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Program Faculty

Doug St. John, PharmD, BCPS, Residency Program Director

Doug is a clinical specialist 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 (EMSOP), Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP), Thomas Jefferson University and Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU). Doug is board certified in pharmacotherapy.

Kim To-Lui, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, Residency Coordinator

Kim is the Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacy specialist at 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. Dr. To 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. She currently serves as the preceptor for Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship for Capital Health’s pharmacy residents and pharmacy students from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Daniel T. Abazia, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS, Associate Director of Pharmacy

Daniel is board certified in pharmacotherapy and a certified professional in patient safety (CPPS). He is currently associate director of Pharmacy at Capital Health and adjunct clinical associate professor at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy – Rutgers University. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in 2005 and completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA in 2006. Since that time, he has held clinical, academic, and health system management pharmacy positions on the East Coast and Midwest. He currently serves as the president-elect of the New Jersey Society of Health-System Pharmacists (NJSHP). He also is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP) and American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). Daniel’s areas of research and professional interest include formulary management, medication safety, pain management, palliative care, hematology/oncology, and nephrology.

Theresa M. Catalano, MS, RPh, Pharmacy Manager

Theresa obtained her Bachelor of Science in pharmacy and Master of Science in hospital pharmacy administration from St. John’s University, Queens, NY. She completed a PGY-1 ASHP Accredited Residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY. 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.

Uzoamaka Atuegwu, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, Clinical Pharmacist Coordinator

Uzoamaka earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buffalo, NY. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse, NY and a teaching certificate program from St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY in 2013. She has varied experiences in pharmacy and has held various clinical pharmacist positions since then. She is currently the clinical pharmacist coordinator at Capital Health and is board certified in pharmacotherapy and critical care. She is an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Uzoamaka’s areas of professional interest include clinical pharmacy service management, critical care and ambulatory care.

Chester Lau, MS is retiring in January 2020 from the director of Pharmacy position at Capital Health. He has been a director at various hospitals in New Jersey since 1980. Chester initiated the Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY-1) at Capital Health in 2011 and served as the leadership preceptor.

 

Faculty

 

Michelle Drzewiecka, PharmD, BCPS, BCCC is an emergency medicine clinical pharmacist at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell. She 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 and a Teaching Certificate Program at Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Dr. Drzewiecka is board certified in pharmacotherapy and critical care. She currently serves as the emergency medicine preceptor for the pharmacy residency program as well as for students from Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy.

Shauna Camacho, PharmD, CPHIMS, BCPS is the pharmacy I.S. administrator 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 with a focus on pharmacy informatics beginning in 2009. Dr. Camacho is an active member of ASHP and HIMSS and received her Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems credentials in 2016. Dr. Camacho serves as the preceptor for the Informatics rotation at Capital Health.

Jillian Cavallari, PharmD, 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 Residency at Capital Health Regional Medical Center, followed by a PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, in conjunction with Rutgers University. Jillian also completed a teaching and learning certificate program through Rutgers University. She currently serves as the emergency medicine preceptor for the residency program as well as for students from Rutgers University.

Muhammad Effendi, PharmD, BCCCP is the Neurocritical Care Pharmacy Specialist at Capital Health Regional Medical Center. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from LIU Pharmacy in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Effendi went on to complete his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY-2 in Critical Care at Yale New Haven Hospital. During residency training, he obtained his teaching certificate through the University of Connecticut. Upon completion of residency training, Dr. Effendi joined the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey where he serves as clinical assistant professor. He currently serves as the critical care preceptor for the residency program as well as for pharmacy students from Rutgers University. He is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and Neurocritical Care Society. His research interests include neurocritical care; pain, agitation, delirium in the ICU; alcohol withdrawal; antimicrobial stewardship; and anticoagulation.

Jake Zamrzycki, PharmD, BCPS is currently a preceptor for the pharmacotherapy rotation at Capital Health. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, New York. After graduating, he completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Inspira Medical Center in Vineland, NJ and a teaching certificate program with the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He works as a staff pharmacist at Capital Health, splitting his time between the central pharmacy and the decentralized position in the Trauma/Medical Intensive Care Unit. Jake’s areas of interest include infectious disease and critical care medicine.

Swati Jain, PharmD, MS currently serves as the neonatal ICU/pediatrics preceptor for the residency program. Swati earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy and completed her internship through St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Upon graduation, she completed a PGY-1 in Pediatrics at Texas Children's Hospital. During this time, she also completed a teaching certificate program through The University of Houston College of Pharmacy. Swati is an active member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Her research interests include infectious diseases and pharmacokinetics.