Specialty Council on Solid Organ Transplantation Pharmacy

2022 Members

Matt Harris, PharmD, MHS, BCPS {Chair}
Harris is currently the Director of Transplant Pharmacy Programs at Duke University Hospital and the Program Director of the PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant pharmacy residency. He maintains an inpatient clinical practice in adult and pediatric abdominal transplantation. Harris received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida at Gainesville, a Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Research from Duke University School of Medicine and completed both a PGY1 residency and PGY2 transplant specialty residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

Emily Benefield, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS {Vice Chair}
Benefield is an Advanced Clinical Pharmacist in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant and the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program Director at Intermountain Healthcare-Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. After receiving her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy from Washington State University, she completed both her PGY1 pharmacy residency and PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency at the University of Oklahoma. Benefield’s clinical practice includes caring for pediatric patients throughout the kidney, liver, and heart transplantation process from birth to transition to adult care.

Stephanie Anders, PharmD, BCPS
Anders is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Abdominal Transplant at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Purdue University and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Rush University Medical Center (previously Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke’s Medical Center). In addition to her eleven years of experience with inpatient and ambulatory clinical practices, Anders served as the Program Director for the PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant for seven years, prior to her current role as Supervisor for Transplant Pharmacy Services.

Barrett Crowther, PharmD, BCPS, FAST  
Crowther is a Solid Organ Transplant Clinical Pharmacist at University of Colorado Health. He received his PharmD from the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency and PGY2 solid organ transplant pharmacy residency at the University Health System in San Antonio, Texas, in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. Previously, Crowther was the pediatric transplant clinical pharmacist specialist at University Health System where he served as the PGY2 solid organ transplant pharmacy residency program director. He has authored and reviewed content for pharmacy board recertification products through ACCP.

Christina Doligalski, PharmD, BCPS
CDoligalskiDoligalski is a Solid Organ Transplant Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Education with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, with a primary practice in heart transplant, lung transplant and LVAD ambulatory care. She received her PharmD from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency and PGY2 solid organ transplant pharmacy residency at Duke University Hospital. Additionally, she serves as the program director of the PGY2 transplant residency program.

Linda J. Fitzgerald, PharmD, BCPS, BCTXP
Fitzgerald is a Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Solid Organ Transplant at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan with a primary practice in lung transplant and cystic fibrosis. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 critical care specialty residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Fitzgerald served as the Program Director for the PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant residency program for eight years prior to her current role as Clinical Team Lead of the Transplant Pharmacist Team.

Heather J. Johnson, PharmD, BCPS
SOT_JohnsonJohnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and practices as a Clinical Specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with focus in abdominal transplantation. She graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and completed a fellowship in renal transplant pharmacotherapy at Hennepin County Medical Center. Johnson developed transplant pharmacy services and trained numerous pharmacists at the Istituto Mediterraneo per I Trapianti e Terapie ad alta Specialiazzione in Palermo, Italy. She has served previously as Residency Program Director for both Transplant and Pharmacy Residencies.

Mary Leick, PharmD, BCPS, BCTXP
Leick is the Pharmacist Program Coordinator for Solid Organ Transplantation at Nebraska Medicine and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy. She also serves as a Pharmacist Specialist for hepatology and adult liver transplantation. Leick received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant residencies at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.

Demetra Tsapepas, PharmD, BCPS, FAST
Tsapepas is the Program Director of Quality, Education and Research for Solid Organ Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgical Sciences at Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She received her Bachelor’s and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. She completed both a PGY1 and PGY2 Solid Organ Transplantation residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Her professional interests focus on quality and outcomes improvement through the evaluation of immunosuppressive strategies, medication adherence, and healthcare information technologies.