Department of Pharmacy

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency | Preceptor Biographies

Priscilla M. Ayerite, Pharm.D.

Title: Clinical Practice Specialist—Pediatrics

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education

  • Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Residency, The University of Tennessee
  • Health Science Center/Le Bonheur, Children’s Medical Center, 2001
Education: Pharm.D., The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, 2000

Joined UTMB: 2001

Preceptor:  

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Pediatrics

Rotation Description:

  • Rotate through NICU, PICU, and general pediatric floors
  • Assure safe, effective, appropriate drug therapy and prevent, identify, and resolve drug-related problems in pediatric population
  • Create, promote, and participate as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team
  • Provide education to professional and non-professional audiences, utilizing effective communication skills

Wai-Ying M. Lam, Pharm.D., BCPS

Title: Clinical Practice Specialist— Infectious Diseases

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education
Infectious Diseases, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 2013
Pharmacy Practice, University of Texas Medical Branch, 2012

Education: Pharm.D., The University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 2011

Joined UTMB: 2014

Preceptor: Infectious Diseases

Rotation Description:

  • Round with and establish working relationships with members of the Infectious Diseases Consult Service
  • Design anti-infective regimens and monitoring plans for patients on the service using available literature
  • Understand and apply basic anti-infective pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles to anti-infective regimens
  • Attend an Antimicrobial Subcommittee meeting
  • Attend weekly infectious diseases case conference/journal club with the Infectious Diseases Department

Eddie Lee, Pharm.D., BCPS

Title: PGY1 Residency Program Director, Clinical Practice Specialist—Internal Medicine

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education: Pharmacy Practice, The University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, 1997

Education: Pharm.D., The University of Kentucky, 1996; B.S. Pharmacy, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, 1994

Joined UTMB: 1997

Preceptor: Internal Medicine

Rotation Description:

  • Patient care rounds with medical team
  • Education of residents, interns, medical students, and pharmacy students
  • Daily patient presentations to preceptor
  • Medication reconciliation
  • Discharge medication counseling

 

 

 

 

Sonia Mathews, Pharm.D., BCPS

Title: Clinical Practice Specialist—Critical Care

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education: Pharmacy Practice, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 2004

Education: Pharm.D., The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, 2003

Joined UTMB: 2010

Preceptor: Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)

Rotation Description:

  • Expand the PGY1 resident knowledge base and develop pharmacotherapeutic skills in the provision of care to critically ill patients in the MICU
  • Participate in daily rounds with the MICU service
  • Specify pharmacotherapeutic goals and pharmacotherapeutic regimens for the critically ill patient that integrates patient-specific data, disease-specific and drug-specific information, and ethical and quality of life considerations
  • Provide evidence-based education and drug therapy recommendations to an interdisciplinary MICU team

Sharon Rouse Metyko, MBA, R.Ph.

Title: Manager of Ambulatory and Clinical Services

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education; Masters of Business Administration (MBA), The University of Houston—Clear Lake, 1995

Education: B.S. Pharmacy, The University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 1989

Joined UTMB: 1989

Preceptor: Practice Management

Rotation Description:

  • Attend and participate in departmental and hospital leadership committee meetings and gain understanding of the organizational structure/operations
  • Complete one minor project for process improvement
  • Review pharmacy management literature and present for discussion
  • Perform and assist the preceptor with all general leadership functions including, quality assurance monitoring, personnel management, recruitment, workload data collection and interpretation, and related projects or duties

Regina L. Ramirez, Pharm.D.

Title: Clinical Practice Specialist—Solid Organ Transplant

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education: Pharmacy Practice, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 2011

Education: Pharm.D., Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2010

Joined UTMB: 2010

Preceptor: Solid Organ Transplant

Rotation Description:

  • Participate in daily multidisciplinary rounds for solid organ transplant patients (i.e. kidney, kidney/pancreas heart)
  • Design and recommend appropriate pharmacotherapeutic regimens and monitoring parameters with focus on immunosuppression medications
  • Attend selection committees to evaluate patients as potential transplant candidates
  • Compose post-transplant documentation on recently transplanted patients

Sania Sultan, Pharm.D., BCPS

Title: Clinical Practice Specialist— Emergency Medicine  

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education: Pharmacy Practice, Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, 2011
   
Education: Pharm.D., Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2010

Joined UTMB: 2014

Preceptor: Emergency Medicine  

Rotation Description:

  • Assist with medication histories and reconciliation for patient being admitted to the hospital
  • Review admission medication orders as well as ER medication orders for appropriateness
  • Medication management in emergency resuscitation situations
  • Provide drug information for providers/nurses
  • Antimicrobial stewardship 
  • Conduct in-services for staff

Michele Tieman, Pharm.D.

Title: Clinical Practice Specialist—Critical Care

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education: Critical Care, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, 2004; Pharmacy Practice, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, 2003

Education: Pharm.D., The University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 2002

Joined UTMB: 2004

Preceptor: Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)

Rotation Description:

  • Develop and refine pharmacy practice skills in the care of critically ill patients with emphasis on the surgical population
  • Apply clinical pharmacokinetics, understanding of basic critical care concepts, and development of independent provision of pharmaceutical care in SICU
  • Establish a cooperative, collaborative, and communicative working relationship with members of the health care team
  • Collect and organize all patient-specific information needed to prevent, detect, and resolve medication-related problems
  • Make appropriate evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy recommendations daily during rounds in SICU

Jennifer Welch, Pharm.D.

Title: Clinical Practice Specialist—Drug Information

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education: Pharmacy Practice, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX , 2012

Education: Pharm.D., The University of Houston, 2011

Joined UTMB: 2012

Preceptor: Drug Information

Rotation Description:

  • Drug Information
    • Clarifies drug information questions and responds in a timely manner
    • Retrieves information from current literature sources
    • Evaluates validity of literature sources.
    • Effectively presents information based on rational evaluation
    • Effectively communicates information to the requestor
    • Completes additional projects as assigned
  • Participate in the following committee meetings:
    • Medication Utilization Process
    • Pharmacy and Nursing
    • Pharmacy and Therapeutics
    • Adverse Drug Events
    • Antimicrobial Subcommittee