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James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital - Tampa, Florida


Program Directors - Pharmacy Residency Program

Douglas F. Covey, Pharm.D., FCCP, MHA, CDE, is Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Ambulatory Care at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida. In addition, Dr. Covey is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice for the UF College of Pharmacy and one of the four Regional Directors of the Working Professional Doctor of Pharmacy Program. Dr. Covey received a B.S. (Pharmacy) and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at UF and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from USF. Dr. Covey’s areas of interest are lipids, diabetes and cardiovascular pharmacotherapy, patient education, and professional training. For over 20 years he has had direct patient care responsibilities in the Diabetes and Anticoagulation clinics, and provides a consult service to most of the other specialty clinics including Rheumatology, Pulmonary, and GI. He is active in many state and national organizations having served as an FSHP Board member, Chair of the ACCP Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network, and Chair of the ACCP Leadership Task Force. He is an ASHP PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program Director who participates routinely on accreditation site surveys for ASHP and currently serves on the ASHP Commission on Credentialing. He also participated in the writing of PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Standards. Under his leadership his site currently runs one of three ASHP Foundation National Lipid Traineeships, and until 2003 one of the ASHP Foundation National Anticoagulation Traineeships. Further, he was recently appointed to the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) Ambulatory Care Council (Vice Chair), charged with developing certification for ambulatory care specialists. He has written numerous articles and several book chapters

Jaela Dahl, Pharm.D. BCPS, is Clinical Pharmacy Specialist inInfectious Diseases at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Florida. She received her Doctor Of Pharmacy from the University of Florida, and completed a PGY-1 residency at JAHVH. She also completed a PGY-2 in Critical Care and served as an assistant clinical professor at the Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Pharmacy in Dallas, texas. She is currently the Clinical Pharmacy Manager for Infectious Diseases and Director for the PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Infectious Diseases at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital. Her daily responsibilities include overseeing Hepatitis C therapy management for the GI and ID department, monitoring drug therapy for patients on the Infectious Disease consult service, antibiotic stewardship, and assisting in teaching medical/pharmacy residents and students. Dr. Dahl is a member of the Infection Control Committee, Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, VISN 8 HCV and ASP workgroups, and the Residency Advisory Board. Dr. Dahl is also a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, MAD-ID, and The American Society of Health System Pharmacists. She has published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Her professional interests include antimicrobial stewardship and sepsis management in medical and surgical ICU patients. Dr. Dahl serves as preceptor for residents and pharmacy students for the ID inpatient consult service, antimicrobial stewardship, and ID Clinics/Hep C rotations.

Kimberly Mattox, Pharm.D., in addition to serving as Residency Program Director for the PGY1 Residency Program at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Kimberly Mattox is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Geriatrics and coordinator of the Pharmacy Medication Reconciliation Program. She received her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Minnesota and went on to completed a Geriatric Fellowship from the Minneapolis Veterans' Administration Medical Center. Dr. Mattox is also a preceptor for the Geriatrics learning experience for the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency as well as precepting Pharm.D. students from Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy, the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, Florida A & M, and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine College of Pharmacy. Dr Mattox is a Facilitator for the ASHP Residency Learning System (RLS) workshops. Her patient care responsibilities include assuring the appropriate pharmacologic management of residents of the 120-bed Haley’s Cove Community Living Center at the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital. She has published in the medical literature including publications in Principles and Practices of Geriatric Psychiatry, the American Journal of Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospital Pharmacy, and Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.