Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital – St. Joseph Campus PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

5000 W. Chambers St., Milwaukee, WI 53210

Affectionaly known as "The Baby Hospital," Ascension St. Joseph is a community teaching hospital providing acute and subacute services in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with extensive outpatient services, a bustling emergency department, and nationally recognized maternity and critical care services.

Our hospital has been serving the community with compassion since 1879, with the pharmacy residency training program established in 2004. The Pharmacy Residency Program is headquartered at Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - St. Joseph Campus with resident training also conducted at another nearby hospital campus, Ascension SE Wisconsin - Elmbrook Campus, and an oncology infusion center. All three sites utilize the same electronic medical record, formulary and clinical service protocols. Residents have the opportunity to train at three facilities to gain exposure to specialty patient populations and unique site-specific pharmacy services. Drawing upon two hospitals and our partnership with Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, each resident receives an individualized schedule targeted to achieve his or her personal goals and set the foundation for a rewarding career as a clinical pharmacist.

Residency Training Sites

Pharmacy Department

The Department of Pharmacy is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Services are provided through decentralized pharmacists and the main pharmacy.

Clinical Pharmacy Services

  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
    • Warfarin
    • Heparin
    • Argatroban
    • Vancomycin
    • Aminoglycosides
    • Fosphenytoin/phenytoin
    • Miscellaneous, as consulted
  • Renal Dosing Adjustment
  • IV to PO Conversions
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Drug Information
  • Nursing In-services
  • Insulin Initiation Program
  • Culture Call Back
  • Disease State Education
  • Critical Care Patient Rounds
  • Medical Teaching Team Patient Care Rounds
  • Medical Emergency Response
    • Cardiac/Respiratory Arrest
    • Stroke
    • Rapid Response

Decentralized Care Units

  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medical/Surgical Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Oncology Clinic

 

Program Contact Information:
Diane Erdman, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, CPPS, BCACP
Residency Program Director
Diane.Erdman@ascension.org

  • OVERVIEW

    Residency Training Sites

    • Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - St. Joseph Campus
    • Ascension SE Wisconsin - Elmbrook Campus
    • Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

    St. Joseph Pharmacy Department

    The Department of Pharmacy is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Decentralized services are provided through unit-based pharmacy teams and the main pharmacy. Clinical and distributive services are provided by over 15 full-time, unit-based pharmacists.

    Decentralized Care Units

    • Adult Intensive Care Unit
    • Emergency Department
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Labor & Delivery
    • Medical/Surgical
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    • Outpatient Oncology

    Clinical Pharmacy Services

    • Response to Medical Emergencies
    • Toxicology Consultation
    • Multidose Medication Dispensing for Discharge
    • Medical Teaching Team Patient Care Rounds
    • ICU Patient Care Rounds
    • Nurse In-services
    • Drug Information
    • Insulin Initiation Program
    • Culture Call Back
    • Collaborative Practice Agreement for Treatment of STIs
    • Bedside Disease State Education
      • Congestive Heart Failure
      • Angioedema & Anaphylaxis
    • Pharmacokinetic Dosing and Monitoring
      • Aminoglycosides
      • Argatroban
      • Fosphenytoin/Phenytoin
      • Heparin
      • Vancomycin
      • Warfarin
    • Renal Dosing Adjustments
    • IV to PO Conversions
    • Antibiotic Stewardship Program
    • Therapeutic Interchange Program
  • EXPECTATIONS
     
  • APPLICATION
     
  • RESIDENTS
    View current and past Pharmacy Residency Program residents at Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - St. Joseph Campus by selecting a name below.
    • Analise Amborn, PharmD (R57)

      Dr. Analise Amborn, from Milwaukee, WI, completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at Concordia University of Wisconsin in 2018. Her current pharmacy interests include internal medicine and critical care. Throughout her residency year, she is excited to gain confidence in her clinical knowledge, expand her interests in different areas of pharmacy, and precept pharmacy students. After completion of her PGY-1, Analise is interested in pursuing a PGY-2 in critical care or acquiring a job as an inpatient pharmacist. Ultimately, she is motivated to create great patient care experiences and promote the profession of pharmacy.

      In her free time, Analise's hobbies include going to concerts, drinking diet Coke, playing volleyball, and brunching with family and friends.

    • Hayley Brown, PharmD (R58)

      Dr. Hayley Brown, originally from Gurnee, Illinois, completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2018.  Her current clinical interests include oncology, ambulatory care, and teaching. She is excited to broaden her clinical knowledge, participate in research, and precept students throughout the residency year. Hayley is pursuing a PGY2 in ambulatory care with an emphasis in the underserved after residency.

      In her spare time, Hayley enjoys exploring Milwaukee, taking power naps and petting corgi dogs.

    • Fangzheng (Farrah) Yuan, PharmD (R59)

      Dr. Fangzheng Yuan (Farrah) was born in Guangzhou China and moved to St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Her current clinical interests include cardiology, critical care and infectious diseases. She looks forward to collaborating with an interdisciplinary team, precepting pharmacy students and conducting research during her PGY1 residency. Following this year, Farrah plans on pursuing PGY2 or fellowship training.

      In her spare time, Farrah enjoys trying new food, walking along the lake shore and swimming.

    • Past Residents
      • 2004-2005
             R1: Lindsay Dunnum
             R2: Sachi Rasmussen
      • 2005-2006
             R3: Kirk Eckhoff
             R4: Mary Jo Jablonski
      • 2006-2007
             R5: Megan Farley
      • 2007-2008
             R6: Kari Dabbert
             R7: Nishil Patel
      • 2008-2009
             R8: Maren Johnson
             R9: Ann Kooping
      • 2009-2010
             R10: Jessica Oseguera
             R11: Dax Rice
      • 2010-2011
             R12: Zankhana Patel
             R13: Ryan Vanderkin
      • 2011-2012
             R14: Anne Polzin
             R15: Andrew Ticcioni
      • 2012-2013
             R16: Ashley Davich-Reynolds
             R17: Maeghan Hilliard
             R18: Ghazal Mehrdad
             R19: Evan Petrie
      • 2013-2014
             R21: Justin Graff
             R22: Luke Hvass
             R23: James Larson
             R24: Benjamin Scott
             R25: Fatema Yusufali
             R26: Yanjie Zou

      • 2014-2015
            R27: Anthony Albiani
            R28: Noelle Kwan
            R29: Daniel Litzenberg
            R30: Parth Patel
            R31: Kyle Piscitello
            R32: Masooma Razvi

      • 2015-2016
            R33: Thomas Baumann
            R34: Biniam Berhane
            R35: Annette Drobac
            R36: Sarah Niemi
            R37: Elizabeth Radloff
            R38: Tanya Schmidt
            R39: Matthew Song
            R40: Michael Van Sistine
      • 2016-2017
            R41: Eric Augustin
            R42: Lauren Cope
            R43: Kaity Erickson
            R44: Taylor Mancuso
            R45: Roshni Patel
            R46: Abbie Schauble
            R47: Mingyao Yang
            R48: Angela Zivkovic

      • 2017-2018
            R49: Xue Chen
            R50: John Day
            R51: Sydney Gaffin
            R52: Adam Hartley
            R53: Bridget Manning
            R54: Yan Mao
            R55: Bob Pang
            R56: Ryan Stormont
  • RESIDENTS
    View current and past Pharmacy Residency Program residents at Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - St. Joseph Campus by selecting a name below.
    • Analise Amborn, PharmD (R57)

      Dr. Analise Amborn, from Milwaukee, WI, completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at Concordia University of Wisconsin in 2018. Her current pharmacy interests include internal medicine and critical care. Throughout her residency year, she is excited to gain confidence in her clinical knowledge, expand her interests in different areas of pharmacy, and precept pharmacy students. After completion of her PGY-1, Analise is interested in pursuing a PGY-2 in critical care or acquiring a job as an inpatient pharmacist. Ultimately, she is motivated to create great patient care experiences and promote the profession of pharmacy.

      In her free time, Analise's hobbies include going to concerts, drinking diet Coke, playing volleyball, and brunching with family and friends.

    • Hayley Brown, PharmD (R58)

      Dr. Hayley Brown, originally from Gurnee, Illinois, completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2018.  Her current clinical interests include oncology, ambulatory care, and teaching. She is excited to broaden her clinical knowledge, participate in research, and precept students throughout the residency year. Hayley is pursuing a PGY2 in ambulatory care with an emphasis in the underserved after residency.

      In her spare time, Hayley enjoys exploring Milwaukee, taking power naps and petting corgi dogs.

    • Fangzheng (Farrah) Yuan, PharmD (R59)

      Dr. Fangzheng Yuan (Farrah) was born in Guangzhou China and moved to St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Her current clinical interests include cardiology, critical care and infectious diseases. She looks forward to collaborating with an interdisciplinary team, precepting pharmacy students and conducting research during her PGY1 residency. Following this year, Farrah plans on pursuing PGY2 or fellowship training.

      In her spare time, Farrah enjoys trying new food, walking along the lake shore and swimming.

    • Past Residents
      • 2004-2005
             R1: Lindsay Dunnum
             R2: Sachi Rasmussen
      • 2005-2006
             R3: Kirk Eckhoff
             R4: Mary Jo Jablonski
      • 2006-2007
             R5: Megan Farley
      • 2007-2008
             R6: Kari Dabbert
             R7: Nishil Patel
      • 2008-2009
             R8: Maren Johnson
             R9: Ann Kooping
      • 2009-2010
             R10: Jessica Oseguera
             R11: Dax Rice
      • 2010-2011
             R12: Zankhana Patel
             R13: Ryan Vanderkin
      • 2011-2012
             R14: Anne Polzin
             R15: Andrew Ticcioni
      • 2012-2013
             R16: Ashley Davich-Reynolds
             R17: Maeghan Hilliard
             R18: Ghazal Mehrdad
             R19: Evan Petrie
      • 2013-2014
             R21: Justin Graff
             R22: Luke Hvass
             R23: James Larson
             R24: Benjamin Scott
             R25: Fatema Yusufali
             R26: Yanjie Zou

      • 2014-2015
            R27: Anthony Albiani
            R28: Noelle Kwan
            R29: Daniel Litzenberg
            R30: Parth Patel
            R31: Kyle Piscitello
            R32: Masooma Razvi

      • 2015-2016
            R33: Thomas Baumann
            R34: Biniam Berhane
            R35: Annette Drobac
            R36: Sarah Niemi
            R37: Elizabeth Radloff
            R38: Tanya Schmidt
            R39: Matthew Song
            R40: Michael Van Sistine
      • 2016-2017
            R41: Eric Augustin
            R42: Lauren Cope
            R43: Kaity Erickson
            R44: Taylor Mancuso
            R45: Roshni Patel
            R46: Abbie Schauble
            R47: Mingyao Yang
            R48: Angela Zivkovic

      • 2017-2018
            R49: Xue Chen
            R50: John Day
            R51: Sydney Gaffin
            R52: Adam Hartley
            R53: Bridget Manning
            R54: Yan Mao
            R55: Bob Pang
            R56: Ryan Stormont
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