PGY1 Current Residents

Sonya Kedzior

Sonya Kedzior PGY1 Resident:

Dr. Kedzior was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. At the age of 16, she immigrated to the United States in pursuit of continuing her education in health care. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Michigan State University (MSU) and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her professional interests include critical care, emergency medicine and clinical research. Dr. Kedzior’s major research project investigates the efficacy of intermittent versus continuous infusion dosing of intravenous proton pump inhibitors for empiric therapy of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys all things fitness, shopping for shoes, cooking and baking, and hosting tea parties.

Joe Plott

Joe Plott PGY1 Resident:

Dr. Plott grew up in Young Harris, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Health Science at Middle Tennessee State University and proceeded to receive his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. His pharmacy practice interests include emergency medicine, toxicology, critical care, and infectious diseases. Dr. Plott’s major research project investigates the use of olanzapine for delirium in critical care pediatric patients. Outside of residency, he enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest, planning trips he can’t afford, and finding the nearest source of caffeine.

Kellie Spence

Kellie Spence PGY1 Resident:

Dr. Spence is originally from Denver, Colorado.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Sciences from the University of Colorado, followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2019.  Her professional interests include critical care, infectious disease, transplant, anticoagulation, and internal medicine.  Dr. Spence’s major project evaluates once weekly fluconazole for the prevention of fungal infections in solid organ transplant recipients.  Outside of residency, she enjoys painting, spending quality time with her dog, and baking delicious treats for her co-residents.

John White

John White PGY1 Resident:

Dr. White is originally from Hillsboro, Oregon. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biohealth Sciences with a Minor in Chemistry at Oregon State University in 2015. In 2019, he received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University College of Pharmacy. His professional interests include emergency medicine, critical care and internal medicine. Dr. White’s major research project is to determine the timing for which multidrug-resistant antimicrobial coverage is warranted in trauma patients with ventilator associated pneumonia. Outside of pharmacy, he can be found playing video games, running in the Hillsboro countryside, and enjoying cheap pizza semi-weekly. 

Shelley Zhang

Shelley Zhang PGY1 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 practice interests include informatics, especially clinical decision support and data analytics, as well as psychiatry and cardiology. Dr. Zhang’s major project this year involves analyzing the reimbursement process for oral oncology drugs. Outside of residency, she spends her time googling tiny house tours, editing pictures of food, and listening to all kinds of podcasts.