Residency Program

Pharmacy

Residency Program

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

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.

OUR TEAM

Solid Organ Transplant


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David Salerno, PharmD, BCPS, BCTXP

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Liver Transplantation

Residency Program Director, PGY2 Solid Organ Transplantation

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Hackensack University Medical Center
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplantation: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Immunosuppression, pharmacokinetics, anticoagulation, drug-drug interactions
[email protected]

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Anastasia Anamisis, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Solid Organ Transplantation

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplantation: University of Cincinatti Medical Center
Research/Professional Interests: Immunosuppression, infection prophylaxis, anticoagulation, Telehealth/ambulatory care
[email protected]

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Justin Chen, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Pharmacy Education: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Research/Professional Interests: Immunosuppression, pharmacokinetics, anticoagulation
[email protected]

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Jason Choe, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Heart Transplantation

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplantation: Temple University Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Immunosuppression, anticoagulation, infection prophylaxis
[email protected]

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Heather Corbo, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Pharmacy Education: Mercer University College of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant: Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Research/Professional Interests: Pediatric transplantation, heart failure, anticoagulation, immunosuppression, adolescent medication adherence
[email protected]

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Jessica Hedvat, PharmD, BCTXP

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation

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 Solid Organ Transplantation: The Mount Sinai Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Immunosuppression, pharmacokinetics, anticoagulation, infectious outcomes, quality improvement
[email protected]

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Douglas Jennings, PharmD, FACC, FCCP, FAHA, FHFSA, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Heart Transplantation

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplantation: Henry Ford Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Gut microbiome and impact on tacrolimus metabolism; the use of cystatin C post heart transplant surgery, the impact of heart failure therapies on rates of GI bleeding in LVAD recipients
[email protected]

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Danielle Kovač, PharmD, BCTXP

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Liver Transplantation

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Emory University Hospital
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplantation: Emory University Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Immunosuppression, quality improvement, transplant associated infections
[email protected]

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Nicholas Lange, PharmD, BCTXP

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplantation: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Immunosuppression, pharmacokinetics, infections in solid organ transplant recipients
[email protected]

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Hanna (Jennifer) Lee, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: The Mount Sinai Hospital
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplantation: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Immunosuppression, transplant associated infections, infection prophylaxis
[email protected]

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Esther C Liu, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Tampa General Hospital
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplantation: Tampa General Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Immunosuppression, opportunistic infections, transitions of care, ambulatory care
[email protected]

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Jenna Scheffert, PharmD, BCPS, BCTXP

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Lung Transplantation

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia Irving Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant: Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Research/Professional Interests: Infectious Outcomes, CMV, Resistant CMV, Quality Improvement, Mindfulness in the workplace, Leadership
[email protected]

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Tara Shertel, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacy Manager - Heart Transplantation

Primary Campus: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Pharmacy Education: Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Post Graduate Training:
PGY1: Hackensack University Medical Center
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplantation: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Research/Professional Interests: Immunosuppression, Resistant CMV, Hepatitis C
[email protected]

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Department of Pharmacy

David Salerno, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director, PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant