Andy Saavedra, PharmD is originally from Greendale, WI, and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin - Parkside where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and his interests within the profession include infectious diseases, cardiology, and internal medicine. Andy has selected his electives during his PGY1 residency year to be in infectious disease, oncology, and family medicine and will be completing the teaching certificate program through Concordia University. His year-long longitudinal project will be focusing on direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) use in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). Andy’s interests outside of medicine include playing guitar, running, road cycling, skateboarding, and cooking healthy meals with his wife.