Current Residents

Blake Buzard, PharmD
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident
Email: babuzard@houstonmethodist.org

Blake is originally from Wichita, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy with a Doctorate of Pharmacy. He went on to complete a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at  Ascension Via Christi in Wichita, KS in June 2020. His interests include inpatient hematology and genomic oncology. In his spare time, Blake likes to watch and play sports, as well as spend time with his wife, daughter, and two dogs. 

Major research project: Comparison of number of completed treatment cycles between pembrolizumab monotherapy and pembrolizumab combined with platinum-based chemotherapy in treatment-naïve metastatic non-small cell lung cancer 
Continuing education programInfection Prophylaxis in Oncology

Ashka Patel, PharmD
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident
Email: appatel@houstonmethodist.org

Ashka is originally from Westborough, Massachusetts. She graduated from MCPHS University in Boston, Massachusetts with a Doctor of Pharmacy in May 2019 and completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Her current practice interests include bone marrow transplantation and medical oncology. In her spare time, Ashka enjoys baking, road trips, and reading. 

Major research project: CMV infection in allogenic HSCT with letermovir prophylaxis 

Continuing education program: Treatment of refractory nausea and vomiting