Current Residents

PGY1 Pharmacy Residents 

Sarah Mathosiah

Office: 713-441-7149
Email: smathoslah@houstonmethodist.org
Pharmacy School: Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
What I like about Houston Methodist: I chose to complete my residency at Houston Methodist Hospital because I am confident that the training I will receive here is second to none.  I was initially attracted to the program for the camaraderie that I saw amongst the pharmacy staff and the passion the clinical pharmacists showed for their specialties and for teaching their residents. Having been here for the past month, it’s all the more clear that Houston Methodist has a unique culture centered on creating an excellent and individualized experience for both its patients and its staff. Professionally, the five PGY2 programs available speak to the advancement of the clinical pharmacy services and promise a plethora of clinical opportunity for residents to solidify a career path. All things considered Houston Methodist Hospital was the obvious choice for me, and I’m excited to continue to develop my clinical pharmacy skills in such a great environment!
Future Plans: To pursue a PGY2 in Oncology or Internal Medicine.

Raksha Patel

Office: 713-441-0738
Email: rspatel@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School: University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
What I like about Houston Methodist: I chose Houston Methodist Hospital for my residency because of my experience here as a student. I was thoroughly impressed by the passion, professionalism, and sincerity demonstrated by the residents and preceptors. The preceptors were devoted to patient care, focused on teaching, and encouraged learning from their students and residents. The program exposes residents to a diverse set of foundational and clinical opportunities and is flexible to tailor to the specific interests of the resident. I soon learned this would be an excellent program where I could build upon my pharmacy practice experiences, develop my clinical skills, and foster my transition into becoming a competent, successful pharmacist.
Future Plans: I plan to pursue a PGY2 in solid organ transplant.

Hannah Suh

Office: 713-363-7206
Email:hsuh@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School: Harding University College of Pharmacy 
What I like about Houston Methodist: I chose Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) to complete my PGY1 residency because of the diversity of specialty care that Methodist provides. This will provide me with a wide range of experiences with the variety of patient cases I encounter, and the opportunity to follow in their care. There are also a variety of PGY2 programs offered here, which allow me to explore various specialties in a facility that offers specialized training in these areas. The pharmacists here at Methodist are well integrated into the healthcare team where their input and knowledge are respected and critical to the interdisciplinary team and ultimately to the care of patients. There is a large support system for pharmacy residents to learn in an environment that fosters growth with many unique opportunities for research as well as rotations tailored to your interests. Collectively, I believe HMH is a great working environment with clinicians who are passionate about the impact they make in healthcare and I believe this will be an added benefit to my clinical training.
Future Plans: Pursuing a PGY2 in Critical Care

Vu Ta

Office: 713-363-7207 
Email: vdta@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School: University of Houston College of Pharmacy
What I like about Houston Methodist: The first thing that drew me to Houston Methodist was the enthusiasm and confidence that the previous pharmacy residents had. After completing a student rotation here, I became even more impressed with the institution and the clinical pharmacy program. The progressive practice pushes limits in medicine, while the core values call for compassionate patient-centered care. The preceptors are extremely knowledgeable and committed to helping residents become highly competent clinical pharmacists. In addition, the wide variety of rotations offers a well-rounded learning experience. I believe this residency program will allow me to grow tremendously in my confidence and skills as a pharmacist, and I am very grateful to be a part of the Houston Methodist team. 
Future Plans: I plan to pursue a PGY2 in Critical Care or Infectious Diseases

Justine Wang

Office: 713-363-7209 
Email: jwang2@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School: The University of Texas College of Pharmacy
What I like about Houston Methodist: I chose Houston Methodist because of the diverse, well-rounded training it provides to residents who are interested in a variety of clinical specialty practices. When I came here, it was evident that the pharmacists were respected and well-integrated in the healthcare professional team. The pharmacy preceptors display a high level of passion and commitment to their patients and serve as positive role models for new, developing practitioners who want to deliver excellent, evidence-based care. This program will provide me both a supportive and challenging environment that will push me into becoming an independent clinician. 
Future Plans: To pursue a PGY2 in oncology or infectious diseases

Alexandra Whiddon

Office: 713-441-2857
Email: awhiddon@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School: University of Houston College of Pharmacy
What I like about Houston Methodist: I chose Houston Methodist for several reasons. The wide variety of rotations offered appealed to me because I knew I would gain many different experiences that would prepare me to be a confident and competent clinical pharmacist. The preceptors and mentors are dedicated and truly helpful in facilitating the resident's learning experience, along with a large group of residents that are able to work together and bond throughout the year. I am so excited to be completing my residency at Houston Methodist!
Future Plans: PGY2 in solid organ transplant

PGY2 Critical Care Residents

Jonathan (Jono) Balk

Office: 713-441-2869
Email: jlbalk@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School: University of New England 
PGY1 Residency: Houston Methodist Hospital
What I like about Houston Methodist: I elected to continue training at Houston Methodist due to the plethora of opportunities which are available. Residents have the opportunity to round in each of the 5 intensive care units and are exposed to a variety of patient populations and mechanical support devices. In addition to the clinical opportunities I love the pharmacy culture at Houston Methodist which creates a great learning atmosphere for the residents. I look forward to learning the intricacies of critical care pharmacy and transitioning into a more independent role in the ICU. 
Future Plans: Secure a critical care pharmacy position 

Julin Thomas

Office: 713-441-5769
Email: jthomas3@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School: Texas A&M 
PGY1 Residency: Houston Methodist Hospital
What I like about Houston Methodist: I chose to continue my training at Houston Methodist because of the diversity of the ICU patients. From my experiences here as a PGY1, I know the preceptors here are committed to providing a strong foundation for their residents. Pharmacists at Houston Methodist are highly involved in patient care activities and have been well integrated into interdisciplinary teams for decades. I am excited for the opportunity to learn from the pharmacy and medical team here. I am confident that my training here will help me be prepared for any ICU position. 
Future Plans: Obtain a critical care pharmacist position

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Resident 

Ashley Lockwood

Office: 713-441-2609
Email: amlockwood@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School: University of Florida
PGY1 Residency: St. Vincent's Medical Center Riverside, Jacksonville, Florida
What I like about Houston Methodist: There were many attributes that appealed to me about the infectious diseases program at Houston Methodist. Amongst them were the diverse patient population with both immunocompromised and critically ill which provide many opportunities to see unique situations pertaining to infectious diseases. There is well-established and flourishing relationship between the clinical specialists and the microbiology lab. Finally the accomplished and knowledgeable preceptors that are committed to the development and success of their residents at Houston Methodist. I look forward to all that Houston Methodist has to offer!
Future Plans: Fellowship and eventual position as clinical specialist in a stewardship program

PGY2 Internal Medicine Resident



Jessica Tamborello

Office:  713-441-9804
Email:  jktamborello@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School:  The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
PGY1 Residency: Houston Methodist Hospital
What I like about Methodist:  Since completing student rotations at Houston Methodist Hospital, I have been impressed with the institution and its clinical pharmacy program.  The pharmacists at Houston Methodist are well-respected, and they play an important role on the medical team.  All of the preceptors are extremely knowledgeable in their specialties, and they are very enthusiastic about building competent and confident clinical pharmacists.  This residency program also offers a large variety of rotation experiences as well as opportunities for research and academia.  Overall, I absolutely loved my experience at Houston Methodist as a student, and I feel so blessed and honored to be training at such an outstanding medical institution.
Future Plans: Pursue a job as an Internal Medicine clinical pharmacist

PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Resident

Stacy Crow

Office: (713)441-2873
Email: sacrow@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School: Washington State University
PGY1 Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN
What I like about Houston Methodist: The initial draw to Houston Methodist was based on the dedication of the practitioners who work here to advancing patient care, research, and academia - three areas in which I hope to continue to develop and practice. Additionally, the Hospital's impressive reputation caught my attention and I was immediately driven to learn more about the program, specifically the PGY2 in solid organ transplant. Within this specialty, the variety and quantity of organs transplanted were important to me. I felt strongly that I would be challenged and learn well from the friendly, enthusiastic, and ambitious pharmacists at Methodist. I am a very social person and excited to be part of such a large pharmacy team and a dynamic bunch of pharmacy residents!
Future Plans: Obtain a job as a transplant pharmacist working in patient care, research, and academia

PGY2 Oncology Residents 

Edward T McLean

Office: 713-441-0368
Email: ETMcLean@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School: LECOM-Bradenton
PGY1 Residency: Houston Methodist Hospital – Texas Medical Center
What I like about Houston Methodist: Initially, it was the great reputation, established preceptor base and the diverse clinical experiences offered through the program that drew me to Houston Methodist. These initial impressions were only confirmed through my PGY1 experience here at Houston Methodist Hospital. I feel from day one, I was integrated into a pharmacy clinical practice which provides the best evidence-based medicine to the patients seen on a day-to-day basis. Throughout the year, I was challenged to reach my maximum potential and was able to learn from great preceptors with diverse clinical backgrounds. I believe that I will continue to develop both professionally and personally through the PGY2 pharmacy oncology program, and feel very fortunate to be a member of the Houston Methodist Hospital family. 
Future Plans: To obtain a position as a clinical specialist in oncology

Amy Schneider

Office: 713-441-2869
Email: aschneider@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School: University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
PGY1 Residency: Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, New York
What I like about Houston Methodist: I was initially interested in Houston Methodist because the variety of opportunities available within specialized areas of clinical oncology. I was impressed by the level of involvement of the clinical pharmacists within the medical team. I also feel the interaction among healthcare providers is very positive which seems to lead to an excellent work environment. In addition, the oncology department at Houston Methodist continues to grow and I feel this will present great opportunities for the future. I am very excited for the opportunity to continue my training and develop as a clinical oncology pharmacist over the next year!
Future plans: Upon completion of the PGY2 oncology residency, my goal is to obtain a position as a clinical oncology pharmacist.

Health System Pharmacy 

Administration Residents

Carmine Colavecchia

Office: 713-441-2055 
Email: accolavecchia@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School: Purdue University
What I like about Houston Methodist: I applied and interviewed at Houston Methodist Hospital because of the personable pharmacy staff, the outstanding reputation of the hospital, and the clinical and leadership opportunities within the Texas Medical Center. I also wanted exposure to a breadth of newly developed pharmacy services, and Houston Methodist's pharmacy department has implemented a wide variety of services due to its proactive pharmacy leaders. I truly enjoy working for the hospital and could not ask for better colleagues. 
Future plans: I plan to either pursue a PhD in patient outcomes related research, or obtain a position that is heavily involved in experiential education at a College of Pharmacy or Hospital.

Sarah Cox

Office: 713-441-2958 
Email: scox@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School: University of Missouri-Kansas City at MU
What I like about Houston Methodist: I was first attracted to the Houston Methodist Hospital because of the strong leadership and the flexibility that would allow me to make the residency program my own.  I wanted an experience that would challenge me and push me to grow as a leader.  But, I also wanted an atmosphere where I would feel supported in my endeavors and where I would be allowed to dream big. The Houston Methodist Hospital is the perfect fit for me.  The hospital has a very positive and welcoming atmosphere that makes it enjoyable to go to work every day, the preceptors are knowledgeable and an involved part of the medical team, and the program directors are available and supportive.  Houston Methodist Hospital is an impressive hospital and with strong residency programs and I could not have chosen a better experience for me. 
Future plans: Over the next two years my goals are to become BCPS certified, pursue leadership positions at local and national pharmacy associations, and continue to advocate for the profession of pharmacy. 

Roya Tran

Office: 713-363-7208
Email: rtran2@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School: University of Florida
What I like about Houston Methodist: From the first day of my residency, I instantly felt the culture of support and positivity at Houston Methodist. Through various bonding activities like scavengers hunts, retreats, and hour-long lunches (a luxury affordable only during orientation month), I felt a widespread welcome and support by both the Department of Pharmacy and the senior executives of the Hospital. As we merge to become a more integrated health-system, I am excited to be a part of the many opportunities to lead change and to set best practices for the profession. I truly feel Houston Methodist will give me the skill sets and diverse possibilities to succeed in pharmacy leadership, regardless of which setting I decide to practice in the future. It is also great to have a co-resident this year with whom I can share this growing experience together!
Future Plans: After my residency, I would like to continue to be a part of leading organizations and their pharmacy health-systems, perhaps even with global organizations. As for now, it is very exciting to consider being an RPD for a future administration residency program in Florida, where there is none, and continue taking on more leadership opportunities to come.

PGY1- International Graduate Residents

Robin Klasek

Office: 713-441-2557
Email: rklasek@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS University), Boston, MA
What I like about Houston Methodist: Houston Methodist Hospital’s dedication to patient care and furthering the possibilities of medicine is second to none. Through the support of the preceptors and program directors, this residency program emphasizes my education and professional development as resident and future clinical pharmacist. The diversity of the clinical opportunities and patient population at Houston Methodist Hospital is well balanced with the uniformity in practice and quality of the training across the specialties. I enjoy a number of opportunities beyond the residency requirements and the openness of my preceptors and colleagues to support me in this journey. I am confident that Houston Methodist Hospital’s pharmacy residency will foster my clinical skills and help me to achieve my career goals.
Future Plans: To pursue PGY2 training in Solid Organ Transplant.

Nisrine Haddad

Office: 713-441-2166
Email: nhaddad2@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School: Lebanese American University (LAU)
What I like about Houston Methodist: Houston Methodist fosters a highly ethical and outstanding work environment for healthcare professionals as there are wide learning opportunities and lots of interactions with people who are not only trained in various settings and are experts in their specialties but also embody high moral values that are reflected in their daily practice. Pharmacists at Houston Methodist have a tremendous role to play as they are really part of the medical team, have wide responsibilities related to optimize patient medication therapy and get to interact and create bonds with patients thus providing direct care to them.  
Future Plans: Working in academia with emphasis on being a preceptor in a clinical setting.

Luma Succar

Email: lnsuccar2@houstonmethodist.org

Pharmacy School: Lebanese American University (LAU)

What I like about Houston Methodist: I chose Houston Methodist Hospital to complete my PGY1 Residency because of my previous experience here as an international student. I was thoroughly impressed with the institution as a whole and its clinical pharmacy team in particular. The preceptors are committed to delivering optimal patient care, are well integrated into the healthcare team, and are devoted to helping the students and residents enhance their clinical skills. I am confident that the PGY1 program will allow me to grow in various areas and provide me with a strong foundation to become an independent clinician and achieve my career goals.

Future Plans: To pursue a PGY2 in critical care or internal medicine

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