Emergency Medicine


Joe Halfpap, PharmD, BCPS

Position: Clinical pharmacist emergency medicine – EM Pharmacist PGY2 Program Director

Education/Post Graduation Training: PharmD, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy; PGY-1 Meriter Hospital

Organizational Involvement: ASHP- Member- Section Advisory Group Emergency Medicine Member 2012-2014, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin-Member PSW Health System Pharmacy Advisory Board Member 2015-Present

Current Projects/Initiatives: Alternative to opioids in ED, evaluation of pharmacist pending medications in ED observation unit, evaluation of fixed dose PCC

Research Interests: Emergency medicine practice, anticoagulation, ED transitions of care

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Michael Licari, PharmD, BCPS

Position: Emergency medicine and general medicine clinical pharmacist 

Education/Post Graduation Training: PharmD, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy; PGY1, Beaumont Hospital – Troy

Current Projects/Initiatives: Co-preceptor on Emergency Department atrial fibrillation PGY1 project that focuses on decreasing hospital admissions and increasing patient outcomes, perpetually improving ED workflows via guideline and Health Link updates to improve patient safety and efficiencies.


Nathan Sippel, PharmD, BCPS

Position: Clinical pharmacist (ED and American Family Children’s Hospital) 

Education/Post Graduation Training: PharmD, University of Wisconsin; PGY1, Meriter Hospital

Organizational Involvement: Pharmacy member of critical care transport operations 

Current Projects/Initiatives: Creating medication tools for CHETA (Children’s Hospital Emergency Transport Ambulance) and Med Flight to use in the field 

Research Interests: Pediatric emergency medicine

Aaron Steffenhagen, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP

Position: Pharmacy Manager, Patient Care Services (Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Neurosciences, IMAS) and Emergency/Disaster Preparedness 

Education/Post-Graduate Training: University of Wisconsin-Madison Doctor of Pharmacy (2001) / PGY1 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2002) 

Organizational Involvement: ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Executive Committee Director-at-large (2015-2018), BPS Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Practice Analysis Taskforce (2017-2018), Vizient/UHC Pharmacy Practice Advancement Committee (2015-present), Journal of Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) Editorial Advisory Board (2011-2018)

Current Projects/Initiatives: Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification medication quality measure enhancements, Pharmacist review of discharge ED prescriptions, Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) pharmacist role refinement 24/7

Research Interests: Emergency medicine, stroke, epilepsy, and medication safety

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Heather (LaRue) Steuerwald, PharmD, BCCCP

Position: Pharmacist, practice areas: Emergency Department, Pediatrics, Central Operations

Education/Post Graduation Training:  PharmD, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy; PGY1, UW Health; PGY2-Critical Care, Rush University Medical Center 

Organizational Involvement: Education and Development Committee

Research Interests: Practice interests include emergency medicine and precepting/mentoring residents and students

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Emily Zimmerman, PharmD, BCPS

Position: Emergency medicine pharmacist

Education/Post Graduation Training: PharmD, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy; PGY1, UW Heath

Current Projects/Initiatives: Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT), anticoagulation and procoagulation, Smart Pump Oversight Committee, Anticoagulation Committee, Informatics Subcommittee



Keywords:Emergency Medicine   Doc ID:90997
Owner:Mike F.Group:UW Health Pharmacy
Created:2019-04-11 16:54 CDTUpdated:2021-09-23 12:22 CDT
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