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Pharmacy Leadership

                                                           M. Kyle Phillips, Pharm.D., BCPS

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS), Chief, Pharmacy Service

Dr. Phillips began his career at TVHS in 2010 as a Post Graduate Year-1 (PGY-1) Pharmacy Practice Resident. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Phillips worked as a Clinical Pharmacist at the TVHS, Nashville Campus. In July 2012, he became the Inpatient and Outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor at the TVHS, Murfreesboro Campus where he led the Pharmacy restructure to provide seven day a week Clinical Pharmacist coverage on all Medicine and Surgery teams. In August 2017 he transitioned into the role of Associate Chief, Pharmacy Service for the TVHS, Nashville Campus overseeing all Pharmacy operations to include compliance and preparation for USP <797> and <800>. In August 2019, Dr. Phillips became Chief, Pharmacy Service for TVHS (1a complexity) overseeing 184 team members at the two main campuses of Nashville and Murfreesboro, as well as the 17 outlying Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) encompassing tertiary care, long-term care, and psychiatric care with budget preparations of over $160 million. Dr. Phillips earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Freed-Hardeman University in 2006, followed by his Doctor of Pharmacy with Honors in 2010 from the University of Tennessee, and he became Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy in 2011. Dr. Phillips is an alumnus of the Leadership VA Class of 2019. In his free time, Dr. Phillips enjoys traveling, golfing, and motorcycling. He enjoys all sporting events and is an avid fan of the University of Tennessee, Tennessee Titans, and Nashville Predators.

Residency Program Directors

Jennifer Bean, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Associate Service Chief of Pharmacy, Clinical & Educational Programs

-Residency Program Director for the PGY1 Residency Program

-Residency Program Director for the Psychiatry PGY2 Residency Program

Dr. Bean received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee Martin and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency with VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System. She became board certified in pharmacotherapy in 2007 and in psychiatry in 2012. She has had experience in long-term care, medication use evaluation, Home-Based Primary Care, mental health services and Academic Detailing within the VA. Currently, she is the Associate Service Chief of Pharmacy, Clinical and Educational Programs. Dr. Bean is the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director and the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Residency in Psychiatry. In 2019, she was named the TSHP Health-systems Pharmacist of the year.



Tim Atkinson, Pharm.D, BCPS, CPE Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Outpatient Pain Management) Program Director, PGY2 Pain

Dr. Atkinson is currently a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pain Management at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System. He graduated from LECOM School of Pharmacy in 2012, completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at VA Western New York Healthcare System in 2013, followed by a PGY-2 Pain and Palliative Care Residency at the Albany Stratton VAMC in 2014.   Dr. Atkinson specializes in complex and high-risk pain medication management through direct patient care and electronic consult services within the regional referral pain clinic.  He serves as co-chair of TVHS Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI) Taskforce, Director of PGY2 Pain Management & Palliative Care Residency Program at VA TVHS. Dr. Atkinson actively promotes expansion of pharmacy pain management services through several VHA initiatives including CPPO Pain Subject Matter Expert (SME) Workgroup, Chair of VHA Pharmacy Residency Practice Office (PRPO) Pain RPD Subgroup, and represents pain on national VA Residency Advisory Board (RAB). He recently served on the ASHP committee to revise residency competency, goals, and objectives for all pain & palliative care residency programs and co-authored the newly approved RFP for expansion of VA Pain Management residency programs. When not enjoying time with family, he has research interests in serum level monitoring, variability in opioid equivalencies, pain management in specialty disease states, and the elderly.

Bishoy Ragheb, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDE, CACP, CTTS Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Anticoagulation), Residency Program Director Ambulatory Care PGY2 Residency Program

Dr. Ragheb currently serves as the anticoagulation program manager for the Tennessee Valley Health Systems. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, in 2008. He completed his pharmacy practice residency in the North Florida South Georgia Veterans Affairs Health Systems at the Tallahassee Outpatient Clinic in 2010. Upon completion of his residency, he accepted a position at the Tallahassee Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic as an ambulatory care pharmacy specialist specializing in the management of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and smoking cessation. He served as the residency program coordinator for the Tallahassee Outpatient Clinic 2011-2013 and residency program director from 2013-2014. In 2014, he accepted a position in the anticoagulation clinic at the Alvin C. York Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Murfreesboro TN. He obtained his board certification as an ambulatory care pharmacist in 2012. He is also certified anticoagulation care provider. He is currently a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists and the National Lipid Association and has contributed to NLA publications. He served as an item writer for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties Ambulatory Care exam. Dr. Ragheb currently serves as the co-chair for the Tennessee Valley Health Systems Anticoagulation Subcommittee. Nationally, Dr. Ragheb serves on the Anticoagulation Forum’s committee for the Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence.

Emily Young, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCP Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Cardiology), Residency Program Director Cardiology PGY2 Residency Program

Dr. Young received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at  VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and her PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Before returning to TVHS, Dr. Young worked as a Cardiology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina where she worked in both the cardiac intensive care unit and the outpatient cardiology clinic. She returned to TVHS in 2017 as a cardiology CPS, focused on heart failure transitions of care and serving as the Cardiology PGY2 Associate Program Director. In 2019, her role shifted to provide coverage to the Nashville acute care cardiology consult service and to initiate a general cardiology pharmacotherapy clinic upon assuming the role of Cardiology PGY2 Residency Program Director. Dr. Young is dual board certified in pharmacotherapy and cardiology pharmacy, and is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the Heart Failure Society of America. She has served as a subject matter expert in heart failure for the VA National Clinical Pharmacy Practice Office and the VA National Academic Detailing Office. Her areas of interest include general cardiology, heart failure, quality management, teaching and informatics. She also serves as a preceptor for the PGY1 and Ambulatory Care PGY2 Residency programs at TVHS and was awarded TVHS PGY1 Residency Program Preceptor of the Year by the 2018-2019 class.



Additional Clinical Pharmacy Specialists and Preceptors:

Jennifer Baker, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, Ambulatory Care

Cassandra Benge, BS Pharm, PharmD, BCPS, (AQ Cardiology), AACC, Critical Care Jenny Easterling Brabson, PharmD, BCPP, Psychiatry Janet Bramell, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP, Oncology Abigail Burka, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCP, Assistant Professor Lipscomb University, Critical Care

Beth Carder, Pharm.D., BCPS, Ambulatory Care (Chattanooga Clinic)

Wes Carnahan, Pharm.D., Pharmacoeconomics

Michelle Colvard, Pharm.D., BCCP, Psychiatry

Robin G. Cooke, Pharm.D., BCPS, Critical Care, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Kate Cozart, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP, BCACP, Ambulatory Care (Clarksville Clinic)

Christina Creech, Pharm.D., Chronic Pain Management (Nashville/Clarksville)

Rebecca Cripps, Pharm.D., BCPS, Ambulatory Care

Meredith Crumb, Pharm.D., BCPS, Academic Detailing

Amber Douglass, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP, Psychiatry

Traci Dutton, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP, Psychiatry

Leigh B. Edwards, Pharm.D., Home-Based Primary Care

David Eplin, Pharm.D, BCOP, Bone Marrow Transplant

Will Forkum, Pharm.D., BCPS, Ambulatory Care

Neal Fourakre, Pharm.D., BCPS, Long-term Care and Geriatrics Eric Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPP, Psychiatry/Pain Management

Scott Jones, Pharm.D., Critical Care, Hepatitis C Clinic, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Alison Karst, Pharm.D., BCPS, Outpatient Mental Health

Sandra M. Kennel, Pharm.D., BCNSP, Nutrition and Non-Formulary Review

Leela Kodali, Pharm.D., BCACP, Assistant Professor Belmont University, Ambulatory Care

Kristen D. Lamb, Pharm.D., BCACP, Ambulatory Care

Jonathan Lister, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP, Psychiatry

Abbey Loy, Pharm.D., BCPS, Ambulatory Care

Susan W. Marvin, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, Home-Based Primary Care

Lauralee G. Maxwell, Pharm.D., BCACP Emergency Medicine

Mike McKenzie, BS Pharm, Pharm.D., CDE, Hospice/Palliative Care and Geriatrics

James Minnis, Pharm.D., BCPS, Ambulatory Care

Timothy C. Morgan, Pharm.D., Ambulatory Care

Michelle Moseley, Pharm.D., BCPS, Geriatrics

Nilam Naik, PharmD, BCPS, Anticoagulation

Paula Newberry, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP, Ambulatory Care (Clarksville)

Casey Owen, Pharm.D., BCACP Anticoagulation and Non-Formulary Review

Brent Salvig, Pharm.D., BCPS, Long-Term Care/Geriatrics

Angeli Sivaraman, PharmD, BCACP, Ambulatory Care (Gallatin)

Anne-Marie Sutherland, Pharm.D., Critical Care, Antimicrobial Stewardship 

Ashley Thomas, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, Anticoagulation April Q. Ungar, Pharm.D., BCPS, Anticoagulation and Non-Formulary Review

Jessica Wallace, Pharm.D., BCPS, Assistant Professor Lipscomb University, Acute Medicine

Sarah Ward, Pharm.D., BCPP, Psychiatry (Chattanooga)

Amy Wilson, Pharm.D., Ambulatory Care

Ashley Yost, Pharm.D., BCPS, Critical Care, Antimicrobial Stewardship