Residency Director — Internal Medicine Preceptor
Monique Bonhomme, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, is a resident of Northern Virginia. After receiving a bachelor of science degree she went on to earn her doctor of pharmacy and master of science. Subsequently, she completed a general pharmacy practice residency. After completion of her residency, Dr. Bonhomme remained with the Inova Health System in a mainly decentralized clinical pharmacy role. As an oncology-trained pharmacist she was a member of the Oncology Task Force, was selected as an interventional pharmacist and was the pharmacy-nursing liaison for the stroke unit. She later accepted a full-time position at the Sibley Memorial Hospital Department of Pharmacy. She helped to implement and develop the pharmacist managed parenteral nutrition service, and currently serves as a mentor and co-chair. Dr. Bonhomme is currently the residency program director, preceptor for the Internal Medicine Rotation, a residency project advisor and serves as a resident faculty mentor. Dr. Bonhomme also holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and Creighton University. In addition, she has served as elected secretary, elected ASHP delegate, and four years as newsletter editor of the Washington Metropolitan Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Drug Information Preceptor
Christopher A. Keeys, Pharm.D., BCPS, is the clinical pharmacy coordinator at Sibley Memorial Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine.and previous served as its Residency Program Director. He is a drug information preceptor and president of the DC Drug Utilization Review Board / DC Medicaid program. He is a consultant to the DC Department of Health/ HAHSTA, BCBSA FEP- Pharmacy and Medical Policy Committee, as well as URAC Pharmacy Advisory Group. He is co- Founder and President/CEO of Clinical Pharmacy Associates and MedNovations, Inc and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the Howard University College of Pharmacy, University of MD School of Pharmacy, and Creighton University. Dr. Keeys is a graduate of Howard University (BS, Pharmacy) and the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (Doctor of Pharmacy). He actively lectures and publishes in the areas of pharmacotherapy, pharmacy practice, pharmacy leadership, clinical quality improvement and telepharmacy.
John Grouse, R.Ph., J.D., is a graduate of the University of Minnesota in law and pharmacy. He completed a residency in public and health service and traineeship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He practiced pharmacy in a variety of settings. He has been a pharmacy director and research and oncology specialist.
Critical Care Preceptor
Michelle McLauglin, R.Ph., BCPS has served as a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Critical Care at Sibley for more than 15 years. She received her Bachelors of Pharmacy degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1995 and became a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist in 2010. She has also completed specialty certification programs through ASHP in both Critical Care and Pain and Palliative Care. In her current role she has been instrumental in the implementation and development of many critical care and hospital wide policies, protocols, and order sets. She helped to implement and develop both the pharmacist managed warfarin protocol as well as the pharmacist managed parenteral nutrition protocol, and currently serves as mentor and co-lead in both of these programs. She serves on several hospital committees including ICU, Code Blue, Palliative Care, Anticoagulation, and Parenteral Nutrition Committees. Additionally, she serves as a hospice and palliative care consultant where she has established several pain and symptom management protocols and assists in the individual management of patients. In her free time Michelle enjoys traveling, cycling and spending time with her family and two dogs.
Shahnaz Milani, Pharm.D., a native of Tehran, Iran, is a clinical pharmacy specialist who has served the patients, families and departments of Sibley Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years. Dr. Milani has two doctor of pharmacy degrees, one from Tehran University and the other from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. Dr. Milani is certified in geriatric and anticoagulation therapy. Since 1989, she has provided pharmaceutical care in a variety of Sibley venues, including, most recently, as the clinical specialist for the Renaissance unit, which houses the Center for Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Milani is a clinical associate professor for the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. She precepts the geriatric rotation, is a mentor for the hospital’s anticoagulation program (a clinical program she co-leads that established pharmacist-managed warfarin therapy) and is a member of the Anticoagulation Forum.
Emergency Department Preceptor
Benjamin Miles, Pharm.D., BCPS, an Atlanta native, joined Sibley Memorial Hospital’s clinical pharmacy staff after he relocated to Washington, D.C., in 2009. He received a bachelor of science in microbiology and biology in 2003, followed by a doctor of pharmacy in 2007, both from the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. He completed a PGY-1 residency at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine, in 2008 where he also worked as a decentralized staff pharmacist for the year following his residency. Dr. Miles has served as a resident advisor and residency research advisor for Sibley’s pharmacy residency. He is a clinical associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy and precepts IPPE and APPE hospital rotations. In addition, he is board certified in pharmacotherapy. His interests are in emergency medicine, critical care and internal medicine, and he is the Emergency Department clinical specialist.
Vahiede Nabavian, Pharm.D., received two bachelor of science degrees, one in chemistry and the other in pharmacy from Howard University in Washington, D.C., during the mid-1980s. To further her education she returned to Howard University and obtained a doctor of pharmacy in 2005. She has been a member of the Sibley family since 2000 and has extensive clinical experience in a variety of practice settings â€” including intensive care, oncology and sterile preparation. Dr. Nabavian has presented locally and nationally on topics including intravenous immune globulin and erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. Continued learning and sharing her clinical knowledge are two things that Vahiede really enjoys about her clinical pharmacy position at Sibley. Dr. Nabavian is passionate about providing service that leads to optimal outcomes. Her future goals include obtaining the distinction of board-certified oncology pharmacist.
Esther R. Ahn, Pharm.D., BCOP, graduated from University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy in 2007. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA and went on to work as an ambulatory care pharmacist within Kaiser Permanente. After working for approximately 3 years as an ambulatory care pharmacist, Dr. Ahn discovered her passion for oncology and went on the complete her PGY2 in hematology/oncology in 2012 from the University of California San Diego Health System which is a National Cancer Institute designated cancer center. Upon completion of her PGY2 hematology/oncology residency, Dr. Ahn took on a clinical and administrative role as an clinical oncology pharmacist and helped establish and implement pharmacy services to two newly acquired infusion centers. In her current role at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ahn is the clinical staff pharmacist specialist for the newly established hematologic malignancy service. She co-chairs the oncology practice council at Sibley and is a project lead for one of Sibley's fiscal year 2019 quality projects pertaining to inpatient chemotherapy.
JoAnn Neufer, B.S., R.Ph., is the director of pharmacy at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She is a licensed pharmacist in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. who received her bachelor of science in pharmacy from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She began her career at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1980 and has spent the majority of the ensuing years practicing hospital pharmacy in the D.C. metropolitan area with focus on quality improvement, IV admixture services and patient safety. She expanded her career focus in 1990 to become a clinical pharmacist specializing in obstetrical pharmacy with Tokos Clinical Services, a national provider of home care services for high-risk obstetrical patients. In that role she provided pharmaceutical care to patients in preterm labor, as well as patients suffering from hyperemesis, hypercoagulation complications of pregnancy and pre- and postnatal infections. During her years in home care, her role expanded to include a leadership focus as she was given responsibility for overseeing all pharmacy services provided for the northeast quarter of the United States, including successful Joint Commission accreditation of all sites in her region. She returned to hospital pharmacy in 1997, in a hospital leadership role at Inova Loudoun Hospital, where she remained as director of pharmacy until arriving at Sibley Memorial Hospital in November of 2010.