Department of Pharmacy

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency | Preceptor Biographies

Bonnie Chen, Pharm.D.

Title: Clinical Practice Specialist — Emergency Medicine  

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education: Pharmacy Practice, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, 2015

Education: Pharm.D., Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2014

Joined UTMB: 2016

Preceptor: Emergency Medicine 

Rotation Description

  • Medication management in emergency resuscitation situations
  • Review ER and admission medication orders for appropriateness to ensure prompt, safe delivery of evidence-based medicine
  • Assist with medication histories and reconciliation for admitted patients
  • Serve as a drug information resource for providers, nurses, and patients
  • Antimicrobial stewardship

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Frank Klementich, Pharm.D., BCOP

Title: Clinical Practice Specialist—Hematology/Oncology      

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education

  • Oncology Pharmacy Practice, The University of Texas San Antonio
  • HSC—South Texas Veterans Health Care System, 2001
  • Pharmacy Practice, Texas Tech University HSC—Lubbock, 2000
Education: Pharm.D., The University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 1999

Joined UTMB: 2001-2006; 2014

Preceptor: Hematology/Oncology

Rotation Description:

  • Participate in patient care rounds with the medical oncology team, selected outpatient hematology/oncology clinics, and hematology and oncology consult teams
  • Patient discussion and oncology topic discussions with preceptor
  • Provide chemotherapy medication counseling for new chemotherapy patients and monitor toxicities throughout chemotherapy cycles
  • Attend tumor board conferences and hospital committee meeting

Eddie Lee, Pharm.D., BCPS

Title: 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—Jennie Sealy Hospital
  • Internal Medicine—Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital

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

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

Title: Clinical Practice Specialist— Infectious Diseases

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education:

  • Infectious Diseases, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, 2013
  • Pharmacy Practice, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 2012

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

Joined UTMB:  2014

Preceptor

  • Infectious Diseases—Consult Services
  • Infectious Diseases—Antimicrobial Stewardship

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

Regina L. Ramirez, Pharm.D., BCPS

Title:

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
  • Clinical Practice Specialist—Solid Organ Transplant & VAD Programs

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

Michele Tieman, Pharm.D., BCPS

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 College of Pharmacy, 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