Pharmacy Residency

Pharmacy Residency Program Directors

Richard F. Demers, R.Ph., M.S., FASHP

Chief Administrative Officer, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA.

Responsible as the chief pharmacy executive for all ambulatory pharmacy services across the health system, to include infusion, retail and specialty pharmacy services. Direct all ambulatory pharmacy services across six hospitals and three satellites in the Health System. Report to the Senior Executive Advisor, Office of the CEO for the Health System. In addition he serves the Director of Pharmacy Services for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

He received his BS at Northeastern University, his MS in Hospital Pharmacy from The Ohio State University, and his Residency in Hospital Pharmacy from OSU Hospitals. After completing his postgraduate training, Rick served as Assistant Director of Pharmacy at OSUH for three years. He then practiced as Director of Pharmacy at Exeter Hospital in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Rick is recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Healthsystem Pharmacists. He has served on the Board of Directors and as President Board of Directors and as President of the Pennsylvania Society of Health System Pharmacists. He received The Sister Gonzales Lecture Award from PSHP.

In 2011, he received the Latiolais Leadership Award from the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. The Department of Pharmacy received a “Best Practices Award” from ASHP in 2013 recognizing the professional practice model developed at HUP. In 2014 he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.

He is currently the Vice President of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association. He is a member of the Board of Visitors for the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

Danielle Auxer, PharmD

Danielle Auxer, PharmD is the Pharmacy Residency Coordinator and oversees all of the residency programs at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the PGY1 Residency Program Director at HUP. She graduated from Northeastern University in 2004 and came to HUP in 2005 after completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. She has worked in several different roles during her time at the Hospital and currently coordinates the Center for Medication Use Policy. This center is responsible for Medication Use Policy at HUP including Medication Safety, coordination of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee and its subcommittees, Penn Medicine Formulary maintenance, drug shortage management, smart-pump infusion libraries, and a Drug Information Center. Dr. Auxer also oversees all pharmacy student rotations. Dr. Auxer serves as a board member and is the current President-Elect for the Delaware Valley Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Colleen Timlin, PharmD, BCOP

Colleen Timlin, PharmD, BCOP is the residency program director for the PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency. Dr. Timlin received her doctor of pharmacy degree from Wilkes University. From there she went on to complete both her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Colleen joined the HUP oncology team in 2012 as a clinical pharmacy specialist in hematology/hematopoietic cell transplant and the PGY2 Oncology Residency Program Director. In her current role, Colleen has transitioned to the ambulatory care setting to establish clinical pharmacy services for the hematology patient population here at Penn. She is a member of multiple pharmacy and interdisciplinary committees within the hospital, including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Residency Research Committee, and the Residency Advisory Committee. In addition to local committee involvement, Colleen is also an active member of national oncology committees, holding leadership positions in the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplant (ASBMT) - Pharmacy Special Interest Group (SIG) and the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA).

Jaime Gray, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Jaime Robenolt Gray, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP is the residency program director for the PGY2 Critical Care Specialty Residency since 2012. Dr. Gray received a Bachelor of Science in Biology at James Madison University and then went on to complete her PharmD degree at Virginia Commonwealth University, The Medical College of Virginia. She then completed a PGY1 residency at The University of Maryland Medical Center and a PGY2 specializing in Critical Care at Detroit Receiving Hospital. She came to HUP as a Surgical Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in 2010 and has been here since. Dr. Gray’s primary practice area is the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, but she also covers the Heart and Vascular ICU as well as the Neurosciences ICU a few months of the year. Her interests in critical care include: PK/PD in critically ill patients; sepsis; infectious diseases in the ICU; infections in mechanical circulatory support; sedation, analgesia and delirium; management of intracranial hypertension; sodium disorders; and transitions in care. Dr. Gray is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) including the Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology section, the PA Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). A few examples of her institutional appointments include the Pharmacy Residency Advisory Committee, the Clinical Emergencies Committee, and the Antimicrobial Subcommittee of P&T. Dr. Gray’s research interests have included evaluations of infection in patients with ventricular assist devices, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and patients with delayed sternal closure following cardiac surgery.

Shawn Binkley, BS, PharmD

Shawn Binkley, BS, PharmD is the residency program director for the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program. Dr. Binkley graduated from Pennsylvania State University and later from Midwestern University – Glendale. He came to HUP for residency and has remained here as one of the three infectious disease (ID) pharmacists in the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. His duties within the stewardship program include prior authorization of restricted antimicrobials, prospective audit of antimicrobial usage including stewardship rounds with an ID physician, and outpatient follow-up of ID consult patients discharged on IV antimicrobials. Dr. Binkley has several publications including articles in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. He is a member of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists and is an antimicrobial stewardship resource to outside institutions such as the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania and Duke Antimicrobial Stewardship Outreach Network. Within the institution, Dr. Binkley is a member of the Antibiotic Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Infection Control, Residency Advisory Committee, and Residency Research Committee.

David Johnson, PharmD, BCPS

David Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS is the residency program director for the PGY2 Solid Organ Transplantation residency.  Dr. Johnson received his BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences and obtained his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy.  After graduating from U of M he completed his PGY1 & PGY2-Solid Organ Transplantation at the UPMC & University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.  Dr. Johnson has maintained a clinical practice as in abdominal transplant pharmacotherapy since completing his training.  Dr. Johnson came to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 as a kidney transplant pharmacist and is also a member of the Vascular Composite - Hand and Limb Transplant Program.

Dr. Johnson values having involvement throughout the continuum of patient care, as his clinical practice spans into inpatient and outpatient settings.  He is involved in national associations, including the American Society of Transplantation and American College of Clinical Pharmacy.  His interests include professional mentoring, medical marijuana in transplantation, and immunosuppression pharmacokinetics.  His publications include papers in Transplant Infectious Disease, Liver Transplantation, and the American Journal of Kidney Disease.  Dr. Johnson institutional appointments include the Kidney Transplant QAPI Committee, Residency Advisory Committee, and Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at Temple University School of Pharmacy.