Alisha Patel, PharmD
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident


Alisha Patel is the current PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy and her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. Her areas of interest include toxicology, antimicrobial stewardship in emergency medicine, and transitions of care.


PGY2 Research 

Alisha’s PGY2 research project involves examining the role of angiotensin II in shock.

PGY1 Research 

Obesity is considered a relative contraindication to renal transplantation by some transplant centers due to the thought that obesity is associated with increased post operative complications. The University of Illinois at Chicago’s transplant group performs robotic renal transplantions in obese patients with BMI > 40 kg/m2. Alisha’s PGY1 Research project examined complications occurring in obese patients within the acute 1 year phase post renal transplantation. The number of emergency department and hospital admissions was examined and compared to non-obese patients.

Value of the UChicago Program

The pharmacy residency program at the University of Chicago Medicine enables residents to work alongside incredible preceptors and multidisciplinary teams. The rigorous learning experiences enable residents to become autonomous clinicians and thrive in a variety of pharmacy practice areas. The teamwork  displayed amongst the large pharmacy residency class is incredible.

My Favorite Aspects of the UChicago Program

  • Wide acuity of patients

  • Strong friendships within the residency class

  • Dedicated preceptors


  • Grand Round Presentation



  • ED Sepsis Committee


Alisha's PGY2 Emergency Medicine Learning Experience Schedule

Module 1: Adult Emergency Medicine I

Module 2: Cardiothoracic and Burn Intensive Care Units

Module 3: Toxicology, Medical Writing, and Emergency Medical Services

Module 4: Medical Intensive Care Unit

Module 4: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Module 6: Coronary Care Unit

Module 7: Emergency Medicine Leadership

Module 8: Adult Emergency Medicine II


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