PGY2 Oncology Current Residents

PGY2 Residents 2023
Arika Sandbach 2023

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 video-game. With all of this said, her most loved hobby is actually cuddling her two cats, Oreo, and Nova.

Sydney Ertz 2023

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.