Specialty Council on Oncology Pharmacy

2018 Members

Sachin Shah, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP {Chair}
Sachin is a Professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) – School of Pharmacy (SOP) and an Advanced Practice Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist at the Dallas VA Medical Center. He serves as an Associate Dean for Accreditation and Outcome Assessment at the TTUHSC-SOP. Sachin received his PharmD degree from the TTUHSC-SOP, and completed PGY-2 Oncology residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. He has developed ASHP accredited Hematology/Oncology Specialty Residency program and trained multiple students and residents through his practice. He has been recognized at the University, State and National levels for his clinical practice.

Sean P. Cosgriff, PharmD, BCOP {Vice-Chair}
2015Oncology_CosgriffCosgriff is Heme/Onc Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, VA Portland Health Care System Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy, and earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University. Cosgriff completed an oncology pharmacy specialty residency at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. He have been at the VA Portland Health Care System for 11 years and held adjunct faculty appointments at Oregon State University and Pacific University.

Jin Han, PharmD, PhD, BCPS

Jin is an Assistant Professor at College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and a Clinical Pharmacist at the UIC Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. He also co-directs the Personalized Medicine Program at UIC. Jin received his PhD degree from Baylor College of Medicine, and his PharmD degree from UIC. He completed PGY1 residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. His areas of practice and research interest include sickle cell disease, pain management, pharmacogenomics, etc.

Deborah A. Hass, Pharm.D, BCOP, BCPS
2015Oncology_HassHass is an investigational drug pharmacist at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. Prior to beginning her practice in Boston, Hass was an assistant professor at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, with a clinical practice in hematology/oncology at Rush University Hospital in Chicago. Preceding her five years in Chicago, she served as a hematology/oncology clinical pharmacist and PGY2 oncology residency director at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.

Mimi Lo, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Lo is a hematology/oncology clinical pharmacist at the UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco CA, where she specializes in hematology and adult stem cell transplantation.  She also serves as an assistant clinical professor at the UCSF School of Pharmacy.  Lo received her PharmD at Purdue University.  She completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency at UW Medicine in Seattle, WA.  Prior to her position at UCSF, Lo served as a hematology/oncology clinical pharmacy specialist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

Terri Poirier, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FCCP, FASHP
Poirier is Professor of Pharmacy and Senior Scholar at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Illinois. She earned her BS in Pharmacy from the Albany College of Pharmacy, PharmD and residency from the University of Michigan, and a MPH from the University of Pittsburgh. She spent her early career in clinical practice as a Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services and an academician. During the last 18 years of her career she has been involved in designing academic programs and teaching students about education. She has been extensively involved in various professional organizations and leading to advance the profession of pharmacy. She is currently on the editorial board of the American Journal of Pharmacy Education.

Kamakshi Rao, PharmD, BCOP, CPP, FASHP
2015Oncology_RaoRao is an Oncology Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner at the University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill, NC. She completed her PharmD at the Rutgers University College of Pharmacy, followed by residency training at VCU Health Systems and oncology fellowship training at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. At UNC, Rao’s clinical practice focus is in the area of ambulatory adult stem cell transplantation. Additionally, she serves as Clinical Manager over pharmacy residency programs at the UNC Medical Center and as Associate Professor of Clinical Education at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Deborah Ward, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS
2015Psych_WardDr Ward graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from St Joseph’s University and worked for 5 years in the pharmaceutical industry as an Analytical Development Chemist.  She then graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees. She completed an ASHP Accredited Residency in Pharmacy Practice at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida as well as a Hematology/Oncology Clinical Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond, Virginia.  Dr Ward is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pediatric Oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Casey Williams, PharmD, BCOP
2015Oncology_WilliamsWilliams is currently the Director of Molecular and Experimental Medicine for the Avera Cancer Institute in Sioux Falls, SD. He received his PharmD from Creighton University and subsequently completed his PGY-1 residency in Pharmacy Practice at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics, and his PGY-2 Oncology Practice residency at the University of Texas/Audie Murphy VA. Williams practiced primarily as a stem cell transplant clinical specialist for over 10 years and was previously the Hematology/Oncology Clinical Coordinator and PGY-2 Oncology Practice Residency Director at the University of Kansas Hospital.