Meagan Sullivan, PharmD
PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Resident


Meagan Sullivan is the current PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Notre Dame in 2012 and with her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2016. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her interests include advanced heart failure, acute coronary syndromes, arrhythmias, and pulmonary hypertension. She enjoys precepting, teaching, and research and hopes to become a cardiology pharmacist at a large medical center after graduation where she can continue to be involved with teaching and research. In her free time, Meagan loves to ride her bike, rollerblade, eat pizza, and spend as much time as possible outside.


PGY2 Research

Her second-year residency project will evaluate the incidence of atrial arrhythmia after lung transplantation under a universal prophylaxis strategy with diltiazem or beta blockers. The results will hopefully provide needed information regarding the risks and benefits of universal prophylaxis with diltiazem or beta blockers given current limitations in the literature regarding strategies for preventing postoperative atrial arrhythmias after lung transplantation.


PGY1 Research

Meagan’s PGY1 residency project involved the creation and implementation of an aspirin desensitization protocol for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) who require dual antiplatelet therapy but have a documented allergy to aspirin. After completing a literature review, she created a protocol that will be utilized at eight hospitals within the health care system that contain a cardiac catheterization lab. The goal of her final protocol was to optimize guideline recommended antiplatelet therapy after PCI in aspirin-allergic patients by desensitizing them to aspirin in a standardized manner.


Value of the UCM Program

The PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency at UCM provides a well-rounded educational experience under the mentorship of highly experienced and knowledgeable clinicians at an academic institution that provides exceptional cardiology care. The program has a variety of clinical rotations in addition to staffing opportunities, a clinical on-call program, research experience, a teaching certificate program, committee involvement, journal clubs, and several other opportunities that will challenge me and prepare me to become a successful cardiology clinical pharmacist.


My Favorite Aspects of the UCM Program

  • Incredible preceptors

  • High acuity patient population

  • Strong integration of pharmacists within the health care team

  • Clinical on-call program


Meagan's PGY2 Clinical Rotation Schedule

  • General cardiology

  • Cardiac critical care (CCU)

  • Heart transplant

  • Cardiothoracic surgery

  • Cardiothoracic intensive care (CTICU)

  • Medical intensive care (MICU)

  • Medical writing

  • Longitudinal heart transplant clinic


Meagan's PGY1 Clinical Rotation Schedule

  • Cardiac intensive care unit

  • Neonatal intensive care unit

  • Internal medicine

  • Cardiology

  • Infectious diseases

  • Oncology

  • Administration

  • Drug use policy

  • Medication safety


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