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Preceptor Profiles

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 PGY1 Community-Based Residency Program.  Dr. Hankewych oversees the pharmacy-managed anticoagulation service at Glenbrook, Skokie, and Highland Park Hospitals. In addition to managing the anticoagulation services 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.

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 serves as a preceptor in the anticoagulation clinics. He recently started a new role as a clinical pharmacist within the Comprehensive Care Center in Glenbrook Hospital.  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.

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.

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 pharmacy 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.

Manisha Chander, PharmD, BCPS is a clinical pharmacy specialist in the anticoagulation clinics at Glenbrook and Skokie.  She received her PharmD in 2000 from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy.  She also is adjunct faculty at Oakton Community College – Division of Science. Manisha is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Pharmacist (BCPS). 

Elaine Ng, PharmD, BCACP works as a clinical pharmacist in the anticoagulation clinics at NorthShore. She is recently worked on incorporating the monitoring of direct oral anticoagulants into the anticoagulation clinics. She serves as a preceptor in Community Wellness, and in the Community Health Center.  Elaine received her PharmD from the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, MI.  She completed her PGY1 and PGY2 in ambulatory care at Beaumont Hospitals, in Royal Oak MI.

Esha Bhargava PharmD, BCACP is a clinical pharmacist and works at the anticoagulation clinics at Glenbrook, Skokie, and Highland Park Hospitals as well as the new Pharmacy Heart Failure clinic.  She serves as a preceptor for the PGY1  Community and Pharmacy Practice residents at the anticoagulation clinics and HF clinic.  She received her PharmD From Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, 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. Esha is also trained to work at the hospital based outpatient pharmacies as well as the Kellogg Outpatient Pharmacies.

Renee Papageorgiou, PharmD, BCACP is a Clinical Specialist Pharmacist at the pharmacy-managed anticoagulation clinics at Glenbrook, Highland Park, and Skokie Hospitals. She also works at the outpatient pharmacies located at Evanston, Glenbrook, and Skokie Hospitals. Renee serves as a preceptor in both the anticoagulation clinics and outpatient pharmacies. She additionally completes in-person and telephonic Medication Therapy Management (MTM) visits. Renee received her PharmD from Regis University in Denver Colorado, before completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and teaching certificate from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy. She continues to guest lecture and facilitate workshops at Midwestern University. Renee is also a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP).  

Aleksandr Gershteyn, PharmD, is the outpatient pharmacy manager at NorthShore University HealthSystem Evanston Hospital.  He serves as a preceptor for the community pharmacy residency program at NorthShore and for pharmacy students at the Rosalind Franklin University College of Pharmacy.  He received his PharmD from the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.

Renee Advincula, PharmD, is the outpatient pharmacy manager at NorthShore University HealthSystem Glenbrook Hospital. She has had vast experience in implementing specialty pharmacy clinical services particularly women’s health (reproductive medicine) and gastroenterology. Currently, she works collaboratively with the gastroenterology physician group and Addiction Medicine Clinic to ensure patients receive their medications in a timely manner. At Glenbrook Hospital, she has implemented a corporate-wide initiative for a medication discharge program to ensure patients receive their medications upon leaving the hospital. Renee received her PharmD from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy in Downers Grove, Illinois. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration residency with NorthShore University HealthSystem and has completed the teaching certificate program through Rosalind Franklin University College of Pharmacy.

Lara Dilanjian, PharmD, is an outpatient oncology pharmacist at the Kellogg Cancer Center within Northshore University HealthSystem, primarily based in Highland Park Hospital. Lara provides pharmaceutical care to oncology patients by counseling and following up on new oral chemotherapy orders. Lara assists physicians and nurses with prior authorizations to ensure timely drug coverage. During her time in Kellogg outpatient pharmacy, she tracks all prior authorizations as well as patient assistant referrals and has presented data at the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association (NCODA) in 2018. She also precepts pharmacy residents and students on ambulatory care rotations. Lara received her PharmD from Purdue University College of Pharmacy in West Lafayette, Indiana in 2014. She completed her PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy residency with NorthShore University HealthSystem in 2015. During her residency, she completed the teaching certificate program through Rosalind Franklin College of Pharmacy.

Ana Piironen, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacy specialist at NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Piironen works in the pharmacy-managed anticoagulation clinic at Glenbrook and Skokie Hospital, as well as the Kellogg Oncology Pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy in 2017 and completed a PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency at NorthShore University HealthSystem in 2018.

Patricia (Trisha) Hartke, PharmD, BCPS is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Drug Information Specialist at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hartke performs a variety of drug information activities within the Drug Information Group, including creating class review documents, drug monographs, hospital newsletter articles, and answering drug information requests from hospitals nationwide. Dr. Hartke teaches at the UIC College of Pharmacy and precepts students and residents within the Drug Information Group. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UIC College of Pharmacy in 2014, then completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago in 2015 and a PGY2 in drug information at UIC College of Pharmacy and Takeda Pharmaceuticals in 2016.