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Current Pharmacy Residents

Taha Alhayani, PharmD – PGY2 Internal Medicine

College: University of Cincinnati

PGY1: University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Personal Statement: I am originally from Iraq and arrived in the States about 11 years ago. I received my BS in Chemistry and PharmD from the University of Cincinnati. My interests include Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Outside of work, I love playing and watching soccer, video games, and drinking good coffee. My goal is to practice as an Internal Medicine clinical pharmacist as a part of a multidisciplinary team. I also enjoy teaching and precepting students.

Residency Project: Efficacy of Direct Oral Anticoagulants Compared to Vitamin K Antagonists in the Setting of Thromboembolic Events in Patients with Morbid Obesity

Kenil Patel, PharmD – PGY2 Internal Medicine

College: University of Cincinnati

PGY1: University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy

Personal Statement: I am originally from Gujarat, India and came to Dallas, TX in 2008. In 2016, I moved to Cincinnati with my family and received my PharmD from University of Cincinnati. My professional interests include internal medicine, cardiology, and infectious disease. My personal interests include spending time with my family, traveling, finance, and watching/playing sports. My goal is to practice as an internal medicine clinical pharmacist.

Residency Project: Retrospective review of prevalence, empiric antibiotic selection, and identifying risk factors associated with multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) for community acquired pneumonia at a community hospital

Megan Kosch, PharmD – PGY1 Resident

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 pursue a clinical pharmacist role in an institution with a strong sense of community and interdisciplinary teamwork.

Residency Project: Retrospective Review of Blood Glucose Control in Inpatients Receiving Peritoneal Dialysis

Alyson Rohrer, PharmD – PGY1 Resident

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, psychiatric pharmacy, ambulatory care, and transitions of care. During residency, I hope to find the specialty where I can make the greatest impact moving forward, and after residency training I would like to continue to provide direct patient care as a clinical pharmacist. I am also excited to complete the teaching certification program and transition to a preceptor role.

Residency Project: Investigation of Transitions of Care Issues Related to the Use of Industry-supplied Medication Starter Kits

Past Residents College of Pharmacy Year Initial Placement/
Current Position
Residency Project
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: Clinical Pharmacist – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital
C: Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – 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 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 Pharmacist – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital
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: Clinical Pharmacist – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital
Implementation of a Pharmacist-managed Penicillin Skin Testing Service within a Community Teaching Hospital
Kelsey Schildknecht (Isfort), PharmD Univ. of Cincinnati 2017-18 I/C: Clinical Pharmacist – TriHealth Oncology Infusion Centers (Cincinnati, OH) A Comparison Between Pharmacist and Nurse Provision of Oral Chemotherapy Counseling and Follow-up: Impact on Patient Care and Adherence
Marissa Guillen, PharmD University of Findlay 2016-17 I: Clinical Pharmacist – Good Samaritan TriHealth Hospital
C: Clinical Pharmacist – Emergency Medicine, Fairfield Hospital Mercy Health (Fairfield, OH)
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 – 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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