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Pharmacy Residency Program

Current Resident Biographies

PGY-1 Pharmacy

  • Franco Buzzalino
  • Rachel Cartus
  • Emily Diseroad
  • Cambree Fillis
  • John Lee
  • Brianne Mosley
  • Kajri Shah
  • Michelle Sproat

PGY-1 Informatics

  • Scott Myers

PGY-1 Pharmacotherapy

  • Kristen Zofchak

PGY-1 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership

  • Eleni Kalivas
  • Ryan Tarpey

PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership

  • Mayrim Millan-Barea
  • Katherine Yang

PGY-1 Investigational Drugs and Research

  • Michelle Yu

PGY-2 Investigational Drugs and Research

  • Jacqueline Saunders

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care

  • Kristi Smith

PGY-2 Critical Care

  • Traci Klotz

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases

  • Esther Bae

PGY-2 Medication Use Safety and Policy

  • Rutvik Joshi

PGY-2 Cardiology

  • Maxwell Ditlevson

PGY-2 Oncology

  • Kayla Garzio
  • Oxana Megherea
  • Haval Norman

PGY-2 Pain Management & Palliative Care

  • Lindsay Jablonski

PGY-2 Emergency Medicine

  • Rebecca Patterson

PGY-2 Pediatrics

  • Kari Allan

PGY-2 Transplant

  • Sarah Bova

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice

Dr. Franco Buzzalino

Dr. Franco Buzzalino

Dr. Franco Buzzalino is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech in 2013 and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 2019. Dr. Buzzalino’s professional interests include cardiology, critical care, research, and academia. Upon completion of his PGY1 residency, he plans to pursue a PGY2 residency in cardiology or critical care. His long-term career goal is to practice as a board-certified clinical pharmacist at a large academic medical center with opportunities to conduct research and educate pharmacy students and residents. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, running, and playing soccer. Dr. Buzzalino would like to thank his family, friends, and mentors for the continued support and encouragement.

Dr. Rachel Cartus

Dr. Rachel Cartus

Dr. Rachel Cartus is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She earned a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio before earning her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Dr. Cartus’s professional interests include solid organ transplant, emergency medicine, and professional advocacy. Dr. Cartus plans to pursue a specialty residency upon completion of her PGY1. Eventually, she would like to practice as a clinical specialist, precept students and residents, and stay heavily involved in professional organizations. She currently serves on the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) New Practitioners Forum. In her spare time, she enjoys binging reality TV shows, spending times with family and friends, eating charcuterie boards, and indoor cycling. Dr. Cartus would like to thank her family, friends, and many mentors for their continued support.

Dr. Emily Diseroad

Dr. Emily Diseroad

Dr. Emily Diseroad is originally from Manchester, Maryland. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. Dr. Diseroad’s professional interests include pediatrics, infectious diseases, critical care, and women’s health. Upon completion of her PGY1 pharmacy residency, Dr. Diseroad plans to pursue specialty residency training. Ultimately, she would like to practice as a board certified clinical pharmacy specialist at a pediatric medical center where she will have the opportunity to precept pharmacy students and residents. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Maryland Pharmacists Association Communications Committee. In her free time, Dr. Diseroad enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, going to concerts, and coaching softball and field hockey. Dr. Diseroad would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continued encouragement, guidance, and support.

Dr. Cambree Fillis

Dr. Cambree Fillis

Dr. Cambree Fillis is originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in May of 2019. Dr. Fillis’s professional interests include pediatrics and oncology. Upon completion of her PGY1 pharmacy residency, Dr. Fillis plans to pursue continued training in a specialized residency program. Her long term goals include practicing as a board certified clinical specialist within a large academic medical center, where she may remain actively involved in preceptorship and research. In her free time, Dr. Fillis enjoys traveling, hiking, gardening, and spending time with her two cats, Penny and Pistachio. Dr. Fillis is sincerely thankful to her family, friends, and mentors for their unwavering support and encouragement throughout the years.

Dr. John Lee

Dr. John Lee

Dr. John Lee is originally from Frederick, MD. He earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Dr. Lee’s professional interests include oncology, ambulatory care, and academia. Upon completion of his PGY1 residency, Dr. Lee plans to pursue specialty residency training. Ultimately, his goal is to practice as a clinical specialist with opportunities to precept pharmacy students and residents. In his free time, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, spoiling his dog Rosie, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. Dr. Lee would like to sincerely thank his wife, family, friends, and mentors for their continued support, guidance, and encouragement.

Dr. Brianne Mosley

Dr. Brianne Mosley

Dr. Brianne Mosley is originally from Lucasville, Ohio and earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University. Dr. Mosley’s professional interests include psychiatry, infectious disease, emergency medicine, and research. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, she plans to continue training in a specialty residency. Long-term, her goal is a career in clinical pharmacy at a large academic medical center with involvement in patient outcomes research and professional organizations. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, crafting, playing board games, and cuddling her two beautiful cats. Dr. Mosley sincerely thanks her fiancé, family, friends, and mentors for their continual love, support, and encouragement.

Dr. Kajri Shah

Dr. Kajri Shah

Dr. Kajri Shah is originally from Tampa, Florida. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from University of South Florida College of Pharmacy. Dr. Shah’s professional interests include pediatrics and emergency medicine. Upon completion of her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, she plans to pursue a PGY2 residency in pediatrics or emergency medicine. Her long term goals include working as a clinical specialist in pediatrics emergency department, with opportunities to teach and precept future pharmacy students and residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, spending time with family and friends, watching Netflix, and learning new languages. Dr. Shah would like to sincerely thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continued support and guidance.

Dr. Michelle Sproat

Dr. Michelle Sproat

Dr. Michelle Sproat is originally from Saint Joseph, Missouri. She earned her Bachelors degree in Biochemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Sproat’s professional interests include oncology, research, and academia. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, she hopes to pursue a PGY2 residency in oncology and obtain a job as a clinical specialist at a large academic medical center with opportunities to teach and precept pharmacy residents and students. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Sproat enjoys traveling, golfing, and cheering on her Kansas City Chiefs from afar. Dr. Sproat would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continued love, support, and encouragement.

PGY-1 Informatics

Dr. Scott Myers

Dr. Scott Myers

Dr. Scott Myers is originally from San Diego, California. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Master of Science in Bioinformatics from UC San Diego followed by his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UC San Francisco. Dr. Myers is currently in his first year of a two-year Pharmacy Informatics Residency. His professional interests include data analytics, pharmacogenomics, applied deep learning, pharmacy technology, clinical decision support, and data interoperability. In his free time, he enjoys going to museums, trying new restaurants, and exploring the east coast. Dr. Myers would like to thank his family, friends and mentors for their encouragement, guidance and continual support.

PGY-1 Pharmacotherapy

Dr. Kristen Zofchak

Dr. Kristen Zofchak

Dr. Kristen Zofchak is originally from Flushing, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan, followed by her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University. Dr. Zofchak’s professional interests include internal medicine, emergency medicine, critical care, cardiology, and nephrology. Upon completing her two-year pharmacotherapy residency, Dr. Zofchak would like to pursue a career as a clinical specialist at an academic medical center where she will have the opportunity to precept pharmacy students and residents and be involved in research projects. In her free time, Dr. Zofchak enjoys traveling to visit friends, reading, exploring new foods and restaurants, running, and cheering on the Detroit Pistons. Dr. Zofchak would like to sincerely thank her family, fiancé, friends, and mentors for their continuous support and encouragement.

PGY-1 Health System Pharmacy Administration

Dr. Eleni Kalivas

Dr. Eleni N. Kalivas

Dr. Eleni Kalivas is originally from Millis, Massachusetts. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from the University Of North Carolina Eshelman School Of Pharmacy in May 2019. Dr. Kalivas is in her first year of the two-year Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency, which includes the completion of a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. Her professional interests include critical care, clinical pharmacy management, leadership development, and pharmacy practice advancement. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, visiting art museums, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Kalivas would like to sincerely thank her various mentors for their dedication and guidance, and her mother, father, sister and friends for their constant love and support.

Dr. Ryan Tarpey

Dr. Ryan Tarpey

Dr. Ryan Tarpey hails from the northern suburbs of Chicago. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Dr. Tarpey is in his first year of the two-year Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency, which includes the completion of a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Dr. Tarpey’s professional interests include operational management, leadership development, data analytics, and clinically, emergency medicine. He currently serves on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) New Practitioners Forum (NPF) on Leadership Development. He enjoys exploring his new home of Baltimore and playing trivia with co-residents and friends. Dr. Tarpey would like to thank the numerous family members, friends, and mentors that have provided support and guidance throughout life.

PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration

Dr. Mayrim Millan-Barea

Dr. Mayrim Millan-Barea

Dr. Mayrim Millan-Barea is originally from San German, Puerto Rico. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University in May 2018. Dr. Millan-Barea is in her second year of the Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency, which includes the completion of a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Dr. Millan-Barea’s professional interests include infectious diseases, academia, leadership development, human resources, regulatory compliance, and student development. In her spare time, she enjoys interior designing, watching movies, and visiting different coffee shops and local restaurants around Baltimore. Dr. Millan-Barea would like to sincerely thank her mentors, friends and family, for their unconditional love and support throughout life’s adventures.

Dr. Katherine Yang

Dr. Katherine Yang

Dr. Katherine Yang is originally from San Jose, California. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from UC San Diego and Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan. Dr. Yang 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 Business School. Dr. Yang’s professional interests include data analytics, operations management, and pharmacy practice advancement. She currently serves on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists New Practitioners Forum (NPF) on Resident Advancement and the Vizient Programming, Innovation, and Engagement committee. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, spending time with family and friends, playing lacrosse, and traveling. Dr. Yang would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continued support.

PGY-1 Investigational Drug Services/Research Pharmacy

Dr. Michelle Yu

Dr. Michelle Yu

Dr. Michelle Yu is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and went on to earn her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Yu is in her first year of the two-year Investigational Drugs and Research Pharmacy Residency. Her professional interests include oncology, pediatrics, and pharmacy operations and informatics. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, gardening and reading books. Dr. Yu would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continued encouragement, support and guidance.

PGY-2 Investigational Drug Services/Research Pharmacy

Dr. Jacqueline Saunders

Dr. Jacqueline Saunders

Dr. Jacqueline Saunders is from Marquette, Michigan. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University, and went on to earn her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Ferris State University. Dr. Saunders is in the second year of a two-year residency program in Investigational Drugs and Research Pharmacy. Her professional interests include oncology, regulatory pharmacy, and clinical trials. Outside of residency, she enjoys being active outdoors, biking, running, and traveling. Dr. Saunders is exceptionally grateful for the encouragement and guidance from her family, friends, and mentors.

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care

Dr. Kristi Smith

Dr. Kristi Smith

Dr. Kristi Smith is originally from Denver, Colorado. She received her Bachelors of Science in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Smith’s professional interests include cardiology, internal medicine and population health. Upon completion of her pharmacy residency, Dr. Smith plans to practice as a board certified clinical specialist at an academic medical center with opportunities to precept students. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors including skiing and hiking, exploring Baltimore, and traveling. Dr. Smith would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continued support and encouragement.

PGY-2 Critical Care

Dr. Traci Grucz

Dr. Traci Grucz

Dr. Traci Grucz is originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Grucz’s professional interests include critical care and emergency medicine. Upon completion of her pharmacy residency, Dr. Grucz would like to practice as a board-certified critical care pharmacist at an academic medical center with opportunities to precept pharmacy students and residents. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching Netflix and YouTube, and cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide. Dr. Grucz would like to sincerely thank her husband, family, friends, and mentors for their continued guidance and support.

PGY-2 Infectious Diseases

Dr. Esther Bae

Dr. Esther Bae

Dr. Esther Bae is originally from Plano, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of Texas at Austin and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Bae’s professional interests include antimicrobial stewardship and infections in immunocompromised hosts. After completion of her infectious diseases residency, she hopes to pursue a clinical specialist position in a tertiary academic medical center. In her spare time, Dr. Bae enjoys running, skiing, and traveling. Dr. Bae would like to sincerely thank her husband, family, friends, and mentors for their continuous support and guidance.

PGY-2 Medication Use Safety

Dr. Rutvik Joshi

Dr. Rutivik Joshi

Dr. Rutvik Joshi is originally from Valsad, a small town located on the west side of India. A personal tragedy related to an adverse drug event was vital in shaping his career path and instilled in him an interest in the crucial role of a pharmacist in saving patients’ lives. Dr. Joshi completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy in India back in 2009 and moved to the United States where he continued his pursuit of becoming a pharmacist. Dr. Joshi completed Doctor of Pharmacy from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency from University of Utah Health. Dr. Joshi wants to make healthcare a safer place for both patients and caregivers while advocating for the profession of pharmacy. In his free time, Dr. Joshi likes to listen to Indian music, watch news/movies, hike, run, cook, and hangout with friends and family. Dr. Joshi would like to thank his mentors, family, and friends for their incredible support and inspiration.

PGY-2 Cardiology

Dr. Maxwell Ditlevson

Dr. Maxwell Ditlevson

Dr. Maxwell Ditlevson is originally from Bloomington, Minnesota. He earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Dr. Ditlevson’s professional interests include heart failure, anticoagulation, and acute coronary syndromes. Upon completion of his PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency, he plans to pursue a career as a cardiology clinical specialist at an academic medical center, with close ties to a school of pharmacy and opportunities for teaching and precepting. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the East Coast, playing sports, and cheering on Minnesota sports teams (Skol Vikings!). Dr. Ditlevson would like to thank his parents, wife, family, and mentors for their unconditional support and guidance.

PGY-2 Oncology

Dr. Kayla Garzio

Dr. Kayla Garzio

Dr. Kayla Garzio is originally from McAdoo, Pennsylvania. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, and went on to complete her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Garzio’s professional interests include solid and hematologic malignancies, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and infectious diseases in the immunocompromised population. Upon completion of her PGY2 oncology pharmacy residency, Dr. Garzio plans to pursue a career as a clinical pharmacy specialist at an academic medical center that will offer opportunities in both teaching and precepting residents and students as well as research. In her free time, Dr. Garzio enjoys traveling, camping, spending time outdoors, and spoiling her dog Ollie. Dr. Garzio would like to sincerely thank her family, fiancé, mentors, and friends for their continual encouragement, guidance, and support.

Dr. Oxana Megherea

Dr. Oxana Megherea

Dr. Oxana Megherea is originally from the Republic of Moldova. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia. Following graduation, Dr. Megherea completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Megherea’s professional interests include hematologic malignancies, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, infectious diseases in immunocompromised patients, and academia. Upon completion of her PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency, Dr. Megherea plans to pursue board certification and to practice as an oncology clinical specialist at an academic medical center with opportunities to teach and mentor pharmacy students. Outside of her professional life, Dr. Megherea enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and exploring new cuisines. Dr. Megherea is sincerely grateful to her family, friends, and mentors for their unwavering support and encouragement.

Dr. Haval Norman

Dr. Haval Norman

Dr. Haval Norman hails from Pendleton, Oregon, and earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University. Dr. Norman’s professional interests include solid malignancies, research, and education. After completing residency, Dr. Norman aspires to be an oncology pharmacy specialist at a large academic medical center with involvement in teaching and precepting. During spare time, Haval enjoys running, video games, all forms of music, and occasionally breaking the fourth wall with self-description. Dr. Norman gratefully thanks all of his family, friends, and mentors for their support and guidance.

PGY-2 Pain Management and Palliative Care

Dr. Lindsay Jablonski

Dr. Lindsay Jablonski

Dr. Lindsay Jablonski is originally from Harleysville, Pennsylvania. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in April 2018. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in June 2019. Dr. Jablonski’s professional interests include pain management, palliative care and addiction medicine. Upon completion of her residency training, Dr. Jablonski would like to practice as a clinical pharmacy specialist at an academic medical center with opportunities to teach students and residents. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, reading books, trying new restaurants and cheering on Philadelphia sports teams. Dr. Jablonski would like to sincerely thank her family, friends, and mentors for their unwavering support and encouragement.

PGY-2 Emergency Medicine

Dr. Rebecca Patterson

Dr. Rebecca Patterson

Dr. Rebecca Patterson is originally from Stafford, Virginia. After receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy in May 2018, she completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center. Her professional interests within the realm of emergency medicine include toxicology, resuscitation, pediatrics, and trauma. Upon completion of her specialty training, she hopes to pursue a position as an emergency medicine clinical pharmacy specialist at an academic medical center with opportunities in teaching and precepting. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, traveling, and being outdoors. Dr. Patterson is sincerely grateful for her family, friends, and mentors for their continuous support, guidance, and encouragement.

PGY-2 Pediatrics

Dr. Kari Allan

Dr. Kari Allan

Dr. Kari Allan is originally from Phoenix, Arizona. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the Midwestern University College of Pharmacy – Glendale and completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Allan’s professional interests include pediatrics, emergency medicine, and research. Her long term goals include working as a clinical specialist in an emergency department with involvement in professional organizations and local schools of pharmacy. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, running, watching Plant Earth, and cheering on the Arizona Cardinals from afar. Dr. Allan is extremely grateful to her family, especially her mother, father, and sister, for their love and support throughout the years.

PGY-2 Transplant

Dr. Sarah Bova

Dr. Sarah Bova

Dr. Sarah Bova is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and completed her PGY1 residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Bova’s professional interests include solid organ transplant, pediatrics, and transitions of care. After residency, Sarah plans to pursue a career in clinical pharmacy at an academic medical center. Outside of pharmacy, Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors especially sailing in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. She is a member and volunteer at the Downtown Sailing Center and races regularly with the Baltimore City Yacht Association. Dr. Bova would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continued love, support, and encouragement.