Adult Critical Care & Emergency Medicine
Preceptor Information

Critical Care

Jenny Ashton, PharmD, BCCCP

Jenny Ashton, PharmD, BCPS, is a clinical specialist in cardiovascular medicine and surgery at UF Health Shands Hospital and clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She currently serves as the program director for the UF Health Shands Critical Care Pharmacy Residency.

Dr. Ashton received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. She completed her pharmacy practice residency at UF Health Shands Hospital and a specialty residency in critical care at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Dr. Ashton acts as one of the primary preceptors for the cardiac critical care and cardiology elective rotations. Her areas of interest include perioperative arrhythmias following cardiothoracic surgery, drug pharmacokinetic alterations during extracorporeal circulation, and infectious diseases management of critically ill patients.


Maureen Converse, PharmD, BCCCP

Maureen Converse, PharmD, BCCCP, is a clinical specialist in the thoracic and vascular surgery intensive care at UF Health Shands Hospital and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Converse received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Toledo.  She completed her PGY1 residency at Indiana University Health and her PGY2 in critical care at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Converse acts as a primary preceptor for the Advanced Lung and Vascular critical care rotation.  Her areas of interest include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, lung transplantation, and infectious diseases in critically ill patients.


Zachary Drabick, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCPz

Zachary Drabick, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, is a clinical specialist in the burn, ENT, and plastics intensive care unit at UF Health Shands Hospital.

Dr. Drabick received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2014. He completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at University Health in Shreveport, LA, and his PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. Prior to joining UF Health, he previously worked as a Clinical Coordinator at the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics.

Dr. Drabick acts as a preceptor for the Burn ICU elective rotation. His areas of interest include infectious disease management, pharmacokinetic dosing, sedation/analgesia, and nutrition in critically ill burn patients.


Melissa John, PharmD, BCCCPMj2

Melissa John, PharmD, is a clinical specialist in cardiovascular medicine and surgery at UF Health Shands Hospital and clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Dr. John received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. She then completed both her pharmacy practice and critical care specialty residencies at UF Health Shands.

Dr. John acts as one of the primary preceptors for the cardiac critical care and cardiology elective rotations. Her areas of interest include infectious disease in the critically ill and end-stage heart failure management.


Ada Jutba, PharmD, BCCCPAda

Ada Selina Jutba, PharmD, is a clinical specialist in the medical intensive care unit at UF Health Shands Hospital and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Jutba received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. She completed her PGY1 residency and PGY2 critical care residency at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX.

Dr. Jutba acts as one of the primary preceptors for the medical intensive care rotation. Her areas of interest include sepsis, sedation/analgesia, and critical illness related corticosteroid insufficiency.


Amir Kamel, PharmD, BCNSPIMG_3361-M (1)

Amir Kamel, PharmD, BCNSP, is a clinical specialist in nutrition support and critical care at the UF Health Shands Hospital and is a clinical assistant professor at the University Of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Kamel received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Arnold and Marie College of Pharmacy Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY.  He completed his pharmacy practice residency at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY and a specialty residency in nutrition support and critical care at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. He is an active member of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

His areas of interest include nutrition in critical illness, micronutrient deficiencies, and urea cycle disorders.


Haya Kaseer, PharmD, BCCCP

Haya Kaseer

Haya Kaseer, PharmD, is a clinical specialist in the medical intensive care unit and clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Kaseer received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. She completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at Mayo Clinic and her PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency at UF Health Shands Hospital.

Dr. Kaseer acts as one of the primary preceptors for the medical intensive care rotation. Her areas of interest include infectious diseases, anticoagulation, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and shock management in critically ill patients.


Kelly Maguigan, PharmD, BCCCP

Kelly Maguigan, PharmD, is a clinical specialist in the surgical intensive care unit at UF Health Shands Hospital and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at Belmont University and completed residencies in pharmacy practice and critical care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Dr. Maguigan’s current areas of interest include hyperglycemia and infectious diseases in critical illness, delirium, and post-intensive care syndrome.


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Bethany Shoulders, PharmD, works as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and serves as a clinical specialist in the trauma intensive care unit. Dr. Shoulders received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2014. She joins UF Health Shands Hospital after completing a pharmacy practice residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and a PGY2 critical care pharmacy residency with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Shoulders has completed research evaluating intra-operative continuous infusion cefazolin in a cardiac surgery population and characterizing the guideline evidence behind off-label medication use in the intensive care unit.


Brooke Barlow, PharmD

Brooke Barlow, PharmD, is a clinical specialist in the neuromedicine intensive care unit at UF Health Shands Hospital and serves as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. 

Dr. Barlow received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Jefferson College of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at University of Kentucky Healthcare in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Barlow is an active member of multiple professional organizations including NCS, ACCP, SCCM and serves as a workgroup lead for ASHP New Practitioners Forum Clinical Practice Advisory Group. She also serves on the editorial board for Critical Care Medicine as a visual abstract editor.  

Dr. Barlow serves as the primary preceptor for the neuromedicine and neurosurgical ICU rotation. Her areas of interest include subarachnoid hemorrhage, status epilepticus, stroke, CNS infection management and social media for professional education. 


Kaitlin Alexander, PharmD

Kaitlin Alexander, PharmD is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, and surgery/critical care clinical specialist. 

Dr. Alexander graduated from the University of Florida with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree then completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at West Virginia University Healthcare, followed by a PGY-2 Residency specializing in critical care at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Prior to her appointment at the University of Florida, she was an Associate Clinical Professor at the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and trauma/surgery clinical specialist the University of South Alabama University Hospital in Mobile, Alabama. 

Dr. Alexander is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). Her professional interests, include: the management of pain, agitation and delirium in the ICU, infectious diseases, and trauma & acute care surgery critical care management.


Emergency Medicine

Haili Gregory, PharmD, BCPS

Haili Gregory, PharmD, BCPS, is a clinical specialist in emergency medicine at UF Health Shands hospital and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Gregory received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy. She then completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at Intermountain Healthcare, followed by a specialty residency in emergency medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Her areas of interest include toxicology, neurologic injury, and resuscitation.


Rusha Patel, PharmD, BCPS

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Rusha Patel, PharmD, BCPS, is a clinical specialist in emergency medicine at UF Health Shands Hospital and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Patel received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. Dr. Patel completed her pharmacy practice residency at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and a specialty residency in emergency medicine at Lakeland Regional Health. Prior to joining the UF Health Team, she worked as an emergency medicine pharmacist at Yale New Haven Hospital, held an appointment as a lecturer at the Yale School of Medicine, and was a clinical assistant professor at the University Of Connecticut College Of Pharmacy.

Her areas of interest include toxicology, resuscitation and education.

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