St. Joseph Campus Pharmacy Residency Program - Ascension Wisconsin

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Pharmacy Residency at St. Joseph

The Pharmacy Residency Program is headquartered at Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus with resident training also conducted at another nearby hospital campus, Elmbrook Memorial, and an oncology infusion center. All three sites utilize the same electronic medical record, formulary and clinical service protocols. Residents have the opportunity to train at three facilities to gain exposure to specialty patient populations and unique site-specific pharmacy services. Drawing upon two hospitals and our partnership with Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, each St. Joseph resident receives an individualized schedule targeted to achieve his or her personal goals and set the foundation for a rewarding career as a clinical pharmacist.


Purpose

The PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Residency Mission

The Pharmacy Residency Program at Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus aims to develop pharmacists who are competent, confident and compassionate practitioners. They will function as effective members of the health care team with the ultimate goal of providing optimal pharmaceutical care to patients. These pharmacists will possess the knowledge and experience required to be proficient in appropriate medication use. They will develop and practice effective written and verbal communication skills and become valuable educators of health care professionals, patients, students, and the community. Residency graduates will demonstrate time management and independent thinking skills that will make them leaders within their practice settings and within the profession.

Overview

Residency Training Sites

St. Joseph Pharmacy Department

The Department of Pharmacy is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Decentralized services are provided through unit-based pharmacy teams and the main pharmacy. Clinical and distributive services are provided by over 15 full-time, unit-based pharmacists.

Decentralized Care Units
  • Adult Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Outpatient Oncology
Clinical Pharmacy Services
  • Pharmacokinetic Dosing and Monitoring
    • Aminoglycosides
    • Argatroban
    • Fosphenytoin/Phenytoin
    • Heparin
    • Vancomycin
    • Warfarin
  • Renal Dosing Adjustments
  • IV to PO Conversions
  • Antibiotic Stewardship Program
  • Therapeutic Interchange Program
  • Response to Medical Emergencies
  • Toxicology Consultation
  • Multidose Medication Dispensing for Discharge
  • Medical Teaching Team Patient Care Rounds
  • ICU Patient Care Rounds
  • Nurse In-services
  • Drug Information
  • Insulin Initiation Program
  • Culture Call Back
  • Collaborative Practice Agreement for Treatment of STIs
  • Bedside Disease State Education
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Angioedema & Anaphylaxis

Expectations

The Pharmacy Residency Program at Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus has set expectations, including required rotations and elective opportunities.

These are expectations that are to be completed during the residency year:

  • Licensure in the state of Wisconsin within 90 days of start date
  • Conduct a year-long project related to the practice of pharmacy
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification
  • Resident attendance at every cardiac/respiratory arrest while on site
  • Attendance at Milwaukee City-Wide Residency Conferences
  • Attendance and presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Attendance and presentation at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
  • Serve as a preceptor for IPPE and APPE students

Required Rotations

  • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neonatal Intensive Care or Women's Health
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Research Project (longitudinal rotation)
  • Academia (longitudinal rotation)

Sample Rotation Schedules

Elective Opportunities

  • Cardiology/General Medicine
  • Critical Care II
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Medication Safety
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Oncology (Ambulatory)
  • Women's Health

Additional Information

Staffing

  • Two residents staff at Elmbrook Memorial Campus every other weekend (no evenings).
    View a sample staffing schedule.
  • Six residents staff at St. Joseph Campus every third Friday evening and every third weekend.
    View a sample staffing schedule.
  • Each resident will also provide evening coverage of the Central Pharmacy from 15:00-19:00 once every two weeks.

Number of Positions

Eight PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

Salary

Approximately $48,000

Application

To apply to the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Pharmacy Residency Program, please read the application requirements and follow the application process.

Application Requirements (via PhORCAS)

  • Letter of Intent
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae with list of all APPE rotations and preceptors
  • School/College of Pharmacy Transcripts
    Students applying from a School or College of Pharmacy which grants pass/fail grades must submit an official document (signed, hard copy) from their respective Dean or Assistant Dean of Pharmacy stating the student’s rank within the pharmacy class.
  • Supplemental Questions
    *Must be uploaded to PhORCAS
  • PhORCAS Application

Program Identification

  • ASHP AccreditedASHP Code: 45601
  • National Matching Services Code: 182913

Deadline

All application materials must be submitted via PhORCAS no later than Jan. 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST.

Residents

View current and past Pharmacy Residency Program residents at St. Joseph by selecting a name below.

Xue Chen, PharmD (R49)

Dr. Xue Chen was born in Fujian, China and moved to the U.S. as a child. She grew up in Saint Robert, Missouri and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Her current clinical interests include cardiology, critical care and infectious diseases. She looks forward to collaborating with an interdisciplinary team, precepting pharmacy students and conducting research. Following residency, Xue hopes to practice in a hospital with opportunities to serve the underserved.

In her spare time, Xue enjoys trying new food, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

John Day, PharmD (R50)

Dr. John Day, originally from Milwaukee, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in 2013. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy at Chicago College of Pharmacy at Midwestern University in 2017. John’s areas of interest in pharmacy are internal medicine, cardiology and infectious disease. He is very motivated to work as part of a healthcare team to provide the best patient care and to educate the upcoming classes in pharmacy school. After his PGY1 year, he is planning on either pursuing a PGY2 or finding a clinical pharmacist position in the inpatient setting.

In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, watching English Premier League soccer, brewing beer, and reading.

Sydney Gaffin, PharmD (R51)

Dr. Sydney Gaffin, originally from Phoenix, completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at Regis University in Denver in 2017. Her current pharmacy interests include internal medicine, ambulatory care and women’s health. Throughout her residency year, she is excited to not only explore these interests, but to precept IPPE and APPE students as well. After completing her PGY1, she is interested in possibly pursuing a PGY2 in one of the previously mentioned areas.

Sydney enjoys hiking, watching movies, and attending sporting events. She also enjoys spending as much time with friends and family as possible. She is excited to explore Milwaukee and all it has to offer.

Adam Hartley, PharmD (R52)

Dr. Adam Hartley, originally from Crystal Lake, Ill., earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in integrative biology and his Doctor of Pharmacy from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Ill. in 2017. His current pharmacy interests include emergency medicine, critical care, and infectious disease. Adam greatly looks forward to honing his educational capabilities by acting as preceptor for IPPE and APPE students rotating through St. Joseph and acquiring a teaching certificate from Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.

In his free time, Adam enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. He is an avid hockey player, skier, and home renovation weekend warrior.

Bridget Manning, PharmD (R53)

Dr. Bridget Manning is from Milwaukee and received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Midwestern University - Chicago College of Pharmacy in 2017. Bridget’s pharmacy interests include pediatrics, women’s health, and emergency medicine, but she is looking forward to exploring the other clinical practice opportunities offered at St. Joseph. She is excited to expand her clinical knowledge, work on her yearlong project, and precept students this year. After her PGY1 year, Bridget plans to either pursue a PGY2 or begin working as a clinical pharmacist in a hospital setting.

In her free time, Bridget enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, hosting game nights, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.

Yan Mao, PharmD (R54)

Dr. Yan Mao, originally from Liaoning, China, received her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry in 2012 and Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2016 from University of Illinois at Chicago. Her clinical interest includes infectious disease, cardiology and pediatrics. Throughout her year at St. Joseph, she looks forward to working with interdisciplinary teams, precepting students and conducting research during her PGY1 residency.

In her free time, Yan enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, cleaning and drinking tea.

Bob Pang, PharmD (R55)

Dr. Bob Pang, originally from Sunnyvale, Calif., received his Bachelor of Arts in molecular and cellular biology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011 and his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 2017. His areas of interest include critical care and informatics. Bob looks forward to expanding into new clinical areas, precepting students, and conducting research during his PGY1 residency. Following this year, he plans on pursuing a PGY2 in informatics.

In his free time, Bob enjoys wandering around Milwaukee soaking in all the city has to offer. He also enjoys reading science fiction, listening to electronica, and playing board games.

Ryan Stormont, PharmD (R56)

Dr. Ryan Stormont is originally from Oklahoma City, Okla. He earned his Bachelor of Science in 2005 from Oklahoma City University in biochemistry. After completing his Masters of Science in physiology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, he moved to Omaha, Neb. He began pharmacy school in 2012 at Creighton University. While in pharmacy school, Ryan worked as a cardiac pharmacy research intern. His current clinical interests are infectious disease, critical care, and emergency medicine. He's excited to explore other practice areas and is looking forward to working with pharmacists, physicians and nurses. Ryan plans to pursue a PGY2 in one of his clinical interests.

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and son, exploring Milwaukee, martial arts, physical activities, and trying new food.

Past Residents

  • 2004-2005
    R1: Lindsay Dunnum
    R2: Sachi Rasmussen
  • 2005-2006
    R3: Kirk Eckhoff
    R4: Mary Jo Jablonski
  • 2006-2007
    R5: Megan Farley
  • 2007-2008
    R6: Kari Dabbert
    R7: Nishil Patel
  • 2008-2009
    R8: Maren Johnson
    R9: Ann Kooping
  • 2009-2010
    R10: Jessica Oseguera
    R11: Dax Rice
  • 2010-2011
    R12: Zankhana Patel
    R13: Ryan Vanderkin
  • 2011-2012
    R14: Anne Polzin
    R15: Andrew Ticcioni
  • 2012-2013
    R16: Ashley Davich-Reynolds
    R17: Maeghan Hilliard
    R18: Ghazal Mehrdad
    R19: Evan Petrie
  • 2013-2014
    R21: Justin Graff
    R22: Luke Hvass
    R23: James Larson
    R24: Benjamin Scott
    R25: Fatema Yusufali
    R26: Yanjie Zou
  • 2014-2015
    R27: Anthony Albiani
    R28: Noelle Kwan
    R29: Daniel Litzenberg
    R30: Parth Patel
    R31: Kyle Piscitello
    R32: Masooma Razvi

  • 2015-2016
    R33: Thomas Baumann
    R34: Biniam Berhane
    R35: Annette Drobac
    R36: Sarah Niemi
    R37: Elizabeth Radloff
    R38: Tanya Schmidt
    R39: Matthew Song
    R40: Michael Van Sistine

  • 2016-2017

    R41: Eric Augustin
    R42: Lauren Cope
    R43: Kaity Erickson
    R44: Taylor Mancuso
    R45: Roshni Patel
    R46: Abbie Schauble
    R47: Mingyao Yang
    R48: Angela Zivkovic

If you are a graduate of the Pharmacy Residency Program, please update your current contact information.

Preceptors

View current Pharmacy Residency Program preceptors at St. Joseph by selecting a name below.

Anthony Albiani, PharmD

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Cara L. Burditt, PharmD, BCOP

Cara L. Burditt, PharmD, BCOP is a hematology oncology clinical pharmacist at St. Joseph Campus in Milwaukee. She earned her PharmD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY2 Hemotology/Oncology Pharmacy Residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Cara came to Wheaton in August 2013, and in her current position provides ambulatory and acute care oncology pharmacy services. She serves as a preceptor for the ambulatory care oncology rotation for PGY1 pharmacy residents and students, and she's a member of Wheaton's Southeast Wisconsin P&T Oncology Subcommittee that is working to improve and standardize oncology practices and care.

Since fall of 2014, Cara has served as a subject matter expert on the Beacon Oncology and Protocol weekly workgroups to provide oncology pharmacy input during EPIC and Beacon implementation. She also serves as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Concordia University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. In that role, she teaches and coordinates oncology content for the pharmacotherapy coursework and teaches on oncology elective course. Her professional interests include direct patient care, medication safety, didactic and clinical teaching.

Outside of work, Cara enjoys being active outdoors, traveling and cooking.

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Diane M. Erdman, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, CPPS, BCACP

Diane M. Erdman, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, CPPS, BCACP received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Pharmacy and completed a specialty residency in primary care at the University of Oklahoma College Of Pharmacy in Oklahoma City. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy and ambulatory care, is a certified diabetes educator and a certified professional in patient safety.
Diane started her clinical pharmacy career after residency at Grady Health System in Atlanta and then took a position at the Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic at Fort McPherson as the only clinical pharmacy specialist. There her practice included disease statement management, initiating diabetes classes and anticoagulation clinic, medication safety, and formulary management. In 2005, Diane joined Kaiser Permanente-Georgia in Atlanta as a clinical pharmacy specialist providing diabetes, hypertension and lipid management and became a clinical pharmacy manager with oversight of the CKD, ID, Hepatitis C, oncology and acute care pharmacy services in 2008. She also served as the residency program director for the PGY1 Managed Care and PGY2 Ambulatory Care programs from 2007-2015.

In February 2015, Diane joined St. Joseph Campus in Milwaukee as the pharmacy clinical manager and residency program director for the PGY1 residency program. Her practice interests include diabetes management, medication safety and quality improvement. She is a member of a number of professional organizations and serves as a clinician surveyor for ASHP PGY1 Managed Care and PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency accreditation surveys.

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Nadir Hinnawi, PharmD, BCCCP

Nadir Hinnawi, PharmD, BCCCP, earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2007. He worked as a clinical pharmacist at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee for approximately three years. At St. Luke’s his primary focus was on providing inpatient clinical pharmacy services to both intensive care units (cardiac, medical respiratory, surgical and neuro ICU) and cardiac step-down units.

Currently, Nadir has been employed at St. Joseph for over five years as the lead ICU preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents. He continues to serve as a clinical instructor for both IPPE and APPE students.

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Julia Ihlenfeldt, RPh

Julia Ihlenfeldt, RPh earned a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1980. She has spent her career in hospital settings, arriving at St. Joseph in 1986. In 1987, Julia helped initiate a pharmacy service in their Level III NICU, where she continues to take the lead in updating practices and maintaining training and reference resources.

Julia acts as the primary NICU PGY1 preceptor as well as precepting IPPE and APPE students from several different schools. She has represented the pharmacy on committees that have included the NICU and the Labor and Delivery Multipractice Committees, among others. In addition, she serves as secondary manager for oncology trials as well as department co-scheduler, where she proposed and implemented a flexible scheduling plan for inpatient pharmacists. Julia is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin.

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Betsy Karli, PharmD, BCCCP

Betsy Karli, PharmD, BCCCP, earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from South Dakota State University in 2013. She completed a PGY1 residency and a PGY2 residency in critical care at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls.

She also is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin.

Outside of work Betsy enjoys running, golfing and reading.

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Jonathan Koehler, PharmD

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Pharmacy in 2009, Jonathan Koehler, PharmD began his career at St. Joseph Campus in the outpatient pharmacy. There he implemented a medication therapy management program. Jon's current role is in transition of care as the hospital's discharge pharmacist. He continues to supervise the outpatient MTM program and provides comprehensive medication reviews to discharge and outpatient pharmacy patients.

Jon's areas of interest include impact of socioeconomic status on patient care, evidenced-based communication skills and comprehensive medication reviews. He's involved in the 30-day readmission and diabetes resource teams at St. Joseph and is an active member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative. He's also active in the community and works as a volunteer pharmacist at the Bread of Healing free clinics.

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Rahim Mohammadali, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Rahim Mohammadali, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010. He then went on to complete both a PGY1 residency and a PGY2 residency in critical care at the University of Chicago.

Currently, Rahim is a clinical pharmacist at St. Joseph and serves as one of the preceptors for the critical care rotation. He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

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Robert Mueller, PharmD, BCPS

Robert Mueller, PharmD, BCPS earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Portuguese studies from the University of Minnesota in 2008, and a PharmD from the University of Minnesota in 2012. He completed a PGY1 residency at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee in 2013.

Robert is currently an assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy where he is the course coordinator for a Pharmacy Spanish elective as well as IPPE-4, teaches in the Pharmacotherapy and Applied Patient Care series, and helps coordinate preceptor development efforts. Robert has served as a clinical pharmacist and preceptor on the internal medicine/general surgery floor of St. Joseph since 2013. He is a member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and Greater-Milwaukee College of Clinical Pharmacy where he is the chair of the education committee. His interests include preceptor development, scholarship of teaching and learning, and transitions of care.

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Elizabeth Papa, PharmD, CPPS

Elizabeth Papa, PharmD, CPPS, earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Thomas Jefferson University in 2014. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ and a PGY2 Medication Use Safety Residency at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

In July 2016, Elizabeth joined St. Joseph as the medication safety pharmacist and serves as preceptor for the medication safety rotation for PGY1 pharmacy residents and APPE students. She is a member of the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and Greater Milwaukee College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Kyle Piscitello, PharmD

Kyle J. Piscitello, PharmD received his PharmD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus in 2015 and a PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacy residency at UnityPoint Health Meriter in 2016.

In 2016, Kyle returned to St. Joseph Campus as an antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist. In this role, he serves as a preceptor for the PGY-1 antimicrobial stewardship/infectious diseases required rotation in addition to a new role as the preceptor for the infectious diseases elective rotation for the Ascension Wisconsin Health-System Pharmacy Administration PGY-2 program.

In addition to being a preceptor and his daily clinical practice, Kyle is also the co-chair for the North Market (Legacy) Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee and is a participating member of the North Market (Legacy) Infection Control + Clostridium difficle, Critical Care, and Residency Advisory committees.

As of August 2017, Kyle was appointed as a pharmacy representative for the Ascension Wisconsin Infection Prevention Council. He is also a member of a number of professional organizations, including ASHP, ACCP, the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists, the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, and the Greater Milwaukee College of Clinical Pharmacy. Additionally, he will be sitting for the pharmacotherapy board certification exam in Fall 2017.

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Nancy Shea, RPh, CGP

Nancy Shea, RPh, CGP received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1985. She has worked in a variety of pharmacy settings, ranging from small community hospitals to large teaching medical centers with experience also in the long-term acute care setting.

Nancy has been a staff pharmacist at Elmbrook Memorial Campus for 17 years. She has an interest in teaching and has precepted both IPPE and APPE students from a variety of schools and has provided numerous in-services to nursing staff as well as the general public. Nancy is keenly interested in the area of geriatrics, and she became a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) in 2013. She serves on Elmbrook Memorials’s senior health team and speaks at the Wheaton sponsored Stepping On program. Nancy is a member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

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Andrew Ticcioni, PharmD, BCPS

Andrew Ticcioni, PharmD, BCPS earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2011 from the University of Minnesota. He completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at St. Joseph in 2012, and soon after achieved board certification in Pharmacotherapy. Following his residency, Andrew stayed at St. Joseph as an inpatient pharmacist. In 2013, he began serving as the primary preceptor for the Internal Medicine rotation and also became the Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator. He teaches advanced cardiovascular life support for Wheaton and has interests in internal medicine, critical care, transitions of care and experiential pharmacy education. He primarily practices on the general medicine/surgical service and in the emergency department.

Andrew is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, American College of Clinical Pharmacy and is the Resident/Student/Fellow Committee Chair for the Greater Milwaukee College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Andy enjoys learning new home improvement skills, spending time with his family, exploring the great city of Milwaukee and volunteering.

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Andrew P. Traynor, PharmD, BCPS

Andrew P. Traynor, PharmD, BCPS earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completed a two-year residency in ambulatory care at the University of Minnesota. He is associate professor and chair of Pharmacy Practice at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. In this role Andrew is the residency director for Condordia’s PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program. He also has teaching responsibilities in the Applied Patient Care Labs, Pharmacotherapy Series (Chronic Kidney Disease Module) and Servant Leadership focus of the program. Andrew also works to coordinate the teaching skill development of pharmacy residents in the Milwaukee area.

Prior to Concordia, he served for four years as assistant professor and assistant residency director for the Ambulatory Care Residency Program at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Duluth campus. His instructional expertise includes the development of patient care and leadership skills. Andrew’s scholarship has focused on access to pharmacy services in rural areas and the development of curriculum to prepare students to lead change in pharmacy. His leading change curriculum work has been recognized nationally through the receipt of Innovations in Teaching Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in 2010. His rural pharmacy work has resulted in publications, research grants, testimony at government committee hearings and presentations to local and national audiences.

Katie Valdovinos, PharmD, BCPS

Katie Valdovinos, PharmD, BCPS graduated from Drake University in 2004, and she completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in 2005. Katie has practiced in several hospitals within the Aurora Health Care system, recently transitioning to Elmbrook Memorial Campus in 2015, where she serves as a preceptor for the geriatrics rotation. Katie also served as an assistant professor at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy from 2010-2015, and has been actively involved in precepting both residents and students in all areas of their education and training throughout her career.

In addition to education, Katie's practice interest areas include geriatrics, internal medicine, and preceptor development. She is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP). She also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for The Journal of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and the Pharmacy Education Research Council for ASCP.

Outside of work, Katie leads an active lifestyle and enjoys running, biking and swimming as well as cooking and spending time with her family.

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Jordan Williams, PharmD, BCPS

Jordan Williams, PharmD, BCPS earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Pharmacy in 2010. Upon graduation, he started his pharmacy practice career at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee rotating between the newly established emergency department position, central pharmacy and their various intensive care units.

In November 2011, Jordan came to St. Joseph and helped establish the emergency department pharmacy position. He currently is one of the emergency medicine pharmacists and preceptors for the emergency department rotation. He has also completed the ASHP mentorship program "Patient Care Impact Program: Introducing an Emergency Pharmacist into Your Institution." In addition to staffing, Jordan also serves on the St. Joseph Stroke Team and occasionally lectures and heads discussions at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. He is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

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Jeffrey Yochum, PharmD, BCPS

Jeffrey Yochum, PharmD, BCPS earned a PharmD degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2010. Afterwards he was an inpatient clinical pharmacist at St. Joseph Campus. In 2011, he implemented clinical pharmacy services in the emergency department at St. Joseph, where he is currently a clinical specialist.

Jeffrey is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He has been a PGY-1 and APPE student preceptor since 2012, and received the St. Joseph Campus PGY-1 Preceptor of the Year Award in 2013. He currently serves on the Stroke Improvement Team, and his interests include emergency medicine and critical care.

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Contact Us

For more information about the Pharmacy Residency Program at St. Joseph, please contact:

Brook DesRivieres, PharmD, MS
Regional Director of Pharmacy
E-mail: Brook.DesRivieres@ascension.org

Diane M. Erdman, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, CPPS, BCACP
Residency Program Director
5000 W. Chambers Street, Milwaukee, WI 53210
E-mail: Diane.Erdman@ascension.org

Andrew Ticcioni, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Coordinator
5000 W. Chambers Street, Milwaukee, WI 53210
E-mail: Andrew.Ticcioni@ascension.org