2021-2022 OHSU Pharmacy Residents
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents
Dr. Ko is originally from Seoul, South Korea. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics at the University of Georgia followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Her professional interests include oncology, geriatrics, ambulatory care, and academia. Dr. Ko’s major research project this year focuses on evaluating the benefits of using alternative capecitabine dosing strategies in metastatic breast cancer patients. Outside of residency, she enjoys oil painting, cooking, and visiting parks with her dog.
Dr. Ballou is originally from Bellingham, WA. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Alfred University and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Master of Public Health at the University of Montana. Her professional interests include administration, critical care, and oncology. Dr. Ballou’s major research project this year involves analysis of workflow impact significance and operational implementation of closed-system transfer devices (CSTDs) for hazardous drug compounding at OSHU. Outside of residency, she enjoys traveling, home improvement projects, painting, sewing, and cooking or baking.
Dr. Migneco is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at Washington University in St. Louis followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Maryland. Her professional interests include oncology and pediatrics. Dr. Migneco’s major research project this year invovles analyzing the bleeding and thrombosis risk of heparin use in adult patients on ECMO support. Outside of residency, she enjoys going on hikes, indoor and outdoor cycling, and discovering new restaurants in Portland.
Dr. Choung is originally from Houston, TX. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before moving to Oregon, where he received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Oregon State University College of Pharmacy. His practice interests include Oncology, Cardiology, and Infectious Disease. Dr. Choung’s major research project will review peri-operative antibiotic use in patients receiving pancreaticoduodenectomy with and without stents. Outside of residency, he enjoys cooking, reading, trying new foods, watching new tv shows, and training for his upcoming half marathon.
Dr. Gin is originally from Southern California but has called Tucson, AZ home for most of her life. She completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Arizona in Physiology with a minor in biochemistry followed by completion of her PharmD at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. She is currently completing her MBA from Oregon State University. Her professional interests include oncology, pharmacogenomics, academia and administration. Dr. Gin's major research project this year involves pharmacokinetic monitoring for inpatients receiving factor VIII products and optimal way to manage patients on emicizumab who need surgery. Outside of residency, she enjoys cooking and baking new things, eating at local restaurants, hiking, going to local workout classes specifically yoga, barre and cycling and planning her next vacation after residency.
Sidney Aviles Dimova
Born and raised in the suburbs of San Francisco, Dr. Aviles Dimova spent the majority of her life in Northern California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Berkeley followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. Her professional interests include pediatrics, cystic fibrosis, and critical care. Dr. Aviles Dimova's research project seeks to compare door-to-needle times with various fibrinolytics used for ischemic stroke. When not at the hospital, she enjoys dancing, hiking, yoga, and spending time with her recently adopted cat.
Dr. Chun was born and raised in Wailuku, Hawaii. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry with a dance minor from the University of Washington. She then received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California San Francisco. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Oregon State University. Her professional interests include surgery, workflow optimization, and quality improvement. Dr. Chun’s major project will implement a new hepatitis C referral workflow and examine its impact on referral rate. In her free time, she enjoys chatting with her friends and family, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, and hand lettering.
PGY-2 Pharmacy Residents
Originally from Iowa City, Iowa, Dr. Dawson completed both her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health degrees at the University of Iowa. She is also currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree at Oregon State University. Her professional interests include surgery, critical care, interdisciplinary collaboration, and workflow optimization. Over the coming year, Dr. Dawson will implement a credentialing and privileging process for inpatient and ambulatory care pharmacists. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, Peloton, and giving love to the neighborhood canines.
Dr. Pantig is originally from Silverdale, WA. She completed both her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a chemistry minor and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Washington State University in Pullman, WA and Spokane, WA. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Oregon State University. Her practice interests include pediatrics, clinical operations management, and student development. Dr. Pantig’s major project this year involves piloting as the ambulatory pediatric clinical pharmacist in the pediatric gastroeneterology clinic. Outside of residency, she enjoys cooking and traveling around the world to experience different cuisines with her fiancé, watching football, and crafting/calligraphy.
Dr. Radke is originally from Greenville, South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Chemistry from the College of Charleston. After working as a chemist in the Charleston area, she went on to receive her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and completed her PGY-1 Residency at OHSU. Her professional interests include clinical decision support, cardiology, medication safety, academia, and internal medicine. This year as a research project, Dr. Radke will build a clinical EHR tool that identifies high-risk inpatients in need of naloxone at discharge. Outside of residency, she enjoys cooking Italian food, hiking nature trails, playing video games, and nerding out with some Harry Potter trivia.
Dr. Ryu is originally from Queens, NY. She completed her Bachelor of Sciences in psychology at Brooklyn College and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at University at Buffalo in New York. Following graduation, she worked as a clinical staff pharmacist in Pennsylvania before moving on to complete her PGY1 pharmacy residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. Her clinical interests include bloodstream infections, opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients and antimicrobial stewardship. At OHSU, she will investigate the impact of rapid diagnostics on antimicrobial prescribing practices. Outside of residency, she enjoys cooking, visiting new restaurants and coffee shops, traveling, and theatres.
Dr. Nguyen was born and raised in Torrance, California. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at San Francisco State University, followed by his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Pacific University. He then completed his PGY1 pharmacy residency training at Providence Health & Services in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Nguyen’s major project involves investigating breakthrough CMV infection rates & survival outcomes of letermovir prophylaxis in patients undergoing haploidentical stem cell transplant with post-transplantation cyclophosphamide. His professional interests include hematologic malignancies, sarcoma, academia, and research. Outside of residency, he enjoys collecting vinyl records, discovering new brunch spots, and playing guitar.
Dr. Nguyen is originally from Oregon City, Oregon. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Doctor of Pharmacy from Oregon State University. Dr. Nguyen completed his PGY-1 residency at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health in Madison, WI. Dr. Nguyen's major project focuses on TKI toxicities and associations to previous ICI therapies. His professional interests include hematologic malignancies, infectious diseases, palliative care, and academia. Outside of residency, he enjoys cooking, eating Tillamook cheese, listening to audiobooks, exploring Portland's various restaurants, a good long nap, and spending quality time with his family.
Dr. Breninger is originally from Porltand, OR. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in pyschology at Lewis & Clark College and worked as an addictions and domestic violence counselor for three years. After returning to school to complete her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry at Portland State University, she went on to receive her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Oregon State Univeristy. Dr. Breninger completed her PGY-1 Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. Her clinical interests include infectious disease and cardiology in the critical care setting, as well as emergency medicine. Throughout this residency year, Dr. Breninger will investigate hypocalcemia following massive transfussion with various blood products. Outside of residency, she enjoys spending time with family, hiking, cycling, and live music.