Specialty Council on Cardiology Pharmacy

2022 Members

Kristen Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCCP {Chair}
Pogue is a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Cardiology at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the UM College of Pharmacy. After receiving her PharmD from Wayne State University she completed both her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Cardiology residencies at UMHS. She has served as the Program Director for the PGY2 Cardiology residency at UMHS since 2018. Her professional interests include pulmonary arterial hypertension, advanced heart failure and transplantation, and antithrombotic management in cardiovascular disease.

Craig J. Beavers, PharmD, BCCP, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, AACC, CACP, FAHA, FACC, FCCP {Vice Chair}
CAR_BeaversBeavers is the cardiovascular clinical pharmacy coordinator at University of Kentucky (UK) Healthcare and assistant adjunct professor with the UK College of Pharmacy. He graduated from UK College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and PGY2 cardiology pharmacy residency at UK Healthcare. He served as the director of cardiovascular services for the Hospital Corporation of America and as PGY2 cardiology residency program director at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. He has published numerous papers, abstracts, and textbook chapters focused on cardiovascular pharmacotherapy. He is a certified anticoagulation care provider.

Leo F. Buckley, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Leo F. BuckleyBuckley is a Senior Pharmacist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He participates in ambulatory heart failure, dyslipidemia and hypertension clinics. His translational research laboratory focuses on the identification and targeting of potential therapeutic pathways for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Buckley completed Pharmacy Practice and Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy Residencies at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Experimental Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy Research Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is board certified in Pharmacotherapy and Cardiology Pharmacy.

Ilya Danelich, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
IDanelichDanelich is a US Medical Director – Thrombosis at AstraZeneca. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in Minneapolis, MN. He completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, MN, and a PGY-2 Cardiology Pharmacy Specialty Residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics in Chapel Hill, NC. Most recently, Dr. Danelich served as the Clinical Coordinator and Cardiology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Previously, Dr. Danelich held the position of Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Touro College of Pharmacy in New York, NY, and he practiced as a Cardiology Clinical Pharmacist at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, MN. He is a board-certified pharmacotherapy and cardiology specialist. Dr. Danelich is active in professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels.

Candice L. Garwood, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Garwood is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is also an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Detroit Medical Center and serves as the program director for the PGY2 ambulatory are residency program. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin and completed her residency at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Dr. Garwood’s research focuses on the use of high-risk medications, especially the use of anticoagulants in special populations.

Caitlin Gibson, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Gibson is Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science at Virginia Commonwealth University. She maintains an inpatient practice at VCU Hospital. Dr. Gibson received her PharmD from the University of Texas at Austin, completed her PGY1 residency at the North Texas VA/Texas Tech, and completed her PGY2 at Indiana University Health/Butler University. Dr. Gibson has published numerous papers, abstracts, and book chapters focused on cardiovascular pharmacotherapy. Her professional interests include anticoagulation, cardiovascular surgery, and health disparities in cardiovascular disease management.

Carla Knowles, PharmD, BCACP, BCCP
CKnowlesKnowles is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Cardiology with Kaiser Permanente Georgia and her practice focuses on ambulatory heart failure management, population health, and transitions of care. After receiving her PharmD from the University of Florida, she completed both her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Ambulatory Care residencies at the James A. Haley VA.

Rhynn Soderstrom, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Rhynn Soderstrom PharmD, BCPS, BCCP is a cardiology pharmacy specialist who has recently transitioned from adult cardiac surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston to pediatric cardiology at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver. She completed her PGY-1 at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, IL and her PGY-2 in Cardiology at UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA. She was the PGY-2 Cardiology Residency Coordinator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital from 2016-2019 and took over as the residency director in 2020 before moving to Denver and tackling pediatric cardiology. Her research interests include anticoagulation and heart failure and she is now working closely with the adult congenital heart disease team at Children’s Hospital Colorado.