Residency Coordinator – Internal Medicine Preceptor
Monique Bonhomme, MS, PharmD, is a resident of Northern Virginia. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree she went on to earn her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Master of Science degree. She completed her general pharmacy practice residency. After completion of her residency, Dr. Bonhomme remained with Inova Health System in a mainly decentralized clinical pharmacy role. As an oncology-trained pharmacist she was a member of the Oncology Task Force, was selected as an Interventional pharmacist, and was the pharmacy-nursing liaison for the stroke unit. She later accepted a full-time position at Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Department of Pharmacy. Dr. Bonhomme is currently the PGY1 Residency Program Coordinator, preceptor for the Internal Medicine Rotation, a Residency Project Advisor, and serves as a resident faculty mentor. She is also part of the team of pharmacists who helped implement the same-day surgery clinical pharmacy practice at Sibley. In addition, she is the secretary and newsletter editor of the Washington Metropolitan Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Residency Director - Drug Information Preceptor
Christopher A. Keeys, PharmD, born in Philadelphia, PA has served as a clinical pharmacist manager/ pharmacy management consultant at Sibley Memorial Hospital for over 12 years. He is an educator who received his B.S. in Pharmacy from Howard University College of Pharmacy and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from USP (formerly Philadelphia College of Pharmacy). Dr. Keeys completed his initial training as a research intern with the Food and Drug Administration and as a clinician at the Washington Hospital Center. He has been board certified in pharmacotherapy since 1997. His professional accomplishments include directing both the clinical drug studies for a Washington-area research group and leading clinical pharmacy and drug information programs for health care organizations. He has served on numerous national and local pharmacy and therapeutics committees as well as the Board of the Washington Metropolitan Society of Hospital Pharmacists, the Drug Utilization Review Board for Washington, D.C., and the IRB for Chesapeake Research Review, Inc. Dr. Keeys has also been a member of the US Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Group on Clinical Practice Guidelines for Urinary Incontinence. Dr. Keeys holds adjunct faculty appointments at Howard University College of Pharmacy, Creighton University and the University of Maryland. He is a research fellow at the Howard University Center for Minority Health Services Research and his professional publications have been in the content areas of drug information, adverse drug reactions, telepharmacy, pharmacy practice and public health policy. He is cofounder of both Clinical Pharmacy Associates, Inc and MedNovations, Inc.
Afua A. Addo-Abedi, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, is a Canadian of Ghanaian descent. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May 2008 from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and her Masters in Business Administration from the University Baltimore as part of the dual PharmD/MBA program. She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists. Her passion is psychiatric pharmacy. After completion of her pharmacy practice residency at Sibley Memorial Hospital in 2009, Dr. Addo-Abedi joined the clinical staff of Sibley where she continues to incorporate psychiatric pharmacy into her daily practice. One of her future goals is to become Board Certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy.
Central Pharmacy Practice Preceptor
Marilyn O. Farinre, PharmD, MBA, is the Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She received her Bachelors of Science degree and MBA from Temple University in Philadelphia and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida. Before choosing to focus on her interest in pharmacy operations, Dr. Farinre practiced clinically in many different settings including a five year stint as a clinical transplant pharmacist. She enjoys teaching and currently holds a clinical faculty appointment at the University Of Maryland School Of Pharmacy. When not at work, Marilyn is an avid runner who likes to complete at least one half marathon a year.
John Grouse, PharmD, JD is a graduate of the University of Minnesota in law and pharmacy. He completed a residency in Public and Health Service and traineeship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He practiced pharmacy in a variety of settings. He has been a pharmacy director and research and oncology specialist.
Huy Le, Pharm.D. is from Saigon, Vietnam. Dr. Le received his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from the University of California, Davis, California, and a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 1990 from the University of Pacific, Stockton, California. Dr. Le completed his pharmacy residency program at the University of California, San Diego, California, in 1991. During pharmacy residency program, Dr. Le had precept fourth year pharmacy students from the University of California, San Francisco, California. Dr. Le had worked for a number of years in home infusion. Dr. Le last worked mainly as informatics pharmacist for Inova Health System for over 16 years prior to join Sibley Memorial Hospital as Pharmacy Informatics Specialist in January 2012.
Critical Care Preceptor
Michelle McLauglin, Rph, BCPS graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science with a Bachelors of Pharmacy. She currently is the Critical Care preceptor at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Shahnaz Milani, PharmD, CGP, a native of Tehran, Iran, is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist who has served the patients, families and departments of Sibley Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years. Dr. Milani has two advanced pharmacy degrees, one from Tehran University, and the other Doctor of Pharmacy degree is from the University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy in Baltimore. Shahnaz is certified in geriatric and anticoagulation therapy. Since 1989, Dr. Milani has provided pharmaceutical care in a variety of Sibley venues, including, most recently, as the Clinical Specialist for the Renaissance Unit; the Renaissance unit houses the Center for Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Milani is a Clinical Associate Professor for the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia College of Pharmacy. She precepts the Geriatric Rotation, is a mentor for the hospital’s anticoagulation program (a clinical program she co-leads that established pharmacist managed warfarin therapy), and is a member of the Anticoagulation Forum.
Emergency Department Preceptor
Benjamin Miles, PharmD, BCPS, an Atlanta native, joined Sibley Memorial Hospital’s clinical pharmacy staff after he relocated to Washington, DC in 2009. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Biology in 2003, followed by a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2007, both from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. He completed a PGY-1 residency at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine in 2008 where he also worked as a decentralized staff pharmacist for the year following his residency. Dr. Miles has served as a Resident Advisor and Residency Research Advisor for Sibley’s pharmacy residency. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia College of Pharmacy and precepts IPPE and APPE hospital rotations. In addition, he is board certified in pharmacotherapy. His interests are in emergency medicine, critical care and internal medicine, and he is the Emergency Department Clinical Specialist.
Vahiede Nabavian, Pharm D, received two Bachelors of Science Degrees, one in Chemistry and the other in Pharmacy from Howard University in Washington, District of Columbia during the mid 1980’s. To further her education she returned to Howard University and obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2005. She has been a member of the Sibley family since 2000, and has extensive clinical experience in a variety of practice settings—including intensive care, oncology and sterile preparation. Dr. Nabavian has presented locally and nationally on topics including intravenous immune globulin and erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. Continued learning, and sharing her clinical knowledge are two things that Vahiede really enjoys about her clinical pharmacy position at Sibley. Dr. Nabavian is passionate about providing service that leads to optimal outcomes. Her future goals include obtaining the distinction of Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist.
JoAnn Neufer, B.S., R.Ph. is Director of Pharmacy, Sibley Memorial Hospital- Johns Hopkins Medicine. She is a licensed pharmacist in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia who received her B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She began her career at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1980 and has spent the majority of the ensuing years practicing hospital pharmacy in the Washington metropolitan area with focus on quality improvement, IV admixture services and patient safety. She expanded her career focus in 1990 to become a clinical pharmacist specializing in obstetrical pharmacy with Tokos Clinical Services, a national provider of homecare services for high risk obstetrical patients. In that role she provided pharmaceutical care to patients in pre-term labor, as well as patients suffering from hyperemesis, hypercoagulation complications of pregnancy, pre and post-natal infections. During her years in homecare, her role expanded to include a leadership focus as she was given responsibility for overseeing all pharmacy services provided for the northeast quarter of the United States, including successful Joint Commission Accreditation of all sites in her region. She returned to hospital pharmacy in 1997, in a hospital leadership role at Inova Loudoun Hospital, where she remained as Director of Pharmacy until arriving at Sibley Memorial Hospital in November of 2010.
Lauren Amick, PharmD, was born and raised in the great state of Texas where she received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas’ College of Pharmacy in 2005. She then completed a pharmacy practice residency at Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia; she continued to work there for three years, developing a specific interest in both drug information and intensive care pharmacy practice. In April 2008, she joined the clinical staff at Sibley Memorial Hospital where she continues to serve in a variety of patient care areas including internal medicine, geriatrics and intensive care all of which provide ample opportunity to exercise valuable clinical and drug information skills.
Selamawit Belay, PharmD, completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Post graduation, she completed PGY1 residency training at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, New Jersey. In addition, Selamawit has served as an Adjunct Clinical Professor in Women’s Health Therapeutics for the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. She is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and in August 2008, she joined the clinical staff at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Dr. Belay has been, and continues to be, an integral component of the innovative same-day surgery clinical pharmacy practice at Sibley. In her tenure at Sibley, Selam has facilitated departmental training of the PICIS system, mentored and precepted Doctor of Pharmacy students. Selam represents the department of pharmacy for the Infection Control and Prevention Facilitators Committee, and has an interest in emergency medicine, nephrology, women’s health, and internal medicine.
Thanh-Nhan Nguyen, PharmD, grew up in Saigon, Vietnam. She received her Associates Degree in Information Systems from Montgomery College in Maryland, and a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 1999 from Howard University School of Pharmacy in Washington, DC. Dr. Nguyen worked at the National Institutes of Health for seven years, three years in the Medical Information Systems Department and four years in inpatient pharmacy. In addition, Nhan worked for 10 years in community pharmacy practice, precepting many pharmacy students, mentoring community pharmacy staff in Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and advancing to management. Dr. Nguyen joined Sibley’s Clinical Pharmacy Staff in September 2008 and has a clinical interest in Geriatric pharmacy care.