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Pharmacy Department


759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199

Gary Kerr MBA, PharmD, Chief Pharmacy Officer

Aaron Michelucci, PharmD, Director of Acute Care Pharmacy Services

Erin Taylor, PharmD, Assistant Director of Acute Care Pharmacy Services

Shawn Roggie, PharmD, BCPS, MBA, Manager, Quality and Education

Sean Illig, PharmD, Manager, Inpatient Pharmacy Operations


Education Administration

Kathleen Kopcza, PharmD, BCPS, PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director

Adam Pesaturo, PharmD, BCPS, PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director

Shawn Roggie, PharmD, BCPS, MBA, Manager, Quality and Education

Education Programs

Residency Program Preceptors

Preceptor listing by division

Residency Research and Teaching Activities

List of recent publications

As an ASHP accredited residency, Baystate Medical Center Residents are required to conduct a practice related project.  Our residents are encouraged to engage in a project that has a research component.  Learning the required processes and approvals provides a valuable experience for our residents.  Project examples include:

  • Incidence of development of in-hospital venous thromboembolism in pediatric patients at Baystate Medical Center.
  • Pill Burden and medication adherence in ambulatory care patients with Type 2 Diabetes
  • Evaluation of the treatment of uncomplicated cellulitis in hospitalized adult patients
  • Evaluation of diabetic ketoacidosis management and associated medication errors
  • Impact of pharmacy student and resident led discharge counseling on heart failure readmissions
  • Comparison of per-protocol vs. non-protocol fluid management in the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome in the intensive care unit
  • Implementation of a standardization protocol for the documentation of pharmacy interventions
  • Efficacy of high-dose daptomycin in the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia

Graduates of the BMC PGY-1 residency program will complete a teaching certificate program. As an academic teaching center, BMC Pharmacy Department serves as an experiential education site for more than 100 students per academic year.  PGY-1 residents will serve as preceptors and have the ability to teach sixth-year Doctor of Pharmacy Candidates.

Clinical Activities

The Baystate Medical Center Pharmacy Department provides comprehensive inpatient clinical and outpatient services. Utilizing a state-of-the-art CPOE system and other advanced technologies, pharmacists provide safe, effective, evidence based and patient focused pharmaceutical care.  

The Pharmacy Department is comprised of 125 full time employees including managers, clinical pharmacists, clinical specialists, technicians, students and support staff.  

Our pharmacists are involved in clinical decision making at the bedside, in the pharmacy locations and in administrative capacities. Every team member is committed to making a difference in patient care. Read more about Baystate Medical Center Pharmacy Department's clinical services.


We are affiliated with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, the University of Connecticut College of Pharmacy and the Western New England University College of Pharmacy.