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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. Further, he was a founding member and Chair of the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) Ambulatory Care Council, 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., is the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director and Assistant Chief of Pharmacy for Clinical and Educational Programs at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and Clinics in Tampa, FL. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota. She completed her fellowship in geriatrics at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. She has published medical literature, including publications in Principles and Practices of Geriatric Psychiatry, the American Journal of Medicine, Hospital Pharmacy, and Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. She has been a facilitator for the ASHP Residency Learning System (RLS) and Residency Program Design and Conduct (RPDC) workshops since 1998.

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