Pharmacy Faculty & Staff

Interim Dean | Christine Birnie
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs | David McCaffrey III
Assistant Dean for Assessment | Sean Leonard
Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs | Karl Williams
Interim Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences | Fang Zhao
Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice & Administration | Jack E. Brown

Nabila Ahmed-Sarwar

Nabila Ahmed-Sarwar

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: WEGPHR 232
Phone: (585) 899-3884
Email: nahmed-sarwar@sjfc.edu
Education: Family Medicine Residency, Forest Park Hospital (St. Louis Missouri)
Pharm.D., Midwestern University
B.S.Pharm., University of Illinois
Certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
Certified Diabetes Educator

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Lisa Avery

Lisa Avery

Title: Associate Professor
Office: WEGPHR 239
Phone: (585) 899-3733
Email: lavery@sjfc.edu
Education: Infectious Disease Residency, University of Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia PA)
Pharm.D., University of Buffalo
B.S.Pharm., University of Buffalo
Certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

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Christine R. Birnie

Christine R. Birnie

Title: Professor and Interim Dean, Wegmans School of Pharmacy
Office: WEGPHR 312
Phone: (585) 385-7202
Email: cbirnie@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
B.S.Pharm., Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science

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Jack E. Brown

Jack E. Brown

Title: Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice & Administration
Office: WEGPHR 315
Phone: (585) 385-7208
Email: jbrown@sjfc.edu
Education: Pharm.D., Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
M.S., Dartmouth Medical College (Epidemiology and Biometrics)
B.S. Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
Certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

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Pam Carzo

Pam Carzo

Title: Assistant to the Dean of the School of Pharmacy
Office: WEGPHR 217
Phone: (585) 385-8430
Email: pcarzo@sjfc.edu

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Lipika Chablani

Lipika Chablani

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: WEGPHR 341
Phone: (585) 899-3714
Email: lchablani@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., Mercer University
M.S., Campbell University
B.S., Mumbai University

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Gabriela Cipriano

Gabriela Cipriano

Title: Associate Professor
Office: WEGPHR 241
Phone: (585) 385-7203
Email: gcipriano@sjfc.edu
Education: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency, University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester NY)
Pharm.D., Washington State University
B.S., California State University at Fresno

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Kelly Conn

Kelly Conn

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: WEGPHR
Phone: (585) 385-8159
Email: kconn@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Rochester
MPH, University of Rochester
B.S., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

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Kathryn A. Connor

Kathryn A. Connor

Title: Associate Professor
Office: WEGPHR 236
Phone: (585) 899-3789
Email: kaconnor@sjfc.edu
Education: Pharm.D., Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD)
PGY-2 Critical Care Specialty Residency, Regional Medical Center/University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis, TN)
Certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
Board Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist

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Anthony T. Corigliano

Anthony T. Corigliano

Title: Assistant Professor/Laboratory Experience Coordinator
Office: WEGPHR 305
Phone: (585) 385-8405
Email: acorigliano@sjfc.edu
Education: B.S.Pharm., Northeastern University (MA)
B.S., SUNY Geneseo
Certifications: Registered Pharmacist

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Vivek S. Dave

Vivek S. Dave

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: WEGPHR 335
Phone: (585) 385-5297
Email: vdave@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Maryland
M.S., Bharati Vidyapeeth University, India
B.S., University of Pune, India

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Keith DelMonte

Keith DelMonte

Title: Director of Experiential Education
Office: WEGPHR 331
Phone: (585) 385-5243
Email: kdelmonte@sjfc.edu
Education: Pediatric Pharmacy Practice Residency, Children’s National Medical Center (Washington DC)
Pharm.D., University of Colorado
B. S. Pharmacy, University of Connecticut

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Alexander DeLucenay

Alexander DeLucenay

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: WEGPHR 236
Phone: (585) 385-8373
Email: adelucenay@sjfc.edu
Education: Ambulatory Care Residency, Mission Hospitals and Mountain Area Health Education Center (Asheville, NC)
Pharm.D., St. John Fisher College
B.S., St. John Fisher College
Certifications: Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

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Andrea DiGiorgio

Andrea DiGiorgio

Title: Experiential Education Coordinator
Office: WEGPHR 330
Phone: (585) 385-7249
Email: adigiorgio@sjfc.edu
Education: M.S. Higher Education Administration, University of Rochester
M.S. Counseling/Community Psychology, Marist College

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Shawn E. Fellows

Shawn E. Fellows

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: WEGPHR 235
Phone: (585) 385-3904
Email: sfellows@sjfc.edu
Education: Critical Care Residency, Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, DE)
Pharm.D., Ohio Northern University

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Mona Gandhi

Mona Gandhi

Title: Associate Professor
Office: WEGPHR 233
Phone: (585) 899-3722
Email: mgandhi@sjfc.edu
Education: Pharm.D., University of Florida
B.S., Rutgers University

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Chas Hoffmann

Chas Hoffmann

Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Office: WEGPHR 331
Phone: (585) 385-5268
Email: choffmann@sjfc.edu
Education: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Firelands Regional Medical Center (Sandusky, OH)
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency, University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY)
Pharm.D., University of Pittsburgh

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Nanette Huether

Nanette Huether

Title: Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Office: WEGPHR 317
Phone: (585) 899-3818
Email: nhuether@sjfc.edu

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David J. Hutchinson

David J. Hutchinson

Title: Associate Professor
Office: WEGPHR 308
Phone: (585) 899-3831
Email: dhutchinson@sjfc.edu
Education: Pediatrics Residency, University of Michigan Hospital (Ann Arbor MI)
Pharmacy Practice Residency, The Ohio State University Medical Center (Columbus OH)
Pharm.D., University of Buffalo
B.S., St. John Fisher College
Certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialist

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Katherine Juba

Katherine Juba

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: WEGPHR 309
Phone: (585) 899-3705
Email: kjuba@sjfc.edu
Education: Pharm.D., University of Buffalo
Pharmacy Practice Residency, University at Buffalo/Niagara Hospice (Lockport NY)
Certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

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Jill E. Lavigne

Jill E. Lavigne

Title: Professor
Office: WEGPHR 340
Phone: (585) 385-5255
Email: jlavigne@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., Health Services Research and Policy, University of Rochester
M.P.H., University of Rochester
M.S. Public Policy Analysis, University of Rochester
B.A., Duke University

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Sean Leonard

Sean Leonard

Title: Assistant Dean of Assessment
Phone: (585) 385-7269
Email: sleonard@sjfc.edu

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Melinda E. Lull

Melinda E. Lull

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: WEGPHR 310
Phone: (585) 899-3730
Email: mlull@sjfc.edu
Education: Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D., Penn State College of Medicine
B.A., St. John Fisher College

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Jennifer L. Mathews

Jennifer L. Mathews

Title: Associate Professor
Office: WEGPHR 339
Phone: (585) 899-3805
Email: jmathews@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
M.S., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
M.A., University of Northern Colorado
B.A., State University of New York at Potsdam

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David J. McCaffrey III

David J. McCaffrey III

Title: Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Office: WEGPHR 216
Phone: (585) 385-7234
Email: dmccaffrey@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., M.S., University of Mississippi, Oxford
B.S.Pharm., University of Maryland, Baltimore
Certifications: Registered Pharmacist

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Brenda McDermott

Brenda McDermott

Title: Administrative Assistant to the Department Chairs
Office: WEGPHR 317
Phone: (585) 899-3818
Email: bmcdermott@sjfc.edu
Education: B.S in Business Administration, Rochester Institute of Technology

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Cynthia Morse

Cynthia Morse

Title: Administrative Assistant to the Faculty
Office: WEGPHR 317
Phone: (585) 385-5271
Email: cmorse@sjfc.edu

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Angela Nagel

Angela Nagel

Title: Associate Professor
Office: WEGPHR 231
Phone: (585) 899-3820
Email: anagel@sjfc.edu
Education: Pharm.D., Shenandoah University
B.S., University of Buffalo
Certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

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Kobi Nathan

Kobi Nathan

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: WEGPHR 237
Phone: (585) 385-8033
Email: knathan@sjfc.edu
Education: Pharm.D., St. John Fisher College
M.Ed., University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
B.A., University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
Certifications: Certified Geriatric Pharmacist

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Christopher Noel

Christopher Noel

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: WEGPHR 235
Phone: (585) 385-7378
Email: cnoel@sjfc.edu
Education: Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency (Milwaukee, WI)
Pharm.D., Drake University

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Amy Parkhill

Amy Parkhill

Title: Associate Professor
Office: WEGPHR 338
Phone: (585) 385-7235
Email: aparkhill@sjfc.edu
Education: Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Ph.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
M.S., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
B.S., Niagara University

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Lisa Phillips

Lisa Phillips

Title: Associate Professor
Office: WEGPHR 240
Phone: (585) 899-3890
Email: ephillips@sjfc.edu
Education: Pharm.D., University of Buffalo
B.S.Pharm., University of Buffalo
Certifications: Certified Anticoagulation Care Provider
Board Accredited in Applied Pharmacology
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

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Deirdre P. Pierce

Deirdre P. Pierce

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: WEGPHR 232
Phone: (585) 899-6380
Email: dpierce@sjfc.edu
Education: Pharm.D., Shenandoah University-Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
B.S.Pharm., Albany College of Pharmacy
Certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
Certified Geriatric Pharmacist

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Ramil E. Sapinoro

Ramil E. Sapinoro

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: WEGPHR 334
Phone: (585) 385-7201
Email: rsapinoro@sjfc.edu
Education: Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Rochester
Ph.D., University of Rochester
M.S., University of Rochester
B.S., Pacific University (OR)

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Kathryn Scahill

Title: Continuing Professional Education Coordinator
Office: WEGPHR 237
Phone: (585) 385-8369
Email: kscahill@sjfc.edu
Education: M.A., Counseling Psychology, Antioch New England Graduate School
B.A., Psychology, Nazareth College

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Anne Schweighardt

Anne Schweighardt

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: WEGPHR 307
Phone: (585) 385-8355
Email: aschweighardt@sjfc.edu
Education: Pharmacotherapy Residency, Texas Tech University Sciences Center (Lubbock TX)
Pharm.D., University of Utah

Certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

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Judianne Slish

Judianne Slish

Title: Associate Professor
Office: WEGPHR 234
Phone: (585) 385-7377
Email: jslish@sjfc.edu
Education: Pharmacy Practice Residency, Strong Memorial Hospital (Rochester NY)
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Mayo Clinic Rochester MN
Pharm.D., University of Buffalo
B.S.Pharm., University of Buffalo
Certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

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Anand Sridhar

Anand Sridhar

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: WEGPHR 336
Phone: (585) 385-7209
Email: sanand@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Mississippi
B.S., Mumbai University, India

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Elizabeth Sutton Burke

Elizabeth Sutton Burke

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: WEGPHR 236
Phone: (585) 385-8074
Email: esutton@sjfc.edu
Education: PGY-2 Residency, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY)
PGY-1 Residency, University of Rochester Medical Center
Pharm.D., University of Buffalo

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Melanie R. Symoniak

Melanie R. Symoniak

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: WEGPHR 232
Phone: (585) 385-8390
Email: msymoniak@sjfc.edu
Education: Pharm.D., University of Pittsburgh
Certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

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Karl Williams

Karl Williams

Title: Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Office: WEGPHR 333
Phone: (585) 385-5298
Email: kwilliams@sjfc.edu
Education: J.D., University of Kentucky
M.S., University of Rochester
B.S.Pharm., University of Buffalo

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Matthew Zak

Matthew Zak

Title: Assistant Director of Experiential Education
Office: WEGPHR 332
Phone: (585) 385-7379
Email: mzak@sjfc.edu
Education: Pharm.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
Certifications: Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

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Fang Zhao

Fang Zhao

Title: Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Office: WEGPHR 337
Phone: (585) 385-5296
Email: fzhao@sjfc.edu
Education: Ph.D., University of Kansas
M.S., University of Kansas
B.A., University of Kansas

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