2012-2013 OHSU PHARMACY RESIDENTS
(L-R) Shannon Buxell, Pharm.D.; Michael Schroeder, Pharm.D.; Sara McFarland, Pharm.D.; Christopher Adams, Pharm.D.; Jillian Paxton, Pharm.D.; Ryan Markham, Pharm.D.; Doreene Aguayo, Pharm.D.; Anuj Thirwani, Pharm.D.
PGY2 Pharmacy Health System Administration Resident
Dr. Buxell is originally from Seattle, Washington, but has lived many other places before moving to Portland. She graduated from Pacific University with her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree in May 2011. She completed most of her clinical training in Washington, but also spent time in Ghana, Nicaragua, and with Ketchikan Indian Community Tribal Health Clinic in Alaska. Her current practice interests include public health, medication safety, and pharmacy administration. Dr. Buxell's major project involves creating guidelines and modifying dispense logic to standardize the process for ordering factor products. For fun, she enjoys hiking, traveling, trying Portland's many great food offerings, and spending time with friends and family.
PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residents
Dr. Aguayo is originally from California. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Washington. Following graduation, she pursued a career in the U.S. Army as an Army Pharmacist. She completed her PGY1 Residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C, then traveled to various assignments within the United States and overseas. This unique educational collaborative opportunity between the United States Army and Oregon Health & Science University offers Dr. Aguayo the ability to maintain her active duty status while pursuing her interest in Pharmacy Informatics. Dr. Aguayo's current interest is automation and workflow mobility. Her major project is the optimization of automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs).
Dr. Schroeder is originally from Warren, New Jersey. He graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2011. His current practice interests include clinical decision support, information systems and automation. Dr. Schroeder’s major project involves evaluating the medication safety alerts in the electronic health record. Dr. Schroeder is a member of ASHP’s Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology Advisory Group on Clinical Information Systems. In his free time, Mick enjoys reading, playing guitar, skiing and cycling.
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident
Dr. Paxton is originally from Englewood, FL. She received both her Bachelors of Science and her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from the University of Florida. Following graduation, she completed her PGY1 Residency at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL and is excited to join Oregon Health & Science University as the first PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident. Dr. Paxton's current areas of interest include ambulatory solid organ oncology and pain management. Her major project is a pilot program for standardizing chemotherapy in the obese population. Dr. Paxton is excited about the opportunities to teach and precept pharmacy students at OHSU. In her free time, she enjoys catching up with her friend and family and cooking, running, and exploring new adventures in Portland.
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residents
Dr. Adams was born and raised in Hood River, OR. He graduated from Oregon State University as a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) in June 2012. Dr. Adams has a strong interest in acute care, specifically emergency medicine and critical care. In addition to his practice interests Dr. Adams enjoys teaching and mentorship and has aspirations of eventually serving as a residency program director. This year his major project will focus on building a comparison between coagulase-negative staphylococci minimum inhibitory concentrations and patient clinical outcomes. As an Oregon native Dr. Adams enjoys a variety of outdoor recreation including mountaineering, backpacking, cycling and skiing. He is very excited to join Oregon Health & Science University as a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident and hope to contribute its diverse pharmacy services.
Dr. Markham is originally from Lakeland, Florida and his practice interest is pharmacy informatics. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Doctor of Pharmacy in May 2012, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Markham's major project involves optimizing the pharmacy inventory management system at OHSU. The project will focus on developing a sustainable workflow model to proactively manage pharmacy inventory utilizing dispensing data to facilitate decision-making. Outside of residency, Ryan enjoys discovering Portland's extraordinary food and events, as well as exploring the Oregon outdoors with his family, friends and dogs.
Dr. McFarland is originally from southern Colorado. She completed her Bachelor of Science degrees at Colorado School of Mines and her Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) at University of California, San Francisco. Her current practice interests include internal medicine and informatics though she is still exploring many specialties. Dr. McFarland’s major project involves assessing and improving HIV antiretroviral safety in the inpatient setting. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, and exploring all that Portland has to offer.
Dr. Thirwani is from Columbus, OH. He graduated from the Ohio State University with his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree in June 2012. His current practice areas of interest include informatics and medication safety. He is looking forward to completing a teaching certificate during the residency. Dr. Thirwani’s major project involves the evaluation of outcomes for patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), with a goal of developing an institutional CDI management and treatment algorithm. In his free time, he enjoys live music, reading for pleasure and sampling the variety of culinary delights that Portland has to offer.