Connor Roth, PharmD
PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Resident

Biography

Connor Roth is currently a PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences as well as his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Auburn University. He then went on to complete his PGY1 at University of Chicago Medicine. His professional interest is primarily focused in immunotherapy, academia, teaching and learning, and research. His hobbies include rock climbing, drawing, and exploring Chicago.

 

PGY2 Research

Connor’s PGY2 research project revolves around the use of eculizumab in atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, transplant associated thrombotic microangiopathy, and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. It involves collaborating with other healthcare professionals to develop a guideline for eculizumab use, setting up a team to review cases prior to eculizumab initiation, development of a patient database for prospective data collection, and analysis of characteristics and outcomes of those who have previously received eculizumab.

 

PGY1 Research

Connor’s PGY1 research project is titled “analysis of factors that contribute to anion gap re-opening”. The study objective is to identify factors that contribute to anion gap re-opening in patients with a primary diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) that were transitioned appropriately from continuous IV insulin to subcutaneous long-acting insulin.

 

The Value of the UChicago Program

The pharmacy residency program at UChicago provides one with the opportunities, tools and support in order to develop the skills necessary to be a successful clinical pharmacist and truly practice at the top of their license.   

 

My Favorite Aspects of the UChicago Program

  • Committee Involvement

  • Clinical On-Call Program

  • Rotation Opportunities

  • Mentorship

 

Projects/Presentation/Activities

  • Tissue-Agnostic Therapy: Taking Precision Oncology to a New Level

  • Navigating Immunosuppression in Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder

  • Analysis of Factors that Contribute to Anion Gap Reopening in Diabetic Ketoacidosis

 

Committees

  • Oncology Drug Safety Committee

  • Resident Recruitment Committee

  • Resident Development Committee

  • Palliative Care & Anesthesia Committee

 

Connor's PGY2 Learning Experience Schedule

Module 1: Supportive Oncology

Module 2: Chemotherapy Clinic

Module 3: Leukemia

Module 4: Bone Marrow Transplant

Module 5: Immunocompromised Infectious Disease

Module 6: Gynecology Oncology

Module 7: Pediatric Oncology

Module 8: Palliative Care

Module 9: Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic

 

Connor's PGY1 Learning Experience Schedule

Module 1: Kidney Transplant

Module 2: Cardiology

Module 3: Internal Medicine

Module 3: Bone Marrow Transplant

Module 4.1: CCD Pharmacy and IV Room

Module 4.2: Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit

Module 5.1: Total Parenteral Nutrition

Module 5.2: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Module 6.1: Supportive Oncology

Module 6.2: CCD Pharmacy and IV Room

Module 7: Infectious Disease

Module 8: Anticoagulation Management Service Ambulatory Care Clinic

Module 9: Pharmacy Administration

 

Contact Information:

Connor.Roth@uchospitals.edu