2014-2015 OHSU PHARMACY RESIDENTS
(L-R) Eleni Shenk, PharmD; Andrew Albanese, PharmD; Juste Munezero, PharmD; Jacob McFarland, PharmD; Patricia Kuang, PharmD; Alexander Heyliger, PharmD; Christina Kowalewska, PharmD; Sara Kelley, PharmD; Gary Lau, PharmD; Aaron Pham, PharmD
PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Resident
Dr. Munezero is originally from Bujumbura, Burundi and completed his undergraduate work at Ferris State University, subsequently receiving his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from Hampton University in 2013. Dr. Munezero completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, located in New Haven Connecticut and his teaching certificate from The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. This year, his major research project includes the evaluation of synchronous decision support in prevention of concomitant orders for VTE prophylaxis and treatment. In his spare time, he enjoys learning new languages, partaking in international traveling, listening to music from around the world, exploring the various food options in Portland, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Pham was born in Vietnam and raised in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. He graduated from the University of Maryland as a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) in May 2013 and completed his PGY1 residency at OHSU in June 2014. He has a strong interest in oncology, critical care, and infectious diseases. In addition to his practice interests, he also has an interest in academia and hopes to one day serve as a faculty member in a school of pharmacy. His major project involves assessing posaconazole trough levels in patients receiving the new tablet formulation. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends, dining out, dancing, reading, and creating art in various media. He is excited to further explore the wild and wonderful outdoor scenery surrounding Portland.
PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residents
Dr. Albanese, our current PGY1 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 Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Health-System Administration and Pharmacy Management. His major project involves evaluating the incidence of post-operative infection in obese patients. Outside of residency, Andrew enjoys hiking in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, reading, country western dancing, and enjoying Portland’s exquisite food.
Dr. Kelley, our current PGY2 Pharmacy Administration Resident, was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She attended the University of New Mexico for her undergraduate education before returning to Oregon to complete her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) at Oregon State University. Her current practice interests include Pediatrics, Critical Care, Health-System Administration and Clinical Pharmacy Management. Her major project involves URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation. Outside of residency, Sara enjoys most any outdoor activity, cooking, reading and all the amazing food in Portland.
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residents
Dr. Heyliger is originally from Miami, FL. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL and his Master of International Business Administration and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has a strong interest in oncology, critical care, and health-system pharmacy administration. Dr. Heyliger’s major project this year will focus on assessing and optimizing current dosing practice for tacrolimus and cyclosporine for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease in obese patients. In his spare time he enjoys snowboarding, running, and sampling all of Portland’s great craft beers.
Dr. Kowalewska was raised in Windsor, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta. She graduated from Oregon State University with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) in June 2013. Dr. Kowalewska’s current practice interests include pharmacy informatics and internal medicine. Her major project involves evaluating the frequency and characteristics of patients receiving outpatient prescriptions for anticoagulation therapy on discharge to hospice care. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, dancing, traveling, figure skating and trying out new restaurants.
Dr. Kuang is originally from San Francisco, California. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Neurobiology and Physiology from University of California, Davis and her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from the University of California, San Francisco in 2014. Her major project involves achieving ventricular rate control in patients with atrial fibrillation using intravenous metoprolol in patients with or without exposure to beta-blockers. Dr. Kuang’s current practice interests include pediatrics, oncology, and internal medicine. In addition to her clinical interests, she enjoys teaching and hopes to serve as a volunteer faculty in a school of pharmacy. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, running, and eating with friends.
Dr. Lau is originally from San Francisco, California. He received his Bachelor of Arts at the University of California at Berkeley and his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of California at San Francisco in March 2014. His current practice interests include oncology, health-system administration, and primary care. In addition, he enjoys mentoring and teaching and hopes to maintain these two interests throughout residency and his career. Dr. Lau’s major research project involves characterizing the normal time to recovery in patients with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) after an emetic event or rescue therapy. When he has free time, he enjoys hiking, exploring Portland’s foodie scene, attending sporting events, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. McFarland is originally from southern California. He completed his Pharm.D from the University of California, San Francisco in 2014. His current practice interests include cardiology, critical care, and academia. His major project involves evaluation of heparin dosing in obese and extremely obese patients. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, eating out, and exploring the different faces of Portland.
Dr. Shenk is originally from Sandy, Utah. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Utah in May 2013. Her current practice interests are pediatrics and critical care. In addition to her practice interests, Dr. Shenk enjoys mentoring students and looks forward to building on her precepting skills during her residency and throughout her career. Her major project involves evaluating the incidence of respiratory depression in trauma patients with elevated alcohol levels receiving pain medications. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, trying new foods, and participating in outdoor activities, including hiking, rock climbing, camping, and skiing.