Current Pharmacy Residents

Current Pharmacy Residents — 2020-2021

group of pharmacy residents standing in front of building at UT Medical Center in Knoxville, TN

Front Row (Left to Right) Caitlyn Whitaker, PharmD; Shelby Brooks, PharmD; Mitchell Hutson, PharmD; Skyler Brown, PharmD; Lauren Mullen, PharmD; Erin Bendock, PharmD. Back Row (Left to Right) Mary Stewart Leatherwood, PharmD; Anna Love, PharmD; Abigail Wiggins, PharmD; Hannah Denham, PharmD; Mary Beth Bryant, PharmD; Mary Walton, PharmD; Sarah Medeiros, PharmD; Madeline Volk, PharmD

PGY2 Residents

Shelby Brooks, PharmD
PGY2 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. She completed her PGY1 year of the 24-month Pharmacotherapy residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and is currently completing her second year. Her practice interests include family medicine, internal medicine, academia, ambulatory care, transplant, 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 and volunteering with rescue horses, boxing, and obsessing about Harry Potter!

Skyler Brown, Pharm.D.Skyler Brown, PharmD
PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Resident and Chief 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.  Upon graduation, he completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.  His professional interests include internal medicine, cardiology, and infectious diseases.  In his free time, he enjoys watching and playing sports (Go Vols, Go Grizz, Go Broncos), spending time with family and friends, and wake surfing on Norris Lake.

Anna Love, Pharm.D.Anna Love, PharmD
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Love is from Clinton, Tennessee.  She attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology.  She then attended University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy where she completed her Doctor of Pharmacy.  Dr. Love completed her ambulatory care focused PGY1 residency at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Her professional interests include practicing in primary care for chronic disease state management and precepting pharmacy students.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, kayaking, and gardening.

Mary Walton, Pharm.D.Mary Walton, PharmD
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Walton is originally from Alexandria, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!) 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 completed her PGY1 residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.  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.

Caitlyn Whitaker, PharmD
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Whitaker is originally from Pinson, Alabama.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama before attending Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, Alabama.  She completed her PGY1 residency training at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tennessee.  After completing a PGY2 residency in critical care, she hopes to obtain a clinical pharmacist position in an intensive care unit or emergency department.  Outside of residency she enjoys traveling, watching reality TV, listening to true crime/comedy podcasts, and cheering on the Crimson Tide.

Abigail Wiggins, Pharm.D.Abigail Wiggins, PharmD
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Wiggins grew up in Lexington, Kentucky.  She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health at the University of Kentucky and completed her PGY1 residency at Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown in Columbus, Georgia.  Her professional interests include ambulatory care in addition to inpatient internal medicine, and pain management.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, spending the summer at the lake, and re-watching the same shows on Netflix.

PGY1 Residents

Erin Bendock, Pharm.D.Erin Bendock, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Bendock grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia before attending the University of Georgia for her undergraduate studies.  She went on to receive her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.  Her professional interests include pursuing a PGY2 residency in infectious disease, internal medicine, or one of the many things she is interested in.  In her free time, she enjoys a competitive game of cornhole, any restaurant with a rooftop, and a hot dog in Sanford Stadium while cheering on the Dawgs.

Mary Beth Bryant, Pharm.D.Mary Beth Bryant, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Bryant is originally from Richmond, Virginia.  She attended the University of Virginia and then went on to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy.  Her professional interests include internal medicine and infectious disease, and she hopes to pursue a PGY2 in an area of interest.  In her spare time, she enjoys exploring/eating her way through Knoxville, visiting breweries, taking naps, and spending time on her family’s farm.

Hannah Denham, Pharm.D.Hannah Denham, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacotherapy Resident
Dr. Denham grew up in Greenville, South Carolina.  She obtained her bachelor’s in biology from Wofford College and attended The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.  Her clinical interests include family medicine, cardiology, and academia.  She and her husband have a bugg (Boston terrier/pug mix), Murray, who keeps them entertained!  They love spending weekends on their porch, exploring Knoxville with friends, and cheering on their favorite sports teams.  She has visited several countries throughout the world and has two continents left to visit: Australia and Antarctica.  She hopes to visit Australia in the next 5 years and if she is lucky enough, venture to Antarctica in her lifetime.

Mitchell Hutson, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Hutson is originally from Athens, Alabama.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Alabama at Birmingham before receiving his Doctor of Pharmacy from Samford University.  His professional interests include internal medicine and academia.  His career goal is to obtain a clinical pharmacist position while also serving as faculty at a school of pharmacy.  He enjoys the beach, long distance running, and anything sports related.  Go Vols and Go Braves!

Mary Stewart Leatherwood, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Leatherwood is originally from Powdersville, South Carolina.  She is a proud alumna of Clemson University and received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the Medical University of South Carolina.  Her professional interests include critical care and internal medicine.  In the future, she hopes to work as a clinical pharmacy specialist at an academic medical center where she can precept and teach.  A self-proclaimed country music, Starbucks, and macaroni and cheese connoisseur, she loves being involved in her local church, obsessing over Clemson football, and singing.

Sarah Medeiros PharmDSarah Medeiros, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Medeiros grew up in Huntsville, Alabama.  She attended the University of Mississippi (Hotty Toddy!) where she earned both her B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees.  Her professional interests include critical care, cardiology, oncology, and academia.  She hopes to pursue a PGY2 Pharmacy Residency and become a clinical pharmacist and faculty member.  Outside of residency she enjoys working out at Orangetheory, exploring Knoxville, baking, and spending time with friends and family.

Lauren Mullen, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Mullen was born and raised in Tampa, Florida.  She attended the University of Florida for both her undergraduate and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees.  Her professional interests include critical care and internal medicine.  She intends to pursue a PGY2 in an area of interest with the goal of landing a clinical pharmacist position at an academic medical center and being a residency director herself one day.  Outside of residency, you can find her exploring the local food scene and breweries, hiking a trail, or laying on a float at the quarry.

Madeline Volk, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Volk is originally from Arlington, Nebraska.  She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy.  Her professional interests include, but are not limited to, infectious disease, cardiology, oncology, and emergency medicine.  She hopes to obtain a clinical pharmacist position or pursue a PGY2 in one of her areas of interest.  Outside of residency, she enjoys rewatching The Office, singing along to musicals, and cheering for the Huskers and UNC Asheville Bulldogs, where her sister plays volleyball.

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