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Editorial Team

The Medicine.com editorial team is comprised of registered pharmacists and health professionals. Our editors constantly seek to improve the quality and usability of the Medicine.com web site.

  • Photo of Judith Stewart, BPharm

    Judith Stewart, BPharm: Senior Editorial Pharmacist/Information Systems Pharmacist

    Bachelor of Pharmacy, 1986
    University of Queensland
    Brisbane, Australia.

  • Photo of Leigh Ann Anderson, PharmD

    Leigh Ann Anderson, PharmD: Senior Editorial Pharmacist

    BS, PharmD, with specialized residency in Drug Information.
    University of Florida - Shands Hopsital; Post-doc residency, Drug Information 1992 – 1993.
    Campbell University College of Pharmacy; PharmD, Pharmacy 1990 – 1992.

  • Photo of Melisa Puckey, BPharm

    Melisa Puckey, BPharm: Senior Editorial Pharmacist

    Bachelor of Pharmacy, 1991
    University of Otago
    Dunedin, NZ.

  • Photo of N France, BPharm

    N France, BPharm: Senior Editorial Pharmacist

    Bachelor of Pharmacy, 1998
    University of Otago
    Dunedin, NZ.

    Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy, 2004
    University of Otago
    Dunedin, NZ.

  • Photo of Carmen Fookes, BPharm

    Carmen Fookes, BPharm: Senior Editorial Pharmacist

    PGradDipClinPharm, Otago University, Dunedin, NZ.
    PGradCertPsychPharm, Aston University, Birmingham, England.
    BPharm, Otago University, Dunedin, NZ.

  • Chris Iliades, MD: Medical Reviewer

    Chris Iliades, MD, is a retired, board-certified ear, nose, and throat surgeon. He was also a clinical research director and investigator. He has been a medical writer and journalist for more than 15 years.

  • Dayle Davenport, MD: Medical Reviewer

    Dr. Dayle Davenport completed her undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated magna cum laude. She worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and then earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. She was accepted into the Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program at the University of Chicago and after graduating, began working at Rush University Medical Center. She is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She works clinically as an Emergency Medicine physician but is also an Assistant Professor for Rush Medical College and serves as a Clinician Educator for first and second year medical students. She is also a Faculty Advisor for various house staff and student groups.

  • M. E. Ford, MD, MPH: Medical Reviewer

    Dr. Ford is a physician specializing in medical, drug, and health information. She received her degrees in medicine and public health from Johns Hopkins.

  • Meeta Shah, MD: Medical Reviewer

    Dr. Meeta Shah is a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine. She has more than 10 years of experience in both community and academic emergency departments. Dr. Shah obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario. She went to medical school at the Indiana University School of Medicine and moved to Chicago where she completed her emergency medicine residency. Her professional career has involved working with in informatics with the electronic health record, teaching medical students and other learners in the emergency department. She has an interest in improving work life balance for physicians and optimizing workflows to improve efficiency. In her spare time she enjoys authoring OpEd pieces when time allows. 

  • Pat F. Bass III, MD, MS, MPH: Medical Reviewer

    Dr. Pat F. Bass III is a professor of medicine and pediatrics at Louisiana State University Health Services Center-Shreveport. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Bass is actively involved in both medical education and clinical research. 

  • Sally Chao, MD: Medical Reviewer

    Dr. Sally Chao earned her Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University. She graduated magna cum laude and is a member of Phi Betta Kappa. Dr. Chao received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University. She then completed an Internal Medicine internship followed by an Emergency Medicine Residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.  She is board certified in Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. She currently works at a level II trauma center, Norwalk Hospital, part of the Nuvance Health Network. She has almost 20 years of clinical emergency medicine experience. In addition, she is well versed and considered a "superuser" of Cerner, an electronic medical records system used within the network. She is an active staff member at Norwalk Hospital and is part of the Workplace Violence Committee and will be active with the Medical Executive Committee in 2020 as well. She also volunteers at Americares in Norwalk, a non-profit health organization that provides free medical support and health care needs to the community.

  • Susan Walker, MD: Medical Reviewer

    Dr. Susan Walker is a board-certified pediatrician and assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Stony Brook Medicine.

    In addition to her medical degree, which she obtained from Cornell University Medical College in 1997, Dr. Walker holds a master’s degree in pharmacology from Case Western Reserve University, a certificate in medical education from Michigan State University, and an advanced certificate in children’s literature from Stony Brook University. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has authored publications in the fields of molecular biology and medical education.

    After completing her residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at Stony Brook Medicine, she began practice at Stony Brook Primary Care in Center Moriches, assuming physician leadership of the office in 2017.

    Dr. Walker’s interests include resident medical education and physician wellness. She designed and implemented a monthly outpatient primary care curriculum for pediatric residents at Stony Brook and is currently conducting research on methods to improve physician wellness in outpatient primary care.