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Current Residents

Sarah Elizabeth Davis 

Sarah Elizabeth B. Davis, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Davis is a graduate of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy at USC earning her PharmD degree in 2019. Prior to pharmacy school, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of South Carolina. Her professional interests include emergency medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Davis will complete a quality improvement project with co-resident Dr. Amanda Zamora evaluating adherence to formulary restriction criteria for micafungin. Her longitudinal research project will assess VTE prophylaxis and incidence in traumatic brain injury. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys spending time with friends, trying new restaurants and breweries in Charleston, taking her pup Chloe to the beach, and cheering on the Carolina Gamecocks!
davisara@musc.edu

Lauren Koscal 

Lauren Koscal, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Koscal is a graduate of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2019. She will complete a quality improvement project assessing adherence to N-acetylcysteine formulary restriction in drug induced liver injury. Her longitudinal research project will analyze intravenous insulin for the treatment of hyperglycemia in the Emergency Department. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Koscal enjoys yoga, ultimate frisbee, hiking, and going on beach trips.
koscal@musc.edu

Christian Leppert 

Christian Leppert, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Leppert is a 2019 graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. His professional interests include internal medicine and cardiology. Dr. Leppert will complete a quality improvement project evaluating sugammadex use guidelines. His longitudinal research project will evaluate urinary tract infection treatment among elderly patients with dementia related illnesses in the Emergency Department. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Leppert enjoys following Ohio State sports, playing soccer, going to the beach, eating at Charleston restaurants (FIG and Lewis BBQ are some favorites), and visiting local breweries.
leppert@musc.edu

Jessica Marini 

Jessica Marini, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Marini is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2019. Her professional interests include oncology and critical care. Dr. Marini will complete her quality improvement project on the use of sugammadex in the OR. Her longitudinal research project will evaluate autologous HCT comparing inpatient melphalan to outpatient melphalan. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys playing soccer and kickball, all things chocolate, trying new restaurants in Charleston, and going to happy hour with her co-residents.
marinij@musc.edu

Paige Morgan 

Paige Morgan, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Morgan is a graduate of the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy (Long Island University), where she earned her PharmD degree in 2019. Prior to pharmacy school, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Presbyterian College. Her professional interests include critical care and emergency medicine. Dr. Morgan’s quality improvement project will assess prothrombin complex concentrates and vitamin K for warfarin reversal before heart transplant evaluation. Her research project will evaluate the aspirin platelet inhibition assay in the LVAD population. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Morgan enjoys Soul Cycle/Cycle Bar, playing with her dog Lulu, finding new coffee shops, indulging in sushi, traveling, and enjoying sunset beach walks.
morganev@musc.edu

Kara Provence 

Kara Provence, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Provence is a 2019 graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy. Prior to pharmacy school, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Auburn University. Her professional interests include pediatrics, academia, and emergency medicine. Dr. Provence will complete her longitudinal research project on the assessment of VTE prophylaxis and incidence in solid organ injury. Her quality improvement project will evaluate the use of vasopressin for hemodynamic support in the NICU. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Provence enjoys stress watching Auburn football (War Eagle!), going to concerts, going on walks on the beach (only 10 minutes away now- yay!), traveling, and eating good food with good people.
provence@musc.edu

Eryne Wiethorn 

Eryne Wiethorn, PharmD, MPH

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Wiethorn is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2019. Her professional interests include internal medicine and academia. Dr. Wiethorn will complete her quality improvement project evaluating the N-acetylcysteine protocol restriction in non-acetaminophen induced liver injury. Her longitudinal research project will evaluate the efficacy and safety of direct oral anticoagulants in patients weighing greater than or equal to 120 kg versus those less than 120 kg. Outside of work, Dr. Wiethorn enjoys running, OTF, trying different craft beers, and cheering on any Pittsburgh sports team and the Kentucky Wildcats.
wiethorn@musc.edu

Ryan Vesper 

Ryan M. Vesper, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Vesper is a 2019 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. Prior to pharmacy school, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Missouri. His professional interests include cardiology, pediatrics, and academia. Dr. Vesper’s longitudinal research project will be evaluating central-line thrombosis in children with heart failure on continuous infusion milrinone at the MUSC Children’s Hospital. His quality improvement project will evaluate vasopressin use in the NICU. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Vesper enjoys checking out local breweries, finding new restaurants in Charleston, weekly kickball, and cheering on St. Louis sports teams. Go MIZZOU!!
vesper@musc.edu

Amanda Zamora 

Rachel "Amanda" Zamora, PharmD

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Zamora is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2019. Her professional interests include adult and pediatric critical care, cardiology, and infectious diseases. Dr. Zamora will complete a longitudinal research project on the impact of continuation of prior to admission neuropsychiatric medications in the intensive care unit. She will complete her quality improvement project on evaluating adherence to formulary restriction criteria for micafungin. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Zamora enjoys taking her dog Ollie to the beach, cheering on the Maryland Terrapins (Go Terps!) and Real Madrid (Hala Madrid!), going to happy hour and trying new restaurants with co-residents, and spending time with family and friends.
zamorar@musc.edu

Marwah Alnewais 

Marwah Alnewais, PharmD

PGY-1 International Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Alnewais is a graduate of King Faisal University College of Clinical Pharmacy in Saudi Arabia, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2014. Her professional interests include ambulatory care, internal medicine, and infectious diseases. Dr. Alnewais will complete her quality improvement project on the assessment of reasons for providers’ decision to switch anticoagulation therapy from a direct oral anticoagulant to warfarin, and her longitudinal research project is on the efficacy and safety of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists in patients with chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease on dialysis, and chronic liver disease. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Alnewais enjoys spending time with her Saud at the beach, traveling, and reading.
alnewais@musc.edu

Taylor Clemons 

Taylor Clemons, PharmD

PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Clemons is a 2019 graduate of the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy. Her professional interests are ambulatory care and psychiatry. This year, Dr. Clemons will complete her quality improvement project on the utilization of pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation at MUSC. Her longitudinal research project will compare PCSK9 inhibitor access, safety, and outcomes with and without pharmacist-managed care. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, laying on the beach, and spinning.
clemonta@musc.edu

Jessica Roller 

Jessica S. Roller, PharmD, RN

PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Roller is a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2019. Prior to pharmacy school, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University and an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing. Her professional interests include ambulatory care, academia, geriatrics, and diversity & inclusion. Dr. Roller will complete her quality improvement project on the utilization of pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation at MUSC. Her longitudinal research project will evaluate pharmacist-managed anticoagulation in patients with left ventricular assist devices. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys lounging on the beach, attending concerts and cultural events, practicing yoga, and volunteering at the Charleston Animal Society and One80 Place.
rollerj@musc.edu

Mark Maas 

Mark Maas, PharmD

PGY-1 Drug Information Resident

Dr. Maas is a 2019 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Prior to pharmacy school, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Studies from the University of Kansas. His professional interests include drug Information, academia, and medication safety, use, and policy. He will complete a longitudinal research project evaluating formulary items by class using expert consensus survey techniques and his quality improvement project on a cost minimization analysis of intravenous vs subcutaneous Benlysta®. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Maas enjoys fitness, hiking, and playing piano.
maasm@musc.edu

Cassandra Carter 

Cassandra Carter, PharmD

PGY-1/PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Resident

Dr. Carter is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2019. Her professional interests include critical care, internal medicine, ambulatory care, and academia. Dr. Carter will complete her quality improvement project on prothrombin complex concentrate and vitamin K for warfarin reversal before heart transplant evaluation. Her longitudinal research project will assess MRSA nares swabs for the reduction of vancomycin use in intra-abdominal infections. Outside of work, Dr. Carter enjoys paddle-boarding, running with her pup, exploring downtown Charleston, traveling with her husband, going to the beach, and watching Friends.
tatumc@musc.edu

Sarah Darby 

Sarah Darby, PharmD

PGY-1/PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Resident

Dr. Darby is a 2019 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include transitions of care, cardiology, and academia. Dr. Darby will complete her longitudinal research project on the evaluation of a pharmacist's impact working under a collaborative practice agreement in a neurology clinic. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Darby enjoys hiking, reading, and playing with her nieces and nephews.
darbysa@musc.edu

John David Scheper 

John David Scheper Jr., PharmD

PGY-1/PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident

Dr. Scheper is a current PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident. He is a 2019 graduate of the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy. Prior to pharmacy school, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of South Carolina. His professional interests include specialty pharmacy and administration. Dr. Scheper will complete his quality improvement project on evaluation of compliance with MUSC’s sugammadex guidelines. His longitudinal research projects will evaluate amlodipine once daily vs twice daily for blood pressure control. Upon completion of his PGY-1 pharmacy residency, he will continue as the PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Resident at MUSC Health. Outside of pharmacy, he enjoys golfing, going to breweries, and watching South Carolina football and Chelsea Football Club.
schepejo@musc.edu

Hannah Vining 

Hannah Vining, PharmD, MBA

PGY-1/PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident

Dr. Vining is the current PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Resident. She is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. Prior to pharmacy school, she obtained her BS in Biology from the College of Charleston and MBA from the Citadel. Her professional interests include medication safety and process improvement. Dr. Vining will complete her longitudinal research project evaluating the impact of pharmacist interventions in MUSC’s outpatient Hepatitis C Clinic. Her interests outside of work include spending time with family and friends, eating her way around Charleston, and frequent walks to happy hour.
viningh@musc.edu

Rebecca Nickell 

Becky Nickell, PharmD

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Nickell is a graduate of Duquesne University School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the UNC Rex Healthcare. Her professional interests include primary care, oncology, and infectious diseases. Dr. Nickell will complete a longitudinal research project evaluating hemoglobin A1C lowering in patients managed by a clinical pharmacy specialist-based clinic versus routine care. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Nickell enjoys camping, going to the beach, traveling, trying new restaurants in Charleston, and watching Pittsburg Penguins hockey.
nickellr@musc.edu

Karen Quach 

Karen Quach, PharmD

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Quach is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. Her professional interests include ambulatory care, academia, chronic disease state management, transitions of care, cardiology, and neurology. Dr. Quach will complete a quality improvement project assessing the utilization of pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation among primary care providers at MUSC. Her research project will evaluate Onabotulinum toxin A (Botox®) with or without calcitonin gene-related peptide inhibitors for the preventative treatment of chronic migraines. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Quach enjoys traveling, lifting weights, cooking, yelping, and shopping at Trader Joe’s.
quach@musc.edu

Van Bui 

Van Bui, PharmD

PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Bui is a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in 2019, and she is one of the current PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residents. Dr. Bui will complete her research project on the headache in a SAH, utilization of angiotensin II in septic shock. After completion of her PGY-2 residency, Dr. Bui plans to pursue employment as a clinical critical care pharmacist. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Bui enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, spending time with friends and family, and watching Netflix.
buiv@musc.edu

Christian Hauser 

Christian Hauser, PharmD

PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Hauser is a graduate of Butler University College of Pharmacy, where he earned his PharmD degree in 2018. He completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI in 2019 and is one of the current PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residents. Dr. Hauser will complete his quality project on the evaluation of the utilization and outcomes of angiotensin II in critically ill patients and his research project on the impact of opioid utilization initiated in the ICU and its impact on delirium and falls within the ICU and across care transitions. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Hauser enjoys camping, hiking, and staying active in the gym.
hauserc@musc.edu

Stephanie Barre 

Stephanie Barré, PharmD

PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Stephanie Barré is a graduate of the University of Louisiana Monroe College of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN. Dr. Barré will complete a research project identifying risk factors associated with drug resistant urinary pathogens in patients discharged from the Emergency Department. Outside of work, Dr. Barré enjoys traveling, reading, watching reality TV, hanging out with family and friends, and cheering on LSU sports!
barres@musc.edu

Jordan Barkes 

Jordan Barkes, PharmD

PGY-2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Barkes is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL in 2019 and is now one of the current PGY-2 Internal Medicine Residents. Dr. Barkes will complete her research project on the implementation of a rapid access program for patients newly diagnosed with HIV and its effect on clinic retention rates. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Barkes enjoys watching football (NC State and Carolina Panthers), hanging out with friends and family, traveling, and going to the beach.
barkes@musc.edu

Anupha Matthew 

Anupha Mathew, PharmD

PGY-2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Mathew is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2019, and she is one of the current PGY-2 Internal Medicine Residents. Dr. Mathew will complete her research project on the creation and evaluation of a pharmacist-led beta-lactam allergy assessment program at MUSC. Dr. Mathew enjoys going to coffee shops, spending time with family and friends, trying new food, and exploring around the city of Charleston.
mathewan@musc.edu

Kaitlyn Bartley 

Kaitlyn Bartley, PharmD

PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Bartley is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. She has since completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the St. Claire HealthCare in Morehead, KY and is a current PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident, where she will be able to pursue her interests in solid malignancies. Dr. Bartley will complete her quality improvement project on MUSC’s oral chemotherapy formulary review. Her longitudinal research project will evaluate carboplatin AUC dosing in uterine cancer and effects on clinical outcomes. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys going to church, cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats, hiking and other outdoor activities.
bartleyk@musc.edu

Jessica McElwee 

Jessica McElwee, PharmD

PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident

Dr. McElwee is a graduate of the Wingate University School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. McElwee will complete her quality improvement project on the characterization of oral chemotherapy prescribing trends within MUSC. Her research project will evaluate autologous HCT performed without growth factor support in the adult population for inpatient BEAM and melphalan conditioning regimens. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys going to the beach, exploring the Charleston restaurant scene (especially the Charleston Food and Wine Festival), traveling, and running.
mcelweej@musc.edu

Neelam Bhatt 

Neelam Bhatt, PharmD

PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Bhatt is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. Prior to pharmacy school, she graduated from Houston Baptist University with a BS in Biochemistry Molecular Biology. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Texas Children's Hospital in 2019 and is now one of the current PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residents. Her professional interests include general pediatrics, transplant, cystic fibrosis, and ambulatory care. Dr. Bhatt will complete her research project on the assessment of opioid stewardship efforts at MUSC’s Children's Hospital. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Bhatt enjoys hiking, traveling (especially to national parks), watching Grey's Anatomy and Friends, and playing board games with friends and family.
bhatt@musc.edu

Jourdan Butchin 

Jourdan Butchin, PharmD

PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Butchin is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. She has since completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL and is one of the current PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residents, where she will be able to pursue her interests in pediatric intensive care and infectious diseases. Dr. Butchin will complete her longitudinal research project on the evaluation of aminoglycoside and vancomycin dosing in pediatric patients receiving varying degrees of CRRT. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys going to Orange Theory, dancing, practicing yoga, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and cheering on the Boston Red Sox.
butchin@musc.edu

Lizzy LaScala 

Lizzy LaScala, PharmD

PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident

Dr. LaScala is a graduate of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2013. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2019 and is now one of the current PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residents. Dr. LaScala will complete her research project on the evaluation of chemotherapy preparation location on administration times in pediatric oncology patients. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. LaScala enjoys photography, traveling, and UNC basketball!
lascala@musc.edu

Amanda Rice 

Amanda Rice, PharmD

PGY-2 Psychiatry Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Rice is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD in 2018. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2019, where she is now one of the current PGY-2 Psychiatry Pharmacy Residents. Her professional interests include women’s health and academia. Dr. Rice will complete a research project on the implementation and evaluation of a pharmacist-driven discharge medication reconciliation process on an inpatient psychiatric unit. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, trying new restaurants in Charleston, and watching the Bachelor.
riceam@musc.edu

Kay Takamura 

Kay Takamura, PharmD

PGY-2 Psychiatry Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Takamura is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at UCSF Medical Center. Dr. Takamura will complete her research project on the evaluation of care for patients admitted to a psychiatric hospital with a prior-to-admission opioid prescription. Her quality improvement project will compare health-care utilization for patients receiving long-acting injectable antipsychotics in a psychiatric hospital versus following discharge. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys singing karaoke, exploring new restaurants and cafes, and cuddling with her dog Shadow.
takamurk@musc.edu

Keith Foster 

Keith Foster, PharmD, MPH

PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Foster is a graduate of Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, where he earned his PharmD degree in 2018. He completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2019, where he is now one of the current PGY-2 Transplant Pharmacy Residents. His professional interests include solid organ transplant, cardiology, and infectious diseases. Dr. Foster will complete his quality improvement project with co-resident, Dr. Haley Perkins, on outcomes associated with changes made to post-operative empiric antibiotic regimen in heart transplantation. His research project will evaluate the impact of modification to immunosuppression regimens in the context of non-opportunistic infections. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Foster enjoys going to the beach, trying new restaurants in Charleston, going to concerts, Charleston harbor cruises, and watching Alabama Football!
fostekei@musc.edu

Haley Perkins 

Haley Perkins, PharmD

PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Perkins is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, where she earned her PharmD degree in 2018. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2019, where she is now one of the current PGY-2 Transplant Pharmacy Residents. Dr. Perkins will complete her research project evaluating outcomes in kidney transplantation following modification of immunosuppression regimens and her quality improvement project on outcomes associated with changes made to post-operative empiric antibiotic regimen in heart transplantation. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Perkins enjoys working out, traveling, hiking, trying new restaurants in Charleston, and watching UF football...GO GATORS!
perkinha@musc.edu