Pharmacy Residency Program

Clinical Pharmacists/Preceptors Bios

Residency Director

Sarah C. Erush, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Manager and Residency Director

Education: BS (Pharmacy), Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Doctor of Pharmacy - Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (now USIP)
Residency: Drug Information Specialty - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Professional Membership: American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists (PSHP), Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG)
Areas of interest: Medical Writing, Information Systems, Medication Safety, Residency Training
Research: Pharmacoeconomics, Anticoagulant therapy, Drug Information

Dr. Erush holds appointments at USIP and Wilkes University.

Sarah

Residency Preceptors

Heather Monk Bodenstab, PharmD

Clinical Specialist in Neonatal/Infant Intensive Care

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
Residency: Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric Specialty (PGY2) - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professional Membership: American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG)
Areas of interest: Neonatal pharmacokinetics, anti-convulsant use in pediatric seizure disorders, endocrinology
Research: Gentamicin pharmacokinetics in neonates, the use of levetiracetam in pediatric patients during status epilepticus

Dr. Bodenstab holds faculty appointments at USIP, Wilkes University, and the University of Charleston. She is also involved in the CHOP Bone Health Clinic, Clinical Nutrition Services, and multiple quality improvement committees.

Heather

Jessica (Roberts) Ehnot, PharmD

Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Pulmonology, Neurology and General Pediatrics

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Wilkes University Nesbitt College of Pharmacy
Residency: Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) – Upstate University Hospital
Pediatric Pharmacy Practice ( PGY2) – Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital
Professional Membership: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG)
Areas of Interest: Pulmonary medicine, cystic fibrosis, neurology, pharmacy education

In addition to General Pediatrics, Dr. Ehnot serves as the clinical pharmacist for the Division of Pulmonology and the Division of Neurology.  She is involved in the Cystic Fibrosis Center at CHOP and is a member of the Hospital's Asthma Care Committee.

Jessica

Jennifer Hewlett, PharmD

Clinical Specialist in Critical Care

Education: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Residency: Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) – Palmetto Health Richland
Pediatric Specialty (PGY2) – Texas Children’s Hospital
Professional Membership: Mid-Atlantic American College of Clinical Pharmacy (MACCP)
Areas of Interest: Sedation/analgesic management, nutrition optimization and research in the intensive care unit

Jennifer

Rachel Hughes, PharmD

Clinical Specialist in Neonatal/Infant Intensive Care

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Residency: Pharmacy Practice (PGY1), The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric Specialty (PGY2), The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Professional Membership: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Kappa Epsilon Pharmaceutical Fraternity
Areas of Interest: Neonatology, pain management, pulmonary hypertension
Research: Heparin dosing in patients on ECMO, oral voriconazole dosing in pediatric patients

Dr. Hughes also serves as the clinical pharmacist for the Pain Management Service.

Rachel Hughes

Jessica (Martino) Hunt, PharmD

Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Ernest P. Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University
Residency: Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) – Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Pediatric Specialty (PGY2) – Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Professional Membership: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
Areas of interest: Pediatric oncology, infectious diseases, pharmacy student and resident education

Jessica

Connie Law, PharmD

Clinical Specialist in Drug Information and Policy Development

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USIP)
Residency: Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) - The Philadelphia Veterans Affair Medical Center
Drug Information Specialty (PGY2) - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Professional Membership: American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Mid-Atlantic College of Clinical Pharmacy (MACCP)
Areas of Interest: Pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoinformatics, anticoagulation, diabetes
Research: Statin therapy in HCV, non-formulary medication management

Dr. Law is also involved in Anticoagulation Monitoring Program and Drug Use Evaluation committee at CHOP.

Connie

Krisha Le Palma, PharmD

Clinical Specialist, Nephrology and Solid Organ Transplantation

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USIP)
Residency: Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) - The Children's Hospital of Orange County
Pediatric Specialty (PGY2) - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professional Membership: American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG)
Areas of Interest: infectious diseases in immunocompromised hosts, treatment of antibody mediated rejection, medication adherence in adolescent patients, ambulatory care and transition to adult healthcare
Research: comparison of traditional vs. CD3 targeted dosing of rabbit antithymocyte globulin in pediatric heart transplant patients, adverse effects of indomethacin and ibuprofen lysine in the treatment of patent ductus arteriosus, gentamicin pharmacokinetics in neonates

Dr. Palma works with a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive pharmacy services to patients with chronic kidney disease and those who are waitlisted for or have received heart, lung, liver or kidney transplants. Her area of practice includes service to both inpatient and outpatient transplant teams. She also participates in many quality improvement committees. Dr. Palma serves as preceptor for both pharmacy students and residents for the transplant services and holds an adjunct faculty position at Wilkes University School of Pharmacy.

Krisha

Chelsey McIntyre, PharmD

Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Research and Drug Information

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Creighton University
Residency: Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) - The  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Training: Clinical and Basic Research Training, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Professional Membership: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG)
Areas of interest: Pharmacy resident/student education, pharmacokinetics, gastroenterology, research
Research: Various pharmacokinetic and stability studies, review of the use of epoprostenol and treprostinil in infants, investigational drug shipments

Dr. McIntyre is also involved with the psychiatry and rheumatology departments at CHOP.

Chelsey

Sean O’Neill, PharmD

Medication Safety Officer

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences
Residency: Pediatric Pharmacy Practice - Children's Hospital Boston
Professional Membership: American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists (PSHP), American Society of Medication Safety Officers (ASMSO)
Areas of interest: Sedation and analgesia management in the intensive care unit, medication safety and quality improvement.
Research: The stability of liothyronine and levothyroxine for use in organ procurement.

Dr. O'Neill has previous experience as a Clinical Specialist in Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Critical Care at CHOP and as a Clinical Specialist in Pulmonary Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston. He holds a faculty appointment at the Wilkes University School of Pharmacy and Jefferson School of Pharmacy.

Sean

Neil Patel, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Ernest P. Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University
Residency: Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric Specialty (PGY2) - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professional Membership: American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Children's Oncology Group (COG) Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG)
Areas of Interest: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Stem Cell Transplantation, Immunosuppressant pharmacotherapy, Infectious Diseases
Research: Tacrolimus dose titrations in pediatric liver or renal transplant recipients and vancomycin dosing requirements in pediatric patients with ventricular CSF shunts

Prior to his residency training Dr. Patel was an intern at CHOP for three years. Dr. Patel participates in multi-disciplinary quality improvement and chemotherapy safety committees in the CHOP Cancer Center. He also holds a faculty appointment at Wilkes University.

Neil

Evan Zachary Ramsey, PharmD

Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Cardiology

Education: BS (Chemistry), Hampden-Sydney College
Doctor of Pharmacy, Medical College of Virginia / Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy
Residency: Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) - University of Kentucky
Pediatric Specialty (PGY2) - University of Kentucky
Professional Membership: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Mid-Atlantic College of Clinical Pharmacy (MACCP), Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG)
Areas of Interest: Pharmacy resident / student education, congenital heart diseases, pulmonary hypertension, anticoagulation
Research: Antifibrinolytic prophylaxis during on-pump cardiac surgery and the use of recombinant factor VII for non-hemophilia indication

Dr. Ramsey serves on numerous multi-disciplinary quality improvement committees within the Cardiac Center at CHOP. He holds a faculty appointment at the Wilkes University School of Pharmacy and coordinates a Pediatric Pharmacotherapy elective course there.

Evan

Winson Soo-hoo, RPh, MBA

Director of Pharmacy Services

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (now USIP)
MBA, Drexel University
Professional Membership: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA)
Areas of Interest: Pharmacy technology/automation, medication safety, Toyota "LEAN" approach

Mr. Soo-Hoo has worked at CHOP in the Department of Pharmacy and, for a brief time, in Health Information Services, for more than 30 years. He served as the Chair of the CHCA Pharmacy Directors Forum from 2008 to 2009.

Winson

Jeanette Trella, PharmD

Managing Director, the Poison Control Center

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy
Residency: Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professional Membership: American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG)
Areas of Interest: Patient/family education, pediatric pharmacokinetics/toxicokinetics, and toxicology
Research: Emergency care for victims of sexual offenses, extended-interval aminoglycoside administration in pediatric cystic fibrosis patients, appetite stimulants in pediatric patients, and carbon monoxide exposures.

Dr. Trella serves on the Hospital’s Adverse Drug Reaction, Drug Utilization Evaluation, and Therapeutic Standards Committees.  Dr. Trella also holds a faculty appointment at Wilkes University and serves as a preceptor for the Philadelphia-Area Collaboration of Toxicologists (PACT).

Trella

Susan Warrington, PharmD

Clinical Specialist in Critical Care

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University
Residency: Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Pediatric Specialty (PGY2) - University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
Professional Membership: Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
Research: Assessing the safety and effectiveness of intravenous colistimethate, and long-term linezolid use in patients with cystic fibrosis

Susan Warrington

Eileen Wu, PharmD

Clinical Specialist in Investigational Drug Services

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Ernest P. Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University
Professional Membership: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American Pharmacists Association (APhA), New Jersey Pharmacists Association (NJPhA) and New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists (NJSHP)

Dr. Wu worked as a staff pharmacist at CHOP until 2010 when she moved into the position of Investigational Drug Pharmacist. She has experience in bench research as a summer intern with industry sponsored programs as well as at Rutgers.

Eileen Wu

Sze Man Yau, R.Ph

Clinical Specialist in Investigation Drug Services

Education: Bachelor of Pharmacy, Ernest P. Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University
Professional Membership: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Ms. Yau has extensive experience as a hospital staff pharmacist and has been at CHOP since 1998. She has more than 20 years of experience in both hospital and retail pharmacy.

Sze

 

 

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