Yue (Poppy) Wang, PharmD, is from Apple Valley, Minnesota. Poppy received her Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Pittsburgh and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Twin Cities. Her professional interests include oncology/hematology, critical care, emergency medicine and infectious disease. Upon completing her PGY1 residency, she plans to pursue further PGY2 training in oncology. Ultimately, Poppy hopes to practice as a bone marrow transplant pharmacist at a large cancer center/academic teaching institution and serve as a clinical preceptor for future residents and students. In her free time, Poppy enjoys cooking, yoga, traveling, trying new restaurants and spending time with family.
The Cedars-Sinai pharmacy residency program provides rigorous and independent learning opportunities to prepare residents to provide comprehensive pharmacy services with an interdisciplinary team. Kallie and all other preceptors are truly invested in the resident's personal growth and professional development. Residents are strongly supported and challenged. I am proud to be a resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Tehsina Sheikh, PharmD, is originally from India. She received her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from California State Polytechnic University Pomona and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include critical care and transplant medicine. After completing her PGY1 pharmacy residency, she plans to continue her training with a PGY2 in critical care. Her ultimate goal is to practice at a large acute care center while serving as a preceptor for residents and students. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, traveling and spending time outdoors.
I had been fortunate to be a part of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's pharmacy team as an intern pharmacist for three years where I witnessed an unmatched passion for progressive pharmacy practice and learned from mentors having the highest caliber in providing patient care. I was certain that my training here at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center would enable to me to attain a wide breadth of clinical experiences ranging from critical care to transplant, and especially transitions of care, empowering me to provide a higher level of care for my patients
Jaimie Chen, PharmD, is originally from Princeton, New Jersey. She received both her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Southern California. Her professional interests include critical care, cardiology and infectious disease. Upon completing her PGY1 residency, she plans to pursue further PGY2 training in critical care. Ultimately, Jaimie hopes to practice at a Level I trauma center and large academic medical center and serve as a preceptor for future residents and students. In her free time, Jaimie enjoys traveling, dancing, working out and trying out new skincare products.
I chose Cedars-Sinai for the people. Cedars-Sinai offers an endless amount of opportunities and an amazing group of people to work with. I have worked with some of the best preceptors in pharmacy. Pharmacy is well respected by the medical teams and I can't imagine working anywhere else.
Oshin (Risa) Baroi, PharmD, is from Loma Linda, California. She received her Bachelor of Science in business at Pacific Union College and her Doctor of Pharmacy at Loma Linda University. Upon completing her PGY1 residency, she plans on pursuing a PGY2 residency in emergency medicine. Ultimately, Risa is hoping to practice at a Level I trauma center/large academic medical center serving as a preceptor for students and residents. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, painting, practicing calligraphy, hiking and traveling.
I chose to pursue a residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center because of the opportunity to be able to learn from professionals who are at the forefront of pharmacy practice. It is the greatest privilege to be mentored by highly regarded staff in the profession of pharmacy who have shown a true interest in advancing my professional growth.
Frances B. Chen, PharmD, was born in Chicago, Illinois, but was raised in Alhambra, California. She received her Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of California, Irvine, and her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. Upon completing her PGY1 residency, she plans to pursue a PGY2 in either cardiology, emergency medicine or critical care. Ultimately, Frances hopes to practice at a Level 1 trauma/large academic medical center and serve as a preceptor for learners in the future. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, dancing, shopping, snowboarding, camping and spending quality time with family and friends.
I chose Cedars-Sinai because I truly believe this program will prepare me for whatever I want to accomplish after residency. The motivating environment and training you will receive here at Cedars-Sinai will help mold you into a competent and confident clinician. The preceptors here are all so clinically strong and are genuinely interested in your growth and development—they will do their very best to help residents gain the knowledge and experience needed to succeed. Moreover, being able to work closely with interdisciplinary teams here at Cedars-Sinai is not only critical to patient care, but also essential to becoming a well-rounded pharmacist. I am looking forward to a year of both personal and professional growth that will help mold me into the clinical pharmacist I have always strived to become ever since my first rotation here at Cedars-Sinai as an APPE student.
Yervant Malkhasian, PharmD, is originally from Iraq. He received his Bachelor of Science in cell and molecular biology from California State University, Northridge, and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. His professional interests include ambulatory care, medication safety and transitions of care. Yervant completed several of his advanced pharmacy practice experiences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was amazed by the huge impact that the Transitions of Care team has on patient care. Therefore, Yervant decided to join the Transitions of Care team as a pharmacy resident. Upon completing his PGY1/PGY2 combined Transitions of Care Residency, he plans to pursue a position where he can have a positive impact on patient care as patients transition between different levels of healthcare settings. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, going to the gym and watching sports. Yervant would like to thank his family, friends and mentors for their continuous support throughout his journey.
Lauren Shitanishi, PharmD, is from Honolulu, Hawaii. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy at Creighton University where she participated in the accelerated pharmacy program. Lauren’s interests include critical care, cardiology and oncology. Upon completing her PGY1 residency, she plans to pursue PGY2 training in one of her areas of interest. Ultimately, she is hoping to practice at an academic medical center as a board-certified pharmacist. In her spare time, she enjoys running and staying active, baking and finding new restaurants to try!
This program gives me the opportunity to work with and learn from such supportive, passionate and well-respected preceptors while taking care of complex patient populations. The level of care here is extraordinary, and I knew this program would provide me with unique experiences to make me a confident, well-rounded clinical pharmacist.
Thanh Tu, PharmD, is from Westminster, California. She received her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry at UCLA and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her PGY1 training in acute care pharmacy at UC San Diego Health. Her professional interests include pediatric pharmacotherapy, psychopharmacotherapy, medication safety and drug information. Upon completing her PGY2 HSPAL residency training, she plans to pursue a position at an academic medical center where she can blend her administrative and clinical interests. In her free time, she enjoys visiting her mom, tending to her urban herb garden, online shopping and watching crime shows (favorite show of all time is Criminal Minds). Thanh would like to thank her family, friends and mentors for being her biggest cheerleaders!
It’s the people that drew me to Cedars-Sinai. At Cedars-Sinai, I can work alongside those who are not afraid to ask hard questions and consistently have a "just do it" attitude. In my opinion, it's the only way to advance our pharmacy profession! Everyone here comes to work to make a difference and I'm honored to be a part of this team!
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