Specialty Council on Pediatric Pharmacy

2019 Members

Anita Siu, PharmD, BCPPS {Chair}
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Dr. Siu is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and a Neonatal/Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialist at the K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a Member of the Hackensack Meridian Health System. She received her Bachelor’s and Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and completed two years of pharmacy residency training in General Pediatrics and Neonatal/Pediatric Critical Care. Throughout the years, she has implemented therapeutic guidelines in neonates and pediatrics.

Kelly Bobo, PharmD, MBA, BCPS BCPPS {Vice Chair}

Bobo is the Clinical Pharmacy Manager at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and serves as the PGY1 and PGY2 Residency Program Director.  She precepts students on the pediatric general medicine rotation and facilitates small group case presentations. Bobo received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Memphis. Bobo completed a residency in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy and Home Infusion Therapy at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and PharmaThera, Inc.  She is actively engaged in quality improvement initiatives and practice standardization within the hospital.

Elizabeth Beckman, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, BCCCP

Beckman is a Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist at Kentucky Children’s Hospital at UK HealthCare in Lexington, Kentucky, and adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She provides pharmacy support to the joint pediatric heart care program, serves as the pediatric cardiac ICU pharmacist, and precepts pharmacy residents and students on cardiology, CICU, and PICU rotations. Beckman received her PharmD from Butler University, completed a PGY1 and PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency at Indiana University Health, and is board certified in pharmacotherapy, pediatrics, and critical care pharmacy. She previously practiced as a PICU clinical pharmacy specialist at University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.

Beth Deen, PharmD, BCNSP, BCPPS
Deen is the Senior Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Cook Children’s Medical Center.  She provides daily pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetic, and parenteral nutrition consults to the NICU, the Gastroenterology service, and throughout the medical center upon request.  Beth received her B.S. in Pharmacy from The University of Iowa and her Doctor of Pharmacy from The University of Texas.  She completed a Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Residency at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center/The University of Tennessee, Memphis.  Beth is Board Certified in Nutrition Support (BCNSP) and Pediatrics (BCPPS) and precepts both students and residents on rotations, including NICU and Nutrition.

Michael Gabay, PharmD, JD, BCPS
GabayGabay is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Drug Information Group at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy. He teaches pharmacy students in a drug information and literature evaluation course and is the UIC PGY2 drug information residency director. He received his BS Pharm and PharmD degrees from the University of Minnesota and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence at Loyola University of Chicago in 2007. Dr. Gabay completed a PGY1 residency at Fairview University Medical Center in 1998 and a PGY2 drug information residency at UIC in 1999.

John Harris, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
HarrisHarris is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy at Wingate University School of Pharmacy and works as an inpatient clinical practice faculty member in pediatrics and neonatology at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering concentrating in Biosciences from North Carolina State University and his Doctorate of Pharmacy from The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, School of Pharmacy. He completed his first year post-graduate education at New Hanover Regional Medical Center followed by second year post-graduate education specializing in pediatrics at Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Jamalee Huntley, PharmD, BCPPS
Huntley is the Pharmacy Manager at Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale, Arkansas. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Drury University and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas prior to the completion of a General Practice residency with emphasis in Pediatrics at Mayo Clinic. Huntley has 12 years of clinical experience including neonatal and pediatric intensive care, emergency medicine and pediatric hematology and oncology. Currently her focus is the implementation and standardization of both clinical and operational pharmacy within Arkansas’ Children’s Northwest. Areas of interest include pharmacogenomics and pharmacokinetics.

Marla C. Tanski, PharmD, MPH, BCPPS
Tanski received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida in 1995 and completed a PGY1 Residency in Pharmacy Practice at Methodist Hospitals of Memphis in 1996. Dr. Tanski worked as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for 15 years and currently serves as the Pharmacy Clinical Manager at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital where she focuses on coordinating decentralized clinical pharmacy services, medication safety initiatives, policy development and continuous quality improvement activities. Dr. Tanski received her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of South Florida in 2011 and currently serves as a responding pharmacist on the FL-3 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) for the National Disaster Medical System.