PGY2 Pharmacy Residents
Meagan Sullivan, PharmD
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.
Justine Choe, PharmD
Justine Choe is the current PGY2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Administration from Drake University. During her years at Drake, she worked as a pharmacy intern and was also a member of the Drake University Women’s Rowing Team. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Her interests include infectious disease specifically gram negative resistance and invasive fungal infections. After graduation, she hopes to start her career as an infectious disease pharmacist at an academic medical center as well as teach and precept future residents and students.
Jennifer Collins, PharmD
Jen Collins is one of the current PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Residents at the University of Chicago Medicine, where she also completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. During her time at Belmont, she was a member of the Bruin’s Women’s Soccer team while serving various roles for the University and interning at Walgreens. Her interests include hematologic malignancies, bone marrow transplant, and investigational drugs.
Manuel G. Cortez, PharmD
Manuel Cortez is the current PGY2 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy at University of Kentucky. His interests include hematologic malignancies, transitions of care, and palliative medicine.
Megan Park Corsi is the current PGY2/DBA Health System Pharmacy Administrative Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration from Roseman University of Health Sciences. Previously, she founded, owned, and operated a long-term care pharmacy, which she sold to pursue residency training.
During her years at Roseman she held two pharmacy intern positions concurrently at a 503B outsourcing pharmacy and community pharmacy while serving in multiple leadership capacities in student and professional organizations. Her interests include administration specifically concentrated in oncology, ambulatory care, and medication safety. Additionally, she is highly interested in research, academia, and advocacy. She completed the ASHP’s Pharmacy Leadership Academy during her first residency year and is looking forward to applying the knowledge and skills learned to her practice focusing on developing and implementing innovative and progressive care setting the highest standards of practice for her administrative year.
Sara Krusenoski, PharmD
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.
Vishali Amin, PharmD
Vishali Amin is one of the current PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residents at University of Chicago Medicine. She graduated from University of California- Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology before getting her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at South University in Savannah, GA. She then worked as a pharmacist at retail and compounding pharmacies before pursuing a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. Vishali was born in London, UK and moved to California at the age of eight. She developed an interest in pharmacy due to her mother opening a pharmacy while she was in high school. Vishali aspires to be a critical care pharmacy specialist in an academic hospital setting. During her free time, Vishali loves visiting family and friends, traveling, cooking and reading.
Jennifer Froomkin, PharmD
Jenny Froomkin is the current PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Science Education from Eastern Michigan University, and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Previously, she completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) in Detroit, Michigan. Her interests include internal medicine and cardiology. After graduation she hopes to start her career as an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in the metro-Detroit area.
Faeeq S. Yousaf, PharmD
Faeeq Yousaf is one of the current PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residents at Comer Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago Medicine. He completed a 6 year Doctor of Pharmacy degree at St. Louis College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, MO. Following graduation, he pursued a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center & Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL. Faeeq was born in Islamabad, Pakistan and moved to the small central Illinois town of Charleston at the age of seven. During his senior year of high school, he began working as a pharmacy technician at CVS Pharmacy and decided to pursue a career in pharmacy. Following high school graduation at the age of 17, he enrolled directly into pharmacy school. Faeeq began working as a pharmacy intern at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and fell in love with the challenging yet rewarding field of pediatrics. His interests include pediatric critical care, cardiology, and emergency medicine. Faeeq aspires to be a pediatric clinical pharmacy specialist in a critical care setting who is nationally recognized and respected by his colleagues. During his free time, Faeeq loves spending time with his family and friends, watching the St. Louis Cardinals (even in Chicago), and the United States soccer team.
Boh Song, PharmD
Boh Song is one of the current PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residents at Comer Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago Medicine. She completed her undergraduate at the University of Georgia in nutrition, and completed her pharmacy school at the Mercer University, School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, she pursued a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. During pharmacy school, Boh interned at the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta-Egleston where her passion for pediatric patients were confirmed. During her P4 year, she was able to complete Accelerated Clinical Track program with the Children’s of Atlanta. Her interests include pediatric critical care and infectious disease. Boh aspires to be a pediatric clinical pharmacy specialist in a critical care setting who is nationally recognized and respected by his colleagues. During her free time, Boh loves spending time with her family and friends, watching the Maple Leafs games, and cooking.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residents
Niveen Hilal, PharmD
Niveen Hilal is currently a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Illinois at Chicago. While studying at UIC, she worked as a pharmacy intern at an outpatient pharmacy, while serving as a leader in extracurricular activities on campus and throughout the community. In addition, she focused on renal transplant outcomes in diverse patient populations through various research projects as a pharmacy student. Her pharmaceutical interest is primarily focused on pursuing hematology/oncology, while exploring more research and philanthropic projects. She hopes to be able to build on her experience and education as a pharmacy resident at UCM.
Andrew Ruplin, PharmD
Andrew Ruplin is a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. He graduated with his Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University in 2017. His interests for pharmacy practice include internal medicine, infectious diseases, cardiology, and oncology. Additionally, he has a strong passion for research, particularly social and administrative pharmacy but also bench research as well. He has completed projects exploring implementation of translational research, professional students’ perceptions of medical cannabis, factors that influence acute psychiatric admissions, and canine genetics. Beyond the classrooms and labs during his time at Drake, Andrew loved to work with pharmacy organizations on campus including ACCP, APhA, Rho Chi, and Phi Lambda Sigma. Some of his favorite memories while in pharmacy school include writing, directing, filming, and acting in the Drake APhA chapter’s submissions for the annual PharmFlix competition, specifically, Valuation and True Pharmacist. His interests in academia cannot be understated, and he spent numerous years at Drake seeking out teaching and service opportunities in addition to his research pursuits. Ultimately, he hopes to return to a university setting sometime in the future to live and work as a professor.
Kevin Mercer, PharmD
Kevin Mercer is a current PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. After graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in May 2017, Kevin chose to pursue a residency program at a large academic medical center that would offer him a breadth of robust experiences to grow and develop into a strong clinician. During PGY1, Kevin serves as the Public Relations Co-Chair and strives to facilitate information sharing between the University of Chicago Medicine Residency Programs and prospective residents and alumni. His current professional interests include emergency medicine, infectious disease, global health, academia, and leadership. After completion of his PGY1 residency, Kevin hopes to obtain a PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency and pursue his dream of becoming an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist.
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Payal Patel, PharmD
Payal Patel is a current PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Previously, she was a native of North Carolina, but now is a permanent resident of Chicago. During her years at the UNC, she was a teaching assistant, a central inpatient pharmacy technician, and has been part of multiple research teams in pharmacy outcomes and ambulatory care. Her interests include critical care and emergency medicine. Additionally, she is highly interested in academia, teaching and learning, and research. She is a member of ACCP, ASHP, and is a current ASHP CV Reviewer. She is looking forward to developing her skills in clinical pharmacy as an independent practitioner this year and progressing towards a career as a critical care clinical pharmacy specialist. She hopes that the rigorous, innovative, and supportive environment of UCM will help push her to practice pharmacy at the utmost level.
Zachary Truman, PharmD
Zachary Truman is currently a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. He graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. During his time at UNC, Zack was involved in several student run organizations and most notably chaired the Leadership, Excellence, and Diversity (LEAD) program, which targeted high school and college students who are interested in the pharmaceutical sciences. His pharmaceutical interests include cardiology, critical care, and research.
Lillian Bellfi, PharmD
Lilly Bellfi is a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She originally hails from Ann Arbor, MI, where she completed a BS in Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. Lilly graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. During pharmacy school she was actively involved in pharmacy practice research that assessed HCV treatment outcomes in the prison population using telemedicine. Her previous work experiences include being a community pharmacy intern, an inpatient pharmacy technician, and a research intern for EPI-Q, a pharmacoeconomic and health outcomes consulting firm. She is always looking to expand her leadership experiences and currently serves as a Member At Large for the ACCP National Resident Advisory Committee. Her interests include cardiology, critical care, and emergency medicine. Additionally, she is highly interested in academia and health outcomes research. After completion of her PGY1 residency she hopes to pursue additional PGY2 training (still undecided) and board certification. In her spare time, Lilly enjoys exploring new restaurants, the Chicago music scene, and riding her bike along the lakeshore.
Connor Roth, PharmD
Connor Roth is currently a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice 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. While studying at Auburn, he worked as a pharmacy intern at a community pharmacy. His professional interests primarily include solid organ transplant, hematology/oncology, academia, teaching and learning, and research. Following completion of his PGY1 residency, Connor hopes to complete a PGY2 residency in transplant or hematology/oncology.
Alex Gregorowicz, PharmD, MBA
Alex Gregorowicz earned his Doctor of Pharmacy and Masters in Business Administration degrees from the University of Kentucky Colleges of Pharmacy and Business, respectively.
Meghan Lynch, PharmD
Meghan Lynch is a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Previously, she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Denver. Her professional interests include pediatric oncology and infectious disease.
PGY1 Non-Traditional Pharmacy Practice Residents
Heng Yang, PharmD, MS
Heng Yang is currently a non-traditional PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Basic Medical Sciences and worked as a research scientist in Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals prior going to pharmacy school. Her interests include infectious disease, oncology and pediatric medicine. Heng’s career goal is to become a well-rounded clinical pharmacist and to continue involvement in clinical research.
PGY1/PGY2/MS Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident
Joelle Farano is the current PGY1 Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She graduated from Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University with her Doctor of Pharmacy and a minor in dance. Previously she worked as a Junior Recruited Commissioned Officer Student Training Extern Program (JRCOSTEP) in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) on an American Indian reservation in Whiteriver, Arizona. During her years at Ohio Northern University, she was involved in multiple student and professional organizations. Her interests include administration, policy, public health, specialty pharmacy, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, and transplant. She is looking forward to developing her leadership skills and using her knowledge to advance patient care and the profession of pharmacy.