Pharmacy Current Residents - Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Pharmacy Current Residents

Pharmacy Residencies
PGY1 Pharmacy | PGY1/PGY2/MS Admin
PGY2 Ambulatory Care | PGY2 Infectious Diseases
PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy
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  Shannon Dahlgren, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy

Education: University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Research: Evaluation of vitamin B12 monitoring in an elderly veteran population with type 2 diabetes on metformin therapy.

Why MEDVAMC: I choose MEDVAMC to challenge and enhance my clinical skills which will aid me in achieving my ultimate goal of becoming and independent clinical practitioner.   This program offers a wide variety of experiences, including many electives to tailor the program to your goals as a resident.  It also provides a supportive mentorship atmosphere.  I know that this program will provide me with the experiences I need to become a well-rounded practitioner.
    Linh Nguyen, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy

Education: Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska

Research: Retrospective review on the safety and efficacy of bivalirudin compared to argatroban in patients treated for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

Why MEDVAMC: As one of the largest VA medical centers in the US, MEDVAMC gives me a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient experience as a pharmacy resident. In addition, MEDVAMC has connections with other hospitals within the Texas Medical Center, allowing me to have off-site rotations in specialized areas. As a teaching facility, MEDVAMC provides me the opportunity to precept students and allows for a mutual learning experience. 
    Samantha (Sami) Roseberry, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy

Education: University of the Incarnate Word School of Pharmacy

Hometown: Copperas Cove, TX

Research: Effect on hospital readmission rates on Veterans treated with typical vs. atypical long-acting injectable antipsychotics

Why MEDVAMC: I chose MEDVAMC because I am passionate about serving our Veterans. MEDVAMC has amazing rotation opportunities such as outpatient/inpatient mental health, spinal cord injury, and nutrition at MD Anderson.  I am also interested in psychiatric pharmacy and they offer a PGY-2 psychiatric program so I knew I would get good experience in psych during my first year.
    Sarah Theriault, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy

Education: University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Research: Evaluation of the clinical impact of different administration sites for paliperidone palmitate in psychiatric patients at a VA medical center

Why MEDVAMC: While on rotation at MEDVAMC as a student, I got to experience the high quality of preceptors at this institution, which led to me further developing my clinical skills and my confidence in making interventions. There are also a variety of inpatient and outpatient rotations available so that you can experience many different areas of pharmacy and find new areas you are passionate about. Additionally, I enjoy serving the diverse veteran population at MEDVAMC while also taking part in the great teaching opportunities offered here.
    Elwyn Welch, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy

Education:  University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

Hometown:  Chandler, Texas

Research:  Retrospective review on the safety and efficacy of nitrofurantoin for the treatment of cystitis in the veteran population with or without renal impairment

Why MEDVAMC:  I had a fantastic learning experience here as a P4 student.  The size of this VA affords many opportunities help manage a variety of complex disease states. I also wanted to complete my residency in the Texas Medical Center. 
    Anthony Giazzon, PharmD
PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Education: Purdue University College of Pharmacy ‘19

Hometown: Schererville, IN

Research: Evaluating the efficacy of a clinical reminder ordering control for the prescribing of controlled substances in a Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center

Why MEDVAMC: I saw the VA as the best place to give back to those individuals who have assured we as Americans can have the liberties we have today. Houston also has a thriving medical campus and it will be valuable to see the perspectives of my colleagues at other institutions in the area.
    Jaekyu(J) Lee, PharmD
PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Education: University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Hometown: Busan, South Korea

Research: Reduction of medication overrides from automated dispensing cabinets by implementation of a unit-specific medication override list and restructured pharmacy workflow

Why MEDVAMC: MEDVAMC is a home to employees and veterans with strong sense of purpose. The learning environment combined with close-knit pharmacy team will bolster my growth as a pharmacy leader 
  Hayden Stewart, PharmD
PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy

Education: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at MEDVAMC

Hometown: Boerne, TX

Research: Veteran Adherence to Oral Versus Injectable Alcohol Use Disorder Medication Treatment

Why MEDVAMC: I early committed to the psychiatric PGY2 here at MEDVMAC because of the dedication that the program director and coordinator had to individualizing my residency year by establishing multiple new electives related to my clinical areas of interest, specifically substance use disorder and pain management.
  Selena Pham, PharmD 
PGY2 Infectious Diseases

Education: Ferris State University College of Pharmacy

Hometown: Wyoming, Michigan

Research: Assessing the impact of an institutional empiric therapy guideline created at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center for the treatment of urinary tract infection in ambulatory patients

Why MEDVAMC: I chose MEDVAMC because of the wide variety of elective rotations, welcoming environment, and its diverse patient population. I believe the learning opportunities that the program offers will help me to achieve my career goal as a well-rounded ID pharmacist
  Fiona Imarhia, PharmD
PGY2 Ambulatory Care

Education: University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

Hometown: Grand Prairie, Texas

Research: Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Alirocumab Use in Statin Intolerant Veterans

Why MEDVAMC: MEDVAMC has a variety of rotation experiences available, strong preceptors, and the opportunity to work with professionals from multiple disciplines. MEDVAMC offers rotations in almost every specialty and as a teaching institution, provides a great learning environment for residents.