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Medication Utilization Pharmacist, Coordinator, Center for Medication Utilization

Focus Area

Drug Information, Medication-Use Policy

Rotations Precepted

  • PGY1 programs:
    • Medication Utilization
  • PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy program
    • Formulary Management
    • Advanced Formulary Management
    • Medication Use Policy and Operations (longitudinal)
  • PGY2 Oncology program:
    • Drug Policy (longitudinal)
  • PGY2 Informatics program:
    • Medication Management and Smart Pump Analytics
  • Student APPE/LAPPE programs:
    • Medication Utilization

Pharmacy School/Graduation Year

University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012

Residency Training Program Location/Year

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, Froedtert Hospital

Professional Interests

  • Formulary management
  • Medication utilization
  • Health care costs and reimbursement
  • Biosimilars
  • Quality and process improvement
  • Assessing value in health care
  • Smart infusion pump management

Organizational Involvement

  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Pharmacy Program
    • Innovative Therapies Committee, Coordinator
    • System Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Coordinator
    • Infusion Pump Steering Committee
  • External Organizations
    • Vizient
    • American Pharmacists Association, Peer Reviewer for Journal American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA)
    • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, Peer Reviewer for The Journal
    • American College of Clinical Pharmacy – Greater Milwaukee College of Clinical Pharmacy, Education Subcommittee

Awards and Certifications

  • 2019: Preceptor of the Year Award, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2013: Concordia School of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate
  • 2011: Present: Advanced Cardiac Life Support


  • Quesenberry A, Pradhan N, Sachs S, Werner SM, Biggs A. Session: PH337: The Importance, Implementation and Optimization of Biosimilars: Proven Strategies. Vizient Connections Summit. September 19-21, 2022; Las Vegas, NV.
  • Sheldon H, Kostrzewa A, Werner SM, Audley T, Biggs A, Mancuso T, Picone MF. Use of an innovative pharmaceutical class scoring tool for prioritizing annual formulary review. Innov Pharm. 2022; 13(2): 1-6. Published online 2022 Aug 16. doi:
  • Karas BL, Picone MF, Werner SM, Holsopple M. Verifying the value of existing frameworks for formulary review at a large academic health system: assessing inter-rater reliability. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2021;27(4):488-96.
  • Slevin AR, Hart MJ, Van Horn C, Rahman S, Samji N, Szabo A, Rein L, Werner SM, Saeian K. Hepatitis C virus direct-acting antiviral nonadherence: Relationship to sustained virologic response and identification of at-risk patients. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2018. DOI:
  • Cooper Johnson KA, Dailey LM, Werner SM. Management of cyclic vomiting syndrome in adults: treatment options and the pharmacist’s role. JPSW. 2017;20(6):52-58.


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