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Current Residency Preceptors

Amber Chiplinski, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Amber Chiplinski is the Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator for Meritus Medical Center and The PGY-1 Residency Program Director. She is a graduate of the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy with a doctorate in pharmacy. Dr. Chiplinski completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and achieved board certification in pharmacotherapy. She also holds certificates in advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support. Prior to becoming the Clinical Coordinator at Meritus Medical Center, she worked as the Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Meritus. Prior to joining Meritus Medical Center, Dr. Chiplinski worked in academics and clinically in a private critical care practice. Her areas of interest include infectious diseases, critical care, septic shock and substance abuse.

Amber Chiplinski, Pharm.D., BCPS

Michael R. Staley, Pharm.D.

Dr. Michael Staley is the Director of Pharmacy Services for Meritus Medical Center. He has served in a leadership and administrative role at Meritus for almost 4 years as both an Operations Manager and as and as Director. During that time Dr. Staley has also served in other ancillary leadership roles across Trivergent Health Alliance such as Interim Director of Pharmacy Services at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Prior to that he worked as a clinical and staff pharmacist at Meritus Medical Center and Western Maryland Hospital Center. In addition to hospital pharmacy Dr. Staley teaches pathophysiology and pharmacology for Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Towson University at USMH Hagerstown. Dr. Staley is committed to the expansion and development of pharmacy services to improve patient outcomes and access to care.

Katelyn Andrews, Pharm.D

Dr. Katelyn Andrews is the emergency department clinical pharmacist for Meritus Medical Center. She is a graduate of the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy with a doctorate in pharmacy. Dr. Andrews completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Meritus Medical Center. She also completed a Teaching Certificate Program at Shenandoah University and holds certificates in advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support. Her areas of interest include infectious diseases, critical care, and toxicology. Dr. Andrews is the preceptor for the emergency medicine rotation.

Julie Shupp, RPh

Shawn Boland, Pharm.D., MS

Jeanette Dean, BS, Pharm.D., MHMS

Dr. Jeanette Dean is the Medication Safety Officer for Meritus Medical Center. She is a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a doctorate in pharmacy. Jeanette is currently working on the certificate for Antibiotic Stewardship for Acute Care. She recently completed her Masters degree in Healthcare Management for Sustainability at Wilson College. During this program she earned a Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt certification. She also obtained a certificate in Medication Therapy Management (MTM). Prior to joining Meritus Medical Center, Dr. Dean served in leadership roles over the last nine years as an operations manager and Director of Pharmacy. Her areas of interest include medication safety, antibiotic stewardship, lean methodologies, and medication therapy management.

Cassandra Clevenger, Pharm.D, BCGP

Dr. Cassandra Clevenger is the outpatient care management / medication therapy management pharmacist for Meritus Medical Center. She received her doctorate in pharmacy from West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va. Prior to her new role as the outpatient clinical pharmacist, Cassandra completed three years of inpatient pharmacy practice rotating through the various clinical and staff pharmacist positions at Meritus Medical Center. Dr. Clevenger is the preceptor for the outpatient care rotation.

Amanda Staubs, Pharm.D., BCPS
Charles Downs, Pharm.D.

Charles Downs, Pharm.D.

Dr. Charles Downs is the informatics pharmacist for the Meritus Medical Center. He received both his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy and his doctorate of pharmacy from the University of Maryland. He has worked with Meditech since the hospital adopted it and has been active in the Meditech users group over the years, serving as international peer group leader in 2000. He also serves on the Meditech pharmacy advisory committee and has also served as a member of the ASHP informatics SAG. Dr. Downs is the preceptor for the pharmacy informatics rotation.

Bobbi Hilker, Pharm.D., CACP, BCPS

Dr. Bobbi Hilker is the anticoagulation pharmacy specialist for Meritus Medical Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. After moving back to Maryland, she went on to earn her doctorate of pharmacy from the University of Maryland. Dr. Hilker is a certified anticoagulation provider and is the preceptor for the unit-based pharmacist rotation.

Bobbi Hilker, Pharm.D., CACP

Deirdre Jones, Pharm.D., BCNSP

Deirdre Jones, Pharm.D., BCNSP

Dr. Deirdre Jones is a clinical staff pharmacist at Meritus Medical Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. She then completed a PGY1 residency at the John Dempsy Hospital in Farmington, Conn. Afterwards, she completed her doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Florida in Gainsville, Fla., and worked for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children in Orlando, Fla. Dr. Jones is a board-certified nutrition support pharmacist. Her areas of subspecialty include nutrition support and pediatrics. Dr. Jones is the preceptor for pediatrics and nutritional support rotations.

Julie Shupp, RPh, BCOP

Julie Shupp is the oncology pharmacist at Meritus Health's John Marsh Cancer Center. Julie received her Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Prior to her current position, she worked at Meritus Medical Center in the inpatient pharmacy. She is currently pursuing her board certification in oncology. Mrs. Shupp is the preceptor for the chemotherapy rotation.

Julie Shupp, RPh
Charles Downs, Pharm.D.

Amber Oakes, PharmD

Dr. Amber Oakes is a Clinical Pharmacist at Meritus Medical Center. She is in charge of the TheraDoc clinical monitoring and documentation program used by the pharmacy department, and is affiliated with the order set committee. She did her undergraduate studies at Gannon University (Erie, PA), and completed her PharmD program through Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy (Pittsburgh, PA). Dr. Oakes then completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency as one of the first of two residents through the program affiliated with King's Daughters Medical Center (Ashland, KY) and Marshall University School of Pharmacy (Huntington, WV). She also completed a teaching certificate program through Marshall, where she taught several lectures at the School of Pharmacy. Prior to securing her position as a pharmacist, Dr. Oakes worked as a technician/intern at CVS Pharmacy for eight years. Her areas of interest include transitions of care, internal medicine, anticoagulation, and infectious disease.

Regina Hebert, PharmD

Dr. Regina Hebert is a Clinical Pharmacist at Meritus Medical Center. She is a graduate of the St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Pharmacy with a doctorate in pharmacy. Dr. Hebert completed her PGYI pharmacy practice residency at Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York. Her areas of interest include internal medicine, cardiology and infectious disease.

Regina Hebert, PharmD
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