2016-2017 OHSU PHARMACY RESIDENTS
(L-R) Linda Blake, PharmD; Calvin Diep, PharmD; Asha Birmingham, PharmD; Jason Wong, PharmD; Ai Thi Nguyen, PharmD; Todd Schwarz, PharmD; Amanda Kurtti, PharmD; Marissa Hom, PharmD; Kelsey Mulverhill, PharmD; Jenny Shroba, PharmD
PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Resident
Major Schwarz is currently serving in the U.S. Army. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from Midwestern University in Glendale Arizona, a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and is working on his Healthcare Informatics Masters from Grand Canyon University. His practice goals include gaining a well-rounded Informatics base that will serve to help build an informatics team for the Army. MAJ Schwarz's project this year focuses on implementing new inpatient inventory capabilities that will improve billing and inventory tracking. Outside of pharmacy, Todd gets to be his son's sidekick when taking down bad guys.
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Mulverhill is originally from Illinois and grew up in Texas. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Aurora Health Care. Her professional interests include oncology, pediatrics, and pain management. Dr. Mulverhill's major project will evaluate the safety and efficacy of rivaroxaban compared to enoxaparin for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in oncology patients status post abdominal surgery. Outside of residency, she enjoys yoga, traveling, and eating.
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Nguyen is from Riverside, CA. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy and completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency through St. Mary's Medical Center. Her practice interests include heme malignancy, bone marrow transplantation, and infectious diseases. This upcoming year, she will be working to evaluate efficacy and cost of reduced nilotinib dose intensity in chronic myeloid leukemia. Outside of pharmacy, Ai Thi loves trying new things and traveling. She spends as much time as possible exploring Portland's outdoors with friends and her co-residents.
PGY1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident
Dr. Wong is originally from Orange County, California. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in General Biology at the University of California San Diego, received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at California Northstate University and is currently pursuing his Masters in Business Administration degree in Executive Leadership at Oregon State University. His pharmacy practice interests include clinical and operational management, medication safety, lean process improvement, leadership development and financial management. Dr. Wong's major research project involves providing nursing medication education to improve HCAHPs scores. Outside of residency, he enjoys doing CrossFit, surfing, and spending time with his girlfriend.
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Hom is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley, her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of California at San Francisco, and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at OHSU. Her current practice interests include critical care and infectious diseases. Dr. Hom's major research project involves evaluating the safety and efficacy of two warfarin reversal strategies (4F PCC versus the combination of 3F PCC and rFVIIa). Outside of residency, she enjoys watching movies and television, exploring all the food Portland has to offer, and rooting for her Giants, Warriors, and Niners.
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residents
Dr. Diep is originally from San Francisco, California. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Biology at the University of California Davis and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of California San Francisco. His pharmacy practice interests include critical care, cardiology and infectious diseases. Dr. Diep's major research project involves evaluating the effect of high vs. low intensity heparin infusion in bridging patients with atrial fibrillation/flutter. Outside of residency, he enjoys hiking, snowboarding, cooking and traveling.
Dr. Blake is originally from Richland, Washington. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Seattle Pacific University, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Medicinal Chemistry from The University of Kansas, and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Washington. Her current practice interests are in oncology and infectious disease. Dr. Blake's major project involves evaluating intermittent versus continuous infusion of tacrolimus for prevention of graft-versus-host disease in hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients with hematologic malignancy. Outside of residency, she enjoys hiking, exploring Portland's restaurants and food carts, and spending time with her friends and family.
Dr. Shroba is from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of New Mexico, as well as her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy in May 2016. Her clinical practice interests include infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, and clinical research. Dr. Shroba's major project involves evaluating the use of secondary prophylaxis with oral vancomycin to prevent recurrence of Clostridium difficile infections in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients who have received systemic antimicrobial agents. Outside of residency, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and spending time with her friends, family, and dogs.
Dr. Kurtti is originally from the Twin Cities metro area. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota. Her pharmacy practice interests include informatics, toxicology, oncology and infectious diseases. Dr. Kurtti's major project involves developing a guideline for ECG monitoring in hospitalized oncology patients at risk for drug induced prolonged QTc intervals. Outside of residency, she enjoys baking, exploring the beautiful Portland outdoors, and rooting for the Twins, Timberwolves and the Wild.
Dr. Birmingham is originally from Northern California. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Oregon before receiving a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Oregon State University and Oregon Health and Science University. Her professional interests include critical care, emergency medicine, and infectious disease. Dr. Birmingham's major project involves evaluating intranasal tranexamic acid for the treatment of epistaxis in the emergency department. Outside of residency, she enjoys hiking, camping, gardening, and eating her way through the Portland food scene.