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2016-2017 Pharmacy Residents

Thomas S. Achey, PharmD, BCPS

Program: PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration  
acheyt@ccf.org

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

Sarah K. Adie, PharmD

Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice 
adies@ccf.org

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

Simon Bae, PharmD

Program: PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics 
baes@ccf.org

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

Jamie L. Eckardt, PharmD

Program: PGY2 Pharmacotherapy
eckardj@ccf.org

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

Kelly J. Gaffney, PharmD

Program: PGY1 Pharmacotherapy
gaffnek@ccf.org                

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

Lindsey D. Glaze, PharmD

Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Resident – Pediatrics
glaze1@ccf.org

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

Jaclyn M. Hawn, PharmD

Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
hawnj@ccf.org

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

Adam W. Heiermann, PharmD

Program: PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration
heierma@ccf.org

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

Christine H. Hwang, PharmD

Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
hwangc@ccf.org

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

Ashley K. Kasper, PharmD

Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
kaspera@ccf.org

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

Rebekah J. Krupski, PharmD

Program: PGY1 Community Pharmacy
krupskr@ccf.org

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

Emily C. Limberg, PharmD

Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice 
limbere@ccf.org

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

Courtney A. Montepara, PharmD

Program: PGY2 Cardiology
montepc@ccf.org

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

Nicholas Patykiewicz, PharmD

Program: PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration
patykin@ccf.org

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

Ashley M. Ramp, PharmD

Program: PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration  
rampa@ccf.org

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

Steven Richardson, PharmD

Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice  
richars3@ccf.org

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

Marina Stepanski, PharmD

Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
stepanm@ccf.org

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

Madeline Waldron, PharmD

Program: PGY2 Oncology
waldrom@ccf.org

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

Nan Wang, PharmD

Program: PGY2 Infectious Disease
wangn@ccf.org

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

Stephanie B. Yager, PharmD

Program: PGY2 Ambulatory Care
yagers@ccf.org

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

Jason R. Yerke, PharmD

Program: PGY2 Critical Care
yerkej@ccf.org

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