Current Residents & Fellows

Below are the current residents and fellows enrolled at the University of Maryland.

POST-GRADUATE YEAR ONE PROGRAMS

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Oluwabunmi Akintonde, PharmD
Albertson's Pharmacy Resident
Oluwabunmi.Akintonde@albertsons.com

Dr. Akintonde was born and raised in Largo, MD by way of Nigeria. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and Chemistry from Howard University. Her masters of science from University of Maryland Baltimore County in Biotechnology. She later received her doctorate of pharmacy from Appalachian College of Pharmacy this past May 2017. Her professional interests include Ambulatory care, Academia, Infectious Disease and Management. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys singing, going to movies, hanging out with friends, cooking and traveling. Dr. Akintonde is  truly grateful for the opportunity to serve as this year's first resident and looks forward to an incredible adventure ahead.

 

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Alison Blackman, PharmD
Pharmacy Resident
Alison.Blackman@umm.edu

Alison Blackman is originally from Woodbury, Connecticut. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from James Madison University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut. Her professional interests include infectious diseases, ambulatory care, and emergency medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, watching comedy shows, and exploring new places/trying new foods. Alison is so thankful for the endless support she has received from her family, friends, and mentors over the years and is very excited to begin her journey as a pharmacy resident at UMMC.

 

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Mari Cid, PharmD
Community Pharmacy Resident
mcid@rx.umaryland.edu

Mari Cid was born and raised in San Diego, California. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine and later pursued her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaii, Hilo. Her professional interests include ambulatory care, transitional care, independent pharmacy ownership, pharmacy administration and management, and exploring innovative clinical services in the community pharmacy setting. Outside of pharmacy she enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, watching anime, basketball, binge watching shows like Game of Thrones, and trying new delicious food. She would not be who she is today without her family, friends, and mentors throughout the years and would like to thank them for their unconditional love, support, and encouragement to pursue her passions. She hopes to pass along that same positive energy and looks forward to the upcoming year.

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MacKenzie Crist, PharmD
Pharmacy Resident
Mackenzie.Crist@umm.edu

MacKenzie Crist is originally from Fredonia, New York. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at Saint John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. Her professional interests include hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, and academia. In her spare time, she enjoys playing frisbee, baking, and exploring new coffee shops. She would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continued guidance and support.

 

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Mallory Mouradjian, PharmD
Pharmacy Resident
Mallory.Mouradjian@umm.edu

Mallory Mouradjian was born and raised in Scituate, RI. She attended MCPHS University in Boston, MA where she received her Doctorate of Pharmacy. Mallory's professional interests include cardiology, ambulatory care, and academia. In her spare time, she likes to travel, try new and exciting food, and spend time with her friends and family. Mallory would like to sincerely thank her family and friends, as well as her faculty mentors, for their continued love and support.

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Michael Plazak, PharmD
Pharmacy Resident
Michael.Plazak@umm.edu

Michael was born in Canton, OH and raised in Forest, VA. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Virginia Tech and then went on to complete his Doctorate of Pharmacy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, NC. Michael’s professional interests include cardiology, critical care, and academia. Outside of pharmacy, Michael enjoys hiking, mountain biking, Cleveland and his collegiate sports teams, cooking, and exploring new cities. He is extremely excited to begin a new journey at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and looks forward to the challenges and experiences that await him in the coming year. He would like to personally thank his family, friends, colleagues, and professional mentors for all of their love, support, and guidance over the years.

 

POST-GRADUATE YEAR ONE/TWO PROGRAMS

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Anne Masich, PharmD
PGY-2 Pharmacotherapy Resident
amasich@rx.umaryland.edu

Dr. Masich is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Washington and Lee University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include internal medicine, infectious diseases, academia and clinical research. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys playing soccer, running, and traveling. Dr. Masich would like to thank her family, friends and mentors for their endless support and guidance.

POST-GRADUATE YEAR TWO PROGRAMS

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Rachel Broscious, PharmD
Cardiology Resident
rbroscious@rx.umaryland.edu

Dr. Broscious is originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from East Carolina University prior to earning her Doctor of Pharmacy from West Virginia University. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee and is excited for the opportunity to complete her PGY-2 in Cardiology at the University of Maryland. Her professional interests include acute and chronic heart failure management, anti-arrhythmic management, ambulatory care, and academia. In her spare time she enjoys running, trying local restaurants, and enjoying the outdoors. Dr. Broscious would like to thank her family, loved ones, and mentors for their endless support and encouragement throughout her career. 

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Jacqueline Chirico, PharmD
Health System and Practice Administration Resident
Jacqueline.Chirico@umm.edu

Dr. Chirico is originally from Staten Island, NY. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Queens, NY. She then completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Chirico is very excited to begin the next phase of her training at the University of Maryland. Her interests within administration include medication safety, formulary management, quality improvement, and policy development. Her personal interests include cooking, traveling, crafting, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Chirico would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continued support and encouragement over the years.

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Ryan Costantino, PharmD
Pain and Palliative Care Resident
rcostantino@rx.umaryland.edu

Dr. Costantino is originally from upstate New York. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy-Boston and completed his PGY-1 pharmacy residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His professional interests include Pain Management, Palliative Care, and Patient Centered Outcomes Research. Outside of pharmacy, he enjoys flying, reading, and traveling. Dr. Costantino is excited to be back at the University of Maryland and is grateful for the continued support he receives from his family, friends, and mentors.

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Sari Freedman, PharmD
Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Resident
Sari.Freedman@umm.edu

Sari Freedman is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Florida (Go Gators!). She completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill. She then moved to Colorado to complete her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Colorado Hospital. Sari is very excited for the opportunity to complete her PGY-2 in Solid Organ Transplant at the University of Maryland! Her other professional interests include infectious disease and primary care. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, listening to live music, going to breweries, and hanging out with friends. Sari would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their continued support and encouragement of her professional aspirations.

Alexandra McPherson, PharmD
Pain and Palliative Care Resident
amcpherson@rx.umaryland.edu

Dr. McPherson was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from the University of Maryland and her Master of Public Health from Boston University in International Health/Pharmaceutical Assessment, Management, and Policy. She went on to pursue her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland. Dr. McPherson completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA and is excited to return home to Maryland to complete her PGY-2 Residency in Pain Management and Palliative Care. Her professional interests include Pain Management and Palliative Care, Critical Care, and Cardiology. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys exploring new cities and trying new restaurants, playing with her two dogs, spending time out on the water, cooking, yoga, and recently started playing tennis! Dr. McPherson is truly grateful for the continued support and guidance from her family, friends and mentors and looks forward to the year ahead.

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Ciera Patzke, PharmD
Oncology Pharmacy Resident
cpatzke@rx.umaryland.edu

Dr. Patzke was born and raised in Phoenix, NY and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Le Moyne College nearby in Syracuse. She then attended the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences where she received her Doctorate of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and is staying for a second year to complete her PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency. Her other professional interests include infectious diseases and academia. Outside of pharmacy she enjoys yoga, exploring new restaurants and trying new food, and being involved with the dance studio she grew up at back home. Dr. Patzke is so grateful for all the continued love, support, and encouragement from her family, friends, and mentors.

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Rafah Saad, PharmD
Geriatric Pharmacy Resident
rsaad@rx.umaryland.edu

Dr. Saad is originally from Lebanon. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at the American University of Beirut and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the Lebanese American University School of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Penn State Health St. Joseph in Reading, Pennsylvania and is excited to complete her PGY2 in Geriatrics at the University of Maryland. Her professional interests include ambulatory care, transitions of care, and geriatrics. Outside of pharmacy she enjoys traveling, attending concerts, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Saad would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for the endless support and unconditional love.

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Dimitrios Savva, PharmD
Pediatric Pharmacy Resident
dsavva@rx.umaryland.edu

 Dr. Savva was born and raised in Queens, New York and received his PharmD from St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He completed his PGY-1 residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. On match day, he was so relieved, happy, and honored to have matched here at the University of Maryland-School of Pharmacy, and he is looking forward to being this year’s PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident. Some of his areas of interest include oncology/bone marrow transplant and solid organ transplant. He is also  do looking forward to expanding his critical care knowledge, especially in pediatric and neonatal intensive care units. Dr Savva is also interested in academia and would love any opportunity to teach didactically or precept. One fact about Dr Savva is that his favorite animal is an elephant and has a HUGE obsession with them. In addition, despite being a city boy, he is a big country music fan as well as enjoys to watch and play football, basketball, and hockey- and of course he is 100% a New York sports fan! Dr. Savva would like to thank his family, friends and mentors for the endless support and encouragement over the years.

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Paul Solinsky, PharmD
Ambulatory Care Resident
psolinsky@rx.umaryland.edu

Paul Solinsky is originally from Towson, Maryland. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh PA with a concentration in geriatric pharmacotherapy. He completed his PGY-1 in community pharmacy at University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. His professional interests is in primary care, outpatient diabetes education and management, and transitions of care. Besides pharmacy, he enjoys playing the piano, hiking, going to record stores, and trying new restaurants. He would like to thank his family, friends, and faculty mentors that have given their expertise and guidance over the years.

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Patrick Stolz, PharmD
Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident
pstolz@rx.umaryland.edu

Dr. Stolz was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in the nearby city of Lynnwood.  He attended Washington State University (WSU) for his undergraduate education and doctorate of pharmacy.  He then completed a PGY1 at the Veteran Affairs Southern Nevada Healthcare System in Las Vegas, NV. Patrick’s professional interests include neuropsychiatric disorders, research, and entrepreneurship. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, football, videogaming, and music. Dr. Stolz would like to thank his family, friends, and mentors for all their love and support.

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Ana Vega, PharmD
Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident
avega@rx.umaryland.edu

Dr.  Vega  is  originally  from  Miami,  Florida.  She  received  her  Bachelor  of  Science  degree  in Biology  at  the  University  of  Miami  and  her  Doctorate  of  Pharmacy  from  Nova  Southeastern University. She  completed  her  PGY-1  Pharmacy  Practice  Residency  at  the  University  of Maryland  Medical  Center  and  is  very  excited  to  be  staying  on  board  for a  second  year  of training. She will be completing her PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency in Infectious Diseases at the University  of  Maryland  School  of  Pharmacy  during  the  2017-2018  year.  Her  professional interests  include  antimicrobial  stewardship  and  infectious  disease  issues  in  underserved populations. Outside of pharmacy she enjoys watching Netflix originals, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

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Allie Wasik, PharmD
Cardiology Resident
awasik@rx.umaryland.edu

Dr. Wasik was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. She completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan and is very thankful to be completing her PGY2 at the University of Maryland. Dr. Wasik's professional interests include heart failure management and anticoagulation. Outside of pharmacy, Allie enjoys trying new restaurants and spending time with her family. Dr. Wasik would like to thank her friends and family for the never-ending support through academic training and her Munson family for helping her reach this point in her professional career. 

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Sarah Williford, PharmD
Critical Care Resident
Sarah.Williford@umm.edu

Dr. Williford was born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Lakeland Regional Health in Lakeland, Florida in July of 2016. During the past year, Dr. Williford has been a Clinical Pharmacist at Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina and is excited to be at the University of Maryland to complete her PGY2 in Critical Care. Her professional interests include trauma, antimicrobial stewardship, anticoagulation, toxicology, pain management, and neurocritical care. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Williford enjoys traveling (recently visiting Ireland and Scotland in May), following every series on Bravo, trying new restaurants and coffee shops, watching Netflix documentaries, shopping at Anthropologie, finding the best cheesecake in Baltimore, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs! Dr. Williford would like to thank her family, friends, preceptors, co-workers, and extended pharmacy family for all their support and encouragement in helping her achieve her dream of being a Critical Care Clinical Specialist.

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS

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James Leonard, PharmD
Clinical Toxicology Fellow
jleonard@rx.umaryland.edu

James Leonard was born in Auburn, WA and lived there until he went to college. He studied at Washington State University (Go Cougs!) for both undergraduate and Doctor of Pharmacy. After that, he completed a PGY-1 residency at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA. His professional interests include care of poisoned patients, poison prevention, emergency medicine, academia, and research. He is excited to have 2 years to pursue these interests, discover new interests, and of course, explore the east coast. Outside of pharmacy he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, running, hiking, playing racquetball, and reading.

 

Leah Park, PharmD
Ellen H. Yankellow Fellow in Health Outcomes
lpark@rx.umaryland.edu

Leah Park was born and raised in South Korea. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. Then she received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Houston. Her research interests are health economic modeling and real-world evidence study. She has worked over 10 years as a pharmacist before joining the fellowship program. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her children and traveling with her family. She would like to thank her family and mentors for their support.