CUMC - Bergan Mercy Pharmacy Residency Preceptors

Jennifer Anthone, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS

Rotation(s) Precepted: Infectious Disease (required), Antimicrobial Stewardship (elective)

Pharmacy School: Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Postgraduate Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Creighton University Medical Center

Board Certifications: Board Certified Infectious Disease Pharmacist (BCIDP), Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)

Practice Interest Areas: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Research Interests: quality improvement, antimicrobial stewardship initiatives

What I like most about precepting pharmacy residents: ID is a struggle for most, so I like to help residents learn this topic in a different format, bringing it down to the basics (bug-drug, therapeutic indications, and clinical practice treatment guidelines) so that it makes it easier for them to understand and retain.  It’s great seeing the progress from start to finish on the rotation and helping them learn!

Ashley Austin, PharmD, BCCCP

Rotation(s) Precepted: Emergency Medicine (elective)

Pharmacy School: University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy

Postgraduate Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Critical Care Residency at The University of Kansas Hospital

Board Certification: Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP)

Practice Interest Areas: Emergency medicine, critical care

Research Interests: Emergency medicine

What I like most about precepting pharmacy residents: I love seeing residents grow throughout the year and during my rotation. It’s rewarding to see them gain confidence in their clinical capabilities. 

Carla Christensen, PharmD

Rotation(s) Precepted: Neonatal Intensive Care (elective)

Pharmacy School: Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Postgraduate Training: Arkansas Children’s Hospital – Little Rock, AR

Practice Interest Areas: NICU, Pediatrics and Women’s Health

Research Interests: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (opioid and SSRIs), antimicrobial use in maternal and NICU patients, less invasive ventilation and the use of surfactants, antenatal steroid use in late preterm neonates, parenteral nutrition in the NICU, immunizations in the NICU, NICU nutrition, medications and lactation, and the student learner

What I like most about precepting pharmacy residents: Residents keep me on the breaking edge of practice.  In addition, I love to see the progression from July to June.  Your inquisitive minds and critical thinking, leads to excellent pharmacy practice and patient care.  

Keith Christensen, PharmD, BCPS

Rotation(s) Precepted: Acute Care-Internal Medicine (required), Advanced Internal Medicine (elective)

Pharmacy School: Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Postgraduate Training: PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at UAMS Medical Center

Board Certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)

Practice Interest Areas: Internal Medicine & Pulmonary

Research Interests: Inpatient drug use & Academics

What I like most about precepting pharmacy residents: Working with colleagues to jump start their clinical/precepting careers

Megan Dethlefsen, PharmD

Rotation(s) Precepted: Monograph/Class Review, Medication Use Evaluation

Pharmacy School:  University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy

Postgraduate Training:  PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Healthcare System (Grand Island)

Practice Interest Areas: Critical Care, Medication Safety, Drug Information

Research Interests: Expansion of pharmacy services in the continuum of care, transitions of care

What I like most about precepting pharmacy residents: I cherish the “aha” moments, when you see the light bulb come on for the resident and know they now have a fuller understanding of patient care!

Stacey Dull, PharmD, BCPS

Rotation(s) Precepted: Trauma-Critical Care (elective)

Pharmacy School:  Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Postgraduate Training:  PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at University of Missouri Health Care

Board Certification: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)

Practice Interest Areas:  Critical Care, Trauma/Surgery

Research Interests: VTE prophylaxis and monitoring, augmented renal clearance, open fractures

What I like most about precepting pharmacy residents: I like to work collaboratively with pharmacy residents.  Pharmacy residents challenge me to stay updated in my practice area, and oftentimes, I can learn something from them!  

Daniel Hilleman, PharmD, FACCP, FACCP

Rotation(s) Precepted: Cardiology (required)

Pharmacy School:  Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Postgraduate Training: Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Poison Control, Children’s Hospital, Omaha, NE

Fellow Status: Fellow, American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FACCP); Fellow, American College of Clinical Pharmacology (FCCP)

Practice Interest Areas:  Cardiology, Management of Substance Use Disorders (alcohol, tobacco, methamphetamine, cocaine, opioids)

Research Interests: Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy; management strategies in methamphetamine-induced cardiomyopathy, role of anti-inflammatory therapy in ASCVD risk reduction, strategies to promote adherence in patients requiring poly-pharmacy

What I like most about precepting pharmacy residents: Helping residents apply evidenced-based pharmacotherapy to patient care; teaching residents principles of clinical research design and literature evaluation

Mark Malesker, PharmD, FCCP, FCCP, FCCM, FASHP, BCPS

Rotation(s) Precepted: Critical Care (required)

Pharmacy School:  Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Postgraduate Training: Cardiovascular Research Fellowship at Creighton Cardiac Center

Board Certification, Fellow Status: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), Fellow-American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM), Fellow-American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP)

Fellow-American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP), Fellow-American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (FASHP)

Practice Interest Areas:  Pulmonary and Critical Care

Research Interests: All things related to diseases of the chest (pulmonary, critical care, cardiac)

What I like most about precepting pharmacy residents: Keeps me updated with clinical knowledge, I can help contribute to the next generation of clinical pharmacy specialists

Kelly Nystrom, PharmD, BCOP

Rotation(s) Precepted: Oncology/Hematology (elective)

Pharmacy School:  University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy

Postgraduate Training: Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston WV

Board Certification: Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP)

Practice Interest Areas:  Hematology/Oncology

What I like most about precepting pharmacy residents: I love precepting residents because I learn from them as much as they learn from me

Erin Santiago, PharmD

Rotation(s) Precepted: Pharmacy Management (required-longitudinal), Pharmacy Management (elective)

Pharmacy School:  Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Postgraduate Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center

Practice Interest Areas:  Pharmacy Management, Opioid Stewardship, Drug Diversion, Emergency preparedness

Research Interests: Same as above, process improvements, etc.

What I like most about precepting pharmacy residents: My pharmacy practice residency is what steered me toward my interest in management. It helped me see what goes on behind the scenes and the inner workings of the hospital. I like to work with the residents to hopefully pass that knowledge on to them and help them understand the role of a leader because they will be one as some point during their career whether they have an official title or not. The residents also bring new eyes to situations that I have encountered for years so I appreciate their perspective as new practitioners to bring new ideas to the team.

Dwight Shafer, PharmD, BCCCP

Rotation(s) Precepted: Critical Care (elective)

Pharmacy School:  Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Postgraduate Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Creighton University Medical Center

Board Certification: Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP)

Practice Interest Areas: Critical Care

What I like most about precepting pharmacy residents: The ability to mentor the next generation of pharmacists and to help them become more comfortable and confident in critical care settings.