Medicine and Subspecialties

Marie Capito, Pharm.D., BCPS

Marie is a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate of University of Georgia College of Pharmacy who returned to her hometown of Augusta in August 2016 to join the Medicine team at AU Medical Center Pharmacy.  From 2010 to 2015, Marie worked at University of Missouri Healthcare where she rounded with the internal medicine, trauma and cardiology services, and was active in improving transitions of care, including implementing medication reconciliations both at admission and at discharge. Marie served as a MedZou Community Health volunteer pharmacist, coordinating patient access to medications at no charge and acting as a preceptor at the student-run medical clinic. During this time, Marie worked with Information Technology department (IT) to ensure safe and effective medication use as hospital-wide CPOE was implemented and precepted numerous health sciences students.  

While in Missouri, Marie also worked at Accurate Rx Pharmacy Consulting, providing patient-centered home infusion care. In 2015-2016, Marie precepted Brown University and University of Rhode Island pharmacy students as part of the inpatient medical team at Rhode Island Hospital (RIH) in Providence. She also served as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist in the Gastrointestinal Clinic. Marie is a member of the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists and was published in the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery for a prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled study evaluating hyperosmolar irrigation solutions for shoulder arthroscopy. 

Contact: mcapito@augusta.edu

 

To-My Dinh, Pharm.D., BCPSTo-My Dinh, Pharm.D., BCPS

To-My received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in Athens, Georgia. She completed her clinical rotations at AU Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. After graduation, she completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at CaroMont Health in Gastonia, North Carolina. She joined the AU Pharmacy Medicine Team as the Family Medicine Unit Based Pharmacist in January 2016. Her practice focuses on inpatient internal medicine pharmacy services in addition to outpatient transition of care educations, women’s health encompassing labor and delivery patients, and precepting IPPE and APPE students. She is an active member of the Pharmacy Performance Improvement Committee at AU Medical Center, American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), and Georgia Society of Health System Pharmacists (GSHP). Her professional interests include pharmacology, anticoagulation, transitions of care, and antimicrobial stewardship. She is excited to help provide comprehensive training to future students and residents. To-My became a member of the Residency Advisory Council (representing the Medicine Team) in 2017 and is our PGY1 Residency Coordinator.

Contact:  todinh@augusta.edu

 

Tom Flynt, Pharm.D.

Tom received his B.S. in Pharmacy at the University of Georgia in 1976 and his Pharm.D. degree from Mercer University in 1982.  He completed a Psychopharmacy Residency at the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute in Columbia, SC in 1983. Tom worked as a teaching pharmacist at the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute in Columbia, South Carolina from 1983-1984.  He has worked for Augusta University since 1984, beginning as the Medicine Satellite Pharmacy Supervisor.  Tom implemented clinical pharmacy services to the Adult and Child Psychiatry units in 1986. In 2000 he became an Adult Unit Based Pharmacist Specialist where he provided clinical and distributive services to 2 medicine-nursing units and 1 psychiatric unit.  In 2011 he expanded his coverage area to include 2 surgery units.

Tom has served as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at UGA since 1992 and precepts the AU Medical Center Psychiatric APPE Rotation for pharmacy students.  He also precepts pharmacy residents on an elective psychiatry acute care experience.  Additionally he has been an Assistant Clinical Professor to the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine since 1989.  He was a consultant on the Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) and the Pharmacologic Treatment Recommendation Academic Detailing Study. He currently serves on the Psychiatric Nursing Unit Quality Council.

Contact: tflynt@augusta.edu

 

Jody Carswell Rocker, Pharm.D., BCPS

Jody received her Pharm.D. from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2003.  She completed her Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Medical College of Georgia Health System in 2004 and then joined the MCG (now Georgia Regents) pharmacy staff as a Neuroscience Pharmacy Specialist.  She has an appointment to the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy as a Clinical Assistant Professor.  At the 2004 ACCP Annual Meeting she presented, “Cliff Notes: How Mentoring Works” with Dr. Susan Fagan.  She has been published in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy (2003), Hospital Pharmacy (2006), and Stroke (2012).  Her areas of clinical interest are: blood pressure and hemostatic therapies for the management of intracerebral hemorrhage patients and secondary stroke prevention strategies.  Jody is an active member of ACCP, Georgia Society of Health System Pharmacists, and ASHP.  She has participated in medical mission trips to Ecuador. In fall 2015, GSHP recognized her with their Community Service award for both her international volunteer work and a popular program that brought pharmacists and pharmacy students to visit many community groups for health and medication education lectures.

Contact:  jrocker@augusta.edu

 

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).

Contact: jschafer@augusta.edu

 

Brandon WilliamsBrandon Williams, Pharm.D.

Brandon received his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from South University School of Pharmacy in Savannah, Georgia. He completed his clinical rotations as well as an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System in Savannah, Georgia. Brandon also completed a Graduate Certificate in PGY1 Pharmacy with an emphasis in Teaching in Pharmacy Practice with the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy as part of his residency. After serving as the Clinical Coordinator of Pharmacy Services for a small community hospital, Trinity Hospital of Augusta, he joined the AU Pharmacy Medicine Team as an Internal Medicine Unit Based Pharmacist in September 2017. His practice focuses on inpatient internal medicine pharmacy services in addition to outpatient transition of care education, and precepting pharmacy IPPE and APPE students. He is an active member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), and Georgia Society of Health System Pharmacists (GSHP). His professional interests include anticoagulation, antimicrobial stewardship, policy and procedures and pharmacology. Brandon will be a preceptor-in-training in 2018 and is excited to work with future students and residents.

Contact: brwilliams1@augusta.edu

 

Samantha BurkeSamantha Burke, Pharm.D., BCPS

Samantha received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in Athens, GA. She completed her clinical rotations at AU Medical Center in Augusta, GA. Samantha worked in an outpatient pharmacy for 2 years prior to joining AU Medical Center in September 2016 as a part of the medicine team. Her practice focuses on inpatient internal medicine pharmacy services in addition to transitions of care, discharge education and precepting pharmacy IPPE and APPE students. Her professional interests include diabetes management and anticoagulation. She will be a preceptor-in-training in 2018 and is serving as a resident medication use evaluation (MUE) advisor for an evaluation of alcohol withdrawal management in non-ICU patients. She is also on the research team for a Meds-to-Beds transitions in care project in adult medicine patients. Samantha is a member of the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GSHP).

Contact:   sburke@augusta.edu

 


 

For more information on our Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacists, see Ambulatory Care Preceptors. Doctors Donna Vasil and Holly Berry are part of the Renal and Pancreas Transplant Team and provides pharmacy services and transitions in care oversight for inpatients receiving transplants and organ donors.