PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

Arojo.jpgOkikioluwa Arojo, PharmD, RPh
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Hometown:  Lagos, Nigeria

Education:
Pharmacy School Attended: Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Undergraduate School:  Texas Southern University

Current Research: Prescribing patterns of antipsychotics and associated outcomes in intensive care patients 65 years and older

About Me:  Okiki was raised in Lagos, Nigeria and moved to the United States after high school to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. While completing her degree at Texas Southern University, she became interested in critical care and decided to embark on the journey to becoming a clinical specialist. Upon completion of a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency, Okiki intends to pursue a PGY-2 in critical care and eventually practice as a clinical specialist/faculty at an academic medical center affiliated with a college of pharmacy. Her professional interests include critical care, emergency medicine, and infectious diseases. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, dancing and trying out new dishes from around the world.

Why Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center:  BSLMC appealed to Okiki for many reasons. As a large, academic, quaternary teaching hospital, BSLMC provides  the residents with a variety of specialties, hence creating a well-rounded clinician. In addition, Okiki believed her interest in critical care would be further amplified by the plethora of disease states encountered in the intensive care units.

Contact information: oarojo2@stlukeshealth.org    


Fasiku.jpgOluwaseyi (Seyi) Fasiku, PharmD, RPh
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Hometown:  Lagos, Nigeria

Education:
Pharmacy School Attended:  Texas Southern University, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Undergraduate School:  University of Lagos, Nigeria

Current Research:  Assessment of the rate of rejection with brand Prograf versus generic tacrolimus

About Me:  Seyi was born and raised in Nigeria where she received her bachelors of science in microbiology from the University of Lagos, before moving to the United States to pursue a career in pharmacy.  Seyi’s primary interests include oncology and renal transplant.  She hopes to one day practice as a clinical oncology pharmacy specialist at an academic medical center and precept students.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, painting, watching good comedies, and shopping.

Why Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center:  Seyi was fortunate to have a rotation at BSLMC during her fourth year of pharmacy school.  During that rotation, she was able to witness the camaraderie between the residents and the supportive relationships they had with their preceptors and knew she wanted to be a resident at BSLMC.  She chose BSLMC not only because of the stimulating learning environment, but for the variety of rotations offered especially in her area of interests, as well as the excellent preceptors in the various clinical specialties.

Contact information: sfasiku@stlukeshealth.org


Ngo.jpgKim Ngo, PharmD, RPh
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Education:
Pharmacy School: The University of Texas at Austin
Undergraduate School: The University of Houston, Main Campus

Current Research: Treatment patterns and associated outcomes in adult patients with Candida parapsilosis candidemia at a large academic medical center

About me: Growing up in Vietnam where the field of clinical pharmacy is under-developed, Kim is proud to be practicing pharmacy in the United States as pharmacists often have advanced scope of practice and are viewed as an integral part of the healthcare team. Her primary interest is infectious disease. She hopes to work as a clinical pharmacist in an interdisciplinary team with direct patient care. In her free time she enjoys watching good movies, reading non-fiction books, and taking care of her bunny.

Why Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center: Kim had a positive experience at BSLMC as a student during her fourth year of pharmacy school. She is also impressed with the closeness of the residency class and the experienced team of preceptors whom she can learn from. BSLMC offers a challenging environment where she can enhance her clinical knowledge and grow professionally.

Contact information:   kngo2@stlukeshealth.org


Nosova.jpgAnastasiya (Alex) O. Nosova, PharmD, RPh
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Hometown:  Wichita, KS

Education:
Pharmacy School Attended:  University of Kansas
Pre-pharmacy education:  Wichita State University

Current Research: Evaluation of IV fluid resuscitation and pain management of sickle cell pain crisis in the emergency department

About Me:  Alex’s primary interests include critical care, cardiology, infectious disease, and teaching. She plans to pursue a PGY2 in critical care and obtain a specialist position with a teaching role after residency. In her free time she enjoys watching Netflix, shopping, cooking, and exercising.

Why Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center:  Alex was drawn to BSLMC due to its diverse ICU wards and highly experienced critical care practitioners. Alex can work with a diverse team of specialists from a multitude of healthcare fields including physicians, nurses, social work, and dieticians. Additionally, at BSLMC, Alex has ample opportunity to precept students during her residency experience.

Contact information:   anosova@stlukeshealth.org


Patel.jpgPriyam M. Patel, PharmD, RPh
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Hometown: London, United Kingdom

Education:
Pharmacy School Attended: University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois at Chicago

Current Research: Prevalence of left atrial thrombus detection by transesophageal echocardiography in patients with atrial fibrillation/flutter undergoing catheter ablation: warfarin therapy versus target specific oral anticoagulants

About Me: Priyam was born and raised in London, England where he completed his first year of pharmacy school at the University of Nottingham before moving to the United States to complete his education. While at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy, Priyam developed a passion for clinical practice and decided to pursue a residency at BSLMC. After completing his residency, Priyam plans to complete a PGY-2 cardiology residency and would like to ultimately practice as a clinical specialist/faculty at an academic medical center affiliated with a college of pharmacy. In his spare time, Priyam enjoys to explore the various different cuisines offered in Houston and watch his favourite soccer team, Arsenal.

Why Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center: Priyam knew that he wanted to become a resident at an academic institution that was specialized in his field of interest. He chose BSLMC not only for the various opportunities offered through its association with Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Heart Institution but also for the PGY-2 program offered in his field of interest. Furthermore, he sensed togetherness among the clinicians and residents during his interview and knew that the environment afforded by BSLMC would be one where he could enhance his clinical repertoire.=

Contact information:   ppatel2@stlukeshealth.org


Ritchey.jpgCourtney Ritchey, PharmD, RPh
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Hometown:  San Antonio, TX

Education:
Pharmacy School Attended:  The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Undergraduate School:  Texas A&M University

Current Research: Comparison of surgical site infection rates in post-operative orthopedic surgery patients receiving rivaroxaban versus other anticoagulation strategies for thromboprophylaxis

About Me:  Courtney’s interests include critical care and emergency medicine. She plans to pursue a PGY2 in critical care and obtain a specialist position after residency. In her free time she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.

Why Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center:  Courtney was drawn to BSLMC due to its extensive critical care units and stimulating learning environment. Additionally, she noticed the supportive and friendly atmosphere within the pharmacy team at BSLMC during her PGY1 interview and felt that this would be the ideal environment for her to develop professionally and personally.

Contact information:   critchey@stlukeshealth.org

PGY1 International Pharmacy Residents

AlDhahri.jpgFahad AlDhahri, PharmD, RPh
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Hometown:  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Education:
Pharmacy School Attended:  St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Missouri
Undergraduate School: King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Current Research:  Evaluation of warfarin dosing in patients with impaired renal function as compared to patients with normal renal function.

About Me: Fahad has passion for cardiology, infectious disease and teaching. After completing the PGY1 pharmacy practice residency, he plans to return to Saudi Arabia to practice as a clinical pharmacist and precept students at an academic medical center. Fahad finds some time to play soccer, he also likes to spend time with his wife and four children especially on the weekends.

Why Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center:   Fahad was interested in Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center because of the family atmosphere that he felt when he interviewed.  Its academic certificate program, reputation and history as a world-class medical facility where aspects that realy appealed to him.  Also, its place in the Texas Medical Center which makes for great collaboration with other residents and professionals.

Contact information:   faldhahri@stlukeshealth.org


AlJoudi.jpgKhuloud AlJoudi, PharmD, RPh
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Hometown:  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Education:
Pharmacy School Attended:  St. Louis College of Pharmacy; St. Louis, MO
Undergraduate School:  King Saud University; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia           

Current Research:  Evaluating the use of gastrointestinal prophylaxis in a liver transplant population.

About Me:  Khuloud plans to complete the PGY1 pharmacy residency program and return to Saudi Arabia to practice in a hospital, involved as an academic institution and participate in clinical research. Her professional interests include oncology, internal medicine, and academia. She also plans to pursue a PGY2 in oncology.  During her free time, Khuloud enjoys reading, traveling, and trying out new restaurants. She is so blessed to have a supportive family, encouraging preceptors, and inspiring friends. 

Why Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center: Khuloud was fortunate to join BSLMC family. She believes the PGY1 Pharmacy Program at BSLMC will prepare her to practice as a highly-qualified independent clinical pharmacist to provide patient care in a variety of environments and to develop leadership skills. There are many opportunities to learn and improve through providing pharmaceutical care in diverse patient care settings, projects, and presentations. She also plans to obtain a teaching certificate from University of Houston College of Pharmacy.

Contact information:   kaljoudi@stlukeshealth.org 


AlSomali.jpgAmal AlSomali, PharmD, RPh
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Hometown:  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Education:
Pharmacy School Attended:  St. Louis College of Pharmacy; St. Louis, MO
Undergraduate School:  King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Current Research:  Assessing the Induction Immunosuppression Therapy at a Liver Transplant Center.

About Me:  Amal grew up in Saudi Arabia and has always wanted to explore the world and expand her horizons. While completing her studies at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Amal developed a passion for solid organ transplant which led her to pursue a residency at BSLMC. Her primary interests include solid organ transplant and internal medicine. Upon completion of the PGY1 pharmacy residency, she plans on returning to her hometown and practice as the first solid organ transplant clinical pharmacist at her institution.  In her spare time, Amal is usually sightseeing and exploring different restaurants. Amal enjoys reading, travelling, watching TV, and of course shopping!

Why Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center: BSLMC appealed to Amal for variety of reasons. She was interested in BSLMC because of the family atmosphere she felt during her interview.  Amal was especially interested in the solid organ transplant program and the opportunity offered through a PGY2 solid organ transplant residency.  Amal was also interested in the residency program at BSLMC because of the size and diversity offered with the PGY1 program.

Contact information:   aalsomali@stlukeshealth.org