2023-2024 OHSU Pharmacy Residents
PGY1 Pharmacy Residents
Dr. Colette Biro
Dr. Biro was raised in New Jersey, but has called New England home for the past 10 years before making the drive out to the Pacific Northwest. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Biology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked as a paramedic in the Boston area, where she developed a passion for providing patient care. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University. Her current clinical interests are transplant, cardiology, and infectious diseases, and she plans to pursue a PGY2 in one of her areas of interest. Dr. Biro's major research project this year is on the time to adequate diuretic administration and outcomes in patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure. Outside of residency, she can be found in the outdoors - hiking, running, biking, skiing - or hanging out with her kitten, Indy!
Dr. Andy Browning
Dr. Browning was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. He came to pharmacy serendipitously by taking what he thought was a temporary job as a technician at Target following completion of a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin. Eventually making the transition to hospital pharmacy, he had the opportunity to spend most of his time staffing in the satellite ICU pharmacy where he gained a passion for critical care and a desire to make pharmacy his career. Dr. Browning earned his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota and has clinical interests in critical care, infectious disease, cardiology, and psychiatry. He plans to pursue a PGY2 in critical care. His major research project is "Use of undiluted levetiracetam in the pediatric population." Outside of work, he loves playing board games and spending time with his cat, Dahlia. Traditionally a bit of a homebody, Dr. Browning is excited to explore Portland (mostly for the food) and the beautiful surrounding nature.
Dr. Lucy Ernst
Dr. Ernst grew up in Cedar Rapids, IA. She completed two years of undergraduate studies, followed by obtaining a dual Doctor of Pharmacy and Masters in Public Health degree, all at the University of Iowa. Currently she is pursuing a PGY1 and PGY2 in Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership at OHSU along with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Oregon State University. Lucy is passionate about expanding pharmacy services to improve patient care, access, and outcomes through systems level initiatives. Her clinical interests are broad, with passions for critical care, transitions of care and family medicine. Her major research project is "Safety of Extended Use Acetazolamide in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure". She is currently serving as the Vice-Chair of the Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residents' Collaborative (PALRC), under ASHP. In her free time, Lucy likes to hike, skii (both snow and water) and hang out with her dog, Scout!
Dr. Megan Gadda
Dr. Gadda grew up in West Linn, OR. She completed her bachelor's degree at University of Portland in Biology and neuroscience. She went on to work as a pharmacy technician at OHSU during which time she completed her MAT and began teaching high school biology and chemistry. After two years of teaching, she realized her passion truly lay with pharmacy and began her Doctor of Pharmacy at Pacific University. Currently, her clinical interests include oncology, pediatrics and infectious disease and she plans to pursue a PGY2 in one of these areas post-PGY1. Megan's major research project is "Assessment of Risk Associated with Hepatic Sinusoidal Obstructive Syndrome Post-Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant in Adult Patients". In her free time, she loves to spend time with her 7-year-old son James, swimming, paddle boarding, and snow skiing!
Dr. Jenny Lam
Dr. Lam was born and raised in Seattle, WA. She is the oldest of 4 girls, whose name all start with the letter J. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Washington, followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Washington State University in Spokane, WA. During pharmacy school, she found great interest in expanding health care services and opportunities to underserved populations; such as, partnering with local pharmacies to create COVID vaccine clinics. Currently she is pursuing the PGY-1 & 2 Health Administration and Leadership residency meanwhile obtaining a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Oregon State University. Her major research project is, "Antibiotic Choice For Penicillin Allergic Patients in for GBS Prophylaxis, With and Without Skin Testing Intervention." Her clinical interest are in oncology and ambulatory care services. In her free time, she enjoys going on runs, weightlifting and yelping new restaurants to check out.
Dr. Mason Myers
Dr. Myers (he/they) hails from the Entertainment Capitol of the World: Las Vegas, NV! They obtained their Doctor of Pharmacy through the accelerated 2+3 APEx program offered by Chapman University, located in sunny Orange County, CA. As a student, they were thoroughly involved in their local ASHP/CSHP chapter, in addition to coordinating the school’s budding supplemental instruction program. Throughout residency Dr. Myers will dive into their main clinical interest of hematology/oncology, supported by their major project assessing the risk of AKI post-allogeneic stem cell transplant, while also exploring their secondary interests in gender-affirming care and infectious diseases. When they find themself outside of the hospital walls, they enjoy exploring the PDX food/coffee scene, playing cards, reading poetry, and practicing a new language (with a lifetime goal of being a five language polyglot!)
Dr. Savanah Norman
Dr. Norman is from New Orleans, Louisiana (where we make gumbo at!). She completed her undergraduate courses at Louisiana State University, followed by a Doctor of Pharmacy at Xavier University of Louisiana. During pharmacy school she was an intern at Children's Hospital of New Orleans (CHNOLA) where she found her love for pediatrics and hospital pharmacy. After graduating in May 2022, she worked at CHNOLA as an inpatient staff pharmacist where she recognized her passion for process improvement and direct patient care. She decided to pursue a PGY1 residency program to continue training. Her interests include pediatrics, critical care, informatics and medication safety. Dr. Norman's major research project will evaluate the impact of the implementation of bar code medication administration in an ambulatory clinic. In her spare time, she likes to cook, bake, try new restaurants, travel, and explore the Oregon outdoors.
PGY2 Pharmacy Residents
Dr. Gage Dixon
Dr. Dixon is from the great state of Missouri and only a short drive away from the Gateway Arch! He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy for his Doctor of Pharmacy and then completed his PGY-1 right here at Oregon Health & Science University. His interests are antimicrobial stewardship, immunocompromised infectious diseases, and general infectious disease. Outside of residency, he enjoys spending time with his spouse and their dog Honey, exploring the great outdoors of the pacific northwest, playing various video games, and trying out all kinds of food in Portland.
Dr. Tiana Enos-Dano
Originally from Oahu, Hawaii, Dr. Enos-Dano completed her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy from the Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy with a focus in Healthcare Leadership. During pharmacy school breaks, she worked at Straub Medical Center where she developed a passion for Health Systems Administration. In residency, she continues to learn about administration through pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Oregon State University. Professional interests include supply chain management, workflow optimization, and project management. Dr. Enos-Dano’s major project is implementation of a pharmacy workflow management system in an academic medical center. In her free time, she enjoys baking, traveling internationally, and hanging out with friends.
Dr. Sydney Ertz
Dr. Ertz is originally from La Crosse, Wisconsin, a "midwest-nice" community in the driftless area along the Mississippi River. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for both her pre-pharmacy coursework and her pharmacy degree (go badgers!!). Her clinical interests include hematology/oncology and pediatrics, and her major research project will investigate glucarpidase dosing for methotexate rescue. Outside of the world of pharmacy, she enjoys backpacking, hiking, biking, going to concerts, playing cribbage, and spending way too much money at Trader Joe's.
Dr. Tianna Leitch
Born and raised in Nezperce, Idaho, Dr. Leitch grew up on her family's fourth-generation family farm and ranch in scenic rural Idaho. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Montana, followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at UM Skaggs School of Pharmacy in Missoula, Montana. She completed her PGY-1 training here at OHSU. Her clinical interests include critical care and emergency medicine as well as pediatrics. Dr. Leitch's major research project will assess the impact of drug diluents on the incidence of hyponatremia in the ICU setting among patients with heart failure. When she's away from the hospital, she can usually be found snowboarding, backpacking, or exploring Portland with her partner - practicing piano, painting, and podcasts help to pass her time.
Dr. Arika Sandbach
Dr. Sandbach is originally from Roseburg, Oregon but usually refers to Portland, Oregon as her home. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Portland State University followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy at Pacific University School of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY-1 residency at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Dr. Sandbach's major project this year aims to evaluate the use of bendamustine as an alternative lymphodepletion chemotherapy regimen for chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy. She has had a longstanding love for oncology and currently has professional interests in solid tumors, research, as well as pediatric oncology. Outside of residency she can be found exploring nature, restaurants, or perhaps a videogame. With all of this said, her most loved hobby is actually cuddling her two cats, Oreo, and Nova.
Dr. Ha Truong
Dr. Truong was born and raised in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam but she now calls Seattle home. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at Seattle University followed by Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Pacific University School of Pharmacy and PGY-1 residency training at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center. Dr. Truong is passionate about providing evidence-based, patient-centered and compassionate care to patients. She has acquired a 340B certificate to advocate for affordable medications to the most vulnerable patient populations. Her professional interests include primary care, cardiology and oncology. Her research project this year focuses on developing quality and clinical metrics to support process improvement for a pediatric ambulatory pharmacist service line. Outside of residency, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants and boba shops.