Current Residents

Anna (Cantwell) Curtis, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Email: ACurtis@houstonmethodist.org

 

Anna grew up in a military family that moved extensively, but now considers Houston her home town. She completed her pharmacy prerequisites at Texas A&M University and graduated with her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy in May 2019. Her current practice interests include solid organ transplant, internal medicine, and infectious diseases. During her free time Anna enjoys traveling, hanging out with her husband and pets, and going to concerts and movies. 

 

Major research project: Impact of lactobacillus supplementation on postoperative infection rates amongst patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation

 

Quality improvement project: Evaluation of thalidomide, lenalidomide, and pomalidomide REMS program compliance  

Diane Dreucean, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Email: DDreucean@houstonmethodist.org

 

Diane is originally from Arad, Romania. She graduated from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2019. She plans to pursue a PGY2 in critical care. Her current research interests include risk factors associated with anticoagulation failure, strategies for antimicrobial stewardship in the emergency department, and management of bradyarrhythmias. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.


Major research project: Evaluation of Dosing Regimens in Patients Receiving Apixaban and Rivaroxaban with New or Recurrent Thrombotic Events


Quality improvement project: Safety and Efficacy of Ketamine for ICU Analgesia

Taryn Eubank, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Email: TEubank@houstonmethodist.org

 

Taryn grew up in the small town of Pampa, Texas. She graduated from Harding University College of Pharmacy in Searcy, AR with a doctorate of Pharmacy in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys participating in sports and trying the many new food options in Houston. She chose Houston Methodist to complete her PGY1 residency because of the vast number of opportunities for rotations and research. Future plans include pursing a PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency.

 

Major research project: Incidence of invasive fungal infections in leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome patients receiving antifungal prophylaxis

 

Quality improvement project: Evaluation of the use and safety of rituximab initial and rapid infusions at Houston Methodist Hospital

Johnny Hoang, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Email: JHoang3@houstonmethodist.org

 

Johnny is originally from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota but has lived in Austin, TX most of his life. He graduated with a Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2019 from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. His current practice interests include solid organ transplant and internal medicine. He hopes to pursue a PGY2 residency position in the following year. In his spare time, he enjoys trying new restaurants, cooking, reading, and traveling. 

 

Major research project: Predictors of 90-days readmissions associated with hypoglycemic or hyperglycemic events in new kidney transplant patients

 

Quality improvement project: Evaluation of bivalirudin and argatroban protocols for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

Nick Jakowenko, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Email: NJakowenko@houstonmethodist.org


Nick is originally from Colchester, Connecticut. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from MCPHS University in Boston, MA in 2019. He plans on pursuing further training in critical care. His research interests include novel approaches for direct oral anticoagulant monitoring, utility of digoxin levels in patients with acute kidney injury, and reversal strategies in toxicological emergencies. In his spare time he enjoys going rock climbing, playing guitar, exploring new restaurants around Houston, and spending time with his guinea pigs.  


Major research project: Anti-Xa monitoring for apixaban and rivaroxaban: a descriptive study


Quality improvement project: Utility of digoxin level monitoring in patients with acute kidney injury

Aaron Krapfl, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Email: AKrapfl@houstonmethodist.org

 

Aaron is originally from Anamosa, Iowa, and he completed his pharmacy education at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. He is currently interested in pursuing a PGY2 in oncology. In his spare time, Aaron enjoys playing soccer, working out, and binge eating at all of Houston’s amazing restaurants.

 

Major research project: Timing of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF) initiation in patients with hematologic malignancies receiving autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)

 

Quality improvement project: Inpatient Use of Insulin Pumps 

 

 

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