Ryan Szaniawski

Ryan Szaniaskwi - Pharmacy ResidentPGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident


Greenfield, WI

Pharmacy School/Graduation Year

Midwestern University, 2012

PGY1 Residency Location

Froedtert Hospital

PGY1 Rotations

Medical ICU, emergency department, general medicine, drug policy, surgical ICU, diabetes surveillance team, toxicology, oncology, administration – informatics, OR and 3rd shift ICU

PGY1 Residency Project

Evaluation of medication use and integration of pharmacy services in the cardiac catheterization lab

My project involved defining our current medication use processes in the cath lab, determining what a pharmacist’s unique set of skills could offer and developing a role for the pharmacy department in the cardiac cath lab.

PGY2 Rotations

SICU, MICU, NICU, CVICU, ED and toxicology

PGY2 Residency Project

Incidence, treatment and reversal of bleeding episodes in patients taking novel oral anticoagulants versus warfarin

My PGY2 project is aimed at investigating the incidence of major bleeding contributed to by novel oral anticoagulant agents and to improve our reversal practices for these bleeds.

Why did you choose to pursue a residency?

Residency is a great way to gain experience in a wide variety of practice settings; it provides opportunities that expand my knowledge base and build a solid foundation for my future career. I wanted a challenging experience that would motivate me and push me to discover new areas of interest and unlock my potential as a new pharmacist.

What attracted you to Froedtert’s pharmacy residency program?

As a level 1 trauma center, Froedtert Hospital sees a unique population of patients and has a challenging and exciting emergency medicine opportunity. That, coupled with the excellent critical care opportunities provided here in an academic setting made Froedtert Hospital the ideal choice for my interests.

Professional interests

Emergency medicine, critical care and infectious disease are among my top interests. Overall I am very interested in further advancing the role of the pharmacist in the critical care and emergency settings.


Drumming, recording music, fly fishing, camping, hiking, canoeing & rafting and building/repairing computers

What's your favorite thing to do in Milwaukee?

Taking a day to spend downtown – walking/biking alongside Lake Michigan, fishing in local streams, visiting museums, trying new restaurants and watching the Brewers at Miller Park!