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Pharmacy Residency Preceptors

Cardiology

Amanda Torbett, PharmDAmanda L. Torbett, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCCP
PGY1 Residency Director
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 her ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System in Nashville, Tennessee in 2014. Then was the inaugural PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Resident at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare in Nashville, Tennessee, where she was trained and mentored by pharmacists as well as physicians. In 2014, Dr. Torbett obtained board certification in pharmacotherapy. Upon completion of her PGY2, Dr. Torbett stayed on at the VA TVHS as an acute care pharmacist prior to accepting her current position as Erlanger’s Cardiology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in late 2015.  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. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and Tennessee Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cheering on the Tennessee Vols, playing team trivia with friends, spoiling her dog (Maggie), and spending time on the water. Dr. Torbett serves as the PGY1 Residency Director at Erlanger

Allen Broome, Pharm.D., Senior Director of PharmacyAllen Broome, PharmD
Assistant Vice President Pharmacy Services

Dr. Broome received a BA in Chemistry with a minor in Biology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1992, Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Center for the Healthcare Sciences, Memphis, in 1996 and completed an ASHP-accredited Residency in Clinical Pharmacy at Methodist Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee in 1997. Dr. Broome acquired an Anticoagulation Certificate from the University of Florida and recently completed the ASHP Leadership Academy. His practice areas have included Clinical Pharmacist and Anticoagulation Specialist, Chief Operations Pharmacist, Senior Director of Pharmacy, and Assistant Vice President of Pharmacy Services. Dr. Broome is responsible for all inpatient and infusion pharmacy services at Erlanger Health System comprising of six distinct campuses in Southeast Tennessee, management of over 130 FTEs, and development of budgets totaling over $80 million.


Critical Care

Breanna Carter, PharmDBreanna 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.

Cassie Hamilton, PharmD, BCCCP
Pulmonary Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist

Dr. Hamilton received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University College of Pharmacy in 2002 and completed an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at Erlanger Health System in 2003. Dr. Hamilton is a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist and practices in a medical intensive care unit setting. She currently serves as a preceptor for pharmacy residents and students on the Pulmonary Critical Care rotation. Her areas of interest include hemodynamic instability and management, pain and sedation supervision, and ICU psychosis.

Megan Van Berkel Patel, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCPMegan Van Berkel Patel, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Cardiothoracic and Medical Critical Care

Dr. Patel is the clinical pharmacy specialist for the Cardiothoracic Surgery Critical Care Team and also rounds with the advance practice providers in 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 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 hiking with her husband and dog, and traveling.


Emergency Medicine

Jeffrey Galyon, PharmD, BCPPSJeffrey 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. 


Family Medicine

J. Lacie Bradford, PharmDJ. 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, TN. She then completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency in Clinical Pharmacy Practice 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 leader of the Pharmacy Anticoagulation Service and Research Project Director for the Erlanger Pharmacy Residency Program.


Hospital Practice

Emily Smith, PharmDEmily L. Garrett, PharmD, BCPS
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. She is currently the chief IV Room Pharmacist at Erlanger. Within this role, her responsibilities include IV Room employee training/competency, policy development, and enforcing sterile compounding standard operating procedures. In addition, Dr. Garrett oversees the residents in the longitudinal staffing component of the program and also practices on the Pharmacy Nutrition Support and Pharmacokinetics consult service teams. In her free time, Dr. Garrett enjoys running, University of Georgia Football, exploring Chattanooga with her husband, and spending time with her French Bulldog, Archie.


Infectious Diseases

Cyle White, PharmDCyle 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.


Internal Medicine

Emily Goodwin, PharmD, BCPSEmily 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 White, PharmDBrittany N. White, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. White graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 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 and went on to complete an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Residency in Clinical Pharmacy Practice at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, TN in 2013. Shortly thereafter, Dr. White obtained her board certification in pharmacotherapy. Dr. White has gained experience serving as a clinical staff pharmacist, surgery pharmacist and eventually transitioned into her current role as an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with the Erlanger Academic Internal Medicine Team in 2015. In addition, Dr. White serves as an educator as faculty with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and as a preceptor for several regional colleges of pharmacy.Dr. White’s primary area of interest is anticoagulation and she participates as a member of the Pharmacy Anticoagulation Service, assisting with provision of patient care on a progressive anticoagulation stewardship team. In her free time, Dr. White enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.


Management

Katie Duffy, PharmDKatie Duffy, PharmD, MBA
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 also completed a PGY1 residency in Clinical Pharmacy at Erlanger Health Systems in 2008. Dr. Duffy’s residency project focused on Antimicrobial Stewardship and supported the development of the Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical position at Erlanger Health Systems where she held a position from 2008-2014. Dr. Duffy is now the Chief Clinical Pharmacist at Erlanger Health Systems overseeing clinical positions ranging in specialties that include Cardiology, Internal Medicine, and Trauma Critical Care. Dr. Duffy serves as a student preceptor and adjunct faculty for students from Mercer University, the University of Tennessee, East Tennessee State University, and South College (Knoxville) schools of pharmacy. She is also the preceptor for the Management rotation.


Oncology

Brenna Germann, PharmD, BCPSBrenna 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.


Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Andrea Gerwin, PharmDAndrea 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 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 as an active member of the Pediatric Pharmacy, Nutrition, and Therapeutics committee.

Renee Hughes, PharmDRenee 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.


Renal Transplant Pharmacy Specialist

Holly Lee, PharmDHolly 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.


Residency Contact

For more information about the Erlanger Pharmacy Residency Program, email Amanda Torbett, PharmD at Amanda.Torbett@erlanger.org.