About the Preceptors (AM Care)

The below faculty and clinicians serve as the primary preceptors of the residency and are responsible for its direction. They are supported by the many other clinical pharmacists and faculty on the Temple Health Sciences Campus.

Jennifer Andres, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Andres is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at Temple University School of Pharmacy (TUSP). She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from TUSP and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She then spent 2 years teaching at PCOM School of Pharmacy and running an internal medicine practice site at the Atlanta VAMC. She joined the TUSP faculty in 2014. She practices in two ambulatory care clinics, including the Hepatology Clinic with Temple Hepatology Associates and the Stroke Prevention Clinic/FASST Clinic with the Temple Neurology Associates. In both clinics, she practices under collaborative practice agreements. With the Hepatology Clinic, she is responsible for safe and effective Hepatitis C treatment. In the Stroke Prevention Clinic/FASST clinic, she individualizes post-stroke care by modifying patient’s risk factors to prevent recurrent strokes. At TUSP, she teaches the therapeutics of viral hepatitis, anxiety, and sleep in addition to leading small group recitation sessions. She serves as a preceptor for the TUSP PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency program, the TUSP PGY2 Internal Medicine residency program, ambulatory APPEs, and PY3 IPPE experiences. Dr. Andres is the faculty co-advisor for the TUSP chapter of Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Valley Society of Health-System Pharmacists and is an active member of Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Michael Barros, PharmD

Marissa Cavaretta, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Marissa Cavaretta, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Pharmacy and a Clinical Specialist in Internal Medicine at Temple University Hospital. She is the program directory for the PGY-2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy residency at TUSP. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, NY and completed her Pharmacy Practice Ambulatory Care Pharmacy residencies at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, NY.  Following completion of the residencies she worked at Upstate University Hospital as a clinical pharmacist with the Acute Care of the Elderly team. Dr. Cavaretta has a practice in Internal Medicine and also consults with the inpatient geriatric team at Temple University Hospital. At TUSP, she lectures in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Neurology/Psychiatry module and in several elective courses. In addition, she coordinates Pharmacy Care Recitation III and the Pharmacist in Transitions of Care elective and precepts students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences at TUH on the internal medicine service. She is the faculty co-advisor for the TUSP chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Students Pharmacists and is an active member of the American Pharmacists Association and sits on the Transitions of Care Special Interest Group committees, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Her research interests focus on geriatrics and transitions of care. 

Justina Frimpong, PharmD, BCOP

Justina Frimpong, PharmD, BCOP is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Temple University School of Pharmacy (TUSP). Dr. Frimpong received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Penn State Health, St. Joseph Medical Center, followed by a PGY2 Specialty Pharmacy Residency in Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. She stayed on at Moffitt as a Clinical Pharmacist in Outpatient Malignant Hematology a little over a year, before becoming faculty at TUSP. At TUSP, Dr. Frimpong teaches third year pharmacy students various areas of oncology as well as pain management. She practices in the outpatient setting with the Medical Oncology Division at Fox Chase Cancer Center located at Temple University Hospital, where her primary focus includes managing patients on oral oncolytics, assistance with supportive care, and provision of chemotherapy-related education. Her research interests include oral oncolytic medication adherence, management of drug-drug and drug-disease state interactions, and oncology-related supportive care. Dr. Frimpong is co-faculty advisor for the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP) Chapter at TUSP, serves as on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Valley Society of Health-System Pharmacists (DVSHP), a member of the Public Relations Committee for Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists (PSHP), and a member of the Research and Abstract Subcommittee for Hematology-Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA). Dr. Frimpong is also a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

 

Anisha Grover, PharmD, BCACP

Dr. Grover is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at Temple University School of Pharmacy (TUSP). She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency focused in ambulatory and community care from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. She then spent 3.5 years teaching at University of the Sciences - Philadelphia College of Pharmacy prior to joining the TUSP faculty in 2016. She practices at Temple Internal Medicine Associates (TIMA) ambulatory care clinic under a collaborative practice agreement framework. Resident and attending physicians refer patients to the internal medicine pharmacy service for the management of anticoagulation, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, gout, medication reconciliation, polypharmacy, and non-adherence counseling. She also provides Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services to the Temple University Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy via the OutcomesMTM® and MirixaPro™ platforms. Fourth year pharmacy students, PGY-1/PGY-2 pharmacy residents, along with medical and pharmacy student shadows complete their rotations at these sites and gain clinical experience in the management of chronic diseases. At TUSP, she teaches in Pharmaceutical Care Recitation, Pharmacology and Therapeutics – Endocrine/Metabolic module, Contemporary Pharmacy Practice, and the Advanced Diabetes Management elective. She incorporated MTM throughout the curriculum and facilitates an MTM certificate program for third and fourth year students. Dr. Grover is the faculty co-advisor for the TUSP chapter of Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP). She is also a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Delaware Valley Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, and American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Deborah DeEugenio Mayro, PharmD

Dr. Mayro is a Clinical Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy at Temple University School of Pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. During her initial six years as TUSP Faculty, her clinical site was in Jefferson Antithrombotics Therapy Service at the Jefferson Heart Institute.  She initiated and managed an anticoagulation service at Jefferson’s outpatient cardiology office which included over 600 warfarin patients. She also collaborated with the JATS multidisciplinary team to provide inpatient antithrombotic management and complete research. She now practices as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist at Temple Internal Medicine Associates (TIMA), in collaboration with several other faculty, to provide extensive pharmacy services. Patients are referred to the pharmacy clinic by residents and attending doctors for anticoagulation monitoring, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes management, as well as for non-adherence counseling.  Fourth year pharmacy students and PGY-1/PGY-2 pharmacy residents complete their rotations at this site and gain clinical experience in management of chronic diseases. At Temple University School of Pharmacy, Dr. Mayro lectures on venous thromboembolism (VTE), cardiac arrhythmias and smoking cessation. She also helps coordinate the PY3 IPPE program which focuses on providing patient counseling and medication histories at TUH. Her research interests include ambulatory care, internal medicine, anticoagulation, smoking cessation and preventative medicine.  

Margaret Miklich, PharmD, BCACP

Margaret Miklich, PharmD, BCACP received her Bachelors of Science in chemistry from Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD before pursuing her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Buffalo, NY. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD and her PGY-2 ambulatory care residency at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, MD.

At TUSP, she teaches in Pathophysiology and Therapeutics (Asthma and COPD), Pharmaceutical Care Recitation, Physical Assessment, the Advanced Diabetes Management Elective, and the Advanced Clinical Management II Elective. She is actively involved in the Mid-Atlantic College of Clinical Pharmacy where she serves as President-Elect and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy where she serves on the Emerging Teaching Scholars Awards Committee and the Ambulatory Care PRN Communication Committee.

Dr. Miklich practices at the Pennsylvania Hospital’s J. Edwin Wood Clinic as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist. The Wood Clinic is a resident-run internal medicine practice and is recognized as a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Level 3 patient-centered medical home (PCMH). There, she precepts students and manages patients’ chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension via an appointment-based model. 

Her practice and research interests include chronic disease state management and educational methods and outcomes.

Amy Min, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP

Amy Min, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the School of Pharmacy and a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Temple University Hospital. She completed residencies in Pharmacy Practice at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and in HIV Ambulatory Care and Clinical Pharmacogenetics at the University of Houston with practice sites at Texas Children’s Hospital Retrovirology Clinic with Dr. Mary Paul and at Therapeutic Concepts with Dr. Joseph Gathe. Dr. Min directs a pharmacist-run comprehensive HIV clinic with a collaborative practice model at Temple Internal Medicine Associates and precepts the elective rotation in primary care in HIV outpatient management. Her research interests are in international pediatric HIV care, drug resistant mutations, and heavily treatment experienced patients. 

Nima M. Patel-Shori, PharmD, BCACP

Dr. Patel-Shori is a Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at Temple University School of Pharmacy. She is the residency director for Temple University School of Pharmacy PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Rutgers University and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at University of Illinois at Chicago followed by PGY-2 Outcomes Research Specialized Residency at Department of Veterans Affairs Pharmacy Benefits Management Strategic Health Group at Hines, Illinois. She practices as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist at Temple Internal Medicine Associates (TIMA). Patients are referred to the pharmacy clinic by residents and attending doctors for anticoagulation monitoring, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes management, as well as for non-adherence counseling.  Fourth year pharmacy students and PGY-1/PGY-2 pharmacy residents complete their rotations at this site and gain clinical experience in management of chronic diseases. At Temple University School of Pharmacy, Dr. Patel-Shori teaches second and third year pharmacy students in the area of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, angina, stroke, and women's health. Her research interests include ambulatory care, internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and women's health. She has served as the site Primary Investigator for the NIH funded studies, Collaboration Among Pharmacists and physicians To Improve Outcomes Now (CAPTION) and MEDication Focused Outpatient Care for Underutilization of Secondary Prevention (MEDFOCUS). Dr. Patel-Shori is a member of American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and National Lipid Association. 

Talitha Pulvino, PharmD, BCPS, CACP

Dr. Pulvino is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy at Temple University School of Pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Temple University School of Pharmacy and completed a Pharmacy Practice residency at St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers in Hammond, IN. Dr .Pulvino practiced as a clinical pharmacist in the inpatient and ambulatory care settings for six years before beginning a career in academia at Temple University School of Pharmacy. She runs a referral-based anticoagulation service in collaboration with the physicians of Temple Internal Medicine Associates.  At the school of pharmacy, Dr. Pulvino teaches women’s health care topics, pharmaceutical care recitation, a transitions of care elective, and the physical assessment laboratory. Her research interests include anticoagulation, transitions of care, medication adherence, and healthcare disparities. 

 

Susan Romann, PharmD, BCGP

Dr. Romann is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy at Temple University School of Pharmacy (TUSP).  She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia and a post-baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.  She completed a one-year PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Prior to pursuing a career in academia at TUSP, she was a clinical pharmacy specialist at the University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill, NC for seven years working with geriatric, gastrointestinal medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation services.  At TUSP she teaches geriatric topics such as glaucoma and ophthalmic disorders, prostate health and erectile dysfunction, and pharmacokinetic changes and drug interactions in special populations. She is the course coordinator for an Ambulatory Care elective for third year students and also coordinates the pharmaceutical care recitation course in the fall semester of the second year curriculum.   She practices as an ambulatory care pharmacist at J. Edwin Wood Clinic on the campus of Pennsylvania Hospital, part of Penn Medicine. Patients are referred to pharmacy clinic by residents and attending physicians under a collaborative practice model for hypertension and diabetes management, smoking cessation, adherence counseling, medication reconciliation and general patient education and counseling.  She serves as a faculty co-advisor for the TUSP student chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), and is an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.  

Charles Ruchalski, PharmD

Nicole Sifontis, PharmD

Dr. Sifontis is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Temple University School of Pharmacy (TUSP).  She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and completed an ASHP-accredited 2 year Solid Organ Transplant Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Since 2001, she has practiced as a clinical pharmacist in the inpatient and ambulatory care settings, working in collaboration with the abdominal organ transplant team at Temple University Hospital. At the school of pharmacy, Dr. Sifontis teaches the therapeutics of renal diseases and transplant immunosuppression, clinical pharmacokinetics, a public health elective course, and a clinical research elective course, in addition to leading small group pharmaceutical care recitation sessions. In the advanced pharmacy practice experiential component of the curriculum, Dr. Sifontis serves as a preceptor for a clinical rotation in solid organ transplantation and a clinical elective rotation in global health. The global health elective involves participation in a pharmacy led medical mission to Central and South America. She also serves as a preceptor for TUSP PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency program.  Dr. Sifontis is faculty advisor for the student chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society. She is an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, International Pharmaceutical Federation, American Society of Transplantation-Transplant Pharmacist Community of Practice and American Public Health Association. Her research interests are in pharmacogenomics, pregnancy outcomes in transplant recipients, medication adherence, healthcare disparities and global health.