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.