PGY-1 Residency Preceptors

Lynette A. Badu, PharmD, BCPS

Oncology Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice

PharmD – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Dr. Lynette A. Badu is a 2014 graduate from MCPHS University located in 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 Healthcare as an oncology pharmacist where she currently 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. Additionally, Dr. Badu recently became board certified in oncology and is completing her Master’s in Business Administration from UConn School of Business with a focus on management with the goal of transitioning into a leadership role by next year.


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 and then completed 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. He was awarded USJ’s 2017 Preceptor of the Year and currently practices at the Helen and Harry Grey Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital. Jon will be the primary Oncology Pharmacist for HHC's new infusion center in Manchester, CT.


Alyssa Boutin, PharmD

Ambulatory Oncology Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD – University of Connecticut

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.


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 and serves as the preceptor for the cardiology experience for the residency program.


Anna Cantin, PharmD

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

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Anna Cantin oversees clinical pharmacy coverage for the Neuro ICU, step-down and epilepsy units. Dr. Cantin received her PharmD degree from the University of Connecticut. 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. She serves as a residency preceptor for the Neuro ICU, the central training and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences. Dr. Cantin 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.


Jasmine Chen, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Jasmine Chen currently works as a pharmacist focusing on general medicine. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Connecticut and completed her PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital 2018-19. She will be transitioning to primarily oncology assignment over the next several months.


Corinne Consolini, PharmD

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, Worcester MA

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

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA

Dr. Casey Dempsey received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from MCPHS University in Boston, MA. She completed her PGY1 residency at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston, TX and her PGY2 in infectious diseases with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy & Cardinal Health. Dr. Dempsey join Hartford Health Care in 2018 at Midstate Medical Center and later transitioned to Hartford Hospital. She is now an infectious diseases clinical pharmacists for the Hartford Healthcare system. She serves as one of the preceptors for the infectious diseases residency 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.


Caitlyn Fraielli, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist – MICU
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD – University of Rhode Island

Dr. Caitlyn Fraielli works as a pharmacist 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, central training, and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences.


Richard Gannon, PharmD

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

BS - University of Connecticut
PharmD - Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science

Dr. Richard Gannon has been seeing inpatients with pain management problems at Hartford Hospital for over 35 years. 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 throughout the Hartford Health Care System and the surrounding region.

Dr. Gannon received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He completed a general Pharmacy Practice Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award and Dennis Chapron Preceptor of the Year Award from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, the Paul G. Pierpaoli Award by the Connecticut Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award, and the Distinguished Service Award from Hartford Hospital.


Jennifer E. Girotto, PharmD, BCPPS

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

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 Medical Center. She precepts the Pediatric Infectious Diseases rotational experience that includes pediatric patients throughout the hospital, including intensive care and medical/surgical patients.


Scott Gould, PharmD, BCOP

Oncology Manager
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA

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.


Samantha Green, PharmD

Oncology Pharmacist
Department of Pharmacy Services

BS Biochemistry – Simmons College
PharmD – University of Saint Joseph

Dr. Samantha Green received her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Saint Joseph and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Hartford Hospital. Prior to pursuing pharmacy graduate education, Dr. Green worked as a Research Associate at the biotechnology company Myomics, Inc. in Providence, and then as a Laboratory Manager for Anatoly Zhitkovich's cancer pathology lab in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Brown University. After completing her residency, Dr. Green worked as a staff pharmacist, rotating through general medicine, the neurosurgical ICU, and the medical ICU. In January 2019, Dr. Green transitioned into an Oncology Pharmacist role, where she currently rotates through inpatient oncology on CB2 and outpatient oncology at the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center. She serves as a residency preceptor for the oncology rotation, and in the past has served as a central training and longitudinal central pharmacy experience preceptor.


Anisa Grori, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist-Medicine
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD – University of Connecticut

Dr. Anisa Grori works as a staff pharmacist focusing on internal medicine 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 internal medicine, central training, and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences.


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 surgical ICU, focusing on critical care and general surgery. 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 for the surgical intensive care, the central training and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences.


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 was recently appointed 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.


Heather Kutzler, PharmD

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

Staff Pharmacist - MICU
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, MA

Dr. Lindsay Latin works as pharmacist focusing on internal medicine and medical intensive care. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy at MCPHS University, and completed per PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital 2014-2015. She is a member of the Critical Care Council at Hartford Hospital. She serves as a residency preceptor for the medical ICU, central training and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences.


Francis X. Lerz, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy/University of St. Joseph

PharmD – Northeastern University

Dr. Frank Lerz received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut in 2016. He subsequently completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Waterbury Hospital and obtained BCPS certification in 2017. Next, Dr. Lerz worked as the Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist and Preceptor at Waterbury Hospital for one year before his transition to the Interim Director of Pharmacy role. Later, he joined Hartford Hospital as the Clinical Pharmacy Manager and now precepts the Leadership Rotation for the ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program. Dr. Lerz is also an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice for both the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and University of St. Joseph School of Pharmacy.


Kristen 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, Boston, MA

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 & 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.


Spencer T. Martin, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

System Manager of Pharmacy Clinical Integration
Department of Pharmacy Services
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
Storrs, Connecticut
Adjunct Faculty for the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy

PharmD – Northeastern University

Dr. Spencer T. Martin is the System Manager of Pharmacy Clinical Integration at Hartford Healthcare. Dr. Martin graduated from the Bouvé School of Health Sciences at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Afterward, he completed two-years of residency training with a focus in solid organ transplantation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He transitioned his practice to Hartford Hospital after spending three-years as a solid organ transplant clinical pharmacist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. During his time at Hartford Hospital as the solid organ transplant pharmacist, Dr. Martin pursued a Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management. His responsibilities include oversight of the Hartford Healthcare Pharmacy & Therapeutics Council, clinical and specialist pharmacy services, and standardization of clinical pharmacy care across Hartford Healthcare. Dr. Martin has a keen interest in clinical research, with a focus on improving allograft outcomes in solid organ transplantation, optimization of immunosuppressive therapies, viral reactivation in the immunocompromised hosts, and patient safety.


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 and Journal of CT Medicine.


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 in training for general medicine.


Chad Nagle, PharmD

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.


Christopher Niemann, PharmD, BCOP

Oncology Clinical Coordinator – Hartford Region
Department of Pharmacy Services

B.S Pharmacy – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences PharmD – University of Florida

Dr. Christopher Niemann joined Hartford Healthcare as the Oncology Clinical Coordinator of the Hartford Region in August 2018. He transitioned to the System Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Manager in February of 2019. He completed his B.S. in Pharmacy at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and his PharmD at the University of Florida. He began his oncology career as a Clinical Oncology Pharmacist at Baystate Medical Center in 2008. In 2012, he became the Clinical Coordinator in Oncology at UCONN Health and receive his pharmacy certification in Oncology. During this time, Dr. Niemann assumed responsibilities that included patient monitoring, infusion operations, staff and student development, hospital formulary decisions and management of the 340b program for the Infusion Center. He currently precepts the Oncology rotational experience at Hartford Hospital.


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

Orthopedic Specialist
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD – Northeastern University

Dr. William Nolan works as a pharmacist at the Bone and Joint Institute focusing in pain management and orthopedic surgery. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy at Northeastern University and completed his PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital. He went on to complete a PGY-2 in Pain Management and Palliative Care at University of California-Davis Medical Center. He received the CSHP Pharmacist of the Year award in 2018.


Puja P. Patel, PharmD

Staff Pharmacist – Internal Medicine
Department of Pharmacy Services

PharmD – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Dr. Puja Padalia Patel is a clinical pharmacist for the Internal Medicine rotation and rounds with the medicine teaching teams. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She then went on to complete her PGY1 residency at Inova Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia before accepting a job as a clinical pharmacist at Hartford Hospital. In addition to serving as a Internal Medicine preceptor, she has also been involved with central training and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences.


Addolorata M. Peluso, PharmD, BCGP

Geriatric Clinical Pharmacist – Jefferson House
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Storrs, Connecticut

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.


Emily Perriello, PharmD

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

PharmD - University of Connecticut

Dr. Perriello completed a PGY1 residency at Hartford Hospital and a PGY2 residency in Emergency Medicine at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. Prior to returning to Harford, she worked at the University of North Carolina Medical Center as their ED pharmacist. She was selected as the 2019 UConn Adjunct Faculty Preceptor of the Year. In addition, Dr. Perriello sits on the Medication Safety Committee at Hartford Hospital and participates in the Sepsis Task Force and ED Pain Council.


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 residency preceptor for the Cardio Thoracic 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 neuro 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 neuro ICU, central training and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences.


Diana M. Sobieraj, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS

Academia and Research Advisor
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

PharmD - University of Rhode Island

Dr. Sobieraj is an Assistant 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.


Gail Varjabedian, BS

Staff Pharmacist – Surgical ICU
Department of Pharmacy Services

BS - University of Connecticut

Dr. Gail Varjabedian works as a staff pharmacist in the surgical ICU, focusing on critical care and general surgery. She received her BS at the University of Connecticut and serves as a residency preceptor for the surgical intensive care, the central training and longitudinal central pharmacy experiences.


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 PGY-2 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. She currently serves on the ASHP Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners Advisory Group on Compensation and Practice Sustainability.