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Current Residents

PGY1 (Strong Memorial Hospital)

Frank L
Frank Lattuca
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Major: Evaluation of bleeding events in patients receiving ibrutinib
Minor: (with co-resident O’Connell): Evaluation of albumin use at an academic medical center

Education
Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College (Pharm.D.)

Professional Interests
Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Emergency Medicine 

Certifications
American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED), 2017; APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, 2017; Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Training: American Society of Addictive Medicine, 2016

 

Jason L
Jason Lew
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Major: A retrospective evaluation of clostridium dif cile infections with the use of ertapenem in surgical prophylaxis for colorectal and gastrointestinal procedures
Minor: (with co-resident Marino): Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) use at an academic medical center: a retrospective observational study to validate current practice

Education
University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy, Hartford, CT (Pharm.D.)

Professional Interests
Emergency Medicine, Toxicology, Oncology

Certifications
American Heart Association-Adult CPR/AED with Basic Life Support, (2017); American Pharmacist Association Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certification, 2016

 

Matthew O
Matthew O'Connell
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Major: Treatment duration for gram negative bacteremia
Minor: (with co-resident Lattuca): Evaluation of albumin use at an academic medical center

Education
Wegmans School of Pharmacy - St. John Fisher College, 2018 (Pharm.D.) 

Professional Interests
Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases 

Certifications
Basic Life Support, Immunizations (APhA), Naloxone, SBIRT

PG1 Pharmacy (Golisano Children’s Hospital)

Marino
Caitlin Marino

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Major: Utilization and protocol compliance of glucose 40% oral gel in newborns with hypoglycemia
Minor: (with co-resident Lew): Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) use at an academic medical center: a retrospective observational study to validate current practice

Education
University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Professional Interests
General Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Neonatal ICU

Certifications
American Heart Association First Aid Certification, CITI Program for the Protection of Human Research Subjects, Learn Something Pharmacy School HIPAA Certification, American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certification, American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Certification.

PGY1 Community

Karlee P
Karlee Platts
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Major: A retrospective review of managing chronic myeloid leukemia (cml) patients on tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy
Minor: Real-world experience with proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors at a university specialty pharmacy

Education
Biology (B.S.), Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College (Pharm.D.)

Professional Interests
Collaborative Drug Therapy Management of chronic disease states, transitions of care, Academia

Certifications
APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certification, 2017; Present Basic Life Support Certification, 2017; Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment, 2017; Narcan Training, 2016: ​Team Steps Certification, 2015; New York State Board of Pharmacy Intern Permit 093655, 2015


 

Nora S
Nora Shafer
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Major: Safety and efficacy of current URMC system protocols for the management of anticoagulation therapy in the transition of care for dvt and pe patients
Minor: Identifying gaps in utilization of oral chemotherapy treatment plans

Education
Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 

Professional Interests
Collaborative Drug Therapy Management of chronic disease states, oncology, outpatient psychiatry, and transitions of care. I want to help improve access to care for underserved populations through my job and community outreach.

Certifications
American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) - 2017. APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certification - 2017. APhA’s The Pharmacist & Patient‐Centered Diabetes Care Certification​ - 2017

Highland Hospital (PGY1)

Nick P
Nicholas Polito
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Major: Characterization of intravenous ethanol use in surgical patients
Minor: (with co-resident Schranz): Evaluation of the use of ceftriaxone in suspected urinary tract infection and community acquired pneumonia at a community teaching hospital

Education
Nazareth College B.S., St. John Fisher College, Pharm.D.

Professional Interests
Emergency Medicine

Certifications
APhA Immunization Certification; Opioid Overdose Prevention Program: Naloxone Training Certification; Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Training; American Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS)/CPR, AHRQ TeamSTEPPS, American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Publications

Polito NB, Avery LM. Mitigating Infection Risk from Inpatient Probiotic Use. AJHP. 2018; 75(10): 595-596.

Polito NB, Fellows SE. Pharmacologic Interventions for Intractable and Persistent Hiccups: A Systematic Review. J Emerg Med. 2017; 53(4): 540 - 549.

Emily S
Emily Schranz
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Major: Retrospective evaluation of prescribing patterns of chemical venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in patients presenting with severe traumatic brain injury
Minor: (with co-resident Polito): Evaluation of the use of ceftriaxone in suspected urinary tract infection and community acquired pneumonia at a community teaching hospital

Education
Wegmans School of Pharmacy, St. John Fisher College, 2018 (Pharm.D.)

Professional Interests
Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Academia, Medical Missions

Certifications
APhA Immunization Certification; Opioid Overdose Prevention Program: Naloxone Training Certification; Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Training; American Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS)/CPR, AHRQ TeamSTEPPS Training

Publications
Schult RF, Ciriello DN, Schranz EK, Malnoske M, Wiegand TJ. Phentolamine for Treatment of Lisdexamfetamine Toxicity with Delayed Stimulant Effects. Asia Pacific Journal of Medical Toxicology. 2017 Dec;6(4):129-31.

PGY2 Emergency Medicine

Mercy H
Mercy Hoang-Nguyen
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Evaluation of opioid requirements in the management of renal colic before and after intravenous

Education
University of Washington (B.S.), University of Washington School of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Residency Training
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Professional Interests
Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Infectious Disease, Pediatric, Critical Care, Education

Certifications
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), 2017; Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), 2017; Basic Life Support (BLS), 2017; Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certification (ACPE), 2014; Teaching Certificate from University of Washington School of Pharmacy, 2018

Faisal M
Faisal Minhaj
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lidocaine treatment pathway in the emergency department (ED)

Education
University at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Buffalo, NY 2017 (Pharm.D.)

Residency Training
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Professional Interests
Toxicology, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Certifications
American Pharmacist Association Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certification, 2016; American Pharmacist Association Medication Therapy Management Certification 2015; Teaching and Learning Certificate in 2018

Publications
DM Jacobs, MC Safir, D Huang, F Minhaj, A Parker, GG Rao. Triple combination antibiotic therapy for carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae: a systematic review. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 16 (1), 76.
FS Minhaj, RF Schult, A Fields, TJ Wiegand. A Case of Nebulized Naloxone Use With Confirmatory Serum Naloxone Concentrations. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 52 (5), 495-496​.

PGY2 Critical Care

Kaylee M
Kaylee Maynard
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Retrospective evaluation of intrathecal nicardipine in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage

Education
Western New England University College of Pharmacy, Springfield, Massachusetts (Pharm.D.)

Residency Training
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Professional Interests
medical and surgical critical care, antimicrobial stewardship, pharmacy leadership 

Certifications
APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certification, 2014; American Heart Association First Aid/CPR AED Certification, 2017; Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), 2017

Publications
Parsons K, Nemec EC, Maynard KM, Welch B. Specialization within pharmacy education: a survey of curricular track or concentration offerings. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2018. 433-438.

PGY2 Oncology

Tate F
Tate Feeney
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Single center utilization of CDK 4/6 inhibitors in women with advanced or metastatic breast cancer

Education
Doctor of Pharmacy from Ferris State University (2017)

Residency Training
Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, MI (2018)

Professional Interests
Hematology/Oncology, oral oncolytics, infectious diseases

Certifications
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (2017), Basic Life Support (2017), APhA Pharmacy Based Immunizations (2015), Teaching Certificate from Ferris State University (2018)

PGY2 Ambulatory Care (Highland Hospital)

Samantha L
Samantha Leistman
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A model for ambulatory care pharmacist involvement in the transitional care process to reduce acute health care utilization within a large academic health system

Education
Doctor of Pharmacy from the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College

Residency Training
University of Rochester Medical Center – Community Program

Professional Interests
Chronic disease state management, diabetes education and management, solid organ transplantation, cardiology, and service justification/development.

Certifications
APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery - 2016, American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) - 2016, Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Training: American Society of Addictive Medicine - 2016, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments - 2013

Publications
Leistman S, Iuppa-Melaragno J, Dokus K, Martens J, Salter M, Hutchinson D, Al-Judaibi B, Nickels M. The R3S: A Modern Approach to Predicting Substance Recidivism in Liver Transplant Candidates. [Primary Author] – In progress.
Leistman S, Iuppa-Melaragno J, Babu T, Dokus K, Al-Judaibi B. Making Sense of Hepatitis B Reactivation Risk in Anti-HBc Antibody (Ab) Positive Liver Transplant Recipients. [Primary Author] – In progress.
Ahmed-sarwar N, Nagel AK, Leistman S, Heacock K. SGLT-2 Inhibitors: Is There a Role in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Management?. Ann Pharmacother. 2017;51(9):791-796.