Residency Graduates

Class of 2023

Sarah Troast, PharmD
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist, Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Residency Research: Pharmacist-Driven Evaluation of Discharge Antibiotic Prescriptions with Post-Discharge Culture and Sensitivity Results

Olivia Wierciszewski, PharmD
Current Position: Medication Optimization Pharmacist, RWJUH New Brunswick
Residency Research: Safety and Economic Analysis of a 3–5 day IV Levothyroxine Hold Protocol

Class of 2022

Emily Mignogni, PharmD, BCPS
Current Position: Oncology Specialty Clinical Pharmacist, Summit Health
Residency Research: Concordance of high PTT values to anti-Xa levels during therapeutic unfractionated heparin management.

Savan Patel, PharmD
Current Position: Senior Medical Information Associate, Shionogi Inc.
Residency Research: Improving Safety of Cefepime Dosing in the Critically Ill Patient Using a Population Pharmacokinetic Approach
PGY2 Residency: Drug Information & Medication Safety, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick and Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Class of 2021

Brynna Crovetto, PharmD, BCPS
Current Position: MICU Clinical Pharmacist, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, New York
Residency Research: The impact of a pharmacist-driven post-ICU recovery service on medication management in an academic community hospital
PGY2 Residency: Critical Care, The Mount Sinai Hospital/Touro College of Pharmacy

Savanna SanFilippo, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
Current Position: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Health System Sciences, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
Residency Research: Classification and assessment of medication risk in the elderly (CARE): use of a medication risk score to inform patients’ readmission likelihood after hospital discharge
Alleviating geriatric inpatients’ medication-related iatrogenesis (AGING)

Fellowship: Clinical Pharmacology, Tabula Rasa HealthCare and Rutgers University

Class of 2020

Oumou Diawara, PharmD
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist HMH Specialty Pharmacy Eatontown, New Jersey
Residency Project: Improving inhaler use and selection in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using an interdisciplinary protocol.
Residency Project: Social and clinical determinants of readmission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation

Andrew Tsai, PharmD
Current Position: Senior Manager USCDMA Publications, Novartis, East Hanover, New Jersey
Residency Project: Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of hyperkalemia treatment in an academic community hospital

Class of 2019

Aamer Attaar, PharmD
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Internal Medicine, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, Houston Texas
PGY2 Residency: Internal Medicine, Ascension Seton, Austin, Texas, July 2019 –June 2020
Residency Project: Evaluating adherence to updated C. difficile guidelines pre- and post-implementation of an electronic order set
Residency Project: Evaluation of oral vancomycin versus metronidazole for the treatment of initial or recurrent C. difficile infection and time to hospital discharge

Grace Rhee, PharmD
Current Position: Transitions of Care Pharmacist, Hackensack University Hospital, Hackensack, New Jersey
Residency Project: Procalcitonin-guided antimicrobial management in critically ill patients
Residency Project: Assessing the implementation of guideline-directed sacubitril-valsartan therapy in heart failure

Class of 2018

Rebecca Chow, PharmD, BCPS
Current Position: Senior Pharmacist Anticoagulation Management Service, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Residency Project: Comparison of the impact of medication history completed at time of admission versus after admission
Residency Project: The association of off-label apixaban dose adjustments with hospital readmission in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation

Priya Shah, PharmD
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware
Residency Project: Evaluation of a bayesian approach to management of vancomycin therapy
Residency Project: Effect of initial intravenous antihypertensive agent on the management of blood pressure during hypertensive emergencies

Class of 2017

Rajeev Shah, PharmD, AAHIVP, BCIDP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Infectious Disease, Lifespan, Providence, Rhode Island
PGY2 Infectious Disease, Maine Medical Center July 2017 – June 2018
Residency Project: Evaluation of the impact of levetiracetam therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) on dosing adjustments
Residency Project: Incidence and predictors of mortality in obese patients with Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia treated with vancomycin

Stephanie Wei, PharmD, BCPS
Current Position: Pharmacy Systems Administrator, RWJUH Somerset, Somerville, New Jersey
Residency Project: Evaluation of running a decision support alert in test mode to determine opportunities to reduce supra-therapeutic acetaminophen dosing in the inpatient setting
Residency Project: Evaluation of the impact of tramadol therapy on the incidence of hypoglycemic episodes in hospitalized patients

Class of 2016

Serena Cheng, PharmD, BCAP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pain Management at VA San Diego Healthcare System
PGY2 Ambulatory Care, Veterans Affairs, San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California July 2016 –June 2017
Residency Project: Influence of obesity on treatment outcomes in hospitalized patients with acute bacterial skin and soft structure infection
Residency Project: Relationship between docetaxel infusion and ethanol toxicity

Robyn Stoianovici, PharmD, BCCCP
Current Position: Critical Care Pharmacist UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California.
PGY2 Critical Care, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, Vermont July 2016 –June 2017
Residency Project: Evaluation of a vancomycin dosing protocol in adult inpatients with renal impairment
Residency Project: Comparison of melatonin and zolpidem for sleep in a community hospital: an analysis of patient perception and inpatient outcomes