Pharmacy Residency Programs
Current Pharmacy Residents
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident
Pharmacy School/Graduation Year
University of Minnesota, 2011
PGY1 Residency Location
Diabetes Management, Clinical Administration, MICU, Academia, Drug Policy, Emergency Department, Toxicology, Solid Organ Transplant, SICU, Internal Medicine
PGY1 Residency Project
Development of a Clinical Pathway for the Management of Hypertensive Emergency
A retrospective chart review was completed to identify and assess if patients presenting to Froedtert’s ED were appropriately and adequately (via 10-25 percent decrease in mean arterial pressure within two hours of admission to ED) treated for hypertensive emergencies. 84 patients were included in the analysis; 30 percent were appropriately treated, 46 percent of patients were treated over aggressively, and 24percent were considered failure to treat.
CVICU, SICU, NICU, MICU, Emergency Department, Toxicology
PGY2 Residency Project
Evaluation of empiric single coverage gram-negative ventilator associated pneumonia protocol in an academic level one trauma/surgical intensive care unit
We will be evaluating and validating our empiric, single coverage for gram negative VAP in the surgical intensive care unit with the hypothesis that there is no difference between single and double coverage for empiric VAP treatment based on microbiologic data.
Evaluation of risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nosocomial pneumonia in the surgical intensive care unit at an urban level I trauma academic medical center
Froedtert’s surgical intensive care unit has a comparatively low rate of MRSA hospital acquired pneumonia among tertiary, urban academic medical centers, therefore, the use of anti-MRSA therapies and use of ATS/IDSA risk factors for MDR pathogens may not be applicable to our patient population. Our objective will be to identify and evaluate MRSA risk factors for patients in the surgical intensive care unit.
Why did you choose to pursue a residency?
I chose to pursue a pharmacy residency because I wanted to expand and hone my clinical skills. I believe the pursuit of further training will benefit my patients by providing high quality, evidence based care. Additionally, I want to practice pharmacy at the highest level through collaboration with other health professionals.
What attracted you to Froedtert’s pharmacy residency program?
I was attracted to Froedtert’s pharmacy residency program because it is a well established program at a large, academic medical center with an emphasis on teaching. The program offers exposure to a diverse field of specialties as well as the opportunity to early commit in several PGY2 programs, notably critical care.
Trauma/Critical Care, Infectious Disease, Academia, Toxicology
Participating in team sports, golfing, fishing, attending major sporting events, trying out new restaurants, brewery tours!
What's your favorite thing to do in Milwaukee?
I enjoy the multitude of outdoor events, social functions, and attending the abundant Milwaukee festivals!