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PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency Faculty and Alumni

The University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy's PGY-2 residency program is guided by a cohort of infectious diseases experts who provide participants with a comprehensive training experience. Learn more about our program’s faculty members and recent alumni.

PGY-2 ID Residency Faculty

Brandon Bookstaver

P. Brandon Bookstaver, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, AAHIVP; Program Director

Brandon Bookstaver, Pharm.D., is an associate professor and vice chair in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences at the College of Pharmacy. He also maintains a practice site in infectious diseases at Palmetto Health Richland. He received his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in 2004. He completed a pharmacy practice residency in 2005 and an infectious diseases specialty residency in 2006 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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Celeste Caulder, PharmD; Program Director

Celeste Caulder is an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences at the College of Pharmacy and a clinical pharmacist at Palmetto Health Richland who specializes in medicine and infectious diseases. She earned a doctor of pharmacy degree with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Virginia Health System and an infectious diseases specialty residency at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Divya Ahuja, MD

Dr. Ahuja joined the USC School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Division in 2005. He currently is an associate professor of clinical internal medicine. Dr. Ahuja graduated from medical school in New Delhi, India, in 1992 and participated in residency training in India and the United Kingdom before finishing at York Hospital in Pennsylvania from 2001-2003.

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Helmut Albrecht, MD

Dr. Albrecht joined the USC School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Division in 2006, where he is currently the division director and Heyward Gibbes Distinguished Professor in Internal Medicine. Dr. Albrecht graduated from medical school and completed his residency/gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Hamburg in 1988 and 1993, respectively. He also completed an additional residency and an infectious diseases fellowship at Emory University in 1999 and 2001.

Majdi Al-Hasan, MBBS

Dr. Majdi Al-Hasan received his medical degree from the University of Jordan and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Kentucky before accepting an infectious diseases fellowship and certificate of clinical research training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He joined the USC School of Medicine in 2013 as an associate professor of medicine and director of the antimicrobial stewardship program at Palmetto Health.  

Robert Daniels, PharmD

Robert Daniels received his doctor of pharmacy degree in 2005 from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy and then trained at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia  in 2006. He returned to Columbia and joined the pharmacy team at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital where he was charged with implementing the first pediatric antimicrobial stewardship program in the Carolinas, which he currently oversees as the co-director. In addition, he also serves as chair of the infectious disease drug specialty team at Palmetto Health.

Caroline Derrick, PharmD, BCPS

Caroline Derrick earned her doctor of pharmacy degree from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy in 2013. Upon graduation, she completed a PGY-1 at Palmetto Health Richland and the SCCP's infectious diseases PGY-2 residency. She is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, and her primary research interests include Amp-C producing organisms, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS. Derrick practices at the USC Immunology Clinic through a position with USC's School of Medicine and also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the College of Pharmacy.

Julie Justo

Julie Ann Justo, PharmD, MS, BCPS, AAHIVP

Julie Ann Justo is an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences at the College of Pharmacy. She also maintains a practice site in infectious diseases at Palmetto Health Richland. Justo received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2009. She completed a pharmacy practice residency (2009-2010) and an infectious diseases pharmacotherapy fellowship (2010-2013) at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. She also received her master of science degree in clinical and translational science from the UIC School of Public Health in 2013.

Joseph Kohn, PharmD, BCPS

Joseph Kohn earned his doctor of pharmacy degree in 1995 from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. He completed a pharmacy practice residency at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia in 1996.  Critical care is one component of his practice. In addition, he participates on the antibiotic stewardship and support program at Palmetto Health Richland.  

Bryan Love

Bryan Love, PharmD, BCPS

Bryan Love is a clinical associate professor at the College of Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences. He is also a clinical pharmacy specialist with expertise in gastroenterology and hepatology. He received his his doctor of pharmacy degree in 1997 from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in 1998.

Kamla Sanasi-Bhola, MD

Dr. Sanasi-Bhola in 2014 completed the USC School of Medicine infectious diseases fellowship program and joined the School of Medicine faculty. She received her medical school training at the University of Guyana, South America, and in 2012 completed her Internal medicine residency at Howard University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Casey Troficanto, PharmD, BCPS

Casey Troficanto is the antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist at Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia. She earned her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2014 from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy and completed a pharmacy practice residency at Spartanburg Medical Center in Spartanburg in 2015. Troficanto is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Her research interests include antimicrobial stewardship, bloodstream infections and combination antimicrobial therapy.

Scott Sutton

S. Scott Sutton, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)

Scott Sutton is a clinical professor at the College of Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences and a clinical pharmacist at the WJB Dorn Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center who specializes in medicine and infectious diseases. He received his his doctor of pharmacy degree in 1998 from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy and completed a clinical pharmacy residency at the WJB Dorn VA Medical Center in 1999.

Sharon Weissman, MD

Dr. Sharon Weissman joined the infectious disease division in 2010, where she is currently the program director for the infectious disease fellowship and associate professor of clinical internal medicine. Dr. Weissman graduated from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1991 and completed her residency training at Beth Israel Hospital in 1994.

 

 

PGY-2 ID Residency Alumni

Alyssa Gould; Current Resident

Alyssa Gould is originally from Spring Valley, Wisc. She earned her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2015 from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. She then completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Neb. Gould's professional areas of interest include multi-drug resistant Gram-negative infections, travel medicine and global health and HIV/AIDS. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, playing volleyball, and cheering on the Packers and Badgers. She is looking forward to exploring Columbia and continuing her training at the College of Pharmacy in partnership with Palmetto Health Richland.

Rachel Foster, PharmD, MBA

Rachel Foster completed the residency in 2016 and is currently participating in the College of Pharmacy's clinical fellowship program.

Caroline Derrick, PharmD, BCPS

Carolina Derrick completed the residency in 2015 and is currently a clinical pharmacist at the USC School of Medicine.