Current Residents

Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
Pharmacy
PGY1
Brenna Darling, PharmD

brenna.darling@bannerhealth.com

Education: PharmD, University of New Mexico; B.S., Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of New Mexico
Clinical interests: Emergency medicine, toxicology, critical care
Research: Efficacy of combination haloperidol, lorazepam, and diphenhydramine vs. combination haloperidol and lorazepam in the treatment of acute agitation
Personal interests: Traveling, backpacking, and stand up paddleboarding; I love doing yoga and aspire to become a certified instructor after residency


Nicole Eichhorst, PharmD

nicole.eichhorst@bannerhealth.com

Education: PharmD, The University of Arizona; B.S. Molecular and Cellular Biology, B.A. Biochemistry, The University of Arizona
Clinical interests: Internal medicine, infectious diseases, pediatrics
Research: Intravenous vs intravenous to oral antibiotic therapy for enterobacterales bacteremia: A retrospective chart review
Personal interests: Baking, swimming, and painting


Eunice Lee, PharmD

eunice.Lee@bannerhealth.com

Education: PharmD, University of Michigan; B.S. Biology, University of California, Davis 
Clinical interests: Internal medicine
Research: Outcomes associated with inappropriately dosed apixaban in older adult patients with atrial fibrillation
Personal interests: Spend time with family and friends, and explore new restaurants


Morgan Lenney, PharmD

morgan.lenney@bannerhealth.com

Education: PharmD, Northeastern University
Clinical interests: Critical care
Research: Efficacy of fixed-dose hydrocortisone for septic shock in obese and non-obese patients
Personal interests: Hiking, cooking, and swimming


Elizabeth Pae, PharmD

elizabeth.pae@bannerhealth.com

Education: PharmD, The University of Arizona
Clinical interests: Internal medicine, cardiology, psychiatry
Research: Outcomes associated with Inappropriately dosed apixaban in older adult patients with atrial fibrillation
Personal interests: Playing the violin and piano, listening to music, baking, and hanging out with my family


Trevor Treglia, PharmD

trevor.treglia@bannerhealth.com

Education: PharmD, South Dakota State University
Clinical interests: Infectious diseases, critical care, internal medicine
Research: Intravenous vs intravenous to oral antibiotic therapy for enterobacterales bacteremia: A retrospective chart review
Personal interests: Fishing, though being in the desert makes for a tough bite


Critical Care Pharmacy
PGY2
Nicholas Jakowenko, PharmD

nicholas.olis-jakowenko@bannerhealth.com

PGY1 training: Houston Methodist, Houston, TX
Education: PharmD, MCPHS University
Clinical interests: Toxicology, acute resuscitation, advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support devices
Research: The influence of timing and baseline catecholamine requirements on vasopressin responsiveness in critically ill patients with septic shock
Personal interests: Rock climbing, playing guitar with Elijah, exercising, and spoiling my guinea pigs


Joseph Murata, PharmD

joseph.murata@bannerhealth.com

PGY1 training: Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Education: PharmD, The University of Arizona
Clinical interests: Management of sepsis and septic shock, vasoactive support strategies, analgosedation in critically ill patients
Research: Factors associated with vasopressin-responsiveness
Personal interests:  Cooking, watching reality competition TV shows, and attending live sporting events (pre-COVID)


Internal Medicine Pharmacy
PGY2
Elijah Martin, PharmD

emartin@pharmacy.arizona.edu

PGY1 training: Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, Tucson, AZ
Education: PharmD, The University of Texas College of Pharmacy; B.A. Biological Chemistry, Texas A&M University
Clinical interests: Internal medicine, infectious disease
Research: Frequency of tacrolimus monitoring in stable kidney transplant patients
Personal interests: Sing and play guitar, write and record my own songs in my home studio

 


Yahya Tawfik, PharmD

tawfik@pharmacy.arizona.edu

PGY1 training: Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, Tucson, AZ
Education: PharmD, King Saud University (KSU)
Clinical interests: Internal medicine, infectious diseases, geriatrics medicine
Research: Secondary bloodstream infections among critically ill COVID-19 patients
Personal interests: Spending time with his wife Rana and dog (Thea), playing video games, cooking, listening to music, and watching movies


Oncology Pharmacy
PGY2
Emma Sheldon, PharmD

emma.sheldon@bannerhealth.com

PGY1 training: Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma, AZ
Education: PharmD, Drake University
Clinical interests: Acute oncology, pain and palliative care, gastrointestinal oncology
Research: A single-arm, retrospective analysis of the Incidence of febrile neutropenia with same day vs next-day pegfilgrastim or pegfilgrastim-cbqv in colorectal, gastric, esophageal, and appendiceal cancer patients being treated with FOLFOX/FOLFIRI +/- bevacizumab/bevacizumab-awwb/cetuximab/panitumumab
Personal interests: Playing with my puppy (Ringo), spending time outside at the pool (or any body of water), traveling to new places, trying new restaurants, spending time with my friends and family, and I love to read—I will always prefer to read the books before watching the show or movie!


Pediatric Pharmacy
PGY2
David Seto, PharmD

david.seto@bannerhealth.com

PGY1 training: Valleywise Health, Phoenix, AZ
Education: PharmD, The University of Arizona
Clinical interests: General pediatrics, pediatric pulmonary medicine
Research: Impact of COVID-19 on medication adherence in pediatric severe asthma patients
Personal interests: Spending time with family, trying new food, and road trips

 


Banner - University Medical Center South
Pharmacy
PGY1
Trevor Jeffers, PharmD

trevor.jeffers@bannerhealth.com

Education: PharmD, The University of Arizona 
Clinical interests: Emergency medicine
Research: Efficacy of combination haloperidol, lorazepam, and diphenhydramine vs. combination haloperidol and lorazepam in the treatment of acute agitation  
Personal interests: Rodeo, rope, ride and train horses


Kristi Vo, PharmD

kristi.vo@bannerhealth.com

Education: PharmD, University of Houston
Clinical interests: Psychiatry
Research: Incidence of secondary infections in COVID-19 patients utilizing high-dose corticosteroids
Personal interests: Playing the piano, reading books


Internal Medicine Pharmacy
PGY2
Khuloud AlJoudi, PharmD

kaljoudi@pharmacy.arizona.edu

PGY1 training: MelroseWakefield Healthcare, Boston, MA
Education: PharmD, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Clinical interests: Pharmacotherapy, endocrinology, pain management, pharmacy practice advancement, and teaching
Research: A retrospective chart review in hypoglycemia frequency in non-critically ill patients with type 1 & 2 diabetes using subcutaneous insulin therapy in the hospital
Personal interests: Traveling, cooking, and reading


Northwest Medical Center
Pharmacy
PGY1
Mohammed Alrashed, PharmD

malrashed@pharmacy.arizona.edu

Education: PharmD, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Clinical interests: Acute care pharmacy, research
Research: Emergency department piperacillin/tazobactam intravenous push protocol development
Personal interests: Spending time with family, playing soccer and volleyball, and visiting museums


Nicole Darian, PharmD

darian@pharmacy.arizona.edu

Education: PharmD, The University of Arizona
Clinical interests: Critical care, emergency medicine, academia
Research: Intravenous vs subcutaneous insulin use for isolated hyperglycemia in the emergency department 
Personal interests: Spending time outdoors with my two dogs, Poco and Leo, and finding new restaurants and coffee shops around Tucson


Nayoung Kang, PharmD

nkang@pharmacy.arizona.edu

Education: PharmD, University of the Pacific
Clinical interests: Acute care pharmacy, infectious diseases
Research: Clinical outcomes of concomitant use of enteral and parenteral sedatives in mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients
Personal interests: Hiking, reading, cooking, and watching movies


SinfoniaRx Medication Management
Ambulatory Care
PGY2
Karley Tranchina, PharmD

ktranchina@pharmacy.arizona.edu

PGY1 training: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ
Education: PharmD, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
Clinical interests: Diabetes, transitions of care, academia 
Research: Comparison of the predictive value of the LACE+ index and the MedWise Rise Score™ on hospital readmission rates: a retrospective observational study
Personal interests: I rescued a cat named Valentino and I love trying new food (my favorite is Indian)


El Rio Health Center
Community Pharmacy
PGY1
Victoria Minnix, PharmD

vminnix@pharmacy.arizona.edu

Education: PharmD, East Tennessee State University
Clinical interests: Family medicine, chronic disease state management, pharmacy management 
Research: Smoking cessation treatment initiation in patients with COPD or asthma diagnoses within a federally qualified health center
Personal interests: Exploring Tucson through hiking and numerous delicious restaurants, spending time with my fiancé Kurtis, and our furry kiddos Rocky and Rosie


Pharmacy
PGY1
Paige Edwards, PharmD

pedwards@pharmacy.arizona.edu

Education: PharmD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Clinical interests: Primary care, infectious diseases, cardiology 
Research: Hepatitis A and B vaccine series completion rates in patients with chronic liver disease at a federally qualified health center 
Personal interests: Hike, travel, and try new restaurants


Emily Ross, PharmD

eross@pharmacy.arizona.edu

Education: PharmD, University of Kansas
Clinical interests: Diabetes, chronic care management, underserved patient population
Research: Utilization of SGLT-2 Inhibitors in the treatment of diabetic kidney disease at a federally qualified health center
Personal interests: Baking, hiking, reading, and spending time with family


Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Pharmacy
PGY1
Bader Alghamdi, PharmD

balghamdi@pharmacy.arizona.edu

Education: PharmD, Nova Southeastern University
Clinical interests: Infectious diseases, emergency medicine, critical care
Research: Impact of ketamine use on opioid consumption in mechanically ventilated medical ICU patients
Personal interests: Hiking, playing tennis, and spending time with my 3-year-old son who keeps me motivated even in my hardest moments