Residents

Pharmacy Practice

Jillian Bishop
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Jillian is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident from the University of Colorado. Jillian’s area of interest includes critical care, ID, transplant, and oncology. She hopes to practice as a clinical pharmacist at an academic medical center upon the completion of residency. Jillian can be reached at jbishop4@kumc.edu.

Megan Brooks
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Megan Brooks is currently a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Megan’s areas of clinical interest include pediatrics, infectious disease, and internal medicine. In her free time Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and Siberian husky, Apollo, attending family get-togethers, and cheering on the Kansas City Royals. After residency, Megan hopes to obtain a clinical specialist position at an academic medical center. Megan can be contacted at mbrooks7@kumc.edu.​

Vincent Cascone
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Vincent is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Vincent’s area of interest includes oncology and critical care. He hopes to complete a PGY2 residency and eventually become a residency program director upon the completion of residency. Vincent can be reached at vcascone@kumc.edu.

Kelsie Fiss
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Kelsie is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident from the University of Kansas. Kelsie’s area of interest includes pediatrics, hematology/oncology, and academia. She hopes to become a residency director or clinical professor upon the completion of residency. Kelsie can be reached at kfiss@kumc.edu.

Kyle Hoelting
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Kyle is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident from the University of Nebraska. Kyle’s area of interest includes internal medicine, oncology, and transplant. He hopes to practice as a clinical pharmacist at an academic hospital upon the completion of residency. Kyle can be reached at khoelting3@kumc.edu.

Sara Johnson
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Sara is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident from the University of Kansas. Sara’s area of interest includes hematology/oncology. She hopes to complete a PGY2 oncology residency and to practice as a clinical pharmacist at an academic medical center upon the completion of residency. Sara can be reached at s339j546@kumc.edu.

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Sarah is currently a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Sarah's clinical areas of interest of include internal medicine, critical care, and pediatrics. In her free time, Sarah enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and going to sporting events. After residency Sarah hopes to work at an academic medical center as a clinical pharmacist and teach pharmacotherapy classes at the corresponding pharmacy school. Sarah can be contacted at sarahluby@kumc.edu. ​

Megan Rieder
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice

Megan is a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident from the University of Colorado. Megan’s area of interest includes critical care and infectious disease. She hopes to become a clinical pharmacist practicing in critical care upon the completion of residency. Megan can be reached at mrieder@kumc.edu.

Oncology Pharmacy

Ellen Burke
PGY2 Oncology

Ellen is currently a PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy resident from the University of Kansas. Ellen's clinical and practice areas of interest include oncology and pediatrics. In Ellen's time outside of residency, she enjoys hanging out with family, friends, and her German shepherd, Riley, going vintage shopping, skiing, and playing mini-golf. Ellen hopes to obtain a clinical specialist position at an academic medical center upon completion of her residency. Ellen can be contacted at eburke2@kumc.edu.

Ryan Fleer
PGY2 Oncology

Ryan is a PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident from the University of Colorado. Ryan’s area of interest includes hematology/oncology, immunotherapy, and targeted therapeutics. He hopes to become an oncology clinical pharmacist at an academic medical center upon the completion of residency. Ryan can be reached at rfleer@kumc.edu.

PGY2 Oncology

Jocelyn Joseph is a PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident from Houston, Texas.  She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  Outside of the hospital, Jocelyn enjoys reading novels before they become movies and exploring Kansas City one restaurant at a time.  After completion of her PGY2, Jocelyn would like to pursue a hematology/oncology pharmacist position at an academic medical center.  Jocelyn can be contacted at jjoseph2@kumc.edu.

Shelbie Ralph
PGY2 Oncology

Shelbie is a PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident from Union University School of Pharmacy. Shelbie’s area of interest includes hematology/oncology, solid tumors, and immunotherapy. She hopes to become a hematology/oncology clinical pharmacist at an academic medical center upon the completion of residency. Shelbie can be reached at sralph@kumc.edu.

PGY2 Oncology

Matt is a PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Practice resident. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and completed his PGY1 training at the University of Kansas Hospital. Matt's main clinical areas of interest include hematology, BMT, and infectious diseases. He would ultimately like to become BCOP certified and work as a specialized clinical pharmacist in a teaching hospital following residency training. Matt grew up on a farm outside South Haven, Kansas. In his free time, Matt enjoys swimming, road cycling, running, and playing with his dachshund, Olive. He also enjoys cheering on the Jayhawks. Matt can be contacted at mrinehart@kumc.edu.

Jordan Snyder
PGY2 Oncology

Jordan is a PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident from the University of Kansas. Jordan’s area of interest includes hematology/oncology, bone marrow transplant, and pediatrics. She hopes to become an oncology clinical pharmacist at an academic medical center upon the completion of residency. Jordan can be reached at jsnyder1@kumc.edu.

Critical Care

Sydney Archer
PGY2 Critical Care

Sydney is a PGY-2 Critical Care Resident from the University of Kansas. Sydney’s area of interest includes critical care and emergency medicine. She hopes to become a clinical pharmacist practicing in critical care upon the completion of residency. Sydney can be reached at sarcher5@kumc.edu.

PGY2 Critical Care

Megan Logan is currently a PGY2 Critical Care resident.  She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency here at the University of Kansas Hospital and is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy – Go Jayhawks! Megan's clinical areas of interest include infectious disease and the medical ICU. In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time with family and friends and trying new restaurants in Kansas City. After residency completion, Megan hopes to work as a clinical specialist in an academic teaching institution. Megan can be contacted at mlogan4@kumc.edu.

Gina Paletta
PGY2 Critical Care

Gina Paletta is currently a PGY2 Critical Care resident from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. Gina’s clinical areas of interest include the medical ICU and toxicology. In her free time, Gina enjoys watching Netflix and eating dessert. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends. After completion of her PGY2, Gina would like to work as a critical care pharmacist at an academic medical center. Gina can be contacted at gpaletta@kumc.edu

Health-System Pharmacy Administration/M.S.

PGY2

PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Jordan is a PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident from the University of Kentucky. Jordan’s area of interest includes ambulatory, 340B, and operations. He hopes to become a director of ambulatory pharmacy upon the completion of residency. Jordan can be reached at ​jcarter16@kumc.edu.

Sydney Kchao
PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Sydney Kchao is currently a PGY2 HSPA resident from Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. Sydney’s interests include pharmacy reporting/analytics, informatics, operations and supply chain management. Outside of residency, he enjoys traveling, exploring new spots in Kansas City, recording outdoor adventures with the GoPro, playing Super Smash Bros on the N64, and rooting for the University of Florida Gators. After residency, Sydney hopes to obtain a management position at an academic medical center. Sydney can be contacted at skchao@kumc.edu.

PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Kevin is a PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident from the Rosalind Franklin College of Pharmacy. Kevin’s area of interest includes pharmacy IT, operations, cardiology, psych. He hopes to work as an operations or IT manager upon the completion of residency. Kevin can be reached at ​kmahler@kumc.edu.

PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Stephen is currently a PGY2 HSPA resident from the University of Kentucky.  Stephen's practice areas of interest include ambulatory and clinical management, pharmacy leadership, and academia. Stephen is a big sports fan and enjoys watching his favorite teams UK, Cincinnati Reds, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Stephen also enjoys spending time with family and friends.  After residency completion, Stephen hopes to obtain a management position at an academic medical center. Stephen can be contacted at spolley@kumc.edu.

PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Evan Williams is currently a PGY2 HSPA resident from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.  Evan's practice areas of interest include informatics, operations, and clinical management. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, going to the gym, traveling, and trying new restaurants.  He also enjoys spending time with friends and family, and exploring Kansas City.  After completing residency, Evan would like to obtain a position at an academic medical center in the northeastern United States, with the ultimate goal of returning to his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Evan can be contacted at ewilliams11@kumc.edu.

PGY1

Adam Beeler
PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Adam is a PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident from the University of Tennessee. Adam’s area of interest includes medication safety, pediatrics, ambulatory care, and pain management. He hopes to become a director of pharmacy upon the completion of residency. Adam can be reached at abeeler2@kumc.edu.

Susan Lewis
PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Susan is a PGY-1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident from the University of Missouri Kansas City. Susan’s area of interest includes medication safety, inpatient operations, and supply chain management. She hopes to serve as a pharmacy leader in an integrated health system and eventually an executive director of pharmacy at an academic medical center upon completion of residency. Susan can be reached at slewis10@kumc.edu.

Community Pharmacy

Balls Foods

Laura Litwin
PGY1 Community Pharmacy

Laura is currently a PGY1 Community Practice Resident from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Laura's practice areas of interests include ambulatory care and clinical services in community pharmacy, especially Diabetes management. After completing her residency, Laura would like to work in an ambulatory care clinic or provide clinical services in a community setting. Laura can be contacted at  laura.litwin@ballsfoods.com.

Gina Luchen
PGY1 Community Pharmacy

Gina is currently a PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Her practice areas of interest include community-based clinical service management, ambulatory care, teaching, and precepting. After residency, she would like to pursue a career in pharmacy administration with a strong academic involvement. Gina can be contacted at  gina.luchen@ballsfoods.com.

Dillons

PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Resident

Dr. Ailey Carroll is a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Resident with Dillons Pharmacy (a division of Kroger) and The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in Wichita. She graduated from Drake University in Des Moines Iowa with her PharmD and a Diabetes Concentration. She is the first resident of this residency program. Ailey can be reached at acarroll_sta@ku.edu

Erin Graham
PGY1 Community Pharmacy Practice Resident

Erin is currently a PGY1 Community Practice Resident from the University of Kansas. Erin’s clinical interests are focused on community based chronic disease state management including diabetes and cardiovascular health. In her time outside of residency, Erin enjoys dancing with her friends, cheering on the Kansas City Royals, and playing board games with her family. Upon completion of her residency, Erin hopes to work for a community pharmacy developing pharmacist driven clinical services. Erin can be contacted at erin.graham@ballsfoods.com.

Erica Wilkinson
PGY1 Community Pharmacy

Erica is currently a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Erica's interests include chronic disease state management in a community pharmacy setting, including diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. Future career goals include, implementation of clinical services and collaborative practice agreements in rural, medically underserved areas upon the completion of residency.  Erica can be reached at ewilkinson@ku.edu.

Ambulatory Care

Frank Fanizza
PGY2 Ambulatory Care

Frank is a PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Resident from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Frank’s area of interest includes heart failure, HIV, and solid organ transplant. He hopes to become an ambulatory care pharmacist within an academic medical center upon the completion of residency. Frank can be reached at  ffanizza@kumc.edu.

Drug Information

PGY2 Drug Information

Stephen is a PGY-2 Drug Information Resident from the University of Missouri Kansas City. Stephen’s area of interest includes drug information. He hopes to become a drug information/medication safety pharmacist upon the completion of residency. Stephen can be reached at​ sandrews3@kumc.edu.

Non-Traditional

Anna Tarnowski
PGY1 Non-Traditional

Anna is a Non-Traditional PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident from the University of Kansas. Anna’s area of interest includes critical care and neurology. She hopes to become a clinical pharmacist upon the completion of residency. Anna can be reached at atarnow@kumc.edu.

Seth Tutera
PGY1 Non-Traditional

Seth is a Non-Traditional PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident from the University of Kansas. Seth’s area of interest includes critical care, emergency medicine, and infectious diseases. He hopes to become a clinical pharmacist at an academic medical center upon the completion of residency. Seth can be reached at stutera@kumc.edu.


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