Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Pharmacy Residency Programs! We are excited you are interested our academic medical center for your pharmacy residency training. As a pharmacy resident at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, you will take care of patients with a wide variety of diseases and conditions. You will interact with internationally and nationally recognized physicians and researchers. Pharmacists, including pharmacy residents, are an integral part of our patient care teams and service lines. Our preceptors foster a rich training environment to help the residents successfully graduate and reach their professional goals. We offer a Residency Research Curriculum and an optional Leadership Certificate Program. Information on all of the Main Campus Pharmacy Residency Programs is located on this website, including admission requirements, program structures, preceptor profiles, current resident profiles, and other residency requirements. We are proud to be part of the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Pharmacy Residencies and look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mandy C. Leonard, PharmD, BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Mandy Leonard, Pharm.D., BCPS
System Director, Pharmacy Residency Programs
[email protected]

Madeline Waldron, Pharmacy Services Coordinator
Madeline Waldron, Pharm.D., BCOP
Pharmacy Services Coordinator, Pharmacy Residency Programs and Inter-professional Education
[email protected]

2020 ASHP Residency Excellence Award Recipient

We are pleased to announce the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program has been selected as the winner of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Excellence Award. This award is given out annually by ASHP and recognizes a pharmacy residency program that has a national reputation for excellence in the training of residents and consistent provision of an exceptionally positive and rewarding training experience. There is an extensive application and submission process, including essays on innovation, quality, resident training environment, preceptor engagement and development, and service excellence. The award also takes in to consideration the achievement record of all graduates and current program preceptors (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, national presentations, and board certification). Thank you to ASHP Foundation for the recognition.

PGY-1

PGY-1

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

The PGY1 Pharmacy residents will practice at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Required rotations include: Acute Care 1 and 2, Practice Management, Drug Information, Medication Safety, and Adult Critical Care. Residents will select 5 elective rotations from the following list: Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Informatics, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacogenomics, Psychiatry, and Solid Organ Transplant. Pharmacist preceptors are available for all rotations listed.

Residents will complete a research project and manuscript, and then present at internal and external venues. Residents are required to staff 22 weekends per year, work one major (Thanksgiving or Christmas) and one minor (New Year’s Day or Memorial Day) holiday, and participate in an on-call program. To assist with building research skills, the residents will participate in the residency research curriculum that takes place throughout the residency year. Additional research resources include a staff statistician, statistical software, and grant funding through the department of pharmacy. Residents also participate in a longitudinal pharmacy emergency response curriculum. Optional Experience: Residents can choose to complete a leadership certificate which is a 12-month training program that focuses on four key areas: essentials of leadership, leading yourself, leading others, and leading the profession of pharmacy.

Contact
Madeline Waldron, PharmD, BCOP
Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) Director
Cleveland Clinic Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: [email protected]

PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency

This is a multi-site program in which residents are home-based at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones (East Cleveland, OH) or Twinsburg Family Health Center (Twinsburg, OH). The PGY 1 Community-Based residents will practice within regional and main campus Cleveland Clinic Ambulatory Pharmacies, Ambulatory Care Clinics, Specialty Pharmacy, and the Employee Health Plan. Required rotations include: drug information, community practice, ambulatory management, anticoagulation, primary care, specialty pharmacy, employee health plan, HIV ambulatory care clinic, teaching & education, and transitional care management. Residents will select 1 elective rotation from the following list: heart failure, diabetes/endocrinology, regional oncology clinic, or other advanced practice area of the resident’s choosing. Pharmacist preceptors are available for all rotations. Other longitudinal learning experiences include a teaching certificate program through Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED).

Residents will complete a large project & manuscript, business plan, a quality improvement (QI) small project, and a collaborative practice agreement, standing order, or protocol. Residents will present at the following venues: resident conference, ambulatory care monthly, employee health plan P&T committee, and the Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy Spring Meeting. Financial support is provided to attend the ASHP Midyear meeting dependent on institutional travel limitations. Residents are required to staff every 3rd Saturday from September through June and are assigned to work 1 major (Thanksgiving or Christmas) and 1 minor (New Years’ Day or Memorial Day) holiday. Residents must complete 8 community health activities or events. To assist with building research skills, the residents will participate in the residency research curriculum and skills workshops that take place throughout the residency year. Additional research resources include: staff statistician, statistical software, and grant funding through the department of pharmacy.

Contact
Amy Gustafson, PharmD, BCACP
Community-Based Pharmacy Residency (PGY1) Director
Cleveland Clinic Department of Pharmacy
8701 Darrow Rd.
Twinsburg, OH 44087
Email: [email protected]

PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy - Specialty Pharmacy Residency

The PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy in Specialty Pharmacy residents will practice at Cleveland Clinic Specialty Pharmacy on the administrative campus of Cleveland Clinic, as well as several clinics within the hospital-based and Cleveland Clinic health centers. Required rotations include: neurology, inflammatory (dermatology, gastroenterology, and rheumatology), hepatology/HIV, transplant/ adherence packaging, cardiology, hematology, oncology, drug information, neurology clinic, inflammatory bowel disease clinic, rheumatoid arthritis clinic, and hematology/oncology clinic. Pharmacist preceptors are available for all rotations listed.

Residents will complete a research project, a manuscript, a business plan for a new or enhanced service, a new drug monograph, a collaborative practice agreement, standing order, or state-based protocol and present at the following venues: resident conference, ambulatory care conference, administrative campus pharmacy service line topic discussion series, and the Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy spring meeting. Residents are required to staff 8 hours every other week, and participate in the on-call program every month for a week in the second half of the residency year. There is no holiday staffing. Other longitudinal learning experiences include clinical outpatient services where the resident will provide immunizations and complete medication therapy management with patients, pharmacy fulfillment and administration, pharmacy practice management, and completion of a teaching certificate. To assist with building research skills, the residents will participate in the residency research curriculum that takes place throughout the residency year. Additional research resources include: staff statistician, statistical software, and grant funding through the department of pharmacy.

Contact
Kristel Geyer, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Community-Based Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) Director
Cleveland Clinic Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. MC AC5b-137
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: [email protected]

PGY-1/2

PGY-1/2

PGY-1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership/MS Residency

The PGY -1/PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency and Masters Degree is a two-year residency program within the Cleveland Clinic Health System. Our residents complete all requirements of a PGY1 residency in their first year and experience training, mentoring, and modeling in pharmacy administration and leadership. During PGY1 year, residents will have exposure to numerous clinical rotations and will gain a firm understanding of pharmacy operations during rotations in our main pharmacy and sterile products areas. Required residency learning experiences during PGY2 year ensure exposure to inpatient pharmacy operations, acute care services, supply chain, finance, med safety, formulary management, and informatics while on rotations with members of our leadership team including our Chief and Associate Chief Pharmacy officers. These rotations will provide an understanding of the changing nature of today’s complex medical delivery systems and the leadership skills necessary for change management and managing the pharmacy enterprise.

Residents will complete research projects during their PGY1 and PGY2 years and develop a supporting manuscript with each project. The PGY2 project also couples as a requirement for a Capstone project associated with the Master’s degree. To assist with building research skills, the residents will participate in the residency research curriculum that takes place throughout the residency year. Residents will be given the opportunity to present at local residency conferences as well as attend ASHP Leadership and Midyear conferences. Residents can choose to complete a leadership certificate which is a 12-month training program that focuses on four key areas: essentials of leadership, leading yourself, leading others, and leading the profession of pharmacy.

Contact
Samuel V. Calabrese, MBA, RPh, FASHP
Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Program Director
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: [email protected]

Dan Lewis, Pharm.D.
Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Program Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: [email protected]

PGY-1/2 Pharmacotherapy Residency

The PGY1/2 Pharmacotherapy residents will practice at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus over 24 months. The PGY-1 year mirrors the Pharmacy PGY-1 residency program in terms of required and elective rotations, however rotations are arranged in two to three month long clinical blocks that focus on a particular area of pharmacotherapy (e.g. Critical care, internal medicine, pediatrics). In the second year, more specialized blocks of clinical rotations and a longitudinal ambulatory care component are offered to build and enhance competencies acquired during the resident’s first year. Residents also have the opportunity to concentrate on a particular area of pharmacotherapy in their second year.

Residents will complete a research project, manuscript, and present a local and national venues. Residents are required to staff 22 weekends during their first year and 15 weekends during their second year, work 2 holidays per year, and participate in an on call program. To assist with building research skills, the residents will participate in the residency research curriculum that takes place throughout the residency year. Additional research resources include: staff statistician, statistical software, and grant funding through the department of pharmacy. Residents also participate in a longitudinal pharmacy emergency response curriculum. Optional Experience: Residents can choose to complete a leadership certificate which is a 12-month training program that focuses in 4 key areas: essentials of leadership, leading yourself, leading others, and leading the profession of pharmacy.

Contact
Michael A. Militello, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacotherapy Residency Director
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: [email protected]

PGY-2

PGY-2

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care residents will practice within the Cleveland Clinic Health System, including hospital-based clinics on the main campus, as well as several non-hospital-based clinics within Cleveland Clinic family health centers. The pharmacist-driven ambulatory care clinics utilize consult agreements that allow pharmacists to initiate, discontinue, and modify medications for the disease states delegated by the physician or advanced practice provider. Required rotations include primary care 1, primary care 2, anticoagulation 1, anticoagulation 2, pharmacy administration 1, diabetes 1, geriatrics, heart failure, and HIV. Residents will select 2 elective rotations from the following list: diabetes 2, gastroenterology, managed care, pharmacogenomics, pharmacy administration 2, rheumatology, specialty pharmacy, and transplant. Pharmacist preceptors are available for all rotations listed. Additionally, direct patient care rotations have embedded pharmacists within specialty outpatient practices.

Residents will complete a research project and manuscript, and then present at the following venues: resident conference, ambulatory care monthly, and the APPE student lecture series. To assist with building research skills, the residents will participate in the residency research curriculum that takes place throughout the residency year. Additional research resources include staff statistician, statistical software, and grant funding through the department of pharmacy. Optional Experience: Residents can choose to complete a leadership certificate which is a 12-month training program that focuses on 4 key areas: essentials of leadership, leading yourself, leading others, and leading the profession of pharmacy.

Contact
Giavanna Russo-Alvarez, Pharm. D., BCAP
Ambulatory Care Residency Program Director
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | G1-110
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: [email protected]

PGY-2 Cardiology Residency

The PGY2 Cardiology resident will practice within the Department of Pharmacy in the Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Required rotations include clinical cardiology, coronary ICU, advanced heart failure/heart transplant, CVICU, Imaging, and Heart Failure ambulatory clinic. The resident can choose from a number of elective rotations to build and enhance competencies.

The resident will complete a research project and a drug use evaluation or quality project, prepare a drug monograph and complete a manuscript. To assist with building research skills, the residents will participate in the residency research curriculum that takes place throughout the residency year. There are multiple opportunities to present in several settings as well as the opportunity to participate in the leadership program. The resident will participate in the on call program, clinical staffing 15 weekends (30 eight-hour shifts), working 1 major and 1 minor holiday, as well as participation in hospital committees.

Contact
Katie Greenlee, PharmD, BCPS BCCP
Cardiology Residency Director Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: [email protected]

PGY-2 Critical Care Residency

The PGY2 critical care residents will practice at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus with an opportunity for an elective off-site trauma rotation within the Cleveland Clinic Health System. Required rotations include: medical, surgical, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac, and neurosciences intensive care units. Residents will select several elective rotations from the following list: clinical teaching, emergency medicine, heart failure/heart transplant, infectious diseases, informatics, medical intensive liver unit, neurology/stroke, oncology, transplant surgical intensive care unit, and trauma. Pharmacist preceptors are available for all rotations listed.

Residents will complete a research project, drug use evaluation/quality improvement project, manuscript, drug monograph, and present at the following venues: resident conference, APPE student lecture series, and critical care conference. Residents are required to staff 15 weekends per year, work 1 major and 1 minor holiday, and participate in the on call program. Other longitudinal learning experiences include emergency response and post-intensive care recovery clinic. To assist with building research skills, the residents will participate in the residency research curriculum that takes place throughout the residency year. Additional research resources include: staff statistician, statistical software, and grant funding through the department of pharmacy. Optional Experience: Residents can choose to complete a leadership certificate which is a 12-month training program that focuses in 4 key areas: essentials of leadership, leading yourself, leading others, and leading the profession of pharmacy.

The Cleveland Clinic Main Campus PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program was selected as the 2020 winner of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Excellence Award. To view the press release from ASHP, click here.

Contact
Heather Torbic, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Critical Care Residency Director
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: [email protected]

PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residency

The PGY2 Emergency Medicine resident will practice primarily in the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Emergency Department with an offsite trauma rotation within the Cleveland Clinic Health-System. Required rotations include two emergency medicine core rotations, a trauma emergency medicine rotation, a medical intensive care unit rotation, a neurosciences intensive care unit rotation, a pediatric intensive care unit rotation, a concentrated toxicology rotation, and an advanced emergency medicine rotation. Residents will have the opportunity to select at least one elective rotation from the following: pediatric emergency medicine, coronary intensive care unit, solid organ transplant, infectious diseases, cardiothoracic intensive care unit, or immunocompromised infectious diseases.

Residents will complete a research project, a drug use evaluation, a manuscript, a drug monograph, and present at the following venues: resident conference, emergency medicine journal club, critical care conference, the APPE student lecture series, ASHP Midyear, and the Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy spring meeting. To assist with building research skills, the residents will participate in the residency research curriculum that takes place throughout the residency year. Additional research resources include: staff statistician, statistical software, and grant funding through the department of pharmacy. Optional Experience: Residents can choose to complete a leadership certificate which is a 12 month training program that focuses in 4 key areas: essentials of leadership, leading yourself, leading others, and leading the profession of pharmacy.

Contact
Matt Campbell, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Emergency Medicine Residency Director
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105 
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: [email protected]

PGY-2 Internal Medicine Residency

The PGY2 Internal Medicine resident will practice at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Required rotations include: Internal Medicine (I, II, and III), nephrology, and pulmonary. Additionally, infectious disease and medical intensive care unit will be required if not completed as a PGY1. Residents will select at least one elective rotation from the following list: cardiology, neurology, infectious disease, emergency medicine, hepatology, medical intensive care unit, ambulatory care, and transplant. Pharmacist preceptors are available for all rotations listed.

Residents will complete a research project, a drug use evaluation, a manuscript, and present at the following venues: resident conference, internal medicine conference, the APPE student lecture series, ASHP Midyear, and the Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy spring meeting. Residents are required to staff 15 weekends per year, work 1 major and 1 minor holiday, and participate in an on call program. Other longitudinal learning experiences include student precepting and participation in an internal medicine committee. To assist with building research skills, the residents will participate in the residency research curriculum that takes place throughout the residency year. Additional research resources include: staff statistician, statistical software, and grant funding through the department of pharmacy. Optional Experience: Residents can choose to complete a teaching certificate through Northeast Ohio Medical University. Residents may also complete a leadership certificate. This is a 12 month training program that focuses in 4 key areas: essentials of leadership, leading yourself, leading others, and leading the profession of pharmacy.

Contact
Megan Ramsey, PharmD, BCPS
Internal Medicine Residency Director
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: [email protected]

PGY-2 Investigational Drugs and Research Residency

The PGY2 Investigational Drugs and Research resident will practice at the Cleveland Clinic main campus. Required rotations include: hospital operations, regional operations, leadership, IRB and human subject protections, informatics, drug information, automation, regional oncology, and clinical oncology/research. Elective rotations include: neurodegenerative disease research (either in Las Vegas or remote), sterile products, finance, and regulatory compliance. Pharmacist preceptors are available for all rotations listed.

Residents will complete a research project, manuscript, and present at SOCRA or ASHP. The resident is required to staff 15 weekends, work 2 holidays, and participate in an on-call program. Longitudinal learning experiences will include operations optimization, proposal development, and business model enhancement. To assist with building research skills, the residents will participate in the residency research curriculum that takes place throughout the residency year.

Contact
John Petrich, MS, RPh
Investigational Drug Residency Director
Cleveland Clinic Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB 105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: [email protected]

PGY-2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency

The PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy resident will practice at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Required rotations include: Drug Information Practice and Service, Advanced Drug Information Practice and Service, Formulary Management and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Support, Pharmacy Administration and Drug-Use Policy, Formulary Implementation, Drug Shortage and Recall Management, Pharmacy Informatics, Medication Safety, Advanced Medication Safety, and Regulatory and Accreditation. Residents will have the opportunity to select at least one elective rotation from the following: Pediatric Medication Safety, or advanced experiences in previously completed rotation areas. Pharmacist preceptors are available for all rotations listed.

Residents will complete two medication monographs, a medication-use evaluation, research project, manuscript, and present at the following venues: resident conference, quarterly Drug Information Conference, the APPE student lecture series, and the Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy spring meeting. Residents will attend and present at the Cleveland Clinic Health System Medical Staff Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee and corresponding Formulary Specialty Panels. They will also participate in the drug information on-call service. To assist with building research skills, residents will participate in the residency research curriculum that takes place throughout the residency year. Additional research resources include: staff statistician, statistical software, and grant funding through the department of pharmacy. Optional experience: Residents can choose to complete a leadership certificate which is a 12-month training program that focuses in four key areas: essentials of leadership, leading yourself, leading others, and leading the profession of pharmacy.

Contact
Meghan Lehmann, PharmD, BCPS
Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency Director
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: [email protected]

PGY-2 Oncology Residency

The PGY2 Oncology resident will practice at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Required rotations include: solid tumor oncology, leukemia, blood and marrow transplantation, pediatric oncology, management/ investigational drug services, outpatient oncology, inpatient lymphoma/myeloma, immunocompromised infectious diseases, and chemotherapy operations. Elective rotations include inpatient gyn/oncology, oncology informatics, outpatient hematology clinics, pediatric blood and marrow transplantation, teaching, specialty pharmacy, and many others.

In addition to clinical rotations, the resident will participate in the formulary management process, chemotherapy protocol validations, and the on call program. Residents will complete a research project, drug use evaluation, manuscript, drug monograph, and present at the following venues: resident conference, weekly oncology disease state and therapeutics discussions, student lectures and discussions, the APPE student lecture series, and the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association spring meeting. To assist with building research skills, the residents will participate in the residency research curriculum that takes place throughout the residency year. Additional research resources include a staff statistician, statistical software, and grant funding through the department of pharmacy. Lastly, residents can choose to complete a leadership certificate which is a 12 month training program that focuses in 4 key areas: essentials of leadership, leading yourself, leading others, and leading the profession of pharmacy.

Contact
Seema Patel, PharmD, BCOP
Oncology Residency Director
Cleveland Clinic Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105 
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: [email protected]

PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency

The PGY-2 Pediatric Residency is a one-year training program within the Cleveland Clinic Health-System. Our residents train under the supervision of experienced clinical pharmacists in the care of infants, toddlers, children and adolescents. Our program is focused on direct patient care, practice management, and education of healthcare providers, patients and caregivers.

Cleveland Clinic Children’s is a 120 bed hospital that consistently ranks as a national leader in pediatric clinical care by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals”. It is part of the Cleveland Clinic Health System and is a non-freestanding children’s hospital that resides on the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residents will be exposed to a broad range of experiences and activities intended to build the skills necessary to practice independently. Areas of focus include general pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, and neonatology, with additional experiences available in pediatric infectious diseases, hematology/oncology and cardiology. The resident can choose from a number of elective rotations to build and enhance competencies. In addition, the resident will conduct a year-long research project and present the results at the PPA annual conference as well as prepare a manuscript for publication. Presentation skills will be enhanced by giving formal presentations throughout the year. Additional requirements are participation in hospital committees and inpatient staffing in the pediatric pharmacy satellite.

Contact
Jessica Hoover, PharmD, BCPPS
Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Director
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: [email protected]

PGY2 Clinical Pharmacogenomics Residency

The PGY2 Clinical Pharmacogenomics resident will practice within the Cleveland Clinic Health System, including hospital based clinics on Main Campus. One example is the embedded pharmacogenomics clinic in the Center for Geriatric Medicine which is a pharmacist-driven service that utilizes consult agreements to allow pharmacists to initiate pharmacogenomics testing, provide interpretations and pharmacogenomics-based recommendations. Required rotations include: four blocks of clinical pharmacogenomics, ambulatory care, ambulatory care specialty clinic, and drug information center. Residents will select up to 3 elective rotations from the following list: oncology, pediatrics, pharmacy informatics, psychiatry and transplant. Pharmacist preceptors are available for all rotations listed.

Residents will complete a research project, a drug use evaluation, manuscript, a drug monograph and present at the following venues: resident conference, APPE student lecture series, ambulatory care monthly, and the Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy spring meeting. Residents are required to staff 15 weekends, work 1 major and 1 minor holiday, and participate in an on call program. To assist with building research skills, the residents will participate in the residency research curriculum that takes place throughout the residency year. Additional research resources include: staff statistician, statistical software, and grant funding through the Department of Pharmacy. Optional Experience: Residents can choose to complete a leadership certificate which is a 12 month training program that focuses in 4 key areas of essentials of leadership, leading yourself, leading others, and leading the profession of pharmacy.

Contact
Jennifer Hockings, PharmD, PhD, BCPS
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB 105
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Email: [email protected]

PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency

The PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics residency offers the resident the opportunity to practice supporting medication use technologies across the Cleveland Clinic Health System. Required rotations include: Automation & Technology, Orders Management, Reporting & Analytics, Clinical Decision Support, Informatics Theory, Informatics Leadership, and Student Precepting. Elective opportunities are available in specialty-focused areas including Oncology Informatics, Ambulatory Informatics, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Order Set Management.

The resident will complete a longitudinal research project that will involve implementing new technology or optimization of existing technology within the electronic health record or automation systems. The resident will also complete a smaller research project that involves the evaluation of an existing feature within the electronic health record. Residents will also develop a manuscript based on one of the two research projects. Informatics residents will also have the opportunity to deliver presentations at the following venues: resident conference and the APPE student lecture series.

To assist with building research skills, the residents will participate in the residency research curriculum that takes place throughout the residency year. Additional research resources include: staff statistician, statistical software, and grant funding through the department of pharmacy. Optional Experience: Residents can choose to complete a leadership certificate which is a 12-month training program that focuses on 4 key areas: essentials of leadership, leading yourself, leading others, and leading the profession of pharmacy.

The Pharmacy Informatics Residency also provides the opportunity for the resident to earn a credential in the use of the medication management application in the electronic health record.

Contact
Marc Willner, PharmD, CPHIMS
Pharmacy Informatics Residency Director
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | JJN1-200
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: [email protected]

PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency

The PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant resident will practice at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Required rotations include: kidney transplant, liver transplant, heart failure/transplant, lung transplant, outpatient transplant, immunocompromised infectious diseases, and transplant independent practice. Residents have the option to select several elective rotations from the following list: pediatric transplant, intestinal transplant, specialty pharmacy, cardiothoracic ICU, surgical ICU, and medical ICU. Pharmacist preceptors are available for all rotations listed.

Residents will complete a research project, a drug use evaluation, a manuscript, a drug monograph, and present at the following venues: resident conference, quarterly transplant journal club, the APPE student lecture series, and the Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy spring meeting. To assist with building research skills, the residents will participate in the residency research curriculum that takes place throughout the residency year. Additional research resources include: staff statistician, statistical software, and grant funding through the department of pharmacy. Optional Experience: Residents can choose to complete a leadership certificate which is a 12-month training program that focuses on 4 key areas: essentials of leadership, leading yourself, leading others, and leading the profession of pharmacy.

Contact
Jamie Eckardt, PharmD, BCPS
Solid Organ Transplant Residency Director
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: [email protected]

Residents

Residents

2022-2023 Pharmacy Residents

PGY-1 Residents

Trate DeVolld

Trate DeVolld
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Byesville, OH
  • Education: Ohio Northern University – Raabe College of Pharmacy
  • Residency Goals: This year, I hope to challenge myself through a variety of clinical rotations, research projects, and diverse patient care opportunities. Through these experiences, I want to continue to develop my leadership and problem-solving skills and become a well-rounded, independent clinical pharmacist.
  • Post-Residency Goals: I hope to complete a PGY-2 residency in infectious diseases or oncology. After residency, I want to work as a clinical specialist in an academic medical center while continuing to work on research, precept learners, and stay active in professional organizations.
  • About Me: A fun fact about me is I grew up competing with my horses all over the country! These days, I enjoy traveling, making art, playing volleyball, baking, and hiking with my dog, Opal June.
Emma Gerthoffer

Emma Gerthoffer
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Education: University of Kentucky
  • Residency Goals: This year, I want to strengthen my clinical and critical-thinking skills and grow my confidence in various practice areas so that I can provide patient-centered care while being a well-rounded, effective member of the interprofessional team.
  • Post-Residency Goals: I plan to complete a PGY2 in one of my areas of interest and become board-certified to further prepare me for a clinical specialist position at a large academic medical center.
  • About Me: During my free time, I love to explore new restaurants (especially places for brunch) and catch up on my favorite reality TV shows.
Maybeth James

Maybeth James
PharmD

  • Program: PGY1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Fort Mitchell, KY
  • Education: Ohio Northern University
  • Residency Goals: To gain exposure to leading and managing people and processes throughout the complex environment of enterprise wide pharmacy services.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To obtain a job and begin my career in pharmacy leadership where I am able to mentor the next generation and support my team
  • About Me: I am really good at winning giveaways and raffles!
Rachel Larmer

Rachel Larmer
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: West Warwick, RI
  • Education: University of Toledo
  • Residency Goals: To gain clinical confidence and independence practicing in the ambulatory/outpatient setting, experience precepting students, and to collaborate with other health care professionals to provide comprehensive patient-centered care.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To become board certified in ambulatory care, manage chronic disease states, and form ongoing relationships with patients. Additionally, I would like to become involved in professional organizations to advocate for progressing pharmacist-led services.
  • About Me: I enjoy spending time with friends and family, cooking, and traveling (my favorite place to go is Key West, FL). I also love trying new restaurants (especially sushi) and local breweries!
Claire Lin

Claire Lin
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Shanghai, China
  • Education: University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Residency Goals: To explore a wide variety of practice areas, and further develop my critical thinking, communication skills and clinical competencies.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Become a board-certified clinical specialist in my area of interest at an academic medical center and serve as a preceptor for students and residents
  • About Me: Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy travelling, going to live shows and wineries. Most weekends I like to go on walks in the Metroparks, try out new restaurants and spend time with friends and family.
Megan LoFaso

Megan LoFaso
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Brunswick, OH
  • Education: University of Findlay College of Pharmacy
  • Residency Goals: To develop myself as a well-rounded pharmacist and enhance my critical thinking, clinical abilities, and research skills. Be well prepared for a PGY2 residency.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Practice as a clinical specialist at a large academic medical center, serving as a preceptor and interacting with teaching teams of medical residents and interns. Further down the line, I would like to become an adjunct professor in a college of pharmacy or medical school.
  • About Me: I enjoy adventuring and trying new things with my fiancée, friends, and family. My favorite parts about Cleveland are the theatre district, Ohio City, and the MetroParks. Finally, a fun fact about me is that I am a fourth degree black belt.
Gabriella Lorusso

Gabriella Lorusso
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Columbia, NJ
  • Education: University of Rhode Island
  • Residency Goals: My goals for residency are to develop and strengthen my clinical knowledge and critical thinking skills by participating in diverse patient care experiences . I also hope to become a well-rounded provider through a variety of rotational, research, and presenting experiences.
  • Post-Residency Goals: My post residency goals include pursing a PGY2 and becoming a board certified clinical specialist in my interest area.
  • About Me: Fun fact about me is that I have a twin sister. Outside of pharmacy I enjoy running, yoga, reading, exploring local coffee shops, and spending time with family and friends.
Vivian Nguyen

Vivian Nguyen
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Education: The Ohio State University
  • Residency Goals: To become a well-rounded clinical pharmacist, improve upon my research, patient-care, leadership skills, and gain-long friends through “surviving” residency together
  • Post-Residency Goals: To become a board-certified clinical specialist in my area of interest, continue to advance the practice of pharmacy, mentor younger pharmacists and students, and be involved in practice-changing clinical research
  • About Me: Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy attending sporting events. One of my personal goals is to attend a game 7 of NBA finals. Fun fact: Although I was born and raised in Vietnam, I’m not a fan of the hot weather. I would choose cold over hot any day!
Gilnou Pamphile

Gilnou Pamphile
PharmD, MS

  • Program: PGY-1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Pharmacy
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Education: University of Utah
  • Residency Goals: I would like to become an independent clinician while simultaneously expanding my leadership and management skills in order to become a pharmacy leader equipped to meet the ongoing demands of a dynamic healthcare environment.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To obtain a position where I can continue to grow as a leader while advocating for the profession in a way that will bring forward meaningful changes to the department and its team members. Additionally, I would like to maintain my involvement with professional organizations and mentor future pharmacy students.
  • About Me: I create beauty and fashion content on TikTok and Instagram. Additionally, I enjoy traveling as much as possible during my free time.
Meaghan Rettele

Meaghan Rettele
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Coffeyville, KS
  • Education: University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
  • Residency Goals: My goals are to gain a broad range of exposures that will prepare me to take care of a diverse population of patients as well as for a PGY-2 in my area of interest (critical care), contribute to a meaningful research efforts and pursue publication, and gain experience with precepting and professional organization involvement.
  • Post-Residency Goals: My goals post residency is to complete a PGY-2 in critical care, obtain a job at an academic medical center or community hospital in the Midwest, and continue to contribute to the profession through clinical research and quality improvement projects, professional organization involvement, and precepting pharmacy students.
  • About Me: Some of my hobbies are exploring new restaurants and coffee shops, being outside, taking care of plants (I have a huge green thumb!), and making and listening to new playlists on Spotify.
Courtney Urzen

Courtney Urzen
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Education: University of Illinois at Chicago – College of Pharmacy
  • Residency Goals: During residency, I am looking forward to building a strong foundation across multiple different disciplines and becoming more confident in my clinical knowledge.
  • Post-Residency Goals: My current, post residency goals include pursuing a PGY-2 in transplant pharmacy and, eventually, obtaining board certification within my specialty. Additionally, I hope to serve as a preceptor and mentor for future students and residents.
  • About Me: Outside of pharmacy, I love to travel, snowboard, and play board games with my fiancé. A fun fact about myself is that I got to sit front row at the 2020 Grammy Awards as a seat filler

PGY-2 Residents

Connor Aossey, PharmD

Connor Aossey
PharmD

  • Program:PGY-2 Oncology
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Waterville, Ohio
  • Education: The Ohio State University
  • Residency Goals: To develop my clinical skills and communication as an oncology pharmacist so I can be an effective member of the interprofessional team and improve patient care by optimizing medication related therapies.
  • Post-Residency Goals: After completing a PGY-2 in oncology, I would like to obtain a position as a clinical specialist and complete my board certification in oncology pharmacy. Long term goals include working at an academic medical center where there are opportunities to care for many different types of patients, as well as opportunities to mentor students and residents.
  • About Me: Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy playing water polo, hiking with my wife and German shepherd, exploring new breweries and watching football (particularly OSU football).
Mitch Blewett, PharmD

Mitchell Blewett
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership, Assistant Chief Resident
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Crescent Springs, KY
  • Education: University of Cincinnati GOALS
  • Residency Goals: To continue to grow as a clinician by gaining experience in various practice areas. Additionally, I will work to further develop my leadership and management skills, which will allow me to more effectively lead and serve the department. Overall, I seek to become a clinically mindful leader with expertise in various drug systems and operations.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To obtain a position that will afford me the opportunity to continue my professional development and have a meaningful impact on a department and patient care. I also have a strong desire to give back to and advance the profession of pharmacy and provide mentorship to aspiring pharmacists
  • About Me: I enjoy spending time with friends, playing golf and basketball, and exploring new restaurants.
Rexhian Brisku, PharmD

Rexhian Brisku
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • Education: St. Louis College of Pharmacy at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy
  • PGY-1: Henry Ford
  • Residency Goals: My goals for this year are to expand my knowledge and clinical skill sets in solid organ transplant, advance my skills in research, and gain more experience with precepting student learners to become a well-rounded clinical pharmacy specialist in all areas of transplant practice.
  • Post-Residency Goals: My goals are to become a board-certified transplant pharmacist, practice as a transplant specialist at a large academic medical center in the inpatient and outpatient setting, and be a preceptor for student and resident pharmacists since this is where my appreciation for transplant began.
  • About Me: Unique Fact/Fun Fact/Hobbies: A fun fact about me is that I am originally from Albania and immigrated to the United States in 2001. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, trying new restaurants in Cleveland, watching reality TV, and putting together a charcuterie board while drinking a glass of wine.
Lauren Burton, PharmD

Lauren Burton
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-2 Oncology
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Charlotte, NC
  • Education: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • PGY-1: Prisma Health
  • Residency Goals: Successfully complete my PGY2 in oncology and obtain a clinical pharmacist position in an oncology area of my interest. Currently, I am interested in bone marrow transplant (both outpatient and inpatient), pediatric hematology/oncology, leukemia, and outpatient solid tumor clinics. Throughout the residency year, I hope to dive deeper into oncology literature and challenge myself to understand the details and nuances of various chemotherapy regimens. I also hope to become more involved in professional oncology pharmacy organizations, and utilize these opportunities to network with other oncology pharmacists across the country.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Following residency, I hope to relax and travel the world (as time and money permits of course). A few places on my travel bucket list include: Paris, France, South Africa, and Japan. Aside from the traveling, I hope to establish myself in my oncology pharmacy career. Ideally, I would like to have a position in a specialized outpatient clinic and be able to split my time in a clinical role as well as a teaching role within a school of pharmacy.
  • About Me: I love to read. If given the time, I could probably read a book every day. I am a huge sweets person—my favorite dessert is a warm brownie with vanilla ice-cream and whipped cream. In my free time, I love grabbing a coffee and then going on a long walk to listen to a podcast. If I wasn’t a pharmacist, I would love to be a party planner. I bought an automatic balloon pump over COVID and love hosting gatherings where I can make a huge balloon arch!
Sarah Crisp, PharmD

Sarah Crisp
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-1/2 Pharmacotherapy
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Crownsville, MD
  • Education: University of Findlay
  • Residency Goals: To become an independent, well-rounded practicing pharmacist and further develop my communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To obtain a clinical pharmacist position in a specialty area of my interest practicing at a large academic medical center, serving as a preceptor for students and residents, and becoming board certified.
  • About Me: I love spending time and reading stories with my three little nephews. Since moving to Cleveland, I enjoy attending the Monster’s hockey games and exploring the Metroparks; so far Edgewater Park is my favorite.
Darrick Emery, PharmD

Darrick Emery
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-2 Critical Care
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • Education: St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Residency Goals: I hope to complete PGY-2 training feeling confident in my ability to care for critically ill patients within each specialty of critical care, while also maximizing other unique opportunities afforded by the Cleveland Clinic. This includes gaining robust research exposure, advancing pharmacy practice through professional organization involvement, and collaborating with world-class clinicians within the Cleveland Clinic enterprise.
  • Post-Residency Goals: After residency, I hope to find a specialist position at an institution that will support my goal to conduct practice changing research. Also, I hope to further advance my advocacy involvement within the Society of Critical Care Medicine. My long-term goal is to gain enough experience within SCCM to be designated a Fellow of Critically Care Medicine.
  • About Me: I consider myself a Trader Joe’s food expert – If they sell it, I probably have tried it (and have a strong opinion about whether you should buy it OR skip it).
Francesco Ferrante, PharmD

Francesco Ferrante
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-2 Cardiology
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Canton, OH
  • Education: Northeastern University
  • Residency Goals: Gain more experience in advanced heart failure and mechanical circulatory support. Continue to develop research skills.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain BCCP. Obtain a position as an advanced heart failure pharmacist.
  • About Me: Dual Italian citizen, coffee enthusiast, Ohio State football fan
Courtney Fornwald, PharmD

Courtney Fornwald
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-2 Ambulatory Care
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Lambertville, MI
  • Education: The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • PGY-1: ProMedica Toledo
  • Residency Goals: Become a well-rounded ambulatory care pharmacist that is able to manage the care of complex patients. Strengthen my clinical knowledge in a variety of disease states including cardiology and diabetes. Improve my teaching skills to various audiences including patients, pharmacists, students, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a position as a board-certified ambulatory care specialist and begin my practice in a multidisciplinary, ambulatory clinic (either primary care, cardiology, or diabetes) that has an emphasis on overall health and wellness. I also plan to become a preceptor to students and residents.
  • About Me: In my free time I enjoy staying active in the form of hiking, running, and weight lifting. I also love trying new restaurants, breweries, and cooking new recipes as home. In the summer, I love spending time with my family on the lake in northern Michigan. I am self-proclaimed northern Michigan enthusiast and love to give recommendations of my favorite vacation spots!
Mary Keen

Mary Keen
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-2 Informatics
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Leitchfield, KY
  • Education: University of Kentucky
  • PGY-1: University of Kentucky
  • Residency Goals: This year I will thoroughly explore the diversity of informatics practice. I will earn proficiency and learn to implement and optimize technology across the enterprise, in addition to honing my project management, research and leadership skills. I also hope to find meaningful ways to serve the community.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Find a position that will allow me to combine my clinical knowledge and informatics skills to enhance patient care and safety as well as provider efficiency and satisfaction in my daily practice.
  • About Me: Most of my hobbies involve creating things! In my spare time you may find me with my Nikon exploring the great outdoors for the perfect shot or in the kitchen in the middle of a culinary adventure. I enjoy fabric crafts including quilting, crochet and knitting as well. Since I don’t have any pets of my own right now I get my animal fix by hanging out with my friends and spoiling theirs whenever I can . I am looking forward to discovering all that.
Kevin King, PharmD

Kevin King
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-2 Informatics
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Monterey, CA
  • Education: Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • PGY-1: Cleveland Clinic
  • Residency Goals: To develop become a well-rounded pharmacist with a broad base of experience in a variety of clinical settings with a focus on learning how different pharmacists interface with their various information systems.
  • Post-Residency Goals: I hope to pursue a PGY2 in informatics and then pursue a career in pharmacy informatics.
  • About Me: My favorite summer activity is to go hiking and camping with my wife and three children. A fun fact for me is that I have lived in 17 different places in my life.
Jacob Link, PharmD

Jacob Link
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Kalispell, MT
  • Education: University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy
  • PGY-1: St. Peter's Health
  • Residency Goals: Enhance my clinical, research, and leadership abilities to become a well-rounded pharmacist. Learn how to best serve a pharmacy team by engaging in intentional mentorship, heightening my communication skills, and developing an innovative problem-solving mindset.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Strengthen the leadership qualities and business acumen essential to operate effectively as a pharmacy leader within an academic medical center. Continue to advocate for the profession and remain a life-long learner through pharmacy organization involvement.
  • About Me: I love exploring new places with my family and friends! This includes trying new foods, going to sporting events/music festivals, and traveling the world. Any time spent relaxing on the beach or boating is a good time. The best day of the year is race day at the Indianapolis 500!
Amy Magdalany, PharmD

Amy Magdalany
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-2 Emergency Medicine
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Mesa, AZ
  • Education: Midwestern University
  • PGY-1: St. Joseph Hospital
  • Residency Goals: Enhance my foundation of clinical knowledge through patient interaction, healthcare collaboration and communication, and research.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Become a well-rounded and board certified emergency medicine clinical pharmacist. I strive to become an influential preceptor and mentor to future generations of pharmacists while continuing to contribute to the field of emergency medicine via research and academia
  • About Me: I previously competed in fitness competitions and have integrated aspects of training into my lifestyle. I enjoy healthy cooking, lifting weights, and challenging myself in the gym. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family and taking my dog anywhere she has room to run.
Alyssa McIntire, PharmD

Alyssa McIntire
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-2 Infectious Diseases
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Marietta, OH
  • Education: Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • PGY-1: Cleveland Clinic Medina
  • Residency Goals: To continue to expand upon my clinical knowledge and leadership skills as I work towards becoming a versatile infectious diseases pharmacist.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To become a board certified infectious diseases pharmacist (BCIDP) and an American Academy HIV pharmacist (AAHIVP) and to obtain a clinical specialist position. I want to develop a clinical practice that provides top patient care and advance the practice of pharmacy through advocacy and experiential teaching.
  • About Me: I love baseball and will always be an Atlanta Braves fan! I also enjoy hiking, baking, playing cards with my family, visiting with my friends, and exploring new restaurants, breweries, and vineyards.
Anderson Moore, PharmD

Anderson Moore
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-2 Pharmacogenomics
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Reston, VA
  • Education: Shenandoah University
  • PGY-1: Reston Hospital Center
  • Residency Goals: I want to improve my skills at collecting and assessing relevant pharmacogenomics information needed to recommend safe and effective medication therapy and also become skilled at creating a patient-specific therapeutic regimen and monitoring plans that is practical and within reason of patient capabilities. Additionally, I want to improve my rapport with fellow health care professionals and engage in presenting and educating about pharmacogenomics. I would also like to learn about writing and implementing new practice proposals for clinical pharmacogenomics-related services in the inpatient and outpatient setting. This would help me promote and advocate the importance and clinical relevance of pharmacogenomics services within any given institution
  • Post-Residency Goals: I want to continuously evaluate and reflect on my professional development and continuous education in order to expand my knowledge in all aspects of clinical pharmacogenomics. This includes participating as an active member and chairperson of a recognized clinical pharmacogenomics society such as the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics/Pharmacogenomics (PK/PD/PG) PRN
  • About Me: Florals, orchestral music, playing piano/violin, cloud watching and listening to low-fidelity (lofi) instrumental music
Alexsandra Nilges, PharmD

Alexsandra Nilges
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Elyria, OH
  • Education: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
  • Residency Goals: Develop and strengthen my clinical, research, and leadership skills through a wide variety of patient care settings in order to provide the most optimal, patient-centered care. Gain operational experience and insight to safe and effective medication-use systems, continuous improvement initiatives, and personnel management.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Further develop skills from my residency training as a pharmacist in a supervisory/leadership position within a health system with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, practice advancement, and precepting. Continue active involvement within professional organizations in order to promote the profession of pharmacy to the community at large as well as elected officials.
  • About Me: Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy painting, exploring coffee shops, playing volleyball, and riding Lime scooters around all the unique and fun place.
Antonietta Panesccasio, PharmD

Antonietta Paneccasio
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-2 Ambulatory Care
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Cleveland, OH
  • Education: Duquesne University
  • PGY-1: Cleveland Clinic
  • Residency Goals: Strengthen my clinical knowledge and patient care skills towards becoming an independent ambulatory care specialist
  • Post-Residency Goals: To become a board certified ambulatory care clinical specialist focusing on chronic disease state management and improvement of patient care outcomes in the outpatient setting.
  • About Me: I love to travel, explore new restaurants in the area and enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Megan Shulkosky, PharmD

Megan Shulkosky
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-2 Critical Care, Chief Resident
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Education: University of Toledo
  • PGY-1: Cleveland Clinic
  • Residency Goals: To develop my critical thinking, leadership and research skills as well as enhance my knowledge of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of medications and evidence based medicine to take care of the critically ill.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To obtain a position as clinical specialist in an ICU setting, achieve BCCCP certification, participate in research, and become a preceptor for students and/or residents.
  • About Me: I enjoy spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants and coffee shops, and going to the local parks.
Sharon Zhong, PharmD

Sharon Zhong
PharmD

  • Program: PGY-2 Oncology
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Hometown: San Ramon, CA
  • Education: University of California – San Francisco
  • PGY-1: University of Washington
  • Residency Goals: To develop critical thinking and communication skills to be able to contribute as independent practitioner in oncology space
  • Post-Residency Goals: To become an inpatient clinical specialist and to develop the critical thinking needed to contribute to clinical research in the oncology space.
  • About Me: Hiking, foraging for mushrooms, scuba diving, painting, watching reality television, trying to train my dog (emphasis on trying)
Preceptors

Preceptors

Christine L. Ahrens, PharmD, BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Christine L. Ahrens, PharmD, BCCCP

  • Manager, Critical Care and Neurology; Clinical Specialist, Neurocritical Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • PGY1, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, MI
    • PGY2 Critical Care, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, MI
    • Additional pertinent training (masters programs, specialty training)

Kevin Amoline, RPh | Cleveland Clinic
Kevin Amoline, RPh

  • Lead Pharmacy Informatics Specialist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • BS, RPh, Ohio Northern University
    • Epic Certified: Willow, Beacon and Epicare Ambulatory

Keith Anderson, PharmD
Keith Anderson, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Cardiology
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Gina Ayers, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
Gina Ayers, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP

  • Clinical Specialist - Geriatrics
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Shenandoah University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy, UPMC St. Margaret
    • PGY2 Geriatrics, UPMC St. Margaret
    • Faculty Development Fellowship, UPMC St. Margaret

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Jennifer Ballman, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist - Internal Medicine
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Duquesne University
    • PGY1 Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hamot

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Silvana Balliu

  • Coordinator: Pharmacy Services/Medication Safety/Smart Infusion Pumps
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • School: PharmD, Midwestern University
    • Pharmacy Practice Residency

Julie Barnes, RPh, PharmD | Cleveland Clinic
Julie Barnes, RPh, PharmD

  • Internal Medicine Clinical Coordinator; Clinical Specialist - Transplant
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University
    • Special Practice Residency-Internal Medicine/Nephrology, The Ohio State University

Stephanie Bass, PharmD, BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Stephanie Bass, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of North Carolina
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cleveland Clinic
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Cleveland Clinic

Seth Bauer, PharmD, FCCM, BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Seth Bauer, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Drake University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Mayo Clinic
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Mayo Clinic

Megan D. Bereda, PharmD, BCPS
Megan D. Bereda, PharmD, BCPS

  • Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Purdue University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Emory University Hospital
    • PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency, Emory University Hospital and Mercer University College of Pharmacy

Shubha Bhat, PharmD, MS, BCACP
Shubha Bhat, PharmD, MS, BCACP

  • Clinical Specialist - Gastroenterology
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Northeastern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice, Boston Medical Center
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care, University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Outcomes Research Fellowship in Ambulatory Care, University of Colorado

James Blackmer
James Blackmer, PharmD, MS

  • Pharmacy Manager - Oncology Services
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD & MPA, University of Kentucky
    • MS, Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • PGY1 & PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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Andrea Blum, PharmD, BCPPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Pediatrics
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    • PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency, Monroe Carelle Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Anna Bondar
Anna Bondar, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Pittsburgh
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency , University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Leighton Boquist, PharmD
Leighton Boquist, PharmD

  • Clinical Pharmacist – Cleveland Clinic Specialty Pharmacy
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1, Community Pharmacy Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Anthony Boyd, PharmD, RPh, BCPS

  • Director of Pharmacy- Oncology Services
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Pittsburgh
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Michigan Medicine
    • PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration, Michigan Medicine

Ramone Boyd, PharmD, RPh | Cleveland Clinic
Ramone Boyd, PharmD, RPh

  • Lead Pharmacist – Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Hampton University

Allie Brant, PharmD, BCPS
Allie Brant, PharmD, BCPS

  • Lead Internal Medicine Pharmacist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital

Jill Brockway, PharmD
Jill Brockway, PharmD

  • Clinical Pharmacist - Pediatrics
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University

Ryan David Brodman, PharmD, BCACP | Cleveland Clinic
Ryan David Brodman, PharmD, BCACP

  • Clinical Specialist - Community Pharmacy
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • Specialty Practice Residency-Community Pharmacy Practice, The Ohio State University

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Laurel Brown, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist - Pediatrics
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Florida
    • NICU & High Rick Obstetrics, Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital

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Samantha Burton, PharmD, FISMP

  • Medication Safety Pharmacist – Smart Pumps
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Purdue University
    • Basics in Medication Safety, Quality, and Informatics Fellowship, MCPHS University/Saint Vincent Hospital
    • Safe Medication Management Fellowship, Institute for Safe Medication Practices

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Samuel V. Calabrese, MBA, RPh, FASHP

  • Chief Pharmacy Officer
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • BS Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science
    • BS Business Administration, Columbia Union College
    • MBA, Cleveland State University

Matthew Campbell, PharmD
Matt Campbell, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

  • Emergency Medicine Clinical Coordinator, Residency Program Director PGY2 Emergency Medicine
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, MetroHealth Medical Center

Rachel Hipp, PharmD, MS, BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Rachel Carroll, PharmD, MS, BCPS

  • Pharmacy Manager - Transitions of Care/Emergency Department
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University
    • PGY1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration, The Ohio State University

Danielle Cenin, PharmD | Pharmacy Preceptors  | Cleveland Clinic
Danielle Cenin, PharmD, BCOP

  • Clinical Specialist - Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    • PGY2 Oncology Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Pooja Cerrato, PharmD, BCPS
Pooja Cerrato, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist - Infectious Diseases, Travel Medicine
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Chicago State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Henry Ford Hospital

Jeffrey Chalmers, PharmD, BS | Pharmacy Preceptors  | Cleveland Clinic
Jeffrey Chalmers, PharmD, BS

  • System Director - Pharmacy Informatics and Technology
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, the University of Florida
    • BS Pharmacy, The University of Toledo

Alyssa Chen, PharmD
Alyssa Chen, PharmD, BCPS

  • Informatics Clinical Specialist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy, University of Chicago Medical Center
    • PGY2 Critical Care, University of Chicago Medical Center

Jennifer Clifton
Jennifer Clifton, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

  • Clinical Specialist – Infectious Diseases
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Michigan
    • PGY1, Community Pharmacy Residency, Detroit Medical Center
    • PGY2, Infectious Diseases, UW Health

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Ashley Coccarelli, PharmD, BCPS

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist - Ambulatory
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM)

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Grace Conroy, PharmD, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Butler University, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Chicago Medicine
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, University of Medicine

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Maureen Converse, PharmD, BCCCP

  • Clinical Pharmacist – Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • PGY1, Pharmacy Practice: Indiana University Health
    • PGY2, Critical Care: Medical University of South Carolina

Marigel Constantiner, RPh, MSc, BCPS, CGP, CPh | Cleveland Clinic
Marigel Constantiner, RPh, MSc, BCPS, CGP, CPh

  • Drug Information Specialist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • MSc, Purdue University
    • Specialty Residency-Nephrology, Hennepin County Medical Center/ University of Minnesota
    • Research Fellowship-Nephrology, Hennepin County Medical Center/ University of Minnesota

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Annie Crissinger, PharmD, RPh

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo

Cari Cristiani, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP | Cleveland Clinic
Cari Cristiani, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

  • Clinical Manager - Primary Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Cincinnati
    • Specialty Practice Residency-Ambulatory Care, William S. Middletown VAMC

Elizabeth Dahl, PharmD | Cleveland Clinic
Elizabeth Dahl, PharmD, BCOP

  • Pediatric Pharmacy Informatics Beacon Specialist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University at Buffalo
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency - Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
    • PGY2 Oncology Residency, Cleveland Clinic

Alaina Darby, PharmD, MHIIM | Pharmacy Preceptors  | Cleveland Clinic
Alaina Darby, PharmD, MHIIM, BCPS

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Tennessee
    • MHIIM, University of Tennessee
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
    • PGY2 Informatics Residency, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin

Ramona A. Davis, PharmD | Cleveland Clinic
Ramona A. Davis, PharmD

  • System Director, Medication Safety Services
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Hampton University
    • NPSF/AHA Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship
    • IHI Patient Safety Executive Development Program

Kristine Duly, PharmD, BCACP
Kristine Duly, PharmD, BCACP

  • Clinical Pharmacist – Rheumatology
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
    • PGY1, Pharmacy Practice, Cleveland Clinic Akron General
    • PGY2, Ambulatory Care, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Jamie Eckardt, PharmD
Jamie Eckardt, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Outpatient Transplant; Residency Program Director PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Pittsburgh
    • PGY1&2 Pharmacotherapy Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Garrett Eggers, PharmD
Garrett Eggers, PharmD, MS

  • Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Wisconsin
    • MS, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
    • PGY1&2 Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Julianne Fallon, PharmD, BCCP
Julianne Fallon, PharmD, BCCP

  • Clinical Pharmacist - Cardiology
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Virginia Commonwealth University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Virginia Health System
    • PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency, University of Virginia Health System

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Emily Fargo, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Pittsburgh
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Marina Feldman-Stepanski
Marina Feldman, PharmD, BCCCP
  • Clinical Specialist - Neurology/Neurosurgery
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency,Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Jennifer (Jenna) Ferrante, PharmD, BCTXP
Jennifer (Jenna) Ferrante, PharmD, BCTXP

  • Clinical Pharmacist – Solid Organ Transplant
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Kentucky
    • PGY1, Pharmacy Practice Residency, Methodist University Hospital
    • PGY2, Solid Organ Transplant Residency, The Ohio State University

Jerilynn Folino PharmD, BCPS
Jerilynn Folino PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist- Cardiology
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency- Riverside Methodist Hospital

Becky Freedman, PharmD, RPh
Becky Freedman, PharmD, RPh

  • Clinical Pharmacist, Specialty Pharmacy
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The University of Toledo

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Abby Gallagher, PharmD, MHSA, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist – Internal Medicine
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, AHN Saint Vincent
    • PGY2 Internal Medicine, Northshore University HealthSystem
    • Master of Health Services Administration, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kristel Geyer, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Kristel Geyer, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

  • Clinical Coordinator, Residency Program Director PGY1 Community, Cleveland Clinic Specialty Pharmacy
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Concordia University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital

Mohamed Gothamy, PharmD, MBA
Mohamed Gothamy, PharmD, MBA

  • Pharmacy Manager, Specialty Pharmacy
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
    • PGY1, Pharmacy Practice, Shenandoah University
    • MBA, University of Michigan
    • BSPS, Cairo University

Anna Grabowski, PharmD BCPS
Anna Grabowski, PharmD BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist – Primary Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Katie Greenlee, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology | Cleveland Clinic
Katie Greenlee, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Cardiology; Residency Program Director PGY2 Cardiology
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy
    • Pharmacy Practice Residency, The Ohio State University Medical Center
    • Specialty Practice Residency-Cardiology, The Ohio State University Medical Center

Amy Gustafson, PharmD, RPh, BCACP | Cleveland Clinic
Amy Gustafson, PharmD, RPh, BCACP

  • Outpatient Pharmacist, Residency Program Director PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo

Stefani Hadley, PharmD
Stefani Hadley, PharmD, RPh

  • Clinical Specialist - Anticoagulation
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University

Amanda C. Hansen, PharmD, MHA, FACHE, FASHP
Amanda C. Hansen, PharmD, MHA, FACHE, FASHP

  • Senior Director of Pharmacy
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Master of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Nicholas Herbst, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist – Emergency Medicine
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Aultman Hospital

Taylor Hermiller, PharmD, BCACP
Taylor Hermiller, PharmD, BCACP

  • Clinical Pharmacist – Primary Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, ProMedica Toledo Hospital/WW Knight Family Medicine Center
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Alexandria Hesketh, PharmD, MSHI
Alexandria Hesketh, PharmD, MSHI

  • Clinical Pharmacy Informatics Manager
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • Loma Linda University
    • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Health System Pharmacy Administration combined PGY1 & PGY2
    • Masters of Science in Health Informatics

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Heather Heiney, PharmD, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Neurosciences & Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • [email protected].org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Pittsburgh
    • PGY1 Program Pharmacy Practice Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
    • PGY2 Program Critical Care Pharmacy Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
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Jennifer Hockings, PharmD, PhD, BCPS
  • Clinical Specialist - Pharmacogenomics
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PhD, University of Arizona
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship, St. Jude's Children’s Research Hospital
    • PharmD, University of Mississippi
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Methodist University Hospital
    • PGY2 Pharmacogenomics Residency, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Brian S. Hoffmaster, Pharm.D., BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Brian S. Hoffmaster, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS

  • Student Education & Drug Information Pharmacist; Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University, College of Pharmacy
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Beaumont Health System
    • PGY2 Drug Information Residency, Cleveland Clinic

Holly Hoffmaster, PharmD, BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Holly Hoffmaster, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist - Pediatrics
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The University of Toledo
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice, ProMedica Toledo Hospital/ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital

Benjamin Hohlfelder, Phard, BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Benjamin Hohlfelder, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist –Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Northeastern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    • PGY2 Critical Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Jessica Hoover, PharmD, BCPPS | Pharmacy Preceptors  | Cleveland Clinic
Jessica Hoover, PharmD, BCPPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant; Residency Program Director PGY2 Pediatrics
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Auburn University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Bronson Methodist Hospital
    • PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

Matthew Hoover, PharmD, MS, BCCCP | Cleveland Clinic
Matthew Hoover, PharmD, MS, BCCCP

  • Pharmacy Manager - Controlled Drugs, Operating Room and Pain Management
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Toledo Medical Center
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center
    • MS (Health Care Administration), Northeast Ohio Medical University

Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, CDE  | Cleveland Clinic
Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES, FCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Endocrinology
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care, Philadelphia VA Medical Center

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Heather Jones, PharmD, MS

  • Manager, Regional Oncology Services
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • Ohio Northern, PharmD
    • HSPAL residency, University of Wisconsin (UW) Health

Courtney Jantz, PharmD, BCPS
Courtney Jantz, PharmD, BCPS

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Morgan Jones PharmD, MS, BCACP | Cleveland Clinic
Morgan Jones, PharmD, MS, BCACP

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Belmont University College of Pharmacy
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice, Mayo Clinic
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Sara W. Kase, PharmD, MS | Cleveland Clinic
Sara W. Kase, PharmD, MS

  • Director of Pharmacy – Medicine, Infectious Disease, & Pulmonary
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, South Carolina College of Pharmacy
    • Master of Science- Pharmacy Administration, Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • PGY1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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Ashley Kasper, PharmD, BCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Cardiology
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Findlay
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    • PGY2 Cardiology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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Katherine Katsivalis, PharmD

  • Clinical Pharmacist-Pediatrics
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Illinois at Chicago
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Advocate Christ Medical Center and Hope Children's Hospital
    • PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy, Rush University Medical Center

Jeffrey M. Ketz, PharmD, BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Jeffrey M. Ketz, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Adult Internal Medicine
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University

Katie Kish, PharmD,BCACP | Pharmacy Preceptors  | Cleveland Clinic
Katie Kish, PharmD, BCACP

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Duquesne University
    • PGY1 & PGY2 Residency, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Erin Koepf, PharmD
Erin R. Koepf, PharmD, BCACP

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care, Anticoagulation
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Pittsburgh
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, University of Cincinnati Health

Heena Patel, PharmD, BCOP
Heena Kurish, PharmD, BCOP

  • Clinical Specialist – Leukemia
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Michigan
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Michigan Medicine
    • PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Residency, Michigan Medicine

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Mary La, PharmD, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Multi-specialty Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of North Carolina
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Kentucky
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, University of Kentucky
    • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmacy Analytics, University of North Carolina

Serena Lamping, PharmD, BCPS
Serena Lamping, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist - Cardiology
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Pittsburgh
    • PGY1, Mercy Health - Lorain Hospital

Meghan K. Lehmann, PharmD, BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Meghan K. Lehmann, PharmD, BCPS

  • Pharmaceutical Care Specialist-Drug Information; Coordinator, Drug Information Services; Residency Program Director PGY2 Medication-Use Safety & Policy
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • Pharmacy Practice Residency, MetroHealth Medical Center
    • Pharmacy Specialty Residency - Drug Information, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Sanela Lekic, Pharm.D, BCACP | Cleveland Clinic
Sanela Lekic, PharmD, BCACP

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care, Anticoagulation, Obesity
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Cincinnati
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cincinnati VA Medical Center

Mandy C. Leonard, PharmD, BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Mandy C. Leonard, PharmD, BCPS

  • System Director-Drug Use Policy and Formulary Management; Director of Cleveland Clinic Residency Programs; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Duquesne University
    • Specialty Practice Residency - Drug Information, Medical University of South Carolina

Daniel Lewis, PharmD
Daniel Lewis, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

  • Director of Pharmacy - Heart, Vascular, & Thoracic Institute, Residency Program Coordinator PGY1&2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Duquesne University
    • PGY1 Residency, University Hospital of Cincinnati

Cheryl Lober, PharmD
Cheryl Lober, PharmD

  • Clinical Specialist - Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Union University - Albany College of Pharmacy
    • General Residency, Hartford Hospital
    • Special Practice Residency - Critical Care, Memorial Hermann Hospital

Stephanie Lombardi, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic
Stephanie Lombardi, PharmD, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Cardiothoracic and Surgical Intensive Care Units
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency,Hartford Hospital
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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Jordan Long, PharmD, MBA, MS, BCPS

  • Pharmacy Manager, Controlled Substances, Surgical Services, and Pain Management; Coordinator, Internship Program
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Cedarville University School of Pharmacy
    • MBA, Cedarville University School of Business
    • MS, Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • PGY1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency, Cleveland Clinic - Main Campus


Samantha Loutzenheiser, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Infectious Diseases
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Katrina Mann, PharmD, BCPS
Katrina Mann, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist – Neurology, Neurosurgery
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cleveland Clinic Marymount

Amy Martin, PharmD, BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Amy Martin, PharmD, BCPS

  • Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Duquesne University
    • Pharmacy Practice Residency, Allegheny General Hospital 
    • MTM Certification

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Anupha Mathew, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist - Internal Medicine
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Nova Southeastern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Medical University of South Carolina
    • PGY2 Internal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina

Danielle Marut
Danielle Marut, PharmD, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist – Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
    • PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

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Erica McDonald, PharmD

  • Clinical Pharmacist-Pediatrics
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    • PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Emily McElhaney, PharmD, BCCP
Emily McElhaney, PharmD, BCCP

  • Clinical Pharmacist – Cardiology
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD: University of Florida
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital
    • PGY2 Cardiology Residency: Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Sarah Mersek, PharmD, BCPS
Sarah Mersek, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist – Drug Information
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
    • PGY2 Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

Mike Militello, PharmD
Michael Militello, PharmD

  • Clinical Specialist - Cardiology; Residency Program Director PGY1/2 Pharmacotherapy
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
    • Specialty Practice Residency - Cardiology, The Ohio State University Medical Center

Sarah Milkovich, PharmD, BCACP | Pharmacy Preceptors  | Cleveland Clinic
Sarah Milkovich, PharmD, BCACP

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

James Montgomery, PharmD, BCACP | Cleveland Clinic
James Montgomery, PharmD, BCACP

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care
  • Montgo[email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Pittsburgh
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of North Carolina
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Casey Moore, PharmD | Pharmacy Preceptors  | Cleveland Clinic
Casey Moore, PharmD

  • Medication Safety Pharmacist - Pediatrics
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Kentucky
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Children's of Alabama

Julia A. Mulheman, PharmD | Pharmacy Preceptors  | Cleveland Clinic
Julia A. Mulheman, PharmD

  • Manager - Pharmacy Anticoagulation Clinic & Ambulatory Call Center
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University

Kristen Neuhaus, PharmD
Kristen Neuhaus, PharmD

  • Clinical Specialist - Lung Transplant
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    • PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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Stephanie Okraszewski, PharmD, BCPS

  • Lead Pharmacist - Ambulatory Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Northeast Ohio Medical University

Andrea Pallotta, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID), AAHIVP | Cleveland Clinic
Andrea Pallotta, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, AAHIVP

  • Clinical Specialist - Infectious Diseases/HIV; Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Coordinator
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
    • PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Nicole Palm, PharmD, BCCCP
Nicole Palm, PharmD, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Minnesota
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Illinois Chicago
    • Teaching Certificate, University of Illinois Chicago
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Medical University of South Carolina

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Bob Pang, PharmD

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Maryland
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency,Ascension Wisconsin, St. Joseph Campus
    • PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Marcie Parker, PharmD, BCACP | Cleveland Clinic
Marcie Parker, PharmD, BCACP

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Florida
    • MTM Certification

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Jeffrey Pasucal, PharmD, AAHIVP

  • Clinical Pharmacist – Specialty Pharmacy
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
    • PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency, St. Louis College of Pharmacy/Walgreens

Chandni Patel, PharmD, BCPPS
Chandni Patel, PharmD, BCPPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist - Pediatrics
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Wayne State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    • PGY2 Pediatric Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

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Seema Patel, PharmD, BCOP

  • Clinical Specialist – Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplantation; Residency Program Director PGY2 Oncology
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Illinois at Chicago
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice, University of Illinois at Chicago
    • PGY2 Oncology, University of Illinois at Chicago

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James Payne, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist - Internal Medicine
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Pittsburgh
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Charleston Area Medical Center

John Petrich, RPh, MS | Cleveland Clinic
John Petrich, RPh, MS

  • Manager, Investigational Drug Service
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • BS Pharmacy, University of Toledo
    • MS, Cleveland State University

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Catherine Pierson, PharmD, BCOP

  • Clinical Specialist - Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Wisconsin Health
    • PGY2 Oncology Residency, University of Wisconsin Health

Hannah Pratt
Hannah Pratt, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Cleveland Clinic Children's, Population Health and Complex Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Utah
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Intermountain Healthcare McKay-Dee Hospital
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency, Intermountain Healthcare

Megan Ramsey, PharmD, BCPS
Megan Ramsey, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist – Internal Medicine
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Mikhaila Rice, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Mikhaila Rice, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

  • Clinical Specialist – Lymphoma/Myeloma
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Pittsburgh
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Mayo Clinic - Rochester
    • PGY2 Oncology Residency, Mayo Clinic - Rochester

Allison Riffle, PharmD, MS | Cleveland Clinic
Allison Riffle, PharmD, MS

  • Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • MS Health System Pharmacy Administration, Northeast Ohio Medical University

Kaitlyn Rivard, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, AAHIVP | Pharmacy Preceptors  | Cleveland Clinic
Kaitlyn Rivard, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, AAHIVP

  • Clinical Specialist - Infectious Diseases; Residency Program Director PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Mercy Health St.Mary's
    • PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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Jeffrey Rosner, R.Ph.

  • Senior Director, Pharmacy Sourcing & Purchasing
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • BS Pharmacy

latoya ross
LaToya Ross, RPh, MS

  • Outpatient Pharmacist, Ambulatory Pharmacy Manager
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • Bachelors of Pharmacy, University of Toledo
    • Masters of Science in Health Informatics, Walden University
    • Certificate in Medication Therapy Management
    • Certificate in Diabetes Management

Joslyn Rudoni
Joslyn Rudoni, PharmD, BCOP

  • Clinical Specialist - Lymphoma/Myeloma
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Michigan
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Michigan
    • PGY2 Oncology Residency, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Michael Rudoni, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Michael Rudoni, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Michigan
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Beaumont Hospital
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Beaumont Hospital

Giavanna Russo-Alvarez, PharmD, BCACP | Cleveland Clinic
Giavanna Russo-Alvarez, PharmD, BCACP

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care; Residency Program Director PGY2 Ambulatory Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Duquesne University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency (emphasis in Family Medicine), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret

Gretchen Sacha, PharmD, RPh, BCCCP | Cleveland Clinic
Gretchen Sacha, PharmD, RPh, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist – Critical Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo College of Pharmacy
    • PGY1 Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    • PGY2 Critical Care, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Myriam Samaan, PharmD, RPh

  • Pediatric Pharmacist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Florida

Michael Seabright, PharmD, BCOP
Michael Seabright, PharmD, BCOP

  • Clinical Specialist, Regional Oncology
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Virginia Commonwealth University

Sneha Shah, PharmD, BCPS
Sneha Shah, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist – Drug Information
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • School: University of Toledo (Pharm.D.)
    • PGY1 Program: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus (2007)
    • ASHP Critical Care Traineeship (2016)

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Hamid Sheiki, PharmD

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Findlay

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Kate Snyder, PharmD, BCPS

  • Medication Safety Pharmacist – Smart Pumps
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Rhode Island
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cape Regional Medical Center
    • PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
    • Advanced Fellowship in Patient Safety, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center

Matthew Soder, RPh | Cleveland Clinic
Matthew Soder, R.Ph.

  • Assistant Director Ambulatory Pharmacy
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • BS, Pharmacy, University of Toledo

Erick Sokn, PharmD, MS
Erick Sokn, PharmD, MS

  • Director, Population Health
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Pharmacy
    • PGY1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
    • Masters in Health-System Pharmacy Administration, University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Pharmacy

Amanda Soric, PharmD, BCACP, CTTS
Amanda Soric, PharmD, BCACP, CTTS

  • Clinical Specialist-Primary Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

Kara Sosinski, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic
Kara Sosinski, PharmD

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist - Medication Records
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center
    • PGY2 Informatics Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Michael Spinner, MA, PharmD | Cleveland Clinic
Michael Spinner, MA, PharmD

  • Clinical Specialist - Kidney Transplant
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice, Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant, Barnes-Jewish Hospital


Michael Stanton, PharmD, BCOP

  • Clinical Specialist - Pediatric Heme/Onc/BMT
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic
    • PGY2, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sowmya Takkellapati, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic
Sowmya Takkellapati, PharmD

  • Clinical Specialist - Solid Tumor Oncology
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Tufts Medical Center
    • PGY2 Oncology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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David Tietz, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist – Emergency Medicine
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University

Tyler Tomasek, PharmD | Pharmacy Preceptors  | Cleveland Clinic
Tyler Tomasek, PharmD, MS, BCPS

  • Director, Pharmacy Automation, Operations Support, Data Reporting & Analytics
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cleveland Clinic South Point Hospital
    • Master of Science in Health System Pharmacy Administration, Northeast Ohio Medical University

Heather Torbic, PharmD, BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Heather Torbic, PharmD, FCCM, BCCCP, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Medical Intensive Care Unit; Residency Program Director PGY2 Critical Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Northeastern University
    • Pharmacy Practice Residency, Boston Medical Center
    • Specialty Practice Residency - Critical Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Neil Turco, PharmD, BCPS | Pharmacy Preceptors  | Cleveland Clinic
Neil Turco, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Pittsburgh
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret

Theresa Urban
Theresa Urban, PharmD, BCOP

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cleveland Clinic
    • PGY2 Oncology Residency, Cleveland Clinic

Kelly Vilt
Kelly Vilt, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist – Internal Medicine
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ferris State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Saint Thomas Hospital


Erin Waehner, PharmD, BCPPS

  • Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Children's Medical Center Dallas
    • PGY2 Pediatrics, Children's Medical Center Dallas

Rob Walchack, PharmD, BCOP
Rob Walchack, PharmD, BCOP

  • Clinical Specialist – Leukemia
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Duquesne University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, West Virginia University Medicine
    • PGY2 Oncology Residency, West Virginia University Medicine


Madeline Waldron, PharmD, BCOP

  • Pharmacy Services Coordinator; Residency Programs and Interprofessional Education; Residency Program Director PGY1 Pharmacy
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University at Buffalo
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    • PGY2 Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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Ramara E. Walker, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHIVP

  • Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • Undergraduate and Pharmacy School: The Ohio State University
    • PGY1 Program: Cleveland Clinic
    • PGY2 Program: Cleveland VA

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Wes Wang, PharmD

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Iowa
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, AdventHealth
    • PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency, Sentara Healthcare

Jessica Ward, PharmD, BCCCP
Jessica Ward, PharmD, BCCCP

  • Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • School: Cedarville University School of Pharmacy
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice – Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    • PGY2 Critical Care – Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Sara Ward, PharmD, BCCP
Sara Ward, PharmD, BCCP

  • Clinical Specialist – Heart Failure/Heart Transplant
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Kentucky
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Medical University of South Carolina
    • PGY2 Cardiology Residency, University of Kentucky

Paige Waugh, PharmD, BCPS
Paige Waugh, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist – Internal Medicine
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
    • PGY2 Internal Medicine, Duquesne University/ University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy

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Elizabeth Wells, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist - Emergency Medicine
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Drake University

Jill Wesolowski, PharmD
Jill Wesolowski, PharmD

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist – Infectious Diseases
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, RL Roudebush VA Medical Center

Lindsey Wiegmann, PharmD, BCACP
Lindsey Wiegmann, PharmD, BCACP

  • Clinical Specialist – Primary Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Parkland Health and Hospital System (Dallas, TX)
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, Parkland Health and Hospital System (Dallas, TX)


Brad Williams, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist – Heart Failure/Heart Transplant
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Illinois-Chicago
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Michigan
    • Specialty Practice Residency – Cardiology, University of Michigan

Jonathan P. Williams, PharmD, MS | Cleveland Clinic
Jonathan P. Williams, PharmD, MS

  • Director of Pharmacy, 340B
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University
    • Special Practice Residency-Health System Pharmacy Administration, The Ohio State University

Marc Willner, PharmD | Cleveland Clinic
Marc Willner, PharmD, CPHIMS

  • Lead Pharmacy Informatics Specialist; Residency Program Director PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Duquesne University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Maimonides Medical Center
    • PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Benjamin A. Witt, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
  • Clinical Coordinator, Employee Health Plan
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The University of Findlay
    • MBA, The University of Findlay
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Toledo Medical Center
    • PGY2 Drug Information Residency, University of Utah Health

Lauren Wolfe, PharmD, BCACP | Cleveland Clinic
Lauren Wolfe, PharmD, BCACP

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Duquesne University
    • PGY1 Community Residency, Cleveland Clinic
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care, Duquesne University

Janet Wu
Janet Wu, PharmD, BCIDP

  • Clinical Specialist – Infectious Diseases & Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    • PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency, Detroit Medical Center

Marcia Wyman, PharmD, BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Marcia Wyman, PharmD, BCPS

  • Drug Information Pharmacist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University

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Xhilda Xhemali, PharmD, BCIDP

  • Clinical Specialist - Infectious Diseases
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Wayne State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Michigan Medicine
    • PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency, University of Kentucky HealthCare

Angela W. Yaniv, PharmD | Cleveland Clinc
Angela W. Yaniv, PharmD, BCSCP

  • Director of Pharmacy - Sterile Products
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

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Irene Yee, PharmD, RPh, BCPS

  • Nursing Unit Based Pharmacist
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
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Jason Yerke, PharmD, BCCCP
  • Clinical Specialist – Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ferris State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cleveland Clinic
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Cleveland Clinic

Elizabeth Zeleznikar, PharmD
Elizabeth Zeleznikar, PharmD, BCACP

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, University of Colorado
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, University of Colorado

Peter Zervopoulos PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Peter Zervopoulos PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

  • Clinical Pharmacist – Neurology
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Illinois – Chicago
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Owens Healthcare

Andrea Zuckerman, PharmD | Cleveland Clinic
Andrea Zuckerman, PharmD, BCPPS

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist - Clinical Content Coordinator
  • [email protected]
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Wisconsin
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Deaconess Health System
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Residency Program Application Requirements

PGY-1 Programs

Interested applicants must be PharmD graduates of accredited college of pharmacy, be eligible for licensure in the State of Ohio (or Florida if applicable), and submit the standard application materials through PhORCAS (i.e. Letter of Intent, CV, the three standard reference forms in PhORCAS, official college transcripts), along with:

  1. We request a minimum of one (two is preferred) of your three references should come from a preceptor who you have worked with in a clinical setting, related to an APPE in acute or ambulatory care. The clinical preceptor should be able to comment on your scope of responsibility, total patient load, level of autonomy, clinical abilities, and organizational and time management skills. All three reference writers should use the standard PhORCAS template to submit their candidate recommendation.
  2. A response to the following essay statement is required for acceptance. The essay response should be no longer than one page in length. An application will not be reviewed if this statement is missing. Please note that the essay is separate from your letter of intent. Reflecting on your APPE rotations, please provide a piece of critical feedback you have received from one of your preceptors on a direct patient care rotation. Explain how you have incorporated this feedback into your practice and/or worked to improve in this area.

PGY-2 Programs

Interested applicants must be PharmD graduates of accredited college of pharmacy, be eligible for licensure in the State of Ohio (or Florida if applicable), and submit the standard application materials through PhORCAS (i.e. Letter of Intent, CV, the three standard reference forms in PhORCAS, official college transcripts), along with:

  1. We request a minimum of one (two is preferred) of your three references should come from a preceptor who you have worked with in a clinical setting, related to a PGY-1 rotation in acute or ambulatory care. The clinical preceptor should be able to comment on your scope of responsibility, total patient load, level of autonomy, clinical abilities, and organizational and time management skills. All three reference writers should use the standard PhORCAS template to submit their candidate recommendation.
  2. A response to the following essay statement is required for acceptance. The essay response should be no longer than one page in length. An application will not be reviewed if this statement is missing. Please note that the essay is separate from your letter of intent. Reflecting on your PGY-1 residency rotations, please provide a piece of critical feedback you have received from one of your preceptors on a direct patient care rotation. Explain how you have incorporated this feedback into your practice and/ or worked to improve in this area.

Please submit all application materials via Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

Deadline for receipt of these materials to be considered for an on-site interview is January 1, 2023 by 11:59 p.m.

For the PGY-2 residency programs (Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Informatics, Internal Medicine, Investigational Drugs and Research, Medication-Use Safety and Policy, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacogenomics and Solid Organ Transplant), a Pharmacy (PGY-1) Residency or equivalent experience is required.

Cleveland Clinic Health-System Residency sites agree that no person at these sites will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.

Note:

Residency applicants must be authorized for employment in the United States at the time they apply for the residency. Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy does not sponsor applicants for work visas

Appointments of applicants to residency positions may be contingent upon the applicants satisfying certain eligibility requirements [e.g., graduating from an accredited college of pharmacy, obtaining a pharmacist license in Ohio (for Ohio sites) or Florida (for Florida sites) within 90 days of the start date, and successful completion of a pre-employment physical and drug screen, including testing for cotinine and attendance of an onboarding appointment on-site at main campus, or as otherwise directed by Occupational health].

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate OPT (Optional Practical Training) visas for the Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Residency Program as the program extends beyond 12 months. TN (Trade NAFTA) visas are acceptable, however, the candidate is responsible for the application process and all necessary fees. Cleveland Clinic cannot extend the candidate an employment letter until the candidate has matched with the Cleveland Clinic program and signed an acceptance letter. Any employment letter will state the length of the program (12 months if PGY1 or PGY2, 24 months if HSPAL or Pharmacotherapy)

Graduates of international pharmacy schools will be considered if they meet the ASHP criteria for application to residency (“Applicants to pharmacy residencies must be graduates or candidates for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). At a minimum, the program must be a five-year pharmacy degree program”)

Cleveland Clinic requires all employees to demonstrate proof of full COVID-19 vaccination subject to approved medical or religious exemptions

Other Requirements

Other Requirements

Main Campus Successful Completion Policy

Formal presentations include:

  • Protocol defense.
  • CE presentation.
  • Seminar.
  • Case presentation.
  • Journal Club.
  • Additional opportunities for Critical Care Journal Club, ID monthly, Oncology weekly etc.

Professional Meetings: Residents are sent to regional and national clinical meetings with travel reimbursed and food allowances. Required meetings are determined by the residency committee and vary among programs and are dependent on current enterprise-wide travel restrictions.

Research: Residents participate in a longitudinal Research Curriculum to guide them through their research projects. Concentrated during the early months, the curriculum provides residents additional training in statistics and research design prior to selection of a research project. During the course of the year, additional training sessions provide direction as projects progress through the different stages of the research process. Residents are supported by research teams composed of interested pharmacists and physicians who are available for guidance and support. Cleveland Clinic Main Campus offers unparalleled access to a wide variety of disease states and treatment methods that can be utilized for retrospective studies. Residents must submit a manuscript suitable for publication prior to completion of the residency and are encouraged to seek publication.

Leadership: The Cleveland Clinic participates in the annual ASHP Visiting Leader program with keynote addresses and small group meetings with significant national figures in pharmacy. Residents also participate in monthly Leadership Journal Club with the Chief Pharmacy Officer.

Staffing Requirements: Residents are required to provide pharmacy staffing for selected weekends throughout the year. Staffing assignment varies based on program. Residents are also required to work 2 Cleveland Clinic Recognized Holidays.

On-Call: Inpatient residents participate in an on-call program. The on-call program is designed to support departmental patient care initiatives. The on-call schedule ensures compliance with duty hour regulations.

Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committees: Due to the vast size of the Cleveland Clinic, the Pharmacy & Therapeutic committee is composed of several specialty panels that work to focus on specific practice areas. Each inpatient resident is assigned a specialty P&T panel for which they are responsible for taking minutes throughout the year; Community and Ambulatory Care residents participate in 2 meetings through the year; HSPA residents are assigned to the Clinical Integration Committee and CCHS Operations committee.

Additional Resources: Residents are provided with lab coats, remote computer access, reimbursement of professional society membership dues, and conference travel expenses and food allowances for required conferences. Personal dedicated desk space is provided.

Additional Resources Alumni

Alumni

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus established their pharmacy residency program in 1995 and has continued to expand over the years by adding additional programs and residents. We take pride in cultivating the next generation of pharmacists and further expanding the profession. Over 250 residents have graduated from the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus pharmacy residency program.

Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities

Chief and Assistant Chief Roles

The Chief and Assistant Chief Resident roles are excellent opportunities to develop leadership skills while supporting the residency class. Given the large number of residents at Cleveland Clinic, these roles are essential to facilitate communication between residents and the Pharmacy Residency Committee or other administrators to ensure the program continues to grow and adapt to each unique residency class.

The Chief Resident has the opportunity to collaborate and develop strong relationships with a variety of pharmacists as this position serves as the liaison between the residents and the department. The Assistant Chief Resident provides support to the Chief Pharmacy Resident throughout the year. Both roles oversee the resident-led committees. In addition to leadership and communication, these roles provide the opportunity to further develop delegation, conflict resolution, recruiting, and time management skills. The Chief Resident position is fulfilled by a PGY2 resident. Both PGY1 and PGY2 residents have the opportunity to apply for the Assistant Chief position.

2022-2023 Residency Class Leadership:

Megan Shulkosky, PharmD
Megan Shulkosky, PharmD
Chief Resident; PGY2 Critical Care Resident

Mitch Blewett, PharmD
Mitch Blewett, PharmD
Assistant Chief Resident; PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership

Residents also have the opportunity to participate in resident-run committees: Recruitment, Professional, and Involvement. Each committee has 2 co-chairs. Participation is optional, residents may choose to be involved to the level of their interest and degree to which other residency requirements permit.

Recruitment Committee

Has several primary functions, including coordination of resident involvement in showcase events, Midyear, and interviews. Additionally, this committee coordinates the Residency Preparation Track in the fall for APPE students pursuing residency. In the spring, this committee is responsible for providing information on housing and logistical considerations for living in Cleveland to incoming residents.

Professional Committee

Focuses on creating professional development opportunities for residents. This committee coordinates IPPE students rotations Cleveland Clinic including designation of required learning experiences, schedule coordination, and preceptor assignment. All residents have the opportunity to be an IPPE student preceptor. Additionally, each year the committee organizes one or more inter-professional journal club events with the internal medicine medical residents and facilitates topic selection and presentation/discussion forum. There are often additional opportunities that arise for this committee each year depending on ongoing departmental and organizational projects.

Involvement Committee

Is responsible for social and service events for the residency class. The primary responsibilities include organizing monthly social events for the residents (COVID-friendly) and coordinating several community services events throughout the year. Past events have included the Velosano, Light the Night, Adopt-A-Family, and Ronald McDonald House events, among others. Residents typically have greatly enjoyed these unique opportunities to engage with others and serve the community! Some of the most popular events under the committee’s purview is Birthday Celebrations for each resident, an annual apparel sale, and resident Holiday celebrations such as Friendsgiving and Secret Santa.