Residency Preceptors

Jamie Anderson, PharmD

Dr. Anderson is the anticoagulation pharmacy specialist at Wesley Medical Center. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas and has practiced at Wesley since 2001. She completed the Anticoagulation Therapy Management Certification from University of Southern Indiana in 2003. She is currently a member of ASHP, certified in ACLS and serves on numerous committees throughout the hospital.

Joanne Applegate, RPh BCNSP

Ms Applegate is the Nutrition Support Pharmacist at Wesley Medical Center. She received her pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas. She completed a rotation in the Preceptorship in Nutrition Support at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. Her previous positions at WMC include supervisor of centralized pharmacy services, clinical coordinator of metabolic suppport service, and investigational/research pharmacist. Joanne is a member of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) and has been Board Certified in Nutrition Support since 1994.

Jack Bond, MHS, PharmD

Mr. Bond is the director of the Pharmacy Department. He received his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Kansas, and master's of health care science from Wichita State University. Prior to becoming director of pharmacy, he served as a manager in the department for many years, developing nationally recognized programs and services. He is particularly known for developing and optimizing technology and automation in the practice of hospital pharmacy, contributing to safe medication therapy for patients. Being able to leverage technology and automation has also allowed the Pharmacy Department to direct resources to enhance the provision of clinical pharmacy services.

Mandelin Cooper, PharmD, BCPS

Mandelin Cooper is the infectious diseases clinical pharmacist. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Houston. She completed her pharmacy practice residency at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia and her specialty residency in infectious diseases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Cooper is a member of ACCP, MAD-ID and Infectious Diseases Society of America, and serves on many committees throughout the hospital and HCA. In addition, she is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor with The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Her practice interests include antibiotic stewardship and bacterial resistance.

Chris Durham, PharmD

Dr. Durham is the pediatric clinical pharmacy specialist. He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from Creighton University and completed a pediatric specialty residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. He is the Residency Program Director for the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Critical Care Residency. His memberships and certifications include SCCM, PPAG, ASHP and PALS and PFCCS instructor. Interests include critical care pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and toxicology. Dr. Durham is also a volunteer faculty member for the University of Kansas School of Medicine and participates in the education of pediatric medical residents via a pediatric pharmacology rotation.

Leslie Eidem, PharmD

Dr. Eidem is the Pharmacy Manager for Pediatric and Women’s services, Sterile Products, Informatics, Medication Safety, and Regulatory Affairs. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas. In addition, Dr. Eidem completed a Patient Safety Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a member of ASHP and AMIA and serves on HCA’s Medication Management Committee as well as the Medication Safety task force.

Sarah Fogg, PharmD

Dr. Fogg is the hospital medicine clinical pharmacist. She received her doctor of pharmacy from the University of Kansas in 2007 and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Wesley Medical Center. She participates in daily interdisciplinary rounds with the hospitalist team, oversees the medication management for acute stroke and internal medicine patients, and serves as a preceptor to pharmacy students and residents. Dr. Fogg has a particular interest in medication reconciliation and falls prevention. She is currently a member of ACCP and is certified in both ACLS and PALS.

Lela Fung, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Fung is the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit clinical pharmacy specialist. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas and completed a pediatric specialty residency at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Fung serves as adjunct assistant clinical professor at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy. Her professional affiliations include Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the Society for Pediatric Sedation. Her practice interests include nutrition and infectious diseases.

Lynda Gass, PharmD

Dr. Gass is a pediatric clinical pharmacy specialist in general pediatrics. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas and has been affiliated as a pharmacy preceptor with the University of Kansas. Daily activities for Dr. Gass include daily, family-centered rounds with the pediatric hospitalist team at Wesley. Interests include infectious disease, pediatric oncology and patient and family education. Dr. Gass is currently a member of ASHP and is certified in ACLS, PFCCS and PALS.

Kelly Guhr, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Guhr is the drug information and formulary management specialist. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Daily activities for Dr. Guhr include answering drug information requests from a variety of practitioners including nurses, physicians, and other pharmacists; providing formulary management support, policy and procedure development, clinical decision support oversight and expertise; and developing pre-printed orders, pathways, and protocols.

Allie Harshberger, PharmD

Dr. Harshberger is a clinical pharmacy specialist, with a primary focus in the orthopedic and trauma population. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from Drake University and completed her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Wesley Medical Center. Areas of interest include trauma, cardiology, and psychiatry. She is currently a member of the Wichita Academy of Pharmacists, ASHP, APhA, and Lambda Kappa Sigma.

Joan Kramer, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Kramer is the clinical research specialist at Wesley Medical Center. Dr. Kramer completed her doctor of pharmacy degree at the University of Kansas and an ASHP-accredited primary care residency at the James A. Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tampa, Fla. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Prior to joining Wesley, Dr. Kramer worked as a clinical pharmacist in solid organ transplant for three years and in transplant/oncology for two years. Her past research includes patient compliance with immunosuppressive medications, pharmacokinetic studies of mycophenolate mofetil and influenza vaccine dosing. Dr. Kramer’s current areas of research and systems development include medication reconciliation and long term care medication management. Wesley Medical Center has received two grant awards over the past 9 years to study medication reconciliation. The Kramer and colleagues 2007 Am J Health Syst Pharm publication received the ASHP 2008 Award for Innovation in Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Kramer precepts pharmacy students in the Pre-op Clinic and offers preceptorship and Research/Grantsmanship rotations for pharmacy practice residents. She is a member of KSHP and ASHP, and served as U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Patient Safety and Pharmacy Services Collaborative (PSPC) Region 7 Coach from September 2011 to September 2012.

Marwa Khamis, PharmD

Dr. Khamis is a clinical pharmacy specialist with a focus in internal medicine and general cardiology. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas in 2009 and completed her PGY-1 residency at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton, California. Before joining Wesley Medical Center, she worked with the Sutter Hospital system. She is currently working on her teaching ceritification through the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. She is a member of ASHP and ACCP and is certified in ACLS.

Steven Le, PharmD

Steven Le is an internal medicine clinical pharmacist at the Galichia campus. After completing his PharmD degree at University of Kansas, he continued on to complete a PGY1 residency from Via Christi Health System. In addition to clinical monitoring of patients, his daily responsibilities include pharmacy operations. Steven is actively involved in committees on the Galichia campus.

Carolyn Mayle, PharmD

Carolyn Mayle is an internal medicine clinical pharmacist. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas and then completed her PGY-1 residency at Wesley Medical Center. Her daily activities include clinical monitoring as well as operational/distributional activities at the Galichia Campus of Wesley Medical Center. She is currently a member of ASHP and participates in committees at Galichia.

Amber Meister, PharmD

Dr. Meister is the Medical Intensive Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Wesley Medical Center. She received her doctor of pharmacy from the University of Kansas and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Wesley Medical Center. She has also completed an ASHP critical care traineeship in 2006. Interests include critical care and emergency medicine. She is currently a member of ASHP and is certified in both ACLS and PALS.

David Moran, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Moran is the trauma and critical care specialist at Wesley Medical Center. He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas and is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Dr. Moran is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, as well as several other professional organizations. He has adjunct appointments with the University of Kansas, Newman University, and Creighton University. Dr. Moran provides specialized clinical pharmacy services to the Emergency Department, Trauma Services, and Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Wesley. He participates in multidisciplinary committees, assists in the development of treatment protocols, and provides education to health care professionals. Dr. Moran is the chairman of the Pharmacy Committee of the Metropolitan Medical Response System and South Central Kansas Hospital Bioterrorism system. He has been elected a Wesley Ambassador, and was a finalist for the HCA Frist Humanitarian Award.

Tina Nester, PharmD

Dr. Nester is the pharmacy informatics and nutrition specialist. She received an associate of arts degree in sciences and mathematics from Wichita State University and doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas. Dr. Nester is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, as well as several other professional organizations. Dr. Nester has an adjunct appointment at Wichita State University teaching physician assistant students. Dr. Nester has training and experience in outcomes research, and has contributed to the medical literature with several studies designed to improve patient care. One area of particular expertise where Dr. Nester has served as a pioneer is in improving medication reconciliation, which is now recognized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and JCAHO for its importance in improving patient care.

Bob Ragan, MHS, RPh

Mr. Ragan is the pharmacy manager over the internal medicine team, technician program, and automation at Wesley. He completed his pharmacy training at the University of Kansas and earned a master's of health care science from Wichita State University. He has been with Wesley for over 20 years. Mr. Ragan is also an adjunct faculty member with Newman University in Wichita. He is known nationally for his pioneering efforts in the use of automation and computerization in hospital pharmacy.

Brandon Schminke, PharmD

Dr. Schminke is an internal medicine clinical pharmacy specialist. He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas in 2006 and completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Wesley Medical Center in 2007. He provides clinical pharmacy coverage for many areas of the hospital. He is currently a member of ASHP, ASCP, and multiple committees throughout the hospital.

Joe D. Slechta, PharmD

Dr. Slechta is the cardiovascular diseases clinical pharmacist. He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas and has practiced at Wesley since 1995. Dr. Slechta is a member of ASHP, KPhA, and serves on the Clinical Cardiology and Cardiopulmonary, Perioperative and Critical Care Councils of the American Heart Association. He has completed an anticoagulation traineeship and is certified as an ACLS provider. Dr. Slechta’s practice interests are in the therapeutics of myocardial infarction, heart failure, percutaneous coronary intervention, and anticoagulation therapy.