Current Pharmacy Residents

PGY2 Pharmacy Residents

 

Kellie BallKellie Ball, PharmD
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Ball grew up in Oliver Springs, Tennessee. She obtained her bachelor’s in chemistry from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY and attended Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy where she received her bachelor’s in pharmacy studies, Master of Public Health, and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees. Her clinical interests include ambulatory care and academia. Her research project is entitled “Impact of pharmacist involvement in a multidisciplinary amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) clinic”. In the future, she hopes to work as an ambulatory care pharmacist in a position where she can precept and teach. Outside of pharmacy, she and her husband have a dog named Bandit, who keeps them on their toes. She is also passionate about staying active and enjoys kickboxing and weightlifting. Of course, she also enjoys obnoxiously cheering on the Vols. She chose to pursue residency at UT Medical center due to the extensive rotation opportunities and chose to stay as a PGY2 because of the relationships she formed throughout the medical center.

 

Brooke HendrixBrooke Hendrix, PharmD
PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Hendrix is originally from Dickson, Tennessee. She attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Pharmacy before continuing to the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy where she received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Dr. Hendrix’s PGY2 research is titled “Duration of Octreotide Infusion and Outcomes in Variceal Hemorrhage”. She chose residency at UTMC because of UT’s unique integrated practice model. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new cities, cooking, and spending time boating and kayaking at the lake.

 

 

Natalie HurstNatalie Hurst, PharmD
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Hurst is from Miami, Florida. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Gainesville. She then completed her PGY-1 residency at the University of Washington Valley Medical Center. Her primary professional interest is oncology. Outside of residency, she enjoys a variety of activities including hiking, camping, going to Gator games, singing, traveling, listening to music, learning new hobbies, and conservation efforts.

 

 

 

Chris JohnsChris Johns, PharmD
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Johns is from Greenbrier, Tennessee. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration at the University of Memphis. His professional interests include critical care and emergency medicine. His research is entitled “Efficacy of clonidine to transition from dexmedetomidine in trauma-surgical ICU patients”. Outside of pharmacy he enjoys watching sports, visiting breweries, and going on a walk with his dog, Bagel the Beagle. He chose UT Medical Center because of the invaluable mentorships and extraordinary opportunities for critical care experiences.

 



Landon JohnsonLandon Johnson, PharmD
PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Johnson is from Greenville, South Carolina. He attended the University of South Carolina before receiving his Doctor of Pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina. After completing residency, he hopes to work in family medicine or infectious diseases at an academic medical center where he can continue providing education to students and colleagues. His research project is titled “Evaluation of infections caused by AmpC-producing HECK-Yes organisms treated with ceftriaxone compared with cefepime or carbapenems.” He chose the pharmacotherapy residency at UT Medical Center because of its ability to train excellent academicians and for the wide range of clinical experiences over 24 months. Outside of residency, he enjoys playing disc golf and practicing piano.

 



Ashley MullAshley Mull, PharmD
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Mull was born and raised in Asheville, NC. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte before obtaining her Doctor of Pharmacy at the UNC Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She then completed her acute care PGY1 residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN. Ashley’s research project is titled “Clinical and Economic Impact of Oncology-Trained Pharmacist Integration in an Ambulatory Cancer Clinic.” After residency, she hopes to work as a clinical pharmacist in an oncology clinic with opportunities to collaborate on research projects and precept pharmacy students and residents. In her free time, Ashley enjoys exploring nearby hiking and running trails, visiting new cities, and volunteering with the local Habitat for Humanity. She chose the oncology program at UT Medical Center for its variety of inpatient and outpatient rotations and for the unique opportunity of helping shape a brand-new residency program!

 

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John ProctorJohn Proctor, PharmD
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Proctor grew up in the Marsh Fork District of southern West Virginia. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Pharmacy studies from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and subsequently earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Blount Memorial Hospital, Maryville, TN. His research project is entitled “Evaluation of Hypoglycemia Incidence in Patients Achieving Target Hemoglobin A1c Receiving Traditional Antidiabetic Agents versus Novel Therapies.” In the future, he hopes to obtain a position as an ambulatory care pharmacist where he can teach students and residents. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Proctor is an avid fan of the Tennessee Volunteers, attending games whenever he can, and enjoys practicing piano. He serves as a Senior Counselor for the Mountaineer Boys’ State program. Dr. Proctor chose UT Medical Center for the variety of learning opportunities and the Medical Center’s commitment to improving medical care in the region.



Zach SmithZach Smith, PharmD
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Smith grew up in Athens, TN. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Tennessee prior to pharmacy school. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, as well as his Doctor of Pharmacy. Dr. Smith later attended the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, OH for his PGY1 residency prior to returning to Knoxville for his PGY2 in Critical Care Medicine. His research project is titled “Evaluation of Alcohol Withdrawal Management in Mechanically Ventilated Patients in the Trauma/Surgical Intensive Care Unit”. Outside of Pharmacy, he enjoys trying new breweries, playing trivia with friends, and spending time with his dog, Dani. He chose the University of Tennessee Medical Center due to the progressive pharmacy model, experienced preceptors, and the plethora of learning experiences within multiple intensive care settings housed within the medical center.

 

 


PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

 

Erin AndersonErin Anderson, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Anderson grew up in Knoxville, TN. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Pharmacy from University of Tennessee Knoxville and attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where she received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Her research project is entitled “Evaluating Patiromer vs. Sodium Zirconium Cyclosilicate for Acute Hyperkalemia Treatment”. In the future, she hopes to work as an internal medicine pharmacist where she can teach and precept student pharmacists. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys hiking around East Tennessee, traveling to National Parks, and going on adventures with her dogs. She chose UT Medical Center because of the relationships she formed with residents and preceptors and all of the learning opportunities that residents have.

 



Robert BevinsRobert Bevins, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Robert Bevins grew up in Lawrenceville, GA. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Berry College and attended Samford University in Birmingham, AL where he received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies, a Master of Public Health, and a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. His research project is entitled “Community-Associated Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase Bacteremia Prediction Scoring”. In the future he hopes to work as a critical care pharmacist at a large academic medical center where he can teach and precept both pharmacy students and residents. In his free time, he enjoys running at the various parks and trying restaurants around Knoxville with his coresidents. He chose the University of Tennessee Medical Center for the great work environment at UT and the variety of rotation opportunities offered to residents.

 



Lindsey FieldsLindsey Fields, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Fields grew up in Kingsport, TN. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Pharmacy from University of Tennessee Knoxville and attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where she received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Her research project is titled “Implementation of Evidence-Based Treatment for Headache Associated with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.” In the future she hopes to obtain a job in ambulatory care or internal medicine. Outside of pharmacy she enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her goldendoodle named Millie, and cheering on the Vols. She chose UT Medical Center because of the interprofessional opportunities and the appreciation for pharmacy and the impact that we have on patient care.

 

 

Hannah HensonHannah Henson, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Henson is originally from Greenville, SC. She attended the Medical University of South Carolina for her Doctor of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include family medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys traveling, hiking, spending time with friends and family, and attending sporting events!

 

 

 

Luke HentrichLuke Hentrich, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacotherapy Resident

Dr. Hentrich is originally from Herrin, IL. He graduated with a Biomedical Sciences degree from Auburn University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy. His research is titled “Evaluation of Guideline-Concordant Prescribing of Inhaled Corticosteroids at Hospital Discharge following COPD Exacerbation.” His career interests include inpatient family medicine, transitions of care, and academia. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the local restaurant scene with his co-residents and drinking coffee at all hours of the day. He chose UT Medical Center due to the vast opportunities to learn from pharmacists in different specialty areas and the interdisciplinary environment that feels like home!

 

 

Harley MooreHarley Moore, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Moore is originally from Decatur, AL. She attended Auburn University for undergraduate and pharmacy school. Her research project is titled “Clinical Outcome Comparison Among Obese Patients Receiving Fluroquinolones.” Harley chose University of Tennessee Medical Center for PGY1 training because of the support and career development provided by the previous coresidents and preceptors that were obvious in her interview. She is interested in cardiology, ambulatory care, and health equity. She plans to pursue a PGY2 in cardiology. Outside of pharmacy, Harley likes to read, travel, and try new coffee shops with friends.

 

 

Aubrey MurphyAubrey Murphy, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Murphy was raised in Miami, earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Florida State University in Tallahassee, and completed her pharmacy education at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy campus in Orlando. Her research this year will focus on “Aspirin Initiation 18 Hours After Thrombolytic Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke”. Dr. Murphy’s long-term goals involve balancing inpatient clinical care with volunteer work in local & national women’s health initiatives. If not at the hospital, she is likely traveling with her two sisters, watching Jeopardy!, or both. Dr. Murphy is especially excited to be a member of the UTMCK family because of the high level of investment they hold in residents’ futures and wide variety of practice settings available to explore.

 

 

Robin TumlinsonRobin Tumlinson, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Tumlinson is originally from Hartselle, AL. She attended Auburn University for undergraduate and pharmacy school. Her research project is titled “Dose reduction of long-acting insulin on hospital admission and effect on early hospital glycemic outcomes.” Robin chose UT Medical Center for PGY1 training because of the wide range of inpatient and outpatient practice areas as well as the strong relationships between previous coresidents and preceptors that were obvious in her interview. She is interested in internal medicine and oncology and plans to pursue a PGY2 in one of these areas. Outside of pharmacy, Robin likes to read, travel, and try new restaurants with friends and family.