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PGY1 Acute Care

Rebecca Fanning

Rebecca Fanning, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: South Carolina College of Pharmacy - University of South Carolina 

Hometown: Aiken, South Carolina

Residency Research: Reduction of opioid discharge prescribing in bariatric surgery patients

Practice Interests: Oncology, pain management 

Why Cone: I knew that by choosing Moses Cone’s residency program I would gain invaluable clinical experience and practice from the variety of rotations offered. These opportunities allow me to become a versatile clinical pharmacist in the ever-developing field of pharmacy. Moses Cone strongly values providing exceptional patient-centered care and being a member of this team pushes me to continually strive to grow professionally and personally as a practitioner.

Email: rebecca.fanning@conehealth.com




Dylan Hanna

Dylan Hanna, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: The Ohio State University

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Residency Research: Decreasing Length of Dexmedetomidine with Enteral Clonidine

Practice Interests: Cardiology and Critical Care

Why Residency: I chose Cone because the PGY1 pharmacy residency program has a wide variety of rotation experiences, which will allow me to become a well-rounded pharmacist. In addition, it was clear that as a resident, I would have the support of the entire pharmacy staff. I knew that they would challenge me to grow throughout the year and be the best pharmacist possible.

Email: dylan.hanna@conehealth.com




Melissa Lore

Melissa Lore, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill North Carolina

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

Residency Research: Comparison of AUC/MIC vs Nomogram Dosing with Vancomycin

Practice Interests: Infectious Disease, Ambulatory Care, Cardiology

Why Cone: So many reasons! I was really drawn to the variety of rotation options available, both on the inpatient and outpatient sides, and the fact that all of the core rotations were clinical. The people are also really great. Everyone is so nice and patient, especially during the first month when you’re still learning how to be a real pharmacist! The pharmacists’ clinical knowledge is so vast that it makes for wonderful learning experiences. I also chose Cone just for the way they care for their residents. From the efforts that they put into selecting a cohesive residency class, to ensuring residents get adequate time away from the hospital, the Cone residency program really looks out for the residents’ well-being.

Email: melissa.lore@conehealth.com




Tanya Makhlouf

Tanya Makhlouf, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill North Carolina

Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina

Residency Research: TBD

Practice Interests: Hematology / Oncology

Why Cone: I found the pharmacy education at Moses Cone to be unmatched.  I wanted to complete my residency training here because of the supportive culture and environment. I knew I would be able to tailor my experience to help me reach my career goals. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all the wonderful people that make Cone unique.

Email: tanya.makhlouf@conehealth.com




Megan McCarthy

Megan McCarthy, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: University of Cincinnati

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Residency Research: Optimizing outcomes in patients with heart failure associated endocarditis through pharmacist intervention

Practice Interests: Cardiology

Why Cone: The people! The pharmacy preceptors are some of the most passionate and genuine people I’ve ever met and they all have a desire to teach and train residents. The unique clinical experiences challenge me and allow me to become a well-rounded, independent, clinical pharmacist. I am grateful to be a part of such an amazing team that provides outstanding care to our patients. 

Email: megan.mccarthy@conehealth.com




Colton Whiteside

Colton Whiteside, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy

Hometown: Hampshire, Tennessee

Residency Research: Optimizing the Use of Angiotensin II in Septic Shock

Practice Interests: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care

Why Cone: Cone Health has long established residency program with a great reputation, and it quickly became clear to me that Cone Health really cares about helping their residents succeed and reach their goals. It offers a well-rounded core curriculum with a wide array of elective opportunities, which is great for creating a strong clinical foundation. I am excited and grateful to be a part of a such a great pharmacy team.

Email: colton.whiteside@conehealth.com




Abby Ellington

Abby Ellington, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Alamance Regional Medical Center

Education: Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Hometown: Henderson, NC

Residency Research Project: Evaluation of the increasing incidence of ACE inhibitor-induced angioedema seen in the emergency department

Areas of interest: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology

Why ARMC: Cone Health offers really great opportunities for residents to learn and grow as new pharmacists. There is an abundance of support at Alamance Regional and everyone is very invested in the experience of the resident. As a resident, I wanted the opportunity for a higher level of training prior to obtaining a job. It was important to me that this year prepare me for either a PGY2 or a career so that I will be set up for whatever I decide to do post-PGY1. Alamance Regional provides the opportunity to explore my career interests and become a well-rounded pharmacist!

Email: abby.ellington@conehealth.com




Savanna Martin

Savanna Martin, PharmD

PGY1 Acute Care

Alamance Regional Medical Center

Education: South Carolina College of Pharmacy - University of South Carolina

Hometown: Marion, South Carolina

Residency Research: Pharmacist driven consult service for management of pneumonia at discharge in a community hospital setting. 

Areas of Interest: Cardiology, Critical Care, Nephrology

Why ARMC: I chose to pursue a residency at Alamance due to the variety of rotations and the supportive nature of the preceptors here. I wanted to train at a program that had a great environment for learning, and I am confident that I found that here at Alamance. I believe I will be well prepared for life after residency after completing this year. 

Email: savanna.martin@conehealth.com

PGY1 Ambulatory Care

Anna Love

Anna Kegley Love, PharmD

PGY1 Ambulatory Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy

Hometown: Clinton, Tennessee

Residency Research: Initiating GLP-1 agonists and SGLT2 inhibitors in diabetic patients with cardiovascular risk.

Practice Interests: Ambulatory care, chronic disease management, diabetes education

Why Cone: My passion for ambulatory care led me to Cone’s robust ambulatory care residency. I love how the program allows me to experience numerous clinics and different ambulatory pharmacy services while also advancing my acute care skills in inpatient rotations. I am excited to see what opportunities the next year holds.

Email: anna.love@conehealth.com




Sara Nimer

Sara Nimer, PharmD

PGY1 Ambulatory Care

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy

Hometown: Johnson City, Tennessee

Residency Research: Inhaled corticosteroid de-escalation in patients with COPD

Practice Interests: Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Diabetes Management 

Why Residency: When I initially researched Moses Cone’s Ambulatory Care PGY1, I knew it was the perfect program for me. Although my long-term goal is to practice in an outpatient clinic, it was important for me to also take advantage of my residency year by allowing myself to develop as a new pharmacist in multiple settings. After meeting all the welcoming and supportive pharmacists during my interview, I was confident that Moses Cone is where I wanted to complete my residency.

Email: sara.nimer@conehealth.com

PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership

Amy Thompson

Amy Thompson, PharmD, MBA

PGY1 Pharmacy Administration
Moses Cone Memorial Hospital
MS Candidate 2021

Education: Wingate University

Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina

Residency Research: Impact of a pharmacist-led PrEP clinic to prevent HIV infection in high-risk patients

Practice Interests: Pharmacy administration, hematology, oncology

Why Cone: I love the people and the culture here that having fun is essential. Cone is unique in that we place caring for each other at the same level of importance as caring for our patients. Cone is also a great place to grow as a clinician because the environment is so supportive. Since Cone Health has a dedicated cancer center, I knew I would be able to pursue clinical rotations that would appeal to my interests in oncology.

Email: amy.thompson@conehealth.com




Joshua Tessin

Joshua Tessin, PharmD, ASQ-CQPA

PGY1 Pharmacy Administration
Moses Cone Memorial Hospital
MS Candidate 2021

Education: Samford University

Hometown: Homewood, Alabama

Residency Research: The intervention of a clinical pharmacist on discharge using predictive analytics to identify high-risk readmission patient populations.

Practice Interests: Family medicine, pharmacy administration, quality and process improvement, high-reliability team development, Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, statistical process control

Why Cone: The Cone Health Culture is what brought me here and will keep me here. Everyone I met during my interview was excited to be at their job. They loved what they did each day, took ownership of their designated area, and pushed continually to improve to progress patient care. This resonated immediately with my passion for quality and process improvement. I loved the robustness of a community hospital and the ability to re- engineer operations on the fly when necessary. Further, I enjoyed my community hospital rotation during my fourth year pharmacy rotations, which included rounding with medical residents in the family medicine teaching service. I was very pleased to find the same opportunity at Cone Health. The culture of Cone Health makes the difficulties and challenges of pharmacy residency a much smoother transition from student to practicing clinician.

Email: joshua.tessin@conehealth.com

PGY2 Ambulatory Care

Catie Travis

Catie Travis, PharmD

PGY2 Ambulatory Care

Triad Healthcare Network

Education: Eshelman School of Pharmacy; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina

Residency Research: Impact of Pharmacist-Driven Intervention on Medication Reconciliation 30-Day Post-Discharge Quality Metric within an Accountable Care Organization 

Practice Interests: Chronic disease state management (diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, etc.), quality, transitions of care, medication access 

Why Cone: As a Triad native, I have always known Cone Health to be an innovative and patient-focused health system. I had the opportunity to complete my pharmacy school fourth year rotations here in Greensboro, and was able to see first-hand how the Pharmacy Department, and the pharmacy team at Triad HealthCare Network, truly exemplify these qualities. I am blessed to be able to work with and learn from such a great group.

I chose to come back to this PGY2 program because of the opportunity to work on the cutting edge of healthcare and shape the future of ambulatory care pharmacy. Triad HealthCare Network is one of the most successful Accountable Care Organizations in the country, and every day, we show the value that a pharmacist can bring to a patient’s healthcare team. Our overarching goal is to truly care for our patients, by assisting with medication access, overcoming adherence barriers, and providing care coordination. By giving each individual the attention they need, we can improve the overall quality and efficiency of the healthcare system. I am incredibly excited to work in such an advanced setting while giving back to the community that raised me. 

Email: catie.travis@conehealth.com

PGY2 Cardiology

Emily McElhaney

Emily McElhaney, PharmD

PGY2 Cardiology

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Education: University of Florida

Hometown: Jupiter, Florida

Residency Research: Pharmacist Managed Electrolyte Replacement Associated with Dofetilide Administration

Practice Interests: Cardiovascular ICU, heart failure, chronic cardiovascular disease management

Why Cone: This residency program has numerous unique opportunities, including getting involved with ongoing cardiovascular clinical trials and a push for prospective residency projects. Additionally, the cardiologists have a deep respect and close relationship with the pharmacy department, truly valuing our input on patient care, with a passion for teaching. I also enjoy the opportunities in both the inpatient and clinic setting, with the ability to make direct changes to optimize medication therapy for high risk cardiovascular patients and heart failure patients. 

Email: emily.mcelhaney@conehealth.com

PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership

Brooke Baggett

Brooke Baggett, PharmD

PGY2 Pharmacy Administration
Moses Cone Memorial Hospital
MS Candidate 2020

Education: Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy

Hometown: Brentwood, Tennessee

Residency Research: Building Resilience among Pharmacy Staff in Large, Community Health System

Practice Interests: Clinical and Operational Management, Leadership Education, Medication Quality and Outcomes

Why Residency?: I chose Cone because of the unique culture and amazing people. Cone offers a well-rounded and challenging clinical experience, while fostering personal growth through mentoring. The HSPA program offers unmatched opportunities to network and learn from healthcare leaders. Overall, the experience as a Cone resident is supportive and rewarding.

Email: brooke.baggett@conehealth.com

PGY2 Oncology

Shannon Parkey

Shannon Parkey, PharmD

PGY2 Ambulatory Oncology

Cone Health Cancer Center

Education: ETSU Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

Hometown: Erwin, Tennessee

Residency Research: AR-V7 testing in a community cancer center to aid in treatment decision making. 

Practice Interests: Oncology

Why Cone: The culture at Cone Health is unparalleled and I ultimately chose Cone because of the amazing people. I immediately felt at home at Cone, but also knew that I would be challenged to grow into a well-rounded, independent clinical pharmacist. During my first year of residency at Cone I had the opportunity to complete rotations at the CHCC and loved the setting, healthcare professionals, and the patients!  This program was well suited for me as I would be able to tailor projects and rotations to my specific oncology interests while also being engaged in the core rotations. 

Email: shannon.parkey@conehealth.com

PGY2 Pediatrics

Susannah Franco

Susannah Franco, PharmD

PGY2 Pediatrics

Cone Health Women's Hospital

Education: Northeastern University

Hometown: Keller, Texas

Residency Research: Oral Precedex for Pain and Sedation in the NICU

Practice Interests: Neonatology, public health, pediatric infectious disease

Why Cone: The pediatric residency program at the Women's Hospital was previously specifically a neonatology residency program, so I knew I would receive the very best neonatal training here. It was also important to me that I complete my residency training in a region and institution that is progressive in its pharmacy practice so that I can best develop myself into an independent pediatric clinician. This program allows me to rotate to multiple sites and see a variety of patients and practice styles, and I am encouraged to explore anything and everything that interests me. The pharmacy team is knowledgeable, welcoming, and dedicated to their patients and to their residents.

Email: susannah.franco@conehealth.com

Pharmacist Managed Electrolyte Replacement Associated with Dofetilide Administration