Residency Program

Pharmacy

Residency Program

PGY2 Infectious Diseases

The pharmacy residency in infectious diseases builds on experiences gained in the PGY1 year and is designed to provide a well-rounded experience leading to the development of expert knowledge, skills, and clinical leadership in the practice of infectious diseases pharmacy. This 12-month program offers training opportunities through a variety of clinical rotations and interactions with multidisciplinary healthcare teams. Designated as an Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence, the antimicrobial stewardship program provides high quality care through numerous approaches aimed at improving antimicrobial use and patient outcomes including prior approvals, prospective audit and feedback, integration of rapid diagnostics, pharmacodynamic dose optimization, medical provider education, and over 35 antimicrobial use clinical guidelines. We offer a flexible program that focuses on the goals of the resident, but is intended to provide clinical, research, and teaching experience. Graduates of the program should be prepared to pursue employment as an infectious disease/antimicrobial stewardship pharmacotherapy clinical specialist in the acute care setting.

Rotations

The program emphasizes clinical practice with required rotations in the following:

  • Clinical microbiology
  • Adult infectious diseases consult service (3 rotations)
  • Antimicrobial stewardship (2 rotations and a longitudinal experience)
  • Transplant infectious diseases
  • Critical care
  • Infectious diseases ambulatory clinic

Elective rotation opportunities include the following:

  • Pediatric infectious diseases consult service
  • Inpatient HIV
  • Hematology/oncology/stem cell transplant
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Additional adult infectious diseases consult service or transplant infectious diseases experience

Completion of a medication usage evaluation (MUE) and research project and participation in the Anti-Infective Subcommittee is also required. The resident will develop teaching skills by providing presentations to pharmacy staff and other health care providers, including infectious disease attendings and fellows, precepting PGY1 residents and pharmacy students, leading case-based clinical discussions, and critically evaluating literature.

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

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

PGY2 infectious disease resident work on-site every third weekend. Resident responsibilities include therapeutic drug monitoring/PK and alert monitoring, patient care rounds, and antimicrobial stewardship.

To Apply

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

OUR TEAM

Infectious Diseases


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Christine Kubin, PharmD, BCPS-AQID, BCIDP

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Infectious Diseases

Residency Program Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: James J. Peter VA Medical Center (Bronx VA)
Research/Professional Interests: Epidemiology and treatment of multidrug-resistant gram-negative organisms, PK/PD of antimicrobials, antimicrobial use and impact on resistance, infections in immunocompromised hosts
[email protected]

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Jennifer Cheng, PharmD, BCIDP

Clinical Pharmacy Manager – Infectious Diseases

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Hackensack University Medical Center
PGY2 Infectious Diseases: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Pediatric infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, infections in immunocompromised hosts, HIV management
[email protected]

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Nicholas Demenagas, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Manager – Infectious Diseases

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: St Peter's Hospital
PGY2 Infectious Diseases: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Treatment of multi-drug resistant gram-negative infections, antimicrobial stewardship outcomes, beta-lactam allergies
[email protected]

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Angela Loo, PharmD, BCPS-AQID, BCIDP

Clinical Pharmacy Manager – Infectious Diseases

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
PGY2 Infectious Diseases: Midwestern University/ Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Antimicrobial stewardship, multidrug-resistant gram-negative and gram-positive organisms, pharmacokinetics
[email protected]

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Shawn Mazur, PharmD, BCIDP

Clinical Pharmacy Manager – Infectious Diseases

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Regis University Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions School of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: UCSF Medical Center
PGY2 Infectious Diseases: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Antimicrobial stewardship, multidrug-resistant gram-negative organisms, pharmacokinetics, pharmacy service models, clinical pharmacy services
[email protected]

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Monica Mehta, PharmD, MPH, BCIDP

Clinical Pharmacy Manager – Infectious Diseases

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: The University of Texas at Austin - College of Pharmacy (PHR)
Post Graduate Training:
PGY2 Infectious Diseases: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Healthcare disparities, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Treatment of Staphylococcus aureus, Treatment of MDR gram negatives, Beta-lactam allergies, Access to medicines
[email protected]

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Brian Nelson, PharmD, BCIDP

Clinical Pharmacy Manager – Infectious Diseases

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Mercer University College of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: UC San Diego Health System
PGY2 Infectious Diseases: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Treatment of resistant gram-negative organisms, antimicrobial stewardship, hospital antibiogram, trends in antibiotic resistance, and topical antifungals.
[email protected]

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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Department of Pharmacy

Christine J. Kubin, PharmD, BCPS-AQID, BCIDP
Program Director, PGY2 Infectious Diseases