Specialty Council on Critical Care Pharmacy

2023 Members

Carrie Griffiths, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM {Chair}
Carrie GriffithsDr. Griffiths is an Associate Professor at Wingate University School of Pharmacy (WUSOP) in Wingate, NC and practices as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Virtual Critical Care with Atrium Health. After she received her PharmD from WUSOP, she went on to complete her PGY1 residency at the Central Texas VA Healthcare System in Temple, TX and completed her PGY2 in Critical Care at the VA North Texas Healthcare System in Dallas, TX. She is currently the President of the Carolinas/Virginias Chapter of SCCM. Her areas of interest are telepharmacy/ICU, toxicology and infectious diseases.

Russ Roberts, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM {Vice Chair}
Russ RobertsDr. Russ Roberts is a Clinical Pharmacy Manager for Cardiology, Cardiac Critical Care, Pediatrics and Transplant services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. He holds adjunct appointments at Northeastern University School of Pharmacy and Tufts University School of Medicine. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY2 internal medicine residency at Forest Park Hospital (St. Louis, MO) and a Critical Care Pharmacy Fellowship at Tufts Medical Center (Boston, MA). Clinical research interests include pain/agitation/delirium, sepsis, thrombosis and vasopressor support.

Jennifer Cole, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCP, FCCM
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.

Abdalla Ammar, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, FCCM
Dr. Ammar is a Neurocritical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Campus. He is also a Clinical Associate professor at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy. Dr. Ammar received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Purdue University and completed his Pharmacy Practice Residency training at the Cleveland Clinic. He is active within multiple organizations, including the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Neurocritical Care Society, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. His research interests include anticoagulation reversal, management of status epileptics, and alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

Jeremiah J. Duby, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM
Jeremiah is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Residency Program Director for critical care pharmacy at UC Davis Medical Center. In his clinical role, he serves as an embedded member of the surgical critical care service. He is an Associate Clinical Professor for UCSF School of Pharmacy, and Touro University College of Pharmacy (TUCOP). Jeremiah graduated from Washington State University and then completed residencies in general practice (PGY-1) and in critical care (PGY-2) at the University Medical Center (UMC), University of Arizona.

Christy Forehand, PharmD, BCCCP, FCCM
Dr. Christy Forehand is a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. She is also the Program Director for the PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency and holds an adjunct appointment at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 and PGY2 critical care residency at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Health (now AU Medical Center) in Augusta, Georgia. Her clinical research interests include infectious diseases, critical care pharmacy practice advancement, medication safety, electrolyte disorders, continuous renal replacement therapies, and post-graduate pharmacy residency training.

Thaddaus Hellwig, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
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.

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, BCIDP
Dr. Debbie Zock is the Division Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services overseeing the clinical programs at fourteen hospitals in HCA’s East Florida Division. She received her pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh, her MBA and MHA degrees from Florida Atlantic University, and her PharmD from MCPHS University. Dr. Zock’s platform involves implementing, maintaining and expanding all clinical pharmacy avenues in her facilities including, but not limited to, Critical Care, Antimicrobial Stewardship, patient safety, and evidence-based Formulary determinations.