Assistant Director of Pharmacy
Dr. Elizabeth Agard completed both her undergraduate and graduate training at Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy. She completed her residency training at the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center and accepted a staff pharmacist position at the institution thereafter. Over the course of her career, Dr. Agard has practiced in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Long-term Care and Ambulatory Care. As an Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Brookdale Hospital she serves on the Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Medication Use and Hospital-wide Performance Improvement Committees. Her current roles include smart infusion pump library management, EPIC Willow analyst and trainer, and ACPE program management.
Director, Environmental, Health and Safety
- 24 years as an Environmental, Health and Safety professional working in manufacturing, distribution, academia and regulatory sectors.
- Currently leads EHS at all Cardinal Health operations in the northeast United States (~30 locations).
- Certified Hazardous Materials Manager
- Bachelor’s in Environmental Management and Technology with a Master’s in Business Administration, both from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Associate Director of Pharmacy
Maria M. Claudio, BS, PharmD, BCPS is currently the Associate Director of Pharmacy and the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.She graduated from Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy, Brooklyn, NY where she completed a BS and a Doctor in Pharmacy degrees. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center and is Board certified in Pharmacotherapy.
Mohammad Naqibuddin is a researcher-physician at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. His current research works seek to improve health-related quality of life and reduce health care costs for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he also got involved into research on health care providers’/workers’ safety at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
A physician of Bangladeshi origin, Dr. Alam received his medical degree from Dhaka University (Mymensingh Medical College). He got his Diploma in Genito Urinary Medicine at the University of London, UK. Dr. Alam completed postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the Brookdale University Hospital, New York and Jersey Shore University Medical Center, New Jersey. He did his Infectious Disease fellowship at the Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, New York.
Internal Medicine Resident
Dr. Nasheed Shams, MD, PharmD, is a PGY2 Internal Medicine Resident at McLaren-Flint/Michigan State University. She earned her Medical Degree at the American University of Antigua, then attended the Appalachian College of Pharmacy to earn her Doctor of Pharmacy. She practiced community and ambulatory care pharmacy in Vassar, Michigan prior to joining the Internal Medicine residency program. Dr. Shams has a passion for helping medically underserved communities, and has worked with many indigent communities in Virginia, New York, and Michigan.