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Current Residents

PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residents

Akshara Kumar, Pharm. D.

Akshara Kumar

Dr. Akshara Kumar is originally from Reading, Pennsylvania. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Pittsburgh, she moved to Chapel Hill to earn her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina. While there, she developed a keen interest in empowering patients with barriers to access and engagement in healthcare. She hopes to use this passion to advocate and care for underserved patients while exploring her other interests of HIV/AIDS, transitions of care, population health, specialty pharmacy, and comprehensive medication management. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys dancing, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and watching live shows and comedy. She is immensely grateful for the opportunity to pursue her post-graduate training at the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, and for the support of her friends, family, and mentors throughout her education and early career.

Reemal Zaheer, Pharm.D.

Reemal Zaheer

Dr. Reemal Zaheer is originally from Alexandria, Virginia. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from George Mason University, followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her professional interests include specialty pharmacy services, chronic disease state management, medication safety, and direct patient care. Upon completion of her residency training, Dr. Zaheer plans to pursue a career in specialty pharmacy or in an outpatient setting with an ambulatory care focus. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, traveling, hiking and interior designing. Dr. Zaheer would like to sincerely thank her husband, parents, family, friends, and mentors for their continued support, encouragement, and guidance.

PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Resident 

Sai Wright, Pharm.D., MSPH

Sai Wright

Dr. Sai Wright is originally from Orangeburg, South Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Claflin University, followed by a dual Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Science in Public Health degree from Campbell University. Dr. Wright is in her first year of the two-year Community-Based Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency, which includes completing a Master of Business Administration degree in Health Care Management at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Her professional interests include medication safety, health equity, specialty pharmacy, medication therapy management, and value-based care services. In her spare time, she enjoys international travel, reading astrology, catching up with friends, Zumba, and trying new restaurants. Dr. Wright would like to thank her family and mentors for their unconditional love and support.

PGY2 Community-based Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Resident 

Mary Komandt, Pharm.D.

Mary Komandt

Dr. Mary Komandt is originally from Delmont, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University. Dr. Komandt is in her second year of the two-year Community-Based Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency, which includes completing a Master of Business Administration degree at The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Her professional interests at this time include operations management in the ambulatory setting, project management, personnel development, regulatory compliance, and psychiatric pharmacy. In her spare time, she enjoys drinking coffee, catching up with friends and family, running, traveling, and reading. Dr. Komandt would like to thank her support systems for laughing with her, encouraging her, and always answering her phone calls.

 

JHHCG Past Pharmacy Residents

PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency

  • Victoria Blake, PharmD

    2020 - 2021
    Current Position: Clinical Coordinator, JHHCG
    Resident Project: Evaluation of Immunization Gaps in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
    Pharmacy School: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
    Favorite Rotation: Solid Organ Transplant
    Victoria Blake
  • Francesca Romeo, PharmD

    2020 - 2021
    Current Position: Retail Pharmacist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Resident Project: Evaluation of Biologic Prescribing Errors for Inflammatory Conditions at an Academic Institution
    Pharmacy School: Thomas Jefferson University
    Favorite Rotation: Transitions of Care
    Francesca Romeo
  • Cooma Asonye, PharmD, MPH

    2019 - 2020
    E-mail: casonye51@gmail.com
    Current Position: Regulatory Project Manager, US Food and Drug Administration
    Resident Project: Evaluation of barriers surrounding pharmacist utilization of a social determinants of health tool
    Pharmacy School: Virginia Commonwealth University
    Favorite Rotation: Solid Organ Transplant
    Cooma Asonye
  • Alexandra Figueroa Cruz, PharmD

    2019 - 2020
    E-mail: adelmarfc.28@gmail.com
    Resident Project: Integration of Medication Therapy Management services in two outpatient pharmacies
    Pharmacy School: Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Alexandra Figueroa Cruz
  • Kaylee Chen, PharmD, BCACP

    2018 - 2019
    E-mail: 1kaylee.chen@gmail.com
    Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist, Family Health Care Center, Reading Hospital & Faculty Associate, Department of Family and Community Medicine
    Resident Project: Identification and characterization of high cardiovascular risk patients appropriate for PCSK9 therapy through EMR reporting and pharmacist clinical evaluation
    Pharmacy School: Rutgers University
    Favorite Rotation: Transitions of Care
    Kaylee Chen
  • Kayla Otto, PharmD

    2018 - 2019
    E-mail: kotto4@jhmi.edu Current Position: Clinical Coordinator, JHHCG
    Resident Project: Development and optimization of electronic health record clinical documentation for specialty pharmacy patient management
    Pharmacy School: University of Maryland
    Favorite Rotation: Cystic Fibrosis
    Kayla Otto
  • Katherine Patel, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP

    2017 - 2018
    E-mail: patelkatherineo@gmail.com
    Current Position: Mid-Atlantic Regional Medical Scientific Director - Virology (Merck)
    Resident Project: Development and optimization of specialty pharmacy clinical outcomes measures within Johns Hopkins Outpatient Pharmacy
    Pharmacy School: South Carolina College of Pharmacy Favorite Rotation: HIV
    Katherine Patel
  • Ha Phan, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES

    2017 - 2018
    E-mail: hphanny@gmail.com
    Current Position: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi
    PGY2: Ambulatory Care, University of Mississippi
    Resident Project: Implementation of a student pharmacist-driven medication history service for ambulatory oncology patients in a large academic medical center
    Pharmacy School: University of Maryland
    Favorite Rotation: Cystic Fibrosis, Fertility
    Ha Phan
  • Chezka "Mimi" Baker, PharmD, MS/MHCI

    2016 - 2017
    E-mail: mimi.baker@bannerhealth.com
    Current Position: Pharmacy Informatics Specialist, Banner Health
    PGY2: Informatics, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy
    Resident Project: Impact of individualized adherence interventions for solid organ transplant patients with low medication possession ratio
    Pharmacy School: Virginia Commonwealth University
    Favorite Rotation: Outpatient and Inpatient Informatics, Transplant
    Chezka
  • Lauren Barbour, PharmD, MPH

    2016 - 2017
    E-mail: lbarbou1@jhmi.edu
    Current Position: Clinical Coordinator, JHHCG Resident Project: Developing criteria for converting anticoagulation clinic patients treated for a venous thromboembolism to a direct oral anticoagulant
    Pharmacy School: University of Maryland
    Lauren Barbour
  • Virginia Sammartino, PharmD, BCACP

    2015-2016 E-mail: Virginia.n.sammartino@kp.org
    Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist, Kaiser Permanente
    Resident Project: Impact of active approaches to increase survey response
    Pharmacy School: University of Maryland
    Favorite Rotation: Hepatitis C
    Virginia Sammartino
  • Brandon L. Keith, PharmD, BCACP, DPLA

    2015 - 2016
    E-mail: bkeith1@jhmi.edu Current Position: Clinical Coordinator - Solid Organ Transplant, JHHCG
    Resident Project: Evaluation of a pharmacy student intern role in specialty pharmacy services
    Pharmacy School: University of Maryland
    Favorite Rotation: Solid Organ Transplant
    Brandon L. Keith
  • Andrew Haines, PharmD, BCPS

    2014-2015
    E-mail: Andrew.haines@hcahealthcare.com Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
    Resident Project: Evaluation of Discharge Prescription Medication Voucher Use at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Howard County General Hospital
    Pharmacy School: University of Maryland
    Favorite Rotation: Medication Management
    Andrew Haines
  • Taylor Woodroof, PharmD, MHIIM

    2014-2015
    E-mail: twoodro2@jhmi.edu Current Position: Data Analytics Pharmacist, JHHCG
    PGY2: Informatics, Vanderbilt University
    Resident Project: Characterizing the opioid regimens dispensed by the outpatient pharmacies of an integrated health-system
    Pharmacy School: University of Maryland
    Favorite Rotation: Medication Management and Informatics
    Taylor Woodroof
  • Jonathan Grant, PharmD, BCACP

    2013 - 2014
    E-mail jgrant24@jhmi.edu
    Current Position: Clinical Coordinator - Cystic Fibrosis, JHHCG
    Resident Project: Evaluating the impact of a pediatric weight-based dosing procedure in outpatient pharmacy
    Pharmacy School: Hampton University
    Favorite Rotation: Transitions of Care
    Jonathan Grant
  • Lauren Lakdawala, PharmD, BCACP

    2013 - 2014
    E-mail: llakdaw1@jhmi.edu
    Current Position: Clinical Coordinator II, JHHCG
    Resident Project: Evaluation of medication adherence when receiving prescriptions for Hepatitis C from an outpatient pharmacy within an integrated health system
    Pharmacy School: Virginia Commonwealth University
    Favorite Rotation: Specialty Pharmacy Development
    Lauren Lakdawala
  • Ashley Pham, PharmD

    2012 - 2013
    E-mail: apham8@jhmi.edu
    Current Position: Clinical Infusion Pharmacist, JHHCG
    Resident Project: Implementation and survey of a pharmacist-led Diabetes education program
    Pharmacy School: University of Charleston
    Favorite Rotation: Infusion Pharmacy
    Ashley Pham
  • Lubna Kousa, PharmD

    2012 - 2013
    Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor, MedStar
    Resident Project: Evaluation of medication therapy management services after implementation of dedicated clinical coverage in a community pharmacy
    Pharmacy School: University of Findlay
    Favorite Rotation: MTM
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PGY1/PGY2 Community-based Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency

  • Danielle Pennock, PharmD, MBA

    2019 - 2021
    E-mail: pennock.dani@gmail.com
    Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Project Manager
    Resident Project: Impact of patisiran use in patients with hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis within ambulatory care and home infusion services (PGY1) / An evaluation of heparin vs. saline flush protocols in the home infusion setting (PGY2)
    Pharmacy School: University of Pittsburgh
    Favorite Rotation: Fertility (PGY1) & Specialty Pharmacy Business Development and Leadership (PGY2)
    Danielle Pennock
  • Ashley McCracken, PharmD, MBA

    2018 - 2020
    E-mail: awengro1@jhmi.edu
    Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Project Manager, JHHCG
    Resident Project: Identifying risk for adverse drug reactions for home-based infusion pharmacy services within an integrated health-center
    Pharmacy School: University of Colorado
    Favorite Rotations: Geriatrics (PGY1) & Community Clinical Services Leadership (PGY2)
    Ashley McCracken
  • Tricia Schneider, PharmD, MBA

    2017 - 2019
    E-mail: tschne15@jhmi.edu
    Current Position: Clinical Pharmacy Manager, JHHCG
    Resident Project: Assessment of central fill pharmacy automation implementation into academic medical center outpatient pharmacy workflow
    Pharmacy School: University of Iowa
    Favorite Rotations: Solid Organ Transplant or Cystic Fibrosis (PGY1) & Association Management with APhA (PGY2)
    Tricia Schneider
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