2015-2016 OHSU PHARMACY RESIDENTS
(L-R) Alex Park, PharmD; Andrew Albanese, PharmD; Megan Feeney, PharmD; Brian Buss, PharmD; Megan Saraceni, PharmD; Mark Egbuka, PharmD; Marissa Hom, PharmD; Jacob McFarland, PharmD; Jordan Miller, PharmD
PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Resident
Dr. McFarland was born and raised in southern California. He completed his Pharm.D at the University of California, San Francisco in 2014 and his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency last year here at Oregon Health &Science University. His practice interests include informatics, critical care and academia. His major project involves evaluating predictive factors of naloxone use (as a surrogate for opioid over use). In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, and eating out.
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Saraceni is originally from Rochester, NY. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Her current practice interests include oncology, pediatrics, and medication safety. Her major researchproject involves assessing the overall response rate of patients with multiple myeloma receiving modified HyperCVAD compared with HyperCAD substituted with bortezomib. In her free time, Megan enjoys trying new restaurants, exploring Portland's outdoor scene, crafting cocktails, and playing with her new kitten, Charlie. She is very excited to spend her year with the growing oncology pharmacy team at OHSU!
PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident
Dr. Albanese, our current PGY2 Pharmacy Administration Resident, is originally from Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Oregon State University with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) in June 2013. Following graduation, he completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at PeaceHealth Southwest in Vancouver, Washington. His current practice interests include Ambulatory Care Management and Pharmacy Operations Management. His major project involves creating the OHSU Home Infusion Pharmacy Business Plan. Outside of residency, Andrew enjoys hiking in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, reading, country western dancing, and enjoying Portland's exquisite food.
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residents
Dr. Egbuka is originally from southeast Missouri. He received his PharmD from Harding University College of Pharmacy in 2015. He is currently pursuing a Master in Business Administration with expected completion in 2016. His current practice interests include ambulatory care, cardiology, pharmacy administration and informatics. His major project involves the development of pharmacist billing method for the OHSU ambulatory clinics. Mark enjoys spending time with his friends, traveling and exploring Portland's amazing foodie scene.
Brian came to us from Madison, Wisconsin after receiving his Baccalaureate degree in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire and PharmD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His current practice interests include infectious diseases, hematology/oncology and caring for critically ill patients. Dr. Buss' major project this year will evaluate the need for empiric Candida spp. coverage in patients with a gastroduodenal perforation. In his spare time, Brian enjoys hiking the numerous parks around Portland, biking the Terwilliger hill, and exploring food cart options around the city.
Dr. Hom is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her Bachelor of Artsin Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley and her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of California at San Francisco. Her current practice interests include critical care and infectious diseases. In addition, she looks forward to developing her precepting and teaching skills so that she may one day serve as a volunteer faculty preceptor. Dr. Hom's major research project involves evaluating the safety and efficacy of proton pump inhibitor use in cardiothoracic surgery patients. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies and television, exploring all the food Portland has to offer, and rooting for her Giants, Warriors, and Niners.
Dr. Feeney is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Ohio State University in 2011. Her current practice interests include critical care, cardiology, and oncology. Her major project involves achieving ventricular rate control with intravenous diltiazem compared to intravenous metoprolol in patients with atrial fibrillation taking chronic beta-blocker therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, traveling, and yoga.
Dr. Miller was raised in Utah where he received his undergraduate education from the University of Utah. He graduated with his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in May 2015. His clinical practice interests include hematology, oncology, and infectious diseases. Dr. Miller's major project this year will focus on evaluating the management of febrile neutropenic patients with cefepime allergy. Outside of residency, Dr. Miller enjoys traveling, camping, and practicing photography with his wife.