Pharmacy Residency Program

Meet Our Residents

The future of pharmacy

Our current class of pharmacy residents bring ambition and diversity to our accredited pharmacy residency programs. Learn more about their unique backgrounds, career interests and what inspired them to choose OhioHealth.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Programs

OhioHealth Doctors Hospital

Ashleigh Groves, PharmD

Ashleigh GrovesCollege of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Neurology, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology

Why OhioHealth: Both the acute and ambulatory care rotations available to residents, along with OhioHealth's pharmacy residency programs' long-standing history and reputation, will provide me with the framework I need to achieve my career goals. The interactions that I had with current leadership, pharmacists, and resident are what drew me specifically to Doctors Hospital. I trust that Doctors Hospital will prioritize my education and shape me into a high caliber clinical pharmacist.

Hobbies: Running, traveling, spending time with family/friends

Cameron Mei, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Oncology, formulary management, emergency medicine, dermatology

Why OhioHealth: I chose OhioHealth because of the tight-nit community I felt as an intern. I was able to experience OhioHealth's culture of WE first-hand through the support I received throughout pharmacy school. Having that solid support system is what differentiates between a great residency program from a good residency program.

Hobbies: Video games, Racquetball, Plants, Making (bad) latte art, foodie, and exploring cities/traveling

OhioHealth Grant Medical Center

Kaeli Singer, PharmD, MBA

College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Emergency medicine, infectious disease, critical care

Why OhioHealth: I chose OhioHealth for many reasons. The biggest reason is the feeling of home I got from my interview experience with the team at Grant Medical Center. I also have a very strong interest in Emergency Medicine and there is no better place for this than Grant. I have worked for OhioHealth for ~3 years as an intern and I have been very impressed with how they treat the employees: I always feel like part of a big pharmacy family.

Hobbies: Volleyball, reading, traveling, hanging out with my husband and dog, board games

Ha Nguyen, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Internal medicine, cardiology, ambulatory care

Why OhioHealth: While completing my APPE rotations at Grant, I felt like I was a part of a family. In addition, there was a heavy emphasis on teaching and improvement within the pharmacy department and health system. A supportive yet rich learning environment was exactly what I was looking for and why I chose OhioHealth!

Hobbies: The majority of my hobbies revolve around food. I love to cook, watch mukbangs, and travel to try new cuisines. My favorite places are hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Outside of that, I am an avid kpop and kdrama fan. My favorite group is BTS because their music is meaningful and helped me get through some tough times in my life.

OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital

Tuan Nguyen, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Emergency medicine & oncology

Why OhioHealth: I chose OhioHealth Mansfield hospital because of the warm and inviting environment of everyone there, even evident through our virtual meeting. I immediately felt the preceptors’ passion and dedication to helping new residents grow into independent clinicians. This, along with the various rotations and professional opportunities here, aligned perfectly with what I hoped to experience during my residency.

Hobbies: Snowboarding, cooking, weight lifting

OhioHealth Marion General Hospital

Abbey Ruminski, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: Cedarville School of Pharmacy
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Coumadin clinic and emergency medicine

Why OhioHealth: I chose OhioHealth because I worked as an intern for Grady for the past 3 years. I specifically chose Marion because I had rotations there and liked the people and work atmosphere there.

Hobbies: Reading

Christian A Vaflor, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: Cedarville School of Pharmacy
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Epic certification and Willow pharmacist, clinical pharmacy, research and writing, leadership development

Why OhioHealth: OhioHealth has been around for awhile at my hometown and I wanted to be apart of my hometown hospital. I think OhioHealth, especially after their statement with the Radonda Vaught case, works to look out for the employees.

Hobbies: Reading, Crossfit, Music, Cooking, Hiking

OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital 

Alicia Swierz, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Critical Care, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Cardiology

Why OhioHealth: OhioHealth takes care of high acuity patients and truly values teamwork. During my APPEs, every pharmacist took time out of their busy days to teach me, even if they were not my official preceptor! The involved learning environment and genuine people made it the perfect fit for me.

Hobbies: Peloton bike, boating, country music concerts, working out, trying new restaurants, hanging out with friends and family

Brady Guest, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Oncology, Pain & Palliative Care, and Critical Care

Why OhioHealth: After completing a rotation block at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, I felt at home. The pharmacy department at RMH was a welcoming and encouraging atmosphere where I will be able to grow as a confident, clinical pharmacist. I wanted a residency program that felt like a second family and allowed me to be myself, and RMH is that place for me.

Hobbies: Playing sports, lifting, cooking/baking, watching documentaries, medical shows and reality tv

Serena Tabbaa, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Emergency medicine, Pain & Palliative Care, & ICU

Why OhioHealth: OhioHealth has a very strong interprofessional presence and provides me the opportunity to gain a broad clinical and operational foundation with opportunities to pursue additional pain and palliative experiences. OhioHealth's didactic program will help me develop into a well-rounded clinician poised for diverse potential careers, including one in the realm of pain and palliative care.

Hobbies: CrossFit, Hot Yoga, Hiking, Foodie (homecooked meals and restaurants)

Sidney Strauss, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: University of South Carolina
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care

Why OhioHealth: After spending 6 years in South Carolina working towards my PharmD, I was excited about the prospects of returning back home to Columbus, Ohio. I completed an APPE rotation at Riverside with Katherine Crawford, who encouraged me to seek out larger programs for the opportunity to work at the fullest extent of my license and get the opportunities to see advanced practices that a large hospital system like OhioHealth could provide me. Beyond OhioHealth as a whole, it was really my APPE experience at Riverside and observing the sense of community and respect between staff members that brought me back when applying to residency programs.

Hobbies: Painting, yoga, building/refinishing furniture

Alexis Youngpeter, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice
Career Interests: Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Cardiology, and Palliative Care

Why OhioHealth: As a health system, I sought out OhioHealth residency programs based on the positive experiences I had at various OhioHealth hospitals as an APPE student. My preceptors, along with the entire pharmacy team, providers, and nurses I worked alongside each day welcomed me as a valued member of the multidisciplinary team. Riverside specifically was the best fit for me based on the wide variety of specialty rotations offered. Being able to rotate through the various specialties I am interested in will better allow me to determine which field of clinical pharmacy I wish to pursue following the completion of my PGY1 residency.

Hobbies: Crafting, interior decorating, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.

PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Programs

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency

at OhioHealth riverside methodist hospital

Tristan Tyger, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: University of Pittsburgh
Program: PGY2 Ambulatory Care
Career Interests: Ambulatory care, geriatrics, palliative care, transitions of care, cardio

Why OhioHealth: I learned so much during my PGY1 at Riverside, and I am thrilled to be staying on as a PGY2 in Ambulatory Care. OhioHealth has so many exciting opportunities happening in the ambulatory care arena, and the people that work here are phenomenal! Residency leadership and preceptors truly empower you to be the best pharmacist you can be, and will encourage you every step of the way.

Hobbies: Cooking, plants/gardening, golfing, hiking, trying new restaurants and breweries

Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

at OhioHealth riverside methodist hospital

Shelby McKamey-Brenneman, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: Ohio Northern University
Program: PGY2 Critical Care
Career Interests: My career interests include critical care, psychiatry, neurology, and pain management.

Why OhioHealth: I have enjoyed working for OhioHealth since I started as a pharmacy intern. Through doing a few rotations with OhioHealth, I found many people that I would consider role models. I love the fact that I can begin pursuing a pharmacy career at Riverside where there are so many successful pharmacists especially in the critical care field.

Hobbies: I have always enjoyed music whether it be playing the flute or piano or going to concerts. I also identify as an amateur baton twirler which I picked during senior year of college. Otherwise, I enjoy cooking new dishes and reading books.

Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency

at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center

Stephen Olson, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: D'Youville University
Program: PGY2 Emergency Medicine
Career Interests: Emergency Medicine, Am Care

Why OhioHealth: I loved my PGY1 year here and how involved we are with patient care! I knew this would be the best place for me to continue into my PGY2 year!

Hobbies: Skiing/Snowboarding, Golf, Baseball, Videogames

Oncology Pharmacy Residency

at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

Kuan Sturgill, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: University of Toledo
Program: PGY2 Oncology
Career Interests: Oncology

Why OhioHealth: The welcoming atmosphere and passion from each of the preceptors instantly drew me to OhioHealth. I know OhioHealth will provide me with the necessary skills and knowledge to become an oncology clinical pharmacist.

Hobbies: Running, cooking, exploring new metroparks, trying new coffee shops

PGY1/2 Pharmacy Residency Programs

MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL)

At OhioHealth Grant Medical Center

Taylor K. Frace, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: Texas Tech University
Program: PGY1/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL)
Career Interests:
Inpatient Operations, Ambulatory Care, 340b

Why OhioHealth: I was initially drawn to OhioHealth due to the fact that it provides unique opportunities for learning within a hospital system. During interviews, the OhioHealth team showed a passion for growing strong leaders during residency, excitement for propelling the field of pharmacy forward, and had a supportive nature that I knew would make moving across the country easy!

Hobbies: Taking my dog Annie on walks, cooking, pilates, learning Spanish, visiting local trails for day hikes

Kaveh Oloumi, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Glendale
Program: PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL)
Career Interests: Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership

Why OhioHealth: OhioHealth provides unparalleled learning and working experiences for its employees while providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere of individuals who strive to provide the highest level of patient care, mentorship, and leadership. The OhioHealth culture resonates with forward-thinking ideals and values which support the continued growth of their healthcare team.

Hobbies:Hiking, weight lifting, writing, reading, traveling

At OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital

Jared Sheneman, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: University of Houston
Program: PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL)
Career Interests: Operations, Automation, Patient Satisfaction, Cardiology, Public Health, Pharmacogenomics, and Leadership Development.

Why OhioHealth: Choosing OhioHealth was an easy choice: the hospital system has been recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 14 times since 2007. Who wouldn't want to work somewhere where people feel appreciated and genuinely want to be? The pharmacists that are staffed here are so knowledgeable in their specialities, and are happy to share their wisdom with you. Here at Mansfield we’re the largest hospital between Cleveland and Columbus which puts us in a great position to see many unique cases.

Hobbies: Whenever I have free time you can find me reading books, exercising, listening to podcasts, calling friends/family, and studying a new language.

At OhioHealth Riverside Methodish Hospital

Jake Girardot, PharmD, MBA

College of Pharmacy: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Program: PGY1/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL)
Career Interests: Internal Medicine/cardiology, Leadership Development, Data Analytics

Why OhioHealth: I chose OhioHealth for its extensive background in pharmacy residency. When interviewing and in the match process, I was overwhelmed by the commitment and the passion for the program and its success from its leaders and preceptors. This truly confirmed that OhioHealth was the health system for me.

Hobbies: Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Running, Hiking, Biking, Coaching

 

Amee Joshi, PharmD

College of Pharmacy: The Ohio State University
Program: PGY2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL)
Career Interests: Inpatient operations, medication safety, pharmacy automation, strategic planning

Why OhioHealth: The unique opportunity to complete rotations at both the system level as well as at the individual sites distinguishes the OhioHealth residency program. This structure will help to prepare for any administrative position in the future.

Hobbies: Music, traveling, reading, and movies