Research Interests

Jason Bergsbaken, PharmD, BCOP   

Position: Pharmacy Coordinator, Regional Oncology Services

Education/Post-Graduate Training: PharmD, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy; PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice, UW Health; PGY-2 Oncology, UW Health 

Organizational Involvement: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Member – Council on Pharmacy Practice, Past Chair – SAG on Advancing Pharmacy Practice with Technicians, HOPA, Chair – BCOP Conference Programming Subcommittee, Member – Oral Chemotherapy Education Task Force, NCCN, Member – Antiemesis Panel, NCCN Guidelines, UW Pharmacy Alumni Association, Director – Board of Directors

Current Projects/Initiatives: optimization and extension of pharmacist-led oral chemotherapy management program; implementation of value-based oncology treatment decision tools; advancement of oncology pharmacy practice with regional affiliates and partners

Research Interests: Oral chemotherapy management, value-based treatment decision making

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Elizabeth Dow-Hillgartner, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Position: Clinical Pharmacist, Hematology/Oncology

Education/Post Graduate Training: PharmD, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy; PGY-1, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, PGY2-Oncology, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

Organizational Involvement: Member, UW Health Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Subcommittee, Member, Preceptor Advisory Committee, Member, ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists’ Educational Steering Committee-Meeting Planning Past Member, ASHP New Practitioner’s Forum Executive Committee, Past Chair, ASHP Practice Advancement and Advocacy Advisory Group, Past Member, ASHP Commission on Credentialing

Current Projects/Initiatives: Expansion of pharmacy services to optimize the management of immune checkpoint inhibitor toxicities

Research Interests: Immunotherapy and the role of the pharmacist in managing toxicities, advancing oncology pharmacy-based clinic services, oncology supportive care optimization

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Michael Fallon, PharmD, BCOP

Position: Clinical Pharmacist

Education/Post-Graduate Training: PharmD, University of Washington; PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, UW Health

Organizational Involvement: Eastern Oncology Cooperative Group, American Society of Hematology, National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Current Projects/Initiatives: Clinical treatment pathways in acute myeloid leukemiaAsparaginase enzyme utilization improvement in acute lymphoid leukemiaHematology malignancy treatment plan portfolio optimization

Research Interests: Hematologic malignancies, pharmacy informatics, patient outcomes and satisfaction, residency training

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Costas Grapsas, PharmD, BCOP

Position: Clinical Pharmacist

Education/Post-Graduate Training: PharmD, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy 

Organizational Involvement: Ambulatory Pharmacy Customer Service Committee, Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association

Current Projects/Initiatives: Triennial sarcoma beacon treatment plan review; Standardization of the initial management of hypersensitivity reactions in cancer patients

Research Interests: Hematologic malignancies, pharmacy informatics, patient outcomes and satisfaction, residency training

Jason Jared, PharmD, BCOP

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Hematology/Oncology/Blood & Marrow Transplant 

Education/Post-Graduate Training: PharmD, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy; PGY1, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin; PGY2-Oncology, UW Health

Current Projects/Initiatives: A Clinical and health-system focused assessment of BEAM vs BeEAM conditioning regimens for autologous stem cell transplantation (research project); Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor utilization post-autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant in multiple myeloma patients: does one size fit all? (research project); Cytokine Release Syndrome (UW Health Guideline); Oncologic Emergencies (UW Health Guideline)

Research Interests: Student/resident education, blood & marrow transplantation, and expanding oncology clinical pharmacist services

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Heather Jones, PharmD, MS

Position: Manager, Pharmacy Oncology Services

Education/Post-Graduate Training: PharmD, Ohio Northern University; MS, University of Wisconsin; Health-System Pharmacy Administration, UW Health

Organizational Involvement: Vizient Business of Pharmacy Committee, ASHP SSPM SAG Innovation Management, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, NCCN Pharmacy Directors, HOPA Management 

Current Projects/Initiatives: Standardization of prior Authorization and Denial management for oncology infusions, revising Fast-Track program for chemotherapy preparations, adopting pediatric oncology practice with adult chemotherapy processes, adoption of biosimilar agents across oncology, management and tracking of high-cost medication therapies (e.g. CAR-T)

Research Interests: Oncology practice, pharmacy operations, revenue cycle


Sarah Lentz, RPh, BCOP

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Pharmaceutical Research Center, Ambulatory Hematology, Oncology

Education/Post Graduation Training: BS Pharm, University of Wisconsin 

Organizational Involvement: ECOG ACRIN Pharmacy Steering Committee Member, Pharmacy Institutional Representative, Pharmacy Committee Member, Molecular Therapy Choice (MATCH) Protocol Reviewer, Lymphoma, Myeloma Protocol Reviewer, Drug Interaction Task Force Member

Current Projects/Initiatives: Basket Trials, Institutional Operationalization of Basket Trials, Quality Improvement in Research Utilizing Electronic Order Entry

Research Interests: Pharmacogenetics, Clinical Trial Design, Breast Cancer Research

Mary Mably, RPh, BCOP

Position: Manager, Inpatient Services

Education/Post-graduate training: BS Pharm, St. Louis College of Pharmacy 

Organizational Involvement: Vice Chairperson: Vizient Cancer Care Committee, Member: HOPA Educational Committee, Practitioner Surveyor, ASHP PGY2 Oncology Residencies, Member: NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates Committee, Member: NCCN Myeloid Growth Factors Guideline Panel

Current Projects/Initiatives: Value-based cancer care, CAR-T Cell Therapy Implementation, Implementation and Optimization of Oncology Clinic Pharmacists, Management of Immunotherapy

Research Interests: Value-based cancer care, Oral Chemotherapy Management, Clinical Pharmacist Practice Management

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Lauren McGinty, PharmD, BCOP

Position: Clinical Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist

Education/Post-Graduate Training:

PharmD, Northeastern University, 2014; PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Tufts Medical Center, 2014-2015; PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency, UW Health, 2015-2016

Organizational Involvement:

ASHP New Practitioners Forum Practice Advancement and Advocacy Advisory Group (2016-2017 and 2017-2018), ASHP New Practitioners Forum Legislative Affairs

Advisory Group (2018-present), Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Needs Assessment Committee (2017-2018 and 2018-present), UW Health Education and Development Committee, UW Health PGY-1 Residency Advisory Committee

Current Projects/Initiatives: Standardization of veno-occlusive disease prevention and treatment in adult and pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients

Research Interests: Oncology supportive care, bone marrow transplant, pediatric hematology/oncology

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Ethan Meyer, PharmD, BCOP

Position: Clinical pharmacist, Oncology Services

Education/Post-Graduate Training: PharmD, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Organizational Involvement: HOPA/BCOP reviewer and field tester for clinical sessions

Current Projects/Initiatives: Oncology clinic electrolyte delegation protocol, GU Oncology Beacon protocols reviewer and GU Oncology PGY-2 preceptor


Tim Miller, PharmD, BCOP

Position: Pharmacy Coordinator - Oncology

Education/Post-Graduate Training: PharmD, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Organizational Involvement: ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers - Leadership Development Section Advisory Group, ASCO Safe Handling of Hazardous Medication Expert Panel, HOPA Entry-Level Oncology Competency Task Force 

Current Projects/Initiatives: Optimization of IV Robotics, Developing Safe and Efficient Medication Use System, Oncology Regulatory Compliance


Cameron Ninos, PharmD, BCOP 

Position: Heme/BMT Clinic Pharmacist

Education/Post-Graduate Training: PharmD at the University of Pittsburgh, PGY1 and PGY2 Oncology at UW Health

Organizational Involvement: Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists Association: Conference Planning Committee; American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation-Education Committee

Current Projects/Initiatives: Outpatient Febrile Neutropenia Treatment for Solid Tumor Patients; Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease Management Pathways

Research Interests: Graft-versus-host Disease Prophylaxis and Management; BendaEAM for Conditioning for Lymphoma

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Jennifer Piccolo, PharmD, BCOP

Position: Clinical Pharmacist - Oncology

Education/Post-Graduate Training: PharmD at Northeastern University, Boston MA

/ PGY1 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster MD, PGY2 Oncology at UW Health 

Organizational Involvement: HOPABCOP Updates Committee, ASHP, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin

Current Projects/Initiatives: Standardization of patient education in the oncology clinics, Head and Neck Cancer standard of care Beacon protocol review, Retrospective assessment of immunogenicity of tbo-filgrastim at an academic medical center

Research Interests: Pain management in cancer patients, Immunotherapy toxicity and management, quality improvement of cancer care

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Mike Reed, RPh, BCOP, BCPS

Position: Clinical Pharmacist Oncology and Informatics

Education: BS Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy 

Organizational Involvement: UW Madison School of Pharmacy clinical instructor lecturing in both Oncology and Informatics classes. Resident Advisor for PGY-1 and Oncology PGY2 speciality residency, Preceptor for Oncology PGY-2 Inpatient BMT rotation and Drug and Disease State rotation. Preceptor for Informatics PGY-2 Electronic Medical Record rotation. Member Vizient University Health System Consortium Pharmacy Network Cancer Care Committee (CCC). Founding member

PSW Informatics and Technology Advisory Group.

Current Projects/Initiatives: Optimization of pharmacist EMR tools for monitoring and documentation, transition BMT regimens to ambulatory, clinic pharmacist expansion, electronic prescribing of controlled substances, adaptive decision support for clinicians.

Research Interests: BMT pharmacy practice inpatient and ambulatory, EMR optimization for pharmacists, pharmacy monitoring and documentation, adaptive decision support, use of EMR to support BMT care, medication reconciliation, organizational structures and team dynamics, pharmacy management of oncology patient care locally and in patient homes, expansion of pharmacist speciality practice














Keywords:Oncology   Doc ID:91005
Owner:Mike F.Group:UW Health Pharmacy
Created:2019-04-11 17:07 CDTUpdated:2020-03-05 10:50 CDT
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