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Lena Rakouki, PharmD
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Resident
lrakouki@stlukeshealth.org

Hometown: Houston, TX

Education:

  • Pharmacy School Attended:  University of Houston
  • Undergraduate School:   University of Houston
  • PGY1 Residency:  CHI St. Luke's Health Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Current Research:   DOAC dosing post kidney transplant, Tacrolimus suspension process improvement

About Me:  Lena received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Houston. She is currently one of the Solid Organ Transplant PGY2 residents at BSLMC. Upon completion of residency, her goals include obtaining a position at a teaching hospital where she can provide patient care and improve patient outcomes through research. Lena’s personal interests include exploring new coffee shops in town, yoga, and watching cooking shows with her husband.

Why Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center:  The welcoming culture at BSLMC is what drew her to this program. The program directors and preceptors are dedicated in creating experiences tailored to the interests and career goals of each resident. This unique feature allows the program to help the residents achieve the goals they hope to attain after completing residency. Furthermore, the diverse and critical patient population at BSLMC allows exposure to advanced levels of patient care and treatment.

 

Carolyn Schardt, PharmD
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Resident
cSchardt@stlukeshealth.org

Hometown: Fort Smith, AR

Education:

  • Pharmacy School Attended:  University of Houston
  • Undergraduate School:   University of Arkansas
  • PGY1 Residency:  CHI St. Luke's Health Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Current Research:   Comparison of basiliximab for induction therapy in kidney transplant recipients on post-operative days 0 and 4 versus post-operative days 0 and 3.

About Me:  Carolyn received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Houston. She has completed her PGY1 at BSLMC and is continuing her residency training in solid organ transplant. Carolyn’s long-term career goals include working as a clinical pharmacist in an acute care setting with the desire to eventually start a medical mission trip with local pharmacy students. Her personal interests include wine and cheese tasting, gardening, and playing with her dog.

Why Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center:  Carolyn completed two of her APPE rotations as a P4 at BSLMC and enjoyed everyone that she interacted with in the pharmacy department. Everyone was welcoming and dedicated to providing a good learning environment. BSLMC also provides a diverse population with a busy solid organ transplant service. Now that she is here, she wouldn’t have chosen any other hospital with any other co-residents.