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Leadership

Jessica Lundeen

Jessica Lundeen, PharmD, BCPPS

  • Position
    • General Pediatrics Clinical Pharmacy Specialist 
    • Residency Program Director of the PGY1 and PGY2 Pediatrics Programs
  • Learning Experience Precepted
    • General pediatrics
    • Pulmonary medicine
    • Adolescent medicine 
  • Residency/Fellowship
    • PGY1: Massachusetts General Hospital
    • PGY2: Pediatrics at Children’s National Hospital 
  • Clinical/Research Interests
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Asthma
    • Substance use disorders 
  • Favorite Thing to Do in DC
    • An early morning walk around the Tidal Basin with a latte from Compass Coffee
Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark, PharmD, BCOP

  • Position
    • Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
    • Residency Program Director for PGY2 Oncology program
  • Learning Experience Precepted
    • Inpatient and Outpatient Pediatric Oncology
  • Residency/Fellowship
    • PGY1 – Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Clinical/Research Interests
    • Bone tumors
    • Supportive care
    • Palliative care
  • Favorite Thing to Do in DC
    • Meandering through the National Gallery of Art
    • Lunch at Union Market
    • Running the Cherry Blossom 10-miler
Olivia Renaldo

Olivia Renaldo, PharmD, BCPPS

  • Position
    • CICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
    • PGY1 Residency Program Coordinator
  • Learning Experience Precepted
    •  CICU
  • Residency/Fellowship
    • PGY1 – Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    • PGY2 – Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Clinical/Research Interests
    •  ECMO
    • Anticoagulation
    • Sedation
  • Favorite Thing to Do in DC
    • Running (National Mall/ Tidal Basin), Barry’s or Rumble classes
    • Pizza Enthusiast: Andy’s, Timber, Little Grand  (it’s called balance) 

 

Sara Rooney

Sara Rooney, PharmD, BCPPS

  • Position
    •  Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services
  • Learning Experience Precepted
    •  Pharmacy Administration
  • Residency/Fellowship
    • PGY1: UK Medical Center – Chandler Hospital
    • PGY2:  Pediatrics at UK Medical Center
  • Clinical/Research Interests
    • Sepsis
    • Critical care
    • Medication safety
  • Favorite Thing to Do in DC
    • The Zoo
    • Eating out at new restaurants
    • Natural History Museum
    • Walks around the Lincoln Memorial 

 

 

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Eric Manuel Balmir, BS, MS, PharmD, CIM

  • Position
    • Vice President
    • Chief Pharmacy Officer
  • Learning Experience Precepted
    •  Pharmacy Leadership/Administration
  • Residency/Fellowship
    •  MS- Long Island University
  • Clinical/Research Interests
    • Genomics
    • Gene therapies
    • Psychiatry
    • Cardiology
    • Kidney disease
    • Sickle cell
    • Compatibility studies
  • Favorite Thing to Do in DC
    •  Salsa dancing

 

 

 

Faculty and Staff

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    Sarah Belz, PharmD, BCPPS

    • Position
      •  PICU Clinical Pharmacist II
    • Learning Experience Precepted
      •  PICU
    • Residency/Fellowship
      • PGY1: Upstate University Hospital
      • PGY2: Pediatrics at Children's National Hospital
    • Clinical/Research Interests
      • Critical care
      • Sedation and analgesia
      • Septic shock
      • Status epilepticus
    • Favorite Thing to Do in DC
      •  Going for walks at the National Mall to see the Lincoln monument
    Rebecca Bosworth

    Rebecca Bosworth, PharmD, BCPPS

    • Position
      •  Hematology Clinical Pharmacist II
    • Learning Experience Precepted
      •  Hematology
      • Ambulatory Care - Thrombosis Clinic
    • Residency/Fellowship
      •  PGY1 - Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
    • Clinical/Research Interests
      •  Sickle cell disease
      • Factor deficiencies
      • Gene therapy
      • Anticoagulation
    • Favorite Thing to Do in DC
      •  Going for a run on the National Mall or in Rock Creek Park
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    Joshua Crago, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

    • Position
      •  Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
    • Learning Experience Precepted
      •  Emergency Medicine and Trauma
    • Residency/Fellowship
      • PGY1 – Methodist University Hospital 
    • Clinical/Research Interests
      •  Toxicology
      • Endocrine and metabolic emergencies
      • Wilderness medicine
      • RSI
    • Favorite Thing to Do in DC
      • Golfing at Potomac courses
      • Paddleboarding down the Potomac
      • Hiking Great Falls area

     

     

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    Aimee Dassner, PharmD, BCIDP

    • Position
      • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
      • Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • Learning Experience Precepted
      • Antimicrobial Stewardship
      • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    • Residency/Fellowship
      • PGY1: Atlantic Health System
      • PGY2: University of Connecticut/Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
    • Clinical/Research Interests
      • Antibiotic PK/PD
      • Mechanisms of Gram-negative resistance
      • Antimicrobial stewardship
    • Favorite Thing to Do in DC
      • Long city walks,
      • Live music at 9:30 Club and The Anthem
      • Exploring new restaurants 
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    Letitia M. DeLaine PharmD, BCPPS

    • Position
      • NICU Clinical Pharmacist II 
    • Learning Experience Precepted
      •  NICU
      • Nutrition
    • Residency/Fellowship
      •  PGY1 – CHRISTUS Children’s Health
    • Clinical/Research Interests
      •  Small baby care
      • Nutrition
      • Critical care
    • Favorite Thing to Do in DC
      •  Spending time with family