Preceptors

Megan Cadiz, Pharm.D. (Surgical ICUs)

Dr. Cadiz received her Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Beaumont Hospital, Troy followed by a Critical Care Residency at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. Dr. Cadiz is currently a critical care specialist in one of the Surgical Intensive Care Units at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She is involved in precepting both students and residents in the area of critical care. Dr Cadiz's practice and research interests include; sedation, delirium and sepsis.


Jenna Holzhausen, Pharm.D., BCPS (Cardiac ICU)

Dr. Holzhausen received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Following graduation, she completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency followed by a PGY2 Critical Care Residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Holzhausen currently practices in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak where she works closely with the medical team to optimize patient outcomes. She is involved in the precepting of students and residents in the area of cardiovascular critical care. Her other practice and research interests include: sedation, infectious diseases and cardiology.


Sandra Kless, Pharm.D. BCNSP (Nutrition Support)

Dr. Kless received her Bachelor's of Science Degree from Wayne State University and Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Her current practice of several years has been in the area of Nutrition Support and plays an active role in the care of patients with parenteral nutrition and round with nutrition support team. She precepts both students, interns and residents in nutrition support. She is a member of Nutrition Committee. Her current research interests include parenteral and enteral nutrition.


John M. Koerber, Pharm.D. (Research)

Dr. Koerber received his Bachelor's of Science Degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and his Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He completed a general practice residency at Beaumont, Royal Oak. Dr. Koerber currently serves as Coordinator, Investigational Drug Service at Beaumont Hospital. In addition, he coordinates the residency projects and offers a rotation for the Investigational Drug Service to both students and residents. Dr. Koerber's other practice and research interests are in the area of anticoagulation.


Mark F. Lutz, PharmD, CPPS (Drug Information / Medication Safety)

Dr. Lutz received his Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Beaumont, Royal Oak. Dr. Lutz is currently the Drug Information Specialist at Beaumont Hospital. His focus is in drug formulary management, and medication safety initiatives. He precepts pharmacy residents, and pharmacy students from Wayne State University, The University of Michigan, and Ferris State University.

 


Sheena J. Merwine, PharmD, BCPS (Emergency Medicine)

Dr. Merwine received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency and a Critical Care Specialty Residency at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina. Dr. Merwine currently practices in the Emergency Center at Beaumont Hospital and is involved in the care of all emergency department patients including pediatric and observation patients. She coordinates the pharmacy residency on-call program and precepts both residents and students on the Emergency Medicine rotation. Her practice interests include emergency preparedness, interprofessional education, toxicology, analgesia and sedation.


Allycia M. Natavio, Pharm.D. (Surgical ICUs)

Dr. Marie received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital followed by a Critical Care Residency at University of Kentucky in Lexington. Dr. Marie currently practices in one of the Surgical Intensive Care Units at Beaumont Hospital and rounds with the SICU team. She precepts both students and residents in critical care and research. Her current research interests include glycemic control, stress ulcer prophylaxis and early continuous renal replacement therapy in the critically ill.


Maxine Ng, Pharm.D., BCPS  (Transplant)


Dr. Ng received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Following graduation, she completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Beaumont Hospital. She began her career as an Internal Medicine specialist and now works in solid organ transplant, specializing in kidney and liver transplantation. Her other practice interests include nephrology and glycemic control. 


Veena Rajanna, MS, Pharm.D., BCPS (Pediatric ICU / Neonatal ICU)

Dr. Rajanna received her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, she completed a PGY-1 and PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency with a Master of Science degree in Social and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota Medical, Fairview in Minneapolis. Dr. Rajanna is currently the Pediatric ICU and Neonatal ICU clinical pharmacy specialist at Beaumont Hospital. She is involved in precepting both students and residents in the area of pediatric critical care.


Alexandra Serafino, Pharm.D. (Surgical ICUs)

Dr. Serafino received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio followed by a Critical Care Residency at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. Dr. Serafino is currently a critical care specialist in one of the Surgical Intensive Care Units at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She is involved in the precepting of both students and residents in the area of critical care. Her other practice and research interests include cardiology, sedation and delirium, sepsis, and infectious diseases.


Prakash Shah, Pharm.D. (Infectious Diseases)

Dr. Shah received his Bachelor's of Science Degree and Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He is one of the two Antimicrobial Drug Therapy Specialists at Beaumont. His current practice of several years has been in the area of Infectious Diseases and plays an active role in the care of patients with HIV/AIDS in the out-patient infectious diseases clinic. He also has extensive experience in the area of critical care and pharmacokinetic dosing of antibiotics. He precepts residents in the area of Infectious Diseases and is a member of the Antimicrobial Management Program as well as Infection Control Committee.


Maureen A. Smythe, Pharm.D. (Academics)

Dr. Smythe received her Bachelor's of Science Degree and Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. She completed a critical care fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Smythe is currently in a jointly funded faculty position between Wayne State University and Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Smythe coordinates the Doctor of Pharmacy experiential rotations at Beaumont. She precepts residents in the area of medical critical care and research. Dr. Smythe's other practice and research interests are in the area of anticoagulation. 


Jim Winegardner, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP (Medical ICU)

Dr. Winegardner received his Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree in 2001 from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY-2 Critical Care specialty residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Winegardner is currently a critical care specialist in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Winegardner is involved with precepting students and residents in the area of medical critical care. Dr. Winegardner's other practice and research interests are in the area of analgesia, sedation and delirium, sepsis and infectious diseases.