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Current Pharmacy Residents

Current Pharmacy Residents — 2019-2020

A group of current pharmacy residents stand in front of the Pharmacy building at UT Medical Center in Knoxville, TN

Front Row (Left to Right) Jordan Perrine, PharmD; Victoria Williams, PharmD; Sara Catherine Pearson, PharmD; Samantha Yeager, PharmD; Mary Walton, PharmD; Sutton Watson, PharmD. Back Row (Left to Right) Cori Shope, PharmD; Jessie Lipstreuer, PharmD; Blake Johnson, PharmD; Skyler Brown, PharmD; Shelby Brooks, PharmD; Grace Cooksey, PharmD. 

PGY2 Residents

Grace Cooksey, PharmD
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Cooksey is originally from Kennesaw, Georgia. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia and completed her PGY1 training at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Her professional interests include critical care, emergency medicine, and infectious disease. After residency, she hopes to obtain a clinical pharmacist position in an intensive care unit or emergency department. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, spending time with friends and family, and cheering on the dawgs.

Blake Johnson, PharmD, MPH
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Johnson is originally from Fayetteville, Tennessee. He attended Samford University for his undergraduate coursework before receiving his Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health from the McWhorter School of Pharmacy and College of Health Sciences. His professional interests include practicing in an internal medicine clinic with faculty appointment, chronic disease state management, and transitional care services. In his free time, he enjoys road trips, exploring Knoxville, Vols football and basketball, and playing with his puppy, Duke.

Sara Catherine Pearson, PharmD
PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Pearson is originally from Pineville, Louisiana. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include internal medicine, transitional care, academia, and medical missions. In the future, she hopes to obtain a clinical pharmacist position at an academic medical center and serve as a clinical faculty member at a school of pharmacy. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Knoxville, spending time with family and friends, and eating blueberry cake donuts.

Jordan Perrine, PharmD, MBA
PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Resident
Dr. Perrine grew up in Middle Georgia. She attended Mercer University before receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Her professional interests include pediatrics and critical care. Upon completion of her PGY2 residency, she hopes to obtain a clinical pharmacist position at an academic medical center. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, spending time with friends and family, and taking her dog to explore new dog parks.

PGY1 Residents

Shelby Brooks, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacotherapy Resident
Dr. Brooks is originally from Asheville, North Carolina. She attended the University of North Georgia and received her B.S. degree in biology, then attended pharmacy school at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. Her practice interests include family medicine, internal medicine, academia and neurology. After completing residency, she hopes to obtain a clinical pharmacist position at an academic medical center and a faculty position with a college of pharmacy. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Kermit, riding horses, boxing, and obsessing about Harry Potter!

Skyler Brown, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Brown is originally from Wheelersburg, Ohio, but has lived in East Tennessee the majority of his life.  He attended the University of Tennessee prior to obtaining his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  He plans to pursue an Internal Medicine PGY2 Residency upon completion of his PGY1.  In his free time, he enjoys watching and playing sports (Go Vols, Go Grizz, Go Broncos), spending time with family and friends, and hanging out at the lake all summer.

Jessie Lipstreuer, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Lipstreuer is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati. Her professional interests include critical care, emergency medicine, and internal medicine. She plans to pursue a PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in one of her areas of interests and hopes to obtain a clinical pharmacist position at an academic medical center. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, online shopping, and trying local breweries and restaurants.

Cori Shope, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Shope grew up in Sweetwater, Tennessee before attending The University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) for her undergraduate studies. She went on to receive her Doctor of Pharmacy from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  Her professional interests include pursing a PGY-2 in Ambulatory Care and obtaining a clinical pharmacist position in an ambulatory care clinic where she has the opportunity to precept. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing with other people’s dogs, and cheering for whatever Vols team isn’t abysmal that year.

Mary Walton, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Walton is originally from Alexandria, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University and received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include critical care, infectious diseases, and academia. She hopes to pursue a PGY2 Pharmacy Residency and become a clinical pharmacist and faculty member. Outside of residency, she loves listening to podcasts, exploring Knoxville, spending time with her family including her 6 nieces and nephews, and watching LSU football.

Sutton Watson, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Watson is originally from Sumter, South Carolina. She attended Winthrop University for her B.S. degree in Chemistry before receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include cardiology, emergency medicine, and critical care. She plans to pursue a PGY2 in either cardiology or critical care, and to obtain a clinical pharmacist position at an academic medical center. In her free time, she enjoys baking, re-watching her favorite TV shows (mostly Parks and Rec), and exploring local breweries.

Victoria Williams, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Williams is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She earned both her Bachelor of Science in the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include critical care, cardiology, neurology and academia.  In the future, Victoria hopes to work as an inpatient clinical faculty member at an academic medical center.  In Victoria’s free time, she enjoys working out at Orange Theory, trying new restaurants in Knoxville, cheering for Ohio State, and traveling.

Samantha Yeager, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Yeager is originally from Gallipolis, Ohio. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, then went on to receive her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include internal medicine, transitions of care, ambulatory care, and infectious disease. She hopes to obtain a clinical pharmacist position or pursue a PGY2 in an area of interest. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, baking (and eating baked goods), watching The Office on repeat, spending time with her friends and family, and serving her community/local church.

Contact Info
Department of Pharmacy
1924 Alcoa Highway, Box 41
Knoxville, TN 37920
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