Educational Leadership

Matthew Bledsoe, PharmD, Residency Program Director

Matthew Bledsoe is the pharmacy clinical coordinator at Bristol Regional Medical Center and director of the pharmacy residency program. He obtained his degree from the Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, Va., and obtained his bachelor's degree from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn. Bledsoe is a pharmacy preceptor at East Tennessee State University and the Appalachian College of Pharmacy. His clinical interests include medication safety, emergency medicine, pharmacy management and internal medicine.


Cathy Lawson, PharmD, BCPS

Cathy Lawson is a clinical pharmacy specialist and residency program coordinator at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy in Richmond, Va. She completed a critical care fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia. Her clinical interests include cardiology, infectious disease and the management of pain, agitation and delirium.


Dwight Owens, PharmD

Dwight Owens is the director of pharmacy at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He attended King University in Bristol, Tenn. for his pre-pharmacy coursework and attended pharmacy school at Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Buies Creek, NC. He also completed a residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.


Sam Messer, PharmD

Sam Messer is the assistant director of pharmacy at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Messer attended the University of Virginia at Wise in Wise, Va. for his undergraduate degree. He then attended Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va. for pharmacy school.

Other preceptors

  • Robert Bailey, RPh
  • Brandy Combs, PharmD
  • Cindy Guthrie, RPh
  • Becky Holt, PharmD, BCPS
  • Ann Hylton, PharmD, BCPS
  • Dustin Mabe, PharmD
  • Rebecca Spivey, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

How do I apply for the pharmacy residency?

For more information and additional resources, including how to apply for the pharmacy residency program at Bristol Regional, please contact us.