Established in 2014, the Norton Healthcare infectious diseases pharmacy residency provides broad experience in antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases. PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.
Norton Healthcare employs eight (seven for adult patients, one for pediatric patients) full time infectious diseases pharmacists. The system has an established, multidisciplinary antimicrobial stewardship program with a mission to optimize clinical outcomes while minimizing adverse consequences of antimicrobial use — including toxicity, the selection of pathogenic organisms and the emergence of resistance — and to reduce health care costs without adversely impacting quality of care. The antimicrobial stewardship program and its members have been recognized nationally, including with the 2018 Outstanding Clinical Practice in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Award from the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists and a 2019 Best Practices Award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Norton Healthcare has the largest clinical microbiology laboratory in Kentucky, processing specimens from inpatients and outpatients. It is supported with numerous rapid diagnostic technologies, trained technical staff and a microbiologist with a doctoral degree. Norton Healthcare is a training site for surrounding pharmacy schools, and residents will gain teaching experience by serving as co-preceptors for pharmacy students and PGY1 residents.
The Norton Infectious Diseases Institute is home to KASIC: Kentucky Antimicrobial Stewardship Innovation Consortium a statewide antimicrobial stewardship initiative aimed at addressing inequalities in access to antimicrobial stewardship resources. Within the institute, residents have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with advanced infectious diseases research specialists with expertise in the field of clinical epidemiology.
Required Longitudinal Experiences:
Ashley Wilde, Pharm.D., BCIDP
Ashley is the director of infectious diseases clinical programs and research at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky. She serves as director of the system antimicrobial stewardship program and is the residency program director for the infectious diseases PGY2 residency. Ashley currently serves as the lead for KASIC: Kentucky Antimicrobial Stewardship Innovation Consortium, a statewide collaboration designed to address inequities in access to antimicrobial stewardship expertise across the commonwealth of Kentucky.
Ashley received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and completed PGY1 and PGY2 infectious diseases residency training at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. She joined Norton Healthcare in 2011 as a clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases.
In 2018, Ashley received the Outstanding Clinical Practice in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Award from the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. Her areas of interest include innovative models for antimicrobial stewardship and outcomes research. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, spending time outdoors and calligraphy.
Matthew Song, Pharm.D., BCIDP
Matthew has been a clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases at Norton Healthcare since 2017. Additionally, he serves as co-lead for KASIC. Matthew was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. He received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from Auburn University in 2011 and a doctorate in pharmacy from Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy in 2015. He completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacy residency at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky. Matthew serves as a preceptor to Norton Healthcare pharmacy residents, University of Kentucky pharmacy students and University of Kentucky Doctor of Nursing Practice students. His interests include antimicrobial stewardship, antimicrobial resistance and implementation science. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, traveling, Auburn University sports, fantasy football and spending time with friends and family.
Sarah Moore, Pharm.D., BCIDP
Sarah is a clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases at Norton Audubon Hospital. She grew up in Iowa City, Iowa, and completed her doctorate in pharmacy at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. She remained in Indianapolis for to complete both PGY1 and PGY2 at Franciscan Health Indianapolis. Her areas of passion within infectious diseases pharmacy include pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, stewardship, debating primary literature and clinical education. Outside the hospital, she loves hiking, baking and watching soccer.
Elena Swingler, PharmD, MBA, BCIDP
Elena is a clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital. She graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, with Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration degrees. She then completed both PGY1 and PGY2 residency training at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her main professional areas of interests include implementing and evaluating antimicrobial stewardship interventions, developing system policy and protocols, antimicrobial resistance, and mycobacterial infections. In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities, drawing and playing the piano.
Jamison Montes de Oca, Pharm.D.
Jamison is a clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases at Norton Hospital. Originally from Lawrence, Kansas, he received a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, before receiving his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He completed his PGY1 and PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacy residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. His areas of interest include gram-negative resistance, transplant infectious diseases and opportunistic infections. Outside of work, he enjoys craft beer, cooking and basketball, and is a novice snowboarder.
Clover Truong, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clover is a clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases at Norton Brownsboro Hospital. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Houston College of Pharmacy, in Texas, in 2020. After graduation, she completed her pharmacy practice residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, and a PGY2 in infectious diseases at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. Her current interests include multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria, oral antimicrobial therapy for complicated infections, antimicrobial stewardship and clinical education. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, traveling and trying new restaurants.
Wes Johnson, Pharm.D., MPH
Wes is a clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases at Norton Audubon Hospital. Originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky, he received his Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He completed his PGY1 and PGY2 in infectious diseases training at UK HealthCare. His areas of interest include antimicrobial resistance, clinical microbiology and stewardship in the emergency department.
James “Drew” Stahl, Pharm.D.
Drew is a clinical pharmacy specialist at Norton Children’s Hospital and is responsible for the pediatric antimicrobial stewardship program. Drew received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock with honors in research in 2015. His research involved various publications in the field of microbiology/virology. After pharmacy school, Drew pursued a fellowship in pediatric infectious disease and antimicrobial stewardship at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. His interests include pharmacoeconomics, microbiology methods, penicillin allergy stewardship and clinical research design.
Alan Junkins, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Alan received his Bachelor of Science in microbiology at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 1984, and then went to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His area of research was on mechanisms of intestinal colonization by Escherichia coli O157:H7, and he received his doctorate in 1991. Alan then spent 16 years teaching clinical microbiology to laboratory sciences students at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He went on to complete a two-year fellowship in medical and public health microbiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has been chief of microbiology at Norton Healthcare since 2009. Alan precepts a clinical microbiology rotation for the infectious diseases PGY2 resident. His main interests are appropriate use of laboratory tests and optimizing reporting of bacterial identification and susceptibility results.
Paul S. Schulz, M.D.
Dr. Schulz received his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering at University of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1992 and his medical degree from the University of Louisville in 1999. He continued on with the University of Louisville School of Medicine to complete an internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship in 2005. He remained on faculty until 2007 when he joined a private practice group. In 2010, Dr. Schulz joined Norton Healthcare and currently serves as the system epidemiologist participating in antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention and employee health.
All application materials must be submitted via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). There are no additional application materials required beyond PhORCAS requirements. No material, including letters of recommendation, will be accepted via U.S. mail, email or by submission in person.
The candidate must have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 program or one in the accreditation process. A copy of the PGY1 residency certificate must be provided on or before the first day of starting the PGY2 residency program. All applicants must be eligible for licensure in the state of Kentucky.
Salary and Benefits
The PGY2 resident is eligible for full employee benefits of Norton Healthcare. Each PGY2 resident is salaried and receives a stipend of $52,000 plus benefits. Each position requires a one-calendar-year commitment.
Benefits at a Glance
For additional information, contact:
Ashley Wilde, Pharm.D., BCIDPDirector, Infectious Diseases Clinical Programs and ResearchResidency Program Director, PGY2 Infectious DiseasesKentucky Antimicrobial Stewardship Innovation Consortium Lead
Norton Infectious Diseases InstituteNorton Medical Plaza I – Brownsboro, Suite 3034950 Norton Healthcare Blvd.Louisville, KY 40241
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