Cardiology Pharmacy Preceptors


Joseph SchaferJoseph (Joe) Schafer, Pharm.D., BCCP

Joe received his PharmD from University of the Sciences – Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2015.  Following graduation, he completed his PGY-1 year at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s in New York City where he received his teaching certificate from Touro College of Pharmacy.  He went on to complete a PGY-2 in Internal Medicine with a Cardiology focus at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.  After completion of residency, Joe joined the AU Medical Center pharmacy team in fall 2017 as the cardiology specialist.  His professional interests include acute and chronic heart failure management, anticoagulation strategies, and optimal treatment of hypertensive crisis.  Joe has a passion for preceptorship and mentorship and was able to act as preceptor for students in his residency years.  He plans to become a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice for the UGA College of Pharmacy to further foster his teaching interest.  He is a member of American College of Cardiology (ACC), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).



Nathan WayneNathan Wayne, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP

Nathan earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia in 2017. He completed a PGY1 residency at UNC REX Healthcare in Raleigh, NC and received his teaching certificate from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He then completed a PGY2 Cardiology Residency at University of Kentucky HealthCare in Lexington, KY where he participated in the 24-hour in house On Call Program. He then joined AU Medical Center in the summer of 2019 as a Cardiology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for the Cardiac Critical Care and Telemetry units. His practice areas of interest include anticoagulation, critical care cardiology, and advanced heart failure and hemodynamics. Nathan is a member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).