2020-2021 OHSU Pharmacy Residents
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents
Dr. Chheng is originally from Holland, Michigan. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Laboratory Science at Michigan State University followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the Ohio State University. Her professional interests include oncology and ambulatory care. Dr. Chheng’s major research project this year involves identifying chronic myeloid leukemia patients who are eligible for treatment-free remission and evaluating their decisions on treatment-free remission versus continuation of therapy. Outside of residency, she enjoys cooking and exploring new cuisines, traveling with her family and friends, and participating in Zumba workouts.
Dr. Conley is originally from White Bear Lake, Minnesota. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Public Health at Hamline University in 2016. In 2020, he received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. His professional interests include cardiology, infectious disease, internal medicine, and oncology. Dr. Conley’s major research project investigates the rates of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in patients treated with direct oral anticoagulants versus vitamin K antagonist following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Outside of residency, he enjoys bouldering, playing and listening to music, hockey, trying new coffee shops, and hiking the Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Kovalenko is originally from Kyiv, Ukraine. She completed both her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York. Her professional interests include oncology, emergency medicine and formulary management. She is eager to explore pharmacy practice in Oregon. Dr. Kovalenko’s research project analyzes the relationship between tacrolimus trough levels and patient outcomes following allogeneic stem cell transplant. Outside of work, Dr. Kovalenko enjoys jogging, practicing yoga, snowboarding and water coloring.
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). Her professional interests include critical care, emergency medicine, and internal medicine. Dr. Radke’s research project investigates the use of the MRC-ICU clinical scoring tool and its relationship to time spent on pharmacist interventions. Outside of residency, she enjoys cooking Italian food, hiking nature trails, playing video games, and nerding out with some Harry Potter trivia.
Originating from a southwest suburb of Chicago, Dr. Roppo spent the majority of her life in the Midwest. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Physiology at the University of Iowa followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Roppo is grateful for the opportunity to experience pharmacy practice at OHSU and to explore the Pacific Northwest. Her professional interests include solid organ transplant, oncology, and internal medicine. In alignment with both her personal and professional interests, Dr. Roppo’s research project focuses on studying health disparities by evaluating renal transplant outcomes in Black Americans. Outside of residency, she spends her time practicing yoga and meditation, acquiring new plants, and exploring new areas of the globe.
PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership 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 interdisciplinary collaboration, resource stewardship, and workflow optimization. Over the coming year, Dr. Dawson will evaluate the functionality of a novel Epic Coordinated Care Management tool for its ability to meet accreditation standards for the Specialty Pharmacy Program at Oregon Health & Science University. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and finding new additions to her growing plant family.
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, operations management, and student development. Dr. Pantig’s major project this year involves evaluating the newly implemented pediatrics vancomycin dosing protocol. Outside of residency, she enjoys cooking and traveling around the world to experience different cuisines with her fiancé, watching football, and crafting/calligraphy.
PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residents
Dr. Nakrani is originally from San Diego, California. He completed both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating from pharmacy school in 2017, Dr. Nakrani returned to Southern California to practice in the outpatient setting. During his tenure at an independent pharmacy, he was able to serve as a manager, introduce new technologies, and perform continuous process improvement. It was this outpatient experience that sparked Dr. Nakrani’s interest in pharmacy administration and inspired him to expand his skill set to the ambulatory and inpatient settings. Dr. Nakrani’s professional interests include oncology, specialty pharmacy, and pharmacy benefit management. Throughout the upcoming year, he will manage the implementation of a pharmacy-led refill authorization pilot program in collaboration with outpatient family medicine clinics. Outside of residency, Dr. Nakrani looks forward to exploring the Pacific Northwest through his interests in camping, going on motorcycle rides, and practicing photography.
Dr. White is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a Chemistry minor from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He went on to complete his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration degree at Oregon State University. His professional interests include oncology, pediatrics, genomics, employee wellness, improving workflow efficiencies, and financial stewardship. Over the coming year, Dr. White will be completing a major project involving Gene Therapy and High-Cost Medications in collaboration with ambulatory physicians groups and Home Infusion Services. Outside of residency, he enjoys physical fitness, rooting for his home teams, engaging in cordial debates, and spending time with his wife.
PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident
Originally from Richmond, Rhode Island, Dr. Webb first completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Rhode Island before moving to Rochester, MN to complete his first year of pharmacy residency at Mayo Clinic. After the completion of his PGY1, he continues his training in critical care at OHSU. Dr. Webb’s clinical interests include neurocritical illness, infectious diseases and multi-drug resistant organisms, and vasoactive medications. His research interests include improving outcomes in neurologic injury and improving outcomes of antimicrobial use in the intensive care unit. In his free time, his hobbies include finding, listening to, and playing new music, playing video games, and writing.
PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Resident
Dr. Bhagat was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving out to New Jersey to complete her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Rutgers University. Her strong desire for better weather and to continue her training in Infectious Diseases led her to OHSU after completion of a PGY-1 residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. Her clinical interests include HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections as well as global and public health. Outside of residency, she enjoys trying new foods, traveling, running, hockey, and hiking.
PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residents
Dr. Badal was born and raised in the beautiful islands of Trinidad and Tobago. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), followed by his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. He then completed his PGY1 pharmacy residency at Harris Health System in Houston, Texas. His professional interests include oncology, internal medicine, critical care and pharmaceutical research. Dr. Badal’s major project involves investigating real-world safety outcomes of dose-adjusted lenvatinib. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Badal enjoys soccer, spending time with his family and any outdoor activities that would give him a good workout.
Dr. Nguyen is originally from Quy Nhon, Vietnam but has been a Texas resident since 2012. She joined the inaugural class at the University of Texas at Tyler – Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy where she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2019. After completing the PGY-1 Residency at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen joined OHSU for her PGY-2 Residency in Oncology. Dr. Nguyen looks forward to working on two major research projects this year, with the first one investigating the correlation between patient’s weight and rate of mucositis in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Her professional interests include oncology, academia, and pharmacy administration. In her free time, Dr. Nguyen enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and their dog Cocoa.
PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Resident
Dr. Zhang was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received both her Bachelors in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience and her Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Michigan. Her professional interests include clinical decision support, data analytics and reporting, as well as psychiatry and cardiology. Dr. Zhang’s major project this year involves implementation of a BPA-driven electrolyte supplementation protocol. Outside of residency, she spends her time chasing her cat, baking, and listening to all kinds of podcasts.