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Clinical Preceptors (Sarasota) - Pharmacy Residency Program

Lauren R. Ash, PharmD, BCPS is a clinical pharmacist at the Bradenton VA Outpatient Clinic. She graduated with her PharmD from the St Louis College of Pharmacy in 2008 and then completed her PGY1 residency at the Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center in 2009. Dr. Ash completed a teaching certificate program, received her Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and became an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2009. Her ambulatory care clinical practice site was at the St Louis VA Medical Center until she transferred to the CW Bill Young HCS in 2011. Dr. Ash is actively involved in precepting Pharm.D. candidates from LECOM School of Pharmacy and PGY1 residents from the CW Bill Young HCS.

Rachel Pfaus, PharmD, BCACP is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and residency preceptor at the Sarasota VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). She is a preceptor for APPE rotations for students from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine College of Pharmacy (LECOM-COP). Dr. Pfaus received her BS in Biology from Florida State University, Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida and completed a PGY-1 residency at the Sarasota CBOC. She received board certification as an ambulatory care pharmacist in 2011. She is a member of the Employee Wellness Committee at the Sarasota CBOC. Dr. Pfaus's clinical responsibilities include disease state management for anticoagulation, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and congestive heart failure. Dr. Pfaus is a member of ACCP and ASHP. She is also an active member of FSHP and currently serves as the secretary of the Sarasota Regional Society.

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.