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Program Preceptors

Bryna Delman Ewachiw, Pharm.D., BCOP

Bryna Delman Ewachiw, Pharm.D., BCOP

Residency Director

Bryna Delman Ewachiw, Pharm.D., BCOP, oncology pharmacy coordinator at Johns Hopkins Bayview, earned a bachelor and doctorate of pharmacy degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has practiced in the field of oncology for over 10 years, and among the top cancer programs in the region at The University of Maryland Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She holds clinical interests in supportive care, geriatric oncology and improving patient outcomes as a member of the oncology multi-disciplinary team.

Dr. Ewachiw also serves as PGY1 Residency Program Director at Johns Hopkins Bayview and clinical assistant professor at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She precepts for Shenandoah University, Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Additionally, Dr. Ewachiw is active in both the Hematology and Oncology Pharmacists’ Association (HOPA) and the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP

Javier Vázquez, Pharm. D., MS

Javier Vázquez, Pharm. D., MS

Director of Pharmacy

Javier Vázquez, Pharm.D., MS, director of pharmacy at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, earned a doctorate of pharmacy degree from the University of Puerto Rico’s School of Pharmacy. Upon graduation, he pursued a master of science degree at The Ohio State University in Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA). During that time, he also completed PGY1 and PGY2 HSPA residencies at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Vázquez serves as the co-chair of the PPMI Task Force for the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP). He also serves as a pharmacist faculty member and coordinator for the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University. He is a preceptor for APPE students and PGY1 residents in practice management rotations, as well as for PGY1 and PGY2 HSPA residents from the Johns Hopkins Hospital completing elective rotations as Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Nazeer Ahmed, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP

Nazeer Ahmed, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP

Nazeer Ahmed, Pharm.D., BCPS, CGP, graduated from University of Madras, India with a bachelor’s in pharmacy. He later earned a doctorate degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Pharmacy. He is board-certified in pharmacotherapy and is a certified geriatric pharmacist.

Dr. Ahmed is a clinical specialist in internal medicine and geriatrics at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He has worked within the University of Maryland Medical System as well.

Dr. Ahmed is a member of both ASHP and MSHP and plays an active role in educating and mentoring both student pharmacists and PGY1 residents on his internal medicine rotation. He is highly recognized by his internal medicine faculty and nurses and is involved with various committees focused on improving the health and safety of medicine and geriatric patients. Dr. Ahmed has received recognition from the Medical Center for his many contributions to safe patient care.

Ricky Amoateng, Pharm.D.Ricky Amoateng, Pharm.D.

Ricky Amoateng, Pharm.D., is a senior clinical pharmacist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He has the distinguished clinical role of practicing in the medical ICU, and internal medicine and anticoagulation clinics. Dr. Amoateng earned a doctor of pharmacy degree at Hampton University School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, he completed a PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

Dr. Amoateng represents the Pharmacy Department on the Alaris Pump Steering Committee, and also serves on both the Critical Care and Medicine Joint Practice Committees. His research interests include sedation/delirium in the ICU, anticoagulation and infectious diseases. He currently precepts students from University of Maryland, University of Notre Dame, Shenandoah University and residents at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Sasha Beselman, Pharm.D., MBA

Sasha Beselman, Pharm.D., MBA

Sasha Beselman, Pharm.D., MBA, is a clinical research pharmacist and a certified clinical research professional. She earned a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and masters of business administration from the University of Baltimore.

After graduation, she worked as a clinical research pharmacist at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Columbia University and University of Maryland Medical Center. She also worked at the New York State Psychiatric Institute as a pharmacy director.

Dr. Beselman is a clinical assistant professor for the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, and precepts investigational drugs elective rotation for the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and for the School of Pharmacy at Notre Dame of Maryland University. She also precepts investigational drugs elective rotation for the PGY-1 residency program at Johns Hopkins Bayview.

Candace Essel, Pharm.D., BCPS

Candace Essel, Pharm.D., BCPS

Candace Farley, Pharm.D., is a clinical specialist in internal medicine specializing in transitions of care and readmissions. She earned a doctor of pharmacy degree at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. After graduation, she completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Auburn University and East Alabama Medical Center located in Auburn, Alabama.

A member of the Anticoagulation Therapy Management Team, Dr. Farley sees patients in the Anticoagulation Clinic. She precepts pharmacy residents in the ambulatory care rotation, as well as pharmacy students from Shenandoah University in ambulatory care, internal medicine and readmissions.

Dr. Farley's clinical interests include congestive heart failure, anticoagulation and reducing readmission rates. She also loves to extend her professional practices across the seas by participating in yearly medical mission trips.

Lynn Frendak, Pharm.D., BCPS

Lynn Frendak, Pharm.D., BCPS

Lynn Frendak, Pharm.D., is a pharmacist in pain management and palliative care. She earned a doctor of pharmacy degree at the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth University). Following graduation, she completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residencyat Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Dr. Frendak is a clinical assistant professor at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and precepts for Notre Dame University. She also precepts the pain management rotations for the PGY-1 residency program at Johns Hopkins Bayview.

Isha John, Pharm.D., MBA

Isha John, Pharm.D., MBA

Isha John, Pharm.D, MBA, assistant director of pharmacy at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, earned a doctorate of pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Upon graduation, she pursued an MBA at The Johns Hopkins University, while also completing a residency in health-system pharmacy administration at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. John serves as the membership committee chair for the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP). She has been actively involved with MSHP and was recently recognized at the MSHP Medication Safety CE program this fall for her initiatives with medication technology quality improvements. On the national level, Dr. John has been an active member with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) with the Section Advisory Group on Pharmacy Informatics & Technology. She also has worked with ASHP on developing continuing education (CE) content for education of new practitioners, and was the new practitioner news correspondent for ASHP E-News.

Dr. John’s professional interests include pharmacy operations, medication safety and pharmacy informatics. She is passionate about influencing change and improving the quality of patient care through her regional and national involvement.

Nicole Kiehle, Pharm.D., BCPS

Nicole Kiehle, Pharm.D., BCPS

Nicole Kiehle, Pharm.D., BCPS, a pharmacist in critical care, earned a doctor of pharmacy degree at Duquesne University. She completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Kiehle serves as a clinical assistant professor at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and precepts for Notre Dame University. She also precepts the critical care rotations for the PGY-1 residency programs at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Tiffany Kim, Pharm.D.Tiffany Kim, Pharm.D.

Tiffany Kim, Pharm.D., is a clinical pharmacy specialist in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She earned a doctor of pharmacy degree at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY1 residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and a PGY2 in HIV/infectious diseases at Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Kim is part of the antimicrobial management team and antibiotic utilization review committee. Her research interests include HIV/infectious diseases, internal medicine and reducing readmission rates. She currently precepts for students from University of Maryland, University of Notre Dame and Shenandoah University, as well as residents at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Catherine Kiruthi, Pharm.D., BCPS

Catherine Kiruthi, Pharm.D., BCPS

Catherine Kiruthi, Pharm.D., BCPS, is a senior clinical pharmacist in the cardiology ICU and anticoagulation clinic. She earned a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. After graduation, she completed a PGY-1 primary care pharmacy practice residency at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, Georgia.

Also a clinical associate professor for University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Dr. Kiruthi precepts pharmacy students for University of Maryland and the Nortre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. She also precepts pharmacy residents in the ambulatory care rotation in anticoagulation clinic for the PGY-1 residency program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Dr. Kiruthi holds clinical practice interests in cardiology critical care, anticoagulation management and transitions of care. She is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Jennifer Peacock, Pharm.D., BCPS

Jennifer Peacock, Pharm.D., BCPS

Jennifer Peacock, Pharm.D., BCPS, is a pediatrics clinical specialist. She works with the Maternal Child Health group at Johns Hopkins Bayview to provide pharmaceutical care to women, infants and children. Dr. Peacock earned a doctor of pharmacy from The University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy. After graduation, she completed a pharmacy practice residency at Palmetto Health Richland Health in Columbia, South Carolina.

Dr. Peacock serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy and The School of Pharmacy at Notre Dame of Maryland University. She also is a preceptor for the pharmacy residents in pediatrics and neonatology at Johns Hopkins Bayview.

Neonatology, pediatric medication safety and pediatric pharmacokinetics are clinical practice interests for Dr. Peacock. She is an active member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy group, as well as a member of The American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists and the Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Brian Spoelholf, Pharm.D., BCPSBrian Spoelholf, Pharm.D., BCPS

Brian Spoelhof, Pharm.D., BCPS, is a clinical pharmacy specialist in neurocritical care and neurosciences at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He earned a doctor of pharmacy degree at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He completed a PGY1 residency at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Indiana, and a PGY2 in critical care at Memorial Herman – Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Spoelhof is part of the drug shortage committee, the neuro joint practice committee, and the critical care joint practice committee. His research interests include status epilepticus, intracerbral hemorrhage, coagulopathy and trauma critical care. He currently precepts for pharmacy students from University of Maryland, University of Notre dame and Shenandoah University, medical students for Johns Hopkins University and residents at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Charlie Twilley, Pharm.D., MBA

Charlie Twilley, Pharm.D., MBA

Charlie Twilley, Pharm.D., MBA, is a clinical specialist in ambulatory medicine/anticoagulation management. He earned a doctor of pharmacy from the University of Maryland and an MBA at the University of Baltimore. He has worked at the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

In addition to serving as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Maryland and precepting at the College of Notre Dame in Maryland, Dr. Twilley also precepts ambulatory care medicine and drug information & policy for the PGY-1 Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Henry Yeh, Pharm.D.

Henry Yeh, Pharm.D.

Henry Yeh, Pharm.D., is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Pharmacy and completed residency training at West Virginia University Medical Center.

Dr. Yeh has been a clinical pharmacy specialist since beginning his career at Johns Hopkins Bayview after his residency. He is responsible for patient care activities in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and has been involved with many quality improvement initiatives. He continues to work on departmental projects in many areas throughout the Medical Center.

Dr. Yeh is the primary preceptor for the MICU rotation for the PGY1 program and is committed to teaching residents, nurses and providers on various critical care topics. He also serves as the pharmacy representative for the MICU and technology committees, and has been responsible for developing and reviewing protocols for sepsis, insulin management and improving patient care with technology. Dr. Yeh has been recognized by the MICU and CICU staff for his commitment to patient care.

 
 
 
 

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