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Pharmacy Residency Program

Current Resident Biographies

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

  • Alana Ciolek
  • Ijeoma Ekeocha
  • Jamie Elsner
  • Kara Piechowski
  • Brian Primeaux
  • Michael Savoy
  • Bethany Shoulders
  • Nicole Glasgow
  • Julie Zschoche

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care

  • Sheeva Chopra

PGY-2 Critical Care

  • Alan Rozycki

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases

  • Tiffeny Smith

PGY-2 Medication Use Safety

  • Han Feng

PGY-2 Pediatrics

  • Jamie Rouch

PGY-2 Cardiology

  • Chris Domenico

PGY-2 Oncology

  • Heather Armbruster
  • James Connelly

PGY-2 Pain Management & Palliative Care

  • Stephanie Abel

PGY-1 Pharmacotherapy

  • Nisha Patel

PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy

  • Katie Brant

PGY-1 Health System Pharmacy Administration

  • Meghan Tolan
  • Clayton Johnston

PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration

  • Janet Lee
  • Kristopher Rusinko

PGY-2 Emergency Medicine

  • Elizabeth Hohner

PGY-2 Informatics

  • Selvin Soby

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Alana Ciolek

Alana Ciolek, Pharm.D.
 

Dr. Alana Ciolek is originally from Freehold, New Jersey.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a concentration in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Delaware and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Jefferson School of Pharmacy.  Dr. Ciolek’s professional interests include pediatrics, emergency medicine, and cardiology.  Upon completion of her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Ciolek plans to pursue specialty residency training in pediatrics. She would eventually like to practice as a clinical specialist in an academic medical center or children’s hospital where she can precept both students and residents. In her spare time, she enjoys taking ballet classes, going to the beach, shopping, and cheering for the Miami Dolphins. Dr. Ciolek is grateful for the continuous and unconditional love and support from her family, friends, and mentors.

IJeoma Ekeoha

Ijeoma Ekeocha, Pharm.D.

Dr. Ijeoma Ekeocha is originally from Perry Hall, Maryland. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Upon graduation, she accepted a Pharmacist position at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she worked for five years. Dr. Ekeocha’s professional interests include internal medicine, emergency medicine, diabetes management, patient education, and academia. Following her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Ekeocha plans to continue her training with a second year specialty residency. After her training, she would like to obtain a position within a large academic teaching institution where she plans to pursue a clinical faculty position. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, writing poetry and reading. Dr. Ekeocha is thankful to the Pharmacy Department for providing her with this unique opportunity. She is forever grateful for the continual encouragement and support from her family, friends and mentors.

Jamie Elsner

Jamie Elsner, PharmD

Dr. Jamie L. Elsner is originally from Jupiter, Florida. She earned her Bachelor of Science degrees in Microbiology and Psychology as a double major at the University of Florida.  She then completed a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Barry University.  Dr. Elsner received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in May 2014.  Dr. Elsner’s professional interests include medical oncology, hematologic malignancies, bone marrow transplant, and infectious diseases.  Upon completion of her pharmacy practice residency, she plans to continue her training with a specialty residency in oncology.  Ultimately, she plans to pursue a career in clinical pharmacy at an academic medical center that will offer opportunities in both teaching and precepting students and residents.  Outside of her professional life, Dr. Elsner enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with her two dogs, and cheering on the Florida Gators!  Dr. Elsner would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their constant support, guidance, and encouragement.

Kara Piechowski

Kara Piechowski, Pharm.D.

Dr. Kara Piechowski is originally from Sutton, WV. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from West Virginia University. Dr. Piechowski's professional interests include internal medicine, ambulatory care, transitions of care, and academia. Upon completion of her pharmacy practice residency, she plans to continue her training in a specialty residency. Her long-term goals include becoming board certified in pharmacotherapy and working as a clinical specialist with preceptor duties at an academic teaching hospital. She plans to pursue a career that will incorporate both inpatient and outpatient responsibilities. In her spare time, Dr. Piechowski enjoys playing sports, walking her dog, exploring Baltimore, and cheering on the Mountaineers! She would like to thank her family and friends for their constant support and encouragement.

Brian Primeaaux

Brian Primeaux, Pharm.D.

Dr. Brian Primeaux is originally from Crowley, Louisiana. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Dr. Primeaux’s professional interests include hematologic malignancies, bone marrow transplant, and infectious disease. Upon completion of his pharmacy practice residency, he plans to continue his training with a specialty residency in oncology. He plans to pursue a career in oncology clinical pharmacy at a large academic medical center with opportunities to teach and precept students and residents. In his spare time, Dr. Primeaux enjoys reading, watching movies, and travelling. He would like to thank his family, friends, and mentors for their continued support and encouragement.

Michael Savoy

J. Michael Savoy, Pharm.D.

Dr. J. Michael Savoy is originally from Alexandria, LA. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from Louisiana State University in 2009 before attending The University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he earned his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2014. Dr. Savoy’s professional interests include oncology, immunocompromised infectious diseases, and academia. Following completion of his pharmacy practice residency, he plans to pursue a PGY-2 specialty residency. He plans to pursue a career as a clinical pharmacy specialist at a large, academic medical center, while enjoying the opportunity to teach and precept students and residents. Dr. Savoy is an avid LSU Tigers fan, but also enjoys cooking, visiting the historic sites in and around Baltimore, various outdoor activities and spending time with his lovely wife! Dr. Savoy is eternally grateful for the unending love and support of his wife, as well as the support and guidance from family, friends, and mentors throughout his personal and professional endeavors.

Bethany Shoulder

Bethany Shoulders, Pharm.D.

Dr. Bethany R. Shoulders is from Maryville, Tennessee. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Freed-Hardeman University (2010) and completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in May 2014. Dr. Shoulders shares professional interests in critical care, infectious diseases, clinical research, and academia. Following completion of her pharmacy practice residency, she plans to pursue a PGY2 in an area of interest. Dr. Shoulders’s career aspirations include working as a clinical specialist in an academic medical center and striving towards a position in academia. As a new Baltimore resident she enjoys exploring the city, from running along the harbor to eating the local food specialties. Dr. Shoulders credits her family, friends, and mentors for their essential role in her personal and professional success.

Nicole Glasgow

Nicole Glasgow, Pharm.D.

Dr. Nicole Glasgow is originally from Annapolis, Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Maryland at College Park and then her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in May 2014. Dr. Glasgow’s professional interests include pediatrics, critical care, cardiology, and infectious disease. Following completion of her pharmacy practice residency, she plans to pursue a PGY2 residency in pediatrics to ultimately practice as a pediatric clinical specialist in an academic medical center. In her free time, she enjoys going out on the water, cheering on the Terps and Redskins, reading, baking, and spending time with friends and family. She would like to thank her husband, family, friends, and mentors for their continuous support and encouragement.

Julie Zschoche

Julie Zschoche, Pharm.D.

Dr. Juliana Zschoche is originally from Rochester, New York, and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University. Her professional interests include emergency medicine, toxicology, and critical care. Following her PGY1 training, Dr. Zschoche plans on pursing a specialty residency in emergency medicine. Upon completion of residency training, she hopes to practice as a clinical specialist where she can focus on patient care while precepting pharmacy students and residents. Ultimately, Dr. Zschoche would like to complete a Master's degree in Clinical Toxicology.  In her spare time, she enjoys running along the harbor, practicing yoga, baking, and trying new restaurants. Dr. Zschoche would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their never-ending support and encouragement.

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PGY-2 Ambulatory Care

Sheeva Chopra

Sheeva Chopra, Pharm.D.

Dr. Sheeva Chopra is originally from Dallas, Texas. After receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Dr. Chopra pursued a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, Texas. She is currently completing her PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Chopra’s professional interests include diabetes, hyperlipidemia, pain management, leadership, and academia. Upon completion of her PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency, Dr. Chopra plans to pursue a clinical faculty position where she can teach students and residents, while interacting with patients. In her leisure time she enjoys running, dancing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Chopra would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their unconditional support and encouragement.


PGY-2 Critical Care

Alan Rozcyki

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.  He then completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. His professional interests include pharmacokinetics, critical care, and infectious diseases. Dr. Rozycki also has a passion for emergency response and serves as Chair of the Resident On-Call Committee. His current research project is evaluating the treatment of pain, agitation, and delirium in the surgical intensive care units. Following the completion of his PGY2 specialty residency in critical care, Dr. Rozycki plans to pursue a clinical specialist position in an intensive care unit at an academic medical center.  In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the Baltimore area, spending time with friends and family, golfing, and he is an enthusiastic fan of the Detroit Lions, Tigers and Red Wings! Dr. Rozycki is extremely grateful to his family, friends and mentors for their continuous support, guidance and humor!

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PGY-2 Infectious Diseases

Tiffeny Smith

Tiffeny Smith, 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 in 2013. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her professional interests include antimicrobial stewardship, HIV/AIDS, and management of patients with multidrug resistance organisms. Following completion of her infectious diseases residency, she plans to pursue a clinical specialist position in an academic medical institution. 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 Medication Use Safety

Han Feng

Han Feng, Pharm.D.

Dr. Han X. Feng is originally from Pembroke Pines, Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in human nutrition from the University of Florida. He then earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Shenandoah University in May 2013 and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Memorial Hospital – University Colorado Health. Dr. Feng’s professional interests include medication safety, medication use processes, and leadership development. Following the completion of his PGY-2 Medication Use Safety residency, Dr. Feng plans to pursue a career as a Medication Safety Officer in a health system setting. In his spare time, Dr. Feng enjoys reading, biking, and hiking. Dr. Feng would like to thank his family, friends, and mentors for their continued guidance and support.


PGY-2 Oncology

Heather Armbruster

Heather Armbruster, Pharm.D.

Dr. Heather Armbruster is from Akron, Ohio.  She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University in May 2013.  Then, she completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Dr. Armbruster’s professional interests include both solid and hematological malignancies as well as pharmacokinetics.  Following completion of her PGY2 Oncology Residency, she plans to pursue a clinical specialist position at an academic medical center. In her free time, she enjoys playing basketball, watching sporting events, and exploring Baltimore’s restaurants.  Dr. Armbruster is extremely thankful for the continual support and encouragement of her family, friends, and mentors.

Jim Connelly

James Connelly, Pharm.D.

Dr. James Connelly is originally from San Diego, California. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology, with a minor in Medical History and Ethics, from the University of Washington. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati. He completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and is currently completing a PGY-2 Oncology Practice residency. His professional interests include hematologic malignancies, bone marrow transplantation, and pediatric oncology. Following completion of his residency training, he hopes to practice in an academic medical center with clinical and educational opportunities. In his free time, Dr. Connelly enjoys the outdoors and traveling, as well as cheering for the Huskies and 49ers! Dr. Connelly would like to especially thank his wife, family, friends, and mentors for their continual support and encouragement.

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PGY-2 Pain Management and Palliative Care

Stephanie Abel

Stephanie Abel, Pharm.D.

Dr. Stephanie Abel is originally from Rawlins, Wyoming. She went to the University of Wyoming for her undergraduate studies and received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University. Dr. Abel completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Her professional interests include oncologic pain and palliative care services, pain management, palliative and hospice care, professional organization involvement, and academia. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Abel hopes to obtain a clinical specialist position at an academic medical center and participate in clinical and educational activities. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, being outdoors, and exploring the area. Dr. Abel is grateful for the unwavering support and guidance of her husband, family, friends, and mentors.


PGY-1 Pharmacotherapy

Nisha Patel

Nisha Patel, Pharm.D.

Dr. Nisha Patel is originally from Downers Grove, IL.  She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Drake University in Des Moines, IA in 2014.  Dr. Patel's professional interests include critical care, internal medicine, and academia.  Following the completion of her pharmacotherapy residency, she hopes to pursue a clinical specialist position at an academic medical institution that will allow her to precept pharmacy students and residents.  In her free time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading a good book, discovering new restaurants, and travelling.  Nisha would like to thank her family and friends for their unconditional love and support.

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PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy

Katie Brant

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.


PGY-1 Health System Pharmacy Administration

Meghan Tolan

Meghan Tolan, Pharm.D.

Dr. Meghan E. Tolan is from Dunmore, Pennsylvania. She earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Studies and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Dr. Tolan is in her first year of the two-year Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency, which includes the completion of a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. Dr. Tolan’s professional interests include leadership development, clinical and operational management, professional pharmacy organizations, academia, and critical care. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. Meghan would like to extend her sincere appreciation and thanks to her family, friends and mentors for their continuous support, encouragement and guidance.

Clayton Johnson

Clayton Johnston, Pharm.D., MS Ed.

Dr. Clayton Johnston is from Palatka, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Cell Science and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in School Psychology from the University of Memphis before completing his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Johnston is in the first year of the two-year Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency, which includes the completion of a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Dr. Johnston’s professional interests include leadership development, professional pharmacy organizations and advocacy, health policy and legislation, clinical management, and academia and student development. In his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his loving wife, Corry. They enjoy an active lifestyle including traveling, hiking, fishing, and a variety of outdoor activities. Clayton would like to thank his mother, family, friends, and mentors for their unwavering support, encouragement, and guidance.

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PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration

Janet Lee

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 second year of the two year Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency, which includes the completion of a Masters of Business Administration in Health Care Management at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.  Her professional interests include clinical and operational management, health policy and legislation, professional pharmacy organizations, quality and safety improvement, public health, and student development.  In her free time, she enjoys the company of friends and family and traveling.  Dr. Lee would like to extend her deepest gratitude to her family, friends, and mentors for their continued support and encouragement.

Kristopher Rusinko

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 second 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, residency program expansion, and academia. Kris would like to thank his family, friends and all of the excellent mentors he has been fortunate enough to have throughout his career.


PGY-2 Informatics

Selvin Soby

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 second year of a two-year Pharmacy Informatics Residency. He is also serving on the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology Advisory Group. His professional interests include clinical analytics, systems optimization, clinical decision support, and medication safety. Selvin helped develop a waste management database for an oncology pharmacy as his residency project for his PGY1 year and is involved in developing a clinical data warehouse for his project this year. 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, mentors and friends: Dr. Soby extends his most sincere appreciation for their continued support and guidance.


PGY-2 Emergency Medicine

Elizabeth Hohner

Elizabeth Hohner, Pharm.D.

Dr. Elizabeth Hohner is originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University.  She completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and has stayed on for a PGY2 emergency medicine residency.  Her professional interests include emergency medicine, infectious disease, toxicology and preceptorship. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Hohner hopes to pursue 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.


PGY-2 Pediatrics

Jamie Rouch

Jamie Rouch, Pharm.D.
 

Dr. Jamie Rouch is originally from Youngstown, Ohio.  She earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in 2013. She then completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice resident at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Rouch’s professional interests include oncology, hematology, infectious disease, and academia. Following the completion of her PGY2 specialty residency in pediatrics, Dr. Rouch plans to pursue a clinical specialist position in an academic medical center. Dr. Rouch enjoys running, playing tennis, shopping, and reading. Dr. Rouch is blessed with wonderful support from her husband, family, friends and mentors and wishes to thank them for their continuous encouragement and support.


PGY-2 Cardiology

Chris Domenico

Dr. Chris Domenico

Dr. Chris Domenico is from Hammonton, New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Villanova University and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Thomas Jefferson University. He then completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Domenico’s professional interests include cardiology, pharmacogenomics, and leadership. Following the completion of his PGY-2 specialty residency in cardiology, Dr. Domenico plans to pursue a clinical specialist position in a cardiology unit at an academic medical center.In his spare time, he enjoys playing and watching sports. Dr. Domenico would like to thank his family, friends, mentors, and co-residents for their continued support, encouragement, and guidance.

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