PGY1 Residency Preceptors

Madeline Acquilano, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Madeline Acquilano is a 2019 graduate from MCPHS University in Boston Massachusetts. After completion of her doctorate program, she completed her post graduate residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport Connecticut. Dr. Acquilano joined Hartford Hospital following residency and is now a clinical staff pharmacist with interests in internal medicine and transitions of care.  She serves as a resident preceptor for internal medicine and staffing rotations. Dr. Acquilano started a pharmacy blog called "The Luxe Pharmacist" in 2018, where she advocates for the profession of pharmacy and helps serve as a mentor and role model for others in healthcare. You can find her on various social media platforms and on her blog at theluxepharmacist.com


Paul J. Badore, PharmD

Decentralized Pharmacist with focus on cardiothoracic surgery (CTS), Department of Pharmacy Services. Dr. Badore received his BS in Pharmacy at SUNY Buffalo, and PharmD at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He serves as a residency preceptor for the Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU, and for longitudinal central pharmacy; and for APPE students from University of Connecticut, University of Saint Joseph, and University of Rhode Island.


Lynette A. Badu, PharmD, MBA, BCOP, BCPS

Oncology Pharmacist Specialist - Quality Assurance
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

PharmD - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
MBA - University of Connecticut School of Business

Dr. Lynette A. Badu is a 2014 graduate from MCPHS University-Boston, MA. After completion of her doctorate program, she completed her post graduate residency at Howard University Hospital where her foundation of pharmacy practice was solidified through various clinical rotations in addition to the pursuit of her clinical interest in oncology/hematology. From there, she worked for a year as a clinical oncology pharmacist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, specifically in the Weinberg Oncology Department. In 2016, Dr. Badu joined Hartford Hospital as an oncology pharmacist where she oversees the daily administration, checking, and monitoring of all chemotherapy agents in the inpatient oncology unit in addition to the hospital’s outpatient cancer center. She has been involved in various workgroups and projects helping to optimize positive patient outcomes in the oncology setting as well precepting students and residents’ journal clubs and Journal of CT Medicine articles. Dr. Badu recently transitioned into her new role as an oncology specialist in quality assurance where she works with key stakeholders within the Cancer Institute to establish best practices, identify and develop opportunities for clinical improvement and lastly, support the Oncology Pharmacy and Therapeutics Council through development of drug monographs, organizing pharmacy projects, and leading group discussion on clinical updates. She serves as one of the preceptors for the oncology elective rotation as well as a resident mentor and CE preceptor.


Anastasia Bilinskaya, PharmD

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Anastasia Bilinskaya received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut and completed her post-graduate pharmacy practice residency and specialty training in infectious diseases at Hartford Hospital. She is now an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist for Hartford HealthCare and assists with antimicrobial stewardship at Hartford Hospital, Backus Hospital, Windham Hospital, and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. Dr. Bilinskaya is actively involved in research and precepting students, PGY1 and PGY2 residents. Her research and clinical interests include implementation of antimicrobial stewardship initiatives, treatment of infections in immunocompromised hosts (i.e. HIV, transplant, oncology), treatment of infections caused by multidrug resistant gram-negative bacteria, and management of HIV/AIDS.


Jon D. Blazawski, PharmD, BCOP

Oncology Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Jon D. Blazawski began as a Psychiatric Pharmacist at CT Valley Hospital in Middletown, CT before completing a general ASHP accredited PGY1 residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jon was a pharmacist at Hospital of Central CT from 2014-2018 where he precepted IPPE and APPE Institutional rotations in addition to serving as Oncology Residency Preceptor. In 2017, he was awarded USJ’s 2017 Preceptor of the Year. In 2019, he practiced at the Helen and Harry Grey Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital. Jon is currently the primary Oncology Pharmacist for HHC's new infusion center in Manchester, CT where he precepts Oncology APPEs and Residents.


Alyssa Boutin, PharmD, BCOP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Ambulatory Oncology

Department of Pharmacy Services

Dr. Alyssa Boutin works to optimize pharmaceutical care of hematology and oncology patients in the Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute. She initiated Hartford Healthcare’s first oral oncolytic program. She provides initial counseling and follow-up monitoring among other responsibilities. She is also involved with the multidisciplinary Geriatric Oncology program. She received her PharmD through UConn and completed her ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital. She was a staff pharmacist and then an oncology pharmacist at Hartford Hospital prior to transitioning to her current role. She serves as a residency preceptor for the Ambulatory Oncology elective experience.


Douglas Buckheit, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist

Dr. Douglas Buckheit received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut in 2019, after which he completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Hartford Hospital. He then stayed on as a staff pharmacist, rounding in multiple inpatient units including in the Neuro-Trauma ICU. Dr. Buckheit serves as a preceptor for the longitudinal central pharmacy experience, as well as assisting in precepting for the Neuro ICU rotation. 


Jennifer E. Callaghan, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist - Cardiology
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

PharmD - Rutgers University

Dr. Jennifer Callaghan works as a staff pharmacist providing clinical pharmacy coverage for the cardiac ICU and other cardiology units in the hospital. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Rutgers University and then went on to complete a general practice residency at Christiana Health Care System in Newark, DE. Dr. Callaghan co-created the Alaris smart pump drug library at Hartford Healthcare, co-precepts the teaching & learning program, and serves as the preceptor for the cardiology experience for the residency program.


Anna Cantin, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Neurosciences
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Anna Cantin received her PharmD degree from the University of Connecticut in 2009. She completed her ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona where she stayed on as a clinical pharmacist. She joined Hartford Hospital in 2011, since then she has primarily focused her pharmacy practice in neurology and neuro-critical care. Dr. Cantin has been a residency preceptor for the Neuro ICU since 2013. She also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy by offering a Neuro ICU APPE rotation. Dr. Cantin was recently appointed as clinical pharmacy specialist for the Neurosciences Institute for which she provides pharmacy related support to the institute and its many clinical, academic, research and growth initiatives.


Bethany Carrington, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Bethany Carrington received her PharmD degree from the University of Connecticut in 2019. She completed her PGY-1 ASHP Accredited Residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine in 2020. She primarily works as a staff pharmacist in one of the two medical intensive care units, focusing on critical care and rounding with the medical teaching service. She serves as a residency preceptor for central training and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences. 


Jasmine Chen, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Jasmine Chen works as an oncology pharmacist. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Connecticut and completed her PGY-1 residency at Hartford Hospital during 2018-19. Jasmine has precepted students and residents in general medicine, and will now be transitioning into precepting for oncology


Corinne Consolini, PharmD, BCACP

Transitions of Care - HHC Community Pharmacy
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration
University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy

BS - Saint Michael’s College
PharmD - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Corinne Consolini is a clinical faculty member at the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy. She completed a community pharmacy-focused PGY1 residency with CVS/Caremark in Woonsocket, RI and became board certified in Ambulatory Care in 2019. She maintains a practice site in the Hartford Healthcare Community Pharmacy where she precepts both pharmacy students and PGY1 residents in Transitions of Care experiences.


Casey Dempsey, PharmD, BCIDP

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

PharmD - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Casey Dempsey received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from MCPHS University in Boston, MA. She completed her PGY1 residency training at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston, TX and her PGY2 training in infectious diseases with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and Cardinal Health. Dr. Dempsey joined Hartford Health Care in 2018 at MidState Medical Center and later transitioned to Hartford Hospital. She is now an infectious diseases clinical pharmacist for the Hartford Healthcare system. She serves as one of the preceptors for the infectious diseases residency rotation. Dr. Dempsey also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy by offering an infectious diseases APPE rotation.


Jennifer Denardis-Rosa, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist - Medicine
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Jennifer Denardis-Rosa works as a pharmacist on the general medicine floors and rounds with the medicine teaching teams. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut, and completed her PGY1 residency at St. Raphael Hospital. She serves as a residency preceptor for the general medicine experience.


Minh Do, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Minh Do works in various areas at Hartford Hospital: primarily in the neuro ICU, Bone & Joint Institute, general medicine, and pain management. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy at University of Connecticut and completed his PGY1 residency as the inaugural resident at Backus Hospital. He is currently a preceptor in training.


Caitlyn Fraielli, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS

Critical Care Specialist – MICU
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - University of Rhode Island

Dr. Caitlyn Fraielli works as a critical care specialist in the medical intensive care unit, focusing on critical care and pulmonary medicine. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island, and completed her PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital 2014-2015. Upon graduation, Dr. Fraielli worked at Rhode Island Hospital in the trauma intensive care unit and central pharmacy before coming back to Hartford Hospital. She serves as a residency preceptor for the medical intensive care unit, as well as preceptor for longitudinal projects.


Danielle Fry, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist - Surgical ICU
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Danielle Fry works as a staff pharmacist in the Bone and Joint Institute and previously worked in the surgical intensive care unit. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut, and completed her PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital. Danielle has extensive experience with the Alaris intravenous pumps and the pump library and serves as a residency preceptor central training and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences.


Jennifer E. Girotto, PharmD, BCPPS, BCIDP

Co-Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
Connecticut Children’s

BS, PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Jennifer E. Girotto is clinical faculty at the University of Connecticut, director of the Infectious Disease Residency Program, and co-director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Connecticut Children's. She precepts the Pediatric Infectious Diseases rotational experience that includes pediatric patients throughout the hospital, including intensive care and medical/surgical patients.


Allison Gorseth, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD – Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Allison Gorseth works a staff pharmacist covering a variety of clinical assignments based on staffing needs including the Neuro ICU and ED.  She received her Doctor of Pharmacy and Minor in Public Health at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences then completed her PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital from 2020-2021. Her research and clinical interests include pharmacological interventions for opioid addiction and pharmacist participation in code response.  Allison currently acts as a co-preceptor for PGY1 resident longitudinal research projects and continuing education presentations.


Samantha Green, PharmD

Oncology Pharmacist Specialist – Ambulatory Care

Department of Pharmacy Services

Dr. Samantha Green works to optimize and promote rational, safe, evidence-based and cost-effective therapy for hematology and oncology patients in the Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute. She provides initial counseling and follow-up monitoring for patients treated with oral oncologic medications, among other responsibilities. She earned her BS in Biochemistry from Simmons College, PharmD from the University of Saint Joseph, and completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 residency at Hartford Hospital. She was a staff pharmacist and then an oncology pharmacist at Hartford Hospital prior to transitioning to her current role. She serves as a residency preceptor for the Ambulatory Oncology elective experience.


Scott Gould, PharmD, BCOP

Oncology Manager
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Scott Gould joined Hartford Healthcare as the Oncology Pharmacy Manager in August 2017. He completed his PharmD at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 2007. Shortly after graduation, he began his career as a Clinical Oncology Pharmacist at Boston Medical Center (BMC), a large academic center affiliated with Boston University. In 2012, after receiving his pharmacy certification in oncology, he became a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. During this time, Dr. Gould assumed responsibilities that included patient monitoring, infusion operations, staff and student development, and hospital formulary decisions. Additionally, Dr. Gould successfully expanded oncology pharmacy services through the development of BMC’s Specialty Pharmacy and the Oral Oncology Adherence Program, a program where pharmacists monitor patients receiving oral cancer treatments. Dr. Gould continues to have a strong interest in patient adherence and is currently the principle investigator of an ongoing clinical trial. At Hartford HealthCare, Dr. Gould is striving to expand pharmacy services that may deliver impactful and meaningful patient-centered care.


Anisa Grori, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist - MICU
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Anisa Grori works as a staff pharmacist in one of the two medical intensive care units, focusing on critical care and rounding with the medical teaching service. Dr. Grori received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Connecticut. She completed her PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital where she stayed on as a clinical pharmacist. She serves as a residency preceptor for central training and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences.


Christopher Hoang, PharmD, BCPS

Staff Pharmacist - Internal Medicine
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Christopher Hoang works as a clinical pharmacist in internal medicine and rounds with the medicine teaching teams. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut and completed his PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital. He serves as a preceptor for the internal medicine experience.


Laura C. Hobbs, PharmD, BCPS

Inpatient Anticoagulation
Pharmacy Residency Director
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Anticoagulation
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy/University of St. Joseph

BS - Bucknell University
PharmD - Mercer University

Dr. Hobbs works as clinical pharmacy specialist in anticoagulation for Hartford Healthcare. She began her appointment as residency program director April 2006. She currently precepts pharmacy students and residents for inpatient anticoagulation experiences. Her interests include: anticoagulation, pharmacist interventions, medication error prevention, and medication adjustment in renal dysfunction.

Dr. Hobbs received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA and her Pharm.D. from Mercer University in Atlanta, GA. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at The Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, NY. She worked at Appleton Medical Center in Appleton, WI for three years as a clinical pharmacist and Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT for five years as clinical supervisor before coming to Hartford Hospital.

In 2008 Dr. Hobbs received the CSHP award for the Pharmacist of the Year and in 2014 she was awarded the Louis P. Jeffrey award by the Eastern States Conference for Residents and Preceptors in recognition and appreciation for sustained leadership in the training of pharmacy residents. In 2016, she was part of the clinical team of the year involved with substantially reducing VTE events at Hartford Hospital.


Joseph Kuti, PharmD, FIDP

Associate Director, Clinical and Economic Studies
Director of Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development, Hartford Hospital

BS - Rutgers University
PharmD - Rutgers University

Dr. Kuti is Associate Director of Clinical and Economic Studies at the Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Rutgers University, College of Pharmacy in Piscataway, New Jersey.  While completing his doctorate, he served as a clinical pharmacist for the medical and surgical intensive care units at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  He then completed a post-doctorate fellowship in Antibiotic Management and Pharmacoeconomics at Hartford Hospital. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Infectious Disease Society of America, and past-President and honorary Fellow of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists.  Dr Kuti’s primary area of research includes the pharmacokinetics, -dynamics, -economics, and outcomes of antimicrobial therapy in severe infections.  His research has been published in over 200 peer-reviewed papers.


Heather Kutzler, PharmD, BCPS

Solid Organ Transplant Specialist
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Heather Kutzler is the Clinical Transplant Pharmacy Specialist, focusing on the care of kidney, liver, and heart transplant recipients. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut, and completed her PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital. During her residency, she completed multiple experiences in solid organ transplant, including an off-site rotation at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Kutzler also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy by offering a solid organ transplant APPE rotation. Her research and clinical areas of interest include optimization of immunosuppression and post-transplant pain management.


Dayne Laskey, PharmD, DABAT

Clinical Toxicology
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Laskey is a clinical faculty member at the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy. He completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA and a PGY2 fellowship in clinical toxicology with the Georgia Poison Center. In 2014, Dr. Laskey was board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology. He maintains a practice site in the Hartford Hospital Emergency Department where he precepts pharmacy students. Dr. Laskey serves as the preceptor for the PGY1 clinical toxicology elective experience.


Lindsay Latin, PharmD, BCPS

Oncology Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Lindsay Latin received her Doctor of Pharmacy at MCPHS University, and completed per PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital 2014-2015. For the past 4 years, she has worked in the medical intensive care unit where she served as a member of the Hartford Healthcare Critical Care Council. Recently in April 2020, she transitioned to the Oncology Group where she works at the Henry and Harry Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital. She will serve as the primary Oncology Pharmacist at HHC's Avon Infusion Center once it opens. She will participate as a residency preceptor in the Oncology Rotation. In the past she has precepted residents for the medical ICU, central training and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences.


Maureen Lewis, BS

Oncology Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Services

BS - University of Rhode Island

Maureen has worked caring for oncology patients at Hartford Hospital for over fifteen years and has seen the oncology services here grow substantially. She serves as preceptor for the oncology elective.


Kristin Linder, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Program Director
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Kristin E. Linder received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from MCPHS University in Boston, MA and completed her post-graduate pharmacy practice residency and specialty training in infectious diseases at Hartford Hospital. She joined the faculty of Long Island University (Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) as Assistant Clinical Professor in 2016 and served as an infectious diseases clinical specialist at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Linder returned to Hartford HealthCare in the fall of 2017 as an infectious diseases clinical specialist, where she serves as co-chair of the Hartford HealthCare Antimicrobial Stewardship Council and is actively involved in research and precepting residents and students. Her research and clinical interests include implementation of antimicrobial stewardship initiatives, treatment of multi-drug resistance organisms, and treatment of infectious diseases in immunocompromised patients.


Kristen Marti, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist, Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Kristen Marti works as a staff pharmacist currently covering a variety of assignments, including general medicine and critical care units. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut in May 2020 and completed her PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital in June 2021. Kristen is currently a preceptor in training for a resident longitudinal research project.


Matthew Morrison, PharmD, BCPS

Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Matthew Morrison works as a pharmacist in the emergency department. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut, and completed his PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital. He serves as a residency preceptor for research.


Lauren Mullings, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist - Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Lauren Mullings works as a staff pharmacist for general medicine. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and completed her PGY1 residency at the UConn Health Correctional Division. She serves as a preceptor for general medicine.


Chad Nagle, PharmD, BCCCP

Staff Pharmacist-Cardiology
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Chad Nagle works as a pharmacist in the cardiac ICU. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut, and completed his PGY1 residency at St. Raphael Hospital. He serves as a residency preceptor for the cardiology experience.


David Nicolau, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA

Director of Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development, Hartford Hospital

BS - Northeastern University
PharmD - Medical University of South Carolina

After graduating from Northeastern University, he completed a residency in hospital pharmacy at Boston University Medical Center. After receiving his PharmD from the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Nicolau completed a residency in adult internal medicine at the university’s affiliated hospital and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Hartford Hospital.

David Nicolau’s research activities involve a wide range of preclinical drug development studies to assess the in vitro potency, in vivo efficacy and toxicity profiles of novel compounds. He has been a principal investigator for Phase I – IV studies, as well as Investigational New Drug applications. Dr Nicolau is also widely recognized for his efforts focusing on the development of antimicrobial utilization strategies to improve outcomes and reduce the cost of care in the infected patient.

David Nicolau’s investigations are reported in over 700 publications, 500 abstracts and 1,200 local, national or international presentations.


William Nolan, PharmD

Pain Management Specialist
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

PharmD - Northeastern University

Dr. William Nolan works as a pain management specialist at Hartford Hospital. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy. He is responsible for mentoring staff pharmacists, PharmD students, and the pharmacy residents on pain management rotations, managing the Pharmacy Pain Control Service, and providing lectures and in-services to health care providers. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy at Northeastern University and completed his PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital. He went on to complete a PGY2 in Pain Management and Palliative Care at University of California-Davis Medical Center. He received the CSHP Pharmacist of the Year award in 2018.


Addolorata M. Peluso, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP

Geriatric Clinical Pharmacist - Jefferson House

PharmD - Saint John’s University College of Pharmacy

Dr. Addolorata M. Peluso is the embedded Geriatric Clinical Pharmacist at Jefferson House, a 104-bed skilled nursing facility within Hartford HealthCare that cares for short term rehabilitation, long-term care, and palliative care/hospice residents. She is a graduate of Saint John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and completed a PGY1 Practice Residency and a PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacy Residency at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Dr. Peluso is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. She serves as a preceptor for the elective geriatrics experience.


Nicholas Pugliese, PharmD

Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice  

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Pugliese is a 2019 graduate of the University Of Connecticut School Of Pharmacy and he completed his PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital in 2020. After spending about a year in the MICU and backfilling ED, Dr. Pugliese became a full time Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Emergency Medicine. He is an active member of the Critical Care Council, participates as preceptor in research and MUE experiences, and his clinical areas of interest include sedation, alcohol withdrawal management, cardiomyopathies, and management of arrhythmias. He also teaches sedation and pain management in the ICU for nursing staff, surgical/anesthesia/medical and emergency medicine residents, and advanced practitioners. Dr. Pugliese precepts Emergency Medicine for Pharmacy Residents and students and is a preceptor for the longitudinal Teaching and Learning Certificate.


James Rancourt, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Staff Pharmacist - Cardiothoracic ICU
Department of Pharmacy Services

BS - University of Connecticut
PharmD - Kansas University

Dr. Jim Rancourt works as pharmacist focusing on Surgical and medical intensive care. He is board certified in both Pharmacotherapy, and Critical Care. He serves as a preceptor for the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Experience for both residents and students.


Marc Rousseau, RPh, MBA

Pharmacy Operations Manager
Department of Pharmacy Services

RPh - University of Connecticut
MBA - University of Hartford

Marc Rousseau oversees Pharmacy Operations for the hospital and related clinics. He received his BS Pharm degree at the University of Connecticut and his Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Hartford. Marc completed his ASHP accredited residency at Hartford Hospital. He has worked his way through a variety of roles at Hartford Hospital, including central pharmacist, decentralized pharmacist, ambulatory care pharmacist (staff and supervisor) and currently as operations manager.


Lisa Semancik, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist - Medicine/Surgery
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Lisa Semancik works as a clinical pharmacist in the surgical ICU. She also serves as medication safety pharmacist and participates in department and hospital safety committees. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut, and completed her PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital. She serves as a residency preceptor for the surgical ICU, central training and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences.


Diana M. Sobieraj, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS

Academia and Research Advisor
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

PharmD - University of Rhode Island

Dr. Sobieraj is an Associate Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut with an advanced practice experience in internal medicine where she precepts pharmacy students. A graduate of the Hartford Hospital pharmacy residency program, Dr. Sobieraj precepts pharmacy residents in drug literature evaluation, academia, and serves as a research advisor. Dr. Sobieraj's research interests lie in comparative effectiveness research. She has over 40 peer-reviewed publications in such journals as the Journal of American Medical Association, Annals of Internal Medicine, The International Journal of Clinical Practice, Pharmacotherapy, and the American Journal of Pharmacy Education.


Hillary Stamps, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist - Surgical ICU

Department of Pharmacy Services

Dr. Hillary Stamps works as a pharmacist in the surgical intensive care unit.  She received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy from Presbyterian College in South Carolina and completed her PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital in 2020.  Dr. Stamps serves as a preceptor in the Surgical ICU for both residents and APPE students as well as for resident central training and longitudinal pharmacy experiences.  She also teaches sedation, alcohol withdrawal, and pain management in the ICU for both surgical/anesthesia residents and advanced practitioners.


Colleen Teevan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM

Clinical Pharmacy Program Manager

Dr. Colleen Teevan earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut in 2010. She went on to complete her PGY1 Residency at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Indiana and a PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Midwestern University in Chicago. She is board certified in Pharmacotherapy and Critical Care Pharmacy. Dr. Teevan is currently the Pharmacy Clinical Program Manager for Hartford Healthcare. Prior to taking on this role, she was an ICU pharmacist within Hartford Healthcare and started the PGY1 residency program at The Hospital of Central Connecticut. She precepts experiential rotations and delivers didactic lectures in several pharmacotherapy courses. In addition to her clinical interests in critical care, she is passionate about preceptor development and well-being within pharmacy.

In addition to her clinical and educational responsibilities, Dr. Teevan serves on the Board of the CT Society of Health Systems Pharmacists and she is actively involved in the Society of Critical Care Medicine and ASHP.


Fei Wang, M.Sc., PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, NCTTP

Adult Primary Care Practice
Associate Clinical Professor at University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

B.S., M.Sc., PharmD – St. John's University of College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, NY

Dr. Wang completed a PGY2 Residency in Adult Internal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, a fellow of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and a certified tobacco treatment specialist holding a National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice accredited through NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals). Her practice, teaching, and scholarly interests focus on improving gaps of care in the underserved, low-income, and minority populations of Hartford and in promoting the development and integration of pharmacists into innovative healthcare delivery models. Her practice site is located at the Brownstone Ambulatory Care Clinics. Dr. Wang is the recipient of the 2013 University of Connecticut Preceptor of the Year Teaching Award, 2010 and 2011 AACP Wal-Mart Scholar Faculty Mentor award, 2011 Connecticut Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP) Meritorious Achievement Award and 2007 Pharmacist of the Year Awards. She has served as past president of CSHP (2009-10), board member of CSHP (2006-2011), and nationally in numerous ASHP and AACP task-force committees.