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Pharmacy Resident Bios

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Pharmacy Resident Bios

Pharmacy Resident Bios

Doctors Hospital Resident

Brian Heilbronner

Brian HeilbronnerHometown: Lorton, VA
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Brian chose to pursue pharmacy residency training during his hospital clinical rotations. He was inspired by the many roles of the pharmacist in patient care and professional leadership. After spending a month at Doctors Hospital on a Pharmacy Administration APPE, Brian knew Doctors Hospital was the perfect fit for residency training. The many opportunities in acute care, the environment of a community teaching hospital and the close-knit pharmacy staff all drove Brian to Doctors Hospital. Brian’s professional interests include acute care, infectious disease, clinical management, professional leadership and teaching.

Favorite things to do: Brian enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing sports and other outdoor activities, and exploring. As an avid Washington D.C. professional sports fan, Brian enjoys cheering for his beloved but often heartbreaking Washington Wizards. He is also slowly but surely converting into a Buckeye fan.

Riverside Methodist Hospital Residents

Allison Maynard

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

Why this program: Allison chose to pursue a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Riverside Methodist after completing rotations with OhioHealth during her final year at Ohio Northern University. Allison has interests in oncology and infectious disease and plans to complete two years of residency. In the future, Allison hopes to obtain board certification and precept students.

Favorite things to do: Allison enjoys distance running, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Katie Elsass

Katie ElsassHometown: Wapakoneta, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Experiencing a wide range of advanced pharmacy practice rotations, Katie knew that she wanted to pursue a career in an academic medical center. She appreciated the integrated healthcare team at Riverside Methodist Hospital that allowed pharmacists to practice at the top of their license while making day to day impacts on patient care. Her professional interests include oncology, transitions of care and emergency medicine. In the future, Katie hopes to become a board-certified oncology pharmacist focusing on outpatient care with opportunities to precept students.

Favorite things to do: In her free time, Katie enjoys running, going to concerts, cooking new recipes, watching the cooking show "Chopped" and spending time with her family and friends. She is especially looking forward to becoming an aunt this July.

Shannon Kraus

Shannon KrausHometown: Pittsburgh, PA
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY1/PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Why this program: After developing her interest in Health-System Pharmacy Administration during her internship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Shannon returned to Ohio and scheduled a site visit with OhioHealth. Within moments upon entering this organization, Shannon understood (and felt) what "fit" truly meant regarding a residency program. Through OhioHealth, Shannon has the opportunity to grow clinically and professionally under the guidance of countless inspiring mentors, while simultaneously expanding her knowledge within an innovative health system. Her APPE block at Riverside Methodist inspired professional interests in formulary management, professional development and transitions of care services. After completion of residency, Shannon aspires to serve in a clinical management role, as well as to encourage students and residents along their professional journeys.

Favorite things to do: Outside of residency, you will likely find Shannon shopping at Costco, working out at System of Strength and researching Yelp for the best restaurants and events in Columbus. During football and hockey seasons, Shannon enjoys cheering on her hometown teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins.

Natalie Chong

Natalie ChongHometown: Roswell, GA
College of Pharmacy: University of Georgia
Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Natalie chose to pursue a residency after discovering the value of pharmacist-led interventions and being inspired by pharmacists who served as great role models in clinical, academic and mentorship areas. Natalie is excited to continue her growth in such a supportive, encouraging and close-knit work environment. Her professional interests include critical care and nutrition support. In the future, Natalie plans to continue her training with a specialty residency in critical care and ultimately practice as a clinical specialist in an intensive care unit.

Favorite things to do: Natalie enjoys spending time with family and friends and eating her way through Columbus’ food scenery. She also enjoys staying active by taking barre classes and practicing yoga (especially hot yoga!).

Elizabeth Ledbetter

Elizabeth LedbetterHometown: Indianapolis, IN
College of Pharmacy: Cedarville University
Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Elizabeth made the decision to pursue a residency after completing her first inpatient clinical APPE rotation. Here she witnessed how pharmacist-involvement in the healthcare team can directly improve patient outcomes. She knew she wanted to train at a health system where the medical team values teaching and relies heavily on input from the pharmacy department. The culture of excellence and the forward-thinking mindset of OhioHealth made Riverside Methodist an easy choice. Elizabeth’s professional interests include oncology, critical care and emergency medicine. She hopes to pursue a PGY2 residency next year and obtain a shared clinical faculty position at a pharmacy school in the future.

Favorite things to do: In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with friends and family, eating good food, taking walks outside and hitting golf balls at the driving range. She and her husband are huge dog lovers and can’t wait to one day get their own puppy (or four).

Elizabeth Dallman, PharmD

Elizabeth DallmanHometown: 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, pharmacy operations in regulatory compliance and supply chain services. In the future, Elizabeth hopes to give back to the pharmacy community through expansion of pharmacy residency 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.

Adam Smith, PharmD

Adam SmithHometown: Dublin, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY-2 Critical Care

Why this program: Adam chose to pursue a PGY-2 Critical Care residency after completing pharmacy coursework at Ohio Northern University and his first year of residency at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital. After completion of his critical care residency, he plans to obtain board certification in critical care. Adam's professional interests include neuro, surgical and medical critical care. He aspires to specialize in one of these areas within a large teaching institution and become a preceptor for students and residents.

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 and their dog. He is a huge sports fan and especially enjoys watching and playing soccer.

Chris Walczak, PharmD

Chris WalczakHometown: Chagrin Falls, OH
College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University
Program: PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident

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, palliative 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.

Grant Medical Center

Rachel Olach

Rachel OlachHometown: Avon, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: After completion of an inpatient internship at the Cleveland Clinic, Rachel knew pursuing residency would be the next step in her career, as she quickly realized the large impact pharmacists have on direct patient care. She developed interests in emergency medicine, cardiology and internal medicine during her internship and APPE rotations and wanted a residency that was strong in those areas. Coming to a hospital with a Level One Trauma center will allow her to continue developing her clinical skills and knowledge, while practicing at the top of the medical field. Grant also offers that "family" feeling within the pharmacy department, which Rachel is excited to become a part of.

Favorite things to do: Rachel has been riding horses since she was seven years old and is looking forward to finding a place to ride horses in Columbus. She also enjoys reading, working out and cheering for the Buckeyes and Cleveland sports (anything but basketball). Rachel is also very excited to explore Columbus and all (the food) it has to offer.

Samuel Lewis

Samuel LewisHometown: New Castle, IN
College of Pharmacy: Purdue University
Program: PGY1/PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Why this program: Sam decided to pursue Health-System Pharmacy Administration after completing various internships in community, institutional and industrial pharmacy. Throughout pharmacy school, Sam was heavily involved in entrepreneurial and business plan competitions, as well as leading a staff of resident assistants in the dorms. Grant Medical Center offered a unique opportunity to utilize his innovative drive and leadership in an institution that continually advances the future of pharmacy practice, while providing a family atmosphere. Sam's career interests include operations, formulary management, leadership development and ambulatory services. After residency, Sam plans to take on an administrative role, where he can work closely with current and future healthcare professionals to develop innovative solutions to complex problems facing healthcare.

Favorite things to do: Sam enjoys spending his free time hiking, running, competing in various sports and playing board games. He is an avid Boilermaker sports fan, so much so that his face is painted on the side of the Purdue Athletics bus that circles campus.

Rachel Bartholomew

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

Why this program: After three years of working as an intern in the OhioHealth system, Rachel knew that it was special. Being exposed to components of clinical pharmacy during her internship, she hoped a residency would be in her future. She was interested in pursuing a residency program that provided experiences in her professional areas of interest, such as emergency medicine/trauma, critical care and infectious disease, while finding a pharmacy department with a close-knit "family feeling". Taking all of this into consideration, Rachel knew Grant Medical Center was the perfect place for her to develop as a new pharmacist.

Favorite things to do: Rachel enjoys being outdoors in her free time. She can be found hiking, running or walking the beautiful paths and trails throughout Columbus. She also enjoys trying new restaurants, binge-watching Netflix and cheering on Buckeye football.

Daniel Dybdahl, PharmD

Daniel DybdahlHometown: Westerville, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY-2 Emergency Medicine

Why this program: Daniel was interested in pursuing a pharmacy residency prior to starting rotations, but he was unsure of his particular interests. Following his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Grant Medical Center, 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.

Harry Jozefczyk, PharmD

Harry JozefczykHometown: 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 for 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 around Columbus with his English Springer Spaniel, Kaline. 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.

Marion General Hospital Residents

Elizabeth Rogers

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

Why this program: Elizabeth became interested in clinical pharmacy and pursuing a pharmacy practice residency after interning at Blanchard Valley Hospital. Marion General Hospital is a perfect fit for her, as it provides the family atmosphere of a smaller hospital with all the learning opportunities of a large health system. Elizabeth’s current professional interests are in infectious disease and critical care.

Favorite things to do: Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her friends, family and husband Josh. She also enjoys exploring Columbus and all of its restaurants, as well as going to the beach whenever possible.

Charles Christie

Charles ChristieHometown: Mayville, NY
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Why this program: Going into my last year, I knew I wanted to complete a PGY1 residency, but I had to find the best program to fit my skills and personality. I chose to join the program at Marion General after having an APPE rotation there in the fall. As a student, I enjoyed working alongside a great group of preceptors and felt like my involvement was very important to patient care within the institution. In the future, I hope to continue my residency training with a PGY2. I have professional interests in critical care, emergency medicine and pediatrics. I am confident my PGY1 at Marion will help me to decide the best path for my future career, and I am excited to help in continuing to build the program at Marion.

Favorite things to do: I enjoy spending time with my family and watching Buffalo sports. I enjoy hockey, football, golf and waterskiing.