Department of Pharmacy

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency | Preceptor Biographies


PHOTO Beula Abraham, R.Ph, MBA

Beula Abraham, R.Ph, MBA, Pharmacy Manager

Education

  • Masters of Business Administration, University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • BS in Pharmacy, University of Houston College of Pharmacy

 
Joined UTMB in 2004

Preceptor

  • Practice Management and Leadership

Rotation Description

  • Supervise and manage operations of the Pharmacy Department
  • Participate in weekly pharmacy management meetings
  • Provide in-services to pharmacy staff as needed
  • Demonstrate personal, interpersonal, and teamwork skills critical for effective leadership
  • Understand the effect of legal and regulatory bodies, accreditation, safety requirements, and the importance of compliance standards in pharmacy practice
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of external benchmarking 

 


PHOTO Jordan Burdine, Pharm.D., MBA

Jordan Burdine, Pharm.D., MBA, Clinical Practice Specialist, Pediatrics

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education

  • Pediatrics Pharmacy Specialty Residency, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, 2017
  • Pharmacy Practice, West Virginia University Medicine, 2016

Education

  • Pharm.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, 2015
  • Masters of Buisness  Adminstration (Healthcare Organization  Management), Texas Tech University, 2014
  • Bachelors of Business Administration, Texas Tech University, 2010

Joined UTMB in 2017

Preceptor

  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Rotation Description

  • Develop and refine pharmacy practice skills in the care of pediatric patients
  • Evaluate pediatric specific disease states and dosing considerations based on age, weight, and development
  • Actively participate and make recommendations in daily during rounds in the general pediatric unit using pediatric-specific evidence-based literature
  • Establish a cooperative, collaborative, and communicative working relationship with members of the health care team
  • Educate patients and their caregivers based on age and level of understanding

 


Bonnie Chen, Pharm.D.

Bonnie Chen, Pharm.D., 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 in 2016

Preceptor

  • Emergency Medicine 

Rotation Description

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

Scott Ferren, Pharm.D.

Scott Ferren, Pharm.D., Clinical Practice Specialist – Infectious Diseases      

Residency Training/Postgraduate Education

  • Infectious Diseases, University of California - Irvine , 2017
  • Pharmacy Practice, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 2016

Education:

  • Pharm.D., The University of Houston College of Pharmacy, 1999

Joined UTMB in 2001-2006 and 2014

Preceptor:

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

Rotation Description:

  • 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


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

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

Eddie   Lee, Pharm.D., BCPS

Eddie Lee, Pharm.D., BCPS, 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 in 1997

Preceptor

  • Internal Medicine, Jennie Sealy Hospital

Rotation Description

  • Attend patient care rounds with medical team
  • Provide education of residents, interns, medical students, and pharmacy students
  • Present daily patient presentations to preceptor
  • Conduct medication reconciliation
  • Provide discharge medication counseling

Sonia   Mathews, Pharm.D., BCPS

Sonia Mathews, Pharm.D., BCPS, 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 in 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 integrate 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

Regina   L. Ramirez, Pharm.D., BCPS

Regina L. Ramirez, Pharm.D., BCPS, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director and 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
  • B.S., The University of Houston, 2005

Joined UTMB in 2010

Preceptor

  • Solid Organ Transplant

Rotation Description

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

Photo: Lananh J. Tran, Pharm.D., BCPS

Lananh J. Tran, Pharm.D., BCPS, Pharmacy Manager

Education:

  • Pharm.D., Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2008

Joined UTMB in 2011

Preceptor: Practice Management and Leadership

Rotation Description:

  • Understand the laws, regulations, and practice standards that contribute to appropriate medication use processes
  • Exposition to human resource management, project management, leadership and pharmacy practice philosophy,
  • Understand organization dynamics and the impact of regulatory changes on health care and pharmacy practice
  • Provide leadership, direction and guidance for administrative, clinical, fiscal, and patient care operations assigned

Michele   Tieman, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP

Michele Tieman, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP, 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 in 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 the 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 the SICU