HIV Pharmacotherapy

The PGY2 residency in HIV Pharmacotherapy is designed to prepare the postdoctoral resident for a career in pharmacy practice in either a health care or academic institution or for continued fellowship training. This one year position is intended for individuals with a primary interest in the management of HIV infection and infectious diseases. The resident will be appointed the academic rank of Clinical Instructor with the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy (OUCOP). The resident will function as a clinical pharmacist in the Infectious Diseases Institute, seeing primarily HIV and HIV/HCV co-infected patients. Patients are scheduled for appointments with a clinical pharmacist to specifically address administration and adherence issues pertaining to their antiretroviral therapy and hepatitis C therapy.
Experience with the inpatient management of opportunistic infections and general infectious diseases will be gained by working with the Infectious Diseases Consult Service. In addition, the resident will participate in ongoing research activities and be involved with Doctor of Pharmacy student education. Participation in a teaching certificate program is required.

Practice Sites

Infectious Diseases Institute

OU Medical Center

Residency Learning Experiences

  • Orientation – 1 month
  • HIV/ID Ambulatory Care Clinic – 12 months (longitudinal)
  • Infectious Diseases Inpatient Consult Service – 2 months
  • Electives – 1 month
  • Research – 1 month
  • Longitudinal Experiences – teaching, research, practice management

  • HIV Clinic, Infectious Diseases Institute

    The Infectious Diseases Institute will serve as the primary practice site for the HIV Specialty Practice Resident. The Infectious Diseases Institute provides care to over 1500 patients with HIV infection annually. Pharmacy services are provided by three infectious diseases faculty members of the College of Pharmacy to all of the eight half‐day clinics each week and are fully funded through separate contracts with the Oklahoma State Health Department and the Infectious Diseases Section, OU College of Medicine. Patient care services are delivered by five board‐certified infectious diseases physicians, three nurse practitioners, and nursing and support staff. The clinic also provides case management and psychiatric counseling services.

  • Infectious Diseases Consult Service

    The Infectious Diseases Physician Consult Service provides specialty care to adult inpatients at OUMC's Presbyterian Tower. The team consists of an infectious diseases attending, infectious diseases fellow, infectious diseases pharmacist, and internal medicine residents and medical students. The ID Consult Service will serve as the primary inpatient training rotation for candidates to obtain experience with acute management of opportunistic infections as well as other infectious disease processes. In addition to inpatient consult, the resident will participate in the medical center’s antimicrobial stewardship program.

  • Supplemental Training Activities

    The HIV specialty resident will gain additional knowledge and skills through directed readings, structured discussion sessions with preceptors, and HIV/ID specialty area conferences. The candidate will also become familiar with the operation of the HIV Drug Assistance Program (HDAP) contract delivered through the OU Pharmacists Care Center (OUPCC) pharmacy. This pharmacy provides antiretroviral medication to all HIV‐infected patients in the State of Oklahoma that meet certain financial requirements.

    • Infectious Diseases Case Conference
    • Infectious Diseases Research Conference
    • Infectious Diseases Journal Club
    • HIV Journal Club
    • HIV Drug Assistance Program, OU Pharmacist Care Center
    • Microbiology Laboratory
    • HIV Telemedicine
    • IDI Quality Assurance/Continuous Quality Improvement Committee
    • Longitudinal Teaching Rotation
    • Longitudial Research Rotation
    • Longitudinal Practice Management Rotation

  • Electives (potential)

    • Antibiotic Streamlining (OU Medical Center)
    • STD Clinic and TB Clinic (Oklahoma City/County STD Clinic and Oklahoma State Health Department City/County STD Clinic)
    • Pediatric Infectious Disease Consult (The Children's Hospital)

  • Professional Meetings

    Professional travel to one meeting will be provided. Additional professional travel may be supported for presented papers and poster presentations.

  • Professional Service

    Professional Organization Involvement

    Resident involvement in local and national professional organizations (as their residency schedule allows) is encouraged. Examples include:

    • Oklahoma Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (OSHP)
    • American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP)
    • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
    • Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP)

    Resident involvement in college/clinic committees is also encouraged. Examples include:

    • One academic committee to support the College (Curriculum, Assessment, or Admissions)
    • OUCOP department meetings      
    • Other meetings based on resident interests

Residency Program Director

Michelle Liedtke, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP
Associate Professor, Dept. of Clinical & Administrative Services, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

Current Resident

Christin Kilcrease, Pharm.D.

Residency Program Preceptors

Michelle Liedtke, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP, Associate Professor, Dept of Clinical & Administrative Sciences, OUCOP

Chris Rathbun, Pharm.D., BCPS, AQ‐Infectious Diseases, AAHIVP, Professor and Chair, Dept of Clinical & Administrative Sciences, OUCOP and Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), OUCOM

Misty Miller, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP, Assistant Professor, Dept of Clinical & Administrative Sciences, OUCOP

Bryan White, Pharm.D., BCPS, Infectious Diseases Clinic Pharmacist, Dept. of Pharmacy, OU Medical Center

Kate Kupiec, Pharm.D., BCPS, Infectious Diseases Clinic Pharmacist, Dept. of Pharmacy, OU Medical Center

Residency Program Alumni

HIV Pharmacotherapy Residents Trained

Jeannie Ong, Pharm.D., 2016-2017, Clinical HIV Pharmacist, AIDS Activities Office, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Krista Williams Dixon, Pharm.D., 2016-2017, Clinical HIV Pharmacist, W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center, Salisbury, NC

Esther O. Fasanmi, Pharm.D., BCPS, 2015-2016, Clinical HIV Pharmacist, John Peters Smith (JPS) Health Network, Fort Worth, TX

Yao Hua (Raymond) Lin, Pharm.D., BCPS, 2014-2015, Clinical Pharmacist, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System,  Texarkana, TX

C. Ryan Tomlin, Pharm.D., BCPS, 2013-2014, Clinical HIV Pharmacist, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Grand Rapids, MI

Thomas Kleyn, Pharm.D., BCPS, 2011-2012, Clinical HIV Pharmacist, Eskenazi Health Infectious Diseases Clinic,  Indianapolis, IN

Infectious Diseases Residents Trained
Michelle Liedtke, Pharm.D., 2002-2003
Staci Lockhart, Pharm.D., 2001-2002
Laura Nelson, Pharm.D., 2001-2001
Deanna R. Murray, Pharm.D., 2000-2001
Jenean A. Young, Pharm.D., SIDP/OrthoMcNeill Infectious Diseases Resident, 1999-2000
Patrick G. Clay, Pharm.D., 1996-1997
Linda M. Mihm, Pharm.D., 1994-1995
Yvette Y. Morrison, Pharm.D., 1993-1994

Infectious Diseases Fellows Trained

Johnny R. Stephens, Pharm.D., 1999-2001

Patrick G. Clay, Pharm.D., 1997-1999


This residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.