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Past pharmacy residents

VA Houston is proud to have an alumni of pharmacy residency graduates dating back to as early as 2006.

Previous pharmacy residents have accepted Clinical Pharmacy Specialist positions in a variety of areas including: Administration, Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Mental Health, and Oncology. Below is a list of past residents and their current position.

Class of 2021

Noelle Cordova, PharmD – PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, MI

Jessie Ho, PharmD – N/A

Khushbu Patel, PharmD – PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, MEDVAMC, Houston, TX

Katie Rascon, PharmD – PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident, Texas Tech Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Alana Rice, PharmD – PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS 

Administration: Anthony Giazzon, PharmD, MS – Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Ambulatory Care: Bria Wates, PharmD – CBOC PACT Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, MEDVAMC, Houston, TX

Infectious Diseases: Elwyn Welch, PharmD – N/A

Mental Health: Samantha Roseberry, PharmD, Mental Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, MEDVAMC, Houston, Texas

Class of 2020

Linh Nguyen, PharmD – Internal Medicine/Cardiology Clinical Pharmacist, Bryan Medical Center, Lincoln, NE

Sarah Theriault, PharmD – Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, MEDVAMC, Houston, TX

Samantha Roseberry, PharmD – PGY2 Psychiatry Pharmacy Resident, MEDVAMC, Houston, TX

Elwyn Welch, PharmD – PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident, MEDVAMC, Houston, TX

Shannon Dahlgren, PharmD – N/A

Administration: Jaekyu Lee, PharmD, MS – Pharmacy Supervisor, Dallas Consolidated Mail-Out Pharmacy, Dallas, TX

Ambulatory Care: Fiona Imarhia, PharmD, BCPS – HBPC clinical pharmacy specialist, MEDVAMC, Houston, TX

Infectious Diseases: Selena Pham, PharmD – Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, Las Vegas, NV

Mental Health: Hayden Stewart, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Class of 2019

Fiona Imarhia, PharmD – PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, MEDVAMC, Houston, TX

Kaitlyn Jones, PharmD – PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, VA North Texas Healthcare System, Dallas, TX

Hayden Stewart, PharmD – PGY2 Psychiatry Pharmacy Resident, MEDVAMC, Houston, TX

Mohammad Qasim Adil, PharmD – Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Houston, TX

Administration: Alan Moyer, PharmD, MBA, MS – Pharmacy Informaticist, Southern Nevada VA, Las Vegas, NV

Ambulatory Care: Chandler Schexnayder, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES – HBPC Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, MEDVAMC, Houston, TX

Infectious Diseases: Yewande Dayo, PharmD, BCIDP – Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, JPS Health, Fort Worth, TX

Mental Health: Kelsie Wade (Stark), PharmD, BCPS - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Christus St. Patrick Hospital, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Class of 2018

Heather Rozea Cooper, PharmD – PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX

Oluchi Emelogu, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Ambulatory Care, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX

DeMaurian Mitchner, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ochsner Specialty Pharmacy, New Orleans, LA

Alan Moyer, PharmD, MBA – PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Marcy Pilate, PharmD, MS – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Home Based Primary Care, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Chandler Schexnayder, PharmD – PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Kelsey Stark, PharmD – PGY2 Psychiatry Pharmacy Resident, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Class of 2017

Ashley Adams, PharmD, MS – Clinical Pharmacist, Indian Health Service, Tucson, AZ

Kathleen Athern, PharmD – PGY2 Internal Medicine Resident, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Anne Gonzales-Luna, PharmD – Infectious Diseases Fellow, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX

Jessica Guastadisegni, PharmD –Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases, North Texas VA Healthcare System, Dallas, TX

Elizabeth Lake, PharmD –Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Mental Health, Little Rock VA, Little Rock, AR

Cristian Mendez-Sepulveda, PharmD – PGY2 Infectious Diseases Resident, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Marcy Pilate, PharmD – PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Amanda Shigle, PharmD – PGY2 Critical Care Resident, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Elisabeth Sulaica, PharmD – PGY2 Cardiology Resident, University of Kentucky Health Care, Louisville, KY

Emily VanKlompenburg, PharmD – Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, Brookings, SD

Class of 2016

Ashley Adams, PharmD – PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Resident, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Ian Dunne, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Internal Medicine/Transplant, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Jessica Gardea, PharmD – PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX

Brooke Herndon, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY

Gurbinder Jassar, PharmD, MS – Inpatient Pharmacy Manager, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX

Jason Mersek, PharmD – Inpatient/Clinical Pharmacist, Bon Secours Health System, Richmond, VA

Ardath Mitchell, PharmD – Infectious Diseases Pharmacist, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Katy, TX

Bryan Sackey, PharmD – Mental Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, San Antonio VA Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

Katherine Smith, PharmD – Assistant Professor in Ambulatory Care, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Class of 2015

Chester Ashong, PharmD – Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (HIV/Hepatitis C), Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Phuoc Anne Nguyen, PharmD, MS – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist/Pharmacy Administration Transitions of Care, MD Anderson Hospital, Houston, TX

Elizabeth Flatley, PharmD – Transitions of Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, CHI Baylor - St. Luke’s Hospital, Woodlands, TX

Brady Kelso, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (Neurology), Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Webster, TX

Sara Wettergreen, PharmD – Associate Professor-Ambulatory Care, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Natalie Finch, PharmD – Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Webster, TX

Class of 2014

Joy Chou, PharmD – Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist, Cambridge Health Alliance, Boston, MA

Courtney Landry, PharmD – Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist, Houston Methodist West Hospital, Katy, TX

Joy Brodick, PharmD – PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, TX

Kathleen Sheehan, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacist, Medical Center of McKinney, Dallas, TX

Avani Desai, PharmD, MS – Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Jennifer Nguyen, PharmD – Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy, VA New Jersey HCS – East Orange Campus

Collin Verheyden, PharmD, BCPS – Divisional Director of ID Pharmacy, HCA North Texas Division, Dallas, TX

Class of 2013

Mallory Gessner, PharmD, MS – Director of Pharmacy, Kingwood Medical Center, Houston, TX

Reagan Kanne, PharmD – PGY-2 Critical Care, MD Anderson Hospital, Houston, TX

Kasey Leggette, PharmD – PGY-2 Mental Health, The University of Texas, Austin, TX

Sloan Regen, PharmD – Geriatrics Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, VA Medical Center, Kerrville, TX

Mohamed Hersi, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacist, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX

Christine Pele, PharmD – Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX

Natalie Wilson, PharmD – Clinical Pharmacist, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX

Class of 2012

Saadia Ali, Pharm.D. (2011-2012) –Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist, The Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Christina DiGiacomo, Pharm.D. (2011-2012) – Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist, St David Hospital, Austin, Texas

Catherine Hong, Pharm.D. (2011-2012) – Critical care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Deanna McGregor, Pharm.D. (2011-2012) – Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Herman Memorial Hospital, Houston, Texas

Chandni Patel, Pharm.D. (2011-2012) – Medical Affairs Fellowship Cubist, Boston, MA

Tyler Walthall, Pharm.D. (2011-2012) - Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, VA Clinic Aurora, CO

Jennifer Welch, Pharm.D. (2011-2012) – Drug Information Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, UTMB Galveston, Texas

Michael Meldrum, Pharm.D. (2010-2012) – Assistant Director, Outpatient Pharmacy Services, VA Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

Kiki Patel, Pharm.D. (2011 - 2012) - Medical Affairs Cubist Pharmaceuticals Fellowship, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, MA 

Class of 2011

Lori Gordon, Pharm.D. BCPS, AAHIVP (2010-2011) – National Institute of Health (NIH) – Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Bethesda, Maryland

Andrew Hunter, Pharm.D., BCPS (2010-2011) – Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Rachel Lowe, Pharm.D. (2010-2011) – Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, California Northstate College of Pharmacy Sacramento, CA

Clayton Otto, Pharm.D. (2010-2011) – Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Mission Hospital, Ashville, NC

Rudy Rangel, Pharm.D. (2010-2011) – Owner of Independent Pharmacy in Corpus Christi, TX

Claire Simister, Pharm.D. (2010-2011) – Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, MD Anderson Hospital, Houston, Texas

Brian Fase, Pharm.D., BCPS (2009-2011) – Associate Director of Dallas Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP), Dallas, Texas

Class of 2010

Angela Bird, Pharm.D. (2009-2010) - Mental Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Texas Department of Corrections, Huntsville, TX

Aimee Hammerstrom, Pharm.D. (2009-2010) – Hematology/ Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist MD Anderson Hospital, Houston, TX

Maggie Dinh, Pharm.D. (2009-2010) – Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, MD Anderson, Houston, Texas

Caroline Pham, Pharm.D. (2009-2010) – Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Herman Memorial Northwest Hospital, Houston, Texas

Angela Tong, Pharm.D. (2009-2010) – Solid Organ Transplant Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Tampa Bay General Hospital, Tampa Bay, FL

Veronica Tovar, Pharm.D. (2009-2010) - Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, VA Clinic Harlingen, TX

Class of 2009

Stephanie Cho, Pharm.D. (2008-2009) – Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Denver, CO

Chukuwu Okongwu, Pharm.D. (2008-2009) – Community Pharmacist
Rina Patel, Pharm.D. (2008-2009) – Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, MD Anderson Hospital, Houston, TX

Rebecca Scott, Pharm.D. (2008-2009) – Investigational Drug Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, MD Anderson Hospital, Houston, TX

Autumn Jackson, Pharm.D. (2008-2009) - Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, VA Clinic Galveston, TX

Aspen Wall, Pharm.D. (2008-2009) – Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, San Antonio, TX Santa Rosa Children's Hospital

Daina Wells, Pharm.D. (2008-2009) - Academic Educator for Mental Health Initiatives, VISN 21, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA

Class of 2008

Nkechi Ajide, Pharm.D.– Community Pharmacist

Sylvester Agbahiwe, Pharm.D. - Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Harris County Hospital District, Houston, TX

Adrienne Tam, Pharm.D. – Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, 
MD Anderson Hospital, Houston, TX

Martin Ziska, Pharm.D.– Geriatics Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, 
VA Hospital San Antonio, TX

Class of 2007

Feibi Chi, Pharm.D., BCPS – HBPC/ Geriatric Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Stacy Thomas, Pharm.D. – Omnicare Longterm Community Pharmacist, Dallas, TX

Regina (Philipose) Issac, Pharm.D. – Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Jennifer Nguyen, Pharm.D. – Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Yvonne Mendoza, Pharm.D. - Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, 
Harris County Hospital District, Houston, TX

Class of 2006

Janeca Malveaux, Pharm.D., – Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Denise Kudva, Pharm.D. - Investigational Drug Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, 
MD Anderson Hospital, Houston, TX

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