Pharmacy team lead for the Infectious Diseases & Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Currently our program has 3 specific daily patient care responsibilities: drug-based stewardship, outcomes based stewardship and ID consult. Our team is heavily involved in QI initiatives linked to reimbursement and joint commission standards, which requires collaborations with a lot of groups across the health care system! I typically tailor the resident rotation based on previous experiences and interest. Generally, I like residents to have some antibiotic stewardship experiences, ID consult experiences, and experiences with QI initiatives. We have 5 adult ID consult teams, and I usually prefer to have residents round with the main teaching team. However, we can also provide experience rounding with the ID Transplant team. I’ve been lucky enough to serve in a leadership capacity at several organizations, including president of Antimicrobial Stewardshipin Cancer Consortium; Leadership group for the antimicrobial subcommittee of Infectious Disease society of America;and Vizient Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee
Pharmacy School Attended: BOILER UP! Purdue Univ. Graduated a long time ago....
- PGY1 Pharmacy: Meriter Hospital, Madison WI
- PGY2 Infectious Diseases: Joint Program between Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, and Meriter Hospital. Madison, WI
Areas of Interest
Most of my research has focused on how antimicrobial stewardship program can improve patient outcomes. I’ve also conducted a number of risk-factor studies and collaborated on translational research studies.
Honors & Awards
Recipient of the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists, Clinician of the year. Also, nominated as University of Michigan preceptor three times, and nominate for AACP Master preceptor for year.
Approximately 75 peer review publications. Notable publications include co-writing the Antifungal Stewardship Toolkit for The Joint Commission, 2 white papers relating to stewardship in cancer patients, and using computerized decision support platforms to meet stewardship regulatory and accreditation standards.