UCSF

Current Residents

PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

Francesca Alcala, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Legazpi City, Philippines

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

Professional Interests: Hematology/Oncology

Fun Fact: I have seen a volcano erupt before!

Meet Francesca!

 

Maher Alhaja, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Diego

Professional Interests: Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant, Pharmacogenomics

Fun Fact: I was born and raised in Syria and have been in the U.S. for 9 years

Meet Maher!

 

Samantha Andrews, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

Professional Interests: Infectious Disease

Fun Fact: When I was a little we had a german shepherd named Sam.

 

Arianna Choi, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Walnut, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Diego

Professional Interests: Critical Care, Pediatrics 

Fun Fact: I am born on Christmas day!

 

Nancy Chukwumezie, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Downey, CA

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

Professional Interests: Oncology, Infectious Disease, Global Health 

Fun Fact: My middle name is even longer than my last name!

 

John Dawod, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Duarte, CA

Pharmacy School: University of Southern California 

Professional Interests: Critical Care, Hematology/Oncology 

Fun Fact: I can't swallow any pills larger than an Advil

Meet John!

 

Sharleen Gill, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Santa Clara, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

Professional Interests: Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Neurology 

Fun Fact: I have never received a haircut in my entire life (not even a trim)- Long hair don't care!

Meet Sharleen!

 

Calvin Hwang, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: San Gabriel, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine 

Fun Fact: I was terrified about eating raw fish until recently and now I'm a sushi addict!

Meet Calvin!

 

Allison Lee, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

Professional Interests: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care

Fun Fact: I am a licensed scuba diver!

Meet Allison!

 

Ahmi Lim, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Boise, ID

Pharmacy School: Northeastern University 

Professional Interests: Infectious Disease, Pediatrics, Ambulatory care

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

Meet Ahmi!

 

Courtney MacDonald, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Fremont, CA

Pharmacy School: Touro University 

Professional Interests: Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics, Academia

Fun Fact: I enjoy building computers!

 

Camille Troyer, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Boise, ID

Pharmacy School: University of Washington 

Professional Interests: Critical Care, Pediatrics 

Fun Fact: My grandmother was a pharmacist and graduated with a Bachelor's in Pharmacy in 1954. I have one of her old textbooks, and there were only 9 different antibiotics!

Meet Camille!

 

Rachel Winner, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Higganum, CT

Pharmacy School: Rutgers University

Professional Interests: Critical Care

Fun Fact: I knit a sweater with a graph of the US's carbon emissions over the past 50 years!

Meet Rachel!

 

 

Evan Wright, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Pharmacy School: University of Wisconsin 

Professional Interests: Critical Care 

Fun Fact: Love to bake, but a terrible cook.

Meet Evan!

 

PGY2 Specialty Residents

Critical Care

Jenny He, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Fremont, CA

Pharmacy School: University of the Pacific 

PGY1: VA Fresno 

Fun Fact: My spirit animal is the sea otter.

Infectious Disease

Annie Kim, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Broomfield, CO

Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina

PGY1: University of California, San Francisco

Fun Fact: I am an ice cream fanatic! Literally, in all kinds of weather

 

Pablo Lapetina, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Mar del Plata, Argentina

Pharmacy School: Nova Southeastern University 

PGY1: University of California, San Francisco

Fun Fact: I won a "Free Gas for a Year” sweepstakes in undergrad. #roadtrips

 

Oncology

Tiffany Guan, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

PGY1: University of California, San Francisco

Fun Fact: I once slid down a cliff while hiking!

 

Carolyn Rath, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Pharmacy School: University of North Carolina 

PGY1: University of California, San Francisco

Fun Fact: My older sister is also a pharmacist - we are pharmasisters

 

Kim Vo, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Roseville, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

PGY1: University of California, San Francisco

Fun Fact: I can name all the NBA stars in the movie Like Mike.

 

Pediatrics

Mai Uyen Alissa Le, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

Pharmacy School: Temple University

PGY1: Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital

Fun Fact: I can't hula hoop going for more than two seconds, but I can salsa dance.

 

Heather Wittkorn, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Sewell, NJ

Pharmacy School: University of Maryland

PGY1: University of California, San Francisco

Fun Fact: Prior to residency, I worked for years as a Polynesian Dancer!

 

Solid Organ Transplant

Rachael Gordon, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Chatsworth, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

PGY1: University of California, San Diego

Fun Fact: Ryan Seacrest once told me he loved me on the radio, after I won a radio contest.

 

Affiliate Residents

Sarah Chong, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

Affiliate Program: PGY1 Community Pharmacy UCSF - Walgreens 

Professional Interests: Specialty Pharmacy, Administration, and Ambulatory Care

Fun Fact: My best friend is a 5 lbs pomeranian dog named Sammy (he'll be 12 this year!)

 

Sally Sun, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Irvine, CA

Pharmacy School: University of the Pacific 

Affiliate Program: PGY1 Community Pharmacy UCSF - Safeway/Albertsons

Professional Interests: Ambulatory Care

Fun Fact: I have swum with dolphins 3 times, and could communicate with them!

 

Ally Diioro, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Portland, OR

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

Affiliate Program: PGY1 Managed Care UCSF - Managed Care

Professional Interests: Drug Utilization Review, Specialty Pharmacy, Academia

Fun Fact: I recently became certified as a mindfulness meditation instructor!

Fellows

Jordan Brooks, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Redlands, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

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

Fun Fact: I love playing racquetball and pickleball!

 

Mari Cayabyab, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Livermore, CA

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

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

Fun Fact: I love cats!

 

Vivian Chen, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Superior, CO

Pharmacy School: University of California, San Francisco

Fellowship Program: UCSF-Genentech Clinical Drug Development

Fun Fact: I've been vegetarian for 20+ years!

 

Miranda Craft, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Jackson, Missouri

Pharmacy School: The University of Mississippi

Fellowship Program: UCSF-Genentech Clinical Drug Development

Fun Fact: I love to bake and hope to one day write a cookbook!

 

Vienica Funtanilla, PharmD

Email: [email protected]

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Pharmacy School: St. John's University 

Fellowship Program: UCSF-Actelion Medical Communications

Fun Fact: I played Asian league basketball throughout middle school and high school!