Phoebe Stracener, PharmD
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Resident


Phoebe Stracener is the current PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Washington. During her years at UW, she enjoyed spending her free time hiking with friends and baking. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle Washington. Her interests include ambulatory care as well as baking and food, especially fried chicken. After graduation, she hopes to start her career as a solid organ transplant pharmacist at an academic medical center as well as teach and precept future residents and students.  


PGY2 Research

“Rate of Immunizations in Kidney Transplant Candidates.” Retrospective review of vaccination status of kidney and simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant recipients and candidates to identify opportunities for improvement.


PGY1 Research

“Retrospective Review of Reversal of Anticoagulation in Intracranial Hemorrhage” looked at over 100 patients who presented with an intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) while on anticoagulation. This review identified multiple areas for quality improvement including implementation of a standard note template to increase required documentation, an update of the protocol for reversal of anticoagulation in patients with ICH, and development of a one page quick reference sheet for the providers.


“Development of an Insulin Infusion Protocol for Treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia Induced Pancreatitis.” Developed a protocol for the use of an insulin infusion for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia induced pancreatitis. Protocol included titration protocols for patients presenting in diabetic ketoacidosis as well as monitoring sheets for nursing staff and educational materials for providers.

Value of the UChicago Program

The Pharmacy Residency Program at UChicago 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 UChicago will challenge and push me to achieve 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

  • Incredible Preceptors

  • The balance of inpatient and clinic experiences in the transplant department

  • Opportunities to precept PGY1 residents and pharmacy students



  • Grand Rounds Seminar



  • Resident Development

  • Public Relations


Phoebe's PGY2  Solid Organ Transplant Learning Experience Schedule

Module 1: HLA Lab

Module 2: Liver Transplant

Module 3: Kidney Transplant

Module 4: Lung Transplant

Module 5: Immunocompromised Infectious Disease

Module 6: Organ Procurement

Module 7: Organ Bank

Module 8: Heart Transplant

Module 9: Advanced Liver Transplant

Module 10: Kidney Transplant at UIC

Module 11: Advanced Lung Transplant

Module 12: Advanced Ambulatory Care

Module 13: Medical Writing


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