Program Faculty

Residency Program Director

Doug St John, Pharm.D, BCPS is a clinical pharmacist at Capital Health and PGY1 Residency Program director. Doug earned a BS degree in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut in 1995 and a Pharm.D degree from Campbell University in 2001. Doug has been a hospital-based clinical pharmacist since 2001. He has practiced at Capital Health since 2005. Doug completed a Teaching Certificate Program from Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in 2014. Doug is a clinical preceptor for students from Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Thomas Jefferson University and Fairleigh Dickerson University.   

   

Director of Pharmacy 

Chester Lau, MS is the director of Pharmacy at Capital Health. He graduated from Rutgers University, College of Pharmacy and received his master degree in Clinical Pharmacy from St. John's University in New York. He has been a director at various hospitals in New Jersey since 1980. Currently, Chester serves as Hospital Pharmacy Practice preceptor for students from Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Thomas Jefferson University and Fairleigh Dickerson University (FDU). His vast interest is to educate the next generation of pharmacy practitioners. Chester initiated the pharmacy residency program (PGY-1) at Capital Health in 2011, the KNIGHT Scholar Program with Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in 2014 and Tenet Scholar program with FDU in 2016. His dedication to education earned the "Preceptor of the Year" award in 2012 from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the recipient of the "Pharmacy Innovation"’ award from New Jersey Pharmaceutical Association in 2015.

 

 

Pharmacy Manager 

Theresa M. Catalano-Christou, MS, RPh, earned her BS degree in pharmacy and MS degree in hospital pharmacy administration from St John’s University in New York. She completed a PGY-1 ASHP Accredited Residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Theresa has practiced in a variety of acute care hospitals in New York and New Jersey and is currently the pharmacy manager at Capital Health Regional Medical Center and Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell. Theresa has been with Capital Health since 1995.

   

Faculty 

Daniel Abazia Pharm.D, BCPS is currently clinical assistant professor at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and a clinical pharmacist in internal medicine at Capital Health Regional Medical Center. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in 2005.

Dr. Abazia completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA in 2006. Since that time, he held both clinical and health system management positions before entering academia in October 2012. He currently serves on the Section Advisory Group on Pain Management and Palliative Care as part of the Section for Ambulatory Care Practitioners of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Additionally, he is president of the Pharmacotherapy Special Interest Group of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Abazia is an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists, serving as the president-elect of the Central Chapter. Lastly, he is board certified in pharmacotherapy by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties and credentialed by the American Society of Pain Educators as a certified pain educator. Areas of Dr. Abazia’s research and professional interest include pain management, palliative care, patient/medication safety, clinical service development, and innovative educational techniques in didactic and experiential settings.

   

Natalie Gofman, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP is a clinical pharmacist specializing in neurosciences, critical care and trauma at Capital Health Regional Medical Center. She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of the Sciences, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and completed her ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA in 2010.

Dr. Gofman has been practicing in critical care since 2010 and serves as the critical care preceptor for the residency program as well as for students from Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and University of the Sciences Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy as well critical care. Her research interests include anticoagulation reversal, neuromuscular blockade, and sedation.

   

Michelle Drzewiecka, Pharm.D, BCPS earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Following graduation, she completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Capital Health Regional Medical Center. Dr. Drzewiecka received her Teaching and Learning Certificate from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and is also a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Dr. Drzewiecka currently works at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell as the Emergency Department pharmacist. 

   

Shauna Camacho, Pharm.D, CPHIMS is the informatics pharmacist at Capital Health. She graduated from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 2007 with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Dr. Camacho has worked for Capital Health since 2002, but moved into the informatics role in 2009. Dr. Camacho is an active member of ASHP and HIMSS and received her certified professional in healthcare information and management systems (CPHIMS) credentials in 2016. Dr. Camacho serves as the preceptor for the informatics rotation at Capital Health.

   

Kim To, PharmD, BCPS, is a clinical pharmacist in the areas of infectious disease and internal medicine with Capital Health. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and worked as a community pharmacist for a year prior to pursuing a residency. Kim then went on to complete a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Temple University Health System, a Teaching Certificate Program through Temple University School of Pharmacy, and a PGY-2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency with MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.  

   

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