Amber Meister, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCCCP

Market Director of Pharmacy

Wesley pharmacy team for over 15 years after completing PGY-1 residency at Wesley. Dr. Meister served as the pharmacy clinical specialist in critical care for Wesley’s medical intensive care unit before accepting a role in pharmacy leadership. Throughout her entire career she has shown a passion for our patients and teaching. She has served as the previous residency program director for the PGY-2 critical care residency; as well as, continues to serve as an adjunct clinical assistant professor for the University of Kansas and a clinical instructor for the Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine-Wichita, University of Kansas Medical Center. She has completed the Wesley Medical Center Leadership Institute. She also completed an ASHP Foundation certificate program in pharmacy critical care traineeship program at the University Hospital of the Health Alliance, Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Meister is ecstatic to lead an innovative group of professionals that are challenging and redefining the profession of pharmacy always keeping the patients at the center of everything.

Education:

PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas

Chris Durham, PharmD, BCPPS

Pediatric Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist

Residency Program Director, PGY1 – Pharmacy, Pediatric Critical Care

Residency Program Director, PGY1 – Pharmacy, Pediatrics

Dr. Durham is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the PGY1 and PGY2 Residency Program Director at Wesley Medical Center. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Creighton University and completed a Pediatric Specialty residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Professional affiliations include the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group and American Society of Health –System Pharmacists. Dr. Durham is also an instructor for Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Interests include critical care pharmacology, traumatic brain injury, renal replacement therapies 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.

Education:

PharmD, Creighton University

Additional Training:

Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri

Brian Gilbert, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCCCP

Residency Program Director, PGY-2 Critical Care; Emergency Department Clinical Specialist

Dr. Gilbert is part of the emergency medicine clinical pharmacy specialist team at Wesley Medical Center. He received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from The University of Florida, and then went on to complete a PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL and a PGY-2 in critical care at Wesley Medical Center. His professional affiliations include the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Neurocortical Care Society. Additionally, he sits on the Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacists Board of Directors where he serves as the Director of Education. He maintains certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, PFCCS, ENLS, and is a certified trainer for the ENLS training program. Dr. Gilbert’s areas of research interest include pharmacist utilization of viscoelastography, anticoagulation reversal, hemodynamics of shock, and traumatic brain injury management.

Education:

PharmD, University of Florida

Additional Training:

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami FL

PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Wesley Medical Center, Wichita KS

Sarah Fogg, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist—Neuro-Medical Unit

Dr. Fogg is the internal medicine clinical pharmacy specialist on Wesley Medical Center’s Neuro-Medical Unit. Graduating from the University of Kansas in 2007, Dr. Fogg completed her PGY1 training at Wesley prior to obtaining her Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy. She now serves as the primary pharmacist on the multidisciplinary hospitalist team, which consists of a dynamic group of hospitalists as well as case-managers and nursing staff. In addition to precepting residents, Dr. Fogg also serves as adjunct clinical assistant professor at the University of Kansas-School of Pharmacy. Professional practice areas of interest include strokes, medication reconciliation and collaborative practice, and fall prevention, for which Dr. Fogg serves as the lead pharmacist on the Fall Prevention Committee at Wesley.

Education:

PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas

Lauren Frasier, PharmD, BCPS

Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Dr. Frasier is the current internal medicine clinical pharmacy specialist on Wesley Medical Center’s trauma/medical floor, as well as the Team Lead Coordinator for Wesley Medical Center’s internal medicine pharmacy team. She works closely with hospitalists, medical residents, as well as the trauma service and participates in the daily IDT rounds. Dr. Frasier has been at Wesley Medical Center since 2012 and is involved with precepting of the ambulatory care rotation through the Pre-Op Clinic at Wesley Medical Center. Some of her further involvements include participating in the hospital-wide Pain Management Committee at Wesley and co-leading the departmental Pharmacy Council among many other activities. Her passions include precepting of pharmacy students and residents, as well as watching the Kansas State University Wildcats (she is an avid fan!). Dr. Frasier completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Wesley Medical Center and stayed on due to the wonderful relationships with physicians and pharmacy staff, and the progressive/active involvement the pharmacy department has with patient care.

Education:

Pre-Pharmacy, Kansas State University; PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas

Kelly Guhr, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Manager, Informatics

Dr. Guhr is Pharmacy Manager, Informatics at Wesley Medical Center. Her primary responsibilities are managing the hospital’s pharmacy, provider order entry, and medication reconciliation drug databases; clinical decision support; and coordinating clinical activities and formulary management. Dr. Guhr has worked at Wesley Medical Center for over 15 years. She provided drug information services and formulary management for her first 10 years, and is still passionate about those areas. Dr. Guhr serves on the P&T Committee as well as HCA Corporate clinical and informatics committees.

Education:

PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

Pharmacy Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Kathy Hall, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Dr. Hall is the Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Wesley Medical Center. Originally from Evergreen Park, IL, Dr. Hall received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency in 2012 and her PGY2 Critical Care Residency in 2013 at Wesley Medical Center. She is currently a member of ASHP and SCCM and is certified in BLS, ACLS, PALS and PFCCS.

Education:

PharmD, Drake University

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Critical Care at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas

Lela Hernandez, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatrics

Dr. Hernandez is the clinical pharmacy specialist for the general pediatrics unit. 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. Hernandez serves as adjunct assistant clinical professor at the schools of pharmacy at the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy, and Creighton University. In addition to providing clinical pharmacy services to pediatric patients, she is actively involved in clinical research, quality improvement projects, and multidisciplinary committees throughout the institution. Her practice interests include nutrition, cystic fibrosis, and infectious diseases.

Education:

BGS, Wichita State University; PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pediatric Specialty Residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri

Stephanie Harding, PharmD, BCPS – AQ ID

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Harding has been serving as the Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist at Wesley Medical Center since 2013. She serves as the primary pharmacist for the infectious diseases consulting physicians, and manages the antimicrobial stewardship program for both Wesley Medical Center and Wesley Woodlawn. Dr. Harding serves on several committees at the hospital, divisional and corporate level including the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Antibiotic Subcommittee, Sepsis Focus Team, and the Continental Division Clinical Group. She is an active member of ACCP, SIDP and IDSA.

Education:

PharmD, Purdue University

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency at University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado

Steven Le, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist

Dr. Le is a Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist at Wesley Medical Center. He received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas in 2010. After which, he completed a PGY1 from Via Christi Health System in Pharmacy Practice. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Le has worked at other health systems including Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, TX as a PICU Generalist. As such, Dr. Le's practice experience spans the length of 10+ years including postgraduate training. Dr. Le's interests include Critical Care, Hematology/Oncology, and Pediatric Critical Care. He is currently a member of ACCP.

Education:

PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Via Christi Hospital, Wichita, KS

Lauren Morton, PharmD, BCPS

Drug Information Specialist

Dr. Morton joined the Wesley Healthcare pharmacy team in 2014 as the Drug Information Clinical Specialist. Dr. Morton completed her doctoral training at the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduation, she went on to complete her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, as well as a PGY2 Drug Information residency at the South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Morton is also board certified as a pharmacotherapy specialist and has received the ISMP/ASHP Medication Safety Certificate. She leads the formulary maintenance and policy review processes, as well as operates the hospital’s drug information center. Her hospital committee involvement includes the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and the Clinical Practice Policy Committee.

Education:

PharmD, Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System; PGY2 Drug Information residency at South University School of Pharmacy, Savannah, Georgia

Tina Nester, PharmD, BCSCP, MBA

Pharmacy Operations Manager

Dr. Nester is the Operations Manager at Wesley Medical Center. She received an Associate of Arts degree in Natural 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 training and experience in Outcomes Research, and has contributed to the medical literature with several studies designed to improve the care of patients. 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 the care of patients.

Education:

AA and MBA, Wichita State University; PharmD, University of Kansas

Joe D. Slechta, PharmD, FASHP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Cardiovascular Diseases

Dr. Slechta has practiced at Wesley Medical Center since 1995. In addition to daily patient care activities, he serves on several interprofessional committees established to improve the care of cardiovascular and stroke patients. His practice interests are in the therapeutics of acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, percutaneous coronary intervention, and anticoagulation.

He has been honored with the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Clinical Preceptor of the Year Award, Wesley Medical Center Pharmacy Residency Mentor of the Year Award, Wesley Medical Center Ambassador Club recognition, Wesley Medical Center Frist Humanitarian Award, an HCA Innovators Award for Financial Impact at the Facility Level, and was recognized as a Fellow of ASHP in 2020.  Dr. Slechta maintains certification in ACLS, BLS, and PALS.

Dr. Slechta is a member of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. He is a member of ASHP and was appointed to chair the Council on Pharmacy Practice in 2018. He has served the Kansas Council of Health-Systems Pharmacy as a District Director and in the President-Elect, President and Immediate Past President roles.  Currently, he serves on the Kansas Board of Pharmacy Continuing Education Committee. In his community, he serves as Commissioner to the Newton/North Newton Planning Commission, is a past president of the Newton Athletic Booster Club and has previously served on the North Newton Parks & Recreation committee.  In his spare time, he treks across Kansas for his kids’ sporting events and helps out on the family farm.

Education:

PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

Anticoagulation Traineeship for Health Care Professionals – University of Oklahoma

Certified Anticoagulation Patient Self-Testing Educator – University of Southern Indiana

Ivy Nispel, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Cardiac Stepdown Unit/Internal Medicine

Dr. Nispel is the internal medicine clinical pharmacy specialist on the Cardiac Stepdown floor. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Wesley Medical Center in 2014 and has since worked in a variety of positions at Wesley Medical Center. She also serves as the WMC Pharmacy Student Coordinator and the coordinator for pre-pharmacy shadowing experiences. Dr. Nispel precepts students and residents on her floor and in the Pre-Op Clinic.

Education:

PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS

Trang Vo, PharmD, BCPS

Neonatal Intensive Care Pharmacy Specialist

Trang is a clinical pharmacy specialist in the neonatal intensive care unit. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas and completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Wesley Medical Center. Professional interests include diabetes and infectious diseases. She is a member of ACCP.

Education:

PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS

Derick Gross, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCOP

Adult Hematology/Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Dr. Gross received his PharmD from KU School of Pharmacy in 2010 and completed his Pharmacy Practice residency at Wesley Medical Center. He then moved to the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY, where he worked inpatient and outpatient oncology. While in Rochester, Dr. Gross earned a Master of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Medical Management from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business. He then relocated to Chicago and began work at Northwestern Medicine where he split his time between inpatient oncology and the outpatient oncology clinics, including time spent with the oncology specialty pharmacy. Dr. Gross returned to Wesley in 2018 as the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Adult Hematology/Oncology.

Education:

PharmD, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy; MS, University of Rochester Simon School of Business

Additional Training:

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas

Joel Huffman, PharmD, BCCCP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Emergency Medicine

Dr. Huffman is an emergency medicine clinical pharmacy specialist practicing throughout Wesley Medical Center’s adult and pediatric emergency department. After graduating from the University of Florida in 2015, he completed his PGY1 training at Johnson City Medical Center in eastern Tennessee and his PGY-2 emergency medicine residency at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. Professional areas of interest include toxicology, resuscitation, and infectious disease. You can find him watching the Florida Gator football team on weekends when he is not working.

Education:

PharmD, The University of Florida

Additional Training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City TN PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy at Mission Hospital, Asheville NC

Heather Hansen, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Medication Safety/Internal Medicine

Heather is a clinical pharmacy specialist who works in a variety of settings including medication safety and internal medicine. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in Human biology prior to completing her Pharm.D. at KU. After pharmacy school, Heather completed her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Wesley Medical Center. In 2015, Heather obtained her BCPS. She is currently a member of ACCP, ASHP, and IHI and certified in BLS, ACLS, and PALS. Her areas of interest include medication safety, medication reconciliation, and all things internal med.

Education:

BA Human Biology, University of Kansas

BS Pharmaceutical Studies, University of Kansas

Pharm.D., University of Kansas

Additional training:

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas

Brandon Koehn, PharmD, BCPS

Internal Medicine Specialist

Dr. Koehn completed his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas in 2014 and PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Wesley Medical Center the following year. He is the current clinical pharmacy specialist at Wesley Woodlawn Hospital and ER, where he manages medication distribution as well as pharmacy clinical services throughout the facility. His areas of interests include cardiology and anticoagulation.

Education:

PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional training:

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas

Tessa Cox, PharmD, BCCCP

Medical Intensive Care Specialist

Dr. Cox is the Medical Intensive Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Wesley Medical Center. She is from the Wichita area and received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency in 2018 and PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency in 2019 at Wesley Medical Center. She is a member of KCHP and SCCM and is certified in ACLS, PALS and PFCCS.

Blade Black, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Internal Medicine

Dr. Black earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas in 2019.  He completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Wesley Medical Center in 2020.  Following his PGY-1 residency, he completed a PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency at the HCA Healthcare Corporate Headquarters and TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN in 2021.  His areas of interest include process improvement, infectious diseases, and transitions of care.  He is currently a member of ASHP and the Wichita Academy of Pharmacists.

Sierra Gentz, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Internal Medicine

Sierra is an internal medicine clinical pharmacy specialist. She graduated from Emporia State University with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry prior to receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in Lawrence, Kansas. After which, she completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency training at Wesley Medical Center. She is currently a member of ASHP and is certified in BLS, ACLS, and PALS.

Christina Brummett, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Overnight Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist

Dr. Brummett is part of the overnight pharmacy team as one of two critical care clinical specialists. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas and completed both her PGY-1 (2019) and PGY-2 in critical care pharmacy (2020) at Wesley Medical Center. Dr. Brummett is board certified in pharmacotherapy and critical care pharmacy and holds certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, PFCCS, ENLS, and AHLS. She is a member of SCCM, KCHP, NCS, ACCP and IDSA.

Dr. Brummett’s passions include providing evidence-based, patient-centered care; aiding underserved populations both domestically and internationally; and teaching and precepting. She frequently volunteers abroad, is a member of the Sedgwick County Medical Reserve Corps, and teaches several topics in a vaccinology course at the University of Nairobi in Kenya.

Education: PharmD, University of Kansas

Additional Training: PGY-1 and PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS