NCS Member News By Mary Kay Bader, RN, MSN
Jason Makii, PharmD, has been promoted into a manager of clinical services role at University Hospitals
Cleveland Medical Center. Makii is responsible for clinical services and clinical program oversight within
the Department of Pharmacy.
NCS members presenting at international meetings:
Jose Suarez, MD, traveled to Kazakhstan and co-organized the NICIS-America conference.
Gretchen Brophy, PharmD, lectured in South
America at the Congreso Otoño 2017 - Sociedad
Chilena de Medicina Intensiva (SOCHIMI) in
Santiago Chile. Gretchen and Dr. Alejadro
Rabinstein also spoke at the Pre-Congress
Simposio Desafíos Farmacoterapéuticos
en el Paciente Neurocrítico (Symposium
Pharmacotherapeutic Challenges in the
Claude Hemphill, MD, lectured at ESICEM in
Brussels in March as well as traveling to the 13th
International Conference of Society of Internal
Medicine of Nepal in Katmandu on May 4, 2017.
Claude brought with him several NCS T-shirts
and publications, which he shared at the Nepal
conference. Hemphill led the NCS sponsored
ENLS course at the Nepal conference. Dr. Gentle
Shrestha and his colleagues have organized an
amazing program. This was their fourth ENLS
Jose Suarez, MD, has accepted the
position of professor and director of the
Neurocritical Care Division at the Johns
Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins
Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
William Knight, MD, from the
University of Cincinnati reported
that Natalie P. Kreitzer, MD, is
joining their faculty (Department of
Emergency Medicine/Critical Care)
after a three-year T-32 combined NCC,
neurovascular and research fellowship.
Kreitzer completed her residency in
emergency medicine at the University
of Cincinnati. Her research interests
center on TBI and stroke.