Clinical Faculty

Memorial Hospital’s pharmacy residency provides a well-rounded experience and opportunities to learn from a variety of highly-qualified clinical faculty.

Director of Pharmacy

Ryan Birk, PharmD, MS, BCPS 
Director of Pharmacy 
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, SIUE School of Pharmacy 
PharmD, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy 
PGY1 Residency, The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC)  
PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency, The University of  Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) 
[email protected] 

PGY1 Residency Program Director

Kacie Ballantini Monson, PharmD, BCPS 
Program Director, PGY1 Residency 
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, SIUE School of Pharmacy 
Clinical Specialist, Internal Medicine/Cardiology 
PharmD, St. Louis College of Pharmacy 
PGY1 Residency, VA St. Louis Health Care System – John Cochran Division 
PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency, VA St. Louis Health Care System – John Cochran Division 
[email protected] 

PGY1 Residency Coordinator

Michael Geisler, PharmD, BCPS 
Coordinator, PGY1 Residency 
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Coordinator 
Protestant Memorial Medical Center, Inc. 
BJC Healthcare Anti-Infective Panel, Co-Chair  
PharmD, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy 
PGY1 Residency, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center – Indianapolis, IN 


Residency Program Clinical Preceptors 

Shelby Dorrell, PharmD, BCPS 
Clinical Pharmacist 
PharmD, St. Louis College of Pharmacy 
PGY1 Residency, St. Louis College of Pharmacy/Mercy Hospital St. Louis 
[email protected] 

 

 

Lauren Eversgerd, PharmD, BCACP 
Clinical Pharmacist, Transitional Care Clinic 
PharmD, St. Louis College of Pharmacy 
[email protected] 

 



 

Marianne Hall, PharmD, BCPS 
Pharmacy Supervisor 
PharmD, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy 
PGY1 Residency, Christian Hospital – St. Louis, MO 
[email protected]  


 



Emily Jolly, PharmD 
Clinical Pharmacist, Memorial Care Center 
Skilled Rehabilitation/Emergency Department Medication Reconciliation 
PharmD, South College School of Pharmacy 
PGY1 Residency, Fayetteville VA Medical Center, NC 
[email protected]

 

 

Mallory Krutke, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist 
PharmD, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center
[email protected]

 

 

 

Ryan Massey, PharmD
Pharmacy Supervisor
PharmD, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy
[email protected]
 

 

 

Brian Mann, PharmD
Pharmacy Manager
PharmD, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
[email protected]
 

 

 

 

John Miller, PharmD
IS Pharmacist, Lead
PharmD, Saint Louis College of Pharmacy
[email protected]





 

Leah Ogle, PharmD, MS, BCPS 
Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine 
PharmD, University of Tennessee of Health and Science Center 
PGY1 Residency, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System – Nashville, TN 
PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center – Brooklyn, NY 
Fellowship Health Outcomes Research – Cincinnati, OH 
[email protected] 

Amanda Santini, PharmD, BCPS 
Pharmacy Supervisor 
PharmD, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy 
[email protected]  




 

Michael D. Schmidt, PharmD, BCCCP 
Clinical Specialist, Critical Care 
PharmD, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy 
PGY1 Residency, Saint Louis University Hospital 
[email protected]



 

Sam Schwarm, PharmD, BCPS 
Clinical Pharmacist, Lead 
PharmD, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy 
PGY1 Residency, St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, IN 
[email protected] 


 

Bailey Vardsveen, PharmD, MHA, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Lead 
PharmD, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
[email protected] 


 

 


2022-23 Resident Profiles

Dorah Langford, Pharm D
PGY1 Resident
Dorah is originally from Detroit, MI, and completed undergraduate coursework at Oakland University. She then graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in 2022 with her Doctorate in Pharmacy. Her current professional interests include internal medicine and anticoagulation. After her PGY-1 residency, her plan is to pursue BCPS certification, mentorship, and employment in a hospital or ambulatory setting. She is eager to expand the reach of pharmacist driven patient care while maintaining collaborative provider relationships. In order to provide the best possible care to her future patients, her goals for this year are to expand her clinical experience, establish teaching strategies, and advance her patient education skills.

 

 

Ethan Cowell, Pharm D
PGY1 Resident
Ethan is originally from Jerseyville, IL and graduated with his doctorate degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy. His current professional interests include critical care, internal medicine, and infectious diseases. After his PGY-1 residency, his plan is to become a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and take a position as a clinical pharmacist in a hospital setting. He enjoys being incorporated on the healthcare team and is passionate about being able to serve a small community like the one he grew up in. Ethan is excited to start his career at Memorial Hospital and hopes to continue to learn and grow as a member of the healthcare team