Specialty Council on Critical Care Pharmacy

2019 Members

Paul O’Donnell, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS {Chair}
Dr. Paul O’Donnell is an Associate Professor at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy where he is also the Program Director for the PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program. He also practices as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Rush University Medical Center. After receiving his PharmD from the University of Colorado, Dr. O’Donnell completed both a Pharmacy Practice residency and a PGY2 HIV-focused Infectious Diseases residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of research include HIV in acute and critical illness and antimicrobial pharmacokinetics.

Kristen Bamberg, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCCCP {Vice Chair}
Kristin Bamberg
Dr. Kristen Bamberg is the Lead Critical Care Pharmacist at Northern Arizona Healthcare in Flagstaff, Arizona and serves as adjunct faculty for Midwestern University College of Pharmacy – Glendale (CPG). She received her Master of Science in Microbiology from the State University of New York and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University. Over the last ten years, Dr. Bamberg has developed the Critical Care Pharmacy program at North Arizona Healthcare and supervises pharmaceutical care of the cardiac, trauma, and medical-surgical ICUs at a level I trauma center. Her areas of professional interest include trauma, infectious disease/antimicrobial stewardship, nutrition, and pharmacokinetics.


Jennifer Cole, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Dr. Jennifer Cole is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Additionally, she serves as adjunct faculty for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). After she received her PharmD from UAMS Little Rock, she went on to complete a PGY1 residency at the VA North Texas Healthcare System in Dallas, Texas. This was followed by a PGY2 residency in critical care at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Her areas of interest include infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, and nutrition therapy.

Thaddaus Hellwig, PharmD, BCPS

HellwigDr. Thaddaus Hellwig is an Associate Professor at South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions and practices as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Internal Medicine at Sanford USD Medical Center. He received his PharmD degree from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware. His areas of research include anticoagulation and infectious diseases.

Judith Jacobi, PharmD, FCCP, MCCM, BCCCP
Dr. Judith Jacobi is a Critical Care Pharmacy Specialist at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is Program Director a PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency and Affiliate Faculty for Purdue University and Butler University. She is Past-President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. She has a BS in Pharmacy from Purdue University and PharmD from the University of Minnesota. Her areas of interest are sepsis, insulin and glycemic control, and targeted temperature management.


Rachel Kruer, PharmD, BCCCP, CNSC

CRC_KruerDr. Rachel Kruer is the Inpatient Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator at Indiana University Health, Adult Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN where she practices as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in critical care. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Rachel’s main research interests include pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in critically ill obese patients, medication safety, and antimicrobial stewardship.

Sarah Miller, PharmD, MS, BCNSP
MillerDr. Sarah Miller is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy, where she has taught since 1988. She also serves as a Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator at Providence Saint Patrick Hospital and teaches in the areas of general nutrition, fluid and electrolyte therapy, nutritional support, and nonprescription therapies. Dr. Miller precepts hospital and inpatient APPEs as well as a specialty Nutrition APPE. She received her PharmD from Mercer University, did a Clinical Pharmacy Residency at University of Kentucky Medical Center, and completed her Advanced Residency Nutrition Support at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Miller has been board-certified as a BCNSP since the inception of that specialty and has served many roles in ASPEN.

Todd Walroth, PharmD, BCPS. BCCCP

Dr. Todd Walroth is the Pharmacy Manager for Clinical Services and is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Burn/Critical Care at Eskenazi Health (formerly Wishard Health Services) in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition, Todd serves as adjunct faculty for Purdue and Butler Universities. A graduate of Purdue University, he completed a PGY1 residency with Clarian Health (now IU Health) and a PGY2 residency in Critical Care with Clarian Health/Wishard Health Services. Clinical research interests include medication use and dosing in critically ill patient populations such as burn and trauma, medication safety, nutrition, and developing clinical services and programs.

Debbie Zock, PharmD, MBA, MHA, BCPS, BCCCP
Dr. Debbie Zock is the Clinical Pharmacy Manager at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center and developed the PGY1 Residency Program at the facility in 2014. She received her pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh, her MBA from Florida Atlantic University, and her PharmD from MCPHS University. Her work predominantly centers around serving a 58 bed critical care/trauma ICU with antimicrobial stewardship/care improvement initiatives for the critically ill population. Dr. Zock also serves as preceptor for both the critical care and medication safety/performance improvement residency learning experiences.