Residency Graduates

Class of 2021

Brynna Crovetto, PharmD

Current Position: Critical Care PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident, The Mount Sinai Hospital/Touro College of Pharmacy, July 2021 – June 2022

Residency Project: The impact of a pharmacist-driven post ICU recovery service on medication management in an academic community hospital

Savanna SanFilippo, PharmD

Current Position: Clinical Pharmacology Fellow, Tabula Rosa Healthcare and Rutgers University

Residency Project: Classification and assessment of medication risk in the elderly (CARE): use of a medication risk score to inform patients’ readmission likelihood after hospital discharge (top five research platform presentation finalist at NJSHP)

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