Peg Huwer, PharmD
Director of Riverside Methodist Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital, PGY1 Residency Program Director
Rotations: Administration and Leadership
Dr. Huwer is the director for Riverside Methodist and Dublin Methodist hospitals. She received a B.S. in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and PharmD from The Ohio State University. She also completed a Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a member of ASHP’s House of Delegates and was chair of the Quality and Compliance SAG. Peg has served as president and director of Educational Affairs of OSHP and president of COSHP. She is a past recipient of the OSHP Pharmacist of the Year and Timothy D. Moore Pharmacy Management awards and COSHP Pharmacist and Manager of the Year awards. She is currently a member of the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.
Dr. Huwer believes that "Riverside’s preceptors are truly dedicated to developing high-functioning clinical practitioners. I also place a strong emphasis on professional involvement with our residents. We are fortunate to be a part of this profession and being active in our organizations is one way to give back for the privilege we have earned to practice pharmacy."
Meggan Owens, PharmD
Operations Manager of Clinical Services, PGY1 Residency Co-Coordinator
Rotation: Clinical Management
In her 12 year career at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Dr. Owens has had a variety of roles. Upon graduation from Ohio Northern University in 2001, she embarked on her first position at Riverside Methodist as a pharmacy practice resident. She was then hired as a second shift staff pharmacist, and then moved to first shift to cover numerous clinical areas, including our three critical care units and the outpatient heart failure/warfarin clinics. In 2004, Dr. Owens had the opportunity to become Riverside Methodist's first full-time medication safety pharmacist. She transitioned into a clinical coordinator role and two years ago into her current position. Although each position offered its own unique challenges, one variable remained true. She really enjoys working for a progressive, innovative and forward thinking company that places high importance on not only the patients we serve but the employees who work for it.
While originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Owens and her husband settled in Columbus where they are raising their three boys, Tyler, Ben and Jack. Any available free time is spent with her family.
Tara Fisher, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, PGY1 Residency Co-Coordinator
Rotations: Infectious Disease, Critical Care
Dr. Fisher graduated from The Ohio State University in 2006 with a PharmD degree and completed her pharmacy practice residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital from 2006 to 2007.
She currently serves as residency co-coordinator and as the primary pharmacy preceptor for the Infectious Disease rotation. As a clinical pharmacist, she primarily works in critical care. As a preceptor, Dr. Fisher tries to facilitate autonomy to allow the resident to become a successful and confident independent practitioner. Dr. Fisher expands her role by actively participating in both the corporate Ohio Health and Riverside Methodist Antimicrobial Stewardship subcommittees and the Pneumonia Readmissions Work Team.
Lorrie Burns, PharmD
Medication Safety Pharmacist
Dr. Burns graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1980 and completed her PharmD at The Ohio State University in 2003. She served as clinical pharmacist for the award-winning neuroscience team for 23 years and assisted in its attainment of Ohio's first Joint Commission Accredited Primary Stroke Center in 2004. She was honored with an individual citation by the chief executive of Riverside Methodist in 2008 for her development of the health system organ donation order set.
In her role as medication safety pharmacist, Lorrie evaluates and trends medication errors, develops risk and error mitigation strategies, and assists the management team in implementation and evaluation of safety processes. She actively participates on the Medication Management Committee, Lateral Integration Safety Team and the OhioHealth Safety Committee. She co-authored a manuscript detailing the strategies of the OhioHealth pharmacies for managing drug shortages, which led to an ISMP Cheers Award in 2011. The medication safety rotation is unique and designed to expose residents to the many facets of patient safety.
Pamela Buschur, PharmD, BCPS
Neuro Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist
Rotation: Neuro Critical Care
Dr. Buschur graduated from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 2005. She then went on to complete a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at University of Tennessee Medical Center in 2006 and a PGY2 critical care residency at Cleveland Clinic in 2007. She worked for a year at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as a unit-based clinical pharmacist in the Neurointensive Care Unit before starting at Riverside Methodist in 2008.
Dr. Buschur currently works as the Neuro Critical Care clinical pharmacist at Riverside Methodist and serves as the pharmacy representative for the Neuroscience Continuous Process Improvement Team and the Brain and Stroke Committee. Outside of work, Dr. Buschur enjoys running, swimming, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Jennifer Elliott, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Site Manager
In her 12 year career at OhioHealth, Dr. Elliott has had a variety of roles. She started her career as a pharmacy intern at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center. Upon graduation from The Ohio State University in 2003, she was hired as a second shift staff pharmacist providing operational coverage as well as evening shift clinical support to the orthopedics and emergency services. In 2005, Dr. Elliott had the opportunity to become Grant Medical Center’s medication safety pharmacist. She added supervisor responsibilities to that role in 2007. Dr. Elliott gained significant operational and leadership skills through her tenure at Grant and was subsequently promoted to decentralized operations manager at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 2011 and then to site manager in 2013. Each position offered its own unique experiences and Dr. Elliott has built upon each new role to provide greater value and service to the staff and patients of OhioHealth. She enjoys working in an environment that promotes creative and innovative minds who are consistently willing to change to excel in the ever changing health care environment.
While originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Elliott and her husband settled in Columbus where they are raising their two children. In her free time she enjoys family activities and sporting events. She is currently an assistant coach for her son’s U5 soccer team and is a big fan of all the Columbus area sport teams.
Mark Friedman, PharmD
Cardiac Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist
Rotation: Cardiac Critical Care
Dr. Friedman graduated from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 1985. He then completed his PharmD at the University of Florida in 2002. He is currently the lead pharmacist for the cardiology team and serves as the clinical preceptor for the Critical Care Cardiology rotation. He has worked at Riverside Methodist Hospital for 26 years.
For the past 10 years, Dr. Friedman has enjoyed the opportunity to provide clinical pharmacy services to the Cardiac Critical care unit. Mark also serves as the pharmacy representative for the Cardiac Critical Care Unit Committee, the Surgical Heart Workteam Committee, the Surgical Process Improvement Team, the Cardiology Process Improvement Team and pharmacy liaison to the Interventional Radiology department.
Dr. Friedman was raised in Barberton, Ohio but takes great pride in being known as a "Great fan of the city of Cleveland." Outside of work he enjoys golfing, fishing, kayaking, and spending time with Sara, his wife of 25 years, and their three children Nicholas, Lindsay and Alex. Mark is a proud member of the Indian Run United Methodist in his hometown of Dublin, Ohio.
Matt Haldiman, PharmD BCPS
Operations Manager of Clinical Services
Rotations: Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Clinical Management
Dr. Haldiman graduated with his PharmD from Ohio Northern University in 2009. Following graduation, he completed a one year pharmacy practice residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital. As a member of the leadership team, Dr. Haldiman actively participates in the OhioHealth System-Level Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, as well as leading these committees at the Riverside Methodist campus. Dr. Haldiman uses his experience as a clinical pharmacist to help him lead and continue to strengthen and grow the clinical pharmacy service line.
When he is not working, Dr. Haldiman enjoys traveling with his wife, playing with his english bulldog, fishing in his pond, and hiking.
Angela Harding, PharmD
Critical Care Pharmacist, PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program Director
Rotation: Critical Care
Dr. Harding completed an ASHP accredited critical care residency from Hamot Medical Center in 1995. With more than 20 years of experience at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Dr. Harding has been providing her expertise for our multidisciplinary critical care team. She actively works on the OhioHealth Critical Care Committee, Riverside Critical Care Work team and Riverside Investigational Review Board. Most recently, she has established an ASHP PGY 2 Critical Care residency to pass along her knowledge to the next generation of pharmacists.
Laura Kline, PharmD, BCPS
Cardiology and Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Dr. Kline graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2005 with a PharmD degree. She went on to complete a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio in 2005–2006. Dr. Kline practices as the primary preceptor for the Cardiology rotation. She has worked at Riverside Methodist Hospital for 9 years. Outside of the cardiology department, Dr. Kline also works in emergency medicine. She is an active member of multiple muldisciplinary committees including Cardiothoracic and Vascular Clinical Guidance Council, Chest Pain Center Meeting, Heart CPIT, PE Committee and other ER work groups.
Dr. Kline grew up in Bellevue, Ohio but later moved to the Columbus area after completion of her residency. Outside of her professional practice she enjoys spending time with family, anything outdoors, being active and gardening.
Tracey A. King, PharmD, BCPS
Lead Clinical Pharmacist
Rotations: Emergency Medicine
Dr. King graduated from University of the Science in Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2003. She then went on to complete her PYG1 pharmacy practice residency at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, NY. She worked for Sentara Norfolk General as the Cardiac ICU clinical pharmacist for just over two years before relocating to Columbus, Ohio. In 2007 Dr. King came to Riverside Methodist Hospital to develop and lead the clinical pharmacy program in the Emergency Department.
Dr. King serves as the team lead for the ED, is involved in many committees representing pharmacy including but not limited to a multidisciplinary Emergency Medicine Continuous Process Improvement Team, multidisciplinary Trauma Continuous Process Improvement Team, multidisciplinary Brain and Stroke Committee and chair for the Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Subcommittee.
Dr. King is currently pursuing her masters degree in toxicology through the University of Florida. Outside of work and school she enjoys time with her husband, two children and two dogs, training and competing in triathlons, running events as well as hiking, camping, sporting events and concerts.
Teresa Meier, PharmD, BCOP
Oncology Clinical Pharmacist
Upon completion of her ASHP accredited residency in 2008, Dr. Meier joined the Riverside Methodist team as one of our clinical pharmacists for oncology services. She has played an integral role in expanding pharmacy services at the OhioHealth Bing Cancer Center. Additionally, Teresa helped establish best practices across OhioHealth by actively participating in the OhioHealth Excellence in Oncology Committee. The team has worked on projects including standardizing chemotherapy regimen pre-printed orders and developing oncology resources for staff pharmacists. She serves as the hospital pharmacy representative on the Oncology Clinical Operation Council and the Riverside Tumor Board.
J. Erin Meilton, PharmD
Rotation: Internal Medicine
Dr. Meilton received her PharmD from Ohio Northern University in 2007 and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital from 2007 to 2008. She is currently the lead pharmacist for the medicine team and coordinates the General Medicine rotation. As a preceptor, she engages her residents as independent practitioners to challenge them to develop critical thinking skills needed to assess complex patient situations. She has a unique position within Riverside Methodist that allows her to float through the Intensive Care units, the Emergency department and multiple general medicine units, which has helped her appreciate a patient's journey through the continuum of care.
Dr. Meilton is most passionate about infectious disease, especially HIV. She currently sits on the sedation and analgesia committee and antimicrobial subcommittee.
Dr. Meilton grew up in the Cleveland area, but moved to Columbus after college and currently lives in Worthington with her husband, Brian, and their Jack Russell terrier, Athena. Outside of work, she loves cooking, enology, traveling, and biking.