Welcome

Welcome

Welcome from Residency Leadership

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
leonarm@ccf.org

Natalie Breyer, Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator
Natalie Breyer, CPhT
Residency Program Coordinator
breyern@ccf.org

PGY-1

PGY-1

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

The Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) is a one-year program designed to provide a foundation of diverse experiences in pharmaceutical care as well as in health-system pharmacy practice.

The residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training. The resident receives extensive training and experience in all areas of hospital pharmacy practice. The residency is designed to expand the skills and knowledge necessary for direct patient care. The program offers a variety of opportunities for the resident to develop critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills necessary to optimize patient care outcomes.

Required rotations include acute care, critical care, drug information, medication safety, and practice management. Residents are able to individualize their residency through elective rotations such as infectious diseases, cardiology, oncology, transplant, and ambulatory care. Additional activities include presentations at education conferences, completion of a research project, participation in hospital committees and pharmacy student education. Inpatient staffing is required every other weekend throughout the year. Residents also participate in an on-call program.

Contact
Jennifer Sekeres, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) Director
Email: sekerej@ccf.org

Madeline Waldron, PharmD, BCOP
Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) Coordinator
Email: waldrom@ccf.org

Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195

PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency

The Community-Based Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) is a one-year program designed to provide diverse experiences in pharmaceutical care in the community practice setting.

This program builds upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications. The program offers advanced training in optimizing the care of diverse patient populations as they transition from a health system setting. Graduates of the program are prepared to provide advanced patient care services in the community pharmacy with independent, chain, and integrated health systems pharmacies. Completion of the teaching certificate program through Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) qualifies the residency graduate for positions in shared faculty/academia.

Required learning experiences include ambulatory leadership, managed care/employee health plan, drug information, community pharmacy, advanced community pharmacy, anti-coagulation, specialty pharmacy, primary care, transitional care management, and HIV ambulatory care clinic. Residents participate in a weekend staffing rotation and must work one major and one minor holiday.

Presentations are given at various meetings including resident conference and local, state, and national poster presentations.

Contact
Amy Gustafson, PharmD
Community-Based Pharmacy Residency (PGY1) Director
Cleveland ClinicDepartment of Pharmacy
8701 Darrow Rd.
Twinsburg, OH 44087
Email: gustafa@ccf.org

PGY-1/2

PGY-1/2

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

The Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency (PGY-1 and PGY-2) and master’s degree is a specialized two-year program with the primary objective of developing pharmacy leaders who are trained and prepared to immediately assume managerial positions within large, integrated healthcare delivery systems, leading to Director of Pharmacy positions. The master’s degree is in conjunction with Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Residents experience training, mentoring and modeling in pharmacy administration and leadership. Residents will have exposure to central pharmacy, sterile products, emergency department, ambulatory, specialty pharmacy, and decentralized clinical services to gain experience with front-line supervision.

HSPAL Residents also oversee the pharmacy internship program to gain further experience with direct supervision. In addition to presentations and projects, residents are required to complete a large project and submit a manuscript for publication.

Residents will gain instruction on the provision of safe, appropriate, and cost-effective use of medication across the continuum of care through the application of knowledge and skills in patient care. Required residency learning experiences include inpatient pharmacy operations, sterile products management, primary care, inpatient med/surg, supply chain, finance, and med safety/drug
information. The residents gain knowledge to understand, analyze and manage the changing nature of today’s complex medical delivery systems and leadership skills necessary for change management and managing the pharmacy enterprise. Required activities include presentations, coursework, projects, a manuscript, and staffing and management on-call responsibilities.

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: calabrs@ccf.org

PGY-1/2 Pharmacotherapy Residency

The Pharmacotherapy Residency (PGY-1 and PGY-2) is a specialized two-year training program designed to develop expert-level competence in pharmacotherapy.

The program instructs the resident on the provision of safe, appropriate, economical use of medication through the application of specialized knowledge, skills and functions in patient care in preparation for becoming a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS). The program’s goal is to develop an expert-level practitioner with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to thrive as a clinical generalist, specialist, coordinator or faculty member. 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 the second year. Throughout year 1 and 2, additional requirements include presentations, projects, a manuscript, and inpatient staffing.

Contact
Michael A. Militello, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacotherapy Residency Director
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: militem@ccf.org

PGY-2

PGY-2

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency

The Cleveland Clinic PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency prepares graduates in three areas important for a clinical specialist: clinical practice, precepting, and research. Not only will residents develop the clinical skills to manage complex chronic disease states in a variety of outpatient settings, they will also develop operational skills to initiate and/or expand clinical pharmacy services. Resident graduates will be ready to precept a wide range of learners and be able to conduct research projects from conception to publication.

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care residents will practice within 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. Required rotations include: primary care, primary care 2, anticoagulation, anticoagulation 2, pharmacy administration, and inSight population health. Required specialty rotations include: diabetes, HIV, heart failure, and geriatrics. Residents will select 2 elective rotations from the following list: transplant, rheumatology, diabetes 2, pharmacogenomics, emergency medicine, managed care, specialty pharmacy, and pharmacy administration 2. In addition to completing a research project and drug use evaluation/quality improvement project, the resident will present at resident conference, ambulatory care monthly, leadership journal club, and the APPE student lecture series.

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: russo-g@ccf.org

PGY-2 Cardiology Residency

The Cardiology Residency (PGY-2) is a one-year training program designed to develop an expert-level practitioner with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for specialized practice in cardiology.

For the 26th consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic’s heart program has ranked as the best in the nation, earning the No. 1 ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s “2020-2021 Best Hospitals.”

The Cardiology Residency program offers a variety of opportunities that allow the resident to develop the clinical skills necessary for acute care cardiology, cardiovascular critical care, and to optimize patient care outcomes. Areas of focus include clinical cardiology, coronary ICU, heart failure/heart transplant, cardiothoracic surgery intensive care unit, and ambulatory cardiovascular care. The resident can choose from a number of elective rotations to build and enhance competencies. The residency fosters development of an independent practitioner with the ability to thrive in a variety of practice settings. In addition to completing a research project and drug use evaluation, the resident will hone their skills through clinical staffing and presenting in pharmacy education conference and other settings, as well as participation in hospital committees..

Contact
Katie Greenlee, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-Cardiology), BCCP
Cardiology Residency Director Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: greenlk@ccf.org

PGY-2 Critical Care Residency

The Critical Care Residency (PGY-2) is a one-year training program designed to develop an expert-level practitioner with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to thrive as a critical care clinical specialist, clinical faculty member, or to pursue fellowship training in critical care.

The program offers a variety of opportunities that allow the resident to develop the clinical skills necessary for complex intensive care issues and to optimize patient care outcomes. Required rotations include the medical, surgical, cardiac, cardiovascular surgery and neurosciences intensive care units. Elective opportunities in the heart failure, trauma/burn, pediatric, medical liver intensive care units, emergency department, infectious diseases consult service, and bone marrow and solid organ transplantation enable residents to integrate their accumulated knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care for critically ill patients.

Additional elective opportunities include clinical teaching and outcomes research. The residency fosters development of an independent practitioner with the ability to thrive in a variety of practice settings. In addition to completing a research project and drug use evaluation, the resident will hone their skills through clinical staffing and presenting in both pharmacy education conference and critical care conference settings. Clinical and didactic teaching opportunities are available.

Contact
Heather Torbic, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Critical Care Residency Director
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: torbich@ccf.org

PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residency

The Emergency Medicine Residency (PGY-2) is a one-year training program designed to develop an expert-level practitioner with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel as an emergency medicine clinical specialist.

The program offers a variety of opportunities that allow the resident to develop the clinical skills and aptitude necessary to manage complex emergency medicine issues and optimize patient outcomes. Required experiences consist of a core series of emergency medicine rotations including adult trauma and pediatric emergency medicine, adult critical care rotations in the medical, neurosciences, and coronary intensive care units, and a concentrated toxicology rotation. Several elective rotations are offered to further enrich pharmacotherapy knowledge and application, such as experiences in transplant medicine and pediatric critical care as well as additional emergency medicine experiences.

In addition to completing a research project and drug use evaluation, the resident will further refine skills through clinical staffing, presentations at pharmacy education conferences and other venues, and participation in institutional and enterprise emergency medicine committees. Clinical teaching opportunities are also available with pharmacy students, residents, and physicians. The residency program fosters the development of an independent practitioner with the ability to thrive in a variety of emergency medicine practice settings.

Contact
Matt Campbell, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Emergency Medicine Residency Director
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105 
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: campbem4@ccf.org

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency

The Infectious Diseases Residency (PGY-2) is a one-year training program designed to provide an opportunity for the resident to develop the necessary skills for specialized practice in infectious diseases.

The program is designed to develop skilled clinical pharmacists to practice as infectious diseases specialists in academic or community hospitals, clinical faculty members or pursue fellowship training. Required rotations consist of infectious diseases (ID) general consult service, endocarditis consult service, bone and joint infection consult service, neurologic ID consult service, ID outpatient clinic (including HIV), pediatric ID consults, immunocompromised ID consult service (solid organ transplant, bone marrow transplant, and oncology), and microbiology. The resident can choose from a number of elective rotations to build and enhance competencies. The resident is involved longitudinally in antimicrobial stewardship and antimicrobial formulary management.

Additional experiences for the resident include a research project, drug use evaluation, and participation in pharmacy education conferences as well as the Department of Infectious Diseases case conference and grand rounds.

Contact
Kaitlyn Rivard, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, AAHIVP
Infectious Diseases Residency Director
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: rivardk@ccf.org

PGY-2 Medication Use Safety and Policy Residency

The Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency (PGY-2) is a one-year training program designed to provide an opportunity for the resident to develop necessary skills for specialized practice in medication-use systems and policies.

The program offers a variety of opportunities that allow the resident to develop skills in medication safety, drug information, formulary management, and drug-use policy development, while also incorporating aspects of administration and informatics.

Required rotations include medication safety, drug information practice, administration and drug use policy, formulary management and implementation, and informatics. The resident will be involved with medication event reporting and monitoring, drug shortage and recall management, newsletter development and editing, and regulatory compliance. The resident will attend and present at the Cleveland Clinic Health System Medical Staff P&T Committee and corresponding Formulary Specialty Panels as well as the Cleveland Clinic Local P&T Committee. The resident will participate in journal clubs and pharmacy education conference, conduct a drug use evaluation and a research project, write a manuscript, and present one seminar.

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: lehmanm2@ccf.org

PGY-2 Oncology Residency

The Oncology Residency (PGY-2) is a one-year training program designed to provide an opportunity for the resident to develop the necessary skills for specialized practice in oncology pharmacy.

The resident’s expertise, knowledge and skills in oncology therapeutics will allow them to contribute to an interdisciplinary healthcare team offering patient-specific therapeutic interventions to treat, cure, rehabilitate, and alleviate medical conditions and diseases unique to cancer patients. The program also enhances proficiency in clinical research and strengthens communication skills.

Required rotations include solid tumor oncology, leukemia, blood and marrow transplantation, pediatric oncology, management/ investigational drug services, outpatient oncology, inpatient lymphoma/myeloma. The resident can choose from a number of elective rotations to build and enhance competencies. The resident participates in pharmacy education conference, weekly oncology disease state and therapeutics discussions, student lectures and discussions, conducts a research project, conducts a drug use evaluation, presents one seminar, participates in the formulary management process, and is involved in reviewing and validating oncology chemotherapy order sets.

Contact 
Caitlin Siebenaller, PharmD, BCOP
Oncology Residency Director
Cleveland ClinicDepartment of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105 
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: siebenc@ccf.org

PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency

The PGY-2 Pediatric Residency is a one-year training program designed to provide our resident with the experience needed to practice as a highly-skilled clinical pharmacist in the pediatric setting. 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 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: hooverj4@ccf.org

PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency

The Pharmacy Informatics Residency (PGY-2) is a one-year training program designed to provide both experiential and didactic informatics experiences to prepare a pharmacist for a career in medical informatics.

The program offers a wide variety of projects involving implementation or optimization of features in an electronic health record and medication-use processes used by a multi-hospital health-system.
Additionally, with many different types of automation in place across the health-system, opportunities are available for experience with automated dispensing systems, automated carousels, pharmacy robotics, and pharmacy workflow and inventory management systems. Required rotations will include Automation and Technology, Orders Management, Reporting and Analytics, Clinical Decision Support, Informatics Theory, and Informatics Leadership. Elective opportunities are available in specialty-focused areas such as Oncology Informatics, Ambulatory Informatics, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Order Set Management. The resident will also lead a longitudinal research project which will involve implementing a new technology, or improving upon an existing technology, in the electronic health record or medication-use system. The Pharmacy Informatics Residency also provides the opportunity to earn a credential in the use of the medication management application in the electronic health record. The resident will participate in several multidisciplinary committees to observe and contribute to the decision making and change management processes currently in place at Cleveland Clinic. The resident will also have the opportunity to participate in journal clubs and pharmacy education conferences.

Contact
Marc Willner, PharmD, CPHIMS
Pharmacy Informatics Residency Director
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | JJN1-200
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: willnem@ccf.org

PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency

The PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant residency is a one-year training program that builds on Doctor of Pharmacy education and PGY-1 pharmacy residency training to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in solid organ transplantation.

The Solid Organ Transplant residency provides residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions.

Required rotations consist of kidney, liver, heart, and lung transplant, transplant ambulatory care, and immunocompromised infectious diseases. The resident can choose from a number of elective rotations to build and enhance competencies. Additional experiences for the resident include a research project, drug use evaluation, and participation in pharmacy education conferences.

Contact
Jessica Bollinger, PharmD, BCPS
Solid Organ Transplant Residency Director
Cleveland Clinic
Department of Pharmacy
9500 Euclid Ave. | HB-105
Cleveland, OH 44195
Email: bollinj@ccf.org

Residents

Residents

2020-2021 Pharmacy Residents

PGY1 Residents

Nicole Babiak, PharmD

Nicole Babiak
PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacotherapy
  • Email: babiakn2@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Novelty, Ohio
  • Education: University of Findlay
  • Residency Goals: To become an independent, specialized clinical pharmacist that has a broad knowledge base in pharmacy practice with an emphasis on education.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Work as a pharmacist in the emergency department gaining more experience, and then eventually becoming an adjunct professor at a college of pharmacy.
  • About Me: Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy running and trying different beers at local microbreweries.
Leighton Boquist, PharmD

Leighton Boquist
PharmD

  • Program:PGY1 Community Pharmacy
  • Email: boquistl2@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Lima, Ohio
  • Education: Ohio Northern University
  • Residency Goals: Develop or improve a current ambulatory pharmacy service(s); Complete a research project and have the manuscript completed by the end of the residency year; gain exposure to several areas of community/ambulatory care pharmacy practice services; and improve teaching and precepting skills through Northeast Ohio Medical University's teaching certificate program.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Find a pharmacist position in an ambulatory care or health-system community pharmacy setting; serve as a preceptor to IPPE and APPE students; and find a shared faculty position at a college of pharmacy or have guest lecture opportunities in an academic setting.
  • About Me: My hobbies include running, traveling and baking cookies. I like to run 2-3 half marathons per year, my favorite race has been the Nationwide Children's half. While I was on rotation in Montana, I had the opportunity to visit several national parks including Banff in Canada. I also spent a month in Anchorage, Alaska for a rotation where I had the opportunity to hike a glacier, go on a sled dog ride, see the Northern Lights, see dog races and other great experiences.
Rick Carlson, PharmD

Rick Carlson
PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy
  • Email: carlsor2@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Galloway, New Jersey
  • Education: Duquesne University
  • Residency Goals: To develop my leadership, communication, clinical skills and become a well-rounded practicing pharmacist.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To complete a PGY2 training in Emergency Medicine and obtain a position as a clinical specialist. I would also like to become a preceptor and mentor future aspiring pharmacists, along with contributing to the field of pharmacy via research and inter-professional education.
  • About Me: A fun fact about myself is that I went to EMT and Fire School during my senior year of high school and have maintained my certifications in these areas. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, exploring the local Cleveland Metroparks, cooking, watching Netflix and playing video games.
April Chapman, PharmD

April Chapman
PharmD, MBA

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy
  • Email: chapmaa7@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Denver, Colorado
  • Education: Cedarville University
  • Residency Goals: Gain experience in a variety of patient settings while expanding my clinical knowledge and developing the skills necessary to provide excellent patient care. Take advantage of opportunities for committee involvement, research collaboration, and health-system initiatives in order to get a diverse experience and work together with other caregivers in unique settings.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Complete a PGY2 residency and earn my board certification. Be a proficient clinical pharmacist holding a specialist role with a teaching hospital that has a strong culture of multidisciplinary rounding and inter-professional collaboration.
  • About Me: In my free time I love spending time outdoors. My husband and I always enjoy finding new places to hike or camp. We just got a new German Shepherd puppy named Loki, so we are excited to start adventuring with him too. I also love to travel and my dream is to one day visit New Zealand.
Atul Dilawri, PharmD

Atul Dilawri
PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy
  • Email: dilawra@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Fresh Meadows, New York
  • Education: University at Buffalo
  • Residency Goals: My goal as a PGY1 resident is to advance my critical thinking skills and application of pharmacotherapy knowledge in a variety of clinical settings to provide the highest quality of care to my patients and to become a highly qualified independent clinical pharmacist.
  • Post-Residency Goals: My immediate post residency goal is to pursue a PGY2 pharmacy practice residency in Cardiology. My ultimate career goal is to practice as a board certified cardiology pharmacist at a large academic medical center with opportunities to conduct research, participate in preceptorship and pursue a position in academia.
  • About Me: I enjoy playing sports, cheering on the New York Yankees, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and trying new restaurants.
Luke Mennen, PharmD

Luke Mennen
PharmD, MBA

  • Program: PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
  • Email: mennenl2@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Carmel, Indiana
  • Education: Cedarville University
  • 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!
Alexa Plutt, PharmD

Alexa Plutt
PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy
  • Email: plutta@ccf.org
  • Hometown:Stafford, Virginia
  • Education: The Ohio State University
  • Residency Goals: To become a well-rounded pharmacist, gain experience in various practice settings and clinical areas and enhance communication, leadership and critical-thinking skills.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Complete a PGY2 program in my area of interest and obtain a position as a clinical specialist at an academic medical center, serve as a preceptor for students and residents and obtain board certification in my practice area.
  • About Me: In my free time I enjoy traveling with friends and family (my favorite place to go is Disney World), finding new restaurants and places to shop and on the weekends watching Buckeyes football.
Danielle Powall, PharmD

Danielle Powall
PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
  • Email: powalld@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Highland Heights, Ohio
  • Education: The Ohio State University
  • Residency Goals: Develop a strong foundation of clinical knowledge and become equipped with leadership skills to be an efficient and effective clinician, educator and leader.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a leadership/management position within in a practice area focused on advancing the role of pharmacists and/or medication safety practices. Make a positive impact within my organization and be actively involved in the advancement of the profession of pharmacy.
  • About Me: I enjoy watching and going to games for all Cleveland sports, playing volleyball and spending time with family and friends. I love to travel and read books, but there isn't much time or availability for this lately!
Kerri Row, PharmD

Kerri Row
PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy
  • Email: rowk@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Akron, Ohio
  • Education: Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Residency Goals: To become a well-rounded pharmacist and develop my clinical knowledge base, while building my confidence and skill set as an independent practitioner.
  • Post-Residency Goals: My goals are to complete a PGY2 in oncology and become board certified. My ultimate career goal is to work at an academic medical center where I can contribute to patient care while also precepting students and residents.
  • About Me: I love hiking and finding new trails to explore, horseback riding, playing board games, running, and spending time with my friends and family.
Emily Wings, PharmD

Emily Wings
PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy
  • Email: wingse2@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Vernon Hills, Illinois
  • Education: University of North Carolina
  • Residency Goals: To further develop my clinical knowledge base and decision-making skills to become a well-rounded, independent pharmacist.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To complete a PGY2 in my area of interest, refine my precepting skills, and ultimately work in an academic medical center where I am able to provide innovative patient care and contribute to the advancement of pharmacy practice.
  • About Me: Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, exploring different running trails, and cooking.

PGY2 Residents

Elizabeth Anatrella, PharmD

Elizabeth Anatrella
PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Pediatrics
  • Email: anatree@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Houston, Texas
  • Education: University of the Incarnate Word
  • PGY1: Albany Medical Center
  • Residency Goals: I would like to enhance my knowledge base while building my confidence as a pediatric pharmacist and continue building my precepting and research skills.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To practice as a clinical pediatric pharmacist and enhance patient care, achieve BCPPS certifications, and be able to serve as a preceptor to pass along the knowledge I have gained.
  • About Me: I enjoy cooking (and eating), spending time outside, and petting any dog I can see. Fun fact: I have a blackbelt in Taekwondo!
Sonya Anderson, PharmD

Sonya Anderson
PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy
  • Email: anderss23@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Naperville, Illinois
  • Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • PGY1: University of Michigan
  • Residency Goals: To understand Cleveland Clinic's formulary management process through P&T, committee work, and formulary reviews. Improve my verbal communication through presentations to various medical groups and exposure to committee work/running a committee.
  • Post-Residency Goals: After completing a PGY2 in Medication Use Safety and Policy, I hope to pursue a career in medication use policy. My short term goal would be to become a member of a medication use policy/drug information service. This would give me the opportunity to build upon my PGY2 experiences. My long term goal would be to be more involved in leadership or helping to run a department of medication use policy or drug information.
  • About Me: My hobbies include video games, hiking, baking, cooking, arts and crafts. Fun fact: I can draw a cartoon cat in 10 seconds. 
Bradley Berak, PharmD

Brad Berak
PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant
  • Email: berakb@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Macomb, Michigan
  • Education: Wayne State University
  • PGY1: Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Residency Goals: Enhance my skills obtained from my PGY1 residency training and increase my level of confidence when managing the complex medication regimens seen with the solid organ transplant patient population.
  • Post-Residency Goals: I strive to obtain a position as a solid organ transplant specialist at an academic medical center in order to provide pre, peri-, and post-transplant patient centered care. Additionally, I will continue to expand upon my clinical duties withing my institution by increasing precepting responsibilities and becoming a board certified pharmacist (BCTXP).
  • About Me: I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends by indulging in various breweries and restaurants. I also enjoy bowling competitively, weightlifting, and watching/attending sporting events.
Kristine Duly, PharmD

Kristine Duly
PharmD

 

  • Program: PGY2 Ambulatory Care
  • Email: dulyk@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Canton, Ohio
  • Education: The Ohio State University
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Residency Goals: To enhance my clinical knowledge and patient care skills to become a well-rounded, independent ambulatory care practitioner and preceptor.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To work as an ambulatory care pharmacist in diabetes management or anti-coagulation where I am able to practice at the top of my pharmacy license to provide evidence-based, patient centered care, precept learners, and continue to be involved in research. I hope to also eventually obtain a shared faculty position at a college of pharmacy to give back to the profession and mentor the next generation of pharmacists.
  • About Me: I'm just a little bit obsessed with my cats (Harold and Martha), houseplants, and Jeni's ice cream. I enjoy exploring Cleveland and new cities with my fiance' to discover new restaurants, bakeries, or vintage shops to buy mid-century furniture.
Clare Dyczkowski, PharmD

Clare Dyczkowski
PharmD, RDN

  • Program: PGY2 Oncology
  • Email: dyczkow2@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Avon Lake, Ohio
  • Education: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Fairview
  • Residency Goals: I hope to develop my clinical knowledge so that I can better serve my future patients. I plan to grow my teaching, precepting, and research skills so that I can better meet the needs of my future learners. I hope this year to contribute to the growing body of oncology research, assist in cancer fundraising and advocacy, and have fun!
  • Post-Residency Goals: After residency, my goal is to pursue a career as a board certified oncology pharmacist with direct patient involvement and opportunities to precept learners and conduct research. At this time, I love the ambulatory setting! However, I plan to keep and open mind throughout this year to further devise my future goals.
  • About Me:I have two perfect pugs (Chandler and Phoebe) and we enjoy walks, going to the Medina Square, eating, and napping! My favorite things to do without them include spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants and reading. I love to attend the monthly book club I have with my friends.
Reaghan Erickson, PharmD

Reaghan Erickson
PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Emergency Medicine
  • Email: ericksr@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Cedar Hills, Utah
  • Education: University of Utah
  • PGY1: Spartanburg Medical Center
  • Residency Goals: To build my knowledge of emergency medicine guidelines and primary literature to provide high-quality, hands-on patient care to a wide variety of populations as a part of the emergency medicine team.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a position as a board certified, emergency medicine clinical specialist at a teaching institution, be actively involved in interdisciplinary research, and precepting students and residents.
  • About Me: I enjoy traveling, spending time at the beach, trying new restaurants, and watching movies.
Nicole Guist, Pharm D

Nicole Guist
PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Informatics
  • Email: guistn2@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Strongsville, Ohio
  • Education: University of Toledo
  • PGY1: University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center
  • Residency Goals: Improve the medication use process through technology by expanding my knowledge of implementing, maintaining, and improving pharmacy informatics systems.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Acquire a position as a clinical informatics pharmacist in pursuit of leading the advancement of pharmacy practice by utilizing technology. Create a pharmacy informatics internship or residency to help train our future leaders and informatics pharmacists.
  • About Me: I regularly partake in the seasonal sports such as snow skiing, wake-boarding, and rock climbing. When the weather is not agreeable, I greatly enjoy video or board games with friends and family.
Dylan Hanna, PharmD

Dylan Hanna
PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Critical Care
  • Email: hannad7@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Education: The Ohio State University
  • PGY1: The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital
  • Residency Goals: To enhance my clinical knowledge in critical care areas, to further develop my precepting and teaching skills, and to become a well-rounded critical care pharmacy practice specialist by gaining experience in a wide variety or practice settings.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To obtain a position as a critical care pharmacy specialist, achieve BCCCP certification, continue professional organization involvement, and be highly involved in student and resident pharmacy education.
  • About Me: I enjoy spending time with family and friends, boating on Lake Erie, hiking, and visiting different restaurants in the area. I also really enjoy traveling with my wife and my dog whenever we can!
Colleen Hutchinson, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Colleen Hutchinson
PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Cardiology
  • Email: hutchic4@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Education: Butler University
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: To enhance my clinical knowledge, gain experience in a variety or cardiology practice settings, advance my leadership and research skills, and develop into a well-rounded pharmacist and future preceptor.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To practice as an engage geart failure clinical specialist at an academic medical center where I may provide optimal patient care. I hope to obtain an adjunct faculty position so that I may fulfill my goal of teaching. I also plan to obtain board certification and precept students and residents.
  • About Me: My hobbies include reading (Harry Potter is my favorite series), checking out new places, hiking, spending time with my family and friends, and experimenting with new recipes. I also love going to baseball games and relaxing by the pool.
Alayna Kehr, PharmD

Alayna Kehr
PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Ambulatory Care
  • Email: kehra2@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Gowanda, New York
  • Education: D'Youville College
  • PGY1: Riverside Regional Medical Center
  • Residency Goals: Throughout my PGY2, my goal is to further advance my clinical knowledge and critical thinking skills within the ambulatory care setting, as well as become more efficient in this process. I would like to enhance my literature review and dissemination of this knowledge, as well as better understand the establishment of collaborative practice agreements and how to implement these. Throughout this residency, I would also like to continue identifying areas of process improvement, gaining more confidence, and molding myself into the pharmacist I aspire to be. I am determined to build a strong framework in this area of specialty in order to maximize the care that I can provide to my future patients.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Post PGY2, I would like to obtain my BCACP certification and an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist position with a hospital or clinic. As of right now, I am not certian if there is a specialty or disease state I would like to focus on so, I feel primary care may be the optimal setting for me at this time. Long term, within this position, I would like to enhance the transitions of care, increase patient education, obtain a collaborative practice agreement if not yet in place, and focus on multidisciplinary teamwork. Precepting is also something that I am high interested in and with to incorporate into my career. I would like to continue to improve my skills and enhance patient care for the longevity of my career. Outside of this, I wish to continue participating in community outreach and health brigades.
  • About Me: I like to draw and paint. My favorite art subject is people or faces. A recent piece of mine was utilized for the cover of my best friend's newly written novel. I have a cat named "moo-moo" (she looks like a cow). I enjoy the outdoors and hanging out with family or friends!
Yannis Koukounas, PharmD

Yannis Koukounas
PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Oncology
  • Email: koukouy@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Education: University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • PGY1: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Residency Goals: To enhance my clinical and leadership skills in order to become a confident and versatile oncology pharmacy specialist. I also hope to develop my preceptorship and mentorship skills, contribute to research, and further my committee involvement.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To obtain a hematology/oncology clinical specialist position that offers the opportunity to provide patient care in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. I also plan to obtain BCOP certification to ensure that I am current with the progressive changes in oncology practice.
  • About Me: I enjoy traveling, checking out local restaurants and breweries, spending time with family and friends, and watching sports (Go Wildcats and Badgers!)
Richa Shah, PharmD

Richa Shah
PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Oncology
  • Email: shahr9@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Rochester, Michigan
  • Education: Wayne State University
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: Enhance my clinical knowledge base and develop skills needed to be an effective preceptor and leader. By the end of the year, I hope to become a well-rounded oncology pharmacist by participating in research and direct patient care in a variety of practice settings.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To obtain a hematology/oncology clinical specialist position at a large academic medical center that will allow me to practice in both inpatient and out patient settins. I plan to conture participating in research, become involved in professional organizations, and establish myself as a preceptor and educator.
  • About Me: Outside of residency, I enjoy traveling, being outdoors, weight lifting, and baking.
Alex Taylor, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Alex Taylor
PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Infectious Diseases
  • Email: taylora22@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Education: University of Tennessee
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: I hope to continue to develop a well-rounded, expansive infectious diseases clinical knowledge base, establish and refine the skill set necessary to build, optimize, and manage an antimicrobial stewardship program, and grow in my ability to precept and educate learners.
  • Post-Residency Goals: I would like to obtain an infectious diseases clinical specialist position and complete BCIDP and AAHIVP certifications. Ultimately, my career goals include pursuing a part time faculty appointment at a college of pharamcy or medicine in addition to maintaining a clinical practice, becoming and maintaining active involvement in Infectious Diseases organizations, and actively maintaining research pursuits that contribute to the literature.
  • About Me: I enjoy watching and playing sports, spending time with friends and family, traveling, and live music.
Stephen To, PharmD

Stephen To
PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Informatics
  • Email: tos6@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
  • Education: University of Southern California
  • PGY1: St. Joseph's Medical Center
  • Residency Goals: To develop the skills and expertise necessary to be a contributing member on informatics teams.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a position in a progressive informatics department. To contribute to the development of future informaticists.
  • About Me: I enjoy calisthenics, running and biking to make up for my passion for nuggets and fries. As a Californian, I'm looking forward to experiencing what a real winter is like as well as all the shoveling that will come with it.
Andrew Vandermause, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Andrew Vandermause
PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
  • Email: vandera4@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Education: University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: Make a positive impact on the patients I serve, contribute to safe and effective medication use at Cleveland Clinic, and evolve my executive presence to become a future leader in healthcare.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Secure a pharmacy manager position at an academic medical center, be actively involved in pharmacist development and advancement, and elevate the pharmacy profession at local, state, and national levels.
  • About Me: I enjoy traveling and have been to most states in the U.S., I always appreciate good restaurant recommendations, and I'm a huge Wisconsin sports fan (Go Badgers!).
Jessica Ward, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Jessica Ward
PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Critical Care
  • Email: wardj4@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Gallipolis, Ohio
  • Education: Cedarville University
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: Strengthen my clinical knowledge, skills, and reasoning to provide high-quality, evidence-based, and compassionate pharmacotherapeutic care for critically-ill patients in a variety of areas. Become a better preceptor to teach, guide, and encourage pharmacy students learning to care for critically-ill patients. Further develop necessary skills to independently conduct research that will improve patient care.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a position as a critical care specialist at an institution where I can prioritize direct-patient care, train pharmacy students and residents, and participate in meaningful research. I also plan to continue my involvement with professional organizations. Long-term, i hope to obtain a part-time role in academia while maintaining a critical care practice.
  • About Me: In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, exploring new neighborhoods and the great outdoors, cooking and listening to audio books.
Molly Wheeler, PharmD

Molly Wheeler
PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Pharmacotherapy
  • Email: wheelem7@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Sylvania, Ohio
  • Education: Ohio Northern University
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals:  To grow and broaden my clinical knowledge and skills as a pharmacist to provide excellent patient care and expand my experience with research and quality improvement as well as actively participate in professional organizations.
  • Post-Residency Goals:  To practice as a clinical pharmacist or clinical specialist in internal medicine or neurology with responsibilities in patient care, quality improvement, research, and education.
  • About Me: In my free time I enjoy board games, card games - basically game nights of any kind. I also enjoy cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Preceptors

Preceptors

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

  • Clinical Specialist - Neurocritical Care
  • ahrensc@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • Pharmacy Practice Residency
    • Specialty Practice Residency-Critical Care, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, MI

Kevin Amoline, RPh | Cleveland Clinic
Kevin Amoline, RPh

  • Lead Pharmacy Informatics Specialist
  • amolink@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • BS, RPh, Ohio Northern University
    • Epic Certified: Willow, Beacon and Epicare Ambulatory

Keith Anderson, PharmD
Keith Anderson, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Cardiology
  • andersk3@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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Gina Ayers, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP

  • Clinical Specialist - Geriatrics
  • ayersg@ccf.org
  • 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
  • ballmaj@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Duquesne University
    • PGY1 Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hamot

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Ryan Balmat, PharmD, BCPS

  • Emergency Medicine Nursing Unit Based Pharmacist
  • balmatr@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Butler University
    • PGY1 Residency, St. Vincent’s Indianapolis Hospital

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

  • Internal Medicine Clinical Coordinator; Clinical Specialist - Transplant
  • barnesj@ccf.org
  • 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
  • basss@ccf.org
  • 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
  • bauers@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Drake University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Mayo Clinic
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Mayo Clinic

Jessica L. Biedny, PharmD | Cleveland Clinic
Jessica L. Biedny, PharmD, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Neurosciences & Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • biednyj@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
    • PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency, The Ohio State University

Jessica Bollinger, PharmD, BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Jessica Bollinger, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Liver Transplant; Residency Program Director PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant
  • bollinj@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    • Specialty Practice Residency-Critical Care, The Ohio State University Medical Center

Anna Bondar
Anna Bondar, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care
  • bondara@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Pittsburgh
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency , University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Anthony Boyd, PharmD, RPh, BCPS

  • Director of Pharmacy- Oncology Services
  • boyda4@ccf.org
  • 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 Institute
  • boydr@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Hampton University

Jill Brockway, PharmD
Jill Brockway, PharmD

  • Clinical Pharmacist - Pediatrics
  • brockwj2@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University

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

  • Clinical Specialist - Community Pharmacy
  • brodmar@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • Specialty Practice Residency-Community Pharmacy Practice, The Ohio State University

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Kelsey Browder, PharmD, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
  • browdek@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of North Carolina
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Indiana University Health
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, University of Kentucky Medical Center

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Laurel Brown, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist - Pediatrics
  • brownl11@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Florida
    • NICU & High Rick Obstetrics, Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital

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Samuel V. Calabrese, MBA, RPh, FASHP

  • Chief Pharmacy Officer
  • calabrs@ccf.org
  • 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
  • campbem4@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, MetroHealth Medical Center

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

  • Clinical Specialist - Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • cenind4@ccf.org
  • 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 | Cleveland Clinic
Pooja Cerrato, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist - Internal Medicine
  • cerratp@ccf.org
  • 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
  • chalmej@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, the University of Florida
    • BS Pharmacy, The University of Toledo

Alyssa Chen, PharmD
Alyssa Chen, PharmD, BCPS

  • Informatics Clinical Specialist
  • chena@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy, University of Chicago Medical Center
    • PGY2 Critical Care, University of Chicago Medical Center

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Ashley Coccarelli, PharmD, BCPS

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist - Ambulatory
  • coccara@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Lake Erie College of Medicine (LECOM)

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Grace Conroy, PharmD

  • Clinical Specialist - MICU/NICU/SICU
  • conroyg2@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Butler University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Chicago Medicine
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, University of Medicine

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

  • Drug Information Specialist
  • constam@ccf.org
  • 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
  • crissia@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo

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

  • Clinical Manager - Primary Care
  • cristic@ccf.org
  • 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
  • dahle@ccf.org
  • 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

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist
  • darbya4@ccf.org
  • 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
  • davisr6@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Hampton University
    • NPSF/AHA Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship
    • IHI Patient Safety Executive Development Program

Jamie Eckardt, PharmD
Jamie Eckardt, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Outpatient Transplant
  • eckardj@ccf.org
  • 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
  • eggersg@ccf.org
  • 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

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Emily Fargo, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care
  • fargoe@ccf.org
  • 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
  • feldmam3@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency,Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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Kelly Gaffney, PharmD, BCOP

  • Clinical Specialist - Hematology/Oncology
  • gaffnek@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • PGY1&2 Pharmacotherapy Residency,Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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Kristel Geyer, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
  • Clinical Coordinator, Cleveland Clinic Specialty Pharmacy
  • geyerk@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Concordia University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Memorial Hospital

Lindsey Glaze, PharmD
Lindsey Glaze, PharmD, RPh

  • Lead Pharmacist - Pediatrics
  • glazel@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy - Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital

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

  • Clinical Specialist - Cardiology; Residency Program Director PGY2 Cardiology
  • greenlk@ccf.org
  • 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
  • gustafa@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo

Stefani Hadley, PharmD
Stefani Hadley, PharmD, RPh

  • Clinical Specialist - Anticoagulation
  • hadleys@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University

Amanda C. Hansen, PharmD, MSHA, FACHE | Cleveland Clinic
Amanda C. Hansen, PharmD, MSHA, FACHE

  • Assistant Director of Pharmacy
  • hansena3@ccf.org
  • 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

Marcus Haug III, BSc, MSc, PharmD | Cleveland Clinic
Marcus Haug III, BSc, MSc, PharmD

  • Clinical Specialist - Transplantation & Pharmacokinetics
  • haugm@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • MSc Hospital Pharmacy, North Dakota State University
    • PharmD, Purdue University

Kayla Hetrick
Kayla Hetrick, PharmD, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Adult Epilepsy
  • hetrick@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, West Virginia University
    • PGY1&2 Pharmacotherapy Residency, Henry Ford Hospital

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

  • Pharmacy Manager - Transitions of Care/Emergency Department
  • hippr@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University
    • PGY1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration, The Ohio State University
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Jennifer Hockings, PharmD, PhD, BCPS
  • Clinical Specialist - Pharmacogenomics
  • hockinc@ccf.org
  • 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., BCPS

  • Student Education & Drug Information Pharmacist; Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University, College of Pharmacy
  • hoffmab@ccf.org
  • 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, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist - Pediatrics
  • hoffmah@ccf.org
  • 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
  • hohlfeb@ccf.org
  • 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
  • hooverj4@ccf.org
  • 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
  • hooverm@ccf.org
  • 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, BC-ADM, CDE

  • Clinical Specialist - Endocrinology
  • isaacsd@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care, Philadelphia VA Medical Center

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

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care
  • jonesm22@ccf.org
  • 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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Ashley Kasper, PharmD, BCCP

  • Clinical Pharmacist - Cardiology
  • kaspera@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Findlay
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    • PGY2 Cardiology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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

  • Clinical Specialist - Adult Internal Medicine
  • ketzj@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University

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

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care
  • kishk4@ccf.org
  • 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
  • koepfe@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Pittsburgh
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, University of Cincinnati Health

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Austin Kurkowski, PharmD

  • Clinical Specialist - Hematology/Oncology
  • kurkowa@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Purdue University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, The University of Kansas Health System
    • PGY2 Oncology Residency, The University of Kansas Health System

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Mary La, PharmD, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Multi-specialty Care
  • lam@ccf.org
  • 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

Simon Lam, PharmD, FCCM, BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Simon Lam, PharmD, MS, FCCM, BCPS, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist- Pharmacoeconomics/ Outcomes Research/ Critical Care
  • lams@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Rutgers University
    • Pharmacy Practice Residency, New York Presbyterian Hospital
    • Specialty Practice Residency - Critical Care, Mayo Clinic

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
  • lehmanm2@ccf.org
  • 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
  • lekics@ccf.org
  • 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
  • leonarm@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Duquesne University
    • Specialty Practice Residency - Drug Information, Medical University of South Carolina

Daniel Lewis, PharmD
Daniel Lewis, PharmD, BCPS

  • Pharmacy Manager – Heart & Vascular Institute, Residency Program Coordinator PGY1&2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership
  • lewisd3@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Duquesne University
    • PGY1 Residency, University Hospital

Cheryl Lober, PharmD
Cheryl Lober, PharmD

  • Clinical Specialist - Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
  • loberc@ccf.org
  • 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

  • Clinical Specialist - Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
  • lombars@ccf.org
  • 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

  • Manager - Inpatient Operations
  • longj3@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Cedarville University
    • Master of Business Administration, Cedarville University
    • Master of Science in Health System Pharmacy Administration, Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • PGY1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Samantha Loutzenheiser, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Infectious Diseases
  • loutzes@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cleveland Clinic Akron General


Mariana Lucena, PharmD, BCOP

  • Clinical Specialist - Hematology/ Oncology
  • lucenam@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Medical University of South Carolina
    • PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Residency, Moffitt Cancer Center

Mollie Gowan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP | Cleveland Clinic
Mollie Lumpkin, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • lumpkim@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of South Carolina
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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

  • Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
  • martina13@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Duquesne University
    • Pharmacy Practice Residency, Allegheny General Hospital 
    • MTM Certification


Jonathan J. Meli, PharmD, MS

  • Assistant Director - Pharmacy Procurement & Logistics
  • melij@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital
    • PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration/MS, Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital

Mike Militello, PharmD
Michael Militello, PharmD

  • Clinical Specialist - Cardiology; Residency Program Director PGY1/2 Pharmacotherapy
  • militem@ccf.org
  • 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
  • milkovs@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

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Hanjie Mo, PharmD, BCOP

  • Clinical Specialist - Solid Tumor/Breast
  • moh@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Michigan
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    • PGY2 Oncology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Sara Mohiuddin, PharmD | Pharmacy Preceptors  | Cleveland Clinic
Saba Mohiuddin, PharmD, BCACP

  • Clinical Specialist - Rheumatology
  • mohiuds@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital
    • PGY2 Residency, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

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

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care
  • Montgoj5@ccf.org
  • 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
  • moorec13@ccf.org
  • 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
  • mulhemj@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University

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Stephanie Okraszewski, PharmD, BCPS

  • Lead Pharmacist - Ambulatory Care
  • okraszs@ccf.org
  • 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
  • pallota@ccf.org
  • 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 | Cleveland Clinic
Nicole Palm, PharmD, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • palmn@ccf.org
  • 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
  • pangb@ccf.org
  • 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
  • parkerm2@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Florida
    • MTM Certification

Chandni Patel, PharmD | Pharmacy Preceptors  | Cleveland Clinic
Chandni Patel, PharmD

  • Clinical Specialist - Pediatrics
  • patelc3@ccf.org
  • 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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James Payne, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Pharmacist - Internal Medicine
  • paynej@ccf.org
  • 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
  • petricj@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • BS Pharmacy, University of Toledo
    • MS, Cleveland State University

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Hannah Pratt, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist - Cleveland Clinic Children's, Population Health and Complex Care
  • pratth@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Utah
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Intermountain Healthcare McKay-Dee Hospital
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency, Intermountain Healthcare

Ashley Ramp, PharmD, MS, MEd | Pharmacy Preceptors  | Cleveland Clinic
Ashley Ramp, PharmD, MS, MEd

  • Inpatient Pharmacy Manager, Cleveland Clinic Children's
  • rampa@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Lake Erie College of Medicine
    • MS Health System Pharmacy Administration, Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • PGY1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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Catherine Renna, PharmD, BCOP

  • Clinical Specialist - Hematology/Oncology
  • rennac@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Wisconsin Health
    • PGY2 Oncology Residency, University of Wisconsin Health

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

  • Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer
  • rifflea2@ccf.org
  • 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
  • rivardk@ccf.org
  • 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
  • rosnerj@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • BS Pharmacy

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LaToya Ross, RPh, MS

  • Outpatient Pharmacist, Ambulatory Pharmacy Manager
  • rossL7@ccf.org
  • 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

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Joslyn Rudoni, PharmD, BCOP

  • Clinical Specialist - Lymphoma/Myeloma
  • rudonij@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Michigan
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, University of Michigan
    • PGY2 Oncology Residency, MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Michael Rudoni, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Critical Care
  • rudonim@ccf.org
  • 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
  • russo-g@ccf.org
  • 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
  • sachag@ccf.org
  • 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
  • samaanm@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Florida

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Tyler Sandahl, PharmD, BCOP

  • Clinical Pharmacist- Lymphoma & Myeloma
  • sandaht@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Iowa
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Iowa City VA Healthcare System
    • PGY2 Oncology Residency, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Jennifer Sekeres, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID) | Cleveland Clinic
Jennifer Sekeres, PharmD, BCPS

  • Professional Staff Development Specialist; Residency Program Director PGY1 Pharmacy
  • sekerej@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Purdue University
    • Pharmacy Practice Residency, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center
    • Specialty Practice Residency-Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic

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Hamid Sheiki, PharmD

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist
  • sheikhh2@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Findlay

Caitlin Siebenaller, PharmD, BCOP | Pharmacy Preceptors  | Cleveland Clinic
Caitlin Siebenaller, PharmD, BCOP

  • Clinical Pharmacist – Leukemia; Residency Program Director PGY2 Oncology
  • siebenc@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Grandview Medical Center (Kettering Health Network)
    • PGY2 Oncology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

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Abbi Smith, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

  • Assistant Director - Cleveland Clinic Children's
  • asmith2@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital

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

  • Assistant Director Ambulatory Pharmacy
  • soderm@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • BS, Pharmacy, University of Toledo

Erick Sokn, PharmD, MS, BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Erick Sokn, PharmD, MS, BCPS

  • Assistant Director, Population Health
  • sokne@ccf.org
  • 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

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

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist - Medication Records
  • sosinsk@ccf.org
  • 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
  • spinnem@ccf.org
  • 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
  • stantom4@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic
    • PGY2, MD Anderson Cancer Center

David Stowe, RPh | Cleveland Clinic
David Stowe, RPh

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist
  • stowed@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • BS, Pharmacy, The Ohio State University

Kyle Strnad, PharmD, BCCCP | Pharmacy Preceptors  | Cleveland Clinic
Kyle Strnad, PharmD, BCCCP

  • Clinical Specialist – Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
  • strnadk@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Thomas Jefferson University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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

  • Clinical Specialist - Solid Tumor Oncology
  • takkels@ccf.org
  • 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

  • Nursing Unit Based Pharmacist – Emergency Department
  • tietzd@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University

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

  • Clinical Specialist - Medical Intensive Care Unit; Residency Program Director PGY2 Critical Care
  • torbich@ccf.org
  • 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
  • turcon@ccf.org
  • 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

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Theresa Urban, PharmD, BCOP

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist
  • urbant@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cleveland Clinic
    • PGY2 Oncology Residency, Cleveland Clinic

Kelly Vilt
Kelly Vilt, PharmD, BCPS

  • Nursing Unit Based Pharmacist
  • viltk@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ferris State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Saint Thomas Hospital


Erin Waehner, PharmD, BCPPS

  • Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist
  • waehnee@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Children's Medical Center Dallas
    • PGY2 Pediatrics, Children's Medical Center Dallas


Madeline Waldron, PharmD, BCOP

  • Clinical Specialist - Leukemia; Residency Program Coordinator PGY1 Pharmacy
  • waldrom@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University at Buffalo
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
    • PGY2 Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Sarah Welch, PharmD | Cleveland Clinic
Sarah Welch, PharmD

  • Clinical Specialist- Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • welchs@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cleveland Clinic
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Cleveland Clinic

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Elizabeth Wells, PharmD, BCPS

  • Nursing Unit Based Pharmacist - Emergency Department
  • wellse2@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Drake University

Jill Wesolowski, PharmD
Jill Wesolowski, PharmD

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist – Infectious Diseases
  • wesoloj@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ohio Northern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, RL Roudebush VA Medical Center

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Lucy West, PharmD, BCCP

  • Clinical Specialist - Heart Failure & Heart Transplant
  • Westl3@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Northeastern University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • PGY2 Cardiology Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital


Brad Williams, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Specialist – Heart Failure/Heart Transplant
  • williaj16@ccf.org
  • 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
  • williaj19@ccf.org
  • 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
  • willnem@ccf.org
  • 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
  • Drug Information Pharmacist
  • wittb@ccf.org
  • 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

Sara E. Wolf, PharmD, MS | Cleveland Clinic
Sara E. Wolf, PharmD, MS

  • Pharmacy Manager – Central Pharmacy & Internal Medicine
  • wolfs@ccf.org
  • 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

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

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care
  • Wolfel3@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Duquesne University
    • PGY1 Community Residency, Cleveland Clinic
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care, Duquesne University

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Janet Wu, PharmD, BCIDP

  • Clinical Specialist – Infectious Diseases & Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Wuj5@ccf.org
  • 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
  • wymanm@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, The Ohio State University

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

  • Director of Pharmacy - Sterile Products
  • yaniva@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

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Irene Yee, PharmD, RPh, BCPS

  • Nursing Unit Based Pharmacist
  • yeei@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
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Jason Yerke, PharmD, BCCCP
  • Clinical Specialist – Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • yerkej@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Ferris State University
    • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Cleveland Clinic
    • PGY2 Critical Care Residency, Cleveland Clinic

Anthony Zembillas, PharmD, BCPS | Cleveland Clinic
Anthony Zembillas, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

  • Clinical Specialist - Pediatric Heme/Onc/BMT
  • zembila@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, University of Toledo
    • PGY1&2 Pharmacotherapy Residency, Cleveland Clinic

Elizabeth Zeleznikar, PharmD
Elizabeth Zeleznikar, PharmD

  • Clinical Specialist - Primary Care
  • zelezne@ccf.org
  • Education & Training:
    • PharmD, Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, University of Colorado
    • PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency, University of Colorado

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

  • Pharmacy Informatics Specialist - Clinical Content Coordinator
  • zuckera@ccf.org
  • 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, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.

For the PGY-2 residency programs (Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Informatics, Medication-Use Safety and Policy, Oncology, Pediatrics 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:

  1. Residency applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States. Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy does not sponsor applicants for work Visas.

  2. Appointments of applicants to residency positions may be contingent upon the applicants satisfying certain eligibility requirements [e.g., graduating from accredited college of pharmacy, obtaining pharmacist license in Ohio (for Ohio sites) or Florida (for Florida sites) within 90 days of start date, and successful completion of a pre-employment physical and drug screen, including testing for cotinine].

  3. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate OPT (Optional Practical Training) Visas for the Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Residency Program as the program extends beyond 12 months.

  4. The Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Residency Program does not meet the qualifications of an OPT STEM employer because Cleveland Clinic is not enrolled in E-Verify.

Other Requirements

Other Requirements

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.

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 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.

2020-2021 Residency Class Leadership:

Richa Shah, PharmD

Richa Shah, PharmD
Chief Resident; PGY2 Oncology Resident

Molly Wheeler, PharmD

Molly Wheeler, PharmD
Assistant Chief Resident; PGY2 Pharmacotherapy Resident

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 interprofessional 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 pervue is Birthday Celebrations for each resident, an annual apparel sale, and resident Holiday celebrations such as Friendsgiving and Secret Santa.