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Residents

 Current residents

Jake Amerine, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Area of interest: Ambulatory Care, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Specialty Pharmacy
Research project: Impact of a provider-facing best practice alert on management of patients with staph aureus bacteremia
Why Novant: NHFMC is a state of the art medical center that offers a multitude of services and rotations. I was initially drawn to NHFMC not only because of the program flexibility, but also because the preceptors are extremely knowledgeable and genuinely committed to helping each resident reach their potential.
One thing you like to do in Winston-Salem: I enjoy hanging out with my co-residents - exploring Winston-Salem, trying new restaurants, and going to baseball games downtown

Shiyi Geng, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: University of Texas at Austin
Area of interest: Critical Care, Infectious Disease
Research project: Evaluation of efficacy and quality outcomes associated with use of liposomal bupivacaine compared to a pain cocktail in total knee arthroplasty
Why Novant: Large medical center with diverse learning opportunities
One thing you like to do in Winston-Salem: Visit Moravian historical sites

Gkeemia Gibson, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: Wingate University School of Pharmacy
Area of interest: Psychiatric Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care
Research project: Direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) interference with heparin anti-Xa levels
Why Novant: I had the pleasure of having my ED rotation at FMC during my P4 year. Upon arrival, I was met with such a warm greeting. Everyone that I had the opportunity to interact with was very knowledgeable, compassionate, and down-to-earth. As a P4 student, I was immediately incorporated into the medical team, which was an amazing experience. My thoughts and opinions were considered on numerous patient cases, projects, and administrative topics. I also had the opportunity to shadow one of the residents for a couple of weeks during my rotation, after that I didn’t want to leave! I wanted to be somewhere where I felt like I could make a difference, and I believe that to be the case here at FMC.
One thing you like to do in Winston-Salem: Try out different restaurants and spend time with family

Emily Moose, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: South Carolina College of Pharmacy
Area of interest: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Administration
Research project: Evaluating desmopressin’s role in reducing postoperative blood transfusion requirements in aortic stenosis patients undergoing cardiac surgery
Why Novant: I chose Novant Health because of the interactions that I had at midyear and during my interview. I was very impressed with the residency program due to the many rotation opportunities it offered, the mentorship from many specialized preceptors, and the flexibility to meet my goals as a PGY1 resident!
One thing you like to do in Winston-Salem: Attend DASH baseball games

Amber Adams, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
Area of interest: Infectious Disease, Teaching
Research project: Clinical outcomes of thrombophilia testing in ischemic stroke patients: an economic analysis
Why Novant: I worked for Novant at Prince William Medical Center for over 2 years before accepting the non-traditional residency position at Forsyth. I loved my fellow team members at PWMC so much that I was actually a little worried about moving to a new facility. I didn’t believe it would be possible to find another crew that I fit into and enjoyed working with as much. But when I came and interviewed at Forsyth, I could tell that the pharmacy team was every bit as interested in working together and caring for each other as the team I was having to leave behind. I can honestly say that it is the people I get to work with every day that make it my job as amazing as it is, and I’m glad to be a part of what we do here.
One thing you like to do in Winston-Salem: Ride my motorcycle, eat dinner at Mozelle’s

Dominique Smith, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: Virginia Commonwealth University
Area of interest: Hematology/Oncology
Research project: Development of an ICU combination antibiogram at a community hospital to be used as an educational tool for empiric antimicrobial gram negative selection
Why Novant: I chose to do my PGY1 at Novant because it is a large medical center with a variety of rotations; and, it offers a lot of flexibility within the program. This will allow me to experience different practice areas and further explore my interests.
One thing you like to do in Winston-Salem: Exploring all the local restaurants with my co-residents!

Carrie Tilton, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: Wingate University School of Pharmacy
Area of interest: Internal Medicine
Research project: Development of a risk prediction model for hospital-onset Clostridium difficile in patients receiving systemic antibiotics
Why Novant: As a large medical center, Novant offers a wealth of opportunities that align with my career goals. I was very impressed with the flexibility of the program, the commitment to teaching of the preceptors, and the supportive atmosphere conducive to learning. Having completed an APPE Infectious Disease rotation at FMC, the positive impression my interview left on me was solidified in my experience as a student.
One thing you like to do in Winston-Salem: Try out new coffee shops

 Past residents

2016-2017

John Kindy
Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Laurie Rollins
Women and Infants Clinical Pharmacist
University of Tennessee Medical Center
Knoxville, TN

Heather Taylor
Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Amanda Teachey
PGY-2 Critical Care resident
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Constance Terrell
PGY-2 Oncology resident
Grady Health System
Atlanta, GA

2015-2016

Holly Schmidlin, PharmD, MS
PGY2 Critical Care resident
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

David Garbarz, PharmD
PGY2 Health Systems Administration resident
Novant Health
Winston-Salem, NC

Tonya Johnson, PharmD
Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Peter Keddis, PharmD
Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Eliana Kurzum, PharmD, MS
Clinical Staff Oncology Infusion Pharmacist
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Courtney Black, PharmD
PGY2 Oncology resident
University of Florida Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health
Orlando, FL

2014-2015

Lisa MacDonald, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
Bolivia, NC

Ashley Ulsenheimer, PharmD
Clinical Generalist
UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus
Hillsborough, NC

Brooke Miller, PharmD
Staff Pharmacist
Medipack Pharmacy
Winston-Salem, NC

Jamie Shaver, PharmD
Consultant Pharmacist
Medtech Pharmacy
Greensboro, NC

J. Tegan Langdon, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Womack Army Medical Center
Fayetteville, NC

2013-2014

Chris Miller, PharmD, BCPS
Surgery Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
Charlotte, NC

Chris Shelton, PharmD
ED Pharmacist
Union Hospital
Elkton, MD

Morgan Trammel, PharmD
Critical Care Pharmacist
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Will McDaniel, PharmD
Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Memar Ayalew, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-ID
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, MD

Sonia Oskouei, PharmD
Purchasing Supervisor
Novant Health Pharmacy Administration
Charlotte, NC

2012-2013

Evan Tatum, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Zachary Horning, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Supervisor
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Jennifer Onsrud, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist for Antimicrobial Stewardship Network
Carolinas Healthcare System North Division
Concord, NC

Leah Mitchell, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy
Wake Forest Lexington Medical Center
Lexington, NC

2011-2012

Rachel Holland, PharmD, BCPS
Emergency Department Pharmacist
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Amanda Edwards, PharmD, BCOP
Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Sahal Koshhal, PharmD, MS
Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Minstry of National Guard
Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Hospital
Madina, Saudi Arabia

2010-2011

Dustin Pippin, PharmD
Emergency Department Pharmacist
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Laura Crow, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy
Gateway Medical Center
Clarksville, TN

2009-2010

Sloan Ware, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy
Old Vineyard Hospital
Winston-Salem, NC

Karen Holmes, PharmD
Clinical Staff Pharmacist
St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena Campus
Henderson, NV

2008-2009

Christina Roels, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
Neurology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

2007-2008

Kate Crosby, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Mission Health
Asheville, NC

2006-2007

Sara Szafran, PharmD
Medical Science Liaison
Boehringer Ingelheim