Carrie Clutter, PharmD

West Virginia University – 2019

During pharmacy school, I completed my internship at Kroger Pharmacy. While I have a background in community pharmacy, I had the opportunity to see much different practice setting during my APPE rotations. My professional interests include cardiology, infectious diseases, and ambulatory care. After my PGY1 residency, I hope to either obtain a clinical pharmacist position or pursue a PGY2, depending on how my interests develop throughout the year. On my free time, I enjoy baking, being outdoors, and reading.

Major Research Project: Evaluation and Comparison of Pharmacy Discharge Scoring Tools
MUE: Evaluation of the Use of Hypertonic Saline
Committee: Heart Failure

Hilary Markwith, PharmD

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, College of Pharmacy – 2019

I received my PharmD from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, College of Pharmacy, in May 2019. During pharmacy school, I worked as an intern at Walmart and was a tutor for pharmacotherapy and clinical pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics. I had a longitudinal APPE experience at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center providing care for our active duty service members and veterans. Currently, I my professional interests include hematology/oncology and chronic disease state management. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and crafting.

Major Research Project: A comparison of the number of nasal Narcan prescriptions provided at discharge through pharmacist driven processes versus chart recommendations
MUE: Evaluation of downtrending glucose and development of inpatient hypoglycemia
Committee: Oncology Formulary Subcommittee

Nicholas Rudy, PharmD

Cedarville University School of Pharmacy – 2019

My background includes working as a pharmacy intern at Horizon Healthcare Services in Lancaster, PA and Mayo Clinic Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. Throughout pharmacy school, I was involved in the Student College of Clinical Pharmacy. My professional interests include administration, medication safety, cardiology, and ambulatory care. After residency, I want to practice as a clinical pharmacist, return to school for my Master’s degree, and enter pharmacy administration. In my free time, I enjoy most outdoors activities, traveling to new places, being with family and friends, woodworking, and playing board games.

Major Research Project: Survey of Safe Practices of IV Prostacyclin Therapy
MUE: Inpatient Warfarin Management
Committee: Clinical Medication Safety

Graduate Residents

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Graduate Residents

2019

Zachary Benzio, PharmD

Pharmacy School:  Lipscomb University
Position upon completion of program: Clinical Pharmacist
Location: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
Major Research Project: Comparison of high and low intensity heparin protocols on anticoagulation related complications in patients undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Jacqueline North, PharmD

Pharmacy School: University of Maryland
Position upon completion of program: Clinical Pharmacist
Location: Lancaster General Health
Major Research Project: Retrospective review of an ambulatory clinical pharmacist’s interventions within a Primary Care Ambulatory Collaborative Care Team

Mara Wilson, PharmD  

Pharmacy School: Wilkes University of Pharmacy
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Resident
Location: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
Major Research Project:Effectiveness of an Inpatient Pharmacist Initiated Inhaler Discharge Process

2018

Amanda Gerberich, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Wilkes University
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Drug Information
Location: University of Illinois at Chicago
Major Research Project: Impact of Routinely Obtained Urinalysis in Heart Failure Admissions on Prescribed Antimicrobial Therapy

Hien Nguyen, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Geriatrics
Location: Mountain Area Health Education Center/UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Major Research Project: Validation of a Pharmacy Discharge Risk Scoring Tool

Eric Rakszawski, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Duquesne University
Position upon completion of program: Oncology Clinical Pharmacist
Location: Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Major Research Project: Use of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) bleeding model in patients who have undergone elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and its predicted effects on bivalirudin utilization, cost of care, and bleeding events

2017

Katlyn Combs, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Notre Dame of Maryland University Pharmacy School
Position upon completion of program: Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Location: Lancaster General Health
Major Research Project: Retrospective review on compliance to an institution-specific perioperative bridging algorithm comparing pharmacist-driven management of bridging versus standard of care

Chelsea Evry, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Position upon completion of program: Ambulatory Pharmacist Clinician
Location: Lancaster General Health
Major Research Project: Retrospective review of an ambulatory clinical pharmacist’s interventions within a Primary Care Ambulatory Collaborative Care Team

Joel Musser, PharmD 

Pharmacy School: Temple University School of Pharmacy 
Position upon completion of program: Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Location: Lancaster General Health
Major Research Project: 4-factor versus 3-factor prothrombin complex concentrate for emergent reversal of INR

2016

Michael Casias, PharmD

Pharmacy School: University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy
Location: Hunterdon Medical Center
Major Research Project: Impact of Cepheid Blood PCR Combined with Antimicrobial Stewardship Intervention on Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: A Community Hospital Approach

Haley Kavelak, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Critical Care
Location: Cooper University Hospital/ Philadelphia College of Pharmacy   
Major Research Project: Retrospective Evaluation of Patients with Primary Diagnosis DVT for Earlier Discharge or Outpatient Treatment Eligibility

Natalia Uzal, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Shenandoah University
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Ambulatory Care/FQHC Clinics
Location: University of Colorado
Major Research Project: Pharmacist’s Impact on Discharge Medication Reconciliation and Patient Satisfaction

2015

Erin Freeman, PharmD, PhD

Pharmacy School: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Position upon completion of program:  Ambulatory Care Specialist
Location: Lancaster General Health
Major Research Project:  Transition of Care Warfarin Initiative: The Pharmacy Team’s Impact

Jennifer Santamala, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Oncology
Location: New York Presbyterian
Major Research Project:  Retrospective Evaluation of Bivalirudin Dosing in Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia Without Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Natalia Tarasiuk, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Duquesne University    
Position upon completion of program:  PGY-2 Ambulatory Care
Location: Cleveland Clinic
Major Research Project: Pharmacist Involvement on Positive Culture Review post Emergency Department Discharge

2014     

Paul Furler, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Temple University School of Pharmacy
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Oncology
Location: University of Florida Health
Major Research Project:  Optimizing a Pharmacist-Driven Erythropoietin Stimulating Agent (ESA) Protocol at an Outpatient Infusion Center

Sheetal Patil, PharmD

Pharmacy School:University of Maryland School of Pharmacy        
Position upon completion of program: Pharmacist
Location: Horizon Health Care Services
Major Research Project: Evaluation of Medication Adherence in a Super-utilizer Population

Heather Rodman, PharmD          

Pharmacy School: University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences  
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Pediatrics
Location: St. Vincent
Major Research Project: Assessment of Guideline Adherence for Infantile Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) Management in the Hospital Setting: A National Survey of Pediatric Pharmacists

2013

Robert M. Alspach, PharmD        

Pharmacy School: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Cardiology
Location: U Mass Memorial Medical Center
Major Research Project: Bivalirudin Utilization in Obese Patients and the incidence of Post Procedural Bleeding Complications in Patients Undergoing PCI for ACS

Thao K. Huynh, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2  Hematology/ Oncology
Location: University of Maryland  School of Pharmacy
Major Research Project: Optimizing the Dose of Three-Factor PCC in Head Trauma Patients on Warfarin with Elevated INRs

Yevgeniya Kogan, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Thomas Jefferson University
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Pharmacy & Hospital Administration
Location: University of Maryland Medical Center
Major Research Project:  Impacting Length of Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy in CAP Patients via Antimicrobial Stewardship

2012

Jason Hall, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Shenandoah University
Position upon completion of program: Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Location: Wellspan Health – York Hospital
Major Research Project: IV Acetaminophen as Non-Opioid Analgesia for Geriatric Hip Fracture Patients

Crystal D. Mayles-Heise, PharmD

Pharmacy School: West Virginia University
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Ambulatory Care
Location: Allegheny General Hospital
Major Research Project: Pharmacist Intervention Drives Adherence to VTE Prophylaxis within the ICU

Jenny Ottoson, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Nova Southeastern University
Position upon completion of program: Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Location: Lancaster General Health
Major Research Project: Impact of Pharmacist Intervention on Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates in a Large Community – Teaching Hospital

2011

Megan Allen, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Wilkes University
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2  Pediatrics
Location: University of North Carolina
Major Research Project:  Pharmacist-Driven Standardization to Reduce Inpatient Hypoglycemic Adverse Drug Events

Jessica Hunt, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Position upon completion of program: Clinical Staff Pharmacist
Location: Lancaster General Health
Major Research Project: Evaluation of Oral and Parenteral Anticoagulation Overlap Therapy in VTE Patients

Yee Lee, PharmD             

Pharmacy School: Wilkes University
Position upon completion of program: PGY-2 Infectious Diseases
Location: Thomas Jefferson University
Major Research Project:  Evaluation of Opioid Use in Rib Fracture Patients Receiving Continuous Paravertebral Infusion of Bupivacaine

Program Contact Information

Amanda Prusch Amanda Prusch, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS
Medication Safety Officer
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

Department of Pharmacy Services
555 North Duke Street | PO Box 3555
Lancaster, PA 17604

Office: (717) 544-5219
Email: amanda.prusch@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

 

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