UCSF

Current Residents

PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

Chidinma Ahiarah, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Austin, TX

Pharmacy School: Texas A&M University - Health Science Center

Professional Interests: Critical Care, Hematology/Oncology, Academia

Fun Fact: I used to play the violin!

 

Celia Boone, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Kihei, HI

Pharmacy School: Western University of Health Sciences

Professional Interests: Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine

Fun Fact: I don't know how to surf, but I swam with a turtle once!

 

Emilie Chebat, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Diamond Bar, CA

Pharmacy School: University of Texas at Austin

Professional Interests: Pediatrics, Academia

Fun Fact: I have a very unhealthy obsession with all things tomato. I love them from my head tomatoes!

 

Tony Duong, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: San Gabriel Valley, CA

Pharmacy School: University of Colorado

Professional Interests: Critical Care, Infectious Diseases

Fun Fact: My passions outside of pharmacy are music & coffee. I also memorized all the area codes in California.

 

Eric Flemings, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Stockton, CA

Pharmacy School: Touro University of California

Professional Interests: Solid Organ Transplant, Critical Care, Ambulatory Care

Fun Fact: "Friday Night Lights" by J. Cole is one of my favorite mixtapes.

 

Katherine Jung, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

Professional Interests: Hematology/Oncology

Fun Fact: I can knit!

 

Jennifer La, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Daly City, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

Professional Interests: Ambulatory Care, Transitions of Care, Academia

Fun Fact: I am a tea enthusiast!

 

Kelly Lam, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Alhambra, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

Professional Interests: Investigational Drugs

Fun Fact: I eat hotpot every day.

 

Victoria Nguyen, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Hercules, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Diego

Professional Interests: Solid Organ Transplant, Global Health

Fun Fact: I have a massive collection of pennies!

 

Veronika Omori, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Streamwood, IL

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

Professional Interests: Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Transplant

Fun Fact: I danced ballet for 15 years and considered it as a career for a good portion of that time.

 

Sara Strome, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

Professional Interests: Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, Substance Use

Fun Fact: I was a finance major in college.

 

Hawi Tasissa, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Holly Springs, NC

Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Professional Interests: Oncology, Infectious Diseases

Fun Fact: My favorite comfort show is "The Golden Girls"!

 

Julie Trinh PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Diego

Professional Interests: Critical Care, Emergency Medicine

Fun Fact: My best friend is my 16.5-year-old dog named "Burger" and I haven't had a burger for 8 years!

 

Kenneth Truong, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: South El Monte, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco 

Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine, Toxicology, Academia

Fun Fact: I am allergic to seafood and nuts! Walnut shrimp anyone?

 

Sophia Xue, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Saddle River, NJ

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

Professional Interests: Pediatric Critical Care, Neonatology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Fun Fact: I've learned how to play ~7 different musical instruments throughout my life.

 

Sarah Zeidat, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Houston, TX

Pharmacy School: University of Houston

Professional Interests: Hematology/Oncology, Critical Care

Fun Fact: I play the Arab drum called the derbakkeh and am part of an Arab music ensemble in the Bay Area!

 

PGY2 Specialty Residents

Critical Care

Evan Wright, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St Paul), MN

Pharmacy School: University of Wisconsin

PGY1: University of California, San Francisco

Fun Fact: I had a professional career prior to becoming a pharmacist.

Emergency Medicine

Calvin Hwang, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: San Gabriel, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

PGY1: University of California, San Francisco

Fun Fact: My mom and uncles decided to name their children alphabetically by date of birth. Since I'm the 3rd born, my name started with the letter "C"!

Allison Lee, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

PGY1: University of California, San Francisco

Fun Fact: I used to pole vault!

 

Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership

Sharleen Gill, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Santa Clara, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

PGY1: University of California, San Francisco

Fun Fact: I am nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other eye.

 

 

Infectious Disease

Ahmi Lim, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Boise, ID

Pharmacy School: Northeastern University

PGY1: University of California, San Francisco

Fun Fact: I've worked as a campus radio station DJ during pharmacy school!

 

Oncology

Francesca Alcala, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

PGY1: University of California, San Francisco

Fun Fact: I grew up in the Philippines and have seen a volcano erupt!

 

Maher Alhaja, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Diego

PGY1: University of California, San Francisco

Fun Fact: My Arabic name "Maher" translates to "skillful in English."

 

Nancy Chukwumezie, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Downey, CA

Pharmacy School: Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) School of Pharmacy

PGY1: University of California, San Francisco

Fun Fact: I jumped out of an airplane at 18,000 feet with a man attached to my back and LIVED!

 

Pediatrics

Jasmine Pare, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Vallejo, CA

Pharmacy School: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center

PGY1: Children's Hospital at Orange County

Fun Fact: I have a mini labradoodle named "Penny" and she is Scout's cousin!

 

Paige Ruffier, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Olympia, WA

Pharmacy School: Pacific University

PGY1: Children's National Hospital

Fun Fact: I have a mini labradoodle named "Scout"!

 

Solid Organ Transplant

Mariam Ali, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Pharmacy School: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University

PGY1: Hackensack University Medical Center

Fun Fact: I went to three BTS concerts the same week I had two exams during pharmacy school and passed!

 

Affiliate Residents

Melanie Vela, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA

Pharmacy School: Marshall B. Ketchum University

Affiliate Program: PGY1 Community Pharmacy UCSF - Safeway/Albertsons

Professional Interests: Community Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care

Fun Fact: Disneyland is one of my favorite places to go!

 

Barbara.Wang, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Seekonk, MA

Pharmacy School: Northeastern University

Affiliate Program: PGY1 Community Pharmacy UCSF - Walgreens

Professional Interests: Community Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care

Fun Fact: My parents named me after Santa Barbara because it's the first place they lived in the US!

 

Fellows

Andrew Riselli, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Boston, MA

Pharmacy School: Northeastern University

Fellowship Program: UCSF Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CPT) Postdoctoral Training Program

Fun Fact: I'm in a glow-in-the-dark kickball league!

 

Markus Titto, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL

Pharmacy School: Palm Beach Atlantic

Fellowship Program: UCSF Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CPT) Postdoctoral Training Program

Fun Fact: I have an 18-year-old cat.

 

Arya Tehrani, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Pharmacy School: University of Colorado

Fellowship Program: UCSF-Genentech Clinical Drug Development

Fun Fact: I love to hike & backpack, and recently camped next to a waterfall. (It was so loud and made it impossible to sleep.)