Our 2022-2023 Residents

2022- 2023 Residents

Residency Director: Tricia L. Parker, PharmD, MS, BCPS, CPPS, FCCM, FIHI

Cody Angerman
Cody Angerman

Hey everyone! My name is Cody Angerman, and I’m from Placerville, CA (where you stop on the way to Lake Tahoe). I spent almost a decade after high school working in inpatient and outpatient pharmacy while also completing undergraduate studies at Sonoma State University. I then went on to earn my PharmD from UCSF and had the pleasure of completing clinical rotations here at UC Davis. What I loved most about UC Davis were the amazing preceptors, patients, and the diverse clinical experiences all wrapped up in a progressive and supportive health system. I couldn’t be more excited to remain here for my PGY-1 residency! Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy skiing, spending days at the lake with friends, trying new restaurants, and video games!


Richard Ishimaru
Richard Ishimaru

Hello! My name is Richard Ishimaru and I am a California native. I was born near Sacramento, CA and grew up in the central valley in a tiny town called Reedley, just outside of Fresno, CA. I am a graduate of Sacramento State University where I studied Biology with a Biomedical Science concentration. I received my Pharm.D. from UC San Francisco and I am happy to be back in the Sacramento area. In addition to my pharmacy journey, I am also in my 11th year of service with the United States Air Force Reserve where I am an Instructor Loadmaster for the 312th Airlift Squadron of Travis AFB. I love eating, watching too many shows, playing volleyball, trying to stay fit, and skiing. My current areas of clinical interest include emergency medicine, infectious disease, and pediatrics. UC Davis Health has been an incredible center to learn in and I am beyond excited to continue growing with the guidance of its wonderful pharmacists and healthcare professionals.


Stepfanie Lam
Stepfanie Lam

Hi everyone! My name is Stepfanie Lam, and I was born near Sacramento, CA but grew up in the Bay Area. I went to University of Florida (Go Gators!) where I studied Microbiology & Cell Sciences, and I later earned my PharmD from UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with family & friends, playing tennis, exploring coffee shops, binge-watching TV shows, and taking care of my succulents & orchids. My current clinical interests include hematology/oncology, transitions of care, and cardiology, all of which I am very excited to further explore at UC Davis Health. UC Davis Health is a program I could see myself growing with and would provide me the opportunity to serve a diverse population. I look forward to working alongside their incredible team!


Catherine Mueller
Catherine Mueller

Hi Everyone! My name is Catherine, and I'm from Fresno (AKA the armpit of California). Despite my low tolerance for hot weather I stayed in Fresno to complete my B.S. in Biochemistry at Fresno State, then moved to the Bay Area to obtain my PharmD at UCSF. In my free time I love hiking, reading, trying new foods, and baking (and sharing my baked goods with others so I don't gain all the weight!). I had the wonderful opportunity to complete my clinical rotations at UC Davis, where I not only learned from incredibly supportive and passionate clinicans, but also found my passion for medication safety and informatics. I am excited to continue my journey at UC Davis and continue to grow as a clinician!


Kaycey Pearce
Kaycey Pearce

Hi! My name is Kaycey. I grew up in Ontario, CA, which had extreme weather without any water element, so I was very eager to move west. The main reason I moved west was to attend UCLA where I earned a BS in physiological sciences. After graduating, I stayed with UCLA for many years as a researcher in Brain Research, specializing in learning and memory. I got my PharmD at USC, a great rival of UCLA, and received much heat from both institutions as I am a sports fan of basketball and football. I love binge-watching Korean drama, specifically in a horizontal position while eating dried squid and drinking non-diet Coke on my days off. I am happily married and reside in Santa Monica with a bunny and a kitty. UC Davis is my dream program, which took a roundabout way and some miracle for me to become its resident. Still, I could not give up on a program with an excellent track record for providing multifaceted and diverse experiences, emphasizing innovation and excellence by delivering best-in-class pharmaceutical care, safety, and evidence-based practice. More importantly, the nurturing and supportive environment provided by the UC Davis family is what I am so excited to experience and grow within.


Griselda Rivera
Griselda Rivera 

Hey everyone! My name is Griselda, and I was born and raised in a small town in the Central Valley called Delano. I completed my undergraduate education at UC Santa Barbara, where I studied Biology and Spanish. I later migrated to the Bay Area, where I received my PharmD from UC San Francisco. I enjoy spending time with family (especially my twin sister, who is also a pharmacist), exercising, and binge-watching some of my favorite shows (The Office, Friends, Stranger Things) in my free time. UC Davis Health has exceptional leaders in pharmacy, and I'm looking forward to learning and exploring my clinical interests in emergency medicine, critical care, and oncology within a diverse patient population.


Riley Thompson
Riley Thompson

Hey everyone! My name is Riley Thompson, I grew up in the northwoods of Minnesota in a small town named Bemidji. After graduating high school I moved to Denver Colorado where I completed my ungraduate degree in Biology from MSU Denver and PharmD at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy. My hobbies include hiking, camping, eating delicious food (so excited to be close to some good CA food!), and spending time with friends and family. My current interest areas include Critical Care and Emergency Medicine (I also enjoy Infectious Diseases woven into these two specialties). I chose UC Davis Health because it's a well rounded program that offers core rotations in areas I want to build skills in such as pediatrics and cardiology along with great critical care rotations. Everyone I interacted with was so kind and supportive throughout the interview process, I truly feel UC Davis Health will offer me a learning environment that will set me up for success. I am incredibly excited to work with the amazing practioners and staff at UC Davis Health!


Kees Vanderwyk
Kees Vanderwyk

Hey everyone! My name is Kees ("Case") Vanderwyk and I grew up around Placerville, CA. I spent a brief period of time on the East Coast where I met my amazing wife, who has continued to support me throughout my educational journey here in California where I received my PharmD from Touro University California. We have since grown our family to include two little ones which now makes us a family of four living in the Sacramento area. I love to cook (and debatably the more enjoyable part – to eat good food), hang in the hammock on a nice day, take my family on outdoor trips whether it be the beach or the woods, and watch movies with them at the drive-in. My current clinical interests include cardiology and infectious diseases, both of which I am thoroughly looking forward to experiencing more of here at UC Davis Health. UC Davis Health struck me as a program I could grow with and one that takes a comprehensive approach to educating their staff to be the best practitioners they can be. I look forward to working alongside these incredible individuals who have aligned themselves with the goal of helping others and educating those that come after to do the same.


Emily Warner
Emily Warner

Hi everyone, my name is Emily! I am originally from Placerville, CA. I am thrilled to be back in Northern California, so close to my old stomping grounds. I spent the last 8 years in Utah completing my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Utah State and my PharmD at the University of Utah (Go Utes!). I love anything outdoors-related involving water (e.g., river rafting, kayaking, and swimming). Apart from my love of the outdoors, I enjoy puzzles, knitting/crocheting, going to baseball games, and spending time with family. My clinical interests are internal medicine and critical care. I am excited to work alongside some of the best pharmacists and clinicians on the west coast. It is such a privilege to be at UC Davis Health and I cannot wait to learn and grow as a pharmacist over the next year.


Ryan Whalen
Ryan Whalen

Hello, my name is Ryan Whalen and I am originally from Eugene, Oregon. After finishing high school I moved down to Los Angeles and earned a B.A in Biology and History at Occidental College. I then moved up north to Washington to complete my Pharm.D. at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. During my free time I enjoy baking (especially cookies and cakes, but trying to get better at breads and pastries), golfing, hanging out with friends, exploring outside, and checking out new foods. My areas of clinical interest include pediatrics and infectious disease. I am excited to join UC Davis for this upcoming year and develop my clinical skills at a program that has a robust patient population and diverse rotations. I look forward to learning and growing with my fellow coresidents.

Residency Director: Teresa Kwong, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Megan Bae
Megan Bae

Hi! My name is Megan Bae. I was born in Seoul and raised in Palos Verdes, CA. I moved to Boston in 2015 to attend Northeastern University to receive my BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences and my PharmD. I love practicing yoga, exploring farmer's markets, and cooking meals for my friends and family! I am excited to move back to California and explore the Bay Area, Napa Valley, and Sacramento. I’m looking forward to my time at UC Davis Health due to the diverse, innovative community and progressive pharmacy practices.


Nghi Le
Nghi Le 

Hey y'all! My name is Nghi, and I was born in Vietnam and grew up in San Jose, CA. I stayed in the Bay Area where I completed my B.S. in Biochemistry at San Jose State University and my PharmD at UCSF. In my free time, I enjoy going to concerts, listening to true crime podcasts, experimenting with new cooking/baking recipes, and hiking. I’m thrilled to continue exploring my areas of interest in cardiology, endocrinology, women's health, and primary care, while serving the diverse Sacramento patient population. Looking forward to growing as a clinician alongside my co-residents at UC Davis Health!


Christine Pan
Christine Pan 

Hi everyone, my name is Christine! I was born in the greater Philadelphia area but have lived in Connecticut since I was 2 years old. I went to UConn (Go Huskies!) for the past 6 years and received my BS in Pharmacy Studies and PharmD. I am so excited to start my training at UC Davis Health, as this was my dream program filled with many diverse experiences, progressive pharmacy practice, and passionate people. Additionally, I’m so excited to live in California and explore Sacramento, the Bay Area, Napa, Yosemite, and more! In my free time, I like to travel, try new restaurants, find the best boba and dessert places, spend time with family/friends, go to concerts, take photos, and do DIY projects.


Y Nhi Truong
Y Nhi Truong 

Hi everyone! My name is Y Nhi Truong (Nhi for short) and I was born in Vietnam and raised in Chino, CA - a small city in San Bernardino county. I received my B.S. in Biology from UC Riverside and my PharmD from UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. During my free time, I enjoy going to concerts, cooking with friends, crafting/DIYing anything, practicing yoga (especially CorePower), playing board games and watching K-dramas! I am thrilled to continue my pharmacy journey at UC Davis Health, as I get to practice at an institution with progressive pharmacy practices. I am excited to serve such a diverse patient population and explore the amazing variety of clinical offerings. My main interests lie in primary care but I am excited to explore more specialized areas like cystic fibrosis, cardiology, and hepatology during PGY-1. I have lived in southern CA my whole life so I’m excited to see everything that NorCal has to offer!


Tiffany Tsai
Tiffany Tsai 

Hi everyone! My name is Tiffany and I was born in Taiwan and raised in Temple City, CA. I stayed in SoCal where I received my B.S. in Biological Sciences at UC Irvine (Zot zot zot!) but moved up to NorCal for my PharmD at UC San Francisco. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, basketball (both playing and watching), cooking with my Instant Pot, and watching a variety of TV shows/dramas. I am excited to have the opportunity to further explore Northern California while interacting with and serving a diverse patient population at UC Davis Health. My interests include Primary Care, Endocrinology, and Infectious Diseases, but I am also looking forward to gaining experience in specialty clinics.


Tina Zolfaghari
Tina Zolfaghari 

Hi!! My name is Tina Zolfaghari. I was born and raised in Granite Bay, a small town near Sacramento. I studied biochemistry and french at Occidental College, and earned my PharmD at UCSF. I love connecting with patients and providing proactive care to ensure patients stay out of the hospital -- this is why I love ambulatory care. Specifically, I am interested in primary care, women’s health, transplant, and infectious disease. Outside of pharmacy, I love running, boxing, hiking, doing yoga, and going to farmer’s markets (especially in the company of my friends). I am so excited to be back home and am looking forward to serving the UC Davis Health population!

Residency Director: Joy Dray, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP

Olaiya Aina 
Olaiya Aina 

My name is Olaiya Aina. I was born in Ondo, Nigeria where i spent my first 12 years of life. I then spent the next 11 years in Ontario, CA and attained my B.S in Biochemistry at California State University Los Angeles. I earned my PharmD at Texas Tech HSC located in Abilene, TX. My interest in this program began during my P4 APPE year where I was tasked with reviewing HIV guidelines, I fell in love with the material and my preceptor directed me to this progam. I am incredibly excited to be at UC Davis and can't wait to learn and grow immensely in the next 12 months at this wonderful program. I love hiking (great to be back in california for this!!!), basketball, soccer, listening to alternative/indie music and trying new restaurants. My clinical interests are Cardiology, NeuroPscyh and I would love to explore the intersection of Cardiovascular disease in HIV patients.


Artemis Huntsman
Artemis Huntsman 

Hello! My name is Artemis (or Artie for short) and I am from a small town in northeast Indiana where I earned my B.S. in health science and chemistry at Grace College and Theological Seminary. I continued my studies at Purdue University for my PharmD (Boiler up!) in Lafayette, IN. I am excited to be at UC Davis because of the opportunities to serve a diverse and underserved population where I can grow as a provider and advocate. My interests include LGBT+ care, psychiatry, and solid organ transplant. I enjoy any game really, from playing volleyball to tennis, or board games. I even look forward to exploring the west coast.


CJ Squires
CJ Squires

Hello hello! My name is CJ Squires and I am orginally from East Wenatchee, WA a town mainly known for its agriculture (apple capital of the world) in Central Washington. I earned my B.S. in Biochemistry from Western Washington University and my PharmD from the University of Washington. I am beyond excited to start my pharmacy career at UC Davis Health. Here I will be able to care for medically underserved patient populations through a wide variety of rotations which will help mold me into a well rounded provider. My clinical interests include primary care, infectious disease, LGBT+ care, and psychiatry. In my personal life, I love exploring the outdoors (excited to have more sunny days to hike in California compared to Seattle), reading, attending concerts/shows, playing board games and the switch, and spending time with my loved ones. I am looking forward to starting this next chapter of my life in Sacramento and becoming a more knowledgeable provider that leads with empathy and kindness!

Residency Director: Chad Hatfield, PharmD, MHA, BCPS

Chris Amadi
Chris Amadi

Hello! My name is Chris Amadi and I am originally from Nigeria, where I completed my high-school education. I moved to the states in 2014. I studied at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, where I received my PharmD and MBA degrees. My current clinical interest is in Ambulatory care with focus in administration. I love music, sports - soccer (known by many, including me as football), basketball, football, and tennis. I like to cook, I'm not great at it, but I can put something together. I'm delighted to be joining the UC Davis family and I look forward to being part of the institution's mission of promoting a healthier world through bold innovations.


Nidhi Patel
Nidhi Patel

Hi everyone! My name is Nidhi Patel, and I am originially from Anaheim, CA. I completed my B.A. in Public Administration at California State University, Fullerton. I then took the opportunity to move to WA, where I completed my PharmD at Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. In my free time, I enjoy finding new coffee shops, reading, cooking, hiking, and spending time with my family/friends. I am beyond grateful and excited to continue developing into a stronger clinician at UC Davis Health!


Luciano Sanchez
Luciano Sanchez

Hi everyone! My name is Luciano Sanchez, and I was born in Hawaii but lived in the Bay area for most of my life, so I consider myself a Bay Area native. Sacramento has been my first time living out of the Bay area; I have loved it so far, but I am still getting used to the heat! I really love to cook, and I have a big sock collection, so you will always see me in some colorful pair. I look forward to spending the next 2 years growing as a clinician at UC Davis after having spent an amazing time doing my pharmacy school rotations here. It was such a supportive and learning environment, can’t wait to contribute to it and improving patient care.


Linda Zheng
Linda Zheng

Hi everyone, my name is Linda! I am originally from a small town outside of Boston, MA. I completed both undergrad and pharmacy school in Madison, WI, so I am a double Badger! My hobbies include tennis, cooking, and catching up on Stranger Things so I can watch season 4. My clinical interest include transitions of care, specialty pharmacy, and pharmacy ops. I am excited to challenge myself and grow together with our co-residents to become well-rounded pharmacists in providing optimal care to patients.

Residency Director: Becks Wittenberg, PharmD, AAHIVP, BCACP

Ellen Berkley
Ellen Berkley

Hey hey! My name is Ellen Berkley. I grew up in Portland, Oregon, and then went down to SoCal for undergrad at Claremont McKenna College where I studied biochemistry and economics. For my first 3 years, I played soccer and lacrosse and then pivoted to cross country and track & field my senior year. After undergrad, I came to the Bay Area to UC San Francisco for pharmacy school where I received my PharmD and worked for a pharmacist-driven clinical service and data science start-up. During my PGY-1 year at UC Davis Health, I loved the diversity of rotational experiences, and this year look forward to continuing to grow and pilot new clinical pharmacy services. Outside of healthcare, you can find me enjoying the best parts of Sacramento: running the American River Trail, Temple coffee, Thai food, and most recently, tennis at McKinley Park, and rock climbing at Pipeworks.


Aletha Loeb
Aletha Loeb 

Hi everyone! My name is Aletha and I grew up in Lawrence, Kansas. I completed my B.S. in pharmaceutical studies and PharmD at the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!). In my free time, I love going to concerts (always taking recommendations for new music), being outside, and playing board/card games. I look forward to becoming a stronger clinician, expanding pharmacy service lines, and exploring the west coast!

Residency Director: Josh Roberts, PharmD, BCCP, BCPS, AACC

Cindy Kang
Cindy Kang

Hello, my name is Cindy Kang and I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. I earned my B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from the University of Southern California and my PharmD from the University of Washington. I enjoy playing golf, taking naps, playing with makeup, and going snowboarding. I'm looking forward to gaining further knowledge in the pathophysiology of cardiac & vascular disease, cardiac devices, and ECMO. I'm excited to continue my formal training at UC Davis Health given its robust cardiac research and medical services, diverse patient population, and medically complex patients.

Residency Director: Jeremiah Duby, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM

Michelle Zhao
Michelle Zhao

Hi everyone! My name is Michelle, and I grew up in San Ramon, CA. I received my BA in Health and Humanity at the University of Southern California and my PharmD at UC San Francisco, before moving back to SoCal to complete my PGY-1 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In my free time, I volunteer as an aquarium scuba diver and take every chance I can get to go hiking among the redwoods. I love all things shark-related, binging historical documentaries, and trying new foods. I am very excited to be training at UC Davis with its diverse patient population and strong surgical and burn services, and look forward to what this year has to offer!


Isabel Mangaoang
Isabel Mangaoang

Hey everyone! My name is Isabel and I'm from San Jose, CA. I completed the 2+3 pharmacy track at the University of the Pacific and earned my Bachelor in Applied Arts and Sciences and my PharmD. I then became an honorary SoCal resident for my PGY-1 at Riverside Community Hospital. However, I am very excited to move back up to NorCal to UC Davis for the opportunity to positively impact the diverse, critical-care populations there, particularly the pediatric and burn patients. I am also looking forward to continuing my hobbies of exploring new eateries and breweries, hiking national parks, "karaoke-ing", being a plant mom, and playing board/card games!

Residency Director: Christopher Adams, PharmD, BCCCP

Nancy Ramirez
Nancy Ramirez

Hello there! My name is Nancy and I’m from Orange Cove, CA down in the central valley. I started my journey at Fresno State where I received my B.A. in chemistry and completed my pharmacy degree at UCSF. My favorite things to do outside of work is to explore new coffee shops, try new restaurants, and watch Friends re-runs. I’m incredibly excited to continue my journey here at UC Davis in my favorite specialty of all and am humbled to be trained by some of the most amazing preceptors. 


Mehr Virk
Mehr Virk

Hi y’all! My name is Mehr Virk and I am a Roseville, CA native. I went to UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) where I studied Integrative Biology before crossing over the Bay Bridge to earn my PharmD at UCSF. I wanted to come to UC Davis because of the diverse patient population, the incredible providers who offer the highest quality of care, and the plethora of opportunities. Having just wrapped up my PGY1 in acute care here at UC Davis Health, I knew there was nowhere I’d rather be to continue my training to become an Emergency Medicine pharmacist. I love connecting with my peers, patients, and community and look forward to spending another year in Sacramento! My hobbies include spending time with my family and friends, trying new places to eat, attending workout classes, traveling, photography, and playing the ukulele.


Kelven Tran
Kelven Tran

Hey everyone! My name is Kelven Tran, and I am from San Jose, CA. I continued to stay in the Bay Area for my education as I completed my B.S. in Nutritional Sciences at UC Berkeley, received my PharmD at UCSF and completed my PGY1 year at UC Davis. When I am not in the hospital, you can find me singing along horribly to my favorite artists at live music events, building keyboards, or watching basketball (Go Dubs!). I am excited to spend another year here at UC Davis Health!

Residency Director: Chad Hatfield, PharmD, MHA, BCPS

Parker Knueppel
Parker Knueppel

Hi all, I'm Parker Knueppel, a PGY2 HSPAL resident from Milwaukee, WI. I'm excited to explore a variety of health system administration roles on my rotations over the next year while managing some of our acute care pharmacy service lines (Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Behavioral Health, and Nutrition). When I'm away from the hospital, I like to skateboard, snowboard, golf, play chess, check out new breweries and distilleries, and hang out with my wife and our cat, Larry. I'm so grateful to be working with some incredibly visionary and innovative leaders here at UC Davis Health and can't wait to see what this team accomplishes in the next few years!


Courtney Manning
Courtney Manning

Hi everyone! My name is Courtney Manning and I'm from the East Bay Area. I received my B.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from UC Davis and my PharmD from UC San Francisco. In my off time, I enjoy baking, going to Topgolf, and scuba diving. My professional interests include pharmacy operations, sterile compounding, supply chain management, and informatics. I'm excited to stay on with UC Davis this year as I continue my residency in Pharmacy Administration!


Tala Ataya
Tala Ataya

Hi Everyone! I'm Tala a PGY-2 HSPAL Resident, originally from Sacramento,CA. I'm looking forward to starting my PGY-2 year to further explore my areas of interest in administration, as well as opportunities to continue to advance pharmacy practice. I'm also looking forward to navigating this new residency year with my cohort! What brought me to UC Davis is the incredibly diverse and family-like pharmacy department that is extremely motivated to advance pharmacy and are highly invested in the residents.


Selina Somani
Selina Somani

Hi! My name is Selina Somani. I am from Bellevue, Washington which is a suburb outside of Seattle. I received my B.S. in Biology/Anthropology from Western Washington University and my PharmD from the University of Washington. I am so excited to be continuing on with UC Davis as a PGY2 Pharmacy Administration and Leadership resident! My professional interests include specialty and oncology management. In my free time, I enjoy trying new happy hours, re-watching my favorite TV shows, and spending time with my friends/family. I am truly exciting to be growing as a pharmacy leader with the amazing UC Davis pharmacy team!

Residency Director: Monica Donnelley, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS-AQ, AAHIVP

Zac Carlson
Zac Carlson

Hi everyone! My name is Zac. I am from the coastal city of Palos Verdes Estates, CA. I moved up the coast to obtain my BS in Biochemistry-Molecular Biology from UCSB for undergrad and then moved up even further to UCSF for pharmacy school. I love to hike, watch movies, and play video games and board games with friends. I enjoy all things related to music, including learning about music theory, getting new music recommendations, and playing instruments. I also enjoy baking, and I am always looking for taste testers. I am looking forward to developing my clinical skills and diving into the world of infectious diseases!


Thalia McCann
Thalia McCann

Hi there! My name is Thalia, I was raised in a small town just over the hill in the Eastern Sierra called Coleville. I am a lover of plants and animals big and small, and even spent some time rehabilitating wildlife and testing grapevines before dedicating myself to the study of human pathology and pharmacology. I love hiking, backpacking, kayaking, scuba diving, cavern diving, reading, traveling, cuddling my dog, and tending to my indoor and outdoor plant babies. UC Davis is my dream program, not only because of the emphasis on caring for a diverse patient population and applying the frontier of scientific knowledge to improve lives, but also because of the people who work here and share that passion.

Residency Director: Jennifer Murphy, PharmD, BCOP

Kim Chi Nguyen
Kim Chi Nguyen

Hello everyone, my name is Kim Chi (golden branch in Vietnamese) and I am from San Diego, CA. I completed by BS General Biology at UC San Diego before completing my pharmacy education at UC San Francisco. In my spare time I like to read, listen to music, sing, play guitar, and go hiking. My clinical interests include oncology and I am looking forward to learning more about IDS services in addition to a pharmacist's role in this setting, especially concerning oncology medications. Excited to meet everyone in the future!

Residency Director: Ashley Trask, PharmD

Priscilla Liu
2021-2022 Resident: Priscilla Liu

Hello, Hello! My name is Priscilla Liu, and I am from New York, NY. I did my PGY-1 in Lenox Hill Hospital in New York and am very excited to be in the west coast. I like to hike, walk, explore new places, and all things related to food; I am always down to find new spots to eat and try my hand at new recipes. I'm looking forward to finding out what Sacramento has to offer!

Clinical Interests: Medication Safety, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care

Residency Director: Andrea Iannucci, PharmD, BCOP

Jasper Truong
Jasper Truong

Hello friends, my name is Jasper Truong, and I am originally from Milpitas, CA. I attended De Anza Community College before transferring to UCLA to receive my B.S in Biology. I took a few gap years before attending UCSF School of Pharmacy. In my downtime, I enjoy eating out at restaurants, exercising, and spending time with friends and family. After completing my PGY-1 here at UC Davis, I am excited to dive into my clinical area of interest and meeting all the new incoming residents.


Vera Pervitsky
Vera Pervitsky

Hey, y’all! My name is Vera Pervitsky, and I was born in Belarus and raised (mostly) in Huntington Beach, California, but I would say that I’ve lived a more nomadic lifestyle than most, with my dad being in the Army. I completed my B.S. in Neurobiology and Physiology at the University of Maryland, College Park, and my PharmD at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, exploring different coffee shops, Olympic weightlifting, and hiking. I also love traveling and have set the goal of visiting all 50 states by age 50 (currently at 32!!) and as many countries as possible! With UC Davis Health’s diverse patient population, collaborative and supportive environment, and a plethora of oncology learning opportunities, I knew that staying at UC Davis for another year would allow me to cultivate my skills and develop into a well-rounded clinical oncology pharmacist.


Courtney MacDonald
Courtney MacDonald

Hi! My name is Courtney, and I grew up in the Bay Area (Fremont, CA). For undergrad, I went to UCSB, where I completed my B.S. in Biopsychology and then earned my PharmD. at Touro University. I subsequently completed my PGY1 at UCSF and am excited to begin my PGY2 at UC Davis! Outside work, I enjoy spending time with friends/family, exploring new restaurants and coffee shops, traveling, playing video games, and binging a good TV show. My clinical interests include inpatient heme/onc, breast cancer, brain cancer, and peds heme/BMT. UC Davis offers a supportive environment, diverse patient population, and unparalleled experiences for learners, which I knew would be an environment I would thrive in.


Megan Tsao
Megan Tsao

Hello! My name is Megan Tsao! I'm from the Bay Area in Fremont, California and grew up mostly around the Bay Area. I completed my B.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at UC Davis and went on to complete my PharmD at UCSF School of Pharmacy. In my down time, I love trying new foods, coffee/boba shops, watching basketball, playing Fantasy Basketball, and binge watching binge-worthy shows! From personal experience as I completed all of my student rotations here, UC Davis truly is an incredibly supportive environment that fosters undeniable growth for all learners! With its diverse patient population and vast oncology experiences, I was sure that UC Davis was where I wanted to be for my PGY-2 experience for me to develop into a strong, versatile, and well-rounded oncology pharmacist.

Residency Director: Brent Hall, PharmD, BCPPS

Heidi Tran
Heidi Tran

Hello! My name is Heidi Tran and I am a Bay Area native! Born and raised in the SJ. I attended UC Santa Barbara where I studied Cell and Developmental Biology. Not too long after, I decided I had enough of sunny CA and moved up to the PNW's infamous rainy city Seattle to complete my PharmD at the University of Washington. I have always had an interest in pediatric pharmacy and continued to explore this area during pharmacy school. I knew I wanted to pursue a career as a pediatric clinical pharmacist after completing my Neonatal ICU rotation at Seattle Children's Hospital. I enjoyed my first year here at UC Davis so much that I am excited to continue with my PGY2 in pediatrics at UC Davis! When I am not at the pharmacy, I like to spend my time reading my kindle or mastering one of my mom's asian recipes. I set a personal goal to spend at least 15-30 minutes a day reading for pleasure so if you have any book recommendations, please send them my way! I also have a guilty pleasure for interior design and home decor so you might find me at Home Goods on the weekends! I look forward to meeting you all!


 Emily Ingalls
 Emily Ingalls

Hiiiii! My name is Emily and I grew up in a small-ish town in Michigan. I completed my BS in Chemistry at Grand Valley State Univeristy before moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan to complete my PharmD at the Univeristy of Michigan (Go Blue!). I love cats, watching bad reality TV, reading, hiking, and going to baseball games. My primary clinical interests are pediatrics, emergency medicine, and neonatology. I spent my PGY-1 year exploring Utah and am looking forward to exploring a new state/city during my PGY-2!

Residency Director: Julianna Burton, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, DPLA, MBA

Andy Nguyen
2021-2022 Resident: Andy Nguyen

Hi everyone! My name is Andy Nguyen and I am originally from Corona, California. I received my B.S. in pharmaceutical science from UC Irvine and attended UC San Francisco for my PharmD. I completed my PGY-1 in ambulatory care at UC Davis Health and staying on for PGY-2. During my free time, I enjoy playing board/card games, bowling, exploring new scenic places, and trying new foods. I am grateful for this opportunity to continue on my residency journey at UC Davis Health and I look forward to working with and creating memories with the pharmacy team.