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Preceptors

Our preceptors have diverse backgrounds, more than enough to challenge each resident in most areas of pharmacy practice.

Eddy Arnold, PD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: B.S. Pharmacy – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 1982
Practice Area: Multiple Myeloma/Bone Marrow Transplant
Mr. Arnold joined UAMS in 1982.

Stacie Bordelon, Pharm.D. AAHIVP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: ULM College of Pharmacy, 2014
Training: PGY1 – UAMS Medical Center, 2015
Practice Area: Specialty Pharmacy – HIV Clinic
Dr. Bordelon joined UAMS in 2015.

Amanda Ferstl, Pharm.D., CACP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2004
Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – UAMS Medical Center, 2005
Practice Area: Anticoagulation Clinic
Dr. Ferstl joined UAMS in 2005.

Denese Harris, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: B.S. Pharmacy (1982), Pharm.D. (2000) – UAMS College of Pharmacy
Practice Area: Hematology/Oncology
Dr. Harris joined UAMS in 1992.

Amy Hilliard, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2014
Training: PGY1 – University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015; PGY2 – Solid Organ Transplant, Rush University Medical Center, 2016
Practice Area: Solid Organ Transplant (kidney focus)
Dr. Hilliard joined UAMS in 2016.

Lisa C. Hutchison, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS, FCCP
Professor, UAMS College of Pharmacy
Education: B.S. Pharmacy (1982), Pharm.D. (1983) – University of Tennessee, 1982
Training: PGY1 – VA Medical Center, Memphis, TN, 1984
Practice Area: UAMS Institute on Aging
Dr. Hutchison joined UAMS in 2000.

Jill Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS
Professor, UAMS College of Pharmacy
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 1993
Training: PGY1 – John L. McClellan VA Hospital, Little Rock, AR, 1994
Practice Area: Internal Medicine
Dr. Johnson joined UAMS in 1994.

Brian Jolly, Pharm.D.
Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2002
Training: PGY1 – UAMS Medical Center, 2003
Dr. Jolly joined UAMS in 2007.

Gavin Jones, PhD, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2014
Training: PGY1 – UAMS Medical Center, 2015
Practice Area:  Emergency Medicine
Dr. Jones joined UAMS in 2015.

Kendrea Jones, Pharm.D., BCPS
Associate Professor, UAMS College of Pharmacy
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2005
Training: PGY1 – Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN, 2006; PGY2 Critical Care – Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy/VA North Texas Healthcare System, 2007
Practice Area: Arkansas Children’s Hospital Burn Center
Dr. Jones joined UAMS in 2007.

 

Karen E. King, Pharm.D., BCNSP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: B.S. Pharmacy – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 1987; Pharm.D. – Medical University of South Carolina, 1990
Training: PGY1 – UAMS Medical Center, 1988; PGY2 Critical Care/Surgery – Medical University of South Carolina, 1991
Practice Area: Surgery, critical care and nutrition support
Dr. King joined UAMS in 1991.

Leslie Kurczek, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2003
Training: PGY1 – UAMS Medical Center, 2004
Practice Area: Solid Organ Transplant
Dr. Kurzcek joined UAMS in 2004.

Sonda Lloyd, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: B.S. Pharmacy (1989), Pharm.D. (1998) – UAMS College of Pharmacy
Practice Area: Maternal/Infant Medicine
Dr. Lloyed joined UAMS in 1991.

Katherine Lusardi, Pharm.D., BCPS (AQ Infectious Disease)
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: Pharm.D. – Ohio Northern University, 2009
Training: PGY1 – Rockingham Memorial Hospital, 2010; PGY2 Infectious Disease – University of Houston/Cardinal Health, 2011
Practice Area: Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Disease
Dr. Lusardi joined UAMS in 2011.

Mike Malone, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: B.S. Pharmacy – Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, 1989; Pharm.D. – University of Kentucky, 1994
Training: PGY1 – University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1995; PGY2 Oncology – University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1996
Practice Area: Multiple Myeloma/Bone Marrow Transplant
Dr. Malone joined UAMS in 2005.

Rachael McCaleb, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Professor, UAMS College of Pharmacy
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2014
Training: PGY1 – Georgia Regents Medical Center/University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, 2015
Practice Area: Academia/Internal Medicine
Dr. McCaleb joined UAMS in 2015.

Sherry Myatt, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Director of Pharmacy for Clinical Services
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 1994
Training: PGY1 – John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital, Little Rock, AR, 1995
Practice Area: Internal Medicine
Dr. Myatt joined UAMS in 1995.

Catherine O’Brien, Pharm.D.
Associate Professor, UAMS College of Pharmacy
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2005
Training: PGY1 – UAMS Medical Center, 2006; Multidisciplinary Pharmacology Fellowship – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2008
Practice Area: Arkansas CF Center & Arkansas Children’s Hospital Pulmonary Clinic
Dr. O’Brien joined UAMS in 2008.

Michael Parr, Pharm.D.
Director of Pharmacy Services, UAMS Medical Center
Education: Pharm.D. – University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy, 1980
Training: Post-Doctoral Pharmacy Residency – Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, University of Kentucky, 1982
Dr. Parr joined UAMS in 1990.

Melanie Pilcher, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: Pharm.D. – University of Pacific, 1984
Training: PGY1 – St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL, 1984; PGY2 Geriatrics – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 1986
Practice Area: UAMS Thomas & Lyon Longevity Clinic
Dr. Pilcher joined UAMS in 1992.

Ryan Pritchard, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, UAMS College of Pharmacy
Education: Pharm.D. – Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University, 2014
Training: PGY1 – Blount Memorial Hospital, Maryville, TN, 2015; PGY2 Oncology – Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, 2016
Practice Area: Palliative Care Clinic – UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Dr. Pritchard joined UAMS in 2016.

Christi Quarles Smith, Pharm.D.
Assistant Director of Pharmacy for Medication Safety
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2010
Training: PGY1 – UAMS Medical Center, 2011
Dr. Quarles Smith joined UAMS in 2014.

Jennifer Roberts, PD
Assistant Director, Research Pharmacy | Residency Coordinator
Education: B.S. Pharmacy – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 1989
Training: Hospital Pharmacy Residency – UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1989-1991
Ms. Roberts joined UAMS in 1999.

Kaci Thiessen, Pharm.D., BCACP
Assistant Professor, UAMS College of Pharmacy
Education: Pharm.D. – University of Missouri-Kansas City College of Pharmacy, 2014
Training: PGY1 – Via Christi Hospitals Wichita, Inc., 2015; PGY2 Ambulatory Care – University of Oklahoma-Tulsa College of Pharmacy, 2016
Practice Area: UAMS Family Medical Center
Dr. Thiessen joined UAMS in 2016.

Ashley Wilson, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist | Residency Director
Education:  Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2008
Training: PGY1 – UAMS Medical Center, 2009
Practice Area: Medical Intensive Care Unit
Dr. Wilson joined UAMS in 2009.