Sara Krusenoski, PharmD
PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident


Sara Krusenoski is one of the current PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residents at the University of Chicago Medicine. She completed a 6 year Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. Following graduation, she completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, IN. Sara was born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago and spent several years as a pharmacy technician at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. Throughout her years of pharmacy education, she has developed a passion for providing care to patients in the critical care setting. She aspires to be a board certified clinical pharmacy specialist in a critical care setting who continues to excellent care to patient, precept learners, and advance the practice of pharmacy. During her free time, Sara loves spending time with her family and friends, biking on the Chicago lakefront, and trying new restaurants. 


PGY2 Research

Her second year research project will be evaluating the mean arterial pressure goals for patients with sepsis and septic shock who have uncontrolled hypertension prior to admission.

PGY1 Research

Sara’s PGY1 research project titled “The Evaluation of MRSA PCR as a de-escalation tool for Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia” aimed to determine the clinical significance of de-escalating MRSA targeted antibiotics based on the results of a MRSA PCR screening tool in a surgical ICU.

Value of the UCM Program

The PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency is designed to provide exposure to a a variety of patient care scenarios in the intensive care environments as well as advanced sub-specialty practice. The program emphasizes development of skills in patient- centered care, clinical and didactice teaching, researchmethodology, and clinical leadership preparing the resident to be a vital member of the health-care team providing unparalleled care to critically ill patients.

My Favorite Aspects of the UCM Program

  • Opportunity to educate a variety of learners

  • Experience of the on-call program

  • Diverse patient populations throughout the ICU

Sara's PGY2 Clinical Rotation Schedule

  • Cardiothoracic ICU

  • Medical ICU

  • Emergency Department

  • Cardiovasular Critical Care

  • Adult Trauma Critical Care

  • Neuro ICU

  • Surgical ICU


Sara's PGY1 Residency Experiences

  • General Medicine Adult Liver Service

  • Adult Critical Care

  • Adult Trauma Critical Care

  • Nutrition Support

  • Infectious Disease

  • Administration

  • Internal Medicine

  • Pediatric Critical Care

  • Neonatal Critical Care

  • Neuro Critical Care

  • Cardiac Medical Critical Care


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