PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program director; director of Pharmacy
Kristine is responsible for leadership of a
progressive pharmacy department supporting a 630 staffed-bed teaching and
specialty care hospital, free-standing ED and multiple hospital-based
clinics. She is the director lead for the Allina Health Pharmacy
Operations Committee responsible for strategy and operational alignment across
the 12-hospital health system. She received her pharmacy degree from North Dakota State University,
completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, and received her MBA from New
England College. Gullickson
currently serves as chair of the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers
Executive Committee. Her other ASHP activities include past chair of the Council on Pharmacy Practice,
House of Delegates, SAG member, ASHP expert panel member for Controlled
Substance Diversion Prevention and the ASHP/APhA Medication Management in Care
Transitions project. She
has also served her state affiliate as past president of the Minnesota Society
of Health-System Pharmacists.
PGY1 Residency Program director, Pharmacy manager
Rachel is responsible for oversight of the sterile
product preparation area, neurology/orthopedics/spine clinical practice,
investigational medication program, APPE/IPPE students, pharmacy informatics, and
shares responsibility for medication distribution oversight. Rachel obtained
both her doctor of pharmacy degree and master of science degree in Social and
Administrative Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota. She completed a
two-year pharmacy administration residency at the University of Minnesota
Medical Center-Fairview. Following her residency, Rachel assumed the role of
Inpatient Pharmacy Operations manager at Oregon Health & Science University
in Portland, OR before moving into her current role. Rachel is an active member
of MSHP and ASHP having served in a variety of roles in both organizations,
including past president of MSHP.
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program director; pharmacy coordinator for infectious diseases/HIV
Jessica earned her doctor of pharmacy from the
University of Minnesota and completed her pharmacy practice and infectious
diseases residencies at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
As the infectious diseases coordinator, Jessica led the development and
implementation of a pharmacist-driven antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP)
at Abbott, which received the 2011 ASHP Best Practice Award. Since then, remote
ASP services have been expanded to New Ulm Medical Center, River Falls Area
Hospital, Owatonna Hospital, and District One Hospital. Jessica is actively
involved in several multidisciplinary committees at Abbott Northwestern and
Allina Health, including co-chair of the Allina Health Infectious Diseases
Physician/Pharmacy Task Force and member of the Allina Health Sepsis Leadership
Team. Jessica serves as the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program director
and an infectious diseases preceptor for pharmacy residents and students.
Jessica is an active member of MSHP, SIDP, ACCP, and the Minnesota One Health
Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative.
PGY2 Cardiology Residency Program director; pharmacy coordinator for cardiology and critical care
is the pharmacy coordinator for cardiology and critical care and the program director
for the PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Cardiology. He earned his doctor of pharmacy
degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010. Matt completed a
PGY1 General Pharmacy Practice Residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in
2011 and went on to be the inaugural resident for PGY2 Cardiology Residency
Program at Abbott Northwestern. Upon completion of his residencies, Matt spent
two years as a clinical pharmacist for cardiology at Hennepin County Medical
Center, practicing in both acute care and ambulatory care cardiology, and one
year as a clinical pharmacist for advanced heart failure and the cardiovascular
ICU at the University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview. Matt obtained his
Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy in 2013 and Added Qualification in
Cardiology in 2015. Matt is the primary preceptor for the PGY1 Advanced Heart
Failure rotation. Matt’s non-teaching responsibilities include project
management involving the safe and effective use of cardiovascular
pharmacotherapy at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Allina Health. He maintains
a patient care practice with the advanced heart failure service. Matt is
actively involved with several local and national pharmacy organizations,
lecturing at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, and publishing.
Matt’s professional interests include heart failure, acute coronary syndromes,
and critical care cardiology.
Maria serves as the primary preceptor for the
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit PGY1 rotation. She graduated from the
University of Wisconsin-Superior with a bachelor of science in biology before
proceeding to the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, College of Pharmacy to
complete her doctor of pharmacy. At the College of Pharmacy, she completed the
honors program and graduated Summa Cum Laude with High Distinction. As a member
of the pharmaceutical honor society, Rho Chi, Maria values education,
self-growth and awareness. She comes from a diverse background and has lived in
several countries before starting college in the United States. Maria completed
her PGY1 residency training with a teaching certificate at the University of
Minnesota Medical Center Fairview. Upon completion of her residency, she moved
to the southwest to diversify her portfolio and experience different health
systems. She has been with the Abbott Northwestern Pharmacy Department since August
2016 and is excited to continue her practice interest areas as a primary member
of the critical care team. Her professional interests include, critical care,
diversity, teaching engagement, infectious disease, and optimization of work
flow including enhancing electronic medical records. Her non-professional
interests include, traveling, light hiking, exploring old buildings/ruins,
cooking/tinkering with recipes, yoga, reading, watching movies/shows, and
napping. She is looking forward to working with many future residents.
Angel is a primary
co-preceptor for the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency rotation. She has worked
at Abbott Northwestern in many capacities since 2000. After she earned her
doctor of pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy-Worcester in
2006, she returned to Abbott Northwestern to complete a PGY1 residency.
Following residency, Angel was hired as a staff pharmacist working primarily in
oncology. In 2009, she led the expansion of pharmacy services to the Emergency
Department. Angel is involved in a variety of pharmacy organizations outside of
work, including ASHP, ACCP, and MSHP. Her primary areas of interest include
emergency medicine, toxicology, stroke, and educating students and residents.
Gwendolyn received her doctor of pharmacy from North
Dakota State University. She completed an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice
Residency with the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. After completion
of an Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Residency with the Mayo Clinic, she
joined the clinical pharmacist staff of Abbott Northwestern Hospital on the
Neurology/Orthopedics/Spine decentral team. Gwendolyn serves as primary
co-preceptor of the Neurology residency rotation. She also staffs as a
secondary member on the Cardiovascular decentral team.
Kara earned a B.S. in clinical laboratory science from
Jamestown College, Jamestown, ND, in 1999. She gained experience as a clinical
laboratory scientist in all areas of laboratory diagnostics, spending the majority
of time in the microbiology and hematology areas. She received her Doctor of
pharmacy degree in 2005 from the University of Minnesota, and subsequently
completed a PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy residency with HealthPartners. Kara
focused her residency on the establishment of medication therapy management practices
throughout the HealthPartners Medical Group clinics. She is currently a member
of the Emergency Department team at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, as well as
co-preceptor for the Emergency Medicine PGY1 and PGY2 rotations. She is also a
secondary member on the Critical Care decentral team. Her major areas of
interest include patient education/interaction, emergency medicine and disease
serves as a co-preceptor for the PGY1 internal medicine rotation. He currently works as a primary
member of the cardiology team, and a secondary member of the neuro/ortho/spine
team. He is a recent transfer from New York, and started at Abbott in September
of 2016. He completed a PGY1 residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital New York, and
subsequently a PGY2 in solid organ transplant pharmacy at Mount Sinai Medical
Center, also in New York. He has experience working as a decentralized
pharmacist for internal medicine and cardiology, and actively has an interest
in transplant pharmacy.
Matt received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston in 2010. After graduation, he completed a one-year pharmacy practice residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Following residency, Matt was a staff pharmacist at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul working with the Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Teams. He returned to Abbott Northwestern in January 2013 as a staff pharmacist working on the Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Pharmacy teams. He transitioned to the lead pharmacist role in early 2014 and played a key role in the conversion from Pyxis to Omnicell automated dispensing technologies. Matt’s practice interests include technology’s role in patient care, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. After two years as a lead pharmacist, Matt transitioned to a pharmacy manager position supporting the Emergency Medicine, Critical Care and Renal- Oncology Medical-Surgical pharmacy teams. He also works closely with the pharmacy intern program. Matt works with residents through various rotations and projects throughout their year. In addition to his time at Abbott Northwestern, he is active in the Minnesota Society of Health System Pharmacists (MSHP), having served as president for MSHP - Central in 2014-2015 and in a variety of other roles for both MSHP and ASHP. Matt was awarded MSHP’s Rising Star New Practitioner Award for 2014. Matt also has a strong interest in teaching and works with both pharmacy practice residents and students from the University of Minnesota while on rotation. He also serves as a preceptor for the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, and a preceptor and translator for the University of Minnesota’s MPSA trip to Puebla, Mexico and the University of Minnesota’s Global Medical Brigades in Panama.
pharmacy coordinator for transplant services
Jay’s responsibilities at Abbott Northwestern are to provide inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical care to heart and kidney transplant recipients. Jay graduated from the University of Minnesota's College of Pharmacy and completed a specialty residency program in nephrology and kidney transplantation at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. Jay recently became board certified in Pharmacotherapy in 2011. He serves as the preceptor for the PGY2 Cardiology/Infectious disease and PGY1 residents during nephrology/solid-organ transplant elective rotations. His areas of interest are solid organ transplantation, renal medicine, infectious diseases, cardiology and ambulatory care.
pharmacy coordinator for infectious diseases/HIV
Krista earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from North Dakota State University in 2008 and completed her pharmacy practice (PGY1) and infectious diseases (PGY2) residencies at Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis. Krista is board-certified in pharmacotherapy with added qualifications in infectious diseases. As the infectious diseases clinical pharmacy specialist at North Memorial Medical Center from 2010 - 2015, she led the development and implementation of the antimicrobial stewardship program. As an infectious diseases clinical coordinator, Krista helps maintain antimicrobial stewardship programs at Abbott Northwestern and at several Allina Health regional hospitals. Krista is actively involved in several multidisciplinary committees including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee, Infection Prevention and Control, Allina Health Infection Prevention and Control Program Committee, and the Clostridium difficile Task Force. Krista serves as a preceptor for the PGY1 and PGY2 infectious diseases rotations and preceptor for the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. Krista is an active member of MSHP, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Minnesota College of Clinical Pharmacy, and Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. She also graduated from ASHP’s Pharmacy Leadership Academy in June 2015. Krista’s areas of interest include antimicrobial stewardship, antimicrobial resistance, C diff, and precepting residents and students. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, fishing, reading, baking, watching movies and spending time with her husband, Zak, their son, Hudson, and their border collie, Tricksy.
Anne graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha NE in 2009. Following graduation she relocated to Minnesota and completed a General Pharmacy Practice residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. After residency Anne began working as a staff pharmacist at Abbott. She is currently a member of the Renal/Oncology Medical Surgery team at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and is also a secondary member the Medical History team. She currently serves on the Pharmacy Practice Committee and as the co-preceptor for the PGY-1 Renal Initial Decentral rotation.
David serves as one of two primary co-preceptors for the critical care residency rotation. He graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in 2012 and completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at United Hospital in St. Paul, joining the Abbott Northwestern team shortly thereafter. David has earned his board certification in pharmacotherapy and continues to volunteer as a preceptor for University of Minnesota students at the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic in Minneapolis. At Abbott Northwestern, he works as a primary pharmacist on the critical care team and also in the Emergency Department. His practice interests include cardiovascular support, neuro-intensive care, infectious disease, and working with students and residents. He previously served as the primary preceptor for the 10-week acute care APPE for University of Minnesota pharmacy students. When not at work, David enjoys camping, hiking, live music, and playing soccer.
Kathleen graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in 2011. Following graduation she completed a PGY1 residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. She is currently a member of the renal/oncology/medical-surgical team at Abbott Northwestern and is a secondary member of the emergency department and medication history teams. She currently serves as a co-preceptor for the PGY-1 renal initial decentral rotation.
Suzie received her doctor of pharmacy from the
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and completed her PGY-1 residency at Abbott
Northwestern Hospital. Suzie is a primary preceptor for the precepting and teaching
longitudinal rotation and a co-preceptor for the psychiatry rotation, where she
works with pharmacy students and residents. She is currently a member of the
Psychiatry and Renal/Oncology Medical-surgical teams at Abbott Northwestern.
Her areas of interest include internal medicine, solid organ transplant, and
Jacob serves as the PGY1 residency co-chair and primary
co-preceptor for the PGY-1 longitudinal rotation for precepting and teaching
and PGY-2 Infectious Disease Residency rotation. Jacob earned his doctor of
pharmacy from the University Of Minnesota College Of Pharmacy in 2010. Upon
graduation, he completed his PGY1 Residency at University of Colorado Hospital.
He earned his board certification in pharmacotherapy in 2012. Post-residency,
he worked in a variety of clinical settings at UCH, including inpatient and
outpatient services, including outpatient infectious diseases and hepatology. He
arrived at Abbott Northwestern in 2016 and works in a variety of inpatient
clinical areas and is active on multiple department committees. His primary
areas of interest are antiviral infectious disease, internal medicine and
Kelly currently serves as the co-preceptor for the PGY1 cardiology rotation and the primary preceptor for the PGY2 electrophysiology and general cardiology rotations. She graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Abbott Northwestern. She is the scholarship chair for Minnesota Graduate Chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity and past president of the University of Minnesota Pharmacy Alumni Society. She also serves on several committees for the department and the hospital. Her areas of interest include anticoagulation and electrophysiology.
a co-primary preceptor for the PGY1 emergency medicine rotation. He earned a
Bachelor of Science, certified by the American Chemical Society in Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Chemistry and Spanish
from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2011 and went on to complete his
Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in
2015. Following graduation, Zack completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency at
United Hospital in Saint Paul and subsequently joined the emergency department
team at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Zack attained board certification in
pharmacotherapy in 2017 and has growing interests in advancing pharmacist
practice, provider education, antimicrobial stewardship, and clinical
toxicology. Outside of work, Zack enjoys competitive sports, cribbage, trying
new restaurants, and exploring nature.
serves as the preceptor for the initial central operations rotation. He
graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in 2011 and
completed a PGY1 residency ay Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Chad is currently
the lead pharmacist for central operations and automation. He is board certified in pharmacotherapy and
has clinical experience in behavioral health and emergency medicine. Chad sits
on numerous pharmacy and inter-disciplinary committees and co-precepts the
University of Minnesota Acute Care/Institutional APPE. His other areas of interest include
transitions of care, medication safety and optimizing medicine access.
Sara earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota College Of Pharmacy. She completed a one-year, ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Sara focused her residency in Psychiatric pharmacotherapy and joined the Mental Health/Rehab team at Abbott Northwestern as a staff pharmacist. Sara serves as a co-preceptor for the Psychiatry rotation for both residents and pharmacy students. Her areas of interest include psychotropic pharmacology, treatment of thought, mood, and substance use disorders, and teaching/mentoring.
serves as a primary co-preceptor for the elective oncology rotation. Allison earned
her Doctor of Pharmacy degree
at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in 2012. Upon graduation, she completed a PGY1
residency at Hennepin County Medical Center and became board certified in
pharmacotherapy shortly thereafter. She
is currently a member of the renal/oncology/medical-surgical team at Abbott
Northwestern and is a secondary member of the neuro/ortho/spine team. Her
primary areas of interest are solid organ transplant, dialysis, oncology, and
pharmacy coordinator for oncology services
Maria’s primary responsibilities at Abbott Northwestern are providing inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services for the oncology and palliative care patient population. She also provides education for the elective oncology residency rotation and is involved with oncology student rotations. Maria is also involved with the investigational studies that are offered through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute and Minneapolis Heart Institute. Maria graduated from the Rutgers University, College of Pharmacy and completed a residency at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Maria became Board certified in Oncology in 2007.