Danielle Maila

Danielle Maila - Pharmacy ResidentPGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident

Hometown

Palatine, IL

Pharmacy School/Graduation Year

Midwestern University – Chicago, 2012

PGY1 Residency Location 

Froedtert Hospital

PGY1 Rotations

Oncology, Academia, SICU, Investigational Drug Services, Ambulatory Oncology, Residency Administration, Medicine, Infectious Disease and Drug Policy

PGY1 Residency Project

Evaluation of impact of utilizing a closed system transfer device for chemotherapy preparation and administration

My project determined the impact of choosing and implementing a closed-system transfer device (CSTD) system for chemotherapy preparation and administration at a large academic hospital. The project involved piloting two products currently on the market and we will evaluate staff satisfaction, consequences on workflow and cost.

PGY2 Rotations

Ambulatory Oncology, Academia, Inpatient Oncology, Investigational Drug Services, Ambulatory Bone Marrow Transplant, Palliative Care, Inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant, Pediatric Oncology and Oncology Administration

PGY2 Residency Project

Development of a Pharmacist-Nurse run Oral Anticancer Program for education and follow-up in the Clinical Cancer Center

My project this year is to help develop an education/monitoring program for patients started on oral anticancer agents in the Clinical Cancer Center. Pharmacists and nurses working within the clinic will provide formal education and regular follow-up. The project will involve a series of pilots in each of our clinics in order to establish a standardized workflow for the entire cancer center. We will be evaluating number and types of interventions, provider satisfaction, and script capture.

Why did you choose to pursue a residency?

I ultimately wanted to become a board-certified hematology/oncology pharmacist. I hope to become a competent and confident clinical specialist after my residency training is complete.

What attracted you to Froedtert’s pharmacy residency program?

The first thing that attracted me to Froedtert was the variety of experiences available to the residents. Last year I was able to spend elective rotations in the oncology setting. I fell in love with both the inpatient and outpatient settings at Froedtert. I was impressed with the learning opportunities offered to me, and decided I wanted to stay for my second year training.

Professional interests

I am completing my PGY2 training in hematology/oncology, and my interests include both inpatient and ambulatory settings. My long term goals are to become a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist practicing at an academic medical center. I also hope to be actively involved with academia.

Hobbies

Bicycling, running and cooking

What's your favorite thing to do in Milwaukee?

Even though I have been living in the Milwaukee area for over a year now, I still enjoy exploring everything this city has to offer. Concerts, museums, parks, beaches, restaurants, local markets … there’s always something fun going on!