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Preceptor Profiles

Tina Kolovos-Zook, PharmD is the Community Pharmacy Residency Program Director of the NorthShore PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program 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.  In 2006, Dr. Kolovos-Zook started the Community-Based residency program 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, PharmDis 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 PGY1 Community-Based 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).

Matthew Biszewski, PharmD, BCACP is a clinical pharmacy specialist at Glenbrook Hospital.  He primarily staffs in Glenbrook’s interdisciplinary Comprehensive Care Center and involved in the pharmacy population health improvement workgroup.  He also serves as a preceptor in the anticoagulation clinics.  He received his PharmD as part of the inaugural class at Chicago State University College of Pharmacy.  He then completed a PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency at NorthShore University HealthSystem and Patient Quality and Safety Fellowship at Northshore.

Lisa Patel, PharmD, BCPSis 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, Skokie, and Highland Park Hospitals.  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 pharmacy population health improvement workgroup, 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 Hospitals.  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. Dr. Chander is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Pharmacist (BCPS) and a member of ASHP.  She is a Master of Business Administration in HealthCare Management degree candidate; anticipated completion Nov 2021.

Elaine Ng, PharmD, BCACP works as a clinical pharmacist in the anticoagulation clinics at NorthShore. She serves as a preceptor in the Community Wellness and in Community Health Center rotations.  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 PGY1 Pharmacy residents at the anticoagulation clinics and HF clinic.  She received her PharmD from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, completed a PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency at NorthShore University HealthSystem, and the Teaching Certificate Program at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science College of Pharmacy.  

Renee Papageorgiou, PharmD, BCACPis the Glenbrook Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy manager. Renee serves as a preceptor in the outpatient pharmacy and also assists with numerous resident projects. Renee received her PharmD from Regis University in Denver Colorado, before completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and teaching certificate from Midwestern University, 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 oversees The Medication to Bedside Delivery Program and The Medication History Technician Program.  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 is also a faculty lecturer at the Rosalind Franklin University College of Pharmacy.  He received his PharmD from the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in 2007

Renee Dimailig, PharmD is the outpatient pharmacy manager at the NorthShore University HealthSystem Kellogg Cancer Centers located in Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park Hospitals. She has had vast experience in implementing specialty pharmacy clinical services particularly women’s health (reproductive medicine) and gastroenterology. She has worked 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 at 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.

Lyly Tran, PharmD is a clinical pharmacy specialist at NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Tran works in the pharmacy-managed anticoagulation clinic at Glenbrook and Skokie Hospital, as well as the outpatient pharmacies. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Chicago State University 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. 

Patrick Louie, PharmD, MS, MBA is the outpatient pharmacy manager at the NorthShore University HealthSystem Skokie Hopspital.  He coordinated the construction of the new outpatient pharmacy facility at the Skokie Hospital campus including construction, licensing and contracting in 2011.  In 2015 he assisted in developing of a Hepatitis C pharmacy program to assist the medical group on management and procurement of specialty medications.  Patrick also oversees and manages the mail order prescription services for the employee prescription program at NorthShore.  He serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students at the Rosalind Franklin University College of Pharmacy and University of Illinois.  Patrick received his PharmD from the University of Illinois in 2000, his MS in Pharmacoeconomics in 2013 from University of Florida, and his MBA from Stetson University in 2014.