Alumni

We are very proud of the success of our graduated residents. Please take a moment to look through the brief bios of our previous classes.

Class of 2015

Laura (Pochylski) Twarog, PharmD, BCPS
Current Position: Clinical Staff Pharmacist – Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland VT
Resident Research: Evaluation of a Basal-Bolus Insulin Protocol in Hospitalized Non-ICU Patients
Pharmacy School: D’Youville College

Melissa (Rozek) Zalenski, PharmD, BCPS
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo NY
Resident Research: Impact of Dispense to Bedside Pilot Program on Readmissions for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients at a Community Hospital
Pharmacy School: SUNY - University at Buffalo 

Class of 2016

Harpreet Kaur, PharmD, BCPS
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Oshei Children’s Hospital, Buffalo NY
Resident Research: Evaluation of Pediatric Medication Safety Initiatives in the Emergency Department of a Community Hospital
Pharmacy School: D’Youville College

Charles Hinton, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Current Position: Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor – Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston SC
PGY2 Residency: Administration - Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston SC
Resident Research: Outcomes of Pharmacist Led Medication Management in Care Transitions Pilot Program on Resolution of Drug Therapy Problems for Heart Failure Patients
Pharmacy School: SUNY – University at Buffalo

Class of 2017

Andrew Putzak, PharmD, BCPS
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo NY
Resident Research: Awareness of Medication Costs and Impact of Pricing Transparency on Prescribing Practices in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Preparing For Payment Model Reform
Pharmacy School: D’Youville College

Shaili Patel, PharmD, BCPS
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist – University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester NY
Resident Research: Clinical Outcomes of an Inpatient Pharmacist-Directed Anticoagulation Service in a Community Hospital
Pharmacy School: D’Youville College

Daniel Davide, PharmD, BCPS
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo NY
Resident Research: Effect of Code Cart Rearrangement on Compliance with Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Guidelines
Pharmacy School: SUNY – University at Buffalo

Class of 2018

Courtney Jarka, PharmD, BCPS
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Mount St Mary’s Hospital, Lewiston NY
PGY2 Residency: PGY2 Pharmacy Resident – Psychiatric Pharmacy
Resident Research: Outcomes of Weight-Based Dosing of Norepinephrine in Obese Patients with Shock
Pharmacy School: D’Youville College

Jaclyn Healy, PharmD, BCPS
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo NY
Resident Research: Effect of Early Electronic Notification of an Emergency Department Pharmacist on Sepsis Bundle Compliance
Pharmacy School: D’Youville College

Joseph Graber, PharmD
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Buffalo General Medical Center, Buffalo NY
Resident Research: Efficacy of the single item literacy screener questionnaire in optimizing the role of a clinical pharmacist in the ambulatory care setting
Pharmacy School: D’Youville College

Class of 2019

Alyssa (Cizdziel) Wozniak, PharmD
Current Position: Clinical Assistant Professor, D’Youville School of Pharmacy, Buffalo NY
Resident Research: Transitional care antimicrobial stewardship to optimize treatment duration in patients diagnosed with pneumonia at a community hospital
Pharmacy School: D’Youville College

Kristen Cirbus, PharmD
PGY2 Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Resident Research: Pharmacy Directed Insulins Protocol in Non-Critically Ill Hospitalized Patients
Pharmacy School: Duquesne School of Pharmacy

Lindsay Hurley, PharmD
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo NY
Resident Research: Impact of Pharmacist Intervention on Medication Literacy and Adherence in Cardiac Patients
Pharmacy School:  D’Youville College

Morgan McCarthy, PharmD
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo NY
Resident Research: Impact of Pharmacy Intervention on Inappropriate Use of Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in the Intensive Care Unit
Pharmacy School: D’Youville College