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Clinical Pharmacy Specialists

Audis Bethea, Pharm.D., BCPS , is a clinical pharmacy specialist practicing with the trauma/surgery service at the General hospital of CAMC. Dr. Bethea received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Medical University of South Carolina. In June of 2003 he completed two years of residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems where he focused on pharmacy practice in Internal Medicine and Critical Care. Dr. Bethea is actively involved in industry sponsored, investigator-initiated, and resident research at CAMC.  He also serves on the WVU/CAMC Scientific Investigational Review Board.  Professionally, Dr. Bethea enjoys practicing with the trauma service and collaborating with residents in the development of their research on a yearly basis.  Personally, Dr. Bethea enjoys college football, watching movies, spending time with his family and going out to eat.

Stephen J. Cook, PharmD, BCPS, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy. He currently practices as an internal medicine clinical pharmacy specialist at CAMC Memorial Hospital. He graduated in the inaugural class at the UC School of Pharmacy in 2010, and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV.

Brianna Darrow PharmD, BCPS, is a clinical staff pharmacist at the General division of Charleston Area Medical Center. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy in 2012 and went on to earn her board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2015. She serves as the staffing preceptor for residents as well as an institutional preceptor for fourth year pharmacy students.

Pam McDevitt, Pharm.D., BCOP, has 20 years of service as a pharmacist at Charleston Area Medical Center . She received her Bachelor of Science degree at West Virginia University and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Kentucky . Her practice areas include oncology and palliative care. Dr. McDevitt practices at the David Lee Cancer Center - Cancer Care Center of Southern West Virginia, which is among the top 100 cancer centers in the country.

Jessica Robinson, Pharm.D., BCPS is an Assistant Professor at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy, as well as infectious diseases clinical pharmacy specialist at Charleston Area Medical Center. She earned her PharmD degree from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy in 2008, and then went on to complete a pharmacy practice residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Hungtington, WV and an infectious diseases specialty residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at the UC, Dr. Robinson also serves as the Associate Director for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at CAMC, as well as a clinical preceptor for fourth year pharmacy students and residents.

 Lisa Robinson, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP, is a critical care specialist for the medical and neuroscience intensive care units at CAMC General Hospital. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Davidson College in 2003 and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in 2008. Dr. Robinson has completed a pharmacy practice residency (2009) and a critical care residency (2010) at Charleston Area Medical Center. Recent research evaluated the effects of corticosteroid dosing in patients with COPD exacerbations requiring mechanical ventilation and statin withdrawal in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

Rachel Savilla, Pharm.D., is a clinical pharmacy specialist practicing in renal transplant and also internal medicine service at CAMC General Hospital. Dr. Savilla received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University Of Charleston School Of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 residency at Charleston Area Medical Center. Prior to becoming a clinical pharmacy specialist, Dr. Savilla spent three years as a clinical staff pharmacist at CAMC General Hospital. Research interests include areas of transplant, discharge counseling, and transitions of care.

Shelley Schliesser, Pharm.D., has been the coordinator of the Drug Information Center at Charleston Area Medical Center for over twenty years. Dr. Schliesser received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Toledo. She then went to the University of Kentucky Medical Center to obtain her Pharmacy Practice and Drug Information Specialty residencies. In addition to drug information, Dr. Schliesser, as Secretary of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee is involved in adverse drug reactions, formulary management and medication use evaluations. She is also an assistant professor at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy where she teaches drug literature evaluation, biostatistics, and advanced adverse drug reaction identification and management.

Meredith Todd, Pharm.D., BCPS, is an antimicrobial stewardship clinical pharmacy specialist at Charleston Area Medical Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2007 and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Belmont University in 2013. Dr. Todd then went on to complete her pharmacy practice residency at CAMC in 2014.  Recent research interests include comparison of local inpatient and outpatient antibiograms and antimicrobial prescribing practices in the emergency department.


WVU Faculty Preceptors:

David P. Elliott, PharmD, FCCP, FASCP, AGSF, BCGP, is Professor and Associate Chair of Clinical Pharmacy at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University-Charleston Division. Dr. Elliott practices, teaches, and conducts research in geriatrics. He is the pharmacist at the WVU Medicine Geriatrics Clinic at CAMC. Dr. Elliott has been in West Virginia since 1984 after spending three years on faculty in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Manitoba in 1978 and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Adult Medicine Pharmacy Residency from the University of Texas in 1981. Dr. Elliott is an active member of the following professional organizations: ACCP, ASCP, ASHP, American Geriatrics Society, and WV Geriatrics Society, and serves as the director of the PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacy Residency. He is also a member of the editorial boards for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy and The Consultant Pharmacist, as well as one of two coeditors of the Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment Program offered by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Franklin Huggins, PharmD, BCPPS, BCCCP is Clinical Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at West Virginia University and Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital In Charleston, WV. He is a graduate of the University of Utah College of Pharmacy and North Carolina State University. Doctor Huggins’ practice and research interest include the pharmacotherapy of the critically ill child, use of laboratory measurements to guide rational medication therapy and prehospital medication use in children. His rotation site is the pediatric intensive care unit at CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital.

Chris Terpening, Ph.D., Pharm.D. , is an Associate Professor at West Virginia University-Charleston Division. He holds a joint appointment in both the Departments of Clinical Pharmacy and Family Medicine. Dr. Terpening has a background in basic science research. He received his initial bachelor's degree, in biochemistry, from the University of Texas, and a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Arizona. This was followed by four years of post-doctoral fellowship at Colorado State University. After deciding to follow a more clinical career path, he returned to school and received his Bachelor's and PharmD degrees from the University of Colorado. He then completed a two-year specialty residency in Family Medicine at the University of Florida. Dr. Terpening now serves as an educator and preceptor for family medicine residents, interns, medical students and pharmacy students. He runs a Pharmacotherapy Clinic at the CAMC Family Medicine Clinic and pursues his varied clinical research interests. Dr. Terpening has been an author on over 40 articles, cases, and book chapters. He also serves on the West Virginia Drug Utilization Review and Pharmacy & Therapeutics Boards and as chair on the WVU/CAMC Institutional Review Board.



Questions about our clinical pharmacy program can be sent to the Director of Clinical Services:
Brian Hodges , Pharm.D., BCPS, BCNSP
Fax: 304-347-1350

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