Mohammed Al-Said, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Mohammed Al-Said, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP is an advanced clinical pharmacist at North Florida Regional Medical Center with a focus in critical care. He is also a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Al-Said has extensive experience in hospital pharmacy and precepting, having served in these roles for more than 20 years. He received his Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan, followed by his doctorate from Purdue University. He is dual board certified in pharmacotherapy and critical care pharmacy. He currently holds a position on the Residency Advisory Committee as the Education Coordinator.


Abigail Antigua, PharmD, MHA, BCCCP, FCCM

Abigail Antigua, PharmD, MHA, BCCCP, FCCM is an advanced clinical pharmacist with a focus in cardiac surgery, cardiology, and critical care and is the PGY1 Residency Program Director at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She is also a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Antigua has experience in teaching, precepting, research, and hospital practice, having served in numerous leadership roles over her career. She received her doctorate from the University of Florida, and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Florida Health - Shands Hospital, followed by a PGY-2 Critical Care Residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She is board certified in critical care pharmacy and is a Fellow in Critical Care Medicine (FCCM).


Nora Bairagdar, PharmD, BCPS

Nora Bairagdar, PharmD, BCPS, is an advanced clinical pharmacist at North Florida Regional Medical Center with a focus in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship. She received her doctorate from the University of Florida, and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency (with a sub-focus in Infectious Diseases) at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.


Kacee Barnett, PharmD, BCCCP

Kacee Barnett, PharmD is an advanced clinical pharmacist at North Florida Regional Medical Center with a focus in critical care. She is also a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She received her doctorate from the University of Georgia, and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, TN, followed by a PGY-2 Critical Care Residency at the University of Tennessee- Regional One Health in Memphis, TN. She currently holds a position on the Residency Advisory Committee as the Recruitment Coordinator.


Stacey Bortlik-Hodgson, PharmD

Stacey Bortlik-Hodgson, PharmD is a clinical pharmacist with a focus on emergency medicine and surgical services at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She is also a clinical assistant professor and preceptor for the University of Florida College Of Pharmacy. Dr. Bortlik-Hodgson received her B.S. in Pharmacy (Honors Program distinction) from Northeastern University Bouvé College of Pharmacy in Boston, MA and her doctorate from the UF College of Pharmacy in Gainesville, FL. Her background and professional interests include pediatrics, patient safety, anticoagulation therapy management, academia, research, emergency medicine, perioperative care, and military medicine.


Heather Ellis, PharmD

Heather Ellis, PharmD is the Medication Safety advanced clinical pharmacist at North Florida Regional Medical Center and leads its Drug Safety, Medication Error, and Alaris Pump teams. She precepts the pharmacy resident longitudinal Medication Safety Rotation. She is also a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and offers a Medication Safety Rotation. She received her doctorate from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She currently holds a position on the Residency Advisory Committee as the Medication Utilization Evaluation (MUE) Coordinator.


Shimaa Ghonim, PharmD, BCPPS

Shimaa Ghonim, PharmD, BCPPS, is an Advanced Clinical Pharmacist in Pediatrics and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She obtained her PharmD from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, and then completed a PGY1 Residency at UF Health - Shands Hospital with a focus on Pediatrics. She has 10 years of experience as Pediatrics Clinical Pharmacist and Preceptor of both PGY1 General and PGY2 Pediatric residents as well as 4th year pharmacy students. She is board certified in Pediatric Pharmacy.


Caroline Haver, PharmD

Caroline Haver, PharmD is a clinical pharmacist at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She is also a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy with a focus on general medicine. Dr. Haver received her doctorate from University of Florida College of Pharmacy St Pete and completed a PGY1 residency at Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System.


Josh Hawks, PharmD

Josh Hawks, PharmD is a clinical pharmacist at North Florida Regional Medical Center with a focus in surgery. He is also a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hawks received his doctorate from the University of Florida.


Kathryn Hernando, PharmD, BCIDP

Kathryn Hernando, PharmD, BCIDP is the Division Infectious Diseases Pharmacist for HCA North Florida Division where she oversees the antimicrobial stewardship programs for 14 HCA facilities between Orlando and Pensacola. Prior to this role, she initiated and managed the antimicrobial stewardship program at North Florida Regional Medical Center within the HCA North Florida Division. She is also a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She received her doctorate from Palm Beach Atlantic University, and completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency, with a focus in Antimicrobial Stewardship at the University of Florida Health - Shands Hospital. Dr. Hernando serves as the Advanced ID Preceptor, and supporting preceptor for the Infectious Diseases rotation. She is board certified in infectious diseases.


Aklil Hiruy, PharmD, BCPS

Aklil Hiruy, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She received her doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Florida and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Florida Health - Shands Hospital.


Andrea Koff, PharmD, BCGP

Andrea Koff, PharmD, BCGP is the Director of Outpatient Pharmacy for North Florida Regional Medical Center. She is also a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Koff oversees the pharmacy services for the Senior Healthcare Centers including collaborative practice clinics and medication therapy management focusing on geriatric patients. Dr. Koff has more than 20 years of experience in inpatient and outpatient pharmacy practice and precepting. Dr. Koff received her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. She is board certified in geriatric pharmacy.


Kayihura Manigaba, PharmD, BCIDP

Kayihura Manigaba, PharmD, BCIDP is the Clinical Pharmacy Manager at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He serves as Secretary for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at NFRMC, and is also a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. He received his doctorate from University of Tennessee, and completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency at the University of Florida Health - Shands Hospital. He is board certified in infectious diseases and currently holds a position on the Residency Advisory Committee as Research Coordinator.


Desiree Morales, PharmD

Desiree Morales, PharmD is the transitions of care advanced clinical pharmacist for North Florida Regional Medical Center. She is also a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She received her doctorate from University of Florida College of Pharmacy, and completed a Residency in Medication Therapy Management (MTM) at the Center for Quality Medication Management at the University of Florida.


Rima Patel, PharmD, BCPS

Rima Patel, PharmD, BCPS is a clinical pharmacist at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She is also a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She currently serves as the Infectious Diseases preceptor for students and the teaching preceptor for the PGY-1 residents. Dr. Patel received her doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, TN.


Samantha Pickens, PharmD, MBA

Samantha Pickens, PharmD, MBA is the medication reconciliation pharmacy supervisor at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She led the alpha pilot for HCA's first pharmacy led medication reconciliation program which is now in beta pilot testing at 17 further hospitals. She is a clinical assistant professor, career coach, and new practitioner network liaison for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She received her doctorate from University of Florida College of Pharmacy, and MBA from Western Governor's University with a focus in healthcare management.


Crystal Plasencia, PharmD, BCPS

Crystal Plasencia, PharmD, BCPS is a clinical pharmacist at North Florida Regional Medical Center with a focus in surgery. She is also a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Plasencia has experience in HIV medication management and research, in addition to extensive hospital practice experience. Dr. Plasencia received her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and completed a Residency in Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS at North Broward Hospital District in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She currently holds a position on the Residency Advisory Committee as the Networking Coordinator.


Carl Smith, PharmD, BCGP

Carl Smith, PharmD, BCGP is a clinical pharmacist at the Senior Healthcare Centers of North Florida Regional Medical Center. He is also a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Smith specializes in ambulatory care and treatment of the geriatric population. He received his doctorate from the University of Florida. He is board certified in geriatric pharmacy.


Victoria Timmons, PharmD

Victoria Timmons, PharmD is the Director of Pharmacy for North Florida Regional Medical Center. She is also a clinical associate professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She has broad experience at several levels of hospital pharmacy administration, including as residency program director and as a Director of Pharmacy for more than 20 years. Additionally, Dr. Timmons has been program faculty for Consultant Pharmacy courses and is an active member of FSHP and including having served on the Board of Directors. Dr. Timmons received her doctorate from Purdue University.


Alexander Tsikouris, PharmD

Alexander Tsikouris, PharmD is a clinical pharmacist at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He is also a clinical associate professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and has served as a preceptor for numerous colleges of pharmacy for more than 15 years. Dr. Tsikouris has extensive pharmacy practice experience in adult internal medicine, having served as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Clinical Pharmacy Manager in this arena. He received his doctorate from the University of Cincinnati and completed an Adult Internal Medicine Specialty Residency at the University of Texas at Austin and Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas.


Kristen Woodberry, PharmD

Kristen Woodberry, PharmD is a clinical pharmacist at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She currently precepts APPE students in general medicine and Advanced Hospital Practice for PGY-1 residents. Dr. Woodberry received her doctorate from Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and completed her PGY-1 training at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Florida.


Ying Zhang, PharmD

Ying Zhang, PharmD is a clinical pharmacist at North Florida Regional Medical Center with a focus on general medicine. She is also a clinical assistant professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Zhang received her doctorate from University of Florida College of Pharmacy.