Preceptors in Intermountain Healthcare's PGY2 cardiology pharmacy residency are highly skilled and well regarded in their areas of expertise, and bring a broad scope of experience to the program.

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Rachel Alm, PharmD, BCACP

Advanced Clinical Pharmacist 
Merrill Gappmayer and Utah Valley Clinics - Provo, UT

  • Rotation: Transitions of Care Service Component, Geriatrics II, Primary Care Elective
  • Education and training:
    • Doctor of Pharmacy, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy - Big Rapids, MI
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Franciscan Health - Hammond, IN
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine - Olympia, WA
  • Professional interests: Primary care, geriatrics, inter-professional care
  • Hobbies: Hiking, snowboarding, climbing, soccer 
  • Favorite things to do in Utah: RSL games, shredding the snow in Park City, visiting the national parks

Email: rachel.alm@imail.org

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Todd Brown, PharmD, BCCCP

 Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care Team Lead

  • Practice area: Neuro / Shock Trauma ICU
  • Education and training: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Southern Nevada College of Pharmacy - Henderson, NV
  • Hobbies / Favorite things to do in Utah: Racing mountain bikes and skiing with my kids

Email: todd.brown2@imail.org

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Traci Christensen, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Pharmacy Director

  • Practice area: Pharmacy Practice Management
  • Education and training: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy - Missoula, MT
  • Professional interests: Leadership, cardiology, critical care and anticoagulation
  • Hobbies: Kickboxing, photography, travel and cooking
  • Favorite things to do in Utah: Paddle boarding, going to the movies

Email: traci.christensen@imail.org

Penny Fugal, PharmD, Pharmacy Residency Preceptor

Penny Fugal, RPh, BCPS (AQ Cardiology)

Clinical Pharmacist

  • Practice area: Neuro-Shock Trauma Intensive Care Unit
  • Education and training: Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Professional interests: Critical care, cardiology
  • Hobbies: Spending time with family, hanging out with my dogs (good golden retriever and naughty black lab), camping, road trips and finding new destinations around the world to explore.
  • Favorite things to do in Utah: Visiting any of the national parks

Email: penny.fugal@imail.org

Hansen Cory

Cory Hansen, PharmD, BCPS (AQ Cardiology)

Clinical Pharmacist, PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency Program Director

  • Practice area: Cardiology
  • Education and training:
    • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy - Salt Lake City, UT
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Intermountain Healthcare LDS Hospital - Salt Lake City, UT

Email: cory.hansen@imail.org

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David Hwang, PharmD, PhD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Site Coordinator

  • Practice area: Emergency Department
  • Education and training:
    • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Southern Nevada College of Pharmacy - South Jordan, UT
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Intermountain Healthcare Intermountain Medical Center - Murray, UT
  • Professional interests: Toxicology, infectious diseases
  • Hobbies: Photography, traveling
  • Favorite things to do in Utah: Visiting national parks, Utah Jazz basketball

Email: david.hwang@imail.org

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Valerie Johnson, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist

  • Practice area: Cardiac Progressive Care Unit
  • Education and training: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Florida College of Pharmacy - Gainesville, FL

Email: val.johnson@imail.org

Brent Kay, PharmD, Pharmacy Residency Preceptor

Brent Kay, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist

  • Practice area: Pediatric ICU, Cardiac ICU
  • Education and training:
    • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy - Salt Lake City, UT
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Utah Health - Salt Lake City, UT

Email: brent.kay@imail.org

Marie Rapier, PharmD, Pharmacy Residency Preceptor

Marie Rapier, PharmD, BCCCP

Advanced Clinical Pharmacist, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Site Coordinator

  • Practice area: Thoracic ICU
  • Education and training:
    • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Southern Nevada College of Pharmacy - South Jordan, UT
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital - Spokane, WA
    • PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital - Spokane, WA
  • Professional interests: Infectious diseases, prothrombin complex concentrates and mechanical circulatory support
  • Hobbies: Attending concerts, adding to my vinyl album collection, reading, Disneyland!!!
  • Favorite things to do in Utah: Getting outside and enjoying my beautiful home state!

Email: marie.rapier@imail.org

Pace Wilson

Wilson Pace, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist

  • Practice area: Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
  • Education and training:
    • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy - Salt Lake City, UT
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Intermountain Healthcare Intermountain Medical Center - Murray, UT
    • PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency, Intermountain Healthcare Utah Valley Hospital - Provo, UT
  • Professional interests: Cardiology, infectious disease and pharmacy advocacy
  • Hobbies: Comedy shows, sporting events, trivia nights and hiking
  • Favorite things to do in Utah: Hiking, scenic drives and skiing

Email: wilson.pace@imail.org

Varnado Sara

Sara Varnado, PharmD, BCPS

Advanced Clinical Pharmacist

  • Practice area: Cardiology- Heart Failure, Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Education and training:
    • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy - Aurora, CO
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center - Columbus, OH
    • PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency, Ohio State University Ross Heart Hospital - Columbus, OH
  • Professional interests: Heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and anticoagulation
  • Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, trying new restaurants
  • Favorite things to do in Utah: Anything outdoors, especially hiking, skiing, camping

Email: sara.balk@imail.org

Scott Yost, PharmD, Pharmacy Residency Preceptor

Scott Yost, PharmD, BCCP

Advanced Clinical Pharmacist

  • Practice area: Cardiac ICU
  • Education and training:
    • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Utah College of Pharmacy - Salt Lake City, UT
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Providence Health - Portland, OR
  • Professional interests: Cardiology, diabetes
  • Hobbies: Golfing, basketball, hiking, crafts
  • Favorite things to do in Utah: Attending Utah Jazz and Utes games, hiking, golfing

Email: scott.yost@imail.org