HOPA BCOP Updates Course 2017



Sal Bottiglieri, PharmD BCOP: Dr. Bottiglieri received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Albany College of Pharmacy in 2008. Dr. Bottiglieri completed his pharmacy practice residency in North Carolina at The Moses Cone Health System in Greensboro. He completed his specialty residency in Hematology/Oncology with The University of Kentucky in Lexington. Dr. Bottiglieri currently serves as a Clinical Oncology Pharmacist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. Dr. Bottiglieri provides clinical pharmacy services to the gastrointestinal, head and neck, and endocrine clinics. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he provides lectures and clinical rotations for several colleges of pharmacy in Florida.




Larry Buie, PharmD BCOP FASHP: Dr. Buie received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School Of Pharmacy. Dr. Buie completed a PGY1 and a PGY2 oncology specialty residency at the University of North Carolina Medical Center followed by an academic fellowship in oncology at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Dr. Buie is currently a clinical specialist in leukemia at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and PGY2 adult oncology residency program director. He is board certified in Oncology Pharmacy, is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FASHP), and recently was elected as At-Large Director to the HOPA Board.




Shauna Choi, PharmD BCOP BCPS: Shauna Choi graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with her Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Texas Tech University. She is a board certified oncology pharmacist. Shauna Choi has worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the clinical areas of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Thoracic Head and Neck Medical Oncology, and for the past 11 years in Neuro-Oncology.



Joshua Elder

Joshua Elder, PharmD BCOP BCPS: Dr. Elder graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 2010 and went on to pursue PGY1 and PGY2 residency training at Indiana University Health, specializing in pediatrics during his PGY2 program. He currently serves as the clinical specialist in pediatric hematology/oncology/stem cell transplant at Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, KY. Dr. Elder is the director for the PGY1 pharmacy residency program and the PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency program, one of four oncology residency programs in the country focusing in pediatric oncology.



Evelyn Handel

Evelyn Handel, PharmD BCPS BCOP: Dr. Handel is currently an Oncology Pharmacy Specialist at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network in Philadelphia. Prior to joining NCCN, she was a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, working primarily with the GYN malignancies team in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She also served as adjunct faculty for D’Youville College of Pharmacy and the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy. Previously, Dr. Handel completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital followed by a PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.



Kinjal Rarikh

Kinjal Parikh, PharmD BCOP: Kinjal Parikh graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011 with her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. She completed a post-graduate Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Utah and then continued on to a Hematology and Oncology Pharmacy Residency at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Kinjal is now a clinical pharmacy specialist at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Genitourinary Medical Oncology. Her interests within pharmacy also include precepting, mentorship, and leadership.



Doreen Pon

Doreen Pon, PharmD BCOP BCPS: Dr. Doreen Pon is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA, and Faculty in Residence at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, CA. She is certified by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties in oncology and pharmacotherapy and her practice interests include leukemia, lymphoma, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, oncology supportive care, and pain management.



Sarah Schmidt

Sarah Schmidt, PharmD BCPS BCOP: Sarah Schmidt earned her PharmD from the University of Oklahoma. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and PGY2 Oncology residency at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. She is currently the inpatient and outpatient BMT pharmacist at OU Medical Center and the Stephenson Cancer Center as well as faculty at the University of Oklahoma, College of Pharmacy.



Kathryn Schultz

Kathryn Schultz, PharmD BCPS BCOP: Dr. Schultz received her PharmD from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, completed her PGY1 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and her hematology/oncology PGY2 residency at University of Michigan. She is currently a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and the Inpatient Oncology Pharmacy Supervisor at Rush. She also lectures at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, and Rush University Medical School. She is actively involved in the Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacists (ICHP) as the Director of Government Affairs, past-president of Northern Illinois Society of Health-System Pharmacists (NISHP), and treasurer-elect of ICHP.



Milena Wong

Milena Wong, PharmD BCOP: Dr. Wong is a clinical pharmacy specialist in the Division of Pharmacy at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Her responsibilities include collaborating with the medical oncology multidisciplinary team focused on patients with thoracic and head and neck cancers. She received both her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Florida. She completed her pharmacy practice residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, New York, NY, and PGY-2 hematology/oncology pharmacy residency at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven in New Haven, CT.