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PGY2 Residency Program in Ambulatory Care

Overview

St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is an academic tertiary care medical center located in Paterson, New Jersey. The city of Paterson is an urban, largely multicultural community in northern New Jersey. The DePaul Center at SJUMC provides over 74,000 outpatient clinic visits annually in a wide variety of primary care and specialty clinics that include: internal medicine, cardiology, pediatrics, and HIV. Ambulatory clinical pharmacy services are an integral part of the care that our patients receive.

Our team of highly trained ambulatory care pharmacists includes specialists covering the following areas: Anticoagulation, Internal Medicine, Diabetes, Cardiology, and Infectious Diseases (including HIV, Hepatitis C). Our pharmacists are actively involved with research activities, mentorship and teaching. Members of our team are involved with pharmacy organizational and legislative initiatives on a state and national level.

Purpose

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

Department of Pharmacy Mission:

  • Embrace best professional practices and standards that provide compassionate, meaningful, and, high quality care for all patients.
  • Commit to develop our pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the areas of education, academia, certification, and career growth to maximize their potential to impact clinical pharmaceutical care.
  • Embrace new technology and systems that promotes medication safety, accurate drug distribution, and provision of patient and staff pharmaceutical education.
  • Strive to become an industry leader in the management and coordination of pharmacy practice, medication guidelines, and academic excellence.
  • Foster creativity and opportunities for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to help reach their maximum potential.
  • Abide by and exceed regulatory standards imposed or suggested by pharmaceutical, governmental, and healthcare agencies

Curriculum

Core Experiences

  • Primary Care/Diabetes Management
  • Anticoagulation
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Diseases- HIV, Hepatitis C
  • Geriatrics/Homebound program
  • Endocrinology- Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Thyroid disorders
  • Health-System Pharmacy Leadership and Management
  • Staffing/Longitudinal Requirement

Elective Experiences

  • Pain Management/Palliative Care
  • Transition of Care
  • Oncology/Outpatient Infusion
  • Academia/Teaching Certificate

Preceptors

Mohamed A. Fouad, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Mohamed Fouad is an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist and the Director of the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Residency Program. Dr. Fouad established ambulatory clinical pharmacy services in diabetes management at the DePaul Ambulatory Center in 2016. Dr. Fouad received a BS in chemistry graduating Summa Cum laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy receiving both outstanding leadership and academic excellence awards. Prior to joining St. Joseph’s Health, Dr. Fouad was a pharmacist in charge for Walgreens and an MTM district leader. He is heavily involved in community outreach programs. Dr. Fouad is also involved with NJPHA and NJSHP and has held various leadership positions within NJSHP; the most recent was serving as the president of NJSHP North Chapter

Neli Attas, PharmD
Dr. Neli Attas, PharmD, is the Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist and a preceptor to residents and students at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. She received a BS in science from the University of Toronto, Canada and B.S. and Pharm.D. degrees from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She completed an ASHP accredited pharmacy practice residency program at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.  Her areas of interest include medication safety strategies, pediatric critical care, drug information, pediatric hematology and oncology and cystic fibrosis. Dr. Attas is active in local, regional and national pharmacy organizations. 

Michael Cairoli, RPh, MHA
Michael Cairoli is the Pharmacy Manager for St. Joseph’s University Medical Center.  He serves as a preceptor to pharmacy students and pharmacy practice residents.  Michael Cairoli received his Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and Masters in Healthcare Administration from the Seton Hall University.  He completed a PGY1 residency at the Valley Hospital. 

Maria Heaney, PharmD
Dr. Maria Heaney is the Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Pharmacist at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. Her practice involves infectious disease consult service and antimicrobial stewardship. She serves as a preceptor to the PGY1 residents for their Infectious Diseases and longitudinal Antimicrobial Stewardship Learning Experiences.  Dr. Heaney received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. She went on to complete a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA and a PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, PA.

Humberto Jimenez, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
Dr. Humberto Jimenez serves as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases at Comprehensive Care Center at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, Paterson, NJ, and as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ. Dr. Jimenez received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, and completed his residency training at St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ.  At his practice site, Dr. Jimenez provides patient care, including counseling, drug/medical information and other support services for HIV infected children, adolescents, and adults.  Dr. Jimenez collaborates with infectious disease physicians, nurses, case managers, and others to ensure patients are given quality and comprehensive patient care.  In this setting and on campus, Dr. Jimenez provides didactic and hands-on teaching to students and residents.  Dr. Jimenez is also a co-founder and President of Waves of Health, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing modern medical care to underserved communities.  He is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a Practicing HIV Pharmacist, a certification provided by the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

Christopher Malabanan, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Christopher Malabanan is an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. His current areas of focus are anticoagulation and drug information. He also helps coordinate and serves as preceptor for pharmacy students on APPE rotations. Prior to joining St. Joseph’s, Dr. Malabanan worked at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA

Steven Nerenberg, PharmD
Dr. Steven F. Nerenberg is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Rutgers University and Emergency Medicine Pharmacist at St. Joseph's University Medical Center. Dr. Nerenberg completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) in 2012. He completed his PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and completed a PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency with Rutgers University at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.

Radhika Pisupati, PharmD, BCPS
Dr. Pisupati is the Director of the Pharmacy Practice Residency Program and the Clinical Pharmacy Manager for the healthcare system.  She completed her BS and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.  She is involved with ASHP and NJSHP and has held various leadership positions within the NJSHP, currently serving as the Director of Organizational Affairs.  She has been the recipient of the Pharmacist Practitioner Award from NJSHP.  She received the Employee of the Month Award from St. Joseph’s Health where she was a Finalist for the Employee of the Year Award. Dr. Pisupati organizes and develops the system’s medication management programs and cost containment initiatives that have both clinical and operational impact for the healthcare system.  Dr. Pisupati has collaborated to develop and share practice related research projects and publications in local and national forums.  Dr. Pisupati interests include developing pharmacist managed therapeutic programs and expanding the role of pharmacists during transitions of care.  She enjoys mentoring pharmacy students and residents. 

Lynette Richards PharmD, BCPS
Lynette Jackson is the Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist and will be transitioning to the role of Transitions of Care Pharmacist at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center.  Her clinical focus has included geriatric internal medicine, pain/palliative care, and infectious disease/antimicrobial stewardship.  She serves as a preceptor to pharmacy students and pharmacy practice residents.  Dr. Richards received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Hampton University School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 residency with St. Joseph’s Health in Paterson, NJ.

Post-Residency Experiences

  • Infections Disease Clinical Pharmacist, Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ
  • Diabetes Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist, Bellevue Hospital, NY, NY

Current Resident

Jane You
Dr. Jane You is from Brooklyn, NY. She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John’s University in Queens, New York. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Her practice interests include ambulatory care, geriatrics, and academia. Upon completion of her PGY2 residency, she would like to pursue a career in academia as a clinical professor in an ambulatory care setting. In her free time, she likes to cook, listen to music, learn new instruments, and spend quality time with family and friends.

Apply Here

There is one available PGY2 resident position.

Applicants must submit materials utilizing the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Residency Application Service (PhORCAS). For more information about PhORCAS, please see: http://www.ashp.org/PHORCAS 

Required submission materials: curriculum vitae, letter of intent, transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation

Application Deadline: January 7th

Contact Information:
Mohamed Fouad, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist- Ambulatory Care
Residency Program Director- PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency
St. Joseph’s Health

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