Pediatrics: Preceptor Information

Preceptors

  • Christopher Campbell
  • Shimaa Ghonim
  • Tara Higgins
  • Brian Kelly
  • Kalen Manasco
  • Keliana O’Mara
  • Courtney Campbell

 

Christopher Campbell, PharmD, BCPPScampbell-headshot-201x300

Christopher Campbell, PharmD, is a clinical specialist in the pediatric intensive care unit at UF Health Shands Hospital.  He also has an appointment as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Campbell received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences before completing both a PGY1 and a pediatric specialty PGY2 at Augusta University Medical Center and the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Dr. Campbell’s current areas of interest include pediatric intensive care, coagulation, and academia.

 

 

Shimaa Ghonim, PharmDShimaa

Shimaa Ghonim, PharmD, is a clinical staff pharmacist in pediatrics and a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Ghonim graduated from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2010. She then completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at UF Health Shands Hospital and started her career in the pediatrics group thereafter. Her areas of interest include pediatric critical care and infectious diseases.

Dr. Ghonim has served as the secretary for the North Central Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists and as a volunteer clinical on-call pharmacist for the Rahma Mercy Clinic, a local nonprofit clinic for the underserved population of Gainesville.

 

 

Tara Higgins, PharmDTara McCabe

Tara Higgins, PharmD, is Co-Director of the PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency and is a clinical specialist in pediatric hematology/oncology at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. In addition, Dr. Higgins serves as clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Higgins received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island. She completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Her areas of interests are pediatric hematology/oncology, bone marrow transplantaton, and palliative care. Dr. Higgins has served as president for the North Central Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists, chair of educational affairs committee for Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists (FSHP), chair for Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy (PPA) membership committee, and faculty advisor for PPA student group at the University of Florida (PediaGators). Currently Dr Higgins serves as a board member at large for PPA.

 

 

Brian J. Kelly, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPSBrian Kelly

 Brian J. Kelly, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, is the clinical pharmacy specialist for the pediatric intensive care unit at UF Health Shands Hospital and clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

 Dr. Kelly received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida in 2002. Upon graduation, he completed a pharmacy practice residency at UF Health Shands Hospital. Subsequently, he completed a pediatric specialty residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and served as clinical instructor at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy. Dr. Kelly is board-certified in pharmacotherapy and pediatric pharmacotherapy. His areas of interests include cystic fibrosis, infectious disease, and cardiology.

 

 

Kalen Manasco, PharmD, BCPS, FPPAG, FCCP

Kalen Manasco, PharmD, BCPS, FPPAG, FCCP is a clinical professor and division head of the Division of Health-System Based Pharmacotherapy at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She also serves as a clinical pharmacy specialist with UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in the pediatric intensive care unit. Dr. Manasco received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Georgia. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at UF Health Shands Hospital and a pediatric speciality residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.

Prior to joining the faculty, she served as a clinical associate professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy from 2007-2017, where she also served as the PGY-2 pediatric pharmacy residency program director and clinical assistant professor in the department of clinical and administrative sciences at Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences from 2003-2007. Her professional areas of interest include cystic fibrosis and pediatric infectious disease.

 

 

Keliana

Keliana O’Mara, PharmD, BCPS

Keliana O’Mara, PharmD, BCPS is a Co-Director of the PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency and is a clinical specialist in the neonatal intensive care unit at UF Health Shands Hospital. In addition, Dr. O’Mara serves as clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. O’Mara received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Moses Cone Health System and a neonatal pharmacotherapy fellowship at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro. Prior to her arrival at UF Health, she served as a NICU specialist at Bon Secour Health System-St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, VA and Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Her professional areas of interest include pulmonary hypertension, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials in neonates, and pain management in neonates.

 

 

Courtney Campbell, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPSc

Courtney Campbell PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS is a clinical specialist in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, as well as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Campbell received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy before completing both a PGY1 pharmacy residency and a PGY2 pediatric specialty residency at Augusta University Medical Center and the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Prior to her arrival at UF Health, she served as a pediatric clinical pharmacist at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. Her professional areas of interest include pediatric infectious disease, parenteral nutrition, and medication safety.

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