Pharmacy Residency Preceptor Jim Priano

James (Jim) Priano, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine, PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director
Learning Experience: Emergency Medicine

Dr. Jim Priano received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA in 2013. He completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Plainview Hospital in Plainview, NY and his specialty PGY-2 in Emergency Medicine Pharmacy at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ. During this time he served as adjunct clinical faculty at Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Priano's clinical interests include acute analgesia, resuscitation, and anticoagulation reversal. He is an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Priano joined AdventHealth Orlando in 2015 as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Specialist. In addition to his multiple publications, he reviews articles for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy and the Journal of Pharmacy Technology.

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Carlen Johnson, PharmD

Practice: Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine; PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Program Coordinator
Learning Experience: Emergency medicine (required)

Dr. Johnson received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi College of Pharmacy in 2018. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. During this time, she served as adjunct faculty at the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy and received a teaching certificate from Creighton University.

Following residency, she worked as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Nebraska Medicine. She joined the team at AdventHealth Orlando in 2021. She is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Her clinical interests include toxicology, resuscitation, and anticoagulation reversal.

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Kyle Hedquist, PharmD

Practice: Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine
Rotations Precepted: Emergency Medicine
Pharmacy School: University of New England
PGY1 program: AdventHealth Orlando, Orlando, FL
PGY2 program: Emergency Medicine, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Charlotte, NC

Nicole Gonzalez

Nicole Gonzalez, PharmD, BCPS

Practice: Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine
Pharmacy school: University of Florida, Gainesville, 2020
PGY1 program: Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 2021
PGY2 program: Emergency Medicine, Stanford Health Care, Stanford, California

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Andrea P. Dunn, PharmD, BCPPS

Clinical Specialist, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Learning Experience: Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pharmacy School: Howard University
PGY1 Program: Baptist Health/Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
PGY12Program: AdventHealth for Children, Orlando, FL

Pharmacy Residency Preceptor Patricia Louzon

Patricia Louzon, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM

Critical Care and Emergency Department Clinical Manager, Program Director
Learning Experience: Leadership (required)

Dr. Patricia Louzon received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2007. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency and a PGY-2 Critical Care Specialty Residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, FL. Dr. Louzon joined AdventHealth Orlando in 2009 as a Critical Care Clinical Specialist. She moved into the position of Clinical Manager of Critical Care and Emergency Department Pharmacy Division in 2013 and maintains a practice in the Medical ICU. Dr. Louzon serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of pharmacy, where she lectures on Pulmonary Hypertension, has facilitated a Critical Care Elective, and was named Preceptor of the Year in 2014. Her interest areas include pharmacist sedation management, for which she received an ASHP Best Practice Award in 2015, pulmonary hypertension, and ICU sleep. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Society of Health System pharmacists (FSHP) and is a past-president of CFSHP. Dr. Louzon is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, active member of SCCM and chair-elect of the SCCM Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology Program Committee. Articles and abstracts by Dr. Louzon have been published in Critical Care Medicine, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, American Journal of Infection Control, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, BMJ Respiratory and Hospital Pharmacy.

Caitlin Thomas

Caitlin Thomas, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Specialist, Critical Care; PGY2 Critical Care Coordinator
Learning Experience: Surgical ICU, Transplant

Dr. Thomas received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy in 2016. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Saint Joseph’s/Candler Health System in Savannah, GA along with a Pharmacy Postgraduate Teaching Certificate Program through the University of Georgia. During this time, she developed a deep interest and appreciation for the area of Critical Care Medicine. She went on to complete a PGY-2 Critical Care Residency at AdventHealth Orlando and then joined the staff as a Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist.

Dr. Thomas has particular interest in multiple areas including transplant, surgery, hemodynamics, and pulmonary diseases. She is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and Georgia Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (GSHP). Dr. Thomas also has an interest in research and is seeking publication on multiple research projects and case reports.

Pharmacy Residency Preceptor Otsanya Ochogbu

Otsanya Ochogbu, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Specialist, Critical Care
Learning Experience: Cardiac ICU

Otsanya Ochogbu obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University Of Houston College Of Pharmacy. She then went on to complete a PGY-1 Pharmacy practice residency at CHI St. Luke’s Health - Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas. She then went on to complete a PGY-2 in Critical Care Pharmacy at the University of Chicago Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Following completion of her residency training, she began practicing at AdventHealth Orlando as the Critical care pharmacist in the cardiac intensive care unit. Her clinical interests include advanced hemodynamics, sedation/delirium management and mechanical circulatory supports.

Pharmacy Residency Preceptor Eric Pyles

Eric C. Pyles, PharmD, BCCCP

Critical Care Pharmacist
Learning Experience: Multi-system Intensive Care Unit, General Critical Care, Transplant

Dr. Pyles received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2014, where he also participated in a year-long clerkship program through UF Health Shands. He completed the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the UF Health Jacksonville, during this time developing a deep interest and appreciation for the area of Critical Care Medicine. He went on to complete the inaugural PGY-2 Critical Care Residency at AdventHealth Orlando, joining the staff as a Critical Care pharmacist thereafter.

While still honing his practice, Dr. Pyles has particular interest in multiple areas, including cardiology, infectious diseases, hemodynamics, and transplant. He is an active member of Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Dr. Pyles has been published in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy and is seeking further publication on multiple research projects.

Pharmacy Residency Preceptor Bibidh Subedi

Bibidh Subedi, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Specialist, Critical Care
Learning Experience: General Critical Care, Medical ICU

Dr. Bibidh Subedi received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Sciences with a minor in Biology from Florida State University in 2011 and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Florida in 2015, while completing his advanced pharmacy practice experience at UF Health Shands hospital in Gainesville, Florida. After graduation, Dr. Subedi matched to do his PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Columbus Regional Health in Columbus, Georgia and PGY-2 Critical Care pharmacy residency at AdventHealth Orlando in Orlando, Florida. Currently, Dr. Subedi works as a critical care pharmacist in the Medical ICU at AdventHealth Orlando. Dr. Subedi is an active member of Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). He is passionate about literature review and research and has published abstracts in Critical Care Medicine and original research in Hospital Pharmacy and Journal of Pharmacy Practice.

Pharmacy Residency Preceptor Jason Vilar

Jason Vilar, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Specialist, Neurocritical Care
Learning Experience: Neuro ICU

Dr. Jason Vilar received his Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2013 from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Aurora, Colorado. His post-graduate training consisted of PGY-1 residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. During which he has served as a Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice at Wayne State Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and completed the Pharmacy Postgraduate Teaching Certificate Program. He moved on to complete a PGY-2 specialty residency in Critical Care at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. During which he has served as a Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and completed an additional Pharmacy Postgraduate Teaching Certificate Program.

Dr. Vilar joined AdventHealth Orlando in 2015 as a Clinical Specialist in Critical Care as the Neurocritical Care Specialist within the Neurology Division. He is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS). He serves as a mentor for the research committee within the Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology section of SCCM. Abstracts by Dr. Vilar have been published in SCCM, ASHP and NCS. Dr. Vilar is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. His areas of interest include ICU delirium, super refractory status epilepticus and anticoagulant/antiplatelet reversal.

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Heather Ellis, PharmD

Medication Safety Coordinator
Learning Experience: Medication Event Reporting

Dr. Ellis received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Ellis worked as a clinical pharmacist at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, FL for five years before transitioning into the Medication Safety Pharmacist role at the facility. While serving as the Medication Safety Pharmacist, she led the facility's Medication Error, Drug Safety and Smart Infusion Pump committees. During that time, Dr. Ellis completed the ISMP Medication Safety Intensive program and the ASHP ISMP Medication Safety Certificate. Dr. Ellis joined AdventHealth Orlando in 2021 as the Medication Safety Coordinator. She leads the Orlando Continuous Quality Improvement committee, co-chairs the system level Medication Safety Committee, precepts residents and students, and is the residency coordinator for the PGY2 Medication Use Safety and Policy program. Dr. Ellis enjoys working as a collaborative team with hospital operations, clinical, and informatics to implement best practices.

Pharmacy Residency Preceptor Amy Carr

Amy Carr, PharmD, BCIDP

Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases
Learning Experience: Antimicrobial Stewardship (Hospital)

Dr. Carr earned her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Arkansas followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Florida College of Pharmacy – Gainesville campus. She completed PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, followed by a PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency at Ascension Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Following completion of her residency training, she began practicing at AdventHealth Orlando as the Infectious Diseases pharmacist. At AdventHealth, Dr. Carr is a member of Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacy Expert Panel (co-chair), Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee, Pharmacy Enterprise Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Group, Infection Prevention Committee, and the Sepsis Regional Collaborative. Professionally, Dr. Carr is involved in Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, ACCP – ID PRN, the UF Career Coaching Program, and the FSHP Infectious Diseases Clinical Forum.

Dr. Carr is passionate about ensuring patients receive the best antimicrobial regimens with emphasis on effective antibiotic selection, optimal dosing, and risk reduction (such as therapeutic drug monitoring, screening for drug-drug interactions, etc.). She loves that her position gives her the opportunity to share her passion for ID/antimicrobial stewardship with colleagues in nearly every discipline across the hospital. Her clinical and research interests include antimicrobial PK/PD, mechanisms of gram negative resistance and treatment approaches, and antimicrobial stewardship in large health systems.