Residency Program

Pharmacy

Residency Program

PGY2 Critical Care

Residents completing a PGY2 specialty residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital will build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. The residents will be provided with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Graduates will be prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.

Required Rotations (5 Weeks)

Four required rotations will be completed in the first half of the residency year. Required rotations include:

  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Neurosciences Intensive Care
  • Cardiac or Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit

Elective Rotations (4-5 weeks)

  • Burn Unit – Weill Cornell Medical Center only
  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Intensive Care/Spine Surgery Units – Allen Hospital only
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Mixed Intensive Care Unit – Lower Manhattan Hospital only
  • Neurosciences Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Solid Organ Transplant (heart, lung, liver)
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Most elective rotations are offered at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, except where otherwise noted.

Please refer to the Supplementary Information for additional learning experiences PGY2 residents participate in during the residency year.

Compensation and Benefits

Residents earn an annual stipend of $53,000. Paid time off is allotted for vacation/personal time, holidays, interviews, and professional meetings. Additional benefits include travel stipend for professional meetings, comprehensive health insurance, and subsidized housing (pending availability).

This residency program participates in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Matching Program and is fully-accredited by ASHP.

Staffing Coverage

The PGY2 critical care residents will staff every third weekend in the Emergency Department at Columbia University Irving Medical Center to improve skills to ensure patients receive optimal pharmacotherapeutic regimens.

To Apply

For more information on the requirements for submitting an application to our program, please visit our To Apply page.

OUR TEAM

Critical Care/Emergency Medicine


Amy L. Dzierba, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP, BCCCP

Amy L. Dzierba, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP, BCCCP

Specialty – Emergency Medicine

Residency Program Director, PGY2 Critical Care

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education:  Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Grady Health System
PGY2 Critical Care: University of Washington Medical Center/Harborview Medical Center
Research/Professional Interests:Mechanical circulatory support, pulmonary hypertension, sedation on mechanically ventilated patients, alcohol withdrawal
[email protected]

Abdalla Ammar, PharmD, FCCM, BCCCP, BCPS

Abdalla Ammar, PharmD, FCCM, BCCCP, BCPS

Specialty – Adult Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Purdue University College of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
ASHP Foundation Critical Care Traineeship: UC Health-University Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Anticoagulation reversal, status epileptics, and alcohol withdrawal syndrome
[email protected]

Judah Brown, PharmD, BCCCP

Judah Brown, PharmD, BCCCP

Specialty – Emergency Medicine

Residency Program Director, PGY2 Emergency Medicine

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
PGY2 Critical Care: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Anticoagulation & reversal strategies, sepsis, infectious diseases, transitions of care
[email protected]

Meggie Chan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP, CACP

Meggie Chan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP, CACP

Specialty – Adult Cardiology Critical Care

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital /Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Pharmacy Education: St John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital /Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: AAcute Coronary Syndrome, Venous Thromboembolism, Anticoagulation
[email protected]

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Taylor Chuich, PharmD, BCPS

Specialty – Adult Cardiology Critical Care

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Purdue University College of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
PGY2 Cardiology: Vanderbilt University Medical School
Research/Professional Interests: Advanced heart failure, Diuretic Resistance, Pulmonary Embolism, Anticoagulation, ACS
[email protected]

Catherine Chun, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP

Catherine Chun, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP

Specialty – Adult Cardiothoracic Critical Care

Primary Campus:  NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital /Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Pharmacy Education: Temple University School of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital /Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
PGY2 Cardiology: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Heart Failure, Arrhythmias, Anticoagulation
[email protected]

Atul Dilawri, PharmD

Atul Dilawri, PharmD

Specialty – Adult Cardiothoracic Critical Care

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education:  University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
PGY2 Critical Care: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Advanced Heart Failure, Coagulopathies, Cardiovascular Critical Care, and Mechanical Circulatory Support
[email protected]

Roxana Dumitru, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Roxana Dumitru, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Specialty – Adult Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education:  Wayne State University
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
PGY2 Critical Care: University of North Carolina Medical Center
Research/Professional Interests: : Anticoagulation, analgesia and sedation
[email protected]

Vivian Kum, PharmD

Vivian Kum, PharmD

Specialty – Emergency Medicine

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Pharmacy Education:  Northeastern University
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Maimonides Medical Center
PGY2 Emergency Medicine: University of Michigan
Research/Professional Interests: Anticoagulation/reversal, trauma resuscitation, ED operations, pediatric emergency medicine
[email protected]

Jessica Laub, PharmD

Jessica Laub, PharmD

Specialty – Emergency Medicine

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital /Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Pharmacy Education:  Northeastern University
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Hahnemann University Hospital
PGY2 Emergency Medicine:  Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (Rutgers University)
Research/Professional Interests: Management of Acute agitation in the ED, Antimicrobial Stewardship in the ED, Toxicology
[email protected]

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Yoonsun Mo, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCCCP

Specialty – Adult Cardiology Critical Care

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Barnes-Jewish Hospital
PGY2 Critical Care: University of Washington Medical Center/Harborview Medical Center
Research/Professional Interests: Pain/sedation/delirium, anticoagulation/coagulation management, infectious disease
[email protected]

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Justin Muir, PharmD, BCCCP

Specialty – Adult Critical Care

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: James J. Peter VA Medical Center (Bronx VA)
PGY2 Critical Care: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Research/Professional Interests: Sedation, mechanical ventilation, acid-base disorders, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
[email protected]

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Mona Patel, PharmD, FCCM, BCCCP

Specialty – Adult Surgical Critical Care

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: UF Health Shands Hospital
PGY2 Critical Care: UF Health Shands Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Pain, agitation, delirium, sleep dysfunction
[email protected]

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Kaitlyn Pinkos, PharmD, BCCP

Specialty – Adult Cardiothoracic Critical Care

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: University of Chicago Medicine
PGY2 Cardiology: University of Chicago Medicine
Research/Professional Interests: Mechanical circulatory support, advanced heart failure and hemodynamics, acute coronary syndrome, anticoagulation and antiplatelets  
[email protected]

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Teresa Poon, PharmD, BCCCP

Specialty – Adult Critical Care

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Lower Manhattan Hospital
Pharmacy Education: Long Island University Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Mount Sinai Beth Israel
PGY2 Critical Care: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Vasoactive agents, septic shock, COPD, PAD
[email protected]

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Liz G. Ramos, BS, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Specialty – Adult Critical Care

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: St Johns’ University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Post Graduate Training:
PGY2 Critical Care: Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
Research/Professional Interests: Sedation/Analgesia/Delirium in MV patients, systemic anticoagulation and reversal and acute alcohol withdrawal
[email protected]

Cierra Treu, PharmD, BCCCP

Cierra Treu, PharmD, BCCCP

Specialty – Emergency Medicine

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital /Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Pharmacy Education:  University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Maimonides Medical Center
PGY2 Emergency Medicine: University of Rochester Medical Center
Research/Professional Interests: Antimicrobial Stewardship in ED, Medication Safety in ED, Clinical Informatics, Process Implementation 
[email protected]

Caroline E. Vizzi, PharmD

Caroline E. Vizzi, PharmD

Specialty – Emergency Medicine

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell
Pharmacy Education:   Thomas Jefferson University College of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Temple University Hospital
PGY2 Emergency Medicine: University of Rochester Medical Center
Research/Professional Interests:  infectious disease, neurology, cardiology, toxicology
[email protected]

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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Department of Pharmacy

Amy L. Dzierba, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP, BCCCP
Outgoing Program Director, PGY2 Critical Care

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Department of Pharmacy

Justin Muir, PharmD, BCCCP
Incoming Program Director, PGY2 Critical Care