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Residency Program Preceptors

The clinical program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) began in 2007 with the pharmacy department’s recognition for the need of advanced clinical training in pharmacy practice.  The program has successfully expanded from two adult clinical specialists to more than 30 specialists covering multiple adult and pediatric services within leukemia, bone marrow transplant, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, thoracic, neuro-oncology and phase I services.  Clinical pharmacy specialists also cover additional services including infectious disease, geriatrics and pain and palliative care.

Our clinical pharmacy specialists serve on multidisciplinary teams as experts in the therapeutic use of medications and act as liaisons between the department of pharmacy and physicians, nurses, and other disciplines. Additionally, they are actively involved in clinical research, guideline development, and contribute to national organizations essential to their fields.

With the breadth of experience from within our department, our clinical preceptors offer residents direction, leadership and support throughout the residency year with clinical and research responsibilities.  Our preceptors are dedicated to the success of each resident and ensuring that the residents training and education will prepare them for clinical and administrative opportunities upon program completion.

Learn more about our preceptors and their expertise.

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Larry W. Buie, PharmD, BCOP, FASHP
Manager, Adult Clinical Pharmacy Services
PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Director

Larry Buie serves as the Residency Program Director (RPD) for the PGY2 Oncology Residency Program (Adult-Focused) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is a Tarheel born and bred and received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill in 2005. Following pharmacy school, he completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Residency at the University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill, NC.  In addition, Dr. Buie also completed an oncology fellowship at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy.  Dr. Buie began his career as an assistant professor with the South Carolina College of Pharmacy and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.  He then returned to North Carolina as a hematology and oncology clinical pharmacy specialist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Education.  In 2014, looking to specialize in leukemia, Dr. Buie joined Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.  Dr. Buie has over 10 years of experience in teaching and clinical service and has been a preceptor and mentor for resident and student training throughout his career.  In addition to his responsibilities as the RPD, Dr. Buie serves as Manager of Adult Clinical Pharmacy Services for the bone marrow transplant and lymphoma clinical pharmacy programs.  Dr. Buie is board certified in oncology pharmacy, is a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and is a current member of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Board of Directors.

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Sherry Mathew, PharmD, BCOP
Manager, Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy Services
PGY2 Pediatric Oncology Residency Program Director

Sherry Mathew serves as the Residency Program Director (RPD) for the PGY2 Oncology Residency Program (Pediatric-Focused) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She was born in New York but raised in Texas, and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2006 from The University of Houston. She completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, TX. Dr. Mathew then went on to complete an ASHP accredited PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Dr. Mathew began her career at MSK in 2008 as a clinical pharmacy specialist in bone marrow transplant and leukemia where she precepted PGY2 oncology residents along with pharmacy students.  In 2013 Dr. Mathew transitioned into pediatric oncology, as Manager of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy Services and PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Director.   In addition to her responsibilities as the RPD, Dr. Mathew serves as the clinical preceptor for the neuroblastoma and sarcoma outpatient rotations.  Dr. Mathew is board certified in oncology pharmacy. Clinical interests include guideline development, clinical informatics support for pediatric oncology patients, and clinical research in pediatric oncology and stem cell transplant. Additionally, she serves as an active member of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association.

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Raymond J. Muller, MS, R.Ph., FASHP
Associate Director, Division of Pharmacy Services
PGY2 Medication Use Safety Residency Program Director

Raymond J. Muller is Associate Director of Pharmacy Services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City with an operational pharmacy budget of over $850 million. His responsibilities include assisting in the directorship of a 448-member pharmacy division, specifically the pharmacy’s drug policy management programs; training and education, and medication safety. He is the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 pharmacy residency in medication-use safety. He is an active member of the center’s Pharmacy & Therapeutics committee; the Hospital Quality Assessment & Improvement committee; and various chemotherapy practice committees and medication management task forces. He chairs the pharmacy’s quality programs and serves as the head of research pharmacy, funded by the NCI core grant. He has delivered over 300 presentations at local, regional and national educational programs. His numerous publications have appeared in BMJ, AJHP and Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Nina Cohen Orsini, PharmD, BCPS-AQID
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program Director

Nina Cohen Orsini is the PGY-2 Infectious Diseases residency program director (RPD) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Cohen Orsini completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and Infectious Diseases Pharmacy residency at The University of Rochester Medical Center, in Rochester NY.  She has been working at MSKCC since 2005 as an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Dr. Cohen Orsini has many years of experience in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and antibiotic stewardship, and has been a preceptor and mentor for residents, students and fellows. Dr. Cohen Orsini is board certified in pharmacotherapy with added qualifications in infectious diseases.

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Valkal Bhatt, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS


Manpreet Boparai, PharmD, GCP, BCACP


Kristin M. Carotenuto PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Coordinator, Medication Reconciliation

Kristin Carotenuto is the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for the Medication Reconciliation program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Kristin was born in New Jersey and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 2003.  After practicing as a pharmacy manager in community pharmacy for five years, Dr. Carotenuto joined MSK to launch the pharmacist driven medication reconciliation program.  She is committed to optimizing patient care and serves on various hospital committees including The National Patient Safety Goals Task Force, Pharmacy QA, Pharmacy Operational Excellence Team, Reporting to Improve Safety and Quality Reading Group and Residency Advisory Committee for the PGY-2 Medication Use Safety program.  Dr. Carotenuto is board certified in pharmacotherapy.  She has trained many pharmacists in medication reconciliation and is a preceptor for the PGY-2 Medication Use Safety residency.  Dr. Carotenuto is dedicated to serving the poor and marginalized and has participated in medical missions to South Africa and Madagascar where she lectured to pharmacists and oncologists. 


Amelia Chan, PharmD, MBA, BCOP
Manager, Drug Policy Management and Quality & Safety
PGY2 Medication Safety Residency Program Manager

Amelia Chan has over 25 years of experience in health system pharmacy serving in various positions including clinical and leadership roles to advance pharmacy practice.  She currently manages Drug Policy, Pharmacy & Therapeutics, and Quality & Safety for the Division of Pharmacy Services.  She is responsible for drug policy development and administration, formulary management, institutional guidelines development, medication use evaluation and quality and safety improvement.  She is the manager of PGY2 Medication Safety Residency Program and serves as preceptor of PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy residents.

She serves as Vice Chair of Pharmacy Quality Assessment Committee and is an active member of Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Executive Safety Committee, Chemotherapy Practice Committee, and Joint Commission Medication Management Task Force.  She is a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and a member of Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) for which she served as Chair and Vice Chair of Publication Committee in 2010 and 2009.

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Ryan J. Daley, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Adult Leukemia

Ryan Daley serves as a Preceptor for the PGY2 Oncology Residency Program (Adult-Focused) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He was born in Syracuse, NY, and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT, and went on to complete an ASHP accredited PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Daley began his clinical career at Fletcher Allen Healthcare in 2004 as a clinical pharmacy specialist in oncology where he precepted PGY1 residents and pharmacy students.  In 2013 Dr. Daley began his career at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Adult Lymphoma & Leukemia, eventually focusing solely on Leukemia.  Dr. Daley is board certified in oncology pharmacy, is a member of the MSK Pharmacy Protocol Review Committee, and is a participating member of the Pharmacy Committee of the national cooperative investigational group, The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.

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Lauren DeRespiris, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Adult Bone Marrow Transplant

Lauren DeRespiris serves as a clinical pharmacy specialist for the Adult Bone Marrow Transplantation Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). She grew up on Long Island, received an undergraduate degree in Communications & Business from New York University in 2009, then decided to pursue pharmacy as a career. Dr. DeRespiris received her PharmD from Rutgers University in 2015, then went on to complete an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She recently completed an ASHP accredited PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. DeRespiris began her career as a clinical pharmacy specialist at MSK in 2017 in bone marrow transplantation. Her professional interests include mentoring pharmacy students and residents as well as clinical research.


Brian del Corral, PharmD RPh
Manager, Main Campus Chemo Pharmacy
PGY2 Oncology Preceptor, Pharmacy Practice and Operations

Brian del Corral serves as a residency preceptor for the PGY2 Oncology Residency Programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He was born and raised in Bergen County New Jersey and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2009 from Rutgers University – Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.  Brian began her career at MSK as a staff pharmacist in the main campus chemo pharmacy which provides chemotherapy for both inpatients and outpatient clinics.  In 2013, Brian transitioned to a Pharmacy Coordinator roll to help facilitate chemo pharmacy and clean room operations.  In 2015, Brian was promoted to Pharmacy Manager, taking over responsibility for all chemotherapy at main campus, including both pediatrics and adults.  In addition to his responsibilities as a pharmacy manager, Brian takes a lead role working with pharmacy informatics, bridging the gap between operations and informatics for many projects and initiatives.    Brian is an enthusiastic and forward-thinking manager, always looking for innovative ways to break from the status quo and make improvements to pharmacy practice. 


Brianne N. Dixon, PharmD


Meagan Griffin, PharmD, BCOP


Stephen Harnicar, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS
Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services & Research

Stephen Harnicar is a Clinical Manager at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). He hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2006 from Duquesne University. He completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD and continued to an ASHP accredited PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at MSK. Dr. Harnicar stayed on at MSK and became a clinical pharmacy specialist in leukemia and bone marrow transplant in 2008 which included responsibilities as a preceptor for both the PGY2 adult oncology residents and pharmacy students.  In 2014, Dr. Harnicar took on a role as clinical manager for the department of pharmacy with a focus on the management of the pharmacy department’s clinical research goals.  Dr. Harnicar currently serves on the IRB as well as being active in departmental QA initiatives. His clinical interests include hematologic malignancies, pharmacokinetic, and pharmacogenomic research; and has spoken internationally on these topics.

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Charlene C. Kabel, PharmD, BCOP


Amber C. King, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Adult Leukemia

Amber King serves as a leukemia pharmacy specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2013 from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX and an ASHP accredited PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency here at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. King began her career at MSK in 2015 as a clinical pharmacy specialist in leukemia. Dr. King serves as a clinical preceptor for the inpatient and outpatient leukemia rotations for pharmacy residents. Her clinical interests include outcomes research in myeloproliferative neoplasms and lymphoid leukemias, guideline and treatment algorithm development for leukemias, investigational protocol development, and mentorship of pharmacy residents.

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Lauren Koranteng, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Supportive Care Service

Lauren Koranteng serves as the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, New York.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Temple University. Following pharmacy school, Dr. Koranteng completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency at the University at Buffalo/Niagara Hospice. She then went on to complete an ASHP accredited PGY2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is also a clinical preceptor for the Pain Management and Palliative Care rotation. She is a Certified Pain Educator (CPE) and is also board certified in pharmacotherapy.

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Binni Kunvarjee, PharmD, BCOP


Josiah D. Land, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Thoracic Medical Oncology

Josiah Land serves as the clinical pharmacy specialist for the Thoracic Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He was born and raised in Lake Charles, LA and received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy in 2013. After pharmacy school, he completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2014 followed by a PGY2 Adult Oncology Pharmacy Residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2015. Dr. Land is board certified in oncology pharmacy and serves as the thoracic oncology preceptor for the adult oncology pharmacy residency program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Land has served as a resident mentor and research project preceptor for the adult oncology pharmacy residency. He also periodically serves as faculty/content expert for continuing education programs in association with Creative Educational Concepts, Inc.

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Carmen Lau, PharmD, BCOP


Andrew P. Lin, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Adult Bone Marrow Transplant

Andrew Lin is a clinical pharmacy specialist on the adult BMT service who is board certified in oncology pharmacy. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA but grew up all over the East Coast. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2009 from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy at Chapel Hill. He completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.  Dr. Lin continued his training by completing an ASHP accredited PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at the University of Washington Medical Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. He began his career at MSK in 2011 as a clinical pharmacy specialist initially with the lymphoma and leukemia services before transitioning to the bone marrow transplant service. Dr. Lin has been a preceptor and mentor for resident and student training and has served as the research mentor for several residency projects.

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Dazhi Liu, PharmD, BCOP


Kathryn T. Maples, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Adult Bone Marrow Transplant

Kathryn Maples serves a preceptor within the bone marrow transplant group for the PGY2 Oncology Residency Program (Adult-Focused) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Maples was born and raised in Atlanta, GA, and received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2015.  She then completed an ASHP accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health in Richmond, VA. Dr. Maples began her career as a clinical pharmacy specialist within the lymphoma group at MSKCC, and will be joining the bone marrow transplant group in August 2018.  Her clinical interests include clinical research in stem cell transplant and survivorship support.


Lisa Modelevsky, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Adult Neuro-Oncology

Lisa Modelevsky practices as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with the Neuro-Oncology service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). She spent most of her life in the Chicago area and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2012 from Midwestern University- Chicago College of Pharmacy.  She then went on to complete an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency with the North Shore LIJ health system and a PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Modelevsky joined the neuro-oncology service at MSK in 2014 and serves as a clinical preceptor for both inpatient and outpatient neuro-oncology rotations. She is board certified in oncology pharmacy. Her research is primarily related to optimizing pharmacologic care for patients with central nervous system lymphomas and high-grade gliomas.

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Jeremy J. Pappacena, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Adult Leukemia

Jeremy Pappacena is one of the newest members to the adult leukemia clinical pharmacy specialist team. Raised in New Jersey, he traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for pharmacy school at Duquesne University where he served as president of Rho Chi’s Alpha Beta chapter. Upon graduating from pharmacy school in 2015, Dr. Pappacena remained in the Pittsburgh area to complete his PGY1 residency at Memorial Medical Center. Looking to pursue a career in oncology, he moved back to the tri-state area to complete his PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In July 2017, Dr. Pappacena officially joined the adult leukemia clinical pharmacy specialist group. In his early career, Dr. Pappacena has already gained experience in precepting pharmacy students and residents. He is currently of member of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and has recently presented his research abstracts at the ASH 2017 and American Society for Bone Marrow Transplant (ASBMT) Tandem 2018 conferences.

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Tim Peterson, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Multiple Myeloma

Tim Peterson serves as a preceptor for the PGY2 Oncology Resident rotations in multiple myeloma and gynecologic oncology at MSKCC. He was born and raised in Ames, Iowa, and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2013 from the University of Minnesota. Tim completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics before going on to complete an ASHP accredited PGY2 Oncology Residency at MSKCC. Dr. Peterson began his career at MSKCC as a clinical pharmacy specialist in lymphoma where he served as a preceptor for lymphoma rotations. Recently, in 2017, Tim transitioned into the role of multiple myeloma clinical pharmacy specialist where he continues as preceptor for both multiple myeloma and gynecologic oncology.

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Kristen Poppiti, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Lymphoma & Myeloma

Kristen Poppiti serves as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for the Lymphoma and Myeloma departments at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). She is originally from New Jersey, where she received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 2014. Following pharmacy school, she completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Inova Fairfax Medical Center in Falls Church, Virginia, followed by a PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Residency at MSK.  Dr. Poppiti began her career at MSK in 2016 and serves as a preceptor for the inpatient and outpatient lymphoma and myeloma rotations. She is board certified in oncology pharmacy and is currently a member of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association. Clinical interests include guideline development, medical writing, and clinical research in lymphoma and myeloma.


Melissa Pozotrigo, PharmD, BCOP


Anthony J. Proli II, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Adult Bone Marrow Transplant

Dr. Proli is a Connecticut native who attended pharmacy school at the University of Connecticut. He went on to complete his PGY1 and PGY2 Oncology residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. On completion of his PGY2 residency in 2013 Dr. Proli joined MSKCC as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with the Bone Marrow Transplant Service. Dr. Proli is a Board of Pharmacy certified pharmacy specialist as well as oncology pharmacist. Additionally, Dr. Proli is a member of the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplant and American College of Clinical Pharmacists. He has presented research posters at the ASBMT yearly conference in 2016 and 2017 and was an invited speaker at the ASBMT Pharmacists Conference in 2017. Tony also regularly precepts residents during their Bone Marrow Transplant rotation.

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Kate Reichert, PharmD, BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Kate Reichert is a pediatric oncology clinical pharmacy specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She was born and raised in New Jersey and received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy in 2013. Following pharmacy school, she completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Specialty Residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, CO. Dr. Reichert began her career as a clinical pharmacy specialist in pediatric oncology at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. In 2018, Dr. Reichert joined the pediatric clinical pharmacy team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Reichert is board certified in pediatric pharmacy.

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Samantha Reiss, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Adult Neuro-Oncology

Samantha Reiss serves as a preceptor for the PGY2 Oncology Residency Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Reiss works on the Neuro-Oncology service in the inpatient and ambulatory care practice.  She was born and raised in New York and received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2013 from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.  She then completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY followed by an ASHP accredited PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Reiss is board certified in oncology pharmacy. Clinical interests include research, pharmacokinetics, supportive care management, and immuno-oncology.

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Marco R. Scipione, PharmD, BCPS (AQID)
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases

Marco Scipione is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  He was born and raised in Canada, and received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan in 2007.  He completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Dr. Scipione began his career as a Clinical Pharmacotherapy Specialist in Infectious Diseases at NYU Langone Health in New York.  In 2016, Dr. Scipione joined Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he is also a member of the Antimicrobial Management Program.  Dr. Scipione has almost 10 years of experience as a preceptor and mentor for residents and students, and he currently serves as a clinical preceptor for the infectious diseases rotation.  Dr. Scipione is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with added qualifications in Infectious Diseases.

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Krisoula Horiates Spatz, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Krisoula Horiates Spatz serves as a pediatric oncology clinical pharmacy specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). She was born in Texas but raised in New Jersey, and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2013 from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy of Rutgers University. She completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. Dr. Spatz then went on to complete an ASHP accredited PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency (Pediatric-Focused) at MSK. Dr. Spatz began her career at MSK in 2015 as a clinical pharmacy specialist in pediatrics. She also serves as a clinical preceptor to PGY2 oncology residents as well as pharmacy students in the areas of inpatient pediatric oncology and outpatient leukemia/lymphoma and neuro-oncology. Dr. Spatz is board certified in oncology pharmacy.

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Samantha N. Steiger, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases

Samantha Steiger is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut in 2016. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT and a PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.  In 2018, Dr. Steiger joined Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she is also a member of the Antimicrobial Management Program. 

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Laura Tang, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma

Laura Tang serves as a member of the lymphoma and multiple myeloma clinical teams at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2011 from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. She completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Tang then went on to complete an ASHP accredited PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. After completion of her PGY2 she began her career at MSKCC. In addition to precepting residents at MSKCC, Dr. Tang also serves an adjunct clinical instructor for the Duquesne College of Pharmacy and precepts APPE students.


Jennifer Thackray, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Jennifer Thackray is a Pediatric Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York, NY. Dr. Thackray earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in 2009. She completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency (2010) and a PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialty Residency (2011) at the University of North Carolina Health Clinics in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Thackray is board certified in pharmacotherapy and pediatric pharmacotherapy. Dr. Thackray joined the MSK Department of Pharmacy in 2011, initially practicing in the pediatric oncology inpatient setting.  Over her tenure at MSK, Dr. Thackray has assisted in developing pediatric clinical services in the outpatient leukemia clinic and the outpatient sarcoma clinic.  Her clinical practice includes rotating between inpatient oncology, outpatient leukemia and outpatient neuro-oncology clinical services.  Currently, Dr. Thackray serves as a clinical preceptor in these areas, a PGY2 resident mentor and a research mentor for PGY2 resident research projects. Dr. Thackray’s clinical interests and research efforts include pediatric oncology supportive care measures (e.g., chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, venous thromboembolism, menses suppression, etc), pharmacogenetics and clinical guideline development within international organizations.  Dr. Thackray is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), Children’s Oncology Group (COG), Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC), Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) and Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG).

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Katherine S. Vicinanza, PharmD
Clinical Coordinator, Drug Policy Management

Katherine Vicinanza is a preceptor for the PGY2 Medication-Use Safety Residency Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She also serves as a preceptor for the PGY2 Oncology Residency Program (Adult & Pediatric) for a rotation in Medication Event Analysis, Management and Error Prevention Strategies. Katherine is originally from Queens, New York, and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from MCPHS University-Boston Campus. Katherine completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and then went on to complete a PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Medication-use Safety at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Katie is currently a Clinical Coordinator in Drug Policy Management where she implements revisions in the formulary database, participates in RISQ events analysis, provides drug information to pharmacists and clinicians, updates and manages parenteral guidelines, and contributes to projects related to clinical, quality, safety, and financial outcomes of drug use.


Stacy Wong, PharmD, MSHS
Manager, BAIC/Kimmel Pharmacy Operations

Stacy Wong serves as the preceptor of the pharmacy operations rotation in the Medication Safety Residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  She is also a member of the Residency Advisory Committee for the residency.  Dr. Wong was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware and received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 2008.  She decided to try the city life and moved to the Big Apple after graduating to start her career at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  She has staffed in various areas including inpatient areas, pediatric outpatient chemotherapy, and adult outpatient clinics.  In January 2018, Stacy received her Master of Science in Health Sciences in Regulatory Affairs from the George Washington University. 


Shirley Qiong Yan, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Shirley Yan is a pediatric clinical pharmacy specialist in the inpatient Hematology/Oncology service as well as the Leukemia/Lymphoma and Neuro-oncology outpatient services. Pursuing her love of math, science and statistics; the first collegiate degree that Shirley earned was a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of California Riverside. After completing her degree, she worked as a computer scientist until deciding to apply her passion to the field of Pharmacy. Shirley returned to scholastics and completed her Pharm.D. at the University of California San Francisco where she was accepted into the Pharmaceutical Science Pathway and worked under Dr. Janel Long-Boyle PharmD, PhD. Her areas of research included pediatric cancer therapeutics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. She then completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pediatric Pharmacy Practice Residency at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) in Orange, California. Due to her interest in Pediatric Oncology and clinical research, Dr. Yan then traversed the states to participate in the ASHP accredited PGY2 Pediatric Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Upon completion of her residency, she joined MSK as a pediatric oncology clinical pharmacy specialist, where in addition to her clinical duties she also precepts pharmacy students, PGY2 Pediatric Oncology residents and PGY2 Medication Safety residents. Dr. Yan is board certified in oncology pharmacy and her clinical interests include teaching, guideline development, and clinical research in the pediatric oncology population.

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Prakirthi Yerram, PharmD, BCOP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Adult Neuro-Oncology

Prakirthi Yerram is an Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is from Parsippany, NJ and completed her Doctor of Pharmacy from Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ in 2014. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Yale- New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT in 2015 and a PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Residency at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC in 2016. After completing residency, Dr. Yerram began her career at Memorial Sloan Kettering working with the neuro-oncology service as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Dr. Yerram currently serves as a clinical preceptor for PGY2 pharmacy residents for the neuro-oncology inpatient and outpatient rotations. Dr. Yerram is board certified in pharmacotherapy and oncology pharmacy.

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