Graduates

Tristan Maiers, PharmD (2016-2017)
Clinical Pharmacist, Hematology/Oncology
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research, Center for Pharmacy Innovation and Outcomes
Dr. Maiers graduated from Ohio Northern University, Raabe College of Pharmacy in Ada, OH, in 2015. He completed both his PGY1 pharmacy residency and PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Upon completion of his residencies, he accepted a position at Geisinger Medical Center as a hematology/oncology clinical pharmacist and clinical investigator for the Center for Pharmacy Outcomes and Innovations (CPIO). Professional interests include solid tumors, palliative care, and teaching. He is actively involved with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, participating in the New Practitioners Forum.

Katie Karkowski, PharmD, BCOP (2015-2016)
Clinical Pharmacist Lead, Hematology/Oncology
Dr. Karkowski earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2014 from the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy. She then completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Providence St. Peter Medical Center in Olympia, WA, followed by a PGY2 oncology specialty residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Upon completion of her PGY2 residency in 2016, she joined the team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as the clinical pharmacist lead for hematology/oncology. There, her primary responsibilities include advancing clinical pharmacy services within the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, serving as co-chair of the hematology/oncology P&T subcommittee, precepting APPE students and PGY1 residents, and working as a clinical staff pharmacist on the inpatient hematology unit.

Sarah Brinley, PharmD, BCOP (2014-2015)
Clinical Pharmacist, Hematology and Oncology
Dr. Brinley received a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 2013. She completed both a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Geisinger Medical Center and a PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency at Geisinger Medical Center. She served on several committees, including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Medication Utilization Evaluation Committee, Residency Advisory Committee, and the Oncology Medication Safety Committee. Her professional interests include hematology, oncology, critical care, emergency medicine, and teaching. She is employed as an oncology clinical pharmacist at Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System.

David A. Kaland, PharmD , BCOP(2013-2014)
Clinical Pharmacist, Hematology/Oncology
Dr. Kaland received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005. He then received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 2012. He completed his first year of post graduate residency training at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in the greater Boston area and his second year in oncology pharmacy at Geisinger Medical Center. He has been an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists Association (HOPA). David accepted a position at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital in Savannah, Georgia where he is a clinical oncology pharmacy specialist with an interest in hematologic malignancies. Dr. Kaland also is an adjunct faculty at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.

Jenna Carmichael, PharmD, BCOP (2012-2013)
Clinical Pharmacist, MTDM Oral Chemotherapy
Residency Program Director, PGY2 Oncology
Dr. Carmichael received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2009. She graduated from the University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy in Tucson, AZ, in 2011. She completed her PGY1 at the Sierra Nevada VA Health Care System in Reno, NV, and her PGY2 in oncology at Geisinger Medical Center. After residency, she accepted a position at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center and started the oral chemotherapy monitoring clinic. She serves on several hospital committees, including the residency advisory committee, cancer committee and the cancer innovations committee, as well as committees through ASHP and HOPA. She has funding for cancer care delivery research through a grant from the NCI-NCORP network. She is a preceptor for the PGY1 program at Geisinger Wyoming Valley as well as an advisor for the PGY1 program at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Carmichael precepts APPE students from a variety of local pharmacy schools, including Wilkes University and the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. She also volunteers at the Wilkes Barre Free clinic.