Justine Choe, PharmD
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident
Justine Choe is the current PGY2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Administration from Drake University. During her years at Drake, she worked as a pharmacy intern and was also a member of the Drake University Women’s Rowing Team. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Her interests include infectious disease specifically gram negative resistance and invasive fungal infections. After graduation, she hopes to start her career as an infectious disease pharmacist at an academic medical center as well as teach and precept future residents and students.
Her second-year residency project is planned to analyze the impact of electronic medical record alerting coupled with stewardship review of positive blood cultures with Staphylococcus aureus.
Titled “Risk of acute kidney injury when vancomycin is combined with piperacillin/tazobactam versus meropenem or cefepime in the critical care setting” my PGY1 research focuses on whether vancomycin and piperacillin/tazobactam can be used safely in the critical care population. Secondary outcomes include hospital length of stay, ICU length of stay, and duration of AKI. This research will help Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center justify if vancomycin and piperacillin/tazobactam may be safe alternatives for empiric therapy.
Value of the UCM Program
The HSPA Residency at UCM provides an incredibly unique and multifaceted opportunity to diversify and expand upon leadership skills and abilities while training in a rigorous clinical environment. I am looking forward to implementing innovative and progressive care setting the highest standards of practice. This residency has and will continue to provide tools and critical success factors necessary to put in place systems to effectively manage and provide a framework that protects patients and elevates standards of care. I know training at UCM will challenge and push me acheive excellence. I am confident that this program will prepare me for the evolving landscape of pharmacy and healthcare.
My Favorite Aspects of the UCM Program
Clinical On-Call Program
Resistant gram negative organisms
Variety of ID consult services
Grand Rounds Presentation:
Alumni/Historian/Social Media Committee
Chair of Secretary/Treasurer
Justine's PGY2 Clinical Rotation Schedule
Module 1: General ID Consult
Module 2: Microbiology Lab
Module 3: Antimicrobial Stewardship/Hepatitis C Clinic
Module 4: Immunocompromised ID Consult
Module 5: General ID Consult
Module 6: Heart Transplant
Module 7: Pediatric ID
Module 8: Medical ICU
Module 9: Antimicrobial Stewardship
Module 10: General ID Consult