2012-2013 Residency Preceptors
Jami Butz, Pharm.D., CGP, BCPP
Residency Program Director
Preceptor of Psychiatry Learning Experience
Dr. Jami Butz received her Pharm.D from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 2001. She then stayed on to complete a specialty residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice at the UMAB School of Pharmacy in 2002. Prior to joining Sinai in April 2004, she worked in the long-term care industry as a consultant for psychiatric, developmental disability, skilled nursing, and assisted living facilities. Currently, Jami works with both inpatients and outpatients in conjunction with the Department of Psychiatry. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and enjoys introducing students to the field of mental health. She has served as a member of the Residency Advisory Committee for several years before being named Residency Program Director in 2012. She is married with three “kids”: one daughter, one son, and one dog. In her “free time”, she enjoys reading, baking, working outside in her garden, and spending time with her family.
Lisa Polinsky, R.Ph, MBA
Director of Pharmacy
Preceptor of Pharmacy Administration Learning Experience
Lisa Polinsky completed her Bachelor’ s Degree in Pharmacy from Duquesne University in 1997. In May 2012, Lisa completed her Masters Degree in Business Administration at Loyola University of Maryland. Lisa joined Sinai Hospital in 1999 as a staff clinical pharmacist and worked in all areas of the pharmacy including pediatrics, oncology, and rounding on the patient care units. She served as the Pharmacy Operations Manager for seven years and was responsible for all operations of the department. As the Operations Manager, Lisa worked with many multidisciplinary groups to address medications safety concerns, project planning and development, and pharmacy department implementation planning. In March 2012, Lisa was promoted to the LifeBridge System Pharmacy Director where she has oversight of both Sinai and Northwest Pharmacies. When not working, Lisa enjoys competing in equestrian events with her two horses, traveling, reading and skiing.
John Hoke, Pharm.D.
Residency Advisory Committee Member
Preceptor of Ambulatory Care / Anticoagulation Clinic Learning Experience
Dr. John Hoke received his Pharm.D. degree from Duquesne University in 2001 and then completed a pharmacy practice residency at York Hospital in York, PA. John joined the pharmacy department at Sinai in February 2008. John is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration degree with a Health Care Management specialization through the University of Baltimore / Towson University joint program. In addition to ambulatory care and anticoagulation, his areas of interest include medication safety and practice management. John is very involved with the residency program and has served on the Residency Advisory Committee since 2011. John spends most of his free time with his wife, Keri, and son, Kieran, and enjoys following his hometown Pittsburgh sports teams.
Martin Taylor, Pharm.D., BCPS
Residency Advisory Committee Member
Preceptor of Critical Care Learning Experiences
Dr. Martin Taylor received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. After graduation, he completed a general practice residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He has been employed at Sinai Hospital since 2004. Martin is one of the critical care preceptors and serves as a member of the Residency Advisory Committee. Martin is an avid Washington Redskins fan and enjoys building computers.
Colby Miller, Pharm.D., BCPS
Preceptor of Critical Care Learning Experiences
Dr. Colby Miller is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Critical Care. She received her Bachelors of Pharmacy Degree and Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from University of Rhode Island in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Miller completed a general pharmacy practice residency with a focus in critical care at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Colby joined Sinai in 2001. She participates in medical or surgical intensive care rounds. She is a preceptor of the required learning experience in medical intensive care and the elective learning experience in surgical intensive care.
Jean Lee, Pharm.D., BCPS
Preceptor of Infectious Disease Learning Experience
Dr. Jean Lee is a clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD in 2000. She completed general pharmacy practice residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore where she continued to work after the completion of the residency training. She has been a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist since 2003. She is a member of the Infection Control and Prevention Committee and Surgical Care Improvement Project Committee at Sinai. She is a co-chair for Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee of Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Jean is the preceptor for the required infectious disease learning experience. She also serves as a clinical assistant professor for University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland schools of pharmacy as a preceptor. Dr. Lee’s areas of interest are antibiotic management, bacterial resistance surveillance and pharmacokinetics / dynamics.
Melissa Parson, Pharm.D., BCPS
Preceptor of Surgery and Pain Management Learning Experiences
Dr. Melissa Parsons received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the Rudolph H. Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University (Home of the Polar Bears!) in May 2003 and her BCPS Pharmacotherapy Certification in December 2008. She began working at Sinai Hospital in November 2003 and has spent the past five years rounding with the General Surgery teams. Pain management is a focus area for her as she accepts pain consults for inpatients. Melissa is Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University and precepts students who are working to complete their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. She is married, has two kids and enjoys many activities outside of the pharmacy world such as swimming, scrap-booking, TV/movies, creative crafting, home improvements/decorating and family time.
Mary Taylor, Pharm.D., BCPS
Preceptor of Internal Medicine Learning Experience
Dr. Mary Taylor received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2004. She then continued her training by completing a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the VA Medical Center of St. Louis followed by an Internal Medicine Specialty Residency at Forrest Park Hospital, both through St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Mary joined the pharmacy team in June 2012. She participates in daily internal medicine rounds. Her interests include home improvement and scrapbooking.
Biniyam Eyasu, Pharm.D.
Preceptor of Drug Information Learning Experience
Dr. Biniyam Eyasu received his degree in Marketing Management at Addis Commerce College, in Ethiopia. Additionally, he received a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Hampton University, School of Pharmacy in Hampton, Virginia. Biniyam continued his training by completing a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and DeSoto, Mississippi. Upon completion of the residency program, he joined the Sinai pharmacy department in July 2004. Biniyam is Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy. He is also involved in the admission process and the Leadership Panel at College of Notre Dame of Maryland, School of Pharmacy. Biniyam’s main practice interest area is in cardiology. He serves as committee member of the P&T, CPR, Cardiac surgical MDC and PCU MDC. Biniyam has three daughters and enjoys spending time with his family.
Shana Mauer, Pharm.D.
Patrick Grove, Pharm.D.
Preceptor of Emergency Department Learning Experience
Dr. Patrick Grove received his Pharm.D. from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Pharmacy in May of 2009. After finishing his degree, Patrick completed a PGY-1 Acute Care Residency at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, NC. Patrick then accepted a position as an evening shift Clinical Pharmacist at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and began the process of starting a practice in Emergency Medicine. He occupies his time away from work with many activities including travelling, rock climbing, hiking, camping, snowboarding, and playing soccer. He is also a huge fan of Arsenal Football Club, a professional soccer team based in London, and writes articles for a website for other fans of the club.
Preceptor of Distribution Learning Experience
Sophia Houvardas, Pharm.D.
Preceptor of Orientation Learning Experience
Additional Clinical Pharmacists Involved in Residency Training:
Morgan Culver, Pharm.D.
Kehinde Egbebi, Pharm.D.
Clementine Fomba, Pharm.D.
Diana Hong, Pharm.D.
Min Kwon, Pharm.D.
Seong Lee, Pharm.D.
Marianne Mallouh, Pharm.D.
Elizabeth Yevonishon, Pharm.D.