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Pharmacy Resident Bios

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Pharmacy Resident Bios

Pharmacy Resident Bios

Riverside Methodist Hospital Residents

 

Adam Smith, PharmD

Hometown: Dublin, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Adam chose to pursue a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency after completing pharmacy coursework at Ohio Northern and rotations within OhioHealth. He hopes to complete two years of residency training and achieve board certification in pharmacotherapy. Adam has professional interests in critical care, infectious disease and emergency medicine and aspires to specialize in one of these areas within a large teaching institution.

Favorite things to do: In his spare time, Adam enjoys spending time with his family and friends and going on walks and hikes with his fiancée. He is a huge sports fan and especially enjoys watching and playing soccer.


 

Chris Walczak, PharmD

Hometown: Chagrin Falls, OH
College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University
Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Chris chose to pursue residency after completing APPE rotations at different health systems and discovering the incredible impact that a hospital pharmacist can have on patient care. His professional interests include oncology, infectious disease, critical care, and pediatrics. In the future, Chris hopes to pursue board certification and obtain a clinical pharmacist position in oncology with opportunities to precept students and conduct research.

Favorite things to do: Chris enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, and traveling. He also enjoys watching Buckeye football and following the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins, as well as playing sports such as golf, tennis, and volleyball.


 

Jordan DeWitt, PharmD

Hometown: Sunbury, Ohio
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY-2 Critical Care

Why this program: Jordan’s goal since beginning pharmacy school at Ohio Northern was to become a pharmacist on a Critical Care unit, so the choice to complete a PGY2 Critical Care residency was always in the cards. Following his PGY1 Residency at RMH, he knew this is where he wanted to be. His other professional interests include emergency medicine, infectious disease, and academia. Jordan hopes to obtain his Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy in the fall of his PGY2 year. Following residency, Jordan hopes to practice on a critical care unit, obtain his board certification in critical care pharmacy adding all of the letters following his name, precept pharmacy students, and provide lectures at a college of pharmacy.

Favorite things to do: Jordan enjoys watching any and all football games, especially the Minnesota Vikings, attending rock concerts including Columbus’s own Rock on the Range, attempting to play sand volleyball and other sports, pretending to wedding plan with his fiancée, and spending time with his family and friends.


 

April Downey, PharmD

Hometown: Melbourne, FL
College of Pharmacy: University of Florida 
Program: PGY-2 Critical Care

Why this program: April became interested in critical care after her MICU rotation at the North Florida/South Georgia VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL as a student. Her interest continued to grow through many ICU rotations during her PGY-1 year. Her other professional interests include cardiology, infectious disease and pediatrics. After residency, April hopes to become board certified in critical care pharmacy, obtain a position as a critical care pharmacist, and pursue a potential career in academia.

Favorite things to do: April enjoys spending time with family, exploring the city of Columbus, fishing, golfing, and watching her Florida Gators.


 

Elizabeth Dallman, PharmD

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY1/PGY2 MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration 

Why this program: Elizabeth chose to pursue a career in pharmacy administration after working with passionate and innovative leadership teams as a pharmacy intern and discovering an interest for the “nuts and bolts of pharmacy”. Elizabeth was drawn to the program at OhioHealth because of the opportunity to work closely with outstanding leadership, the variety of experiences at both the site and system level, as well as the amazing legacy found at The Ohio State University MS program. She is still looking for her niche in pharmacy administration but her current professional interests include leadership development, cost optimization, and clinical management. In the future, Elizabeth hopes to give back to the pharmacy community through expansion of pharmacy programs and by remaining active in pharmacy organizations.

Favorite things to do: In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with family and friends. She takes any chance to travel, explore Columbus, and try new recipes from her Pinterest board.


Nicholas Manion, PharmD

Hometown: South Charleston, Ohio
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY1/PGY2 MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Why this Program: Dr. Nicholas Manion chose to pursue a career in pharmacy administration after discovering his passion for innovative leadership and enabling growth through his involvement at Ohio Northern University. His current professional interests include leadership development, financial optimization, and operations management. In the future, he plans to obtain a management position within the field of pharmacy with the eventual goal of serving and representing pharmacy in system-level administration and/or starting his own entrepreneurial venture. Throughout his career, Nicholas desires to remain involved with residency training and professional pharmacy organizations, focusing on new opportunities provided by the evolution of healthcare.

Favorite things to do: In his spare time, Nicholas enjoys spending time with his wife, Chelsea, serving in their local church and training their German Shorthair Pointer, Captain Roscoe, for upland bird hunting. He also enjoys playing as much basketball as residency will allow, as well as exploring the outdoors with friends and family.


 

Maggie Oser, PharmD

Hometown: Westerville, OH
College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University
Program: PGY1/PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Why this program: Maggie chose to pursue a residency in health-system pharmacy administration after discovering a passion for leadership and pharmacy organizations during her first year of pharmacy school. She is ecstatic to have found a home within OhioHealth and have the opportunity to expand her knowledge within a large and innovative health-system. Her professional interests are wide, but Maggie enjoys work related to expanding pharmacy services, project management, and professional development. She is looking forward to a robust learning experience through this program and beyond, while continuing her involvement in professional pharmacy organizations. 

Favorite things to do: In her free time, Maggie enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, finding adventurous activities, trying new things, going to concerts, cheering on the Buckeyes, and exploring Columbus.


Grant Medical Center Residents

 

Daniel Dybdahl, PharmD

Hometown: Westerville, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Daniel was interested in pursuing a pharmacy residency prior to starting rotations, but he was unsure of his particular interests. Upon completing an emergency medicine APPE rotation, Daniel decided that he wanted to pursue a residency in a hospital with a strong pharmacist presence in the emergency department. As a Level I Trauma Center, Grant Medical Center provides unique learning opportunities in emergency medicine, as well as his other practice interests including critical care and cardiology.

Favorite things to do: Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife, Quinn, and going for bike rides, playing sports, and watching Ohio State football games.


 

Dan James, PharmD

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
College of Pharmacy: Cedarville University
Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Dan became interested in Grant Medical Center due to the diverse opportunities the program had to offer within his areas of interest in critical care, emergency medicine, and trauma. He also recognized something unique to Grant’s program: A dedicated pharmacy department with a strong camaraderie, or “family feel,” that was committed to promoting the growth of its residents. This was very important to him. Dan is excited to see the type of pharmacist he will be shaped into under the guidance of Grant’s pharmacy team. He aspires to serve patients as a critical care pharmacist in the future.

Favorite things to do: Dan enjoys running, swimming, biking, reading, spending time with his friends and family, and watching the Steelers


 

Taylor Roberson, PharmD

Hometown: Belle Center, Ohio
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY-2 Emergency Medicine

Why this program: Coming into her PGY1, Taylor knew she had an interest in emergency medicine because of its fast-paced environment, challenges, and lack of structure. Completing her residency at a level I trauma center only confirmed that she wanted to pursue a career in emergency medicine. Grant Medical Center seemed to be an opportune place to complete specialized training in the emergency department because of the knowledgeable preceptors, pharmacy relations with other healthcare professionals, as well as the unique patient population. As a Level I Trauma Center, the hospital’s excellence in acute care is undeniable, and it’s volume of patients provides a unique opportunity to become proficient in common disease states while also experiencing more complicated, less common conditions. Following residency, Taylor would like to pursue an emergency medicine position at a level I trauma center and continue to focus on her interests in trauma and airway emergencies.

Favorite things to do: Taylor enjoys spending quality time with her rescue shih-tzu Trixie as well as trying new restaurants, cooking, reading, and sleeping in on her weekends off.


 

Harry Jozefczyk, PharmD

Hometown: Wilmington Island, GA
College of Pharmacy: University of Georgia
Program: PGY1/PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Why this program: After a Pharmacy Administration Internship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Harry chose to pursue a Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency. Having seen many types of work environments throughout APPEs, OhioHealth and Grant Medical Center stood out not only for the abundance of clinical and administrative leadership but also the spirited, team atmosphere. Harry's career interests include formulary management, oncology, and human resource management. In the future Harry hopes to advance pharmacy's role in interdisciplinary problem solving, while also working closely with students and residents.

Favorite things to do: Harry enjoys spending time with his English Springer Spaniel, Kaline around Columbus. He also closely follows the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, and Pistons. He manages to get his hopes up just enough to be disappointed every fall by the Detroit Lions.


 

Kellie Evans, PharmD

Hometown: Westlake, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY1/PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Why This Program: After her internship at the Cleveland Clinic, Kellie was certain that residency training was in her future. Kellie seemed to always find herself in leadership roles during pharmacy school, but it wasn’t until an APPE rotation at ASHP headquarters in Bethesda, MD that she completely committed to pursuing administration as a career. Kellie was specifically drawn to OhioHealth and Grant Medical Center after a site visit in October. Through this program, Kellie has the ability to train with a world class leadership and clinical team while gaining site and system level experience. Concomitantly, Kellie will learn from local leaders through The Ohio State University MS Program. Grant Medical Center also provides the family environment that Kellie desired in her residency program. Kellie’s professional interests include clinical management, ambulatory care, professional organizations, finance and business management, and regulatory compliance. After completion of residency, Kellie aspires to work in clinical management within a health-system and have the ability to develop ambulatory care services.

Favorite things to do: In her spare time, Kellie enjoys spending time with her soon to be husband (October 1st, 2016!) Josh. She also enjoys traveling, scrapbooking, attending Ohio State football games, going to local festivals and restaurants, as well as going to the Columbus Zoo to see the giraffes.


Marion General Hospital Residents

 

Rachel Kerns, PharmD

Hometown: Findlay, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: After a 4-year internship at Blanchard Valley Health System, Rachel knew she wanted to expand her clinical knowledge through a residency program. Opportunities at Marion General Hospital will help Rachel to pursue her interests in pain/symptom management, mental health, and addiction management.

Favorite things to do: In her spare time, Rachel enjoys reading, sewing, crafting, and enjoying the outdoors.


 

Andrew Zurlinden, PharmD

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University
Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Andrew became interested in pursuing a career in hospital pharmacy after personally experiencing the impact hospital pharmacists can have on patient care during his own hospital stay. Through pharmacy school and APPE rotations, Andrew has also experienced the importance of ambulatory pharmacy services in reducing hospital admission and improving patient quality of life. His professional interests include cardiology, ambulatory care, and academia. In the future, Andrew hopes to obtain a board certification in pharmacotherapy, teach and precept future pharmacists, and expand the ambulatory pharmacy services within hospitals.

Favorite things to do: In his spare time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife, friends, and family, volunteering at his church, bike-riding, wood working, collecting and watching movies, and playing with his ever-growing collection of pets.


Doctors Hospital Resident

 

Christine Bosler Walton, PharmD

Hometown: Middlefield, OH
College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University 
Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice 

Why this program: Having known that a residency was the path for her, Christine wanted to keep the feeling of family that comes from working with a close-knit staff while providing leading-edge care with access to services found at a large hospital system. She was excited to find this perfect combination at Doctors Hospital within Ohio Health! Christine plans to develop her skills in critical care and emergency medicine, and hopes to further pharmacy services in the emergency department. Following two years of residency, Christine plans to be working in a similar clinical setting, precepting students, and maintaining involvement with professional organizations to further the practice of pharmacy.

Favorite things to do: Enjoying evening walks with her husband and Bubba the dog, exploring national parks, partaking in the rich culinary offerings of Columbus, and, of course, watching OSU football!