Medical Education

Alex Heine
Alex Heine, PharmD

Hometown: Berea, OH
College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University

Program: PGY-2 Critical Care
Why this program: Dr. Heine chose to pursue critical care pharmacy during his internship where he frequently staffed critical care and emergency department pharmacy satellites. He stayed at Riverside Methodist Hospital after completing his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency. His current professional interests include medical and surgical critical care and emergency medicine. His critical care interests include analgesia, sedation and anticoagulation. Dr. Heine is currently completing his research project on the introduction and utilization of continuously infused remifentainil for analgesia and sedation in mechanically ventilated patients. In the future, he hopes to precept students and residents, become board certified in critical care pharmacy and maintain active memberships in local and national organizations.
Favorite things to do: In his free time, Dr. Heine enjoys golfing, playing soccer and volleyball, riding his motorcycle, snow skiing, cheering on the Buckeyes and spending time with his wife, Jessica.

Deb Grose
Deborah Grose, PharmD

Hometown: Port St. Lucie, FL
College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University

Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice
Why this program: Dr. Deborah Grose chose to pursue a PGY1 in pharmacy practice with a focus in oncology after the loss of a loved one and absolutely fell in love with it. She feels it is an area where you can see the impacts made in patient care. Dr. Grose plans to pursue BSPS certification and BCOP certification so she can work with cancer patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. In the future she also hopes to take on a role in academia and teach future pharmacists about oncology.
Favorite things to do: In her spare time Dr. Grose enjoys hiking with her fiancé and two dogs in any of the area metro-parks. She also enjoys eating out, since there are so many great restaurants in the area.

Stephen Luke
Stephen Luke, PharmD

Hometown: Massillon, OH
College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University

Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice
Why this program: Dr. Luke chose to pursue a general practice pharmacy residency after an internship at Riverside Methodist Hospital. His pharmacy interests include critical care, infectious disease and emergency medicine. In the future he hopes to obtain an inpatient pharmacy position at a teaching hospital. Steve also plans to stay involved with professional organizations, as well as help educate future pharmacy students.
Favorite things to do: In his spare time, Dr. Luke enjoys coaching the Upper Arlington High School wrestling team, watching Michigan football and listening to country music. As an undergraduate, Dr. Luke was a member of the University of Michigan wrestling team and still finds time to attend alumni events and Michigan wrestling matches.

Rebecca MacAuleese
Rebecca MacAulese, PharmD

Hometown: Lisbon, OH
College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University

Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice
Why this program: Dr. Becky MacAleese became interested in hospital pharmacy during an undergraduate pharmaceutical sciences course. She appreciates the work of improving patient-centered outcomes by making medication recommendations during an acute care situation. Dr. MacAleese’s professional interests include pediatrics, with a focus in critical care and cardiology, as well as academia. She plans to pursue a PGY-2 residency in pediatrics and hopes to further develop a pediatric module at a college of pharmacy.
Favorite things to do: Becky enjoys watching the Buckeyes, going to baseball games (Go Tribe!), visiting Chicago and Los Angeles, fashion trends, laughing and eating.

Chelsea Peaters
Chelsea Peters, PharmD

Hometown: Canton, OH (Go JHS Polar Bears!)
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University

Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice
Why this program: Through a series of circumstances only God could have allowed to occur, Dr. Peters feels she is truly blessed to be at Riverside Methodist. Her current areas of interest are oncology and palliative care, specifically focusing on symptom management and patient education. This year, Dr. Peters will be conducting a research project focusing on a pharmacist’s role in monitoring and evaluating taxane-induced neuropathy. She really enjoys the relationships she has been able to form with the preceptors, managers and her co-residents. Dr. Peters believes the residency at Riverside Methodist has the ability to tailor its experience to each resident’s needs and interests. In the future, she hopes to attain a faculty position with a clinical practice site in oncology and palliative care.
Favorite things to do: In her ample spare time, Dr. Peters enjoys running, being outside, reading the Bible, drinking a good cup of coffee and spending time with her family and soon-to-be husband!

Joshua Ilenin
Joshua Ilenin, PharmD

Hometown: Mantua, OH
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University

Program: PGY1/PGY1/MS Health System Pharmacy Administration
Why this program: Dr. Joshua Ilenin chose to pursue a residency in health system pharmacy administration after an internship experience at the Cleveland Clinic during pharmacy school. His current professional interests include medication safety, informatics, operations management and leadership development. In the future, he hopes to obtain a management position in a large medical center or health system with the eventual goal of becoming a director of pharmacy. Dr. Ilenin also wants to remain involved with residency training and professional pharmacy organizations throughout his career, specifically focusing his efforts on health system pharmacy administration.
Favorite things to do: In his spare time, Dr. Ilenin enjoys exploring Columbus, trying new restaurants, cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes and spending time with family and friends, especially his new niece, Maci.

Jon Meli
Jonathan Meli, PharmD

Hometown: Akron, OH
College of Pharmacy: Northeast Ohio Medical University

Program: PGY1/PGY1/MS Health System Pharmacy Administration
Why this program: Dr. Jonathan Meli was inspired to pursue a residency in health system pharmacy administration after participating in various leadership opportunities throughout his pharmacy education as well as taking part in Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) administrative rotations. Jonathan has evolving interests in healthcare and appreciates the opportunity to be involved with a large health system, OhioHealth, over the course of the two-year administration residency.
Favorite things to do: Jonathan enjoys traveling to visit family in his hometown Akron, Ohio, as well as Istanbul, Turkey; spending time with his wife watching movies and cooking new recipes; and sneaking in as much football viewing as his wife can handle.

Jennifer Bauer
Jennifer Bauer, PharmD

Hometown: St. Marys, PA
College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University

Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice
Why this program: The Pharmacy Practice Residency Program at Grant Medical Center has an acute care focus allowing pharmacists to participate in Level One trauma and code blue situations.
Future Plans: Dr. Bauer aspires to be a clinical pharmacist in a teaching hospital. Her current areas of interest include critical care, emergency medicine, cardiology and teaching. She plans to become a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist following residency. Dr. Bauer’s personal desire to help others and improve their quality of life is carried out in her daily clinical practice. She hopes to use her passion for teaching to incorporate precepting into her clinical position and become an adjunct faculty member at a local university. Lastly, she plans to remain an active member of professional organizations throughout her pharmacy career.
Favorite things to do: Dr. Bauer enjoys walking, reading, watching movies and listening to music in her spare time.

Brian Kramer
Brian Kramer, PharmD

Hometown: Eastlake, OH
College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University

Program: PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice
Why this program: I would like to become a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist within the next four years and practice in a major medical center.
Favorite things to do: I enjoy outdoor activities and sports.

Larren Suh
Larren Suh, PharmD

Hometown: Janesville, WI
College of Pharmacy: University of Maryland

Program: PGY1/PGY1/MS Health System Pharmacy Administration
Why this program: Dr. Suh enjoyed leadership throughout pharmacy school and her passion was enlivened during APPE experiences. Grant is a great place to learn and grow as a leader, due to the fluidity of its leadership team. Dr. Suh appreciates that the preceptors push the residents to grow as clinicians as well as leaders.
Future Plans: Post residency, she hopes to manage clinical services and medication safety. Her professional interests include human resources, practice model expansion, medication safety and quality, accountable care, value-based purchasing and process improvement.
Favorite things to do: Dr. Suh most enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats. Other interests include cooking, baking, knitting, running and swing dancing.

Michael Waldt
Michael Waldt, PharmD

Hometown: St. Paul, MN
College of Pharmacy: University of Minnesota

Program: PGY1/PGY1/MS Health System Pharmacy Administration
Why this program: Dr. Waldt knew he wanted to be involved in health system pharmacy leadership early during pharmacy school. He felt best equipped to contribute to improving care for more patients from a leadership role than as an individual practitioner.
Future Plans: Dr. Waldt's short-term career goal is to work as a health system pharmacy operations manager with a healthy dose of technology mixed in. Long term, he plans on moving into higher-level leadership positions with health system pharmacy or health system leadership.
Favorite things to do: Outside of work, his time is best spent with his wife. Together they enjoy cooking, time outdoors in the fall weather, watching movies and spending time with their puppy.