Our 2023-2024 Residents

2023- 2024 Residents

2024 Acute Care PGY-1 Residents
Upper row (Left to Right): Anitha Ramadoss, Pharm.D., Jaccie Hisashima, Pharm.D., Pharm.D., Gelina Sani, Pharm.D., and Alexandra Kuo, Pharm.D.
Lower Row (Left to Right): Chano Dominguez, Pharm.D., Gisoo Imani, Pharm.D., Bethany Pan, Pharm.D., and Mathew Louie, Pharm.D.

Residency Director: Tricia L. Parker, Pharm.D., M.S., B.C.P.S., C.P.P.S., F.C.C.M., F.I.H.I.

Kashfi Khan

Hi guys! My name is Kashfi. I was born in Lubbock, Texas (a place that often leaves people guessing) but soon moved to what I consider my real hometown, Aurora, Colorado. I completed my bachelors degree in Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder. I then completed my Pharm.D. at the University of North Carolina, where I discovered my passion for ambulatory care! My clinical interests include primary care, geriatrics, substance use disorder, and transplant. I love that UC Davis provides a supportive yet challenging environment for me to grow as a clinical pharmacist. Being a part of an academic medical center has allowed me to collaborate with other professionals in an interdisciplinary team. Beyond the realm of pharmacy, you can find me watching Love Island, Gilmore Girls, or crime documentaries, indulging in Trader Joes goodies, or trying out new restaurants with my co-residents!

Alexandra Kuo

Hi! I'm Alex Kuo and am from Seattle, Washington. I went to the University of Washington where I majored in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Medical Anthropology and Global Health and loved my time SO MUCH that I had to stay for Grade 20 and complete my pharmacy school education there. My clinical interests include critical care and infectious disease. I am most grateful for my coresidents and preceptors for creating a close-knit community despite our large class size and many learners. Outside of pharmacy life, I'll be spreading joy with my co-residents, wrangling pets, building IKEA furniture, biking to work, or running (to catch a bus).

Anitha Ramadoss

Hi! My name is Anitha Ramadoss. I was born and raised in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. I moved to Tucson, Arizona after graduating high school and attended the University of Arizona for my pre-requisite courses and pharmacy school. I'm excited to be exploring California during my residency here at UC Davis! My current clinical interests include Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. I love the layered learning model here at an academic medical center and getting to be a part of such a large cohort of diverse and fun-loving residents. Outside of the pharmacy world, you can find me at an indoor cycling class, or exploring happy hours and trivia with my co-residents!

Bethany Pan

Hiya! My name is Bethany Pan. I was born and raised in Yorba Linda, California, one of those towns where I get to say, "I live close to Disneyland". I studied pharmaceutical chemistry and minored in physiology at UC Davis. I missed home and decided to earn my Pharm.D. at USC, but I couldn't get enough of UC Davis. I love being a part of interdisciplinary care and being challenged to grow my clinical knowledge, which is what drew me to an academic medical center. But what I love about UC Davis are the kind, welcoming people - preceptors, my co-residents, patients, and staff - who make residency not feel like work. Outside of the hospital, you can find me cooking, baking, binging a random TV show, or hanging out with my co-residents. I am so excited to be back now as a pharmacy resident and to grow as a clinician!

Chano Dominguez

Hi, my name is Chano Dominguez. I grew up in Cornelius, Oregon, located in the Portland metropolitan area. I moved to Corvallis, Oregon, to complete my Undergraduate degree, MBA degree, and first two years of Pharmacy School at Oregon State University before moving back home to finish Pharmacy School at Oregon Health and Science University. Go Beavs! My clinical interests include Investigational Drugs and Research and Oncology. I initially considered the UC Davis residency program because, like my family, it was large in size. What I hadn't considered was that, like my family, I would feel strongly supported and cared for by my co-residents and preceptors. This program has given me the best learning opportunities I could ever ask for while challenging me to seek more. Outside of the Medical Center, I enjoy spending time with my co-residents, my roommates, and I decompress by going on long runs. Other hobbies include playing golf, watching sports, and trying new foods.

Gisoo Imani

Hi, everyone! My name is Gisoo Imani. I was born in Iran, and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah (home to the greatest snow on earth!). I obtained my Bachelor of Science in psychology and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Utah (GO UTES!). My clinical area of interest includes hematology and oncology. My passion for this specialty stems from the significant impact pharmacists can make in the optimization and safety of complex cancer therapies and most importantly the strength and unwavering hope I have observed in this patient population which inspires me to help and support them as they pursue treatment. This year, I look forward to continuing to refine existing and gain new clinical skills and grow both personally and professionally as I serve the population of Sacramento here at UC Davis. In my free time, I love trying out new brunch spots and coffee shops, hiking, exploring Norcal with my co-residents, watching reality shows and horror movies, and eating excessive amounts of chocolate!

Jaccie Hisashima

I am Jaccie (JC)! I was born on Maui and raised on a pineapple farm. My love for travel brought me all the way to the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy (2+4 program) where I froze. I completed the global health area and pharmacotherapy scholars area of concentration, where I got to learn about underserved and international healthcare while cultivating my clinical and patient care skills. Aside from it being much warmer in Sacramento, my favorite part of residency thus far is meeting all of the amazing preceptors who push me to be a better pharmacist. I am also inspired by my amazing coresidents – this experience would not be the same without them. Outside of residency I enjoy playing tennis, pickleball, and finding new spots to swim in. As I am writing this, I just completed my first backpacking trip, and am excited to do another soon!

Matthew Louie

Hi, my name is Matthew Louie! I grew up in Cupertino, California, then left to study biochemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle. I came back to the Bay Area to complete my Pharm.D. at the University of California, San Francisco. My clinical interests include cardiology and internal medicine. I have really enjoyed the supportive learning environment within UC Davis Medical Center and appreciate the opportunity to work with other professional learners and precept pharmacy students. I also love the large cohort we have, which has made the transition into residency easier, and led to plenty of fun experiences outside of work! Outside of the hospital, I enjoy playing video games, going out for boba, and playing in a volleyball league with other pharmacists.

Gelina Sani

My name is Gelina Sani, but everyone calls me Gigi. I was born in Bethlehem, PA and raised in Nazareth, PA. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a minor in philosophy from Slippery Rock University (where we sometimes called it Snow and Rain University). After undergrad, I worked at Children's National Medical Center in a Cellular Therapy Lab. I received my Pharm.D. from the University of Georgia and am now in Sacramento for the next leg of my journey. My clinical interests include stem cell transplant and infectious diseases. I'm excited to continue to cultivate my skills as a new pharmacist and to start to refine my approach towards clinically grey areas. I'm incredibly grateful to be here with my co-residents (a truly special group) and precepted by so many field experts. In my free time, I enjoy adventuring with my dogs, cooking, biking places, and brainstorming house projects with my partner. I also enjoy reading and completing whatever art project I've most recently started.

PGY-1 Ambulatory Care
Upper row (Left to Right): Kashfi Khan, Pharm.D., Jazmin Valencia Chavez, Pharm.D., and Emily Vivian Huang, Pharm.D.
First row (Left to Right): Sarah Setoudeh, Pharm.D., Tori Wiley, Pharm.D., and Jennifer Chang Pharm.D.

Residency Director: Teresa Kwong, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., B.C.A.C.P.

Emily Vivian Huang

Hi! I'm Emily Huang, and I'm from Cupertino, California. I attended UCLA (go Bruins!), where I majored in biology, and then moved back to the Bay to attend pharmacy school at UCSF. I'm extremely excited to be even further up north here in California and to experience all that UC Davis Health has to offer! My clinical interests include cardiology, endocrinology, infectious diseases, and academia. Here at UC Davis Health, I've greatly enjoyed forming close relationships with all my amazing co-residents and working alongside a pool of fantastic preceptors and student learners to further my clinical knowledge. Outside of residency, I enjoy reading, playing chess, doing escape rooms, creating new recipes in my kitchen, and exploring Sacramento!

Jazmin Valencia Chavez

Hi hi! My name is Jazmin Valencia Chavez, and I was born and raised in Mexico. Here, I continued to grow up in Richmond, CA. I majored in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and a minored in Chicana/o Studies at UC Davis (go Aggies!). I earned my Pharm.D. from UCSF. I love building long-term relationships with patients and empowering them to take ownership of their health conditions. My clinical interests include diabetes management, chronic pain management, substance use disorder, and academia. My favorite part of residency so far has been connecting with my coresidents and discovering everything that UC Davis Health and Sacramento have to offer. Outside of pharmacy, I love hiking, running, trying different coffee shops, watching sitcoms, and going to comedy shows!

Jennifer Chang

Hi everyone! My name is Jennifer Chang, and I was born and raised in Rowland Heights, CA. I majored in Molecular and Cell Biology and minored in STEM Education at UC Berkeley (go bears!) and completed my Pharm.D. at UCSF. I love building strong patient relationships, educating patients on their medications, and empowering them to take control of their health. I look forward to serving the diverse population in Sacramento while gaining more experience in specialty clinics. I'm currently interested in primary care, cardiology, and substance use disorders. In my free time, I love to explore new restaurants and boba shops, go to concerts, play board games and Overcooked 2, watch new TV shows, and spend time with my friends.

Sarah Setoudeh

Hi! My name is Sarah Setoudeh and I was born and raised in Castro Valley, CA (a small town outside of San Francisco). I received my B.S. in Pharmacology from UC Santa Barbara (go Gauchos!), and then moved to Seattle to complete my Pharm.D. at University of Washington. What I love about ambulatory care is the ability to build strong, longstanding relationships with the patients. My main interests include primary care, cardiology, and transplant. Outside of pharmacy, I love to spend quality time with friends and enjoy a good game night (catch phrase is my jam). I also love trying new restaurants and exploring new areas.

Tori Wiley

Hi! My name is Tori Wiley, and I am a southern girl from Louisiana! I completed my undergraduate and pharmacy education at Xavier University of Louisiana. My clinical interests include oncology, primary care, cardiology, chronic pain management, and transitions of care. My favorite part of residency has been seeing the patient satisfaction and positive outcomes from disease state education, patient lifestyle changes, medication optimization, and/or in addressing any barriers for care. Patient-centered care is a priority with UC Davis Health, and I truly appreciate that I have been able to expand upon that while enhancing my clinical skills during my time here. Outside of residency, if I am not connecting with loved ones, I enjoy reading and exploring Sacramento!

PGY-1 Ambulatory Care/HIV
PGY-1 Ambulatory care/HIV residents (Left to Right): Alecia Muwonge, Pharm.D., Daniel Rosales, Pharm.D., and Katherine Huynh, Pharm.D.

Residency Director: Joy Dray, Pharm.D., B.C.A.C.P., A.A.H.I.V.P.

Alecia Muwonge

Hi. My name is Alecia Muwonge and I am originally from Jamaica where I completed an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy at the University of Technology in Kingston. Upon completing my undergraduate studies, I practiced as a community pharmacist in Bermuda and Canada before relocating to the United States where I completed a Master of Science degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology at Long Island University in New York City. This led to a career in basic science research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, with focus on the identification of biomarkers that predict early kidney disease. I then earned a Pharm.D. at Nova Southeastern University’s Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. My career goal is to practice as a pharmacist specializing in the care of immunocompromised patients, particularly people living with HIV and/or have received solid organ transplants. The highlight of my day as a PGY1 resident at UC Davis is the opportunity to directly interact with patients and learn more about them, as I continue to develop my clinical skills. Outside of residency, I attend spin cycling classes with friends to keep active and healthy.

Daniel Rosales

Hello, my name is Daniel Rosales, but I go by Danny and I am originally from Michigan. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Michigan State University. I then worked in Men's Health and HIV treatment and prevention in the primary care setting in Los Angeles, CA. My interest in pharmacy was sparked while working in clinical research at the SoCal Men's Health Foundation. In this setting I worked on a multidisciplinary team connecting patients to comprehensive healthcare and wellness through education, collaboration, and advocacy. I earned my Pharm.D. from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus while also working at University of Colorado (UC) Health with the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Services Team. I am happy to be back in California and continue my pharmacy training with at risk populations in the ambulatory care setting. My areas of interest include; Ambulatory Care, Men's Health, LGBTQ+ Health, Behavioral Health, HIV+/PrEP Care, and Specialty Care Pharmacy. In my free time, I enjoy being active outdoors and doing things such as hiking, biking, snowboarding, swimming, rock climbing, longboarding, and running.

Katherine Huynh

Hi everyone! My name is Katherine Huynh, and I was born and raised in San Jose, CA. I did my undergraduate education at UC Davis (Aggie for life) where I discovered my love and interest in Microbiology and received my Pharm.D. at Touro University CA. My areas of interest in pharmacy include ambulatory care, infectious diseases, and LGBTQ+ health. What I love about ambulatory care is that I'm able to connect and develop continuing relationships with my patients. Being closely involved with patient care and seeing their improvement overtime is incredibly rewarding to me. On my free time I enjoy reading, playing with my cats, attending concerts, and exploring new coffee shops and bakeries.

PGY-1 and PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
PGY-1 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residents (Left to Right):
Randy Nguyen, Pharm.D., M.B.A.c, Bahaar Shaw Pharm.D., M.B.A.c, Celine Chandler, Pharm.D., M.B.A.c, Kaitlyn Williams, Pharm.D., M.B.A.c

Residency Director: Chad Hatfield, Pharm.D., M.H.A., B.C.P.S.

Bahaar Shaw

Hi everyone! My name is Bahaar Shaw. I was born and raised in New Delhi, India and lived there till I was 18. I attended Whittier College where I majored in Mathematics and minored in Chemistry. I earned my Pharm.D. from Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, California. My current pharmacy interests are in clinical management. I am very excited to be at UC Davis for my residency. I love that we get to learn from many different preceptors who are experts at what they do, but also have the chance to precept students ourselves. I really enjoy having a large residency cohort and am grateful for the opportunity to get to know such wonderful people! In my free time I like to travel and explore new places, try out new restaurants and draw and paint.

Celine Chandler

Hello, my name is Celine Chandler, and I was born and raised in Stockton, California. As a first-generation college student, I completed my Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry at the University of the Pacific. Afterwards, I completed my Doctor of Pharmacy at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy. In the future, I am interested in applying to law school to further enhance my knowledge and make a meaningful impact in healthcare and the legal system. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and maintaining an active lifestyle. I look forward to completing my clinical and administrative residency training here at UC Davis Medical Center!

Kaitlyn Williams

Hello! My name is Kaitlyn Williams. I was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM. I majored in chemistry with a minor in biology at Xavier University of Louisiana. I earned my Pharm.D. at the University of Michigan. At U. of M. I was one of the Pharmacy Directors for their Student-Run Free Clinic, it was in this role that I fell in love with management and amb care. As a PGY-1 resident my favorite part is bonding with all of my co-residents and learning about their specific areas and interests. Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy trying new restaurants, traveling, and binge-watching Netflix series. I am looking forward to the rest of the year and seeing myself grow into a manager.

Randy Nguyen

Hello everyone! My name is Randy Nguyen. I was born and raised in San Jose, California. I studied Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine (zot zot!), and earned my Pharm.D. at California Northstate University. My interests include policy, addressing workflow inefficiencies, staff operations, and anything revolving around compounding. Furthermore, my areas of interest include operations and clinical management; however, I am still learning and discovering new interests. Outside of pharmacy, I love weightlifting, playing with my 7-year-old German Shepherd, traveling, trying new restaurants/foods, and engaging in various physical activities.

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care
Ambulatory Care PGY2 Residents and Residency Program Director (Left to Right): Nghi Le, Pharm.D., Tiffany Tsai, Pharm.D., Becks Wittenberg, Pharm.D., BCACP, AAHIVP (RPD), Tina Zolfaghari, Pharm.D.

Residency Director: Becks Wittenberg, Pharm.D., A.A.H.I.V.P., B.C.A.C.P.

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 Pharm.D. 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, endocrinology, transplant, and cardiology. As a PGY2 resident, I find it extremely rewarding to have the opportunity to mentor learners as they excel and develop into capable pharmacists. Outside of pharmacy, I love to sing, run, box, and do yoga. I am so excited to be back home and am looking forward to serving the UC Davis Health population! I find the ability to be a mentor as a PGY2 and help learners as they excel and become capable pharmacists a very rewarding part of residency.

Nghi Le

Hey everyone! My name is Nghi Le. I was born in Vietnam and grew up in the Bay Area in San Jose. I completed my B.S. in Biochemistry at San Jose State University and my Pharm.D. at UCSF. I'm excited to continue my pharmacy journey in ambulatory care at UC Davis Health for its supportive preceptors and diverse patient populations! My areas of interest include endocrinology, cardiology, and primary care. In my free time, you can find me exploring new eateries, listening to true crime podcasts, cooking, and being a plant mom.

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 Pharm.D. at UCSF. I am looking forward to continuing my time here at UC Davis Health, which I attribute to the diverse patient population, multitude of specialty clinics, and supportive preceptors I have the opportunity to work with. My clinical interests include immunology, cardiology, and infectious diseases. 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.

PGY-2 Cardiology residents
PGY-2 Cardiology residents and Residency Program Director (Left to Right): Sarah Wood, Pharm.D., A. Josh Roberts, Pharm.D., BCCP, BCPS, AACC (RPD), and Christopher Lee, Pharm.D.

Residency Director: Josh Roberts, Pharm.D., B.C.C.P., B.C.P.S., A.A.C.C.

Christopher Lee

Hello, my name is Christopher Lee and I was born and raised in Portland, OR. I completed my Bachelor's in Science and Doctor of Pharmacy Education at Oregon State University. During my free time, I enjoy traveling, working out, watching movies, and trying new foods. I am primarily interested in acute care, specifically advanced heart failure, mechanical device support, and cardiac surgery. So far, my favorite part of residency has been learning from all the cardiology pharmacists and medical team. UC Davis offers many opportunities to be involved with projects and learn from other providers. One of the most exciting things was being able to watch a CABG and mechanical valve replacement!

Sarah Wood

Hello, my name is Sarah Wood and I'm from Spivey's Corner, North Carolina. I received my Bachelor's in Science and my Pharm.D. from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. In my free time, I enjoy trying new restaurants, working out, hanging out with friends, and spending time with my cat. I'm looking forward to gaining further knowledge in complex cardiac disease states and topics including advanced heart failure, cardiac devices, ECMO, and anticoagulation. I am excited to continue my training at UC Davis Health where my favorite parts of residency so far have been learning from the cardiology pharmacy team and exploring California!

2024 PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy
PGY-2 Critical Care residents (Left to Right): Riley Thompson, Pharm.D. and Stephy Lee, Pharm.D.

Residency Director: Jeremiah Duby, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., B.C.C.C.P., F.C.C.M.

Stephy Lee

Hi there! My name is Stephy Lee. I was born in SF and raised in Taiwan! I was a double major in mechanical and aerospace engineering. I worked as an aerospace engineer for Boeing in Philly for about 5 years before pivoting my career path to pharmacy! It's been an incredible journey! I went to pharmacy school in Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. I am interested in critical care and emergency medicine because the complexity and acuity of the patients. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling and trying new restaurants. I have a couple of trips coming up this year including Hawaii, Japan and a cruise to Mexico! I am really excited for the opportunity to learn at UC Davis Medical Center!

Riley Thompson

Hello! My name is Riley Thompson. I was born and raised in a small town in northern Minnesota names Bemidji. After high school I left MN for Colorado where I completed my undergraduate degree in Biology from Metropolitan State University of Denver and my Pharm.D. from the University of Colorado. The patient complexity and medications in critically ill patients is what has drawn me to the specialty. Outside of work I enjoy my new hobby of pickling, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. Looking forward to continuing my residency training here at UC Davis Health.

2024 PGY-2 Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine PGY-2 Residents and Residency Program Director (Left to Right): Jacob Peace, Pharm.D., Griselda Rivera, Pharm.D., Richard Ishimaru, Pharm.D., and Christopher B. Adams, Pharm.D., BCCCP (RPD)

Residency Director: Christopher Adams, Pharm.D., B.C.C.C.P.

Jacob Peace

Hi there! My name is Jacob Peace. I was born and raised in Corbin, Kentucky, a small town in the heart of Appalachia. I earned my Pharm.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. During my time as student and PGY-1, I recognized that I enjoyed providing bedside care to patients and being a part of the resuscitation team. Currently, I'm interested in trauma coagulopathy, arrhythmias, substance use disorder, and DE&I-based research. As a PGY-2 EM resident at UC Davis Health, I've enjoyed being an essential member of the EM team in both traumas and medical emergencies. When thinking of some hobbies outside of pharmacy, I love hiking, checking out new breweries, and live music! Overall, I am so excited for my year at UC Davis and can't wait to learn more and interact with patients!

Richard Ishimaru

Hello! My name is Richard Ishimaru and I am excited to be one of this year's Emergency Medicine PGY2s! A little bit about myself, I was born in northern California, grew up in the Fresno area (from a small town called Reedley), and have lived in different parts of northern California for the past 18 years. I earned my B.S. in Biology from Sac State, earned my Pharm.D. from UCSF School of Pharmacy in 2022, and did my PGY1 here at UC Davis. In addition to school and pharmacy, I am in my 13th year of service in the United States Air Force Reserve where I am an instructor Loadmaster. Along my pharmacy journey I found that the emergency medicine specialty is an environment that is challenging, exciting, and fulfilling. While I am still exploring the nuances of emergency medicine, I currently hold interest in trauma response, pediatric care, and toxicology. Outside of pharmacy I love coffee (black), rock climbing, staying fit, traveling, skiing, and trying something new! I am excited for this year at UC Davis and I look forward to learning and growing.

Griselda Rivera

Hi everyone! My name is Griselda Rivera. I was born and raised in Delano, California, a small town in Central Valley. I studied Biology and Spanish at UC-Santa Barbara and earned my Pharm.D. from UC-San Francisco School of Pharmacy. I fell in love with Emergency Medicine pharmacy when I took my first rotation as a pharmacy APPE student in the emergency department. I love providing bedside patient care, attending traumas, and medical emergencies. Outside of pharmacy I like to stay active by going to the gym or running by the river. Additionally, I love spending time with family and friends!

PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
PGY2 Residents and Residency Program Coordinator (Left to Right): Luciano Sanchez, Pharm.D., M.B.A.c, Linda Zheng, Pharm.D., M.B.A.c, David Vermeulen, Pharm.D., MS (RPC), Nidhi Patel, Pharm.D., M.B.A.c, Chris Amadi, Pharm.D., M.B.A

Residency Director: Chad Hatfield, Pharm.D., M.H.A., B.C.P.S.

Chris Amadi

Hello! I’m Chris Amadi, originally, I'm from the Giant of Africa - Nigeria, where I completed my high-school education. I earned my Pharm.D. and MBA degrees at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, where I cultivated my deep interest in pharmacy. My current pharmacy interest is in management with a focus on pharmacy operations. Residency has been an incredible journey of personal growth for me. From day one to now, I've embraced every challenge and opportunity, constantly evolving and learning. As much as I love the world of pharmacy, I'm also devoted to the world of sports. During my limited free time I watch soccer (best sport in the world), basketball, and football (Go Chiefs!). I love playing tennis with my co residents, we're practically ready for the US Open!

Linda Zheng

Hello, my name is Linda Zheng. I am originally from a small town outside of Boston. I completed both undergrad and pharmacy school in Madison, WI, so I am a double Badger! My hobbies include playing tennis with co-residents, cooking, and catching up on TV shows when time allows. My favorite part about residency so far is meeting people from different backgrounds and my professional interests include transitions of care, pharmacy operations, and supply chain. I am excited to learn and grow as a resident manager and leader to improve patient care at UC Davis Health and beyond.

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. I did my undergrad at UC Berkeley and my pharmacy school at UCSF. 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 even in my second year! 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 growing as a leader and contributing to quality improvement projects.

Nidhi Patel Jain

Hi everyone! My name is Nidhi Patel Jain, and I am originally 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 Pharm.D. 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. My professional interests include pediatric clinical management, specialty, and operations management. I look forward to developing into a stronger leader and growing patient care.

2024 PGY-2 Infectious Disease
Infectious Disease PGY-2 Residents and Residency Program Director (Left to Right): Jennifer Liu, Pharm.D., Monica Donnelley, Pharm.D., BCIDP, BCPS, AAHIVP (RPD), Kees Vanderwyk Pharm.D.

Residency Director: Monica Donnelley, Pharm.D., B.C.I.D.P., B.C.P.S.-A.Q., A.A.H.I.V.P.

Kees Vanderwyk

Hello! My name is Kees (pronounced "Case"), and I grew up in the Placerville-area in California. I completed my Bachelor's in Biology at Sacramento State University, received my Pharm.D. at Touro University, and completed my Acute Care PGY1 at UC Davis Health. I am very excited to be continuing my education with UC Davis as part of the Infectious Diseases team! My favorite part about residency has been working with people who value learning and have a growth mentality. When I am not at the hospital, I spend my time with my wife and 3 kids. We've enjoyed long walks on the beach, pizza on Friday nights, and thrifting for things we probably don't need.

Jennifer Liu

Hi everyone! My name is Jen, I'm from Crestwood, KY. I completed my Pharm.D. at Purdue University in West Lafayette, then moved up to Chicago for my PGY-1 at Ascension Resurrection. In my free time, I love to cook, be active (swimming, tennis, and hiking are my favorite), and try out new restaurants/breweries with friends. My favorite part about residency at UC Davis is the community - everyone here is so welcoming and committed to helping you develop as a clinical pharmacist. I'm really looking forward to working alongside the ID team and expanding my knowledge about all the different bugs and drugs!

PGY-2 Investigational Drug and Research
Investigational Drug and Research PGY2 Resident and Residency Program Director (Left to Right): Kaycey Pearce, Pharm.D. and Jennifer Murphy, Pharm.D., BCOP (RPD)

Residency Director: Jennifer Murphy, Pharm.D., B.C.O.P.

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 B.S. 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 Pharm.D. 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. Completed my PGY-1 in acute care here at UC Davis Health and staying for PGY-2 in Investigational Drug and Research because the best part of my residency was my peers who all stayed here for a job or PGY-2 and the solid program provided nowhere else. I look forward to spending another wonderful year in Sacramento.

PGY-1 and PGY-2 Medication Use Safety and Pharmacy Policy
PGY-1 and PGY-2 MUSP resident (Left to Right): Meron Shiferaw, Pharm.D. (PGY-1) and Catherine Mueller, Pharm.D. (PGY-2)

Residency Director: Ashley Trask, Pharm.D.

Meron Shiferaw 

Hello! My name is Meron Shiferaw. I was born and raised in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, and moved to Seattle when I was 15. I studied general biology, minored in chemistry and neurobiology, and earned my Pharm.D. at the University of Washington. I am honored to be the first to join the new combined PGY-1/2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy (MUSP) residency program. I have always been passionate about problem-solving, project management, and quality improvement projects, so I pursued this combined two-year program in med safety! My PGY-1 year focuses on clinical rotations, similar to an acute care residency, so I can expand my clinical knowledge and better understand the operation side of the academic setting. My favorite part of residency has been getting to know my co-residents and spending time with them. Outside of pharmacy, I love traveling to new places, finding cute cafes, and binge-watching Netflix shows. I am excited to be at UC Davis Health with amazing mentors to complete my PGY-1 year and continue my journey next year.

Catherine Mueller

Hi everyone! My name is Catherine, and I'm from Fresno, 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 Pharm.D. 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 APPE rotations as well as my PGY-1 acute care residency at UC Davis, where I not only learned from incredibly supportive and passionate clinicians, but also found my passion for medication safety. I am excited to continue my journey at UC Davis as the PGY-2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy resident and can't wait for the opportunities this year has to offer!

2024 PGY-2 Oncology
Oncology PGY-2 Residents, Residency Program Director, and Residency Program Coordinator (Left to Right): Upper row: Andrea Iannucci, Pharm.D., BCOP (RPD), Cody Angermann, Pharm.D., Julie Guglielmo, Pharm.D., BCOP (RPC) Lower Row: Stepfanie Lam, Pharm.D., Yumena Kawasaki, Pharm.D., Hanna Yakubi, Pharm.D.

Residency Director: Andrea Iannucci, Pharm.D., B.C.O.P.

Cody Angerman

Hey everyone! My name is Cody Angerman, and I’m from Placerville, CA. I earned my Pharm.D. from UCSF and completed the PGY-1 Acute Care Residency Program here at UC Davis Health. 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-2 residency! Outside of pharmacy, I enjoy skiing, spending days at the lake with friends, trying new restaurants, and video games!

Hanna Yakubi

Hi! My name is Hanna Yakubi. I was born and raised in Fremont, California, a once-small town about 25 minutes east of San Francisco. I graduated with my B.S. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at UC Davis in 2016 and completed my Pharm.D. at UCSF in 2021. After pharmacy school, I decided to explore the East Coast and completed my PGY1 acute care residency at the Inova Fairfax Medical Center in Northern VA, about 15 minutes south of Washington DC. I am really excited to be back in California and part of the UC Davis family again! During my free time, I enjoy playing volleyball and hanging out with my 2 cats.

Stepfanie Lam

Hi everyone! My name is Stepfanie Lam, and I was born near Sacramento, CA but grew up in the Bay Area. I graduated with my B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Sciences at the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and later earned my Pharm.D. from UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. I completed my PGY-1 Acute Care residency at UC Davis Health, and I loved it so much, I decided to stay on a second year as one of their PGY-2 Oncology residents. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing tennis, exploring the many coffee shops and farmers markets in Sacramento, and taking care of my plants. UC Davis Health is a program I could see myself growing with and would provide me the opportunity to serve a diverse patient population. I love working alongside their incredible team!

Yumena Kawasaki

Hi, I’m Yumena Kawasaki and I am from San Francisco, CA. I completed my pre-pharmacy studies at Hawaii Pacific University, attended Pacific University School of Pharmacy for my Pharm.D., and completed my PGY1 in Acute Care at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. Beyond the world of pharmacy, I like exploring coffee shops, going on hikes, and embarking on adventures to far-off destinations! I am excited to join the UC Davis pharmacy team and train under the guidance of dedicated and driven oncology pharmacists. I look forward to expanding my oncology pharmacy knowledge and contributing to the incredible work being done here.

2024 PGY-2 Pediatrics
Pediatric PGY-2 Residents and Residency Program Director: Mitchell Tam, Pharm.D., Brent A Hall, Pharm.D., BCPPS (RPD), and Ryan Whalen, Pharm.D.

Residency Director: Brent Hall, Pharm.D., B.C.P.P.S.

Mitchell Tam

Hello! My name is Mitchell Tam and I was born in San Francisco and raised in the city. I studied cellular biology and chemistry in undergrad at UC Davis before working in biotech for a couple years. After I got my fill of the industry side of things, I attended UCSF for pharmacy school and completed my PGY1 at the County of Santa Clara Health Systems. I've had a passion for pediatrics since my time as pharmacy student and have sought opportunities to learn more about this special population. I love the challenge of working in the grey area of pharmacy when evaluating studies and determining therapy regimens for our kiddos. Outside of pharmacy, I love going to concerts and musicals, finding new bakeries, and traveling! Please send me all your food recs!

Ryan Whalen

Hi, my name is Ryan Whalen and I was born in Eugene, Oregon (the same town as the University of Oregon). I studied biology and Latin American history in undergrad and following graduation worked at a community hospital as a pharmacy technician. During my time as a pharmacy tech, I worked in a pediatric satellite mixing IV medications and experienced first-hand the integral role pharmacists played within a pediatric patient's medical team. This sparked my drive to pursue a career in pediatric pharmacy. When not working in the pharmacy I enjoy watching sports, going to trivia or finding new shows to binge watch!