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PGY1 Pharmacy

Pero Cleveland
Emersen Pero-Cleveland

Major research project: Benefit of a Pharmacist being on a Sedation Team for Complex Pediatric Patients

Minor research project: Impact of Pharmacy-Driven Allergy Referral Process for Pregnant Patients with Penicillin Allergy

Education: St. John Fisher University, Wegmans School of Pharmacy

Professional interests: Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics

Why UR Medicine? Highland is the perfect place for me because I love the close-knit family feeling that the pharmacy department provides me with, while also having the benefit of being associated with a large academic medical center like Strong and being able to complete some of my rotations there.

What is your favorite thing about living in Rochester so far or something you are looking forward to trying in Rochester? Trying new restaurants/breweries and hiking with my dogs.

Personal interests/fun facts: In my free time I love spending time with my dogs and family and exploring new places.

Personal catchphrase: "Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear"

Alexei Taskovski

Major research project: Safety and efficacy of patiromer doses in the treatment of acute hyperkalemia

Minor research project: Impact of a pharmacy-driven allergy referral process for pregnant patients with penicillin allergy

Education: Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher University, Rochester, NY (PharmD, 2023)

Professional interests: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Why UR Medicine? Choosing Highland Hospital’s pharmacy residency program was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I chose Highland because of the variety of elective rotations, supportive environment, and dedicated preceptors and colleagues that strive to provide the best learning experiences possible.

What is your favorite thing about living in Rochester so far or something you are looking forward to trying in Rochester? My favorite thing about living in Rochester is being able to try different restaurants as there are so many.

Personal interests/fun facts: In my spare time I like to be active, go to the gym and ride my ATV. In the summer time I like to travel and go to local car shows.

Personal catchphrase: "Things may not always unfold the way that you planned, but with hard work and resilience a positive outcome is within your future."