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Pharmacy Residency Program

Current Resident Biographies

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

  • Jamie Amero
  • Heather Armbuster
  • Amy Arnholt
  • Allison Butts
  • Elizabeth Hohner
  • Abbie Leino
  • Nikolas Onufrak
  • Alan Rozycki
  • Tiffeny Tu

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care

  • Diane Lum

PGY-2 Critical Care

  • Andrea Passarelli

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases

  • Janessa Smith

PGY-2 Medication Use Safety

  • Katayoon (Kathy) Ghomeshi.

PGY-2 Pediatrics

  • Andrea McMunn

PGY-2 Oncology

  • Margaret (Meg) Croom
  • Matthew Newman

PGY-2 Pain Management & Palliative Care

  • Kristy Nguyen

PGY-1 Pharmacotherapy

  • Sarah (Katie) Brant

PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy

  • Jessica Chasler

PGY-1 Health System Pharmacy Administration

  • Janet Lee
  • Kristopher Rusinko

PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration

  • Celia Proctor
  • Jacob Smith

PGY-2 Emergency Medicine

  • Gabrielle Procopio

PGY-1 Informatics

  • Selvin Soby

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Newman

Jamie Amero, Pharm.D.

Dr. Jamie Amero is originally from Youngstown, Ohio. She earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 2013. Dr. Amero’s professional interests include pediatrics, infectious disease, oncology and academia.  Upon completion of her pharmacy practice residency, she plans to pursue a specialty residency in pediatrics. In her spare time, she enjoys running, playing tennis, shopping and reading.  Dr. Amero is blessed with wonderful support from her husband, family, friends and mentors and wishes to thank them for their continuous encouragement and support.

Smith

Heather Armbuster, Pharm.D.

Dr. Heather Armbruster is from Akron, Ohio. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University in May 2013. Dr. Armbruster’s professional interests include oncology, transplant, and cardiology. Following completion of her pharmacy practice residency, she plans to pursue a PGY2 specialty residency.  Dr. Armbruster’s ultimate goal is to practice as a clinical specialist in an academic medical center. In her free time, she enjoys playing basketball, watching sporting events, and listening to music. Dr. Armbruster is extremely thankful for the continual support and encouragement of her family, friends, and mentors.

Woodward

Amy Arnholt, Pharm.D.

Dr. Amy Arnholt is born and raised in Columbus, OH. She earned a Bachelor's degree in dietetics at Michigan State University then came home to The Ohio State University to complete a Master of Science in Medical Dietetics. After a career in the pharmaceutical industry she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University in May 2013. Dr. Arnholt's professional interests include pediatrics, emergency medicine, critical care and nutrition support.  Ultimately, she would like to be part of a pharmacy clinical team in an academic teaching institution where she can focus on patient care while precepting pharmacy students and residents.  Other aspirations include becoming a Board Certified pharmacist and serving on medical mission trips.  In her free time, Dr. Arnholt can be found hiking through state parks, testing her treasure seeking skills in clothing consignment shops, running along the harbor promenade, supporting local farmer's markets, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. As a lifelong Buckeye, she is excited to be in Maryland and learn all about being an O's fan!  Dr. Arnholt is deeply grateful for the love and support her friends and family provide.

Croom

Allison Butts, Pharm.D.

Dr. Allison R. Butts is originally from Edwardsville, IL. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , and her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky.  Dr. Butts’s professional interests include medical oncology, hematologic malignancies, bone marrow transplant, and residency training.  Upon completion of her pharmacy practice residency, she plans to continue her training with a specialty residency in oncology.  She plans to pursue a career in clinical pharmacy that will incorporate both inpatient and outpatient responsibilities, along with teaching and precepting students and residents.  In her spare time, Dr. Butts enjoys cooking, exploring Baltimore, and cheering on the Illini and Wildcats!  She would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their constant support and encouragement.

Tumlin

Elizabeth Hohner, Pharm.D.

Dr. Elizabeth Hohner is originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University with a second major in Spanish in May 2013. Her professional interests include emergency medicine, infectious disease, toxicology and preceptorship. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Hohner hopes to complete a specialty residency in emergency medicine and ultimately obtain a clinical specialist position in an academic medical center that provides education to interdisciplinary teams and encourages innovation. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Baltimore, discovering new restaurants, wine tasting and traveling. Dr. Hohner would like to thank her family, friends and mentors for their continued love and support.

Janis

Abbie Leino, Pharm.D.

Dr. Abbie Leino is originally from Bradford, Pennsylvania. She completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Michigan, earning her Doctorate of Pharmacy in April 2013. Her professional interests include pediatric critical care, nutrition support, teaching, and clinical research. Following her pharmacy practice residency, Dr. Leino plans to further her training through a specialty residency in pediatrics and a subsequent research fellowship. Outside of her professional endeavors, Abbie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, various outdoor activities, and developing her culinary skills. She is grateful for the constant support of her husband, parents, friends and mentors throughout her education and training.

Passarelli

Nikolas Onufrak, Pharm.D.

Dr. Nikolas Onufrak is originally from Oswego, New York, where he attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at Oswego.  Acclimated to a long winter, he remained in the Snow Belt to complete his pharmacy education, earning his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University at Buffalo in 2013.  His professional interests include infectious diseases pharmacotherapy and the practical application of pharmacokinetic principles for optimization of clinical outcomes.  Ideally, completion of Dr. Onufrak’s pharmacy practice residency shall be followed by a specialty residency in infectious diseases, with the intent of establishing a career that is patient-oriented, research-driven, and ever-challenging.  Dr. Onufrak’s spare time is enjoyed discovering new music and film, exercising, and being in the company of family and friends, whose constant support provides the motivation necessary to accomplish his goals.  Further, Dr. Onufrak wishes to sincerely thank his professional mentors, whose continued guidance and encouragement have helped forge his current career path; his success is predicated on their tutelage.

Pennington

Alan Rozycki, Pharm.D.

Dr. Alan Rozycki is originally from Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. He graduated with his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Wayne State University in May 2013. His professional interests include critical care, emergency medicine, and internal medicine. After completing a pharmacy practice residency, Dr. Rozycki would like to continue his training with a second year specialty residency. Upon completion of his training, Dr. Rozycki will pursue a clinical position in a large academic institution that will allow him to precept both students and residents. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the Baltimore area, spending time with friends and family, and he is an enthusiastic fan of the Detroit Lions and Red Wings! Dr. Rozycki is extremely grateful to his family, friends and mentors for their continuous support, guidance and humor!

Wong

Tiffeny Tu, Pharm.D.

Dr. Tiffeny Smith is originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Nursing from the University of Oklahoma and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. Dr. Smith’s professional interests include infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, internal medicine, and academia. Following her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Smith plans to pursue specialty residency training in infectious diseases and eventually practice as a clinical specialist at an academic medical center. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, discovering new restaurants and OKC Thunder basketball. Dr. Smith would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors and for their unconditional support.

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PGY-2 Ambulatory Care

Bishop

Diane Lum, Pharm.D.

Dr. Diane Lum is originally from New Hyde Park, New York, but currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland where she is completing her PGY2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Over the past year, Dr. Lum completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She studied at the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Long Island University where she earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy. Dr. Lum’s professional interests include HIV, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and academia. Upon completion of her PGY2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency, Dr. Lum plans to pursue a clinical faculty position where she can teach students and residents, while interacting with patients. She enjoys spending her leisure time baking, running, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and trying new restaurants. Dr. Lum would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continuous support and guidance.

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PGY-2 Critical Care

Lamore

Andrea Passarelli, Pharm.D.

Dr. Andrea Passarelli is originally from Voorheesville, New York. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Delaware in 2008 and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 2012.  She then completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Passarelli’s professional interests include pharmacokinetics, infectious disease, and clinical research. She also has a passion for emergency response and serves as Chair of the Resident On-Call Committee. Her current research focuses on the effectiveness of insulin infusion protocols at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Following the completion of her PGY2 specialty residency in critical care, Dr. Passarelli plans to pursue a clinical specialist position in an intensive care unit at an academic medical center.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing volleyball, running, and reading. Dr. Passarelli would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continued support.

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PGY-2 Infectious Diseases

Labreche

Janessa Smith, Pharm.D.

Dr. Janessa Smith is originally from Clearwater, FL. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital . Her research interests include antimicrobial dosing in obese patients and salvage therapy for persistent methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Her professional interests include pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials, antimicrobial stewardship and the management of patients infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, watching the Baltimore Ravens and UCF Knights, and the great outdoors. Dr. Smith is grateful for the continuous support of her family, friends, and mentors.

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PGY-2 Medication Use Safety

Stivers

Katayoon (Kathy) Ghomeshi, Pharm.D.

Dr. Kathy Ghomeshi is from Sacramento, California.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, with a minor in Spanish, from the University of California, Davis.  She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.  Dr. Ghomeshi completed a PGY1 residency at Kaiser Permanente and is the current PGY2 Medication Use Safety resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Her professional interests include medication and patient safety, pharmacy and therapeutics, leadership development, and oncology.  Following the completion of her PGY2 residency training, Dr. Ghomeshi plans to become a Medication Safety Officer in a health system setting.  Dr. Ghomeshi loves to spend her free time with her family and friends.  She enjoys traveling, dining, dancing, and sharing a laugh with others.  Dr. Ghomeshi is eternally thankful for the love and support she has received from her family.  She is especially grateful to her late father, who inspired her to pursue a career in pharmacy.

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PGY-2 Oncology

Jeffers

Margaret (Meg) Croom, Pharm.D.

Dr. Meg Croom is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. After completing her undergraduate degree at Clemson University, she received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital this past year and is currently completing a PGY-2 oncology specialty residency. Her professional interests include both solid and hematological malignancies and anticoagulation management. Following completion of her residency training, she hopes to practice in an academic medical center with both inpatient and outpatient opportunities. Dr. Croom is an avid runner and also enjoys traveling, cooking, and cheering on the Clemson Tigers during football season! Dr. Croom would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continual support and encouragement.

ShankBra

Matthew Newman, Pharm.D.

Dr. Matthew Newman is from Scituate, Rhode Island. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeastern University School of Pharmacy in Boston, Massachusetts in May 2012. Dr. Newman completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and is currently completing his PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency. His professional interests include solid and hematologic malignancies, pain management and palliative care, HIV/AIDS, and clinical research. Dr. Newman is also actively involved with professional organizations, including ASHP. In his free time, he enjoys running, skiing, kayaking, and cooking. Dr. Newman would like to thank his family, friends, and mentors for their support throughout his professional development.

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PGY-2 Pain Management and Palliative Care

Koranteng

Kristy Nguyen, Pharm.D.

Dr. Kristy Nguyen is originally from Los Angeles, California.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Cell Developmental Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles and received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Nguyen completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida. Her professional interests include pain and palliative care services for oncology patients, neuropathic pain, complementary medicine, and academia. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Nguyen hopes to obtain a clinical specialist position at an academic medical center. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, practicing yoga, traveling, and trying new restaurants. Dr. Nguyen is grateful for the continuous support and guidance of her family, friends, and mentors.

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PGY-1 Pharmacotherapy

Chasler

Sarah (Katie) Brant, Pharm.D.

Dr. Katie Brant is originally from Cambridge, Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology and Physiology from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2009. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2013. Dr. Brant’s professional interests include internal medicine, cardiology, infectious diseases, and academia. After completing her pharmacotherapy residency, Katie would like to pursue a clinical specialist position practicing in an area of her interest as well as act as a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time outdoors, reading a good book, and visiting new places. Dr. Brant would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continued support and encouragement.

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PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy

Pherson

Jessica Chasler, Pharm.D.

 Dr. Jessica Chasler is originally from Rockville, Maryland. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary in 2008. She completed pharmacy school at University of Maryland earning her Doctorate of Pharmacy in May 2012. Dr. Chasler’s professional interests include internal medicine, cardiology, and anticoagulation.  Following completion of her pharmacotherapy residency, she plans to pursue a clinical specialist position in an academic medical institution. Outside of her professional life, Dr. Chasler loves to spend time with family and friends, listen to and play music, and curl up with a good book. Dr. Chasler is infinitely grateful for the support, guidance, and inspiration she has received from her family, friends, and mentors over the years.

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PGY-1 Health System Pharmacy Administration

Proctor

Janet Lee, Pharm.D.

Dr. Janet Lee is originally from Baltimore, MD. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in the Biological Basis of Behavior. After college, she was a clinical epilepsy research coordinator and received her MPA in Health Policy and Management from the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She returned to Baltimore to earn her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland. Dr. Lee is in the first year of the two year Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency, which includes the completion of a Masters of Business Administration in Medical Services Management at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. Her professional interests include professional pharmacy organizations, clinical and operational management, health policy and legislation, quality and safety improvement, public health, and student development. In her free time, she enjoys the company of friends and family, traveling and trying new foods. Dr. Lee would like to extend her deepest gratitude to her family, friends, and mentors for their continued support and encouragement.

Smith

Kristopher Rusinko, Pharm.D., MS Ed.

Dr. Kristopher Rusinko is from Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and chemistry as a double major at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia. He then went on to earn his Master of Science in Education from Western Maryland College while teaching high school biology and chemistry for five years. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then practiced as a pharmacist in the United States Air Force at Langley Air Force Base Hospital for three years, including one deployment to Afghanistan. Dr. Rusinko is in the first year of the two-year Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency, which will include the completion of a Masters of Business Administration in Medical Services Management at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. His professional interests include leadership development, patient safety, policy development, operations management, critical care pharmacy and academia. In his leisure he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jill, daughter, Leah, and his two dogs. He also enjoys travel, working out and playing volleyball. Kris would like to thank his family, friends and all of the excellent mentors he has been fortunate enough to have throughout his career.

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PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration

Leeper

Celia Proctor, Pharm.D.

Dr. Celia A. Proctor is from Lead Hill, Arkansas. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Central Arkansas and received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Harding University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Proctor is in her second year of the two-year Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency, which includes the completion of a Masters of Business Administration in Medical Services Management at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. Dr. Proctor’s professional interests include leadership development, patient safety, process improvement, clinical and operational management, and academia.   In her spare time she enjoys traveling, various outdoor activities, and spending time with her friends and family. Dr. Proctor would like to extend her sincere appreciation and thanks to her family, friends, and mentors for their continuous support, encouragement and guidance.

Placido

Jacob Smith, Pharm.D.

Dr. Jacob S. Smith is from McKenzie, Tennessee. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Austin Peay State University (2008) and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2012). Dr. Smith is in his second year of the two-year Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency, which includes the completion of a Master of Business Administration in Medical Services Management at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.  Dr. Smith’s professional interests include health policy and legislative issues, clinical and operational management, pharmacoeconomics, academia, critical care and leadership development. He enjoys traveling, reading, hiking and spending time with his dog. Jacob would like to thank his family, friends, and colleagues for their exceptional support.

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PGY-1 Informatics

VanDo

Selvin Soby, Pharm.D.

Dr. Selvin Soby is from Paramus, New Jersey. He earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Selvin is in his first year of a two-year Pharmacy Informatics Residency. He is also serving on the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology Advisory Group on Clinical Information Systems. His professional interests include clinical decision support, systems optimization, medication safety, and data-mining. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies, traveling, and photography. Selvin would like to acknowledge his father and mother, who themselves have been practicing in the field of pharmacy for over two decades and have been a great source of inspiration. To his parents, sister, and friends: Dr. Soby extends his most sincere appreciation for their continued support and guidance.

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PGY-2 Emergency Medicine

King

Gabrielle Procopio, Pharm.D.

Dr. Procopio is originally from Verona, New Jersey. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in May 2012. Dr. Procopio completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey. During her PGY-1, she focused her rotations in the medical and critical care units, HIV clinic, and emergency department. She is currently the Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialty Resident at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Procopio's professional interests include cardiology, toxicology, infectious diseases, and academia. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Procopio plans to pursue a clinical specialist position at an academic medical center. In her free time, Gabrielle enjoys practicing yoga, discovering new restaurants, traveling, spending time with her friends and family, baking and learning to cook. She would like to thank her parents, sister, friends, and mentors for all their continued encouragement and support!

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PGY-2 Pediatrics

Thiel

Andrea McMunn, Pharm.D.

Dr. Andrea L. McMunn is originally from Egg Harbor City, New Jersey. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from La Salle University in 2006. Her work in clinical research sparked an interest in pharmacology, prompting her to return to school to earn her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Upon graduation, she accepted a Pharmacist position at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she worked for one year prior to pursuing PGY1 residency training with Atlantic Health System. Dr. McMunn’s professional interests include pediatric hematology and oncology, patient and family education, continuity of care initiatives, and medication safety. Dr. McMunn hopes to practice as a clinical pharmacy specialist in the area of pediatric oncology. In her free time, Andrea enjoys cooking with her fiancé, Gordon Chin, traveling to visit friends and family, and training in the martial arts. She is very grateful to her family, friends, and mentors for their continued support and encouragement.

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