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Current Residents

Pharmacy Residency Class of 2015-2016

PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

Elizabeth Franco

 

Elizabeth M. Franco, PharmD

Email: elizabeth.franco@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Franco was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in May of 2015 and also completed the Longitudinal Clinical Experiential Program at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Her clinical areas of interest include critical care and cardiology. Additionally, Dr. Franco has an interest in teaching and plans to complete the University of Houston College of Pharmacy Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Program. Along with her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Franco is a member of the Residency Social Event Planning Subcommittee at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Her research project is focused on benzodiazepine vs. non-benzodiazepine based sedation and determining if there is a difference in duration of mechanical ventilation in the ICU. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, Dr. Franco plans to complete a PGY2 specialty residency. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a clinical position at a large academic medical center that is associated with a college of pharmacy with opportunities for patient care, teaching, and research.

Advisor: Karen Williams, PharmD

 


Leigh Gomez

 

Leigh Gomez, PharmD

Email: leigh.gomez@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Gomez was born in Wisconsin and raised in Illinois. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2015 from University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. Her practice areas of interest include emergency medicine and critical care. Additionally, Dr. Gomez has an interest in teaching and plans to complete the University of Houston College of Pharmacy Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Program. Dr. Gomez is a member of the Residency Applications Committee at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Her research project is focused on the association between the incidence of venous thromboembolism and body mass index classification. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, Dr. Gomez plans to complete a PGY2 specialty residency in critical care or emergency medicine. She hopes to obtain a clinical position at a large academic medical center with a level one trauma center and opportunities for patient care, teaching, and research.

Advisor: Jennifer Cortes, PharmD, BCPS

 


Stephanie Kuhl

 

Stephanie Kuhl, PharmD

Email: stephanie.kuhl@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Kuhl, born and raised in Friendswood, TX, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2014 from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and also completed the Longitudinal Clinical Experiential Program at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. She practiced as a clinical pharmacist in internal medicine at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center prior to beginning the PGY1 residency. Her practice areas of interest include critical care and cardiology. Additionally, Dr. Kuhl has an interest in teaching and plans to complete the University of Houston College of Pharmacy Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Program. Her research project is focused on the incidence of bleeding events with enoxaparin in patients with moderate renal impairment. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, Dr. Kuhl plans to further her training with a PGY2 specialty residency. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a clinical position at a large academic medical center with opportunities for patient care, teaching, and research.

Advisor: David Guervil, PharmD


Monica Lee

 

Monica Lee, PharmD

Email:  monica.lee@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Lee was born and raised in Katy, Texas. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in May of 2015. Her professional areas of interest include critical care, cardiology, and solid organ transplant. She also has interest in teaching and precepting, and intends on completing the University of Houston College of Pharmacy Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Program during her PGY1 year. Her research project this year is focused on the incidence and severity of paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity in traumatic brain injury patients. In addition to her patient care responsibilities, she is actively involved in the Texas Chapter Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Gulf Coast Society of Health System Pharmacists. Upon completion of her PGY1 year, she intends on pursing further postgraduate training through a specialty PGY2 residency position. Dr. Lee ultimately plans on obtaining a clinical position at a large, academic teaching facility where she can continue her career in patient care and teaching.

Advisor: Sara Schepcoff, PharmD, BCPS


Vijay Nayar

 

Vijay Nayar, PharmD

Email: vijay.nayar@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Nayar, born in Dallas, TX and raised in Jacksonville, FL, received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2015 from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. His practice areas of interest include pediatrics, infectious disease, and critical care. Additionally, Dr. Nayar has an interest in teaching and plans to complete the University of Houston College of Pharmacy Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Program. His research project is focused on assessing the risk of failure with oral therapy of the treatment of urinary tract infections in children. Upon completion of his PGY1 residency, Dr. Nayar plans to pursue a PGY2 specialty residency. Ultimately, he hopes to obtain a clinical position at a large academic medical center with opportunities for patient care, teaching, and research.

Advisor: Phillip Weeks, PharmD, BCPS

 


Minoosh Sobhanian

 

Minoosh Sobhanian, PharmD

Email: minoosh.sobhanian@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Sobhanian received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2015 from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and also completed the Longitudinal Clinical Experiential Program at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. Her practice areas of interest include solid organ transplant, critical care, and infectious disease. Additionally, Dr. Sobhanian has an interest in teaching and plans to complete the University of Houston College of Pharmacy Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Program. Her research project is focused on the risk factors for the development of venous thromboembolisms in neurocritical care patients. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, Dr. Sobhanian plans to complete a PGY2 specialty residency. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a clinical position at a large academic medical center that is associated with a college of pharmacy with opportunities for patient care, teaching, and research.

Advisor: Deanna McGregor, PharmD, BCPS

 

PGY2 Critical Care Residents

Michael Ha

 

Michael Ha, PharmD

Email: michael.ha@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Ha, born and raised in Milford, CT, received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2014 from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. He completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in June of 2015. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Ha is a member of ASHP, TSHP, and SCCM. His research project is focused on the validation of an electrolyte repletion protocol in patients undergoing therapeutic hypothermia. As a PGY1 resident, Dr. Ha completed the teaching certificate program through the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. Upon completion of his training, Dr. Ha plans to pursue a clinical position at an academic medical center with opportunities for patient care, teaching, and research.

 


Michelle Lee

 

Yeunju (Michelle) Lee, PharmD

Email: yeunju.lee@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Yeunju (Michelle) Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Houston, TX. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree in May of 2013 from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and also completed the Longitudinal Clinical Experiential Program at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy residency at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in June of 2014. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Lee is a member of ASHP, TSHP, SCCM and ACCP. Her research project is focused on the evaluation of screening tools for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) in mechanical circulatory support (MCS) patients. Dr. Lee completed the teaching certificate program through the University of Houston College of Pharmacy Teaching and Scholarship in Academia Program. Upon completion of her training, Dr. Lee plans to pursue a clinical position with opportunities for patient care, teaching and research.

 

PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident

Jessica Hoover

 

Jessica Hoover, PharmD

Email: jessica.hoover@memorialhermann.org

Dr. Hoover was born in Colorado Springs, CO and grew up traveling the world with her Air Force family. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2014 from Auburn University's Harrison School of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency at Bronson Methodist Hospital in June of 2015. Her research is focused on identifying risk factors for respiratory syncytial virus-associated lower respiratory illnesses in the pediatric population. As a PGY1 resident, Dr. Hoover completed the teaching certificate program through Ferris State University College of Pharmacy. Upon completion of her PGY2 training, Dr. Hoover plans to pursue a pediatric clinical position with opportunities for patient care, teaching and research.