Pharmacy Program Directors
Kimberly Putney, PharmD, RPh
Pharmacy Manager – Clinical Pharmacy, Policy, Research and Education
Director – Pharmacy Residency Programs
Kim received her Bachelor of Science in pre-medical sciences with a minor in chemistry from Tarleton State University, a member of The Texas A&M University System, and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. She completed a Managed Care Residency at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. Kim is a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Alpha Gamma Delta, Phi Delta Chi, Tri Beta, and Order of Omega. Kim also serves on the Practice Advancement Committee for the University Healthsystem Consortium. She has been a Platform Speaker for the American Academy of Managed Care. Kim received the Houston/Galveston Preceptor of the Year award in 2006. Her primary areas of interest are Internal Medicine, Pharmacy and Therapeutics activities as well as the advancement of clinical pharmacy practice for all pharmacists. She is committed to training residents to become outstanding contributors and leaders for the profession of pharmacy.
Divya Varkey, PharmD, MS
Pharmacy Manager – Pharmacy Practice
Director – PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency
Divya received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Purdue University. She then completed a PGY1/PGY2 in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University Medical Center and received an MS in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from The Ohio State University. Divya is currently an Assistant Director with responsibility for Clinical Pharmacist services. Divya serves an adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at University of Houston College of Pharmacy.
Maryam Bayat, PharmD, BCPS, AQ-Cardiology
Director – PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency
Maryam received her B.S. of pharmacy at the University of Houston-the College of Pharmacy and her Post-Baccalaureate PharmD from Texas Southern University. Thereafter, she completed specialty training in critical care medicine at The Methodist Hospital, where she stayed on as a clinical specialist in the areas of Internal Medicine/Pain Management for 2 years. Prior to joining the Pharmacy team at Baylor St Luke's Medical Center, Maryam practiced as MICU clinical practice specialist at the University of Texas Medical Branch for more than 10 years. Maryam is a member of ASHP, ACCP, and the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
Gregory A. Laine, MS, RPh
Director – PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency
Greg received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from The Ohio State University and Master of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Houston. Greg is a member of ASHP and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He received the Outstanding Pharmacist Award from the Gulf Coast Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 1998. Greg is a preceptor for clinical rotations in Critical Care (PGY1 and PGY2) and longitudinal learning experiences in Clinical Research and Practice Management (PGY2 Critical Care). He is also an ASHP residency accreditation surveyor for PGY2 programs in Cardiology and Critical Care.
Melissa Manson, PharmD, RPh
Director – PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency
Melissa received her PharmD from the University of Houston. She completed her pharmacy practice residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Melissa furthered her practice at the University of Texas Medical Branch in the area of transplantation for the next 8 years. She continued her practice in the area of transplantation at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center upon starting her position as the Clinical Pharmacist II of Cardiothoracic Transplant in January 2009. She is a member of ASHP, TSHP, ACCP and the American Transplant Society.
Hannah Palmer, PharmD, BCPS
Director – Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Fellowship
Hannah received her undergraduate and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. After graduating from pharmacy school, she completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, VA. She then moved to Winston-Salem, NC where she completed a PGY2 specialty residency in infectious diseases at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Shortly after completion of her second year residency, Hannah moved to Houston to take her current position at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center where she serves as the director of the Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Fellowship as well as director of the antimicrobial stewardship program.
Ramsi Taylor, PharmD
Director – PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Ramsi received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Howard University in Washington D.C. in 2005. Thereafter she completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in conjunction with the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. Ramsi began her career at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center as a Clinical Pharmacist, before stepping into her current position. Ramsi has earned the status of Epic Willow Credentialed Trainer in preparation for the 2013 Epic go-live. Ramsi served as Residency Programs Coordinator, prior to stepping in to the role of PGY1 Program Director. Ramsi is a member of ASHP, ACCP and TSHP.