Pediatrics

Anita Nayar Gallay, Pharm.D., BCPPS, AE-C

Anita received a B.S. in Biochemistry from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and then her Pharm.D. from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester, MA. After graduation, she completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, CT in 2012 and a PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ in 2013. After completion of residency, she joined the AU Medical Center pharmacy team focusing on general pediatrics. Anita is an active member of the Residency Advisory Committee (RAC), the medication error prevention committee (MEPC), and the pharmacy department's medication safety team. Anita’s scholarly interests include pediatric infectious disease, pain management, toxicology, and medication safety for pediatric patients.  She has been published in AJHP (2012), SafeMedication (2016), and precepted research poster presentations at PPAG (2016) and the pediatric hospitalist meeting (2017). Antia actively participates in ACCP, GSHP and the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG).
Contact:  anayar@augusta.edu 

 

Kelley Norris, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS

Kelley Norris is a Pediatric Critical Care Specialist and the Pediatric Pharmacy Team Supervisor.  She also holds an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia (UGA), College of Pharmacy. Kelley received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Auburn University in 1999.  After completing her pharmacy practice residency at the Medical College of Georgia in 2000, she joined the Augusta University Health staff as a pediatric pharmacy specialist.  She has earned and maintained the recognition of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) since 2000 and is also a Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist.  Kelley has been the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency in 2017.
Kelley is responsible for providing pediatric pharmacy clinical services to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and for clinical practice development of pharmacists in pediatric and critical care specialties.  She serves as a preceptor in the PICU for UGA pharmacy students, the PGY1 Pharmacy residency, the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy residency and the PGY2 Critical Care residency and as a member of the medical center Ethics Committee.  Kelley serves on the Vizient Pharmacy Council Executive Committee and as the Chair of the Vizient Pediatric Pharmacy Committee, and is an active member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, ASHP, and ACCP.   She was a member of the drafting team for the World Health Organization (WHO) List of Essential Medications for Pediatrics published in December 2007. Kelley’s professional and scholarly interests include medication safety, sedation/analgesia, medical ethics, and the care of patients with congenital cardiac abnormalities.

Contact:  kenorris@augusta.edu
 

 

Margaret Oates Poisson, Pharm.D., BCPPS

Margaret is a Pharm.D. graduate of the University of Kentucky.  She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago/University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.  During her PGY1 year she participated in a 24-hour in house on-call program and completed a teaching certificate.  Following her PGY1, Margaret went on to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC for her PGY2 Pediatric Residency.  After completion of residency she joined the Augusta University Pharmacy team.  Her primary practice site is in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, however she is alos the pediatric outpatient cystic fibrosis pharmacist. She serves as a preceptor for students at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and for both PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents.  Her professional interests include antimicrobial stewardship, toxicology, continuity of care, treatment of patients with congenital cardiac abnormalities, and medication safety within pediatrics.  iMargaret is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG).  She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice (without salary) for UGA College of Pharmacy and was recognized by GSHP with the 2016 Community Service Award. Margaret is a certified practice reviewer for PedSAP, has been part of three publications since completion of residency and has two publications pending.

Contact: moates@augusta.edu 

 

Katelyn Hood Neonatal Pharmacist

Katelyn Hood, Pharm.D.

Katelyn received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Pharmacy in 2014. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the AU Medical Center at Augusta University and the UGA College of Pharmacy. During her PGY1 year, she completed a Clinical Pharmacy Graduate Certificate Program at UGA and served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the College of Pharmacy. Following her PGY1 residency, Katelyn went on to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH for her PGY2 Pediatric Residency. She re-joined the pharmacy team at the AU Medical Center in August 2016 as the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) pharmacist and a pediatric pharmacy specialist. She is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GSHP), Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), and American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).

Contact: khood@augusta.edu 


LeeAnn Thompson LeeKrystal "LeeAnn" Thompson Lee, Pharm.D.. BCPPS

LeeAnn received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Pharmacy in 2014. She completed her clinical rotations at AU Medical Center in Augusta, GA. After graduation, LeeAnnn completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Columbus Regional Health in Columbus, GA. During her PGY1 year, she completed a Teaching and Learning Certificate Program through the South University School of Pharmacy. Following her PGY1 residency, LeeAnn joined the AU pharmacy team as a pediatric pharmacist. In August 2017, she accepted a position as the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist and began working with both the inpatient pediatric heme/onc team and the outpatient pediatric heme/onc clinic. She is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GSHP), Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), and Children’s Oncology Group (COG). LeeAnn will be a preceptor-in-training in 2018-2019.

Contact: kthompsonlee@augusta.edu


Courtney Meade, PharmD

Courtney Meade, Pharm.D.

Courtney received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy in Clinton, SC in 2016, followed by a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, SC. During her PGY1 year, she completed a teaching certificate program through the University of South Carolina (USC) College of Pharmacy.  Following her PGY-1, Courtney remained at Palmetto Health for a PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and served as co-coordinator for the pediatric elective through USC College of Pharmacy. After completion of residency she joined the Augusta University Pharmacy team as a Pediatric Ambulatory Care Pharmacist.

Courtney collaborates with providers across the health system as Augusta University Health looks to establish a Patient-Centered Medical Home in both outpatient pediatric and adult primary care. Courtney currently divides her time between 3 clinics within the health system and has a large focus on population health within the pediatric primary care setting. Courtney looks to continue to expand her services and outreach to the community over time. She is a preceptor-in-training for students at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and for both PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residents.  Her professional interests include pediatric ambulatory care, complex/special needs children, behavioral health, neurology, oncology, antimicrobial stewardship, patient counseling, population health initiatives and academia.  Courtney is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GSHP) and the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG).  Courtney also continues to remain involved with pharmacy in South Carolina as a member of the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy Dean’s Advisory Board and as a member of the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SCSHP).

Contact: comeade@augusta.edu

 

Renad Abu-Sawwa, Pharm.D.

Dr. Renad Abu-Sawwa is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Her practice site is the Pediatric Neurology/Epilepsy Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Georgia at the AU Medical Center. She serves as a clinical preceptor at her practice site for PGY-2 Pediatric and Ambulatory Pharmacy residents, PGY-1 Pharmacy residents and fourth year Doctor of Pharmacy students.
 
Renad graduated from the University of Florida with both a Bachelors in Food Science and Human Nutrition with an emphasis in Human Nutrition and Doctor of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York.  During her PGY-1 year she completed a teaching certificate at St. John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Pharmacy. Following her PGY-1, Renad went on to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas for her PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency before joining the faculty at UGA in 2018.
 
Her professional interests include pediatric neurology/neurocritical care, pediatric critical care/cardiovascular critical care, hematology and toxicology. Her academic interests include innovative teaching methods, interprofessional education, precepting/teaching styles, application of learning/personality/vocational styles, experiential education and training, mentorship and well-being.
 
Renad is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), Georgia Society of Health System Pharmacists (GSHP), Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), and Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society (PLS).
 
Contact: rabusawwa@augusta.edu