Current Residents

Hayley Brazeale, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Email: HBrazeale@houstonmethodist.org

 

Hayley grew up in the small town of Hardin, Texas. She graduated with her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy in May 2018. Her current practice interests include internal medicine and critical care. She hopes to pursue a PGY2 pharmacy residency position in the coming year. During her free time, Hayley enjoys reading, traveling, and trying new things.

 

Major research projectEvaluation of differences in bleeding rates among thromboprophylaxis strategies post bioprosthetic valve replacement


Quality improvement projectAssessment of adherence to policies and effects on safety and efficacy outcomes with tolvaptan and conivaptan use

Megan Cooper, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Email: MCooper@houstonmethodist.org


Megan is originally from George West, Texas. She graduated from University of Houston with a Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2018. Her current research interests are focused on HIV antiretroviral regimens and their impact on kidney transplant outcomes. In her spare time she enjoys running around the parks of Houston, attending sporting events, and saltwater fishing with her family. She chose Houston Methodist to complete her PGY1 residency because of her experiences here as a student. It was the lasting impression of those experiences that made her realize that she wanted to be here. She feels the training she will receive at Houston Methodist as a pharmacy resident will provide her with an enormous opportunity to grow as a clinician and a person. Future plans include pursuing a PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency.


Major research project: Impact of protease inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapy on calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) intrapatient variability and acute rejection on HIV+ kidney transplant recipients


Quality improvement project: Evaluation of the use and outcomes of naloxone administration at Houston Methodist Hospital

Rodrigo DeLaTorre, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Email: rdelatorre@houstonmethodist.org

Rodrigo is originally from Monterrey, Mexico. He graduated from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy in May of 2018. His current practice interests include transplant and oncology. In his spare time he enjoys watching soccer and football, as well as spending time with his wife and son.


Major research project: Use of prophylactic beta blocker to prevent postoperative atrial arrhythmias after lung transplantation


Quality improvement project: Prothrombin complex concentrate use evaluation

Daniel Galipeau, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Email: DGalipeau@houstonmethodist.org


Dan is originally from Willimantic, Connecticut. After serving for seven years in the US Army as a musician, he went back to pursue his BA in health science at Carroll College and his PharmD at the University of Colorado. His current interests include cardiology and internal medicine. Dan recently got his open water scuba certification and also enjoys participating in obstacle races, checking out local breweries and traveling the world.


Major research project: Incidence of cardiovascular toxicity among patients receiving tyrosine kinase inhibitors: a single-institution observational study


Quality improvement project: Incidence of cardiovascular toxicity among patients receiving tyrosine kinase inhibitors: a single-institution observational study

Grace Hwang, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Email: GHwang@houstonmethodist.org


Grace is originally from Houston, Texas. She graduated from University of Houston College of Pharmacy with a Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2018 and is currently completing her PGY1 residency at Houston Methodist Hospital. Her current research interests include rabies postexposure prophylaxis and adherence of oral endocrine therapy in breast cancer patients. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, watching movies, and traveling.

 

Major research project: Adherence to guideline recommendations for rabies post-exposure prophylaxis


Quality improvement project: Assessing adherence and safety of insulin drip protocol in ICU

Chelsea Lopez, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Email: CLopez6@houstonmethodist.org

Chelsea is originally from Thousand Oaks, California and completed her Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2014. She graduated from the University of Illinois -Chicago College of Pharmacy with a Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2018 and is currently a PGY1 resident at Houston Methodist Hospital. Her current research interests include delirium mitigation in the ICU, strategies for anticoagulation reversal, and medical management of patients with mechanical circulatory support devices. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, skiing, attending sports games, and cooking.

Major research project: Descriptive study on the efficacy of ramelteon in preventing ICU delirium

 

Quality improvement project: Evaluate Houston Methodist systemwide utilization of phytonadione

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