Ashley Andrews, PharmD
Decentralized Pharmacist-MICU
Department of Pharmacy Services
PharmD – University of Connecticut

Dr. Ashley Andrews works as a decentralized pharmacist in the medical intensive care unit (ICU), focusing on critical care and pulmonary medicine. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut, and did her PGY-1 residency at Hartford Hospital. She serves as a residency preceptor for the medical intensive care, the central training and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences.


Paul Badore, PharmD
Decentralized Pharmacist-CTICU
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
PharmD – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy

Dr. Paul Badore works as a decentralized pharmacist in the Cardiothoracic intensive care unit, focusing on cardiothoracic surgery patients. He received Bachelors of Pharmacy at SUNY Buffalo and his Doctor of Pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He serves as a residency preceptor for the longitudinal central pharmacy experience.


Jennifer E. Callaghan, PharmD
Decentralized Pharmacist-CCU
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Faculty Member
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Storrs, Connecticut
PharmD- Rutgers University

Jennifer Callaghan is a clinical pharmacist specializing in the area of cardiology. She rounds in the cardiac ICU and provides her expertise in a wide range of areas including heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, and anti-arrhythmic management. Dr. Callaghan also serves as Adjunct Faculty Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy precepting for University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy students. She completed a general pharmacy practice residency at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE. She serves as preceptor for the for the cardiac intensive care experience.


Anna Cantin, PharmD
Decentralized Pharmacist-Neurosurgery ICU
Department of Pharmacy Services
PharmD-University of Connecticut

Dr. Anna Cantin oversees clinical pharmacy coverage for the neuro ICU, step-down and epilepsy units. Dr. Cantin received her PharmD degree from the University of Connecticut. She completed her ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. She stayed on as a clinical pharmacist at BGSMC until January 2011 when she accepted her current position at Hartford Hospital. She serves as a residency preceptor for the neuro ICU, the central training and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences.


Dr. Nicholas Forcello, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Clinical Oncology Specialist
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Faculty for the University of The University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy
PharmD - MCPHS, Boston

Dr. Nicholas Forcello joined the staff at Hartford Hospital, a Memorial Sloan-Kettering Affiliate, as the Clinical Oncology Specialist in 2014. Upon completion of his PharmD, he went on to pursue an ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT. During his residency, Dr. Forcello developed strong interests in the areas of oncology. This led him to a decentralized pharmacist position at Hartford Hospital where he served as oncology team leader, helped to institute various departmental IT computer performance enhancements, served as adjunct faculty to UConn’s School of Pharmacy, and initiated the first APPE and PGY-1 pharmacy practice oncology rotations at Hartford Hospital. He then went on to pursue his teaching interests as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the USJ School of Pharmacy in Hartford, CT. Dr. Forcello is dual certified in pharmacotherapy and oncology pharmacy and maintains keen interests in medication safety, patient education and informatics. He participates in the multidisciplinary care of Hartford Hospital’s oncology patients as well as protocol and guideline development and student and resident education.


Richard Gannon, PharmD
Pain Management Specialist
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
UConn School of Pharmacy
BS - University of Connecticut
PharmD - Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science

Richard Gannon has been seeing inpatients with pain management problems for over 20 years. He manages the pharmacy pain control service and provides lectures and in-service educational programs to health care providers throughout Hartford Hospital and the surrounding region. He was awarded the Paul G. Pierpaoli Award for 2006 by the Connecticut Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award 2011 by the University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy.


Jennifer E. Girotto, PharmD, BCPS
Pediatrics
Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
UConn School of Pharmacy
Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
BS, PharmD - University of Connecticut

Jennifer E. Girotto, Pharm.D., BCPS is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Connecticut and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases at University of Connecticut Medical School, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Most recently, Dr. Girotto achieved board certification in pharmacotherapy and became certified in pharmacy based immunization delivery, and as an immunization trainer by the American Pharmaceutical Association. In addition, Dr. Girotto actively participates in pediatric infectious disease outcomes research, is director of a pediatric infectious disease pharmacy residency / fellowship, is a member of the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists and is past president of Connecticut Society of Health System Pharmacists (CSHP). In 2005, Dr. Girotto was the recipient of CSHP’s pharmacist of the year award.


Kristen Gorecki, PharmD
Decentralized Pharmacist-MICU
Department of Pharmacy Services
PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Kristen Gorecki works as a decentralized pharmacist in the medical intensive care unit, focusing on critical care and pulmonary medicine. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island, and completed her PGY-1 residency at Maine VA Healthcare System in Augusta. She serves as a residency preceptor for the medical intensive care experience.


Danielle Henry, PharmD
Decentralized Pharmacist-SICU
Department of Pharmacy Services
PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Danielle Henry works as a decentralized pharmacist in the surgical ICU, focusing on critical care and general surgery. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut, and completed her PGY-1 residency at Hartford Hospital. Danielle is the lead pharmacist with expertise using the Alaris intravenous pumps and the pump library and serves as a residency preceptor for the surgical intensive care, the central training and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences.


Laura Hobbs, PharmD, BCPS
Internal Medicine

Pharmacy Residency Director
Clinical Coordinator
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
UConn School of Pharmacy
BS - Bucknell UniversityPharmD - Mercer University

Dr. Hobbs is currently one of two clinical coordinators who provide clinical training and education for the department of pharmacy services. She has been involved as residency preceptor for the internal medicine rotation and began her appointment as residency director April 2006. She also has precepted pharmacy students for critical care rotations. Her interests include: pharmacist interventions, medication error prevention, anticoagulation, medication adjustment in renal dysfunction. Dr. Hobbs was named 2008 Pharmacist of the Year by the Connecticut Society of Health System Pharmacists and was given the Louis P. Jeffrey Award in May 2014 in recognition and appreciation of sustained leadership in the training of pharmacy residents by the Eastern States Conference for Residents and Preceptors.


Michelle Krawczynski, PharmD, BCPS
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
PharmD- University of Rhode Island

Dr. Michelle Krawczynski joined the Hartford Hospital staff in 2013 as the Emergency Department Clinical Specialist, in a department of over 300 staff and 100,000 patient visits per year. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island, and completed her first year residency at Hartford Hospital, and second year residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY with a focus in Ambulatory Care and Emergency Medicine. She is involved in precepting residents and students and expanding the role of a pharmacist in the emergency setting through collaboration for patient and medication safety.


Brittany Larsen, PharmD
Decentralized Pharmacist, CTICU
Department of Pharmacy Services
PharmD - University of Rhode Island

Dr. Brittany Larsen works as a decentralized pharmacist in the Cardiothoracic intensive care unit, focusing on cardiothoracic surgery patients. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut, and completed her PGY-1 residency at Waterbury Hospital. She serves as a residency preceptor for the central training pharmacy experience.


Dayne Laskey, PharmD
Toxicology
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy
PharmD – University of Connecticut

Dr. Laskey completed an ASHP- accredited pharmacy practice residency at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Upon completion, he pursued a clinical toxicology fellowship with the Georgia Poison Center where he held Adjunct Clinical Faculty status at Mercer University. He has worked as a per-diem clinical pharmacist in the Grady Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and served as preceptor to pharmacy students, residents, medical students, physician’s assistant students, and nurse practitioner students on their toxicology rotations. Dr. Laskey is a certified Advanced Hazmat Life Support instructor and has delivered lectures on a range of subjects including blast injuries, pesticide exposures, radiation, toxic inhalations, toxic terrorism, and chemical warfare agents.


Spencer T. Martin, PharmD, BCPS
Solid Organ Transplant Specialist
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
Storrs, Connecticut
Adjunct Faculty for the University of The University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy
PharmD- Northeastern University

Spencer T. Martin, PharmD BCPS is the Solid Organ Transplant Clinical Specialist at Hartford Hospital, Department of Pharmacy Services. Dr. Martin graduated from the Bouvé School of Health Sciences at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Afterward, he completed two-years of residency training with a focus in solid organ transplantation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Most recently, Dr. Martin has transitioned his practice to Hartford Hospital after spending three-years as a solid organ transplant clinical pharmacists at New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center. He participates in the multidisciplinary care of pre- and post-transplant recipients for the renal, hepatic, and cardiac transplant teams. Additionally, his responsibilities include providing education to both patients and healthcare providers, assisting in guideline and protocol development, and participating in student and resident training. Finally, Dr. Martin has a keen interest in clinical research, with a focus on improving allograft outcomes, patient safety, and pharmaceutical management of the solid organ transplant patients.

Chad Nagle, PharmD
Decentralized Pharmacist-CCU

Department of Pharmacy Services
PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Chad Nagle works as a decentralized pharmacist in the cardiac ICU. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut, and completed his PGY-1 residency at St. Rafael Hospital. He serves as a residency preceptor for the cardiac intensive care experience.


Michael D. Nailor, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID
Infectious Diseases Specialist
Department of Pharmacy Services
Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Michael D. Nailor is a joint faculty member employed at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and Hartford Hospital Department of Pharmacy Services. He joined both institutions in March of 2009 after spending the last four years as an infectious diseases clinical specialist at the Detroit Medical Center. At Hartford Hospital he manages the antimicrobial stewardship effort, provides lectures and in-service educational programs to various healthcare providers throughout the hospital. Additionally, he teaches numerous classes at University of Connecticut and serves as a preceptor for student and resident rotations. Dr. Nailor received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from California State University, Bakersfield and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from University of California, San Francisco. He has completed two years of residency, the first at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California in pharmacy practice and the second at the University of Michigan in infectious diseases.


Kelly Richard, PharmD
Decentralized Pharmacist- Oncology
Department of Pharmacy Services
PharmD - University of Connecticut 

Dr. Kelly Richard works as a decentralized pharmacist focusing her care on oncology inpatients and outpatients. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut, and completed her PGY-1 residency at Hartford Hospital. She serves as a residency preceptor for the central training and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences.


Michael Rubino, MS, RPh, FASHP
Director of Pharmacy Services

Department of Pharmacy Services
BS - University of Connecticut
MS - University of Wisconsin

Michael Rubino, Director of Pharmacy Services at Hartford Hospital, has a broad range of experience in pharmacy administration, operations, and clinical services, with over 20 years of health system pharmacy leadership in academic and community hospital settings. Management positions include director of pharmacy for a two-facility medical center, university hospital directorship, assistant director of clinical services, as well as, residency preceptorship and academic appointment at the level of associate clinical professor. He also served as a health care consultant focusing in areas of expense management, pharmaceutical cost containment, operations redesign, clinical value analysis, and interim management.


Lisa Semancik, PharmD
Decentralized Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Services
PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Lisa Semancik works as a decentralized pharmacist focusing on internal medicine and transplant. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut, and completed her PGY-1 residency at Hartford Hospital. She serves as a residency preceptor for the central training and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences.


Diana M. Sobieraj, PharmD, BCPS
Internal Medicine and Research Advisor
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, UConn School of Pharmacy
PharmD- University of Rhode Island

Dr. Sobieraj is an Assistant Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut with an advanced practice experience in internal medicine where she precepts pharmacy students. A graduate of the Hartford Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program, Dr. Sobieraj precepts pharmacy residents in drug literature evaluation, academia, and serves as a research advisor. Dr. Sobieraj’s research interests lie in venous thromboembolism. She has over 35 peer-reviewed publications in such journals as the Annals of Internal Medicine, The International Journal of Clinical Practice, Pharmacotherapy, and the American Journal of Pharmacy Education.


Nick Tessier, PharmD, BCPS, MBA
Leadership
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
UConn School of Pharmacy
PharmD – University of Rhode Island  

Dr. Tessier is the clinical pharmacy manager who is responsible for supervising over 20 clinical pharmacists. He ensures the department provides consistent and high quality clinical services and coordinates the review of all drugs, protocols, and guidelines to be considered by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. He serves as a residency preceptor for the clinical pharmacy practice experience and preceptor for the medication safety rotation with UCONN School of Pharmacy students. Dr. Tessier completed a general practice residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.


Elizabeth Udeh, PharmD, BCPS
Critical Care
Clinical Coordinator
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
Adjunct Faculty for the University of The University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy
BS, PharmD - Texas Southern University

Dr. Udeh provides clinical training and coordinates the education programs for the department of pharmacy services. She also provides pharmacotherapeutic patient care monitoring, and participates on hospital wide clinical service committees. She serves as preceptor for both pharmacy students and residents for critical care experiences.

Fei Wang, MSc, MSC, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
Primary Care
Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
BS, MSc, PharmD - St. John's University

Dr. Wang practiced in a variety of health-system pharmacy settings before joining the University of Connecticut as a faculty member with a practice focus in primary care at Hartford Hospital. She established a pharmacist-physician collaborative model to improve medication use and enhance patient safety in a culturally diverse and medically underserved population. She developed and is the sole maintainer of a new pharmacy focused referral program in disease state management specific to diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and smoking cessation. She is a certified smoking cessation specialist. Dr. Wang’s scholarly and teaching interests include diabetes, hypertension, smoking cessation, reducing health disparities in the medically underserved, reducing medication errors, improving patient safety, multicultural education, and collaborative practice. Dr. Wang has conducted numerous research studies, published in peer-review journals, and serves as a manuscript reviewer for many professional refereed journals such as Diabetic Medicine, Insulin, American Journal of Cardiology, and Health Policy. She is actively involved in the Connecticut Society of Health System Pharmacists. She was awarded Pharmacist of the Year in 2007 and meritorious achievement in 2011 from the Connecticut Society of Health System Pharmacists.