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Directors - Pharmacy Residency Program

Nancy Elrod, Pharm.D. is the Pharmacy Education & Research Program Manager for Bay Pines VAHCS Department of Pharmacy. She oversees the five residency programs conducted at the multiple BPVAHCS locations, serves as a Florida A & M University Teaching Certificate Program Coordinator, and manages all education-related activities to include pharmacy student experiential rotations. She also serves as the program manager and clinical pharmacist for the BPVAHCS Investigational Drug Service and is a member of the local Investigational Review Board. After receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Creighton University, she completed two years of post-graduate residency training in Pharmacy Practice and Health Systems Pharmacy Administration. She is also a member of the U.S. Air Force.

Keri Justice, Pharm.D., 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 with the PGY1s.

Camaro West, B.S., Pharm.D., BCPS, CACP is the Assistant Chief of Pharmacy – Operations and serves as the Outpatient Pharmacy Program Manager. Dr. West received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Auburn University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida. She is board certified in Pharmacotherapy and is a Certified Anticoagulation Provider. Her research interests are in endocrinology with emphasis on Type-2 Diabetes.

Carmen Ahed, Pharm.D., is the Residency Program Director for the PGY1 Primary Care residency at 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. She has practice responsibilities in Anticoagulation, Hepatitis C, Pharmcare, and Ambulatory Surgery clinics. Her primary practice areas of interest include hyperlipidemia, diabetes, hypertension, and ambulatory surgery. She has an academic appointment at the University of Florida. Dr. Ahed enjoys training and teaching pharmacy staff and students.

Vicki Koenig, Pharm.D. 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.

Steven Totterdale, B.S, Pharm.D., is a Clinical Pharmacist and 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. He is a member of the Professional Standards Board at Bay Pines Medical Center. 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 FSHP and is a past president of the Sarasota Regional Society of Health-System Pharmacists.