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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.

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