2019-2020 Pharmacy Residents

Caitlyn Crawford, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Caitlyn Crawford, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Oncology
  • Email: crawfoc3@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Covington, Ohio
  • Education: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: Grow my clinical knowledge base, develop my precepting skills and gain the necessary skills to be a well-rounded oncology pharmacy specialist.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a clinical specialist position at an academic medical center where I can provide care for complex patients while continuing to conduct and contribute to research projects and engage in precepting and mentoring future pharmacists.
  • About Me: I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, cooking and collecting stamps for my Cleveland Brewery Passport book.

Josh Eudy, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Josh Eudy, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Infectious Diseases
  • Email: eudyj@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Hartsville, South Carolina
  • Education: South Carolina College of Pharmacy
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: Enhance my knowledge and skills as an infectious diseases pharmacist while actively participating in research, precepting and antimicrobial stewardship.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Practice as an infectious diseases specialist while actively pursuing opportunities in research and organizations to further patient care and the pharmacy profession.
  • About Me: I enjoy carpentry, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.

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Mary Grace Fitzmaurice, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Pharmacotherapy
  • Email: fitzmam@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Education:University of Pittsburgh
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: To enhance my clinical and leadership skills and develop myself as a preceptor and educator. I hope to target my learning this year to better understand the future of transplant medicine, contribute to research, and empower patients to be confident in their medication regimens post-transplant.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To become a clinical pharmacist within a solid organ transplant at a large academic medical center. I hope to eventually have both inpatient and outpatient responsibilities, as well as precepting and teaching future pharmacists throughout their time in pharmacy school.
  • About Me: I am a die hard Cleveland Indians fan and can't wait for them to soon end baseball's longest World Series drought! I also love to ski, swim and eat ice cream at Mitchell's.

Cat Gawronski, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Catherine Gawronski, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Oncology
  • Email: gawronc2@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Rochester, New York
  • Education: University at Buffalo
  • PGY1: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Residency Goals: To become a well-rounded oncology pharmacist through direct patient care, research, and involvement in professional organizations.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To obtain a hematology/oncology clinical pharmacy position that allows the opportunity to provide care in the inpatient and outpatient settings, in addition to teaching pharmacy students.
  • About Me: I have run two half marathons and love to cycle. My hobbies include hanging with my dog, trying new restaurants for brunch and anything Buffalo sports.

Erin Harpster, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Erin Harpster, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Ambulatory Care
  • Email: harpste@ccf.org
  • Hometown: New Palestine, Indiana
  • Education: Purdue University
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Fairview
  • Residency Goals: Refine my clinical knowledge and patient care skills and practice independently as an ambulatory care specialist.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Practice as an ambulatory care pharmacist in a primary care setting with opportunities to provide formal interdisciplinary education and training, complete quality improvement projects and with population health opportunities.
  • About Me: I have 2 perfect pugs (Chuck and Mildred), and we enjoy walks, going to parks and beaches, and eating! I also love spending time with my friends and family. Fun fact: I got engage at the Cleveland Clinic, my fiance proposed to me on the rooftop of the J Building.

Ariel Heckle, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Ariel Hecke, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy
  • Email: heckea@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Marysville, Kansas
  • Education: The Ohio State University
  • Residency Goals: To become a well-rounded pharmacist and experience a wide variety of clinical experiences. To further develop my leadership skills, precepting abilities and gain clinical confidence.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Complete PGY2 training in my area of interest and obtain a position as a clinical specialist where I can further the field of pharmacy through research, leadership and precepting students.
  • About Me: I love to get outdoors to hike, rock climb or camp. I like to spend time with friends and family watching movies and cheering on Kansas Basketball. I also love puzzles and try to finish a crossword everyday.

Colleen Hutchinson, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Colleen Hutchinson, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy
  • Email: hutchic4@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Education: Butler University
  • Residency Goals: To enhance my clinical knowledge, gain experience in a variety of practice settings, advance my leadership and research skills, and develop into a well-rounded pharmacist and future preceptor.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To complete a PGY2 in Cardiology and practice as an engaged cardiology 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, running , spending time with my family and friends, and experimenting with new recipes. I also love going to baseball games and relaxing by the pool!

Bethany Lane, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Bethany Lane, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy
  • Email: laneb@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Rochester, New York
  • Education: Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College
  • Residency Goals: To further develop my clinical knowledge and skills, develop into a well-rounded pharmacist, gain necessary communication skills to succeed as a pharmacist and be prepared to enter into a PGY2.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Complete a PGY2 in transplant medicine, practice in an academic medical center, obtain board certification, and pass the knowledge I have gained to other students and incoming residents.
  • About Me: Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, walking my dog, reading new books, playing board games and running.

Cory Lankford, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Cory Lankford, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Community Pharmacy
  • Email: lankfoc@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Emmett, Idaho
  • Education: Idaho State University
  • Residency Goals: To learn everything that I can from all of the skilled practitioners at the renowned facility, gain a sound knowledge of all aspects of outpatient pharmacy, and to further develop myself as a clinician. I ultimately want to become a well-rounded pharmacist that is able to practice at the top of my license giving patients the highest quality of care in the outpatient setting.
  • Post-Residency Goals: My ultimate goal is to practice in an inter-professional ambulatory care setting working closely with patients. I think that pharmacists can make an immense impact on positive patient outcomes, and I look forward to advocating for our profession and expanding the pharmacist's role in this type of outpatient setting.
  • About Me: A unique fact about myself is that I'd never been to this side of the country until moving here for residency. In my spare time I love to spend time with family and friends, watch movies, go for hikes, checkout happy hours and travel to new places.

Stephanie Lombardi, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Stephanie Lombardi, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Critical Care
  • Email: lombars@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Albany, New York
  • Education: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • PGY1: Hartford Hospital
  • Residency Goals: To gain exposure and experience managing medication therapy in a variety of critical care patient populations, develop my skills in research, and become a well-rounded critical care pharmacist.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To achieve BCCCP certification and become a critical care clinical pharmacist, further develop my research skills, maintain involvement in professional organizations, and server as a preceptor to students and residents.
  • About Me: In my free time, I enjoy figure skating, biking, hiking, doing jigsaw puzzles, and baking with creative recipes. I am also a huge fan of ice cream and I love to try out local ice cream shops!

Sean Mertz, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Sean Mertz, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Critical Care
  • Email: mertzs3@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Celina, Ohio
  • Education: The University of Toledo
  • PGY1: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
  • Residency Goals: Build upon my knowledge of critical care medicine through discussions with preceptors and by providing care to a wide variety of critically ill patient populations, while also gaining experience with improving the medication use system at a large health system.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a position as a critical care specialist and proceed to sit for board certification, provide patient care, perform research and process improvement initiatives, precept pharmacy learners, and continue to learn and grow. Become involved with local pharmacy organizations.
  • About Me: I enjoy recreational activities such as running, tennis and snowboarding. I also like to read books about leadership and listen to TED talks. Making time with family and friends is important to me.

Samantha Minnick, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Samantha Minnick, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
  • Email: minnics3@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
  • Education: University of Toledo
  • Residency Goals: To build my clinical skill set and knowledge base while also gaining confidence in becoming an independent practicing pharmacist. I would also like to develop positive teaching techniques and grow as a researcher.
  • Post-Residency Goals: I would like to complete a PGY2 in a sub-specialty of pediatrics and/or work as a clinical pharmacist at an academic center or teaching hospital.
  • About Me: My hobbies include traveling when I can and trying new restaurants wherever I go. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family and have two cats with me in Cleveland!

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Derek Montgomery, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration
  • Email: montgod@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Northville, Michigan
  • Education: Wayne State University
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: My goal is to apply the foundation of clinical knowledge I gained from my first year of residency to impact our pharmacy practice. I want to develop my skill through the wide variety of preceptors we have available and identify my own leadership style.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To continue to help expand scope of the practice of pharmacy in a position of pharmacy management. I have interest in sterile products and overall pharmacy operations.
  • About Me: My family and I own an expansive board game collection, having over 100 unique board games.

Kristen Neuhaus, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Kristen Neuhaus, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant
  • Email: neuhauk@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Brunswick, Ohio
  • Education: Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: To develop the skills needed to manage complex medication regimens specific to solid organ transplant populations and gain valuable patient care experiences.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To obtain a position as a solid organ transplant specialist at an academic medical center, become a board certified transplant pharmacist, and have an active role in patient care where I am able to continue to develop research and teaching skills.
  • About Me: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, being outdoors, trying new restaurants, and going to the Cleveland Orchestra.


Kristian Pretashi, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Kristian Pretashi, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration
  • Email: pretask@ccf.org
  • Hometown: West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Education: University of Connecticut
  • Residency Goals: Enhance my skills in business and leadership while growing as a professional, and impacting the health-system in an innovative way while advocating for the expansion of the role of the pharmacist.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Obtain a position that will allow me to creatively impact the profession of pharmacy, patient care, and mentor future pharmacist leaders.
  • About Me: I am Albanian, but I grew up in Italy and speak 4 languages. I enjoy playing sports (European football mostly), anything outdoorsy, eating food, lifting, and traveling with my friends and family.

Glecille Salonga, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Glecille Salonga, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Ambulatory Care
  • Email: salongg2@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Manila, Philippines and Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Education: Roseman University of Health Sciences
  • PGY1: PeaceHealth Columbia Network
  • Residency Goals: To develop my autonomy while improving my clinical knowledge and skills as an ambulatory care specialist to provide optimal patient care.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To obtain a position as an ambulatory care specialist where I can provide direct patient care, collaborate with other healthcare providers, precept pharmacy students and pharmacy residents, and potentially expand pharmacy services.
  • About Me: I enjoy exploring new places and trying out different outdoor activities as well as trying new restaurants and different cuisines. I also enjoy working on arts and crafts and hope to open an Etsy shop someday!

Richa Shah, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Richa Shah, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy
  • Email: shahr9@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Rochester, Michigan
  • Education: Wayne State University
  • Residency Goals: To further enhance my clinical knowledge in various patient care areas, develop the skills needed to be an independent practitioner in the inpatient setting, and learn from direct patient care experiences.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To complete a PGY2 in critical care or emergency medicine, practice as a clinical pharmacist in an academic medical center, and precept pharmacy students and residents.
  • About Me: My hobbies include spending time with loved ones, traveling, weightlifting, and baking. I love exploring new cities and loo forward to experiencing all that Cleveland has to offer during my time here.

Kaitlin Siela, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Kaitlin Siela, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Cardiology
  • Email: sielak@ccf.org
  • Hometown: St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Education: University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • PGY1: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Residency Goals: Enhance my knowledge of the cardiovascular literature so that I am able to provide optimal patient care. As well as improve my clinical and leadership skills.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Become a board certified cardiology pharmacist and practice as a clinical specialist in a large academic medical center with the opportunity to mentor future pharmacists.
  • About Me: For fun I enjoy seeing musicals, playing board games and exploring new restaurants with my friends and family.

Kara Sosinski, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Kara Sosinski, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Informatics
  • Email: sosinsk@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Hudson, Ohio
  • Education: Ohio Northern University
  • PGY1: University Hospitals
  • Residency Goals: Understand how to manipulate and optimize Epic, integrate different systems to improve workflow and learn the project management life-cycle specific to informatics.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Create or contribute to an informatics residency program.
  • About Me: I own a Boxer/Labrador/Pyrenees/Chow Chow puppy named Maxwell and I am also training to run the Cleveland Marathon.

Sowmya Takkellapati, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Sowmya Takkellapati, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Oncology
  • Email: takkels@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Mason, Ohio
  • Education: The Ohio State University
  • PGY1: Tufts Medical Center
  • Residency Goals: I hope to further enhance my clinical knowledge and to strengthen my patient care skills. I also hope to enhance my leadership, teaching, and research skills to become a well-rounded pharmacist.
  • Post-Residency Goals: After residency, my goal is to pursue a career as an oncology pharmacy specialist with opportunities to provide direct patient care, as well as to precept students and residents.
  • About Me: I enjoy exploring other cultures and learning more about different countries, or even new cities. I also like to bake, spend time with family and friends, and listen to various types of music.

Alex Taylor, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Alex Taylor, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy
  • Email: taylora22@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Residency Goals: I hope to continue to build a well rounded clinical knowledge base, to expand my research skills, and to develop as an educator.
  • Post-Residency Goals: I plan to pursue a PGY2 in infectious diseases or critical care and later my BCPS certification. Ultimately, my career goals include attaining a position at an academic medical center where I can teach, conduct research, and maintain a clinical practice. I hope to eventually serve as a part-time faculty at a college of pharmacy.
  • About Me: I enjoy watching and playing sports, spending time with friends and family, traveling and live music.

Andrew Vandermause, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Andrew Vandermause, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration
  • Email: vandera4@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Education: University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Pharmacy
  • 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 Badger's!).


Leti Vargas, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Leticia Vargas, PharmD

  • Program: PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration
  • Email: vargasl3@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Coral Springs, Florida
  • Education: University of Florida
  • PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Residency Goals: Build upon my clinical practice and develop an inherent critical thinking mindset, while refining my skills in business and leadership in order to become a future healthcare leader.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Assume a management position in a health system practice that values innovation and is a leader in pharmacy practice while actively being involved in precepting and teaching students.
  • About Me: When I am not busy with pharmacy work, I love to travel to new places and taste the local cuisine. I enjoy baking and decorating deserts.

Jessica Ward, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Jessica Ward, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacy
  • Email: wardj4@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Gallipolis, Ohio
  • Education: Cedarville University
  • Residency Goals: Expand my clinical, operational, and scholastic skills to become a better caregiver, researcher, and educator. Grow in leadership and critical-thinking to better contribute to my team, department, and profession.
  • Post-Residency Goals: Complete a PGY2 training in critical care and become board certified. Obtain a position as a clinical specialist at an institution where I can implement and/or expand critical care pharmacy services. Teach in both clinical and formal academic settings.
  • About Me: My favorite things are spending time with friends and family, listening to music, discovering the best coffee everywhere I go, and exploring the outdoors.

Molly Wheeler, Pharmacy Residency | Cleveland Clinic

Molly Wheeler, PharmD

  • Program: PGY1 Pharmacotherapy
  • Email: wheelem7@ccf.org
  • Hometown: Sylvania, Ohio
  • Education: Ohio Northern University
  • 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 quliaty improvement as well as actively participate in professional organizations.
  • Post-Residency Goals: To practice as a clinical pharmacist or clinical specialist 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.