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PGY2 Solid Organ Transplantation

The pharmacy residency in Solid Organ Transplantation is offered to candidates who desire to advance their knowledge and skills in solid organ transplant pharmacotherapy. This 12-month residency program 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 solid organ transplant pharmacy. Upon completion of the program the resident is expected to demonstrate competency in the area of solid organ transplant pharmacy practice, written and oral communication, and transplant research.

We offer a flexible program that focuses on the goals of each resident but is intended to provide a comprehensive clinical, research, and teaching experience.

Along with excellence in clinical care, NewYork-Presbyterian is committed to the ongoing progress of transplantation through rigorous scientific research. Additional learning experiences include the completion of a research project, a medication use evaluation, and learning to analyze data using statistical software. Residents also participate in activities of the Solid Organ Transplant Formulary and Therapeutics subcommittee. The resident will develop teaching skills by providing in-service presentations to pharmacy staff and other health care providers, precepting PGY1 residents and pharmacy students, leading case-based clinical discussions, and critically evaluating literature

Required Rotations (5 weeks)

  • Kidney transplantation (CUIMC)
  • Kidney transplantation (WC)
  • Liver transplantation
  • Heart transplantation
  • Lung transplantation
  • Pediatric transplantation
  • Ambulatory care clinic (kidney/liver/lung or heart transplant)

Elective Rotations (5 weeks; 2 elective rotations)

  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Transplant infectious diseases
  • Surgical intensive care unit
  • Cardiothoracic intensive care unit
  • Repeat of core rotation

Our Team

  • David Salerno, PharmD, BCPS
  • Anastasia Anamisis, PharmD, BCPS
  • Danielle Kovač, PharmD
  • Douglas Jennings, Pharm.D., FACC, FAHA, FCCP, FHFSA, BCPS
  • Esther Liu, PharmD, BCPS
  • Heather Corbo, PharmD, BCPS
  • Jason Choe, PharmD
  • Jenna Scheffert, PharmD, BCPS
  • (Jennifer) Hanna Lee, PharmD, BCPS
  • Jessica Hedvat, PharmD
  • Justin Chen, PharmD, BCPS
  • Nicholas Lange, PharmD, BCPS

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 SOT pharmacy residents work on-site in the pharmacy satellite that services the transplant unit and a decentralized area on the transplant floor at the Weill Cornell Medical Center campus every third weekend. The resident also provides discharge patient education and follows up on clinical items signed out by preceptors.

To Apply

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

Contact Us


David Salerno, PharmD, BCPS

Program Director, PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Department of Pharmacy