Previous Residents

Noelle Rizzo PharmD (R1)

Noelle (Rizzo) Leung, PharmD, BCPPS (R1)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2009-2010
noelle.leung@uky.edu

Dr. Noelle (Rizzo) Leung is originally from Wilmington, Delaware and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May 2009 from the University Of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington, Kentucky. She completed her PGY1 residency at Saint Joseph East and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate in June 2010. Dr. Leung currently practices as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist at the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Her primary practice responsibilities are to provide clinical services to NICU, PICU, and acute care pediatric teams, and staffing within the pediatric satellite.  She serves as a preceptor for the UKMC pediatrics rotation for 4th year APPE students and PGY1 residents at UKMC and mentors PGY2 residents in pediatrics.  She is also involved with teaching of various pharmacy groups including the pediatric elective course at the UK College of Pharmacy as well as presenting at local and national pharmacy meetings.  Additionally, Dr. Leung works as a pharmacist with Latin American Missions in coordinating pharmacy services during medical missions to underserved populations in Panama, Peru, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. In her spare time, Dr. Leung enjoys the outdoors, traveling, cooking, and distance running.

Residency Research Project: Fondaparinux with Adjunctive Anti-thrombotic Therapy Versus Bivalirudin Monotherapy in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.

 

Kristine Swank, PharmD (R2) Kristine Swank, PharmD, BCCCP (R2)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2010-2011
kristine.swank@stvincent.org

Dr. Swank is originally from Fort Wayne, IN and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2010 from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Swank completed The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program offered by the University of Kentucky. Dr. Swank became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in December of 2011 and completed a PGY2 Specialty Residency in Internal Medicine at the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN in June of 2012. She currently practices as Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital in Anderson, IN. Responsibilities include patient care, staff education, implementation of new clinical services, and precepting and overseeing the PGY1 Residency Program started in 2014. In her spare time, Dr. Swank enjoys spending time with family, baking, and cheering for the Indianapolis Colts.

Residency Research Project: Validation of Current Carbapenem Restriction Policy Using Predictors of Multi-Drug Resistance for Gram-Negative Bacteria.

 

Meghna Vallabh, PharmD (R3)Meghna Vallabh, PharmD, BCPS (R3)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2010-2011
MVallabh@StLukesHealth.org

Dr. Vallabh is originally from Corbin, Kentucky and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2010 from the University Of Kentucky College Of Pharmacy in Lexington, Kentucky. She completed The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program offered by the University of Kentucky, and became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in December of 2011. Dr. Vallabh currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacist II in Post-Graduate Training at CHI St. Luke’s Health in Houston, TX. Dr. Vallabh enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Residency Research Project: Appropriate Use of Naloxone in Patients with Suspected Opioid Toxicity

 

Nehal Hashem, PharmD (R4)Nehal Hashem, PharmD, BCIDP (R4)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2011-2012
noha.hashem@nih.gov

Dr. Hashem is originally from Greenville, SC and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Columbia, SC.  Dr. Hashem completed a PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY.  She currently practices an Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at the National Institutes for Health in Bethesda, MD. In her spare time, she enjoys running, kickboxing and reading.

Residency Research Project: Retrospective evaluation of emetogenic potential of tigecycline 50mg twice daily versus 100mg once daily dosing regimen

 

Mabel Truong, PharmD (R5)Mabel Truong, PharmD, BCPS (R5)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2011-2012
Mabel.Truong@hcahealthcare.com

Dr. Truong is originally from Houston, Texas and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2011 from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in Houston, Texas. She completed her PGY-1 residency at Saint Joseph East and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program offered by the University of Kentucky in 2012. Dr. Truong currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacist at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Houston, TX. Her outside interests include cooking, travelling, and the arts.

Residency Research Project: Intravenous Acetaminophen with Adjunct Opioids Versus Standard Pain Management in Postoperative Patients.

 

Chelsea Owen, PharmD (R6) - Go Cards Chelsea Owen, PharmD, MPH, BCPS (R6)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2012-2013

Dr. Owen is originally from Louisville, Kentucky and received her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health degrees in May of 2012 from the University of Kentucky.  She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Saint Joseph East and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program offered by the University of Kentucky in 2013. Dr. Owen currently practices as a clinical pharmacist at Baptist Health in Louisville, KY. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, and cheering for the Louisville Cardinals.

Residency Research Project: Comparison of Rivaroxaban versus Fondaparinux for Postoperative Thromboprophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Hip or Knee Arthroplasty.

 

Melanie West, PharmD (R7) Melanie Carpenter, PharmD (R7)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2012-2013
melanie.west@hcamidwest.com

Dr. Carpenter is originally from Olathe, KS and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2012 from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in Lawrence, KS. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Saint Joseph East and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program offered by the University of Kentucky in 2013. Dr. West currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacist at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. In her spare time she enjoys running, cooking, reading and group power. 

Residency Research Project: Comparison of a Critical Care vs. Non-Critical Care Intravenous Insulin Infusion Protocol in a Community Hospital Intensive Care Unit

 

Monica Choi, PharmD, BCPS (R8)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2013-2014   
Monica.Choi@nortonhealthcare.org

Dr. Choi is originally from Louisville, Kentucky and a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she received her Doctor of Pharmacy in May of 2013. In addition to her degree, she received a Certificate in Gerontology in 2012 through the UK College of Public Health with the purpose of broadening her knowledge in geriatric studies. Her professional interests are widely varied, including geriatrics, ambulatory, oncology, internal medicine, and pediatrics. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Saint Joseph East and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program through the University of Kentucky. Currently, Dr. Choi practices as a clinical pharmacist at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. In her free time she enjoys spending time with God, spending time with her husband, having fellowship with family and friends, watching movies, traveling through cities, and exploring new places to eat.

Residency Research Project: Comparing the effects of low-dose to high-dose intravenous steroids in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

 

Katee Kindler, PharmD, BCACP (R9)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2013-2014
katee.lira@stvincent.org

Katee is originally from Illinois and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2013 from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Saint Joseph East and PGY2 Specialty Residency in Ambulatory Care at St. Vincent Joshua Max Simon Primary Care Center in Indianapolis, IN. She also completed both The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program offered by UK and Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate. Katee accepted a co-funded faculty position with Manchester University and St. Vincent Indianapolis. She will be starting in the fall and is very excited to be working with her previous co-resident, Abby. Her practice area will be Ambulatory Care and she will be completing her board certification for ambulatory care (BCACP) later this year. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to concerts, and camping.

Residency Research Project: Impact of a pilot program on the quality and documentation of counseling on oral chemotherapy in an outpatient oncology clinic

 

Abby Singleton, PharmD, BCPS (R10)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2013-2014
abby.ricket@wellmont.org 

Dr. Singleton is originally from Pickerington, Ohio and received her Doctor of Pharmacy in May of 2013 from Ohio Northern University. Dr. Singleton completed her PGY1 at Saint Joseph East and The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program offered by the University of Kentucky.  She completed her PGY2 in internal medicine with a focus in academia and the Teaching and Learning Certificate at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Singleton currently practices as an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at Bristol Regional Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at East Tennessee State University. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, cooking, exercising, and playing with her chocolate lab, Sugar.

Residency Research Project: Evaluating a hydromorphone dose substitution policy and the effect on patient safety and pain management (Published in Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy).

 

Brent Dunn, PharmD (R11)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2014-2015
brent.dun@emoryhealthcare

Dr. Dunn is originally from Jasper, Georgia and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2014 from Mercer University. He completed her PGY-1 residency at Saint Joseph East and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program offered by the University of Kentucky in 2015. Dr. Dunn currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacist at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. In his free time he enjoys going to church, playing sports, exercising, fishing, and hiking.

Residency Research Project: Dose dependent effect of maternal buprenorphine use on rate and severity of neonatal abstinence syndrome

 

Alex Hurst, PharmD, BCOP (R12)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2014-2015
alexandra.hurst@nm.org

Dr. Hurst is originally from Bardstown, Kentucky and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2014 from the University of Kentucky. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Saint Joseph East and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program in 2015. Dr. Hurst will be completing a PGY2 Oncology residency at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, NE. Dr. Hurst currently practices as an Oncology Clinical Pharmacist at Northwestern University in Chicago. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, going to concerts, spending time with her family, and watching sports.

Residency Research Project: Utilization of colony stimulating factors and the effects on neutropenic fever

 

Kelly Hecht, PharmD, BCACP (R13)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2014-2015
Kelly_Saha@ihacares.com
 
Dr. Hecht is originally from Mishawaka, IN and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2014 from Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Indianapolis, IN. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Saint Joseph East and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program in 2015. Dr. Hecht completed her PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency at John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, MI and currently practices as an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist Program Manager at Integrated Healthcare Associates in Ann Arbor, MI. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, playing with her dog, traveling to new places, and spending time with friends and family.

Residency Research Project: Insulin glargine versus insulin detemir: glycemic control in hospitalized patients

 

Caroline Hogue, PharmD, BCPS (R14)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2015-2016
caroline.hogue@uky.edu

Dr. Hogue is originally from Harlan, KY and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2015 from the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. She completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at Saint Joseph East and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program offered by the University of Kentucky in 2016. Dr. Hogue currently practices as a Family Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at UK Healthcare-Good Samaritan Hospital Turfland Clinic. In her spare time she enjoys reading, exercising, playing with her dogs, Bruiser and Millie, and spending time with her friends and family.

Residency Research Project: Impact of pharmacist involvement in admission medication reconciliation in a long-term acute care hospital

 

Abigail Hines, PharmD, BCACP (R15)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2015-2016
abby.hines@uky.edu

Dr. Hines is originally from McMinnville, Tennessee and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2015 from East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy in Johnson City, Tennessee. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Saint Joseph East and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program in 2016. Dr. Hines currently practices as an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist at University of Kentucky HealthCare in Lexington, Kentucky. When not occupied by pharmacy-related activities, Dr. Hines enjoys antiquing, spending time outside with her three dogs, Chaco, Luna, and Myelo, and exploring the country and finding the best restaurants around with her husband, Tripp.

Residency Research Project: Comparison of two anti-emetic regimens and their effectiveness in patients treated with highly and moderately emetogenic chemotherapy.

 

Ashley Schenk, PharmD, BCCP (R16)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2015-2016
ashley.schenk@uky.edu

Dr. Schenk is originally from Prague, Nebraska, and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2015 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Saint Joseph East and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program in 2016. Dr. Schenk completed a Cardiology PGY-2 residency at the University of Kentucky and currently practices as a Cardiology Clinical Pharmacist at the University of Kentucky HealthCare in Lexington, Kentucky. In her free time, she enjoys cheering for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, exercising, reading novels, and spending time with her husband and her cat.

Residency Research Project: Utilization of Intravenous Tranexamic Acid in Total Knee or Total Hip Arthroplasty.

 

Carley DeVee, PharmD, BCPS (R17)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2016-2017
carley.devee@wellmont.org

Dr. DeVee is originally from Midland, Michigan and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2016 from the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. Dr. DeVee completed an PYG2 in Internal Medicine at East Tennessee State University. She currently practices as an Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Bristol Regional Hospital. In her free time she enjoys reading, playing musical instruments, and watching reality television.

Residency Research Project: Rivaroxaban versus Enoxaparin for the Secondary Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolic Disorder in Patients with Active Cancer.

 

Breanne Martinez, PharmD, BCCCP (R18)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2016-2017
Breanne.Martinez@uky.edu

  • Martinez is from Charlotte, North Carolina and received her BS in Biology and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of South Carolina. She completed her PGY-1 training at Saint Joseph East in Lexington, Kentucky where she solidified her interest in the critical care setting. Dr. Martinez completed a Critical Care PGY-2 at Vidant Health in Greenville, NC. She currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacist in Critical Care at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. She enjoys running, online shopping, cheering on the Carolina Gamecocks and binge-watching Netflix with her Australian Shepherd and fiancé.

Residency Research Project:  Vasopressor Requirements in Mechanically Ventilated Patients Receiving Dexmedetomidine versus Propofol.

 

Kacie Migliavacca, PharmD, BCPS (R19)
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2016-2017
Kacie.Migliavacca@ascension.org

Dr. Migliavacca is originally from O’Fallon, MO and received her Bachelor of Science in dietetics and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy in Nashville, TN. Her current practice interests include ambulatory care and internal medicine. Dr. Migliavacca currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacist at Saint Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, TN. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, yoga, road trips, and live music.

Residency Research Project:  Evaluating blood glucose control as an indication of outcomes in patients with bacteremia.

 

Rachel PriddyRachel Priddy Ramsey, PharmD (R20)

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2017-2018

Dr. Priddy-Ramsey is originally from Glendale, Kentucky and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2017 from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington, Kentucky. She completed her PGY-1 training at Saint Joseph East in Lexington and a PGY-2 in Ambulatory Care with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and Bluegrass Community Health Clinic in Lexington, Kentucky. She plans to obtain board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist and in ambulatory care. Dr. Priddy currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacist at Hardin Memorial in Elizabethtown, KY.

Residency Research Project: Evaluation of aspirin versus rivaroxaban for the prevention of thromboembolism after total joint replacement

 

Kelsey TurcotteKelsey Turcotte, PharmD (R21)

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2017-2018
Kelsey.Turcotte@owensborohealth.org

Dr. Turcotte is originally from Lexington, Kentucky and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Union University College of Pharmacy in Jackson, Tennessee. She completed her PGY-1 training at Saint Joseph East in Lexington, Kentucky where she solidified her interest in the Oncology. Dr. Turcotte completed a PGY-2 in Oncology at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City, Utah. She currently practices as an Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialists at Owensboro Health in Owensboro, Kentucky. When she’s not doing pharmacy related activities, Dr. Turcotte enjoys kayaking, playing the cello, and trying new restaurants. 

Residency Research Project: Evaluating emergency and hospital admissions in outpatient chemotherapy patients for preventable conditions

 

Monica ZachariahMonica Zachariah, PharmD, BCPS (R22)

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2017-2018
Monica.Zachariah@stelizabeth.com

Dr. Zachariah is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. She received her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She completed the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program and worked towards completing the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate for Pharmacists during her PGY-1 residency. Monica currently practices as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist at Saint Elizabeth in Florence, KY with practice areas in Infectious Diseases and Emergency Medicine. In her free time, you can find her snuggling with her cat, enjoying outdoor activities with her fiancé, reading, or binge watching television.

Residency Research Project: Clinical outcomes of daptomycin dosing in obese patients: A comparison of actual, ideal, and adjusted body weight

 

Rachel CameronRachel Cameron (R23)

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2018-2019
Rachel.Cameron@uky.edu

Dr. Cameron is originally from Ashland, Kentucky and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2018 from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington, Kentucky. She completed the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Teaching Certificate Program during her PGY-1 training at Saint Joseph East. Dr. Cameron completed an Ambulatory Care PGY2 at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and Bluegrass Community Health Clinic in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Cameron is currently practicing as an Ambulatory Care Specialist with the UK HealthCare in Lexington, Kentucky. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, and playing with her dogs, Hank and Lola.

Residency Research Project: Evaluation of fever, neutropenia, and sepsis prophylaxis in outpatient chemotherapy patients with emergency department and hospital admissions

 

Julie HinesJulie Hines (R24)

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2018-2019
Julie.Hines@uky.edu

Dr. Julie Hines is originally from Cynthiana, Kentucky and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May 2018 from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington, Kentucky. She completed her PGY-1 residency at Saint Joseph East and completed the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Teaching Certificate Program. Dr. Hines completed her PGY2 in Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati and is currently practicing as an Internal Medicine with the UK HealthCare in Lexington, Kentucky. In her free time, Dr. Hines enjoys attending and leading workout classes, exploring the outdoors, spending time with her nieces and nephews, and being an active member of her church.

Residency Research Project: Impact of vancomycin loading doses on clinical outcomes in complicated infections

 

Allie LyonsAllie Lyons (R25)

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2018-2019
A.Lyons@uky.edu

Dr. Lyons is originally from Morehead, Kentucky. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington, Kentucky. She completed the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Teaching Certificate Program during her PGY-1 training at Saint Joseph East. Dr. Lyons currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacist at the University of Kentucky HealthCare in Lexington, Kentucky. Aside from pharmacy, she enjoys trying new recipes, reading, and thrift shopping.

Residency Research Project: Effect of fecal microbiota transplantation in patients with recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection compared to standard antibiotic treatment regimens

 

Lauren MorrisonLauren Morrison (R26)

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2019-2020
lauren.morrison@nortonhealthcare.org

Dr. Morrison is originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Morrison is currently a PGY2 Ambulatory Care resident at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, KY. In her free time, she enjoys trying new local restaurants, spending time with friends and family, reading, traveling, and watching Friends.

Residency Research Project: Evaluation of pain management for oncology patients admitted to the emergency department in congruence with current pain management guidelines

 

Maggie SchaeferMaggie Schaefer (R27)

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2019-2020
mcsm226@uky.edu

Dr. Schaefer is originally from Mount Washington, KY. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2019 from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington, KY. Dr. Schaefer is currently a PGY2 Ambulatory Care resident at UK HealthCare in Lexington, KY. In her free time, she enjoys attending sporting events, spending time with her family and friends, and playing golf

Residency Research Project: Impact of sepsis quality measures on unnecessary treatment of contaminated blood cultures.

 

Tory SharpeTory Sharpe (R28)

PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident 2019-2020
ToryFehrenbacher@sjhlex.org

Dr. Sharpe is originally from Gilbertsville, Kentucky and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2019 from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Sharpe currently practices as a clinical pharmacist at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington, KY. Aside from pharmacy, Dr. Sharpe enjoys spending her time outdoors on the lake, traveling with her husband, and running. 

Residency Research Project: Evaluation of perioperative use of cefoxitin vs clindamycin plus aztreonam and surgical site infection rates.