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Current Residents

Pharmacy Residency Class of 2017-2018

PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

Wei Lai, PharmD

Wei Lai, PharmD

Email: Wei.Lai@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Lai was born in China, raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2017 from Mercer University College of Pharmacy. Her practice areas of interest include critical care, infectious disease, and internal medicine. Additionally, Dr. Lai has an interest in teaching and plans to complete the University of Houston College of Pharmacy Teaching and Scholarship Program. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Lai is a member of the PGY1 Application & Interview Committee. Her major project is focused on quality improvement of pain assessment and as needed pain medication administration in accordance with the new Joint Commission national pain standards. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, Dr. Lai plans to complete a specialized residency. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a clinical position at a large academic medical center that is associated with a college of pharmacy where she can combine patient care, teaching and research.

Advisor: Cecilia (Truc) Tran, PharmD


Helen Leung, PharmD

Helen Leung, PharmD

Email: Helen.Leung@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Leung, born and raised in San Francisco, California, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2017 from Touro University California. Her practice areas of interest include cardiology, infectious disease, and emergency medicine. Additionally, Dr. Leung has an interest in teaching and plans to complete the University Of Houston College Of Pharmacy Certificate Program in Teaching and Scholarship. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Leung is a member of the Social Committee. Her major project is focused on antibiotic use in pediatric patients with community acquired pneumonia. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, Dr. Leung plans to complete a specialized residency. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a clinical position at a large academic medical center that is associated with a college of pharmacy where she can combine patient care, teaching and research.

Advisor: Sara Schepcoff, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP


Steffany Nguyen, PharmD

Steffany Nguyen, PharmD

Email: Steffany.Nguyen@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Nguyen, born and raised in Houston, TX, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2017 from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Her practice areas of interest include cardiology, critical care, and pediatrics. Additionally, Dr. Nguyen has an interest in teaching and plans to complete the University of Houston College of Pharmacy Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Program. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Nguyen is a member of the PGY1 Application & Interview Committee. Her major project is focused on effective diabetes management in the post-heart transplant population. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, Dr. Nguyen plans to complete a specialized PGY2 residency. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a clinical position at an academic medical center that is associated with a college of pharmacy where she can combine patient care, teaching and research.

Advisor: Raksha Patel, PharmD, BCPS


Elizabeth Stephenson, PharmD

Elizabeth Stephenson, PharmD

Email: Elizabeth.Stephenson@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Stephenson was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2017 from the University of Louisiana – Monroe. Her practice areas of interest include emergency medicine, critical care, and nephrology. Additionally, Dr. Stephenson has an interest in teaching and plans to complete the University of Houston College of Pharmacy Teaching and Scholarship Program. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Stephenson is a member of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Pharmacists Association- Academy of Student Pharmacists as well as the Medication Safety Committee. Her major project is focused on quality improvement of Memorial Hermann’s sepsis alert criteria utilizing qSOFA guidelines. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, Dr. Stephenson plans to complete a specialized residency and pursue a clinical position. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a clinical position at a large academic medical center that is associated with a college of pharmacy where she can combine patient care, teaching, and research.

Advisor: Karen Williams, PharmD, BCPPS


Thomas Szymanski, PharmD

Thomas Szymanski, PharmD

Email: Thomas.Szymanski@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Szymanski, born and raised in Stafford Springs, CT, received his Doctor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Arts in French degrees in May of 2017 from the University of Rhode Island. His practice areas of interest include cardiology, especially left atrial appendage closure and anticoagulation, and academia. Additionally, Dr. Szymanski has an interest in teaching and plans to complete University of Houston College of Pharmacy Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Program. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Szymanski is a member of his institution’s Medication Safety Committee, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Practice Advancement and Advocacy Advisory Group, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy National Resident Advisory Committee. His major project is focused on the appropriate assessment of patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Upon completion of his PGY1 residency, Dr. Szymanski plans to complete a PGY2 cardiology residency. Ultimately, he hopes to practice as a cardiology clinical specialist before obtaining a clinical faculty position at a college of pharmacy.

Advisor: Brian Dinh, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP


Lance Wilson, PharmD

Lance Wilson, PharmD

Email: Lance.Wilson@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Wilson, born and raised in Orlando, Florida, received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2017 from the University of Florida. His practice areas of interest include solid organ transplant, internal medicine, and ambulatory care. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Wilson is a member of the social committee. His major project is focused on hypoglycemia control in post-transplant patients in the Transplant Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Upon completion of his PGY1 residency, Dr. Wilson plans to complete a specialized PGY2 residency. Ultimately, he hopes to obtain a clinical position at a large academic medical center that is associated with a college of pharmacy where he can combine patient care, teaching and research.

Advisor: Deanna Galvez, PharmD, BCPS

PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Resident

Meagan Doyle, PharmD

Meagan Doyle, PharmD

Email: Meagan.Doyle@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Doyle was born and raised in McCook, Nebraska, and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2016 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed her PGY1 residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis and is currently a PGY2 resident in cardiology. Additionally, she plans to complete the University of Houston College of Pharmacy teaching and scholarship program. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Doyle is a member of the resident advisory committee social subcommittee and several quality improvement committees. Her major project is focused on heparin dosing in percutaneous coronary intervention. Upon completion of her training, Dr. Doyle plans to pursue a clinical position at an academic medical center with opportunities for patient care and teaching.

Advisor: Phillip Weeks, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology

PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residents

Sara Kim, PharmD

Sara Kim, PharmD

Email: Sara.Kim@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Kim, born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2016 from the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 residency at Oklahoma State University Medical Center and is currently a PGY2 resident in critical care. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Kim is a member of the code committee team at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Her major project is focused on evaluating pre- and post- care of in-hospital cardiac arrests. Upon completion of her training, Dr. Kim plans to pursue a clinical position at a large academic medical center with opportunities for patient care, teaching, and research.

Advisor: Teresa Allison, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP


Vince Procopio, PharmD

Vince Procopio, PharmD

Email: Vincent.Procopio@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Procopio, born and raised in Shelby Twp, Michigan, received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2016 from the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Wayne State University. He completed his PGY1 residency at Henry Ford Hospital Detroit and is currently a PGY2 resident in critical care. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Procopio is a member of the hospital code committee, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the American Pharmacists Association. His major project is focused on in-hospital cardiac arrests. Dr. Procopio completed the postgraduate pharmacy teaching and learning curriculum program at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Wayne State University. Upon completion of his training, Dr. Procopio plans to pursue a clinical position at large academic medical center with opportunities for patient care, teaching, and research.

Advisor: Teresa Allison, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident

Megan Moore, PharmD

Megan Moore, PharmD

Email: Megan.Moore@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Moore, born and raised in St. Charles, IL, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2016 from University of Kentucky. She completed her PGY1 residency at Memorial Hermann Hospital - Texas Medical Center and is currently a PGY2 resident in pediatrics. Dr. Moore is a member of the social committee and medication safety and usage committee. Her major project is focused on the identification and treatment of pediatric ICU delirium. Dr. Moore completed the teaching certificate program at the University Of Houston College Of Pharmacy. Upon completion of her training, Dr. Moore plans to pursue a clinical and faculty position at a College of Pharmacy associated with a large academic medical center with opportunities for patient care, teaching, and research.

Advisor: Shannan Eades, PharmD, BCPPS