Jackson Health System ASP : Meet our Team

Meet our Team

Lilian Abbo, MD


Chief Infection Prevention & Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship Jackson Health System
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Core Faculty of the Infectious Diseases team for the Miami Transplant Institute

Dr. Abbo received her Medical degree (MD) from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela. She completed an internal medicine internship at Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx NY and a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases (ID) at Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH) and the University of Miami (UM). Dr. Abbo has been the Medical Director for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Jackson Health System since 2008. From 2011-2015 also served as the Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship for the University of Miami Health System and 2014-2016 served as Associate Chief for Patient Safety and Quality Officer for UHealth.


Ana Vega, PharmD

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Dr. Vega received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Nova Southeastern University. She completed post-doctoral training at the University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Pharmacy, specializing in infectious diseases. Dr. Vega assists with optimization of antibiotic therapy of hospitalized patients. She forms a part of the Jackson Health System (JHS)Antimicrobial Stewardship Program with a focus on developing clinical, educational, and research initiatives for physicians, pharmacists, and nurses. Dr. Vega serves as a preceptor for the ID and Transplant pharmacy residencies and holds adjunct faculty positions at the University of Florida and Nova Southeastern University.


Kailynn DeRonde, PharmD, BCIDP

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist, Holtz Women and Children’s Hospital/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Dr. DeRonde received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She completed her post-doctoral training at Children’s Hospital Colorado in pediatric hospital practice, followed by a year at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy/Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, specializing in pediatric infectious diseases. Dr. DeRonde practices in pediatric and adult infectious diseases, as well as antimicrobial stewardship for the JHS Stewardship Program. She works on optimizing antimicrobial therapy with a focus on stewardship, optimizing dosing in pediatric patients through pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics principals, and developing educational initiatives. Dr. DeRonde serves as a preceptor for the ID and Pediatric pharmacy residencies, and holds adjunct faculty positions at the University of Florida and Nova Southeastern University.


Veronica Salazar, PharmD, BCPS

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist, Long Term and Ambulatory Care/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Dr. Salazar received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Nova Southeastern University. She completed her post-doctoral training at North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Medical Center. Dr. Salazar assists with the optimization of antibiotic prescribing to help improve outcomes and reduce antimicrobial resistance through the development and implementation of protocols and systems to monitor and track antibiotic use within the ambulatory care setting. She also forms a part of the Jackson Health System (JHS)Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Dr. Salazar serves as a preceptor for the ID pharmacy residency.


Renata Boatwright, PharmD

Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacist, Jackson South Medical Center
Dr. Boatwright received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Georgia of College of Pharmacy and her Antimicrobial Stewardship training through the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists. Dr. Boatwright has practiced for the past 6 years as a stewardship pharmacist in both Florida and South Carolina. She works alongside physicians and nurses to minimize antimicrobial resistance through appropriate antibiotic prescribing and usage within the community hospital setting, and to ultimately improve patient outcomes.


Alice Margulis, PharmD

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Dr. Margulis received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Northeastern University. She completed her first-year post-doctoral training at Lakeland Regional Health in general hospital practice. Dr. Margulis assists with optimizing antimicrobial therapy in hospitalized patients and participates in the Jackson Health System (JHS) Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. She additionally assists with co-precepting PGY-1 pharmacy residents.