W. Paul Moore, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

PGY1 Residency Program Director | Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Moore is currently the PGY-1 Residency Program Director and Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at TriStar Summit Medical Center, where he provides clinical pharmacy services for the medical, surgical, and neonatal intensive care units. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville and his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2011. Upon conferment of his degree, he completed a pharmacy practice residency and a PGY-2 residency specializing in critical care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Moore is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist as well as Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist. He serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy and Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy. He is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Outside of work, Dr. Moore enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and attending sporting events.


Alex K Stephens, PharmD, BCPS

PGY1 Residency Program Coordinator | Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Stephens began his career in pharmacy at Tristar Summit Medical Center as a pharmacy technician in 2003 just prior to starting his undergraduate degree work at Lipscomb University. After graduating from Lipscomb, he completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2011 from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy followed by a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System. Alex returned to Tristar Summit after residency as a clinical pharmacist and transitioned into his current role in antimicrobial stewardship in 2016 where he works to co-lead the antimicrobial management program for the facility. He is recognized by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and is a member of The American College of Clinical Pharmacy, The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists. He has also been awarded several honors including the Frist Humanitarian Award and the Facts & Comparisons Award for Excellence in Clinical Communication. Alex precepts pharmacy students from both The University of TN and Lipscomb University colleges of pharmacy. Outside of professional activities, Dr. Stephens volunteers with a non-profit organization called Christian Community Services Inc. and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.


Morganne P. Hockett, PharmD

Clinical/Staff Pharmacist – Cardiology

As a clinical/staff pharmacist, Dr. Hockett works to ensure safe and effective pharmaceutical care for inpatients and serves as a valuable educational resource for providers, nurses and ancillary staff. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2010, Morganne went on to complete her PharmD at Belmont University in 2014. Her interest in clinical pharmacy led her to complete a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St Louis Missouri in 2015 where she developed a passion for cardiology and conducted research on the perioperative administration of eptifibatide for bridging of patients with recent coronary stents. As such, Dr. Hockett is excited to serve as preceptor for the PGY1 cardiology learning experience at Tristar Summit Medical Center. She is a member of the American Pharmacists Association and enjoys running, cooking, traveling, and sports.


Phillip Buchanan, PharmD

Clinical/Staff Pharmacist – Internal Medicine

In the staff pharmacist role, Dr. Buchanan oversees inpatient pharmacy operations including order verification and processing, sterile product preparation, narcotic management, and pharmacy technician management all while maintaining a high level of customer service. In his clinical role, Phillip works to provide the full spectrum of pharmaceutical care for inpatients which typically includes pharmacokinetic dosing consults, intravenous to oral conversions, renal dosing of medications, interdisciplinary rounding, medication reconciliation, and anticoagulation management. As one of the most well rounded pharmacist practitioners at Tristar Summit Medical Center, Phillip is the primary orientation and training liaison for newly hired pharmacists. Dr. Buchanan graduated from Butler University College of Pharmacy in 2009 and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency with Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Phillip has worked in both outpatient and inpatient pharmacy since 2009, and is a self-described sports junkie.


Luke J Hobbs, PharmD

Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Hobbs is also an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Tristar Summit Medical Center working seven-on seven-off rotation with Dr. Marciniak. Luke received his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Tennessee in 2011 and his Doctor of Pharmacy from South College School of Pharmacy in 2014. Following pharmacy school, Luke completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN which is a sister facility to Tristar Summit Medical Center. Luke has completed clinical research involving the use of Exparel® in unilateral total knee arthroplasty and has received numerous achievements in academics and patient care. Currently, Luke is pursuing board certification in pharmacotherapy. He is a member of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and holds BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications. On his days off, Luke enjoys spending time with his wife, playing golf, traveling, and attending sporting events.


Melissa De Brito, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical/Staff Pharmacist – Clinical Literature Evaluation & Application

Dr. De Brito is one of the clinical/staff pharmacists at TriStar Summit Medical Center who works to deliver quality pharmaceutical care for inpatients. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Austin Peay State University in 2007 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 2011. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at York Hospital, a community teaching hospital, in York, Pennsylvania. Dr. De Brito is recognized as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Outside of work, Dr. De Brito enjoys spending time with family, playing soccer and tennis, being active, traveling, cooking, and reading.


Jennifer L. West, PharmD

Clinical/Staff Pharmacist – Central Pharmacy Staffing

Dr. West works to staff the central pharmacy at Summit Medical Center. Responsibilities during this shift include, but are not limited to, processing medications, verification of sterile and non-sterile preparations, and serving as a clinical resource for prescribers, nursing, and other patient care services. She serves as preceptor for the longitudinal pharmacy services/staffing experience for the PGY1 residency program at Summit Medical Center. Prior to her current role, Dr. West managed an anticoagulation clinic and inpatient anticoagulation service. After completing her undergraduate course work at Middle Tennessee State University, Dr. West graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 2009. She completed a PGY1 and Geriatric PGY2 residency at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock, AR. On her off days, Dr. West enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and watching movies.