PowerPak CE Certificate Program in Medication Therapy Management

Faculty Bio

Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD, CGP
Faculty Chair, MTM Modules

Timothy W. CutlerTimothy Cutler is Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). At UC Davis Medical Center, Dr. Cutler is Director of the Sacramento Experiential Program where he oversees fourth-year pharmacy students from UCSF. In addition, he serves as Clinical Pharmacist in the Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Clinic.

Dr. Cutler is a nationally recognized expert on the subject of MTM. He is a coauthor of the MTM chapter in the highly renowned text, Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs and has lectured at many national conferences to pharmacists, nurses, and physicians on the subjects of geriatric pharmacology, Medicare Part D, and MTM.

Dr. Cutler's current research projects include a grant, "Partners in D," which aims to develop Medicare Part D curricular innovations for dissemination to all schools of pharmacy in California. The goals of this project are to train student pharmacists to provide Medicare outreach to seniors in underserved communities, to teach other health professionals about the policy implications of Medicare Part D, and to provide MTM in ambulatory care settings.

Michael Gabay, PharmD, JD, BCPS
Faculty Chair, MTM Clinical Modules

Michael GabayMichael Gabay is Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Drug Information Group and Prior Authorization Services at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. He received his BS Pharmacy and PharmD degrees from the University of Minnesota and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Fairview University Medical Center in Minnesota in 1998 and a specialty residency in drug information at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999. Dr. Gabay completed his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree at Loyola University College of Law in 2007 and has been a member of the Illinois Bar since 2008.

Dr. Gabay teaches professional pharmacy students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy primarily lecturing in the required Drug Information and Biostatistics course. He has published pharmacotherapy-related articles in a variety of pharmacy and medical journals. Dr. Gabay is a contributing editor for Hospital Pharmacy, writing a quarterly column on pharmacy legal issues. He also serves on the editorial board of Practical Pain Management.



Jay Nadas, PharmD
Adviser, MTM Practice Application

Jay Nadas Dr Jay Nadas is the Principal at Healthy Perspectives LLC, an independent consulting company that focuses on transforming health care, one strategic vision at a time. He is an award-winning expert in clinical operations and retail pharmacy, having spent most of the last 20 years successfully developing industry changing programs. As a resilient leader at a Fortune 50 company, he overcame roadblocks and created the path for short and long-term improvements for clinical products and services, while building a culture of innovation. Jay has been sought out as an influential partner for his natural curiosity, innate creativity, collaborative problem solving skills, and for his strong expertise translating insights into functional designs with effective business strategy.

Jay received his Pharm D. from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy in 2003. Since graduating, his curiosity for exploring opportunities led him to be a visionary industrial strategist across the landscape of healthcare product development.




Faculty, MTM Modules

Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, CGP
Demetra "Dee" Antimisiaris is Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Antimisiaris oversees the university's Polypharmacy Initiative, which is dedicated to the prevention of inappropriate medication prescribing and use in older adults. Previously, Dr. Antimisiaris worked as a consultant pharmacist and Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, and completed a joint academic–geriatrics pharmacy residency at UCLA/USC.

Tiffany Pon, PharmD
Tiffany Pon is Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy. At the affiliated UC Davis Medical Center, Dr. Pon provides clinical services in internal medicine and cardiology. Her background is in neurobiology and her research interests involve subjects relating to anticoagulation therapies. She is an active member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists.

Marilyn R. Stebbins, PharmD
Marilyn Stebbins is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Vice Chair of Clinical Innovation at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy. She is Pharmacy Utilization Director for Mercy Medical Group, a 170-provider group practice with an emphasis on drug utilization in managed care environments and developing a managed care rotation for pharmacy students and residents.

A focus of Dr. Stebbins' research is working with medically underserved populations. At Mercy Medical Group she implemented the PRICE (Pharmacists Review to Increase Cost-Effectiveness) Clinic to help elderly patients decrease out-of-pocket drug expenses. She is co-investigator on a research grant, in collaboration with seven schools of pharmacy in California, to help Medicare Part D enrollees maximize their benefits. Her teaching activities include Medicare Part D Outreach and MTM services. She is a coauthor of the MTM chapter in the highly renowned text, Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs.

Sheri VanOsdol, PharmD
Sheri VanOsdol is Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy. She is a member of the Medication Outcomes Center, which works closely with the UCSF Medical Center to evaluate and improve the safe use of medications within the UCSF patient population. In this role, she oversees the incident reporting system and the medical center's Medication Error Reduction Plan. Dr. VanOsdol also teaches a core course in the School of Pharmacy curriculum introducing future pharmacists to concepts related to safety and quality improvement, including human factors, systems thinking, and a culture of safety.

Faculty Authors, MTM Clinical Modules

Michelle Bryson, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy Chicago, IL

Lara Ellinger, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy Chicago, IL

Heather Ipema, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy Chicago, IL

Courtney Krueger, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy Chicago, IL

Carissa E. Mancuso, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy Chicago, IL

Ryan Rodriguez, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy Chicago, IL

Rita Soni, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy Chicago, IL

Joan Stachnik, MEd, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy Chicago, IL

Clinical Peer Reviewers

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