About Us

During 2012, The Anticoagulation Forum Board of Directors met to formulate and structure a new resource for its members. It was determined that an online resource that could measure and depict excellence for anticoagulation care was needed, and development of the Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence (ACE) began.

Launched in December 2012, the website, resource library and assessment have been continually updated including ongoing review of tools, the addition of inpatient practices to the assessment and new features that enhance visibility for our ACE recognized practices.

More than 100 practices have received recognition since inception of the program and the resource library has grown significantly. The success of this program is due in large part to our multidisciplinary team of colleagues from around the country who continue to be the thought leaders for ACE. We applaud this talented team and thank them for their vision, tenacity and insight.

Committee Chair:                             
Allison Burnett, PharmD, PhC
Inpatient Anticoagulation Pharmacist
University of New Mexico Hospital
Albuquerque, NM

Committee Members

Arthur Allen, PharmD, CACP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist; Anticoagulation & Thrombosis Service Manager
VA Salt Lake City Heath Care System, UT

Bishoy Ragheb, Pharm.D., BCACP,CACP,CDE
Anticoagulation Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
VA, Murfreesboro, TN

Ryan Fleming, PharmD, DPLA, CACP
Pharmacy Manager, Thrombosis Service
University of Utah Health
Salt Lake City, UT

Kelly M. Rudd, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CACP
Director, Network Pharmacy Operations
Bassett Healthcare Network
Cooperstown, NY

Linda Kelly, PharmD, PhC
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Albuquerque, NM

Pam Burgwinkle, NP, CACP
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Umass Memorial Anticoagulation Clinic
Worcester, MA

Susan O'Neill MS, FNP-BC, CACP
Northwell Health/Staten Island University Hospital
Staten Island, NY

Surabhi Palkimas, PharmD
Outpatient Anticoagulation Clinical Pharmacist
University of Colorado Hospital
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Services
Aurora, CO