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Current Residents

Pharmacy Residency Class of 2018-2019

PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

Phillip Cook, PharmD

Phillip Cook, PharmD

Email: Phillip Cook@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Cook, born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2018 from Belmont University. His practice areas of interest include cardiology, internal medicine, and critical care. Additionally, Dr. Cook has an interest in teaching and plans to complete the Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Program through the University of Houston. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Cook is also a member of the Pain Stewardship Committee. His research project is focused improving the medication reconciliation process following cardiac surgery. Upon completion of his PGY1 residency, Dr. Cook plans to pursue a clinical position in internal medicine or complete a specialized residency in cardiology. Ultimately, he hopes to obtain a clinical position in an area of passion with the opportunity combine patient care with the opportunity to precept future pharmacists.

Advisor: Teri Ogg, PharmD, BCPS


Ada Selina Jutba, PharmD

Ada Selina Jutba, PharmD

Email: AdaSelina.Jutba@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Jutba, born in the Philippines and raised in Lake Worth, Florida, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2018 from the University of Florida. Her practice areas of interest include critical care and solid organ transplant. Additionally, Dr. Jutba 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. Jutba is a member of the PGY1 Application & Interview Committee and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Her research project is focused on immunization tracking in cardiothoracic transplant patients. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, Dr. Jutba plans to complete a PGY2 critical care residency. Ultimately, she hopes to become a critical care clinical specialist at a large academic medical center and eventually obtain a faculty position at a college of pharmacy.

Advisor: Elaine Chow, PharmD, BCPS, CDE


Gregory Pon, PharmD

Gregory Pon, PharmD

Email: Gregory.Pon@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Pon, born and raised in Sacramento, California received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2018 from Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. His practice areas of interest include emergency medicine and critical care. Additionally, Dr. Pon has an interest in teaching and plans to complete the University of Houston Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Program. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Pon is a member of the antimicrobial stewardship committee. His research project is focused on evaluating the dosing of IV diltiazem in emergency department patients with atrial fibrillation or flutter. Upon completion of his PGY1 residency, Dr. Pon plans to complete a specialized residency in critical care. Ultimately, he hopes to obtain a clinical position at an academic medical center with opportunities for patient care, teaching, and research.

Advisor: Brittany Pelsue, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP


Genene Alexis Wilson, PharmD

Genene Alexis Wilson, PharmD

Email: Genene.Wilson@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Wilson, born and raised in La Vernia, TX, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2018 from University of the Incarnate Word – Feik School of Pharmacy. Her practice areas of interest include critical care and pediatrics. Additionally, Dr. Wilson has an interest in teaching and plans to complete Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Program through University of Houston College of Pharmacy. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Wilson is a member of the residency social committee. Her research project is focused on complying with The Joint Commission and CMS medication management standards by avoiding antipyretic medication orders with duplicate indications. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, Dr. Wilson, plans to complete a specialized residency in critical care. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a clinical specialist position at a large academic medical center.

Advisor: Minoosh Sobhanian, PharmD, BCPS


Emma Winstead, PharmD

Emma Winstead, PharmD

Email: Emma.Winstead@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Winstead, born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2018 from Drake University College of Pharmacy. Her practice areas of interest include critical care, cardiology, infectious disease, and oncology. Additionally, Dr. Winstead has an interest in teaching and plans to complete the Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Program at the University of Houston. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Winstead is a member of the Applications/Recruiting Committee at Memorial Hermann. Her research project is focused on P2Y12 inhibitor choice based on clinical and socioeconomic patient factors for dual antiplatelet therapy after PCI procedure. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, Dr. Winstead plans to complete a specialized residency (PGY2) in one of her areas of interest. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a clinical position at an academic medical center or teaching hospital that is associated with a college of pharmacy and a residency program where she can combine patient care, teaching and research.

Advisor: Hillary Orr, PharmD


Andrei Zidaru, PharmD

Andrei Zidaru, PharmD

Email: Andrei.Zidaru@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Zidaru was born in Bucharest, Romania, raised in Louisiana and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2018 from University of Houston College of Pharmacy. His practice areas of interest include Infectious Disease and Cardiology. Additionally, Dr. Zidaru has an interest in teaching and plans to complete the University of Houston College of Pharmacy Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Program (TSAP). In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Zidaru is a member of his institution’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee. His major project is focused on quality improvement of Memorial Hermann’s first-dose antibiotic verification work process. Upon completion of his PGY1 residency, Dr. Zidaru, plans to complete a specialized 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: Melanie Madorsky, PharmD, BCPS

PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Resident

Thomas Szymanski, PharmD

Thomas Szymanski, PharmD

Email: Thomas.Szymanski@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Szymanski, born and raised in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, received his Doctor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Arts in French degrees in May of 2017 from the University of Rhode Island. He completed his PGY1 residency at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center and is currently the PGY2 resident in cardiology. His practice areas of interest in cardiology include arrhythmias, heart failure, and congenital cardiology. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Szymanski is a member of the ASHP Legislative Affairs Advisory Group and the ACCP Cardiology PRN Student & Resident Committee. Dr. Szymanski has completed the University of Houston College of Pharmacy Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Program. His research project is focused on the effect of lower INR goals on thrombotic and hemorrhagic complications in patients with LVADs. Upon completion of his training, Dr. Szymanski hopes to practice as a cardiology clinical specialist before obtaining a clinical faculty position at a college of pharmacy.

Advisor: Phillip Weeks, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology

PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residents

Peter Nguyen, PharmD

Peter Nguyen, PharmD

Email: Peter.Nguyen2@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Nguyen, born and raised in Westminster, California, received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2017 from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. He completed his PGY1 residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL and is currently a PGY2 resident in Critical Care. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Nguyen is a member of the hospital Variance Committee, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. His research project is focused on clinical outcomes associated with sodium bicarbonate administration during in-hospital cardiac arrests. Dr. Nguyen completed the Teaching and Learning Certificate Program at Loyola University Medical Center. Upon completion of his training, Dr. Nguyen plans to pursue a clinical position at an academic medical center with opportunities for patient care, teaching, and research.

Advisor: Teresa Allison, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP


Mina Phlamon, PharmD

Mina Phlamon, PharmD

Email: Mina.Phlamon@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Phlamon, born and raised in Queens, New York, received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in June of 2017 from South College School of Pharmacy. He completed his PGY1 residency at The University of Toledo Medical Center and is currently a PGY2 resident in Critical Care. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Phlamon is a member of the Variance Review Committee and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.His research project is focused on outcomes related to time to epinephrine administration during cardiac arrest. Dr. Phlamon completed the Residency Teaching and Learning Curriculum Program at The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Upon completion of his training, Dr. Phlamon 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

PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident

Alexandra B. Ferrante, PharmD

Alexandra B. Ferrante, PharmD

Email: Alexandra.Ferrante@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Ferrante, born and raised in Campbellsville, KY received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2017 from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 residency at Norton Children’s Hospital and is currently a PGY2 resident in pediatrics. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Ferrante is a member of the Vizient Pediatric Council. Her research project is focused on post-operative antibiotic selection in pediatric appendicitis. Dr. Ferrante completed the teaching certificate program at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy. Upon completion of her training, Dr. Ferrante plans to pursue a position as a pediatric clinical pharmacist at an academic medical center with opportunities for patient care, teaching, and research.

Advisor: Shannan Eades, PharmD, BCPPS