Education

Pharmacy Resident Bios

Education

Pharmacy Resident Bios

Pharmacy Resident Bios

Doctors Hospital

Dillon Aalseth

Dillon AalsethCollege of Pharmacy: University of Toledo
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Infectious Disease

Why this program: Upon walking in the door at Doctors Hospital, I was greeted with welcome arms and a family feel. It was clear that there would be no lack of support and opportunity throughout the residency year between the close collaboration of pharmacists at Doctors and the ever expanding network that OhioHealth provides!

Hobbies: Hiking, staying active, painting, and watching The Office

Cameron Howard

Cameron HowardCollege of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Infectious Disease, Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Transitions of Care

Why this program: After completing a variety of rotations within the OhioHealth system, it became apparent OhioHealth residency training provides the tools and resources necessary to become a successful pharmacist. Doctors Hospital provides an integrative teaching environment, enabling me to gain exposure to my primary areas of interest. Additionally, it provides all of the opportunities of an extensive health system while maintaining a smaller, community-like setting, right in the backyard of my hometown.

Hobbies: Supporting Columbus Crew, Columbus Blue Jackets and Buckeyes; playing pickup soccer and basketball; attending concerts

Grant Medical Center

Erin Gordon

Erin GordonCollege of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Critical care, emergency medicine

As a student, I was very impressed by the way OhioHealth has integrated pharmacists into all aspects of patient care and I knew I wanted to be a part of the progressive pharmacy practice that I had experienced. This together with my interests in emergency medicine and critical care made a PGY-1 residency at Grant Medical Center my dream program.

Hobbies: I enjoy spending time outdoors with my Australian Shepherd, scuba diving, and eating tacos!

Jourdan Gaffer

Jourdan GafferCollege of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Infectious disease, critical care, and internal medicine

Why this program: I chose to pursue my PGY1 residency at Grant Medical Center because of the people and the unique opportunities. I knew this program would further my development personally and professionally, being challenged by preceptors who are dedicated to their patients and residents

Hobbies: Working out at Pure Barre, self-proclaimed “foodie”, spending time with friends and family

Joe Phan

Joe PhanCollege of Pharmacy: University of Cincinnati
Program: PGY1/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration
Career Interests: Leadership Development, Administration, Academia, Infectious Disease, Ambulatory Care

Why this program: Grant Medical Center residency program offers numerous opportunities that align closely with my career goals. Copious leadership experiences in addition to combining my endeavors for expanding my clinical knowledge while still holding dear to why I initially pursued a career in pharmacy – having an impact and interacting with the community. Ultimately it was the people, everyone was so welcoming and there was that sense of family from the very start.

Hobbies: Cooking/Baking, Anything art related, Photography, Fashion, Traveling, Playing with my dog Kino, Playing Pokémon Go with my little brother and dad

Cameron Durlacher

Cameron DurlacherCollege of Pharmacy: University of South Florida
Program: PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration
Career Interests:
Oncology, Transitions of Care, Clinical Leadership, and Formulary Management

Why this program: OhioHealth had the opportunity to experience pharmacy administration from a system-based approach along with the years of experience that my mentors possess. The wealth of opportunities from both a clinical and administrative has what brought to OhioHealth and Grant Medical Center and have enjoyed every second of it.

Hobbies: Trying out new restaurants around town and rooting on local sports teams

Emily Willard

Emily WillardCollege of Pharmacy: University of Cincinnati
Program: PGY2 Emergency Medicine
Career Interests: Emergency Medicine, Surgical/Trauma Critical Care

Why this program: I chose OhioHealth Grant Medical Center because I wanted to train alongside some of the best emergency medicine providers in the country. Additionally, I was impressed with the supportive environment and the family-like feel when interacting with the pharmacy team. Pharmacy is integrated within multidisciplinary teams across the health-system, which allows for endless opportunities for learning, growth, and optimal patient care!.

Hobbies: Trying new restaurants, Anything outside with my dog, Spending time with family and friends, Running

Mansfield Hospital

Shelby Anderson

Shelby AndersonCollege of Pharmacy: West Virginia University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Ambulatory care, Infectious Diseases

Why this program: To best facilitate professional and personal growth, I was lead to leave the comfort zone of familiarity in my home state. After being on-site, it was evident that the pharmacy department at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital was tightly-knit and eager to challenge its residents to achieve their goals.

Hobbies: Being a part of a church community, long walks with my dog, skiing, drawing, watching movies

Molly Holland

Molly HollandCollege of Pharmacy: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Program: PGY1/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration
Career Interests: Transitions of Care, Leadership Development, Quality, Safety

Why this program: OhioHealth's Residency Training offers the opportunity to be part of a large hospital system with a family-oriented feel. Pharmacy is an integral part of the healthcare team and OhioHealth continues to be pharmacy forward.

Hobbies: Watching TLC, Spending time with family and friends

Samantha Hopton

Samantha HoptonCollege of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration
Career Interests: Pharmacy Operations and Optimization, Pharmacy Supply Chain, and Practice Advancement

Why this program: I was drawn to OhioHealth's family-like atmosphere, system approach, and highly integrated pharmacy services. The health-system pharmacy administration program allows the resident to be directly involved in both front line departmental operations and high-level system initiatives within the service line. OhioHealth Mansfield allowed me to be the very first resident of their program, where I can expand on the excellence demonstrated by some of the oldest HSPA programs within our system and gain the experience of building a new program at a very family-oriented and expanding facility.

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends

Marion General Hospital

Katlyn Brown

Katlyn BrownCollege of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Internal Medicine, Ambulatory Care, Pediatrics

Why this program: After completing an APPE rotation with Marion General I found a connection to the clinical side of hospital pharmacy and was able to see the direct impact pharmacists can have on patient care. OhioHealth Marion General is a perfect fit because it provides a close-knit family feel and offers many learning experiences by being a member of a large health system. OhioHealth will allow me to further explore my current interest as well as many other areas of pharmacy with the support of the amazing pharmacy staff! In the future I potentially plan to pursue a PGY-2 in an area of interest and ultimately practice as a clinical pharmacist.

Hobbies: Volleyball, reading, hiking & being outdoors, trying new foods, spending time with family and friends

Kayla Napier

Kayla NapierCollege of Pharmacy: Lipscomb University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Oncology, Infectious Disease, Cardiology

Why this program: A larger health system, like OhioHealth, provides ample opportunities to positively impact patients and advance my pharmacy career. I am excited to work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals to better the lives of patients at Marion General Hospital.

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family on the lake, shopping, binge watching Grey’s Anatomy

Riverside Methodist Hospital Residents

Kelsey Case

Kelsey CaseCollege of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Emergency medicine, critical care, cardiology

Why this program: I have been an intern at OhioHealth since my first year of pharmacy school. After getting to know the culture and all of my great coworkers, I couldn't think of a better place to continue my career.

Hobbies: Outside of pharmacy, I like to explore new cities, go to Indian's games, try out Pinterest projects and spend time with my family and friends.

Vincent Morocco

Vincent MoroccoCollege of Pharmacy: University of Findlay
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Psychiatry, Critical Care, and Ambulatory Care

Why this program: I was fortunate to spend time at Riverside as an APPE student and quickly realized that it was an incredible place to learn and grow. OhioHealth and Riverside provide the benefits of a health system and a large teaching hospital while fostering a positive and supportive learning environment.

Hobbies: Listening to music, reading poetry, running, skiing and hiking

Austin Roberts

Austin RobertsCollege of Pharmacy: East Tennessee State University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease

Why this program: Pharmacy Residency at OhioHealth offers a supportive environment while providing the opportunity to learn in an innovative hospital system full of endless experiences. OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital is unique due to the level of expertise in numerous specialties which provides optimal training settings to develop residents both clinically and professionally for their careers.

Hobbies: Football, Hiking, Traveling

Melissa Royero

Melissa RoyeroCollege of Pharmacy: University of Florida
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Oncology/hematology

Why this program: Riverside Methodist Hospital offers strong clinical and longitudinal learning opportunities in multiple specialties that serve to provide a solid foundation for incoming PGY1 residents. With an interest in oncology/hematology, I also recognized that Riverside Methodist Hospital would provide the necessary ambulatory, clinical and research opportunities to prepare myself to become a strong candidate for a future PGY2 in oncology.

Hobbies: Video games, trying new restaurants and exploring Columbus with my boyfriend and dog

Chelsea Roberts

Chelsea RobertsCollege of Pharmacy: East Tennessee State University
Program: PGY1/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration
Career Interests: Operations, Leadership Development, Finance, Internal Medicine

Why this program: OhioHealth offers a wide variety of experiences with a supportive work environment. HSPA residents are exposed to a wide variety of settings ranging from a singular site to system wide operations. Residents are given multiple opportunities to work closely with pharmacists and pharmacy residents at multiple sites within OhioHealth and other institutions.

Hobbies: Hiking, Cooking, Traveling

David Wai

David WaiCollege of Pharmacy: Ohio State University
Program: PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration
Career Interests: Pharmacy informatics, leadership development, finance, supply chain

Why this program: I appreciate the dedicated mentors, close-knit and supportive work environment at OhioHealth. I have the opportunity to tailor my residency training and project to my career interests.

Hobbies: Shooting 3’s, bass fishing, playing guitar, snowboarding.

Olivia Henton

Olivia HentonCollege of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY2 Critical Care
Career Interests: Medical ICU, Surgical ICU and Cardiac ICU

Why this program: The people at OhioHealth are truly what made me want to work here. The individuals that make up the department are excited to welcome us onto the OhioHealth team and teach us all about pharmacy, and I feel so lucky to be part of the family!

Hobbies: Hanging out with friends & family, running outside, Orange Theory, and exploring Columbus

Kelsey Quinion

Kelsey QuinionCollege of Pharmacy: Ohio State University
Program: PGY2 Oncology
Career Interests: Hematology/Oncology

Why this program: I enjoy the culture of innovation and high level of pharmacy integration within the health system.

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, exploring Columbus and all of its great restaurants!