St. Peter’s Hospital congratulates the four members of the Class of 2020 PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, who celebrated their graduation from the program on June 26, 2020.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is a year-long, intensive training program that prepares pharmacy graduates to practice as pharmacists. The program provides training in all aspects of health system pharmacy including inpatient pharmacy, IV processing, pharmacy management and specialty pharmacy practice such as emergency medicine, critical care, pain management, cardiology, oncology, and other disciplines.
“We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our residents and wish them the best as they move into the next phase of their professional career,” said Tom Lombardi, PharmD, FASHP, SPHP Systems Director of Pharmacy and Residency Program Director.
This year’s graduating residents (from left to right) are:
Dr. Amber Van Heusen – Amber graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Her research project was “Assessing Opioid Use Before and After Implementation of Multimodal Pain Management in Post-Operative Hysterectomy Patients.” Dr. Van Heusen will be joining the pharmacy staff at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY.
Dr. Kayli Smith – Kayli graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Her research project was “Evaluation of Dosing Strategies for 4-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate (4-PCC) for Urgent Vitamin K Antagonist (VKA) Reversal: A Single Center Retrospective Review.” Dr. Smith will be joining the pharmacy staff at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.
Dr. Nicholas Demenagas – Nick graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. His research project was “Evaluating Appropriateness of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Bacterial Infections in Elderly Patients.” Dr. Demenagas will be starting a PGY2 Pharmacy Specialty Residency at New York Presbyterian in New York, NY.
Dr. Dustin Buckingham – Dustin graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. His research project was “Evaluating the Appropriateness of Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate (SPS) Usage in the Treatment of Hyperkalemia at a Tertiary Care Hospital.” Dr. Buckingham will be joining the pharmacy staff at Coram Healthcare in Albany, NY.