• Claudia Chang, Pharm.D., BCPS

    Claudia Chang, Pharm.D., BCPS

    Program Director

    Pharmacy Manager and Director of the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at South Miami Hospital. Dr. Chang graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. She is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy. She joined South Miami Hospital in 2006 where she has served in the role of Clinical Coordinator and also Operations Supervisor. She co-chairs the BHSF Pharmacy Operations Committee and participates in the Medication Safety Committee, Stroke Council and EBCPC Committee. Current practice includes overseeing Pharmacy Department operations and staff, while assisting in implementation of local and BHSF initiatives, in addition to precepting residents and students.

  • Janelle Christian, Pharm.D, BCPS

    Janelle Christian, Pharm.D, BCPS

    Director of Pharmacy Services at South Miami Hospital. Dr. Christian obtained her Bachelors in Pharmacy degree from Purdue University followed by a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota. She completed a residency in Critical Care Medicine and started her career in Miami, Florida as a Clinical Manager and Residency Program Director. Dr. Christian became a Director of Pharmacy in 2012 and joined Baptist Health South Florida at South Miami Hospital in September 2019. She currently serves as a member of the South Miami Hospital’s Medication Safety Committee, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Infection Control Committee, Performance Improvement Committee and South Miami Hospital’s Research Council.

  • Lissette Bauza, Pharm.D.

    Lissette Bauza, Pharm.D.

    Dr. Bauza is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at South Miami Hospital and she serves as preceptor in training for the Internal Medicine and Ambulatory Care learning experiences. Dr. Bauza earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Gregory Lloyd School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2018, where she graduated with honors. She then completed PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency training at South Miami Hospital and the Teaching Certificate Program at Nova Southeastern University. She currently serves as a member of the SMH Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, SMH Research Council, Thirty-Day Re-admission/Transitions of Care Initiative, SMH Code Blue Optimization Subcommittee, and BHSF Stroke Committee.  Dr. Bauza’s professional interests include cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, transitions of care, and ambulatory care.

  • Marta Benitez Pharm.D.

    Marta Benitez Pharm.D.

    Pharmacy Clinical Manager at South Miami Hospital (SMH). She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Florida International University followed by a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University. In 2003, she began her career as a Critical Care Pharmacist. Dr. Benitez was promoted to Clinical Manager in 2013. She joined Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF) at SMH in April 2020. Dr. Benitez currently serves as a member on multiple SMH and BHSF System Committees, including but not limited to: Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, SMH Pain Council, and Medication Safety Committee.

  • Marlene Calix, Pharm.D., BCPS

    Marlene Calix, Pharm.D., BCPS

    Clinical Coordinator at South Miami Hospital. Dr. Calix obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry from Florida International University followed by a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University. After graduation, she completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency training. Upon completing her residency, she worked as a Critical Care Pharmacist and became Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy. Dr. Calix became a Clinical Coordinator in 2018 and joined Baptist Health South Florida at South Miami Hospital in September 2020. She currently serves as a member of the South Miami Hospital Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee and Residency Advisory Committee.

  • Karina Delgado, Pharm.D.

    Karina Delgado, Pharm.D.

    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at South Miami Hospital. Dr. Delgado obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration degrees concurrently from Nova Southeastern University in 2018. Additionally, she completed an ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency year at Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2019. She is a preceptor for the South Miami Hospital Residency Program, as well as a preceptor for the Emergency and Critical Care Services rotation for Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy’s Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students. As a pharmacist who works primarily in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Units, her practice includes optimization of medication use through interaction with the interdisciplinary team, order review, drug therapy monitoring, participation in high-risk procedures including resuscitation, stroke, and other time dependent emergencies, monitoring use of high-risk medications, medication procurement and preparation, and provision of drug information. Her current involvement within hospital committees include: Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Residency Advisory Committee, and Stroke Steering Committee.

  • Yarelys Garcia, BSN, Pharm.D.

    Yarelys Garcia, BSN, Pharm.D.

    Dr. Yarelys Garcia is the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator at South Miami Hospital. In 1999, she graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. From 1999-2007, she practiced as a Registered Nurse at Miami Children’s Hospital in the NICU, PICU and Cardiac ICU. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy in May of 2007. She serves as a member of the hospital’s Colorectal NSQIP – National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, local & system Pain Councils, Evidence Based Clinical Practice Council, OB collaborative, Research council, Oncology P&T subcommittee, Pediatric Clinical Optimization Committee, Shortage Committee, and local & system P&T committee.  Her current clinical practice includes promoting evidence based drug therapy and pharmaceutical care through the development and implementation of new or expansion of existing pharmacy clinical programs.  She participates in educating clinical pharmacists and working closely with nursing staff to support pharmacy initiatives. In addition, she also reviews and updates clinical policies and procedures and participates in medication use evaluations and class reviews.   Clinical service lines that she is responsible for include NICU, Mother/Baby, Labor & Delivery, Maternal Fetal Care, Oncology, and Pain & Research.  Her practice interests include pediatrics, neonatology, research and administration.

  • Alice Margulis, Pharm.D.

    Alice Margulis, Pharm.D.

    Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at South Miami Hospital. Dr. Margulis received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University in 2017. Following graduation, she completed a PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Lakeland Regional Health, followed by a PGY-2 Infectious Diseases pharmacy residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital. She serves as the co-chair for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Committee and is a member of the Baptist Health South Florida Antimicrobial Review Committee, Infection Control Committee, Hospital-acquired Infection Prevention Taskforce, Surgical Site Infection Prevention Taskforce, Evidence Based Clinical Care Committee, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and Residency Advisory Committee. Dr. Margulis is a Clinical Preceptor for Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. Her current practice includes evaluating and intervening on antimicrobial utilization, rounding with a multidisciplinary Infectious Diseases team, and developing antimicrobial stewardship initiatives at a local and system-wide level.

  • Frances Ordieres Gonzalez, Pharm.D.

    Frances Ordieres Gonzalez, Pharm.D.

    Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator at South Miami Hospital. Dr. Ordieres Gonzalez received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1996 and completed her residency in Pediatrics in 1997. She is preceptor for Internal Medicine and Nephrology. She is also a Clinical Preceptor for Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida A &M University, and Nova Southeastern University Colleges of Pharmacy. She is a member of several of the hospital’s multidisciplinary committees: SMH Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Medication Shortage Committees, Pediatric service line, Transition of Care, and Residency Advisory Committee. Dr. Ordieres Gonzalez also serves on the system committees for BHSF such as: System P&T Committee, Clinical Optimization Committee, Clinical Research Council, CWI NICU Research Committee, and MCVI P&T subcommittee.

  • Lorenzo M. Porras, Jr. Pharm.D.

    Lorenzo M. Porras, Jr. Pharm.D.

    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at South Miami Hospital (SMH). He is responsible for providing comprehensive, patient centered, and clinical pharmacy services for the Intensive Care Units (ICU) and Emergency Department (ED). His current clinical practice allows for him to actively participate in developing and presenting educational topics, and staff development programs when requested. Dr. Porras, Jr. received his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy in 2018. He then completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency training at SMH in 2019. He is a clinical preceptor for the Adult Critical Care rotation for the residency program, as well as a preceptor for the Emergency and Critical Care Services rotation for Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy’s Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students. He is a member of several of the hospital’s multidisciplinary committees: SMH Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, SMH Research Council, SMH Stroke Committee, Residency Advisory Committee, Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, and CPR Committee.

  • Kayla Rice, Pharm.D.

    Kayla Rice, Pharm.D.

    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at South Miami Hospital. Dr. Rice received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky in 2018. She then completed a PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio and a PGY-2 Pediatric pharmacy residency at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Rice currently serves on the Pediatric Clinical Optimization Committee and the Residency Advisory Committee. Her current practice includes rounding with the NICU physicians, drug therapy monitoring, and participating in neonatal initiatives at a local and system level.

  • Sonia Sosa Leon, Pharm.D., BCPS

    Sonia Sosa Leon, Pharm.D., BCPS

    Medication Safety and Quality Clinical Coordinator at South Miami Hospital. Dr. Leon received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida in 2007. Following graduation, she completed an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency with an emphasis in Pediatrics at Baptist Hospital of Miami. She serves as the chair for the Medication Safety Committee and is a member of the Baptist Health of South Florida Medication Safety Corporate Committee. She also serves as a Patient Safety Champion and participates as a member in the Patient Safety Committee, Clinical Practice Council, Performance Improvement Steering Council, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, and Residency Advisory Committee. Dr. Leon is a Clinical Preceptor for Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. Her current practice includes working collaboratively with health-system leaders and clinical staff in order to define, design, and improve medication safety initiatives while upholding a safe culture in the safe medication use process.

  • Hasib Sheikh, Pharm.D.

    Hasib Sheikh, Pharm.D.

    Dr. Hasib Sheikh is a Clinical Staff Pharmacist at South Miami Hospital. He obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Thomas Jefferson University in 2013. He was a certified pharmacy technician at South Miami Hospital while attending Florida International University and Thomas Jefferson University.  His current practice is at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit department. He attends rounds, monitors antibiotics, enters and validates orders as well as TPNs. He is the co-preceptor in the NICU rotation. He is part of the NICU Investigational studies. He also trains residents and new employees to staff in NICU.