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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Pharmacy Residency

Meet the current residents for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania pharmacy residency program.

PGY1

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Lindsey Chippendale, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, Class of 2020.

Dr. Lindsey Chippendale is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, Class of 2020. She grew up in Flemington, New Jersey and received her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech. Her professional interests include oncology and ambulatory care. Lindsey enjoys activities including yoga and snowboarding, trying out all the different restaurants in Philadelphia, reading books by her favorite author Kristin Hannah, and taking her dog Murphy on runs along the Schuylkill river trail.

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Jessica Cunnigham, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Jefferson College of Pharmacy, Class of 2020.

Dr. Jessica Cunningham is a graduate of Jefferson College of Pharmacy, Class of 2020, and attended Villanova University for undergrad (Go Cats!). She was born in Bryn Mawr, PA but grew up in Goldsboro, NC. Her professional interests include ambulatory care and infectious disease with a strong desire to incorporate preceptorship into her practice. Jessica enjoys all things outdoors, especially hiking, playing tennis, and a recent new hobby - gardening! She has completed two sprint triathlons and hopes to train again when races reopen.

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Jessica Hu, PharmD

Pharmacy School: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Class of 2020.

Dr. Jessica Hu is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Class of 2020. She is originally from Marlboro, NJ. Her professional interests include critical care, cardiology, and academia. During her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants/brunch spots, playing the flute, and browsing interior design magazines. Some fun facts about Jess are that she loves corgis, would eat NJ bagels everyday if she could, and hugged Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show.

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Jordan Kester, PharmD

Pharmacy School: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Class of 2020.

Dr. Jordan Kester is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Class of 2020. He is originally from Western Pennsylvania, growing up in the Beaver County area. His professional interests lie in cardiology and oncology along with the hope that he will teach in a pharmacy school in the near future. Some hobbies and interests he holds outside of pharmacy include watching old movies, seeing and performing in musical theater, and biking.

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Christopher Lafratte, PharmD

Pharmacy School: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Class of 2020.

Dr. Chris LaFratte is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Class of 2020. Chris is originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania, and he is a fan of the television show The Office. Chris’ professional interests include ambulatory care and oncology. Outside of the pharmacy, you can find Chris jogging along the Schuylkill, snacking on Honey Bunches of Oats, or daydreaming about where his next travels may be.

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Jonathan Lapin, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Temple University School of Pharmacy, Class of 2020.

Dr. Jonathan Lapin is a graduate of Temple University School of Pharmacy, Class of 2020. He is originally from Elkins Park, PA. His professional interests are in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship. His personal interests are trying new restaurants in Philly, finding the best variety of sparkling water, discovering new music, and watching NPR Tiny Desk Concerts.

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Danielle Pett, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Medical University of South Carolina, Class of 2020.

Dr. Danielle Pett is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina, Class of 2020. She is originally from Toms River, NJ. Her professional interests are in transplant and critical care. A few fun facts about her is that she collects shark teeth, loves the outdoors, and enjoys spending time at local coffee shops with a good book.

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Michael Stepanovic, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Class of 2020.

Dr. Michael Stepanovic is a graduate of Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Class of 2020. Mike is from Chicago, Illinois but got the opportunity to travel all over the world growing up. His professional interests include clinical management, patient/medication safety, 503 A/B pharmacy, business operations, and global pharmacy. His clinical interests include solid organ transplant, critical care, cardiology, and emergency medicine. He enjoys traveling, exploring new foods and restaurants, snowmobiling, playing/watching sports, and being on the water.

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Amber Ucci, PharmD

Pharmacy School: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, Class of 2020.

Dr. Amber Ucci is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, Class of 2020. She is originally from Sicklerville, NJ just a short ride over the Walt Whitman Bridge. Her professional interests include ambulatory care with a focus in public health, solid organ transplant, and cardiology. She enjoys traveling, lounging down the shore, playing with any and all dogs, and trying new foods and restaurants.

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Joy Uzoma, PharmD

Pharmacy School: St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Class of 2020.

Dr. Joy Uzoma is a graduate of St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Class of 2020. Joy originally grew up in the Bronx and Long Island, NY, and is an avid NY Knicks fan. Her professional interests include infectious diseases and solid organ transplant. She enjoys dance fitness, playing basketball, traveling, binge-watching documentaries on Netflix, and cooking/eating.

PGY2

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Gabrielle Albaz, PharmD

Critical Care
Pharmacy School: Temple University, Class of 2019

Dr. Gabrielle Albaz is the current PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from Temple University and completed her PGY-1 pharmacy residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Gabrielle is from Mt. Laurel, NJ and enjoys working out at classes like Soul Cycle and Barre3. She enjoys trying new restaurants, visiting the shore and watching, “90-day Fiancé.”

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Pallavi Chary , PharmD

Ambulatory Care

Dr. Pallavi Chary is the current PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Rowan University and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Thomas Jefferson University, College of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at Inspira Medical Center in Vineland, NJ. She is originally from Deptford, NJ. She enjoys trying new restaurants & recipes, fitness & hiking, and spending time with friends & family.

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Molly Graveno, PharmD

Oncology
Education: Duquesne University, Class of 2019

Dr. Molly Graveno is one of the PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residents. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from Duquesne University School of Pharmacy, Class of 2019. She completed her PGY-1 Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is originally from Whitehall, PA. Molly enjoys reading, playing with dogs, and shopping at the dollar bins at Target.

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Rachel Hatch, PharmD

Oncology
Education: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Class of 2019

Dr. Rachel Hatch is one of the PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residents. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Rachel completed her PGY-1 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is originally from Sicklerville NJ. Rachel enjoys going to the beach, trying new restaurants and coffee shops and catching up on her favorite shows.

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Kathleen Jean-Louis, PharmD

Health System Pharmacy Administration Leadership
Education: Appalachian College of Pharmacy, Class of 2019

Dr. Kathleen Jean-Louis is the current PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Leadership Resident. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a minor in Chemistry, and completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree at ACP. Kathleen then went on to complete her PGY-1 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is originally from Summit, NJ. In her downtime Kathleen enjoys playing the guitar, beating her family in UNO and SPADES, writing music, and watching “Impractical Jokers” or “The Office.”

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Megan Wein, PharmD

Infectious Disease

Dr. Megan Wein is the current PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Class of 2019. She completed her PGY-1 Residency at UConn Health at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington, CT. She is originally from Ridgefield, CT. In her free time, Megan enjoys trying new foods/restaurants, cooking, binge-watching TV series, and spending time outdoors!

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Stephanie Witek, PharmD

Solid Organ Transplant
Education: Northeastern University, Class of 2019

Dr. Stephanie Witek is the current PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Resident. She is originally from Lititz, PA. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, Class of 2019. Stephanie completed her PGY-1 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Stephanie enjoys running, knitting, cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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