Specialty Council on Emergency Medicine Pharmacy

2023 Members

Christopher Edwards, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP {Chair}
CEdwardsEdwards is an assistant professor with the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and a clinical assistant professor with the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine. After receiving a PharmD from University of Illinois Chicago, he completed PGY1 and PGY2 residency training with the University of Arizona, specializing in Emergency Medicine. He currently practices in the emergency department at Banner University Medical Center Tucson, coordinates a pharmacotherapeutics course for pharmacy students at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, and performs research on various aspects of pharmacy practice in emergency medicine.

Michael Thomas, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP {Vice Chair}
MThomasThomas is Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, Alabama. He maintains a practice site in the emergency department at a large community hospital where he primarily precepts fourth-year Doctor of Pharmacy students. Previously, he helped establish emergency pharmacy practice at several hospitals in two different states while a full-time clinical pharmacist and as a clinical faculty member in a school of pharmacy. Dr. Thomas received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree and residency training from the University of Arizona. His research interests include emergency medicine and use of simulation for teaching.

Patrick Bridgeman, PharmD, MPHc, BCPS
PBridgemanBridgeman, Jr. received his PharmD from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University. He completed a post-graduate residency in Emergency Medicine Pharmacy at Rutgers University and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He is currently a Field Medical Communications Specialist at Bristol Myer Squibb. He previously was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and maintained a practice site as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Emergency Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Nicole Harger, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS
NHargerHarger is an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Additionally, she serves as the PGY1 Residency Program Director as well as adjunct faculty for the University of Cincinnati and Ohio Northern University Colleges of Pharmacy. After she received her PharmD from Ohio Northern University, she went on to complete a Pharmacy Practice Residency with Emphasis in Managed Care and a Primary Care Specialty Residency at the Health Alliance and University Hospital (now University of Cincinnati Medical Center). Her areas of interest include toxicology, disaster medicine, resuscitation and addiction medicine.

Katie Hiles, PharmD, BCPS
KHilesHiles is clinical pharmacist at OrthoIndy Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Hiles graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University College of Pharmacy in 2007. After graduation, she completed a PGY1 Pharmacy residency at Kingsbook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York followed by a PGY2 residency in Critical Care and Nutrition Support at Indiana University Health/Butler University. Dr. Hiles has over 10 years of experience as an Emergency Medicine pharmacist, as well as didactic teaching experience at Butler University College of Pharmacy and Indiana University Masters of Physician Assistant Studies programs. Her areas of clinical interest include orthopedics, anesthetics, anticoagulation, and medication safety.

Jennifer Mando-Vandrick, PharmD, BCPS
JMando-VandrickMando-Vandrick is an Emergency Medicine Pharmacist at Duke University Hospital and serves as the Program Director of the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy residency. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a PGY1 resident at the University of Michigan Hospitals and a PGY2 Pulmonary/Critical Care specialty residency at UNC Hospitals. Her professional interests include sepsis management, opioid use disorder treatment, and simulation education.

Brian Potoski, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID
BPotoskiPotoski is Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian campus. He completed both PGY1 pharmacy practice and PGY2 infectious diseases residencies at The Ohio State University Medical Center. His clinical practice is in Antimicrobial Stewardship, and his scholarly interests include the optimization of stewardship decision making; emerging challenges multi-drug resistant organisms pose stewardship programs; and educational stewardship opportunities for learners.

Stacy Voils, PharmD, MS, FCCM, FCCP
SVoilsVoils is a critical care pharmacist and was a member of the original BPS Critical Care specialty council. He has served in roles as a clinical pharmacy specialist, professor, biostatistician, and most recently as a cardiovascular medical science liaison.

Ryan Waybright, PharmD, BCCCP
RWaybrightWaybright is a Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor and Emergency Medicine/Critical Care Clinical Specialist at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD. He received his PharmD degree from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD followed by residency training at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC (PGY1) and Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center (Critical Care PGY2). Dr. Waybright is board certified in Critical Care and has professional interests in neurocritical care, advanced life support, and toxicology.