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Virtual Pharmacy Residency Recruitment Flyer

Quality, compassion, technology and innovation are at the heart of Truman Medical Center/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 Center/University Health is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri - Kansas City Health Sciences schools.

Truman Medical Center/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 Center/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

Jodie Ashleman, PharmD., BCPS, CPHIMS

Dr. Jodie Ashleman is the Information Technology Pharmacist at Truman Medical Center. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, completed a Master’s in Business Administration at MidAmerica Nazarene University, and completed a Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Kansas. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems.

Dr. Ashleman’s professional areas of interest include healthcare informatics, automation, and oncology. She has held a variety of roles within the pharmacy department over her 30 plus years at TMC. She has been actively involved in many Cerner and IT projects and has work presented at Cerner Health Conference several times. She has assisted other hospitals in improving their Cerner systems. She offers clinical experience rotations for pharmacy students and pharmacy residents to develop skills related to pharmacy informatics.

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 Hospital Hill 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’s 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, BCPS, BCACP

Dr. Blake Baumann is one of the Clinical Lead Pharmacists in Internal Medicine at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill. He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree 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 TMC Dr. Baumann is a member of the readmission reduction team and falls committee.

Ivana Bogdanich, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Ivana Bogdanich is one of the Clinical Lead Pharmacists in Internal Medicine. She serves as a residency preceptor for the PGY1 program. Dr. Bogdanich earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Texas and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She completed PGY1 residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Afterwards, she went on to complete a PGY2 in Internal Medicine at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson in Tucson, Arizona. She has achieved the designation of board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

Dr. Bogdanich’s professional areas of interest include internal medicine, transitions of care and pharmacy research. She offers clinical experience rotations for pharmacy students and pharmacy residents to develop skills related to the acute care of hospitalized patients.

Mary Durham, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Dr. Mary Durham is the Director of Pharmacy at TMC Hospital Hill. Dr. Durham earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Dr. Durham completed her PGY1/PGY2 residency in Health System Pharmacy Administration at Duke University Hospital and received her Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences specializing in Health System Pharmacy Administration from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Prior to pharmacy school, Dr. Durham implemented health care information technology solutions for Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri.

Dr. Durham’s professional interest areas include pharmacy automation, supply chain, controlled substance management, professional resilience and public policy, and personalized medicine. Dr. Durham has served on Public Policy committees for both the Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacy and the Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Nationally, Dr. Durham is active on the Vizient Medication Use and Information Technology Committee and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Section Advisory Group on Operations and Automation.

Teri Fanizza, PharmD, 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.

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 Center. He earned a BS in Biology at Rockhurst University in Kansas City and his Pharm.D. at UMKC. Following graduation, Dr. Hampton completed his post-graduate residency training at Duke University. He achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Hampton has a strong interest in rapid sequence intubation, 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 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, internal medicine and formulary management. She is a member of the TMC Corporate Pain Management Committee, TMC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and TMC Ethics Committee. Dr. Hatfield has held leadership roles within local pharmacy organizations, including serving as treasurer of the Greater Kansas City Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She was named Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists Pharmacist of the Year in 2018, and has 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 degrees at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Louis University.

Dr. Hennenfent has vast experience in clinical, quality, safety, regulatory, operational, and supply chain program development. Joel 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 at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill. She serves as the Residency Research Coordinator for the PGY1 and PGY2 programs. Dr. Howland earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and completed PGY1 residency training at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN. 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.

Abby Hughes, PharmD, BCCCP

Dr. Abby Hughes is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist in Critical Care at Truman Medical Center and the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Critical Care Residency. Dr. Hughes earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Her PGY2 Critical Care residency was completed in Las Vegas, Nevada at The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist.

Dr. Hughes’s professional areas of interest include acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis and the education of many different learners including students, pharmacists, and other medical professionals.

Patrick Kelley, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Patrick Kelley is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist for Psychiatry at Truman Medical Center. Dr. Kelley earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree 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 Center, Dr. Kelley worked at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO 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 TMC 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 Director of Pharmacy at Truman Medical Center Lakewood. Dr. Korte earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed her PGY1 residency and PGY2 specialty training in Critical Care both at Truman Medical Center. 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 at Truman Medical Center. Dr. Mackeben earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree 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 (ASPEN).

Nhi Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Nhi Nguyen is a Clinical Lead Pharmacist for the Trauma and Surgical ICU service at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill. She earned her doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and completed her PGY1 and PGY2 residency training in Critical Care at Truman Medical Center. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Nguyen’s professional interests include ROTEM-guided resuscitation, management of traumatic brain injury, and collaborating with the Midwest Transplant Network. Within the institution, Dr. Nguyen is a member of the Critical Care and Code Blue Committees.

Christy Padilla, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP

Dr. Christy Padilla is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist for Orthopaedic Surgery at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree 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 multi-disciplinary daily rounds with the orthopedic care team. She offers clinical experience rotations for pharmacy students and pharmacy residents to develop skills related to the care of orthopedic patients.

Erin Pender, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Dr. Erin Pender is the Medication Safety, Quality and Intern Manager. 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 medication safety. She has served in various roles within the department prior to moving into the Medication Safety and Quality position. Dr. Pender served as the critical care medicine preceptor for the PGY1 residency for the past ten years. In addition Dr. Pender helped found the Critical Care PGY2 residency program, served as the residency program director for five years and served as adjunct faculty for UMKC School of Pharmacy.

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 Center. At her clinic sites, she precepts third- and fourth-year pharmacy students as well as PGY1 TMC pharmacy residents. She serves as a volunteer preceptor and faculty advisor 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 TMC interprofessional LGBTQ care team. Dr. Rowe received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree 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, Tennessee 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 at Truman Medical Center. Dr. Santee earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree 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 practice 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 advisor for UMKC’s Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) 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 Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill. He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from UMKC in 2000. He then completed post-graduate training at the VA medical center in Iowa City, IA in 2001. Dr. Smith is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP) 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 Center 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.

Steve Smith, RPh, BCGP

Steve Smith is the Chemotherapeutic Pharmacist at Truman Medical Center. He received training from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and achieved the designation of board-certified geriatric pharmacist.

Steve has contributed to many years of service in the practice of pharmacy: 22 years in a community setting with various responsibilities at local, district, and regional levels and 26 years in a hospital setting with 10 years of specialty consulting to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. He has been an active member of the ASCP and HOPA. His current interests are caring for patients in the Bloch Cancer Center and Truman Medical Center where the focus is providing optimum therapy outcomes through active involvement in advancing the care of patients.

Morgan Sperry, PharmD

Dr. Morgan L. Sperry is director of the Drug Information Center and a clinical associate professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy. Dr. Sperry graduated from Creighton University. After graduation, she completed a drug information residency at the Creighton University Center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dr. Sperry’s specialty areas include evidence-based literature evaluation, drug information and consumer health information. Her didactic responsibilities include coordination of and teaching in the Evidence Based Medicine course within the UMKC curriculum. Dr. Sperry serves as a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at TMC and the MO HealthNet Prior Authorization Committee. Scholarly activities include chapters in The Pharmacist’s Guide to Evidence-Based Medicine for Clinical Decision Making and Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists and a journal article within the Journal of Pharmacy Practice.

Sayo Weihs, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCIDP

Dr. Sayo Weihs is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist in Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infectious Disease at Truman Medical Center. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree 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 Center. 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 (MSHP) as well as Greater Kansas City Society of Health System Pharmacists (GKCSHP). She is active in multiple committees at TMC 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 degree at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy, his Master’s in 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 (BCPS) since 2012.

Dr. Wolfe’s current responsibilities include supporting the ambulatory, community, and specialty pharmacy operations at TMC. 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 Family Medicine and Intensive Care 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 like Missouri Society of Health System Pharmacists and has severed served 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 at Truman Medical Center. He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida. Prior to his employment at Truman Medical Center, he had 18 years of management and leadership experience in community chain pharmacy practice.

The primary responsibilities for his current position involve oversight of TMC outpatient clinic pharmacy operations, ambulatory surgery center pharmacy operations, three TMC 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.

Sarah Young, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Sarah Young is the Pain Management Pharmacist at Truman Medical Center. Dr. Young earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 at Truman Medical Center. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and has completed the ASHP Foundation Traineeship in Pain and Palliative Care.

Dr. Young’s professional areas of interest include pain management, palliative care, internal medicine, and caring for our indigent patient population. She is the co-chair of the TMC Corporate Pain Management Committee, is a member of the Palliative Care Team, and is also involved in committees within the pharmacy department. Dr. Young offers a clinical experience rotation for pharmacy students and residents related to pain management and palliative care.

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.

Abby Hughes, PharmD, BCCCP

Dr. Abby Hughes is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist in Critical Care at Truman Medical Center and the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Critical Care Residency. Dr. Hughes earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Her PGY2 Critical Care residency was completed in Las Vegas, Nevada at The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist.

Dr. Hughes’s professional areas of interest include acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis and the education of many different learners including students, pharmacists, and other medical professionals.

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.

Nhi Nguyen, PhardD, BCPS

Dr. Nhi Nguyen is a Clinical Lead Pharmacist for the Trauma and Surgical ICU service at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill. She earned her doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and completed her PGY1 and PGY2 residency training in Critical Care at Truman Medical Center. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Nguyen’s professional interests include ROTEM-guided resuscitation, management of traumatic brain injury, and collaborating with the Midwest Transplant Network. Within the institution, Dr. Nguyen is a member of the Critical Care and Code Blue Committees.

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.

Abby Hughes, PharmD, BCCCP

Dr. Abby Hughes is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist in Critical Care at Truman Medical Center and the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Critical Care Residency. Dr. Hughes earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Her PGY2 Critical Care residency was completed in Las Vegas, Nevada at The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist.

Dr. Hughes’s professional areas of interest include acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis and the education of many different learners including students, pharmacists, and other medical professionals.