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Pharmacy Residency Program

Current Resident Biographies

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

  • Syed Arafath
  • Mary Banoub
  • Emily Carrell
  • Ijeoma Ekeocha
  • Stephanie Shulder
  • Karel Sinoben
  • David Sugrue
  • Laura Vriesman
  • Regina Yun

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care

  • Christina Pornprasert

PGY-2 Critical Care

  • Francisco Ibarra

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases

  • Shawn Mazur

PGY-2 Medication Use Safety

  • Mohamed Sarg

PGY-2 Cardiology

  • Alana Ciolek

PGY-1 Pharmacotherapy

  • Katie Dane

PGY-1 Informatics

  • Jesse Feammelli

PGY-2 Oncology

  • Brian Primeaux
  • Jamie Elsner
  • Michael Savoy

PGY-2 Pain Management & Palliative Care

  • Mark Ritter

PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy

  • Nisha Patel

PGY-1 Health System Pharmacy Administration

  • Molly Wascher
  • Tara Feller

PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration

  • Clayton Johnston
  • Meghan Tolan

PGY-2 Emergency Medicine

  • Juliana Zschoche

PGY-2 Pediatrics

  • Nicole Glasgow

PGY-2 Transplant

  • Kimberly Boyle

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Syed Arafath

Syed Arafath

Dr. Syed Arafath is originally from New York, NY. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy at Long Island University in May 2015. Dr. Arafath's professional interests include oncology, infectious diseases, and clinical research. Upon completion of his PGY1 training, he plans on pursuing a specialty residency in oncology. Ultimately, Dr. Arafath would like to practice as a clinical pharmacy specialist at an academic medical center with opportunity to teach and precept students and residents. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, biking, and watching soccer games. Dr. Arafath is extremely grateful to his family, friends, and mentors for their unconditional support, guidance, and encouragement. 

Mary Banoub

Mary Banoub

Dr. Mary Banoub is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Dr. Banoub’s professional interests include infectious diseases, internal medicine, research, and academia. Upon completion of her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Banoub plans to pursue advanced training in the form of a specialty residency. She would eventually like to practice as a clinical specialist in an academic medical center with additional research and teaching responsibilities. In her spare time, she enjoys playing volleyball, reading novels, cooking and baking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Banoub would like to thank her parents and brother for their unconditional love and support, as well as all of her family, friends, and mentors for their guidance and encouragement.

Emily Carrell

Emily Carrell

Dr. Emily Carrell is originally from West Salem, WI. She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Winona State University in Winona, MN. She went on to attend The University of Mississippi where she completed a Master’s degree in Chemistry and her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. Dr. Carrell’s professional interests include emergency medicine and critical care. 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 obtaining a position as clinical specialist at an academic institution. In her spare time, Dr. Carrell enjoys watching both college and professional football, spending time with family, eating cheesecake, and touring vineyards! She would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their constant support, encouragement, and comedic relief.

Ijeoma Ekeocha

Ijeoma Ekeocha

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.

Stephanie Shulder

Stephanie Shulder

Dr. Stephanie Shulder is originally 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’s professional interests include infectious diseases, emergency medicine, and critical care. Upon completion of her pharmacy practice residency, Dr. Shulder plans to pursue a specialty residency training in infectious diseases. Ultimately, 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, showing her support for the Miami Hurricanes and New England Patriots, relaxing by the ocean, and travelling. Dr. Shulder would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their constant support and encouragement.

Karel Sinoben

Karel Sinoben

Dr. Karel Sinoben is a proud member of a military family and was raised near Fort Meade, Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Georgia State University and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Dr. Sinoben’s professional interests include ambulatory care, internal medicine, medication safety, and transitions of care. Upon the completion of her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Sinoben plans to pursue a specialty residency. Her long-term goals include becoming board certified in pharmacotherapy and completing a Master’s in Public Health. Ultimately, she plans to pursue a career focusing on improving patient outcomes through interdisciplinary care in a large academic medical center precepting and teaching students. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking, walking her dogs, and cheering on the 49ers! Dr. Sinoben would like to thank her family, fiancé, and friends for their support, guidance, and inspiration throughout the years.

David Sugrue

David Sugrue

Dr. David Sugrue is originally from Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated with his Doctorate of Pharmacy from University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in May 2015. Dr. Sugrue’s professional interests include critical care, transitions of care, and academia. Upon completion of his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Dr. Sugrue plans to pursue specialty residency training in critical care. He would eventually like to practice 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 for their support, his mentors for their encouragement, and his friends for their positivity.

Laura Vriesman

Laura Vriesman

Dr. Laura M. Vriesman is originally from Denver, Colorado. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Sciences at the University of Colorado. Dr. Vriesman received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in May 2015. Dr. Vriesman’s professional interests include emergency medicine, critical care, and psychiatry. 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 medical center that will offer opportunities in both teaching and precepting students and residents. Outside of her professional life, Dr. Vriesman enjoys traveling, hiking, being outdoors, singing, and spending time with family and friends! Dr. Vriesman would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their constant support, guidance, and encouragement.

Regina Yun

Regina Yun

Dr. Regina Yun is originally from sunny Torrance, California. She earned her degree in Economics from New York University and then her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado in May 2015. Dr. Yun’s professional interests include critical care, infectious diseases, global health, research and academia. Following the completion of her pharmacy practice residency, she plans to pursue a second year specialty residency and ultimately practice at an academic medical center with both teaching and clinical responsibilities. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, taking road trips, shopping, spending time with her friends and family, and attempting new Pinterest projects. Dr. Yun is extremely grateful to her family, friends, and mentors for their unconditional support, guidance and inspiration.

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PGY-2 Ambulatory Care

Christina Pornprasert

Christina Pornprasert

Dr. Christina Pornprasert is originally from Glastonbury, Connecticut. She received her Bachelor of Pharmacy Studies, Doctorate of Pharmacy, and Business Minor at the University of Connecticut. She then completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at VA Connecticut Healthcare System. She is currently completing her PGY2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Pornprasert’s professional interests include geriatrics, smoking cessation, diabetes management, and academia. Upon completion of her PGY2 residency, Dr. Pornprasert plans to pursue a clinical specialist position in an academic medical institution and serve as a preceptor. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, discovering new restaurants, and traveling. Dr. Pornprasert would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their unconditional support.


PGY-2 Critical Care

Francisco Ibarra

Francisco Ibarra

Dr. Francisco Ibarra is originally from Santa Barbara, CA. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Minor in Education and Applied Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his PGY1 General Pharmacy Practice Residency at Stanford Health Care. Dr. Ibarra's professional interests include SICU, MICU, and Emergency Medicine. Upon completion of his PGY2 residency program, Dr. Ibarra would like to work in a tertiary care, academic medical center where he will have opportunities to conduct research and teach. As Dr. Ibarra is new to the East Coast, he intends on exploring all that the East Coast has to offer and stuffing his belly with the coast's finest seafood. Dr. Ibarra is incredibly appreciative for the continuous support of his family, friends, and preceptors.

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PGY-2 Infectious Diseases

Shawn Mazur

Shawn Mazur

Dr. Shawn Mazur is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from St. Louis University and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. He completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. His professional interests include antimicrobial stewardship, HIV/AIDS, and the management of patients with multidrug resistant organisms. Following completion of his infectious diseases residency, he plans to pursue a clinical specialist position at an academic medical institution. In his spare time, he enjoys running, reading, and outdoor concerts. Dr. Mazur would like to thank his family, friends, and mentors and for their unconditional support.

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PGY-2 Medication Use Safety

Mohamed Sarg

Mohamed Sarg

Dr. Sarg is originally from Alexandria, Egypt. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alexandria, Egypt and completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Florida (Go Gators). He completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Sarg’s professional interests include Medication Safety and pharmacy Informatics, Leadership Development and Operational Effectiveness. Following the completion of his PGY-2 Medication Use Safety residency, Dr. Sarg plans to pursue a career as a Medication Safety Officer in a health system setting. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, watching soccer, American football, biking, and hiking. Mohamed would like to thank his wife, family, friends, and mentors for their continuous guidance, support and encouragement.


PGY-2 Oncology

Brian Primeaux

Brian Primeaux

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. He completed his PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and has stayed on for a PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency. Dr. Primeaux’s professional interests include hematologic and solid malignancies. Upon completion of his pharmacy practice residency, 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.

Jamie Elsner

Jamie Elsner

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 and then completed a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences at Barry University. Dr. Elsner received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She then went on to complete a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Elsner’s professional interests include both solid and hematological malignancies. Upon completion of her PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency, she plans to pursue a career as a clinical specialist 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.

Michael Savoy

J. Michael Savoy

Dr. J. Michael Savoy is 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. He completed his PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Savoy’s professional interests include hematologic malignancies and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, management of infections in oncology patients, and academia. Following completion of his 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, and also enjoys cooking, visiting the historic sites in and around Baltimore, and spending time with his lovely wife and daughter! Dr. Savoy is extremely grateful for the unending love and support of his wife and daughter, as well as the support and guidance from family, friends, and mentors throughout his personal and professional endeavors.

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PGY-2 Pain Management and Palliative Care

Mark Ritter

Mark Ritter

Mark Ritter is originally from Los Angeles, California. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University and received his Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Washington. Dr. Ritter completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at Providence Saint Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington. His professional interests include oncologic pain and palliative care services, pain management, palliative and hospice care, and academia. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Ritter hopes to obtain a clinical specialist position at an academic medical center and participate in clinical and educational activities. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends, baking, crafting, being outdoors, and attending art and music events. Dr. Ritter is grateful for the support and guidance of his partner, friends, family and mentors.


PGY-1 Pharmacotherapy

Katie Dane

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 playing tennis and soccer, and spending time outdoors. Katie would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continued support and encouragement.

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PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy

Nisha Patel

Nisha Patel

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 internal medicine, cardiology, 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 cheering on Chicago sports teams. Dr. Patel is sincerely grateful to her family and friends for the continued support, guidance, and encouragement.


PGY-1 Health System Pharmacy Administration

Molly Wascher

Molly 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 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. Wascher’s professional interests include leadership development, clinical management, professional pharmacy organizations, pediatrics, and oncology. 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.

Tara Feller

Tara Feller

Dr. Tara T. Feller is 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 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. Feller’s professional interests include clinical and operational management, medication quality and outcomes, pharmacist and student leadership development and professional pharmacy organizations. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Danny, running, traveling and cooking. Tara is grateful for the unconditional support and guidance from her husband, family, friends and mentors.

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PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration

Clayton Johnston

Clayton Johnston

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 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. Johnston’s professional interests include leadership development, professional pharmacy organizations and advocacy, clinical and operational 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.

Meghan Tolan

Meghan E. Tolan

Dr. Meghan E. Tolan is originally from Dunmore, Pennsylvania. She earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Studies and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Dr. Tolan 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. Tolan’s professional interests include quality improvement, regulatory affairs, clinical and operational management, transitions of care, academia, and professional pharmacy organizations. Dr. Tolan currently serves as the resident member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Commission on Credentialing. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with her friends, family and dog. Meghan would like to extend her sincere appreciation and thanks to her family, friends and mentors for their continuous support, encouragement and guidance.


PGY-1 Informatics

Jesse Feammelli

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 first year of a two-year Pharmacy Informatics Residency. He is currently serving on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics and EPIC Pharmacy Council Committees. His professional interests include analytics, automation, clinical decision support, and medication safety. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends, hiking, traveling, and exploring Baltimore. 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 constant guidance, encouragement, and support.


PGY-2 Emergency Medicine

Juliana Zschoche

Juliana Zschoche

Dr. Juliana Zschoche is originally from Rochester, New York, and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her professional interests include emergency medicine, toxicology, and emergency preparedness. Upon completion of residency training, she hopes to practice as a clinical specialist where she can focus on optimizing patient care while precepting pharmacy students and residents. In her spare time, she enjoys running along the harbor, baking, and trying new restaurants. Dr. Zschoche would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their never-ending support and encouragement.


PGY-2 Cardiology

Alana Ciolek

Alana Ciolek

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. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Ciolek’s professional interests include pediatric cardiology and adult critical care cardiology. Upon completion of her PGY2 Cardiology Residency, Dr. Ciolek plans to pursue a position as a Pediatric Cardiology Clinical Specialist. 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 unconditional love and support from her family, friends, and mentors.

PGY-2 Pediatrics

Nicole Glasgow

Nicole Glasgow

Dr. Nicole E. Glasgow is originally from Annapolis, Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Maryland at College Park and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in May 2014. She then completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Glasgow’s professional interests include critical care, cardiology, and infectious disease. Following completion of her PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency, she plans to pursue a position as a pediatric clinical specialist in an academic medical center. In her free time, she enjoys days 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.

PGY-2 Transplant

Kimberly Boyle

Kimberly Boyle

Dr. Kimberly Boyle is originally from Cartersville, Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Berry College and her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Boyle completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Boyle’s professional interests include solid organ transplant, hepatology, immunosuppression management, and establishing collaborative practice settings with other healthcare professions. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her fiancé and adorable puppy dog. Kimberly is grateful for the continuous support and encouragement from her family, friends, and mentors.

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