2010-2011 Residents

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents


Kevin Donahue
Tel. 713.441.4534
Email: krdonahue@houstonmethodist.org
Ohio State University College of Pharmacy graduate
What I like about Houston Methodist: I was drawn to Houston Methodist because of the diverse range of clinical opportunities available to the pharmacy resident. Clinicians and rotations are available to meet any interest area, and they are all highly regarded. The pharmacy department, and hospital in general are interested in providing the best educational environment possible to enhance my clinical skills. The opportunity to interact with and mentor pharmacy students was also an important factor for my residency experience.
Future Plans: Early committed to Houston Methodist's PGY-2 Critical Care Residency



Patrick McDaneld
Tel.713.441.2857
Email: pmmcdaneld@houstonmethodist.org
University of Colorado School of Pharmacy graduate
What I like about Houston Methodist: I was drawn to the Houston Methodist PGY-1 program because of the well-established and progressive clinical services, wide variety of rotation opportunities, teaching/precepting experience available to residents, and the selection of PGY-2 programs. I am confident the PGY-1 program will provide me with a strong foundation of clinical skills and allow me to explore my areas of interest. I was also very impressed with the pharmacy staff, and their commitment to helping residents develop as clinicians. 
Future Plans: Medical Affairs Fellow with Cubist Pharmaceuticals



Nathan Thompson-Moore
Tel.713.441.6093
Email: nthompson-moore@houstonmethodist.org
University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy graduate
What I like about Houston Methodist: The level of dedication every preceptor and director seems to have towards furthering our education and professional development as residents. It's a dedication that I haven't seen elsewhere and it is very much appreciated! I love the diversity of the specialties and patient population that Houston Methodist possesses, it grants us a number of opportunities I think we would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Since I don't completely know what I want to specialize in, I'm very glad I can gain experience in a wide variety of areas over my residency year. I am looking forward to the challenge!
Future Plans: Early committed to Houston Methodist's PGY-2 Internal Medicine residency



Jennifer Wagner
Tel.713.441.2267
Email: jmwagner@houstonmethodist.org
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy graduate
What I like about Houston Methodist: I was drawn to Houston Methodist Hospital because of its wide variety of opportunities, including various rotations in my areas of interest (hematology/oncology, solid organ transplantation, and cardiology) and a teaching certificate program. The clinical pharmacists that I had interacted with at Houston Methodist Hospital were extremely knowledgeable, willing to provide mentoring to the residents, and overall very satisfied with their careers. Since I am interested in pursuing a PGY-2 pharmacy residency, I wanted to participate in a comprehensive program where I would be pushed to perform my best work. I am confident that upon completion of my PGY-1 residency at Houston Methodist Hospital, I will be adequately educated for events to come!
Future Plans: Early committed to Houston Methodist's PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant residency

Matthew Wanat
Tel.713.441.2869
Email: mawanat@houstonmethodist.org
Northeastern University School of Pharmacy graduate
What I like about Houston Methodist: I chose Houston Methodist Hospital because of the numerous experiences available to me and the large number of clinical specialists here that I could learn from. I was looking for a large program that would challenge me to reach my potential, and have the resources to help guide me along the way. My passion is to pursue a career in critical care, and Houston Methodist Hospital has so many different critical care opportunities from medical to cardiovascular and neurological as well as several other areas and a PGY-2 residency in critical care. The pharmacy department here plays a crucial role in providing patient care and I am excited to be a part of it.
Future Plans: Early committed to Houston Methodist's PGY-2 Critical Care residency



Hanna Zaghloul
Tel.713.441.1858
Email: hazaghloul@houstonmethodist.org
University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy graduate
What I like about Houston Methodist: Houston Methodist was extremely appealing to me due to its vast opportunities in the many areas of clinical pharmacy. It is located in one of the leading medical centers in the world, and is known for its progressive pharmacy services. The variety of rotation months made available and the commitment of the pharmacy team to the resident provides not only the experience, but also the support needed to become a proficient and confident clinician. I have no doubt that my training here at Houston Methodist will help me develop into the clinical pharmacist I strive to be.
Future Plans:Will be the inaugural PGY-2 Oncology resident at Houston Methodist



PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residents


Sapana Desai
Tel.713.441.4534 
Email:sdesai@houstonmethodist.org 
University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy graduate 
PGY-1 Residency: Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
What I like about Houston Methodist: I was drawn to Houston Methodist because of its widespread support of clinical pharmacy services, which is evident by our large clinical specialist staff. The clinical specialists not only provide excellent patient care but also actively engage in resident education. I completed my PGY-1 training at the hospital and decided to pursue a second year specialty residency in critical care. Houston Methodist Hospital currently has five intensive care units (CVICU, MICU, SICU, NICU, CCU), which provide ample opportunity for exposure to distinct critically ill patient populations. In addition, the hospital staff is dedicated to teaching and fostering resident growth, making Houston Methodist an ideal place for further residency training.
Future Plans: Interviewing for clinical pharmacist positions



Joshua Swan
Tel.713.441.2609 
Email: jtswan@houstonmethodist.org 
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy graduate 
PGY-1 Residency: Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
What I like about Houston Methodist: After training at Houston Methodist for my PGY-1 year, I am grateful for the opportunity to continue my PGY-2 training. Houston Methodist provides a very rich learning opportunity with multiple critical care patient populations and a large clinical pharmacy department. The clinical pharmacists here are passionate about teaching, research, and resident growth. I am certain that this residency program will provide pivotal education for my professional career in critical care medicine.
Future Plans: Interviewing for academic/clinical pharmacist positions



PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residents


Chase Janak
Tel.713.441.1
Email:cejanak@houstonmethodist.org 
University of Houston College of Pharmacy graduate 
PGY-1 Residency: Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
What I like about Houston Methodist: I chose to stay at Houston Methodist to complete my PGY-2 residency in ID for multiple reasons. The preceptors that I had worked with in my first year of residency were strong pharmacy role models and I knew that an additional year of training here would be of great benefit to my future as a clinician. Also, the strength of the clinical program is highly evident and the pharmacy department plays an important role in the structure of the hospital.
Future Plans:Interviewing for clinical pharmacist positions 

PGY-2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Resident


Melanie Ruegger
Tel.713.441.2994
Email:mcruegger@houstonmethodist.org
University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy graduate
What I like about Houston Methodist: I chose to complete my PGY-2 residency at Houston Methodist because of the large number of internal medicine specialists, as well as the variety of specialists available in other areas of practice. All of the preceptors are highly knowledgeable and dedicated to the education of each resident. I was also drawn to the opportunities to teach both formally and informally. Research is an additional strength of the Houston Methodist residency program offering multiple opportunities to publish and to learn about the research process. Houston Methodist is an established program with a welcoming environment, which provides an optimal learning experience.
Future Plans: Interviewing for clinical pharmacist position



Becky Natali
Tel.713.441.2055
Email: bjnatali@houstonmethodist.org
University of Houston School of Pharmacy graduate
What I like about Houston Methodist: I was drawn to the pharmacy administration residency at Houston Methodist due to the quality of pharmaceutical care, the strength of the leadership team and the institution´s commitment to supporting the future vision of pharmacy. The pharmacy department at Houston Methodist is leading medicine with state of the art technology, evidence based medicine and a commitment to provide our patients with an amazing hospital experience. For me the choice was simple and I am excited to continue my professional career at Houston Methodist.



Alex Stearns

Tel.713.441.4203
Email: astearns@houstonmethodist.org
University of Kansas School of Pharmacy graduate
What I like about Houston Methodist: Houston Methodist is an excellent teaching hospital for new pharmacy practitioners. I wanted to be a part of a Pharmacy Administration Residency program such as the one here at Houston Methodist that provides opportunities to advance the practice of pharmacy from an operations standpoint as well as at a patient's bedside by means of clinical pharmacy experiences. I am honored and excited to help build a foundation for this relatively new program here at Houston Methodist.



PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Resident


Jenny DeVos
Tel.713.441.3316
Email: jmdevos@houstonmethodist.org
University of Kansas School of Pharmacy graduate
PGY-1 Residency: Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
What I like about Houston Methodist: I was drawn to the Houston Methodist residency because of the variety of opportunities available. Houston Methodist Department of Transplantation offers experiences in a variety of organ types including kidney, liver, pancreas, heart and lung transplantation. It also affords me a large number of patients and various other opportunities through research, inpatient care, outpatient care and teaching. The staff at Houston Methodist is well-educated, passionate about their careers and willing and eager to work with, teach and mentor residents.
Future Plans: Staying with Houston Methodist as a Clinical Specialist in Solid Organ Transplant