Preceptors

Our preceptors have diverse backgrounds, more than enough to challenge each resident in most areas of pharmacy practice.

Bryan Bordelon, Pharm.D.
Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor
Education: ULM College of Pharmacy, 2013
Training: PGY1 – UAMS Medical Center, 2014
Dr. Bordelon joined UAMS in 2014.

Stacie Bordelon, Pharm.D., AAHIVP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: ULM College of Pharmacy, 2014
Training: PGY1 – UAMS Medical Center, 2015
Practice Area: Specialty Pharmacy – HIV Clinic
Dr. Bordelon joined UAMS in 2015.

Amanda Ferstl, Pharm.D., CACP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2004
Training: PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – UAMS Medical Center, 2005
Practice Area: Anticoagulation Clinic
Dr. Ferstl joined UAMS in 2005.

Denese Harris, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: B.S. Pharmacy (1982), Pharm.D. (2000) – UAMS College of Pharmacy
Practice Area: Hematology/Oncology
Dr. Harris joined UAMS in 1992.

Amy Hilliard, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2014
Training: PGY1 – University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015; PGY2 – Solid Organ Transplant, Rush University Medical Center, 2016
Practice Area: Solid Organ Transplant (kidney focus)
Dr. Hilliard joined UAMS in 2016.

Lisa C. Hutchison, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS, FCCP
Professor, UAMS College of Pharmacy
Education: B.S. Pharmacy (1982), Pharm.D. (1983) – University of Tennessee, 1982
Training: PGY1 – VA Medical Center, Memphis, TN, 1984
Practice Area: UAMS Institute on Aging
Dr. Hutchison joined UAMS in 2000.

Chris Johnson, Pharm.D., MEd
Assistant Professor, UAMS College of Pharmacy
Education: Pharm.D. – Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, 2015
Training: Practice & Academic Leadership Residency – Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, 2015-2017
Practice Area: UAMS Family Medical Center
Dr. Johnson joined UAMS in 2017.

Jill Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS
Professor, UAMS College of Pharmacy
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 1993
Training: PGY1 – John L. McClellan VA Hospital, Little Rock, AR, 1994
Practice Area: Internal Medicine
Dr. Johnson joined UAMS in 1994.

Brian Jolly, Pharm.D.
Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2002
Training: PGY1 – UAMS Medical Center, 2003
Dr. Jolly joined UAMS in 2007.

Gavin Jones, PhD, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2014
Training: PGY1 – UAMS Medical Center, 2015
Practice Area:  Emergency Medicine
Dr. Jones joined UAMS in 2015.

Kendrea Jones, Pharm.D., BCPS
Associate Professor, UAMS College of Pharmacy
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2005
Training: PGY1 – Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN, 2006; PGY2 Critical Care – Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy/VA North Texas Healthcare System, 2007
Practice Area: Arkansas Children’s Hospital Burn Center
Dr. Jones joined UAMS in 2007.

Leslie Kurczek, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2003
Training: PGY1 – UAMS Medical Center, 2004
Practice Area: Solid Organ Transplant
Dr. Kurzcek joined UAMS in 2004.

Sonda Lloyd, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: B.S. Pharmacy (1989), Pharm.D. (1998) – UAMS College of Pharmacy
Practice Area: Neonatal ICU
Dr. Lloyd joined UAMS in 1991.

Katherine Lusardi, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID, BCIDP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: Pharm.D. – Ohio Northern University, 2009
Training: PGY1 – Rockingham Memorial Hospital, 2010; PGY2 Infectious Disease – University of Houston/Cardinal Health, 2011
Practice Area: Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Disease
Dr. Lusardi joined UAMS in 2011.

Mike Malone, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: B.S. Pharmacy – Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, 1989; Pharm.D. – University of Kentucky, 1994
Training: PGY1 – University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1995; PGY2 Oncology – University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1996
Practice Area: Multiple Myeloma/Bone Marrow Transplant
Dr. Malone joined UAMS in 2005.

Sherry Myatt, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Director of Pharmacy for Clinical Services
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 1994
Training: PGY1 – John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital, Little Rock, AR, 1995
Practice Area: Internal Medicine
Dr. Myatt joined UAMS in 1995.

Catherine O’Brien, Pharm.D.
Associate Professor, UAMS College of Pharmacy
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2005
Training: PGY1 – UAMS Medical Center, 2006; Multidisciplinary Pharmacology Fellowship – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2008
Practice Area: Arkansas CF Center & Arkansas Children’s Hospital Pulmonary Clinic
Dr. O’Brien joined UAMS in 2008.

Allison Oswalt, Pharm.D., BCCCP
Assistant Professor, UAMS College of Pharmacy
Education: Pharm.D. – University of Florida College of Pharmacy, 2015
Training: PGY1 – Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, 2016; PGY2 Critical Care – Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, 2017
Practice Area: Medical Intensive Care Unit
Dr. Oswalt joined UAMS in 2017.

Michael Parr, Pharm.D.
Director of Pharmacy Services, UAMS Medical Center
Education: Pharm.D. – University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy, 1980
Training: Post-Doctoral Pharmacy Residency – Albert B. Chandler Medical Center, University of Kentucky, 1982
Dr. Parr joined UAMS in 1990.

Melanie Pilcher, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Education: Pharm.D. – University of Pacific, 1984
Training: PGY1 – St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL, 1984; PGY2 Geriatrics – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 1986
Practice Area: UAMS Thomas & Lyon Longevity Clinic
Dr. Pilcher joined UAMS in 1992.

Christi Quarles Smith, Pharm.D.
Assistant Director of Pharmacy for Medication Safety
Education: Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2010
Training: PGY1 – UAMS Medical Center, 2011
Dr. Quarles Smith joined UAMS in 2014.

Jennifer Roberts, PD
Assistant Director, Research Pharmacy | Residency Coordinator
Education: B.S. Pharmacy – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 1989
Training: Hospital Pharmacy Residency – UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1989-1991
Ms. Roberts joined UAMS in 1999.

Kaci Thiessen, Pharm.D., BCACP
Assistant Professor, UAMS College of Pharmacy
Education: Pharm.D. – University of Missouri-Kansas City College of Pharmacy, 2014
Training: PGY1 – Via Christi Hospitals Wichita, Inc., 2015; PGY2 Ambulatory Care – University of Oklahoma-Tulsa College of Pharmacy, 2016
Practice Area: UAMS Family Medical Center
Dr. Thiessen joined UAMS in 2016.

Justin B. Usery, PharmD, BCPS
Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Education: BS – Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Mississippi – 2003, Pharm.D.
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy – 2005
Training: PGY1 Methodist University (Memphis, TN), 2006; PGY2 Internal Medicine – Methodist University (Memphis, TN), 2007
Practice Area: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (IM Clinic)
Dr. Usery joined UAMS in 2018.

Ashley Wilson, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist | Residency Director
Education:  Pharm.D. – UAMS College of Pharmacy, 2008
Training: PGY1 – UAMS Medical Center, 2009
Practice Area: Medical Intensive Care Unit
Dr. Wilson joined UAMS in 2009.