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Current Pharmacy Residents

Taylor Baumann, PharmD

College: Cedarville University

Personal Statement: I grew up in Dayton, Ohio and went to Cedarville University where I obtained my PharmD. My professional interests include internal medicine, infectious diseases, and ambulatory care. Following the completion of residency, I intend to become a clinical pharmacist and a preceptor to pharmacy students. My personal interests include spending time with family and friends and traveling different areas of the United States in search for the perfect cup of coffee.

Residency Project: Retrospective review of deprescribing trends after initiation of SGLT2 inhibitors to account for known physiologic effects

Megan Kosch, PharmD – PGY2 Internal Medicine

College: University of Toledo

Personal Statement: I grew up in Glandorf, Ohio and went to The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy to obtain my PharmD. Through residency training, I intend to explore deeper into my current interests of internal medicine and infectious diseases. Following completion of residency, I intend to practice as an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in an institution with a strong sense of community and interdisciplinary teamwork.

Residency Project: Sodium polystyrene sulfonate versus sodium zirconium cyclosilicate for treatment of emergent hyperkalemia

Jeff Mezzone, PharmD

College: University of Houston

Personal Statement: I grew up in San Antonio, Texas and went to the University of Houston College of Pharmacy for my PharmD. During residency I hope explore my interests in internal medicine and transitions of care to grow my knowledge as a well-rounded pharmacist. After residency, I hope to work as a clinical pharmacist and precept students. My personal interests include playing blitz chess, reading, and cooking with my wife.

Residency Project: Investigation of the benefit of oral ketamine dose escalation for pain modulation

Alyson Rohrer, PharmD – PGY2 Internal Medicine

College: Ohio Northern University

Personal Statement: I grew up in Broadview Heights, Ohio and attended Ohio Northern University to obtain my PharmD. My current interests include internal medicine, women’s health, psychiatric pharmacy, and transitions of care. I am excited to be an active part of the care team this year on interdisciplinary rounds, and I also am looking forward to collaborating with students and other residents in layered learning activities. By the end of this year, I hope to transition into an Internal Medicine Clinical Specialist role with the opportunity to act as a preceptor.

Residency Project: Retrospective review of optimal loop diuretic dosing for acute heart failure exacerbations in an urban teaching hospital

Past Residents College of Pharmacy Year Initial Placement/
Current Position
Residency Project
Megan Kosch, PharmD University of Toledo 2021-22 I/C: PGY2 Internal Medicine – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital Retrospective review of blood glucose control in inpatients receiving peritoneal dialysis
Alyson Rohrer, PharmD Ohio Northern University 2021-22 I/C: PGY2 Internal Medicine – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital Investigation of transitions of care issues related to the use of industry-supplied medication starter kits
Taha Alhayani, PharmD (PGY2) Univ. of Cincinnati 2021-22 I/C: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Internal Medicine – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital Efficacy of Direct Oral Anticoagulants Compared to Vitamin K Antagonists in the Setting of Venous Thromboembolism or Stroke Prevention in Those with Morbid Obesity
Kenil Patel, PharmD (PGY2) Univ. of Cincinnati 2021-22 I/C: Clinical Pharmacist – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital Validation of local risk factors for MDR community-acquired pneumonia
Allison Poston, PharmD NEOMED 2020-21 I/C: Clinical Pharmacist – Southwest General Hospital Retrospective review of IV iron supplementation in the setting of severe sepsis and septic shock
Shirin Bigdeliazari, PharmD, MBA University of Kentucky 2020-21 I/C: Clinical Coordinator of Pharmacogenomics – TriHealth Implementation of a Pharmacogenomics Program
Stephanie Gurren, PharmD, BCPS University of Kentucky 2019-20 I: PGY2 Internal Medicine – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital
C: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Internal Medicine – Univ. of Cincinnati Medical Center
Retrospective Review of Blood Pressure Response to Albumin vs Normal Saline for the Treatment of Intradialytic Hypotension
Joseph Schum, PharmD, BCPS Univ. of Cincinnati 2019-20 I/C: PGY2 Internal Medicine – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital
C: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Ambulatory Care – Good Samaritan Faculty Medical Center
Evaluation of procalcitonin clearance in patients with kidney dysfunction and its effects on antibiotic treatment duration
Mitchell Brinkworth, PharmD, BCPS Purdue University 2018-19 I: PGY2 Internal Medicine – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital
C: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Internal Medicine – Univ. of Chicago Medicine
PGY1 - Evaluation of a Piperacillin-Tazobactam Loading Dose Followed by Extended Infusions Protocol
PGY2 - Appropriateness of Initiating Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Following an Ischemic Stroke or TIA in an Urban Teaching Hospital
Jenny C Lee, PharmD, BCPS Northeastern University 2018-19 I: PGY2 Critical Care – Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, NH)
C: Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - UC San Francisco Medical Center (San Francisco, CA)
A Retrospective Review of Vancomycin Dosing in Neonates
Rachel Ruehl, PharmD, BCPS Univ. of Cincinnati 2017-18 I: Health-System Pharmacy Specialist, ALK-Abello (Los Angeles, CA)
C: Ambulatory Infectious Diseases Specialist – Mercy Health
Implementation of a Pharmacist-managed Penicillin Skin Testing Service within a Community Teaching Hospital
Kelsey Schildknecht (Isfort), PharmD Univ. of Cincinnati 2017-18 I: Clinical Pharmacist – TriHealth Oncology Infusion Centers (Cincinnati, OH)
C: TriHealth Pharmacy Solutions – Specialty Oncologics
A Comparison Between Pharmacist and Nurse Provision of Oral Chemotherapy Counseling and Follow-up: Impact on Patient Care and Adherence
Marissa Guillen, PharmD, BCCCP University of Findlay 2016-17 I: Clinical Pharmacist – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital
I/C: Clinical Pharmacist – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital
Outcomes of an Inpatient Pharmacist-led Discharge Intervention on Medication-related Problems Post-discharge
Eric Place, PharmD, BCPS The Ohio State University 2016-17 I: Clinical Pharmacist – The Ross Heart Hospital (Columbus, OH)
C: Clinical Pharmacist - Critical Care – Northwest Medical Center (Tucson, AZ)
Adjunct Faculty, University of Arizona
Cost Analysis & Length of Stay Associated with Linezolid vs. Vancomycin Use in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Pneumonia in a Regional Health Organization

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