Current preceptors for the Ascension Borgess Pharmacy Residency Program.
Mitchell Stein, Pharm.D. (email@example.com) is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Emergency Medicine/Critical Care and Residency Program Director. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan and completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Ascension Borgess Hospital. Dr. Stein is involved with trauma operations, emergency medical services, and manages the medication history service provided by the pharmacy department. His areas of interest include emergency medicine, stroke, and infectious diseases.
Cynthia Feucht, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Ambulatory Care and practices in three primary care clinics. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University in Indiana. She completed an ASHP-accredited residency in Ambulatory Care from the Cleveland V.A. Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Feucht serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for Ferris State University. She has practiced in a variety of settings including inpatient pharmacy, anticoagulation clinic, infectious diseases, geriatrics and primary care.
Kristina Rak, Pharm.D., BC-ACP, BC-ADM (email@example.com) received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University. She then completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Ascension Borgess Hospital and an ASHP-accredited PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency at William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak. Dr. Rak works at the Borgess Health Park, North Professional Building and Delton Family Medicine clinics as an ambulatory care pharmacist. Her primary interest area is diabetes management.
Katherine Montgomery, Pharm.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Internal Medicine-Focus in Cardiology. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy in Pittsburgh, PA and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Ascension Borgess Hospital. Dr. Guido is involved with patient care activities on one of the medical/surgical floors and works with patients in the Heart Failure Clinic. Her areas of interest include internal medicine, heart failure, anticoagulation, and infectious disease.
Justin Rak, Pharm.D., BCCCP (email@example.com) received his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Toledo. Following graduation, he completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and an ASHP-accredited PGY-2 Critical Care Residency at the University Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Rak is currently a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Critical Care at Borgess and additional interest areas include infectious diseases.
James Shen, Pharm.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan. After graduation, he went on to complete a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, followed by a PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Shen is involved with the antimicrobial stewardship program at Ascension Borgess Hospital, along with patient care activities on the infectious diseases consult service. His areas of interest include antimicrobial stewardship, antimicrobial resistance, and PK/PD optimization.
Nathan L Kanous II, Pharm.D., BCPS (email@example.com) is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Ambulatory Care at the Ascension / Borgess Woodbridge Family Practice Clinic in Portage, Michigan. He received his PharmD from Ferris State University and completed an ASHP-accredited ambulatory care residency at the William S. Middleton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Since graduation, Nathan has worked in many practice settings including academia, the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacy benefits and managed care. His clinical interests focus on ambulatory endocrinology and cardiology, geriatrics, and de-prescribing.
Amy C. Quinones, Pharm.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Internal Medicine at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo MI. She was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada and completed part of her undergraduate training at Lake Superior State University. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Ferris State University in 2008. Her current areas of interest include oncology, infectious disease, diabetes, and neurology.
Jeremy Zielaskowski, Pharm.D. (email@example.com) is the Pharmacy Manager at Ascension Borgess Hospital. He received his pharmacy degree from Ferris State University. Prior to coming to Ascension Borgess Hospital, his roles have included Director of Pharmacy at Sparrow Ionia Hospital, Director of Pharmacy at Ascension Borgess Lee and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Battle Creek VAMC. His areas of interest include medication safety, anticoagulation, pharmacy leadership, and infectious diseases.
Ryan Bickel, Pharm.D., MHA, FASHP (firstname.lastname@example.org) serves as the Director of Pharmacy Services for Ascension Borgess, which includes Borgess Hospital, two critical access hospitals, a specialty hospital, and two retail pharmacies. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University and his Master of Health Administration degree from Simmons College in Boston, MA. Dr. Bickel completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI, and is a diplomate of the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy. Prior to his current role, he has worked as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director, and Pharmacy Manager. His primary areas of interest are pharmacy leadership, medication safety, quality improvement, antimicrobial stewardship, and emergency management.
Tracey L. Mersfelder, Pharm.D., BCPS (email@example.com)* is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Ferris State University. Dr. Mersfelder received her B.S. in Pharmacy and Pharm.D. from the University of Cincinnati. She then completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency and a specialty residency in Adult Internal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Mersfelder initially started as faculty at Ferris State University and a clinical pharmacist at St. Mary’s Mercy Medical Center in Grand Rapids, MI. She later became a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island and served as a clinical pharmacist at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Providence, RI.
* Ad hoc preceptor, precepts an elective