Michelle Tsai PharmD – PGY1 Resident
College: The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Personal Statement: Michelle is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Michelle began as a pharmacy technician at Meijer Pharmacy in Fairfield, Ohio during undergrad and worked as a pharmacy intern at Meijer Pharmacy and inpatient at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center during pharmacy school. She is excited to be closer to family while having the opportunity to develop as a clinical pharmacist through completion of the PGY-1 residency at TriHealth Bethesda North. Michelle's professional interests include critical care, emergency medicine and infectious disease. Outside of pharmacy, Michelle enjoys spending time with friends, family and her dog, visiting National Parks and taking workout classes.
Residency Project: Monitoring anticoagulation of heparin in adult patients receiving Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygen Support (ECMO)
Priya Kavalam PharmD – PGY2 Cardiology Resident
College: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (2022)
PGY1 Residency: UMass Memorial Medical Center (2023)
Personal Statement: Priya is originally from Bowie, Maryland. She attended the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD where she obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. After pharmacy school, she completed her PGY1 training at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA. Priya chose to pursue her PGY2 in Cardiology at Bethesda North Hospital due to the wide variety of rotations and flexibility that the program offered, as well as the opportunity to engage in innovative experiences as the hospital’s role as TriHealth’s Heart Hospital continues to grow. Her clinical and professional interests include acute coronary syndromes, anticoagulation, and academia. In her free time, she enjoys going on day trips and checking out different cafes and bubble tea spots.
Residency Project: Evaluation of loop diuretic efficacy with or without concomitant albumin administration