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Directors - Pharmacy Residency Program

Carmen A. Ahed, PharmD, BCACP is the Residency Program Director for the Lee County VA Healthcare Center and Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Primary Care. Dr. Ahed received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, Florida in 2003. Dr. Ahed completed a post-doctoral Primary Care Residency at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in June 2004.  Dr. Ahed is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist. She has practice responsibilities in Anticoagulation and PACT clinics. Her primary practice areas of interest include hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and hypertension. She has an academic appointment at the University of Florida and LECOM. Dr. Ahed enjoys training and teaching pharmacy staff and students.  

Keri Justice, PharmD, CACP is the Associate Chief of Pharmacy - Clinical Services. Dr. Justice received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1995. After graduating, she completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Bay Pines VAHCS in 1996. In 1997, she started at the first Bay Pines CBOC in Sarasota. Since that time, the CBOCs have grown to 7 clinics staffed with 9.5 clinical pharmacy specialists following the model developed at Sarasota. Dr. Justice currently manages all clinical programs within the Pharmacy Service facility-wide, as well as serves as the Anticoagulation Program Manager. She completed the VISN 8 Competency Development for Leaders in the 21st Century program and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Dr. Justice is a member of FSHP and a full member of the American Academy of Clinical Pharmacists. She works closely with the PGY2 Administrative resident as well as gives several management topic discussions to the PGY1 residents.

Vicki Koenig, PharmD, BCPS is the director of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program and is an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Dr. Koenig received her doctor of pharmacy from the University of Florida in 2008 and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Bay Pines VAHCS in 2009. Dr. Koenig's residency research project was the implementation of an inpatient anticoagulation monitoring service, which stands as the standard of care throughout the medical center. She holds academic appointments at the University of Florida, Florida A&M University, Nova Southeastern University, LECOM, and Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Robert D. Stewart, PharmD is a supervisor of Inpatient clinical pharmacy services and oncology and serves as the Education Coordinator at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. He maintains a scope of practice in anticoagulation and is the pharmacist for the HAZ-MAT/EMRT team.  He was the primary care residency program director for eight years and has precepted students from many Colleges of Pharmacy.  Dr. Stewart received his PharmD from Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1996 and completed a Pharmacy Practice residency at Bay Pines in 1997.  He currently serves as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy.

Steven Totterdale, BS, PharmD, BCACP is a Clinical Pharmacy specialist and the PGY-1 CBOC Residency Program Director at the Sarasota VA Primary Care Clinic (CBOC). He holds academic appointments at the University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Atlantic University-Lloyd Gregory School of Pharmacy.  Dr. Totterdale received his BS in Pharmacy from Ferris State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Totterdale received board certification as an ambulatory care pharmacist in 2011. He is a member of the Pharmacy Publication Review Board at the CW Bill Young VA Medical Center and the employee wellness committee at the Sarasota CBOC.  Dr. Totterdale responsibilities include anticoagulation services, disease state management, including hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus and hypertension. He is also the site coordinator for the Sarasota Clinic MOVE (Moving Overweight Veterans Everywhere) program. Dr. Totterdale is a member of ASHP, FSHP and is the current and a past president of the Sarasota Regional Society of Health-System Pharmacists.