Pharmacy Residency Preceptors
Katie Duffy, PharmD, MBA
Senior Director of Pharmacy Services
Dr. Duffy received a BA in Liberal Arts from Mercer University in 2003, followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University College of Pharmacy in 2007, and an MBA from Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business in 2008. Dr. Duffy completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program at Erlanger Health System in 2008. Her residency project focused on Antimicrobial Stewardship and supported the development of the Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship clinical position at Erlanger, a position she held from 2008-2014. Dr. Duffy served as the Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services from 2014-2020, and subsequently transitioned into the role of Senior Director of Pharmacy in 2020. She is a student preceptor and adjunct faculty for students from Mercer University, the University of Tennessee, East Tennessee State University, and South College Schools of Pharmacy. Dr. Duffy precepts PGY1 residents during the Clinical Management learning experience
Amanda Torbett, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCCP
Dr. Torbett received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) in 2008, and then continued her educational pursuits at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, obtaining her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2013. While at UTHSC, Dr. Torbett was one of the first participants in the Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration dual-degree program that was done in conjunction with the Fogelman College of Business at the University of Memphis, completing her MBA in 2013. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System in Nashville, Tennessee in 2014 and was the inaugural PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Resident at the VA TVHS where she was trained and mentored by pharmacists as well as physicians. Upon completion of her PGY2, Dr. Torbett stayed at VA TVHS as an acute care pharmacist prior to accepting her current position as Erlanger’s Cardiology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in late 2015. Dr. Torbett obtained board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2014, followed by board certification in cardiology in 2019. In her current practice setting, Dr. Torbett rounds daily with the multidisciplinary academic cardiology service, serving patients with a variety of cardiac issues. Dr. Torbett currently serves as a student pharmacist preceptor for the University of Tennessee, East Tennessee State University, and South College of Pharmacy. She was honored as the External Preceptor of the Year for South College of Pharmacy for the 2018-19 academic year. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cheering on the Tennessee Vols, spoiling her dog (Maggie), riding her Peloton, reading, dining out with friends, and spending time on the water. She volunteers with the Junior League of Chattanooga and currently serves as the President Elect. She was selected for the 2020-2021 class of Leadership Chattanooga through the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Torbett serves as the PGY1 Residency Director at Erlanger.
Breanna Carter, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Trauma Critical Care, Nutrition Support
Dr. Carter practices as a Trauma Critical Care Specialist and Nutrition Support clinical pharmacist at Erlanger. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Butler University, Indianapolis in 2012 and completed a PGY-1 ASHP-accredited residency at Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, Indiana in 2013. She has completed board certifications in pharmacotherapy and critical care. Dr. Carter serves as faculty for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine within the Department of Surgery, and also as a pharmacy student preceptor for the University of Tennessee, South College of Pharmacy, East Tennessee State University, and Mercer University. Additionally, Dr. Carter serves on many hospital committees including Critical Care Committee, ECMO Committee, Trauma Committee, and Organ Donation Advisory Committee. Her areas of interest include traumatic brain injury, delirium, nutrition support , and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) with completion of the CRRT Academy at the University of Alabama. In her free time, Dr. Carter enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Lauren Caldwell, PharmD, BCCCP
Cardiovascular Critical Care
Dr. Caldwell received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. She went on to complete an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona and a PGY2 specialty residency in critical care at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada. After completion of her residency, Dr. Caldwell practiced in both Critical Care and Emergency Department settings in Yakima, Washington prior to relocating to Tennessee. During her time at Erlanger, Dr. Caldwell has served as both a staff pharmacist and clinical pharmacy specialist with the Cardiothoracic Surgery team. She is actively involved with the pharmacy residency program, assisting with resident training through her elective critical care rotation in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Cassie Hamilton, PharmD, BCCCP
Dr. Hamilton received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University College of Pharmacy in 2002 and completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Erlanger Health System in 2003. Dr. Hamilton is a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist and practices in a Neurocritical Care setting. She currently serves as a preceptor for the University of Tennessee, South College, East Tennessee State University, and Mercer University. Her areas of interest include hemodynamic instability and management, pain and sedation supervision, and ICU psychosis.
Neha Naik, PharmD, BCCCP
Cardiovascular Critical Care
Dr. Naik earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Sociology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In 2017, she graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from South College School of Pharmacy. Subsequently, she completed her ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Following her PGY1, Dr. Naik went on to complete an ASHP-accredited PGY2 Critical Care pharmacy residency at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia. Dr. Naik is a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist. She serves as a preceptor for an elective critical care learning experience in Cardiothoracic Surgery. Her professional interests include advanced resuscitation, appropriate analgosedation, and cardiopulmonary disorders. She is currently completing her Master in Business Administration degree with a focus in healthcare administration. Dr. Naik loves traveling, watching Netflix, roast s’mores, hiking, and spending quality time with her loved ones.
Megan Van Berkel Patel, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Medical Critical Care
Dr. Patel is the clinical pharmacy specialist for the Medical Intensive Care Unit. After receiving her doctorate of pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, she completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, TN and PGY-2 training in Critical Care at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, OH. She previously practiced in Emergency Medicine at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN where she was awarded preceptor of the year in 2016 prior to moving to Chattanooga. Dr. Patel is the Immediate Past President of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, active with the Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology group of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and has completed numerous publications in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. In her spare time she enjoys exploring Chattanooga’s restaurants and hiking trails with her husband, son and dog.
Jeffrey Galyon, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Galyon received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree, as well as his certificate in Healthcare Informatics, from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in 2015. He then completed an ASHP-accredited residency in pharmacy practice at Erlanger Health System in 2016. Dr. Galyon is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. He has served as a staff pharmacist, and also chief IV room pharmacist at the Erlanger Main Campus. His is currently the emergency department clinical pharmacist for Erlanger Health System. His areas of interest include emergency medicine, critical care medicine, informatics and standardization of services.
Cyle White, PharmD, BCIDP
Dr. White serves as the Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Specialist and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. He completed his Bachelors degree in Biology at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN and then received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. After pharmacy school, Dr. White completed a two-year ASHP-accredited Pharmacotherapy residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and UT College of Pharmacy in Knoxville with a focus in Academia and Infectious Diseases. Dr. White provides high level pharmaceutical care for an Infectious Diseases consult service while also running a progressive Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. He is an active member in the Tennessee Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. Personal interests include hiking, traveling and spending time with his family.
J. Lacie Bradford, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Bradford received a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University and then obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She then completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee. Dr. Bradford served as a staff pharmacist at Erlanger for two years prior to transitioning into her current position as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Family Medicine. She currently practices in collaboration with the University of Tennessee Family Medicine academic teaching service in both the acute care and primary care settings. She also serves as Research Project Director for the Erlanger Pharmacy Residency Program.
Emily S. Garrett, PharmD, BCPS
Acute Care/Surgical Step Down
Dr. Garrett received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Athens, Georgia in 2014 and completed an ASHP-accredited Residency in Clinical Pharmacology at DeKalb Medical Center, Decatur, Georgia in 2015. Dr. Garrett is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and her practice areas have included Internal Medicine and Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Services in Decatur, Georgia and Lithonia, Georgia. Dr. Garrett has served as the chief IV Room Pharmacist at and oversees the residents in the longitudinal staffing component of the program. Dr. Garrett practices as a Trauma Surgery Clinical Pharmacist (non-ICU) and serves as the preceptor for the Acute Care Surgery Rotation Elective. She also practices on the Pharmacy Nutrition Support and Pharmacokinetics consult service teams. In her free time, Dr. Garrett enjoys exercising, University of Georgia Football, exploring Chattanooga with her husband, and spending time with her French Bulldog, Archie.
Emily Goodwin, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Goodwin received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Virginia Tech and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 2015. She then completed an ASHP- accredited PGY-1 general practice residency followed by a PGY-2 specializing in Internal Medicine at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Goodwin is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. She currently practices with the Erlanger Internal Medicine Academic Teaching Service. Personal interests include traveling, trying new restaurants and spending time with her husband and puppy, Moose.
Brittany N. White, PharmD, BCPS, CACP
Dr. White graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2008. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2012 followed by a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, TN in 2013. Her primary practice area is Internal Medicine and she holds Board Certifications in Pharmacotherapy and Anticoagulation specialties. Dr. White serves as an educator for pharmacy students and residents on Internal Medicine rotations, and also contributes to medical resident education as an established faculty member of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Erlanger. Her daily practice involves rounding with the Academic Internal Medicine service, working to improve patient care in both acute and chronic disease state management. In her free time, Dr. White enjoys travelling, trying new restaurants, hiking, and spending time with her family.
Brenna Germann, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Germann received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kennesaw State University and then obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University in 2015. She then completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Atrium Health Cabarrus in Concord, North Carolina. Dr. Germann is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist who practices as an Oncology Clinical Pharmacist in the Baroness Erlanger Hospital Outpatient Infusion Center and also provides oncology pharmacy services for the inpatient oncology unit.
Whitney Keithan, PharmD
Dr. Keithan graduated from Samford University, McWhorter School of Pharmacy with her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2015. She completed her PGY-1 residency at CHI-Memorial in Chattanooga, TN in 2016. She then joined the pharmacy staff at Erlanger Health System. Dr Keithan works within the Women’s Oncology Infusion Center with gynecologic oncology patients. Her work includes chemotherapy education, supportive care management, oral chemotherapy consults, and managing the pharmacy portions of the research studies active at her site. In her free time, Dr. Keithan enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as hiking and cheering on the University of Georgia Bulldogs.
Beatrice Turner, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Turner received a Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University and then obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy in 2017. She then completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Erlanger Health System in 2018. Dr. Turner is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist who practices as an Oncology Clinical Pharmacist in the Baroness Erlanger Hospital Outpatient Infusion Center.
Andrea Gerwin, PharmD, BCPPS
Dr. Gerwin received her BS in Biology from Birmingham Southern College in 2002 and then her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Samford University, McWhorter School of Pharmacy in 2009. She was an active member of Rho Chi and Phi Lambda Sigma with a special interest in vaccine advocacy. After graduation, she completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy, Hospitals and Clinics in 2010. During her residency she was also awarded a teaching certificate from the UCSF School of Pharmacy. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist whose interests lie in pediatric critical care, cystic fibrosis, and pediatric anti-microbial stewardship. She has recently pioneered a clinical pharmacist and technician position in the Pediatric Pulmonology clinic with grants awarded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She is a lead member of the venous thromboembolism committee for the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. She also serves as a stewardship liaison for the Children’s Hospital and is an active member of the Pediatric Pharmacy, Nutrition, and Therapeutics committee.
Renee Hughes, PharmD, BCPPS
Dr. Hughes graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2008. She then completed her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2012. She went on to complete a PGY1 Residency with a pediatrics emphasis at The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Florida. Following completion of residency, she worked as a clinical staff pharmacist at Sacred Heart and as a staff pharmacist for the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger before transitioning into her current role of clinical pharmacist for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in 2017. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist whose interests include neonatal critical care, medication safety, and antimicrobial stewardship.
Holly Lee, PharmD
Dr. Lee received her MS in Animal Science with a minor in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Lee has gained extensive and invaluable experience in many areas of clinical pharmacy practice, including general medicine, geriatrics, surgery, and nutrition support, among others. She practices with the nephrology and renal transplant services in the Kidney Transplant Center at Erlanger, and provides pharmaceutical care for transplant evaluation as well as new and post-transplant patients in both the outpatient clinic and inpatient settings.