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Program Directors, Preceptors, and Residents

Program Directors, Preceptors, and Residents

Medical Center is a teaching hospital where pharmacists are a vital part of the interdisciplinary team and daily patient medical rounds. Pharmacists are de-centralized and integrated completely into the following services: internal medicine, family medicine, critical care, trauma/surgery, NICU/pediatrics, and emergency medicine. Our pharmacists make numerous evidence-based medication recommendations which are frequently accepted. We have a robust preceptor group with extensive precepting experience. Most of our pharmacy preceptors are board certified, residency trained, or both.

We are a quality-driven department that will introduce you to vital skills you will need to be successful as a pharmacy resident and/or clinical pharmacy specialist (patient work-up and management, rounding, medication-use evaluations, journal clubs, topic discussions, drug class reviews, drug monographs, noon conference, etc.)

Residency Program Directors

Minh Hong, PharmD, MBA-HA

Pharmacy Director, Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Program Director

Contact: mhong@echd.org

Dr. Hong was a clinical pharmacy specialist in the internal medicine division at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas from 08/2014 to 01/2018. He was promoted to Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator 01/2018 and then to Director of Pharmacy 06/2019. He received his PharmD from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy (TTUHSC SOP) in 2012. He then completed a two year ASHP/ACCP-accredited residency in pharmacotherapy practice at TTUHSC SOP in Lubbock, Texas in 2014. During his time at MCH, he completed the Master of Business in Healthcare Administration program in 2018. In his spare time he enjoys playing recreational sports and spending time with family and friends.

Erica Wilson, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Clinical Manager and PGY1 Residency Program Director

Contact: ewilson@echd.org

Dr. Wilson was born and raised in Andrews, TX, and graduated from high school in 2007. She attended McMurry University in Abilene, TX for college and played basketball for four years before graduating in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and a minor in business administration. After college, Erica attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy in Abilene, TX and graduated with her Doctorate in Pharmacy in 2015. Erica completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, TX in July of 2016. After residency, Erica took a clinical pharmacy specialist position with Medical Center first in internal medicine July 2016-January 2017 and then in critical care from January 2017-June 2019, and currently serves as the pharmacy clinical coordinator and PGY1 residency program director. She lives with her husband Adam Wilson, her daughters Allie and Nora. Erica enjoys traveling, hosting parties, spending time with friends and family, traveling, shopping, crafting, and baking.

Nathan Ehni, PharmD, BCCCP

PGY2 emergency medicine pharmacy residency program director

Contact: nehni@echd.org

Dr. Ehni is a clinical pharmacy specialist in the emergency department and PGY2 emergency medicine pharmacy residency program director at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. He received his PharmD from North Dakota state university in 2012. He then completed a PGY1 general residency at Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls, SD and then completed a PGY-2 specializing in critical care at Avera McKennan. His current practice activities at Medical Center Hospital include working with the emergency department multidisciplinary team.

Preceptors

Ashley Bane, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Bane is a clinical pharmacy specialist in the internal medicine division at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, TX. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from the University Of Kentucky College Of Pharmacy in 2013. In 2014, she completed a PGY1 ASHP/ACCP-accredited residency at Norton Healthcare Hospital system in Louisville, KY. She completed her teaching certificate through the University of Kentucky and is an eligible preceptor in Texas. Her current practice activities at Medical Center Hospital include rounding with internal medicine, family medicine, and trauma/surgery multidisciplinary teams. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, running with her dog, and traveling with her husband.

Laura Branum, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Branum is a clinical pharmacy specialist in the emergency department at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. She received her PharmD from D’Youville College School of Pharmacy in 2014. She then completed a Post-Graduate Year One ASHP-accredited residency at The University of Vermont Medical Center – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, New York in 2015. Her current practice activities at Medical Center Hospital include performing medication reconciliations, providing nursing and physician medication therapy consults, participating in cardiac arrests and trauma cases as well as emergency medication preparation.

Kristina Chang, PharmD

Dr. Chang was born and raised in West Texas as she grew up in Big Spring approximately 60 miles East of Odessa. She attended the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa where she graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry in 2014. Afterwards, she ventured down to South Texas where she attended pharmacy school at Texas A&M University Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy in Kingsville, Texas. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa June 2019 and is now a clinical pharmacy specialist for the internal medicine and trauma services. In her spare time she enjoys naps with her new baby girl, cheering her son on at his sporting events, binging shows, and eating. food.

Jennifer Hartman, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Dr. Jennifer Hartman graduated from the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy and went on to complete a PGY-1 Pharmacy residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center (now UF Health Jacksonville) and a PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy residency at Renown Regional Medical Center. She is a Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Medical Center Hospital. Her areas of interest include critical care, infectious disease, emergency medicine, and toxicology. Dr. Hartman enjoys traveling, reading, baking, and spending time with her family.

Jason A. Miller, PharmD

Dr. Miller is a clinical pharmacy specialist in critical care at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA in 2014. He then completed a PGY-1 ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residency at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital/University of Georgia in Albany, GA in 2015. Currently his practice activities at Medical Center Hospital include rounding with the critical care multidisciplinary teams, antimicrobial stewardship, and precepting student pharmacists and pharmacy residents. Dr. Miller’s current areas of interest are in critical care and hematology/oncology. Dr. Miller enjoys storm chasing, traveling, photography and spending time with family and friends.

Art Munoz, PharmD

Dr. Munoz is the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) pharmacist at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. He received his PharmD from University of Houston College of Pharmacy in 2006. He has worked with the NICU team at Medical Center Hospital since 2014. His current daily activities with the department include daily rounds with physicians, nurse practitioner and nurses. He currently is training in the emergency department. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family.

James Palmer, PharmD, BCCCP

Dr. Palmer is the Pharmacy Operations Manager and Medication Safety Officer for Medical Center Hospital as of August 2021. He received his PharmD from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy in 2012 and his critical care board certification BCCCP in 2017. He has worked as a Neonatal Intensive Care Pharmacist (2012 – 2013) and Adult Critical Care Pharmacist (2013 – 2021). He has served as PGY1 and PGY2 Critical Care Residency Instructor from 2014 – 2021. He is a member of the local Institutional Review Board and a residency instructor for the Medication Safety Longitudinal PGY1 rotation. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, camping, and rock climbing.

Alex Rothenberger, BCPS

Dr. Rothenberger is a clinical pharmacy specialist in the critical care department at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, TX. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy in 2019. In 2020, he completed a PGY1 ASHP/ACCP-accredited residency at Medical Center Hospital and completed his teaching certificate with Texas Tech University for Health Sciences. HIs professional interests are critical care and infectious disease, and his current practice activities include rounding with interprofessional critical care teams and coordinating the antimicrobial stewardship service. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family playing games and traveling to see the outdoors.

John Witucki, PharmD

Dr. Witucki was born and raised in West Texas, growing up about 35 miles west of Odessa in Monahans. He attended the University of Oklahoma for his undergraduate studies, where he also played trumpet in the marching band. After receiving his BS in Multidisciplinary Studies from OU, John completed his PharmD at the University of Texas at Austin. He completed both his PGY-1 pharmacy practice and PGY-2 emergency medicine pharmacy residencies in Odessa at Medical Center. He currently works as a night shift emergency department pharmacist. His current practice activities include collecting medication histories, assisting with cardiac arrest and trauma cases, responding to codes, providing dosing and recommendations, and preparing doses for administration. In his spare time, John enjoys watching college sports, exploring the great outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Current Residents

Stephanie Anderson, PharmD

Dr. Anderson is currently a PGY2 Emergency Medicine Resident at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. Dr. Anderson received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Pacific University Oregon. She went on to obtain her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the Pacific University School of Pharmacy. After obtaining her PGY-1 at Medical Center Hospital, she decided to continue and early commit to the PGY2. Her professional interests include emergency medicine and critical care. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, watching Netflix, cheering on the Dodgers and getting extremely sunburnt in the Texas sun.

Mina Aziz, RPh, PhD

Dr. Aziz is a current PGY1 pharmacy resident at Medical Center Hospital. He attained his pharmacy degree with honors from Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Texas Tech University. After obtaining his Ph.D., he completed a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at the BioDiscovery Institute, University of North Texas, where he was then promoted to a Research Assistant Professor. His Ph.D. and postdoctoral research were mainly focused on natural products chemistry, protein biochemistry and structural biology, and resulted in seventeen published, peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters. In terms of clinical pharmacy practice, his areas of interest include cardiology, oncology, internal medicine, and infectious diseases. In his free time, he enjoys running, working out, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Brandon Buss, PharmD

Dr. Buss is currently a PGY1 pharmacy resident at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. He grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin and received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy at University of North Texas Health Science Center System College of Pharmacy in Fort Worth, Texas. His professional interests include emergency medicine and critical care. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, experiencing new cuisines, weightlifting, and spending time with friends and family.

Thao Do, PharmD

Thao was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and relocated to the U.S at the age of fifteen. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2021 at the University of Houston. Her passion for pharmacy stems from her lifelong goal to ensure quality healthcare is accessible to low-income families. Her current clinical interests include internal medicine, infectious disease and cardiology. Upon the completion of her PGY-1 residency, Thao plans to practice as a clinical pharmacist in a setting with opportunities for collaborative care, teaching, and advancing pharmacy practice. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, watching K-drama, exploring new places, and spending time outdoors with her friends, family and her fur baby, Kyo.

Madi Holguin, PharmD

Dr. Holguin is a current PGY1 pharmacy resident at Medical Center Hospital. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at University of North Texas College of Pharmacy in Fort Worth, Texas. Her professional interests include infectious disease and internal medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her 2 dogs, online shopping, and spending quality time with her friends and family.

Tony Li, PharmD, MBA-HOM

Dr. Li is currently a PGY2 HPSAL Resident at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. He grew up in Houston, Texas and received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy and MBA in Healthcare Organization Management at Texas Tech University in Abilene, Texas. During his PGY1 at Medical Center Hospital, he discovered his interest in administration and leadership and is currently working to develop the PGY2 program with the pharmacy director. His professional interests include infectious diseases, administration, and internal medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys camping with friends, discovering different cuisines, taking photographs, and weightlifting.

Peter Martin, PharmD

Dr. Martin is currently a PGY1 pharmacy resident at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. His stomping grounds are the oil fields of Bakersfield, California and received his Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences from The University of New Mexico at Albuquerque, NM. He went on to obtain his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at University of Texas A&M Pharmacy School. His professional interests include emergency medicine and NICU. During his spare time, he enjoys watching sports, back-packing, drag racing and spending quality time with close family and friends.

Previous Residents

2020-2021

Stephanie Anderson, PharmD

Carrolyn Kate Cowey, PharmD (ED PGY2)

Katie Epley, PharmD

Yaze Li, PharmD, MBA-HOM

Albert Ngo, PharmD

2018-2020

Carrolyn Kate Cowey, PharmD (Non-Traditional PGY1)

2019-2020

Victoria Hamill, PharmD, BCPS

Amanda Harper, PharmD

Hannah Lineberry, PharmD, BCPS (ED PGY2)

Alexander Rothenberger, PharmD, BCPS

2018-2019

Kristina Chang, PharmD

Steven Tang, PharmD, BCPS

Ha Neul Yang, PharmD, BCPS

John Witucki, PharmD, BCCCP (ED PGY2)

2017-2018

Michelle Aguirre, PharmD

Janel Cala

John Witucki, PharmD, BCCCP

2016-2017

David Besanti, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Priyanka Patel, PharmD

2015-2016

Jan Ramos, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Erica Wilson, PharmD, BCPS

2014-2015

Elvis Achuo, PharmD

Tram Vo, PharmD, BCPS