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Pharmacy Residency Programs

The goal of the pharmacy residency programs at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is to provide high-quality education and experience to learners seeking advanced pharmacy practice opportunities in their career. Our program is designed to give residents well-rounded advanced patient care experiences in different areas of our pharmacy department, including inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services.

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is a healthcare system in North Louisiana comprised of 4 hospital campuses (3 in Shreveport and 1 in Monroe) as well as more than 20 outpatient centers. Our Academic Medical Center is the region’s only level 1 trauma center and is one of only three level 1 adult trauma centers in the state. Because we're partnered with the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine, we're committed to excellent patient care in a setting that advances medical science through research while educating the next generation of leaders in healthcare.

We offer two residency programs for post-graduate applicants: PGY1 for general pharmacy practice and PGY2 for internal medicine pharmacy.

Ochsner LSU Health affords pharmacy residents the opportunity to truly integrate themselves into the patient care team and grow their skills as an independent practitioner, while concurrently receiving mentorship and coaching from our many skilled preceptors.

Stephanie Hatten, Class of 2017

Why Choose Ochsner LSU Health?

Our pharmacy department is built on innovative clinical practice models. We are proud of the communicative learning environment we maintain within a teaching institution. We employ approximately 100 full time employees in our department including: pharmacists, technicians, students and other support personnel who provide pharmacy services to our patients and healthcare professionals. Inpatient pharmacy services and some ambulatory care services at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport are provided by decentralized clinical pharmacists in a team-based practice model.

Residents will have the opportunity to learn and advance their careers in a health system that features state-of-the-art and technology and cutting-edge equipment such as the Epic electronic health record, Pyxis ES integrated dispensing platform and automated dispensing cabinets, Pharmogistics business intelligence, medication carousels, and several USP 797 compliant IV compounding areas.

Flexibility has been built into the program to allow residents to select learning experiences to meet their interests and to focus on identified areas for improvement. A customized residency plan will be designed and updated during the program for each resident.

We also are proud to offer a wide variety of pharmacy specialties for our residents to train in such as:

  • Ambulatory care (anticoagulation, diabetes, cardiology)
  • Critical care (medical ICU, trauma/surgical ICU, neuro ICU)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Internal medicine/Family medicine
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics

Qualifications for participation in our residency programs are in accordance with criteria set forth by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).

  • Residents must be graduates or candidates for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
  • Residents must be licensed or eligible for licensure in order to be licensed in LA within 90 days of the commencement of the residency.
  • Residents must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Work authorization sponsorship for this position is unavailable.
  • Residents shall participate in and obey the rules of the Residency Matching Program

Heather Baker, PharmD

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Internal Medicine

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, ULM College of Pharmacy, Monroe, LA, 2015

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Internal Medicine

Shelby Brooks, PharmD, BCPS

Position: Assistant Professor, ULM College of Pharmacy; Clinical Pharmacist – Family Medicine

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Knoxville, TN, 2019

Training: PGY1/PGY2 Residency: Pharmacotherapy - University of Tennessee Medical Center/UT College of Pharmacy, 2021

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Inpatient Family Medicine/Academia

Ashley Carter, PharmD

Position: Clinical Pharmacy – Emergency Medicine

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Knoxville, TN, 2021

Training: PGY1 Residency: OLSU Shreveport, Shreveport, LA, 2022

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Emergency Medicine

Jill Comeau, PharmD, BCOP

Position: Associate Professor, ULM College of Pharmacy; Clinical Pharmacist - Oncology

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, MA, 2008

Training: PGY1 Residency: Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, 2009; PGY2 Oncology, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA, 2010

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Outpatient Oncology, PGY1/PGY2 Drug Information/Quality Improvement (longitudinal)

Taryn Dorius, PharmD

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Internal Medicine

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha, NE, 2021

Training: PGY1 Residency: OLSU Shreveport, Shreveport, LA, 2022

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Internal Medicine

Kacey Dunnahoe, PharmD, BCPS

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Hematology/Oncology

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, 2019

Training: PGY1 Residency: OLSU Shreveport, Shreveport, LA, 2020

Rotations offered: PGY1 Hematology/Oncology

Kristyn Edwards, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Internal Medicine

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, ULM College of Pharmacy, Monroe, LA, 2020

Training: PGY1 Residency: OLSU Shreveport, Shreveport, LA, 2021

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Internal Medicine

Ryan Grant, PharmD

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Trauma ICU

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, ULM College of Pharmacy, Monroe, LA, 2020

Training: PGY1 Residency: Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, TX (2021); PGY2 Critical Care Residency: Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas, TX (2022)

Rotations offered: PGY1/2 Critical Care – Trauma

Lamare Haines, PharmD

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Ambulatory Care

Education: University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, Oxford, MS, 2020

Training: PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, Oxford, MS, 2022

Rotations offered: PGY1 Ambulatory Care

Kaleb Hanson, PharmD

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Transitions of Care

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, ULM College of Pharmacy, Monroe, LA, 2019

Rotations offered: TBD

Stephanie Hatten, PharmD, BCPS

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Neurosurgery ICU

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, ULM School of Pharmacy, Monroe, LA, 2016

Training: PGY1 Residency: University Health Shreveport, Shreveport, LA, 2017

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Critical Care – Neurosurgery ICU

Kristen Herr, PharmD, BCPS

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Medical ICU

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn, AL, 2019

Training: PGY1 Residency: OLSU Shreveport, Shreveport, LA 2020

Rotations offered: PGY1 Critical Care – Medical ICU

Marissa Johnston, PharmD, MPH

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Pediatrics

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, Little Rock, AR, 2021

Training: PGY1 Residency: Wadley Regional Medical Center, Texarkana, TX, 2022

Rotations offered: PGY1 Pediatrics – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Ondrea Kelly, PharmD, BCPS

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Ambulatory Care

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, ULM College of Pharmacy, Monroe, LA, 2019

Training: PGY1: Ambulatory Care, Auburn University Clinical Health Services, Auburn, AL, 2020

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Ambulatory Care

Jason Lafitte, PharmD

Position: Assistant Vice President – Pharmacy

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, ULM College of Pharmacy, Monroe, LA, 2004

Rotations offered: PGY1 Management

Calette Lee, PharmD, BCPS

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Internal Medicine

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, ULM College of Pharmacy, Monroe, LA, 2019

Training: PGY1 Residency: OLSU Shreveport, Shreveport, LA, 2020

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Internal Medicine

Ed Martel, PharmD

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Medical ICU

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Minneapolis, MN, 1984

Training: Fellowship: Transplant, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1984-1986

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Critical Care – Medical ICU

Shawn Manor, PharmD, BCPS

Position: Clinical Professor and Regional Dean, ULM College of Pharmacy, Shreveport Campus

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, ULM College of Pharmacy, Monroe, LA, 2004

Training: PGY1 Residency: St. Thomas Health Systems, Nashville, TN, 2005

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Academia

Fancy Manton, PharmD, BCACP, CPPS

Position: Manager – Pharmacy Clinical Services

Education: PharmD, Xavier University, New Orleans, LA, 1994

Training: PGY1 Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS 1988

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Clinical Pharmacy Management

Emily McGee, PharmD, BCPS

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Emergency Medicine

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, ULM College of Pharmacy, Monroe, LA, 2018

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Emergency Medicine

Victoria Miller, PharmD, BCPS

Position: Assistant Professor, ULM College of Pharmacy; Clinical Pharmacist – Ambulatory Care

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, ULM College of Pharmacy, Monroe, LA, 2011

Training: PGY1 Residency: Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Little Rock, AR, 2012

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Ambulatory Care

Hemisha Patel, PharmD

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Ambulatory Care

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 2021

Training: PGY1 Residency: Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, 2022

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Ambulatory Care

Savannah Posey, PharmD, BCPS

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – OLSU Monroe

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, ULM College of Pharmacy, Monroe LA, 2012
Training: PGY1 Residency: St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, MS 2013

Rotations offered: TBD

Jennifer G Smith, PharmD, BCPS

Position: Clinical Pharmacist Lead – Internal Medicine, PGY-2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Director

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2009

Training: PGY1 Residency: Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA, 2010

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Internal Medicine

Elizabeth Stephenson, PharmD, BCPS

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Nephrology

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, ULM School of Pharmacy, Monroe, LA, 2017

Training: PGY1 Residency: Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX, 2018

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Internal Medicine – Nephrology

Kelsey Trimble, PharmD

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Pediatrics/PICU, PGY1 Residency Program Director

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, ULM College of Pharmacy, Monroe, LA, 2006

Training: PGY1 Residency: Children’s of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, 2007

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Pediatrics, PGY1 Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Infectious Disease

Mollie VanNatta, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Antimicrobial Stewardship

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, ULM School of Pharmacy, Monroe, LA, 2018

Training: PGY1 Residency: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, 2019

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Thad Wallace, PharmD

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Bone Marrow Transplant

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Xavier University College of Pharmacy, New Orleans, LA, 2009

Training: PGY1 Residency: LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, 2010

Rotations offered: PGY1 Bone Marrow Transplant

Andrea Washington, PharmD

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Ambulatory Care/ Transitions of Care

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, Oxford, MS, 2020

Training: PGY1 Residency: LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, 2021

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Ambulatory Care

David Wassef, PharmD, BCPS

Position: Clinical Pharmacist – Internal Medicine

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, MA, 2019

Training: PGY1: Lovelace Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM, 2020; PGY2 Residency: LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, 2021

Rotations offered: PGY1/PGY2 Internal Medicine

We offer the following salary and benefits for program participants:

Salary/Paid Time off (PTO)

  • Competitive salary
  • Residents earn 18 PTO days during their 12-month program, which are used for sick time, vacation days, seminars, interviews and personal days.
  • Holidays – residents will be expected to work 3 of 8 holidays

Benefits

  • Health Insurance: comprehensive medical, dental and eye coverage
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Reimbursement for ASHP Midyear and for the Alcalde Residency Conference
  • Additional benefits (provided and optional) are detailed in the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Employee Benefits Handbook provided by the Human Resource Department

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