Residency Leadership

Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
Critical Care Pharmacy
Residency Program Director
Brian Kopp, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM

Dr. Brian Kopp is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and a Clinical Pharmacist in the surgical/trauma intensive care unit at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in 2001.

Dr. Kopp completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and PGY2 residency in critical care at the University of Arizona. He serves as the program director for the PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

 

Infectious Diseases Pharmacy
Residency Program Director
David Nix, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)

Dr. Nix is a professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. He received his BS  Pharmacy in 1982 and PharmD in 1984 from the University of Georgia. From 1984-1986, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in infectious disease pharmacotherapy and pharmacokinetics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. 

From 1986 to 1996, he served as program director, antimicrobial research, assistant director, and associate director of the Clinical Pharmacokinetics Laboratory, Millard Fillmore Hospital. Dr. Nix was responsible for directing the Clinical Pharmacology Unit and carrying out clinical and laboratory research involving antimicrobial drugs.

Dr. Nix joined the University of Arizona Faculty in 1996. Current responsibilities include teaching (infectious diseases), serving as an infectious disease clinical pharmacist (Banner-University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona), and research. Research interests have included the development of an orphan drug (Nikkomycin Z) for treatment of Valley Fever.

Dr. Nix has authored or contributed to more than 90 research papers. He is Board certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and Applied Pharmacology (American Board of Clinical Pharmacology). He has been a member/alternate member of the UA IRB for more than 12 years and is currently in charge of site review for human research at the College of Pharmacy.

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Residency Program Coordinator
Kathryn Matthias, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Kathryn Matthias, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP serves as assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. Matthias also practices as a clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. She completed a specialized residency in critical care as well as a pharmacy practice residency at University Medical Center through the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. She received a bachelor of arts in biology-chemistry at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif., and a doctor of pharmacy from the UA in 2005.

Her area of interest includes infectious disease and critical care. She is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.  

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Internal Medicine Pharmacy
Residency Program Director
Michael Katz, PharmD

Dr. Michael Katz is a Professor in the College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, Director of Residency Programs and Director of International Programs. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky and completed his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in 1979.  He is the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Internal Medicine program at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy/Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

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Residency Program Coordinator
Ashley Campbell, PharmD, BCPS

Ashley Campbell, PharmD, BCPS is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and a clinical pharmacist in internal medicine and geriatrics at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. where she coordinates the PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program. Her numerous abstracts, articles and presentations address geriatrics, pharmacotherapy, anticoagulation, melatonin, and active learning strategies. There, she precepts student pharmacists and pharmacy residents on the internal medicine rounding service, and is key member of the geriatric medicine consult team. In the classroom, Dr. Campbell is passionate about connecting with her learners through incorporating a variety of active learning strategies and making learning fun. She is particularly interested in optimizing medication safety in older adults, and her research has been recognized by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) through multiple poster awards.

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Oncology Pharmacy
Residency Program Director
Ali McBride, PharmD, MS, BCOP, FASHP, FAzPA
Dr. Ali McBride is the Clinical Coordinator of Hematology/Oncology at The University of Arizona Cancer Center and a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy.  He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Tucson, AZ and his Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology and Physiology and Masters of Science in Biology from Purdue University.  Ali completed an ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice (PGY1) at Carl T. Hayden VAMC Phoenix, AZ and oncology (PGY2) residency at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa, Fl. Ali is Board-certified in Oncology Pharmacy. Prior to entering the profession of pharmacy, Ali was a research scientist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic.
 
As part of his professional service, Ali has been an active member of ASHP, ACCC and HOPA. Ali’s involvement with ASHP has included serving on the Council on Therapeutics. In addition, he has served on the New Practitioner Advisory Group and as the Vice-Chair and Chair of the Emerging Sciences SAG. Ali has been involved in several HOPA committees including the Legislative Affairs Committee for which he served as the chair.  He currently serves as a working group member for HOPA on its biosimilar committee.  Ali also serves as the advisory board member for ACCC OPEN and holds the office of ACCC Secretary.  Dr. McBride has been working on oncology drug shortages and has testified on behalf of HOPA at FDA Drug Shortage Workshop, presented on behalf of ACCC at the Washington DC Congressional Session and was an invited member of the ASHP Drug Shortage Stakeholders Meeting.  Dr. McBride is also actively involved with Biosimilar regulation and the pharmacoeconomic impact of biosimilars into the US Marketplace.  In addition, he currently serves on the National Quality Forum Cancer Standing Committee.   He has published numerous articles focussing on drug shortages, oral chemotherapy adherence, stem cell transplant and biosimilar implementation into the US health care market.

Pediatric Pharmacy
Residency Program Director
Nicole Varner, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS

Dr. Nicole Varner is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and a Clinical Pharmacist in Pediatrics at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy in 2009.

Dr. Varner completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the University of California, San Francisco in 2010 and PGY2 residency in pediatrics at the University of Arizona in 2011. She serves as the program director for the PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

 

Residency Program Coordinator
Leslie Thompson, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS

Dr. Leslie Thompson is a clinical pharmacist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and pediatric residency program coordinator. She completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2001 and a PGY1 in pharmacy practice in 2002 at the University of Arizona.


Pharmacy
Residency Program Director
Jessica DeAngelo, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Dr. Jessica DeAngelo serves as clinical instructor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and a clinical pharmacist in cardiology and internal medicine at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration Degree at Shenandoah University in 2014.  Dr. DeAngelo completed her PGY1 and PGY2 at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy/Banner – University Medical Center Tucson in Health System Pharmacy Administration. She serves as program director for the PGY1 pharmacy residency program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. 


Residency Program Coordinator
Jennifer Baggs, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP

Dr. Jennifer Baggs is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and a clinical pharmacist in critical care and nutrition support at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in 2009.

Dr. Baggs completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and PGY2 specialty residency in nutrition support with an emphasis in critical care at the University of Arizona. She serves as a program coordinator for the PGY1 pharmacy residency program at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

 

Katie Johnson, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Katie Johnson is a Clinical Instructor at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and clinical pharmacist in solid organ transplant at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 2011.

Dr. Johnson completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City in 2012. After residency, she practiced as a clinical pharmacist in neurology and internal medicine at The University of Kansas Health System for 4 years. Dr. Johnson then relocated to Tucson, where she now serves as a PGY1 residency program coordinator for Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.


Banner - University Medical Center South
Ambulatory Care
Residency Program Director
Maryam Fazel, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDE

Maryam Fazel, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDE, serves as assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science where she provides didactic education, experiential training, ambulatory clinical services and diabetes education. PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director and clinical pharmacist in diabetes care, Fazel enjoys a dual appointment at Department of Medicine, co-advising Diabetes Education, Prevention and Outreach Commitment to Underserved People program.

Board-certified as a pharmacotherapy specialist and ambulatory care pharmacist, she coordinates adult diabetes self-management education and support at Banner—University Medical Center South Campus. Her publications and many poster presentations address diabetes management and education, interprofessional practice, and medical education.

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Internal Medicine Pharmacy
Residency Program Director
Kateryna Yenina, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Kateryna Yenina is a Clinical Pharmacist in Internal Medicine at Banner – University Medical Center South. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in 2010. Dr. Yenina completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System. She serves as the program director for the PGY2 pharmacy residency program in Internal Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy/Banner – University Medical Center South.


Pharmacy
Residency Program Director
Georgina Rubal-Peace, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Georgina Rubal-Peace is the pharmacy program coordinator at Banner – University Medical Center South. She earned her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Arizona. She serves as the South campus investigational drug pharmacist, student program coordinator and PGY1 pharmacy residency program director.


Northwest Medical Center
Pharmacy
Residency Program Director
Stephen Perona, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Stephen Perona is an Emergency Department Pharmacist at Northwest Medical Center and an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in 2010.

Dr. Perona completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System where he was the recipient of the Resident of the Year Award. He is an active member of the Arizona Pharmacy Association and in 2012 received the association’s Distinguished Young Pharmacist award. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

 

SinfoniaRx Medication Management
Ambulatory Care
Residency Program Director
Jenny Bingham, PharmD, BCACP, CMWA

Jenny Bingham, PharmD, BCACP is the Director of Ambulatory Care Residency Programs & Research at Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC) and a clinical instructor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Arizona. She graduated from the University of Arizona and is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist. Dr. Bingham is also certified in psychiatric pharmacy. In her current role, she serves as president of the TRHC Research Strategy Committee, Residency Program Director of the University of Arizona/SinfoniaRx Medication Management PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program, and Chair of the TRHC Innovations in Adherence Steering Committee.

Throughout her career, Dr. Bingham has supported innovative program development in a variety of settings, including chronic care management, transitions of care, epilepsy, and neuropsychiatric pharmacy. Her passion is advancing the role pharmacists in the telehealth setting. She advocates for telepharmacy as a subject matter expert in the American Epilepsy Society’s Telehealth Task Force Working Group, American Pharmacists Association’s Telehealth Advisory Committee, and the Pharmacy Quality Alliance’s Antidepressant Medication Management Technical Expert Panel.

Dr. Bingham has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts, and held numerous leadership roles in professional organizations. These include serving as Chair of the American Pharmacists Association’s Telehealth Special Interest Group; Chair of the Arizona Pharmacy Association’s Mentor Connection Program; and Pharmacogenomic Program Coordinator, as well as Transition of Care & Telehealth Coordinator at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy Medication Management Center.

Dr. Bingham is the humble recipient of the 2017 Arizona Pharmacy Association’s Exemplary Patient Care Award, 2018 nominee for the American Pharmacists Association Foundation Career Achievement Pinnacle Award, honorable recipient of the 2019 Pharmacy Times Next-Generation Pharmacist® Technology Innovator of the Year Award, and 2020 nominee for the University of Arizona Outstanding Mentor of Graduate & Professional Students Award.

Jenny Bingham's NIH Bibliography


El Rio Health Center
Ambulatory Care
Residency Program Director
Amy Kennedy, PharmD, BCACP

Dr. Kennedy is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and clinical pharmacist at El Rio health center. Before joining the staff at UA, Dr. Kennedy worked as a clinical pharmacist at a health center for the homeless. While there, she provided medication therapy management services, precepted students, and conducted research as part of an interprofessional healthcare team.  

Dr. Kennedy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with her PharmD in 2008.  She completed her community pharmacy practice residency and community participatory research fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010.  

Her scholarship interests include preventive health, the impact of medication adherence on mental health outcomes, the role of therapeutic lifestyle modifications in hypertension management, medication therapy management outcomes, and the pharmacist’s role in caring for the underserved. Dr. Kennedy was recently awarded the ACCP Ambulatory Care PRN seed grant for her project titled “Assessment of Perceptions and Barriers to Therapeutic Lifestyle Modifications in Homeless Patients with Hypertension.”

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Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Pharmacy
Residency Program Director
Juliane Mayette, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Juliane Mayette is the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital. Dr. Mayette earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in 2012, and thereafter completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Scottsdale Healthcare (currently HonorHealth Scottsdale). She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. She serves as the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director for the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy/ Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital program.