We are excited about your interest in the GBMC Pharmacy Residency PGY1 Program. Our program is recognized and accredited by American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).
To provide medical care and service of the highest quality to each patient and to educate the next generation of clinicians, leading to health, healing and hope for the community.
Purpose Statement:PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
The purpose of GBMC PGY1 residency program is to fulfill the GBMC mission to educate the next generation of clinicians. In this goal, we have put together a great learning program with a dedicated team of faculty members. The program is built with required and elective rotations providing diverse clinical pharmacotherapy experiences in inpatient and outpatient medication management. Longitudinal projects and presentations are embedded throughout the year to focus on enhancing residents’ research and communication skills. Residents with interest in academia can enroll in teaching certificate programs at our affiliated universities.
GBMC Department of Pharmacy
With state of the art technology and driven employees, GBMC pharmacy provides patient-centered services.
Department of Pharmacy Services demonstrates this patient-centered care through operational and clinical programs such as medication therapy monitoring.
Central Pharmacy is open 24 hours 365 days per year. The David Seigel Anticoagulation Clinic is open weekdays from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM and the Infusion Therapy Center is open weekdays from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The pharmacy team is comprised of clinical staff pharmacists, clinical pharmacy specialists, certified pharmacy technicians, pharmacy aides, and administrative staff. All pharmacists are from an ACPE Accredited College of Pharmacy and have passed a Maryland State Board Competency Exam.
A decentralized pharmacy program that integrates directly with multi-disciplinary teams allows pharmacists to have an impact on the following:
- Drug Selection
- Pharmacokinetic Assessment and Drug Dosing
- Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Services
- Patient Education
- Anticoagulation Management
- Drug Interactions
- Renal Adjustment of Medications
- Adverse Drug Reactions
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
The Department of Pharmacy Services is committed to continuous process improvement and a culture of safety.
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Yuliya Klopouh, PharmD, MH
Dr. Yuliya Klopouh is the Executive Director of Pharmacy Services at GBMC. After studying in Ukraine as a nurse and an MD, she earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland. In her free time- she enjoys giving talks and educating people on healthy nutrition, integrative medicine, and wellness. Dr. Klopouh has passion for classical music and literature, that she shares with her family. In her time outside the work, you will find her listening to Rachmaninov, watching Metropolitan Opera, or reading Classics.
Julia West, PharmD, BCPS
Post-Graduate Year One Program Director
Preceptor for Pharmacy Administration & Policy and Pharmacy Informatics Modules
Dr. Julia West is the Director of Inpatient Pharmacy at GBMC. After completing her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 2001, she provided pharmacy care to patients at Chester River Health hospital (currently known as University of Maryland Shore Medical Center). In 2010, she joined GBMC, where she held multiple lead roles in the department of pharmacy, including Pharmacy Informatics Coordinator position and successfully managed many operational projects and implementations. Presently, she is pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) at the University of Baltimore. Outside of work, she does a lot of activities with her children (golf, Peabody chorus and dance). Dr. West is also an avid traveler, and takes every opportunity to learn about different cultures, support education and diversity.
Kim Ngan Tran, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Post-Graduate Year One Program Coordinator
Preceptor for Critical Care Modules
Dr. Kim Ngan Tran is the Clinical Pharmacy Manager at GBMC and earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Wingate University in 2014. After graduation, she completed a PGY-1 at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (MUMH) in Baltimore. She practiced as a critical care pharmacist for 5 years at MUMH before joining GBMC. She has a great passion for teaching. She has been an Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and University of the Sciences precepting students for critical care rotation. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family and traveling to beautiful places.
Naaseha Rizvi, PharmD
Preceptor for Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases Modules
Dr. Naaseha Rizvi is the Lead Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at GBMC. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. After graduation, she completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD followed by her PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Perry Shafner, PharmD
Preceptor for Medication Safety Modules
Dr. Perry Shafner is the Medication Safety Officer at GBMC. After earning a Master of Arts degree in Talmudic Law, he went on to earn a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. He is enthusiastic about medication safety, process redesign, and informatics. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and studying Talmud.
Susan Arnold, PharmD
Preceptor for Ambulatory Care Modules
Dr. Susan Arnold is the Lead Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist at GBMC. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Virginia Tech, she was employed as a chemical engineer before earning her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Virginia Commonwealth School of Pharmacy. She then completed her PGY-2 specialty residency in Ambulatory Care at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and pets, working out, and outdoor activities.
Lucy Gin, PharmD
Preceptor for Critical Care Modules/Preceptor for Ambulatory Care Modules
Dr. Lucy Lee is a clinical pharmacist at Greater Baltimore Medical Center since 2014. She completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy in 2014 and then completed her Masters of Science in Biotechnology – Regulatory Affairs degree at the University of Maryland University College in 2016. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family as a daughter, wife, mom, and as a dog mom. Dr. Lee has a passion for fashion, makeup, volleyball, and imported cars.
Christopher Kruft, RPh
Preceptor for Internal Medicine Modules
Christopher Kruft is a 1984 graduate of University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and has been a clinical pharmacist at Greater Baltimore Medical Center since 2010. Previously, Mr. Kruft served as Director of the Outpatient Pharmacy at GBMC for 22 years, which was then one of the largest dispensers of Assisted Reproductive Technology medications in the Mid Atlantic area. Currently, his practice areas include both inpatient units and the Anti Coagulation Clinic with clinical interest also in Palliative Care. His hobbies include hiking, boating and spending time at the beach with his family.
Christina Do, PharmD, BCPS
Preceptor-in-training for Internal Medicine Modules
Dr. Christina Do earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD. Outside of work, she enjoys outdoor activities and trying out new restaurants and bakeries.
Quynh Nhu Ha, PharmD
Preceptor-in-training for Internal Medicine Modules
Dr. Quynh Ha earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University in 2018. Upon completing her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Sinai Hospital, she joined GBMC as a clinical pharmacist where she rotates through various clinical areas, including critical care, anticoagulation clinic, and internal medicine. Her professional interest areas include critical care, emergency medicine, and infectious disease.
Alicia Senart, PharmD
Dr. Alicia Senart is the Emergency Department Clinical Pharmacist at GBMC. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. After graduation, she completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital in Cleveland, OH followed by her PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, VA. Outside of work Alicia enjoys travelling to new places, working out, and spending time with family/friends.