Craig I. Coleman, PharmD

Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
Research Advisor
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, UConn School of Pharmacy
BS - Clark University
MS, PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr Coleman’s long-term research goal is to improve the clinical, humanistic and economic outcomes of patients with cardiovascular disease. His main area of research focuses on improving patient outcomes following open-heart surgery through the efficacious, cost-effective and safe use of medications. He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications in such journals as JAMA, Lancet, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Annals of Thoracic Surgery and Heart Rhythm. His group has won the ASHP Research Foundations Drug Therapy Research Award twice (2005 and 2006).


Ralph Frank, RPh, MPH
Central Pharmacy
Pharmacy Manager
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
UConn School of Pharmacy
BS - University of Connecticut
MPH - University of Connecticut

Ralph Frank maintains a keen interest in current issues in substance abuse, as well as epidemiological trends of poisoning and overdose events. He serves as a consultant to government, industry and the court system regarding substance abuse and forensic drug testing. He is a Past President of the Connecticut Society of Health System Pharmacists and also is active in the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists.


Richard Gannon, PharmD
Pain Management
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 H. 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
Assistant 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.


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 University
PharmD - 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.


Michelle Krawczynski, PharmD
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Department of Pharmacy Services
Hartford Hospital
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.


Spencer T. Martin, PharmD, BCPS
Solid Organ Transplant Specialist
Department of Pharmacy Services
Hartford Hospital
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.


Michael D. Nailor, Pharm.D., BCPS
Infectious Diseases Specialist
Department of Pharmacy Services
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, Connecticut
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
Storrs, Connecticut

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.


Michael Rubino, MS, RPh, FASHP
Practice Management

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.


Diana M. Sobieraj, PharmD
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
Clinical Pharmacy Practice
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
UConn 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.


Fei Wang, MSc, PharmD, BCPS
Primary Care
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of Connecticut
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.


C. Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP
Cardiology
Director, UCONN/Hartford Hospital Evidence-based Practice Center
Professor of Pharmacy, UConn School of Pharmacy
BS, PharmD - Albany College of Pharmacy
Cardiovascular Pharmacology Fellowship - Hartford Hospital

Dr. White is an accomplished researcher and prolific writer with 300 manuscripts published in journals such as Journal of the American Medical Association, Annals of Internal Medicine, The Lancet, and Circulation. Dr White precepts students on cardiovascular and cardiovascular teaching rotations in the cardiac intensive care unit. Dr White’s research focuses on comparative effectiveness of treatments and reducing drug, herb and implantable device induced cardiac diseases. His research has been covered by international news media including NBC, ABC, BBC, and CNN. The American College of Clinical Pharmacy approved his fellowship training program and awarded him the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Young Investigator Award. Dr White was awarded the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation Drug Therapy Research Award in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006 and was the Lyman Award winner from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. He authored 13 book chapters including chapters on arrhythmias, thromboses, hypercholesterolemia, and drug induced cardiac disease. Dr White is a University of Connecticut Teaching Fellow, Finalist for the Provost's Award in Public Engagement, and Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacists and American College of Clinical Pharmacologists.