2016-2017 Pharmacy Residents

Thomas S. Achey, PharmD, BCPS

  • Program: PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration  
    acheyt@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Helena, Alabama
  • Education: Undergrad at Auburn University: BS, 2010; Pharmacy School at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy: PharmD, 2014
  • PGY1: Froedtert Hospital & Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Residency Goals: Continuously develop my skills as a business leader able to impact the delivery of patient care through complex coordinated efforts.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Assume a leadership position within a health-system refining and focusing personnel and processes within a progressive patient care model. 
  • About Me: In kindergarten, I went by the name Elvis. My hobbies include: Auburn football, cooking, and preparing for the Ohio winter.

Sarah K. Adie, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice 
    adies@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Chanhassen, MN
  • Education: Saint Mary’s University: BA Elementary Education; Creighton School of Pharmacy and Health Professions: PharmD
  • Residency Goals: To enhance my clinical skills, gain knowledge in conducting a successful research project, and develop my preceptor abilities.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To complete a PGY2 in cardiology and practice in an academic medical center where I am able to precept students and conduct research.
  • About Me: I enjoy running, biking, yoga, and listening to podcasts.  

Simon Bae, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics 
    baes@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Chappaqua, NY
  • Education: Emory University: BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology; University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: PharmD
  • PGY1: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Residency Goals: Develop the technical and leadership skills necessary for advancing the profession of pharmacy through initiatives involving health information technology.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To establish myself as a leader in informatics and to apply the skills I have learned to large systems.
  • About Me: My other interests include podcasts, headphones, home brewing, tennis and emergency preparedness.

Jamie L. Eckardt, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Pharmacotherapy
    eckardj@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Ambler, PA
  • Education: University of Pittsburgh
  • PGY1: PGY1 Pharmacotherapy at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: Become a well-rounded pharmacist with the skills and abilities to take an active role in optimizing patient care.  Learn to practice at my highest ability within a nationally recognized institution.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a clinical pharmacist position where I can impact clinical decision making as well as advance research, precept students, and care for patients.
  • About Me: I enjoy spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants, yoga, and attending sporting events.

Kelly J. Gaffney, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacotherapy
    gaffnek@ccf.org                
  • Hometown: Wadsworth, Ohio
  • Education: University of Toledo
  • Residency Goals: To enhance my clinical knowledge and skills, leadership abilities, and research capabilities in order to ensure I deliver optimal and efficient patient care.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To obtain a clinical position at a large medical center where I can continue to develop as a healthcare provider and educate future pharmacists during their time as students.
  • About Me: I love spending time with my friends and family, reading, and traveling!

Lindsey D. Glaze, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Resident – Pediatrics
    glaze1@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Hilliard, Ohio
  • Education: The Ohio State University
  • Residency Goals: To develop the skills necessary to provide optimal patient care to a pediatric population. I would also like to complete pediatric-focused research and write a manuscript suitable for publication.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain board certification in pediatric pharmacy and pursue a pharmacist position in a pediatric hospital.
  • About Me: In my spare time I enjoy cooking, watching Netflix, swimming, and going to Orange Theory classes!

Jaclyn M. Hawn, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
    hawnj@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Powell, Ohio
  • Education: Miami University: BA Chemistry; The Ohio State University: PharmD
  • Residency Goals: To continue to improve my clinical skills, become an effective preceptor, and develop my skills in research and literature evaluation.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To complete a PGY2 in Critical Care, become a clinical specialist, and conduct successful research projects at an academic medical center.
  • About Me: For fun I enjoy running, listening to podcasts, and traveling to new countries! 

Adam W. Heiermann, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration
    heierma@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Buffalo, New York
  • Education: University at Buffalo
  • Residency Goals: Build upon the clinical foundation that I developed in school while acquiring the business acumen and leadership skills required to advance the profession of pharmacy.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Secure a position as an informatics or operations manager that puts me on the trajectory towards becoming a director of pharmacy. Also, to give back as a preceptor of students and residents.
  • About Me: So far in Cleveland, I’ve enjoyed running through the Metroparks, exploring the zoo, sampling the myriad of restaurants and bars downtown, and watching the orchestra perform in Public Square.

Christine H. Hwang, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
    hwangc@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Dublin, Ohio
  • Education: The Ohio State University
  • Residency Goals: Become a confident new pharmacist and gain a broad range of clinical skills that will allow me to provide impactful, positive patient care.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Pursue a PGY2 in infectious diseases or hematology/oncology with the opportunity to precept and teach at a college of pharmacy.
  • About Me: I enjoy running, being outdoors, drinking coffee, traveling to new places, and decorating my apartment with Pinterest crafts!

Ashley K. Kasper, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
    kaspera@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Olmsted Falls, OH
  • Education: The University of Findlay
  • Residency Goals: To further develop my clinical knowledge and presentation skills; to establish a strong professional network; and to prepare myself to pursue a PGY2 in Cardiology or Ambulatory Care.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To practice in an outpatient clinic as a clinical specialist where I will have the opportunity to encourage and advocate for my patients, establish long-term relationships, and precept APPE students.
  • About Me: In my spare time, I love spending time with my family.  I enjoy listening to all sorts of music genres from classical to singer-songwriter, dancing ballet, practicing Pilates or yoga, and painting!

Rebekah J. Krupski, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Community Pharmacy
    krupskr@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
  • Education: Purdue University
  • Residency Goals: I hope to serve the patients by building my clinical knowledge base and developing skills in my interest areas of MTM, transitions of care, and practice management in the community/ambulatory setting.  I look forward to earning my teaching certificate while gaining mentorship from my peers and preceptors.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To obtain a PGY2 in Ambulatory Care or a clinical position in the ambulatory care practice setting.
  • About Me: I enjoy spending my leisure time outside: running, hiking, and doing any activities on the water.  I also appreciate catching up on current events while drinking coffee.

Emily C. Limberg, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice 
    limbere@ccf.org
  • Hometown: North Royalton, OH
  • Education: Ohio Northern University
  • Residency Goals: Expand knowledge to become a better pharmacist, learn how to develop a successful research project, and enhance communication skills.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a clinical pharmacy position in either infectious diseases or cardiology in an academic medical center.
  • About Me: I enjoy spending time with family and friends and reading.  

Courtney A. Montepara, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Cardiology
    montepc@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Boiling Springs, PA
  • Education: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1: Atlantic Health System in Morristown, NJ
  • Residency Goals: Develop my clinical knowledge and skills to provide optimal care to patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular disease.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a cardiology pharmacy specialist position at an academic medical center with opportunities for teaching and research.
  • About Me: I love going to schools and libraries to read my children’s book Sam the Porcupine and His Quills of Courage and share its anti-bullying message. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Nicholas Patykiewicz, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration
    patykin@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Kansas City, Kansas
  • Education: University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
  • PGY1: PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: Continue to develop expertise and skillset relating to areas of interest, which include: population health management, transitions of care, predictive analytics, and health informatics.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Pursue a position as an operational manager at a large academic health-system, where I can apply leadership strategies towards advancing the delivery of health care.
  • About Me: Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy traveling to new locations and plan to explore more internationally post-residency. 

Ashley M. Ramp, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration  
    rampa@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Erie, PA
  • Education: Gannon University, LECOM
  • Residency Goals: Gain more clinical knowledge, develop a business acumen appropriate for a pharmacy manager. 
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a position in pharmacy management.
  • About Me: I teach Zumba (well, I did before residency). I have a one-year-old son, Leo.  

Steven Richardson, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice  
    richars3@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Howe, TX
  • Education: Undergrad at Presbyterian College and PharmD at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Residency Goals: Building the skills in order to effectively precept students, increasing my ability to perform and analyze research, creating the clinical foundation to be a well-rounded pharmacist, and pursuing a PGY2 in a field I am passionate about, such as infectious diseases or transplant.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a position at an academic medical center and incorporating pharmacogenomics research into my field of practice.
  • About Me: I enjoy playing sports and going to games, snowboarding, traveling, hanging out with friends, and following stock markets or economies.

Marina Stepanski, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
    stepanm@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Solon, OH
  • Education: University of Toledo
  • Residency Goals: To enhance knowledge and clinical skills, to obtain a PGY2, and to enhance presentation skills as well as patient interactions.
  • Post-Residency Goals: PGY2 and find a job in critical care.
  • About Me: I love to cook all sorts of dishes ranging from chicken to pasta to salmon! I also love going to wine tours and tasting all sorts of wine, but ice wine is my favorite.

Madeline Waldron, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Oncology
    waldrom@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Buffalo, NY
  • Education: University of Buffalo
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic
  • Residency Goals: Improve understanding of the role of pharmacotherapy in the management of malignancy, gain leadership skills necessary to interact with other healthcare team members within my institution, locally and nationally, and strengthen my ability to effectively teach students, patients, and healthcare providers.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Clinical specialist in hematology and oncology at an academic medical center.
  • About Me: For fun I enjoy sailing, running, and being by the water. After residency, I hope to travel as much as possible!

Nan Wang, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Infectious Disease
    wangn@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Princeton, NJ
  • Education: University of Pittsburgh
  • PGY1: University of Toledo Medical Center
  • Residency Goals: Develop knowledge and skills to provide care for patients with infectious diseases, engage in antimicrobial stewardship initiatives, and conduct outcomes research.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Practice as an infectious disease specialist, develop my skills as a preceptor and educator, and engage in research.
  • About Me: I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Stephanie B. Yager, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Ambulatory Care
    yagers@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Toronto, Canada
  • Education: Undergrad: Cornell University; Pharmacy School: University of Maryland
  • PGY1: Boston Medical Center
  • Residency Goals: To become proficient in managing a variety of chronic diseases in the ambulatory care setting.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain board certification and practice as an ambulatory care specialist in a disease management clinic.
  • About Me: I enjoy spending time outdoors including biking, hiking, and camping.  I also enjoy listening to audio-books.

Jason R. Yerke, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Critical Care
    yerkej@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Freeport, MI
  • Education: Ferris State University
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic
  • Residency Goals: To improve my knowledge of hemodynamics, infectious diseases, and drug dosing in the critically ill.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To practice clinically at an academic medical center while precepting students and residents and conducting research.
  • About Me: I enjoy playing or watching almost any sport, eating tacos at Barrio, and going to car shows.