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Kimberly Putney, PharmD, RPh
Director – Clinical Pharmacy, Policy, Research and Education
Residency Program Director
Program Director – PGY1 Residency in Pharmacy Practice
Kim received her Bachelor of Science in pre-medical sciences with a minor in chemistry from Tarleton State University, a member of The Texas A&M University System, and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. She completed a Managed Care Residency at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. Kim is a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Alpha Gamma Delta, Phi Delta Chi, Tri Beta, and Order of Omega. Kim also serves on the Practice Advancement Committee for the University Healthsystem Consortium. She has been a Platform Speaker for the American Academy of Managed Care. Kim received the Houston/Galveston Preceptor of the Year award in 2006. Her primary areas of interest are Internal Medicine, Pharmacy and Therapeutics activities as well as the advancement of clinical pharmacy practice for all pharmacists. She is committed to training residents to become outstanding contributors and leaders for the profession of pharmacy. She serves as preceptor for Administration, Practice Foundation and Management, Clinical Management, and Drug Information.
Gregory A. Laine, MS, RPh
Program Director – PGY2 Residency in Critical Care Pharmacy Practice
Area of practice: Pulmonary/Critical Care and Clinical Pharmacokinetics
Greg received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from The Ohio State University and Master of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Houston. Greg is a member of ASHP and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He received the Outstanding Pharmacist Award from the Gulf Coast Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 1998. Greg is a preceptor for clinical rotations in Critical Care (PGY1 and PGY2) and longitudinal learning experiences in Clinical Research and Practice Management (PGY2 Critical Care). He is also an ASHP residency accreditation surveyor for PGY2 programs in Cardiology and Critical Care.
BeeBee Hu, PharmD, RPh
Residency and Fellowship Coordinator
BeeBee received her PharmD from the University of Texas at Austin. Thereafter, she completed her general practice residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA and her specialty residency in critical care at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. BeeBee is a member of ASHP, SCCM, and ASPEN. BeeBee is a Preceptor for Patient Care.
Stephen Michaud, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director – PGY2 Residency in Cardiology Pharmacy Practice
Area of practice: Cardiology, Aortic Aneurysms, Cardiovascular Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine
Stephen received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Colorado, School of Pharmacy. Stephen initially worked as a retail pharmacist and pharmacy manager for eight years after graduation, and then moved to St. Luke's in 2001. Stephen has worked as a Clinical Pharmacist in the intensive care unit and cardiovascular recovery areas since 2002 and as the Clinical Coordinator for the Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Service lines since 2006. He acquired his BCPS certification in 2009. He is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. Stephen is a preceptor in Patient Care.
Hannah Palmer, PharmD, BCPS
Fellowship Program Director – Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Fellowship in Conjunction with The University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Area of practice: Infectious Diseases
Hannah received her undergraduate and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. After graduating from pharmacy school, she completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, VA. She then moved to Winston-Salem, NC where she completed a PGY2 specialty residency in infectious diseases at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Shortly after completion of her second year residency, Hannah moved to Houston to take her current position at St. Luke's. Hannah serves as a preceptor in Patient Care and is the Program Director of the St. Luke's/University of Houston College of Pharmacy Infectious Diseases Fellowship.
Melissa Rabourn, PharmD, RPh
Program Director – PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Solid Organ Transplant
Area of practice: Transplantation
Melissa received her PharmD from the University of Houston. She completed her pharmacy practice residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Melissa furthered her practice at the University of Texas Medical Branch in the area of transplantation for the next 8 years. She continued her practice in the area of transplantation at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital upon starting her position as the Clinical Coordinator of Cardiothoracic Transplant in January 2009. She is also the Post-Graduate Year 2 Program Director of the Solid Organ Transplant Residency Program. She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Gulf Coast Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and American College of Clinical Pharmacists. Melissa is a Preceptor in Patient Care.
Divya Varkey, PharmD, MS
Administrative Director – Pharmacy Practice
Program Director, PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration
Divya received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Purdue University. She then completed a PGY1/PGY2 in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University Medical Center and received an MS in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University. Divya is currently a Pharmacy Manager with responsibility over decentral pharmacy services. Divya serves an adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at University of Houston College of Pharmacy. She is a preceptor for Practice Management.