Tina Kolovos-Zook, PharmD is the Community Pharmacy Residency Program Director of the NorthShore CPRP in addition to being the Director of Outpatient Services at NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Kolovos-Zook is a Clinical Assistant Professor at RFUMS College of Pharmacy. Dr. Kolovos-Zook coordinates many of NorthShore’s community programs and services, including the immunization program, physician seminars, and various health screenings. In 2006, Dr. Kolovos-Zook started the CPRP at NorthShore. Dr. Kolovos-Zook also develops and maintains pharmacy operations and policies and procedures for the outpatient pharmacy department. She is responsible for interviewing, hiring and orientation of all new pharmacy personnel. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy in 1998.
Jeff Thiel, PharmD is Assistant Vice President of Pharmacy Services. He is responsible for all pharmacy services at NorthShore. His previous experiences include Manager at Glenbrook Hospital Inpatient Pharmacy, Sr. Manager at Evanston Hospital Inpatient Pharmacy, and Director of Pharmacy for Evanston and Highland Park Inpatient Pharmacies. He is the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency. He earned his PharmD from Purdue University and completed his Administrative Specialty Residency and Masters Degree in Health-System Pharmacy Administration at The Ohio State University. His interests include pharmacy administration, leadership development, and residency training.
Ksenia Hankewych, PharmD is the Residency Coordinator for the NorthShore CPRP and a Preceptor (Lecturer) at RFUMS College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hankewych oversees the pharmacy-managed anticoagulation service at Glenbrook Hospital and also works in the NorthShore community pharmacies. In addition to managing the anticoagulation service at NorthShore, Dr. Hankewych coordinates the community pharmacy immunization initiatives and community pharmacy patient-centered programs. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy in 2004 and completed a pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis in ambulatory care at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago in 2005. Dr. Hankewych was a member of the Rho Chi National Pharmaceutical Honor Society.
Shilpa Patel, PharmD is the pharmacy manager at the Glenbrook Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy and a Preceptor (Lecturer) at RFUMS College of Pharmacy. Dr. Patel has worked as a pharmacy manager at NorthShore for over 10 years. Dr. Patel is the Outpatient Pharmacy Liaison to the NorthShore’s corporate Medication Safety Officer. She is responsible for investigating and reviewing any outpatient pharmacy medication errors/events and collaborating with administration to remove sources of errors from the outpatient pharmacies. Dr. Patel was instrumental in establishing means for electronic billing of Medicare Part B for oral chemotherapy agents which eventually led to the establishment of an outpatient oncology pharmacy at NorthShore. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy in 1995. Dr. Patel will be responsible for precepting, coordinating, and mentoring patient care activities for the CPRP.
Wendy Jiang, PharmD is a Clinical Oncology Specialist at the Kellogg Cancer Centers (KCC) at NorthShore University HealthSystem. She provides clinical services, precepts the PGY2 oncology pharmacy resident, PGY1 pharmacy and community practice residents, and 4th year pharmacy students on rotation at KCC. She also serves as the PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency program coordinator. She is involved with performance improvement projects as well. Wendy received her PharmD from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy and completed an oncology pharmacy residency at NorthShore. She is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP).
Kathryn Schiavo, PharmD is a Clinical Oncology Pharmacist at the Kellogg Cancer Center. In addition to dispensing medications and providing clinical services, she coordinates all pharmacy services for the Point of Care Outpatient Pharmacies at the Evanston, Glenbrook, and Highland Park Hospitals and assists with performance improvement projects. Kathryn is one of the preceptors for the PGY2 oncology residency and pharmacy student summer internship program. She is also a Lecturer at the Rosalind Franklin University College of Pharmacy. She received her PharmD from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA and completed a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency at NorthShore University HealthSystem.
Matthew Biszewski, PharmD, BCACP is a clinical pharmacist involved in the NorthShore corporate initiative to increase generic utilization within the health-system. He also works in the anticoagulation clinics in Glenbrook, Skokie and Highland Park Hospitals as well as the outpatient pharmacies in Evanston, Glenbrook and Skokie Hospitals. He serves as a preceptor for the PGY1 Community Pharmacy residents in the NorthShore Community Health Center. He received his PharmD as part of the inaugural class at Chicago State University College of Pharmacy. He then completed a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency at NorthShore University HealthSystem and the Teaching Certificate Program at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science College of Pharmacy. Matt is also a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP).
Min Song, PharmD, BCPS is a clinical pharmacy specialist at Glenbrook Hospital providing clinical services in both the ambulatory and inpatient settings. Min shares his time between the Thrombosis & Anticoagulation Unit and various areas within the inpatient pharmacy department. Min received his PharmD from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).
Lisa Patel, PharmD, BCPS is the Medication Safety Officer for NorthShore. She is responsible for ensuring patient safety through monitoring of adverse drug event trends, implementing performance improvement initiatives, and optimizing patient outcomes. Lisa precepts the longitudinal medication safety rotation. Lisa received her PharmD from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy in Auburn, Alabama. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago. She practices as a clinical pharmacist in multiple patient care areas.
Heather Ipema, PharmD, BCPS is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the UIC Drug Information Group in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at UIC and a PGY2 in Drug Information with the UIC Drug Information Group. Dr. Ipema’s areas of interest include teaching, medical writing, formulary management, and evidence-based medicine. She serves as the main DI preceptor for UIC’s community pharmacy residents, and coordinates the annual PGY1 resident research manuscript project.
Edyta Krupa, PharmD, BCPS is a clinical pharmacy specialist at Glenbrook Hospital. Dr. Krupa works in the pharmacy-managed anticoagulation clinic at Glenbrook Hospital and the Glenbrook Hospital inpatient pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy in 2003 and completed a pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis in ambulatory care at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago in 2004. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and a member of ACCP.
Seema T. Patel, PharmD is a Clinical Specialist at NorthShore University HealthSystem. She provides clinical services for the generic substitution initiative, complex case management, and precepts PGY1 pharmacy and community practice residents. Seema received her PharmD from the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Grady Health Systems in Atlanta.