Smith has served as a residency preceptor at Truman Medical Centers/University Health and KU hospital. Dr. Smith has served as president of both the Greater Kansas City and Missouri Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists. He is also an active member of ACCP, serving as chair of the Education and Training PRN and secretary of the Cardiology PRN.

Sayo Weihs, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCIDP

Dr. Sayo Weihs is the clinical lead pharmacist in antimicrobial stewardship and infectious disease. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and College of Business and Public Administration. She completed her PGY1 residency training at Truman Medical Centers/University Health. She has achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist as well as board-certified infectious disease pharmacist.

Dr. Weihs' professional areas of interest include adult infectious disease topics such as treatment of multi-drug resistant organisms and opportunistic infections in patients with HIV/AIDS. She is certified in antimicrobial stewardship from the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists and has served as treasurer for Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacist as well as Greater Kansas City Society of Health System Pharmacists. She is active in multiple committees at Truman Medical Centers/University Health such as HIV, infection prevention and control, c. difficile hospital-acquired conditions, and sepsis task force.

Residency leadership

Dr. Teri Fanizza, Pharm.D., BCPS


Dr. Teri Fanizza is one of the Clinical Lead Pharmacists for Internal Medicine Pharmacists at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill and also serves as one of the Pharmacy Residency Coordinators. Dr. Fanizza earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Fanizza's professional areas of interest include internal medicine, precepting, and pharmacy practice advancement. Dr. Fanizza has served on multiple committees at TMC including workflow improvement, employee engagement, vancomycin peer review group, and pharmacy residency research oversight committee.

Joanne Hatfield, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Joanne Hatfield is the Pharmacy Clinical Manager and Residency Program Director for the PGY1 Residency Program. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and has completed the ASHP Foundation Traineeship in Pain and Palliative Care.

Dr. Hatfield's professional areas of interest include pain management, palliative care, internal medicine and formulary management. She is the co-chair of the TMC Corporate Pain Management Committee, a member of the TMC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and TMC Ethics Committee. She is also involved in operational committees within the pharmacy department. Dr. Hatfield has held leadership roles within local pharmacy organizations and presented posters and presentations at state and national pharmacy and health IT conferences.

Kerry Yamada, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Kerry Yamada is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist for Internal Medicine as well as one of the Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinators at Truman Medical Center. Dr. Yamada earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at Truman Medical Center. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Yamada's professional areas of interest include the training of future health systems pharmacists, quality improvement of inpatient medication strategies, multidisciplinary education, and employee engagement. She is actively involved in clinical practice, TMC’s residency programs, and serving as the pharmacy representative for various hospital and intradepartmental committees focusing on direct patient care. Dr. Yamada is involved with UMKC and KU Schools of Pharmacy as well as state pharmacy organizations (Missouri Society of Health System Pharmacists) serving in roles such as chair for the Resident and New Practitioner Workgroup.