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Pharmacy Residency Program

Current Resident Biographies

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

  • Fidelia Bernice
  • David Choi
  • Eleanor Danan
  • Brittni Gross
  • Jason Kurian
  • Chelsey Song
  • Lucianne West
  • Matthew Yacobucci

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care

  • Sean Lasota

PGY-2 Critical Care

  • David Sugrue
  • Regina Yun

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases

  • Stephanie Shulder

PGY-2 Medication Use Safety

  • Eileen Langstraat

PGY-1 Medication Systems

  • Benjamin Iredell

PGY-2 Cardiology

  • Laura Fuller

PGY-2 Informatics

  • Jesse Feammelli

PGY-2 Oncology

  • Cathy Cao
  • Lindsay Hazelden

PGY-2 Pain Management & Palliative Care

  • Nastaran Yazdi

PGY-1 Pharmacotherapy

  • Meera Vachhani

PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy

  • Kathyrn Dane

PGY-1 Health System Pharmacy Administration

  • Laura Avino
  • Michael Goldenhorn

PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration

  • Tara Feller
  • Molly Wascher

PGY-2 Emergency Medicine

  • Francis Manuel

PGY-2 Pediatrics

  • Bethany Sharpless

PGY-2 Transplant

  • Randall Hinojosa

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Dr. Fidelia Bernice

Dr. Fidelia Bernice

Dr. Fidelia Bernice is from Bear, Delaware. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Studies and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Dr. Bernice's professional interests include infectious disease, HIV management, internal medicine and pain management. Upon completion of her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency, Dr. Bernice plans to pursue specialty residency training in infectious disease. Her long term goals include practicing as a clinical pharmacy specialist, completing a Masters in Public Health program and mentoring pharmacy students. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, paint nights and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Bernice is extremely grateful to her family, friends and mentors for their continued support and encouragement. 

Dr. David Choi

Dr. David Choi

Dr. David Choi is originally from Denver, Colorado. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the Colorado School of Mines and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Choi’s professional interests include critical care, ambulatory care and academia. Upon the completion of his PGY1 pharmacy residency, Dr. Choi plans to pursue a specialty residency. He would eventually like to practice as a clinical faculty member in an academic medical center with additional responsibilities of teaching and researching. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the city and photography. Dr. Choi would like to thank his parents and sister for providing the unconditional support and encouragement to look for ways to grow as a clinician and person.

Dr. Eleanor Danan

Dr. Eleanor E. Danan

Dr. Eleanor E. Danan is originally from Paramus, New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics from the University of Maryland at College Park and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Dr. Danan’s professional interests include infectious diseases, emergency medicine, and critical care. Upon completion of her pharmacy residency, Dr. Danan plans to pursue a specialty residency. Her long term goals include obtaining a position as a clinical specialist at an academic institution and participating in research involving precision medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, online shopping, baking (and eating) desserts, traveling, and cheering on the Terps! Dr. Danan is eternally grateful to her parents and the rest of her family for their unconditional love and support, as well as to her friends and mentors for their continued encouragement and guidance.

Dr. Brittni Gross

Dr. Brittni Gross

Dr. Brittni Gross is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy in May 2016.  Dr. Gross’ professional interests include emergency medicine, critical care, transitions of care, research and education.  Upon completion of her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, she plans to pursue further training in a specialty residency.  Ultimately, Dr. Gross hopes to practice as a clinical specialist in an academic medical center with opportunities in teaching, research and involvement in professional pharmacy organizations.  In her spare time, Dr. Gross enjoys biking, cooking, baking and playing video games with her husband.  Dr. Gross would like to sincerely thank her husband, family, friends, and mentors for their encouragement, guidance and support.

Dr. Jason Kurian

Dr. Jason Kurian

Dr. Jason Kurian is originally from Agoura Hills, California. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of the Pacific - Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Upon graduation, he worked as a pharmacist at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, CA, for a year. Dr. Kurian’s professional interests include critical care, infectious disease, and emergency medicine. Upon completion of his PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Dr. Kurian plans to pursue specialty residency training in critical care and ultimately practice at an academic medical center as a clinical specialist in an intensive care unit. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, photography, playing guitar, and trying new foods. Dr. Kurian would like to sincerely thank his family, fiancée, friends, and mentors for their continuous support and encouragement.

Dr. Chelsey Song

Dr. Chelsey Song

Dr. Chelsey Song is originally from Ellicott City, Maryland. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Maryland College Park. Dr. Song received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University Of Maryland Baltimore School Of Pharmacy. Dr. Song’s professional interests include transplant, critical care, and ambulatory care. Upon completion of her pharmacy practice residency, she plans to continue her training with a specialty residency. Ultimately, she plans to pursue a career in clinical pharmacy at an academic teaching medical center that will offer opportunities in both teaching and precepting students and residents. Outside of her professional life, Dr. Song enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, playing with her adorable puppy Leopold, and spending time with family and friends! Dr. Song would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their unconditional support, guidance, and encouragement.

Dr. Lucianne West

Dr. Lucianne West

Dr. Lucianne “Lucy” West originally hails from Hadley, Massachusetts. She graduated with her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Pharmacy in May 2016. Dr. West’s professional interests include cardiology, ambulatory care, academia, and leadership. Upon completion of her pharmacy practice residency, Dr. West plans to continue her training in a specialty residency training program. Ultimately, she would like to practice as a board certified pharmacist at an academic medical center and pursue a clinical faculty position, as well as stay actively involved in state and national pharmacy organizations. In her spare time, Lucy enjoys trying new recipes, dancing, spending time outdoors, and cheering on the Patriots! Dr. West would like to extend her sincere appreciation to her family, especially her parents and sisters, friends, and mentors for their continued support, encouragement, and inspiration.

Dr. Matthew Yacobucci

Dr. Matthew Yacobucci

Dr. Matthew Yacobucci is originally from the small town of Canajoharie, New York.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Oswego and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at Saint John Fisher College in Rochester, New York.  His interests include oncology, infectious diseseses, pain management, research, and academia.  Following the completion of his pharmacy residency, he plans to pursue a second year specialty residency in oncology.  Ultimately, 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 free time, he enjoys playing piano, attending concerts, and spending time with friends.  Dr. Yacobucci would like to thank his family, friends, and mentors for their support, guidance, and encouragement.


PGY-2 Ambulatory Care

Dr. Sean Lasota

Dr. Sean Lasota

Dr. Sean Lasota is originally from Toms River, New Jersey. He received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He then completed his PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency from Duquesne University and Giant Eagle. He is currently completing his PGY2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Lasota’s professional interests include cardiology, diabetes, pain management and academia. Upon completion of his PGY2 residency, Dr. Lasota plans to pursue a clinical specialist position at an academic institution with a role in academia. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, spending time with friends, traveling, and cheering on Philadelphia sports teams!  Dr. Lasota would like to thank his loving wife, Amanda, his family, friends, and mentors for their unconditional support.


PGY-2 Critical Care

Dr. David Sugrue

Dr. David Sugrue

Dr. David Sugrue is originally from Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated with his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in May 2015. He completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and has stayed on for a PGY2 critical care residency. Dr. Sugrue’s professional interests include critical care, transitions of care, and nutrition support. Upon completion of his critical care residency, Dr. Sugrue plans to pursue a career as a clinical specialist in an intensive care unit at an academic medical center, enjoying the opportunity to teach and precept students and residents. In his spare time, Dr. Sugrue enjoys being outside, exploring the Baltimore area, golfing and skiing, and spending time with his friends. Dr. Sugrue would like to thank his family and friends for their support, and his mentors for their encouragement.

Dr. Regina Yun

Dr. Regina Yun

Dr. Regina Yun is originally from sunny Torrance, California. She earned her Bachelors in Economics from New York University and then her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and has stayed on for a second year in critical care. Dr. Yun’s professional interests include the medical intensive care unit, infectious diseases, research and academia. Following the completion of her critical care residency, she plans to pursue a clinical specialist position in an intensive care unit at an academic medical center with both clinical and academic responsibilities. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, taking road trips, shopping, spending time with her friends and family, and attempting new Pinterest projects. Regina is extremely grateful to her family, friends, and mentors for their unconditional support, guidance and inspiration.


PGY-2 Infectious Diseases

Dr. Stephanie Shulder

Dr. Stephanie Shulder

Dr. Stephanie Shulder is from Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Miami and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Dr. Shulder completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her professional interests include management of patients with multidrug resistant organisms and antimicrobial stewardship. Upon completion of her infectious diseases residency, she plans to practice as a clinical specialist in an academic medical center where she is able to precept both students and residents. In her spare time, she enjoys staying active, supporting the University of Miami, relaxing by the ocean, and traveling to new destinations. Dr. Shulder would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their constant support and encouragement.


PGY-2 Medication Use Safety

Dr. Eileen Langstraat

Dr. Eileen Langstraat

Dr. Langstraat is originally from Cambridge, Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Shenandoah University. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Langstraat’s professional interests include medication and patient safety, medication use processes, human factors engineering, and leadership development. Following the completion of her PGY-2 Medication Use Safety residency, Dr. Langstraat plans to pursue a career as a Medication Safety Officer in a health system setting. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, cooking, running, and spending time with friends and family. Eileen would like to thank her husband, family, friends, and mentors for their continued guidance and support.


PGY-1 Medication Systems

Dr. Ben Iredell

Dr. Ben Iredell

Dr. Ben Iredell was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia, he completed his Doctor of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Iredell is in the first year of the two-year residency in Medication Systems & Operations, under the Health-System Pharmacy Administration umbrella. He will concomitantly earn a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Dr. Iredell’s professional interests include operational management, leadership and team development, professional organization involvement and advocacy, and lean process implementation. A long-time band geek, he enjoys playing French horn and piano, running, cycling, and traveling. Dr. Iredell is extremely grateful for the love and support of his boyfriend, family, friends, and mentors, without whom this opportunity would not be possible.


PGY-2 Cardiology

Dr. Laura Fuller

Dr. Laura Fuller

Dr. Laura Fuller is from Memphis, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Memphis before completing her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Dr. Fuller’s professional interests include adult critical care cardiology. Upon completion of her PGY-2 Cardiology Residency, Dr. Fuller plans to pursue a position as a clinical specialist at an academic medical center that will offer opportunities in both teaching and precepting students and residents. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, playing tennis, exploring new cities, and attending University of Tennessee college football games. Dr. Fuller is grateful for the unconditional love and support from her parents, friends, and mentors.


PGY-2 Informatics

Dr. Jesse Feammelli

Dr. Jesse Feammelli

Dr. Jesse Feammelli is originally from Portland, Oregon. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Portland State University and Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Oregon State University. Jesse is in his second year of a two-year Pharmacy Informatics Residency. He is currently serving on the ASHP Section Advisory Group for Pharmacy Informatics and Technology, Systems Medication Management, and Epic Pharmacy Council Committees. His professional interests include analytics, automation, clinical decision support, and medication safety. In his spare time, he enjoys visiting with friends, hiking, traveling, home brewing and exploring the East Coast. Jesse would like to acknowledge his brother, who himself practices in the field of community pharmacy and has been a strong source of inspiration. To his parents, fiancée, and mentors: Dr. Feammelli would like to extend his most sincere appreciation for their guidance, encouragement, and support.


PGY-2 Oncology

Dr. Cathy Cao

Dr. Cathy Cao

Dr. Cathy Cao is from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.  Dr. Cao completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Cao’s professional interests include solid and hematologic malignancies. Upon completion of her PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency, Dr. Cao hopes to pursue a career as a clinical specialist at an academic medical center. In her free time, Dr. Cao enjoys trying new restaurants and traveling. Dr. Cao would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continued encouragement and guidance.

Dr. Lindsay Hazelden

Dr. Lindsay Hazelden

Dr. Lindsay Hazelden is originally from Vancouver, Canada but grew up in Toronto, Detroit, and Cleveland.  She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Toledo in Ohio. She went on to complete a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Hazelden’s professional interests include hematologic malignancies and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Upon completion of her PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency, she plans to pursue a career as a clinical specialist at an academic medical center with opportunities to precept students and residents. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, exploring Baltimore, baking, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Hazelden would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continued support, guidance, and encouragement.


PGY-2 Pain Management & Palliative Care

Dr. Nastaran Yazdi

Dr. Nastaran Yazdi

Dr. Nastaran Yazdi is originally from Los Angeles, California. She received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from University of California, Irvine and received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Yazdi completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. Her professional interests include pain and palliative care services in the oncologic and chemically dependent patient population and chronic pain management. Upon completion of her PGY2, Dr. Yazdi 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 friends, traveling, practicing yoga, hiking, running, and going to concerts. Dr. Yazdi is grateful for the support and unconditional love from her friends, family, and mentors.


PGY-1 Pharmacotherapy

Dr. Meera Vacchani

Dr. Meera Vachhani

Dr. Meera Vachhani is originally from Plano, TX. She earned her Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Dr. Vachhani’s professional interests include cardiology, critical care, and academia. Following the completion of her pharmacotherapy residency, Dr. Vachhani hopes to pursue a career as a clinical specialist in an academic medical center where she will have the opportunity to precept pharmacy students and residents. In her free time, Dr. Vachhani enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking (and eating) desserts, and enjoying a good book. Meera is sincerely grateful for her family, friends and mentors for their unwavering support, encouragement, and guidance.


PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy

Dr. Katie Dane

Dr. Katie Dane

Dr. Katie Dane is originally from Hopewell, Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at The College of William and Mary, and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Dane’s professional interests include internal medicine, cardiology, and academia. After completing her pharmacotherapy residency, Dr. Dane would like to pursue a clinical specialist position at an academic medical center where she will be afforded with opportunities to precept pharmacy students and residents. In her free time, Dr. Dane enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing tennis, and spending time outdoors. Katie would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continued support and encouragement.


PGY-1 Health System Pharmacy Administration

Dr. Laura Avino

Dr. Laura J. Avino

Dr. Laura J. Avino is originally from Buffalo, NY. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Ohio Northern University. Dr. Avino 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 Business School. Dr. Avino's professional interests include clinical and operational management, preceptor and student development, medication quality and outcomes, medication safety, and professional pharmacy organizations. In her leisure time, she enjoys running, spending time outdoors, baking, and cheering on the Buffalo Bills. Dr. Avino is sincerely grateful for the continuous support, guidance, and encouragement from her family, friends, and mentors.

Dr. Michael Goldenhorn

Dr. Michael Goldenhorn

Dr. Michael Goldenhorn is from Rockville, Maryland. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Maryland. Dr. Goldenhorn is in his 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. Goldenhorn’s professional interests include clinical pharmacy service development, leadership education, and professional pharmacy organizations. He enjoys playing golf, going to concerts, and watching the Orioles, Redskins, and Capitals. Dr. Goldenhorn would like to extend his deepest gratitude to his family, friends, and mentors for their continued support and encouragement.


PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration

Dr. Tara Feller

Dr. Tara T. Feller

Dr. Tara T. Feller is originally from Andrew, Iowa. She graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Spanish. She earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Iowa College of Public Health while also completing her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Dr. Feller is in the second 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. Feller’s professional interests include clinical and operational management, medication quality and outcomes, transitions of care, pharmacist and student leadership development and professional pharmacy organizations. Dr. Feller currently serves as the new practitioner member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Council on Public Policy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and cat, running, baking, traveling and exploring the Baltimore food scene. Tara would like to thank her husband, family, friends and mentors for their continuous support throughout her education and training.

Dr. Molly Wascher

Dr. Molly J. Wascher

Dr. Molly J. Wascher is from West Bloomfield, Michigan. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Ohio Northern University. Dr. Wascher is in her second 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. Wascher’s professional interests include leadership development, clinical management, professional pharmacy organizations, pediatrics, and oncology. She currently serves on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists New Practitioners Forum Membership and Outreach Advisory Group. She enjoys cooking, dancing, watching movies, and rooting for all Detroit sports teams! Dr. Wascher would like to extend her deepest gratitude to her family, friends, and mentors for their continued support and encouragement.


PGY-2 Emergency Medicine

Dr. Francis Manuel

Dr. Francis Manuel

Dr. Francis Manuel is from South Portland, Maine, and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut. He completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Maine Medical Center. Dr. Manuel’s professional interests include toxicology, infectious diseases and anticoagulation/reversal. Upon completion of his PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency, he hopes to practice as a clinical specialist at an academic medical center with the opportunity to teach and precept students and residents. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar, singing and spending time with friends. Dr. Manuel would like to thank his mentors for their encouragement and inspiration. He is especially appreciative for the endless love and support of his family, fiancé, and friends.


PGY-2 Pediatrics

Dr. Bethany Sharpless

Dr. Bethany R. Sharpless

Dr. Bethany R. Sharpless is originally from Upstate New York. She graduated from Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania with her Doctor of Pharmacy in 2015, and completed her PGY1 residency at Nemours/ Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. Dr. Sharpless is a PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her professional interests include neonatal and pediatric critical care and pediatric solid organ transplant. Following completion of her residency, she plans to pursue a position as a pediatric clinical pharmacist in an academic medical center. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, and gardening. Bethany would like to thank her partner, family, friends, and mentors for their love, laughter and support.


PGY-2 Transplant

Dr. Randall Hinojosa

Dr. Randall Jess Hinojosa

Dr. Randall Jess Hinojosa is from Vernon, Texas.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.  Dr. Hinojosa completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas.  His professional interests include solid organ transplantation, immunology, infectious diseases, cardiology, and academia.  Dr. Hinojosa intends to practice as a clinical specialist at an academic medical institution where he can mentor students and residents.  He enjoys live music, film, food, and sports.  Dr. Hinojosa is tremendously grateful for the love and support from his family, mentors, preceptors, and friends.  TEXAS FIGHT!