Pharmacy Residency Preceptors
Amanda L. Torbett, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
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, Mercer University, and South College of Pharmacy. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Tennessee Pharmacists Association, 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) cooking/eating a variety of foods, and spending time on the water. Dr. Torbett serves as the PGY1 Residency Director at Erlanger.
Allen Broome, PharmD
Senior Director of Pharmacy
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, and now Senior Director of Pharmacy. Dr. Broome is responsible for all inpatient and infusion pharmacy services at Erlanger Health System comprising of five distinct campuses in Southeast Tennessee, management of over 130 FTEs, and development of budgets totaling over $50 million.
Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiac Intensive Care
Megan Van Berkel Patel, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Dr. Patel is the clinical pharmacy specialist for the Cardiothoracic Surgery Team and Cardiac Intensive Care Units. 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.
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.
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, 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.
Emily L. Smith, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Smith 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. Smith 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. Smith 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. Smith oversees the residents in the longitudinal staffing component of the program. Dr. Smith also practices on the Pharmacy Nutrition Support and Pharmacokinetics teams. In her free time, Dr. Smith enjoys running, University of Georgia Football, exploring Chattanooga with her fiancé, and spending time with her French Bulldog, Archie.
Cyle White, PharmD, BCPS
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.
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
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 Internal Medicine Academic Teaching Service in 2015. In addition, Dr. White serves as a member of the Pharmacy Anticoagulation Service, assisting with provision of patient care on a progressive anticoagulation stewardship team. She precepts students from several regional colleges of pharmacy and provides education to Erlanger’s Internal Medicine resident physicians and medical students. In her free time, Dr. White enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, being outdoors and spending time with her family.
Katie 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.
Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
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 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, 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.
Pulmonary Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist
Cassie Hamilton, PharmD, BCCCP
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.
Renal Transplant Pharmacy Specialist
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.
Trauma Critical Care, Nutrition Support
Breanna Carter, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
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 a pharmacy student preceptor for the University of Tennessee, South College of Pharmacy, East Tennessee State University, and Mercer University. Her areas of interest include traumatic brain injury, delirium, and nutrition support.
For more information about the Erlanger Pharmacy Residency Program, email Amanda Torbett, PharmD at Amanda.Torbett@erlanger.org.