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Adult Internal Medicine: Preceptor Information

Preceptors

  • Joan Cleaver
  • Saji Kurian
  • Joelle Nelson
  • Joseph Shultz
  • Alex Tsikouris
  • Tara Veasey
  • Erin Wright

 

Joan Cleaver, PharmD, BCPS

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Joan Cleaver, PharmD, BCPS, is Chief of Adult Medicine/Surgery Pharmacy Services and a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Cleaver received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2009 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She completed her pharmacy practice residency at West Virginia University Healthcare where she also served as adjunct clinical faculty at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy.

Her interests include pain management in post-operative patients, venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in surgical patients, and infectious diseases management of surgical patients.

 

 

Saji

Saji Kurian, PharmD

Saji Kurian, PharmD, is a clinical staff pharmacist in the Adult Internal Medicine Pharmacy Services and a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Kurian graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy in 2011.

He completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Cincinnati VA Medical Center and joined UF Health in 2012. His areas of interest include cardiology, endocrine disorders and infectious diseases.

 

Joelle Nelson, PharmD, BCPS

NelsonJoelle Nelson, PharmD, BCPS, is a clinical specialist in solid organ transplantation
at UF Health Shands Hospital. Dr. Nelson received her Doctor of Pharmacy
degree from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, Arizona. She
completed her pharmacy practice residency and specialty residency in solid organ transplantation at University Health System in San Antonio, TX in collaboration with the University of Texas College of Pharmacy and the University of Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy, where she served as a clinical instructor. She is an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Society of Transplantation.

Dr. Nelson’s current areas of interest include post-operative management of transplant recipients, organ donation awareness, and infection management of immunocompromised recipients.

 

Joseph Shultz

Joseph Shultz, PharmD

Joseph Shultz, PharmD, is currently a staff pharmacist and clinical assistant Professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy Class of 2002.

After graduation, he spent six years pursuing an interest in nuclear pharmacy. A desire to practice as a hospital pharmacist brought him back to UF Health Shands Hospital, where he worked as a staff pharmacist for two years prior to completing a pharmacy practice residency from 2010-2011. His interests include cardiology, infectious disease and diabetes.

 

Tara Veasey, PharmD, BCPS

Tara Veasey, PharmD, BCPS, is a clinical specialist in heart and lung transplant at UF Health Shands Hospital. Dr. Veasey received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Auburn University. She completed her pharmacy practice residency and her specialty residency in critical care at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Veasey’s current areas of interest include thoracic transplant immunosuppression, cardiothoracic surgery post-operative management, and anticoagulation for mechanical circulatory support.

 

Erin

Erin Wright, PharmD

Erin M. Wright, PharmD, is Chief of Cardiovascular/Neuromedicine Pharmacy Services and clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She graduated from Purdue University’s College of Pharmacy in 2003.

She has previously served as a staff pharmacist as well as Operations Coordinator at UF Health Shands Hospital. Her interests include medication safety and quality improvement in the adult medicine population.