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Evanston Hospital

Lynn Boecler is Senior Director of Pharmacy Services at Evanston Hospital. She has been at NorthShore since 1995. She is currently responsible for the services and operations of the pharmacy departments at Evanston and Skokie Hospitals. She is also responsible for corporate-wide services including our Medication Safety Program and Pharmacy Informatics. She earned her PharmD. from the University of Illinois and completed her Administrative Specialty Residency and Masters Degree in Hospital Pharmacy Administration at the University of Wisconsin. She has past experience as a staff pharmacist, clinical pharmacist, Residency Program Director, Assistant Director and Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services. She is the Residency Program Director for the Pharmacy Informatics PGY2.

Carl Conway is a Clinical Pharmacist at Evanston Hospital. He provides clinical services for the cardiology and medical/surgical intensive care units, general medicine and oncology units. He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Shannon Gavin is a clinical oncology pharmacist at the Kellogg Cancer Center at NorthShore University HealthSystem.  She provides clinical services for both the Kellogg Cancer Centers and NorthShore Home Hospice.  Shannon also runs the tobacco cessation program for the Kellogg Cancer Centers.  She is a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents.  She received her PharmD at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Shannon completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and PGY2 oncology practice residency at NorthShore University HealthSystem.

Sarah Graff has been a Clinical Pharmacist at Evanston Hospital since 2003, staffing primarily in the Infant Special Care Unit and Women’s Hospital. Sarah became the PGY1 residency program director in 2011. Sarah currently serves as the pharmacy liaison on the Adult and Neonatal Nutrition Support Teams. She received her PharmD from the University of Wisconsin, and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Wendy Hui is a Clinical Oncology Specialist at the Kellogg Cancer Centers 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).

Hanna Jeong is a clinical pharmacist at Evanston Hospital.  She is the preceptor for the general medicine rotation and provides clinical services for general medicine/stroke, oncology/palliative care, cardiology, and surgical post-operative units. Hanna received her PharmD from the University of Illinois-Chicago and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Karen Kelly is a Pharmacy Manager at Evanston Hospital and provides services for pediatrics, neonatology, women's health, intensive care, post-surgical, emergency services, dialysis, radiology and the gastrointestinal lab.  She is responsible for maintaining and implementing clinical pharmacy services as well as performance improvement in those areas. She is the residency and student coordinator for Evanston Hospital, the residency preceptor for the elective Neonatology rotation and an associate preceptor for the resident elective Obstetrics rotation.  She received both her PharmD from the Chicago College of Pharmacy at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL.

Stan Kent is the Assistant Vice President for Pharmacy Services. He has been responsible for all pharmacy services at NorthShore since 1993. He received his BS in Pharmacy from SUNY at Buffalo; MS in Hospital Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin; and completed a pharmacy residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital. He has worked as a Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical Coordinator, Assistant Director of Pharmacy and Director of Pharmacy. He started the residency program at Evanston Hospital in 1995. He served as president of ASHP from 2011-2012. His interests are pharmacy administration, leadership development, and residency training.

Kristi Killelea is a Clinical Manager and Residency Program Coordinator at Evanston Hospital.  She provides clinical services for the general medicine, oncology, cardiology, palliative care and psychiatric units.  She is responsible for maintaining and implementing clinical pharmacy services as well as performance improvement in those areas.  In addition, Kristi manages the clinical pharmacy technician program.  She received her PharmD from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee.  Kristi is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Janet Lee is a clinical pharmacist at Evanston Hospital and works on the oncology, palliative care, general medicine, cardiology, and post-operative units. She helps precept the general medicine rotation.  Janet received her Pharm.D. from Purdue University's College of Pharmacy, and completed a pharmacy practice residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. She is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Joycemon Lukose is a Clinical Pharmacist at Evanston Hospital and provides clinical services in multiple areas.  He precepts the emergency department elective rotation.  Joycemon received his PharmD from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Amber Meigs is the Medication Safety Officer for NorthShore. She is responsible for ensuring patient safety through monitoring of adverse drug event trends, implementing performance improvement, and optimizing patient outcomes. She received a PharmD. from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Evanston Hospital. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). Her clinical interests are in neonatology and women’s health.

Susan Moreland-Wilkins is a Senior Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Pharmacy Informatics. She currently practices as a clinical pharmacist in Womens’ Health and Neonatology. She is responsible for Epic systems related to the medication use process both in inpatient and ambulatory. She is Epic Certified in Willow and IP/HOV and Medication Alerts. She completed her pharmacist education at the University of Illinois. She has experience as a clinical pharmacist and pharmacy manager prior to specializing in informatics. She has extensive experience in project management and implementations, overseeing projects such as Pyxis implementation.

Martina Novotny is a clinical pharmacist at Evanston Hospital. She is the primary pharmacist providing care for the medical and surgical intensive care unit patients and the preceptor for the Critical Care rotation. She received her PharmD from the University of Illinois. She completed both her Pharmacy Practice Residency and her Critical Care Specialty Residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle WA.

Lisa Patel is a Clinical Pharmacist at Evanston Hospital and provides clinical services in multiple areas. Lisa co-precepts the emergency department elective 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.  Lisa is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).  

Jenny Philip is a clinical pharmacist at Evanston Hospital and primarily works on the general medicine, cardiology, oncology, post-operative and rehabilitation units. She is the primary preceptor for the endocrinology rotation. Jenny received her PharmD from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, completed a pharmacy practice residency at Evanston Hospital, and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Mira Suseno is the Senior Infectious Diseases Clinical Specialist for NorthShore.  She is responsible for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program for the NorthShore University HealthSystem.  She serves as co-chair of the Antibiotic Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and is actively involved with the Infection Control Committee.  Additionally, Dr. Suseno works very closely with the Department of Medicine to ensure appropriate education in infectious disease-related topics for the residents. She has received several awards from the Department of Medicine and Pharmacy residents for her outstanding contribution to medical education. She has several publications in peer reviewed journals in the area of Infectious Diseases.  Dr. Suseno earned a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin and a PharmD from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Evanston Hospital and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with Added Qualifications in Infectious Diseases (BCPS-ID). She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Sciences College of Pharmacy.

Jeff Thiel is Director of Pharmacy Services at Evanston Hospital. He oversees the financial, personnel, regulatory, and operational responsibilities of the pharmacy services at Evanston Hospital. He is also responsible for corporate-wide services including our automated medication storage and distribution technology and barcode medication administration.  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 are pain management, technology, and leadership development.

Annelise Thomsen is a Clinical Pharmacist at Evanston Hospital. She primarily works in the operating room pharmacy, surgical post-operative floors and the intensive care unit.  She is the preceptor for the surgery rotation at Evanston Hospital.  Annelise received her BS in French and her PharmD degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at NorthShore University HealthSystem.  Annelise is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Izabela Wozniak is a Senior Clinical Pharmacist for cardiology and medicine pharmacy services at Evanston Hospital. Her other responsibilities include coordination of investigational drug services for the pharmacy. She is the current Vice-Chair of the NorthShore Institutional Review Board. She received her PharmD from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois.

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Glenbrook Hospital

Megan Britton is a clinical pharmacist and residency site coordinator at Glenbrook Hospital.  She primarily works in the intensive care unit and is the primary preceptor for the Critical Care rotation.  Megan earned her BS Biology from Illinois State University and PharmD degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago as well as a PGY2 Critical Care residency at Rush University Medical Center through Midwestern University.  Megan is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and serves on the Corporate Critical Care Performance Improvement (CCCPI) committee.

Ksenia Hankewych is the Residency Coordinator for the NorthShore PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency 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.

Cheryl Jee is a Clinical Oncology pharmacist at Kellogg Cancer (KCC) at NorthShore University HealthSystem. She provides clinical services at KCC and NorthShore Home Hospice.  She is a preceptor for pharmacy students, PGY1 and Oncology pharmacy residents. Cheryl received her PharmD from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN, and subsequently an oncology specialty pharmacy residency at KCC.  Cheryl is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP).

Denise Kadleck is a clinical specialist at Glenbrook Hospital. She received her PharmD from the University of Illinois. Her interests are in intensive care, medication safety and emergency medicine.

Heather Minger is a clinical pharmacist at Glenbrook Hospital and provides clinical services in multiple areas.  She is the primary preceptor for the Geriatrics rotation and the Family Medicine Clinic longitudinal ambulatory care rotation.  She received her PharmD from Ohio Northern University in 2003 and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Huntington, WV.  Heather is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Anna Palafox is a Clinical Oncology Pharmacist at the Kellogg Cancer Center.  In addition to providing clinical services, she coordinates pharmacy students’ experiences at the Kellogg Pharmacy and assists with performance improvement projects.  Anna is a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents.  She received her PharmD from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Evanston Hospital.  Anna is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP).

Dipa Patel is a clinical pharmacist and the Medicine Clinical Specialist at Glenbrook Hospital and provides clinical services on the general medicine, intensive care and surgical units. She is the primary preceptor for the General Medicine rotation. Dipa received her PharmD from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.  She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, IL.  Dipa is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and serves on the Ideal Transition Committee.

Jennifer Splawski is an emergency room clinical pharmacist specialist at Glenbrook Hospital. She has completed her PGY1 residency at the University of California at San Francisco and completed her PharmD at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a preceptor for the emergency room and the neurology ambulatory care rotation. She has earned her BCPS certification.  In addition, her interests include teaching and psychiatric pharmacy.

Jenny Szparkowski is a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Pharmacy Informatics and has worked at Glenbrook Hospital since 2002.  Jenny provides Clinical Services to the general medicine floors, ICU, and surgical units.  Jenny also trains pharmacists and technicians in Epic and has been doing this since 2006.   Jenny is also Epic Certified in the pharmacy application (Willow), IP/HOV and Medication Alerts.  Jenny received her PharmD from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and is Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).   Jenny is a preceptor for informatics and surgery rotations.  Jenny serves as the pharmacy representative to Epic Clinical Advisory Committee (ECAC).

George Vass is the Pharmacy Manager at Glenbrook Hospital.  His current focus is in pharmacy operations and streamlining systems through the use of technology.   He has also been a clinical pharmacist for many years prior to managing, with experience in solid organ transplant and critical care. George attended Loyola University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master in Business Administration.  He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois and finished a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.  He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Robin Ye is a clinical pharmacist at Glenbrook Hospital.  She provides clinical services for medical intensive care, telemetry, surgery and general medicine/oncology units and precepts pharmacy students in general medicine.  She serves as the site pharmacy liaison in the area of infectious disease and precepts the PGY1 infectious disease rotation at Glenbrook.  She received her PharmD from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, MO and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, IL.  Robin is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). 

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Highland Park Hospital

Jim Cha is a Clinical Pharmacist at Highland Park Hospital. He serves as preceptor for the infectious disease rotation at Highland Park Hospital.  He provides clinical services for medical intensive care, telemetry, and general medicine/oncology units. He serves as a clinical pharmacy liaison for infectious disease, and hematology/ oncology for Highland Park Hospital. He received his PharmD degree from University of Pacific School of Pharmacy in Stockton, California. He has also completed a general pharmacy practice residency at VA hospital / University of Arkansas medical center in Little Rock, Arkansas.  

Amber Clouse is a Clinical Specialist at Highland Park Hospital. She is also the Pharmacy Student Coordinator for NorthShore. She is the critical care preceptor for pharmacy residents at HPH and also serves as primary preceptor for pharmacy students on medicine rotation at HPH. In addition, she serves on the Clinical Services Committee and is the HPH liaison for critical care, pulmonology, and general medicine services. Her primary areas of interest include critical care and infectious diseases. She received her PharmD at Butler University and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency with Clarian Health (now known as Indiana University Health) in Indianapolis, IN, and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). 

Alice Kim is a Clinical Pharmacist at Highland Park Hospital. She received her PharmD from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, and completed her pharmacy practice residency at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).  She provides services for all areas of the hospital. Her clinical interests are in general medicine, hepatology, and cardiology.

Peter Mui is the Pharmacy Manager at Highland Park Hospital. He earned his PharmD from the University of Illinois, his Masters Degree in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at the University of Florida, and his MBA from Stetson University. His responsibilities include pharmacy operations and clinical pharmacy services.  His interests are in pharmacoeconomics, public health and health outcomes research.

Molly Rockstad is a clinical pharmacist and residency program coordinator at Highland Park Hospital.  She works in the Anticoagulation Clinic as well as general medicine and post-operative units. She serves as the preceptor for the anticoagulation rotation as well as the surgery rotation at Highland Park Hospital.  Her interests include cardiology, hematology and teaching. Molly earned her BS from University of Michigan and PharmD degree from the University of Maryland – Baltimore.  Molly completed her PGY1 residency at NorthShore-Highland Park Hospital and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Jia Zhou is a clinical pharmacist at Highland Park Hospital.  She works primarily on general medicine, emergency medicine and intensive care units. She serves as a preceptor for the emergency medicine rotation at Highland Park Hospital. She earned her BS from the University of Illinois and Urbana, and her PharmD from Purdue University.  Jia completed her PGY1 residency at the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati.  Jia is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

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Skokie Hospital

Christina Bourikas is a Clinical Pharmacist at Skokie Hospital. She provides clinical services primarily for the medical/surgical intensive care units, post-operative, and the operating rooms.  She is the preceptor for the critical care rotation at Skokie Hospital.  Christina received her PharmD from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy and is a Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist (BCNSP). 

Muriel Forbes has been a clinical pharmacist at Skokie Hospital since 2000.  She provides clinical services primarily in medicine and cardiology, and serves as an informatics preceptor.  Muriel is Epic certified in EpicRX and Epicare Inpatient Medication orders.  Muriel received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Butler University and her PharmD from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Carol Heunisch is a Pharmacy Manager at Skokie Hospital and provides clinical services for multiple patient care areas.  She is responsible for all aspects of pharmacy operations at Skokie Hospital, and has corporate responsibility for clinical and anticoagulation services.  Additionally, she serves as coordinator of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee.  She is the preceptor for the cardiology and drug information/drug policy rotations.  Carol received her PharmD from the University of Illinois and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Hina Patel is a Pharmacy Manager and Residency Program Coordinator at Skokie Hospital. She provides clinical services for various patient care areas, with special interests in emergency medicine, critical care, surgical/interventional services, and anticoagulation. She serves as one of the emergency medicine preceptors and also coordinates emergency preparedness efforts.  Hina received her PharmD. from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Kristi Ryzner is a Clinical Specialist in Infectious Diseases at NorthShore. She serves as the corporate lead pharmacist in virology/immunology and heads the antimicrobial stewardship program at Skokie and Highland Park Hospitals. Her primary interests include PK/PD, antimicrobial stewardship, immunocompromised/HIV patients, pediatrics, and critical care.  She earned her BS Bioengineering/BS Biochemistry from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and her PharmD from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy in Downers Grove, IL.  Kristi completed both a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency at Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA.  She is a primary preceptor for students from Midwestern University and Rosalind Franklin University.  Kristi is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Ralph Schwarz is a clinical pharmacist working in the Anticoagulation Clinic at Skokie Hospital and is a preceptor for the longitudinal anticoagulation clinic rotation.  He has spent the last few years working on the inpatient Pharmacist to Dose Coumadin program and helped to start an outpatient Anticoagulation clinic at Skokie Hospital.  He received his RPh from Ferris State University and his PharmD from the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Karen Siu is a clinical pharmacist at Skokie Hospital. She completed her PharmD at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and her PGY1 residency at Midwestern University. Her interests include general medicine, surgery, and oncology, and she is a preceptor for the surgery rotation.

Christina Vu is a clinical pharmacist at Skokie Hospital and works on the general medicine, cardiology, post-operative, and intensive care units.  She also sees patients in the Anticoagulation Clinic and manages warfarin therapy for discharged orthopedic patients.  She is the primary preceptor for the general medication rotation.  Christina received her PharmD from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

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