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Residency Program

PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership

The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) residency program is an accredited 24-month, full-time commitment, which combines traditional PGY1 pharmacy residency requirements with a PGY2 residency in HSPAL. The program enrolls one resident into the 24-month program each year.

Our residency program is designed to develop residents with solid clinical and administrative skills necessary for leaders in health-system pharmacy and various other health care environments. Through directed practical experience, this specialized residency is designed to develop expert skills and competencies in pharmacy practice leadership. This will be accomplished through a diverse offering of clinical, management, research, and teaching experiences. The program emphasizes the dynamic role of the pharmacy leader within a large, metropolitan, multi-campus hospital enterprise.

Residents have the opportunity to combine their residency program experiences with didactic coursework from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health to earn a Master of Health Administration. Residents choosing to integrate professional rotation experiences and projects with coursework will participate in this part-time management program, which is an evening course program geared toward health care professionals. Application to the MHA program is completed after the match.

Unique Opportunities

  • Choice to obtain a specialized Master of Health Administration from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Hands-on experience as administrator on-call for Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children’s, and Allen Hospitals
  • Longitudinal experience in human resources, clinical management, and procurement
  • Two-year major project consistent with the strategic goals of the Pharmacy Department and NYP Enterprise at large
  • Leadership Pearl presentations to engage management in evidenced-based leadership resources to their respective areas
  • Teaching Certificate option with a School of Pharmacy

The program consists of exposure to varying administrative specialties through required and elective rotations. Residents may complete rotations across the various sites, as preceptor availability permits.

PGY2 Required Rotations (5 Weeks)

  • Advanced Leadership
  • Advanced Operations
  • Business/Finance
  • Informatics I
  • Medical Safety I
  • Regulatory I

PGY2 Elective Rotations (5 weeks)

  • Data Analytics
  • Formulary Management
  • Hematology/Oncology Operations
  • Informatics II
  • Medication Safety II
  • Pediatrics Operations
  • Policy Management
  • Regulatory II
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Sterile Compounding
  • Supply Chain

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

Our Team

  • Steven Benkert, PharmD
  • Kaustubh Bhatt, PharmD, MBA
  • Nhan Cho, PharmD  
  • Ijeoma Ekeocha, PharmD
  • Leigh Efird, PharmD, BCPS, MPH
  • Jorie Frasiolas, PharmD, BCPS
  • Ellen Germain, PharmD, MBA, CPPS
  • Mary Giouroukakis, PharmD, MBA
  • Lindsay Hovestreydt, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
  • Eileen Hunt, PharmD
  • Cindy Ippoliti, PharmD
  • Hetal May, PharmD, BCOP
  • Viha Patel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS
  • Morton Shaw, RPh
  • Steven Stettner, PharmD
  • Andrew Tong, PharmD

  • Mohak Dave, PharmD
  • Alan Hui, PharmD, BCPS
  • Kenya Jones, PharmD
  • Jeong-Eun Kim, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCPPS
  • Jimmy Lam, MS, RPh
  • Audrey Littlefield, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
  • Paul Ononaji, PharmD
  • Vickie Powell, BS, PharmD, MS, FASHP
  • Mina Rofail, PharmD, BCPS
  • Kevin Scott, PharmD
  • Faisal Sultan, PharmD
  • Katherine Yang, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Compensation and Benefits

Residents earn an annual stipend of $50,000 during PGY1 and $53,000 during PGY2. 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.

To Apply

For more information on the requirements for submitting an application to our program, please visit our To Apply page. Additional application material for the Master of Health Administration can be found at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Contact Us

Ellen Germain, PharmD, MBA, CPPS

Program Director, PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Department of Pharmacy